2009 Nissan Rogue Owner Guide

2009 Nissan Rogue Owner Guide
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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 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 dealer knows your vehicle best.
When you require any service or have any
questions, we will be glad to assist you with the
extensive resources available to us.
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.
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ALWAYS observe posted speed limits and never drive too fast for
conditions.
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ALWAYS give your full attention to
driving and avoid using vehicle
features or taking other actions that
could distract you.
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ALWAYS use your seat belts and
appropriate child restraint systems.
Pre-teen children should be seated
in the rear seat.
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ALWAYS provide information about
the proper use of vehicle safety
features to all occupants of the
vehicle.
READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELY
Before driving your vehicle, read your Owner’s
Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity with
controls and maintenance requirements, assisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle.
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ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manual for important safety information.
ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD
DRIVING
This vehicle will handle and maneuver
differently from an ordinary passenger
car because it has a higher center of
gravity for off-road use. As with other
vehicles with features of this type, failure
to operate this vehicle correctly may
result in loss of control or an accident.
Be sure to read “On-pavement and offroad driving precautions”, “Avoiding collision and rollover” and “Driving safety
precautions” in the “5. Starting and driving” section of this manual.
MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE
This vehicle should not be modified.
Modification could affect its performance,
safety or durability, and may even violate
governmental regulations. In addition,
damage or performance problems resulting from modification may not be covered
under NISSAN warranties.
WHEN READING THE MANUAL
This manual includes information for all
options available on this model. Therefore,
you may find some information that does
not apply to your vehicle.
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All information, specifications and illustrations in
this manual are those in effect at the time of
printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change
specifications or design at any time without
notice.
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to those
above call attention to an item in the illustration.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT
THIS MANUAL
WARNING
You will see various symbols in this manual. They
are used in the following ways:
WARNING
This is used to indicate the presence of
a hazard that could cause death or
serious personal injury. To avoid or
reduce the risk, the procedures must
be followed precisely.
CAUTION
This is used to indicate the presence of
a hazard that could cause minor or
moderate personal injury or damage to
your vehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk,
the procedures must be followed carefully.
SIC0697
If you see the symbol above, it means “Do not
do this” or “Do not let this happen”.
If you see a symbol similar to those above in an
illustration, it means the arrow points to the front
of the vehicle.
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to those
above indicate movement or action.
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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BLUETOOTH® is a trademark
owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.,
U.S.A.
XM Radio® requires subscription, sold separately after first
90 days. Not available in Alaska,
Hawaii or Guam. For more information, visit
www.xmradio.com.
C 2008 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
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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 Motor Co.,
Ltd.
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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
1-800-NISSAN-1
(1-800-647-7261)
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
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
For Canadian customers
Nissan Canada Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5
— Your NISSAN dealer’s name
— Your comments or questions
OR
We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.
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Table of
Contents
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Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental
restraint system
1
Instruments and controls
2
Pre-driving checks and adjustments
3
Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
4
Starting and driving
5
In case of emergency
6
Appearance and care
7
Maintenance and do-it-yourself
8
Technical and consumer information
9
Index
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Seats, seat belts and Supplemental Restraint
System (SRS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2
Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3
Exterior rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6
Meters and gauges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7
Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8
QR25DE engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8
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SEATS, SEAT BELTS AND
SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT
SYSTEM (SRS)
10. Rear seats (P.1-6)
— Child restraints (P.1-19)
11. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
system (P.1-21)
12. Child restraint anchor points (for top tether strap
child restraint) (P.1-22)
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1.
2.
3.
4.
0-2
Supplemental front-impact air bags (Page 1-38)
Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air
bags (P.1-38)
Seat belts (P.1-9)
Head restraints (P.1-7)
— Front-seat Active Head Restraints (P.1-8)
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover
supplemental air bags (P.1-38)
Rear center seat belt (P.1-16)
Occupant classification sensor (pattern sensor)
— Advanced air bag system (P.1-44)
Front seats (P.1-3)
Seat belt pretensioner (P.1-50)
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EXTERIOR FRONT
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6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Roof rack (rail)* (P.2-39)
Moonroof* (P.2-42)
Outside mirrors (P.3-26)
Power windows (P.2-40)
Recovery hook (P.6-15)
License plate installation (P.9-11)
Fog lights*
— Switch operation (P.2-29)
— Bulb replacement (P.8-26)
11. Tires
— Wheel and tires (P.8-29, P.9-7)
— Flat tire (6-2)
— Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
(P.2-14, P.5-3)
12. Doors
— Keys (P.3-2)
— Door locks (P.3-4)
— Intelligent Key system* (P.3-8)
— Remote keyless entry system* (P.3-6)
— Security system (P.2-19)
13. Child safety rear door lock (P.3-6)
*: if so equipped
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1.
2.
Hood (P.3-20)
Headlight and turn signal lights
— Switch operation (P.2-25)
— Bulb replacement (P.8-25)
3.
Windshield wiper and washer
— Switch operation (P.2-22)
— Blade replacement (P.8-16)
— Window washer fluid (P.8-12)
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EXTERIOR REAR
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8.
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Rear combination light
— Bulb replacement (P.8-26)
Fuel-filler door
— Operation (P.3-22)
— Fuel recommendation (P.9-3)
if so equipped
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2.
3.
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Lift gate (P.3-21)
— Intelligent Key system* (P.3-8)
Rear window wiper and washer
— Switch operation (P.2-23)
— Window washer fluid (P.8-12)
Rear window defroster (P.2-24)
4.
5.
6.
High-mounted stop light
— Bulb replacement (P.8-26)
Antenna (P.4-24)
— Satellite radio antenna* (P.4-7)
Back-up light
— Bulb replacement (P.8-26)
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PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
10. Cargo area
— Storages (P.2-36)
— Luggage hooks (P.2-38)
— Cargo light* (P.2-46)
— Spare tire (P.6-3)
11. Rear cup holders (P.2-33)
12. Console box (P.2-35)
— Power outlet* (P.2-32)
13. Front cup holders (P.2-33)
*: if so equipped
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Cargo cover* (P.2-37)
Coat hooks (P.2-38)
Ceiling light (P.2-45)
Door armrest
— Power window switch (P.2-40)
— Power door lock switch (P.3-5)
Sun visors (P.3-24)
6.
7.
8.
9.
Moonroof* (P.2-42)
Front map lights (P.2-44)
Sunglasses holder (P.2-34)
Inside rearview mirror (P.3-25)
— Anti-glare adjustment* (P.3-25)
— HomeLink® universal transceiver* (P.2-47)
— Compass* (P.2-8)
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
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1.
2.
3.
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Side ventilator (P.4-2)
Headlight, fog light* and turn signal switch
(P.2-25)
Paddle shifter* (P.5-15)
4.
5.
Steering-wheel-mounted controls (left side)*
— Audio control* (P.4-23)
— Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System control*
(P.4-25)
Steering wheel
— Horn (P.2-30)
— Driver supplemental air bag (P.1-38)
— Electric power steering system (P.5-26)
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
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Meters and gauges (P.2-3)
Steering-wheel-mounted controls (right side)
— Cruise control switches (P.5-19)
Wiper and washer switch (P.2-22)
Center ventilator (P.4-2)
Hazard warning flasher switch (P.2-29)
Audio system (P.4-6)
— Clock (P.2-31)
Front passenger supplemental air bag (P.1-38)
Outside remote mirror control switch (P.3-26)
Headlight aiming control* (P.2-27)
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) LOCK switch* (P.5-22)
Fuse box cover (P.8-20)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch
(P.2-31, 5-28)
Hood release handle (P.3-20)
Tilting steering wheel lever (P.3-24)
Parking brake (P.5-18)
Ignition switch (P.5-9)
Heated seat switch* (P.2-30)
Power outlet (P.2-32)
Heater/air conditioner control (P.4-2)
Selector lever (P.5-13)
Front passenger air bag status light (P.1-45)
Rear window and outside mirror* defroster switch
(P.2-24)
Glove box (P.2-35)
if so equipped
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METERS AND GAUGES
8.
RESET switch for trip odometer (P.2-4)/Trip
computer* mode switch (P.2-7)
*: if so equipped
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1.
2.
3.
Tachometer (P.2-5)
Fuel gauge (P.2-6)
Vehicle information display (P.2-6)
— Odometer/twin trip odometer (P.2-4)
— Trip computer* (P.2-7)
— Outside air temperature* (P.2-6)
— Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
4.
5.
6.
7.
position indicator (P.2-7)
Engine coolant temperature gauge (P.2-5)
Speedometer (P.2-4)
Warning/indicator lights (P.2-11)
Instrument brightness control knob (P.2-28)
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT
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QR25DE ENGINE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
0-8
Engine oil filler cap (P.8-8)
Brake fluid reservoir (P.8-11)
Air cleaner (P.8-16)
Engine coolant reservoir (P.8-8)
Window washer fluid reservoir (P.8-12)
6.
7.
8.
Engine drive belt location (P.8-14)
Engine oil dipstick (P.8-8)
Radiator filler cap (P.8-7)
— Vehicle overheat (P.6-11)
9. Battery (P.8-13)
— Jump starting (P.6-9)
10. Fuse/fusible link holder (P.8-19)
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1 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Rear seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Front-seat Active Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Precautions on seat belt usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Pregnant women. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Three-point type seat belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Seat belt extenders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Seat belt maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Precautions on child restraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren system
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
Top tether strap child restraint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Child restraint installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Child restraint installation using the seat belts . . . . .
Booster seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Precautions on booster seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Booster seat installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Precautions on supplemental restraint system . . . . .
NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System
(front seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental
air bag and roof-mounted curtain side-impact
and rollover supplemental air bag systems . . . . . . . . .
Seat belts with pretensioners (front seats) . . . . . . . . .
Supplemental air bag warning labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supplemental air bag warning light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repair and replacement procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1-28
1-34
1-34
1-36
1-38
1-38
1-44
1-48
1-50
1-51
1-51
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SEATS
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well back in the seat with both feet
on the floor and adjust the seat
properly. See “PRECAUTIONS ON
SEAT BELT USAGE” later in this
section.
WARNING
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1-2
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
.
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.
.
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.
CAUTION
When adjusting the seat positions, be
sure not to contact any moving parts to
avoid possible injuries and/or damages.
Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
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FRONT SEATS
Front manual seat adjustment
Forward and backward:
1 up and hold it while you slide
Pull the lever *
the seat forward or backward to the desired
position. Release the lever to lock the seat in
position.
The reclining feature allows adjustment of the
seatback for occupants of different sizes for
added comfort and to help obtain proper seat
belt fit. (See “PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT
USAGE” later in this section.) Also, the seatback
can be reclined to allow occupants to rest when
the vehicle is stopped and the transmission in
the P (Park) position with the parking brake fully
applied.
Seat lifter (if so equipped):
Pull up or push down the adjusting lever to
adjust the seat height until the desired position
is achieved.
Reclining:
2 up and
To recline the seatback, pull the lever *
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.
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Front power seat adjustment
Operating tips:
.
The seat motor has an auto-reset overload
protection circuit. If the motor stops during
operation, wait for a while, then reactivate
the switch.
.
Do not operate the power seat for a long
period of time when the engine is off. This
will discharge the battery.
SSS0661
Forward and backward:
Moving the switch * forward or backward will
slide the seat forward or backward to the
desired position.
1
the vehicle is stopped and the transmission in
the P (Park) position with the parking brake fully
applied.
Reclining:
2 backward until the
Move the recline switch *
desired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback
2 forward.
forward again, move the switch *
The reclining feature allows adjustment of the
seatback for occupants of different sizes for
added comfort and to help obtain proper seat
belt fit. (See “PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT
USAGE” later in this section.) Also, the seatback
can be reclined to allow occupants to rest when
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Seat lifter (if so equipped):
Lumbar support (if so equipped):
Pull up or push down the adjusting switch to
adjust the height of the seat.
The lumbar support feature provides lower back
support to the driver.
1 or back *
2 end of the switch
Push the front *
to adjust the seat lumbar area.
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Folding front passenger’s seat (if so
equipped)
The front passenger’s seatback can be folded
down. Some long objects may be loaded in the
vehicle when the rear seats are also folded
down. (See “REAR SEATS” later in this section
for folding rear seats.)
To fold the front passenger’s seatback, pull the
1 .
reclining lever all the way *
When returning the front passenger’s seatback
to a seating position, lift it up to an upright
position. Pull the reclining lever and lean the
seatback to a proper seating position. (See
“Front manual seat adjustment” earlier in this
section.)
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To return the seatback to the seating position, lift
up each seatback and push it to the upright
position until it is latched.
WARNING
.
.
If you fold the front passenger’s
seatback down to carry longer 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” later in this section.
Never allow anyone to ride in the
cargo area or on the front passenger’s seat when it is in the folddown position. Use of these areas
by passengers could result in serious injury in an accident or sudden
stop.
WARNING
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 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.
.
Do not fold down the rear seats
when occupants are in the rear seat
area or any luggage is on the rear
seats.
.
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
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REAR SEATS
Folding
Before folding the rear seats:
.
Secure the seat belts on the seat belt hooks
on the side wall. (See “Seat belt hooks” later
in this section.)
.
Release the connector tongue of the rear
center seat belt from the buckle, and store
the connector and seat belt tongues into the
retractor base on the ceiling. (See “Rear
center seat belt” later in this section.)
To fold down the seatback of each rear seat, pull
A .
the adjusting knob *
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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.
.
When returning the seatbacks, be
sure to attach the rear center seat
belt connector.
.
Do not unfasten the rear center seat
belt connector except when folding
down the rear seat.
.
When attaching the rear center seat
belt connector, be certain that the
seatbacks are completely secured in
the latched position and the rear
center seat belt connector is completely secured.
.
If the rear center seat belt connector
and the seatbacks are not secured
in the correct position, serious personal injury may result in an accident or sudden stop.
HEAD RESTRAINTS
WARNING
Head restraints should be adjusted
properly as they may provide significant
protection against injury in an accident.
Do not remove them. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat.
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Adjustment (front seats)
To raise the head restraint, pull it up.
To lower, push and hold the lock knob
push the head restraint down.
1
*
and
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.
Do not attach anything to the head
restraint stalks. Doing so could
impair Active Head Restraint function.
The Active Head Restraint moves forward
utilizing the force that the seatback receives
from the occupant in a rear-end collision. The
movement of the head restraint helps support
the occupant’s head by reducing its backward
movement and helping absorb some of the
forces that may lead to whiplash-type injuries.
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Adjust the head restraint so the center is level
with the center of your ears.
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FRONT-SEAT ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINTS
WARNING
1-8
.
Always adjust the head restraints
properly as specified in this section.
Failure to do so can reduce the
effectiveness of the Active Head
Restraint.
.
Active Head Restraints are designed
to supplement other safety systems.
Always wear seat belts. No system
can prevent all injuries in any accident.
Active Head Restraints are effective for collisions at low to medium speeds in which it is said
that whiplash injury occurs most.
Active Head Restraints operate only in certain
rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head
restraints return to their original positions.
Properly adjust the Active Head Restraints as
described in this section.
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SEAT BELTS
PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT
USAGE
If you are wearing your seat belt properly
adjusted, and you are sitting upright and well
back in your seat with both feet on the floor, your
chances of being injured or killed in an accident
and/or the severity of injury may be greatly
reduced. 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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WARNING
.
.
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.
.
SSS0014
Every person who drives or rides in
this vehicle should use a seat belt at
all times. Children should be properly restrained in the rear seat and,
if appropriate, in a child restraint.
The seat belt should be properly
adjusted to a snug fit. Failure to do
so may reduce the effectiveness of
the entire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of
injury in an accident. Serious injury
or death can occur if the seat belt is
not worn properly.
Always route the shoulder belt over
your shoulder and across your
chest. Never put the belt behind
your back, under your arm or across
your neck. The belt should be away
from your face and neck, but not
falling off your shoulder.
Position the lap belt as low and
snug as possible AROUND THE
HIPS, NOT THE WAIST. A lap belt
worn too high could increase the
risk of internal injuries in an accident.
.
Be sure the seat belt tongue is
securely fastened to the proper
buckle.
.
Do not wear the seat belt inside out
or twisted. Doing so may reduce its
effectiveness.
.
Do not allow more than one person
to use the same seat belt.
.
Never carry more people in the
vehicle than there are seat belts.
.
If the seat belt warning light glows
continuously while the ignition is
turned ON with all doors closed and
all seat belts fastened, it may indicate a malfunction in the system.
Have the system checked by 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
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activated, it cannot be reused and
must be replaced together with the
retractor. See a NISSAN dealer.
CHILD SAFETY
.
Removal and installation of the
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.
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.
.
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.
Children need adults to help protect them.
They need to be properly restrained.
There are three basic types of child restraint
systems:
.
Rear-facing child restraint
.
Front-facing child restraint
.
Booster seat
The proper restraint depends on the child’s size.
Generally, infants (up to about 1 year and less
than 20 lb (9 kg)) should be placed in rearfacing child restraints. Front-facing child restraints are available for children who outgrow
rear-facing child restraints and are at least 1
year old. Booster seats are used to help position
a vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no
longer use a front-facing child restraint.
WARNING
Infants and children need special protection. The vehicle’s seat belts may not
fit them properly. The shoulder belt may
come too close to the face or neck. The
lap belt may not fit over their small hip
bones. In an accident, an improperly
fitting seat belt could cause serious or
fatal injury. Always use appropriate
child restraints.
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or
territories require the use of approved child
restraints for infants and small children. (See
“CHILD RESTRAINTS” later in this section.)
Also, there are other types of child restraints
available for larger children for additional protection.
NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens
and children be restrained in the rear seat.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seat than in the front seat.
This is especially important because your
vehicle has a supplemental restraint system (air bag system) for the front passenger. (See “SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT
SYSTEM” later in this section.)
Infants
Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed
in a rear-facing child restraint. NISSAN recommends that infants be placed in child restraints
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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.
Small children
Children that are over 1 year old and weigh at
least 20 lb (9 kg) can be placed in a front-facing
child restraint. Refer to the manufacturer’s
instructions for minimum and maximum weight
and height recommendations. 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 who are too large for child restraints
should be seated and restrained by the seat
belts which are provided. The seat belt may not
fit properly if the child is less than 4 ft 9 in (142.5
cm) tall and weighs between 40 lb (18 kg) and
80 lb (36 kg). A booster seat should be used to
obtain proper seat belt fit.
NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a
commercially available booster seat if the
shoulder belt in the child’s seating position fits
close to the face or neck or if the lap portion of
the seat belt goes across the abdomen. The
booster seat should raise the child so that the
shoulder belt is properly positioned across the
top, middle portion of the shoulder and the lap
belt is low on the hips. A booster seat can only
be used in seating positions that have a threepoint type seat belt. The booster seat should fit
the vehicle seat and have a label certifying that it
complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards. Once the child has grown so the
shoulder belt is no longer on or near the face
and neck, use the shoulder belt without the
booster seat.
your abdominal area. Contact your doctor for
specific recommendations.
INJURED PERSONS
NISSAN recommends that injured persons use
seat belts, depending on the injury. Check with
your doctor for specific recommendations.
WARNING
Never let a child stand or kneel on any
seat and do not allow a child in the
cargo areas while the vehicle is moving.
The child could be seriously injured or
killed in an accident or sudden stop.
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 put the lap/shoulder belt over
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THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT
WARNING
.
Every person who drives or rides in
this vehicle should use a seat belt at
all times.
.
Do not ride in a moving vehicle
when the seatback is reclined. This
can be dangerous. The shoulder belt
will not be against your body. In an
accident, you could be thrown into it
and receive neck or other serious
injuries. You could also slide under
the lap belt and receive serious
internal injuries.
.
For the most effective protection
when the vehicle is in motion, the
seat should be upright. Always sit
well back in the seat with both feet
on the floor and adjust the seat belt
properly.
Fastening the seat belts
1. Adjust the seat. (See “SEATS” earlier in this
section.)
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2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor
and insert the tongue into the buckle until
you hear and feel the latch engage.
.
.
The retractor is designed to lock
during a sudden stop or on impact.
A slow pulling motion permits the
belt to move and allows you some
freedom of movement in the seat.
If the seat belt cannot be pulled
from its fully retracted position,
firmly pull the belt and release it.
Then smoothly pull the belt out of
the retractor.
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3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug
on the hips as shown.
4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the
retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the
shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder
and across your chest.
The front passenger seat and the rear seating
positions three-point seat belts have two modes
of operation:
.
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
.
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode
allows the seat belt to extend and retract to
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restrict further belt movement.
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.
If the retractor does not lock during this check or
if you have any question about seat belt
operation, see a NISSAN dealer.
The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode
(child restraint mode) locks the seat belt for
child restraint installation.
When ALR mode is activated the seat belt
cannot be extended again until the seat belt
tongue is detached from the buckle and fully
retracted. The seat belt returns to the ELR mode
after the seat belt fully retracts. For additional
information, see “CHILD RESTRAINTS” later in
this section.
The ALR mode should be used only for
child restraint installation. During normal
seat belt use by an occupant, the ALR
mode should not be activated. If it is
activated, it may cause uncomfortable seat
belt tension.
WARNING
When fastening the seat belts, be
certain that seatbacks are completely
secured in the latched position. If they
are not completely secured, passengers
may be injured in an accident or sudden
stop.
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Unfastening the seat belts
To unfasten the seat belt, push the button on the
buckle. The seat belt automatically retracts.
Checking seat belt operation
Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat
belt movement by two separate methods:
.
When the belt is pulled quickly from the
retractor.
.
When the vehicle slows down rapidly.
To increase your confidence in the seat belts,
check the operation as follows:
.
Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward
quickly. The retractor should lock and
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WARNING
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.
After adjustment, release the adjustment button and try to move the
shoulder belt anchor up and down
to make sure it is securely fixed in
position.
.
The shoulder belt anchor height
should be adjusted to the position
best for you. Failure to do so may
reduce the effectiveness of the
entire restraint system and increase
the chance or severity of injury in an
accident.
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Shoulder belt height adjustment
Seat belt hooks
The shoulder belt anchor height should be
adjusted to the position best for you. (See
“PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE”
earlier in this section.)
When the rear seat belts are not in use and
when folding down the rear seats, hook the rear
outer seat belts on the seat belt hooks.
1 , and
To adjust, pull the adjustment button *
then move the shoulder belt anchor to the
2 , so that the belt passes
desired position *
over the center of the shoulder. The belt should
be away from your face and neck, but not falling
off of your shoulder. Release the adjustment
button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into
position.
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Rear center seat belt
The rear center seat belt has a connector tongue
1
2 . Both the
and a seat belt tongue *
*
connector tongue and the seat belt tongue must
be securely latched for proper seat belt operation.
WARNING
.
Always fasten the connector tongue
and the seat belt in the order shown.
.
Always make sure both the connector tongue and the seat belt tongue
are secured when using the seat
belt or installing a child restraint. Do
not use the seat belt or child
restraint with only the seat belt
tongue attached. This could result
in serious personal injury in case of
an accident or a sudden stop.
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The center seat belt buckle and the tongue are
identified by the CENTER mark. The center seat
belt tongue can be fastened only into the center
seat belt buckle.
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Stowing rear center seat belt:
When folding down the rear seat, the rear center
seat belt can be retracted into a stowed position
as follows:
in the correct position, serious personal injury may result in an accident or sudden stop.
1 so that the
1. Hold the connector tongue *
seat belt does not retract suddenly when the
tongue is released from the connector
buckle. Release the connector tongue by
A into
inserting a suitable tool such as key *
the connector buckle.
2. Insert the seat belt tongue into the retractor
2 .
base first *
3. Then secure the connector tongue into the
3 .
retractor base *
WARNING
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.
Do not unfasten the rear center seat
belt connector except when folding
down the rear seat.
.
When attaching the rear center seat
belt connector, be certain that the
seatbacks are completely secured in
the latched position and the rear
center seat belt connector is completely secured.
.
If the rear center seat belt connector
and the seatbacks are not secured
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Attaching rear center seat belt:
Always be sure the rear center seat belt
connector tongue and connector buckle are
attached. Disconnect only when folding down
the rear seat.
center seat belt connector is completely secured.
.
To connect the buckle:
1. Pull out the connector tongue from the
1 .
retractor base *
2. Pull out the seat belt tongue from the
2 .
retractor base *
3. Pull the seat belt and secure the connector
3 .
buckle until it clicks *
The center seat belt connector tongue can be
attached only into the rear center seat belt
connector buckle.
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 is available that is
compatible with the installed seat belts. The
extender adds approximately 8 in (200 mm) of
length and may be used for either the driver or
front passenger seating position. See a NISSAN
dealer for assistance if an extender is required.
To fasten the seat belt, see “Fastening the seat
belts” earlier in this section.
WARNING
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.
Do not unfasten the rear center seat
belt connector except when folding
down the rear seat.
.
When attaching the rear center seat
belt connector, be certain that the
seatbacks are completely secured in
the latched position and the rear
If the rear center seat belt connector
and the seatbacks are not secured
in the correct position, serious personal injury may result in an accident or sudden stop.
WARNING
.
Only NISSAN seat belt extenders,
made by the same company which
made the original equipment seat
belts, should be used with NISSAN
seat belts.
.
Adults and children who can use the
standard seat belt should not use an
extender. Such unnecessary use
could result in serious personal
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CHILD RESTRAINTS
PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD
RESTRAINTS
injury in the event of an accident.
.
Never use seat belt extenders to
install child restraints. If the child
restraint is not secured properly, the
child could be seriously injured in a
collision or a sudden stop.
WARNING
.
Infants and small children should
always be placed in an appropriate
child restraint while riding in the
vehicle. Failure to use a child restraint can result in serious injury or
death.
.
Infants and small children should
never be carried on your lap. It is not
possible for even the strongest
adult to resist the forces of a severe
accident. The child could be crushed
between the adult and parts of the
vehicle. Also, do not put the same
seat belt around both your child and
yourself.
.
Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air
Bag System, never install a rearfacing child restraint in the front
seat. An inflating front air bag could
seriously injure or kill your child. A
rear-facing child restraint must only
be used in the rear seat.
.
NISSAN recommends that the child
restraint be installed in the rear
SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE
.
To clean the seat belt webbings, apply a
mild soap solution or any solution recommended for cleaning upholstery or carpets.
Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat
belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow the
seat belts to retract until they are completely
dry.
.
If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt
guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat
belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder
belt guide with a clean, dry cloth.
.
Periodically check to see that the seat
belt and the metal components, such as
buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires
and anchors, work properly. If loose parts,
deterioration, cuts or other damage on the
webbing is found, the entire seat belt
assembly should be replaced.
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seat. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than
in the front seat. If you must install a
front-facing child restraint in the
front seat, see “CHILD RESTRAINT
INSTALLATION USING THE SEAT
BELTS” later in this section.
.
Improper use or improper installation of a child restraint can increase
the risk or severity of injury for both
the child and other occupants of the
vehicle and can lead to serious
injury or death in an accident.
.
Follow all of the child restraint
manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use. When purchasing
a child restraint, be sure to select
one which will fit your child and
vehicle. It may not be possible to
properly install some types of child
restraints in your vehicle.
.
.
If the child restraint is not anchored
properly, the risk of a child being
injured in a collision or a sudden
stop greatly increases.
Child restraint anchor points are
designed to withstand only those
loads imposed by correctly fitted
child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult
seat belts or harnesses.
.
Adjustable seatbacks should be
positioned to fit the child restraint,
but as upright as possible.
.
After attaching the child restraint,
test it before you place the child in
it. Push it from side to side while
holding the seat near the LATCH
attachment or by the seat belt path.
The child restraint should not move
more than 1 inch (25 mm) from side
to side. Try to tug it forward and
check to see if the belt holds the
restraint in place. If the restraint is
not secure, tighten the belt as
necessary, or put the restraint in
another seat and test it again. You
may need to try a different child
restraint. Not all child restraints fit
in all types of vehicles.
.
When your child restraint is not in
use, keep it secured with the LATCH
system or a seat belt to prevent it
from being thrown around in case of
a sudden stop or accident.
CAUTION
Remember that a child restraint left in a
closed vehicle can become very hot.
Check the seating surface and buckles
before placing your child in the child
restraint.
This vehicle is equipped with a universal child
restraint lower anchor system, referred to as the
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren System
or LATCH. Some child restraints include two
rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can
be connected to these lower anchors. For
details, see “Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren SYSTEM (LATCH)” later in this section.
If you do not have a LATCH compatible child
restraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used.
(See “CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION
USING THE SEAT BELTS” later in this section.)
In general, child restraints are also designed to
be installed with a lap/shoulder seat belt.
Several manufacturers offer child restraints for
infants and small children of various sizes. When
selecting any child restraint, keep the following
points in mind:
.
Choose only a restraint with a label certifying
that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor
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Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
.
Check the child restraint in your vehicle to
be sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s
seat and seat belt system.
.
If the child restraint is compatible with your
vehicle, place your child in the child restraint
and check the various adjustments to be
sure the child restraint is compatible with
your child. Choose a child restraint that is
designed for your child’s height and weight.
Always follow all recommended procedures.
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or
territories require that infants and small
children be restrained in an approved child
restraint at all times while the vehicle is
being operated. Canadian law requires the
top tether strap on front-facing child
restraints be secured to the designated
anchor point on the vehicle.
The LATCH anchor points are provided to install
child restraints in the rear outboard seating
positions only. Do not attempt to install a child
restraint in the center position using the LATCH
anchors.
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LATCH system anchor location
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
SYSTEM (LATCH)
Your vehicle is equipped with special anchor
points that are used with Lower Anchors and
Tethers for CHildren System (LATCH) compatible child restraints. This system may also be
referred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible
system. With this system, you do not have to use
a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint.
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LATCH system lower anchor
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LATCH lower anchor point locations
The LATCH anchors are located at the rear of
the seat cushion near the seatback. A label is
attached to the seatback to help you locate the
LATCH anchors.
WARNING
.
Attach LATCH system compatible
child restraints only at the locations
shown in the illustration. If a child
restraint is not secured properly,
your child could be seriously injured
or killed in an accident.
.
Do not secure a child restraint in the
center rear seating position using
the LATCH anchors. The child restraint will not be secured properly.
.
Child restraint anchor points are
designed to withstand only those
loads imposed by correctly fitted
child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult
seat belts or harnesses.
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LATCH webbing-mounted attachment
Installing child restraint LATCH anchor
attachments
LATCH compatible child restraints include two
rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can
be connected to two anchors located at certain
seating positions in your vehicle. With this
system, you do not have to use a vehicle seat
belt to secure the child restraint. Check your
child restraint for a label stating that it is
compatible with LATCH system. This information
may also be in the instructions provided by the
child restraint manufacturer.
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LATCH rigid-mounted attachment
LATCH child restraints generally require the use
of a top tether strap. (See “TOP TETHER
STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT” later in this section
for installation instructions.)
When installing a child restraint, carefully read
and follow the instructions in this manual and
those supplied with the child restraint. (See
“CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING
LATCH” later in this section.)
TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT
If the manufacturer of your child restraint
requires the use of a top tether strap, it must
be secured to an anchor point.
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WARNING
.
Child restraint anchor points are
designed to withstand only those
loads imposed by correctly fitted
child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult
seat belts or harnesses.
.
If the cargo cover contacts the top
tether strap when it is attached to
the top tether anchor, remove the
cargo cover from the vehicle or
secure it on the cargo floor below
its attachment location. If the cargo
cover is not removed, it may damage the top tether strap during a
collision. Your child could be seriously injured or killed in a collision
if the child restraint top tether strap
is damaged.
.
Do not allow cargo to contact the
top tether strap when it is attached
to the top tether anchor. Properly
secure the cargo so it does not
contact the top tether strap. Cargo
that is not properly secured or that
contacts the top tether strap may
damage the top tether strap during
a collision. Your child could be
seriously injured or killed in a collision if the child restraint top tether
strap is damaged.
SSS0802
Top tether anchor point locations
Anchor points are located on the floor behind
the outboard and center seating positions.
Installing top tether strap
First secure the child restraint with the LATCH
system (rear outboard seating positions only) or
the seat belt as applicable.
1. Remove the anchor cover from the anchor
point which is located directly behind the
child seat.
2. Position the top tether strap over the top of
the seatback.
3. Secure the tether strap to the tether anchor
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bracket that provides the straightest installation.
4. Tighten the tether strap according to the
manufacturer’s instructions to remove any
slack.
If you have any questions when installing a
top tether strap child restraint on the rear
seat, consult your NISSAN dealer for details.
CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION
USING LATCH
WARNING
.
.
Attach LATCH system compatible
child restraints only at the locations
shown. For the LATCH lower anchor
locations, see “Lower Anchors and
Tethers for CHildren SYSTEM
(LATCH)” earlier in this section. If a
child restraint is not secured properly, your child could be seriously
injured or killed in an accident.
harnesses.
.
Inspect the lower anchors by inserting your fingers into the lower
anchor area and feeling to make
sure there are no obstructions over
the LATCH anchors, such as seat
belt webbing or seat cushion material. The child restraint will not be
secured properly if the LATCH anchors are obstructed.
Front-facing
Follow these steps to install a front-facing child
restraint using LATCH system:
1. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
SSS0645
Front-facing (webbing-mounted) — step 2
2. Secure the child restraint anchor attachments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check
to make sure the LATCH attachment is
properly attached to the lower anchors.
3. The back of the child restraint should be
secured against the vehicle seatback. If the
seating position does not have an adjustable
head restraint and it is interfering with the
proper child restraint fit, try another seating
position or a different child restraint.
The LATCH anchors are designed to
withstand only those loads imposed
by correctly fitted child restraints.
Under no circumstance are they to
be used for adult seat belts or
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SSS0646
Front-facing (rigid-mounted) — step 2
SSS0647
SSS0638
Front-facing — step 4
Front-facing — step 6
4. For child restraints that are equipped with
webbing-mounted attachments, remove any
additional slack from the anchor attachments. Press downward and rearward firmly
in the center of the child restraint with your
knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion
and seatback while tightening the webbing
of the anchor attachments.
6. After attaching the child restraint, test it
before you place the child in it. Push it from
side to side while holding the seat near the
LATCH attachment path. The child restraint
should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm)
from side to side. Try to tug it forward and
check to see if the LATCH attachment holds
the restraint in place. If the restraint is not
secure, tighten the LATCH attachment as
necessary, or put the restraint in another
seat and test it again. You may need to try a
different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.
5. If the child restraint is equipped with a top
tether strap, route the top tether strap and
secure the tether strap to the tether anchor
point. (See “TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD
RESTRAINT” earlier in this section.)
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7. Check to make sure the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the
child restraint is loose, repeat steps 3
through 6.
Rear-facing
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child
restraint using LATCH system:
1. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
SSS0648
Rear-facing (webbing-mounted) — step 2
SSS0649
Rear-facing (rigid-mounted) — step 2
2. Secure the child restraint anchor attachments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check
to make sure the LATCH attachment is
properly attached to the lower anchors.
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5. Check to make sure the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the
child restraint is loose, repeat steps 3
through 4.
SSS0639
SSS0650
Rear-facing — step 3
Rear-facing — step 4
3. For child restraints that are equipped with
webbing-mounted attachments, remove any
additional slack from the anchor attachments. Press downward and rearward firmly
in the center of the child restraint with your
hand to compress the vehicle seat cushion
and seatback while tightening the webbing
of the anchor attachments.
4. After attaching the child restraint, test it
before you place the child in it. Push it from
side to side while holding the seat near the
LATCH attachment path. The child restraint
should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm)
from side to side. Try to tug it forward and
check to see if the LATCH attachment holds
the restraint in place. If the restraint is not
secure, tighten the LATCH attachment as
necessary, or put the restraint in another
seat and test it again. You may need to try a
different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.
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However, if you must install a frontfacing child restraint in the front
passenger seat, move the passenger seat to the rearmost position.
Also, be sure the front passenger air
bag status light is illuminated to
indicate the passenger air bag is
OFF. See “Front passenger air bag
and status light” later in this section
for details.
.
The three-point seat belt in your
vehicle is equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode
which must be used when installing
a child restraint.
.
Failure to use the ALR mode will
result in the child restraint not being
properly secured. The restraint
could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child
in a sudden stop or collision.
.
When using the rear center seat belt
to install a child restraint, make sure
the connector tongue and the seat
belt tongue are secured. Do not use
the seat belt with only the seat belt
tongue attached. This could result in
serious personal injury in case of an
accident or sudden stop.
SSS0100
CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION
USING THE SEAT BELTS
WARNING
.
.
Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air
Bag System, never install a rearfacing child restraint in the front
passenger seat. Front air bags inflate with great force. A rear-facing
child restraint could be struck by the
front air bag in a crash and could
seriously injure or kill your child.
NISSAN recommends that child restraints be installed in the rear seat.
.
A child restraint with a top tether
strap should not be used in the front
passenger seat.
The instructions in this section apply to child
restraint installation using the vehicle seat belts
in the rear seat or the front passenger seat.
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The back of the child restraint should be
secured against the seatback.
If necessary, adjust or remove the head
restraint (front passenger seat only) to
obtain the correct child restraint fit. (See
“HEAD RESTRAINTS” earlier in this section.)
If the head restraint is removed, store it in a
secure place. Be sure to reinstall the head
restraint when the child restraint is removed.
SSS0640
Front-facing (front passenger seat) — step 1
Front-facing
Follow these steps to install a front-facing child
restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the rear
seat or in the front passenger seat:
If the seating position does not have an
adjustable head restraint and it is interfering
with the proper child restraint fit, try another
seating position or a different child restraint.
SSS0360B
Front-facing — step 3
3. Route the seat belt tongue through the child
restraint and insert it into the buckle until you
hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to
follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
instructions for belt routing.
1. If you must install a child restraint in
the front seat, it should be placed in a
front-facing direction only. Move the
seat to the rearmost position. Child
restraints for infants must be used in
the rear-facing direction and therefore
must not be used in the front seat.
2. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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SSS0651
SSS0652
SSS0653
Front-facing — step 4
Front-facing — step 5
Front-facing — step 6
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 the
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode
when the seat belt is fully retracted.
5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the
shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt.
6. Remove any additional slack from the seat
belt; press downward and rearward firmly in
the center of the child restraint with your
knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion
and seatback while pulling up on the seat
belt.
7. If the child restraint is equipped with a top
tether strap, route the top tether strap and
secure the tether strap to the tether anchor
point (rear seat installation only). (See “TOP
TETHER STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT” earlier in this section.) Do not install child
restraints that require the use of a top tether
strap to seating positions that do not have a
top tether anchor.
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9. Check that the retractor is in the ALR mode
by trying to pull more seat belt out of the
retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt
webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is
in the ALR mode.
10. Check to make sure the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the
seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3
through 9.
SSS0641
SSS0803
Front-facing — step 8
Front-facing — step 11
8. After attaching the child restraint, test it
before you place the child in it. Push it from
side to side while holding the seat by the
seat belt path. The child restraint should not
move more than 1 inch (25 mm) from side to
side. Try to tug it forward and check to see if
the belt holds the restraint in place. If the
restraint is not secure, tighten the belt as
necessary, or put the restraint in another
seat and test it again. You may need to try a
different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.
11. If the child restraint is installed in the front
passenger seat, turn the ignition switch to
the ON position. The front passenger air bag
status light
should illuminate. If this
light is not illuminated, see “Front passenger
air bag and status light” later in this section.
Move the child restraint to another
seating position. Have the system
checked by a NISSAN dealer.
After the child restraint is removed and the seat
belt is fully retracted, the ALR mode (child
restraint mode) is canceled.
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SSS0100
Rear-facing
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child
restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the rear
seat:
SSS0654
SSS0655
Rear-facing — step 2
Rear-facing — step 3
2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child
restraint and insert it into the buckle until you
hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to
follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
instructions for belt routing.
3. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully
extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor
is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to the
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode
when the seat belt is fully retracted.
1. Child restraints for infants must be
used in the rear-facing direction and
therefore must not be used in the front
seat. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s
instructions.
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SSS0656
SSS0657
SSS0658
Rear-facing — step 4
Rear-facing — step 5
Rear-facing — step 6
4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the
shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt.
5. Remove any additional slack from the child
restraint; press downward and rearward
firmly in the center of the child restraint with
your hand to compress the vehicle seat
cushion and seatback while pulling up on
the seat belt.
6. After attaching the child restraint, test it
before you place the child in it. Push it from
side to side while holding the seat by the
seat belt path. The child restraint should not
move more than 1 inch (25 mm) from side to
side. Try to tug it forward and check to see if
the belt holds the restraint in place. If the
restraint is not secure, tighten the belt as
necessary, or put the restraint in another
seat and test it again. You may need to try a
different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.
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BOOSTER SEATS
7. Check that the retractor is in the ALR mode
by trying to pull more seat belt out of the
retractor. If you cannot pull any more seat
belt webbing out of the retractor, the
retractor is in the ALR mode.
between the adult and parts of the
vehicle. Also, do not put the same
seat belt around both your child and
yourself.
8. Check to make sure that the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the
seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3
through 7.
.
NISSAN recommends that the booster seat be installed in the rear seat.
According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly
restrained in the rear seat than in
the front seat. If you must install a
booster seat in the front seat, see
“BOOSTER SEAT INSTALLATION”
later in this section.
.
A booster seat must only be installed in a seating position that has
a lap/shoulder belt. Failure to use a
three-point type seat belt with a
booster seat can result in a serious
injury in sudden stop or collision.
.
Improper use or improper installation of a booster seat can increase
the risk or severity of injury for both
the child and other occupants of the
vehicle and can lead to serious
injury or death in an accident.
.
Do not use towels, books, pillows or
other items in place of a booster
seat. Items such as these may move
After the child restraint is removed and the seat
belt fully retracted, the ALR mode (child restraint
mode) is canceled.
SSS0099
PRECAUTIONS ON BOOSTER SEATS
WARNING
.
.
Infants and small children should
always be placed in an appropriate
child restraint while riding in the
vehicle. Failure to use a child restraint or booster seat can result in
serious injury or death.
Infants and small children should
never be carried on your lap. It is not
possible for even the strongest
adult to resist the forces of a severe
accident. The child could be crushed
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during normal driving or a collision
and result in serious injury or death.
Booster seats are designed to be
used with a lap/shoulder belt. Booster seats are designed to properly
route the lap and shoulder portions
of the seat belt over the strongest
portions of a child’s body to provide
the maximum protection during a
collision.
.
Follow all of the booster seat manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use. When purchasing a
booster seat, be sure to select one
which will fit your child and vehicle.
It may not be possible to properly
install some types of booster seats
in your vehicle.
.
If the booster seat and seat belt is
not used properly, the risk of a child
being injured in a collision or a
sudden stop greatly increases.
.
Adjustable seatbacks should be
positioned to fit the booster seat,
but as upright as possible.
.
After placing the child in the booster
seat and fastening the seat belt,
make sure the shoulder portion of
the belt is away from the child’s face
and neck and the lap portion of the
belt does not cross the abdomen.
.
Do not put the shoulder belt behind
the child or under the child’s arm. If
you must install a booster seat in
the front seat, see “BOOSTER SEAT
INSTALLATION” later in this section.
.
When your booster seat is not in
use, keep it secured with a seat belt
to prevent it from being thrown
around in case of a sudden stop or
accident.
CAUTION
Remember that a booster seat left in a
closed vehicle can become very hot.
Check the seating surface and buckles
before placing your child in the booster
seat.
LRS0455
Booster seats of various sizes are offered by
several manufacturers. When selecting any
booster seat, keep the following points in mind:
.
Choose only a booster seat with a label
certifying that it complies with Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
.
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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BOOSTER SEAT INSTALLATION
WARNING
NISSAN recommends that booster
seats be installed in the rear seat.
However, if you must install a booster
seat in the front passenger seat, move
the passenger’s seat to the rearmost
position.
CAUTION
LRS0453
.
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 *
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 *
LRS0464
.
If the booster seat is compatible with your
vehicle, place your child in the booster seat
and check the various adjustments to be
sure the booster seat is compatible with
your child. Always follow all recommended
procedures.
Do not use the lap/shoulder belt Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode
when using a booster seat with the
seat belts.
Follow these steps to install a booster seat in the
rear seat or in the front passenger seat:
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or
territories require that infants and small
children be restrained in an approved child
restraint at all times while the vehicle is
being operated.
The instructions in this section apply to booster
seat installation in the rear seats or the front
passenger seat.
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SSS0640
LRS0451
LRS0452
Front seat
Rear center position
Rear outboard position
1. If you must install a booster seat in the
front seat, move the seat to the rearmost position.
3. The booster seat should be positioned on
the vehicle seat so that it is stable.
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.
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 necessary, adjust or remove the head
restraint (front passenger seat only) to
obtain the correct booster seat fit. (See
“HEAD RESTRAINTS” earlier in this section.)
If the head restraint is removed, store it in a
secure place. Be sure to reinstall the head
restraint when the booster seat is removed.
If the seating position does not have an
adjustable head restraint and it is interfering
with the proper booster seat fit, try another
seating position or a different booster seat.
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.
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SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT
SYSTEM
PRECAUTIONS ON SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM
This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
section contains important information concerning the following systems:
LRS0454
Front passenger seat
6. Follow the warnings, cautions and instructions for properly fastening a seat belt
shown in the “THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT
BELT” earlier in this section.
SSS0803
7. If the booster seat is installed in the front
passenger seat, turn the ignition switch to
the ON position. The front passenger air bag
status light
may or may not be
illuminated depending on the size of the
child and the type of booster seat used.
(See “Front passenger air bag and status
light” later in this section.)
.
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 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 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
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head of occupants in front and rear outboard
seating positions in certain side impact or
rollover collisions. In a side impact, the curtain
and rollover air bags are designed to inflate on
the side where the vehicle is impacted. In a
rollover both curtain and rollover air bags are
designed to inflate and remain inflated for a
short period of time.
These supplemental restraint systems are designed to supplement the crash protection
provided by the driver and passenger seat belts
and are not a substitute for them. Seat belts
should always be correctly worn and the
occupant seated a suitable distance away from
the steering wheel, instrument panel and door
finishers. (See “SEAT BELTS” earlier in this
section for instructions and precautions on seat
belt usage.)
SSS0131
The supplemental air bags operate only
when the ignition switch is in the ON
position.
After turning the ignition switch to the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning
light illuminates. The supplemental air bag
warning light will turn off after about 7
seconds if the systems are operational.
SSS0132
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back against the seatback and as
far-away as practical from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts.
WARNING
.
.
.
The front air bags ordinarily will not
inflate in the event of a side impact,
rear impact, rollover, or lower severity frontal collision. Always wear
your seat belts to help reduce the
risk or severity of injury in various
kinds of accidents.
The front passenger air bag will not
inflate if the passenger air bag
status light is lit or if the front
passenger seat is unoccupied. See
“Front passenger air bag and status
light” later in this section.
The seat belts and the front air bags
are most effective when you are
sitting well back and upright in the
seat 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
.
The driver and front passenger seat
belt buckles are equipped with
sensors that detect if the seat belts
are fastened. The Advanced Air Bag
System monitors the severity of a
collision and seat belt usage then
inflates the air bags. Failure to
properly wear seat belts can increase the risk or severity of injury
in an accident.
.
T he f r o n t pa s s e ng e r s e at i s
equipped with an occupant classification sensor (pattern sensor) that
turns the front passenger air bag
OFF under some conditions. This
sensor is only used in this seat.
Failure to be properly seated and
wearing the seat belt can increase
the risk or severity of injury in an
accident. See “Front passenger air
bag and status light” later in this
section.
.
Keep hands on the outside of the
steering wheel. Placing them inside
the steering wheel rim could in-
crease the risk that they are injured
if the front air bag inflates.
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SSS0007
SSS0008
SSS0099
SSS0006
SSS0009
SSS0100
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WARNING
.
Never let children ride unrestrained
or extend their hands or face out of
the window. Do not attempt to hold
them in your lap or arms. Some
examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations.
.
Children may be severely injured or
killed when the front air bags, side
air bags or curtain and rollover air
bags inflate if they are not properly
restrained. Pre-teens and children
should be properly restrained in the
rear seat, if possible.
.
SSS0059A
SSS0140
Do not lean against doors or windows.
Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air
Bag System, never install a rearfacing child restraint in the front
seat. An inflating front air bag could
seriously injure or kill your child.
See “CHILD RESTRAINTS” earlier in
this section for details.
SSS0188A
SSS0162
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.
The seat belts, the side air bags and
curtain and rollover air bags are
most effective when you are sitting
well back and upright in the seat.
The side air bag and curtain and
rollover air bag inflate with great
force. Do not allow anyone to place
their hand, leg or face near the side
air bag on the side of the seatback
of the front seat or near the side
roof rails. Do not allow anyone
sitting in the front seats or rear
outboard seats to extend their hand
out of the window or lean against
the door. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown
in the previous illustrations.
.
When sitting in the rear seat, do not
hold onto the seatback of the front
seat. If the side air bag inflates, you
may be seriously injured. Be especially careful with children, who
should always be properly restrained. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in
the illustrations.
.
Do not use seat covers on the front
seatbacks. They may interfere with
side air bag inflation.
SSS0159
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 and
rollover 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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NISSAN ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM (front seats)
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 instrument panel above the glove
box. The front air bags are designed to inflate in
higher severity frontal collisions, although they
may inflate if the forces in another type of
collision are similar to those of a higher severity
frontal impact. They may not inflate in certain
frontal collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is
not always an indication of proper front air bag
operation.
SSS0804
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Crash zone sensor
Supplemental front-impact air bag modules
Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air
bag modules
Occupant classification sensor (pattern sensor)
Occupant classification system control unit
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover
supplemental air bags
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover
supplemental air bag inflators
8. Lap outer pretensioners
9. Seat belt pretensioners
10. Satellite sensors
11. Air bag Control Unit (ACU)
7.
The NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System has
dual stage air bag inflators. The system monitors
information from the crash zone sensor, satellite
sensor, Air bag Control Unit (ACU), seat belt
buckle sensors and occupant classification
sensor (pattern sensor). Inflator operation is
based on the severity of a collision and seat belt
usage for the driver. For the front passenger, the
occupant classification sensor is also monitored.
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Based on information from the sensors, only one
front air bag may inflate in a crash, depending on
the crash severity and whether the front
occupants are belted or unbelted. Additionally,
the front passenger air bag may be automatically
turned OFF under some conditions, depending
on the information provided by the occupant
classification sensor. If the front passenger air
bag is OFF, the passenger air bag status light
will be illuminated (if the seat is unoccupied, the
light will not be illuminated, but the air bag will
be off). (See “Front passenger air bag and
status light” later in this section for further
details.) One front air bag inflating does not
indicate improper performance of the system.
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.
If you have any questions about your air bag
system, contact NISSAN or a 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.
The front air bags will deflate quickly after a
collision.
When a front air bag inflates, a fairly loud noise
may be heard, followed by release of smoke.
This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate
a fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it
may cause irritation and choking. Those with a
history of a breathing condition should get fresh
air promptly.
Front air bags, along with the use of seat belts,
help to cushion the impact force on the head
and chest of the front occupants. They can help
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 air bag module during
inflation.
The front air bags operate only when the
ignition switch is in the ON position.
After turning the ignition switch to the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning
light illuminates. The supplemental air bag
warning light will turn off after about 7
seconds if the system is operational.
SSS0803
Front passenger air bag status light
Front passenger air bag and status light
WARNING
The front passenger air bag is designed
to automatically turn OFF under some
conditions. Read this section carefully
to learn how it operates. Proper use of
the seat, seat belt and child restraints is
necessary for most effective protection.
Failure to follow all instructions in this
manual concerning the use of seats,
seat belts and child restraints can
increase the risk or severity of injury in
an accident.
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Status light:
is
The front passenger air bag status light
located on the instrument panel below the air
conditioner controls. The light operates as
follows:
.
Unoccupied passenger seat: The
light
is OFF and the front passenger air bag is
OFF and will not inflate in a crash.
.
Passenger’s seat occupied by a small adult,
child or child restraint as outlined in this
section: The
light illuminates to indicate that the front passenger air bag is OFF
and will not inflate in a crash.
.
Occupied passenger seat and the passenger meets the conditions outlined in this
section: The
light is OFF to indicate
that the front passenger air bag is operational.
Front passenger air bag:
The front passenger air bag is designed to
automatically turn OFF when the vehicle is
operated under some conditions as described
below as permitted by U.S. regulations. If the
front passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate
in a crash. The driver air bag and other air bags
in your vehicle are not part of this system.
The purpose of the regulation is to help reduce
the risk of injury or death from an inflating air bag
to certain front passenger seat occupants, such
as children, by requiring the air bag to be
automatically turned OFF.
The occupant classification sensor (pattern
sensor) is in the front passenger seat cushion
and is designed to detect an occupant and
objects on the seat. For example, if a child is in
the front passenger seat, the Advanced Air Bag
System is designed to turn the passenger air
bag OFF in accordance with the regulations.
Also, if a child restraint of the type specified in
the regulations is on the seat, the occupant
classification sensor can detect it and cause the
air bag to turn OFF.
Front passenger seat adult occupants who are
properly seated and using the seat belt as
outlined in this manual should not cause the
passenger air bag to be automatically turned
OFF. For small adults it may be turned OFF,
however, if the occupant does not sit in the seat
properly (for example, by not sitting upright, by
sitting on an edge of the seat, or by otherwise
being out of position), this could cause the
sensor to turn the air bag OFF. Always be sure
to be seated and wearing the seat belt properly
for the most effective protection by the seat belt
and supplemental air bag.
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 sensor is designed to
operate as described above to turn the front
passenger air bag OFF for specified child
restraints. Failing to properly secure child
restrains and to use the Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint mode)
may allow the restraint to tip or move in an
accident or sudden stop. This can also result in
the passenger air bag inflating in a crash instead
of being OFF. (See “CHILD RESTRAINTS”
earlier in this section for proper use and
installation.)
If the front passenger seat is not occupied, the
passenger air bag is designed not to inflate in a
crash. However, heavy objects placed on the
seat could result in air bag inflation, because of
the object being detected by the occupant
classification sensor. Other conditions could
also result in air bag inflation, such as if a child is
standing on the seat, or if two children are on the
seat, contrary to the instructions in this manual.
Always be sure that you and all vehicle
occupants are seated and restrained properly.
Using the passenger air bag status light, you can
monitor when the front passenger air bag is
automatically turned OFF with the seat occupied. The light will not illuminate when the front
passenger seat is unoccupied.
If an adult occupant is in the seat but the
passenger air bag status light is illuminated
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(indicating that the air bag is OFF), it could be
that the person is a small adult, or is not sitting
on the seat properly.
If a child restraint must be used in the front seat,
the passenger air bag status light may or may
not be illuminated, depending on the size of the
child and the type of child restraint being used. If
the 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 restraint 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. However, if the
seat becomes unoccupied, the air bag status
light will remain off.
If a malfunction occurs in the front passenger air
bag system, the supplemental air bag warning
light
, located in the meter and gauges area,
will blink. Have the system checked by a
NISSAN dealer.
Other supplemental front-impact air bag
precautions
(hot steam cleaners) on the seat.
This can damage the seat or occupant classification sensor. This can
also affect the operation of the air
bag system and result in serious
personal injury.
.
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 supplemental
air bag system may result in serious
personal injury. Tampering includes
changes to the steering wheel and
the instrument panel assembly by
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 bag inflates.
.
Do not place objects with sharp
edges on the seat. Also, do not
place heavy objects on the seat that
will leave permanent impressions in
the seat. Such objects can damage
the seat or occupant classification
sensor (pattern sensor). This can
affect the operation of the air bag
system and result in serious personal injury.
.
Do not use water or acidic cleaners
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placing material over the steering
wheel pad and above the instrument
panel or by installing additional trim
material around the air bag system.
.
Modifying or tampering with the
front passenger seat may result in
serious personal injury. For example, do not change the front seats by
placing material on the seat cushion
or by installing additional trim material, such as seat covers, on the
seat that is not specifically designed
to assure proper air bag operation.
Additionally, do not stow any objects under the front passenger seat
or the seat cushion and seatback.
Such objects may interfere with the
proper operation of the occupant
classification 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 elec-
trical equipment should also be
done by a NISSAN dealer. The
Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) wiring should not be modified
or disconnected. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and probing
devices should not be used on the
air bag system.
.
A cracked windshield should be
replaced immediately by a qualified
repair facility. A cracked windshield
could affect the function of the
supplemental air bag system.
.
The SRS wiring harness connectors
are yellow and orange for easy
identification.
When selling your vehicle, we request that you
inform the buyer about the front air bag system
and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections
in this Owner’s Manual.
SSS0521
FRONT SEAT-MOUNTED SIDE-IMPACT SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG AND
ROOF-MOUNTED CURTAIN SIDE-IMPACT AND ROLLOVER SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG SYSTEMS
The side air bags are located in the outside of
the seatback of the front seats. The curtain and
rollover air bags are located in the side roof rails.
These systems are designed to meet voluntary
guidelines to help reduce the risk of injury to outof-position occupants. However, all of the
information, cautions and warnings in this
manual still apply and must be followed.
The side air bags and curtain and rollover air
bags are designed to inflate in higher severity
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side collisions, although they may inflate if the
forces in another type of collision are similar to
those of a higher severity side impact. They are
designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle
is impacted. They may not inflate in certain side
collisions on the side where the vehicle is
impacted. Curtain and rollover air bags are also
designed to inflate in certain types of rollover
collisions or near rollovers.
Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an
indication of proper side air bag and curtain and
rollover air bag operation.
When the side air bags and curtain and rollover
air bags inflate, a fairly loud noise may be heard,
followed by release of smoke. This smoke is not
harmful and does not indicate a fire. Care should
be taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation
and choking. Those with a history of a breathing
condition should get fresh air promptly.
Side air bags, along with the use of seat belts,
help to cushion the impact force on the chest
and pelvic area of the front occupants. Curtain
and rollover air bags help to cushion the impact
force to the head of occupants in the front and
rear outboard seating positions. They can help
save lives and reduce serious injuries. However,
side air bags and curtain and rollover air bags
may cause abrasions or other injuries. Side air
bags and curtain and rollover air bags do not
provide restraint to the lower body.
The seat belts should be correctly worn and the
driver and passenger seated upright as far as
practical away from the side air bags. Rear seat
passengers should be seated as far away as
practical from the door finishers and side roof
rails. The side air bags and curtain and rollover
air bags inflate quickly in order to help protect
the occupants in the outboard seating positions.
Because of this, the force of the side air bags
and curtain and rollover air bags inflating can
increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too
close to, or is against, these air bag modules
during inflation. The side air bags and curtain
and rollover air bags will deflate quickly after the
collision is over.
finisher and the front seat. Such
objects may become dangerous
projectiles and cause injury if a side
air bag inflates.
.
Right after inflation, several side air
bag and curtain and rollover air bag
system components will be hot. Do
not touch them; you may severely
burn yourself.
.
No unauthorized changes should be
made to any components or wiring
of the side air bag and curtain and
rollover air bag systems. This is to
prevent accidental inflation of the
side air bag and curtain and rollover
air bag or damage to the side air
bag and curtain and rollover air bag
systems.
.
Do not make unauthorized changes
to your vehicle’s electrical system,
suspension system or side panel.
This could affect proper operation
of the side air bag and curtain and
rollover air bag systems.
.
Tampering with the air bag system
may result in serious personal injury. For example, do not change the
front seats by placing material near
The side air bags and curtain and rollover
air bags operate only when the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
After turning the ignition switch to the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning
light illuminates. The supplemental air bag
warning light will turn off after about 7
seconds if the systems are operational.
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
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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 and rollover 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 and curtain
and rollover supplemental air bag
systems.
SEAT BELTS WITH PRETENSIONERS
(front seats)
WARNING
.
The pretensioners cannot be reused
after activation. They must be replaced together with the retractor
and buckle as a unit.
.
If the vehicle becomes involved in a
frontal collision but a pretensioner
is not activated, be sure to have the
pretensioner system checked and, if
necessary, replaced by a NISSAN
dealer.
.
The SRS wiring harnesses connectors are yellow and orange for easy
identification.
When selling your vehicle, we request that you
inform the buyer about the side air bag and
curtain and rollover air bag systems and guide
the buyer to the appropriate sections in this
Owner’s Manual.
.
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.
.
If you need to dispose of a pretensioner or scrap the vehicle, contact a
NISSAN dealer. Correct pretensioner disposal procedures are set
forth in the appropriate NISSAN
Service Manual. Incorrect disposal
procedures could cause personal
injury.
The pretensioner system activates in conjunction with the front air bag system. The pretensioner system also activates with the curtain and
rollover air bags in certain types of rollover
collisions or near rollovers. Working with the
seat belt retractor, it helps tighten the seat belt
when the vehicle becomes involved in certain
types of collisions, helping to restrain front seat
occupants.
The pretensioner is encased with the seat belt
retractor. These seat belts are used the same
way as conventional seat belts.
When a pretensioner activates, smoke is released and a loud noise may be heard. The
smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a
fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it
may cause irritation and choking. Those with a
history of a breathing condition should get fresh
air promptly.
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After pretensioner activation, load limiters allow
the seat belt to release webbing (if necessary) to
reduce forces against the chest.
If any abnormality occurs in the pretensioner
system, the supplemental air bag warning light
will not come on, will flash intermittently or
will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on after
the ignition switch has been turned to the ON
position. In this case, the pretensioner may not
function properly. They must be checked and
repaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest
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.
SSS0362
SPA1097
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING
LABELS
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING
LIGHT
Warning labels about the supplemental frontimpact air bag and front seat-mounted sideimpact supplemental air bag systems are placed
in the vehicle as shown in the illustration.
The supplemental air bag warning light, displaying
in the instrument panel, monitors the
circuits of the supplemental front-impact air bag,
front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental
air bag, roof-mounted curtain side-impact and
rollover supplemental air bag and seat belt
pretensioner systems. The monitored circuits
include Air bag Control Unit (ACU), crash zone
sensor, satellite sensors, occupant classification
system, front air bag modules, side air bag
modules, curtain and rollover air bag modules,
pretensioners and all related wiring.
1 SRS air bag
*
The warning labels are located on the surface of
the sun visors.
2 SRS side air bags
*
The warning label is located on the side of the
passenger’s side center pillar.
When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
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the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns off.
This means the system is operational.
If any of the following conditions occur, the front
air bag, side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag
and pretensioner systems need servicing:
.
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, curtain and rollover air bag and pretensioner systems may not operate properly. It 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.
WARNING
.
Once a front air bag, side air bag or
curtain and rollover air bag has
inflated, the air bag module will
not function again and must be
replaced. Additionally, if any of the
front air bags inflate, the activated
pretensioners must also be replaced. The air bag module and
pretensioner system should be replaced by a NISSAN dealer. The air
bag modules and pretensioner system cannot be repaired.
.
The front air bag, side air bag and
curtain and rollover air bag systems,
and pretensioner system should be
inspected by a NISSAN dealer if
there is any damage to the front
end or side portion of the vehicle.
REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE
The front air bags, side air bags, curtain and
rollover air bags and pretensioners are designed
to activate on a one-time-only basis. As a
reminder, unless it is damaged, the supplemental air bag warning light will remain illuminated
after inflation has occurred. Repair and replacement of these systems should be done only by a
NISSAN dealer.
When maintenance work is required on the
vehicle, the front air bags, side air bags, curtain
and rollover air bags and pretensioners and
related parts should be pointed out to the
person performing the maintenance. The ignition
switch should always be in the LOCK position
when working under the hood or inside the
vehicle.
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.
If you need to dispose of a supplemental air bag or pretensioner systems, 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.
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2 Instruments and controls
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Meters and gauges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Vehicle information display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Outside air temperature (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
position indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Trip computer (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Compass (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Zone variation change procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders . . . . . . . 2-11
Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Indicator lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Security systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Vehicle security system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Rear window wiper and washer switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Rear window and outside mirror defroster switch. . . . . 2-24
Headlight and turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Xenon headlights (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fog light switch (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated seats (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cup holders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sunglasses holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage floor box (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage side box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo cover (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage hooks (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coat hooks (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utility hook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roof rack (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moonroof (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic moonroof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-26
2-28
2-29
2-29
2-30
2-30
2-31
2-31
2-31
2-32
2-33
2-33
2-34
2-35
2-35
2-36
2-36
2-37
2-38
2-38
2-39
2-39
2-40
2-40
2-42
2-42
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Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ceiling light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vanity mirror lights (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo light (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (if so equipped) . . . .
Programming HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-44
2-44
2-45
2-46
2-46
2-47
2-47
Programming HomeLink® for Canadian
customers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating the HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programming trouble-diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing the programmed information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reprogramming a single HomeLink® button . . . . . . . .
If your vehicle is stolen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-49
2-49
2-49
2-49
2-49
2-50
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
SIC3470
1.
2.
3.
4.
2-2
Side ventilator
Headlight, fog light (if so equipped) and turn
signal switch
Paddle shifter (if so equipped)
Steering-wheel-mounted controls (left side)
— Audio control
— Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone system control
5.
6.
7.
8.
9. Center ventilator
10. Hazard warning flasher switch
11. Audio system
— Clock
12. Front passenger supplemental air bag
13. Outside remote mirror control switch
14. Headlight aiming control (if so equipped)
15. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) LOCK switch (if so
equipped)
16. Fuse box cover
17. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch
18. Hood release handle
19. Tilting steering wheel lever
20. Parking brake
21. Ignition switch
22. Heated seat switch (if so equipped)
23. Power outlet
24. Heater/air conditioner control
25. Selector lever
26. Front passenger air bag status light
27. Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped)
defroster switch
28. Glove box
Steering wheel
— Horn
— Driver supplemental air bag
Meters and gauges
Steering-wheel-mounted controls (right side)
— Cruise control switches
Wiper and washer switch
Instruments and controls
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Black plate (69,1)
METERS AND GAUGES
*: if so equipped
The needle indicators may move slightly
after the ignition switch is turned to the
LOCK position. This is not a malfunction.
SIC3471
1.
2.
3.
Tachometer
Fuel gauge
Vehicle information display
— Odometer/twin trip odometer
— Trip computer*
— Outside air temperature*
— Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
position indicator
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Speedometer
Warning/indicator lights
Instrument brightness control knob
RESET switch for trip odometer/Trip computer*
mode switch
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Black plate (70,1)
For trip computer information, see “TRIP COMPUTER” later in this section.
Resetting the trip odometer:
3 for approximately 1
Pushing the reset switch *
second resets the trip odometer to zero.
SIC3472
Speedometer
SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates vehicle speed in
miles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour
(km/h).
SIC3952
Odometer/twin trip odometer
Odometer/twin trip odometer
1 /twin trip odometer *
2 are
The odometer *
displayed when the ignition switch is in the ON
position.
The odometer records the total distance the
vehicle has been driven.
The twin trip odometer records the distance of
individual trips.
Changing the display:
3
Pushing the reset switch *
located on the
meter panel changes the display as follows:
TRIP A ? TRIP B ? Trip computer mode (if so
equipped) ? TRIP A
2-4
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Black plate (71,1)
CAUTION
SIC3550
TACHOMETER
The tachometer indicates engine speed in
revolutions per minute (RPM). Do not rev the
1 .
engine into the red zone *
CAUTION
When engine speed approaches the red
zone, shift to a higher gear or reduce
engine speed. Operating the engine in
the red zone may cause serious engine
damage.
SIC3953
If the gauge indicates engine coolant
temperature near the hot (H) end of the
normal range, reduce vehicle speed to
decrease temperature. If gauge is over
the normal range, stop the vehicle as
soon as safely possible. If the engine is
overheated, continued operation of the
vehicle may seriously damage the engine. See “IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS” in the “6. In case of emergency”
section for immediate action required.
ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE
GAUGE
1
The gauge *
indicates the engine coolant
temperature.
The engine coolant temperature is within the
normal range when the gauge is within the zone
2 shown in the illustration.
*
The engine coolant temperature varies with the
outside air temperature and driving conditions.
Instruments and controls 2-5
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Black plate (72,1)
located on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.
CAUTION
SIC3954
FUEL GAUGE
1 indicates the approximate fuel
The gauge *
level in the tank.
The gauge may move slightly during braking,
turning, acceleration, or going up or down hills.
Refill the fuel tank before the gauge
registers E (Empty).
The low fuel warning light
illuminates when
the fuel tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it
is convenient, preferably before the gauge
reaches E. There will be a small reserve of fuel
in the tank when the fuel gauge reaches E.
The
2-6
indicates that the fuel-filler door is
.
If the vehicle runs out of fuel, the
malfunction indicator light
(MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon
as possible. After a few driving trips,
light should turn off. If 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)”
later in this section.
SIC3951
VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY
When the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, the vehicle information display shows
the following information:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Outside air temperature (if so equipped)
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) position indicator
Odometer/Instrument brightness control display
Twin trip odometer/Trip computer (if so equipped)
OUTSIDE AIR TEMPERATURE (if so
equipped)
The outside air temperature is displayed in 8F or
8C.
Instruments and controls
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Black plate (73,1)
When the outside air temperature becomes
378F (38C) or lower, the ICY indicator illuminates and the outside air temperature display
blinks to give a warning. The ICY indicator will
turn off and the display will stop blinking after 1
minute or when the outside air temperature
becomes 398F (48C) or above.
Distance to empty (dte — mls or km)
The distance to empty (dte) mode provides you
with an estimation of the distance that can be
driven before refueling. The dte is constantly
being calculated, based on the amount of fuel in
the fuel tank and the actual fuel consumption.
The display is updated every 30 seconds.
The display may differ from the actual outside
temperature displayed on various signs or billboards.
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (CVT) POSITION INDICATOR
The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
position indicator indicates the selector lever
position when the ignition switch is in the ON
position.
SIC3955
The dte mode includes a low range warning
feature. When the fuel level is low, the dte mode
is automatically selected and the dte display will
A
blink. Push the trip computer mode switch *
to return to the mode that was selected before
the warning occurred.
TRIP COMPUTER (if so equipped)
When the fuel level drops even lower, the dte
display will change to “——”.
The switch for the trip computer is located on
the meter panel.
.
When the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, modes of the trip computer can be
selected by pushing the trip computer mode
A .
switch *
If the amount of fuel added is small, the
display just before the ignition switch is
turned off may continue to be displayed.
.
When driving uphill or rounding curves, the
fuel in the tank shifts, which may momentarily change the display.
A is
Each time the trip computer mode switch *
pushed, the display will change as follows:
(TRIP A ? TRIP B ? ) Distance to empty (dte)
? Average fuel consumption ? Average speed
? Elapsed time ( ? TRIP A)
Average fuel consumption (mpg or l
(liter)/100 km)
The average fuel consumption mode shows the
average fuel consumption since the last reset.
Resetting is done by pushing the trip computer
A for approximately 1 second.
mode switch *
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COMPASS (if so equipped)
The display is updated every 30 seconds. At
about the first 1/3 mile (500 m) after a reset, the
display shows “——”.
If the display reads “C”, calibrate the compass
by driving the vehicle in 3 complete circles at
less than 5 MPH (8 km/h). You can also
calibrate the compass by driving your vehicle
on your everyday route. The compass will be
calibrated once it has tracked 3 complete
circles.
Average speed (mph or km/h)
The average speed mode shows the average
vehicle speed since the last reset. Resetting is
done by pushing the trip computer mode switch
A for approximately 1 second.
*
To turn on and off the compass manually, push
A while the ignition switch is in
the
switch *
the ON position.
The display is updated every 30 seconds. The
first 30 seconds after a reset, the display shows
“——”.
Elapsed time
The elapsed time mode shows the time since
the last reset. The displayed time can be reset
A
by pushing the trip computer mode switch *
for approximately 1 second.
SIC3181
When the ignition switch is turned to the ON
B will indicate
position, the compass display *
the direction of the vehicle’s heading.
Resetting displays
A
Push the trip computer mode switch *
for
longer than 3 seconds. The average fuel
consumption, average speed, elapsed time and
trip odometer (TRIP B only) displays will be reset
at the same time.
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Black plate (75,1)
ZONE VARIATION CHANGE PROCEDURE
The difference between magnetic north and
geographical north is known as variance. In
some areas, this difference can sometimes be
great enough to cause false compass readings.
Follow these instructions to set the variance for
your particular location if this happens:
1. Push the
switch for more than 3
seconds. The current zone number will
appear in the display.
2. Find your current location and variance
number on the zone map.
NOTE:
Use zone number 5 for Hawaii.
3. Push the
switch repeatedly until the
new zone number appears in the display,
then release the switch. After you release
the switch, the display will show a compass
direction within a few seconds.
SIC0611B
.
If the compass deviates from the correct
indication soon after repeated adjustment, have the compass checked at a
NISSAN dealer.
.
The compass may not indicate the
correct compass point in tunnels or
while driving up or down a steep hill.
(The compass returns to the correct
Zone map
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Black plate (76,1)
compass point when the vehicle moves
to an area where the geomagnetism is
stabilized.)
CAUTION
.
Do not install a ski rack, antenna,
etc., which are attached to the
vehicle by means of a magnet. They
affect the operation of the compass.
.
When cleaning the mirror, use a
paper towel or similar material
dampened with glass cleaner. Do
not spray glass cleaner directly on
the mirror as it may cause the liquid
cleaner to enter the mirror housing.
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Black plate (77,1)
WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND
AUDIBLE REMINDERS
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light (AWD
models)*
Low fuel warning light
High beam indicator light (Blue)
Low tire pressure warning light
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
Low washer fluid warning light*
Overdrive off indicator light*
P position selecting warning light*
Security indicator light
Seat belt warning light
Slip indicator light
Charge warning light
Supplemental air bag warning light
Small light indicator light
Door open warning light
Front passenger air bag status light
Turn signal/hazard indicator lights
Electric power steering warning light
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) LOCK indicator light
(AWD models)*
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off indicator
light
Engine oil pressure warning light
Cruise main switch indicator light
Intelligent Key system warning light*
Cruise set indicator light
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning
light
Brake warning light
CHECKING BULBS
With all doors closed, apply the parking brake
and turn the ignition switch to the ON position
without starting the engine. The following lights
will come on:
,
or
,
*: if so equipped
,
,
,
,
The following lights come on briefly and then go
off (if so equipped):
,
,
or
,
,
,
,
If any light does not come on, it may indicate a
burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the
electrical system. Have the system checked by
a NISSAN dealer.
,
,
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Black plate (78,1)
WARNING LIGHTS
prevent the AWD system from
malfunctioning. If the warning
light turns off, you can drive
again.
— blinks slowly (about once every
2 seconds):
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning
light (AWD models)
The light illuminates when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position. It turns off after the
engine is started.
If the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system malfunctions, or the diameter of the front and the rear
wheels are different, the warning light will either
remain illuminated or blink. (See “ALL-WHEEL
DRIVE (AWD)” in the “5. Starting and driving”
section.)
CAUTION
.
.
If the warning light comes on while
driving there may be a malfunction
in the AWD system. Reduce the
vehicle speed and have your vehicle
checked by a NISSAN dealer as
soon as possible.
If the AWD warning light blinks
while driving:
— blinks rapidly (about twice a
second):
Pull off the road in a safe area,
and idle the engine. The driving
mode will change to 2WD to
.
Pull off the road in a safe area,
and idle the engine. Check that
all tire sizes are the same, tire
pressure is correct and tires are
not worn.
If the warning light is still on after
the above operations, have your
vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer
as soon as possible.
or
Anti-lock Braking System
(ABS) warning light
When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning
light illuminates and then turns off. This indicates
the ABS is operational.
If the ABS warning light illuminates while the
engine is running, or while driving, it may
indicate the ABS is not functioning properly.
Have the system checked by 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 “5.
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 in the ON position,
the light illuminates when the parking brake is
applied.
Low brake fluid warning light:
When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
the light warns of a low brake fluid level. If the
light illuminates while the engine is running with
the parking brake not applied, stop the vehicle
and perform the following:
1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid
as necessary. (See “BRAKE FLUID” in the
“8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)
2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the
warning system checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
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Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning
indicator:
When the parking brake is released and the
brake fluid level is sufficient, if both the brake
warning light and the Anti-lock Braking System
(ABS) warning light illuminate, it may indicate
the ABS is not functioning properly. Have the
brake system checked, and if necessary repaired, by a NISSAN dealer promptly. (See
“Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light”
earlier in this section.)
WARNING
.
.
.
Your brake system may not be
working properly if the warning light
is on. Driving could be dangerous. If
you judge it to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest service station
for repairs. Otherwise, have your
vehicle towed because driving it
could be dangerous.
Pressing the brake pedal with the
engine stopped and/or low brake
fluid level may increase your stopping distance and braking will require greater pedal effort as well as
pedal travel.
If the brake fluid level is below the
minimum or MIN mark on the brake
fluid reservoir, do not drive until the
brake system has been checked at a
NISSAN dealer.
Charge warning light
If the light illuminates while the engine is running,
it may indicate the charging system is not
functioning properly. Turn the engine off and
check the alternator belt. If the belt is loose,
broken, missing or if the light remains on, see a
NISSAN dealer immediately.
CAUTION
Do not continue driving if the alternator
belt is loose, broken or missing.
Door open warning light
This light illuminates when any of the doors and/
or lift gate are not closed securely while the
ignition switch is ON.
Electric power steering warning
light
When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
the electric power steering warning light illuminates. After starting the engine, the electric
power steering warning light turns off. This
indicates the electric power steering system is
operational.
If the electric power steering warning light
illuminates while the engine is running, it may
indicate the electric power steering system is
not functioning properly and may need servicing.
Have the electric power steering system
checked by a NISSAN dealer.
When the electric power steering warning light
illuminates with the engine running, the power
assist to the steering will cease operation but
you will still have control of the vehicle. At this
time, greater steering efforts are required to
operate the steering wheel, especially in sharp
turns and at low speeds.
See “ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.
Engine oil pressure warning light
This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the
light flickers or illuminates during normal driving,
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 “8. Maintenance and do-itInstruments and controls 2-13
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See “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” in the “3.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section.
yourself” section.)
CAUTION
Running the engine with the engine oil
pressure warning light on could cause
serious damage to the engine almost
immediately. Such damage is not covered by warranty. Turn off the engine as
soon as it is safe to do so.
Intelligent Key system warning light
(if so equipped)
This light illuminates in green when it is possible
to turn the ignition switch.
When the light illuminates in red, it is not
possible to turn the ignition switch.
.
.
The warning light blinks in red when the
Intelligent Key is outside the vehicle with the
ignition switch in the ACC or ON position.
Confirm the location of the key as soon as
possible when the warning light blinks in
red. Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with
you while driving the vehicle.
The warning light turns off about 10
seconds after the Intelligent Key is brought
inside the vehicle.
Low fuel warning light
This light illuminates when the fuel in the tank is
getting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient,
preferably before the fuel gauge reaches the E
(Empty) position.
There will be a small reserve of fuel
remaining in the tank when the fuel gauge
reaches E.
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 turned ON, this light
illuminates for about 1 second and turns off.
Low tire pressure warning:
pressure shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label. The low tire pressure warning
light does not automatically turn off when the tire
pressure is adjusted. After the tire is inflated to
the recommended pressure, the vehicle must be
driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) to
activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire
pressure warning light. Use a tire pressure
gauge to check the tire pressure.
For additional information, see “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the
“5. Starting and driving” section and “TIRE
PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)”
in the “6. In case of emergency” section.
TPMS malfunction:
If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low
tire pressure warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute when the ignition switch is
turned ON. The light will remain on after 1
minute. Have the system checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
For additional information, see “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the
“5. Starting and driving” section.
If the vehicle is being driven with low tire
pressure, the warning light will illuminate.
When the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates, you should stop and adjust the tire
pressure to the recommended COLD tire
WARNING
.
If the light does not illuminate with
the ignition switch turned ON, have
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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 to turn the low
tire pressure warning light OFF. If
the light stays on after adjusting the
tire pressure and driving over 16
MPH (25 km/h), have the system
checked by a NISSAN dealer. 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.
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 front and rear.
Low washer fluid warning light (if
so equipped)
This light illuminates when the washer fluid is at
a low level. Add washer fluid as necessary. (See
“WINDOW WASHER FLUID” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)
P position selecting warning light
(if so equipped)
The light blinks in red and warning buzzer beeps
when the selector lever is not in the P (Park)
position and you are outside the vehicle with the
Intelligent Key.
When the warning light blinks, move the selector
lever to the P (Park) position and return the
ignition switch to the LOCK position.
See “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” in the “3.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section.
Seat belt warning light
The light and chime remind you to fasten seat
belts. The light illuminates whenever the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position, and will
remain illuminated until the driver’s seat belt is
fastened. At the same time, the chime will sound
for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt
is securely fastened.
The seat belt warning light for the front
passenger will illuminate if the seat belt is not
fastened when the front passenger’s seat is
occupied. For 5 seconds after the ignition
switch is in the ON position, the system does
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not activate the warning light for the front
passenger.
See “SEAT BELTS” in the “1. Safety — Seats,
seat belts and supplemental restraint system”
section for precautions on seat belt usage.
Supplemental air bag warning light
After turning the ignition switch to the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning light
will illuminate. The supplemental air bag warning
light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the
supplemental front air bag and supplemental
side air bag, curtain side-impact air bag systems
and/or pretensioner seat belt are operational.
If any of the following conditions occur, the front
air bag, side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag
and pretensioner systems need servicing and
your vehicle must be taken to your nearest
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 illuminate at all.
Unless checked and repaired, the Supplemental
Restraint Systems and/or the pretensioners may
not function properly.
For additional information, see “SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM” in the “1. Safety —
Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint
system” section.
WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning
light is on, it could mean that the 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.
INDICATOR LIGHTS
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) LOCK
indicator light (AWD models)
This light illuminates when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, and turns off within 1
second.
When selecting the LOCK mode while the
engine is running, this light will illuminate. (See
“ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD)” in the “5. Starting
and driving” section.)
Cruise main switch indicator light
This light illuminates when the cruise control
main switch is pushed. The light turns off when
the main switch is pushed again. When the
cruise main switch indicator light illuminates, the
cruise control system is operational. (See
“CRUISE CONTROL” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section.)
Cruise set indicator light
This light illuminates while the vehicle speed is
controlled by the cruise control system. If the
light blinks while the engine is running, it may
indicate the cruise control system is not
functioning properly. Have the system checked
by a NISSAN dealer. (See “CRUISE CONTROL” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)
Front passenger air bag status
light
The front passenger air bag status light will be lit
and the passenger front air bag will be OFF
depending on how the front passenger seat is
being used.
For front passenger air bag status light operation, see “NISSAN ADVANCED AIR BAG
SYSTEM (front seats)” in the “1. Safety —
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Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint
system” section of this manual.
High beam indicator light (Blue)
This light illuminates when the headlight high
beam is on and goes out when the low beam is
selected.
INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE (I/M) TEST” in
the “9. Technical and consumer information”
section.)
Operation:
The malfunction indicator light will illuminate in
one of two ways:
.
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
If the malfunction indicator light illuminates
steady or blinks while the engine is running, it
may indicate a potential emission control and/or
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) malfunction.
The malfunction indicator light may also illuminate steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or
missing, or if the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check
to make sure the fuel-filler cap is installed and
closed tightly, and that the vehicle has at least 3
US gallons (11.4 liters) of fuel in the fuel tank.
After a few driving trips, the
light should
turn off if no other potential emission control
system malfunction exists.
If this indicator light remains on for 20 seconds
and then blinks for 10 seconds when the engine
is not running, it indicates that the vehicle is not
ready for an emission control system inspection/
maintenance test. (See “READINESS FOR
.
Malfunction indicator light illuminated steady
— An emission control system and/or CVT
malfunction has been detected. Check the
fuel-filler cap. If the fuel-filler cap is loose or
missing, tighten or install the cap and
continue to drive the vehicle. The
light
should turn off after a few 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.
being hauled or towed.
The malfunction indicator light may stop
blinking and remain illuminated.
Have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN
dealer. You do not need to have your vehicle
towed to the dealer.
CAUTION
Continued vehicle operation without
having the emission control system
and/or CVT system checked and repaired as necessary could lead to poor
driveability, reduced fuel economy, and
possible damage to the emission control system.
Overdrive off indicator light (if so
equipped)
To reduce or avoid emission control system
damage:
The overdrive off indicator light illuminates when
the overdrive off mode is selected.
a) Do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH
(72 km/h).
For additional information, see ““CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (CVT)” in
the “5. Starting and driving” section of this
manual.
b) Avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.
c) Avoid steep uphill grades.
d) If possible, reduce the amount of cargo
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Security indicator light
The light blinks when the ignition switch is in the
ACC, OFF or LOCK position. This function
indicates the security system equipped on the
vehicle is operational.
If the security system is malfunctioning, this light
will remain on while the ignition switch is in the
ON position. For additional information, see
“SECURITY SYSTEMS” later in this section.
Slip indicator light
The light will blink when the Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC) system is operating, thus alerting
the driver to the fact that the road surface is
slippery and the vehicle is nearing its traction
limits.
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off
indicator light
The light illuminates when the Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC) off switch is pushed to OFF. This
indicates that the VDC system is not operating.
When the VDC off indicator light and slip
indicator light illuminate with the VDC system
turned on, this light alerts the driver to the fact
that the VDC system’s fail-safe mode is operating, for example the VDC system may not be
functioning properly. Have the system checked
by a NISSAN dealer. If a malfunction occurs in
the system, the VDC system function will be
canceled but the vehicle is still driveable. For
additional information, see “VEHICLE DYNAMIC
CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting
and driving” section of this manual.
AUDIBLE REMINDERS
Small light indicator light
The light illuminates when the headlight switch is
turned to the
position.
Turn signal/hazard indicator lights
The light flashes when the turn signal switch
lever or hazard switch is turned on.
Key reminder chime
The key reminder chime sounds if the driver’s
side door is opened while the key is left in the
ignition switch and the ignition switch is in the
ACC, OFF or LOCK position. Remove the key
and take it with you when leaving the vehicle.
switch is in the ACC, OFF or LOCK position.
Turn the light switch off when you leave the
vehicle.
Brake pad wear warning
The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings. When a brake pad requires replacement, it
will make a high pitched scraping sound when
the vehicle is in motion. This scraping sound will
first occur only when the brake pedal is
depressed. After more wear of the brake pad,
the sound will always be heard even if the brake
pedal is not depressed. Have the brakes
checked as soon as possible if the warning
sound is heard.
Parking brake reminder chime
The parking brake reminder chime will sound if
the vehicle is driven at more than 4 MPH (7
km/h) with the parking brake applied. Stop the
vehicle and release the parking brake.
Seat belt warning chime
The seat belt warning chime will sound for about
6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt is
securely fastened.
Light reminder chime
Intelligent Key door buzzer (if so
equipped)
The light reminder chime will sound when the
driver side door is opened with the light switch
in the
or
position, and the ignition
When the chime or buzzer sounds from inside
and outside the vehicle, check for the following:
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SECURITY SYSTEMS
.
The ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position.
.
The intelligent Key is not left inside the
vehicle.
.
Doors are closed securely.
.
The selector lever is in the P position.
The system helps deter vehicle theft but cannot
prevent it, nor can it prevent the theft of interior
or exterior vehicle components in all situations.
Always secure your vehicle even if parking for a
brief period. Never leave your keys in the vehicle,
and always lock it when unattended. Be aware
of your surroundings, and park in secure, well-lit
areas whenever possible.
When the buzzer sounds, be sure to check both
the vehicle and the Intelligent Key.
See “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” in the “3.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section.
SIC2133
Your vehicle has two types of security systems,
as follows:
.
Vehicle security system
.
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System
Many devices offering additional protection,
such as component locks, identification markers,
and tracking systems, are available at auto
supply stores and specialty shops. Your
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.
The security condition will be shown by the
security indicator light.
VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM
The vehicle security system provides visual and
audio alarm signals if someone opens the doors,
or lift gate when the system is armed. It is not,
however, a motion detection type system that
activates when a vehicle is moved or when a
vibration occurs.
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SIC2045
How to arm the vehicle security system
1. Close all windows.
The system can be armed even if the
windows are open.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position and remove the key if it is inserted.
3. Close all doors. Lock all doors. The doors
can be locked with:
.
the lock button
on the keyfob or
Intelligent Key (if so equipped)
.
any request switch (Intelligent Key
equipped model)
.
the power door lock switch
.
the key — master or mechanical (Intelligent Key equipped model)
4. Confirm that the security indicator light
illuminates. The security indicator light stays
on for about 30 seconds. The vehicle
security system is now pre-armed. After
about 30 seconds the vehicle security
system automatically shifts into the armed
phase. The security light begins to flash
once every approximately 3 seconds. If,
during this 30-second pre-arm time period,
the door is unlocked, or the ignition switch is
turned to the ACC or ON position, the
system will not arm.
Even when the driver and/or passengers
are in the vehicle, the system will activate
with all doors locked with the ignition
switch in the LOCK position. When turning
the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position, the system will be released.
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
approximately 50 seconds. However, the
alarm reactivates if the vehicle is tampered
with again.
The alarm is activated by:
.
Unlocking the door without using the keyfob,
the Intelligent Key (if so equipped) the
request switch (if so equipped) or the key.
(Even if the door is opened by releasing the
door inside lock knob, the alarm will
activate.)
How to stop an activated alarm
The alarm will stop by unlocking a door by
pushing the unlock button
on the keyfob or
Intelligent Key, pushing the request switch or
using the key. The alarm will not stop if the
ignition switch is turned to the ACC or ON
position.
If the system does not operate as described above, have it checked by a
NISSAN dealer.
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 the registered
key, it may be due to interference caused by
another registered key, an automated toll road
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device or automated payment device on the key
ring. Restart the engine using the following
procedures:
1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position
for approximately 5 seconds.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK
position and wait approximately 10 seconds.
operation of the device.
CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EXPRESSLY APPROVED BY THE PARTY
RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE COULD
VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT.
3. Repeat step 1 and 2 again.
4. Restart the engine while holding the device
(which may have caused the interference)
separate from the registered key.
If this procedure allows the engine to start,
NISSAN recommends placing the registered key on a separate key ring to avoid
interference from other devices.
Statement related to section 15 of FCC
rules for NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer
System (CONT ASSY-BCM. ANT ASSYIMMOBILISER)
This device complies with part 15 of the
FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions;
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
SIC2045
Security indicator light
The security indicator light is located on the
meter panel. It indicates the status of the
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System.
The light blinks after the ignition switch was in
the LOCK position. This function indicates the
security systems equipped on the vehicle are
operational.
If the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is
malfunctioning, this light will remain on while the
ignition switch is in the ON position.
If the light still remains on and/or the
engine will not start, see a NISSAN dealer
for NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System
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WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER
SWITCH
service as soon as possible. Please bring
all registered keys that you have when
visiting a NISSAN dealer for service.
WARNING
In freezing temperatures the washer
solution may freeze on the windshield
and obscure your vision which may lead
to an accident. Warm windshield with
the defroster before you wash the
windshield.
CAUTION
.
Do not operate the washer continuously for more than 30 seconds.
.
Do not operate the washer if the
reservoir tank is empty.
.
Do not fill the window washer
reservoir tank with washer fluid
concentrates at full strength. Some
methyl alcohol based washer fluid
concentrates may permanently stain
the grille if spilled while filling the
window washer reservoir tank.
.
Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates
with water to the manufacturer’s
recommended levels before pouring
the fluid into the window washer
reservoir tank. Do not use the
window washer reservoir tank to
mix the washer fluid concentrate
and water.
If the windshield wiper operation is interrupted by snow or ice, the wiper may stop
moving to protect its motor. If this occurs,
turn the wiper switch to the OFF position
and remove the snow or ice that is on and
around the wiper arms. In approximately 1
minute, turn the switch on again to operate
the wiper.
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REAR WINDOW WIPER AND
WASHER SWITCH
times.
WARNING
In freezing temperatures the washer
solution may freeze on the rear window
glass and obscure your vision. Warm
the rear window with the defroster
before you wash the rear window.
CAUTION
SIC2821
The windshield wiper and washer operates
when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
.
Do not operate the washer continuously for more than 30 seconds.
.
Do not operate the washer if the
reservoir tank is empty.
.
Do not fill the window washer
reservoir tank with washer fluid
concentrates at full strength. Some
methyl alcohol based washer fluid
concentrates may permanently stain
the grille if spilled while filling the
window washer reservoir tank.
.
Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates
with water to the manufacturer’s
recommended levels before pouring
the fluid into the window washer
reservoir tank. Do not use the
window washer reservoir tank to
mix the washer fluid concentrate
Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the
following speed:
1
*
2
*
3
*
Intermittent — intermittent operation can be
A
adjusted by turning the knob toward *
B (Faster).
(Slower) or *
Low — continuous low speed operation
High — continuous high speed operation
4
to have one sweep
Push the lever up *
operation of the wiper.
5
Pull the lever toward you *
to operate the
washer. Then the wiper will also operate several
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REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE
MIRROR DEFROSTER SWITCH
and water.
If the rear window wiper operation is
interrupted by snow or ice, the wiper may
stop moving to protect its motor. If this
occurs, turn the wiper switch to the OFF
position and remove the snow or ice that is
on and around the wiper arms. In approximately 1 minute, turn the switch on again
to operate the wiper.
SIC3480
The rear window wiper and washer operate
when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
Turn the switch clockwise from the OFF position
to operate the wiper.
1
*
2
*
Intermittent (INT) — intermittent operation
(not adjustable)
Low (ON) — continuous low speed operation
3
Push the switch forward *
to operate the
washer. Then the wiper will also operate several
times.
SIC3481
To defog/defrost the rear window glass and
outside mirrors (if so equipped), start the engine
1
and push the switch on. The indicator light *
will illuminate. Push the switch again to turn the
defroster off.
It will automatically turn off in approximately 15
minutes.
CAUTION
When cleaning the inner side of the rear
window, be careful not to scratch or
damage the rear window defroster.
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HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL
SWITCH
off the headlights for short intervals
(for example, when the vehicle stops at
a traffic signal).
XENON HEADLIGHTS (if so equipped)
WARNING
HIGH VOLTAGE
.
When xenon headlights are on, they
produce a high voltage. To prevent
an electric shock, never attempt to
modify or disassemble. Always have
your xenon headlights replaced at a
NISSAN dealer.
.
Xenon headlights provide considerably more light than conventional
headlights. If they are not correctly
aimed, they might temporarily blind
an oncoming driver or the driver
ahead of you and cause a serious
accident. If headlights are not aimed
correctly, immediately take your vehicle to a NISSAN dealer and have
the headlights adjusted correctly.
.
If the xenon headlight bulb is close to
burning out, the brightness will drastically decrease, the light will start
blinking, or the color of the light will
become reddish. If one or more of the
above signs appear, contact a NISSAN
dealer.
SIC2745
Type A
When the xenon headlight is initially turned on,
its brightness or color varies slightly. However,
the color and brightness will soon stabilize.
.
The life of xenon headlights will be
shortened by frequent on-off operation. It is generally desirable not to turn
SIC3019
Type B
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HEADLIGHT SWITCH
has been pushed to the OFF position.
.
Lighting
*
1
2
*
Turn the switch to the
position:
The front park, side marker, tail, license
plate and instrument lights will come on.
Turn the switch to the
position:
Headlights will come on and all the other
lights remain on.
When the headlight switch remains in the
or
position after the lights
automatically turn off, the lights will turn on
when the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position.
CAUTION
.
When you turn on the headlight
switch again after the lights automatically turn off, the lights will not
turn off automatically. Be sure to
turn the light switch to the OFF
position when you leave the vehicle
for extended periods of time, otherwise the battery will be discharged.
.
Never leave the light switch on
when the engine is not running for
extended periods of time even if the
headlights turn off automatically.
SIC3484
Headlight beam select
1
*
2
*
3
*
To select the low beam, put the lever in the
neutral position as shown.
To select the high beam, push the lever
forward while the switch is in the
position. Pull it back to select the low beam.
Pulling the lever toward you will flash the
headlight high beam even when the headlight switch is in the OFF position.
Battery saver system
.
When the headlight switch is in the
or
position while the ignition switch is in
the ON position, the lights will automatically
turn off 5 minutes after the ignition switch
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WARNING
SIC2275
Headlight aiming control (if so equipped)
Depending on the number of occupants in the
vehicle and the load it is carrying, the headlight
axis may be higher than desired. If the vehicle is
traveling on a hilly road, the headlights may
directly hit the rearview mirror of the vehicle
ahead or the windshield of the oncoming
vehicle. The light axis can be lowered with the
operation of the switch.
The larger the number designated on the switch,
the lower the axis.
When traveling with no heavy load or on a flat
road, select position 0.
Xenon headlights are extremely bright
compared to conventional headlights. If
the xenon headlights hit the rearview
mirror of the vehicle ahead or the
windshield of oncoming vehicle, the
driver of these vehicles may have
difficulty driving because of the brightness. Use the headlight aiming control
switch to lower the light axis. See
“XENON HEADLIGHTS” earlier in this
section for additional information.
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.
Daytime running light system (Canada
only)
The daytime running lights automatically illuminate when the engine is started with the parking
brake released. The daytime running lights
operate with the headlight switch in the OFF
position or in the
position. Turn the
headlight switch to the
position for full
illumination when driving at night.
If the parking brake is applied before the engine
is started, the daytime running lights do not
illuminate. The daytime running lights illuminate
once the parking brake is released. The daytime
running lights will remain on until the ignition
switch is turned to the OFF position.
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Instrument brightness control
The instrument brightness control operates
when the headlight switch is in the
or
position.
A to adjust the brightness of
Turn the control *
the instrument panel lights. The brightness
B will be shown briefly in the vehicle
indicator *
information display when the control is turned.
When the brightness level reaches the maximum
or minimum, a beep will sound.
SIC3488
SIC3958
TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
1 Turn signal
*
Move the lever up or down to signal the turning
direction. When the turn is completed, the turn
signals cancel automatically.
2 Lane change signal
*
To indicate a lane change, move the lever up or
down to the point where lights begin flashing.
SIC3959
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
SWITCH
.
Turn signals do not work when the
hazard warning flasher lights are
on.
The flasher can be actuated with the ignition
switch in any position.
Some state laws may prohibit the use of
the hazard warning flasher switch while
driving.
SIC3020
FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped)
To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight
switch to the
position, then turn the switch
to the
position. To turn them off, turn the
switch to the OFF position.
The headlights must be on for the fog lights to
operate.
When the headlight high-beam is selected, the
fog lights turn off.
SIC2574
Push the switch on to warn other drivers when
you must stop or park under emergency conditions. All turn signal lights will flash.
WARNING
.
If stopping for an emergency, be
sure to move the vehicle well off the
road.
.
Do not use the hazard warning
flashers while moving on the highway unless unusual circumstances
force you to drive so slowly that
your vehicle might become a hazard
to other traffic.
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HORN
HEATED SEATS (if so equipped)
CAUTION
.
The battery could run down if the
seat heater is operated while the
engine is not running.
.
Do not use the seat heater for
extended periods or when no one
is using the seat.
.
Do not put anything on the seat
which insulates heat, such as a
blanket, cushion, seat cover, etc.
Otherwise, the seat may become
overheated.
SIC3404
To sound the horn, push the center pad area of
the steering wheel.
.
Do not place anything hard or heavy
on the seat or pierce it with a pin or
similar object. This may result in
damage to the heater.
.
Any liquid spilled on the heated seat
should be removed immediately
with a dry cloth.
.
When cleaning the seat, never use
gasoline, thinner, or any similar
materials.
.
If any abnormalities are found or the
heated seat does not operate, turn
the switch off and have the system
checked by a NISSAN dealer.
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.
SIC3355
The front seats are warmed by built-in heaters.
The switches located on the center console can
be operated independently of each other.
1. Start the engine.
2. Select heat range.
1 For high heat, push the HI (High) side of
*
the switch.
2 For low heat, push the LO (Low) side of
*
the switch.
3
The indicator light in the switch *
will
illuminate when low or high is selected.
3. To turn off the heater, return the switch to
the level position. Make sure the indicator
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VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
OFF SWITCH
CLOCK
light goes off.
The heater is controlled by a thermostat,
automatically turning the heater on and off.
The indicator light will remain on as long as
the switch is on.
When the vehicle’s interior is warmed, or
before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn
off the switch.
SIC1881
The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most
driving conditions.
If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC
system reduces the engine output to reduce
wheel spin. The engine speed will be reduced
even if the accelerator is depressed to the floor.
If maximum engine power is needed to free a
stuck vehicle, turn the VDC system off.
To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF
switch. The
indicator will illuminate.
Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the
engine to turn on the system. (See “VEHICLE
DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM” in the
“5. Starting and driving” section.)
SIC3548
The digital clock (in the audio unit) displays time
when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position.
1 to turn the clock on
Push the CLOCK button *
or off.
ADJUSTING THE TIME
1 until
1. Push and hold the CLOCK button *
the display shows “H-Seek M-Tune”.
2 to adjust
2. Push the SEEK/TRACK button *
the hours.
3. Push the TUNE/FF·REW button
adjust the minutes.
4. Push the CLOCK button
1
*
3
*
to
again to exit
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POWER OUTLET
the clock set mode.
The power outlet is located in the instrument
panel and the center console (if so equipped).
The display will return to the regular clock
display after 10 seconds.
CAUTION
If the power supply is disconnected, the
clock will not indicate the correct time.
Readjust the time.
.
The outlet and plug may be hot
during or immediately after use.
.
Do not use with accessories that
exceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power
draw. Do not use double adapters or
more than one electrical accessory.
.
Use power outlet with the engine
running to avoid discharging the
vehicle battery.
.
Avoid using power outlet when the
air conditioner, headlights or rear
window defroster is on.
.
This power outlet is not designed
for use with a cigarette lighter unit.
.
Push the plug in as far as it will go.
If good contact is not made, the plug
may overheat or the internal temperature fuse may open.
.
Before inserting or disconnecting a
plug, be sure the electrical accessory being used is turned OFF.
.
When not in use, be sure to close
the cap. Do not allow water to
SIC3492
Instrument panel
SIC3493
Center console (if so equipped)
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STORAGE
contact the outlet.
CUP HOLDERS
CAUTION
.
Avoid abrupt starting and braking
when the cup holder is being used
to prevent spilling the drink. If the
liquid is hot, it can scald you or your
passenger.
.
Use only soft cups in the cup holder.
Hard objects can injure you in an
accident.
SIC3494
Front
A will be folded down when inserting
The flap *
a large container.
To remove the inner tray for cleaning, pull it up as
1 .
illustrated *
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direct sunlight. The heat may damage the glasses.
SIC3495
SIC3496
Rear
To open the cup holder, pull the lid.
SUNGLASSES HOLDER
WARNING
Keep the sunglasses holder closed
while driving to prevent an accident.
To open the sunglasses holder, push
1 .
*
CAUTION
.
Do not use for anything other than
glasses.
.
Do not leave glasses in the sunglasses holder while parking in
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GLOVE BOX
WARNING
Keep glove box lid closed while driving
to help prevent injury in an accident or a
sudden stop.
To open the glove box, pull the handle.
To close, push the lid in until the lock latches.
The glove box light illuminates when the headlight switch is turned on.
SIC3497
A
*
B
*
C
*
Card holder
Back side pocket of lid
Removable partition
To remove the partition, pull it out.
SIC3499
CONSOLE BOX
To open the console boxes, push up the knob
A and pull up the lid.
*
To close, push the lid down until latched.
To remove the inner box (if so equipped) for
cleaning or storing a large object, pull it up as
B .
illustrated *
The inside of the console box lid is designed to
C and pen holders
be used as a card holder *
D .
*
SIC3498
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Black plate (102,1)
LUGGAGE FLOOR BOX (if so
equipped)
Type A: To open the luggage floor box, push
A . To close, push the lid until the lock latches.
*
The net partitions can be folded to make a larger
storage space.
CAUTION
To avoid damage, do not load more
than 22 lbs (10 kg) of cargo into the
luggage floor box.
SIC3501
Type A
Type B: To open the luggage floor box, pull the
B on the lid. To close, push the lid until
handle *
the lock latches.
The luggage floor box needs to be removed
when you need a spare tire. (See “FLAT TIRE” in
the “6. In case of emergency” section.)
SIC3502
LUGGAGE SIDE BOX
To open the luggage side box, pull up the strap.
SIC3514
Type B
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To stow the cargo cover, remove it from the
hooks and hold until it is retracted.
its attachment location. If the cargo
cover is not removed, it may damage the top tether strap during a
collision. Your child could be seriously injured or killed in a collision
if the child restraint top tether strap
is damaged.
To remove the cargo cover, stow the cover and
2 .
pull the holder to the opposite side *
WARNING
.
Never put anything on the cargo
cover, no matter how small. Any
object on it could cause an injury
in an accident or sudden stop.
.
Close the cargo cover when folding
the rear seat.
.
Do not leave the cargo cover in the
vehicle with it disengaged from the
holder.
.
Properly secure all cargo with ropes
or straps to help prevent it from
sliding or shifting. Do not place
cargo higher than the seatbacks. In
a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal
injury.
.
If the cargo cover contacts the top
tether strap when it is attached to
the top tether anchor, remove the
cargo cover from the vehicle or
secure it on the cargo floor below
SIC3503
CARGO COVER (if so equipped)
The cargo cover keeps the contents in the cargo
area hidden from the outside.
To use the cargo cover, pull it out and hang both
1 .
sides on the hooks *
.
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 that
contacts the top tether strap may
damage the top tether strap during
a collision. Your child could be
seriously injured or killed in a collision if the child restraint top tether
strap is damaged.
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ropes and hooks.
.
Unsecured luggage can become
dangerous in an accident or sudden
stop.
CAUTION
Do not apply a total load of more than
A or 7 lb (3 kg) *
B to a
22 lb (10 kg) *
single hook.
SIC3505
COAT HOOKS (if so equipped)
The coat hooks are equipped above the rear
window.
CAUTION
SIC3504
Do not apply a total load of more than 2
lb (1 kg) to a single hook.
LUGGAGE HOOKS (if so equipped)
WARNING
.
Always make sure that the luggage
is properly secured. Use the suitable
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WARNING
SIC3506
ROOF RACK (if so equipped)
To use the utility hook on the seatback, pull it.
Secure the crossbars to the roof rail before
loading. The crossbars are available from a
NISSAN dealer.
.
Do not apply a total load of more
than 6 lb (3 kg) to the hook.
.
Do not use the utility hook to pull
the seatback to the upright and
locked position. Doing so will cause
the utility hook to break.
Drive extra carefully when the vehicle is loaded at or near the cargo
carrying capacity, especially if the
significant portion of that load is
carried on the roof rack.
.
Heavy loading of the roof rack has
the potential to affect the vehicle
stability and handling during sudden or unusual handling maneuvers.
.
Roof rack load should be evenly
distributed.
.
Do not exceed maximum roof rack
load weight capacity.
.
Properly secure all cargo with ropes
or straps to help prevent it from
sliding or shifting. In a sudden stop
or collision, unsecured cargo could
cause personal injury.
SIC3549
UTILITY HOOK
CAUTION
.
Always distribute the luggage evenly on the roof
rack. Do not load more than 99 lb (45 kg). Be
careful that your vehicle does not exceed the
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or its
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR front and
rear). The GVWR and GAWR are located on the
F.M.V.S.S. or C.V.M.S.S. certification label (located on the driver’s door pillar). For more
information regarding GVWR and GAWR, see
“VEHICLE LOADING INFORMATION” in the “9.
Technical and consumer information” section.
CAUTION
Use care when placing or removing
items from the roof rack. If you cannot
comfortably lift the items onto the roof
rack from the ground, use a ladder or
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WINDOWS
stool.
POWER WINDOWS
WARNING
.
Make sure that all passengers have
their hands, etc. inside the vehicle
while it is in motion and before
closing the windows. Use the window lock switch to prevent unexpected use of the power windows.
.
Do not leave children unattended
inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly activate switches or controls and become trapped in the
window. Unattended children could
become involved in serious accidents.
The power windows operate when the ignition
switch is in the ON position, or for about 45
seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the
OFF position. If the driver’s or front passenger’s
door is opened during this period of about 45
seconds, power to the windows is canceled.
SIC3507
Main power window switch (driver’s
side)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Window lock button
Driver side window
Rear left passenger side window
Front passenger side window
Rear right passenger side window
A or
To open or close the window, push down *
B the switch and hold it. The main
pull up *
switch (driver side switches) will open or close
all the windows.
Locking passengers’ windows
C is pushed in, only the
When the lock button *
driver side window can be opened or closed.
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Push it in again to cancel.
SIC3508
SIC3509
Passenger side power window switch
Automatic operation (if so equipped)
The passenger side switch will open or close
only the corresponding window. To open or
close the window, push down or pull up the
switch and hold it.
The automatic operation is available for the
switch that has an
mark on its surface.
Type A: To fully open or close the window, push
down or pull up the switch to the second detent
and release it; the switch need not be held. The
window will automatically open or close all the
way. To stop the window, just push or lift the
switch in the opposite direction.
Type B: To fully open the window, push down
the switch to the second detent and release it;
the switch need not be held. The window will
automatically open all the way. To stop the
window, just lift the switch. To fully close the
window, push and hold the switch.
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MOONROOF (if so equipped)
A light push or pull on the switch will cause the
window to open or close until the switch is
released.
only) does not operate properly, perform the
following procedure to initialize the power
window system.
Auto-reverse function (if so equipped)
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
WARNING
There are some small distances immediately before the closed position which
cannot be detected. Make sure that all
passengers have their hands, etc., inside the vehicle before closing the
window.
If the control unit detects something caught in
the window as it is closing, the window will be
immediately lowered.
The auto reverse function can be activated when
the window is closed by automatic operation
when the ignition switch is in the ON position or
for 45 seconds after the ignition switch is turned
to the OFF position.
Depending on the environment or driving
conditions, the auto reverse function may
be activated if an impact or load similar to
something being caught in the window
occurs.
If the windows do not close automatically
If the power window automatic function (closing
WARNING
.
In an accident you could be thrown
from the vehicle through an open
moonroof. Always use seat belts
and child restraints.
.
Do not allow anyone to stand up or
extend any portion of their body out
of the moonroof opening while the
vehicle is in motion or while the
moonroof is closing.
2. Close the door.
3. Open the window completely by operating
the power window switch.
4. Pull the power window switch and hold it to
close the window, and then hold the switch
more than 3 seconds after the window is
closed completely.
5. Release the power window switch. Operate
the window by the automatic function to
confirm the initialization is complete.
If the power window automatic function does
not operate properly after performing the procedure above, have your vehicle checked by a
NISSAN dealer.
CAUTION
.
Remove water drops, snow, ice or
sand from the moonroof before
opening.
.
Do not place any heavy object on
the moonroof or surrounding area.
AUTOMATIC MOONROOF
The moonroof only operates when the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
The automatic moonroof is operational for about
45 seconds, even if the ignition switch is turned
to the OFF position. If the driver’s door or the
passenger’s door is opened during this period of
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about 45 seconds, power to the moonroof is
canceled.
Auto reverse function
WARNING
Sunshade
The sunshade will open automatically when the
moonroof is opened. However, it must be closed
manually.
There are some small distances immediately before the closed position which
cannot be detected. Make sure that all
passengers have their hands, etc., inside the vehicle before closing the
moonroof.
SIC3510
Sliding the moonroof
To fully open or close the moonroof, push the
1 or
2 and release
switch toward
*
*
it; it need not be held. The roof will automatically
open or close all the way. To stop the roof, push
the switch in any direction while it is opening or
closing.
If the control unit detects something caught in
the moonroof when it is closing, the moonroof
will be immediately opened.
The auto reverse function can be activated when
the moonroof is closed by automatic operation
when the ignition switch is in the ON position or
for about 45 seconds after the ignition switch is
turned to the OFF position.
Tilting the moonroof
If the moonroof cannot be closed automatically
when the auto reverse function activates due to
a malfunction, push and hold the switch toward
2 .
*
To tilt up, first close the moonroof by pushing the
2 . Push the switch toward
switch toward
*
2 again and release it; it need not be
*
held. To tilt down the moonroof, push the switch
1 .
toward
*
Depending on the environment or driving
conditions, the auto reverse function may
be activated if an impact or load similar to
something being caught in the moonroof
occurs.
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INTERIOR LIGHTS
If the moonroof does not operate
If the moonroof does not operate properly,
perform the following procedure to initialize the
moonroof operation system.
1. If the moonroof is open, close it fully by
repeatedly pushing the switch toward
2 .
*
2. Push and hold the switch toward
to tilt the moonroof up.
CAUTION
Do not use for extended periods of time
with the engine stopped. This could
result in a discharged battery.
2
*
3. Release the moonroof switch after the
moonroof moves slightly up and down.
4. Push and hold the switch toward
to fully tilt the moonroof down.
1
*
5. Check if the moonroof switch operates
normally.
SIC3511
MAP LIGHTS
Push the light lens to turn the map light on or off.
If the moonroof does not operate properly after
performing the procedure above, have your
vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer.
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position
— remain on for about 15 seconds.
.
doors are unlocked by pushing the unlock
button
(on the keyfob or Intelligent Key)
or the request switch (Intelligent Key system
equipped model), with the ignition switch in
the LOCK position
— remain on for about 15 seconds.
.
any door is opened and then closed with the
ignition switch in the LOCK position
— remain on for about 15 seconds.
SIC3512
The map light control switch has three positions:
1 , DOOR *
2 and OFF *
3 .
ON *
4
The light *
(if so equipped) will illuminate
when the headlight switch is turned to the
or
position.
ON position
When the switch is in the ON position
map lights will illuminate.
1 , the
*
DOOR position
2 ,
When the switch is in the DOOR position *
the map lights will illuminate under the following
conditions:
.
ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
.
any door is opened with the ignition switch
in the ACC or ON position
— remain on while the door is opened.
When the door is closed, the lights go off.
SIC3513
CEILING LIGHT
The ceiling light switch has three positions: ON,
DOOR and OFF.
The lights will turn off after 30 minutes
when the lights remain illuminated to
prevent the battery from becoming discharged.
ON position
OFF position
DOOR position
3 , the
When the switch is in the OFF position *
map lights will not illuminate, regardless of the
condition.
When the switch is in the ON position
ceiling light will illuminate.
1 , the
*
2 ,
When the switch is in the DOOR position *
the ceiling light will illuminate under the following
conditions:
.
ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position
— remain on for about 15 seconds.
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VANITY MIRROR LIGHTS (if so
equipped)
.
CARGO LIGHT (if so equipped)
doors are unlocked by pushing the unlock
button
(on the keyfob or Intelligent Key)
or the request switch (Intelligent Key system
equipped model), with the ignition switch in
the LOCK position
— remain on for about 15 seconds.
.
any door is opened and then closed with the
ignition switch in the LOCK position
— remain on for about 15 seconds.
.
any door is opened with the ignition switch
in the ACC or ON position
— remain on while the door is opened.
When the door is closed, the lights go off.
The light will turn off after 30 minutes
when the lights remain illuminated to
prevent the battery from becoming discharged.
OFF position
3 , the
When the switch is in the OFF position *
ceiling light will not illuminate, regardless of the
condition.
SIC2064
The light on the vanity mirror will turn on when
the cover on the vanity mirror is opened.
When the cover is closed, the light will turn off.
The lights will turn off after 30 minutes
when the lights remain illuminated to
prevent the battery from becoming discharged.
SIC2131A
1 , the
When the switch is in the ON position *
light illuminates while the lift gate is opened.
When the lift gate is closed, the light will turn off.
2 , the
When the switch is in the OFF position *
light will turn off.
The light will turn off after 30 minutes
when the lights remain illuminated to
prevent the battery from becoming discharged.
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HomeLink® UNIVERSAL
TRANSCEIVER (if so equipped)
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver provides a
convenient way to consolidate the functions of
up to three individual hand-held transmitters into
one built-in device.
reverse features as required by
federal safety standards. (These
standards became effective for
opener models manufactured after
April 1, 1982.) A garage door opener
which cannot detect an object in the
path of a closing garage door and
then automatically stop and reverse,
does not meet current federal safety
standards. Using a garage door
opener without these features increases the risk of serious injury or
death.
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver:
.
Will operate most Radio Frequency (RF)
devices such as garage doors, gates, home
and office lighting, entry door locks and
security systems.
.
Is powered by your vehicle’s battery. No
separate batteries are required. If the
vehicle’s battery is discharged or is disconnected, HomeLink® will retain all programming.
.
During programming procedure,
your garage door or security gate
may open or close. Make sure that
people and objects are clear of the
garage door, gate, etc. that you are
programming.
.
Your vehicle’s engine should be
turned off while programming
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver.
®
Once HomeLink Universal Transceiver is
programmed, retain the original transmitter for future programming procedures
(Example: new vehicle purchases). Upon
sale of the vehicle, the programmed
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver buttons
should be erased for security purposes.
For additional information, see “PROGRAMMING HomeLink®” later in this section.
WARNING
.
Do not use HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver with any garage door
opener that lacks safety stop and
1996) have “rolling code protection”. To program a garage door opener equipped with
“rolling code protection”; you will need to use
a ladder to get up to the garage door opener
motor to be able to access the “smart or learn”
program button.
PROGRAMMING HomeLink®
To program your HomeLink® Transceiver to
operate a garage door, gate, or entry door
opener, home or office lighting, you need to be
at the same location as the device. Note:
Garage door openers (manufactured after
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activate.
5. If the indicator light on HomeLink® blinks
rapidly for two seconds and then turns solid,
HomeLink® has picked up a “rolling code”
garage door opener signal. You will need to
proceed with the next steps to train HomeLink®, completing the programming may
require a ladder and another person for
convenience.
SIC3182
1. To begin, push and hold the 2 outer HomeLink® buttons (to clear the memory) until the
A blinks (after 20 seconds).
indicator light *
Release both buttons.
2. Position the end of the hand-held transmitter
1-3 inches away from the HomeLink® surface.
SIC3183
3. Using both hands, simultaneously push and
hold both the HomeLink® button you want to
program and the hand-held transmitter
button.
DO NOT release the buttons until step 4 has
been completed.
4. Hold down both buttons until the indicator
light on HomeLink® flashes, changing from a
“slow blink” to a “rapid blink”. This could
take up to 90 seconds. When the indicator
light blinks rapidly, both buttons may be
released. The rapidly flashing light indicates
successful programming. To activate the
garage door or other programmed device,
push and hold the programmed HomeLink®
button - releasing when the device begins to
6. Push and release the program button
located on the garage door opener’s motor
to activate the “training mode”. This button is
usually located near the antenna wire that
hangs down from the motor. If the wire
originates from under a light lens, you will
need to remove the lens to access the
training button.
NOTE:
Once you have pushed and released the
training button on the garage door opener’s motor and the “training light” is lit, you
have 30 seconds in which to perform step
7. For convenience, use the help of a
second person to assist when performing
this step.
7. Quickly (within 30 seconds of pushing and
releasing the garage door opener training
button) and firmly push and release the
HomeLink® button you’ve just programmed.
Push and release the HomeLink® button up
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to three times to complete the training.
®
8. Your HomeLink button should now be
programmed. To program the remaining
HomeLink® buttons for additional door or
gate openers, follow steps 2 through 8 only.
NOTE:
Do not repeat step 1 unless you want to
“clear” all previously programmed HomeLink® buttons.
If you have any questions or are having difficulty
programming your HomeLink® buttons, please
refer to the HomeLink® web site at: www.
homelink.com or call 1-800-355-3515.
the “cycling” process to prevent possible
damage to the garage door opener components.
OPERATING THE HomeLink® UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (once programmed) may now be used to activate the
garage door, etc. To operate, simply push the
appropriate programmed HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver button. The red indicator light will
illuminate while the signal is being transmitted.
PROGRAMMING TROUBLE-DIAGNOSIS
PROGRAMMING HomeLink® FOR CANADIAN CUSTOMERS
If HomeLink® does not quickly learn the handheld transmitter information:
Prior to 1992, D.O.C. regulations required
hand-held transmitters to stop transmitting after
2 seconds. To program your hand-held transmitter to HomeLink®, continue to push and hold
the HomeLink® button (note steps 2 through 4
under “Programming HomeLink®”) while you
push and re-push (“cycle”) your hand-held
transmitter every 2 seconds until the indicator
light flashes rapidly (indicating successful programming).
.
replace the hand-held transmitter batteries
with new batteries.
.
position the hand-held transmitter with its
battery area facing away from the HomeLink® surface.
.
push and hold both the HomeLink® and
hand-held transmitter buttons without interruption.
NOTE:
If programming a garage door opener, etc.,
it is advised to unplug the device during
.
position the hand-held transmitter 2 to 5 in
(50 to 127 mm) away from the HomeLink®
surface. Hold the transmitter in that position
for up to 15 seconds. If HomeLink® is not
programmed within that time, try holding the
transmitter in another position - keeping the
indicator light in view at all times.
If you continue to have programming difficulties,
please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs
Department. The phone numbers are located in
the Foreword of this Owner’s Manual.
CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED INFORMATION
Individual buttons cannot be cleared, however to
clear all programming, push and hold the two
outside buttons and release when the indicator
light begins to flash (in approximately 20
seconds).
REPROGRAMMING A SINGLE
HomeLink® BUTTON
To reprogram a HomeLink® Universal Transceiver button, complete the following.
1. Push and hold the desired HomeLink ®
button. Do not release the button until step
4 has been completed.
2. When the indicator light begins to flash
slowly (after 20 seconds), position the
hand-held transmitter 2 to 5 in (50 to 127
mm) away from the HomeLink® surface.
3. Push and hold the hand-held transmitter
button.
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4. The HomeLink® indicator light will flash, first
slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator
light begins to flash rapidly, release both
buttons.
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver button has
now been reprogrammed. The new device can
be activated by pushing the HomeLink® button
that was just programmed. This procedure will
not affect any other programmed HomeLink®
buttons.
The transmitter has been tested and
complies with FCC and DOC/MDC rules.
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the device.
DOC: ISTC 1763K1313
FCC I.D.: CB2V67690
IF YOUR VEHICLE IS STOLEN
If your vehicle is stolen, you should change the
codes of any non-rolling code device that has
been programmed into HomeLink®. Consult the
Owner’s Manual of each device or call the
manufacturer or dealer of those devices for
additional information.
When your vehicle is recovered, you will
need to reprogram the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver with your new transmitter
information.
FCC Notice:
This device complies with FCC rules part
15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference and (2) This
device must accept any interference that
may be received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
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3 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System keys . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Intelligent Keys (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Locking with key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Locking with power door lock switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Automatic door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Child safety rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Remote keyless entry system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
How to use remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Intelligent Key system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Intelligent Key operating range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Door locks/unlocks precaution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Intelligent Key operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Warning lights and audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to use remote keyless entry function . . . . . . . . . .
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lift gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lift gate release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening the fuel-filler door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel-filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tilt operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inside mirror. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outside mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-13
3-14
3-16
3-20
3-21
3-22
3-22
3-22
3-22
3-24
3-24
3-24
3-25
3-25
3-26
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KEYS
A key number plate is supplied with your keys.
Record the key number and keep it in a safe
place (such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. If
you lose your keys, see a NISSAN dealer for
duplicates by using the key number. NISSAN
does not record any key numbers so it is very
important to keep track of your key number plate.
duplicate your existing key. As many as 5 keys
can be used with one vehicle. You should bring
all the registered keys that you have to a
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.
A key number is only necessary when you have
lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate
from. If you still have a key, this key can be
duplicated by a NISSAN dealer.
SPA2405
1.
2.
Master key (2)
Key number plate (1)
NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM KEYS
Your vehicle can only be driven with 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.
CAUTION
Do not allow the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System key, which contains
an electrical transponder, to come in
contact with salt water. This could
cause the system to malfunction.
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
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nents when registering new keys, be sure to take
all Intelligent Keys that you have to the NISSAN
dealer.
CAUTION
.
Do not allow the Intelligent Key,
which contains electrical components, to come into contact with
water or salt water. This could affect
the system function.
.
Do not drop the Intelligent Key.
.
Do not strike the Intelligent Key
sharply against another object.
Intelligent Key (2)
Mechanical key (inside Intelligent Key) (2)
Key number plate (1)
.
Do not place the Intelligent Key for
an extended period in an area where
temperatures exceed 1408F (608C).
Mechanical key
INTELLIGENT KEYS (if so equipped)
.
Do not attach the Intelligent Key
with a key holder that contains a
magnet.
To install the mechanical key, firmly insert it into
the Intelligent Key until the lock knob returns to
the lock position.
.
Do not place the Intelligent Key near
equipment that produces a magnetic field, such as a TV, audio
equipment and personal computers.
Use the mechanical key to lock or unlock the
doors. (See “DOORS” later in this section.)
SPA2406
1.
2.
3.
Your vehicle can only be driven with the
Intelligent Keys which are registered to your
vehicle’s Intelligent Key system components and
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System components. As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be
registered and used with one vehicle. The new
keys must be registered by a NISSAN dealer
prior to use with the Intelligent Key system and
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System of your
vehicle. Since the registration process requires
erasing all memory in the Intelligent Key compo-
SPA2033
To remove the mechanical key, release the lock
knob at the back of the Intelligent Key.
CAUTION
Always carry the mechanical key installed in the Intelligent Key.
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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.
SPA2394
LOCKING WITH KEY
LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK KNOB
The power door lock system allows you to lock
or unlock all doors simultaneously.
To lock the door without the key, move the inside
1 then close the
lock knob to the lock position *
door.
.
.
3-4
SPA1814
Turning the driver’s door key cylinder to the
1 will lock all doors.
front of the vehicle *
Turning the driver’s door key cylinder once
2 will unlock the
to the rear of the vehicle *
driver’s door. After returning the key to the
neutral position, turning it to the rear again
within 5 seconds will unlock all doors and
the lift gate.
To unlock, move the inside lock knob to the
2 .
unlock position *
When locking the door without a key, be
sure not to leave the key inside the vehicle.
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switch to the
position (UNLOCK)
for more than 5 seconds.
Lockout protection
When the power door lock switch (driver or front
passenger) is moved to the lock position with
the key in the ignition switch or the Intelligent
Key in the vehicle and any door open, all doors
will lock and unlock automatically.
This function helps to prevent the keys from
being accidentally locked inside the vehicle.
AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKS
SPA2300
LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR LOCK
SWITCH
Operating the power door lock switch will lock
or unlock all the doors. The switches are located
on the driver’s and front passenger’s door
armrests.
To lock the doors, push the power door lock
1 with the driver’s
switch to the lock position *
or front passenger’s door open, then close the
door.
When locking the door this way, be sure
not to leave the key inside the vehicle.
To unlock the doors, push the power door lock
2 .
switch to the unlock position *
.
All doors will be locked automatically when
the vehicle speed reaches 15 MPH (24
km/h).
.
All doors will be unlocked automatically
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ACC position.
.
To change AUTO LOCK settings: push
and hold the power door lock switch to
the
position (LOCK) for more than
5 seconds.
4. When activated, the hazard indicator will
flash twice. When deactivated, the hazard
indicator will flash once.
5. The ignition must be placed in the OFF and
ON position again between each setting
change.
The automatic lock and unlock functions
can be deactivated or activated independently of each other.
To deactivate or activate the automatic lock or
unlock system, perform the following procedure.
1. Close all doors.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
3. Do one of the following within 20 seconds of
performing step 2.
.
To change AUTO UNLOCK settings:
push and hold the power door lock
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Black plate (122,1)
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
(if so equipped)
It is possible to lock/unlock all doors (including
the lift gate), and activate the panic alarm by
using the keyfob from outside the vehicle.
Before locking the doors, make sure the
key is not left in the vehicle.
The keyfob can operate at a distance of
approximately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle.
(The effective distance depends upon the
conditions around the vehicle.)
As many as 5 keyfobs can be used with one
vehicle. For information concerning the purchase and use of additional keyfobs, contact a
NISSAN dealer.
SPA2037
CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK
Child safety rear door locks help prevent the rear
doors from being opened accidentally, especially when small children are in the vehicle.
When the levers are in the lock position
1 , the rear doors can be opened only
*
from the outside.
To disengage, move the levers to the unlock
2 .
position *
The keyfob will not function:
.
When the keyfob is not within the operational range.
.
When the doors are open or not closed
securely.
.
When the key is in the ignition switch.
.
When the battery is discharged.
Do not strike the keyfob sharply
against another object.
.
Do not place the keyfob for an
extended period in an area where
temperatures exceed 1408F (608C).
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.
If the indicator light on the keyfob does not
illuminate when pushing the buttons, the keyfob
battery may be discharged.
For information regarding the replacement of a
battery, see “BATTERY REPLACEMENT” in the
“8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
CAUTION
The following conditions or occurrences will damage the keyfob.
. Do not allow the keyfob to become
wet.
.
3-6
.
Do not drop the keyfob.
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Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 9/ 22
Black plate (123,1)
5. The hazard indicator flashes twice and the
horn chirps once.
.
.
When the LOCK
button is pushed with
all doors locked, the hazard indicator flashes
twice and the horn chirps once as a
reminder that the doors are already locked.
Operate the door handles to confirm that the
doors have been securely locked.
Unlocking doors
1 LOCK button
*
2 UNLOCK button
*
3 PANIC button
*
1. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
2. Close all the doors.
3. Push the LOCK
button on the keyfob.
4. All the doors will lock.
All of the doors will lock when the LOCK
button is pushed even though a door
remains open.
.
The ignition switch is turned to the ON
position.
The interior light can be turned off without
waiting for 15 seconds by turning the ignition
switch to the ON position or by locking the
doors with the keyfob.
Using the panic alarm
.
The driver’s door unlocks.
.
The hazard indicator flashes once if all
doors are completely closed.
The theft warning alarm and headlights will stay
on for 25 seconds.
.
The interior light illuminates and the light
timer activates for 15 seconds when the
switch is in the DOOR position.
The panic alarm stops when:
HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS
ENTRY SYSTEM
Locking doors
Any door or lift gate is opened.
If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened,
you may activate the alarm to call attention by
pushing and holding the PANIC
button on
the keyfob for longer than 1 second (with the
key removed from the ignition switch).
1. Push the UNLOCK
keyfob once.
SPA2416
.
2. Push the UNLOCK
5 seconds.
button on the
button again within
.
All the doors and the lift gate unlock.
.
The hazard indicator flashes once if all
doors are completely closed.
.
It has run for 25 seconds, or
.
The LOCK
button or the UNLOCK
button is pushed, or
.
The PANIC
button is pushed on the
keyfob for longer than 1 second.
All doors will be locked automatically unless one
of the following operations is performed within 1
minute of pushing the UNLOCK
button.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7
Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 9/ 22
Black plate (124,1)
INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM (if so
equipped)
WARNING
SPA1260
Setting hazard indicator and horn mode
This vehicle is set in hazard indicator and horn
mode when you first receive the vehicle.
In hazard indicator and horn mode, when the
LOCK
button is pushed, the hazard
indicator flashes twice and the horn chirps
once. When the UNLOCK
button is
pushed, the hazard indicator flashes once.
If hazard indicator and horn mode is not
necessary, you can switch to hazard indicator
only mode by following the switching procedure.
In hazard indicator only mode, when the LOCK
button is pushed, the hazard indicator
flashes twice. When the UNLOCK
button
3-8
is pushed, neither the hazard indicator nor the
horn operates.
Switching procedure:
and UNLOCK
Push the LOCK
buttons simultaneously for more than 2 seconds
to switch from one mode to the other.
When pushing the buttons to set hazard
indicator only mode, the hazard indicator flashes
3 times.
When pushing the buttons to set hazard
indicator and horn mode, the hazard indicator
flashes once and the horn chirps once.
.
Radio waves could adversely affect
electric medical equipment. Those
who use a pacemaker should contact the electric medical equipment
manufacturer for the possible influences before use.
.
The Intelligent Key transmits radio
waves when the buttons are
pushed. The FAA advises that the
radio waves may affect aircraft navigation and communication systems. Do not operate the
Intelligent Key while on an airplane.
Make sure the buttons are not
operated unintentionally when the
unit is stored during a flight.
The Intelligent Key system can operate all the
door locks using the remote controller function
or pushing the request switch on the vehicle
without taking the key out from a pocket or
purse. The operating environment and/or conditions may affect the Intelligent Key system
operation.
Be sure to read the following before using the
Intelligent Key system.
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Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 9/ 22
Black plate (125,1)
CAUTION
.
.
Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key
with you when operating the vehicle.
Never leave the Intelligent Key in
the vehicle when you leave the
vehicle.
The Intelligent Key is always communicating with
the vehicle as it receives radio waves. The
Intelligent Key system transmits weak radio
waves. Environmental conditions may interfere
with the operation of the Intelligent Key system
under the following operating conditions.
.
When operating near a location where
strong radio waves are transmitted, such
as a TV tower, power station and broadcasting station.
.
When in possession of wireless equipment,
such as a cellular telephone, transceiver,
and CB radio.
.
When the Intelligent Key is in contact with or
covered by metallic materials.
.
When any type of radio wave remote control
is used nearby.
.
When the Intelligent Key is placed near an
electric appliance such as a personal
computer.
.
When the vehicle is parked near a parking
meter.
In such cases, correct the operating conditions
before using the Intelligent Key function or use
the mechanical key.
Although the life of the battery varies depending
on the operating conditions, the battery’s life is
approximately 2 years. If the battery is discharged, replace it with a new one.
Since the Intelligent Key is continuously receiving radio waves, if the key is left near equipment
which transmits strong radio waves, such as
signals from a TV and personal computer, the
battery life may become shorter.
For information regarding replacement of a
battery, see “BATTERY REPLACEMENT” in
the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be registered
and used with one vehicle. For information about
the purchase and use of additional Intelligent
Keys, contact a NISSAN dealer.
CAUTION
.
Do not allow the Intelligent Key,
which contains electrical components, to come into contact with
water or salt water. This could affect
the system function.
.
Do not drop the Intelligent Key.
.
Do not strike the Intelligent Key
sharply against another object.
.
Do not change or modify the Intelligent Key.
.
Wetting may damage the Intelligent
Key. If the Intelligent Key gets wet,
immediately wipe until it is completely dry.
.
Do not place the Intelligent Key for
an extended period in an area where
temperatures exceed 1408F (608C).
.
Do not attach the Intelligent Key
with a key holder that contains a
magnet.
.
Do not place the Intelligent Key near
equipment that produces a magnetic field, such as a TV, audio
equipment, personal computers or
cellular phone.
If an Intelligent Key is lost or stolen, NISSAN
recommends erasing the ID code of that
Intelligent Key from the vehicle. This may prevent
the unauthorized use of the Intelligent Key to
operate the vehicle. For information regarding
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the erasing procedure, contact a NISSAN dealer.
SPA2074
INTELLIGENT KEY OPERATING
RANGE
The Intelligent Key functions can only be used
when the Intelligent Key is within the specified
1 .
operating range from the request switch *
switches may not function.
When the Intelligent Key is within the operating
range, it is possible for anyone who does not
carry the Intelligent Key to push the request
switch to lock/unlock the doors.
When the Intelligent Key battery is discharged or
strong radio waves are present near the operating location, the Intelligent Key system’s operating range becomes narrower, and the Intelligent
Key may not function properly.
The operating range is within 31.50 in (80 cm)
1 .
from each request switch *
If the Intelligent Key is too close to the door
glass, handle or rear bumper the request
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Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 9/ 22
Black plate (127,1)
.
Do not pull the door handle before pushing
the door handle request switch. The door
will be unlocked but will not open. Release
the door handle once and pull it again to
open the door.
SPA2407
DOOR LOCKS/UNLOCKS PRECAUTION
.
Do not push the door handle request switch
with the Intelligent Key held in your hand as
illustrated. The close distance to the door
handle will cause the Intelligent Key system
to have difficulty recognizing that the Intelligent Key is outside the vehicle.
.
After locking with the door handle request
switch, verify the doors are securely locked
by testing them.
.
To prevent the Intelligent Key from being left
inside the vehicle, make sure you carry the
key with you and then lock the doors.
SPA2408
INTELLIGENT KEY OPERATION
You can lock or unlock the doors without taking
the key out from your pocket or bag.
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Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 9/ 22
Black plate (128,1)
When you carry the Intelligent Key with you, you
can lock or unlock all doors by pushing the door
handle request switch (driver’s or front passenA or lift gate request switch *
B within
ger’s) *
the range of operation.
When you lock or unlock the doors, the hazard
indicator will flash and the horn (or the outside
chime) will sound as a confirmation. For details,
see “Setting hazard indicator and horn mode”
later in this section.
Locking doors
SPA2409
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.*1
2. Carry the Intelligent Key with you.
3. Close all the doors.*2
4. Push the door handle request switch (driA
ver’s or front passenger’s) *
or the lift
B while carrying the
gate request switch *
Intelligent Key with you.*3
5. All the doors and the lift gate will lock.
6. The hazard indicator flashes twice and the
outside chime sounds twice.
*1: Doors will lock with the request switch while
the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position.
SPA2410
*2: Doors will not lock with the request switch
while any door is open.
*3: Doors will not lock with the request switch
when the Intelligent Key is left inside the
vehicle. However, when an Intelligent Key is
inside the vehicle, doors can be locked with
another registered Intelligent Key.
Unlocking doors
A or
1. Push the door handle request switch *
B
the lift gate request switch *
while
carrying the Intelligent Key with you.
2. The hazard indicator flashes once and outside chime sounds once. The corresponding
door or the lift gate will unlock.
3. Push the request switch again within 5
seconds.
4. The hazard indicator flashes once and outside chime sounds once again. All the doors
and the lift gate will unlock.
All doors will be locked automatically unless one
of the following operations is performed within 1
minute after pushing the request switch while
the doors are locked.
.
Opening any doors.
.
Pushing the ignition switch.
.
Inserting the mechanical key into the ignition
switch.
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Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 9/ 22
Black plate (129,1)
During this 1-minute time period, if the UNLOCK
button on the Intelligent Key is pushed, all
doors will be locked automatically after another
1 minute.
CAUTION
When the buzzer sounds and the warning light illuminates, be sure to check
both the vehicle and the Intelligent Key.
SPA2411
A Intelligent Key system warning light
*
B P position selecting warning light
*
WARNING LIGHTS AND AUDIBLE
REMINDERS
The Intelligent Key system is equipped with a
function that is designed to minimize improper
operations and to help prevent the vehicle from
being stolen. The warning buzzer sounds and
the warning light illuminates when improper
operations are detected.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Symptom
Possible cause
Action to take
Take out the Intelligent Key from the vehicle
and push the request switch.
When pushing the request switch
Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position and push the request switch while
carrying the Intelligent Key with you.
The outside buzzer sounds for approximately 2
The doors cannot be locked.
seconds.
Close all the doors securely and push the
request switch while carrying the Intelligent
Key with you.
The outside buzzer sounds for approximately
10 seconds.
When closing the doors
The ignition switch is not turned to the
LOCK position.
Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
The Intelligent Key system warning light in the
instrument panel blinks in red and the outside The Intelligent Key is not in the vehicle.
buzzer sounds 3 times.
Carry the Intelligent Key with you.
The outside buzzer sounds for approximately 3 The Intelligent Key has been left in the
seconds and all doors unlock.
vehicle.
Carry the Intelligent Key from the vehicle
and close the door.
Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
When opening the driver’s door
A warning chime sounds continuously.
The ignition switch is not in the LOCK
position, or the mechanical key is
inserted into the ignition switch.
When stopping the engine
The P position selecting warning light in the
instrument panel blinks in red.
The selector lever is not in the P (Park) Shift the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
position.
When turning the ignition switch
A warning chime sounds continuously.
The ignition switch is not turned to the
LOCK position.
When starting the engine
The Intelligent Key system warning light in the
The battery charge is low.
instrument panel blinks in green.
Remove the mechanical key from the ignition switch.
Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
Replace the battery with a new one. (See
“BATTERY REPLACEMENT” in the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)
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Symptom
When pushing the ignition switch
Possible cause
Action to take
The Intelligent Key system warning light in the
The Intelligent Key is not in the vehicle.
instrument panel illuminates in red.
If the key warning light illuminates in red
even while you are carrying the Intelligent
Key, the battery is completely discharged.
Replace the battery with a new one. (See
“BATTERY REPLACEMENT” in the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)
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HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS
ENTRY FUNCTION
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 Intelligent Key transmits radio
waves when the buttons are
pushed. The FAA advises that the
radio waves may affect aircraft navigation and communication systems. Do not operate the
Intelligent Key while on an airplane.
Make sure the buttons are not
operated unintentionally when the
unit is stored during a flight.
CAUTION
.
Do not allow the Intelligent Key,
which contains electrical components, to come into contact with
water or salt water. This could affect
the system function.
.
Do not drop the Intelligent Key.
.
Do not strike the Intelligent Key
sharply against another object.
.
Do not change or modify the Intelligent Key.
.
Wetting may damage the Intelligent
Key. If the Intelligent Key gets wet,
immediately wipe until it is completely dry.
.
Do not place the Intelligent Key for
an extended period in an area where
temperatures exceed 1408F (608C).
.
Do not attach the Intelligent Key
with a key holder that contains a
magnet.
.
Do not place the Intelligent Key near
equipment that produces a magnetic field, such as a TV, audio
equipment, personal computers or
cellular phone.
The remote keyless entry function will not
operate:
.
When the Intelligent Key is not within the
operational range.
.
When the doors are open or not closed
securely.
.
When the Intelligent Key battery is discharged.
The remote keyless entry function can also
operate the vehicle alarm.
The remote keyless entry function can operate
all door locks using the remote keyless entry
function of the Intelligent Key. The remote
keyless entry function can operate at a distance
of approximately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle.
(The operating distance depends upon the
conditions around the vehicle.)
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4. Push the LOCK
Intelligent Key.
button
1
*
on the
5. All the doors and the lift gate will lock.
6. The hazard indicator flashes twice and the
horn chirps once.
*1: Doors will lock with the Intelligent Key while
the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position.
*2: Doors will not lock with the Intelligent Key
while any door is open.
SPA2252
1 LOCK button
*
2 UNLOCK button
*
3 PANIC button
*
When you lock or unlock the doors, the hazard
indicator will flash and the horn (or the outside
chime) will sound as a confirmation. For details,
see “Setting hazard indicator and horn mode”
later in this section.
Locking doors
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.*1
2. Carry the Intelligent Key with you.
3. Close all the doors.*2
Operate the door handles to confirm that the
doors have been securely locked.
Unlocking doors
1. Push the UNLOCK
Intelligent Key.
button
2
*
on the
2. The hazard indicator flashes once. The
driver’s door will unlock.
3. Push the UNLOCK
5 seconds.
button again within
4. The hazard indicator flashes once. All the
doors and the lift gate will unlock.
All doors will be locked automatically unless one
of the following operations is performed within 1
minute after pushing the UNLOCK
button
while the doors are locked.
.
Opening any doors.
.
Pushing the ignition switch.
.
Inserting the mechanical key into the ignition
switch.
During this 1-minute time period, if the UNLOCK
button is pushed, all doors will be locked
automatically after another 1 minute.
Using panic alarm
If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened,
you may activate the alarm to call attention as
follows:
3
1. Push the PANIC
button *
on the
Intelligent Key for more than 1 second.
2. The theft warning alarm and headlights will
stay on for 25 seconds.
3. The panic alarm stops when:
.
It has run for 25 seconds, or
.
Any of the buttons on the Intelligent Key
is pushed. (Note: Panic button must be
pushed for more than 1 second.)
Setting hazard indicator and horn mode
This vehicle is set in hazard indicator and horn
mode when you first receive the vehicle.
In hazard indicator and horn mode, when the
1 is pushed, the hazard
LOCK
button *
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indicator flashes twice and the horn chirps once.
2 is pushed,
When the UNLOCK
button *
the hazard indicator flashes once.
If horns are not necessary, the system can be
switched to the hazard indicator mode.
In hazard indicator mode, when the LOCK
button is pushed, the hazard indicator flashes
twice. When the UNLOCK
button is
pushed, neither the hazard indicator nor the
horn operates.
Hazard indicator and horn mode:
DOOR LOCK
Operation
Pushing door handle request switch
or lift gate request switch
Pushing
or
button
DOOR UNLOCK
HAZARD - twice
OUTSIDE CHIME - twice
HAZARD - once
OUTSIDE CHIME - once
HAZARD - twice
HORN - once
HAZARD - once
HORN - none
Hazard indicator mode:
DOOR LOCK
Operation
Pushing door handle request switch
or lift gate request switch
Pushing
or
button
DOOR UNLOCK
HAZARD - twice
HAZARD - none
HAZARD - twice
HAZARD - none
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Switching procedure:
To switch the hazard indicator and horn opera1
tion, push the LOCK
and UNLOCK
*
2 buttons on the Intelligent Key simulta*
neously for more than 2 seconds.
.
When the hazard indicator mode is set, the
hazard indicator flashes 3 times.
.
When the hazard indicator and horn mode is
set, the hazard indicator flashes once and
the horn chirps once.
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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.
SPA2412
When opening the hood:
1
1. Pull the hood release handle *
located
below the instrument panel; the hood will
then spring up slightly.
2 up at the front of the hood
2. Pull the lever *
with your fingertips.
3. Raise the hood.
4. Remove the support rod from the hood and
3 .
insert it into the slot *
been stopped.
When closing the hood:
1. Return the support rod to its original
position.
2. Slowly move the hood down to latch the
lock.
3. Push the hood down to lock the hood
securely into place.
A when removing or
Hold the coated part *
resetting the support rod. Avoid direct
contact with the metal parts, as they may
be hot immediately after the engine has
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LIFT GATE
To close the lift gate, pull down until it securely
locks.
WARNING
.
Always be sure the lift gate has
been closed securely to prevent it
from opening while driving.
.
Do not drive with the lift gate open.
This could allow dangerous exhaust
gases to be drawn into the vehicle.
See “EXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section of this manual.
.
Make sure that all passengers have
their hands, etc. inside the vehicle
before closing the lift gate.
SPA2413
To open the lift gate, unlock it and push the
A . Pull up the lift gate to open.
opener switch *
The lift gate can be unlocked by:
— pushing the unlock button
on the
keyfob or the Intelligent Key (if so equipped)
twice.
— pushing the lift gate request switch (if so
equipped).
— pushing the power door lock switch to the
unlock position.
— inserting the key into the driver’s door key
cylinder and turning it to the rear of the
vehicle twice.
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FUEL-FILLER DOOR
SPA2414
SPA2338
SPA2415
LIFT GATE RELEASE
OPENING THE FUEL-FILLER DOOR
FUEL-FILLER CAP
If the lift gate cannot be opened due to a
discharged battery, follow the these steps.
To open the fuel-filler door, pull the left side of
the door.
The fuel-filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the
cap counterclockwise to remove. To tighten, turn
the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are
heard.
1. Remove the cover inside of the lift gate with
a suitable tool.
2. Move the lever toward the direction
illustrated to open the lift gate.
A
*
as
Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder
while refueling.
A
*
WARNING
Have the vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer.
.
Gasoline is extremely flammable
and highly explosive under certain
conditions. You could be burned or
seriously injured if it is misused or
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mishandled. Always stop engine
and do not smoke or allow open
flames or sparks near the vehicle
when refueling.
.
Do not attempt to top off the fuel
tank after the fuel pump nozzle
shuts off automatically. Continued
refueling may cause fuel overflow,
resulting in fuel spray and possibly
a fire.
.
Use only an original equipment type
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 the malfunction indicator light to come on.
.
Never pour fuel into the throttle
body to attempt to start your vehicle.
.
Do not fill a portable fuel container
in the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity can cause an explosion of
flammable liquid, vapor or gas in
any vehicle or trailer. To reduce the
risk of serious injury or death when
filling portable fuel containers:
— 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.
off after a few driving trips, have the
vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer.
For additional information, see
“Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)”
in the “2. Instruments and controls”
section.
CAUTION
.
If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body,
flush it away with water to avoid
paint damage.
.
Insert the cap straight into the fuelfiller tube, then tighten until the
fuel-filler cap clicks. Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap properly may
malfunction indicator
cause the
light (MIL) to illuminate. If the
light illuminates because the fuelfiller cap is loose or missing, tighten
or install the cap and continue to
light
drive the vehicle. The
should turn off after a few driving
light does not turn
trips. If the
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STEERING WHEEL
SUN VISORS
WARNING
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving. You could lose control of your
vehicle and cause an accident.
SPA2383
TILT OPERATION
1
Pull the lock lever down *
and adjust the
2 to the desired
steering wheel up or down *
position.
3 securely to lock the
Push the lock lever up *
steering wheel in place. A clicking noise may be
heard when the lever is moved to the lock
position.
SIC2872
1. To block out glare from the front, swing
1 .
down the sun visor *
2. To block glare from the side, remove the sun
visor from the center mount and swing it to
2 .
the side *
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MIRRORS
SPA2143
SPA1792
INSIDE MIRROR
Adjust the height and the angle of the inside
mirror to the desired position.
Manual anti-glare type
1 will reduce glare from the
The night position *
headlights of vehicles behind you at night.
2 when driving in daylight
Use the day position *
hours.
WARNING
Use the night position only when necessary, because it reduces rear view
clarity.
SPA2422
Automatic anti-glare type
The inside mirror is designed so that it
automatically changes reflection according to
the intensity of the headlights of the following
vehicle.
The anti-glare system will be automatically
turned on when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position.
When the system is turned on, the indicator light
A will illuminate and excessive glare from the
*
headlights of the vehicle behind you will be
reduced.
B
Push the
switch *
to make the inside
rearview mirror operate normally and the indi-
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cator light will turn off. Push the
again to turn the system on.
switch
The outside mirror will operate only when the
ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position.
Do not allow any object to cover the
C
sensors *
or apply glass cleaner on
them. Doing so will reduce the sensitivity
of the sensors, resulting in improper
operation.
Turn the switch right or left to select the right or
left side mirror, then adjust using the control
switch.
Defrosting outside mirrors (if so
equipped)
For the compass operation, see “COMPASS” in
the “2. Instruments and controls” section.
The outside mirrors will be heated when the rear
window defroster switch is operated.
For the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver operation, see “HomeLink® UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER” in the “2. Instruments and controls”
section.
SPA1390
OUTSIDE MIRRORS
WARNING
Objects viewed in the outside mirror on
the passenger side are closer than they
appear. Be careful when moving to the
right. Using only this mirror could cause
an accident. Use the inside mirror or
glance over your shoulder to properly
judge distances to other objects.
Adjusting outside mirrors
The outside mirror control switch is located on
the left side of the instrument panel.
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SPA1829
Foldable outside mirrors
Fold the outside mirror by pushing it toward the
rear of the vehicle.
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MEMO
3-28 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
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4 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone
systems
Ventilators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Heater and air conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Manual air conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
In-cabin microfilter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Servicing air conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
FM-AM radio with Compact Disc (CD) player . . . . . 4-13
FM-AM-SAT radio with Compact Disc (CD)
changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering wheel switch for audio control
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Car phone or CB radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System with
NISSAN voice recognition (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker Adaptation (SA) mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-22
4-23
4-24
4-24
4-25
4-27
4-36
4-39
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VENTILATORS
HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER
WARNING
.
The air conditioner cooling function
operates only when the engine is
running.
.
Do not leave children or adults who
would normally require the support
of others alone in your vehicle. Pets
should not be left alone either. On
hot, sunny days, temperatures in a
closed vehicle could quickly become
high enough to cause severe or
possibly fatal injuries to people or
animals.
.
Do not use the recirculation mode
for long periods as it may cause the
interior air to become stale and the
windows to fog up.
SAA1775
Open or close, and adjust the air flow direction
of ventilators as illustrated.
Start the engine and operate the air conditioner.
4-2
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— Air flows from the center and side
ventilators with maximum cooling (air
conditioning). (The air recirculation
and A/C will be automatically
turned on.)
— Air flows from the center and side
ventilators.
— Air flows from the center and side
ventilators and foot outlets.
— Air flows mainly from the foot outlets.
— Air flows from the defroster and foot
outlets.
SAA1776
MANUAL AIR CONDITIONER
Controls
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Outside air circulation:
.
Push the air recirculation button to turn off the
indicator light on the button. The air flow is
drawn from outside the vehicle.
.
Fan speed control
dial
Temperature control dial
Air flow control dial
Air recirculation button
A/C (Air Conditioner) button
Rear window defroster button (See “REAR
WINDOW AND OUTSIDE MIRROR DEFROSTER SWITCH” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.)
To turn off the heater and air conditioner, turn the
fan speed control
dial to the OFF position.
Air recirculation:
Push the air recirculation button to turn on the
indicator light on the button. The air flow is
circulated inside the vehicle.
— Air flows mainly from the defroster
outlets.
You can also select the middle position
between
and
or between
and
.
When the
,
or
position is
selected, the air recirculation
mode
cannot be turned on to prevent the windows
from being fogged up.
Fan speed control:
Air flow control:
Turn the fan speed control
(HI) to increase the fan speed.
Turn the air flow control dial to change the air
flow mode.
Turn the fan speed control
dial counterclockwise (LO) to decrease the fan speed.
dial clockwise
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A/C (Air Conditioner) operation:
Ventilation:
.
Push the A/C button to turn on or off the air
conditioner. When the air conditioner is on, the
A/C indicator light on the button illuminates.
This mode directs outside air to the side and
center ventilators.
Bi-level heating:
Temperature control:
Turn the temperature control dial to set the
desired temperature. Turn the dial between the
middle and the right position to select the hot
temperature. Turn the dial between the middle
and the left position to select the cool temperature.
Heater operation
Heating:
This mode is used to direct heated air to the foot
outlets.
1. Push the air recirculation button
to the
OFF position. (The indicator light turns off.)
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
3. Turn the fan speed control
desired position.
dial to the
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the
desired position between the middle and the
hot (right) position.
4-4
1. Push the air recirculation button
to the
OFF position. (The indicator light turns off.)
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
3. Turn the fan speed control
desired position.
dial to the
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the
desired position.
If it is difficult to defog the windshield, turn
the A/C button on.
This mode directs cool air from the side and
center vents and warm air from the foot outlets.
When the temperature control dial is turned to
the maximum hot or cool position, the air
between the ventilators and the foot outlets is
the same temperature.
1. Push the air recirculation button
to the
OFF position. (The indicator light turns off.)
Defrosting or defogging:
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
This mode directs the air to the defroster outlets
to defrost/defog the windows.
3. Turn the fan speed control
desired position.
1. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the
desired position.
2. Turn the fan speed control
desired position.
Heating and defogging:
dial to the
3. Turn the temperature control dial to the
desired position between the middle and the
hot (right) position.
.
To remove frost from the outside surface of
the windshield quickly, turn the temperature
control dial to the maximum hot position and
the fan speed control
dial to maximum
(HI) position.
dial to the
This mode heats the interior and defogs the
windows.
1. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
2. Turn the fan speed control
desired position.
dial to the
3. Turn the temperature control dial to the
desired position.
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malfunction.
Air conditioner operation
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the
desired position.
The air conditioner system should be operated
for approximately 10 minutes at least once a
month. This helps prevent damage to the air
conditioner system due to the lack of lubrication.
Dehumidified heating:
Cooling:
1. Push the air recirculation button
to the
OFF position. (The indicator light turns off.)
This mode is used to cool and dehumidify the air.
1. Push the air recirculation button
to the
OFF position. (The indicator light turns off.)
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
This mode is used to heat and dehumidify the
air.
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
3. Turn the fan speed control
desired position.
dial to the
dial to the
4. Push the A/C button on. (The A/C indicator
light will illuminate.)
4. Push the A/C button on. (The A/C indicator
light will illuminate.)
5. Turn the temperature control dial to the
desired position between the middle and the
hot (right) position.
3. Turn the fan speed control
desired position.
5. Turn the temperature control dial to the
desired position between the middle and the
cool (left) position.
.
.
For quick cooling when the outside temperature is high, push the air recirculation
button
to the ON position. Be sure to
push the air recirculation button to the OFF
position for normal cooling.
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
Dehumidified defogging:
This mode is used to defog the windows and
dehumidify the air.
1. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
2. Turn the fan speed control
desired position.
dial to the
3. Push the A/C button on. (The A/C indicator
light will illuminate.)
IN-CABIN MICROFILTER
The air conditioning system is equipped with an
in-cabin microfilter which collects dirt, pollen,
dust, etc. To make sure the air conditioner heats,
defogs, and ventilates efficiently, replace the
filter according to the specified maintenance log
shown in the NISSAN Service and Maintenance
Guide. To replace the filter, contact a NISSAN
dealer.
The filter should be replaced if the air flow
decreases significantly or if windows fog
up easily when operating the heater or air
conditioning system.
SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER
The air conditioner system in your NISSAN is
charged with a refrigerant designed with the
environment in mind. This refrigerant will not
harm the earth’s ozone layer. Special charging equipment and lubricant are required when
servicing your NISSAN air conditioner. Using
improper refrigerants or lubricants will cause
severe damage to your air conditioner system.
(See “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical and
consumer information” section for air conditioner
system refrigerant and lubricant recommendations.)
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AUDIO SYSTEM
A NISSAN dealer will be able to service your
environmentally friendly air conditioner system.
WARNING
The system contains refrigerant under
high pressure. To avoid personal injury,
any air conditioner service should be
done only by an experienced technician
with the proper equipment.
AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS
function in your NISSAN radio system.
Radio
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.
Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position and push the PWR (power/VOL (volume) control to turn on the radio. If you listen to
the radio with the engine not running, the ignition
switch should be turned to the ACC position.
Radio reception is affected by station signal
strength, distance from radio transmitter, buildings, bridges, mountains and other external
influences. Intermittent changes in reception
quality normally are caused by these external
influences.
Some cellular phones or other devices may
cause interference or a buzzing noise to come
from the audio system speakers. Storing the
device in a different location may reduce or
eliminate the noise.
Using a cellular phone in or near the
vehicle may influence radio reception
quality.
Radio reception:
Your 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 mal-
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Static and flutter: During signal interference from
buildings, large hills or due to antenna position,
usually in conjunction with increased distance
from the station transmitter, static or flutter can
be heard. This can be reduced by lowering the
treble setting to reduce the treble response.
Multipath reception: Because of the reflective
characteristics of FM signals, direct and reflected signals reach the receiver at the same
time. The signals may cancel each other,
resulting in momentary flutter or loss of sound.
AM radio reception:
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FM radio reception:
Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 to 30
miles (40 to 48 km), with monaural (single
channel) FM having slightly more range than
stereo FM. External influences may sometimes
interfere with FM station reception even if the
FM station is within 25 miles (40 km). The
strength of the FM signal is directly related to the
distance between the transmitter and receiver.
FM signals follow a line-of-sight path, exhibiting
many of the same characteristics as light. For
example they will reflect off objects.
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:
When the satellite radio (if so equipped) is first
installed or the battery has been replaced, the
satellite radio may not work properly. This is not
a malfunction. Wait more than 10 minutes with
the satellite radio ON and the vehicle away from
any metal or large buildings for the satellite radio
to receive all of the necessary data.
The satellite radio mode will be skipped unless
an optional satellite receiver and antenna are
installed and an XM® 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 near the satellite
antenna.
A buildup 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.
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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— Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW)
changer.
.
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Trying to load a CD with the CD door
closed could damage the CD and/or CD
— 3.1 in (8 cm) discs
— CDs that are not round
.
The CD player sometimes cannot function when the passenger compartment
temperature is extremely high. Decrease the temperature before use.
— CDs that are warped, scratched, or
have abnormal edges
Only use high quality 4.7 in (12 cm)
round discs that have the “COMPACT
disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc
or packaging.
.
Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight.
.
CDs that are of poor quality, dirty,
scratched, covered with fingerprints,
or that have pin holes may not work
properly.
Compact Disc (CD) player
.
Do not use the following CDs as they
may cause the CD player to malfunction.
The player may skip while driving on
rough roads.
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Do not force a compact disc into the CD
insert slot. This could damage the CD
and/or CD changer/player.
.
.
.
.
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 following CDs may not work properly:
— Copy control compact discs (CCCD)
— Recordable compact discs (CD-R)
— CDs with a paper label
.
This audio system can only play prerecorded CDs. It has no capabilities to
record or burn CDs.
.
If the CD cannot be played, one of the
following messages will be displayed.
Check Disc:
— Confirm that the CD is inserted
correctly (the label side is facing up,
etc.).
— Confirm that the CD is not bent or
warped and it is free of scratches.
Push Eject:
This is an error due to the temperature
inside the player is too high. Remove
the CD by pushing the EJECT button,
and after a short time reinsert the CD.
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The CD can be played when the temperature of the player returns to normal.
space when compared to MP3s at the same
level of quality.
.
Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of
bits per second used by a digital music files.
The size and quality of a compressed digital
audio file is determined by the bit rate used
when encoding the file.
.
Sampling frequency — Sampling frequency
is the rate at which the samples of a signal
are converted from analog to digital (A/D
conversion) per second.
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 10:1 ratio (Sampling: 44.1 kHz, Bit rate: 128 kbps) with
virtually no perceptible loss in quality. MP3
compression removes the redundant and
irrelevant parts of a sound signal that the
human ear doesn’t hear.
.
Multisession — Multisession is one of the
methods for writing data to media. Writing
data once to the media is called a single
session, and writing more than once is
called a multisession.
.
ID3/WMA Tag — The ID3/WMA tag is the
part of the encoded MP3 or WMA file that
contains information about the digital music
file such as song title, artist, album title,
encoding bit rate, track time duration, etc.
ID3 tag information is displayed on the
Album/Artist/Track title line on the display.
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
*
Unplayable Track:
The file is unplayable in this audio
system (only MP3 or WMA CD).
Compact Disc (CD) with MP3 or WMA
(for 6CD changer model only)
Explanation of terms:
.
.
Windows® and Windows Media® are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States of America
and other countries of Microsoft Corporation
of the USA.
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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.
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.
If there is a file in the top level of the disc,
“Root Folder” is displayed.
.
The playback order is the order in which the
files were written by the writing software.
Therefore, the files might not play in the
desired order.
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Specification chart:
Supported media
CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Supported file systems
ISO9660 LEVEL1, ISO9660 LEVEL2, Romeo, Joliet
* ISO9660 Level 3 (packet writing) is not supported.
* Files saved using the Live File System component (on a Windows Vista-based computer) are
not supported.
MP3
Supported
versions*1
WMA*2
Version
MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2.5
Sampling frequency
8 kHz - 48 kHz
Bit rate
8 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR
Version
WMA7, WMA8, WMA9
Sampling frequency
32 kHz - 48 kHz
Bit rate
Tag information (Song title and Artist name)
VER7, 8: 32 kbps - 192 kbps, VER9: 32 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR
ID3 tag VER1.0, VER1.1, VER2.2, VER2.3 (MP3 only)
WMA tag (WMA only)
Folder levels
Without navigation system:
Folder levels: 8, Folders and files: 999 (Max. 255 files for one folder)
Text character number limitation
Without navigation system: 64 characters
Displayable character codes*3
01: ASCII, 02: ISO-8859-1, 03: UNICODE (UTF-16 BOM Big Endian), 04: UNICODE (UTF-16
Non-BOM Big Endian), 05: UNICODE (UTF-8), 06: UNICODE (Non-UTF-16 BOM Little
Endian)
*1
*2
*3
Files created with a combination of 48 kHz sampling frequency and 64 kbps bit rate cannot be played.
Protected WMA files (DRM) cannot be played.
Available codes depend on what kind of media, versions and information are going to be displayed.
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Troubleshooting guide:
Symptom
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.
Cannot play
Files with extensions other than “.MP3”, “.WMA”, “.mp3” or “.wma” cannot be played. In addition, the character codes
and number of characters for folder names and file names should be in compliance with the specifications.
Check if the disc or the file is generated in an irregular format. This may occur depending on the variation or the setting of
MP3/WMA writing applications or other text editing applications.
Check if the finalization process, such as session close and disc close, is done for the disc.
Check if the disc is protected by copyright.
Poor sound quality
Check if the disc is scratched or dirty.
Bit rate may be too low.
It takes a relatively long time before the music
starts playing.
If there are many folder 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.
Music cuts off or skips
The writing software and hardware combination might not match, or the writing speed, writing depth, writing width, etc.,
might not match the specifications. Try using the slowest writing speed.
Skipping with high bit rate files
Skipping may occur with large quantities of data, such as for high bit rate data.
When a non-MP3/WMA file has been given an extension of “.MP3”, “.WMA”, “.mp3” or “.wma”, or when play is
Move immediately to the next song when playing. prohibited by copyright protection, there will be approximately 5 seconds of no sound and then the player will skip to the
next song.
The songs do not play back in the desired order.
The playback order is the order in which the files were written by the writing software. Therefore, the files might not play
in the desired order.
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11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
ON·OFF/VOLUME control knob
RDM (random)/RPT (repeat) button
SCAN button
AUX IN jack
CLOCK button
AUDIO button
Audio main operation
For all operation precautions, see “AUDIO
OPERATION PRECAUTIONS” earlier in this
section.
ON·OFF/Volume control:
Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position, and then push the ON·OFF/VOLUME
control knob while the system is off to call up the
mode (radio, CD or AUX) which was playing
immediately before the system was turned off.
When no CD is loaded, the radio will come on.
While the system is on, pushing the ON·OFF/
VOLUME control knob turns the system off.
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Turn the ON·OFF/VOLUME control knob to
adjust the volume.
AUDIO button:
FM-AM RADIO WITH COMPACT DISC
(CD) PLAYER
1.
2.
3.
4.
SEEK/TRACK button
MUTE button
Station and preset buttons
CD EJECT button
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
TUNE/FF·REW button
PRESET A·B·C button
DISP (display) button
CD PLAY button
RADIO button
AUX (auxiliary) button
Push the AUDIO button to change the selecting
mode as follows.
BASS ? TREBLE ? FADER ? BALANCE ?
BEEP ? off
Push the TUNE (
,
) or SEEK (
,
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) button to adjust Bass and Treble to the
desired level. Use the TUNE or SEEK button
also to adjust Fader or Balance modes. Fader
adjusts the sound level between the front and
rear speakers and Balance adjusts the sound
between the right and left speakers.
To turn the Beep sound off or on, push the
TUNE button until the desired mode is displayed. This turns on or off the beep sound when
audio buttons are pushed.
Once the sound quality is set to the desired
level, push the AUDIO button repeatedly until
the radio or CD display appears. After 10
seconds, the radio or CD display reappears.
MUTE button:
Push the
Push the
button to mute the audio sound.
button again to release the mute.
CLOCK button:
Push the CLOCK button to turn on or off the
CLOCK display.
See “CLOCK” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section for the detailed clock adjustment operation.
DISPLAY CHANGE:
push and hold either side of the TUNE button
down for more than 0.5 second.
This button will work during CD operation. (See
“CD PLAY INFORMATION” later in this section).
Radio operation
RADIO (FM/AM) band select:
Pushing the RADIO band select button will
change the band as follows:
AM ? FM ? AM
When RADIO button is pushed while the
ignition switch is in the ACC or ON, the radio
will come on at the station last played.
The last station played will also come on when
the ON·OFF/VOL control knob is pushed to ON.
If a compact disc is playing when the RADIO
band select button is pushed, the compact disc
will automatically be turned off and the last radio
station played will come on.
The FM stereo indicator ST will glow during FM
stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast
signal is weak, the radio will automatically
change from stereo to monaural reception.
SEEK tuning:
or
to tune from
Push the SEEK button
high to low or low to high frequencies and stops
at the next broadcasting station.
SCAN tuning:
Push the SCAN button to tune from low to high
frequencies and stops at each broadcasting
station for 5 seconds. Pushing 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 pushed within 5
seconds, SCAN tuning moves to the next
station.
PRESET select:
Push the PRESET A·B·C button to go to the next
PRESET. After choosing from the PRESET A, B
or C, you can select the desired station pushing
the station preset buttons
to
.
to
TUNE (Tuning):
or
for manual
Push the TUNE button
tuning. To move quickly through the stations,
Station memory operations:
18 stations can be set for PRESET A, B and C.
The PRESET A, B and C function allows you to
store a combination of FM and AM stations for
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easy access.
matically turn off and the compact disc will play.
1. Push the PRESET A·B·C button to change
between storage banks.
If the system has been turned off while the
compact disc was playing, pushing the
ON·OFF/VOL control knob will start the compact disc.
2. Tune to the desired station using the SEEK,
SCAN or TUNE button.
3. Push and hold any of the desired station
preset buttons (1-6) until a beep sound is
heard. (The radio mutes when the select
button is pushed.)
4. The station indicator will then come on and
the sound will resume. Memorizing is now
complete.
5. Other buttons can be set in the same
manner.
If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse
opens, the radio memory will be erased. In that
case, reset the desired stations.
Compact Disc (CD) player operation
Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position and insert the compact disc into the slot
with the label side facing up. The compact disc
will be guided automatically into the slot and
start playing.
After loading the disc, the number of tracks on
the disc will appear on the display.
If the radio is already operating, it will auto-
Do not use 3.1 in (8 cm) discs.
CD PLAY:
When the CD (CD play) button is pushed with
the system off and the compact disc loaded, the
system will turn on and the compact disc will
start to play.
When the CD button is pushed with the
compact disc loaded but the radio playing, the
radio will automatically be turned off and the
compact disc will start to play.
CD PLAY INFORMATION:
When the DISP button is pushed for less than
1.5 seconds while the CD is being played, the
disc information display will change as follows:
FF (Fast Forward), REW (Rewind):
(fast forward) or
(rewind)
When the
button is pushed while the compact disc is
being played, the compact disc will play while
fast forwarding or rewinding. When the button is
released, the compact disc will return to normal
play speed.
APS (Automatic Program
Search) FF, APS REW/TRACK CHANGE:
(APS FF) button is pushed while
When the
the compact disc is being played, the program
next to the present one will start to play from its
beginning. Push several times to skip through
programs. The compact disc will advance the
number of times the button is pushed. (When
the last program on the compact disc is skipped
through, the first program will be played.) When
the
(APS REW) button is pushed, the
program being played returns to its beginning.
Push several times to skip back through
programs. The compact disc will go back the
number of times the button is pushed.
SCAN tuning:
When the DISP button is pushed for longer than
1.5 seconds, the disc information display will
change automatically in the above order.
When the SCAN tuning button is pushed while
the CD is being played, the beginning of all the
tracks of CD will be played for 10 seconds in
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CD IN indicator:
Pushing the button again during this 10 second
period will stop SCAN tuning. If the SCAN
tuning button is not pushed within 10 seconds,
SCAN tuning moves to the next CD program.
CD IN indicator appears on the display when the
CD is loaded.
RANDOM (RDM)/REPEAT (RPT)
play:
When the RDM/RPT button is pushed while the
compact disc is being played, the play pattern
can be changed as follows:
AUX (Auxiliary) button:
The AUX IN jack is located on the audio unit.
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.
Push the AUX button to play a compatible
device when it is plugged into the AUX IN jack.
CD EJECT:
When the CD EJECT button is pushed with the
compact disc loaded, the compact disc will be
ejected.
When this button is pushed while the compact
disc is being played, the compact disc will come
out and the system will turn off.
If the compact disc comes out and is not
removed, it will be pulled back into the slot
to protect it.
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14
15.
16.
SCAN button
AUX IN jack
CLOCK button
AUDIO button
No satellite radio reception is available unless
the optional satellite receiver and antenna are
installed and there is an active XM® satellite
radio service subscription.
FM-AM-SAT RADIO WITH COMPACT
DISC (CD) CHANGER
For all operation precautions, see “AUDIO
OPERATION PRECAUTIONS” earlier in this
section.
No satellite radio reception is available when the
SAT band option is selected unless the optional
satellite receiver and antenna are installed, and
there is an active XM® satellite radio service
subscription.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
SEEK/TRACK button
CD LOAD button
Station and preset/CD select buttons
CD EJECT button
TUNE/FF·REW button
PRESET A·B·C button
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
DISP (display) button
CD PLAY button
RADIO button
AUX (auxiliary) button
ON·OFF/VOLUME control knob
RDM (random)/RPT (repeat) button
It may take some time to receive the activation
signal after subscribing to the XM® satellite radio
provider. After receiving the activation signal, an
available station list will be automatically updated in the radio. Turn the ignition switch from
the LOCK to ACC position to update the station
list.
Satellite radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii
and Guam.
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Audio main operation
Head unit:
The radio has an FM diversity reception system,
which employs two antennas printed on the rear
window. This system automatically switches to
the antenna which is receiving less interference.
The auto loudness circuit enhances the low and
high frequency ranges automatically in both
radio reception and CD playback.
ON·OFF/Volume control:
Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position, and then push the ON·OFF/VOLUME
control knob while the system is off to call up the
mode (radio, CD or AUX) which was playing
immediately before the system was turned off.
While the system is on, pushing the ON·OFF/
VOLUME control knob turns the system off.
Turn the ON·OFF/VOLUME control knob to
adjust the volume.
Push the TUNE (
,
) or SEEK (
,
) button to adjust Bass and Treble to the
desired level. Use the TUNE or SEEK button
also to adjust Fader or Balance modes. Fader
adjusts the sound level between the front and
rear speakers and Balance adjusts the sound
between the right and left speakers.
Radio operation
To turn the beep sound off or on, push the TUNE
button until the desired mode is displayed. This
turns on or off the beep sound when audio
buttons are pushed.
Pushing the RADIO button will change the band
as follows:
Push the AUDIO button to change the selecting
mode as follows.
BASS ? TREBLE ? FADER ? BALANCE ?
SSV ? BEEP ? off
RADIO (FM/AM/SAT) band select:
To change the Speed Sensitive Volume (SSV)
mode to OFF, LOW, MID or HIGH, push the
TUNE button until the desired mode is displayed.
(Without satellite radio)
Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the
desired level, push the AUDIO button repeatedly
until the radio or CD display reappears. Otherwise, the radio or CD display will automatically
reappear after about 10 seconds.
AM ? FM ? SAT (XM) ? AM
CLOCK button:
AUDIO button:
DISPLAY CHANGE:
This button will work during FM or satellite radio
(if so equipped) and CD operation. Find the
detailed function in the description of each item.
Push the CLOCK button to turn on or off the
CLOCK display.
See “CLOCK” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section for the detailed clock adjustment operation.
AM ? FM ? AM
(With satellite radio)
When the RADIO button is pushed while the
ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the
radio will come on at the station last played.
The last station played will also come on when
the ON·OFF/VOL control knob is pushed to ON.
The satellite radio mode will be skipped unless
an optional satellite receiver and antenna are
installed and an XM® satellite radio service
subscription is active. Satellite radio is not
available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.
If another audio source is playing when the
RADIO button is pushed, the compact disc will
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automatically be turned off and the last radio
station played will turn on.
tuning and the radio will remain tuned to that
station.
5. Other buttons can be set in the same
manner.
The FM stereo indicator ST will glow during FM
stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast
signal is weak, the radio will automatically
change from stereo to monaural reception.
If the SCAN tuning button is not pushed within 5
seconds, SCAN tuning moves to the next
station.
If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse
opens, the radio memory will be erased. In that
case, reset the desired stations.
Radio Data System (RDS):
PRESET select:
TUNE (Tuning):
or
for manual
Push the TUNE button
tuning. To move quickly through the channels,
push and hold the TUNE button.
SEEK tuning:
.
For AM and FM radio
Push the SEEK button
or
to tune
from low to high or high to low frequencies
and to stop at the next broadcasting station.
.
For satellite radio
Push the SEEK button
or
to tune
to the first station of the next or previous
category.
SCAN tuning:
Push the SCAN button to tune from low to high
frequencies and stops at each broadcasting
station for 5 seconds. Pushing the button again
during this 5 seconds period will stop SCAN
Push the PRESET A·B·C button to go to the next
PRESET. After choosing from the PRESET A, B
or C, you can select the desired station by
pushing the station preset buttons
to
.
to
Station memory operations:
18 stations can be set for PRESET A, B and C.
The PRESET A, B and C function allows you to
store a combination of FM, AM and SAT (if so
equipped) stations for easy access.
1. Push the PRESET A·B·C button to change
between storage banks.
2. Tune to the desired station using the SEEK,
SCAN or TUNE button.
RDS stands for Radio Data System, and is a
data information service transmitted by some
radio stations on the FM band (not AM band)
encoded within a regular radio broadcast.
Currently, most RDS stations are in large cities,
but many stations are now considering broadcasting RDS data.
RDS can display:
.
Station call sign, such as “WHFR 98.3”.
.
Station name, such as “The Groove”.
.
Music or programming type such as “Classical”, “Country” or “Rock”.
.
Traffic reports about delays or construction.
3. Push and hold any of the desired station
preset buttons (1-6) until a beep sound is
heard. (The radio mutes when the select
button is pushed.)
If the station broadcasts RDS information, the
RDS icon is displayed.
4. The station indicator will then come on and
the sound will resume. Memorizing is now
complete.
When the DISP button is pushed for less than
1.5 seconds during FM or SAT (if so equipped)
radio mode, the radio display will change in the
RADIO DISPLAY CHANGE:
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following order. When the DISP button is
pushed for longer than 1.5 seconds, the display
will automatically switch to the next display.
(For FM radio)
(For satellite radio)
CD:
CD LOAD:
To insert a CD in the CD changer, push the
button for less than 1.5 seconds. Select the
loading position by pushing the CD insert select
button
to
, then insert the CD.
1
The inserted slot numbers (*
illuminate on the display.
6 )
*
will
CD PLAY:
Compact Disc (CD) changer operation
Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position, push the LOAD button
and insert
the compact disc into the slot with the label side
facing up. The compact disc will be guided
automatically into the slot and start playing.
If the radio is already operating, it will automatically turn off and the compact disc will play.
If the system has been turned off while the
compact disc was playing, pushing the
ON·OFF/VOL control knob will start the compact disc.
CD with MP3 or WMA:
To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer in
succession, push the
button for more than
1.5 seconds.
When the CD button is pushed with the system
off and the compact disc loaded, the system will
turn on and the compact disc will start to play.
When the CD button is pushed with the
compact disc loaded and the radio playing, the
radio will automatically be turned off and the
compact disc will start to play.
CD PLAY INFORMATION:
When the DISP button is pushed for less than
1.5 seconds while the CD is being played, the
disc information display will change as follows:
Do not use 3.1 in (8 cm) discs.
FF (Fast Forward), REW (Rewind):
CD:
(fast forward) or
(rewind)
When the
button is pushed while the compact disc is
being played, the compact disc will play while
fast forwarding or rewinding. When the button is
released, the compact disc will return to normal
play speed.
CD with MP3 or WMA:
When the
or
button is pushed for less
than 1.5 seconds while the compact disc is
being played, the folders in the compact disc will
change.
When the
or
button is pushed for
more than 1.5 seconds while the compact disc
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is being played, the compact disc will play while
forwarding or rewinding. When the button is
released, the compact disc will return to the
normal play speed.
APS (Automatic Program
Search) FF, APS REW:
(APS FF) button is pushed while
When the
the compact disc is being played, the program
next to the present one will start to play from its
beginning. Push several times to skip through
programs. The compact disc will advance the
number of times the button is pushed. (When
the last program on the compact disc is skipped
through, the first program will be played.) When
the
(APS REW) button is pushed, the
program being played returns to its beginning.
Push several times to skip back through
programs. The compact disc will go back the
number of times the button is pushed.
SCAN tuning:
Pushing the button again during this 10 second
period will stop SCAN tuning.
compact disc loaded, the compact disc will be
ejected.
If the SCAN tuning button is not pushed within
10 seconds, SCAN tuning moves to the next
disc program.
To eject the discs selected by the CD select
button, push the EJECT button for less than 1.5
seconds.
CD PLAY selection:
To eject all the discs, push the EJECT button for
more than 1.5 seconds.
To change to another CD already loaded into the
player, push the CD play select buttons
to
.
RANDOM (RDM)/REPEAT (RPT):
When the RDM/RPT button is pushed while the
compact disc is played, the play pattern can be
changed as follows:
If the compact disc comes out and is not
removed, it will be pulled back into the slot
to protect it.
CD IN indicator:
(CDs without MP3 or WMA)
1 -*
6 )
CD IN indicator (inserted slot number *
appears on the display when the CD is loaded.
(CDs with MP3 or WMA)
The AUX IN jack is located on the audio unit.
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.
AUX (Auxiliary) button:
When the SCAN tuning button is pushed for
less than 1.5 seconds while the CD is being
played, the beginning of all the tracks of CDs will
be played for 10 seconds in sequence.
When the SCAN tuning button is pushed for
more than 1.5 seconds while the CD is being
played, the first program in all the CDs will be
played for 10 seconds.
When this button is pushed while the compact
disc is being played, the compact disc will come
out and the system will turn off.
Push the AUX button to play a compatible
device when it is plugged into the AUX IN jack.
CD EJECT:
When the CD EJECT button is pushed with the
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outer edges. Remove the rough edges by
rubbing the inner and outer edges with the
side of a pen or pencil as illustrated.
SAA0451
SAA1779
Type A
CD CARE AND CLEANING
CD
.
Handle a CD by its edges. Never touch the
surface of the disc. Do not bend the disc.
.
Always place the discs in the storage case
when they are not being used.
.
To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the
center to the outer edge using a clean, soft
cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular
motion.
1.
2.
3.
Tuning switch
VOLUME control switch
SOURCE select switch
Do not use a conventional record cleaner or
alcohol intended for industrial use.
.
A new disc may be rough on the inner and
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SOURCE select switch (Type A)
radio preset.
With the ignition switch turned to the ACC or
ON position, push the SOURCE select switch
to turn the audio system on. Push the switch to
change the mode in the sequence of AM, FM,
SAT (if so equipped), CD and AUX.
SEEK tuning (radio):
If no CD is loaded or AUX is not connected, CD
or AUX mode will be skipped.
APS (Automatic Program Search) FF, APS
REW (CD or CD changer):
SOURCE select switch (Type B)
Push up or down the tuning switch for less than
1.5 seconds to return to the beginning of the
present program or skip to the next program.
Push several times to skip back or skip through
programs.
Push the SOURCE select switch to change the
mode.
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Type B
1.
2.
3.
4.
Tuning switch
VOLUME control switch
SOURCE select switch
POWER on/off switch
STEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR
AUDIO CONTROL (if so equipped)
The audio system can be operated using the
controls on the steering wheel.
POWER on/off switch (Type B)
With the ignition switch turned to the ACC or
ON position, push the POWER on/off switch to
turn the audio system on or off.
Without satellite radio:
Push up or down the tuning switch for more than
1.5 seconds to seek the next or previous radio
station.
This system searches for the blank intervals
between selections. If there is a blank interval
within one program or there is no interval
between programs, the system may not stop in
the desired or expected location.
AM, FM, CD and AUX
With satellite radio:
AM, FM, SAT, CD and AUX
If no CD is loaded or AUX is not connected, the
CD or AUX mode will be skipped.
VOLUME control switch
Push up or down the VOLUME control switch to
increase or decrease the volume.
FOLDER change (CD changer - CD with
MP3 or WMA):
Push up or down the tuning switch for more than
1.5 seconds to change the folders (if there are
any folders).
DISC change (CD changer - CD without
MP3 or WMA):
Tuning switch
Memory change (radio):
Push up or down the tuning switch for less than
1.5 seconds to change the next or previous
Push up or down the tuning switch for more than
1.5 seconds to change the playing disc up or
down.
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CAR PHONE OR CB RADIO
.
— The vehicle enters a garage with
a low ceiling.
— The vehicle is covered with a car
cover.
Always properly tighten the antenna
rod during installation. Otherwise,
the antenna rod may break during
vehicle operation.
SAA2102
When installing a car phone or a CB radio in
your NISSAN, be sure to observe the following
precautions, otherwise the new equipment may
adversely affect the electronic control modules
and electronic control system harness.
WARNING
.
A cellular telephone should not be
used while driving so full attention
may be given to vehicle operation.
Some jurisdictions prohibit the use
of cellular telephones while driving.
.
If you must make a call while your
vehicle is in motion, the hands-free
cellular phone operational mode (if
so equipped) is highly recommended. Exercise extreme caution
at all times so full attention may be
given to vehicle operation.
.
If a conversation in a moving vehicle
requires you to take notes, pull off
the road to a safe location and stop
your vehicle before doing so.
ANTENNA
To remove the antenna, hold the bottom of the
antenna and turn it counterclockwise.
To install the antenna, turn the antenna clockwise and tighten.
CAUTION
.
To avoid damaging or deforming the
antenna, be sure to remove the
antenna under the following conditions.
— The vehicle enters an automatic
car wash.
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BLUETOOTH® HANDS-FREE PHONE
SYSTEM WITH NISSAN VOICE
RECOGNITION (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 harness. Do not
route the antenna wire next to any
harness.
.
Adjust the antenna standing-wave
ratio as recommended by the manufacturer.
.
Connect the ground wire from the
CB radio chassis to the body.
.
For details, consult a NISSAN dealer.
WARNING
.
Use a phone after stopping your
vehicle in a safe location. If you
have to use a phone while driving,
exercise extreme caution at all
times so full attention may be given
to vehicle operation.
.
If you find yourself unable to devote
full attention to vehicle operation
while talking on the phone, pull off
the road to a safe location and stop
your vehicle before doing so.
CAUTION
To avoid discharging the vehicle battery, use a phone after starting the
engine.
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list.
.
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 a 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.
SAA1781
Your NISSAN is equipped with the Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System. If you are an owner
of a compatible Bluetooth® enabled cellular
phone, you can set up the wireless connection
between your cellular phone and the in-vehicle
phone module. With Bluetooth® wireless technology, you can make or receive a hands-free
telephone call with your cellular phone in the
vehicle.
Once your cellular phone is paired to the invehicle phone module, no other phone connecting procedure is required. Your phone is
automatically connected with the in-vehicle
phone module when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position with the registered cellular
phone turned on and carried in the vehicle.
You can register up to 5 different Bluetooth®
cellular phones to the in-vehicle phone module.
However, you can talk on only one cellular phone
at a time.
.
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
turned to the ON position, it may be
impossible to receive a call for a short
period of time.
.
Do not place the cellular phone in an area
surrounded by metal or far away from the invehicle phone module to prevent tone quality
degradation and wireless connection disruption.
.
While a cellular phone is connected through
the Bluetooth® wireless connection, the
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 Bluetooth®
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
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.
.
.
battery power of the cellular phone may
discharge quicker than usual.
in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
If the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
seems to be malfunctioning, please refer to
“Troubleshooting guide” later in this section.
You can also visit www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for troubleshooting help.
USING SYSTEM
.
The NISSAN Voice Recognition system allows
hands-free operation of the Bluetooth® HandsFree Phone System.
Start speaking a command within 5 seconds
after the tone sounds.
.
Speak in a natural voice without pausing
between words.
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.
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.
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation
exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment should be installed
and operated with minimum distance 8 in (20
cm) between the radiator and your body. This
Transmitter must not be co-located or operating
If the vehicle is in motion, some commands may
not be available so full attention may be given to
vehicle operation.
Initialization
When the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, NISSAN Voice Recognition is initialized, which takes a few seconds. If the
button is pushed before the initialization completes, the system will announce “Hands-free
phone system not ready” and will not react to
voice commands.
Operating tips
To get the best performance out of the 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.
Giving voice commands
To operate NISSAN Voice Recognition, push
and release the
button located on the
steering wheel. After the tone sounds, speak a
command.
The command given is picked up by the
microphone, and voice feedback is given when
the command is accepted.
.
If you need to hear the available commands
for the current menu again, say “Help” and
the system will repeat them.
.
If a command is not recognized, the system
announces, “Command not recognized.
Please try again.” Repeat the command in
a clear voice.
.
If you want to go back to the previous
command, you can say “Go back” or
“Correction” anytime the system is waiting
for a response.
.
You can cancel a command when the
system is waiting for a response by saying,
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“Cancel” or “Quit.” The system announces
“Cancel” and ends the voice recognition
(VR) session. You can also push the
button on the steering wheel at any time.
Whenever the VR session is canceled, a
double beep sounds to indicate you have
exited the system.
.
If you want to adjust the volume of the voice
feedback, push the volume control switches
(+ or −) on the steering wheel while being
provided with feedback. You can also use
the radio volume control knob.
oh”,
—NOT “One eight hundred six six two sixty
two hundred, and
—NOT “One eight oh oh six six two sixty two
hundred.
.
—“One eight oh oh”
The system repeats the numbers and
prompts you to enter more.
NISSAN Voice Recognition requires a certain
way to speak numbers in voice commands.
Refer to the following rules and examples:
—“six six two”
The system repeats the numbers and
prompts you to enter more.
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
Numbers can be spoken in small groups.
The system will prompt you to continuing
entering digits, if desired.
Example: 1-800-662-6200
How to say numbers:
.
NOTE:
For best results, say phone numbers as
single digits.
—“six two oh oh”
.
You can say “Star” for * and “Pound” for # at
anytime in any position of the phone number.
(Available only when using “Call International” command.)
Example: 1-555-1212 *123
—“One five five five one two one two star
one two three”
—“One eight hundred six six two six two oh
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PHONE END
Push the
button to cancel a VR session
or end a call.
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, see “List of voice
commands” later in this section.
SAA1782
Control buttons
The control buttons for the Bluetooth® HandsFree Phone System are located on the steering
wheel.
TALK/PHONE SEND
Push the
button to initiate a VR session
or answer an incoming call.
You can also use the
button to skip
through system feedback and to enter
commands during a call. (See “List of voice
commands” later in this section and “During
a call” later in this section for more information.)
language to Spanish (in Spanish) or French
in French). Use the following chart to select
the language.
NOTE:
You must push the
button or the
button within 5 seconds to change the
language.
Press
(PHONE END)
to select
Current language
Press
(TALK/PHONE
SEND) to select
Choosing a language
English
Spanish
French
You can interact with the Bluetooth® Hands-Free
Phone System using English, Spanish or French.
Spanish
English
French
French
English
Spanish
To change the language, perform the following.
1. Push and hold the
5 seconds.
button for more than
2. The system announces: “Press the PHONE
SEND (
) button for the hands-free
phone system to enter the speaker adaptation mode or press the PHONE END (
)
button to select a different language.”
3. Press the
button.
For information on speaker adaptation, see
“SPEAKER ADAPTATION (SA) MODE”
later in this section.
5. If you decide not to change the language, do
not push either button. After 5 seconds, the
VR session will end, and the language will
not be changed.
Pairing procedure
NOTE:
The pairing procedure must be performed
when the vehicle is stationary. If the
vehicle starts moving during the procedure, the procedure will be cancelled.
4. The system announces the current language
and gives you the option to change the
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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 pairing
NISSAN recommended cellular phones.
Making a call by entering a phone
number
5. The system asks you to say a name for the
E .
phone *
If the name is too long or too short, the
system tells you, then prompts you for a
name again.
1. Push the
button on the steering wheel.
The system announces the available commands.
A . The system acknowl2. Say: “Setup” *
edges the command and announces the
next set of available commands.
B . The system acknowl3. Say: “Pair phone” *
edges the command and announces the
next set of available commands.
C . The system ac4. Say: “New phone” *
knowledges the command and asks you to
D .
initiate pairing from the phone handset *
When you are asked to enter a PIN code for
pairing your Bluetooth® cellular phone,
operate it to enter the code “1234”. The
code is always “1234” regardless of the
number of phones paired.
Also, if more than one phone is paired and
the name sounds too much like a name
already used, the system tells you, then
prompts you for a name again.
6. The system asks you to assign a priority level
F . The priority level determines which
*
phone is active when more than one paired
Bluetooth® phone is in the vehicle. Follow
the instructions provided by the system or
see “Setup” later in this section for more
information on changing priorities.
7. The system will ask if you would like to
G . Follow the
select a custom ringtone *
instructions provided by the system or see
“Setup” later in this section for more
information on selecting ringtones.
1. Push the
button on steering wheel. A
tone will sound.
A . The system acknowledges
2. Say: “Call” *
the command and announces the next set of
available commands.
B . For
3. Say the number you wish to call *
example, 555-1212 can be said as “five five
five one two one two.” (See “How to say
numbers” earlier in this section for more
information.)
Say: “Call International” to dial more than 10
digits or any special characters.
4. When you have finished speaking the phone
number, the system repeats it back and
announces the available commands.
C . The system acknowledges
5. Say: “Dial” *
the command and makes the call.
For additional command options, see “List of
voice commands” later in this section.
The pairing procedure of the cellular phone
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Receiving a call
When you hear the ringtone, push the
button on the steering wheel.
Once the call has ended, push the
on the steering wheel.
button
NOTE:
If you do not wish to take the call when you
hear the ringtone, push the
button on
the steering wheel to reject the call.
For additional command options, see “List of
voice commands” later in this section.
List of voice commands
When you push and release the
button on
the steering wheel, you can choose from the
commands on the Main Menu. The following
pages describe these commands and the
commands in each sub-menu.
Remember to wait for the tone before
speaking.
You can say “Help” to hear the list of commands
currently available anytime the system is waiting
for a response.
Call
If you want to end an action without completing
it, you can say “Cancel” or “Quit” at anytime the
system is waiting for a response. The system will
end the VR session. Whenever the VR session
is canceled, a double beep is played to indicate
you have exited the system.
If you want to go back to the previous command,
you can say “Go back” or “Correction” anytime
the system is waiting for a response.
When you get used to the menus in the system,
you can talk ahead by saying more than one
command at a time. For example, say, “Call five
five five one two one two” or “Memo pad
record.”
Also, when you get used to the system
responses, you can skip ahead to the tone by
pressing the
button on the steering wheel.
However, if you press the
button when the
system is waiting for a response from you it will
end the VR session.
<Name> (speak name)
A
*
If you have stored entries in the Phone Book, you
can dial a number associated with a name and
location.
See “Phone book” later in this section to learn
how to store entries.
When prompted by the system, say the name of
the phone book entry you wish to call. The
system acknowledges the name.
If there are multiple locations associated with
the name, the system asks you to choose the
location.
Once you have confirmed the name and
location, the system begins the call.
<Number> (speak digits)
B
*
When prompted by the system, say the number
you wish to call. (See “How to say numbers”
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earlier in this section and “Making a call by
entering a phone number” earlier in this section
for more details.)
“International”
C
*
For dialing more than 10 digits or any special
characters, say “international”. When the system
acknowledges the command, the system will
prompt you to speak the number.
“Redial”
D
*
Use the Redial command to call the last number
that was dialed within the vehicle.
announces, “There is no number to call back”
and ends the VR session.
During a call there are several command options
available. Push the
button on the steering
wheel to mute the receiving voice and enter
commands.
.
“Help” — The system announces the available commands.
.
“Go back/Correction” — The system announces “Go back,” ends the VR session
and returns to the call.
.
“Cancel/Quit” — The system announces
“Cancel,” ends the VR session and returns
to the call.
The system acknowledges the command, repeats the number and begins dialing.
.
“Send/Enter/Call/Dial” — Use the Send
command to enter numbers during a call.
For example, if you were directed to dial an
extension by an automated system:
If a redial number does not exist, the system
announces, “There is no number to redial” and
ends the VR session.
Say: “Send one two three four.”
E
“Call back”*
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.
Use the Call Back command to dial the number
of the last incoming call within the vehicle.
If a call back number does not exist, the system
The system announces, “Transfer call. Call
transferred to privacy mode.” The system
then ends the VR session.
During a call
NOTE:
The system will not redial the last number
dialed by the handset keypad.
The system acknowledges the command, repeats the number and begins dialing.
the cellular phone when privacy is desired.
.
You can also issue the Transfer Call
command again to return to a hands-free
call through the vehicle.
.
“Mute” — Use the Mute command to mute
your voice so the other party cannot hear it.
Use the mute command again to unmute
your voice.
NOTE:
If a call is ended or the cellular phone
network connection is lost while the Mute
feature is on, the Mute feature may need to
be reset to “off” for the next call so the
other party can hear your voice.
Phone book
NOTE:
Phone book commands are not available
when the vehicle is moving.
“Transfer Call” — Use the Transfer Call
command to transfer the call from the
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System to
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already stored, the system tells you, then
prompts you for a name again.
Once the system accepts the name and you
confirm it is correct, the system asks for a
location (Home, Office, Mobile or Other).
For example, say: “Home.”
The system acknowledges the location.
The Phone Book stores up to 40 names for each
phone paired with the system. Each name can
have up to 4 locations/phone numbers associated with it.
The system will ask you to say a phone number
or to transfer a phone number stored in the
cellular phone’s memory.
NOTE:
Each phone has its own separate phone
book. You cannot access Phone A’s phone
book if you are currently connected with
Phone B.
For example, say: “five five five one two one
two.” (See “How to say numbers” earlier in this
section for more information.)
“New Entry”
A
*
Use the New 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
To enter a phone number by voice command:
commended cellular phones.
The system repeats the number and prompts
you for the next command. When you have
finished entering numbers, choose “Store.”
The system confirms the name, location and
number. The system then asks if you would like
to store another location for the same name. If
you do not wish to store another location, the
system ends the VR session.
“Edit”
B
*
Use the Edit command to alter an existing phone
book entry or to add a 2nd, 3rd or 4th phone
number to an existing entry.
When prompted by the system, say the name of
the entry you wish to edit.
To transfer a phone number stored in the cellular
phone’s memory (if so equipped):
The system acknowledges the name and asks
you for the location you would like to edit.
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.
Say the name of the location. The system
acknowledges the location.
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 re-
To enter a phone number by voice command:
The system will ask you to say a phone number
or to transfer a phone number stored in the
cellular phone’s memory.
For example, say: “five five five one two one
two.” (See “How to say numbers” earlier in this
section for more information.)
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To transfer a phone number stored in the cellular
phone’s memory (if so equipped):
The system acknowledges the command and
asks you to confirm the deletion.
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.
To delete the current redial number or call back
number, say “redial number” or “call back
number” when prompted by the system.
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, choose “Store.”
The system confirms the name, location and
number, then announces that the entry has been
stored. The system then ends the VR session.
“Delete”
C
*
Use the Delete command to erase one entry
from the phone book, all entries from the phone
book, the current redial number or the current
call back number.
Memo pad
If a redial number or a call back number exists,
the system deletes them without asking for
confirmation.
If there is no number for the entry you are trying
to delete, the system says so and ends the VR
session.
“List Names”
*
D
Use the List Names command to hear all the
names and locations in the phone book.
The Memo Pad records a maximum of 6 voice
memos, each up to 20 seconds long.
“Play”
A
*
The system plays back all the memos in the
order of newest to oldest. The system ends the
VR session.
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 returns to the main menu.
If there are no memos recorded, the system
announces “No messages to play.” The system
ends the VR session.
You can stop the playback of the list at any time
by pushing the
button on the steering
wheel. The system ends the VR session.
The system announces “Recording” and a tone
sounds signaling you to begin.
To delete entries from the phone book, say a
name or “All entries” when prompted by the
system.
“Record”
B
*
Speak the information you wish to record clearly.
When you are done, push the
or
button on the steering wheel.
A tone sounds and the system announces
“Memo recorded.” Another tone sounds to end
the VR session.
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If the memo pad is full, the system asks if you
wish to record over the oldest memo.
“Delete”
C
*
The Delete command erases all memos. The
system asks you to confirm this action before
deleting all memos.
Setup
to enter the code “1234”. The code is always
“1234” regardless of the number of phones
paired.
NOTE:
The pairing procedure must be performed
when the vehicle is stationary. If the
vehicle starts moving during the procedure, the procedure will be cancelled. Also,
see “Pairing procedure” earlier in this
section for additional information.
Up to 5 phones can be paired. If you try to pair a
sixth phone, the system announces that you
must first delete one phone or replace an
existing phone.
If you try to pair a phone that has already been
paired to your vehicle’s system, the system
announces the name the phone is already using.
The pairing procedure will then be canceled.
Use the Setup command to change options
associated with the Bluetooth® Hands-Free
Phone System.
“Pair Phone”
A
*
Use the Pair Phone command to pair a phone to
the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System.
When you are asked to enter a PIN code for
pairing your Bluetooth® cellular phone, operate it
When prompted by the system, choose from the
following commands:
.
.
“New phone” — see “Pairing procedure”
earlier in this section.
“Replace phone” — The system announces
the names of the phones already paired and
asks which you would like to replace.
Once you say the name of the phone you
wish to replace, the paring procedure will
begin. (See “Pairing procedure” earlier in
this section.)
.
“List phone” — See the description below.
“List Phones”
B
*
Use the List Phones command to hear the
names of the phones currently paired. If no
phones are paired, the system announces, “No
paired phones to list.” The system then ends the
VR session.
“Select Phone”
C
*
Use the Select Phone command to select a
phone of lesser priority when two or more
phones paired with Bluetooth® Hands-Free
Phone System are in the vehicle at the same
time.
The system asks you to name the phone and
confirm the selection.
Once the selection is confirmed, the selected
phone remains active until the ignition switch is
turned OFF or you select a new phone.
“Change Priority”
D
*
Use the Change Priority command to change
the priority level of the active phone.
The priority level determines which phone is
active when more than one paired Bluetooth®
phone is in the vehicle.
The system states the priority level of the active
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phone and asks for a new priority level (1, 2, 3,
4, 5).
If the new priority level is already being used for
another phone, the two phones will swap priority
levels.
For example, if the current priority levels are:
Priority Level 1 = Phone A
Priority Level 2 = Phone B
Priority Level 3 = Phone C
and you change the priority level of Phone C to
Level 1, then:
Priority Level 1 = Phone C
Priority Level 2 = Phone B
Priority Level 3 = Phone A
“Delete Phone”
NOTE:
When you delete a phone, the associated
phone book for that phone will also be
deleted.
“Select Ringtone”
Use the Select Ringtone command to select the
tone heard in the vehicle when an incoming call
is received.
The system announces the name of the active
phone and asks you to choose from the
following commands:
.
“Ringtone” — The system plays a ringtone
and asks if you would like to select that tone.
If you say no, the system plays the next
ringtone available and continues to cycle
through the ringtones until you select one or
quit.
.
“Silent” — The system asks you to confirm
your wish to disable the ringtone.
E
*
Use the Delete Phone command to delete a
specific phone or all phones from the Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System.
The system announces the names of the phones
already paired with the system and their priority
level. The system then gives you the option to
delete a specific phone, all phones or listen to
the list again.
Once you chose to delete a phone or all phones,
the system asks you to confirm this action.
*
F
“Bluetooth off”
G
*
Use the Bluetooth® Off command to turn off the
Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System.
When Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System is
off, you will not be able to make or receive calls
using NISSAN Voice Recognition. Also, you will
not have access to the Phone Book.
You can still use the Memo Pad and access
Setup.
SPEAKER ADAPTATION (SA) MODE
Speaker Adaptation allows up to two out-of
dialect users to train the system to improve
recognition accuracy. By repeating a number of
commands, the users can create a voice model
of their own voice that is stored in the system.
The system is capable of storing a different
speaker adaptation model for memory A and
memory B.
If memory A is available, the system will use
memory A to store the model. If memory A is in
use and memory B is available, the system will
use memory B to store the model. If both of the
memory locations are in use, the system will ask
the user to select which memory location should
be overwritten.
Training procedure
The procedure for training a voice is as follows.
1. Position the vehicle in a reasonably quiet
outdoor location.
2. Sit in the driver’s seat with the engine
running, the parking brake applied, and the
transmission in P (Park) position.
3. Push and hold the
5 seconds.
button for more than
4. The system announces: “Press the PHONE
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SEND (
) button for the hands-free
phone system to enter the speaker adaptation mode or press the PHONE END (
)
button to select a different language”.
5. Push the
button.
6. Voice memory A or memory B is selected
automatically. If both memory locations are
already in use, the system will prompt you to
overwrite one. Follow the instructions provided by the system.
.
The vehicle is driven during SA mode.
.
Bluetooth on
.
The ignition switch is turned to the OFF or
LOCK position.
.
setup change priority
.
call three one nine oh two
.
nine seven pause pause three oh eight
.
Cancel
Training phrases
During the SA mode, the system instructs you to
say the following phrases. (The system will
prompt you for each phrase.)
.
call back number
.
phone book new entry
.
call star two zero nine five
.
dial three oh four two nine
.
delete phone
.
delete call back number
.
dial eight three zero five one
.
setup pair phone
.
Home
.
memo pad play
.
four three pause two nine pause zero
9. When training is finished, the system will tell
you an adequate number of phrases have
been recorded.
.
eight pause nine three two pause seven
.
delete redial number
.
delete all entries
.
phone book list names
10. The system will ask you to say your name.
Follow the instructions to register your
name.
.
call seven two four zero nine
.
call eight oh five four one
.
phone book delete entry
.
Correction
.
memo pad record
.
setup change ringtone
.
dial star two one seven oh
.
dial seven four oh one eight
.
Yes
.
setup main menu
.
No
.
Delete
.
select ringtone
.
dial nine seven two six six
.
dial eight five six nine two
7. When preparation is complete and you are
ready to begin, push the
button.
8. The SA mode will be explained. Follow the
instructions provided by the system.
11. The system will announce that speaker
adaptation has been completed and the
system is ready.
The SA mode will stop if:
.
The
button is pushed for more than 5
seconds in SA mode.
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.
memo pad delete
.
call seven six three oh one
.
go back
.
call five six two eight zero
.
dial six six four three seven
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The system should respond correctly to all voice commands without difficulty. If problems are encountered, try the following solutions.
Where the solutions are listed by number, try each solution in turn, starting with number 1, until the problem is resolved.
Symptom
Solution
1. Ensure that the command format is valid. (See “List of voice commands” earlier in this section.)
2. Ensure that the command is spoken after the tone.
3. Speak clearly without pausing between words and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level in the vehicle.
System fails to interpret the command
correctly.
4. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive (for example, windows open or defroster on).
NOTE: If it is too noisy to use the phone, it is likely that the voice commands will not be recognized.
5. If more than one command was said at a time, try saying the commands separately.
6. If the system consistently fails to recognize commands, the voice training procedure should be carried out to improve the
recognition response for the speaker. (See “SPEAKER ADAPTATION (SA) MODE” earlier in this section.)
The system consistently selects the
wrong entry from the phone book.
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 “Phone book” earlier in this section.)
2. Replace one of the names being confused with a new name.
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MEMO
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5 Starting and driving
Precautions when starting and driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Three-way catalyst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
On-pavement and off-road driving precautions . . . . . . 5-5
Off-road recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Rapid air pressure loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Driving safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Ignition switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Intelligent Key system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Steering lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Key positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Precautions on cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Cruise control operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Increasing fuel economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) lock switch operations. . . .
AWD warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking/parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric power steering system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Braking precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking brake break-in. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeing a frozen door lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-freeze. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special winter equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine block heater (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTING
AND DRIVING
dangerous. It can cause unconsciousness or death.
WARNING
.
.
Do not leave children or adults who
would normally require the support
of others alone in your vehicle. Pets
should not be left alone either. They
could accidentally injure themselves
or others through inadvertent operation of the vehicle. Also, on hot,
sunny days, temperatures in a
closed vehicle could quickly become
high enough to cause severe or
possibly fatal injuries to people or
animals.
WARNING
5-2
If you suspect that exhaust fumes
are entering the vehicle, drive with
all windows fully open, and have the
vehicle inspected immediately.
.
Do not run the engine in closed
spaces such as a garage.
.
Do not park the vehicle with the
engine running for any extended
length of time.
.
Keep the lift gate closed while
driving, otherwise exhaust gases
could be drawn into the passenger
compartment. If you must drive with
the lift gate open, follow these
precautions:
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.
EXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide)
.
.
Do not breathe exhaust gases; they
contain colorless and odorless carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is
1. Open all the windows.
air recirculation to off
2. Set the
and the fan control to high to
circulate the air.
.
If electrical wiring or other cable
connections must pass to a trailer
through the seal on the lift gate or
the body, follow the manufacturer’s
recommendation to prevent carbon
monoxide entry into the vehicle.
.
If a special body, camper or other
equipment is added for recreational
or other usage, follow the manufacturer’s recommendation to prevent
carbon monoxide entry into the
vehicle. (Some recreational vehicle
appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, heaters, etc. may also generate carbon monoxide.)
.
The exhaust system and body
should be inspected by a qualified
mechanic whenever:
— The vehicle is raised for service.
— You suspect that exhaust fumes
are entering into the passenger
compartment.
— You notice a change in the
sound of the exhaust system.
— You have had an accident involving damage to the exhaust
system, underbody, or rear of
the vehicle.
THREE-WAY CATALYST
The three-way catalyst is an emission control
device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust
gases in the three-way catalyst are burned at
high temperatures to help reduce pollutants.
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vehicle inspected promptly by a
NISSAN dealer.
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
.
Avoid driving with an extremely low
fuel level. Running out of fuel could
cause the engine to misfire, damaging the three-way catalyst.
.
Do not race the engine while warming it up.
.
Do not push or tow your vehicle to
start the engine.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your
vehicle has tires of a different size than the size
indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label, you should determine the proper
tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has
been equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire
pressure telltale when one or more of your tires
is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when
the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you
should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire
causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire
failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the
vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
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
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alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to
continue to function properly.
Additional information
.
The TPMS does not monitor the tire
pressure of the spare tire.
.
The TPMS will activate only when the
vehicle is driven at speeds above 16 MPH
(25 km/h). Also, this system may not detect
a sudden drop in tire pressure (for example a
flat tire while driving).
.
.
The low tire pressure warning light does not
automatically turn off when the tire pressure
is adjusted. After the tire is inflated to the
recommended pressure, the vehicle must be
driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h)
to activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire
pressure warning light. Use a tire pressure
gauge to check the tire pressure.
Tire pressure rises and falls depending on
the heat caused by the vehicle’s operation
and the outside temperature. Low outside
temperature can lower the temperature of
the air inside the tire which can cause a
lower tire inflation pressure. This may cause
the low tire pressure warning light to
illuminate. If the warning light illuminates in
low ambient temperature, check the tire
pressure for all four tires.
For additional information, see “Low tire pres-
5-4
sure warning light” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section and “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “6. In case of
emergency” section.
.
When a spare tire is mounted or a
wheel is replaced, the TPMS will not
function and the low tire pressure
warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute. The light will
remain on after 1 minute. Contact
your 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.
WARNING
.
If the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates while driving, avoid sudden steering maneuvers or abrupt
braking, reduce vehicle speed, pull
off the road to a safe location and
stop the vehicle as soon as possible. Driving with under-inflated tires
may permanently damage the tires
and increase the likelihood of tire
failure. Serious vehicle damage
could occur and may lead to an
accident and could result in serious
personal injury. Check the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust the tire
pressure to the recommended COLD
tire pressure shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label to turn
the low tire pressure warning light
OFF. If you have a flat tire, replace it
with a spare tire as soon as possible. (See “FLAT TIRE” in the “6. In
case of emergency” section for
changing a flat tire.)
CAUTION
.
The TPMS may not function properly
when the wheels are equipped with
tire chains or the wheels are buried
in snow.
.
Do not place metalized film or any
metal parts (antenna, etc.) on the
windows. This may cause poor reception of the signals from the tire
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pressure sensors, and the TPMS will
not function properly.
Some devices and transmitters may temporarily
interfere with the operation of the TPMS and
cause the low tire pressure warning light to
illuminate. Some examples are:
.
Facilities or electric devices using similar
radio frequencies are near the vehicle.
.
If a transmitter set to similar frequencies is
being used in or near the vehicle.
.
If a computer (or similar equipment) or a DC/
AC converter is being used in or near the
vehicle.
FCC Notice:
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
AVOIDING COLLISION AND ROLLOVER
WARNING
Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe
and prudent manner may result in loss
of control or an accident.
Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey
all traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed,
high speed cornering, or sudden steering
maneuvers, because these driving practices
could cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
As with any vehicle, a loss of control could
result in a collision with other vehicles or
objects, or cause the vehicle to rollover,
particularly if the loss of control causes the
vehicle to slide sideways. Be attentive at all
times, and avoid driving when tired. Never drive
when under the influence of alcohol or drugs
(including prescription or over-the-counter
drugs which may cause drowsiness). Always
wear your seat belt as outlined in the “SEAT
BELTS” in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat belts and
supplemental restraint system” section of this
manual, and also instruct your passengers to do
so.
Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in
collisions and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an
unbelted or improperly belted person is
significantly more likely to be injured or
killed than a person properly wearing a
seat belt.
ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD
DRIVING PRECAUTIONS
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher
rollover rate than other types of vehicles.
They have higher ground clearance than passenger cars to make them capable of performing
in a variety of on-pavement and off-road
applications. This gives them a higher center of
gravity than ordinary cars. An advantage of
higher ground clearance is a better view of the
road, allowing you to anticipate problems.
However, they are not designed for cornering
at the same speeds as conventional passenger
cars any more than low-slung sports cars are
designed to perform satisfactorily under off-road
conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp turns or
abrupt maneuvers, particularly at high speeds.
As with other vehicles of this type, failure to
operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss
of control or vehicle rollover. Seat belts help
reduce the risk of injury in collisions and
rollovers. In a rollover crash, an unbelted or
improperly belted person is significantly more
likely to be injured or killed than a person
properly wearing a seat belt.
Be sure to read “DRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” later in this section.
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OFF-ROAD RECOVERY
While driving, the right side or left side wheels
may unintentionally leave the road surface. If this
occurs, maintain control of the vehicle by
following the procedure below. Please note that
this procedure is only a general guide. The
vehicle must be driven as appropriate based on
the conditions of the vehicle, road and traffic.
1. Remain calm and do not overreact.
2. Do not apply the brakes.
3. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel
with both hands and try to hold a straight
course.
4. When appropriate, slowly release the accelerator pedal to gradually slow the vehicle.
5. If there is nothing in the way, steer the
vehicle to follow the road while the vehicle
speed is reduced. Do not attempt to drive
the vehicle back onto the road surface until
vehicle speed is reduced.
6. When it is safe to do so, gradually turn the
steering wheel until both tires return to the
road surface. When all tires are on the road
surface, steer the vehicle to stay in the
appropriate driving lane.
.
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If you decide that it is not safe to return
the vehicle to the road surface based on
vehicle, road or traffic conditions, gra-
dually slow the vehicle to a stop in a safe
place off the road.
RAPID AIR PRESSURE LOSS
Rapid air pressure loss or a “blow-out” can
occur if the tire is punctured or is damaged due
to hitting a curb or pothole. Rapid air pressure
loss can also be caused by driving on underinflated tires.
Rapid air pressure loss can affect the handling
and stability of the vehicle, especially at highway
speeds.
Help prevent rapid air pressure loss by maintaining the correct air pressure and visually
inspect the tires for wear and damage. See
“WHEELS AND TIRES” in the “8. Maintenance
and do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
If a tire rapidly loses air pressure or “blows-out”
while driving maintain control of the vehicle by
following the procedure below. Please note that
this procedure is only a general guide. The
vehicle must be driven as appropriate based on
the conditions of the vehicle, road and traffic.
WARNING
The following actions can increase the
chance of losing control of the vehicle if
there is a sudden loss of tire air
pressure. Losing control of the vehicle
may cause a collision and result in
personal injury.
. The vehicle generally moves or pulls
in the direction of the flat tire.
.
Do not rapidly apply the brakes.
.
Do not rapidly release the accelerator pedal.
.
Do not rapidly turn the steering
wheel.
1. Remain calm and do not overreact.
2. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel
with both hands and try to hold a straight
course.
3. When appropriate, slowly release the accelerator pedal to gradually slow the vehicle.
4. Gradually steer the vehicle to a safe location
off the road and away from traffic if possible.
5. Lightly apply the brake pedal to gradually
stop the vehicle.
6. Turn on the hazard warning flashers and
either contact a roadside emergency service
to change the tire or see “CHANGING A
FLAT TIRE” in the “6. In case of emergency”
section of this Owner’s Manual.
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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! And
that is true for drugs, too (over-the-counter,
prescription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if
your ability to operate your vehicle is impaired by
alcohol, drugs, or some other physical condition.
DRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Your NISSAN is designed for both normal and
off-road use. However, avoid driving in deep
water or mud as your NISSAN is mainly
designed for leisure use, unlike a conventional
off-road vehicle.
vehicle. If you drive up them, you
may stall. If you drive down them,
you may not be able to control your
speed. If you drive across them, you
may roll over.
.
Do not shift ranges while driving on
downhill grades as this could cause
loss of control of the vehicle.
.
Stay alert when driving to the top of
a hill. At the top there could be a
drop-off or other hazard that could
cause an accident.
.
Drive carefully when off the road
and avoid dangerous areas. Every
person who drives or rides in this
vehicle should be seated with their
seat belt fastened. This will keep
you and your passengers in position
when driving over rough terrain.
If your engine stalls or you cannot
make it to the top of a steep hill,
never attempt to turn around. Your
vehicle could tip or roll over. Always
back straight down in R (Reverse)
range. Never back down in N (Neutral), using only the brake, as this
could cause loss of control.
.
Do not drive across steep slopes.
Instead drive either straight up or
straight down the slopes. Off-road
vehicles can tip over sideways much
more easily than they can forward or
backward.
Heavy braking going down a hill
could cause your brakes to overheat
and fade, resulting in loss of control
and an accident. Apply brakes
lightly and use a low range to
control your speed.
.
Unsecured cargo can be thrown
around when driving over rough
Remember that Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) models are less capable than All-Wheel Drive
(AWD) models for rough road driving and
extrication when stuck in deep snow, mud, or
the like.
Please observe the following precautions:
WARNING
.
.
.
Many hills are too steep for any
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terrain. Properly secure all cargo so
it will not be thrown forward and
cause injury to you or your passengers.
.
.
To avoid raising the center of gravity
excessively, do not exceed the rated
capacity of the roof rack (if so
equipped) and evenly distribute the
load. Secure heavy loads in the
cargo area as far forward and as
low as possible. Do not equip the
vehicle with tires larger than specified in this manual. This could cause
your vehicle to roll over.
Do not grip the inside or spokes of
the steering wheel when driving offroad. The steering wheel could
move suddenly and injure your
hands. Instead drive with your fingers and thumbs on the outside of
the rim.
.
Before operating the vehicle, ensure
that the driver and all passengers
have their seat belts fastened.
.
Always drive with the floor mats in
place as the floor may became hot.
.
Lower your speed when encountering strong crosswinds. With a higher
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center of gravity, your NISSAN is
more affected by strong side winds.
Slower speeds ensure better vehicle
control.
.
Do not drive beyond the performance capability of the tires, even
with AWD engaged.
.
For AWD equipped vehicles, do not
attempt to raise two wheels off the
ground and shift the transmission to
any drive or reverse position with
the engine running. Doing so may
result in drivetrain damage or unexpected vehicle movement which
could result in serious vehicle damage or personal injury.
.
Do not attempt to test an AWD
equipped vehicle on a 2-wheel dynamometer (such as the dynamometers used by some states for
emissions testing), or similar equipment even if the other two wheels
are raised off the ground. Make sure
you inform test facility personnel
that your vehicle is equipped with
AWD before it is placed on a
dynamometer. Using the wrong test
equipment may result in drivetrain
damage or unexpected vehicle
movement which could result in
serious vehicle damage or personal
injury.
.
When a wheel is off the ground due
to an unlevel surface, do not spin
the wheel excessively. (AWD models)
.
Accelerating quickly, sharp steering
maneuvers or sudden braking may
cause loss of control.
.
If at all possible, avoid sharp turning
maneuvers, particularly at high
speeds. Your vehicle has a higher
center of gravity than a conventional
passenger car. The vehicle is not
designed for cornering at the same
speeds as conventional passenger
cars. Failure to operate this vehicle
correctly could result in loss of
control and/or a rollover accident.
.
Always use tires of the same type,
size, brand, construction (bias, biasbelted or radial), and tread pattern
on all four wheels. Install traction
devices on the front wheels when
driving on slippery roads and drive
carefully.
.
Be sure to check the brakes imme-
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IGNITION SWITCH
diately after driving in mud or water.
See “BRAKE SYSTEM” later in this
section for wet brakes.
.
Avoid parking your vehicle on steep
hills. If you get out of the vehicle
and it rolls forward, backward or
sideways, you could be injured.
.
Whenever you drive off-r oad
through sand, mud or water as deep
as the wheel hub, more frequent
maintenance may be required. See
the maintenance information in the
“NISSAN Service and Maintenance
Guide”.
.
Spinning the front wheels on slippery surfaces may cause the AWD
warning light to flash and the AWD
system to automatically switch from
the AWD mode to the 2WD mode.
This could reduce traction. Be especially careful when towing a trailer.
(AWD models)
vehicle.
.
If the vehicle battery is discharged,
the ignition switch cannot be moved
from the LOCK position and if the
steering lock is engaged, the steering wheel cannot be moved. Charge
the battery as soon as possible. See
“JUMP STARTING” in the “6. In case
of emergency” section.
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INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM (if so
equipped)
The Intelligent Key system can operate the
ignition switch without taking the key out from
your pocket or purse. The operating environment
and/or conditions may affect the Intelligent Key
system operation.
CAUTION
.
Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key
with you when operating the vehicle.
.
Never leave the Intelligent Key inside the vehicle when you leave the
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operating range, but the Intelligent Key may
function.
.
If the Intelligent Key is placed on the
instrument panel, inside the glove box or
door pocket, the Intelligent Key may not
function.
.
If the Intelligent Key is placed near the door
or window outside the vehicle, the Intelligent
Key may function.
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Operating range
SSD0392
Without Intelligent Key system
The Intelligent Key functions can only be used
for starting the engine when the Intelligent Key is
1 .
within the specified operating range *
When the Intelligent Key battery is almost
discharged or strong radio waves are present
near the operating location, the Intelligent Key
system’s operating range becomes narrower
and may not function properly.
If the Intelligent Key is within the operating
range, it is possible for anyone, even someone
who does not carry the Intelligent Key, to turn
the ignition switch to start the engine.
.
The cargo area is not included in the
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With Intelligent Key system
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CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (CVT)
The ignition lock is designed so that the ignition
switch cannot be turned to the LOCK position
until the selector lever is moved to the P (Park)
position.
.
.
When turning the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, make sure that the selector
lever is in the P (Park) position.
When removing the key from the ignition
switch (if it is inserted), make sure that the
selector lever is in the P (Park) position.
When the ignition switch cannot be turned to
the LOCK position:
1. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
2. Turn the ignition switch slightly in the ON
direction.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
1 is between the LOCK and
The OFF position *
ACC positions, although it is not marked on the
ignition switch.
STEERING LOCK
To lock steering wheel
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
2. Remove the key, if it is inserted in the ignition
switch.
3. Turn the steering wheel 1/6 of a turn
clockwise from the straight up position.
To unlock steering wheel
1. Insert the key into the ignition switch, if
necessary.
For the Intelligent Key equipped model:
PUSH OFF The steering lock can only be locked at this
position.
PUSH ON The ignition switch will be unlocked while
carrying the Intelligent Key.
OFF (1)
The engine is turned off with the steering wheel
unlocked.
ACC (2)
The electrical accessory power activates without
the engine turned on.
ON (3)
2. Gently turn the ignition switch while rotating
the steering wheel slightly right and left.
The ignition system and the electrical accessory
power activate without the engine turned on.
KEY POSITIONS
START (4)
LOCK (0)
The engine starter activates and the engine will
start. The ignition switch, when released, will
automatically turn to the ON position.
4. Remove the key, if it is inserted in the ignition
switch.
Except for the Intelligent Key equipped
model:
If the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position, the selector lever cannot be moved
from the P (Park) position. The selector lever can
be moved if the ignition switch is in the ON
position with the foot brake pedal depressed.
The key can only be removed from the ignition
switch at this position.
The steering lock can only be locked at this
position.
CAUTION
As soon as the engine has started,
release the ignition switch immediately.
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BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
STARTING THE ENGINE
.
Make sure the area around the vehicle is
clear.
1. Apply the parking brake.
.
Check fluid levels such as engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, and window washer fluid as
frequently as possible, or at least whenever
you refuel.
.
Check that all windows and lights are clean.
.
Visually inspect tires for their appearance
and condition. Also check tires for proper
inflation.
.
Lock all doors.
.
Position seat and adjust head restraints.
.
Adjust inside and outside mirrors.
.
Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to
do likewise.
.
Check the operation of warning lights when
the ignition key is turned to the ON position.
(See “WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS
AND AUDIBLE REMINDERS” in the “2.
Instruments and controls” section.)
repeat the above procedure.
2. Move the selector lever to the P (Park) or N
(Neutral) position. (P is recommended.)
The starter is designed so that it does not
operate unless the selector lever is in either
of the above positions.
3. Crank the engine with your foot off the
accelerator pedal by turning the ignition
switch to START. Release the switch 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
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 - 6
seconds. After cranking the engine,
release the accelerator pedal. Crank
the engine with your foot off the
accelerator pedal by turning the ignition switch to START. Release the
ignition switch when the engine starts.
If the engine starts, but fails to run,
CAUTION
Do not operate the starter for more
than 15 seconds at a time. If the engine
does not start, turn the ignition switch
off and wait 10 seconds before cranking
again, otherwise the starter could be
damaged.
4. Warm-up
Allow the engine to idle for at least 30
seconds after starting. Do not race the
engine while warming it up. Drive at
moderate speed for a short distance first,
especially in cold weather. In cold weather,
keep the engine running for a minimum of 2 3 minutes before shutting it off. Starting and
stopping the engine over a short period of
time may make the vehicle more difficult to
start.
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DRIVING THE VEHICLE
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (CVT)
The Continuously Variable Transmission (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.
2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed, push
the selector lever button and move the
selector lever to a driving position.
3. Release the parking brake and foot brake
pedal, and then gradually start the vehicle in
motion.
WARNING
.
1. After starting the engine, fully depress the
foot brake pedal before moving the selector
lever out of the P (Park) position.
Do not depress the accelerator
pedal while shifting from P (Park)
or N (Neutral) to R (Reverse), D
(Drive), L (Low) or manual shift
mode. Always depress the brake
pedal until shifting is completed.
Failure to do so could cause you to
lose control and have an accident.
.
This CVT is designed so that the foot
brake pedal must be depressed before
shifting from P (Park) to any driving
position while the ignition switch is in
the ON position.
Cold engine idle speed is high, so
use caution when shifting into a
forward or reverse gear before the
engine has warmed up.
.
Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) while vehicle is moving. Failure to do so could cause you to lose
control and have an accident.
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
The selector lever cannot be moved out
of the P (Park) position and into any of
the other positions if the ignition
switch is turned to the LOCK, OFF or
ACC position or if the key is removed.
CAUTION
.
When stopping the vehicle on an
uphill grade, do not hold the vehicle
by depressing the accelerator pedal.
The foot brake should be used for
this purpose.
.
Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads. This may cause a loss of
control.
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stopped.
Shifting
To move the selector lever,
:
Push the button while depressing the
brake pedal.
:
Push the button.
:
Just move the selector lever.
After starting the engine, fully depress the brake
pedal, push the selector lever button and move
the selector lever from the P (Park) position to
any of the desired shift positions.
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With manual shift mode
WARNING
Apply the parking brake if the selector
lever is in any position while the engine
is not running. Failure to do so could
cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly
or roll away and result in serious
personal injury or property damage.
If the ignition switch is turned to the OFF or
ACC position for any reason while the selector
lever is in any positions other than the P (Park),
the ignition switch cannot be turned to the
LOCK position.
If the ignition switch cannot be turned to the
LOCK position, perform the following steps:
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Without manual shift mode
1. Apply the parking brake when the vehicle is
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position
while depressing the foot brake pedal.
3. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
CAUTION
To prevent transmission damage, use
the P (Park) or R (Reverse) position only
when the vehicle is completely stopped.
P (Park):
Use this selector position when the vehicle is
parked or when starting the engine. Make sure
the vehicle is completely stopped. The brake
pedal must be depressed and the selector
lever button pushed in to move the selector lever from N (Neutral) or any drive
position to P (Park). Apply the parking brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake
first, then move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
R (Reverse):
Use this position to back up. Make sure the
vehicle is completely stopped before selecting
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the R (Reverse) position. The brake pedal
must be depressed and the selector lever
button pushed in to move the selector
lever from P (Park), N (Neutral) or any
driving position to R (Reverse).
the + (up) side or pull the right-side paddle
A . The transmission shifts to a
shifter (+) *
higher range.
.
When shifting down, move the selector lever
to the − (down) side or pull the left-side
B . The transmission
paddle shifter (−) *
shifts to a lower range.
.
Moving the selector lever to the same side
twice or pulling the same paddle shifter
twice will shift the ranges in succession.
However, if this motion is rapidly done, the
second shifting may not be completed
properly.
.
When canceling the manual shift mode,
return the selector lever to the D (Drive)
position. The transmission returns to the
normal driving mode.
.
When you pull the paddle shifter while in the
D (Drive) position, the transmission will shift
to the upper or lower range temporarily. The
transmission will automatically return to the
D (Drive) position after a short period of
time. If you want to return to the D (Drive)
position manually, pull and hold the paddle
shifter for about 1.5 seconds.
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.
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L (Low) (if so equipped):
Use this position for maximum engine braking on
steep downhill gradients/climbing steep slopes
and whenever approaching sharp bends. Do not
use the L position in any other circumstances.
Paddle shifter
Manual shift mode (if so equipped)
When the selector lever is shifted from the D
position to the manual shift gate, the transmission enters the manual shift mode. Shift ranges
can be selected manually by operating the
selector lever or the paddle shifter on the
steering wheel.
In the manual shift mode, the shift range is
displayed on the position indicator in the meter.
Shift ranges up or down one by one as follows:
M1
.
?
/
M2
?
/
M3
?
/
M4
?
/
M5
?
/
M6
When shifting up, move the selector lever to
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stop. When accelerating again, it is
necessary to shift up to the desired
range.
M6 (6th):
Use this position for all normal forward driving at
highway speeds.
M5 (5th):
.
When the CVT fluid temperature is extremely low, the manual shift mode may not
work and automatically shift as a drive mode.
This is not a malfunction. In this case, return
the selector lever to the D position and drive
for a while and then shift to the manual shift
mode.
.
When the CVT fluid temperature is high, the
shift range may upshift at a lower engine
speed than usual. This is not a malfunction.
Use this position when driving up long slopes, or
for engine braking when driving down long
slopes.
M4 (4th), M3 (3rd) and M2 (2nd):
Use for hill climbing or engine braking on
downhill grades.
M1 (1st):
Use this position when climbing steep hills
slowly or driving slowly through deep snow,
sand or mud, or for maximum engine braking on
steep downhill grades.
.
.
.
Remember not to drive at high speeds for
extended periods of time in lower than M6
range. This reduces fuel economy.
In the manual shift mode, the transmission may not shift to the selected
range. This helps maintain driving performance and reduces the chance of
vehicle damage or loss of control.
In the manual shift mode, the transmission automatically shifts down to 1st
gear before the vehicle comes to a
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Overdrive (O/D) OFF switch (if so
equipped)
When the O/D OFF switch is pushed with the
selector lever in the D (Drive) position, the
indicator light in the instrument panel illuminates.
Use the overdrive off mode when you need
improved engine braking.
To turn off the overdrive off mode, push the O/D
OFF switch again. The
indicator light will
turn off.
Each time the engine is started, or when the
selector lever is shifted to any position other
than the D (Drive) position, the overdrive off
mode will be automatically turned off.
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Accelerator downshift
— In D position —
For passing or hill climbing, fully depress the
accelerator pedal to the floor. This shifts the
transmission down into a lower gear, depending
on the vehicle speed.
High fluid temperature protection mode
This transmission has a high fluid temperature
protection mode. If the fluid temperature becomes too high (for example, when climbing
steep grades in high temperature with heavy
loads, such as when towing a trailer), engine
power and, under some conditions, vehicle
speed will be decreased automatically to reduce
the chance of transmission damage. Vehicle
speed can be controlled with the accelerator
pedal, but the engine and vehicle speed may be
limited.
Fail-safe
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 illuminate to indicate the fail-safe
mode is activated. (See “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” in the “2. Instruments
and controls” section.) This will occur even
if all electrical circuits are functioning
properly. In this case, turn the ignition
switch to the OFF position and wait for 10
seconds. Then turn the switch back to the
ON position. The vehicle should return to
its normal operating condition. If it does
not return to its normal operating condition, have a NISSAN dealer check the
transmission and repair if necessary.
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.
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Shift lock release
If the battery charge is low or discharged, the
selector lever may not be moved from the P
(Park) position even with the brake pedal
depressed and the selector lever button pushed.
To move the selector lever, release the shift lock.
The selector lever can be moved to the N
(Neutral) position. However, the steering wheel
will be locked unless the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position. This allows the vehicle to be
moved if the battery is discharged.
To release the shift lock, perform the following
procedure:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
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PARKING BRAKE
position, and remove the key if it is inserted.
others.
WARNING
2. Apply the parking brake.
3. Remove the shift lock release cover
using a suitable tool.
A
*
B using a
4. Push down the shift lock release *
suitable tool.
C and move
5. Push the selector lever button *
the selector lever to the N (Neutral) position
D
while holding down the shift lock
*
release.
Turn the ignition switch to 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.
.
Be sure the parking brake is fully
released before driving. Failure to
do so can cause brake failure and
lead to an accident.
.
Do not release the parking brake
from outside the vehicle.
.
Do not use the gear shift in place of
the parking brake. When parking, be
sure the parking brake is fully
engaged.
.
Do not leave children unattended in
a vehicle. They could release the
parking brake and cause an accident.
If the selector lever cannot be moved out of the
P (Park) position, have a NISSAN dealer check
the CVT system as soon as possible.
WARNING
If the selector lever cannot be moved
from the P (Park) position while the
engine is running and the brake pedal
is depressed, the stop lights may not
work. Malfunctioning stop lights could
cause an accident injuring yourself and
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CRUISE CONTROL
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PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE CONTROL
.
on slippery roads (rain, snow, ice,
etc.)
.
.
in very windy areas
If the cruise control system malfunctions, it
will cancel automatically. The SET indicator
light on the meter panel will then blink to
warn the driver.
.
If the engine coolant temperature becomes
excessively high, the cruise control system
will cancel automatically.
.
If the SET indicator light blinks, turn the
cruise control main switch off and have the
system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
.
The SET indicator light may blink when the
cruise control main switch is turned ON
while pushing the RESUME/ACCELERATE,
SET/COAST or CANCEL switch. To properly set the cruise control system, perform
the following procedures.
To apply: Fully depress the parking brake pedal
1 .
*
To release:
1. Firmly apply the foot brake
2 .
*
2. Depress the parking brake pedal
the parking brake will be released.
1
*
and
3. Before driving, be sure the brake warning
light goes out.
Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle
control and result in an accident.
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
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switch and release it. (The SET indicator light in
the instrument panel will illuminate.) Take your
foot off the accelerator pedal. Your vehicle will
maintain the set speed.
.
.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
RESUME/ACCELERATE switch
SET/COAST switch
CANCEL switch
MAIN (ON·OFF) switch
CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS
The cruise control allows driving at a speed
between 25 to 89 MPH (40 to 144 km/h)
without keeping your foot on the accelerator
pedal.
The vehicle may not maintain the set speed
on winding or hilly roads. If this happens,
drive without the cruise control.
.
a) Push the CANCEL switch. The SET indicator light will turn off.
b) Tap the brake pedal. The SET indicator light
will turn off.
c) Turn the MAIN switch off. Both the CRUISE
and SET indicator lights will turn off.
.
.
If you depress the brake pedal while pushing
the RESUME/ACCELERATE or SET/
COAST switch and reset at the cruising
speed, the cruise control will disengage.
Turn the MAIN switch off once and then turn
it on again.
The cruise control will automatically cancel if
the vehicle slows more than 8 MPH (12
If you move the selector lever to the N
(Neutral) position, the cruise control will be
canceled.
To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one
of the following methods:
.
Depress the accelerator pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push and
release the SET/COAST switch.
.
Push and hold the RESUME/ACCELERATE
switch. When the vehicle attains the desired
speed, release the switch.
.
Push, then quickly release the RESUME/
ACCELERATE switch. Each time you do
this, the set speed will increase by about 1
MPH (1.6 km/h).
To cancel the preset speed, use one of the
following methods:
To turn on the cruise control, push the MAIN
switch on. The CRUISE indicator light will
illuminate.
To set cruising speed, accelerate the vehicle
to the desired speed, push the SET/COAST
To pass another vehicle, depress the
accelerator pedal. When you release the
pedal, the vehicle will return to the previously
set speed.
km/h) below the set speed.
To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one
of the following methods:
.
Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push the
SET/COAST switch and release it.
.
Push and hold the SET/COAST switch.
Release the switch when the vehicle slows
down to the desired speed.
.
Push, then quickly release the SET/COAST
switch. Each time you do this, the set speed
will decrease by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h).
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BREAK-IN SCHEDULE
To resume the preset speed, push and
release the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch.
The vehicle will resume the last set cruising
speed when the vehicle speed is over 25 MPH
(40 km/h).
CAUTION
During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km),
follow these recommendations to obtain maximum engine performance and
ensure the future reliability and economy of your new vehicle. Failure to
follow these recommendations may
result in shortened engine life and
reduced engine performance.
.
Avoid driving for long periods at constant
speed, either fast or slow. Do not run the
engine over 4,000 rpm.
.
Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear.
.
Avoid quick starts.
.
Avoid hard braking as much as possible.
.
Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles
(800 km). Your engine, axle or other parts
could be damaged.
INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY
.
Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain
cruising speeds with a constant accelerator
position.
.
Drive at moderate speeds on the highway.
Driving at high speed lowers fuel economy.
.
Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking.
Keep a safe distance behind other vehicles.
.
Select a gear range suitable to road conditions.
.
Avoid unnecessary engine idling.
.
Keep your engine tuned up.
.
Follow the recommended periodic maintenance schedule.
.
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.
.
Air conditioner operation lowers fuel economy. Use the air conditioner only when
necessary.
.
When cruising at highway speeds, it is more
economical to use the air conditioner and
leave the windows closed to reduce drag.
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ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) (if so
equipped)
.
Use the recommended viscosity engine oil.
(See “ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER
RECOMMENDATION” in the “9. Technical
and consumer information” section.)
WARNING
.
For AWD equipped vehicles, do not
attempt to raise two wheels off the
ground and shift the transmission to
any drive or reverse position with
the engine running. Doing so may
result in drivetrain damage or unexpected vehicle movement which
could result in serious vehicle damage or personal injury.
.
Do not attempt to test an AWD
equipped vehicle on a 2-wheel dynamometer (such as the dynamometers used by some states for
emissions testing) or similar equipment even if the other two wheels
are raised off the ground. Make sure
that you inform the test facility
personnel that your vehicle is
equipped with AWD before it is
placed on a dynamometer. Using
the wrong test equipment may result in drivetrain damage or unexpected vehicle movement which
could result in serious vehicle damage or personal injury.
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ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) LOCK
SWITCH OPERATIONS
The AWD LOCK switch located on the lower
side of the instrument panel. This switch is used
to select the AUTO or LOCK mode depending
on the driving conditions.
Each time you push the lower part of the switch
A , the AWD mode will switch:
*
AUTO ? LOCK ? AUTO.
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LOCK mode
The AWD LOCK indicator light
illuminate.
will
AUTO mode
The AWD LOCK indicator light will turn off.
AWD
mode
Wheel driven
AWD
LOCK Use condiindica- tions
tor light
Distribution of torque to the front and
rear wheels changes
automatically, depending on road
Turns
AUTO conditions encounoff.
tered
[100:0] ↔ [50:50].
This results in improved driving stability.*1
LOCK
All-Wheel Drive
(AWD)*2, *3
AWD
LOCK
*2: LOCK mode will change to AUTO mode
automatically when the vehicle has been
driven at a high speed. The AWD LOCK
indicator light turns off.
*3: LOCK mode will automatically be cancelled
when the ignition switch is turned to the OFF
position.
.
.
For driving
on paved
or slippery
roads
For driving
on rough
roads
If the AWD LOCK switch is operated while
accelerating or decelerating, or if the ignition
switch is turned off, you may feel a jolt. This
is normal.
The oil temperature of power train parts will
increase if the vehicle is continuously
operated under conditions where the difference in rotation between the front and rear
wheels is large (wheel slip), such as when
driving the vehicle on rough roads through
sand, mud or freeing a stuck vehicle. In
these cases, the AWD warning light blinks
rapidly and the AWD mode changes to
2WD to protect the powertrain parts. If you
stop driving with the engine idling and wait
until the warning light stops blinking, the
AWD returns to the AUTO mode.
WARNING
.
When driving straight, shift the AWD
LOCK switch to AUTO. Do not operate the AWD LOCK switch when
making a turn or backing up.
.
Do not operate the AWD LOCK
switch with the front wheel spinning.
.
Engine idling speed is high while
warming up the engine. Be especially careful when starting or driving on slippery surfaces.
.
When turning the vehicle in LOCK
mode on paved roads, you may feel
a braking effect. This is a normal
condition of the AWD model.
*1: When the rotation difference between the
front and rear wheels is large, the AWD
mode may change from AUTO to LOCK for
a while, however, this is not a malfunction.
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If any malfunction occurs in the AWD system
while the engine is running, the warning light will
come on.
The warning light may blink rapidly (about twice
per second) while trying to free a stuck vehicle
due to high powertrain oil temperature. The
driving mode may change to 2WD. AUTO mode
may change to LOCK mode before the warning
light blinks. If the warning light blinks rapidly
during operation, stop the vehicle with the
engine idling in a safe place immediately. Then
if the light turns off after a while, you can
continue driving.
checked by a NISSAN dealer as
soon as possible.
.
The powertrain may be damaged if
you continue driving with the warning light blinking rapidly.
.
Never drive on dry hard surface
roads in the LOCK mode, as this
will overload the powertrain and
may cause a serious malfunction.
A large difference between the diameters of
front and rear wheels will make the warning light
blink slowly (about once per two seconds). Pull
off the road in a safe area, and idle the engine.
Check that all tire sizes are the same, tire
pressure is correct and tires are not worn.
CAUTION
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.
If the warning light remains on after
the above operation, have your
vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer
as soon as possible.
.
If the warning light comes on while
driving there may be a malfunction
in the AWD system. Reduce the
vehicle speed and have your vehicle
AWD WARNING LIGHT
The AWD warning light is located in the meter.
The AWD warning light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position. It
turns off soon after the engine is started.
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PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS
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.
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go and cannot be moved without
depressing the foot brake pedal.
WARNING
.
.
Do not stop or park the vehicle over
flammable materials such as dry
grass, waste paper or rags. They
may ignite and cause a fire.
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 selector lever has
been pushed as far forward as it can
.
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
HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: *
Turn the wheels into the curb and move
the vehicle forward until the curb side
wheel gently touches the curb.
.
2
HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: *
Turn the wheels away from the curb and
move the vehicle back until the curb side
wheel gently touches the curb.
.
HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO
3
CURB: *
Turn the wheels toward the side of the
road so the vehicle will move away from
the center of the road if it moves.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position and remove the key, if inserted.
1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
2. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
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ELECTRIC POWER STEERING
SYSTEM
WARNING
.
.
If the engine is not running or is
turned off while driving, the power
assist for the steering will not work.
Steering will be harder to operate.
When the electric power steering
warning light illuminates with the
engine running, the power assist for
the steering will cease operation.
You will still have control of the
vehicle but the steering will be
harder to operate.
The electric 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 electric 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 electric power steering
system goes down, the power assist level will
return to normal. Avoid repeating such steering
wheel operations that could cause the electric
power steering system to overheat.
BRAKE SYSTEM
You may hear a fricative sound when the
steering wheel is operated quickly. However,
this is not a malfunction.
If the electric power steering warning light
illuminates while the engine is running, it may
indicate the electric power steering system is
not functioning properly and may need servicing.
Have the electric power steering system
checked by a NISSAN dealer. (See “Electric
power steering warning light” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.)
When the electric power steering warning light
illuminates with the engine running, the power
assist for the steering will cease operation. You
will still have control of the vehicle. However,
greater steering effort is needed, especially in
sharp turns and at low speeds.
BRAKING PRECAUTIONS
The brake system has two separate hydraulic
circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still
have braking at two wheels.
You may feel a small click and hear a sound
when the brake pedal is fully depressed slowly.
This is not a malfunction and indicates that the
brake assist mechanism is operating properly.
Vacuum assisted brakes
The brake booster aids braking by using engine
vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop the
vehicle by depressing the brake pedal. However,
greater foot pressure on the brake pedal will be
required to stop the vehicle and the stopping
distance will be longer.
Using the brakes
Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while
driving. This will cause overheating of the
brakes, wearing out the brake and pads faster
and reduce gas mileage.
To help 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.
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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.
best braking performance.
This procedure is described in the vehicle
service manual and can be performed by a
NISSAN dealer.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
WARNING
.
Wet brakes
When the vehicle is washed or driven through
water, the brakes may get wet. As a result, your
braking distance will be longer and the vehicle
may pull to one side during braking.
To dry brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed
while lightly tapping the brake pedal to heat-up
the brakes. Do this until the brakes return to
normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high speeds
until the brakes function correctly.
PARKING BRAKE BREAK-IN
Break in the parking brake shoes whenever the
stopping effect of the parking brake is weakened
or whenever the parking brake shoes and/or
drums/rotors are replaced, in order to assure the
.
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 “TIRE AND LOADING
INFORMATION LABEL” in the “9.
Technical and consumer information” section of this manual.
— For detailed information, see
“WHEELS AND TIRES” in the
“8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) controls
the brakes so the wheels do not lock during hard
braking or when braking on slippery surfaces.
The system detects the rotation speed at each
wheel and varies the brake fluid pressure to
prevent each wheel from locking and sliding. By
preventing each wheel from locking, the system
helps the driver maintain steering control and
helps to minimize swerving and spinning on
slippery surfaces.
Using the system
Depress the brake pedal and hold it down.
Depress the brake pedal with firm steady
pressure, but do not pump the brakes. The
ABS will operate to prevent the wheels from
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VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
SYSTEM
locking up. Steer the vehicle to avoid obstacles.
WARNING
Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing so
may result in increased stopping distances.
Self-test feature
The ABS includes electronic sensors, electric
pumps, hydraulic solenoids and a computer. The
computer has a built-in diagnostic feature that
tests the system each time you start the engine
and move the vehicle at a low speed in forward
or 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
The ABS operates at speeds above 3 to 6 MPH
(5 to 10 km/h). The speed varies according to
road conditions.
When the ABS senses that one or more wheels
are close to locking up, the actuator rapidly
applies and releases hydraulic pressure. This
action is similar to pumping the brakes very
quickly. You may feel a pulsation in the brake
pedal and hear a noise from under the hood or
feel a vibration from the actuator when it is
operating. This is normal and indicates that the
ABS is operating properly. However, the pulsation may indicate that road conditions are
hazardous and extra care is required while
driving.
When accelerating or driving on slippery surfaces, the tires may spin or slide. With the
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system, sensors
detect these movements and control the braking
and engine output to help improve vehicle
stability.
.
When the VDC system is operating, the
“SLIP” indicator in the instrument panel
blinks.
.
If the “SLIP” indicator blinks, the road
conditions are slippery. Be sure to adjust
your speed and driving to these conditions.
Be sure to drive carefully. (See “Slip
indicator light” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section, and “Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC) off indicator light” in the “2.
Instruments and controls” section.)
.
Indicator light
If a malfunction occurs in the system, the
“SLIP” and “VDC OFF” indicator lights
illuminate in the instrument panel. As long
as these indicators are illuminated, the VDC
system function is canceled.
The VDC system uses an Active Brake Limited
Slip (ABLS) function to improve vehicle traction.
The ABLS system works when one of the driving
wheels is spinning on a slippery surface. The
ABLS system brakes the spinning wheel, which
distributes the driving power to the other drive
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wheel. If the vehicle is operated with the VDC
OFF switch pushed and the VDC system turned
off, all VDC systems will be turned off. The
ABLS system and ABS will still operate with the
VDC system off. If the ABLS system is activated,
the “SLIP” indicator will blink and you may hear a
clunk noise and/or feel a pulsation in the brake
pedal. This is normal and is not an indication of a
malfunction.
speed and be especially careful
when driving and cornering on slippery surfaces and always drive carefully.
.
While the VDC system is operating, you may feel
a pulsation in the brake pedal and hear a noise
or feel a vibration from under the hood. This is
normal and indicates that the VDC system is
working properly.
The VDC system computer has a built-in
diagnostic feature that tests the system each
time you start the engine and move the vehicle at
a low speed forward or backward. When the
self-test occurs, you may hear a “clunk” noise
and/or feel a pulsation in the brake pedal. This is
normal and is not an indication of a malfunction.
.
WARNING
.
The VDC system is designed to help
improve driving stability but does
not prevent accidents due to abrupt
steering operation at high speeds or
due to careless or dangerous driving techniques. Reduce vehicle
.
Do not modify the vehicle’s suspension. If suspension parts such as
shock absorbers, struts, springs,
stabilizer bars and bushings and
wheels are not NISSAN approved
or are extremely deteriorated the
VDC system may not operate properly. This could adversely affect
vehicle handling performance, and
the “VDC OFF” indicator or “SLIP”
indicator or both indicator lights
may illuminate.
If brake related parts such as brake
pads, rotors and calipers are not
standard equipment or are extremely deteriorated, the “VDC OFF”
indicator or “SLIP” indicator or both
indicator lights may illuminate.
If engine related parts such as
muffler are not standard equipment
or are extremely deteriorated, the
“VDC OFF” indicator or “SLIP” indicator or both indicator lights may
illuminate.
.
When driving on extremely inclined
surfaces such as higher banked
corners, the VDC system may not
operate properly and the “VDC OFF”
indicator or “SLIP” indicator or both
indicator lights may illuminate. Do
not drive on these types of roads.
.
When driving on unstable surfaces
such as a turntable, ferry, elevator
or ramp, the “VDC OFF” indicator or
“SLIP” indicator or both indicator
lights may illuminate. This is not a
malfunction. Restart the engine
after driving onto a stable surface.
.
If wheels or tires other than those
recommended are used, the VDC
system may not operate properly
and “VDC OFF” indicator or “SLIP”
indicator or both indicator lights
may illuminate.
.
The VDC system is not a substitute
for winter tires or tire chains on a
snow covered road.
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COLD WEATHER DRIVING
FREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK
TIRE EQUIPMENT
SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT
To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply
deicer through the key hole. If the lock becomes
frozen, heat the key before inserting it into the
key hole or use the remote keyless entry keyfob.
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.
Consult a NISSAN dealer for the tire type, size,
speed rating and availability information.
It is recommended that the following items be
carried in the vehicle during winter:
ANTI-FREEZE
In the winter when it is anticipated that the
outside temperature will drop below 328F (08C),
check the anti-freeze to assure proper winter
protection. For additional information, see “ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
BATTERY
If the battery is not fully charged during
extremely cold weather conditions, the battery
fluid may freeze and damage the battery. To
maintain maximum efficiency, the battery should
be checked regularly. For additional information,
see “BATTERY” in the “8. Maintenance and doit-yourself” section.
DRAINING OF COOLANT WATER
If the vehicle is to be left outside without antifreeze, drain the cooling system, including the
engine block. Refill before operating the vehicle.
For details, see “ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM”
in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself”
section.
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.
.
A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove
ice and snow from the windows and wiper
blades.
.
A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the
jack to give it firm support.
.
A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snowdrifts.
.
Extra window washer fluid to refill the
reservoir tank.
DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE
WARNING
.
Wet ice (328F, 08C and freezing rain),
very cold snow or ice can be slick
and very hard to drive on. The
vehicle will have much less traction
or “grip” under these conditions. Try
to avoid driving on wet ice until the
road is salted or sanded.
.
Whatever the condition, drive with
caution. Accelerate and slow down
with care. If accelerating or downshifting too fast, the drive wheels
Tire chains may be used. For details, see “TIRE
CHAINS” in the “8. Maintenance and do-ityourself” section of this manual.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) model
If you install snow tires, they must also be the
same size, brand, construction and tread pattern
on all four wheels.
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.
will lose even more traction.
To use the engine block heater
Allow more stopping distance under
these conditions. Braking should be
started sooner than on dry pavement.
1. Turn the engine off.
.
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 cruise control on slippery roads.
.
Snow can trap dangerous exhaust
gases under your vehicle. Keep
snow clear of the exhaust pipe and
from around your vehicle.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so
equipped)
Engine block heaters are available through
NISSAN dealers to assist in cold temperature
starting. The engine block heater should be
used when the outside temperature is 208F
(−78C) or lower.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the engine
block heater cord.
3. Plug the engine block heater cord into a
grounded 3-wire, 3-pronged extension cord.
4. Plug the extension cord into a Ground Fault
Interrupt (GFI) protected, grounded 110volt AC (VAC) outlet.
5. The engine block heater must be plugged in
for at least 2 - 4 hours, depending on
outside temperatures, to properly warm the
engine coolant. Use an appropriate timer to
turn the engine block heater on.
starting the engine. Damage to the
cord could result in an electrical
shock and can cause serious injury.
.
Use a heavy-duty 3-wire, 3-pronged
extension cord rated for at least
10A. Plug the extension cord into a
Ground Fault Interrupt (GFI) protected, grounded 110-VAC outlet.
Failure to use the proper extension
cord or a grounded outlet can result
in a fire or electrical shock and
cause serious personal injury.
6. Before starting the engine, unplug and
properly store the cord to keep it away from
moving parts.
WARNING
.
Do not use your engine block heater
with an ungrounded electrical system or a 2-pronged adapter. You can
be seriously injured by an electrical
shock if you use an ungrounded
connection.
.
Disconnect and properly store the
engine block heater cord before
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6 In case of emergency
Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Changing a flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Push starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
If your vehicle overheats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing recommended by NISSAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) . . . . . . . . . . .
6-11
6-12
6-13
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FLAT TIRE
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
This vehicle is equipped with the Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS). It monitors tire
pressure of all tires except the spare. When
the low tire pressure warning light is lit, one or
more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
If the vehicle is being driven with low tire
pressure, the TPMS will activate and warn you
of it by the low tire pressure warning light. This
system will activate only when the vehicle is
driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h). For
more details, see “WARNING/INDICATOR
LIGHTS AND AUDIBLE REMINDERS” in the
“2. Instruments and controls” section and “TIRE
PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)”
in the “5. Starting and driving” section.
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.
.
WARNING
.
6-2
If the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates while driving, avoid sudden steering maneuvers or abrupt
braking, reduce vehicle speed, pull
off the road to a safe location and
stop the vehicle as soon as possible. Driving with under-inflated tires
may permanently damage the tires
and increase the likelihood of tire
failure. Serious vehicle damage
.
.
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.
Stopping the vehicle
1. Safely move the vehicle off the road and
away from traffic.
2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
3. Park on a level surface and apply the parking
brake. Move the selector lever to the P
(Park) position.
4. Turn off the engine.
5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic, and to
signal professional road assistance personnel that you need assistance.
6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle
and stand in a safe place, away from traffic
and clear of the vehicle.
WARNING
.
Make sure the parking brake is
securely applied and the transmission is shifted into the P (Park)
position.
.
Never change tires when the vehicle
is on a slope, ice or slippery areas.
This is hazardous.
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.
Never change tires if oncoming
traffic is close to your vehicle. Wait
for professional road assistance.
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Blocking wheels
1 at both the front and
Place suitable blocks *
back of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat
tire to prevent the vehicle from moving when it is
jacked up.
WARNING
Be sure to block the wheel as the
vehicle may move and result in personal
injury.
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Getting the spare tire and tools
1. Open the lift gate.
2. Remove the cargo cover (if so equipped).
(See “CARGO COVER” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.)
1 (foldable
3. Lift up the luggage floor board *
or separate type).
4. Remove the strap from the back side of the
2 , and hang it on the opening of the
board *
3 as shown.
lift gate *
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Jacking tools
5. Remove the lids of the luggage side boxes.
7. Remove the jacking tools and the spare tire.
Jacking tools: Remove the jack by turning it,
then remove the other tools.
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6. Remove the luggage floor box (Type A or B)
by turning the clips counterclockwise.
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Jacking up the vehicle and removing the
damaged tire
WARNING
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.
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
vehicle is on the jack, as it may
cause the vehicle to move.
.
Do not allow passengers to stay in
the vehicle while it is on the jack.
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Spare tire
Spare tire: Turn the clamp to remove the tire.
Removing wheel cover (if so equipped)
WARNING
Never use your hands to remove the
wheel cover. This may cause personal
injury.
1
To remove the wheel cover, use the jack rod *
as illustrated.
2 between the wheel and jack rod
Apply cloth *
to prevent damaging the wheel and wheel cover.
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Carefully read the caution label attached
to the jack body and the following instructions.
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Jack-up point
1. Place the jack directly under the jack-up
point as illustrated so the top of the jack
contacts the vehicle at the jack-up point.
Align the jack head between the two
notches in the front or the rear as shown.
Also fit the groove of the jack head between
the notches as shown.
The jack should be used on level firm
ground.
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2. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns by
turning counterclockwise with the wheel nut
wrench. Do not remove the wheel nuts
until the tire is off the ground.
3. To lift the vehicle, securely hold the jack lever
and rod with both hands as shown above.
Carefully raise the vehicle until the tire clears
the ground. Remove the wheel nuts, and
then remove the tire.
Installing the spare tire
The spare tire is designed for emergency
use. (See specific instructions under the
heading “WHEELS AND TIRES” in the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)
1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface
between the wheel and hub.
2. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten
the wheel nuts finger tight. Check that all the
wheel nuts contact the wheel surface
horizontally.
3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel
nuts alternately and evenly in the sequence
1 ,*
2 ,*
3 ,*
4 ,*
5 ), more
as illustrated (*
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than 2 times, until they are tight.
4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire
touches the ground. Then, with the wheel
nut wrench, tighten the wheel nuts securely
in the sequence as illustrated. Lower the
vehicle completely.
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.).
.
As soon as possible, tighten the
wheel nuts to the specified torque
with a torque wrench.
Wheel nut tightening torque:
80 ft-lb (108 N·m)
tened to specifications at each lubrication interval.
.
Adjust tire pressure to the COLD
pressure.
WARNING
.
Always make sure that the spare tire
and jacking equipment are properly
secured after use. Such items can
become dangerous projectiles in an
accident or sudden stop.
.
The T-type spare tire and small size
spare tire are designed for emergency use. See specific instructions
under the heading “WHEELS AND
TIRES” in the “8. Maintenance and
do-it-yourself” section.
COLD pressure:
After the vehicle has been parked for
three hours or more or driven less than
1 mile (1.6 km).
COLD tire pressures are shown on the
Tire and Loading Information label
affixed to the driver side center pillar.
Stowing the damaged tire and the tools
1. Securely store the damaged tire, jack and
tools in the storage area.
2. Replace the luggage floor box.
3. Replace the lids on the luggage side boxes.
4. Remove the strap from the lift gate opening
and store it to the original place. Close the
luggage floor board.
5. Replace the cargo cover (if so equipped).
6. Close the lift gate.
The wheel nuts must be kept tightened
to specification at all times. It is
recommended that wheel nuts be tigh-
6-8
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Black plate (225,1)
JUMP STARTING
To start your engine with a booster battery, the
instructions and precautions below must be
followed.
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.
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 the battery out of the reach of
children.
.
The booster battery must be rated at
12 volts. Use of an improperly rated
battery can damage your vehicle.
.
Whenever working on or near a
battery, always wear suitable eye
.
Do not attempt to jump start a
frozen battery. It could explode
and cause serious injury.
.
Your vehicle has an automatic engine cooling fan. It could come on at
any time. Keep hands and other
objects away from it.
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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
B , position the two vehicles (*
A and *
B )
*
to bring their batteries into close proximity to
each other.
Do not allow the two vehicles to touch.
2. Apply the parking brake. Move the selector
lever to the P (Park) position. Switch off all
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PUSH STARTING
unnecessary electrical systems (lights, heater, air conditioner, etc.).
3. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so
equipped). Cover the battery with a firmly
wrung out moist cloth to reduce explosion
hazard.
4. Connect jumper cables in the sequence as
1 ? *
2 ? *
3 ? *
4 ).
illustrated (*
For the vehicle equipped with Intelligent Key system:
If the battery is discharged, the ignition
switch cannot be moved from the LOCK
position and, if the steering lock is
engaged, the steering wheel cannot be
moved. Connect the jumper cables to
B before turning
the booster vehicle *
the ignition switch and disengaging the
steering lock.
CAUTION
.
Always connect positive (+) to positive (+) and negative (−) to body
ground (for example, as illustrated),
not to the battery.
.
Make sure the jumper cables do not
touch moving parts in the engine
compartment and that the cable
clamps do not contact any other
Do not attempt to start the engine by pushing.
metal.
5. Start the engine of the booster vehicle
and let it run for a few minutes.
B
*
6. Keep the engine speed of the booster
B at about 2,000 rpm, and start
vehicle *
A being jump
the engine of the vehicle *
started.
CAUTION
Continuously Variable Transmission
(CVT) models cannot be push-started
or tow-started. Attempting to do so may
cause transmission damage.
CAUTION
Do not keep the starter motor engaged
for more than 10 seconds. If the engine
does not start right away, turn the
ignition switch to the OFF position
and wait 10 seconds before trying
again.
7. After starting your engine, carefully disconnect the negative cable and then the positive
4 ? *
3 ? *
2 ? *
1 ).
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.
6-10 In case of emergency
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IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS
CAUTION
.
Do not continue to drive if your
vehicle overheats. Doing so could
cause engine damage or a vehicle
fire.
.
To avoid the danger of being
scalded, never remove the radiator
cap while the engine is still hot.
When the radiator cap is removed,
pressurized hot water will spurt out,
possibly causing serious injury.
.
Do not open the hood if steam is
coming out.
If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by an
extremely high temperature gauge reading), or if
you feel a lack of engine power, detect abnormal
noise, etc., take the following steps:
1. Move the vehicle safely off the road, apply
the parking brake and move the selector
lever to the P (Park) position.
Do not stop the engine.
2. Turn off the 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.
6. After the engine cools down, check the
coolant level in the reservoir tank with the
engine running. Add coolant to the reservoir
tank if necessary. Have your vehicle repaired
at a NISSAN dealer.
4. Open the engine hood.
WARNING
If steam or water is coming from the
engine, stand clear to prevent getting
burned.
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.
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TOWING YOUR VEHICLE
When towing your vehicle, all State (Provincial in
Canada) and local regulations for towing must
be followed. Incorrect towing equipment could
damage your vehicle. Towing instructions are
available from a NISSAN dealer. Local service
operators are familiar with the applicable laws
and procedures for towing. To assure proper
towing and to prevent accidental damage to
your vehicle, NISSAN recommends that you
have a service operator tow your vehicle. It is
advisable to have the service operator carefully
read the following precautions.
For information about towing your vehicle behind
a recreational vehicle (RV), see “FLAT TOWING” in the “9. Technical and consumer
information” section of this manual.
WARNING
.
Never ride in a vehicle that is being
towed.
.
Never get under your vehicle after it
has been lifted by a tow truck.
CAUTION
.
When towing, make sure that the
transmission, axles, steering system
and powertrain are in working condition. If any unit is damaged, dollies must be used.
.
Always attach safety chains before
towing.
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.
ignition switch to the LOCK position. This may damage the steering lock mechanism.
. Move the selector lever to the N
(Neutral) position.
When towing a CVT model with the
rear wheels on the ground (if you do
not use towing dollies): Always
release the parking brake.
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Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) models
TOWING RECOMMENDED BY
NISSAN
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.
Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) models
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.
CAUTION
.
Never tow Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT) models with
the front wheels on the ground or
four wheels on the ground (forward
.
When towing CVT models with the
front wheels on towing dollies:
. Turn the ignition switch to the
OFF position, and secure the
steering wheel in a straightahead position with a rope or
similar device. Never secure the
steering wheel by turning the
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All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
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Front
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
NISSAN recommends that towing dollies be
used when towing your vehicle or place the
vehicle on a flatbed truck as illustrated.
CAUTION
Never tow AWD models with any of the
wheels on the ground as this may cause
serious and expensive damage to the
powertrain.
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Rear
6-14 In case of emergency
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VEHICLE RECOVERY (freeing a stuck
vehicle)
WARNING
.
Stand clear of a stuck vehicle.
.
Do not spin your tires at high speed.
This could cause them to explode
and result in serious injury. Parts of
your vehicle could also overheat
and be damaged.
recovery hook. Otherwise, the vehicle body will be damaged.
.
.
.
Pulling a stuck vehicle
Do not use the tie down hooks for towing or
vehicle recovery.
Front:
1
Securely install the vehicle recovery hook *
(stored in the cargo area) as illustrated. Make
sure that the hook is properly secured in the
original place after use.
Rear:
Do not use the tie down hook to pull the vehicle.
CAUTION
.
Tow chains or cables must be attached only to the main structural
members of the vehicle or the
.
Do not use the vehicle tie down
hooks to free a vehicle stuck in
sand, snow, mud, etc. Never tow a
vehicle using the vehicle tie down
hooks.
Always pull the cable straight out
from the front of the vehicle. Never
pull on the vehicle at an angle.
Pulling devices should be routed so
they do not touch any part of the
suspension, steering, brake or cooling systems.
Pulling devices such as ropes or
canvas straps are not recommended
for use in vehicle towing or recovery.
an area around the front tires.
4. Slowly rock the vehicle forward and backward.
.
Shift back and forth between R (Reverse) and D (Drive).
.
Apply the accelerator as little as possible to maintain the rocking motion.
.
Release the accelerator pedal before
shifting between R and D.
.
Do not spin the tires above 35 MPH (55
km/h).
5. If the vehicle cannot be freed after a few
tries, contact a professional towing service
to remove the vehicle.
Rocking a stuck vehicle
If your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc.,
use the following procedure:
1. Turn off the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
system.
2. Make sure the area in front and behind the
vehicle is clear of obstructions.
3. Turn the steering wheel right and left to clear
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MEMO
6-16 In case of emergency
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7 Appearance and care
Cleaning exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Removing spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Underbody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Aluminum alloy wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Chrome parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Tire dressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Cleaning interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Floor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Corrosion protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Most common factors contributing to vehicle
corrosion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Environmental factors influence the rate of
corrosion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
To protect your vehicle from corrosion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
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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, 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
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.
Whenever possible, store or park your vehicle
inside a garage or in a covered area.
.
When it is necessary to park outside, park in a
shady area or protect the vehicle with a body
cover.
Do not wash the vehicle with strong
household soap, strong chemical
detergents, gasoline or solvents.
.
Do not wash the vehicle in direct
sunlight or while the vehicle body is
hot, as the surface may become
water-spotted.
Be careful not to scratch the paint surface
when putting on or removing the body
cover.
WASHING
Wash dirt off the vehicle with a wet sponge and
plenty of water. Clean the vehicle thoroughly
using a mild soap, a special vehicle soap or
general purpose dishwashing liquid mixed with
clean, lukewarm (never hot) water.
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.
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 regularly cleaned. 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.
Avoid leaving water spots on the paint surface
by using a damp chamois to dry the vehicle.
WAXING
Regular waxing protects the paint surface and
helps retain new vehicle appearance. Polishing
is recommended to remove built-up wax residue
and to avoid a weathered appearance before
reapplying wax.
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 compound or aggressive polishing on a
base coat/clear coat paint finish may dull the
finish or leave swirl marks.
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REMOVING SPOTS
Remove tar and oil spots, industrial dust,
insects, and tree sap as quickly as possible
from the paint surface to avoid lasting damage
or staining. Special cleaning products are
available at a NISSAN dealer or any automotive
accessory stores.
UNDERBODY
In areas where road salt is used in winter, the
underbody must be cleaned regularly. This will
prevent dirt and salt from building up and
causing the acceleration of corrosion on the
underbody and suspension. Before the winter
period and again in the spring, the underseal
must be checked and, if necessary, re-treated.
GLASS
Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and dust
film from the glass surfaces. It is normal for glass
to become coated with a film after the vehicle is
parked in the hot sun. Glass cleaner and a soft
cloth will easily remove this film.
CAUTION
When cleaning the inside of the windows, do not use sharp-edged tools,
abrasive cleaners or chlorine-based
disinfectant cleaners. They could da-
mage the electrical conductors, radio
antenna elements or rear window
defroster elements.
ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS
Wash regularly with a sponge dampened in a
mild soap solution, especially during winter
months in areas where road salt is used. Salt
could discolor the wheels if not removed.
CAUTION
Follow the directions below to avoid
staining or discoloring the wheels:
. Do not use a cleaner that uses
strong acid or alkali contents to
clean the wheels.
.
Do not apply wheel cleaners to the
wheels when they are hot. The
wheel temperature should be the
same as ambient temperature.
.
Rinse the wheel to completely remove the cleaner within 15 minutes
after the cleaner is applied.
TIRE DRESSING
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 with an
oil-based tire dressing.
.
Apply a light coat of tire dressing to help
prevent it from entering the tire tread/
grooves (where it would be difficult to
remove).
.
Wipe off excess tire dressing using a dry
towel. Make sure the tire dressing is
completely removed from the tire tread/
grooves.
.
Allow the tire dressing to dry as recommended by tire dressing manufacturer.
CHROME PARTS
Clean chrome parts regularly with a nonabrasive chrome polish to maintain the finish.
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CLEANING INTERIOR
Occasionally remove loose dust from the interior
trim, plastic parts and seats using a vacuum
cleaner or soft bristled brush. Wipe the vinyl and
leather surfaces with a clean, soft cloth dampened in mild soap solution, then wipe clean
with a dry soft cloth.
Regular care and cleaning is required in order to
maintain the appearance of the leather.
Before using any fabric protector, read the
manufacturer’s recommendations. Some fabric
protectors contain chemicals that may stain or
bleach the seat material.
Use a cloth dampened only with water, to clean
the meter and gauge lens.
WARNING
Do not use water or acidic cleaners (hot
steam cleaners) on the seat. This can
damage the seat or occupant classification sensor. This can also affect the
operation of the air bag system and
result in serious personal injury.
CAUTION
.
Never use benzine, thinner, or any
similar material.
.
Small dirt particles can be abrasive
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and damaging to the leather surfaces and should be removed
promptly. Do not use saddle soap,
car waxes, polishes, oils, cleaning
fluids, solvents, detergents or ammonia-based cleaners as they may
damage the leather’s natural finish.
.
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.
FLOOR MATS
The use of genuine NISSAN floor mats can
extend the life of your vehicle carpet and make it
easier to clean the interior. No matter what
mats are used, be sure they are fitted for
your vehicle and are properly positioned in
the footwell to prevent interference with
pedal operation. Mats should be maintained
with regular cleaning and replaced if they
become excessively worn.
SAI0038
Floor mat positioning aid (driver’s side
only)
This vehicle includes front floor mat brackets to
act as floor mat positioning aid. NISSAN floor
mats have been specially designed for your
vehicle model. The driver’s side floor mat has
grommet holes in it. To install, position the mat
by placing the floor mat bracket hook through
the floor mat grommet hole while centering the
mat in the footwell.
Periodically check to make certain that the mats
are properly positioned.
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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 BELTS” in the “1. Safety — Seats,
seat belts and supplemental restraint system”
section.
WARNING
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
Air pollution
.
The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirt
and debris in body panel sections, cavities,
and other areas.
.
Industrial pollution, the presence of salt in the air
in coastal areas, or heavy road salt use will
accelerate the corrosion process. Road salt will
also accelerate the disintegration of paint
surfaces.
Damage to paint and other protective coatings caused by gravel and stone chips or
minor traffic accidents.
TO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE FROM
CORROSION
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.
.
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.
Relative humidity
Corrosion will be accelerated in areas of high
relative humidity, especially those areas where
the temperatures stay above freezing where
atmospheric pollution exists, or where road salt
is used.
CAUTION
.
NEVER remove dirt, sand or other
debris from the passenger compartment by washing it out with a hose.
Remove dirt with a vacuum cleaner
or broom.
.
Never allow water or other liquids to
come in contact with electronic
Temperature
A temperature increase will accelerate the rate
of corrosion to those parts which are not well
ventilated.
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components inside the vehicle as
this may damage them.
Chemicals used for road surface deicing are
extremely corrosive. They accelerate corrosion
and deterioration of underbody components
such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake
lines, brake cables, floor pan and fenders.
In winter, the underbody must be cleaned
periodically.
For additional protection against rust and
corrosion, which may be required in some areas,
consult a NISSAN dealer.
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8 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Maintenance requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Scheduled maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Where to go for service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Explanation of maintenance items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Maintenance precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
QR25DE engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Engine cooling system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Changing engine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Changing engine oil and filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) fluid. . . . . . . . 8-11
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14
Drive belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14
Spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
Replacing spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
Air cleaner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield wiper blades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear window wiper blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Self-adjusting brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake pad wear indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyfob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intelligent Key battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior and interior lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels and tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Types of tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire chains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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8-16
8-16
8-17
8-18
8-18
8-18
8-18
8-19
8-19
8-20
8-21
8-21
8-22
8-24
8-25
8-26
8-29
8-29
8-33
8-35
8-36
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MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENT
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Your new 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 fine mechanical condition, as well
as its emission and engine performance.
Performing general maintenance checks requires minimal mechanical skill and only a few
general automotive tools.
It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that
the scheduled maintenance, as well as general
maintenance, is performed.
WHERE TO GO FOR SERVICE
As the vehicle owner, you are the only one who
can ensure that your vehicle receives the proper
maintenance. 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 dayto-day operation. They are essential for proper
vehicle operation. It is your responsibility to
perform these procedures regularly as prescribed.
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These checks or inspections can be done by
yourself, a qualified technician or, if you prefer, a
NISSAN dealer.
If maintenance service is required or your vehicle
appears to malfunction, have the systems
checked and serviced by a NISSAN dealer.
During the normal day-to-day operation of the
vehicle, general maintenance should be performed regularly as prescribed in this section. If
you detect any unusual sounds, vibrations or
smell, be sure to check for the cause or have 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, see “MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS”
later in this section.
NISSAN technicians are well-trained specialists
and are kept up-to-date with the latest service
information through technical bulletins, service
tips, and in-dealership information systems.
They are completely qualified to work on
NISSAN vehicles before work begins.
EXPLANATION OF MAINTENANCE
ITEMS
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.
The maintenance items listed here should be
performed from time to time, unless otherwise
specified.
Additional information on the following
items with “*” is found later in this section.
Outside the vehicle
Doors and engine hood: Check that all doors
and the engine hood operate properly. Also
ensure that all latches lock securely. Lubricate
hinges, latches, latch pins, rollers and links if
necessary. Make sure that the secondary latch
keeps the hood from opening when the primary
latch is released.
When driving in areas using road salt or other
corrosive materials, check lubrication frequently.
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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.
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
7,500 miles (12,000 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.
The maintenance items listed here should be
checked on a regular basis, such as when
performing scheduled maintenance, cleaning
the vehicle, etc.
Accelerator pedal: Check the pedal for
smooth operation and make sure the pedal
does not catch or require uneven effort. Keep
the floor mat away from the pedal.
Wheel alignment and balance: If the vehicle
should pull to either side while driving on a
straight and level road, or if you detect uneven or
abnormal tire wear, there may be a need for
wheel alignment.
Brake pedal: Check the pedal for smooth
operation. If the brake pedal suddenly goes
down further than normal, the pedal feels
spongy or the vehicle seems to take longer to
stop, see a NISSAN dealer immediately. Keep
the floor mat away from the pedal.
If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at normal
highway speeds, wheel balancing may be
needed.
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 selector 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
adjusted, see a NISSAN dealer.
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.
Seats: Check seat position controls such as
seat adjusters, seatback recliner, etc. to ensure
they operate smoothly and that all latches lock
securely in every position. Check that the head
restraints move up and down smoothly and that
the locks (if so equipped) hold securely in all
latched positions.
Steering wheel: Check for changes in the
steering conditions, such as excessive free play,
hard steering or strange noises.
Warning lights and chimes: Make sure that
all warning lights and chimes are operating
properly.
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Windshield defroster: Check that the air
comes out of the defroster outlets properly and
in sufficient quantity when operating the heater
or air conditioner.
Windshield wiper and washer*: Check that
the wipers and washer operate properly and that
the wipers do not streak.
Under the hood and vehicle
The maintenance items listed here should be
checked periodically (for example, each time you
check the engine oil or refuel).
Battery*: Check the fluid level in each cell.
It should be between the MAX and MIN lines.
Vehicles operated in high temperatures or under
severe condition require frequent checks of the
battery fluid level.
Brake fluid level*: Make sure that the brake
fluid level is between the MAX and MIN lines on
the reservoir.
Engine coolant level*: Check the coolant level
when the engine is cold.
Engine drive belts*: Make sure that the drive
belts are not frayed, worn, cracked or oily.
Engine oil level*: Check the level after parking
the vehicle on a level surface and turning off the
engine. Wait more than 10 minutes for the oil to
drain back into the oil pan.
8-4
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
“PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTING AND
DRIVING” in the “5. Starting and driving”
section for exhaust gas (carbon monoxide).)
section.
Windshield washer fluid*: Check that there is
adequate fluid in the reservoir.
Fluid leaks: Check under the vehicle for fuel,
oil, water or other fluid leaks after the vehicle has
been parked for a while. Water dripping from the
air conditioner after use is normal. If you should
notice any leaks or if gasoline fumes are evident,
check for the cause and have it corrected
immediately.
Radiator and hoses: Check the front of the
radiator and clean off any dirt, insects, leaves,
etc., that may have accumulated. Make sure the
hoses have no cracks, deformation, rot or loose
connections.
Underbody: The underbody is frequently exposed to corrosive substances such as those
used on icy roads or to control dust. It is very
important to remove these substances, otherwise rust will form on the floor pan, frame, fuel
lines and around the exhaust system. At the end
of winter, the underbody should be thoroughly
flushed with plain water, being careful to clean
those areas where mud and dirt may accumulate. For additional information, see “CLEANING
EXTERIOR” in the “7. Appearance and care”
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Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 9/ 22
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MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS
When performing any inspection or maintenance work on your vehicle, always take care
to prevent serious accidental injury to yourself or
damage to the vehicle. The following are general
precautions which should be closely observed.
enclosed space such as a garage, be
sure there is proper ventilation for
exhaust gases to escape.
.
WARNING
.
Park the vehicle on a level surface,
apply the parking brake securely
and block the wheels to prevent
the vehicle from moving. Move the
selector lever to P (Park).
.
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
.
.
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 fuel tank and the
battery.
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.
CAUTION
.
.
Do not work under the hood while
the engine is hot. Turn the engine
off and wait until it cools down.
Avoid direct contact with used engine oil and coolant. Improperly
disposed engine oil, and 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 harnesses 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.
.
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.
This “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section
gives instructions regarding only those items
which are relatively easy for an owner to perform.
A genuine NISSAN Service Manual is also
available. (See “OWNER’S MANUAL/SERVICE
MANUAL ORDER INFORMATION” in the “9.
Technical and consumer information” section.)
You should be aware that incomplete or
improper servicing may result in operating
difficulties or excessive emissions, and could
affect warranty coverage. If in doubt about
any servicing, we recommend that it be
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK
LOCATIONS
done by a NISSAN dealer.
SDI2127
QR25DE ENGINE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
8-6
Engine oil filler cap
Brake fluid reservoir
Air cleaner
Engine coolant reservoir
Window washer fluid reservoir
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Drive belt location
Engine oil dipstick
Radiator filler cap
Battery
Fuse/fusible link holder
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ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
The engine cooling system is filled at the factory
with a high-quality, year-round, anti-freeze coolant solution. The anti-freeze solution contains
rust and corrosion inhibitors, therefore additional
cooling system additives are not necessary.
WARNING
.
SDI2128
Removing the air duct
A if necessary.
*
B with a suitable tool.
Remove the clips *
1
Pull the air duct upward *
and then
2 .
sideways *
Remove the air duct
1.
2.
Install the air duct securely after any inspection
or maintenance work is performed.
.
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” in the “6. In case
of emergency” section of this manual.
of 50% anti-freeze and 50% demineralized or distilled water. The use of
other types of coolant solutions may
damage the engine cooling system.
Outside
temperature
down to
8C
8F
−35
−30
Anti-freeze
Demineralized water
or distilled
water
50%
50%
The radiator is equipped with a
pressure type radiator cap. To prevent engine damage, use only a
genuine NISSAN radiator cap.
CAUTION
When adding or replacing coolant, be
sure to use only a Genuine NISSAN
Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (green) or
equivalent with the proper mixture ratio
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ENGINE OIL
CHANGING ENGINE COOLANT
Major cooling system repairs should be performed by a NISSAN dealer. The service
procedures can be found in the appropriate
NISSAN Service Manual.
Improper servicing can result in reduced
heater performance and engine overheating.
WARNING
.
SDI2100
CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL
Check the coolant level in the reservoir when
the engine is cold. If the coolant level is below
2 , open the reservoir cap and
the MIN level *
1 . If the
add coolant up to the MAX level *
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
1 .
it to the reservoir up to the MAX level *
If the cooling system frequently requires
coolant, have it checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
8-8
.
.
.
To avoid the danger of being
scalded, never change the coolant
when the engine is hot.
SDI2129
Never remove the radiator cap when
the engine is hot. Serious burns
could be caused by high pressure
fluid escaping from the radiator.
CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL
Avoid direct skin contact with used
coolant. If skin contact is made,
wash thoroughly with soap or hand
cleaner as soon as possible.
2. Run the engine until it reaches operating
temperature.
Keep coolant out of reach of children and pets.
Engine coolant must be disposed of properly.
Check your local regulations.
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply
the parking brake.
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.
5. Remove the dipstick again and check the oil
1 . If the
level. It should be within the range *
2 , remove the oil filler cap
oil level is below *
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and pour recommended oil through the
3 .
opening. Do not overfill *
6. Recheck oil level with the dipstick.
It is normal to add some oil between oil
maintenance intervals or during the breakin period, depending on the severity of
operating conditions.
CAUTION
Oil level should be checked regularly.
Operating the engine with an insufficient amount of oil can damage the
engine, and such damage is not covered by warranty.
CHANGING ENGINE OIL AND FILTER
Change the engine oil and filter according to the
maintenance log shown in the NISSAN Service
and Maintenance Guide.
Vehicle set-up
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 the engine off and wait more than 10
minutes.
4. Raise and support the vehicle using a
suitable floor jack and safety jack stands.
.
Place the safety jack stands under the
vehicle jack-up points.
.
A suitable adapter should be attached to
the jack stand saddle.
CAUTION
Make sure the correct lifting and support points are used to avoid vehicle
damage.
SDI2120
1.
2.
3.
Oil filler cap
Oil drain plug
Oil filter
Engine oil and filter
1. Place a large drain pan under the drain plug.
2. Remove the oil filler cap.
3. Remove the drain plug with a wrench and
completely drain the oil.
CAUTION
Be careful not to burn yourself, as the
engine oil is hot.
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.
Waste oil must be disposed of
properly.
.
Check your local regulations.
Perform steps 4 to 9 when the engine oil
filter change is needed.
4. Remove the plastic cover over the oil filter
location by removing the small plastic clips.
5. Loosen the oil filter with an oil filter wrench.
Remove the oil filter by turning it by hand.
6. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting surface
with a clean rag.
CAUTION
Be sure to remove any old gasket
material remaining on the mounting
surface of the engine. Failure to do so
could lead to engine damage.
7. Coat the gasket on the new filter with clean
engine oil.
8. Screw in the oil filter clockwise until a slight
resistance is felt, then tighten additionally
more than 2/3 turn.
Oil filter tightening torque:
11 to 15 ft-lb
(14.7 to 20.5 N·m)
10. Clean and re-install the drain plug with a
new washer. Securely tighten the drain plug
with a wrench.
Drain plug tightening torque:
22 to 29 ft-lb
(29 to 39 N·m)
Do not use excessive force.
11. Refill engine with recommended oil through
the oil filler opening, and install the oil filler
cap securely.
See “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical
and consumer information” section for drain
and refill capacity. The drain and refill
capacity depends on the oil temperature
and drain time. Use these specifications for
reference only. Always use the dipstick to
determine the proper amount of oil in the
engine.
After the operation
1. Lower the vehicle carefully to the ground.
2. Dispose of waste oil and filter properly.
WARNING
.
Prolonged and repeated contact
with used engine oil may cause skin
cancer.
.
Try to avoid direct skin contact with
used oil. If skin contact is made,
wash thoroughly with soap or hand
cleaner as soon as possible.
.
Keep used engine oil out of reach of
children.
12. Start the engine and check for leakage
around the drain plug and the oil filter.
Correct as required.
13. Turn the engine off and wait more than 10
minutes. Check the oil level with the dipstick.
Add engine oil if necessary.
9. Install the plastic cover.
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Black plate (249,1)
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE
TRANSMISSION (CVT) FLUID
CAUTION
.
Use only Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid
NS-2. Do not mix with other fluids.
.
Using transmission fluid other than
Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2
will damage the CVT, which is not
covered by the NISSAN new vehicle
limited warranty.
BRAKE FLUID
For additional brake fluid information, see
“CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED FUEL/
LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical and consumer information” section of this manual.
WARNING
.
Use only new fluid from a sealed
container. Old, inferior or contaminated fluid may damage the brake
system. The use of improper fluids
can damage the brake system and
affect the vehicle’s stopping ability.
.
Clean the filler cap before removing.
.
Brake fluid is poisonous and should
be stored carefully in marked containers out of the reach of children.
When checking or replacement is required, we
recommend a NISSAN dealer for servicing.
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.
SDI2130
Check the fluid level in the reservoir. If the fluid is
1 or the brake warning
below the MIN line *
light comes on, add Genuine NISSAN Super
Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3
2 . If fluid must be
fluid up to the MAX line *
added frequently, the system should be checked
by a NISSAN dealer.
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Black plate (250,1)
WINDOW WASHER FLUID
Fill the window washer fluid reservoir periodically. Add window washer fluid when the low
window washer fluid warning light illuminates (if
so equipped).
To fill the window washer fluid reservoir, lift the
cap and pour the window washer fluid into the
reservoir opening.
Add a washer solvent to the water for better
cleaning. In the winter season, add a windshield
washer antifreeze. Follow the manufacturer’s
instructions for the mixture ratio.
SDI2131
Type A
the grille if spilled while filling the
window washer reservoir tank.
.
Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates
with water to the manufacturer’s
recommended levels before pouring
the fluid into the window washer
reservoir tank. Do not use the
window washer reservoir tank to
mix the washer fluid concentrate
and water.
Refill the reservoir more frequently when driving
conditions require an increased amount of
window washer fluid.
Recommended fluid:
Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze or equivalent
CAUTION
SDI2132
Type B
.
Do not substitute engine anti-freeze
coolant for window washer solution.
This may result in damage to the
paint.
.
Do not fill the window washer
reservoir tank with washer fluid
concentrates at full strength. Some
methyl alcohol based washer fluid
concentrates may permanently stain
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Black plate (251,1)
BATTERY
.
Keep the battery surface clean and dry.
Clean the battery with a solution of baking
soda and water.
.
When working on or near a battery,
always wear suitable eye protection
and remove all jewelry.
.
Make certain the terminal connections are
clean and securely tightened.
.
.
If the vehicle is not to be used for 30 days or
longer, disconnect the negative (−) battery
terminal cable to prevent discharging it.
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash hands after
handling.
.
Keep the battery out of the reach of
children.
WARNING
.
.
Do not expose the battery to flames
or electrical sparks. Hydrogen gas
generated by the battery is explosive. Do not allow battery fluid to
contact your skin, eyes, fabrics, or
painted surfaces. After touching a
battery or battery cap, do not touch
or rub your eyes. Thoroughly wash
your hands. If the acid contacts your
eyes, skin or clothing, immediately
flush with water for at least 15
minutes and seek medical attention.
DI0137MA
Check the fluid level in each cell. (Remove the
battery cover if it is necessary.) It should be
1 and LOWER
between the UPPER LEVEL *
2 lines.
LEVEL *
If it is necessary to add fluid, add only distilled
water to bring the level to the indicator in each
filler opening. Do not overfill.
Do not operate the vehicle if the
fluid in the battery is low. Low
battery fluid can cause a higher load
on the battery which can generate
heat, reduce battery life, and in
some cases lead to an explosion.
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DRIVE BELTS
JUMP STARTING
If jump starting is necessary, see “JUMP
STARTING” in the “6. In case of emergency”
section. If the engine does not start by jump
starting, the battery may have to be replaced.
Contact a NISSAN dealer.
SDI1480C
1. Remove the cell plugs
A .
*
2. Add distilled water up to the UPPER LEVEL
1 line.
*
If the side of the battery is not clear, check
the distilled water level by looking directly
1 indicates
above the cell; the condition *
2 needs more to
OK and the conditions *
be added.
3. Tighten cell plugs
A .
*
Vehicles operated in high temperatures or under
severe conditions require frequent checks of the
battery fluid level.
SDI2090
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Alternator
Water pump
Drive belt auto-tensioner
Crankshaft pulley
Air conditioner compressor
WARNING
Be sure the ignition switch is in the OFF
or LOCK position before servicing drive
belts. The engine could rotate unexpectedly.
1. Visually inspect each belt for signs of
unusual wear, cuts, fraying or looseness. If
the belt is in poor condition or loose, have it
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SPARK PLUGS
replaced or adjusted by a NISSAN dealer.
2. Have the belts checked regularly for condition.
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.
SDI2020
REPLACING SPARK PLUGS
If replacement is required, see a NISSAN dealer
for servicing.
Iridium-tipped spark plugs
It is not necessary to replace the iridium-tipped
spark plugs as frequently as the conventional
type spark plugs since they will last much longer.
Follow the maintenance log shown in the
“NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide”. Do
not reuse spark plugs by cleaning or regapping.
Always replace spark plugs with recommended or equivalent ones.
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Black plate (254,1)
AIR CLEANER
WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES
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.
.
SDI2106
1 and pull out the filter element
Push the tabs *
2 .
*
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”. When replacing the filter, wipe
the inside of the air cleaner housing and the
cover with a damp cloth.
Never pour fuel into the throttle
body or attempt to start the engine
with the air cleaner removed. Doing
so could result in serious injury.
CLEANING
If your windshield is not clear after using the
windshield washer or if a wiper blade chatters
when running, wax or other material may be on
the blade or windshield.
Clean the outside of the windshield with a
washer solution or a mild detergent. Your
windshield is clean if beads do not form when
rinsing with clear water.
Clean each blade by wiping it with a cloth
soaked in a washer solution or a mild detergent.
Then rinse the blade with clear water. If your
windshield is still not clear after cleaning the
blades and using the wiper, replace the blades.
CAUTION
Worn windshield wiper blades can
damage the windshield and impair
driver vision.
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
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SDI2048
REPLACING
CAUTION
Replace the wiper blades if they are worn.
1. Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield.
A , and
2. Push and hold the release tab *
move the wiper blade down the wiper arm
1 .
*
3. Insert the new wiper blade onto the wiper
arm until a click sounds.
4. Rotate the wiper blade so that the dimple is
in the groove.
.
After wiper blade replacement, return the wiper arm to its original
position; otherwise it may be damaged when the hood is opened.
.
Make sure the wiper blades contact
the glass; otherwise the arm may be
damaged from wind pressure.
SDI1865
If you wax the surface of the hood, be careful not
A . This
to let wax get into the washer nozzle *
may cause clogging or improper windshield
washer operation. If wax gets into the nozzle,
B .
remove it with a needle or small pin *
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Black plate (256,1)
REAR WINDOW WIPER BLADE
BRAKES
Contact a NISSAN dealer if checking or
replacement is required.
If the brakes do not operate properly, have the
brakes checked by a NISSAN dealer.
affect the function or performance of the brake
system.
SELF-ADJUSTING BRAKES
Proper brake inspection intervals should
be followed. For additional information, see the
maintenance log section of your “NISSAN
Service and Maintenance Guide”.
Your vehicle is equipped with self-adjusting
brakes.
The disc-type brakes self-adjust every time the
brake pedal is applied.
WARNING
See a NISSAN dealer for a brake
system check if the brake pedal height
does not return to normal.
BRAKE PAD WEAR INDICATORS
The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings. When a brake pad requires replacement, it
will make a high pitched scraping sound when
the vehicle is in motion. This scraping sound will
first occur only when the brake pedal is
depressed. After more wear of the brake pad,
the sound will always be heard even if the brake
pedal is not depressed. Have the brakes
checked as soon as possible if the wear warning
sound is heard.
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
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FUSES
3. Remove the air cleaner duct. (See “ENGINE
COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS”
earlier in this section.)
4. Remove the fuse/fusible link holder cover
1 and pushing the tab
using a suitable tool *
2 .
*
5. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller located
in the passenger compartment fuse box.
SDI1753
SDI2107
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
CAUTION
Never use a fuse of a higher or lower
amperage rating than that specified on
the fuse box cover. This could damage
the electrical system or cause a fire.
If any electrical equipment does not operate,
check for an open fuse.
A , replace it with a new
6. If the fuse is open *
B .
fuse *
7. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical
system checked and repaired by a NISSAN
dealer.
Fusible links
If any electrical equipment does not operate and
fuses are in good condition, check the fusible
links. If any of these fusible links are melted,
replace only with genuine NISSAN parts.
1. Be sure the ignition switch and the headlight
switch are turned off.
2. Open the engine hood.
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SDI2133
3. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
CAUTION
Never use a fuse of a higher or lower
amperage rating than that specified on
the fuse box cover. This could damage
the electrical system or cause a fire.
2 .
*
SDI1753
A , replace it with a new
4. If the fuse is open *
B .
fuse *
5. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical
system checked and repaired by a NISSAN
dealer.
If any electrical equipment does not operate,
check for an open fuse.
1. Be sure the ignition switch and the headlight
switch are turned off.
2. Pull to remove the fuse box cover
1 .
*
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Black plate (259,1)
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
from the lower part. Use a cloth to protect
the casing.
CAUTION
3. Replace the battery with a new one.
Be careful not to allow children to
swallow the battery and removed parts.
Recommended battery:
CR1620 or equivalent
.
Do not touch the internal circuit and
electric terminals as doing so could
cause a malfunction.
.
Hold the battery by the edges. Holding
the battery across the contact points will
seriously deplete the storage capacity.
.
Make sure that the + side faces the
bottom case.
4. Close the lid securely and install the screw.
5. Operate the buttons to check its operation.
See a NISSAN dealer if you need any assistance
for replacement.
SDI2134
KEYFOB
Replace the battery in the keyfob as follows:
1. Remove the screw.
2. Insert a small screwdriver into the slit of the
corner and twist it to separate the upper part
FCC Notice:
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
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2. Insert a small screwdriver into the slit of the
corner and twist it to separate the upper part
from the lower part. Use a cloth to protect
the casing.
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.
3. Replace the battery with a new one.
Recommended battery:
CR2025 or equivalent
.
Do not touch the internal circuit and
electric terminals as doing so could
cause a malfunction.
.
Hold the battery by the edges. Holding
the battery across the contact points will
seriously deplete the storage capacity.
.
Make sure that the + side faces the
bottom case.
SDI2294
INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY
Replace the battery in the Intelligent Key as
follows:
1. Remove the mechanical key from the Intelligent Key.
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and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
SDI1889
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
4. Align the tips of the upper and lower parts
1 , and then push them together *
2 until it
*
is securely closed.
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and the receiver.
5. Operate the buttons to check its operation.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
See a NISSAN dealer if you need any assistance
for replacement.
FCC Notice:
— Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device pursuant to part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
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LIGHTS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Headlight (high-beam)
Front turn signal/park/side marker light
Front map light
Ceiling light
Front fog light
Headlight (low-beam)
High-mounted stop light
Cargo light
License plate light
Back-up light
Rear combination light (stop/tail/side marker light)
Rear turn signal light
SDI2136
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HEADLIGHTS
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.
Replacing
Use the same number and wattage as originally
installed:
Low beam:
Wattage: 35
Bulb no.: D2R
High beam:
Wattage: 60
Bulb no.: HB3
Halogen headlight model:
Xenon headlight model:
The headlight is a semi-sealed beam type which
uses a replaceable headlight (halogen) bulb.
ment is necessary, contact a
NISSAN dealer.
Use the same number and wattage as originally
installed:
Low beam:
Wattage: 55
Bulb no.: H11
High beam:
Wattage: 60
Bulb no.: HB3
WARNING
CAUTION
HIGH VOLTAGE
When xenon headlights are on, they
produce a high voltage. To prevent an
electric shock, never attempt to modify
or disassemble. Always have your xenon headlights replaced at a NISSAN
dealer. For additional information, see
“HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL
SWITCH” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section.
.
Do not leave the bulb out of the
headlight reflector for a long period
of time. Dust, moisture, smoke, etc.
entering the headlight body may
affect bulb 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.
.
Only touch the plastic base when
handling the bulb. Never touch the
glass envelope.
.
Aiming is not necessary after replacing the bulb. When aiming adjust-
If replacement is required, see a NISSAN dealer.
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EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR LIGHTS
Item
Wattage (W)
Front turn signal/parking/side marker light
Front fog light (if so equipped)
Bulb No.
27/8
S25
55
H11
Rear combination light
back-up
18
W16W
turn signal
21
W21W
stop/tail/side marker
SDI2137
Disconnect the battery negative cable before
replacing bulbs.
A
*
B
*
High-beam bulb
Low-beam bulb
21/5
W21/5W
License plate light
5
W5W
Front map light
8
—
Vanity mirror light (if so equipped)
2
—
High-mounted stop light*
LED
—
Ceiling light (if so equipped)
8
—
Cargo light (if so equipped)
8
—
3.4
—
Glove box light*
*: See a NISSAN dealer for replacement.
NOTE: Always check with the Parts Department at a NISSAN dealer for the latest information about parts.
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SDI2141
Front turn signal/park/side marker light
(Halogen headlight model)
Xenon headlight model: See a NISSAN dealer
for replacement.
Halogen headlight model: Remove the bulb as
illustrated.
SDI2306
SDI2170
Front fog light
:
REMOVE
:
INSTALL
Replacement procedures
All other lights are either type A, B, C, D or E.
When replacing a bulb, first remove the lens
and/or cover.
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SDI2138
SDI2139
SDI2140
Rear combination light (stop/tail/side marker/turn)
Back-up light
License plate light
Open the lift gate to remove the rear combination light assembly.
Open the lift gate to remove the back-up light
assembly. One screw is located behind the
cover on the lift gate.
The license plate light bulb can be accessed by
removing the cover on the inside of the lift gate.
A : Clip
*
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WHEELS AND TIRES
If you have a flat tire, see “FLAT TIRE” in
the “6. In case of emergency” section.
TIRE PRESSURE
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
This vehicle is equipped with the Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS). It monitors tire
pressure of all tires except the spare. When
the low tire pressure warning light is lit, one or
more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
SDI2030
Front map light
SDI1500B
Cargo light
The TPMS will activate only when the vehicle is
driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h).
Also, this system may not detect a sudden drop
in tire pressure (for example a flat tire while
driving).
For more details, see “Low tire pressure warning
light” in the “2. Instruments and controls”
section, “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving”
section and “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING
SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “6. In case of
emergency” section.
SDI1499A
Ceiling light
SDI2032
Vanity mirror light
Tire inflation pressure
Check the pressure of the tires (including
the spare) often and always prior to long
distance trips. The recommended tire
pressure specifications are shown on the
Tire and Loading Information label under
the “Cold Tire Pressure” heading. The Tire
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and Loading Information label is affixed to
the driver side center pillar. Tire pressures
should be checked regularly because:
.
Most tires naturally lose air over time.
.
Tires can lose air suddenly when driven
over potholes or other objects or if the
vehicle strikes a curb while parking.
The tire pressures should be checked
when the tires are cold. The tires are
considered COLD after the vehicle has
been parked for 3 or more hours, or driven
less than 1 mile (1.6 km) at moderate
speeds.
Incorrect tire pressure, including under inflation, may adversely affect tire
life and vehicle handling.
WARNING
.
.
Improperly inflated tires can fail
suddenly and cause an accident.
The Gross Vehicle Weight rating
(GVWR) is located on the F.M.V.
S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label. The vehicle weight capacity
is indicated on the Tire and
Loading Information label. Do
.
.
not load your vehicle beyond
this capacity. Overloading your
vehicle may result in reduced
tire life, unsafe operating conditions due to premature tire failure, or unfavorable handling
characteristics and could also
lead to a serious accident. Loading beyond the specified capacity may also result in failure of
other vehicle components.
Before taking a long trip, or
whenever you heavily load your
vehicle, use a tire pressure
gauge to ensure that the tire
pressures are at the specified
level.
For additional information regarding tires, refer to “Important
Tire Safety Information” (US) or
“Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty Information
Booklet.
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4 Cold tire pressure: Inflate the tires to
*
this pressure when the tires are cold.
Tires are considered COLD after the
vehicle has been parked for 3 or
more hours, or driven less than 1 mile
(1.6 km) at moderate speeds. The
recommended cold tire inflation is set
by the manufacturer to provide the
best balance of tire wear, vehicle
handling, driveability, tire noise, etc.,
up to the vehicle’s GVWR.
5 Tire size — see “TIRE
*
LABELING”
later in this section.
6 Spare tire size or compact spare tire
*
size (if so equipped)
SDI2340
Tire and Loading Information label
1 Seating capacity: The maximum num*
ber of occupants that can be seated
in the vehicle.
2 Vehicle load limit: See “VEHICLE
*
LOADING INFORMATION” in the “9.
Technical and consumer information”
section.
3 Original size: The size of the tires
*
originally installed on the vehicle at
the factory.
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tion shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label.
5. Add air to the tire as needed. If too
much air is added, press the core of the
valve stem briefly with the tip of the
gauge stem to release pressure. Recheck the pressure and add or release
air as needed.
6. Install the valve stem cap.
7. Check the pressure of all other tires,
including the spare.
SDI1949
Checking the tire pressure
1. Remove the valve stem cap from the
tire.
COLD TIRE
INFLATION
PRESSURE
P215/70230 kPa,
FRONT R16 99H
33 PSI
ORIGINAL
P225/60230 kPa,
TIRE
R17 98H
33 PSI
P215/70230 kPa,
REAR
R16 99H
33 PSI
ORIGINAL
P225/60230 kPa,
TIRE
R17 98H
33 PSI
230 kPa,
Original tire
33 PSI
SPARE
TIRE
420 kPa,
T155/9060 PSI
D16
SIZE
2. Press the pressure gauge squarely onto
the valve stem. Do not press too hard or
force the valve stem sideways, or air will
escape. If the hissing sound of air
escaping from the tire is heard while
checking the pressure, reposition the
gauge to eliminate this leakage.
3. Remove the gauge.
4. Read the tire pressure on the gauge
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5. Two-digit number (16): This number is
the wheel or rim diameter in inches.
6. Two- or three-digit number (94): This
number is the tire’s load index. It is a
measurement of how much weight each
tire can support. You may not find this
information on all tires because it is not
required by law.
7. H: Tire speed rating. You should not
drive the vehicle faster than the tire
speed rating.
SDI1575
Example
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.
SDI1606
Example
1 Tire size (example: P215/60R16
*
94H)
1. P: The “P” indicates the tire is designed
for passenger vehicles. (Not all tires
have this information.)
2. Three-digit number (215): This number
gives the width in millimeters of the tire
from sidewall edge to sidewall edge.
3. Two-digit number (60): This number,
known as the aspect ratio, gives the
tire’s ratio of height to width.
4. R: The “R” stands for radial.
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5. Three-digit code: Date of Manufacture
6. Four numbers represent the week and
year the tire was built. For example, the
numbers 3103 means the 31st week of
2003. If these numbers are missing,
then look on the other sidewall of the
tire.
3 Tire ply composition and material
*
SDI1607
Example
2 TIN (Tire Identification Number) for a
*
new tire (example: DOT XX XX XXX
XXXX)
1. DOT: Abbreviation for the “Department
of Transportation”. The symbol can be
placed above, below or to the left or
right of the Tire Identification Number.
2. Two-digit code: Manufacturer’s identifi-
cation mark
3. Two-digit code: Tire size
4. Three-digit code: Tire type code (Op-
tional)
The number of layers or plies of
rubber-coated fabric in the tire.
Tire manufacturers also must indicate
the materials in the tire, which include
steel, nylon, polyester, and others.
4 Maximum permissible inflation pres*
sure
This number is the greatest amount
of air pressure that should be put in
the tire. Do not exceed the maximum
permissible inflation pressure.
5 Maximum load rating
*
This number indicates the maximum
load in kilograms and pounds that
can be carried by the tire. When
replacing the tires on the vehicle,
always use a tire that has the same
load rating as the factory installed
tire.
6 Term of “tubeless” or “tube type”
*
Indicates whether the tire requires an
inner tube (“tube type”) or not
(“tubeless”).
7 The word “radial”
*
The word “radial” is shown, if the tire
has radial structure.
8
* Manufacturer or brand name
Manufacturer or brand name is
shown.
Other tire-related terminology:
In addition to the many terms that are
defined throughout this section, Intended
Outboard Sidewall is (1) the sidewall that
contains a whitewall, bears white lettering
or bears manufacturer, brand and/or model
name molding that is higher or deeper than
the same molding on the other sidewall of
the tire, or (2) the outward facing sidewall
of an asymmetrical tire that has a particular
side that must always face outward when
mounted on a vehicle.
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TYPES OF TIRES
WARNING
.
.
When changing or replacing tires,
be sure all four tires are of the same
type (Example: Summer, All Season
or Snow) and construction. A
NISSAN dealer may be able to help
you with information about tire type,
size, speed rating and availability.
Replacement tires may have a lower
speed rating than the factory
equipped tires, and may not match
the potential maximum vehicle
speed. Never exceed the maximum
speed rating of the tire.
.
Replacing tires with those not originally specified by NISSAN could
affect the proper operation of the
TPMS.
.
For additional information regarding tires, refer to “Important Tire
Safety Information” (US) or “Tire
Safety Information” (Canada) in the
Warranty Information Booklet.
All season tires
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 (Mud and Snow) on the tire
sidewall. Snow tires have better snow traction
than All Season tires and may be more appropriate in some areas.
Summer tires
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.
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.
Snow tires
If snow tires are needed, it is necessary to select
tires equivalent in size and load rating to the
original equipment tires. If you do not, it can
adversely affect the safety and handling of your
vehicle.
Generally, snow tires will have lower speed
ratings than factory equipped tires and may not
match the potential maximum vehicle speed.
Never exceed the maximum speed rating of the
tire.
If you install snow tires, they must be the same
size, brand, construction and tread pattern on all
four wheels.
For additional traction on icy roads, studded
tires may be used. However, some U.S. states
and Canadian provinces prohibit their use.
Check local, state and provincial laws before
installing studded tires. Skid and traction capabilities of studded snow tires, on wet or dry
surfaces, may be poorer than that of nonstudded snow tires.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
CAUTION
.
Always use tires of the same type,
size, brand, construction (bias, biasbelted or radial), and tread pattern
on all four wheels. Failure to do so
may result in a circumference difference between tires on the front and
rear axles which will cause excessive tire wear and may damage the
transmission, transfer case and differential gears.
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.
ONLY use spare tires specified for
the AWD model.
If excessive tire wear is found, it is recommended that all four tires be replaced with tires
of the same size, brand, construction and tread
pattern. The tire pressure and wheel alignment
should also be checked and corrected as
necessary. Contact a NISSAN dealer.
TIRE CHAINS
CAUTION
NISSAN recommends using the following tire cables made by Peerless Chain
Company for this vehicle due to limited
tire clearance. Call 800-533-8056 to
order tire chains for your vehicle.
. 215/70R16 - Sno-trac1000 part number 0103855 with chain tightener
part number 2007020
.
225/60R17 - Sno-trac1000 part number 0103855 with chain tightener
part number 2007190
Failure to use the correct traction
device will cause damage to the brakes,
suspension or other vehicle parts.
Company phone number are correct at the time
of printing that is shown on the back cover of
this Owner’s Manual. Always confirm the correct
part numbers with Peerless Chain Company
before ordering.
Only use other types of traction devices if the
traction device manufacturer recommends it for
use on your specific vehicle and the tire and
wheel installed on your vehicle.
CAUTION
.
Do not use traction devices on dry
roads.
.
Never install traction devices on a Ttype spare tire as doing so could
damage the brakes, suspension or
other vehicle parts.
Use of traction devices may be prohibited
according to location. Check the local laws
before installing traction devices. When installing traction devices, make sure they are the
proper size for the tires on your vehicle and are
installed according to the traction device manufacturer’s suggestions. When using traction
devices, avoid fully loading your vehicle and
drive at reduced speeds. Failure to do so may
cause damage to the brakes and suspension
and adversely affect handling and performance.
Traction devices must be installed only on
the front wheels and not on the rear
wheels.
Do not drive with traction devices on paved
roads that are clear of snow. Driving with
traction devices in such conditions can cause
damage to the various mechanisms of the
vehicle due to some overstress.
The tire chain part numbers and Peerless Chain
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Wheel nut tightening torque:
80 ft-lb (108 N·m)
The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to the specification at all times.
It is recommended that wheel nuts be
tightened to the specification at each
tire rotation interval.
WARNING
.
SDI1662
.
CHANGING WHEELS AND TIRES
Tire rotation
NISSAN recommends rotating the tires
every 7,500 miles (12,000 km). (See “FLAT
TIRE” in the “6. In case of emergency”
section for tire replacing procedures.)
As soon as possible, tighten the wheel
nuts to the specified torque with a
torque wrench.
.
.
After rotating the tires, check
and adjust the tire pressure.
Retighten the wheel nuts when
the vehicle has been driven for
600 miles (1,000 km) (also in
cases of a flat tire, etc.).
Do not include the spare tire or
any other small size spare tire in
the tire rotation.
For additional information regarding tires, refer to “Important
Tire Safety Information” (US) or
“Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty Information
Booklet.
SDI1663
1. Wear indicator
2. Wear indicator location mark
Tire wear and damage
WARNING
.
.
Tires should be periodically inspected for wear, cracking, bulging or objects caught in the
tread. If excessive wear, cracks,
bulging or deep cuts are found,
the tire(s) should be replaced.
The original tires have built-in
tread wear indicators. When
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.
.
.
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. (See “SPECIFICATIONS” in the “9. Technical and consumer
information” section for recommended types
and sizes of tires and wheels.)
WARNING
.
.
The use of tires other than those
recommended or the mixed use of
tires of different brands, construction (bias, bias-belted or radial), or
tread patterns can adversely affect
the ride, braking, handling, ground
clearance, body-to-tire clearance,
tire chain clearance, speedometer
calibration, headlight aim and bumper height. Some of these effects
may lead to accidents and could
result in serious personal injury.
If the wheels are changed for any
reason, always replace with wheels
which have the same off-set dimension. Wheels of a different off-set
could cause premature tire wear,
degrade vehicle handling characteristics and/or interference with the
brake discs/drums. Such interference can lead to decreased braking
efficiency and/or early brake pad/
shoe wear. See “WHEELS AND
TIRES” in the “9. Technical and
consumer information” section of
this manual for wheel off-set dimensions.
.
When a spare tire is mounted or a
wheel is replaced, the TPMS will not
function and the low tire pressure
warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute. The light will
remain on after 1 minute. Contact
your 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 install a damaged or deformed wheel or tire even if it has
been repaired. Such wheels or tires
could have structural damage and
could fail without warning.
.
The use of retread tire is not recommended.
.
For additional information regarding tires, refer to “Important Tire
Safety Information” (US) or “Tire
Safety Information” (Canada) in the
Warranty Information Booklet.
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CAUTION
Always use tires of the same type, size,
brand, construction (bias, bias-belted
or radial), and tread pattern on all four
wheels. Failure to do so may result in a
circumference difference between tires
on the front and rear axles which will
cause excessive tire wear and may
damage the transmission, transfer case
and differential gears (AWD models).
.
Clean the inner side of the wheels when the
wheel is changed or the underside of the
vehicle is washed.
.
Do not use abrasive cleaners when washing
the wheels.
.
Inspect wheel rims regularly for dents or
corrosion. Such damage may cause loss of
pressure or poor seal at the tire bead.
.
NISSAN recommends that the road wheels
be waxed to protect against road salt in
areas where it is used during winter.
Wheel balance
Spare tire
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.
When a spare tire is mounted (TEMPORARY
USE ONLY or conventional), the TPMS will not
function.
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.
Care of wheels
.
Wash the wheels when washing the vehicle
to maintain their appearance.
Observe the following precautions if the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire must be used,
otherwise your vehicle could be damaged or
involved in an accident.
.
Drive carefully while the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire is installed. Avoid sharp turns and
abrupt braking while driving.
.
Periodically check spare tire inflation pressure. Always keep the
pressure of the TEMPORARY USE
ONLY spare tire at 60 psi (420 kPa,
4.2 bar). Always keep the pressure
of the full size spare tire (if so
equipped) at the recommended
pressure for standard tires, as indicated on the Tire and Loading
Information label.
.
With the TEMPORARY USE ONLY
spare tire installed do not drive your
vehicle at speeds faster than 50
MPH (80 km/h).
.
When driving on roads covered with
snow or ice, the TEMPORARY USE
ONLY spare tire should be used on
the rear wheels and original tire
used on the front wheels (drive
wheels). Use tire chains only on
the front (original) tires.
.
Tire tread of the TEMPORARY USE
ONLY spare tire will wear at a faster
rate than the standard tire. Replace
WARNING
.
The TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare
tire should be used for emergency
use. It should be replaced with the
standard tire at the first opportunity
to avoid possible tire or differential
damage.
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the spare tire as soon as the tread
wear indicators appear.
.
Do not use the spare tire on other
vehicles.
.
Do not use more than one spare tire
at the same time.
.
Do not tow a trailer while the
TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire
is installed.
CAUTION
.
Do not use tire chains on a TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire. Tire
chains will not fit properly and may
cause damage to the vehicle.
.
Because the TEMPORARY USE
ONLY spare tire is smaller than the
original tire, ground clearance is
reduced. To avoid damage to the
vehicle, do not drive over obstacles.
Also do not drive the vehicle
through an automatic car wash
since it may get caught.
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9 Technical and consumer information
Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Fuel recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Engine oil and oil filter recommendation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Air conditioning system refrigerant and lubricant
recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Wheels and tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Dimensions and weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
When traveling or registering your vehicle in
another country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Vehicle identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Vehicle identification number (chassis number). . . . . . 9-9
Engine serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Emission control information label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Tire and loading information label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Air conditioner specification label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Installing front license plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11
Vehicle loading information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Vehicle load capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Securing the load. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Measurement of weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maximum load limits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)/
maximum Gross Axle Weight (GAW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing load/specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flat towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction AA, A, B and C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature A, B and C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emission control system warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reporting safety defects (US only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) test. . . . . .
Event Data Recorders (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Owner’s Manual/Service Manual order information . . .
In the event of a collision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS
The following are approximate capacities. The actual refill capacities may be a little different. When refilling, follow the procedure
instructed in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section to determine the proper refill capacity.
Capacity (Approximate)
Fuel
Recommended specifications
US measure
Imp measure
Liter
15-7/8 gal
13-1/4 gal
60
Unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 AKI (RON 91)*1
. Engine oil with API Certification Mark*3
. Viscosity SAE 5W-30
Engine oil*2
Drain and refill
With oil filter change
4-7/8 qt
4 qt
4.6
Without oil filter change
4-1/2 qt
3-3/4 qt
4.3
7-3/4 qt
6-3/8 qt
7.3
3/4 qt
5/8 qt
0.75
Cooling system
With reservoir
Reservoir
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) fluid
—
—
—
Differential gear oil
—
—
—
—
—
—
Transfer oil
Brake fluid
Multi-purpose grease
Air conditioning system refrigerant
Air conditioning system lubricants
Window washer fluid
50% Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant or equivalent
50% Demineralized or distilled water
Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2*4
Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super GL-5 80W-90 or API GL-5 Viscosity SAE
80W-90*5
Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super GL-5 80W-90 or API GL-5 Viscosity SAE
80W-90
Refill to the proper oil level according to the instructions in the “8.
Genuine NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid*6 or equivalent DOT 3
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
—
—
—
NLGI No. 2 (Lithium soap base)
—
—
—
HFC-134a (R-134a)*7
—
—
—
NISSAN A/C System Oil Type S or exact equivalent
1-1/6 gal
1 gal
4.5
Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze or equivalent
*1:
*2:
*3:
*4:
For additional information, see “FUEL RECOMMENDATION” later in this section.
For additional information, see “ENGINE OIL” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section for changing engine oil.
For additional information, see “ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER RECOMMENDATION” later in this section.
Use only Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2. Using transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2 will damage the CVT, which is not covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited
warranty.
*5: For hot climates, viscosity SAE 90 is suitable for ambient temperatures above 328F (08C).
*6: Available in mainland U.S.A. through a NISSAN dealer.
*7: For additional information, see “VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION” later in this section for air conditioner specification label.
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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 warranty coverage.
.
Under no circumstances should a
leaded gasoline be used, because
this will damage the three-way catalyst.
.
Do not use E-85 fuel in your vehicle.
Your vehicle is not designed to run
on E-85 fuel. Using E-85 fuel can
damage the fuel system components and is not covered by the
NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty.
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
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
compatibility 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%.)
.
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-85 fuel
E-85 fuel is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel
ethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline. E-85 can
only be used in a Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV). Do
not use E-85 fuel in your vehicle. U.S. government regulations require fuel ethanol dispensing
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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
solvent or similar ingredients that can be harmful
to the fuel system and 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.
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 will result in spark
knock, after-run and/or overheating, which may
cause excessive fuel consumption or engine
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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
STI0505
1.
2.
API certification mark
API service symbol
ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER RECOMMENDATION
Selecting the correct oil
It is essential to choose the correct grade,
quality, and viscosity engine oil to ensure
satisfactory engine life and performance, see
“CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED FUEL/
LUBRICANTS” earlier in this section. 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 Interna-
tional 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 an engine oil and
filter other than 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.
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
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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.
system components.
The refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) in your
NISSAN vehicle will not harm the earth’s ozone
layer. Although this refrigerant does not affect
the earth’s atmosphere, certain governmental
regulations require the recovery and recycling of
any refrigerant during automotive air conditioning system service. A NISSAN dealer has the
trained technicians and equipment needed to
recover and recycle your air conditioning system
refrigerant.
Contact a NISSAN dealer when servicing your
air conditioning system.
AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM REFRIGERANT AND LUBRICANT RECOMMENDATIONS
The air conditioning system in your
NISSAN vehicle must be charged with the
refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) and the oil,
NISSAN A/C system oil Type S or the exact
equivalents.
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
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SPECIFICATIONS
WHEELS AND TIRES
ENGINE
Model
QR25DE
Road wheel
Type
Gasoline, 4-cycle, DOHC
Type
Size
Cylinder arrangement
4-cylinder, in-line
Steel
16 6 6-1/2JJ
1.57 (40)
3.5 6 3.9 (89.0 6 100.0)
Aluminum
17 6 7J
1.57 (40)
151.82 (2,488)
T-type
16 6 4T
1.18 (30)
Size
Pressure PSI
(kPa) [Cold]
Bore 6 Stroke
in (mm)
Displacement
cu in (cm3)
Firing order
1-3-4-2
Idle speed
rpm
Ignition timing (B.T.D.C.)
degree/rpm
Spark plug
Standard
DILKAR6A-11
Spark plug gap (Normal)
in (mm)
0.043 (1.1)
Camshaft operation
Offset in (mm)
No adjustment is necessary.
Timing chain
Tire
Type
Conventional
This spark ignition system complies with the Canadian standard ICES-002.
T-type
P215/70R16
99H
P225/60R17
98H
T155/90D16
33 (230)
60 (420)
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WHEN TRAVELING OR
REGISTERING YOUR VEHICLE IN
ANOTHER COUNTRY
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Overall length
in (mm) 182.9 (4,645)
Overall width
in (mm) 70.9 (1,800)
Overall height
in (mm)
65.3 (1,658)
66.3 (1,683)*
Front tread
in (mm) 60.6 (1,540)
Rear tread
Wheelbase
in (mm) 61.0 (1,550)
in (mm) 105.9 (2,690)
Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating
(GVWR)
lb (kg)
See the F.M.V.S.S. or
C.M.V.S.S. certification
label on the driver’s
side center pillar.
Gross Axle
Weight Rating
(GAWR)
Front
lb (kg)
Rear
lb (kg)
*: With roof rail
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
When planning to travel 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.
STI0457
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
(VIN) PLATE
The vehicle identification number plate is attached as shown. This number is the identification for your vehicle and is used in the vehicle
registration.
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STI0553
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
(chassis number)
The vehicle identification number is located as
shown.
Remove the cover to access the number.
SDI2121
ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER
The number is stamped on the engine as shown.
STI0448
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. CERTIFICATION
LABEL
The Federal/Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards (F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S.) certification
label is affixed as shown. This label contains
valuable vehicle information, such as: Gross
Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR), Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR), month and year of
manufacture, Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN), etc. Review it carefully.
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STI0554
STI0494
STI0555
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
LABEL
TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION
LABEL
AIR CONDITIONER SPECIFICATION
LABEL
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 affixed to the pillar as
illustrated.
The air conditioner specification label is attached as shown.
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INSTALLING FRONT LICENSE PLATE
Use the following steps to mount the license
plate:
Before mounting the license plate, confirm that
the following parts are enclosed in the plastic
bag.
.
License plate bracket
.
J-nut 6 2
.
Screw 6 2
.
Screw grommet 6 2
1. Temporarily place the license plate bracket
A of it with the
by aligning the lower part *
B on the bumper.
lines *
2. Mark the pilot hole points with a felt-tip pen
through the holes of the license plate
bracket.
3. Remove the license plate bracket.
4. Carefully drill two pilot holes using a 0.39 in
(10 mm) drill bit at the marked locations. (Be
sure that the drill only goes through the
fascia, or damage to the nut may
occur.)
5. Insert grommets into the hole on the fascia.
STI0599
6. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the
grommet hole to add 908 turn onto the part
C .
*
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VEHICLE LOADING INFORMATION
7. Insert a J-nut into the license plate bracket
before placing the license plate bracket on
the fascia.
WARNING
.
8. Install the license plate bracket with screws.
9. Install the license plate with bolts that are no
longer than 0.55 in (14 mm).
.
.
It is extremely dangerous to ride
in a cargo area inside the vehicle. In a collision, people riding
in these areas are more likely to
be seriously injured or killed.
Do not allow people to ride in
any area of 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.
.
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
- maximum total combined weight of the
unloaded vehicle, passengers, luggage,
hitch, trailer tongue load and any other
optional equipment. This information is
located on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S.
label.
.
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) maximum weight (load) limit specified
for the front or rear axle. This information is located on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.
S.S. label.
.
GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) - The maximum total weight rating
of the vehicle, passengers, cargo, and
trailer.
.
Vehicle Capacity Weight, Load limit,
Total load capacity - maximum total
weight limit specified of the load
(passengers and cargo) for the vehicle.
This is the maximum combined weight
of occupants and cargo that can be
loaded into the vehicle. If the vehicle is
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.
TERMS
It is important to familiarize yourself with the
following terms before loading your vehicle:
.
Curb Weight (actual weight of your
vehicle) - vehicle weight including:
standard and optional equipment,
fluids, emergency tools, and spare tire
assembly. This weight does not include passengers and cargo.
.
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) - curb
weight plus the combined weight of
passengers and cargo.
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.
Cargo capacity - permissible weight of
cargo, the subtracted weight of occupants from the load limit.
VEHICLE LOAD CAPACITY
Do not exceed the load limit of your vehicle
shown as “The combined weight of occupants and cargo” on the Tire and Loading
Information label. Do not exceed the
number of occupants shown as “Seating
Capacity” on the Tire and Loading Information label.
To get “the combined weight of occupants
and cargo”, add the weight of all occupants, then add the total luggage weight.
Examples are shown in the following
illustration.
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Steps for determining correct load limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined
weight of occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs” on
your vehicle’s placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be riding
in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the
driver and passengers from XXX kg or
XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load
capacity. For example, if the XXX
amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will
be five 150 lb. passengers in your
vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs.
(1400 − 750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs) or
(640 − 340 (5 x 70) = 300 kg.)
5. Determine the combined weight of
luggage and cargo being loaded on
the vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage
load capacity calculated in Step 4.
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A or 7 lb. (31 N)
lb. (98 N) to a single hook *
B when securing cargo.
to a single hook *
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.
WARNING
Before driving a loaded vehicle, confirm
that you do not exceed the Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR) for your vehicle.
(See “MEASUREMENT OF WEIGHTS”
later in this section.)
.
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.
.
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.
Also check tires for proper inflation pressures. See the Tire and Loading Information
label.
SIC3504
SECURING THE LOAD
There are tie down hooks located in the cargo
area as shown. The tie down hooks can be used
to secure cargo with ropes or other types of
straps.
Do not apply a total load of more than 22
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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.
Overloading not only can shorten the life of your vehicle and
the tire, but can 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.
MEASUREMENT OF WEIGHTS
Secure loose items to prevent weight shifts
that could affect the balance of your
vehicle. When the vehicle is loaded, drive
to a scale and weigh the front and the rear
wheels separately to determine axle loads.
Individual axle loads should not exceed
either of the Gross Axle Weight Ratings
(GAWR). The total of the axle loads should
not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating (GVWR). These ratings are given
on the vehicle certification label. If weight
ratings are exceeded, move or remove
items to bring all weights below the ratings.
WARNING
Overloading or improper loading of a
trailer and its cargo can adversely affect
vehicle handling, braking and performance and may lead to accidents.
CAUTION
.
Do not tow a trailer or haul a heavy
load for the first 500 miles (800 km).
Your engine, axle or other parts
could be damaged.
.
For the first 500 miles (800 km) that
you tow a trailer, do not drive over
50 MPH (80 km/h) and do not make
starts at full throttle. This helps the
engine and other parts of your
vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.
Your new vehicle was designed to be used
primarily to carry passengers and cargo. Remember that towing a trailer places additional
loads on your vehicle’s engine, drivetrain, steering, braking and other systems.
A NISSAN Towing Guide (U.S. only) is available
on the website at www.nissanusa.com. This
guide includes information on trailer towing
capability and the special equipment required
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outside temperatures on graded roads can
affect engine performance and cause overheating. The transmission high fluid temperature
protection mode, which helps reduce the
chance of transmission damage, could activate
and automatically decrease engine power.
Vehicle speed may decrease under high load.
Plan your trip carefully to account for trailer and
vehicle load, weather and road conditions.
for proper towing.
MAXIMUM LOAD LIMITS
Maximum trailer loads
Never allow the total trailer load to exceed the
value specified in the “Towing Load/Specification” chart. The total trailer load equals trailer
weight plus its cargo weight.
.
When towing a trailer load of 1,000 lbs
(454 kg) or more, trailers with a brake
system MUST be used.
The maximum GCWR (Gross Combined Weight
Rating) should not exceed the value specified in
the following “Towing Load/Specification” chart.
WARNING
STI0541
The GCWR equals the combined weight of the
towing vehicle (including passengers and cargo)
plus the total trailer load. Towing loads greater
than these or using improper towing equipment
could adversely affect vehicle handling, braking
and performance.
The ability of your vehicle to tow a trailer is not
only related to the maximum trailer loads, but
also the places you plan to tow. Tow weights
appropriate for level highway driving may have to
be reduced on very steep grades or for low
traction situations (for example, on slippery boat
ramps).
Overheating can result in reduced engine power and vehicle speed. The
reduced speed may be lower than other
traffic, which could increase the chance
of a collision. Be especially careful
when driving. 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. See “IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS” in the “6. In case of
emergency” section of this manual.
Temperature conditions can also affect towing.
For example, towing a heavy trailer in high
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CAUTION
Vehicle damage resulting from improper towing procedures are not covered
by NISSAN warranties.
STI0542
Tongue load
When using a weight carrying or a weight
distributing hitch, keep the tongue load between
10 to 15% of the total trailer load within the
maximum tongue load limits shown in the
following “Towing Load/Specification” chart. If
the tongue load becomes excessive, rearrange
cargo to allow for proper tongue load.
TI1012M
MAXIMUM GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT
(GVW)/MAXIMUM GROSS AXLE
WEIGHT (GAW)
The GVW of the towing vehicle must not exceed
the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
shown on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification
label. The GVW equals the combined weight of
the unloaded vehicle, passengers, luggage,
hitch, trailer tongue load and any other optional
equipment. In addition, front or rear GAW must
not exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) shown on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S.
certification label.
Towing capacities are calculated assuming a
base vehicle with driver and any options
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required to achieve the rating. Additional passengers, cargo and/or optional equipment, such
as the trailer hitch, will add weight to the vehicle
and reduce your vehicle’s maximum towing
capacity and trailer tongue load.
The vehicle and trailer need to be weighed to
confirm the vehicle is within the GVWR, Front
GAWR, Rear GAWR, Gross Combined Weight
Rating (GCWR) and Towing capacity.
All vehicle and trailer weights can be measured
using platform type scales commonly found at
truck stops, highway weigh stations, building
supply centers or salvage yards.
To determine the available payload capacity for
tongue load, use the following procedure.
1. Locate the GVWR on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.
S.S. certification label.
2. Weigh your vehicle on the scale with all of
the passengers and cargo that are normally
in the vehicle when towing a trailer.
3. Subtract the actual vehicle weight from the
GVWR. The remaining amount is the available maximum tongue load.
To determine the available towing capacity, use
the following procedure.
1. Find the GCWR for your vehicle on the
“Towing Load/Specification” chart found
later in this section.
Example:
2. Subtract the actual vehicle weight from the
GCWR. The remaining amount is the available maximum towing capacity.
.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) as weighed
on a scale - including passengers, cargo
and hitch - 4,133 lb. (1,874 kg).
To determine the Gross Trailer Weight, weigh
your trailer on a scale with all equipment and
cargo, that are normally in the trailer when it is
towed. Make sure the Gross trailer weight is not
more than the Gross Trailer Weight Rating
shown on the trailer and is not more than the
calculated available maximum towing capacity.
.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) from
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label 4,233 lb. (1,920 kg).
.
Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)
from “Towing Load/Specification” chart 5,136 lb. (2,329 kg).
.
Maximum Trailer towing capacity from “Towing Load/Specification” chart - 1,000 lb.
(453 kg).
Also weigh the front and rear axles on the scale
to make sure the Front Gross Axle Weight and
Rear Gross Axle Weight are not more than Front
Gross Axle Weight and Rear Gross Axle Weight
on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label.
The cargo in the trailer and vehicle may need to
be moved or removed to meet the specified
ratings.
4,233 lb. (1,920 kg)
GVWR
− 4,133 lb. (1,874 kg)
GVW
= 100 lb. (45 kg)
Available for tongue
weight
5,136 lb. (2,329 kg)
GCWR
− 4,133 lb. (1,874 kg)
GVW
= 1,003 lb. (455 kg)
Capacity available for
towing
100 lb. (45 kg) /
1,003 lb. (455 kg)
Available tongue weight
Available capacity
= 10 % tongue weight
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The available towing capacity may be less than
the maximum towing capacity due to the
passenger and cargo load in the vehicle.
Remember to keep trailer tongue weight between 10 to 15% of the trailer weight. If the
tongue load becomes excessive, rearrange the
cargo to obtain the proper tongue load. Do not
exceed the 10 to 15% tongue weight specification even if the calculated available tongue
weight is greater than 15%. If the calculated
tongue weight is less than 10%, reduce the total
trailer weight to match the available tongue
weight.
Always verify that available capacities are within
the required ratings.
TOWING LOAD/SPECIFICATION
TOWING LOAD/SPECIFICATION CHART
Unit: lb (kg)
Model: CVT
MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT*1
With manual mode
1,500 (680)
MAXIMUM TONGUE LOAD
GROSS COMBINED WEIGHT RATING
(GCWR)
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT*2
Without manual mode
1,000 (453)
150 (68)
5,636 (2,556)
5,136 (2,329)
Sway Control Device (SCD)
1: All towing above 1,000 lb (454 kg) requires the use of trailer brakes.
2: Sway control devices are not offered by NISSAN. See a professional trailer/hitch outlet for a properly designed
sway control device for your trailer.
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TOWING SAFETY
Sway control device
Trailer hitch
Sudden maneuvers, wind gusts and buffeting
caused by other vehicles can affect trailer
handling. Sway control devices may be used to
help control these affects. If you choose to use
one, contact a reputable trailer hitch supplier to
make sure the sway control device will work with
the vehicle, hitch, trailer and the trailer’s brake
system. Follow the instructions provided by the
manufacturer for installing and using the sway
control device.
Choose a proper hitch for your vehicle and
trailer. A genuine NISSAN trailer hitch is
available from a NISSAN dealer. Make sure the
trailer hitch is securely attached to the vehicle to
help avoid personal injury or property damage
due to sway caused by crosswinds, rough road
surfaces or passing trucks.
Hitch ball
Choose a hitch ball of the proper size and
weight rating for your trailer:
.
The required hitch ball size is stamped on
most trailer couplers. Most hitch balls also
have the size printed on top of the ball.
.
Choose the proper class hitch ball based on
the trailer weight.
.
The diameter of the threaded shank of the
hitch ball must be matched to the ball mount
hole diameter. The hitch ball shank should
be no more than 1/16@ smaller than the hole
in the ball mount.
.
The threaded shank of the hitch ball must be
long enough to be properly secured to the
ball mount. There should be at least 2
threads showing beyond the lock washer
and nut.
Class I hitch
Class I trailer hitch equipment (receiver, ball
mount and hitch ball) can be used to tow trailers
of a maximum weight of 2,000 lb (909 kg).
CAUTION
.
The hitch should not be attached to
or affect the operation of the impact-absorbing bumper.
.
Do not use axle-mounted hitches.
.
Do not modify the vehicle exhaust
system, brake system, etc. to install
a trailer hitch.
.
To reduce the possibility of additional damage if your vehicle is
struck from the rear, where practical, remove the hitch and/or recei-
ver when not in use. After the hitch
is removed, seal the bolt holes to
prevent exhaust fumes, water or
dust from entering the passenger
compartment.
.
Regularly check that all trailer hitch
mounting bolts are securely
mounted.
Tire pressures
.
When towing a trailer, inflate the vehicle
tires to the recommended cold tire pressure
indicated on the Tire and Loading Information label.
.
Trailer tire condition, size, load rating and
proper inflation pressure should be in
accordance with the trailer and tire manufacturers’ specifications.
Safety chains
Always use a suitable chain between your
vehicle and the trailer. The safety chains should
be crossed and should be attached to the hitch,
not to the vehicle bumper or axle. The safety
chains can be attached to the bumper if the
hitch ball is mounted to the bumper. Be sure to
leave enough slack in the chains to permit
turning corners.
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Trailer lights
install any mirrors required for towing before
driving the vehicle.
WARNING
CAUTION
When splicing into the vehicle electrical
system, a commercially available
power-type module/converter must be
used to provide power for all trailer
lighting. This unit uses the vehicle
battery as a direct power source for all
trailer lights while using the vehicle tail
light, stoplight and turn signal circuits
as a signal source. The module/converter must draw no more than 15
milliamps from the stop and tail lamp
circuits. Using a module/converter that
exceeds these power requirements may
damage the vehicle’s electrical system.
See a reputable trailer dealer to obtain
the proper equipment and to have it
installed.
Trailer lights should comply with federal and/or
local regulations. For assistance in hooking up
trailer lights, contact a NISSAN dealer or
reputable trailer dealer.
Never connect a trailer brake system
directly to the vehicle brake system.
Pre-towing tips
.
Be certain your vehicle maintains a level
position when a loaded or unloaded trailer is
hitched. Do not drive the vehicle if it has an
abnormal nose-up or nose-down condition;
check for improper tongue load, overload,
worn suspension or other possible causes
of either condition.
.
Always secure items in the trailer to prevent
load shift while driving.
.
Keep the cargo load as low as possible in
the trailer to keep the trailer center of gravity
low.
.
Load the trailer so approximately 60% of the
trailer load is in the front half and 40% is in
the back half. Also make sure the load is
balanced side to side.
.
Trailer brakes
If your trailer is equipped with a braking system,
make sure it conforms to federal and/or local
regulations and that it is properly installed.
.
Check your hitch, trailer tire pressure,
vehicle tire pressure, trailer light operation,
and trailer wheel lug nuts every time you
attach a trailer to the vehicle.
Be certain your rearview mirrors conform to
all federal, state or local regulations. If not,
.
Determine the overall height of the vehicle
and trailer so the required clearance is
known.
Trailer towing tips
In order to gain skill and an understanding of the
vehicle’s behavior, you should practice turning,
stopping and backing up in an area which is free
from traffic. Steering stability, and braking
performance will be somewhat different than
under normal driving conditions.
.
Always secure items in the trailer to prevent
load shift while driving.
.
Lock the trailer hitch coupler with a pin or
lock to prevent the coupler from inadvertently becoming unlatched.
.
Avoid abrupt starts, acceleration or stops.
.
Avoid sharp turns or lane changes.
.
Always drive your vehicle at a moderate
speed. Some states or provinces have
specific speed limits for vehicles that are
towing trailers. Obey the local speed limits.
.
When backing up, hold the bottom of the
steering wheel with one hand. Move your
hand in the direction in which you want the
trailer to go. Make small corrections and
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back up slowly. If possible, have someone
guide you when you are backing up.
Always block the wheels on both vehicle and
trailer when parking. Parking on a slope is not
recommended; however, if you must do so:
3. Shift the transmission into gear.
If you move the shift selector lever to
the P (Park) position before blocking
the wheels and applying the parking
brake, transmission damage could occur.
1. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
7. Have someone retrieve and store the blocks.
.
When going down a hill, shift into a lower
gear and use the engine braking effect.
When going up a long grade, downshift the
transmission to a lower gear and reduce
speed to reduce chances of engine overloading and/or overheating.
.
If the engine coolant rises to an extremely
high temperature when the air conditioning
system is on, turn off the air conditioner.
Coolant heat can be additionally vented by
opening the windows, switching the fan
control to high and setting the temperature
control to the HOT position.
3. After the wheel blocks are in place, slowly
release the brake pedal until the blocks
absorb the vehicle load.
.
Trailer towing requires more fuel than normal
circumstances.
.
Avoid towing a trailer for the first 500 miles
(800 km).
.
Have your vehicle serviced more often than
at intervals specified in the recommended
maintenance schedule in the NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide.
5. Shift the transmission into P (Park).
6. Turn off the engine.
To drive away:
1. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
2. Start the engine.
.
Crosswinds and rough roads will adversely
affect vehicle/trailer handling, possibly causing vehicle sway. When being passed by
larger vehicles, be prepared for possible
changes in crosswinds that could affect
vehicle handling. If swaying does occur,
firmly grip the steering wheel, steer straight
ahead, and immediately (but gradually)
reduce vehicle speed. This combination will
help stabilize the vehicle. Never increase
speed.
5. Drive slowly until the vehicle and trailer are
clear from the blocks.
2. Have someone place blocks on the downhill
side of the vehicle and trailer wheels.
4. Apply the parking brake.
When making a turn, your trailer wheels will
be closer to the inside of the turn than your
vehicle wheels. To compensate for this,
make a larger than normal turning radius
during the turn.
4. Release the parking brake.
6. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
CAUTION
.
Do the following if the trailer begins to sway:
1. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal to
allow the vehicle to coast and steer as
straight ahead as the road conditions allow.
This combination will help stabilize the
vehicle.
— Do not correct trailer sway by steering or
applying the brakes.
2. When the trailer sway stops, gently apply
the brakes and pull to the side of the road in
a safe area.
3. Try to rearrange the trailer load so it is
balanced as described earlier in this section.
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.
Be careful when passing other vehicles.
Passing while towing a trailer requires
considerably more distance than normal
passing. Remember the length of the trailer
must also pass the other vehicle before you
can safely change lanes.
.
Down shift the transmission to a lower gear
for engine braking when driving down steep
or long hills. This will help slow the vehicle
without applying the brakes.
.
Avoid holding the brake pedal down too
long or too frequently. This could cause the
brakes to overheat, resulting in reduced
braking efficiency.
.
Increase your following distance to allow for
greater stopping distances while towing a
trailer. Anticipate stops and brake gradually.
.
Do not use cruise control while towing a
trailer.
.
Some states or provinces have specific
regulations and speed limits for vehicles
that are towing trailers. Obey the local
speed limits.
.
.
Check your hitch, trailer wiring harness
connections, and trailer wheel lug nuts after
50 miles (80 km) of travel and at every
break.
When stopped in traffic for long periods of
time in hot weather, put the vehicle in the P
(Park) position.
.
When launching a boat, don’t allow the
water level to go over the exhaust tail pipe or
rear bumper.
.
Make sure you disconnect the trailer lights
before backing the trailer into the water or
the trailer lights may burn out.
When towing a trailer, the transmission
fluid should be changed more frequently.
For additional information, see the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section
earlier in this manual.
FLAT TOWING
Towing your vehicle with all four wheels on the
ground is sometimes called flat towing. This
method is sometimes used when towing a
vehicle behind a recreational vehicle, such as a
motor home.
CAUTION
.
.
Failure to follow these guidelines
can result in severe transmission
damage.
Whenever flat towing your vehicle,
always tow forward, never backward.
.
DO NOT tow any 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.
.
DO NOT tow an All-Wheel Drive
(AWD) vehicle with any of the
wheels on the ground. Doing so
may cause serious and expensive
damage to the powertrain.
.
For emergency towing procedures
refer to “TOWING RECOMMENDED
BY NISSAN” in the “6. In case of
emergency” section of this manual.
Continuously Variable Transmission
(CVT)
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models:
Do not tow an AWD vehicle with any of the
wheels on the ground.
Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) models:
To tow a vehicle equipped with a Continuously
Variable Transmission (CVT), an appropriate
vehicle dolly MUST be placed under the towed
vehicle’s driving wheels. Always follow the dolly
manufacturer’s recommendations when using
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UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
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:
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.
Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
TREADWEAR
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating
based on the wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a specified
government test course. For example, a tire
graded 150 would wear one and one-half
(1 1/2) times as well on the government course
as a tire graded 100. The relative performance
of tires depends upon actual conditions of their
use, however, and may depart significantly from
the norm due to variations in driving habits,
service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.
TRACTION AA, A, B AND C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are
AA, A, B and C. Those grades represent the
tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as
measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor
traction performance.
TEMPERATURE A, B AND C
The temperature grades A (the highest), B, and
C, representing the tire’s resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate
heat when tested under controlled conditions on
a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material
of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire
failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of
performance which all passenger car tires must
meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent
higher levels of performance on the laboratory
test wheel than the minimum required by law.
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
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loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat build-up and
possible tire failure.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
WARRANTY
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (US
only)
Your NISSAN is covered by the following
emission warranties.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause
injury or death, you should immediately
inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to
notifying NISSAN.
For US:
.
Emission Defects Warranty
.
Emissions Performance Warranty
Details of these warranties may be found with
other vehicle warranties in your Warranty Information Booklet which comes with your
NISSAN. If you did not receive a Warranty
Information Booklet, or it has become 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. If you
did not receive a Warranty Information Booklet,
or it has become lost, you may obtain a
replacement by writing to:
.
Nissan Canada Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario,
L4W 4Z5
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it
may open an investigation, and if it finds
that a safety defect exists in a group of
vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or 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.
You may notify NISSAN by contacting our
Consumer Affairs Department, toll-free, at
1-800-NISSAN-1 (1-800-647-7261).
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READINESS FOR INSPECTION/
MAINTENANCE (I/M) TEST
A vehicle equipped with All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
should never be tested using a two wheel
dynamometer (such as the dynamometers used
by some states for emissions testing), or similar
equipment. Make sure you inform test facility
personnel that your vehicle is equipped with
AWD before it is placed on a dynamometer.
Using the wrong test equipment may result in
transmission damage or unexpected vehicle
movement which could result in serious vehicle
damage or personal injury.
Due to legal requirements in some states/areas
or 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. Turn the
ignition switch to the ON position without
starting the engine. If the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) comes on steady for 20 seconds and
then blinks for 10 seconds, the I/M test
condition is “not ready”. If the MIL does not
blink after 20 seconds, the I/M test condition is
“ready”.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 at least 10 times.
If the MIL indicates the vehicle is in a “not ready”
condition, drive the vehicle through the following
pattern to set the vehicle to the “ready condition”. If you cannot or do not want to perform the
driving pattern, a NISSAN dealer can conduct it
for you.
7. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 MPH (88 km/h)
and maintain the speed for at least 3
minutes.
WARNING
Always drive the vehicle in a safe and
prudent manner according to traffic
conditions and obey all traffic laws.
1. Start the engine. Allow the engine to idle
until the engine coolant temperature gauge
needle points between the C and H (normal
operating temperature).
8. Stop the vehicle. Place the transmission
selector lever in the P (Park) or N (Neutral)
position.
9. Turn the engine off.
10. Repeat steps 1 through 8 at least one more
time.
If step 1 through 7 is interrupted, repeat the
preceding step. Any safe driving mode is
acceptable between steps. Do not stop the
engine until step 7 is completed.
2. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 MPH (88
km/h), then quickly release the accelerator
pedal completely and keep it released for at
least 10 seconds.
3. Quickly depress the accelerator pedal for a
moment, then drive the vehicle at a speed of
53 to 60 MPH (86 to 96 km/h) for at least 9
minutes.
4. Stop the vehicle. Leave the engine running.
5. Accelerate the vehicle to 35 MPH (55 km/h)
and maintain the speed for 20 seconds.
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OWNER’S MANUAL/SERVICE
MANUAL ORDER INFORMATION
EVENT DATA RECORDERS (EDR)
This vehicle is equipped with an Event Data
Recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is
to record, in certain crash or near crash-like
situations, such as an air bag deployment or
hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in
understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data
related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems
for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds
or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to
record such data as:
.
How various systems in your vehicle were
operating;
.
Whether or not the driver and passenger
safety belts were buckled/fastened;
.
How far (if at all) the driver was depressing
the accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
.
How fast the vehicle was traveling.
.
Sounds are not recorded.
These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes
and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle
only if a nontrivial crash situation occurs; no data
are recorded by the EDR under normal driving
conditions and no personal data (e.g. name,
gender, age and crash location) are recorded.
However, other parties, such as law enforce-
ment, could combine the EDR data with the type
of personally identifying data routinely acquired
during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special
equipment is required and access to the vehicle
or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle
manufacturer and 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.
A genuine NISSAN Service Manual is the best
source of service and repair information for your
vehicle. Filled with wiring diagrams, illustrations
and step-by-step diagnostic and adjustment
procedures, this manual is the same one used
by the factory trained technicians working at a
NISSAN dealer. Also available are genuine
NISSAN Owner’s Manuals, and genuine
NISSAN Service and Owner’s Manuals for older
NISSAN models.
In the USA:
For current pricing and availability of genuine
NISSAN Service Manuals for the 2000 model
year and later, contact:
1-800-450-9491
www.nissan-techinfo.com
For current pricing and availability of genuine
NISSAN Service Manuals for the 1999 model
year and prior, see a NISSAN dealer, or contact:
1-800-247-5321
For current pricing and availability of genuine
NISSAN Owner’s Manuals for this model year
and prior, see a NISSAN dealer, or contact:
1-800-247-5321
In Canada:
To purchase a copy of a genuine NISSAN
Service Manual or Owner’s Manual please
contact a NISSAN dealer. For the phone number
9-28 Technical and consumer information
Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 9/ 22
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and location of a NISSAN dealer in your area call
the NISSAN Information Center at 1-800-3870122 and a bilingual NISSAN representative will
assist you.
Also available are genuine NISSAN Service and
Owner’s Manuals for older NISSAN models.
IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION
Unfortunately, accidents do occur. In this
unlikely event, there is some important information you should know.
Many insurance companies routinely authorize
the use of non-genuine collision parts in order to
cut costs, among other reasons.
Insist on the use of Genuine NISSAN
Collision Parts!
If you want your vehicle to be restored using
parts made to NISSAN’s original exacting
specifications — if you want to help it to last
and hold its resale value, the solution is simple.
Tell your insurance agent and your repair
shop to only use Genuine NISSAN Collision Parts. NISSAN does not warrant nonNISSAN parts, nor does NISSAN’s warranty
apply to damage caused by a non-genuine part.
Genuine NISSAN Parts may prevent or limit
unnecessary excess wear and tear expenses at
the end of your lease.
NISSAN designs its hoods with crumple zones
to minimize the risk that the hood will penetrate
the windshield of your vehicle in an accident.
Non-genuine (imitation) parts may not provide
such built-in safeguards. Also, non-genuine
parts often show premature wear, rust and
corrosion.
Why should you take a chance?
In over 40 states, the law says you must be
advised if non-genuine parts are used to repair
your vehicle. And some states have enacted
laws that restrict insurance companies from
authorizing the use of non-genuine collision
parts during the new vehicle warranty. These
laws help protect you, so you can take action to
protect yourself.
It’s your right!
If you should need further information visit us at:
www.nissanusa.com (for U.S. customers) or
www.nissan.ca (for Canadian customers)
Using Genuine NISSAN Parts can help protect
your personal safety, preserve your warranty
protection and maintain the resale value of your
vehicle. And if your vehicle was leased, using
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10 Index
A
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Advanced air bag system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44
Aiming control, Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Air bag system
Advanced air bag system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44
Front passenger air bag and status light . . . . 1-45
Front-seat mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-48
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and
rollover supplemental air bag system. . . . . . . . . 1-48
Air bag warning labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-51
Air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-51, 2-16
Air cleaner housing filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Air conditioner
Air conditioner operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Air conditioner service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Air conditioner specification label . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Air conditioning system refrigerant and
lubricant recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5, 9-6
In-cabin microfilter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Alarm, How to stop alarm
(see vehicle security system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Alcohol, drugs and driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
All-wheel drive (AWD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
All-wheel drive (AWD) warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Antenna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning light . . . 2-12
Appearance care
Exterior appearance care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Interior appearance care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Audio system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Steering wheel audio controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
Autochanger, Compact Disc (CD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
Automatic door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Average fuel consumption. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Average speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
B
Back door (See lift gate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery replacement, Intelligent Key . . . . . . . . . .
Battery replacement, Keyfob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery saver system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyfob battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Belts (See drive belts). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System . . . . . . . . . .
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking brake operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Break-in schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brightness control, Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulb check/instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulb replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-21
8-13
8-22
8-21
2-26
8-21
5-12
8-14
4-25
1-34
5-27
8-11
5-26
5-18
2-12
5-21
2-28
2-11
8-24
C
Cabin air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants . . . . . 9-2
Car phone or CB radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24
Cargo cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Cargo light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46
Catalytic converter, Three way catalyst . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Ceiling light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-34
Installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Installation using the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28
LATCH system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
Precautions on child restraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Top tether strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22
Child safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Child safety rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Chimes, Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Circuit breaker, Fusible link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Cleaning exterior and interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2, 7-4
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31
Coat hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30
Command
(See Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System) . . . 4-31
Compact Disc (CD) changer
(See audio system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
Compact Disc (CD) player
(See audio system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35
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Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Controls, Steering wheel audio controls . . . . . . . . . 4-23
Coolant
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Changing engine coolant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Corrosion protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Cover, Cargo cover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
CVT, Driving with CVT
(Continuously Variable Transmission). . . . . . 5-11, 5-13
D
Daytime running light system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Defroster switch, Rear window and outside
mirror defroster switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Dimensions and weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Door open warning light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Drive belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14
Driving
All-wheel drive (AWD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30
Driving with CVT (Continuously Variable
Transmission). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11, 5-13
On-pavement and off-road driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Precautions when starting and driving . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
E
Economy, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Elapsed time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Electric power steering system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Electric power steering warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Emission control information label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Emission control system warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-26
Engine
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Break-in schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Changing engine coolant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Changing engine oil and filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Checking engine oil level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Engine block heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31
Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Engine cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Engine oil and oil filter recommendation . . . . . . . 9-5
Engine oil viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Engine serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Engine specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
If your vehicle overheats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Event Data Recorders (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-28
Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
F
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label. . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Filter
Air cleaner housing filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Changing engine oil and filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Flashers (See hazard warning flasher switch) . . . 2-29
Flat tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Flat towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
Floor mat cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Fluid
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Engine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
FM-AM radio with Compact Disc (CD)
player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
FM-AM-SAT radio with Compact Disc (CD)
changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Front manual seat adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Front passenger air bag and status light . . . . . . . . 1-45
Front power seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Front seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Front-seat active head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Fuel
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Distance to empty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Fuel economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Fuel octane rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Fuel recommendation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Fuel-filler cap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Fuel-filler door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Fusible links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
10-2
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®
Garage door opener, HomeLink Universal
Transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47
Gas cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Glove box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35
H
Hands-free phone system, Bluetooth® . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Head restraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Headlights
Aiming control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Bulb replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-25
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Xenon headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Heated seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
Heater
Engine block heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31
Heater and air conditioner operation . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47
Hood release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Hook
Coat hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Luggage hook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Utility hook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
L
I
Labels
Air bag warning labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-51
Air conditioner specification label . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Emission control information label . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Engine serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label. . . . . . . . 9-9
Tire and Loading Information label . . . . 8-31, 9-10
Vehicle identification number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
LATCH system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
License plate, Installing front license plate. . . . . . . 9-11
Lift gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Light
Air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-51
Bulb replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-24
Cargo light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46
Ceiling light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45
Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Headlights bulb replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-25
Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44
Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-24
Vanity mirror lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46
Warning/indicator lights and audible
reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Xenon headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Lights, Exterior and interior light replacement . . . 8-26
Loading information
(See vehicle loading information) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Lock
Automatic door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Door locks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Key positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Immobilizer system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
In-cabin microfilter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Inside mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Inspection/maintenance (I/M) test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-27
Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Intelligent Key system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Intelligent Key system warning light . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Key operating range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Key operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
P position selecting warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Remote keyless operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Interior light replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-26
Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44
ISOFIX child restraint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
J
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
K
Keyless entry
(See remote keyless entry system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
With Intelligent Key system
(See Intelligent Key system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Keys, For Intelligent Key system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
10-3
Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 6/ 3
Black plate (4,1)
Glove box lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35
Lift gate lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Power door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Low fuel warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Low tire pressure warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Low tire pressure warning system (See tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Luggage floor box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
Luggage hooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Luggage side box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
M
Maintenance
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Inside the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Maintenance precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Maintenance requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Outside the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Seat belt maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Malfunction indicator light (MIL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Manual front seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44
Mechanical key (Intelligent Key system). . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Meter, Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Meters and gauges, Instrument brightness
control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Mirror
Inside mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Moonroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-42
N
New vehicle break-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
O
Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Oil
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Changing engine oil and filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Checking engine oil level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Engine oil viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Outside air temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Overdrive OFF switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Overheat, If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Owner’s Manual/Service Manual order
information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-28
P
Panic alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Parking
Brake break-in. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Parking brake operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25
Phone
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System . . . . . . 4-25
Car phone or CB radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24
Power
Electric power steering system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Front seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Power door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Power outlet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Precautions
Audio operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Braking precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Driving safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
On-pavement and off-road driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Seat belt usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38
When starting and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Push starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
R
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Car phone or CB radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24
FM-AM radio with Compact Disc (CD)
changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
FM-AM radio with Compact Disc (CD)
player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Steering wheel audio controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
Readiness for inspection/maintenance (I/M)
test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-27
Rear center seat belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Rear door lock, Child safety rear door lock. . . . . . . . 3-6
Rear power point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Rear window and outside mirror defroster
switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Rear window wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Recorders, Event data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-28
Registering your vehicle in another country. . . . . . . . 9-8
10-4
Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 6/ 3
Black plate (5,1)
Remote keyless entry
Function, For Intelligent Key system . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Reporting safety defects (US only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-26
Rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Roof
Moonroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43
Roof rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39
S
Safety
Child seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Reporting safety defects (US only). . . . . . . . . . . 9-26
Towing safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
Seat adjustment
Folding front passenger’s seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Front manual seat adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Front power seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Seat belt(s)
Child safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Infants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Rear center seat belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Seat belt cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Seat belt hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Seat belt maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Seat belt warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Seat belts with pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-50
Shoulder belt height adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Small children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Three-point type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Seat(s)
Heated seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Security system
(NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System),
Engine start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Security system, Vehicle security system . . . . . . . . 2-19
Selector lever, Shift lock release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Servicing air conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Shift lock release, Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Shifting
CVT (Continuously Variable
Transmission). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11, 5-13
Shoulder belt height adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Spare tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-39, 9-7
Spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Starting
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Precautions when starting and driving . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Push starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Status light, Front passenger air bag . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-45
Steering
Electric power steering system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Steering lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Steering wheel switch for audio controls . . . . 4-23
Tilting steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
Sunglasses holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
Supplemental air bag warning labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-51
Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . 1-51, 2-16
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38
Precautions on supplemental restraint
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38
Switch
Audio control steering wheel switch . . . . . . . . . 4-23
Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Headlight aiming control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Overdrive OFF switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Power door lock switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Rear window and outside mirror defroster
switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch . . . 2-31
T
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Temperature gauge, Engine coolant
temperature gauge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Theft (NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System),
Engine start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Three-way catalyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Tilting steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
Tire pressure, Low tire pressure
warning light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Tires
Flat tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Low tire pressure warning system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Tire and Loading information label . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31
10-5
Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 6/ 3
Black plate (6,1)
Tire and Loading Information label . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Tire chains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-36
Tire dressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Tire pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-29
Tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3, 6-2
Tire rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-37
Types of tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-35
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-25
Wheel/tire size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Wheels and tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-29
Tonneau cover (see cargo cover). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Top tether strap child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22
Towing
Flat towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
Tow truck towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Towing a trailer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-16
Towing load/specification chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-16
Towing safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
TPMS, Tire pressure monitoring system . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
TPMS, Tire pressure warning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Trailer towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-16
Transceiver, HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47
Transmission
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Driving with CVT (Continuously Variable
Transmission). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11, 5-13
Transmission selector lever lock release . . . . . 5-17
Transmitter (See remote keyless entry system). . . . 3-6
Transmitter, With Intelligent Key system
(See Intelligent Key system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Traveling or registering your vehicle in another
country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
U
Underbody cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-25
Utility hook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39
V
Vanity mirror lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46
Vehicle
Dimensions and weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Identification number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Loading information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle). . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Security system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch . . . 2-31
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system . . . . . . 5-28
Ventilators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Voice command
(See Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System) . . . 4-31
W
Warning labels, Air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . .
Warning light
Air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-51,
All-wheel drive (AWD) warning light . . . . . . . . .
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning
light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AWD warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door open warning light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric power steering warning light . . . . . . . .
1-51
2-16
2-12
2-12
5-24
2-12
2-13
2-13
Intelligent Key system warning light . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Low fuel warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Low tire pressure warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Seat belt warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Warning lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Warning, Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Warning, Tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3, 6-2
Warning, Warning/indicator lights and audible
reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Warranty, Emission control system warranty. . . . . 9-26
Washer switch
Rear window wiper and washer switch . . . . . . 2-23
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . 2-22
Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Waxing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Weights (See dimensions and weights) . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Wheel/tire size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Wheels and tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-29
Cleaning aluminum alloy wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Window(s)
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Wiper
Rear window wiper and washer switch . . . . . . 2-23
Rear window wiper blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . 2-22
Wiper blades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
X
Xenon headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
10-6
Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 6/ 3
Black plate (7,1)
MEMO
10-7
Black plate (2,1)
GAS STATION INFORMATION
FUEL RECOMMENDATION:
.
Use unleaded regular gasoline with an octane
rating of at least 87 AKI (Anti-Knock Index)
number (Research octane number 91).
See “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical and
consumer information” section for engine oil and
oil filter recommendation.
CAUTION
Viscosity SAE 5W-30
COLD TIRE PRESSURES:
.
Using a fuel other than that specified could adversely affect the emission control systems, and may also
affect warranty coverage.
.
The label is typically located on the driver side
center pillar or on the driver’s door. For
additional information, see “WHEELS AND
TIRES” in the “8. Maintenance and do-ityourself” section.
Under no circumstances should a
leaded gasoline be used, since this
will damage the three way catalyst.
NEW VEHICLE BREAK-IN PROCEDURES RECOMMENDATION:
.
Do not use E-85 fuel in your vehicle.
Your vehicle is not designed to run
on E-85 fuel. Using E-85 fuel can
damage the fuel system components and is not covered by the
NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty.
During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km) of
vehicle use, follow the recommendations outlined in the “BREAK-IN SCHEDULE” in the “5.
Starting and driving” section of this Owner’s
Manual. Follow these recommendations for the
future reliability and economy of your new
vehicle.
For additional information, see “CAPACITIES
AND RECOMMENDED FUEL/LUBRICANTS”
in the “9. Technical and consumer information”
section.
ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATION:
.
Engine oil with API Certification Mark
Model "S35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 6/ 3
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