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FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELY

Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN Before driving your vehicle please read this Own- MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE
owners. This vehicle is delivered to you with er’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity
confidence. It was produced using the latest with controls and maintenance requirements, as- This vehicle should not be modified.
techniques and strict quality control. sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. Modification could affect its
performance, safety or durability, and
This manual was prepared to help you under-
WARNING may even violate governmental
stand the operation and maintenance of your
vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- regulations. In addition, damage or per-
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE-
ters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this MINDERS FOR SAFETY! formance problems resulting from modi-
manual before operating your vehicle. fications may not be covered under
Follow these important driving rules to NISSAN warranties.
A separate Warranty Information Booklet help ensure a safe and complete trip for
explains details about the warranties cov- you and your passengers!
ering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-
and Maintenance Guide” explains details cohol or drugs.
about maintaining and servicing your ve-
hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits
Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will and never drive too fast for conditions.
explain how to resolve any concerns you ● ALWAYS give your full attention to driv-
may have with your vehicle, as well as ing and avoid using vehicle features or
clarify your rights under your state’s lemon taking other actions that could distract
law. you.
Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-
best. When you require any service or have any priate child restraint systems. Preteen
questions, they will be glad to assist you with the children should be seated in the rear
extensive resources available to them. seat.
● ALWAYS provide information about the
proper use of vehicle safety features to
all occupants of the vehicle.
● ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manual
for important safety information.

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WHEN READING THE MANUAL

This manual includes information for all options CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65


available on this model. Therefore, you may find WARNING
some information that does not apply to your
vehicle.
WARNING
All information, specifications and illustrations in
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,
this manual are those in effect at the time of
and certain vehicle components contain
printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change
or emit chemicals known to the State of
specifications or design without notice and with-
California to cause cancer and birth de-
out obligation.
fects or other reproductive harm. In addi-
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT tion, certain fluids contained in vehicles
THIS MANUAL and certain products of component wear
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If you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this” CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE
WARNING
or “Do not let this happen.”
This is used to indicate the presence of a ADVISORY
hazard that could cause death or serious Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batter-
personal injury. To avoid or reduce the If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra- ies, may contain perchlorate material. The
risk, the procedures must be followed tion, it means the arrow points to the front of the following advisory is provided: “Perchlor-
precisely. vehicle. ate Material – special handling may apply,
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
CAUTION perchlorate.”
This is used to indicate the presence of a Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these
hazard that could cause minor or moder- indicate movement or action.
ate personal injury or damage to your ve-
hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro-
cedures must be followed carefully. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these
call attention to an item in the illustration.

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BLUETOOTHt is a
trademark owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc.,
U.S.A. and licensed to
Visteon.
© 2006 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
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,
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permission of Nissan North America, Inc.

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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 The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the You can write to NISSAN with the information at:
dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to following information:
For U.S. customers
provide NISSAN directly with comments or – Your name, address, and telephone number Nissan North America, Inc.
questions, please contact the NISSAN Con-
– Vehicle identification number (attached to the Consumer Affairs Department
sumer Affairs Department using our toll-free
top of the instrument panel on the driver’s P.O. Box 685003
number:
side) Franklin, TN 37068-5003
For U.S. customers
– Date of purchase For Canadian customers
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(1-800-647-7261) – Current odometer reading 5290 Orbitor Drive
For Canadian customers – Your NISSAN dealer’s name Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5
1-800-387-0122
– 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 Illustrated table of contents 0
Contents Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1
Instruments and controls 2
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3
Display screen, 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 10
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Airbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6
Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7
Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5

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AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILD
RESTRAINTS

1. Top tether anchor (P. 1-26)


2. Rear head restraint (P. 1-5)
3. Rear seat belts (P. 1-9)
4. Supplemental curtain side-impact air
bag (P. 1-41)
5. Supplemental side-impact air bags
(P. 1-41)
6. Front head restraint (P. 1-7)
7. Front seat belts (P. 1-9)
8. Supplemental front-impact air bags
(P. 1-41)
9. Seats (P. 1-2)
10. Occupant classification sensor
(pressure sensor) (P.1-41)
11. Seat belt pre-tensioners (P. 1-55)
12. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren) (P. 1-24)
See the page number indicated in paren-
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EXTERIOR FRONT

1. Engine hood (P. 3-22)


2. Windshield wiper and washer switch
(P. 2-18)
3. Windshield (P. 8-19)
4. Sunroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-32)
5. Power windows (P. 2-30)
6. Door locks, keyfob (if so equipped),
Intelligent Key system (if so equipped),
keys (P. 3-4, 3-6, 3-10, 3-2)
7. Mirrors (P. 3-27)
8. Tire pressure (P. 8-31)
9. Flat tire (P. 6-2)
10. Tire chains (P. 8-38)
11. Headlight and turn signal switch
(P. 2-19)
12. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27)
13. Fog light switch (P. 2-19)
14. Tie down hook (P. 6-13)
See the page number indicated in paren-
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EXTERIOR REAR

1. Trunk lid (P.3-22 )


2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-14)
3. Interior trunk lid release (P. 3-23)
4. Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-19)
5. Child safety locks (P. 3-6)
6. Fuel-filler door (P. 3-24)
7. Fuel-filler cap, fuel recommendation
(P. 3-24, P. 9-3)
8. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27)
9. Exterior trunk lid release/request button
(P.3-23, P. 3-15)
See the page number indicated in paren-
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PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

1. Rear seat (P. 1-3)


2. Sunroof (P. 2-32)
3. Interior lights, illuminated entry, sunroof
switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-34, P. 2-19, P. 2-32)
4. Sun visors (P. 3-26)
5. Inside mirror (P. 3-27)
6. Glove box (P. 2-27)
7. Cupholders (P. 2-26)
8. Parking brake, parking on hills
(P. 5-18, P. 5-22)
9. Front seat (P. 1-2)
10. Front console (P. 2-27)
11. Rear armrest, cupholders
(P. 1-7, P 2-26)
See the page number indicated in paren-
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INSTRUMENT PANEL

7. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P. 2-18)


8. Storage bin (if so equipped) (P. 2-23)
9. Audio system (P. 4-15)
10. Center ventilator (P. 4-6)
11. Passenger’s supplemental air bag
(P. 1-41)
12. Control panel display (if so equipped)
(P. 4-2)
13. Side ventilator (P. 4-6)
14. Engine oil pressure gauge
(if so equipped) (P. 2-6)
15. G-gauge (if so equipped) (P. 2-5)
16. Hazard warning flasher switch
(if so equipped) (P. 2-22)
17. Hazard warning flasher switch (if so
equipped) (P. 2-22); Manual shift mode
switch (if so equipped) (P.5-13 )
18. Glove box (P. 2-27)
19. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-41)
20. Climate control (P. 4-7)
21. Shift selector lever (P. 5-11)
WIC1115 22. Power outlet (P. 2-23)
1. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn 3. Driver’s supplemental air bag/Horn 23. Ignition switch (P. 5-6)
signal switch (P. 2-19); Manual shift (P. 1-41, 2-22) 24. Tilt steering (P.3-26)
paddles (if so equipped) (P.5-13 ) 4. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3) 25. Sunglasses holder (P. 2-25)
2. Steering wheel switch for audio control 5. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-21) 26. Hood release lever (P. 3-22)
and BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone Sys- 6. Cruise control main/set switches (if so See the page number indicated in paren-
tem (if so equipped) (P. 4-35, 4-37) equipped) (P. 5-19) theses for operating details.

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ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK
LOCATIONS

MR20DE engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8)
2. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-9)
3. Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid reser-
voir (M/T model) (P. 8-13)
4. Battery (P. 8-15)
5. Air cleaner (P. 8-18)
6. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-21)
7. Radiator cap (P. 8-8)
8. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9)
9. Drive belt location (P.8-16)
10. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
(P. 8-14)
See the page number indicated in paren-
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QR25DE engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8)
2. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-9)
3. Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid reser-
voir (M/T model) (P. 8-13)
4. Battery (P. 8-15)
5. Air cleaner (P. 8-18)
6. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-21)
7. Radiator cap (P. 8-8)
8. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9)
9. Drive belt location (P.8-16)
10. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
(P. 8-14)
See the page number indicated in paren-
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WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS

Warning Name Page Indicator Name Page


Warning Name Page
light light
light
Intelligent Key sys- 2-10 Continuously Vari- 2-13
Anti-lock Braking 2-9
tem warning light (if able Transmission
System (ABS) warn-
or so equipped) (CVT) position indi-
ing light (if so
cator light
equipped) Low fuel warning 2-11
light CRUISE main 2-13
Brake warning light 2-9 switch indicator light
Low tire pressure 2-11 (if so equipped)
or
warning light (if so
equipped) Cruise SET switch 2-13
indicator light (if so
Charge warning light 2-9 Low windshield 2-12 equipped)
washer fluid warning
light (if so equipped) Front passenger air 2-13
Door open warning 2-9 bag status light
P position selecting 2-12 or
light
warning light (CVT
Electric power 2-10 models) (if so
steering warning equipped)
High beam indicator 2-13
light
Seat belt warning 2-12 light (blue)
Engine oil pressure 2-10 light and chime
Malfunction indica- 2-13
warning light
Supplemental air 2-12 tor light (MIL)
bag warning light

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Indicator Name Page
light

Overdrive off indica- 2-14


tor light (CVT mod-
els)

Security indicator 2-14


light

Turn signal/hazard 2-14


indicator lights

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1 Safety—Seats, seat belts and
supplemental restraint system

Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22


Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22
Rear folding seat system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 1-3 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22
Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
Active Head Restraint (front seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 System (LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26
Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Child restraint installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . . 1-27
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11 Child restraint installation using the seat
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30
Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36
Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36
Three-point type seat belt with retractor Booster seat installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-39
(Rear center seat, all models except SE-R) . . . . . . . 1-15
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-41
Three-point type seat belt with retractor
(SE-R rear center seat). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 Precautions on supplemental restraint
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-41
Shoulder belt height adjustment
(Front seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-56
Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-56

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SEATS

FRONT MANUAL SEAT


ADJUSTMENT

ARS1152

WARNING ● For the most effective protection when


the vehicle is in motion, the seat should
● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when be upright. Always sit well back in the
the seatback is reclined. This can be seat with both feet on the floor and
dangerous. The shoulder belt will not adjust the seat properly. See “Precau-
be against your body. In an accident, tions on Seat Belt Usage” later in this
you could be thrown into it and receive section.
neck or other serious injuries. You
could also slide under the lap belt and ● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat
receive serious internal injuries. to make sure it is securely locked.
● Do not leave children unattended inside
the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac-
tivate switches or controls. Unattended
children could become involved in seri-
ous accidents.

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Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’s
Pull the lever up and hold it while you slide the To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean seat)
seat forward or backward to the desired position. back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever Pull up or push down the adjusting lever to adjust
Release the lever to lock the seat in position. up and lean your body forward. Release the lever the seat height until the desired position is
to lock the seatback in position. achieved.
The reclining feature allows adjustment of the REAR FOLDING SEAT SYSTEM (if so
seatback for occupants of different sizes for
added comfort and to help obtain proper seat equipped)
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.

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● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. Do not place cargo higher than
the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col-
lision, unsecured cargo could cause
personal injury.
● When returning the seatbacks to the
upright position, be certain they are
completely secured in the latched posi-
tion. If they are not completely secured,
passengers may be injured in an acci-
dent or sudden stop.
● Closely supervise children when they
LRS0728 WRS0726 are around cars to prevent them from
Interior trunk access (if so equipped) 2. Pull up on the strap sA located on the top playing and becoming locked in the
outboard side of the seat to be folded. trunk where they could be seriously in-
The trunk can be accessed from the rear seat for jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear
loading and unloading, as shown. 3. Fold seat back down. seatback and trunk lid securely latched
1. Stow outboard seatbelts with clip before when not in use, and prevent children’s
WARNING access to car keys.
folding rear seat backs.
● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo
When folding the passenger’s side rear seat
area or on the rear seat when it is in the
back, first disconnect and stow the center seat-
fold-down position. Use of these areas
belt. See “Stowing the rear center seatbelt” later
by passengers without proper restraints
in this section.
could result in serious injury in an acci-
dent or sudden stop.

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Folding the rear cushions and seat 2. Fold down the rear head restraint. Pull the
backs (if so equipped) head restraint down and rotate to the lower
positions
1 .
1. Lift up on the strap (on the front edge of the
seat cushion) and fold cushion toward front
of vehicle.

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● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. Do not place cargo higher than
the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col-
lision, unsecured cargo could cause
personal injury.
● When returning the seatbacks to the
upright position, be certain they are
completely secured in the latched posi-
tion. If they are not completely secured,
passengers may be injured in an acci-
dent or sudden stop.
● Closely supervise children when they
LRS0734 LRS0731 are around cars to prevent them from
3. To return the head restraint to the normal 4. Fold down seat backs. See “Interior trunk playing and becoming locked in the
position, push down s 1 and release then access (if so equipped)” in this section. trunk where they could be seriously in-
rotate up until in position s
2 . jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear
WARNING seatback and trunk lid securely latched
when not in use, and prevent children’s
● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo access to car keys.
area or on the rear seat when it is in the
fold-down position. Use of these areas
by passengers without proper restraints
could result in serious injury in an acci-
dent or sudden stop.

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Center armrest (if so equipped) HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT Adjust the head restraint so the center is level
with the center of your ears.
Pull the armrest down until it is horizontal. To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower,
push and hold the lock knob and push the head
restraint down.

WARNING
Head restraints should be adjusted prop-
erly as they may provide significant pro-
tection against injury in an accident. Do
not remove them. Check the adjustment
after someone else uses the seat.

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● Do not attach anything to the head re-
straint stalks. Doing so could impair
Active Head Restraint function.
The Active Head Restraint moves forward utiliz-
ing the force that the seatback receives from the
occupant in a rear-end collision. The movement
of the head restraint helps support the occu-
pant’s head by reducing its backward movement
and helping absorb some of the forces that may
lead to whiplash type injuries.
Active Head Restraints are effective for collisions
at low to medium speeds in which it is said that
SPA1025 whiplash injury occurs most.
ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front Active Head Restraints operate only in certain
seats) rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head
restraints return to their original positions.
WARNING Properly adjust the Active Head Restraints as
● Always adjust the head restraints prop- described in this section.
erly 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. Al-
ways wear seat belts. No system can
prevent all injuries in any accident.

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SEAT BELTS

SSS0136
PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT
USAGE
If you are wearing your seat belt properly ad-
justed 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 supple-
mental air bag.
Most U.S. states and Canadian provinces
or territories specify that seat belts be worn
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SSS0134 SSS0016

WARNING WARNING
● Every person who drives or rides in this ● The seat belt should be properly ad-
vehicle should use a seat belt at all justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may
times. Children should be properly re- reduce the effectiveness of the entire
strained in the rear seat and, if appro- restraint system and increase the
priate, in a child restraint. chance or severity of injury in an acci-
dent. Serious injury or death can occur
if the seat belt is not worn properly.

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● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely ● All seat belt assemblies, including re-
fastened to the proper buckle. tractors and attaching hardware,
should be inspected after any collision
● Do not wear the seat belt inside out or
by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recom-
twisted. Doing so may reduce its
mends that all seat belt assemblies in
effectiveness.
use during a collision be replaced un-
● Do not allow more than one person to less the collision was minor and the
use the same seat belt. belts show no damage and continue to
● Never carry more people in the vehicle operate properly. Seat belt assemblies
than there are seat belts. not in use during a collision should also
be inspected and replaced if either
● If the seat belt warning light glows con- damage or improper operation is noted.
tinuously while the ignition is turned
ON with all doors closed and all seat ● All child restraints and attaching hard-
SSS0014 belts fastened, it may indicate a mal- ware should be inspected after any col-
function in the system. Have the system lision. Always follow the restraint
WARNING checked by a NISSAN dealer. manufacturer’s inspection instructions
and replacement recommendations.
● Always route the shoulder belt over ● Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has The child restraints should be replaced
your shoulder and across your chest. activated, it cannot be reused and must if they are damaged.
Never run the belt behind your back, be replaced together with the retractor.
under your arm or across your neck. The See your NISSAN dealer. CHILD SAFETY
belt should be away from your face and
neck, but not falling off your shoulder. ● Removal and installation of the pre- Children need adults to help protect them.
tensioner seat belt system components They need to be properly restrained.
● Position the lap belt as low and snug as should be done by a NISSAN dealer.
possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE In addition to the general information in this
WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could manual, child safety information is available from
increase the risk of internal injuries in many other sources, including doctors, teachers,
an accident. government traffic safety offices, and community
organizations. Every child is different, so be sure
to learn the best way to transport your child.
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There are three basic types of child restraint for infants and small children. See “Child Re- facing child restraint. Refer to the manufacturer’s
systems: straints” later in this section. instructions for minimum and maximum weight
and height recommendations. NISSAN recom-
● Rear facing child restraint Also, there are other types of child restraints
mends that small children be placed in child
available for larger children for additional protec-
● Front facing child restraint restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle
tion.
Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle
● Booster seat
NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens Safety Standards. You should choose a child
The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. and children be restrained in the rear seat. restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow
Generally, infants up to about 1 year and less According to accident statistics, children the manufacturer’s instructions for installation
than 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rear are safer when properly restrained in the and use.
facing child restraints. Front facing child re- rear seat than in the front seat.
straints are available for children who outgrow Larger children
This is especially important because your
rear facing child restraints and are at least 1 year vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- Children who are too large for child restraints
old. Booster seats are used to help position a tem (Air bag system) for the front passen- should be seated and restrained by the seat belts
vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” which are provided. The seat belt may not fit
longer use a front facing child restraint. later in this section. properly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inches
(142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18
WARNING Infants kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be
Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed used to obtain proper seat belt fit.
Infants and children need special protec-
tion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a
them properly. The shoulder belt may mends that infants be placed in child restraints commercially available booster seat if the shoul-
come too close to the face or neck. The that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety der belt in the child’s seating position fits close to
lap belt may not fit over their small hip Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat
bones. In an accident, an improperly fit- Standards. You should choose a child restraint belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seat
ting seat belt could cause serious or fatal that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- should raise the child so that the shoulder belt is
injury. Always use appropriate child facturer’s instructions for installation and use. properly positioned across the top, middle por-
restraints. tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the
Small Children
hips. A booster seat can only be used in seating
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- Children that are over one year old and weigh at positions that have a three-point type seat belt.
tories require the use of approved child restraints least 20 lbs (9 kg) can be placed in a forward The booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and
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have a label certifying that it complies with Fed- THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT
eral Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian WITH RETRACTOR
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the child
has grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or
WARNING
near the face and neck, use the shoulder belt
without the booster seat. ● Every person who drives or rides in this
vehicle should use a seat belt at all
WARNING times.
Never let a child stand or kneel on any ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when
seat and do not allow a child in the cargo the seatback is reclined. This can be
areas while the vehicle is moving. The dangerous. The shoulder belt will not
child could be seriously injured or killed in be against your body. In an accident,
an accident or sudden stop. you could be thrown into it and receive
neck or other serious injuries. You
PREGNANT WOMEN could also slide under the lap belt and WRS0719
receive serious internal injuries. Manual front seat shown
NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use
seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, ● For the most effective protection when Fastening the seat belts
and always position the lap belt as low as pos- the vehicle is in motion, the seat should 1. Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this
sible around the hips, not the waist. Place the be upright. Always sit well back in the section.
shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your seat with both feet on the floor and
chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your adjust the seat belt properly.
abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific
recommendations.
INJURED PERSONS
NISSAN recommends that injured persons use
seat belts. Check with your doctor for specific
recommendations.

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emergency locking mode. See “Child restraints”
later in this section for more information.
The automatic locking mode should be
used only for child restraint installation.
During normal seat belt use by a passen-
ger, the locking mode should not be acti-
vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom-
fortable seat belt tension.

WARNING
When fastening the seat belts, be certain
that the seatbacks are completely se-
cured in the latched position. If they are
WRS0137 WRS0138 not completely secured, passengers may
be injured in an accident or sudden stop.
s
2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor s3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug
and insert the tongue into the buckle until on the hips as shown.
you hear and feel the latch engage.
s
4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the
● The retractor is designed to lock during retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the
a sudden stop or on impact. A slow shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder
pulling motion permits the seat belt to and across your chest.
move, and allows you some freedom of
movement in the seat. The front passenger seat belt and the rear three-
point seat belts have a locking mechanism for
● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from child restraint installation. It is referred to as the
its fully retracted position, firmly pull automatic locking mode or child restraint mode.
the belt and release it. Then smoothly
pull the belt out of the retractor. When automatic locking mode is activated the
seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat
belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully
retracted. Once retracted, the seat belt is in the
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To increase your confidence in the seat belts,
check the operation as follows.
● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward
quickly. The retractor should lock and re-
strict further belt movement.
If the retractor does not lock during this check or
if you have any questions about seat belt opera-
tion, see a NISSAN dealer.
THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT
WITH RETRACTOR (Rear center
seat, all models except SE-R)
LRS0767 WARNING WRS0768
Unfastening the seat belts ● Every person who drives or rides in this s
1 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor
vehicle should use a seat belt at all and insert the tongue into the buckle until
s
1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on
times. you hear and feel the latch engage.
the buckle. The seat belt automatically re-
tracts. ● For the most effective protection when ● The retractor is designed to lock during
the vehicle is in motion always sit well a sudden stop or on impact. A slow
Checking seat belt operation back in the seat with both feet on the pulling motion permits the seat belt to
floor and adjust the seat belt properly. move, and allows you some freedom of
Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt
movement in the seat.
movement by two separate methods:
Fastening the seat belts ● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from
● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the
its fully retracted position, firmly pull
retractor.
the belt and release it. Then smoothly
● When the vehicle slows down rapidly. pull the belt out of the retractor.

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emergency locking mode. See “Child restraints”
later in this section for more information.
The automatic locking mode should be
used only for child restraint installation.
During normal seat belt use by a passen-
ger, the locking mode should not be acti-
vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom-
fortable seat belt tension.

WARNING
When fastening the seat belts, be certain
that the seatbacks are completely se-
cured in the latched position. If they are
WRS0769 not completely secured, passengers may LRS0767
be injured in an accident or sudden stop.
s2 Position the lap belt portion low and snug Unfastening the seat belts
on the hips as shown.
s
1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on
s
3 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the the buckle. The seat belt automatically re-
retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the tracts.
shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder
and across your chest. Checking seat belt operation
The front passenger seat belt and the rear three- Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt
point seat belts have a locking mechanism for movement by two separate methods:
child restraint installation. It is referred to as the ● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the
automatic locking mode or child restraint mode. retractor.
When automatic locking mode is activated the ● When the vehicle slows down rapidly.
seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat
belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully
retracted. Once retracted, the seat belt is in the
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To increase your confidence in the seat belts,
check the operation as follows.
● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward
quickly. The retractor should lock and re-
strict further belt movement.
If the retractor does not lock during this check or
if you have any questions about seat belt opera-
tion, see a NISSAN dealer.

SSS0240 SSS0241
Center of the rear seat (except SER WARNING
model)
● Always fasten the connector tongue
The rear seat center seat belt has a connector and the seat belt in the order shown.
tongue s1 and a seat belt tongue s 2 . Both the
● Always make sure both the connector
connector tongue and the seat belt tongue must
tongue and the seat belt tongue are
be securely latched for proper seat belt opera-
secured when using the seat belt. Do
tion.
not use it 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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Stowing the rear center seat belt ● If the rear center seat belt connector
When folding down the rear seat, the center seat and the seatbacks are not secured in
belt can be retracted into a stowed position as the correct position, serious personal
follows: injury may result in an accident or sud-
den stop.
s
1 Hold the connector tongue so that the seat
belt does not retract suddenly when the
tongue is released from the connector
buckle. Release the connector tongue by
inserting a suitable tool such as key into the
connector buckle s A.

s
2 Retract the seat belt up to the retractor base.
s
3 Insert the seat belt connector buckle into the
fabric sleeve to stow.

WARNING
● 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 seat-
backs are completely secured in the
latched position and the rear center
seat belt connector is completely
secured.

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Attaching the rear center seat belt ● When attaching the rear center seat
Always be sure the center seat belt connector belt connector, be certain that the seat-
tongue and connector buckle are attached. Dis- backs are completely secured in the
connect only when folding down the rear seat. latched position and the rear center
seat belt connector is completely
To connect the buckle: secured.
s
1 Pull out the connector buckle from fabric ● If the rear center seat belt connector
sleeve. and the seatbacks are not secured in
the correct position, serious personal
s
2 Pull out the connector tongue. injury may result in an accident or sud-
s
3 Pull the seat belt and secure the receiver den stop.
buckle until it clicks.
THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT
The center seat belt connector tongue and re- WITH RETRACTOR (SE-R rear center
ceiver buckle are indicated by the > and < mark. seat)
The center seat belt connector tongue can be
attached only into the rear center seat belt con- WARNING
nector buckle. ● Every person who drives or rides in this
To fasten the seat belt, see “Fastening the seat vehicle should use a seat belt at all
belt” earlier in this section. times.
● For the most effective protection when
WARNING the vehicle is in motion, always sit well
back in the seat with both feet on the
● Do not unfasten the rear center seat
floor and adjust the seat belt properly.
belt connector except when folding
down the rear seat. Fastening the seat belts

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emergency locking mode. See “Child restraints”
later in this section for more information.
The automatic locking mode should be
used only for child restraint installation.
During normal seat belt use by a passen-
ger, the locking mode should not be acti-
vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom-
fortable seat belt tension.

LRS0765 LRS0766
s
1 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor s
2 Position the lap belt portion low and snug
and insert the tongue into the buckle until on the hips as shown.
you hear and feel the latch engage.
s
3 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the
● The retractor is designed to lock during retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the
a sudden stop or on impact. A slow shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder
pulling motion permits the seat belt to and across your chest.
move, and allows you some freedom of
movement in the seat. The rear three-point seat belts have a locking
mechanism for child restraint installation. It is
● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from referred to as the automatic locking mode or child
its fully retracted position, firmly pull restraint mode.
the belt and release it. Then smoothly
pull the belt out of the retractor. When automatic locking mode is activated the
seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat
belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully
retracted. Once retracted, the seat belt is in the
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To increase your confidence in the seat belts,
check the operation as follows.
● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward
quickly. The retractor should lock and re-
strict further belt movement.
If the retractor does not lock during this check or
if you have any questions about seat belt opera-
tion, see a NISSAN dealer.

LRS0767 LRS0242
Unfastening the seat belts SHOULDER BELT HEIGHT
s
1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on ADJUSTMENT (Front seats)
the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad-
tracts. justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau-
Checking seat belt operation tions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.)
To adjust, pull out the adjustment button s 1 and
Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt move the shoulder belt anchor to the desired
movement by two separate methods: position s2 , so the belt passes over the center of
● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the the shoulder. The belt should be away from your
retractor. face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder.
Release the adjustment button to lock the shoul-
● When the vehicle slows down rapidly.
der belt anchor into position.

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CHILD RESTRAINTS

WARNING ● Adults and children who can use the


standard seat belt should not use an
● After adjustment, release the adjust- extender. Such unnecessary use could
ment button and try to move the shoul- result in serious personal injury in the
der belt anchor up and down to make event of an accident.
sure it is securely fixed in position.
● Never use seat belt extenders to install
● The shoulder belt anchor height should child restraints. If the child restraint is
be adjusted to the position best for you. not secured properly, the child could be
Failure to do so may reduce the effec- seriously injured in a collision or a sud-
tiveness of the entire restraint system den stop.
and increase the chance or severity of
injury in an accident. SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE
SEAT BELT EXTENDERS ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a
mild soap solution or any solution recom- ARS1098
If, because of body size or driving position, it is mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.
not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD
Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat
and fasten it, an extender is available which is belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow the seat
RESTRAINTS
compatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- belts to retract until they are completely dry.
tender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of
length and may be used for either the driver or ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt
front passenger seating position. See a NISSAN guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat
dealer for assistance if an extender is required. belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder
belt guide with a clean, dry cloth.
WARNING ● Periodically check to see that the seat
● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made belt and the metal components, such as
by the same company which made the buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires
original equipment seat belts, should and anchors, work properly. If loose parts,
be used with NISSAN seat belts. deterioration, cuts or other damage on the
webbing is found, the entire seat belt as-
sembly should be replaced.
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● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air ● If the child restraint is not anchored
Bag System, never install a rear-facing properly, the risk of a child being in-
child restraint in the front seat. An in- jured in a collision or a sudden stop
flating supplemental front air bag could greatly increases.
seriously injure or kill your child. A rear-
● Child restraint anchor points are de-
facing child restraint must only be used
signed to withstand only those loads
in the rear seat.
imposed by correctly fitted child re-
● NISSAN recommends that the child re- straints. Under no circumstances are
straint be installed in the rear seat. Ac- they to be used for adult seat belts or
cording to accident statistics, children harnesses.
are safer when properly restrained in
● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi-
the rear seat than in the front seat. If
tioned to fit the child restraint, but as
you must install a front facing child re-
upright as possible.
WRS0256 straint in the front seat, see “Child re-
straint installation using the seat belts” ● After attaching the child restraint, test it
WARNING later in this section. before you place the child in it. Push it
from side to side while holding the seat
● Infants and small children should al- ● Improper use or improper installation
near the LATCH attachment or by the
ways be placed in an appropriate child of a child restraint can increase the risk
seat belt path. Try to tug it forward and
restraint while riding in the vehicle. or severity of injury for both the child
check to see if the belt holds the re-
Failure to use a child restraint can re- and other occupants of the vehicle and
straint in place. The child restraint
sult in serious injury or death. can lead to serious injury or death in an
should not move more than 1 inch (25
accident.
● Infants and small children should never mm). If the restraint is not secure,
be carried on your lap. It is not possible ● Follow all of the child restraint manu- tighten the belt as necessary, or put the
for even the strongest adult to resist the facturer’s instructions for installation restraint in another seat and test it
forces of a severe accident. The child and use. When purchasing a child re- again. You may need to try a different
could be crushed between the adult and straint, be sure to select one which will child restraint. Not all child restraints fit
parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the fit your child and vehicle. It may not be in all types of vehicles.
same seat belt around both your child possible to properly install some types
and yourself. of child restraints in your vehicle.

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● When your child restraint is not in use, Several manufacturers offer child restraints for
keep it secured with the LATCH System infants and small children of various sizes. When
or a seat belt to prevent it from being selecting any child restraint, keep the following
thrown around in case of a sudden stop points in mind:
or accident. ● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying
that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle
CAUTION Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
Remember that a child restraint left in a
closed vehicle can become very hot. ● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be
Check the seating surface and buckles sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat
before placing your child in the child and seat belt system.
restraint.
● If the child restraint is compatible with your
This vehicle is equipped with a universal child vehicle, place your child in the child restraint
LRS0724
restraint lower anchor system, referred to as the and check the various adjustments to be
sure the child restraint is compatible with LATCH system anchor locations
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren System
or LATCH. Some child restraints include two rigid your child. Choose a child restraint that is LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS
designed for your child’s height and weight. FOR CHILDREN SYSTEM (LATCH)
or webbing-mounted attachments that can be
Always follow all recommended procedures.
connected to these lower anchors. For details,
Your vehicle is equipped with special anchor
see the “Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or
points that are used with Lower Anchors and
System (LATCH)” later in this section. territories require that infants and small
children be restrained in an approved child Tethers for CHildren System (LATCH) compat-
If you do not have a LATCH compatible child restraint at all times while the vehicle is ible child restraints. This system may also be
restraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used. See being operated. referred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible
“Child restraint installation using the seat belts” system. With this system, you do not have to use
later in this section. In general, child restraints are a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint.
also designed to be installed with the lap portion The LATCH anchor points are provided to install
of a lap/shoulder seat belt. child restraints in the rear outboard seating posi-
tions only. Do not attempt to install a child restraint
in the center position using the LATCH anchors.
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● 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 de-
signed to withstand only those loads
imposed by correctly fitted child re-
straints. Under no circumstance are
they to be used for adult seat belts or
harnesses.

WRS0700 LRS0661
LATCH lower anchor location LATCH webbing-mounted attachment
LATCH lower anchor point locations Installing child restraint LATCH anchor
The LATCH anchors are located at the rear of the attachments
seat cushion near the seatback. A label is at- LATCH compatible child restraints include two
tached to the seatback to help you locate the rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can
LATCH anchors. be connected to two anchors located at certain
seating positions in your vehicle. With this sys-
WARNING tem, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to
● Attach LATCH compatible child re- secure the child restraint. Check your child re-
straints only at the locations shown in straint for a label stating that it is compatible with
the illustration. If a child restraint is not the LATCH system. This information may also be
secured properly, your child could be in the instructions provided by the child restraint
seriously injured or killed in an manufacturer.
accident.

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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
the anchor point.

WARNING
Child restraint anchor points are designed
to withstand only those loads imposed by
correctly fitted child restraints. Under no
circumstances are they to be used for
adult seat belts or harnesses.
LRS0662 LRS0723
LATCH rigid-mounted attachment Top Tether Anchor Point Locations
LATCH child restraints generally require the use
of a top tether strap. See “Top tether strap child Anchor points are located on the rear parcel
restraint” later in this section for installation in- shelf.
structions.
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 System” in this
section.

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Installing top tether strap CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION Front-facing
First, secure the child restraint with the seat belt USING LATCH Follow these steps to install a front-facing child
or LATCH System (rear outboard seat positions restraint using LATCH:
only), as applicable. WARNING
1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al-
● Attach LATCH compatible child re- ways follow the child restraint manufactur-
1. Flip up the anchor cover from the anchor
straints only at the locations shown. For er’s instructions.
point which is located directly behind the
the LATCH lower anchor locations, see
child seat. “Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHil-
2. Position the top tether strap over the top of dren System (LATCH)” in this section. If
the seatback. a child restraint is not secured properly,
your child could be seriously injured or
3. Secure the tether strap to the tether anchor killed in an accident.
bracket that provides the straightest instal-
lation. ● The LATCH anchors are designed to
withstand only those loads imposed by
4. Tighten the tether strap according to the correctly fitted child restraints. Under
manufacturer’s instructions to remove any no circumstance are they to be used for
slack. adult seat belts or harnesses.
If you have any questions when installing a ● Inspect the lower anchors by inserting
top tether strap child restraint on the rear your fingers into the lower anchor area
seat, consult your NISSAN dealer for de- and feeling to make sure there are no
tails. obstructions over the LATCH anchors,
such as seat belt webbing or seat cush-
ion material. The child restraint will not
be secured properly if the LATCH an-
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Front facing web-mounted – step 2 Front facing rigid-mounted – step 2 Front facing – step 4
2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach-
4. For child restraints that are equipped with 6. Before placing the child in the child restraint,
ments to the LATCH lower anchors.
webbing mounted attachments, remove any hold the child restraint near the LATCH at-
3. The back of the child restraint should be additional slack from the anchor attach- tachment and use force to push the child
secured against the vehicle seatback. ments. Press downward and rearward firmly restraint from side to side, and tug it forward
in the center of the child restraint with your to make sure that it is securely held in place.
If the seating position does not have an adjust-
knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion It should not move more than 1 in (25 mm). If
able head restraint and it is interfering with the
and seatback while tightening the webbing it does move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull
proper child restraint fit, try another seating posi-
of the anchor attachments. again on the anchor attachments to further
tion or a different child restraint.
5. If the child restraint is equipped with a top tighten the child restraint. If you are unable to
tether strap, route the top tether strap and properly secure the restraint, move the re-
secure the tether strap to the tether anchor straint to another seating position and try
point. See “Top tether strap child restraint” in again, or try a different child restraint. Not all
this section. child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.

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Front facing – step 6 Rear facing web-mounted – step 2 Rear facing rigid-mounted – step 2
7. Check to make sure the child restraint is 2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach-
3. For child restraints that are equipped with
properly secured prior to each use. If the ments to the LATCH lower anchors.
webbing mounted attachments, remove any
child restraint is loose, repeat steps 3
additional slack from the anchor attach-
through 6.
ments. Press downward and rearward firmly
Rear-facing in the center of the child restraint with your
hand to compress the vehicle seat cushion
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child and seatback while tightening the webbing
restraint using LATCH System: of the anchor attachments.
1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al-
ways follow the child restraint manufactur-
er’s instructions.

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Rear facing – step 3 Rear facing – step 4 CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION
5. Check to make sure the child restraint is
4. Before placing the child in the child restraint, properly secured prior to each use. If the
USING THE SEAT BELTS
hold the child restraint near the LATCH at- child restraint is loose, repeat steps 2
tachment and use force to push the child through 4. WARNING
restraint from side to side, and tug it forward ● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air
to make sure that it is securely held in place. Bag System, never install a rear-facing
It should not move more than 1 in (25 mm). If child restraint in the front passenger
it does move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull seat. Supplemental front air bags in-
again on the anchor attachments to further flate with great force. A rear-facing
tighten the child restraint. If you are unable to child restraint could be struck by the
properly secure the restraint, move the re- supplemental front air bag in a crash
straint to another seating position and try and could seriously injure or kill your
again, or try a different child restraint. Not all child.
child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.

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● NISSAN recommends that child re- The instructions in this section apply to child
straints be installed in the rear seat. restraint installation using the vehicle seat belts in
However, if you must install a forward the rear seat or the front passenger seat.
facing child restraint in the front pas- 1. If you must install a child restraint in
senger seat, move the passenger seat the front seat, it should be placed in a
to the rearmost position. Also, be sure front-facing direction only. Move the
the front passenger air bag status light seat to the rearmost position. Child
is illuminated to indicate the passenger restraints for infants must be used in
air bag is OFF. See “Front passenger air the rear-facing direction and therefore
bag and status light” later in this sec- must not be used in the front seat.
tion for details.
2. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al-
● The three-point seat belt in your vehicle ways follow the child restraint manufactur-
is equipped with an automatic locking er’s instructions
mode retractor which must be used WRS0680
when installing a child restraint. The back of the child restraint should be secured
against the vehicle seatback. If necessary, adjust Front facing – step 3
● Failure to use the retractor’s locking or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct 3. Route the seat belt tongue through the child
mode will result in the child restraint child restraint fit. See “Head restraint adjust- restraint and insert it into the buckle until you
not being properly secured. The re- ment” in this section. hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to
straint could tip over or otherwise be follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in-
unsecured and cause injury to the child If the head restraint is removed, store it in a structions for belt routing.
in a sudden stop or collision. Also, it can secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint
change the operation of the front pas- when the child restraint is removed. If the seating
senger air bag. See “Front passenger position does not have an adjustable head re-
air bag and status light” later in this straint and it is interfering with the proper child
section. restraint fit, try another seating position or a dif-
ferent child restraint.
● A child restraint with a top tether strap
should not be used in the front passen-
ger seat.

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Front facing – step 4 Front facing – step 5 Front facing – step 6
4. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully 5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the 6. Remove any additional slack from the seat
extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. belt; press downward and rearward firmly in
is in the automatic locking mode (child re- the center of the child restraint with your
straint mode). It reverts to emergency lock- knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion
ing mode when the seat belt is fully re- and seatback while pulling up on the seat
tracted. belt.

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8. Before placing the child in the child restraint,
hold the child restraint near the seat belt
path and use force to push the child restraint
from side to side, and tug it forward to make
sure that it is securely held in place. It should
not move more than 1 in (25 mm). If it does
move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull again on
the shoulder belt to further tighten the child
restraint. If you are unable to properly secure
the restraint, move the restraint to another
seating position and try again, or try a differ-
ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in
all types of vehicles.
9. Check that the retractor is in the automatic
WRS0698 LRS0351
locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt
Front facing – step 7 out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any Front facing – step 11 (Type A)
7. If the child restraint is equipped with a top more belt webbing out of the retractor, the 11. If the child restraint is installed in the front
tether strap, route the top tether strap and retractor is in the automatic locking mode. passenger seat, turn the ignition switch to
secure the tether strap to the tether anchor the ON position. The front passenger air bag
10. Check to make sure the child restraint is status light or should illumi-
point (rear seat installation only). See “Top
properly secured prior to each use. If the nate. If this light is not illuminated see 9Front
tether strap child restraint” in this section. seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3
Do not install child restraints that require the passenger air bag and status light9 in this
through 8. section. Move the child restraint to an-
use of a top tether strap to seating positions
that do not have a top tether anchor. other seating position. Have the system
checked by a NISSAN dealer.
After the child restraint is removed and the seat
belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode
child restraint mode) is canceled.

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Front facing – step 11 (Type B) Rear-facing – step 1 Rear facing – step 2
Rear-facing 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child
restraint and insert it into the buckle until you
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to
restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the rear follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in-
seats: structions for belt routing.
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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Rear facing – step 3 Rear facing – step 4 Rear facing – step 5
3. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the 5. Remove any additional slack from the child
extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. restraint; press downward and rearward
is in the automatic locking mode (child re- firmly in the center of the child restraint to
straint mode). It reverts to emergency lock- compress the vehicle seat cushion and seat-
ing mode when the seat belt is fully re- back while pulling up on the seat belt.
tracted.

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BOOSTER SEATS

7. Check that the retractor is in the automatic


locking 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 automatic locking
mode
8. Check to make sure that the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the belt
is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 7.
After the child restraint is removed and the seat
belt fully retracted, the automatic locking mode
(child restraint mode) is canceled.

WRS0763 ARS1098
Rear facing – step 6 PRECAUTIONS ON BOOSTER
6. Before placing the child in the child restraint, SEATS
hold the child restraint near the seat belt
path and use force to push the child restraint
WARNING
from side to side, and tug it forward to make
sure that it is securely held in place. It should ● Infants and small children should al-
not move more than 1 in (25 mm). If it does ways be placed in an appropriate child
move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull again on restraint while riding in the vehicle.
the shoulder belt to further tighten the child Failure to use a child restraint or
restraint. If you are unable to properly secure booster seat can result in serious injury
the restraint, move the restraint to another or death.
rear seating position and try again, or try a
different child restraint. Not all child re-
straints fit in all types of vehicles.

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● Infants and small children should never ● Do not use towels, books, pillows or ● After placing the child in the booster
be carried on your lap. It is not possible other items in place of a booster seat. seat and fastening the seat belt, make
for even the strongest adult to resist the Items such as these may move during sure the shoulder portion of the belt is
forces of a severe accident. The child normal driving or a collision and result away from the child’s face and neck and
could be crushed between the adult and in serious injury or death. Booster seats the lap portion of the belt does not
parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the are designed to be used with a cross the abdomen.
same seat belt around both your child lap/shoulder belt. Booster seats are de-
● Do not put the shoulder belt behind the
and yourself. signed to properly route the lap and
child or under the child’s arm. If you
shoulder portions of the seat belt over
● NISSAN recommends that the booster must install a booster seat in the front
the strongest portions of a child’s body
seat be installed in the rear seat. Ac- seat, see “Booster seat installation”
to provide the maximum protection dur-
cording to accident statistics, children later in this section.
ing a collision.
are safer when properly restrained in
● When your booster seat is not in use,
the rear seat than in the front seat. If ● Follow all of the booster seat manufac-
keep it secured with a seat belt to pre-
you must install a booster seat in the turer’s instructions for installation and
vent it from being thrown around in
front seat, see “Booster seat installa- use. When purchasing a booster seat,
case of a sudden stop or accident.
tion” in this section. be sure to select one which will fit your
child and vehicle. It may not be possible
● A booster seat must only be installed in CAUTION
to properly install some types of
a seating position that has a
booster seats in your vehicle. Remember that a booster seat left in a
lap/shoulder belt. Failure to use a
three-point type seat belt with a ● If the booster seat and seat belt is not closed vehicle can become very hot.
booster seat can result in a serious in- used properly, the risk of a child being Check the seating surface and buckles
jury in sudden stop or collision. injured in a collision or a sudden stop before placing your child in the booster
greatly increases. seat.
● Improper use or improper installation
of a booster seat can increase the risk ● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi-
or severity of injury for both the child tioned to fit the booster seat, but as
and other occupants of the vehicle and upright as possible.
can lead to serious injury or death in an
accident.

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Booster seats of various sizes are offered by low back booster seat s 1 is chosen, the All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or
several manufacturers. When selecting any vehicle seat back must be at or above the territories require that infants and small
booster seat, keep the following points in mind: center of the child’s ears. If the seat back is children be restrained in an approved child
lower than the center of the child’s ears, a restraint at all times while the vehicle is
● Choose only a booster seat with a label high back booster seat s 2 should be used. being operated.
certifying that it complies with Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian ● If the booster seat is compatible with your The instructions in this section apply to booster
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. vehicle, place your child in the booster seat seat installation in the rear seats or the front
and check the various adjustments to be passenger seat.
● Check the booster seat in your vehicle to be sure the booster seat is compatible with your
sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat child. Always follow all recommended pro-
and seat belt system. cedures.
● Make sure the child’s head will be properly
supported by the booster seat or vehicle
seat. The seat back must be at or above the
center of the child’s ears. For example, if a
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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
Do not use the lap/shoulder belt auto-
matic locking mode when using a booster
seat with the seat belts.
WRS0699 LRS0451
Follow these steps to install a booster seat in the 1. If you must install a booster seat in the Rear center position
rear seat or in the front passenger seat: front seat, move the seat to the rear-
most position.
2. Position the booster seat on the seat. Only
place it in a front facing direction. Always
follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in-
structions.

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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 in-
structions for adjusting the belt routing.
5. Pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt
toward the retractor to take up extra slack.
Be sure the shoulder belt is positioned
across the top, middle portion of the child’s
shoulder. Be sure to follow the booster seat
manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting the
belt routing.

LRS0452 LRS0454
Rear outboard position Front passenger position
3. The booster seat should be positioned on 6. Follow the warnings, cautions and instruc-
the vehicle seat so that it is stable. If neces- tions for properly fastening a seat belt
sary, adjust or remove the head restraint to shown in the “Three-point seat belt with
obtain the correct booster seat fit. See retractor” earlier in this section.
“Head restraint adjustment” earlier in this
section. If the head restraint is removed,
store it in a secure place. Be sure to install
the head restraint when the booster seat is
removed. If the seating position does not
have an adjustable head restraint and it is
interfering with the proper booster seat fit,
try another seating position or a different
booster seat.

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SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT
SYSTEM

PRECAUTIONS ON
SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT
SYSTEM
This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec-
tion contains important information concerning
the driver and passenger supplemental front air
bags (NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System),
supplemental side air bags, curtain side-impact
air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts.
Supplemental front impact air bag system:
The NISSAN advanced air bag system can help
cushion the impact force to the head and chest of
LRS0722 LRS0316 the driver and front passenger in certain frontal
Type A Type B collisions.
7. If the booster seat is installed in the front Supplemental side-impact air bag system:
passenger seat, turn the ignition switch to This system can help cushion the impact force to
the ON position. The front passenger air bag the chest and pelvic area of the driver and front
status light or may or may not passenger in certain side impact collisions. The
be illuminated, depending on the size of the front seat side-impact supplemental side air bags
child and the type of booster seat being are designed to inflate on the side where the
used. See “Front passenger air bag and vehicle is impacted.
status light” later in this section.
Supplemental curtain side-impact air bag
system: This system can help cushion the im-
pact force to the head of occupants in front and
rear outboard seating positions in certain side
impact collisions. The curtain side-impact air
bags are designed to inflate on the side where
the vehicle is impacted.
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These supplemental restraint systems are de-
signed to supplement the crash protection pro-
vided by the driver and front passenger seat belts
and are not a substitute for them. Seat belts
should always be correctly worn and the occu-
pant seated a suitable distance away from the
steering wheel, instrument panel and door finish-
ers. (See “Seat belts” earlier in this section for
instructions and precautions on seat belt usage.)
The supplemental air bags operate only
when the ignition switch is in the ON or
START position.
After turning the ignition key to the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning WRS0031
light illuminates. The supplemental air bag
warning light will turn off after about 7 WARNING ● The seat belts and the supplemental
seconds if the system is operational. front air bags are most effective when
● The supplemental front air bags ordi- you are sitting well back and upright in
narily will not inflate in the event of a the seat. The front air bags inflate with
side impact, rear impact, rollover, or great force. Even with the NISSAN Ad-
lower severity frontal collision. Always vanced Air Bag System, if you are unre-
wear your seat belts to help reduce the strained, leaning forward, sitting side-
risk or severity of injury in various kinds ways or out of position in any way, you
of accidents. are at greater risk of injury or death in a
● The front passenger air bag will not crash. You may also receive serious or
inflate if the passenger air bag status fatal injuries from the supplemental
light is lit or if the front passenger seat front air bag if you are up against it
is unoccupied. See “Front passenger air when it inflates. Always sit back against
bag and status light” later in this
section.

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the seatback and as far away as practi-
cal from the steering wheel or instru-
ment panel. Always use the seat belts.
● The driver and front passenger seat belt
buckles are equipped with sensors that
detect if the seat belts are fastened. The
advanced air bag system monitors the
severity of a collision and seat belt us-
age then inflates the air bags. Failure to
properly wear seat belts can increase
the risk or severity of injury in an
accident.
● The front passenger seat is equipped
with an occupant classification sensor ARS1133
(pressure 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 acci-
dent. See “Front Passenger air bag and
status light” later in this section.
● Keep hands on the outside of the steer-
ing wheel. Placing them inside the
steering wheel rim could increase the
risk that they are injured when the
supplemental front air bag inflates.

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ARS1041 ARS1042 ARS1043

WARNING
● Never let children ride unrestrained or
extend their hands or face out of the
window. Do not attempt to hold them in
your lap or arms. Some examples of
dangerous riding positions are shown
in the illustrations.

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WARNING
● Children may be severely injured or
killed when the supplemental front air
bags, side air bags or curtain side-
impact air bags inflate if they are not
properly restrained. Pre-teens and chil-
dren should be properly restrained in
the rear seat, if possible.

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● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air
Bag System, never install a rear-facing
child restraint in the front seat. An in-
flating supplemental front air bag could
seriously injure or kill your child. See
“Child restraints” earlier in this section
for details.

SSS0101 SSS0188

WARNING
Supplemental side air bag and curtain
side-impact air bag:
● The supplemental side air bag and cur-
tain side-impact air bag ordinarily will
not inflate in the event of a frontal im-
pact, rear impact, rollover or lower se-
verity side collision. Always wear your
seat belts to help reduce the risk or
severity of injury in various kinds of
accidents.

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WARNING
● The seat belts, the supplemental side
air bags and curtain side-impact air
bags are most effective when you are
sitting well back and upright in the seat
with both feet on the floor. The side air
bag and curtain side-impact air bag in-
flate with great force. Do not allow any-
one to place their hand, leg or face near
the side air bag on the side of the seat-
back 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 WRS0032 SSS0159
lean against the door. Some examples
of dangerous riding positions are WARNING
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
supplemental side air bag inflation.

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1. SRS curtain side-impact air bag mod- They may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. If you have any questions about your air bag
ules Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an system, please contact NISSAN or your NISSAN
2. SRS side-impact air bags indication of proper supplemental front air bag dealer. If you are considering modification of your
3. Supplemental front air bag modules system operation. vehicle due to a disability, you may also contact
4. Crash zone sensor NISSAN. Contact information is contained in the
The NISSAN advanced air bag system has dual
front of this Owner’s Manual.
5. Diagnosis sensor unit stage inflators. It also monitors information from
6. Occupant classification sensor (pres- the crash zone sensor, the diagnosis sensor unit, When a supplemental front air bag inflates, a
sure sensor) seat belt buckle sensors, occupant classification fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by the
7. Seat belt pre-tensioner retractor sensor (pressure sensor) and passenger seat release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and
8. Side satellite sensor belt tension sensor. Inflator operation is based on does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken to
the severity of a collision and seat belt usage for not inhale it, as it may cause irritation and chok-
NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System the driver. For the front passenger, it additionally ing. Those with a history of a breathing condition
(front seats) monitors the weight of an occupant or object on should get fresh air promptly.
This vehicle is equipped with the NISSAN ad- the seat and seat belt tension. Based on informa-
Supplemental front air bags, along with the use of
vanced air bag system for the driver and front tion from the sensors, only one front air bag may
seat belts, help to cushion the impact force on
passenger seats. This system is designed to inflate in a crash, depending on the crash severity
the face and chest of the front occupants. They
meet certification requirements under U.S. regu- and whether the front occupants are belted or
can help save lives and reduce serious injuries.
lations. It is also permitted in Canada. However, unbelted. Additionally, the front passenger air
However, an inflating front air bag may cause
all of the information, cautions and warn- bag may be automatically turned OFF under
facial abrasions or other injuries. Front air bags
ings in this manual still apply and must be some conditions, depending on the weight de-
do not provide restraint to the lower body.
followed. tected on the passenger seat and how the seat
belt is used. If the front passenger air bag is OFF, Even with NISSAN advanced air bags, seat belts
The driver supplemental front air bag is located in the passenger air bag status light will be illumi- should be correctly worn and the driver and pas-
the center of the steering wheel. The passenger nated (if the seat is unoccupied, the light will not senger seated upright as far as practical away
supplemental front air bag is mounted in the be illuminated, but the air bag will be off). See from the steering wheel or instrument panel. The
dashboard above the glove box. The supplemen- “Front passenger air bag and status light” later in supplemental front air bags inflate quickly in order
tal front air bags are designed to inflate in higher
this section for further details. One front air bag to help protect the front occupants. Because of
severity frontal collisions, although they may in-
inflating does not indicate improper performance this, the force of the front air bag inflating can
flate if the forces in another type of collision are
similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. of the system.

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increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too
close to, or is against, the front air bag module
during inflation.
The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision.
The supplemental front air bags operate
only when the ignition switch is in the ON
or START position.
After turning the ignition key 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.
LRS0722 LRS0316
Type A Type B
Front passenger air bag and status light Status light
The front passenger air bag status light
WARNING
or is located near the climate controls. The
The front passenger air bag is designed to light operates as follows:
automatically turn OFF under some con-
ditions. Read this section carefully to ● Unoccupied passenger’s seat: The
learn how it operates. Proper use of the or is OFF and the front passenger air
seat, seat belt and child restraints is nec- bag is OFF and will not inflate in a crash.
essary for most effective protection. Fail- ● Passenger’s seat occupied by a small adult,
ure to follow all instructions in this child or child restraint as outlined in this
manual concerning the use of seats, seat section: The or illuminates to
belts and child restraints can increase the
indicate that the front passenger air bag is
risk or severity of injury in an accident.
OFF and will not inflate in a crash.

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● Occupied passenger seat and the passen- tions is on the seat, its weight and the child’s properly for the most effective protection by the
ger meet the conditions outlined in this sec- weight can be detected and cause the air bag to seat belt and supplemental air bag.
tion: The light or is OFF to in- turn OFF. Occupant classification sensor opera-
NISSAN recommends that pre-teens and chil-
dicate that the front passenger air bag is tion can vary depending on the front passenger
dren be properly restrained in a rear seat.
operational. seat belt sensors.
NISSAN also recommends that appropriate child
Front passenger air bag The front passenger seat belt sensors are de- restraints and booster seats be properly installed
signed to detect if the seat belt is buckled and the in a rear seat. If this is not possible, the occupant
The front passenger air bag is designed to auto-
amount of tension on the seat belt, such as when classification sensor and seat belt sensors are
matically turn OFF when the vehicle is operated
under some conditions as described below in it is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint designed to operate as described above to turn
accordance with U.S. regulations. If the front mode). Based on the weight on the seat detected the front passenger air bag OFF for specified
passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate in a by the occupant classification sensor and the belt child restraints as required by the regulations.
crash. The driver air bag and other air bags in your tension detected on the seat belt, the advanced Failing to properly secure child restraints and to
vehicle are not part of this system. air bag system determines whether the front pas- use the automatic locking mode (child restraint
senger air bag should be automatically turned mode) may allow the restraint to tip or move in an
The purpose of the regulation is to help reduce OFF as required by the regulations. accident or sudden stop. This can also result in
the risk of injury or death from an inflating air bag the passenger air bag inflating in a crash instead
to certain front passenger seat occupants, such Front passenger seat adult occupants who are
of being OFF. See “Child restraints” earlier in this
as children, by requiring the air bag to be auto- properly seated and using the seat belt as out-
section for proper use and installation.
matically turned OFF. Certain sensors are used lined in this manual should not cause the passen-
to meet the requirements. ger air bag to be automatically turned OFF. For If the front passenger seat is not occupied the
One sensor used is the occupant classification small adults it may be turned OFF, however if the passenger air bag is designed not to inflate in a
sensor (pressure sensor). It is in the bottom of the occupant takes his/her weight off the seat cush- crash. However, heavy objects placed on the
front passenger seat cushion and is designed to ion (for example, by not sitting upright, by sitting seat could result in air bag inflation, because of
detect an occupant and objects on the seat by on an edge of the seat, or by otherwise being out the object’s weight detected by the occupant
weight. It works together with seat belt sensors of position), this could cause the sensor to turn classification sensor. Other conditions could also
described later. For example, if a child is in the the air bag OFF. In addition, if the occupant result in air bag inflation, such as if a child is
front passenger seat, the advanced air bag sys- improperly uses the seat belt in the automatic standing on the seat, or if two children are on the
tem is designed to turn the passenger air bag locking mode (child restraint mode), this could seat, contrary to the instructions in this manual.
OFF in accordance with the regulations. Also, if a cause the air bag to be turned OFF. Always be Always be sure that you and all vehicle occupants
child restraint of the type specified in the regula- sure to be seated and wearing the seat belt are seated and restrained properly.
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Using the passenger air bag status light, you can until you have confirmed with your dealer that ● Immediately after inflation, several
monitor when the front passenger air bag is au- your air bag is working properly, reposition the front air bag system components will be
tomatically turned OFF with the seat occupied. occupant or child restraint in a rear seat. hot. Do not touch them; you may se-
The light will not illuminate when the front pas- verely burn yourself.
The air bag system and passenger air bag status
senger seat is unoccupied.
light will take a few seconds to register a change ● No unauthorized changes should be
If an adult occupant is in the seat but the passen- in the passenger seat status. For example, if a made to any components or wiring of
ger air bag status light is illuminated (indicating large adult who is sitting in the front passenger the supplemental air bag system. This is
that the air bag is OFF), it could be that the seat exits the vehicle, the passenger air bag to prevent accidental inflation of the
person is a small adult, or is not sitting on the seat status light will go from OFF to ON for a few supplemental air bag or damage to the
properly or not using the seat belt properly. seconds and then to OFF. This is normal system supplemental air bag system.
operation and does not indicate a malfunction. ● Do not make unauthorized changes to
If a child restraint must be used in the front seat,
the passenger air bag status light may or may not If a malfunction occurs in the front passenger air your vehicle’s electrical system, sus-
be illuminated, depending on the size of the child bag system, the supplemental air bag warning pension system or front end structure.
and the type of child restraint being used. If the air light , located in the meter and gauges area This could affect proper operation of
the supplemental front air bag system.
bag status light is not illuminated (indicating that in the center of the instrument panel, will blink.
the air bag might inflate in a crash), it could be Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. ● Tampering with the supplemental front
that the child restraint or seat belt is not being air bag system may result in serious
Other supplemental front air bag precau- personal injury. Tampering includes
used properly. Make sure that the child restraint is
tions changes to the steering wheel and the
installed properly, the seat belt is used properly
and the occupant is positioned properly. If the air instrument panel assembly by placing
bag status light is not illuminated, reposition the WARNING material over the steering wheel pad
occupant or child restraint in a rear seat. ● Do not place any objects on the steer- and above the instrument panel or by
ing wheel pad or on the instrument installing additional trim material
If the passenger air bag status light will not illu- around the air bag system.
minate even though you believe that the child panel. Also, do not place any objects
restraint, the seat belts and the occupant are between any occupant and the steering
properly positioned, the system may be sensing wheel or instrument panel. Such ob-
an unoccupied seat (in which case the air bag is jects may become dangerous projec-
OFF). Your NISSAN dealer can check that the tiles and cause injury if the supplemen-
system is OFF by using a special tool. However, tal front air bag inflates.

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● Modifying or tampering with the front ● Work on and around the supplemental
passenger seat may result in serious front air bag system should be done by
personal injury. For example, do not a NISSAN dealer. Installation of electri-
change the front seats by placing mate- cal equipment should also be done by a
rial on the seat cushion or by installing NISSAN dealer. The Supplemental Re-
additional trim material, such as seat straint System (SRS) wiring should not
covers, on the seat that are not specifi- be modified or disconnected. Unautho-
cally designed to assure proper air bag rized electrical test equipment and
operation. Additionally, do not stow any probing devices should not be used on
objects under the front passenger seat the air bag system.
or the seat cushion and seatback. Such
● A cracked windshield should be re-
objects may interfere with the proper
placed immediately by a qualified re-
operation of the occupant classifica-
pair facility. A cracked windshield could
tion sensor (pressure sensor).
affect the function of the supplemental LRS0259
● No unauthorized changes should be air bag system.
made to any components or wiring of Supplemental side-impact air bag and
● The SRS wiring harness connectors are
the seat belt system. This may affect the
yellow and orange for easy
curtain side-impact air bags system
supplemental front air bag system.
identification. The supplemental side-impact air bags are lo-
Tampering with the seat belt system
may result in serious personal injury. cated in the outside of the seatback of the front
When selling your vehicle, we request that you
seats. The supplemental curtain side-impact air
inform the buyer about the supplemental front air
bags are located in the side roof rails. These
bag system and guide the buyer to the appropri-
systems are designed to meet voluntary guide-
ate sections in this Owner’s Manual.
lines to help reduce the risk of injury to out-of-
position occupants. However, all of the infor-
mation, cautions and warnings in this
manual still apply and must be followed.
The supplemental side air bags and curtain side-
impact air bags are designed to inflate in higher
severity side collisions, although they may inflate
if the forces in another type of collision are similar
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to those of a higher severity side impact. They are The seat belts should be correctly worn and the
WARNING
designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle driver and passenger seated upright as far as
is impacted. They may not inflate in certain side practical away from the supplemental side air ● Do not place any objects near the seat-
collisions. bag. Rear seat passengers should be seated as back of the front seats. Also, do not
far away as practical from the door finishers and place any objects (an umbrella, bag,
Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an etc.) between the front door finisher
indication of proper supplemental side air bag side roof rails. The side air bags and curtain
side-impact air bag inflate quickly in order to help and the front seat. Such objects may
and curtain side-impact air bag operation. become dangerous projectiles and
protect the front and rear outboard occupants.
When the supplemental side air bag and curtain cause injury if the supplemental side air
Because of this, the force of the side air bag and
side-impact air bag inflate, a fairly loud noise may bag inflates.
curtain side-impact air bag inflating can increase
be heard, followed by release of smoke. This ● Right after inflation, several side air bag
the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to, or
smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. and curtain side-impact air bag system
is against, these air bag modules during inflation.
Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may components will be hot. Do not touch
cause irritation and choking. Those with a history The side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag
will deflate quickly after the collision is over. them; you may severely burn yourself.
of a breathing condition should get fresh air
promptly. The supplemental side air bags and curtain ● No unauthorized changes should be
side-impact air bags operate only when the made to any components or wiring of
Supplemental side air bags, along with the use of the side air bag and curtain side-impact
seat belts, help to cushion the impact force on ignition switch is in the ON or START posi-
air bag system. This is to prevent acci-
the chest of the front occupants. Curtain side- tions.
dental inflation of the side air bag and
impact air bags help to cushion the impact force After turning the ignition key to the ON curtain side-impact air bag or damage
to the head of occupants in the front and rear to the side air bag and curtain side-
position, the supplemental air bag warning
outboard seating positions. They can help save impact air bag system.
light illuminates. The supplemental air bag
lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an
inflating side air bag and curtain side-impact air warning light will turn off after about 7 ● Do not make unauthorized changes to
bag may cause abrasions or other injuries. seconds if the system is operational. your vehicle’s electrical system, sus-
Supplemental side air bags and curtain side- pension system or side panel. This
impact air bags do not provide restraint to the could affect proper operation of the
lower body. supplemental side air bag and curtain
side-impact air bag system.

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● Tampering with the supplemental side Pre-tensioner seat belt system (Front ● Work around and on the pre-tensioner
air bag system may result in serious seats) system should be done by a NISSAN
personal injury. For example, do not dealer. Installation of electrical equip-
change the front seats by placing mate- WARNING ment should also be done by a NISSAN
rial near the seatbacks or by installing dealer. Unauthorized electrical test
additional trim material, such as seat ● The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be equipment and probing devices should
covers, around the side air bag. reused after activation. It must be re- not be used on the pre-tensioner seat
placed together with the retractor and belt system.
● Work around and on the side air bag buckle as a unit.
and curtain side-impact air bag system ● If you need to dispose of the pre-
should be done by a NISSAN dealer. ● If the vehicle becomes involved in a tensioner or scrap the vehicle, contact a
Installation of electrical equipment frontal collision but the pre-tensioner is NISSAN dealer. Correct pre-tensioner
should also be done by a NISSAN not activated, be sure to have the pre- disposal procedures are set forth in the
dealer. The SRS wiring harnesses* tensioner system checked and, if nec- appropriate NISSAN Service Manual.
should not be modified or discon- essary, replaced by your NISSAN Incorrect disposal procedures could
nected. Unauthorized electrical test dealer. cause personal injury.
equipment and probing devices should ● No unauthorized changes should be
not be used on the side air bag system. made to any components or wiring of The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system
the pre-tensioner seat belt system. This activates in conjunction with the supplemental air
* The SRS wiring harness connectors are is to prevent accidental activation of bag systems. Working with the seat belt retrac-
yellow and orange for easy identification. the pre-tensioner seat belt or damage tor, it helps tighten the seat belt when the vehicle
When selling your vehicle, we request that you to the pre-tensioner seat belt operation. becomes involved in certain types of collisions,
inform the buyer about the supplemental side air Tampering with the pre-tensioner seat helping to restrain front seat occupants.
bag and curtain side-impact air bag system and belt system may result in serious per- The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat belt’s
guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this sonal injury.
retractor. These seat belts are used the same as
Owner’s Manual. conventional seat belts.
When the pre-tensioner seat belt activates,
smoke is released and a loud noise may be heard.
This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a
fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may
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cause irritation and choking. Those with a history
of a breathing condition should get fresh air
promptly.
After the pre-tensioner seat belts have activated,
load limiters allow the seat belt to release web-
bing (if necessary) to reduce forces against the
chest.
If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensioner
system, the supplemental air bag warning
light will not come on, will flash intermit-
tently or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on
after the ignition key has been turned to the ON or
START position. In this case, the pre-tensioner
seat belt may not function properly. They must be LRS0695 LRS0100
checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the
1. SRS Front Air Bag Warning Labels SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG
nearest NISSAN dealer.
2. SRS Side Air Bag Warning Label WARNING LIGHT
When selling your vehicle, we request that you SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG
inform the buyer about the pre-tensioner seat belt The supplemental air bag warning light,
system and guide the buyer to the appropriate WARNING LABELS displaying in the instrument panel, moni-
sections in this Owner’s Manual. Warning labels about the supplemental front air tors the circuits of the supplemental front air bag,
bag and supplemental side air bag systems are supplemental side air bag and curtain side-
placed in the vehicle as shown in the illustration. impact air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt sys-
tems. The circuits monitored by the supplemental
air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor
unit, crash zone sensor, satellite sensors, front air
bag modules, side air bag modules, curtain side-
impact air bag modules, pre-tensioner seat belts
and all related wiring.

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When the ignition key is in the ON or START
WARNING WARNING
position, the supplemental air bag warning light
illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns If the supplemental air bag warning light ● Once a supplemental front air bag,
off. This means the system is operational. is on, it could mean that the supplemental supplemental side air bag or curtain
front air bag, supplemental side air bag, side-impact air bag has inflated, the air
If any of the following conditions occur, the curtain side-impact air bag systems bag module will not function again and
supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air and/or pre-tensioner seat belt systems must be replaced. Additionally, if any of
bag and curtain side-impact air bag and pre- will not operate in an accident. To help the supplemental front air bags inflate,
tensioner seat belt systems need servicing: avoid injury to yourself or others, have the activated pre-tensioner seat belts
your vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer must also be replaced. The air bag mod-
● The supplemental air bag warning light re-
as soon as possible. ule and pre-tensioner seat belt system
mains on after approximately 7 seconds. should be replaced by a NISSAN dealer.
● The supplemental air bag warning light Repair and replacement procedure The air bag module and pre-tensioner
flashes intermittently. seat belt system cannot be repaired.
The supplemental front air bags, supplemental
● The supplemental air bag warning light does side air bags, curtain side-impact air bags and ● The supplemental front air bag, side air
not come on at all. pre-tensioner seat belts are designed to inflate bag and curtain side-impact air bag sys-
on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it tems, and the pre-tensioner seat belt
Under these conditions, the supplemental front is damaged, the supplemental air bag warning system should be inspected by a
air bag, supplemental side air bags and curtain light remains illuminated after inflation has oc- NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to
side-impact air bag or pre-tensioner seat belt curred. Repair and replacement of these supple- the front end or side portion of the
systems may not operate properly. It must be mental air bag systems should be done only by a vehicle.
checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the NISSAN dealer. ● If you need to dispose of the supple-
nearest NISSAN dealer. mental air bag, pre-tensioner seat belt
When maintenance work is required on the ve-
system or scrap the vehicle, contact a
hicle, the supplemental front air bags, supple-
NISSAN dealer. Correct supplemental
mental side air bags, curtain side-impact air
air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt sys-
bags, pre-tensioner seat belts and related parts
tem disposal procedures are set forth in
should be pointed out to the person performing
the appropriate NISSAN Service
the maintenance. The ignition key should always
Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures
be in the LOCK position when working under the
could cause personal injury.
hood or inside the vehicle.
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2 Instruments and controls

Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Fog light switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21


Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
G-Force gauge (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Map pockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Storage trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Engine oil pressure gauge (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . 2-6 Instrument panel storage (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . 2-24
Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders . . . . . . . 2-8 Seatback pockets (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Sunglasses holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Security systems (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Vehicle security system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 Compact disc holder (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16 Trunk divider (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 Cargo net (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Switch operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) Power windows (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
defroster switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19 Manual windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Headlight and turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19 Sunroof (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Headlight control switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19 Electric sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Daytime running light system (Canada only) . . . . . . 2-20 Interior light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21 Map lights (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35
Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21 Trunk light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36

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INSTRUMENT PANEL

7. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P. 2-18)


8. Storage bin (if so equipped) (P. 2-23)
9. Audio system (P. 4-15)
10. Center ventilator (P. 4-6)
11. Passenger’s supplemental air bag
(P. 1-41)
12. Control panel display (if so equipped)
(P. 4-2)
13. Side ventilator (P. 4-6)
14. Engine oil pressure gauge
(if so equipped) (P. 2-6)
15. G-gauge (if so equipped) (P. 2-5)
16. Hazard warning flasher switch
(if so equipped) (P. 2-22)
17. Hazard warning flasher switch (if so
equipped) (P. 2-22); Manual shift mode
switch (if so equipped) (P.5-13 )
18. Glove box (P. 2-27)
19. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-41)
20. Climate control (P. 4-7)
21. Shift selector lever (P. 5-11)
WIC1115 22. Power outlet (P. 2-23)
1. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn 3. Driver’s supplemental air bag/Horn 23. Ignition switch (P. 5-6)
signal switch (P. 2-19); Manual shift (P. 1-41, 2-22) 24.. Tilt steering (P.3-26)
paddles (if so equipped) (P.5-13 ) 4. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3) 25. Sunglasses holder (P. 2-25)
2. Steering wheel switch for audio control 5. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-21) 26. Hood release lever (P. 3-22)
and BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone Sys- 6. Cruise control main/set switches See the page number indicated in paren-
tem (if so equipped) (P. 4-35, 4-37) (if so equipped) (P. 5-19) theses for operating details.

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METERS AND GAUGES

LIC1015
SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates the vehicle speed.

LIC1014
1. Tachometer 4. Instrument brightness control/change
2. Fuel gauge/odometer/transmission po- button for twin trip odometer
sition indicator/engine temperature
gauge
3. Speedometer

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Changing the display
Push the instrument brightness control to change
the display as follows:
Odometer → Trip → Trip → Odom-
eter
Resetting the trip odometer
Push the instrument brightness control/change
button for more than 1 second to reset the trip
odometer to zero.

LIC1017 LIC1021

Odometer/Twin trip odometer TACHOMETER


The odometer/twin trip odometer is displayed The tachometer indicates engine speed in revo-
when the ignition switch is in the ON position. lutions per minute (rpm). Do not rev the engine
into the red zone s
1 .
The odometer records the total distance the ve-
hicle has been driven. CAUTION
The twin trip odometer records the distance of When engine speed approaches the red
individual trips. zone, shift to a higher gear. Operating the
To switch between the odometer and the twin trip engine in the red zone may cause serious
engine damage.
odometers press the instrument brightness con-
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The indicates that the fuel-filler door is
located on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.

CAUTION
● If the vehicle runs out of fuel,
the malfunction indicator light
(MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon as
possible. After a few driving trips,
the light should turn off. If the
light remains on after a few driving
trips, have the vehicle inspected by a
NISSAN dealer.
LIC1113 LIC1016 ● For additional information, see “Mal-
G-FORCE GAUGE (if so equipped) FUEL GAUGE function indicator light (MIL)” later in
this section.
This gauge shows the straight-line acceleration
NOTE:
and deceleration G-forces while you are driving.
The ignition key must be in the ON position
NOTE: for the gauge to give a reading.
The G-Force gauge does not indicate cor- The gauge indicates the approximate fuel level
nering G-Forces. in the tank.
The gauge may move slightly during braking,
turning, acceleration, or going up or down hills.
The low fuel warning light comes on when the
amount of fuel in the tank is getting low.
Refill the fuel tank before the gauge regis-
ters E (Empty).
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CAUTION
If the gauge indicates a coolant tempera-
ture near the hot (H) end of the normal
range, reduce vehicle speed to decrease
the temperature. If the gauge is over the
normal range, stop the vehicle as soon as
safely possible. If the engine is over-
heated, continued operation of the ve-
hicle may seriously damage the engine.
See “If your vehicle overheats” in the “In
case of emergency” section for immediate
action required

LIC1020 LIC1114

ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE ENGINE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE (if


GAUGE so equipped)
The gauge indicates the engine lubrication sys-
NOTE: tem oil pressure while the engine is running.
The ignition key must be in the ON position When the engine speed is high, the engine oil
for the gauge to give a reading. pressure is also high. When the engine speed is
low, the gauge may indicate low oil pressure.
The gauge indicates the engine coolant tempera-
ture. The engine coolant temperature is within the CAUTION
normal range when the reading is within the zone
● This gauge is not designed to indicate
s1 shown in the illustration.
low engine oil level. Use the dipstick to
The engine coolant temperature varies with the check the oil level. (See “Engine oil” in
outside air temperature and driving conditions. the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself”
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● If the gauge needle does not move with
the proper amount of engine oil, have
the vehicle checked by a NISSAN
dealer. Continued vehicle operation in
such a condition could cause serious
damage to the engine.

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WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND
AUDIBLE REMINDERS

or Anti-lock Braking System Low tire pressure warning light Cruise SET switch indicator light
(ABS) warning light (if so equipped) (if so equipped)
(if so equipped)

or Brake warning light Low windshield washer fluid warning light or Front passenger air bag status
(if so equipped) light

Charge warning light P position selecting warning light High beam indicator light (Blue)
(CVT models) (if so equipped)

Door open warning light Seat belt warning light and chime Malfunction indicator light (MIL)

Electric power steering warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Overdrive off indicator light (CVT models)

Engine oil pressure warning light Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Security indicator light
position indicator light

Intelligent Key system warning light CRUISE main switch indicator light Turn signal/hazard indicator lights
(if so equipped) (if so equipped)

Low fuel warning light

CHECKING BULBS If equipped, the following lights come on briefly


and then go off:
With all doors closed, apply the parking brake
and turn the ignition key to the ON position or , , ,
without starting the engine. The following lights If any light fails to come on, it may indicate
will come on: a burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the
or , , , , , electrical system. Have the system repaired
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WARNING LIGHTS Low brake fluid warning light ● If the brake fluid level is below the
or Anti-lock Braking When the ignition key is in the ON position, the MINIMUM or MIN mark on the brake
System (ABS) light warns of a low brake fluid level. If the light fluid reservoir, do not drive until the
comes on while the engine is running with the brake system has been checked at a
warning light (if so NISSAN dealer.
parking brake not applied, stop the vehicle and
equipped)
perform the following:
Charge warning light
When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid
the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light
as necessary. See “Brake fluid” in the “Main- If this light comes on while the engine is running,
illuminates and then turns off. This indicates the
tenance and do-it-yourself” section of this it may indicate the charging system is not func-
ABS is operational.
manual. tioning properly. Turn the engine off and check
If the ABS warning light illuminates while the the generator belt. If the belt is loose, broken,
2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the
engine is running, or while driving, it may indicate missing, or if the light remains on, see a NISSAN
warning system checked by a NISSAN
the ABS is not functioning properly. Have the dealer immediately.
dealer.
system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
If an ABS malfunction occurs, the anti-lock func- WARNING CAUTION
tion is turned off. The brake system then operates ● Your brake system may not be working Do not continue driving if the generator
normally, but without anti-lock assistance. See properly if the warning light is on. Driv- belt is loose, broken or missing.
9Brake system9 in the 9Starting and driving9 sec- ing could be dangerous. If you judge it
tion. to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest
Door open warning light
service station for repairs. Otherwise,
or Brake warning have your vehicle towed because driv- This light comes on when any of the doors are not
light ing it could be dangerous. closed securely while the ignition key is in the ON
position.
This light functions for both the parking brake and ● Pressing the brake pedal with the en-
the foot brake systems. gine stopped and/or a low brake fluid
level may increase your stopping dis-
Parking brake indicator
tance and braking will require greater
When the ignition key is in the ON position, the pedal effort as well as pedal travel.
light comes on when the parking brake is applied.
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Electric power steering power assist for the steering but you will still have Intelligent Key system warning
warning light control of the vehicle. At this time, greater steer- light (if so equipped)
ing effort is required to operate the steering
wheel, especially in sharp turns and at low The Intelligent Key system warning light illumi-
WARNING
speeds. nates green when the ignition switch can be
● If the engine is not running or is turned turned. The Intelligent Key system warning light
off while driving, the power assist for See “Power steering” in the “Starting and driving” illuminates red when the ignition switch cannot
the steering will not work. Steering will section. be turned.
be harder to operate.
Engine oil pressure warning The Intelligent Key system warning light blinks
● When the power steering warning light light red if the Intelligent Key is taken outside of the
illuminates with the engine running, vehicle while the ignition switch is in the ACC or
there will be no power assist for the This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the
ON position.
steering. You will still have control of light flickers or comes on during normal driving,
the vehicle but the steering will be pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine ● If the Intelligent Key system warning light
harder to operate. Have the power immediately and call a NISSAN dealer or other blinks, make sure of the location of the Intel-
steering system checked by a NISSAN authorized repair shop. ligent Key as soon as possible. The Intelli-
dealer. gent Key should be carried by the driver
The engine oil pressure warning light is not
while operating the vehicle.
When the ignition switch is in the ON position, designed to indicate a low oil level. Use the
the power steering warning light illuminates. After dipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine oil” in ● The Intelligent Key system warning light
starting the engine, the power steering warning the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of turns off about 10 seconds after the Intelli-
light turns off. This indicates the power steering this manual. gent Key is brought inside the vehicle.
system is operational.
The Intelligent Key system warning light blinks
If the power steering warning light illuminates CAUTION
green indicating that the Intelligent Key battery is
while the engine is running, it may indicate the Running the engine with the engine oil almost discharged.
power steering system is not functioning properly pressure warning light on could cause se-
and may need servicing. Have the power steering rious damage to the engine almost imme- See “Intelligent Key system” in the “Pre-driving
system checked by a NISSAN dealer. diately. Such damage is not covered by checks and adjustments” section.
When the power steering warning light illumi- warranty. Turn off the engine as soon as it
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Low fuel warning light adjusted. After the tire is inflated to the recom- ● If the light illuminates while driving,
mended pressure, the vehicle must be driven avoid sudden steering maneuvers or
This light comes on when the fuel level in the fuel over 16 MPH (25 km/h) to activate the TPMS and abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed,
tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is conve- turn off the low tire pressure warning light. Use a pull off the road to a safe location and
nient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E tire pressure gauge to adjust tire pressure to the stop the vehicle as soon as possible.
(Empty). There will be a small reserve of fuel recommended pressure. Serious vehicle damage could occur
in the tank when the fuel gauge reaches E and may lead to an accident and could
For additional information, see “Tire Pressure
(Empty), showing no more fuel bars. result in serious personal injury. Check
Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and
the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust
Low tire pressure warning driving” section and in the “In case of emergency” the tire pressure to the recommended
light (if so equipped) section. COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire
TPMS malfunction: and Loading Information label to turn
Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure
the low tire pressure warning light OFF.
Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the tire If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low If the light stays on after adjusting the
pressure of all tires except the spare. tire pressure warning light will flash for approxi- tire pressure and driving over 16 mph,
The low tire pressure warning light warns of low mately 1 minute when the ignition switch is have the system checked by a NISSAN
tire pressure or indicates that the TPMS is not turned ON. The light will remain on after the 1 dealer. If you have a flat tire, replace it
functioning properly. minute. Have the system checked by a NISSAN with a spare tire as soon as possible.
dealer. ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel
After the ignition switch is turned ON, this light
illuminates for about 1 second and turns off. For additional information, see “Tire Pressure is replaced, the TPMS will not function
Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and and the low tire pressure warning light
Low tire pressure warning: will flash for approximately 1 minute.
driving” section.
If the vehicle is being driven with low tire pres- The light will remain on after 1 minute.
sure, the warning light will illuminate. WARNING Contact your NISSAN dealer as soon as
possible for tire replacement and/or
When the low tire pressure warning light illumi- ● If the light does not illuminate with the system resetting.
nates, you should stop and adjust the tire pres- ignition switch turned ON, have the ve-
sure to the recommended COLD tire pressure hicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as ● Replacing tires with those not originally
shown on the Tire and Loading Information label. soon as possible. specified by NISSAN could affect the
The low tire pressure warning light does not proper operation of the TPMS.
automatically turn off when the tire pressure is
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lever to the P position, then turn the ignition If any of the following conditions occur, the
CAUTION
switch to the LOCK position. supplemental front air bags, supplemental side
● The TPMS is not a substitute for the air bags, curtain side-impact air bags, and pre-
regular tire pressure check. Be sure to Seat belt warning light and tensioner seat belt systems need servicing and
check the tire pressure regularly. chime your vehicle must be taken to a NISSAN dealer:
● If the vehicle is being driven at speeds The light and chime remind you to fasten your ● The supplemental air bag warning light re-
of less than 16 MPH (25 km/h), the seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the mains on after approximately 7 seconds.
TPMS may not operate correctly. ignition key is turned to the ON or START position
● The supplemental air bag warning light
● Be sure to correctly install the specified and remains illuminated until the driver’s seat belt
flashes intermittently.
size of tires to the 4 wheels correctly. is fastened. At the same time, the chime sounds
for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt ● The supplemental air bag warning light does
Low windshield washer fluid is securely fastened. not come on at all.
warning light (if so equipped) The seat belt warning light may also illuminate if Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental
This light comes on when the windshield washer the front passenger’s seat belt is not fastened restraint system (air bag system) and/or the pre-
fluid is at a low level. Add windshield washer fluid when the front passenger’s seat is occupied . For tensioner seat belts may not function properly. For
as necessary. See “Window washer fluid” in the 7 seconds after the ignition switch is in the ON additional details see “Supplemental restraint sys-
“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this position, the system does not activate the warn- tem” in the “Safety—Seats, seat belts and supple-
ing light for the front passenger. mental restraint system” section of this manual.
manual.
P position selecting warning Refer to “Seat belts” in the “Safety—Seats, seat WARNING
light (CVT models) (if so belts and supplemental restraint system” section
If the supplemental air bag warning light
for precautions on seat belt usage.
equipped) is on, it could mean that the supplemental
Supplemental air bag warning front air bag, supplemental side air bag,
The light blinks red and the warning buzzer curtain side-impact air bag systems (if so
sounds if you are outside of the vehicle with the light equipped) and/or pre-tensioner seat belt
Intelligent Key and the engine is off, but the When the ignition key is in the ON or START systems will not operate in an accident. To
selector lever is not in the P (Park) position. position, the supplemental air bag warning light help avoid injury to yourself or others,
When the warning light blinks, turn the ignition illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns have your vehicle checked by a NISSAN
switch to the ON position, move the selector off. This means the system is operational. dealer as soon as possible.

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INDICATOR LIGHTS or Front passenger and that the vehicle has at least 3 gallons (11.4
Continuously Variable air bag status light liters) of fuel in the fuel tank.
Transmission (CVT) position The front passenger air bag status light ( After a few driving trips, the light should
indicator light (CVT models) or ) will be lit and the passenger front air turn off if no other potential emission control
bag will be OFF depending on how the front system malfunction exists.
When the ignition key is turned to the ON posi- passenger seat is being used.
tion, this indicator light shows the CVT selector If this indicator light comes on steady for 20
lever position. See “Driving the vehicle” in the For front passenger air bag status light operation, seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds when
“Starting and driving” section of this manual. see “Front passenger air bag and status light” in the engine is not running, it indicates that the
the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental vehicle is not ready for an emission control sys-
Cruise main switch indicator restraint system” section of this manual. tem inspection/maintenance test. See “Readi-
light (if so equipped) High beam indicator light
ness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test” in the
“Technical and consumer information” section of
The light comes on when the cruise control main (blue) this manual.
switch is pushed. The light goes out when the
This blue light comes on when the headlight high Operation
main switch is pushed again. When the cruise
beams are on and goes out when the low beams
main switch indicator light comes on, the cruise are selected. The malfunction indicator light will come on in
control system is operational. one of two ways:
The high beam indicator light also comes on
Cruise set switch indicator when the passing signal is activated. ● Malfunction indicator light on steady — An
light (if so equipped) emission control system malfunction has
Malfunction indicator light been detected. Check the fuel-filler cap. If
The light comes on while the vehicle speed is (MIL) the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten
controlled by the cruise control system. If the light or install the cap and continue to drive the
blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate If this indicator light comes on steady or blinks
while the engine is running, it may indicate a vehicle. The light should turn off after
the cruise control system is not functioning prop- a few driving trips. If the light does not
potential emission control malfunction.
erly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN turn off after a few driving trips, have the
dealer. The malfunction indicator light may also come on vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. You
steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, or if
do not need to have your vehicle towed to
the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make sure
the dealer.
the fuel-filler cap is installed and closed tightly,
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● Malfunction indicator light blinking — An en- Overdrive off indicator light AUDIBLE REMINDERS
gine misfire has been detected which may (CVT models) Brake pad wear warning
damage the emission control system. To re-
duce or avoid emission control system dam- The overdrive off indicator light illuminates when The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings.
age: the overdrive off mode is selected. When a disc brake pad requires replacement, it
– do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH makes a high pitched scraping sound when the
For additional information, see “Continuous Vari-
(72 km/h). vehicle is in motion, whether or not the brake
able Transmission (CVT)” in the “Starting and
pedal is depressed. Have the brakes checked as
– avoid hard acceleration or deceleration. driving” section of this manual.
soon as possible if the warning sound is heard.
– avoid steep uphill grades. Security indicator light Key reminder chime
– if possible, reduce the amount of cargo
being hauled or towed. For vehicles without Intelligent Key: This light A chime sounds if the driver’s door is opened
blinks whenever the ignition switch is in the while the key is left in the ignition switch. Remove
The malfunction indicator light may stop blinking LOCK, OFF or ACC position. the key and take it with you when leaving the
and come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected vehicle.
by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have For vehicles with Intelligent Key: This light blinks
your vehicle towed to the dealer. when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position Intelligent Key door buzzer (if so
with the key removed from the ignition switch. equipped)
CAUTION The blinking security indicator light indicates that The Intelligent Key door buzzer sounds if any one
Continued vehicle operation without hav- the security systems equipped on the vehicle are of the following improper operations is found.
ing the emission control system checked operational.
and repaired as necessary could lead to ● The ignition switch is not returned to the
For additional information, see “Security sys- LOCK position when locking the doors.
poor driveability, reduced fuel economy, tems” later in this section.
and possible damage to the emission con- ● The Intelligent Key is left inside the vehicle
trol system. Turn signal/hazard indicator when locking the doors.
lights
● The Intelligent Key is taken outside the ve-
The appropriate light flashes when the turn signal hicle when operating the vehicle.
switch is activated.
● Any doors are not closed securely when
Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turned on. locking the doors.
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SECURITY SYSTEMS (if so equipped)

When the buzzer sounds, be sure to check both The system helps deter vehicle theft but cannot
the vehicle and the Intelligent Key. See “Intelli- prevent it, nor can it prevent the theft of interior or
gent Key system” in the “Pre-driving checks and exterior vehicle components in all situations. Al-
adjustments” section. ways secure your vehicle even if parking for a
brief period. Never leave your keys in the ignition,
Light reminder chime
and always lock the vehicle when unattended. Be
With the ignition switch in the OFF position, a aware of your surroundings, and park in secure,
chime sounds when the driver’s door is opened if well-lit areas whenever possible.
the headlights or parking lights are on.
Many devices offering additional protection, such
Turn the headlight control switch off before leav- as component locks, identification markers, and
ing the vehicle. tracking systems, are available at auto supply
stores and specialty shops. Your NISSAN dealer
Parking brake reminder chime may also offer such equipment. Check with your
A chime sounds if the parking brake is engaged LIC0301 insurance company to see if you may be eligible
when the vehicle is started. for discounts for various theft protection features.
Your vehicle may have two types of security sys-
tems: How to arm the vehicle security
● Vehicle security system (if so equipped) system
● NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System 1. Close all windows. (The system can be
armed even if the windows are open.)
VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM (if so 2. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK posi-
equipped) tion and remove the key.
The vehicle security system provides visual and 3. Close all doors. Lock all doors. The doors
audible alarm signals if someone opens the doors can be locked with:
when the system is armed. It is not, however, a ● the power door lock switch (if the door is
motion detection type system that activates when opened, locked and then closed).
a vehicle is moved or when a vibration occurs.
● the key — master or mechanical (Intelli-
gent Key models).
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● any request switch (Intelligent Key mod- ● If the key is turned slowly when locking The alarm is activated by:
els). the driver’s door, the system may not
arm. Furthermore, if the key is turned ● opening a door without using the key, a
● the keyfob or Intelligent Key. beyond the vertical position toward the request switch, keyfob or Intelligent Key
unlock position to remove the key, the (even if the door is unlocked by using the
Keyfob and Intelligent Key operation:
system may be disarmed when the key inside lock knob or the power door lock
● Push the button. All doors lock. is removed. If the indicator light fails to switch).
The hazard lights flash twice and the horn glow for 30 seconds, unlock the door
beeps once to indicate all doors are once and lock it again.
How to stop an activated alarm
locked. The alarm stops only by unlocking the driver’s
● Even when the driver and/or passen-
● When the button is pushed with gers are in the vehicle, the system will door with the key, pressing the button on
all doors locked, the hazard lights flash arm with all doors closed and locked the keyfob or Intelligent Key, or by unlocking all
twice and the horn beeps once as a re- with the ignition key in the OFF posi- doors with any request switch (Intelligent Key
minder that the doors are already locked. tion. models).
The horn may or may not beep. Refer to Vehicle security system activation NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
“Silencing the horn beep feature” in the SYSTEM
“Pre-driving checks and adjustments” sec- The vehicle security system will give the following
tion later in this manual. alarm: The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will not
allow the engine to start without the use of a
4. Confirm that the indicator light comes ● The headlights blink and the horn sounds
registered key.
on. The light stays on for about 30 intermittently.
seconds. The vehicle security system is now If the engine fails to start using a registered key (for
● The alarm automatically turns off after ap-
pre-armed. After about 30 seconds the ve- example, when interference is caused by another
proximately 50 seconds. However, the alarm
hicle security system automatically shifts registered key, an automated toll road device or
reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with
into the armed phase. The light begins automatic payment device on the key ring), restart
again. The alarm can be shut off by unlocking
to flash once every 3 seconds. If, during the the engine using the following procedures:
the driver’s door with the key, a request
30-second pre-arm time period, the driver’s switch or by pressing the button on 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position
door is unlocked by the key, a request the keyfob or Intelligent Key. for approximately 5 seconds.
switch, the keyfob or Intelligent Key, or if the
ignition switch is turned to ACC or ON, the 2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK
system will not arm. position, and wait approximately 10 seconds.
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3. Repeat steps 1 and 2. If the light still remains on and/or the en-
gine will not start, see a NISSAN dealer for
4. Restart the engine while holding the device
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System ser-
(which may have caused the interference)
vice as soon as possible. Please bring all
separate from the registered key.
registered keys that you have when visiting
If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec- your NISSAN dealer for service.
ommends placing the registered key on a sepa-
rate key ring to avoid interference from other
devices.
Statement related to Section 15 of FCC
Rules for NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Sys-
tem (CONT ASSY — IMMOBILIZER, ANT
ASSY — IMMOBILIZER)
This device complies with part 15 of the LIC0474
FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the follow- Security indicator light
ing two conditions; For vehicles without Intelligent Key: This light
(1) This device may not cause harmful in- blinks whenever the ignition switch is in the
terference, and (2) this device must accept LOCK, OFF or ACC position.
any interference received, including inter- For vehicles with Intelligent Key: This light blinks
ference that may cause undesired opera- when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position
tion of the device.
with the key removed from the ignition switch.
CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EX-
This function indicates the NISSAN Vehicle Im-
PRESSLY APPROVED BY THE PARTY RE-
SPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE COULD mobilizer System is operational.
VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPER- If the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is mal-
ATE THE EQUIPMENT. functioning, the light will remain on while the
ignition key is in the ON position.

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WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER
SWITCH

Push the lever up s 4 to have one sweep opera-


● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with
tion (MIST) of the wiper. water to the manufacturer’s recom-
Pull the lever toward you s 5 to operate the mended levels before pouring the fluid
washer. The wiper will also operate several times. into the window washer reservoir tank.
Do not use the window washer reservoir
WARNING tank to mix the washer fluid concen-
trate and water.
In freezing temperatures the washer solu-
tion may freeze on the windshield and
obscure your vision which may lead to an
accident. Warm the windshield with the
defroster before you wash the windshield.

CAUTION
WIC0854
● Do not operate the washer continu-
SWITCH OPERATION ously for more than 30 seconds.
The windshield wiper and washer operates when ● Do not operate the washer if the reser-
the ignition switch is in the ON position. voir tank is empty.
Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the ● Do not fill the window washer reservoir
following speed: tank with washer fluid concentrates at
full strength. Some methyl alcohol
s
1 Intermittent (INT) — intermittent operation based washer fluid concentrates may
can be adjusted by turning the knob toward permanently stain the grille if spilled
sA (Slower) or s B (Faster). while filling the window washer reser-
voir tank.
s
2 Low (LO) — continuous low speed operation
s
3 High (HI) — continuous high speed opera-
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REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL
MIRROR (if so equipped) SWITCH
DEFROSTER SWITCH

LIC0720 LIC0706 LIC0688


To defrost the rear window glass and outside Type A Type B
mirrors (if so equipped), start the engine and HEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH CAUTION
push the rear window defroster switch on. The
rear window defroster indicator light on the Lighting Use the headlights with the engine run-
switch comes on. Push the switch again to turn ning to avoid discharging the vehicle
the defroster off. s
1 When turning the switch to the posi- battery.
tion, the front parking, tail, license plate and
The rear window defroster automatically turns off instrument panel lights come on.
after approximately 15 minutes.
s
2 When turning the switch to the posi-
CAUTION tion, the headlights come on and all the other
lights remain on.
When cleaning the inner side of the rear
window, be careful not to scratch or dam-
age the rear window defroster.

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CAUTION WARNING
Even though the battery saver feature au- When the daytime running light system is
tomatically turns off the headlights after a active, tail lights on your vehicle are not
period of time, you should turn the head- on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your
light switch to the OFF position when the headlights. Failure to do so could cause
engine is not running to avoid discharging an accident injuring yourself and others.
the vehicle battery.

DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEM


(Canada only)
The headlights automatically illuminate at a re-
duced intensity when the engine is started with
WIC0859 the parking brake released. The daytime running
lights operate with the headlight switch in the
Headlight beam select OFF position or in the position. Turn the
headlight switch to the position for full
s
1 To select the high beam function, push the
illumination when driving at night.
lever forward. The high beam lights come on
and the light illuminates. If the parking brake is applied before the engine is
started, the daytime running lights do not illumi-
s
2 Pull the lever back to select the low beam.
nate. The daytime running lights illuminate when
s
3 Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the the parking brake is released. The daytime run-
headlight high beams on and off. ning lights will remain on until the ignition switch
is turned off.
Battery saver system
If the ignition switch is turned OFF while the
headlight switch is in the or posi-
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WIC1018 WIC0860 WIC0861
INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS TURN SIGNAL SWITCH FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped)
CONTROL Turn signal To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch
The instrument brightness control operates when to the position, then turn the fog light
the headlight control switch is in the s
1 Move the lever up or down to signal the switch to the position.
turning direction. When the turn is com-
or position. To turn the fog lights off, turn the fog light switch
pleted, the turn signals cancel automatically.
Turn the control to adjust the brightness of instru- to the OFF position.
ment panel lights when driving at night. When Lane change signal
The headlights must be on and the low beams
the maximum or minimum intensity is met,
a short chime will be sounded.
s
2 To signal a lane change, move the lever up or selected for the fog lights to operate. The fog
down to the point where the indicator light lights automatically turn off when the high beam
begins to flash, but the lever does not latch. headlights are selected.

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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER HORN
SWITCH

● Turn signals do not work when the haz-


ard warning flasher lights are on.
The flashers will operate with the ignition switch
in any position.
Some state laws may prohibit the use of
the hazard warning flasher switch while
driving.

LIC0394 WIC1039

Push the switch on to warn other drivers when To sound the horn, push the center pad area of
you must stop or park under emergency condi- the steering wheel.
tions. All turn signal lights flash.
WARNING
WARNING Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so
● If stopping for an emergency, be sure to could affect proper operation of the
move the vehicle well off the road. supplemental front air bag system. Tam-
pering with the supplemental front air bag
● Do not use the hazard warning flashers system may result in serious personal
while moving on the highway unless injury.
unusual circumstances force you to
drive so slowly that your vehicle might
become a hazard to other traffic.

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POWER OUTLET STORAGE

CAUTION
● The outlet and plug may be hot during
or immediately after use.
● The power outlets are not designed for
use with a cigarette lighter.
● Do not use with accessories that ex-
ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw.
Do not use double adapters or more
than one electrical accessory.
● Use power outlets with the engine run-
ning to avoid discharging the vehicle
battery.
LIC1022 LIC1023
● Avoid using power outlets when the air
The power outlet is located on the bottom center conditioner, headlights or rear window MAP POCKETS
portion of the instrument panel. The outlet is for defroster is on.
powering electrical accessories such as cellular
telephones. It is rated at 12 Volt, 120W (10A) ● Before inserting or disconnecting a
maximum. plug, be sure the electrical accessory
being used is turned OFF.
● Push the plug in as far as it will go. If
good contact is not made, the plug may
overheat or the internal temperature
fuse may open.
● When not in use, be sure to close the
cap. Do not allow water to contact the
outlet.

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● The inside of the storage tray can get hot. Do
not place objects inside which can melt or
be easily deformed.

WARNING
Keep the tray lid closed while driving to
help prevent contents from becoming pro-
jectiles causing injury in an accident or
during a sudden stop.

WIC1036
STORAGE TRAYS
WARNING
Do not place sharp objects in the trays to
help prevent injury in an accident or sud-
den stop.

LIC1024

INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE (if


so equipped)
To open the storage tray, push and release. The
storage tray will automatically move to the open
position.

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WIC1033 LIC1116 LIC1025
Type A Type B SUNGLASSES HOLDER
SEATBACK POCKETS (if so
Pull the lid down to open the sunglasses holder.
equipped)
The seatback pockets are located on the back of
the driver’s and passenger’s seats. The pockets
can be used to store maps.

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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.

LIC1027 WIC1097
Front Rear
CUP HOLDERS Lower the rear center armrest to access the cup
holders.
Adjust the cup holder size by turning the adjust-
ment knob and sliding the cup holder divider to
the desired position.

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WIC1029 LIC1026 LIC1028
GLOVE BOX CONSOLE BOX COMPACT DISC HOLDER (if so
Open the glove box by pulling the handle. Use the To open the console box, press in on the lever s
1 equipped)
master key when locking s 1 or unlocking s 2 the and raise the lid s
2 . To use the compact disc holder, lower the driver
glove box. side visor. The holder can be removed by pulling
To close, push the lid down until the lock latches.
down on the tab.
WARNING
Keep glove box lid closed while driving to CAUTION
help prevent injury in an accident or a Do not leave compact discs in direct sun-
sudden stop. light. The heat may damage the compact
discs.

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TRUNK DIVIDER (if so equipped)
CAUTION
The trunk divider does not contain any
secure locking mechanisms so it should
not be used as a secure storage for
valuables.
The trunk divider allows for the creation of a
hidden storage compartment in the trunk or when
lowered, a temporary storage surface for wet
items.
The trunk divider can be accessed through the
lowering of the rear seats or the trunk. LIC1030 LIC1031
Accessing through rear seats Accessing through trunk
Once the rear seats have been lowered, the trunk Access the trunk divider by opening the trunk. To
divider can be opened by pressing down on the remove the trunk divider, press down on securing
securing latch and pushing the divider toward the latch s1 and lower the trunk divider to about 45°.
rear of the vehicle. For more information on the Pull and lift the divider out of the holding brackets
lowering of rear seats, see “Folding rear seats” in s2 to remove from the trunk.
the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental
restraint system” section of this manual.

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The cargo net helps keep packages in the cargo
area from moving around while the vehicle is in
motion.

WIC1032 LIC0802

CARGO NET (if so equipped) To install the cargo net, attach the net to the
retainers.
WARNING To remove the cargo net, detach the net from the
● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or cargo net retainers.
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. In a sudden stop or collision,
unsecured cargo could cause personal
injury.
● Be sure to secure all four hooks into the
retainers. The cargo restrained in the
net must not exceed 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) or
the net may not stay secured.

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WINDOWS

POWER WINDOWS (if so equipped) Driver’s side power window switch


The driver’s side control panel is equipped with
WARNING switches to open or close the front and rear
● Make sure that all passengers have passenger windows.
their hands, etc. inside the vehicle while
To open a window, push the switch to the first
it is in motion and before closing the
detent and continue to hold it down until the
windows. Use the window lock switch
desired window position is reached. To close a
to prevent unexpected use of the power
window, pull the switch to the first detent and
windows.
continue to hold up until the desired window
● Do not leave children unattended inside position is reached.
the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac-
tivate switches or controls and become
trapped in a window. Unattended chil-
dren could become involved in serious WIC1100
accidents. 1. Window lock button
The power windows operate when the ignition 2. Power door lock switch
switch is in the ON position, or for about 45 3. Front passenger’s side window switch
seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the 4. Right rear passenger’s window switch
OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s door 5. Left rear passenger’s window switch
is opened during this period of about 45 sec- 6. Driver’s side automatic switch
onds, power to the windows is canceled.

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WIC1129 LIC0718 LIC0410
Front passenger’s power window Rear power window switch Automatic operation
switch The rear power window switches open or close To fully open a window equipped with automatic
The passenger’s window switch operates only only the corresponding windows. To open the operation, press the window switch down to the
the corresponding passenger’s window. To open window, push the switch and hold it down s1 . To second detent and release it; it need not be held.
the window, push the switch to the first detent close the window, pull the switch up s2 .
The window automatically opens all the way. To
and continue to hold it down until the desired stop the window, lift the switch up while the
window position is reached s 1 . To close the
Locking passengers’ windows
window is opening.
window, pull the switch to the first detent and When the window lock button is depressed, only
continue to hold it up until the desired window the driver’s side window can be opened or When power window switch does not
position is reached s2 . closed. Push it again to cancel the window lock operate
function.
If the power window automatic function (closing
only) does not operate properly, perform the fol-
lowing procedure to initialize the power window
system.
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SUNROOF (if so equipped)

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.


2. Open the window more than halfway by
operating the power window switch.
3. Pull up and hold the window switch and hold
it to close the window, and then hold the
switch for more than 3 seconds after the
window is closed completely.
4. Release the power window switch. Operate
the window by automatic function to confirm
the initialization is complete.
5. Perform steps 2 through 4 above for other
windows.
WIC0263 LIC1035
If the power window automatic function does not
operate properly after performing the above pro- MANUAL WINDOWS ELECTRIC SUNROOF
cedure, see a NISSAN dealer for assistance.
The side windows can be opened or closed by This sunroof only operates with the ignition
turning the hand crank on each door. switch in the ON position.

NOTE:
If the battery is discharged or is discon-
nected, the sunroof may not operate cor-
rectly, and must be reset.
From any sunroof position (full open, partially
open, closed, partially vented and vented), push
and hold the button in the forward position until
the sunroof vents in the full-up position. This
resets the sunroof motor memory and now the
sunroof will operate correctly.
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Sliding the sunroof ● Do not allow anyone to stand up or Use the following reset procedure to return sun-
extend any portion of their body out of roof operation to normal.
To open the sunroof, push and hold the switch
the sunroof opening while the vehicle is 1. Press , until it stops and then release
toward DOWN/OPEN. The sunroof will stop
in motion or while the sunroof is the switch.
when the switch is released or when the sunroof
closing.
is fully open. 2. Push and hold . The sunroof panel will
To close the sunroof, push and hold the switch CAUTION begin to move in about 10 seconds.
toward UP/CLOSE. The sunroof will stop when 3. Continue to hold while the panel
● Remove water drops, snow, ice or sand
the switch is released or when the sunroof is fully moves in a jogging motion to the full tilt
from the sunroof before opening.
closed. position. When the panel reaches the full tilt
● Do not place heavy objects on the sun-
Tilting the sunroof position it will back up a little and stop.
roof or surrounding area.
Close the sunroof by pushing and holding the 4. Release .
Restarting the sunroof switch
switch toward UP/CLOSE. Release the switch, 5. Within 5 seconds of completing step 4,
then push and hold the UP/CLOSE switch to tilt The sunroof switch may not operate properly and press and continuously hold . After a
the sunroof up. The sunroof will stop when the need to be restarted if any of the following con- delay of 5 seconds, the panel will move from
switch is released or when the sunroof reaches ditions have occurred: the tilt position to the open position and back
the maximum tilt position. to the close position.
● the battery terminal has been disconnected,
To tilt the sunroof down, push and hold the switch 6. Release . Do not disconnect the
● the sunroof has been manually moved,
toward DOWN/OPEN. The sunroof will stop power for at least 2 seconds. The sunroof is
when the switch is released or when the sunroof ● the sunroof motor has been removed and now restarted.
is fully closed. reinstalled after the sunroof has been repo-
sitioned or adjusted,
WARNING ● the sunroof glass panel has been adjusted
● In an accident you could be thrown from or changed, or
the vehicle through an open sunroof.
Always use seat belts and child ● the electrical supply interrupted and/or
restraints. some malfunction has been detected.

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INTERIOR LIGHT

NOTE: When closing:


If is released anytime during the re- If the control unit detects something caught in the
starting process, all learned profile data sunroof as it moves to the front, the sunroof will
will be discarded and the procedure will immediately open backward.
have to be started over. When tilting down:
If the sunroof still does not operate properly, have If the control unit detects something caught in the
the sunroof system checked, and if necessary sunroof as it tilts down, the sunroof will immedi-
repaired, by a NISSAN dealer. ately tilt up.
Auto reverse function (when closing or If the auto reverse function malfunctions and re-
tilting down the sunroof) peats opening or tilting up the sunroof, keep
pushing the tilt down switch within 5 seconds
The auto reverse function can be activated when after it happens; the sunroof will fully close gradu-
the sunroof is closed or tilted down by automatic ally. Make sure nothing is caught in the sunroof. WIC0264
operation when the ignition key is in the ON
position or for about 45 seconds after the ignition Sunshade The interior light has a three-position switch and
key is turned to the OFF position. operates regardless of ignition switch position.
Open and close the sunshade by sliding it for-
Depending on the environment or driving ward or backward.
When the switch is in the ON position s 1 , the
conditions, the auto reverse function may interior light illuminates, regardless of door posi-
be activated if an impact or load similar to If the sunroof does not close
tion.
something being caught in the sunroof oc- Have your NISSAN dealer check and repair the
curs. sunroof. When the switch is in the center O position, the
interior light illuminates by opening a door.
WARNING The interior light will stay on for about 30 seconds
There are some small distances immedi- when:
ately before the closed position which ● The doors are unlocked by the keyfob, a key
cannot be detected. Make sure that all or the lock-unlock switch while all doors are
passengers have their hands, etc., inside closed and the key is removed from the
the vehicle before closing the sunroof. ignition switch.
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MAP LIGHTS (if so equipped)

● The driver’s door is opened and then closed NOTE:


while the key is removed from the ignition
If the interior lights are turned off automati-
switch. cally by the battery saver feature, the igni-
● The key is removed from the ignition switch tion key must be turned to the ON position
while all doors are closed. before the interior lights will illuminate
again.
The interior light will turn off while the 30 second
timer is activated when: For information regarding the interior light bulb
replacement, refer to “Exterior and interior lights”
● The driver’s door is locked by the keyfob, a in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of
key or the lock-unlock switch. this manual.
● The ignition switch is turned ON.
CAUTION
When the switch is in the OFF position s 2 , the
Do not use for extended periods of time
interior light does not illuminate, regardless of with the engine stopped. This could result LIC1034
door position. in a discharged battery. To turn the map lights on, press the button. To
Some vehicles are equipped with a battery saver turn them off, press the button again.
feature that will automatically turn off the interior
lights after approximately 10 minutes if: CAUTION
Do not use for extended periods of time
● doors are open, or
with the engine stopped. This could result
● the interior light switch is in the ON position. in a discharged battery.

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TRUNK LIGHT

The light illuminates when the trunk lid is opened.


When the trunk lid is closed, the light goes off.
For bulb replacement procedures, refer to “Exte-
rior and interior lights” in the “Maintenance and
do-it-yourself” section of this manual.

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3 Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Warning lights and audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19


NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system keys . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Warning signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Intelligent keys (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Locking with key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Trunk lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Trunk lid release switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Locking with power door lock switch Key operation (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Interior trunk lid release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Child safety rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
Remote keyless entry system
Opener operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
(models without Intelligent Key system)
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Fuel-filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
How to use remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 Steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Intelligent Key system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Tilt operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Operating range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Door locks/unlocks precaution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Vanity mirrors (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Intelligent Key operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
How to use the remote keyless entry Rearview mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16 Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27

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KEYS

A key number is only necessary when you have Vehicle Immobilizer System during registration.
lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate Any key that is not given to your dealer at the time
from. If you still have a key, your NISSAN dealer of registration will no longer be able to start your
can duplicate it. vehicle.

NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER Do not allow the immobilizer system key, which
contains an electrical transponder, to come into
SYSTEM KEYS contact with salt water. This could affect system
You can only drive your vehicle using the master function.
keys which are registered to the NISSAN Vehicle
Immobilizer System components in your vehicle.
These keys have a transponder chip in the key
head.
The master key can be used for all the locks.
LPD0348
1. Two master keys (black) with transpon- Never leave these keys in the vehicle.
der chip and chrome NISSAN brand Additional or replacement keys:
symbol on one side
If you still have a key, the key number is not
2. Transponder chip necessary when you need extra NISSAN Vehicle
3. Key number plate Immobilizer System keys. Your dealer can dupli-
A key number plate is supplied with your keys. cate your existing key. As many as five NISSAN
Record the key number and keep it in a safe place Vehicle Immobilizer System keys can be used
(such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. If you lose with one vehicle. You should bring all NISSAN
your keys, see a NISSAN dealer for duplicates by Vehicle Immobilizer System keys that you have to
using the key number. NISSAN does not record your NISSAN dealer for registration. This is be-
key numbers so it is very important to keep track cause the registration process will erase the
of your key number plate. 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
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istration process requires erasing all memory in
the Intelligent Key components when registering
new keys, be sure to take all Intelligent Keys that
you have to the 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
WPD0363 against another object. SPA1951
1. Two Intelligent Keys ● Do not place the Intelligent Key for an Mechanical key
2. Mechanical keys (inside Intelligent extended period in an area where tem- The Intelligent Key contains the mechanical key,
Keys) peratures exceed 140°F (60°C). which can be used in case of a discharged battery.
3. Key number plate ● Do not attach the Intelligent Key with a
To remove the mechanical key, release the lock
INTELLIGENT KEYS (if so equipped) knob on the back of the Intelligent Key.
key holder that contains a magnet.
To install the mechanical key, firmly insert it into
Your vehicle can only be driven with the Intelligent ● Do not place the Intelligent Key near the Intelligent Key until the lock knob returns to
Keys which are registered to your vehicle’s Intel- equipment that produces a magnetic the lock position.
ligent Key system components and NISSAN Ve- field, such as a TV, audio equipment and
The mechanical key can be used for operation in
hicle Immobilizer System components. As many personal computers.
the same way as an ordinary key.
as 4 Intelligent Keys can be registered and used
with one vehicle. The new keys must be regis- CAUTION
tered by a NISSAN dealer prior to use with the
Intelligent Key system and NISSAN Vehicle Im- Always carry the mechanical key installed
mobilizer System of your vehicle. Since the reg- in the Intelligent Key slot.

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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 open-
ing 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 LPD0349 LPD0240
the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- Driver’s side
tivate switches or controls. Unattended
children could become involved in seri- LOCKING WITH KEY Power (if so equipped)
ous accidents.
Manual If your vehicle is equipped with the vehicle
security system, the power door lock system
To lock a door, turn the key toward the front of the allows you to lock or unlock all doors at the same
vehicle s1 . To unlock, turn the key toward the rear
time.
s2 .
Turning the key toward the front s
1 of the vehicle
locks all doors.
Turning the key one time toward the rear s
2 of the
vehicle unlocks that door. From that position,
returning the key to neutral s
3 (where the key can
only be removed and inserted) and turning it
toward the rear again s 4 within 5 seconds un-
locks all doors.
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Lockout protection
When the power door lock switch (driver’s or
front passenger’s side) is moved to the lock
position with the key in the ignition and any door
open, all doors will lock and then unlock auto-
matically. This helps to prevent the keys from
being accidently locked inside the vehicle.

WPD0291 WPD0381
Inside lock Door lock switch
LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR
KNOB LOCK SWITCH (if so equipped)
To lock the door without the key, move the inside To lock all the doors without a key, push the door
lock knob to the lock position s
1 , then close the lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) to
door. the lock position s1 . When locking the door this
To unlock the door without the key, move the way, be certain not to leave the key inside the
inside lock knob to the unlock position s
2 . vehicle.
To unlock all the doors without a key, push the
door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s
side) to the unlock position s
2 .

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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
(models without Intelligent Key
system) (if so equipped)
It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, turn the
CAUTION
interior lights on, and activate the panic alarm by
using the keyfob from outside the vehicle. Listed below are conditions or occur-
rences which will damage the keyfob:
Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle
before locking the doors. ● Do not allow the keyfob to become wet.
The keyfob can operate at a distance of approxi- ● Do not drop the keyfob.
mately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The effective ● Do not strike the keyfob sharply against
distance depends on the conditions around the another object.
vehicle.
● Do not place the keyfob for an extended
As many as 5 keyfobs can be used with one period in an area where temperatures
vehicle. For information concerning the purchase exceed 140°F (60°C).
and use of additional keyfobs, contact a NISSAN
dealer. If a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN rec-
LIC0716 ommends erasing the ID code of that key-
The keyfob will not function when: fob. This will prevent the keyfob from un-
CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK
● the battery is discharged authorized use to unlock the vehicle. For
Child safety locks help prevent the rear doors information regarding the erasing proce-
from being opened accidentally, especially when ● the distance between the vehicle and the dure, please contact a NISSAN dealer.
small children are in the vehicle. keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m)
The child safety lock levers are located on the The panic alarm will not activate when the
edge of the rear doors. key is in the ignition switch.
When the lever is in the unlock position s
1 , the
door can be opened from the outside or the
inside.
When the lever is in the lock position s
2 ,
the door can be opened only from the out-
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4. Push the button on the keyfob. All
the doors lock. The hazard lights flash twice
and the horn beeps once to indicate all
doors are locked.
● When the button is pushed with all
doors locked, the hazard lights flash twice
and the horn beeps once as a reminder that
the doors are already locked.
● If a door is open and you push the
button, the doors will lock but the horn will
not beep and the hazard lights will not flash.
The horn may or may not beep once. Refer to
“Silencing the horn beep feature” later in this
LPD0209 LPD0210
section for details.
HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS Unlocking doors
ENTRY SYSTEM Push the button on the keyfob once.
Locking doors ● Only the driver’s door unlocks.
1. Close all windows. ● The hazard warning lights flash once if all
2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. doors are completely closed with the ignition
key in any position except the ON position.
3. Close the hood, trunk lid, and all doors.
● The interior light turns on and the light timer
activates for 30 seconds when the switch is
in the center O position with the ignition key
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Push the button on the keyfob again within
5 seconds.
● All doors unlock.
● The hazard warning lights flash once if all
doors are completely closed.
The interior lights can be turned off without wait-
ing 30 seconds by inserting the key into the
ignition and turning it to the ON or START posi-
tion, locking the doors with the keyfob or pushing
the interior light switch to the OFF position.
Auto relock
When the button on the keyfob is pushed, WPD0319 LPD0211
all doors will lock automatically within 1 minute
unless one of the following operations is per- Releasing the trunk lid Using the panic alarm
formed: Push the button on the keyfob for longer If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened,
● Any door is opened. than 0.5 second to open the trunk lid. The trunk you may activate the panic alarm to call attention
release button on the keyfob will not operate by pushing and holding the button on the
● A key is inserted into the ignition switch and when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
the key is turned from OFF to ON. keyfob for longer than 0.5 second.
The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 25
seconds.
The panic alarm stops when:
● it has run for 25 seconds, or
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Using the interior light The hazard warning lights will flash once and the
horn will sound once to confirm that the horn
Push the button on the keyfob once to turn beep feature has been reactivated.
on the interior lights.
Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si-
For additional information, refer to “Interior light” lence the horn if the alarm is triggered.
in the “Instruments and controls” section earlier in
this manual.

LPD0262

Silencing the horn beep feature


If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti-
vated using the keyfob.
To deactivate: Press and hold the
and buttons for at least 2 seconds.
The hazard warning lights will flash three times to
confirm that the horn beep feature has been
deactivated.
To activate: Press and hold the
and buttons for at least 2 seconds
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INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM (if so
equipped)

● When operating near a location where Since the Intelligent Key is continuously receiving
WARNING
strong radio waves are transmitted, such as radio waves, if the key is left near equipment
Radio waves could adversely affect elec- a TV tower, power station and broadcasting which transmits strong radio waves, such as sig-
tric medical equipment. Those who use a station. nals from a TV and personal computer, the bat-
pacemaker should contact the electric tery life may become shorter.
medical equipment manufacturer for the ● When in possession of wireless equipment,
possible influences before use. such as a cellular telephone, transceiver, For information regarding replacement of a bat-
and CB radio. tery, see “Battery” in the “Maintenance and do-it-
The Intelligent Key system can operate all the yourself” section.
● When the Intelligent Key is in contact with or
door locks using the remote controller function or
covered by metallic materials. As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be registered
pushing the request switch on the vehicle without
taking the key out from a pocket or purse. The ● When any type of radio wave remote control and used with one vehicle. For information about
operating environment and/or conditions may af- is used nearby. the purchase and use of additional Intelligent
fect the Intelligent Key system operation. Keys, contact a NISSAN dealer.
● When the Intelligent Key is placed near an
Be sure to read the following before using the electric appliance such as a personal com- CAUTION
Intelligent Key system. puter.
● Do not allow the Intelligent Key, which
● When the vehicle is parked near a parking contains electrical components, to
CAUTION meter. come into contact with water or salt
● Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with In such cases, correct the operating conditions water. This could affect the system
you when operating the vehicle. before using the Intelligent Key function or use function.
● Never leave the Intelligent Key in the the mechanical key. ● Do not drop the Intelligent Key.
vehicle when you leave the vehicle. Although the life of the battery varies depending ● Do not strike the Intelligent Key sharply
The Intelligent Key is always communicating with on the operating conditions, the battery’s life is against another object.
approximately 2 years. If the battery is dis-
the vehicle as it receives radio waves. The Intel- ● Do not change or modify the Intelligent
charged, replace it with a new one.
ligent Key system transmits weak radio waves. Key.
Environmental conditions may interfere with the When the Intelligent Key battery is low, the Intel-
ligent Key system warning light ( ) will blink ● Wetting may damage the Intelligent
operation of the Intelligent Key system under the
green for about 30 seconds after the ignition Key. If the Intelligent Key gets wet, im-
following operating conditions. mediately wipe until it is completely dry.
switch is turned to the ON position.
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● Do not place the Intelligent Key for an
extended period in an area where tem-
peratures exceed 140°F (60°C).
● Do not attach the Intelligent Key with a
key holder that contains a magnet.
● Do not place the Intelligent Key near
equipment that produces a magnetic
field, such as a TV, audio equipment and
personal computers.
If an Intelligent Key is lost or stolen, NISSAN
recommends erasing the ID code of that Intelli-
gent Key from the vehicle. This may prevent the
unauthorized use of the Intelligent Key to operate SPA2038
the vehicle. For information regarding the erasing
OPERATING RANGE If the Intelligent Key is too close to the door glass,
procedure, contact a NISSAN dealer.
handle or rear bumper, the request switches may
The Intelligent Key functions can only be used not function.
when the Intelligent Key is within the specified
operating range from the request switch s1 . When the Intelligent Key is within the operating
range, it is possible for anyone, even someone
When the Intelligent Key battery is discharged or who does not carry the Intelligent Key, to push the
strong radio waves are present near the operat- request switch to lock/unlock the doors.
ing location, the Intelligent Key system’s operat-
ing range becomes narrower, and the Intelligent
Key may not function properly.
The operating range is within 31.50 in (80 cm)
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● 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.

WPD0375 WPD0376
DOOR LOCKS/UNLOCKS INTELLIGENT KEY OPERATION
PRECAUTION You can lock or unlock the doors without taking
● Do not push the door handle request switch the key out of your pocket or bag.
with the Intelligent Key held in your hand as When you carry the Intelligent Key with you, you
illustrated. The close distance to the door can lock or unlock all doors by pushing the door
handle will cause the Intelligent Key system handle request switch within the range of opera-
to have difficulty recognizing that the Intelli- tion.
gent 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.
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● Doors do not lock with the door handle
request switch with the Intelligent Key inside
the vehicle and a beep sounds to warn you.
However, when an Intelligent Key is inside
the vehicle, doors can be locked with an-
other Intelligent Key.

CAUTION
● After locking the doors using the re-
quest switch, make sure that the doors
have been securely locked by operating
the door handles or the trunk opener
switch.
WPD0377 WPD0369 ● When locking the doors using the re-
NOTE: quest switch, make sure to have the
Locking doors Intelligent Key in your possession be-
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK posi- ● Doors lock with the door handle request fore operating the request switch to
tion. (Remove the key if any key is in the switch while a mechanical key is in the igni- prevent the Intelligent Key from being
ignition switch.) tion switch or the ignition switch is pushed left in the vehicle.
in. ● The request switch is operational only
2. Close all doors.
● Doors lock with the door handle request when the Intelligent Key has been de-
3. Push any door handle request switch s 1
switch while the ignition switch is not in the tected by the Intelligent Key system.
while carrying the Intelligent Key with you. LOCK position.
4. All doors and the trunk will lock. ● Doors do not lock by pushing the door
5. The hazard warning lights flash twice and handle request switch while any door is
the outside buzzer sounds twice. open. However, doors lock with the me-
chanical key even if any door is open.

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Lockout protection
CAUTION
To prevent the Intelligent Key from being acci- The lockout protection may not function
dentally locked in the vehicle, lockout protection under the following conditions:
is equipped with the Intelligent Key system.
● When the Intelligent Key is placed on
When the driver’s side door is open, the doors top of the instrument panel.
are locked, and then the Intelligent Key is put
inside the vehicle and all the doors are closed; ● When the Intelligent Key is placed on
the lock will automatically unlock and the door top of the rear parcel shelf.
buzzer sounds. ● When the Intelligent Key is placed in-
side the glove box or a storage bin.
● When the Intelligent Key is placed in-
side the door pockets.
● When the Intelligent Key is placed on or WPD0377
under the spare tire area. Unlocking doors
● When the Intelligent Key is placed in-
1. Carry the Intelligent Key.
side or near metallic materials.
The lockout protection may function when 2. Push the door handle request switch s
1 .

the Intelligent Key is outside the vehicle 3. The hazard warning lights flash once and the
but it is too close to the vehicle. outside buzzer sounds once.
4. Push the door handle request switch s 1
again within 1 minute to unlock all doors.
If a door handle is pulled while unlocking the
doors, that door may not be unlocked. Returning
the door handle to its original position will unlock
the door. If the door does not unlock after return-
ing the door handle, push the door handle re-
quest switch to unlock the door.
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● Turning the ignition switch to the ON posi-
tion.
● Locking the doors with the remote controller.
● Switching the room light switch to the OFF
position.

WPD0369 WPD0401
All doors will be locked automatically unless one Opening the trunk lid
of the following operations is performed within 1
minute after pushing the request switch. 1. Push the trunk opener request switch sA for
more than 1 second while carrying the Intel-
● Opening any door. ligent Key with you.
● Pushing the ignition switch. 2. The trunk will unlatch. A chime will sound
● Inserting the mechanical key into the ignition four times.
switch. 3. Raise the trunk lid to open the trunk.
The interior light timer illuminates for 30 seconds Lockout protection
when a door is unlocked and the room light
switch is in the DOOR position. To prevent the Intelligent Key from being acci-
dentally locked in the trunk, lockout protection is
The interior light can be turned off without waiting
equipped with the Intelligent Key system.
for 30 seconds by performing one of the follow-
ing operations.
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When all doors are locked and the trunk lid is
CAUTION
closed with the Intelligent Key inside the trunk,
the outside buzzer will sound and the trunk will After locking the doors using the Intelli-
open. gent Key, be sure that the doors have been
securely locked by operating the door
HOW TO USE THE REMOTE handles.
KEYLESS ENTRY FUNCTION
The remote keyless entry function can operate all
door locks using the remote keyless function of
the Intelligent Key. The remote keyless function
can operate at a distance of 33 ft (10 m) away
from the vehicle. The operating distance de-
pends upon the conditions around the vehicle.
The remote keyless entry function will not func- WPD0359
tion under the following conditions:
Locking doors
● When the Intelligent Key is not within the
operational range. 1. Place the ignition switch in the LOCK posi-
tion.
● When the doors or the trunk are open or not
closed securely. 2. Close all doors.
● When the Intelligent Key battery is dis- 3. Push the button on the Intelligent
charged. Key.
4. The hazard warning lights flash twice and
CAUTION
the horn beeps once.
When locking the doors using the Intelli-
gent Key, be sure not to leave the key in 5. All doors will be locked.
the vehicle.

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The interior light illuminates for 30 seconds when
a door is unlocked and the room light switch is in
the DOOR position.
The light can be turned off without waiting for 30
seconds by performing one of the following op-
erations.
● Turning the ignition switch to the ON posi-
tion.
● Locking the doors with the remote controller.
● Switching the room light switch to the OFF
position.

WPD0360 WPD0364

Unlocking doors Releasing the trunk lid


1. Push the button on the Intelligent Key. Push the button for longer than 0.5 sec-
ond to open the trunk lid. The trunk release button
2. The hazard warning lights flash once. will not operate when the ignition switch is in the
3. Push the button again within 1 minute ON position.
to unlock all doors.
All doors will be locked automatically unless one
of the following operations is performed within 1
minute after pushing the button.
● Opening any doors.
● Pushing the ignition switch.
● Inserting the mechanical key into the ignition
switch.
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The hazard warning lights will flash once and the
horn will sound once to confirm that the horn
beep feature has been reactivated.
Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si-
lence the horn if the alarm is triggered.

WPD0361 WPD0362
Using the panic alarm Silencing the horn beep feature
If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened, If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti-
you may activate the panic alarm to call attention vated using the Intelligent Key.
by pushing and holding the button on the
Intelligent Key for longer than 0.5 second. To deactivate: Press and hold the
and buttons for at least 2 seconds.
The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 25
seconds. The hazard warning lights will flash three times to
confirm that the horn beep feature has been
The panic alarm stops when: deactivated.
● it has run for 25 seconds, or
To activate: Press and hold the
● any button is pushed on the Intelligent Key. and buttons for at least 2 seconds
once more.

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CAUTION Audible reminder and warning when
When the buzzer sounds and the warning
the engine stops
light illuminates, be sure to check both When the P position selecting warning light
the vehicle and the Intelligent Key. ( ) in the instrument panel blinks in red:
WARNING SIGNALS ● Make sure the selector lever is in the P
position.
To help prevent the vehicle from moving unex-
pectedly by erroneous operation of the Intelligent When the chime sounds intermittently:
Key or to help prevent the vehicle from being ● Make sure the selector lever is in the P
stolen, a chime or buzzer sounds from inside and position and the ignition switch is turned to
outside the vehicle and a warning light comes on the LOCK position.
in the instrument panel.
If the chime sounds continuously when the driv-
WPD0382 When a chime or beep sounds or the warning er’s door is opened, check the following:
s
1 P position selecting warning light light comes on, be sure to check the vehicle and
● The selector lever is in the P position and the
s
2 Intelligent Key system warning light the Intelligent Key.
ignition switch is turned to the LOCK posi-
WARNING LIGHTS AND AUDIBLE Audible reminder and warning when tion.
REMINDERS locking the doors ● The mechanical key is not inserted into the
The Intelligent Key system is equipped with a When the chime or buzzer sounds from inside ignition switch.
function that is designed to minimize improper and outside the vehicle, check for the following: ● The warning chime may stop when one of
operations and to help prevent the vehicle from
● The ignition switch is turned to the LOCK the following is performed:
being stolen. The warning buzzer sounds and the
position. – Returning the ignition switch to the LOCK
warning light illuminates when improper opera-
tions are detected. ● The Intelligent Key is not left inside the ve- position.
hicle. – Removing the mechanical key.
● The selector lever is in the P position. – Closing the doors.

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Alarm and warning when the engine Warning for low battery power Preventing the Intelligent Key from
starts When the Intelligent Key battery is low, the Intel- being left in the vehicle
When the Intelligent Key system warning light ligent Key system warning light ( ) will blink If you lock all doors using the power door lock
( ) blinks red and the outside buzzer green for about 30 seconds after the ignition switch with the Intelligent Key in the vehicle, all of
sounds, make sure the Intelligent Key is inside the switch is turned to the ON position. This warning the doors unlock immediately and the buzzer will
vehicle. is to let you know that the battery of the Intelligent warn you when the door is closed.
Key will run down soon. Replace it with a new
one. Refer to “Battery replacement” in the “Main-
tenance and do-it-yourself” section.
NISSAN recommends replacing the battery at a
NISSAN dealer.

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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

Symptom Possible Cause Remedy


When pushing the door The front door beep sounds for approximately 2 Take out the Intelligent Key from the vehicle and
The doors cannot be locked.
handle request switch seconds. push the door handle request switch.
The front door beep sounds for approximately 10 The ignition knob is not turned to LOCK Turn the ignition knob to LOCK.
seconds. position.
The key warning light in the instrument panel blinks in The Intelligent Key is not in the vehicle. Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with you.
When closing the doors red and the front door warning beep sounds for
approximately 3 seconds.
The front door beep sounds for approximately 3 The Intelligent Key is left in the vehicle. Take out the Intelligent Key from the vehicle and
seconds and all doors unlock. close the door.
The ignition knob is not in LOCK position, Turn the ignition knob to LOCK.
When opening the
A warning chime sounds continuously. or the mechanical key is inserted into the
driver’s door Remove the mechanical key from the ignition knob.
ignition knob.
When stopping the The P position warning light in the instrument panel The selector lever is not in the P (Park) Make sure that the selector lever is in the P (Park)
engine blinks in red. position. position and turn the ignition knob to LOCK.
When starting the engine The key warning light in the instrument panel blinks in The battery charge is low. Replace the battery with a new one. See “Battery
green. replacement” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself”
section.
When turning the ignition A warning chime sounds continuously. The ignition switch is not turned to the Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
switch LOCK position.
When pushing the The Intelligent Key system warning light in the The Intelligent Key is not in the vehicle. If the Intelligent Key system warning light illuminates
ignition switch instrument panel illuminates red. 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 “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.

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HOOD TRUNK LID

WARNING
● Do not drive with the trunk lid open. This
could allow dangerous exhaust gases
to be drawn into the vehicle. See “Ex-
haust gas” in the “Starting and driving”
section of this manual.
● Closely supervise children when they
are around cars to prevent them from
playing and becoming locked in the
trunk where they could be seriously in-
jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear
seatback and trunk lid securely latched
when not in use, and prevent children’s
WPD0383 access to car keys.
1. Pull the hood lock release handle s
1 located
WARNING
below the instrument panel until the hood
springs up slightly. ● Make sure the hood is completely
closed and latched before driving. Fail-
2. Locate the lever s2 in between the hood and ure to do so could cause the hood to fly
grille and push the lever sideways with your open and result in an accident.
fingertips.
● If you see steam or smoke coming from
3. Raise the hood s
3 . the engine compartment, to avoid injury
do not open the hood.
4. Remove the support rod s 4 and insert it into
the slot on the underside of the hood s 5 .

When closing the hood, first return the support


rod to its original position. Slowly move the hood
down to latch the lock. Push the hood down to
lock the hood securely into place.
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WPD0390 WPD0384 WPD0385
Driver’s side KEY OPERATION (if so equipped) INTERIOR TRUNK LID RELEASE
TRUNK LID RELEASE SWITCH
To open the trunk lid, turn the key clockwise. To
The trunk lid release switch is located on the floor close the trunk lid, lower and push the trunk lid WARNING
to the left of the driver’s seat. To open the trunk down securely. Closely supervise children when they are
lid, pull the trunk lid release switch. around cars to prevent them from playing
To close the trunk lid, lower and push the trunk lid and becoming locked in the trunk where
down securely. they could be seriously injured. Keep the
car locked, with the rear seatback and
You can also open the trunk lid with the keyfob or trunk lid securely latched when not in use,
Intelligent Key (if so equipped). Refer to “Remote and prevent children’s access to car keys.
keyless entry system” or “Intelligent Key system”
earlier in this section. The interior trunk lid release mechanism provides
a means of escape for children and adults in the
event they become locked inside the trunk.

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FUEL-FILLER DOOR

To open the trunk from the inside, pull the illumi-


nated release handle until the lock releases and
push up on the trunk lid. The release handle is
made of a material that glows in the dark after a
brief exposure to ambient light.
The handle is located inside the trunk compart-
ment on the interior of the trunk lid.

LPD0386 LPD0387
OPENER OPERATION FUEL-FILLER CAP
The fuel-filler door release is located on the floor The fuel-filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the
to the left of the driver’s seat. To open the fuel- cap counterclockwise to remove. To tighten, turn
filler door, push the release. To lock, close the the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are
fuel-filler door securely. heard.
Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder s
1 while
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WARNING ● Do not fill a portable fuel container in ● Tighten until the fuel-filler cap clicks.
the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap
● Gasoline is extremely flammable and can cause an explosion of flammable
highly explosive under certain condi- properly may cause the mal-
liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or
tions. You could be burned or seriously trailer. To reduce the risk of serious function indicator light (MIL) to illumi-
injured if it is misused or mishandled. injury or death when filling portable fuel nate. If the light illuminates be-
Always stop the engine and do not containers:
smoke or allow open flames or sparks cause the fuel-filler cap is loose or
near the vehicle when refueling. – Always place the container on the missing, tighten or install the cap and
ground when filling. continue to drive the vehicle.
● Fuel may be under pressure. Turn the
– Do not use electronic devices when The light should turn off after a
cap a third of a turn, and wait for any
“hissing” sound to stop to prevent fuel filling. few driving trips. If the light
from spraying out and possibly causing – Keep the pump nozzle in contact does not turn off after a few driving
personal injury. Then remove the cap. with the container while you are fill- trips, have the vehicle inspected by a
● Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank ing it. NISSAN dealer.
after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off – Use only approved portable fuel con- ● For additional information, see the
automatically. Continued refueling may tainers for flammable liquid. “Malfunction indicator light (MIL)” in
cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel
the “Instruments and Controls” section
spray and possibly a fire.
CAUTION earlier in this manual.
● Use only an original equipment type
fuel-filler cap as a replacement. It has a ● If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body,
built-in safety valve needed for proper flush it away with water to avoid paint
operation of the fuel system and emis- damage.
sion control system. An incorrect cap
can result in a serious malfunction and
possible injury. It could also cause the
malfunction indicator light to come on.
● Never pour fuel into the throttle body to
attempt to start your vehicle.

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STEERING WHEEL SUN VISORS

LPD0388 LPD0389
TILT OPERATION VANITY MIRRORS (if so equipped)
Push the lock lever s1 down and adjust the To access the vanity mirror, pull the sun visor
steering wheel up or down s
2 to the desired down and flip open the mirror cover. Some vanity
position. mirrors are illuminated and turn on when the
mirror cover is open.
Pull the lock lever up to lock the steering wheel in
place.
SIC2872
WARNING
To block out glare from the front, swing down the
Do not adjust the steering wheel while sun visor s
1 .
driving. You could lose control of your
vehicle and cause an accident. To block glare from the side, remove the sun visor
from the center mount and swing it to the side s2 .

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MIRRORS

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.

WPD0126 WPD0274
REARVIEW MIRROR Electric control type (if so equipped)
The night position s 1 reduces glare from the The outside mirror remote control only operates
headlights of vehicles behind you at night. when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position.
Use the day position s
2 when driving in daylight
hours. Rotate the control lever to select the right or left
mirror. Adjust the mirror to the desired position by
WARNING moving the control lever.
Use the night position only when neces-
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LPD0029
Manual control type (if so equipped)
The outside mirror can be moved in any direction
for a better rear view.
Heated mirrors (Canada only)
Some outside mirrors can be heated to defrost,
defog, or de-ice for improved visibility. Press the
rear window defroster switch to activate the heat-
ing function. Press the switch again to deactivate,
or the heating function will automatically turn off
after approximately 15 minutes.

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4 Display screen, heater, air conditioner,
audio and phone systems

Control panel buttons (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 FM/AM radio with compact disc (CD) player
How to use the TRIP INFO button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc (CD)
How to use the AUDIO button player (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
(for control panel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc (CD)
Door warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 changer (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
Ventilators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-34
Heater and air conditioner (manual). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7 Steering wheel switch for audio control
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 (If so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-35
Heater operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9 Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36
Air conditioner operation (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . 4-10 Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36
Air flow charts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11 BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System
Servicing air conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15 Using the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-39
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15 Control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-41
FM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15 Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-41
AM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15 List of voice commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-43
Satellite radio reception (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-15 Speaker adaptation (SA) mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-48
Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16 Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-49

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CONTROL PANEL BUTTONS (if so
equipped)

WARNING
● Do not disassemble or modify this sys-
tem. If you do, it may result in accidents,
fire, or electrical shock.
● Do not use this system if you notice any
abnormality, such as a frozen screen or
lack of sound. Continued use of the
system may result in accident, fire or
electric shock.
● In case you notice any foreign object in
the system hardware, spill liquid on it,
or notice smoke or smell coming from
it, stop using the system immediately
and contact your nearest NISSAN
dealer. Ignoring such conditions may
lead to accidents, fire or electrical
shock.

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1. TRIP INFO button (P. 4-3) NOTE:
2. CLOCK DISP button (P. 4-5) ● If the amount of fuel added while the ignition
3. AUDIO button (P. 4-5) switch is OFF is small, the display just before
When you use this system, make sure the engine the ignition switch is turned OFF may con-
is running. tinue to be displayed.
If you use the system with the engine not ● When driving uphill or rounding curves, the
running (ignition ON or ACC) for a long fuel in the tank shifts, which may momentarily
time, it will use up all the battery power, change the display.
and the engine will not start.
Reference symbols:
TRIP INFO button — This is a button on the
control panel. By pressing this button you can
select the item or perform this action. WHA0701

HOW TO USE THE TRIP INFO Distance to empty (MI or km)


BUTTON The Distance To Empty (DTE) mode provides you
When the TRIP INFO button is pressed, the with an estimation of the distance that can be
following modes will display on the screen. driven before refueling. The DTE is constantly
calculated based on the amount of fuel in the fuel
Dist. to Empty → Average Speed → Fuel tank and the actual fuel consumption. The display
Economy → Trip Time → Audio or OFF → Dist. to is updated every 30 seconds. When the fuel level
Empty is low, the DTE display will change to — .

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WHA0702 WHA0703 WHA0704
Average speed (MPH or km/h) Fuel economy (MPG or L/100 km) Trip time
The Average Speed mode shows the average The Fuel Economy mode shows the average fuel The trip time mode displays the trip time since the
speed since the last reset. To calculate the aver- economy since the last reset. last reset.
age speed, driving distance is divided by driving
For approximately the first 30 seconds and 1/3 The maximum time that can be displayed by the
time.
mile (500 m) after a reset or connecting the Trip Time screen is 99 hours : 59 minutes : 59
For approximately the first 30 seconds after a battery cables, the display will show —. seconds.
reset or reconnecting the battery cables, the
Resetting fuel economy Resetting trip time
display will show —.
The fuel economy calculation can be reset to 0. The Trip Time calculation can be reset to 0. Press
Resetting average speed
Press the TRIP INFO button for more than ap- the TRIP INFO button for more than approxi-
The average speed calculation can be reset to 0. proximately 2 seconds. mately 2 seconds.
Press the TRIP INFO button for more than ap-
proximately 2 seconds.

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CLOCK NOTE: Language
The digital clock displays the time when the igni- If you enter the clock adjustment mode and The language can be changed to “ENGLISH” or
tion key is in OFF, ACC or ON. To enable the do not press any button for approximately 7 “FRANÇAIS” by pressing the TUNE button.
clock display, press the CLOCK DISP button. seconds, the screen will change to Clock Is
Set. The screen will exit out of the clock
If the power supply is disconnected, the adjustment mode and return to the audio or
clock will not indicate the correct time. off screen.
Readjust the time.
HOW TO USE THE AUDIO BUTTON
Adjusting the time (for control panel)
The audio system must be turned off to adjust the
The audio system must be turned on to access
time.
this menu.
To adjust the time, press and hold the CLOCK
Pressing the AUDIO button will change
DISP button for more than approximately 1.5
the settings menu as follows:
seconds. Hour Adjust will appear on the screen
and the hours will start flashing. Bass → Mid → Treble → Fade → Balance →
Speed Sense Volume → Beep ON/OFF → Lan-
Press the SEEK or TUNE button to adjust the
guage → Audio or OFF → Bass
hour.
For additional information, see “Audio System”
Press the CLOCK DISP button again. Minute
later in this section.
Adjust will appear on the screen and the minutes
will start flashing. Beep on/off
Press the SEEK or TUNE button to adjust the To turn off the beep, press the TUNE button to
minutes. select “OFF”. This will disable the beep sound
Press the CLOCK DISP button again. Clock Is during menu selection (except some caution
Set will appear on the screen. beep sounds).

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VENTILATORS

WHA0705 WHA0772
DOOR WARNING Adjust air flow direction for the driver’s and pas-
senger’s side s 1 , and center s 2 ventilators by
The DOOR OPEN screen will be automatically moving the ventilator slide and/or ventilator as-
displayed any time a door or the trunk is open. semblies.
If the door is open for longer than 10 seconds the Open or close the ventilators s1 by using the dial.
screen will no longer display which door is open, Move the dial toward the to open the ven-
but the DOOR OPEN warning will remain until tilators or toward the to close them.
the door is closed.

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HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER
(manual)

WARNING
● The air conditioner cooling function op-
erates only when the engine is running.
● Do not leave children or adults who
would normally require the assistance
of others alone in your vehicle. Pets
should also not be left alone. They
could accidentally injure themselves or
others through inadvertent operation of
the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days,
temperatures in a closed vehicle could
quickly become high enough to cause
severe or possibly fatal injuries to
people or animals. WHA0470
Type A
● Do not use the recirculation mode for
long periods as it may cause the interior 1. Fan control dial
air to become stale and the windows to 2. Air recirculation button
fog up. 3. Temperature control dial
4. Air flow control dial
5. Rear window defroster

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— Air flows from defroster outlets
and foot outlets.
— Air flows mainly from defroster
outlets.
Temperature control dial
The temperature control dial allows you to adjust
the temperature of the outlet air. To lower the
temperature, turn the dial to the left. To increase
the temperature, turn the dial to the right.
Air recirculation button
NOTE:
LHA0440
Type B The air recirculation feature is available
only on those vehicles equipped with air
1. Fan control dial Air flow control dial conditioning.
2. Air recirculation button
The air flow control dial allows you to select the
3. Temperature control dial On position (Indicator light on):
air flow outlets.
4. Air conditioner button (if so equipped) Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle.
5. Air flow control dial MAX — Air flows from center and side
Press the button to the on position when:
6. Rear window defroster A/C vents with maximum cooling (air
conditioning if so equipped). ● driving on a dusty road.
CONTROLS — Air flows from center and side ● to prevent traffic fumes from entering pas-
Fan control dial ventilators. senger compartment.
— Air flows from center and side
The fan control dial turns the fan on and off, and ● for maximum cooling when using the air con-
ventilators and foot outlets.
controls fan speed. ditioner.
— Air flows mainly from foot outlets.

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Off position (Indicator light off): HEATER OPERATION 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
Outside air is drawn into the passenger compart- Heating sired position.
ment and distributed through the selected outlet.
This mode is used to direct heated air to the foot Defrosting or defogging
Use the off position for normal heater or air con-
ditioner operation. outlets. Some air also flows from the defrost This mode directs the air to the defrost outlets
outlets and outboard vents. and outboard vents to defrost/defog the win-
Air conditioner button (if so 1. Push the button to the off position for dows.
equipped) normal heating. 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the
The button is provided only on vehicles equipped 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the position.
with an air conditioner. position. 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the tion.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
desired position and push the button to
tion. 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
turn on the air conditioner. The indicator light
comes on when the air conditioner is operating. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- sired position between the middle and the
To turn off the air conditioner, push the sired position between the middle and the hot position.
button again. hot position. ● To quickly remove ice or fog from the win-
The air conditioner cooling function oper- dows, turn the fan control dial to HI and the
Ventilation temperature control lever to the full HOT
ates only when the engine is running.
This mode directs outside air to the side and position.
Rear window defroster switch center ventilators. ● When the position is selected, the air
For more information about the rear window de- 1. Push the button to the off position. conditioner automatically turns on (however,
froster switch, see “Rear window and outside the indicator light will not illuminate). In this
mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch” in the 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the position, the A/C cannot be turned off.
“Instruments and controls” section of this manual. position. When the air flow control is turned to any
position other than or the A/C
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
light will illuminate (the A/C will continue
tion. operating) and can be turned off using the
A/C button. This dehumidifies the air which
helps defog the windshield. The
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mode automatically turns off, allowing out- ● When the position is selected, the air Cooling
side air to be drawn into the passenger conditioner automatically turns on (however,
compartment to further improve the defog- the indicator light will not illuminate). In this This mode is used to cool and dehumidify the air.
ging performance. position, the A/C cannot be turned off. 1. Push the button to the off position.
When the air flow control is turned to any
Bi-level heating position other than or the A/C 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the MAX A/C
light will illuminate (the A/C will continue or position.
This mode directs air from the side, center and
the foot outlets. operating) and can be turned off using the 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
A/C button. This dehumidifies the air which tion.
1. Push the button to the off position. helps defog the windshield. The
mode automatically turns off, allowing out- 4. Push the button. The indicator light
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
side air to be drawn into the passenger comes on.
position.
compartment to further improve the defog- 5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- ging performance. sired position.
tion.
Operating tips ● For quick cooling when the outside tem-
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
perature is high, push the button to
sired position. Clear snow and ice from the wiper blades
the on position (indicator light on). Be sure
and air inlet in front of the windshield. This
Heating and defogging to return the button to the off position
improves heater operation. for normal cooling. MAX A/C may be used
This mode heats the interior and defogs the wind- for quick cooling.
AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION (if
shield.
so equipped) Dehumidified heating
1. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position. Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the This mode is used to heat and dehumidify the air.
desired position, and push in the button to
2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- 1. Push the button to the off position.
activate the air conditioner. When the air condi-
tion. tioner is on, cooling and dehumidifying functions 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- are added to the heater operation. position.
sired position between the middle and the The air conditioner cooling function oper- 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
hot position. ates only when the engine is running. tion.
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4. Push the button. The indicator light 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- AIR FLOW CHARTS
comes on. sired position.
The following charts show the button and dial
5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- Operating tips positions for MAXIMUM AND QUICK heating,
sired position. cooling or defrosting. The air recirculation
● Keep the windows and sunroof closed while
button should always be in the OFF posi-
Dehumidified defogging the air conditioner is in operation.
tion for heating and defrosting.
This mode is used to defog the windows and ● After parking in the sun, drive for 2 or 3
dehumidify the air. minutes with the windows open to vent hot
air from the passenger compartment. Then,
1. Turn the air flow control dial to the close the windows. This allows the air con-
position. ditioner to cool the interior more quickly.
2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- ● The air conditioning system should be
tion. operated for approximately 10 minutes
at least once a month. This helps pre-
3. Push the button. The indicator light vent damage to the system due to lack
comes on. of lubrication.
When the or position is selected, ● A visible mist may be seen coming from the
the air conditioner automatically turns on (how- ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the air
ever, the indicator light will not illuminate). In this is cooled rapidly. This does not indicate a
position, the A/C cannot be turned off. When the malfunction.
air flow control is turned to any position other
● If the engine coolant temperature
than or the A/C light will illuminate
gauge indicates engine coolant tem-
(the A/C will continue operating) and can be
perature over the normal range, turn
turned off using the A/C button. This dehumidi- the air conditioner off. See “If your
fies the air which helps defog the windshield. The vehicle overheats” in the “In case of
mode automatically turns off, allowing emergency” section of this manual.
outside air to be drawn into the passenger com-
partment to further improve the defogging perfor-
mance.

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SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER

The air conditioner system in your NISSAN ve-


hicle is charged with a refrigerant designed with
the environment in mind.
This refrigerant does not harm the earth’s
ozone layer.
Special charging equipment and lubricant is re-
quired when servicing your NISSAN air condi-
tioner. Using improper refrigerants or lubricants
will cause severe damage to your air conditioner
system. See “Air conditioner system refrigerant
and lubricant recommendations” in the “Techni-
cal and consumer information” section of this
manual.
A NISSAN dealer is able to service your “environ-
mentally friendly” air conditioning system.

WARNING
The air conditioner system contains re-
frigerant under high pressure. To avoid
personal injury, any air conditioner ser-
vice should be done only by an experi-
enced technician with proper equipment.

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AUDIO SYSTEM

RADIO Reception conditions will constantly change be- Multipath reception: Because of the reflective
cause of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain, characteristics of FM signals, direct and reflected
Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position signal distance and interference from other ve- signals reach the receiver at the same time. The
and press the POWER/VOLUME control knob to hicles can work against ideal reception. De- signals may cancel each other, resulting in mo-
turn the radio on. If you listen to the radio with the scribed below are some of the factors that can mentary flutter or loss of sound.
engine not running, the key should be turned to affect your radio reception.
the ACC position. AM RADIO RECEPTION
FM RADIO RECEPTION
Radio reception is affected by station signal AM signals, because of their low frequency, can
strength, distance from radio transmitter, build- Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 – 30 bend around objects and skip along the ground.
ings, bridges, mountains and other external influ- miles (40 – 48 km), with monaural (single chan- In addition, the signals can be bounced off the
ences. Intermittent changes in reception quality nel) FM having slightly more range than stereo ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because of
normally are caused by these external influences. FM. External influences may sometimes interfere these characteristics, AM signals are also sub-
with FM station reception even if the FM station is ject to interference as they travel from transmitter
Using a cellular phone in or near the ve-
within 25 miles (40 km). The strength of the FM to receiver.
hicle may influence radio reception quality.
signal is directly related to the distance between
Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passing
Radio reception the transmitter and receiver. FM signals follow a
through freeway underpasses or in areas with
line-of-sight path, exhibiting many of the same
Your NISSAN radio system is equipped with many tall buildings. It can also occur for several
characteristics as light. For example, they will
state-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance ra- seconds during ionospheric turbulence even in
reflect off objects.
dio reception. These circuits are designed to areas where no obstacles exist.
extend reception range, and to enhance the qual- Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away from
Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical
ity of that reception. a station transmitter, the signals will tend to fade
power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights.
and/or drift.
However there are some general characteristics
Static and flutter: During signal interference from SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTION (if so
of both FM and AM radio signals that can affect
radio reception quality in a moving vehicle, even buildings, large hills or due to antenna position equipped)
when the finest equipment is used. These char- (usually in conjunction with increased distance When the satellite radio is first installed or the
acteristics are completely normal in a given re- from the station transmitter) static or flutter can battery has been replaced, the satellite radio may
ception area, and do not indicate any malfunction be heard. This can be reduced by adjusting the not work properly. This is not a malfunction. Wait
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the vehicle outside of any metal or large building Compact disc (CD) player
for satellite radio to receive all of the necessary
data. CAUTION
No satellite radio reception is available and “NO ● Do not force a compact disc into the CD
SAT” is displayed when the SAT band option is insert slot. This could damage the CD
selected unless optional satellite receiver and and/or CD changer/player.
antenna are installed and an XMT or SIRIUS™
satellite radio service subscription is active. Sat- ● Trying to load a CD with the CD door
ellite radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and closed could damage the CD and/or CD
Guam. changer.

Satellite radio performance may be affected if ● Only one CD can be loaded into the CD
cargo carried on the roof blocks the satellite radio player at a time.
signal. ● Only use high quality 4.7 inches (12 cm)
If possible, do not put cargo over the satellite round discs that have the “COMPACT
antenna. disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc
or packaging.
● During cold weather or rainy days, the
player may malfunction due to the hu-
midity. If this occurs, remove the CD
and dehumidify or ventilate the player
completely.
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● The player may skip while driving on
AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS rough roads.
● The CD player sometimes cannot func-
tion when the compartment tempera-
ture is extremely high or low.
Decrease/increase the temperature
before use.
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● Do not expose the CD to direct sun- CHECK DISC: virtually no perceptible loss in quality. MP3
light. compression removes the redundant and
● Confirm that the CD is inserted cor- irrelevant parts of a sound signal that the
● CDs that are in poor condition or are rectly (the label side is facing up, human ear doesn’t hear.
dirty, scratched or covered with finger- etc.).
prints may not work properly. ● Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of
● Confirm that the CD is not bent or bits per second used by a digital music file.
● The following CDs may not work prop- warped and it is free of scratches. The size and quality of a compressed digital
erly:
PRESS EJECT: audio file is determined by the bit rate used
● Copy control compact discs (CCCD) when encoding the file.
This is an error due to excessive tem-
● Recordable compact discs (CD-R) ● Sampling frequency — Sampling frequency
perature inside the player. Remove the
is the rate at which the samples of a signal
● Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW) CD by pressing the EJECT button. After
are converted from analog to digital (A/D
a short time, reinsert the CD. The CD
● Do not use the following CDs as they conversion) per second.
can be played when the temperature of
may cause the CD player to malfunc- the player returns to normal. ● ID3 tag — The ID3 tag is the part of the
tion: encoded MP3 file that contains information
UNPLAYABLE:
● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter about the digital music file such as song title,
The file is unplayable in this audio sys- artist, album title, encoding bit rate, track
● CDs that are not round tem (only MP3 CD). time duration, etc. ID3 tag information is
● CDs with a paper label displayed on the Album/Artist/Track title line
Compact Disc with MP3 on the display.
● CDs that are warped, scratched, or
have abnormal edges Terms:

● This audio system can only play pre- ● MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures
recorded CDs. It has no capability to Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the
record or burn CDs. most well-known compressed digital audio
file format. This format allows for near “CD
● If the CD cannot be played, one of the quality” sound, but at a fraction of the size of
following messages will be displayed. normal audio files. MP3 conversion of an
audio track from CD-ROM can reduce the
file size by approximately a 10:1 ratio with
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Playback order:
Playback order of the CD with compressed files
(MP3) is as illustrated.
● The names of folders not containing MP3
files are not shown in the display.
● If there is a file in the top level of the disc,
“ROOT” 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, Apple ISO, Romeo, Joliet * ISO9660 Level 3 (packet writing) is not supported.
Version MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2.5
Supported
MP3 Sampling frequency 8 kHz - 48 kHz
versions*
Bit rate 8 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR
Tag information ID3 tag VER1.0, VER1.1, VER2.2, VER2.3 (MP3 only)
Folder levels Folder levels: 8, Max folders: 255 (including root folder), Files: 512
Text character number limitation 31 characters
01: ASCII, 02: ISO-8859-1, 03: UNICODE (UTF-16 BOM Big Endian), 04: UNICODE (UTF-16 Non-BOM Big Endian), 05:
Displayable character codes
(UTF-8), 06: UNICODE (Non-UTF-16 BOM Little Endian)

*Files created with a combination of 48 kHz sampling frequency and 64 kbps bit rate cannot be played.

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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.
Cannot play
If there is a temperature increase error, the CD player will play correctly after it returns to the normal temperature.
Files with extensions other than “.MP3”, “.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 is scratched or dirty.
Poor sound quality
Bit rate may be too low.
It takes a relatively long time If there are many folders or file levels on the MP3 disc, or if it is a multisession disc, some time may be required before the music starts playing.
before the music starts
playing.
The writing software and hardware combination might not match, or the writing speed, writing depth, writing width, etc., might not match the
Music cuts off or skips
specifications. Try using the slowest writing speed.
Skipping with high bit rate Skipping may occur with large quantities of data, such as for high bit rate data.
files
Moves immediately to the When a non-MP3 file has been given an extension of “.MP3” or “.mp3”, or when play is prohibited by copyright protection, there will be approximately 5
next song when playing seconds of no sound and then the player will skip to the next song.
Songs do not play back in 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. CD·AUX button
12. PRESET A·B·C button
FM/AM RADIO WITH COMPACT
DISC (CD) PLAYER (if so equipped)
For all operation precautions, see 9Audio opera-
tion precautions9 earlier in this section.
Audio main operation
POWER/VOLUME control:
Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then
press the POWER/VOLUME control knob while
the system is off to call up the mode (radio or CD)
which was playing immediately before the system
was turned off.
To turn the system off, press the POWER/VOLUME
control knob.
Turn the POWER/VOLUME control knob to ad-
just the volume.
AUDIO/CLOCK button (Bass, Treble, Fade,
LHA0689 Balance, Beep):
Type A Press the AUDIO/CLOCK button to change the
1. SEEK button 6. RPT·SCAN button mode as follows:
2. CD insert slot 7. AUX IN jack Bass → Treble → Fade → Balance → Beep
3. CD eject button 8. POWER/VOLUME control knob ON/OFF → Audio or OFF → Bass
4. TUNE button 9. Station select (1 - 6) buttons
To adjust Bass, Treble, Fade and Balance, press
5. AUDIO/CLOCK button 10. RADIO button
the AUDIO/CLOCK button until the desired
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mode appears in the display. Press the TUNE 3. Press the AUDIO/CLOCK button again until To move quickly through the channels, press and
button to adjust Bass and Treble to the desired the minutes flash in the display screen, then hold either the or button.
level. You can also use the TUNE button to adjust press the TUNE button or to
SEEK (tuning) button:
Fader and Balance modes. Fader adjusts the adjust the minutes.
sound level between the front and rear speakers
4. Press the AUDIO/CLOCK button again to Press the SEEK button or to tune
and Balance adjusts the sound between the right
exit the clock set mode. from high to low or low to high frequencies and
and left speakers.
stop at the next broadcasting station.
To change the Beep to ON or OFF, press the FM/AM radio operation
TUNE button up or down. This will enable or RPT·SCAN (tuning) button:
FM/AM band select:
disable the beep sound heard during menu se- Press the RPT·SCAN button to stop at each
lection. Pressing the RADIO button will change the band
broadcasting station for 5 seconds. SCAN will
as follows:
Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the illuminate in the display while scan tuning. Press-
AM ←→ FM ing the RPT·SCAN button again during this 5
desired level, press the AUDIO/CLOCK button
repeatedly until the radio or CD display reap- When the RADIO button is pressed while the second period will stop the scan tuning and the
pears. Otherwise, the radio or CD display will ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the radio will remain tuned to that station. If the
automatically reappear after about 5 seconds. radio will come on at the station last played. RPT·SCAN button is not pressed within 5 sec-
onds, scan tuning moves to the next station.
Clock operation If a compact disc is playing when the RADIO
button is pressed, the compact disc will auto- Station memory operations:
Press the AUDIO/CLOCK button to display the matically be turned off and the last radio station
clock when the radio is off. 18 stations can be set for the FM and AM radio to
played will come on.
the A, B and C preset button in any combination
Clock set The FM stereo indicator, ST, illuminates during of AM or FM stations.
1. Press and hold the AUDIO/CLOCK button FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast
signal is weak, the radio automatically changes 1. Press the PRESET A·B·C button to change
for more than 2 seconds to enter the clock
from stereo to monaural reception. between storage banks. The radio displays
set mode.
the icon A, B or C to indicate which set of
2. Press the AUDIO/CLOCK button until the TUNE button: presets are active.
hour flashes in the display screen, then
press the TUNE button or to Press the TUNE button or for
adjust the hour. manual tuning.
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2. Tune to the desired station using manual TUNE (Rewind or Fast RPT·SCAN button:
TUNE or SEEK tuning. Press and hold any of Forward) button:
When the RPT·SCAN button is pressed while the
the desired station memory buttons (1 – 6) When the TUNE button or is compact disc is being played, the play pattern
until a beep sound is heard. (The radio mutes pressed while the compact disc is playing, the can be changed as follows:
when the select button is pressed.) compact disc plays at an increased speed while
rewinding or fast forwarding. When the button is RPT TRACK ←→ MIX DISC ←→ Normal
3. The channel indicator will then come on and
the sound will resume. Programming is now released, the compact disc returns to normal play RPT TRACK: The track that is currently playing
complete. speed. will be repeated.
4. Other buttons can be set in the same man- SEEK button: MIX DISC: The order of the tracks on the disc will
ner. be mixed during play.
When the SEEK button is pressed while
If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse the compact disc is playing, the next track follow- RPT·SCAN (CDs) button:
opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that ing the present one starts to play from the begin-
Press and hold the RPT·SCAN button for more
case, reset the desired stations. ning. Press the SEEK button several times
than 1.5 seconds to scan through the first 10
to skip several tracks. Each time the button is
Compact disc (CD) player operation pressed, the CD advances 1 additional track. The seconds of a track on the compact disc. The
track number appears in the display window. SCAN icon is flashed during scan mode.
Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position,
and carefully insert the compact disc into the slot (When the last track on the compact disc is The scan mode is canceled once it scans through
skipped, the first track is played.) all the tracks on the disc, or if the RPT·SCAN
with the label side up. The compact disc is auto-
matically pulled into the slot and starts to play. When the SEEK button is pressed, the button is pressed during the scan mode.
track being played returns to the beginning. CD·AUX (Auxiliary) button:
If the radio is already operating, it automatically Press the SEEK button several times to
turns off and the compact disc begins to play. skip back several tracks. Each time the button is The AUX IN jack is located on the CD player. The
CD·AUX button: pressed the CD moves back 1 track. AUX IN audio input jack accepts any standard
analog audio input such as from a portable cas-
When the CD·AUX button is pressed with a sette tape/CD player, MP3 player or laptop com-
compact disc loaded and the radio playing, the puters.
radio turns off and the compact disc starts to
play. Press the CD·AUX button to play a compatible
device when it is plugged into the AUX IN jack.
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CD EJECT:

When the button is pressed with a com-


pact disc loaded, the compact disc will be
ejected.
When the button is pressed while the
compact disc is playing, the compact disc will
eject and the system will turn off.
CD IN indicator:
This indicator appears on the display when
a CD is loaded with the system on.

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Type B
1. pause/mute button 6. TUNE (CATEGORY) button
2. CD insert slot 7. AUDIO button (Bass, Mid, Treble,
3. CD eject button Fade, Balance, SSV (if so equipped),
4. MIX/RPT button Beep and Language)
5. CLOCK DISP button 8. AUX jack

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9. POWER/VOLUME control knob Audio main operation can also use the TUNE button to adjust Fader
10. SCAN button and Balance modes. Fader adjusts the sound
POWER/VOLUME control: level between the front and rear speakers and
11. Station select (1 - 6) buttons
12. SEEK (CHANNEL) button Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then Balance adjusts the sound between the right and
13. RADIO* button push the POWER/VOLUME control knob while left speakers.
14. CD/AUX button the system is off to call up the mode (radio or CD) To change the SSV mode to OFF, LEVEL1 to
15. PRESET A·B·C button which was playing immediately before the system LEVEL5 press the TUNE button left or right.
was turned off.
To change the Beep to ON or OFF, press the
*No satellite radio reception is available To turn the system off, press the POWER/VOLUME TUNE button left or right. This will enable or
and “NO SAT” is displayed when the control knob. disable the beep sound heard during menu se-
RADIO button is pressed unless op- Turn the POWER/VOLUME control knob to ad- lection.
tional satellite receiver and antenna are just the volume. To change the Language to English or Français,
installed, and an XMT or SIRIUS™ satel-
This vehicle may be equipped with Speed Sen- press the TUNE button left or right.
lite radio service subscription is active. sitive Volume (SSV) for audio. The audio volume
Satellite radio not available in Alaska, Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the
changes as the driving speed changes.
Hawaii and Guam. desired level, press the AUDIO button re-
AUDIO button (Bass, Mid, Treble, peatedly until the radio or CD display reappears.
FM/AM/SAT RADIO WITH Fade, Balance, SSV, Beep and Otherwise, the radio or CD display will automati-
COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER (if so Language): cally reappear after about 5 seconds.
equipped) Press the AUDIO button to change the CLOCK DISP (display) button:
For all operation precautions, see 9Audio opera- mode as follows:
Pressing the CLOCK DISP (display) button will
tion precautions9 earlier in this section. Bass → Mid → Treble → Fade → Balance → show text information about CD or SAT (satellite,
Speed Sense Volume (if so equipped) → Beep if so equipped) in the audio display.
No satellite radio reception is available when the
ON/OFF → Language → Audio or OFF → Bass
RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio CD display mode
stations unless optional satellite receiver and an- To adjust Bass, Treble, Fade and Balance, press
tenna are installed and an XMT or SIRIUS™ sat- the AUDIO button until the desired mode To change the text displayed while playing a CD
ellite radio service subscription is active. Satellite appears in the display. Press the TUNE button to with text, press the CLOCK DISP button. The
radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. adjust Bass and Treble to the desired level. You CLOCK DISP button will allow you to scroll
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through CD text as follows: Track number and ● Artist name displays the name of the artist, When the RADIO button is pressed while the
Track time ←→ Album title ←→ Song title. host or weather condition of the selected ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the
satellite radio station. radio will come on at the station last played.
● Track number displays the track number se-
lected on the disc. ● Song title displays the song title, show No satellite radio reception is available when the
name, or temperature of the selected satel- RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio
● Track time displays the amount of time the
lite radio station. stations unless optional satellite receiver and an-
track has played.
tenna are installed and an XMT or SIRIUS™ sat-
Clock operation
● Album title displays the title of the CD being ellite radio service subscription is active. Satellite
played. Pressing the CLOCK DISP button displays the radio can only be installed in vehicles that were
clock with the radio on or off. Press the CLOCK factory pre-wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio
● Song title displays the title of the selected
DISP button again to turn off the clock display. is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. If
CD track.
satellite radio is not operational then the RADIO
For additional information on setting the clock,
Display satellite radio display mode (if so button is used to toggle between AM and FM
see “Adjusting the time” earlier in this section.
equipped) bands.
pause/mute button: If a compact disc is playing when the RADIO
To change the text displayed when listening to
satellite radio (if so equipped) press the CLOCK button is pressed, the compact disc will auto-
DISP button. The CLOCK DISP button will scroll To mute or pause the audio sound, press matically be turned off and the last radio station
through the broadcast information as follows: the pause/mute button. played will come on.
Channel number ←→ Category name ←→ Press the button again to resume the au- The FM stereo indicator ST will glow during FM
Channel name ←→ Artist name ←→ Song title. dio sound. stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast
● Channel number displays the channel num- signal is weak, the radio will automatically change
FM/AM/SAT radio operation from stereo to monaural reception.
ber of the selected satellite radio station.
FM/AM/SAT band select: TUNE (tuning) button:
● Category name displays the category name
of the selected satellite radio station. Pressing the RADIO button will change the band
as follows: To manually tune the radio, press the TUNE
● Channel name displays the channel name of button or .
the selected satellite radio station. AM ←→ FM ←→ SAT (satellite, if so equipped)
To move quickly through the channels, press and
hold either the or button.
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SEEK (tuning) button: 3. Tune to the desired station using manual, If the station broadcasts RDS information, the
SEEK or SCAN tuning. Press and hold any RDS icon is displayed.
Press the SEEK button or for less of the desired station memory buttons (1 –
than 1.5 seconds to tune from high to low or low 6) until a beep sound is heard. Compact disc (CD) player operation
to high frequencies and stop at the next broad- 4. The channel indicator will then come on and Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position
casting station. the sound will resume. Programming is now and insert the compact disc into the slot with the
SCAN (tuning) button: complete. label side facing up. The compact disc will be
guided automatically into the slot and start play-
5. Other buttons can be set in the same man- ing.
Press the SCAN button to stop at each ner.
broadcasting station for 5 seconds. Pressing the If the radio is already operating, it will automati-
button again during this 5 second period will stop If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse cally turn off and the compact disc will play.
scan tuning and the radio will remain tuned to that opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that
case, reset the desired stations. If the system has been turned off while the com-
station. If the SCAN button is not pressed
pact disc was playing, pressing the
within 5 seconds, scan tuning moves to the next Radio data system (RDS): POWER/VOLUME control knob will start the
station.
RDS stands for Radio Data System, and is a data compact disc.
PRESET A·B·C (Station memory opera- information service transmitted by some radio CD/AUX button:
tions): stations on the FM band (not AM band). Cur-
rently, most RDS stations are in large cities, but When the CD/AUX button is pressed with the
18 stations can be set for the FM, AM and SAT
many stations are now considering broadcasting system off and the compact disc loaded, the
(satellite, if so equipped) radio to the A, B and C
RDS data. system will turn on and the compact disc will start
preset button in any combination of FM, AM or
to play.
SAT stations. RDS can display:
When the CD/AUX button is pressed with the
1. Choose preset bank A, B or C using the ● Station call sign, such as “WHFR 98.3”. compact disc loaded but the radio playing, the
PRESET A·B·C select button.
● Station name, such as “The Groove”. radio will automatically be turned off and the
2. Select the desired FM, AM or SAT station compact disc will start to play.
band. ● Music or programming type such as “Clas-
sical”, “Country”, or “Rock”.
● Artist and song information.
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TUNE (Rewind and Fast MIX/RPT (mix and repeat) button: CD EJECT:
Forward) button:
When the MIX/RPT button is pressed while the
When the TUNE button or is When the button is pressed with the com-
compact disc is being played, the play pattern
pressed while the compact disc is being played, pact disc loaded, the compact disc will be
can be changed as follows:
the compact disc will play while rewinding or fast ejected.
forwarding. When the button is released, the Repeat All → Repeat Track → Mix All Tracks → When button is pressed while the com-
compact disc will return to normal play speed. Repeat All pact disc is being played, the compact disc will
SEEK button: Repeat All: the entire disc will be repeated eject and the system will turn off.
Repeat Track: the current track will be repeated CD IN indicator:
When the SEEK button is pressed for less Mix All Tracks: all tracks will be played randomly
CD IN indicator appears on the display when the
than 1.5 seconds while a compact disc is playing, SCAN button: CD is loaded with the system on.
the track being played returns to its beginning.
Press button several times to skip back
through tracks. The compact disc will go back the While listening to a CD, press the SCAN
number of times the button is pressed. button to preview the first 10 seconds of each
track on the CD playing. Pressing the
When the SEEK button is pressed for less SCAN button again during this 10 second period
than 1.5 seconds while a compact disc is playing, stops the scan and the CD remains on that track.
the next track will start to play from its beginning.
Press button several times to skip through CD/AUX (Auxiliary) button:
tracks. The compact disc will advance the num- The AUX jack is located on the CD player. The
ber of times the button is pressed. (When the last
AUX audio input jack accepts any standard ana-
track on the compact disc is skipped through, the
log audio input such as from a portable cassette
first track will be played.)
tape/CD player, MP3 player or laptop computers.
Press the CD/AUX button to play a compatible
device when it is plugged into the AUX jack.

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11. Station and CD select (1 - 6) buttons
12. SEEK (CH·FILE) button
13. RADIO* button
14. CD/AUX button
15. PRESET A·B·C button

*No satellite radio reception is available


and “NO SAT” is displayed when the
RADIO button is pressed unless op-
tional satellite receiver and antenna are
installed, and an XMT or SIRIUS™ satel-
lite radio service subscription is active.
Satellite radio not available in Alaska,
Hawaii and Guam.
FM/AM/SAT RADIO WITH
COMPACT DISC (CD) CHANGER (if
so equipped)
For all operation precautions, see 9Audio opera-
tion precautions9 earlier in this section.
WHA0691 No satellite radio reception is available and “NO
1. LOAD button 7. AUDIO button (Bass, Mid, Treble, SAT” is displayed when the SAT button is
2. CD insert slot Fade, Balance, SSV (if so equipped), pressed unless optional satellite receiver and
antenna are installed, and an XMT or SIRIUS™
3. CD eject button Beep and Language)
satellite radio service subscription is active. Sat-
4. MIX/RPT button 8. AUX jack ellite radio not available in Alaska, Hawaii and
5. CLOCK DISP button 9. POWER/VOLUME control knob Guam.
6. TUNE (CAT·FOLDER) button 10. SCAN button
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Audio main operation can also use the TUNE button to adjust Fader through CD text as follows: Track number and
and Balance modes. Fader adjusts the sound Track time ←→ Album title ←→ Song title.
POWER/VOLUME control: level between the front and rear speakers and
● Track number displays the track number se-
Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then Balance adjusts the sound between the right and
lected on the disc.
push the POWER/VOLUME control knob while left speakers.
the system is off to call up the mode (radio or CD) ● Track time displays the amount of time the
To change the SSV mode to OFF, LEVEL1 to
which was playing immediately before the system track has played.
LEVEL5 press the TUNE button left or right.
was turned off. ● Album title displays the title of the CD being
To change the Beep to ON or OFF, press the
To turn the system off, press the played.
TUNE button left or right. This will enable or
POWER/VOLUME control knob. disable the beep sound heard during menu se- ● Song title displays the title of the selected
Turn the POWER/VOLUME control knob to ad- lection. CD track.
just the volume. To change the Language to English or Français, MP3 display mode
This vehicle may be equipped with Speed Sen- press the TUNE button left or right.
To change the text displayed when listening to a
sitive Volume (SSV) for audio. The audio volume
Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the CD with MP3s and ID3 tags, press the CLOCK
changes as the driving speed changes.
desired level, press the AUDIO button re- DISP button. The CLOCK DISP button will scroll
AUDIO button (Bass, Mid, Treble, peatedly until the radio or CD display reappears. through the CD text as follows: Disc number,
Fade, Balance, SSV, Beep and Otherwise, the radio or CD display will automati- Track number and Folder number ←→ Folder title
Language): cally reappear after about 5 seconds. ←→ Album title ←→ Artist name ←→ Song title.
Press the AUDIO button to change the CLOCK DISP (display) button: ● Disc number displays the number of the
mode as follows: current disc playing.
Pressing the CLOCK DISP (display) button will
Bass → Mid → Treble → Fade → Balance → show text information about CD or MP3 and SAT ● Track number displays the number of the
Speed Sense Volume (if so equipped) → Beep (satellite, if so equipped) in the audio display. track playing on the selected disc.
ON/OFF → Language → Audio or OFF → Bass
CD display mode ● Folder number displays the number of the
To adjust Bass, Treble, Fade and Balance, press
current folder on the MP3 CD.
the AUDIO button until the desired mode To change the text displayed while playing a CD
appears in the display. Press the TUNE button to with text, press the CLOCK DISP button. The ● Folder title displays the title of the folder.
adjust Bass and Treble to the desired level. You CLOCK DISP button will allow you to scroll
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● Album title displays the title of the album of Clock operation If a compact disc is playing when the RADIO
the song playing. button is pressed, the compact disc will auto-
Pressing the CLOCK DISP button displays the
matically be turned off and the last radio station
● Artist name displays the name of the artist of clock with the radio on or off. Press the CLOCK
played will come on.
the song playing. DISP button again to turn off the clock display.
The FM stereo indicator ST will glow during FM
● Song title displays the title of the song play- For additional information on setting the clock,
stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast
ing. see “Adjusting the time” earlier in this section.
signal is weak, the radio will automatically change
Display satellite radio display mode (if so FM/AM/SAT radio operation from stereo to monaural reception.
equipped)
FM/AM/SAT band select: TUNE (tuning) button:
To change the text displayed when listening to
satellite radio (if so equipped) press the CLOCK Pressing the RADIO button will change the band To manually tune the radio, press the TUNE
DISP button. The CLOCK DISP button will scroll as follows: button or .
through the broadcast information as follows: AM ←→ FM ←→ SAT (satellite, if so equipped)
Channel number ←→ Category name ←→ To move quickly through the channels, press and
Channel name ←→ Artist name ←→ Song title. When the RADIO button is pressed while the hold either the or button.
ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the SEEK (tuning) button:
● Channel number displays the channel num- radio will come on at the station last played.
ber of the selected satellite radio station.
No satellite radio reception is available when the Press the SEEK button or for less
● Category name displays the category name RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio than 1.5 seconds to tune from high to low or low
of the selected satellite radio station. stations unless optional satellite receiver and an- to high frequencies and stop at the next broad-
● Channel name displays the channel name of tenna are installed and an XMT or SIRIUS™ sat- casting station.
the selected satellite radio station. ellite radio service subscription is active. Satellite
SCAN (tuning) button:
radio can only be installed in vehicles that were
● Artist name displays the name of the artist,
host or weather condition of the selected factory pre-wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio
is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. If Press the SCAN button to stop at each
satellite radio station. broadcasting station for 5 seconds. Pressing the
satellite radio is not operational then the RADIO
● Song title displays the song title, show button is used to toggle between AM and FM button again during this 5 second period will stop
name, or temperature of the selected satel- bands. scan tuning and the radio will remain tuned to that
lite radio station.
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station. If the SCAN button is not pressed Radio data system (RDS): If the system has been turned off while the com-
within 5 seconds, scan tuning moves to the next pact disc was playing, pressing the POWER
RDS stands for Radio Data System, and is a data
station. button will start the compact disc.
information service transmitted by some radio
PRESET A·B·C (Station memory opera- stations on the FM band (not AM band). Cur- Do not use 3.1 in (8 cm) diameter compact discs
tions): rently, most RDS stations are in large cities, but in the CD changer.
many stations are now considering broadcasting
18 stations can be set for the FM, AM and SAT LOAD button:
RDS data.
(satellite, if so equipped) radio to the A, B and C
preset button in any combination of FM, AM or RDS can display: To insert a CD in the CD changer, press the load
SAT stations. button for less than 1.5 seconds. Select
● Station call sign, such as “WHFR 98.3”.
1. Choose preset bank A, B or C using the the loading slot by pressing the CD insert select
● Station name, such as “The Groove”. button (1 – 6), then insert the CD.
PRESET A·B·C select button.
● Music or programming type such as “Clas- To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer, press the
2. Select the desired FM, AM or SAT station
sical”, “Country”, or “Rock”. load button for more than 1.5 seconds.
band.
● Artist and song information. The slot numbers (1 – 6) will illuminate on the
3. Tune to the desired station using manual,
SEEK or SCAN tuning. Press and hold any If the station broadcasts RDS information, the display when CDs are loaded into the changer.
of the desired station memory buttons (1 – RDS icon is displayed. CD/AUX button:
6) until a beep sound is heard.
Compact disc (CD) changer operation When the CD/AUX button is pressed with the
4. The channel indicator will then come on and system off and the compact disc loaded, the
the sound will resume. Programming is now Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position system will turn on and the compact disc will start
complete. and insert the compact disc into the slot with the to play.
label side facing up. The compact disc will be
5. Other buttons can be set in the same man- guided automatically into the slot and start play- When the CD/AUX button is pressed with the
ner. ing. To insert the disc, first press the but- compact disc loaded but the radio playing, the
If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse ton. radio will automatically be turned off and the
opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that compact disc will start to play.
If the radio is already operating, it will automati-
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TUNE (Rewind and Fast from its beginning. Press button several MP3 MIX/RPT mode:
Forward) button: times to skip through tracks or files. The CD or
When the MIX/RPT button is pressed while an
MP3 CD will advance the number of times the
While playing a compact disc without MP3 press MP3 compact disc is being played, the play
button is pressed. When the last track or file on
the TUNE button (rewind) or (fast pattern can be changed as follows:
forward), the compact disc will play while rewind- the CD or MP3 CD is skipped through, the first
ing or fast forwarding. When the button is re- track or file will be played. If there are multiple Repeat All → Repeat Disc → Repeat Folder →
leased, the compact disc will return to normal CDs in the CD changer, when the last track or file Repeat Track → Mix All Disc → Mix Disc → Mix
play speed. is skipped through, the next CD will start to play. Folder → Repeat All
MP3 TUNE CD select buttons: Repeat Disc: The disc that is currently playing will
(CAT•FOLDER) button: be repeated.
To play another CD that has been loaded, press a
Repeat Folder: The folder selected that is cur-
While playing an MP3, press the TUNE CD select button (1 – 6).
rently playing will be repeated.
button or to scan forward or back-
MIX/RPT button: Repeat Track: The track that is currently playing
ward through available folders.
will be repeated.
When the MIX/RPT button is pressed while a
To fast forward or rewind through an audio track, Mix All Disc: Tracks from all discs will be played
press the TUNE button or for more compact disc is being played, the play pattern
randomly.
than 1.5 seconds. can be changed as follows:
Mix Disc: Tracks from the disc that is currently
SEEK button: Repeat All → Repeat Disc → Repeat Track → Mix playing will be played randomly.
All Discs → Mix Disc → Repeat All Mix Folder: Tracks from that folder that is cur-
When the SEEK button is pressed for less rently accessed will be played randomly.
Repeat Disc: The disc that is currently playing will
than 1.5 seconds while a CD or MP3 CD is Repeat All: All discs will be played normally, with
be repeated.
playing, the track or file being played returns to its no special play pattern enabled.
Repeat Track: The track that is currently playing
beginning. Press button several times to will be repeated. SCAN button:
skip back through tracks or files. The CD or MP3 Mix All Disc: Tracks from all discs will be played
CD will go back the number of times the button is While listening to a CD, press the SCAN
randomly.
pressed. button to preview the first 10 seconds of each
Mix Disc: Tracks from the disc that is currently
track on the CD playing. Pressing the
When the SEEK button button is pressed playing will be played randomly.
SCAN button again during this 10 second period
for less than 1.5 seconds while a CD or MP3 CD Repeat All: All discs will be played normally, with
is playing, the next track or file will start to play no special play pattern enabled. stops the scan and the CD remains on that track.

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MP3 SCAN mode: All discs:
● Press and hold the button for more
While listening to an MP3 CD, press the than 1.5 seconds. The compact discs will be
SCAN button to preview the first 10 seconds of ejected one by one. If a disc is not removed
each file in the current folder. The scan will con- within 15 seconds, or the button is
tinue on to the next folder and files if there is more pressed again during the eject sequence,
than one folder on the MP3 CD. Pressing the entire disc eject sequence will be can-
the SCAN button again during this 10 celed.
second period stops the scan and the MP3 CD
remains in that folder. When this button is pressed while the compact
disc is being played, the compact disc will eject
CD/AUX (Auxiliary) button: and the last source will be played.
The AUX jack is located on the CD player. The CD IN indicator:
AUX audio input jack accepts any standard ana-
log audio input such as from a portable cassette The slot numbers (1 – 6) will illuminate if CDs LHA0049
tape/CD player, MP3 player or laptop computers. have been loaded into the changer in CD mode
only. CD CARE AND CLEANING
Press the CD/AUX button to play a compatible ● Handle a CD by its edges. Do not bend the
device when it is plugged into the AUX jack. disc. Never touch the surface of the disc.
CD EJECT: ● Always place the discs in the storage case
when they are not being used.
Current/Selected disc: ● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the center
● Press the button, then press the slot to the outer edge using a clean, soft cloth. Do
number (1 – 6) for the desired disc. The not wipe the disc using a circular motion.
compact disc will be ejected. If no slot num- ● Do not use a conventional record cleaner or
ber (1 – 6) is pressed, the current loaded alcohol intended for industrial use.
disc will be ejected. Also, if the ejected disc
● A new disc may be rough on the inner and
is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc
outer edges. Remove the rough edges by
will reload.
rubbing the inner and outer edges with the
side of a pen or pencil as illustrated.
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If you have the Type B switch, with the ignition key
turned to the ACC or ON position push the
MODE switch to turn the audio system on.
MODE select switch
Push the mode select switch to change the mode
in the following sequence: Preset A → Preset B
→ Preset C → CD* → AUX**.
*This mode is only available when a CD is loaded.
**This mode is only available when a compatible
auxiliary device is plugged into the AUX jack.

LHA0692 WHA0693
Volume control switch
Type A Type B Push the volume control switch up or down to
1. Tuning switch 1. Tuning switch increase or decrease the volume.
2. MODE select switch 2. Phone operation switch Tuning
3. POWER on/off switch 3. POWER on and MODE select switch
4. Volume control switch 4. Volume control switch Memory change (radio):
STEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR Push the tuning switch ( or ) for less
AUDIO CONTROL (If so equipped) than 1.5 seconds to change presets.
The audio system can be operated using the Seek tuning (radio):
controls on the steering wheel.
Push the tuning switch ( or ) for more
POWER on/off switch than 1.5 seconds to seek the next or previous
With the ignition key turned to the ACC or ON radio station.
position, push the POWER switch to turn the
audio system on or off.
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CAR PHONE OR CB RADIO

Next/Previous track (CD): When installing a CB, ham radio or car phone in
your NISSAN, be sure to observe the following
Push the tuning switch or for less
than 1.5 seconds to return to the beginning of the precautions, otherwise the new equipment may
present track or skip to the next track. Push adversely affect the engine control system and
several times to skip back or skip through tracks. other electronic parts.

Change disc (CD) (if so equipped): WARNING


Push the tuning switch or for more ● A cellular telephone should not be used
than 1.5 seconds to change the playing disc up while driving so full attention may be
or down. given to vehicle operation. Some juris-
dictions prohibit the use of cellular tele-
phones while driving.
● If you must make a call while your ve-
LHA0709 hicle is in motion, the hands free cellu-
ANTENNA lar phone operational mode (if so
equipped) is highly recommended. Ex-
The antenna cannot be shortened, but can be ercise extreme caution at all times so
removed. When you need to remove the antenna, full attention may be given to vehicle
turn the antenna rod counterclockwise s
B. operation.
To install the antenna rod, turn the antenna rod ● If a conversation in a moving vehicle
clockwise s A and hand tighten. requires you to take notes, pull off the
road to a safe location and stop your
CAUTION vehicle before doing so.
Always properly tighten the antenna rod
during installation or the antenna rod may CAUTION
break during vehicle operation. ● Keep the antenna as far away as pos-
sible from the electronic control
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BLUETOOTHT HANDS-FREE PHONE
SYSTEM (if so equipped)

● Keep the antenna wire more than 8 in WARNING CAUTION


(20 cm) away from the electronic con-
trol system harnesses. Do not route the ● Use a phone after stopping your vehicle To avoid draining the vehicle battery, use
antenna wire next to any harness. in a safe location. If you have to use a a phone after starting the engine.
phone while driving, exercise extreme
● Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio caution at all times so full attention may
as recommended by the manufacturer. be given to vehicle operation.
● Connect the ground wire from the CB ● If a conversation in a moving vehicle
radio chassis to the body. requires you to take notes, pull off the
● For details, consult a NISSAN dealer. road to a safe location and stop your
vehicle before doing so.

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module when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position with the paired cellular phone turned
on and carried in the vehicle.
You can register up to 5 different BluetoothT
cellular phones to the in-vehicle phone module.
However, you can talk on only one cellular phone
at a time.
Before using the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone
System, refer to the following notes.
● Set up the wireless connection between a
cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone
module before using the hands-free phone
system.
● Some BluetoothT enabled cellular phones
may not be recognized by the in-vehicle
phone module. Please visit
www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for a recom-
mended phone list.
● You will not be able to use a hands-free
phone under the following conditions:
LHA0706
– Your vehicle is outside of the cellular ser-
Your NISSAN is equipped with the BluetoothT make or receive a hands-free telephone call with vice area.
Hands-Free Phone System. If you are an owner your cellular phone in the vehicle.
of a BluetoothT enabled cellular phone, you can – Your vehicle is in an area where it is
Once your cellular phone is paired to the in- difficult to receive cellular signal; such as
set up the wireless connection between your
vehicle phone module, no other phone connect- in a tunnel, in an underground parking
cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone module.
ing procedure is required. Your phone is auto- garage, near a tall building or in a moun-
With BluetoothT wireless technology, you can
matically connected with the in-vehicle phone tainous area.
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– Your cellular phone is locked to prevent it This device complies with Part 15 of the Initialization
from being dialed. FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol-
lowing two conditions: (1) this device may When the ignition switch is turned to the ON
When the radio wave condition is not ideal or position, NISSAN Voice Recognition is initialized,
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
ambient sound is too loud, it may be difficult to which takes a few seconds. When completed,
device must accept any interference re-
hear the other person’s voice during a call. the amber light on the overhead console illumi-
ceived, including interference that may
Do not place the cellular phone in an area sur- cause undesired operation. nates and the system is ready to accept voice
rounded by metal or far away from the in-vehicle commands. If the button is pressed before
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
phone module to prevent tone quality degrada- the initialization completes, the system will an-
tion and wireless connection disruption. This equipment complies with FCC radiation ex- nounce “Hands-free phone system not ready”
posure limits set forth for an uncontrolled envi- and will not react to voice commands.
While a cellular phone is connected through the
ronment. This equipment should be installed and
BluetoothT wireless connection, the battery Operating tips
operated with minimum distance of 8 inches (20
power of the cellular phone may discharge
cm) between the radiator and your body. This
quicker than usual. The BluetoothT Hands-Free To get the best performance out of the NISSAN
Transmitter must not be co-located or operating
Phone System cannot charge cellular phones. Voice Recognition system, observe the following:
in conjunction with any other antenna or transmit-
If the hands-free phone system seems to be ter. ● Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as
malfunctioning, please refer to “Troubleshooting possible. Close the windows to eliminate
guide” later in this section. You can also visit USING THE SYSTEM
surrounding noises (traffic noises, vibration
www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for troubleshoot- The NISSAN Voice Recognition system allows sounds, etc.), which may prevent the system
ing help. hands-free operation of the BluetoothT Phone from recognizing voice commands correctly.
Refer to the cellular phone Owner’s Manual re- System.
● Wait until the tone sounds before speaking a
garding the telephone charges, cellular phone If the vehicle is in motion, some commands may command. Otherwise, the command will not
antenna and body, etc. not be available so full attention may be given to be received properly.
vehicle operation.
● Start speaking a command within 5 seconds
after the tone sounds.
● Speak in a natural voice without pausing
between words.

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Giving voice commands ● If you want to adjust the volume of the voice ● Numbers can be spoken in small groups.
feedback, press the volume control switches The system will prompt you to continue en-
To operate NISSAN Voice Recognition, press (+ or -) on the steering wheel while being tering digits, if desired.
and release the button located on the provided with feedback. You can also use
steering wheel. The light on the overhead con- Example: 1-800-662-6200
the radio volume control knob.
sole flashes to signal you have entered a voice – “One eight oh oh”
recognition (VR) session. After the tone sounds, How to say numbers
speak a command. The system repeats the numbers and
NISSAN Voice Recognition requires a certain prompts you to enter more.
The command given is picked up by the micro- way to speak numbers in voice commands. Refer
phone, and voice feedback is given when the to the following rules and examples. – “six six two”
command is accepted. The system repeats the numbers and
● Either “zero” or “oh” can be used for “0”.
● If you need to hear the available commands prompts you to enter more.
for the current menu again, say “Help” and Example: 1-800-662-6200
– “six two oh oh”
the system will repeat them. – “One eight oh oh six six two six two oh
● You can say “Star” for * and “Pound” for # at
● If a command is not recognized, the system oh”, or any time in any position of the phone num-
announces, “Command not recognized. ber.
– “One eight zero zero six six two six two oh
Please try again.” Repeat the command in a
oh” Example: 1-555-1212 *123
clear voice.
● If you want to go back to the previous com- ● Words can be used for the first 4 digits – “One five five five one two one two star
mand, you can say “Go back” or “Correction” places only. one two three”
any time the system is waiting for a response. Example: 1-800-662-6200
NOTE:
● You can cancel a command when the sys- – “One eight hundred six six two six two oh
tem is waiting for a response by saying, For best results, say phone numbers as
oh”,
“Cancel” or “Quit.” The system announces single digits.
“Cancel” and ends the VR session. You can – NOT “One eight hundred six six two sixty
also press the button on the steering two hundred, and
wheel at any time. Whenever the VR session
– NOT “One eight oh oh six six two sixty two
is cancelled, a double beep is played to
indicate you have exited the system. hundred.

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4. The system announces the current language
PHONE/END
and gives you the option to change the lan-
Press the button to cancel a VR guage to Spanish (in Spanish) or French (in
session or end a call. French). Use the following chart to select
GETTING STARTED the language.
The following procedures will help you get NOTE:
started using the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone
System with NISSAN Voice Recognition. For ad- Note: You must press the button or
ditional command options, refer to “List of voice the button within 5 seconds to
commands” later in this section. change the language.

Choosing a language Press Press


Current
(PHONE/SEND) (PHONE/END)
language
You can interact with the BluetoothT Hands-Free to select to select
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Phone System using English, Spanish or French. English Spanish French
CONTROL BUTTONS To change the language, perform the following. Spanish English French
The control buttons for the BluetoothT Hands- 1. Press and hold the button for more French English Spanish
Free Phone System are located on the steering than 5 seconds.
wheel.
PHONE/SEND 2. The system announces: “Press the
PHONE/SEND ( ) button for the
Press the button to initiate a VR hands-free phone system to enter the
session or answer an incoming call. speaker adaptation mode or press the
PHONE/END ( ) button to select a
You can also use the button to different language.”
skip through system feedback and to 3. Press the button.
enter commands during a call. See “List
of voice commands” and “During a call” For information on speaker adaptation, see
“Speaker adaptation (SA) mode” later in this
later in this section for more information. section.
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5. If you decide not to change the language, do 4. Say: “New phone” s C . The system acknowl- 6. The system asks you to assign a priority level
not press either button. After 5 seconds, the edges the command and asks you to initiate sF . The priority level determines which
VR session will end, and the language will pairing from the phone handset sD. phone is active when more than one paired
not be changed. BluetoothT phone is in the vehicle. Follow
The pairing procedure of the cellular phone
the instructions provided by the system or
Pairing procedure varies according to each cellular phone
refer to “Setup” later in this section for more
model. See the cellular phone Owner’s
information on changing priorities.
NOTE: Manual for details. You can also visit
www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for instruc- 7. The system will ask if you would like to select
The pairing procedure must be performed tions on pairing NISSAN recommended cel- a custom ring tone s G . Follow the instruc-
when the vehicle is stationary. If the vehicle lular phones. tions provided by the system or refer to
starts moving during the procedure, the “Setup” later in this section for more infor-
procedure will be cancelled. When prompted for a PIN code, enter
mation on selecting ringtones.
“1234” from the handset. The PIN code
Main Menu
“Setup” s A
“1234” has been assigned by NISSAN and Making a call by entering a phone
“Pair Phone” s B cannot be changed. number
“New Phone” s C
5. The system asks you to say a name for the
Initiate from handset s D
Name phone s E phone sE .
Main Menu
Assign priority sF
If the name is too long or too short, the “Call” s
A
Choose ringtone s
G
system tells you, then prompts you for a Number (speak digits) s
B
“Dial” s
C
1. Press the button on the steering name again.
wheel. The system announces the available 1. Press the button on steering wheel. A
Also, if more than one phone is paired and
commands. tone will sound.
the name sounds too much like a name
2. Say: “Setup” s
A . The system acknowledges already used, the system tells you, then 2. Say: “Call” sA . The system acknowledges
the command and announces the next set of prompts you for a name again. the command and announces the next set of
available commands. available commands.
3. Say: “Pair phone” s B . The system acknowl-
edges the command and announces the
next set of available commands.
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3. Say the number you wish to call s B . For LIST OF VOICE COMMANDS When you get used to the menus in the system,
example, 555-1212 can be said as “five five you can talk ahead by saying more than one
five one two one two.” See “How to say command at a time. For example, say, “Call five
numbers” earlier in this section for more Main Menu five five one two one two” or “Memo pad record.”
information. “Call”
“Phone Book” Also, when you get used to the system re-
4. When you have finished speaking the phone “Memo Pad” sponses, you can skip ahead to the tone by
number, the system repeats it back and an- “Setup” pressing the button on the steering wheel.
nounces the available commands. However, if you press the button when the
When you press and release the button on
5. Say: “Dial” s
C . The system acknowledges the steering wheel, you can choose from the system is waiting for a response from you it will
the command and makes the call. commands on the Main Menu. The following end the VR session.
For additional command options, see “List of pages describe these commands and the com- “Call”
voice commands” later in this section. mands in each sub-menu.

Receiving a call Remember to wait for the tone before


Main Menu
speaking.
When you hear the ring tone, press the “Call”
You can say “Help” to hear the list of commands Name (speak name) s A
button on the steering wheel. Number (speak digits) s
B
currently available any time the system is waiting “Redial” s
C
Once the call has ended, press the button for a response.
on the steering wheel. “Call Back” s
D

If you want to end an action without completing it, Name (speak name) s
A
NOTE: you can say “Cancel” or “Quit” at any time the
system is waiting for a response. The system will If you have stored entries in the Phone Book, you
If you do not wish to take the call when you
end the VR session. Whenever the VR session is can dial a number associated with a name and
hear the ring tone, press the button
cancelled, a double beep is played to indicate location.
on the steering wheel.
you have exited the system. See “Phone book” later in this section to learn
For additional command options, see “List of
If you want to go back to the previous command, how to store entries.
voice commands” later in this section.
you can say “Go back” or “Correction” any time When prompted by the system, say the name of
the system is waiting for a response. the phone book entry you wish to call. The system
acknowledges the name.
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If there are multiple locations associated with the “Call back” s
D The system acknowledges the command
name, the system asks you to choose the loca- and sends the tones associated with the
tion. Use the Call Back command to dial the number of numbers. The system then ends the VR ses-
the last incoming call within the vehicle. sion and returns to the call.
Once you have confirmed the name and location,
the system begins the call. The system acknowledges the command, re- ● “Transfer call” — Use the Transfer Call com-
peats the number and begins dialing. mand to transfer the call from the BluetoothT
Number (speak digits) s
B
If a call back number does not exist, the system Hands-Free Phone System to the cellular
When prompted by the system, say the number announces, “There is no number to call back” and phone when privacy is desired.
you wish to call. Refer to “How to say numbers” ends the VR session. The system announces, “Transfer call. Call
and “Making a call by entering a phone number”
During a call transferred to privacy mode.” The system
earlier in this section for more details.
then ends the VR session.
“Redial” s
C During a call there are several command options
available. Press the button on the steering You can also issue the Transfer Call com-
Use the Redial command to call the last number wheel to mute the receiving voice and enter com- mand again to return to a hands-free call
that was dialed within the vehicle. mands. through the vehicle.
● “Help” — The system announces the avail- ● “Mute” — Use the Mute command to mute
NOTE:
able commands. your voice so the other party cannot hear it.
The system will not redial the last number Use the mute command again to unmute
dialed by the handset keypad. ● “Go back/Correction” — The system an- your voice.
nounces “Go back,” ends the VR session
The system acknowledges the command, re- and returns to the call. NOTE:
peats the number and begins dialing.
● “Cancel/Quit” — The system announces If a call is ended or the cellular phone
If a redial number does not exist, the system “Cancel,” ends the VR session and returns network connection is lost while the Mute
announces, “There is no number to redial” and to the call. feature is on, the Mute feature will be reset
ends the VR session. to “off” for the next call so the other party
● “Send/Enter/Call/Dial” — Use the Send
command to enter numbers during a call. For can hear your voice.
example, if you were directed to dial an ex-
tension by an automated system:
Say: “Send one two three four.”
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“Phone book” If the name is too long or too short, the system When prompted by the system, say the name of
tells you, then prompts you for a name again. the entry you wish to edit.
NOTE: Also, if the name sounds too much like a name The system acknowledges the name and asks
Phone book commands are not available already stored, the system tells you, then prompts you for the location you would like to edit.
when the vehicle is moving. you for a name again.
Say the name of the location. The system ac-
Main Menu Once the system accepts the name and you knowledges and asks you for the phone number
“Phone Book” confirm it is correct, the system asks for a location you would like to store with this location.
“New Entry” sA (Home, Office, Mobile or Other).
“Edit” s
B See “How to say numbers” earlier in this section
“Delete” s
C For example, say: “Home.” for more information.
9List Names” sD The system acknowledges the location and asks
for a number. The system repeats the number and prompts you
The Phone Book stores up to 40 names for each for the next command. When you have finished
phone paired with the system. Each name can For example, say: “five five five one two
entering numbers, choose “Store.”
have up to 4 locations/phone numbers associ- one two.” See “How to say numbers”
ated with it. earlier in this section for more The system confirms the name, location and
information. number, then announces that the entry has been
NOTE: stored. The system then ends the VR session.
The system repeats the number and prompts you
Each phone has its own separate phone for the next command. When you have finished “Delete” s
C
book. You cannot access Phone A’s phone entering numbers, choose “Store.”
Use the Delete command to erase one entry from
book if you are currently connected with The system confirms the name, location and the phone book, all entries from the phone book,
Phone B. number. The system then asks if you would like to the current redial number or the current call back
store another location for the same name. If you
“New entry” s
A
do not wish to store another location, the system
number.

Use the New Entry command to store a new ends the VR session. To delete entries from the phone book, say a
name in the system. name or “All entries” when prompted by the sys-
“Edit” s
B
tem.
When prompted by the system, say the name you Use the Edit command to alter an existing phone
would like to give the new entry. The system acknowledges the command and
book entry or to add a 2nd, 3rd or 4th phone
For example, say: “Mary.” number to an existing entry. asks you to confirm the deletion.

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To delete the current redial number or call back The Memo Pad records a maximum of 6 voice “Setup”
number, say “redial number” or “call back num- memos, each up to 20 seconds long.
ber” when prompted by the system.
“Record” s
A
Main Menu
If a redial number or a call back number exists, the “Setup”
The system announces “Recording” and a tone
system deletes them without asking for confirma- “Pair Phone” sA
sounds signaling you to begin. “List Phone” s
tion. B

Speak the information you wish to record clearly. “Select Phone” sC


If there is no number for the entry you are trying to “Change Priority” s
D
When you are done, press the or “Delete Phone” s
delete, the system says so and ends the VR E
button on the steering wheel. “Select Ringtone” s
F
session.
“Bluetooth Off” s
G
A tone sounds and the system announces
“List names” s
D
“Memo recorded.” Another tone sounds to end Use the Setup command to change options as-
Use the List Names command to hear all the the VR session. sociated with the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone
names and locations in the phone book. System.
If the memo pad is full, the system asks if you wish
The system recites the phone book entries but to record over the oldest memo. “Pair phone” s
A
does not include the actual phone numbers.
“Play” s
B Use the Pair Phone command to pair a phone to
When the playback of the list is complete the the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System.
system goes back to the main menu. The system plays back all the memos in the order
of newest to oldest. The system ends the VR NOTE:
You can stop the playback of the list at any time
by pressing the button on the steering session.
The pairing procedure must be performed
wheel. The system ends the VR session. If there are no memos recorded, the system an- when the vehicle is stationary. If the vehicle
nounces “No messages to play.” The system starts moving during the procedure, the
“Memo pad” procedure will be cancelled. Also, see
ends the VR session.
“Pairing procedure” earlier in this section
“Delete” s
C
for additional information.
Main Menu
“Memo Pad” The Delete command erases all memos. The
“Record” sA system asks you to confirm this action before
“Play” s
B
deleting all memos.
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Up to 5 phones can be paired. If you try to pair a “Select phone” s
C and you change the priority level of Phone C to
sixth phone, the system announces that you must Level 1, then:
Use the Select Phone command to select a
first delete one phone or replace an existing
phone of lesser priority when two or more phones Priority Level 1 = Phone C
phone.
paired with BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone Sys- Priority Level 2 = Phone B
If you try to pair a phone that has already been tem are in the vehicle at the same time. Priority Level 3 = Phone A
paired to your vehicle’s system, the system an- The system asks you to name the phone and “Delete phone” s
E
nounces the name the phone is already using. confirm the selection.
The pairing procedure will then be cancelled. Use the Delete Phone command to delete a
Once the selection is confirmed, the selected specific phone or all phones from the BluetoothT
When prompted by the system, choose from the phone remains active until the ignition switch is Hands-Free Phone System.
following commands: turned OFF or you select a new phone.
The system announces the names of the phones
● “New phone” — Refer to “Pairing a phone” “Change priority” s
D
already paired with the system and their priority
earlier in this section.
Use the Change Priority command to change the level. The system then gives you the option to
● “Replace phone” — The system announces priority level of the active phone. delete a specific phone, all phones or listen to the
the names of the phones already paired and list again.
The priority level determines which phone is ac-
asks which you would like to replace.
tive when more than one paired BluetoothT Once you chose to delete a phone or all phones,
Once you say the name of the phone you phone is in the vehicle. the system asks you to confirm this action.
wish to replace, the pairing procedure will The system states the priority level of the active
begin. Refer to “Pairing procedure” earlier in phone and asks for a new priority level (1, 2, 3, 4, NOTE:
this section. 5). When you delete a phone, the associated
● “List phone” – See the description below. If the new priority level is already being used for phone book for that phone will also be
another phone, the two phones will swap priority deleted.
“List phone” s
B
levels. “Select ringtone” s
F
Use the List Phone command to hear the names
For example, if the current priority levels are: Use the Select Ringtone command to select the
of the phones currently paired. If no phones are
paired, the system announces, “No paired Priority Level 1 = Phone A tone heard in the vehicle when an incoming call is
phones to list.” The system then ends the VR Priority Level 2 = Phone B received.
session. Priority Level 3 = Phone C
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The system announces the name of the active If memory A is available, the system will use 6. Voice memory A or memory B is selected
phone and asks you to choose from the following memory A to store the model. If memory A is in automatically. If both memory locations are
commands: use and memory B is available, the system will already in use, the system will prompt you to
● “Ringtone” — The system plays a ringtone use memory B to store the model. If both of the overwrite one. Follow the instructions pro-
and asks if you would like to select that tone. memory locations are in use, the system will ask vided by the system.
If you say no, the system plays the next ring- the user to select which memory location should
7. When preparation is complete and you are
tone available and continues to cycle through be overwritten.
ready to begin, the press the button.
the ringtones until you select one or quit.
Training procedure 8. The SA mode will be explained. Follow the
● “Silent” — The system asks you to confirm instructions provided by the system.
your wish to disable the ringtone. The procedure for training a voice is as follows.
1. Position the vehicle in a reasonably quiet 9. When training is finished, the system will tell
“Bluetooth off” s
G
outdoor location. you an adequate number of phrases have
Use the Bluetooth Off command to turn off the been recorded.
BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System. 2. Sit in the driver’s seat with the engine run-
ning, the parking brake on, and the transmis- 10. The system will ask you to say your name.
When the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone Sys- sion in P (Park). Follow the instructions to register your
tem is off, you will not be able to make or receive name.
calls using NISSAN Voice Recognition. Also, you 3. Press and hold the button for more
will not have access to the Phone Book. than 5 seconds. 11. The system will announce that speaker ad-
aptation has been completed and the sys-
You can still use the Memo Pad and access 4. The system announces: “Press the tem is ready.
Setup. PHONE/SEND ( ) button for the
hands-free phone system to enter the The SA mode will stop if:
SPEAKER ADAPTATION (SA) MODE speaker adaptation mode or press the ● The button is pressed for more than 5
Speaker Adaptation allows up to two out-of- PHONE/END ( ) button to select a seconds in SA mode.
dialect users to train the system to improve rec- different language.
ognition accuracy. By repeating a number of ● The vehicle begins moving during SA mode.
5. Press the button.
commands, the users can create a voice model of
● The ignition switch is turned to the OFF or
their own voice that is stored in the system. The For information on selecting a different lan-
LOCK position.
system is capable of storing a different speaker guage, see “Choosing a language” earlier in
adaptation model for memory A and memory B. this section.
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Training phrases ● select ring tone ● setup change ring tone
During the SA mode, the system instructs the ● dial eight five six nine two ● dial seven four oh one eight
trainer to say the following phrases. (The system ● Bluetooth on ● setup main menu
will prompt you for each phrase.)
● setup change priority ● Delete
● phone book new entry
● call three one nine oh two ● dial nine seven two six six
● dial three oh four two nine
● nine seven pause pause three oh eight ● memo pad delete
● delete call back number
● Cancel ● call seven six three oh one
● setup pair phone
● call back number ● go back
● memo pad play ● call star two zero nine five ● call five six two eight zero
● eight pause nine three two pause seven ● delete phone
● dial six six four three seven
● delete all entries ● dial eight three zero five one
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
● call seven two four zero nine ● Home
The system should respond correctly to all voice
● phone book delete entry ● four three pause two nine pause zero commands without difficulty. If problems are en-
● memo pad record ● delete redial number countered, try the following solutions.
● dial star two one seven oh ● phone book list names Where the solutions are listed by number, try
each solution in turn, starting with number 1, until
● Yes ● call eight oh five four one
the problem is resolved.
● No ● Correction

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Symptom Solution
1. Ensure that the command is valid. See “List of voice commands” earlier in this section.
2. Ensure that the command is spoken after the tone.
3. Speak clearly without pausing between words and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level in the vehicle.

System fails to interpret the command correctly. 4. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive (for example, windows open or defroster on). NOTE: If it is too
noisy to use the phone, it is likely that the voice commands will not be recognized.
5. If more than one command was said at a time, try saying the commands separately.
6. If the system consistently fails to recognize commands, the voice training procedure should be carried out to im-
prove the recognition response for the speaker. See “Speaker adaptation (SA) mode” earlier in this section.
1. Ensure that the phone book entry name requested matches what was originally stored. This can be confirmed by
The system consistently selects the wrong entry from the using the “List Names” command. See “Phone book” earlier in this section.
phone book.
2. Replace one of the names being confused with a new name.

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5 Starting and driving

Precautions when starting and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Precautions on cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Cruise control operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Three-way catalyst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Increasing fuel economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Parking/parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Intelligent Key System (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Brake precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Manual transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
Key positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25
Nissan vehicle immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Freeing a frozen door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Anti-freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25
Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Tire equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Manual transmission (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16 Special winter equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Cruise control (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19 Engine block heater (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27

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PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTING
AND DRIVING

WARNING ● If you suspect that exhaust fumes are a. The vehicle is raised for service.
entering the vehicle, drive with all win-
● Do not leave children or adults who b. You suspect that exhaust fumes are
dows fully open, and have the vehicle
would normally require the assistance entering into the passenger
inspected immediately.
of others alone in your vehicle. Pets compartment.
should also not be left alone. They ● Do not run the engine in closed spaces
c. You notice a change in the sound of
could accidentally injure themselves or such as a garage.
the exhaust system.
others through inadvertent operation of ● Do not park the vehicle with the engine
the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, d. You have had an accident involving
running for any extended length of time.
temperatures in a closed vehicle could damage to the exhaust system, un-
quickly become high enough to cause ● Keep the trunk lid closed while driving, derbody, or rear of the vehicle.
severe or possibly fatal injuries to otherwise exhaust gases could be
people or animals. drawn into the passenger compart- THREE-WAY CATALYST
ment. If you must drive with the trunk lid
● Closely supervise children when they The three-way catalyst is an emission control
open, follow these precautions:
are around cars to prevent them from device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust
playing and becoming locked in the 1. Open all the windows. gases in the three-way catalyst are burned at
trunk where they could be seriously in- 2. Set the air recirculation but- high temperatures to help reduce pollutants.
jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear ton (if so equipped) to off and the fan
seatback and trunk lid securely latched control dial to 4 (high) to circulate WARNING
when not in use, and prevent children’s the air.
access to car keys. ● The exhaust gas and the exhaust sys-
● If electrical wiring or other cable con- tem are very hot. Keep people, animals
EXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide) nections must pass to a trailer through or flammable materials away from the
the seal on the trunk lid or the body, exhaust system components.
WARNING follow the manufacturer’s recommen- ● Do not stop or park the vehicle over
dation to prevent carbon monoxide en- flammable materials such as dry grass,
● Do not breathe exhaust gases; they try into the vehicle. waste paper or rags. They may ignite
contain colorless and odorless carbon
● The exhaust system and body should be and cause a fire.
monoxide. Carbon monoxide is danger-
ous. It can cause unconsciousness or inspected by a qualified mechanic
death. whenever:

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CAUTION TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for
SYSTEM (TPMS) proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s
● Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure,
from leaded gasoline will seriously re- Each tire, including the spare (if provided), even if under-inflation has not reached the level to
duce the three-way catalyst’s ability to should be checked monthly when cold and in- trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure
help reduce exhaust pollutants. flated to the inflation pressure recommended by telltale.
the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard
● Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunc- Your vehicle has also been equipped with a
or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has
tions in the ignition, fuel injection, or TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the
tires of a different size than the size indicated on
electrical systems can cause overrich system is not operating properly. The TPMS mal-
the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label,
fuel flow into the three-way catalyst, function indicator is combined with the low tire
you should determine the proper tire inflation
causing it to overheat. Do not keep driv- pressure telltale. When the system detects a
pressure for those tires.)
ing if the engine misfires, or if notice- malfunction, the telltale will flash for approxi-
able loss of performance or other un- As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been mately one minute and then remain continuously
usual operating conditions are equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System illuminated. This sequence will continue upon
detected. Have the vehicle inspected (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the mal-
promptly by a NISSAN dealer. when one or more of your tires is significantly function exists. When the malfunction indicator is
● Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire illuminated, the system may not be able to detect
level. Running out of fuel could cause pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS
the engine to misfire, damaging the check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons,
three-way catalyst. them to the proper pressure. Driving on a signifi- including the installation of replacement or alter-
cantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to over- nate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent
● Do not race the engine while warming it heat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation the TPMS from functioning properly. Always
up. also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replac-
● Do not push or tow your vehicle to start may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to
the engine. ability. ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and
wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function
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Additional information: For additional information, see “Low tire pressure ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel
warning light” in the “Instruments and controls” is replaced, the TPMS will not function
● The TPMS does not monitor the tire pres-
sure of the spare tire. section and “Tire Pressure Monitoring System and the low tire pressure warning light
(TPMS)” in the “In case of emergency” section. will flash for approximately 1 minute.
● The TPMS will activate only when the vehicle The light will remain on after 1 minute.
is driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 WARNING Contact your NISSAN dealer as soon as
km/h). Also, this system may not detect a possible for tire replacement and/or
sudden drop in tire pressure (for example a ● If the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates while driving, avoid sudden system resetting.
flat tire while driving).
steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, ● Replacing tires with those not originally
● The low tire pressure warning light does not reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road specified by NISSAN could affect the
automatically turn off when the tire pressure to a safe location and stop the vehicle proper operation of the TPMS.
is adjusted. After the tire is inflated to the as soon as possible. Serious vehicle
recommended pressure, the vehicle must be damage could occur and may lead to an ● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol
driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) accident and could result in serious tire sealant into the tires, as this may
to activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire personal injury. Check the tire pressure cause a malfunction of the tire pressure
pressure warning light. Use a tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure sensors.
gauge to check the tire pressure. to the recommended COLD tire pres-
sure shown on the Tire and Loading CAUTION
● Tire pressure rises and falls depending on
the heat caused by the vehicle’s operation Information label to turn the low tire Do not place metalized film or any metal
and the outside temperature. Low outside pressure warning light OFF. If you have parts (antenna, etc.) on the windows. This
temperature can lower the temperature of a flat tire, replace it with a spare tire as may cause poor reception of the signals
the air inside the tire which can cause a soon as possible. (See “Flat tire” in the from the tire pressure sensors, and the
lower tire inflation pressure. This may cause “In case of emergency” section for TPMS will not function properly.
the low tire pressure warning light to illumi- changing a flat tire.)
nate. If the warning light illuminates in low
ambient temperature, check the tire pres-
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Some devices and transmitters may temporarily AVOIDING COLLISION AND DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND
interfere with the operation of the TPMS and ROLLOVER DRIVING
cause the low tire pressure warning light to illu-
minate.
WARNING WARNING
Some examples are:
Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe Never drive under the influence of alcohol
– Facilities or electric devices using similar radio and prudent manner may result in loss of or drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream re-
frequencies are near the vehicle. control or an accident. duces coordination, delays reaction time
and impairs judgement. Driving after
– If a transmitter set to similar frequencies is Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey drinking alcohol increases the likelihood
being used in or near the vehicle. all traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed, of being involved in an accident injuring
– If a computer (or similar equipment) or a high speed cornering, or sudden steering ma- yourself and others. Additionally, if you
DC/AC converter is being used in or near the neuvers, because these driving practices could are injured in an accident, alcohol can
vehicle. cause you to lose control of your vehicle. As with increase the severity of the injury.
any vehicle, loss of control could result in a
FCC Notice: collision with other vehicles or objects, or NISSAN is committed to safe driving. However,
cause the vehicle to roll over, particularly if you must choose not to drive under the influence
Changes or modifications not expressly ap-
the loss of control causes the vehicle to of alcohol. Every year thousands of people are
proved by the party responsible for compli-
slide sideways. Be attentive at all times, and injured or killed in alcohol-related accidents. Al-
ance could void the user’s authority to op-
avoid driving when tired. Never drive when under though the local laws vary on what is considered
erate the equipment.
the influence of alcohol or drugs (including pre- to be legally intoxicated, the fact is that alcohol
This device complies with Part 15 of the scription or over-the-counter drugs which may affects all people differently and most people
FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry cause drowsiness). Always wear your seat belt as underestimate the effects of alcohol.
Canada. outlined in the “Safety – Seats, seat belts and Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! And
Operation is subject to the following two supplemental restraint system” section of this that is true for drugs, too (over-the-counter, pre-
conditions: (1) This device may not cause manual, and also instruct your passengers to do so. scription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if your
harmful interference, and (2) this device Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in collisions ability to operate your vehicle is impaired by alco-
must accept any interference received, in- and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an unbelted hol, drugs, or some other physical condition.
cluding interference that may cause undes- or improperly belted person is significantly
ired operation of the device. more likely to be injured or killed than a
person properly wearing a seat belt.
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IGNITION SWITCH

WARNING ● If the vehicle battery is discharged the


ignition switch cannot be moved from
Never remove or turn the key to the LOCK the “LOCK” position and if the steering
position while driving. The steering wheel lock is engaged, the steering wheel
will lock. This may cause the driver to lose cannot be moved. Charge the battery as
control of the vehicle and could result in soon as possible. (See “JUMP START-
serious vehicle damage or personal injury.
ING” in the “In case of emergency” sec-
tion of this manual.)

LSD0175

INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM (if so


equipped)
The Intelligent Key system can operate the igni-
tion 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 vehicle.

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1. Shift the selector lever to the P (Park) posi-
tion.
2. Turn the ignition switch slightly in the ON
direction.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK posi-
tion.
4. Remove the key if it is inserted in the ignition
switch.
If the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK posi-
tion, the selector lever cannot be moved from the
P (Park) position.

WSD0041 LSD0175 The shift selector lever can be moved if the


ignition switch is in the ON position and the
Without Intelligent Key system With Intelligent Key system
foot brake pedal is depressed.
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE
There is an OFF position between the
TRANSMISSION (CVT) LOCK and ACC positions. The OFF position
The ignition lock is designed so that the ignition is indicated by a “1” on the key cylinder.
switch cannot be turned to the LOCK position When the ignition is in the OFF position,
until the selector lever is moved to the P (Park) the steering wheel is not locked.
position. When moving the ignition switch to the To lock the steering wheel:
LOCK position, to remove the key from the igni-
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK posi-
tion switch, make sure the selector lever is in the
tion.
P (Park) position.
2. Remove the key, if it is inserted in the ignition
When the ignition switch cannot be turned to the switch.
LOCK position:
3. Turn the steering wheel 1/8 of a turn clock-
wise from the straight up position.
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To unlock the steering wheel: To lock the steering wheel, turn the key to
the LOCK position. Remove the key. To
1. Insert the key into the ignition switch, if nec-
essary. unlock the steering wheel, insert the key
and turn it gently while rotating the steer-
2. Gently turn the ignition switch while rotating ing wheel slightly right and left.
the steering wheel slightly right and left.
KEY POSITIONS
LOCK: Normal parking position (0)
Intelligent Key system:
PUSH OFF- The steering lock can only be locked
at this position.
PUSH ON- The ignition switch will be unlocked
WSD0052 while carrying the Intelligent Key.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OFF: (Manual transmission model) (1)
The ignition switch includes a device that helps The engine can be turned off without locking the
steering wheel.
prevent accidental removal of the key while driv-
ing. ACC: (Accessories) (2)
The key can only be removed when the ignition This position activates electrical accessories
switch is in the LOCK position. such as the radio when the engine is not running.

On manual transmission models, to turn the igni- ON: Normal operating position (3)
tion key to LOCK position from ACC or ON This position turns on the ignition system and the
position, turn the key to OFF, push the key in, then electrical accessories.
turn the key to LOCK. START: (4)
In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it This position starts the engine. As soon as the
must be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwise engine has started, release the key. It automati-
from the straight up position. cally returns to the ON position.
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BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINE

NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER ● Make sure the area around the vehicle is 1. Apply the parking brake.
SYSTEM clear.
2. CVT model:
The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will not ● Check fluid levels such as engine oil, cool-
ant, brake and clutch fluid, and window Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) or N
allow the engine to start without the use of the (Neutral). P (Park) is recommended.
registered key. washer fluid as frequently as possible, or at
least whenever you refuel. The shift selector lever cannot be
If the engine fails to start using a registered key moved out of P (Park) and into any of
(for example, when interference is caused by ● Check that all windows and lights are clean.
the other gear positions if the ignition
another registered key, an automated toll road ● Visually inspect tires for their appearance key is turned to the OFF position or if
device or automatic payment device on the key and condition. Also check tires for proper the key is removed from the ignition
ring), restart the engine using the following pro- inflation.
cedures: switch.
● Lock all doors.
1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position The starter is designed not to operate if
for approximately 5 seconds. ● Position seat and adjust head restraints. the shift selector lever is in any of the
● Adjust inside and outside mirrors. driving positions.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK
position, and wait approximately 10 sec- ● Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to Manual transmission model:
onds. do likewise. Move the shift lever to N (Neutral). Depress
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2. ● Check the operation of warning lights when the clutch pedal to the floor while cranking
the key is turned to the ON (3) position. See the engine.
4. Restart the engine while holding the device
(which may have caused the interference) “Warning/indicator lights and audible re- The starter is designed not to operate
separate from the registered key. minders” in the “Instruments and controls” unless the clutch pedal is fully de-
section of this manual.
If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec- pressed.
ommends placing the registered key on a sepa- Intelligent Key system models: Slowly
rate key ring to avoid interference from other “PUSH ON” the ignition switch. When the
devices. Intelligent Key system warning light in
the meter illuminates in green, the ignition
switch can be turned.

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The Intelligent Key must be carried ● Remove the mechanical key from the ig-
CAUTION
when operating the ignition switch. nition switch.
Do not operate the starter for more than
When the Intelligent Key system warning ● Close the doors. 15 seconds at a time. If the engine does
light in the meter blinks in red and the not start, turn the key off and wait 10
3. Crank the engine with your foot off the
inside warning buzzer emits a short beep, be seconds before cranking again, otherwise
accelerator pedal by turning the ignition
sure that the selector lever is in the P (Park) the starter could be damaged.
key to START. Release the key when the
position and the ignition switch is securely
engine starts. If the engine starts, but fails to 4. Warm-up
returned to the LOCK position.
run, repeat the above procedure.
The Intelligent Key system warning Allow the engine to idle for at least 30 sec-
● If the engine is very hard to start in ex- onds after starting. Do not race the engine
light blinking in red, turns off by per-
tremely cold weather or when restarting, while warming it up. Drive at moderate
forming the following operations:
depress the accelerator pedal a little (ap- speed for a short distance first, especially in
● Return the ignition switch to the LOCK proximately 1/3 to the floor) and hold it cold weather.
position. and then crank the engine. Release the
key and the accelerator pedal when the
● Turn the ignition switch to the ACC posi-
engine starts.
tion.
● If the engine is very hard to start because
When the buzzer beeps 4 times continu-
it is flooded, depress the accelerator
ously, check for the following:
pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
● The ignition switch is returned to the Crank the engine for 5-6 seconds. After
LOCK position. cranking the engine, release the accel-
erator pedal. Crank the engine with your
● The mechanical key is not inserted into
foot off the accelerator pedal by turn-
the ignition switch.
ing the ignition key to START. Release the
The inside warning buzzer stops when one key when the engine starts. If the engine
of the following is performed: starts, but fails to run, repeat the above
procedure.
● Return the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.

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DRIVING THE VEHICLE

CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE The CVT in your vehicle is electronically con- The CVT is designed so the foot brake
trolled to produce maximum power and smooth pedal MUST be depressed before shifting
TRANSMISSION (CVT) (if so operation. from P (Park) to any drive position while
equipped) the ignition switch is in the ON position.
The recommended operating procedures for this
WARNING transmission are shown on the following pages. The shift selector lever cannot be moved
Follow these procedures for maximum vehicle out of P (Park) and into any of the other
● Do not depress the accelerator pedal performance and driving enjoyment. gear positions if the ignition key is turned
while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neu- to the LOCK, OFF or ACC position or if the
tral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive) or L (Low). NOTE: key is removed.
Always depress the brake pedal until
shifting is completed. Failure to do so Engine power may be automatically re-
could cause you to lose control and duced to protect the CVT if the engine
have an accident. speed increases quickly when driving on
slippery roads or while being tested on
● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use some dynamometers.
caution when shifting into a forward or
reverse gear before the engine has Starting the vehicle
warmed up. 1. After starting the engine, fully depress the
● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery foot brake pedal before moving the shift
roads. This may cause a loss of control. selector lever out of the P (Park) position.
● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) 2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and
while the vehicle is moving. This could move the shift selector lever into a driving
cause an accident. gear.
3. Release the foot brake, then gradually start
CAUTION the vehicle in motion.
When stopping the vehicle on an uphill 4. Stop the vehicle completely before shifting
grade, do not hold the vehicle by depress- the selector lever to the P (Park) position.
ing the accelerator pedal. The foot brake
should be used for this purpose.

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4. Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) or N
WARNING
(Neutral) to restart the vehicle (P is pre-
Apply the parking brake if the selector ferred). Move the shift selector lever to P
lever is in any position while the engine is (Park) to park the vehicle and turn the igni-
not running. Failure to do so could cause tion key to the LOCK position to remove the
the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll key.
away and result in serious personal injury
or property damage. P (Park):

If the key is turned to the OFF or ACC position for Use this selector position when the vehicle is
any reason while the vehicle is in N (Neutral), or parked or when starting the engine. Make sure
any drive position, the shift selector lever cannot the vehicle is completely stopped. The brake
be moved to P (Park). Additionally, the key cannot pedal must be depressed and the selector
be turned to the LOCK position and be removed lever button pushed in to move the selector
from the ignition switch. If this occurs, perform lever from the N (Neutral) or any drive po-
LSD0177
the following steps: sition to P (Park). Apply the parking brake.
To move the selector lever: When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake
1. Apply the parking brake when the vehicle is first, then shift the selector lever into the P (Park)
Push the button s
A while depressing the
brake pedal
stopped. position.
Push the button s
A to shift 2. Turn the key to the ON position. R (Reverse):
Shift without pushing button s
A
3. Depress the foot brake pedal.
CAUTION
Shifting Use this position only when the vehicle is
After starting the engine, fully depress the brake completely stopped.
pedal and move the shift selector lever from P Use this position to back up. Make sure the
(Park) to any of the desired shift positions. vehicle is completely stopped before selecting R
(Reverse) position. R (Reverse) speed is limited
to 25 MPH (40 km/h). Do not exceed 25 MPH
(40 km/h) in the R (Reverse) position. The brake
pedal must be depressed and the selector
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lever button pushed in to move the selector
lever from P (Park), N (Neutral) or any drive
position to R (Reverse).
N (Neutral):
Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. The
engine can be started in this position. You may
shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled engine
while the vehicle is moving.
D (Drive):
Use this position for all normal forward driving.
L (Low):
Use this position for maximum engine braking on WSD0192 LSD0193
steep downhill gradients/climbing steep slopes
and whenever approaching sharp bends. Do not
Manual shift mode (if so equipped) In the manual shift mode, the shift range is dis-
played on the position indicator in the meter.
use the L (Low) position in any other circum- When the manual shift mode button s A is
stances. pressed with the vehicle stopped or while driving, Shift ranges up or down one by one as follows:
the transmission enters the manual shift mode. M1←→ M2 ←→ M3 ←→ M4 ←→ M5 ←→ M6
Shift ranges can be selected manually using the
paddles on the steering wheel sB and s C.

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M6 (6th): When shifting down: ● When the CVT fluid temperature is ex-
tremely low, the manual shift mode may not
Use this position for all normal forward driving. Pull the 2 s B paddle on the steering wheel
work and automatically shift as a drive mode.
M5 (5th): towards you. (Shifts to lower range.) This is not a malfunction. In this case, press
● Pulling the same paddle twice will shift the the manual shift button sA off and drive for a
Use this position when driving up long slopes, or while and then reactivate the manual shift
for engine braking when driving down long ranges in succession. However, if this mo-
tion is rapidly done, the second shifting may mode.
slopes.
not be completed properly. ● When the CVT fluid temperature is high, the
M4 (4th), M3 (3rd) and M2 (2nd): shift range may upshift in lower rpm than
When canceling the manual shift mode:
Use for hill climbing or engine braking on downhill usual. This is not a malfunction.
grades. Press the manual shift mode button s A to return
the transmission to the normal driving mode.
M1 (1st):
● In the manual shift mode, the transmis-
Use this position when climbing steep hills slowly
sion may not shift to the selected gear.
or driving slowly through deep snow, sand or
mud, or for maximum engine braking on steep This helps maintain driving perfor-
downhill grades. mance and reduces the chance of ve-
hicle damage or loss of control.
● Remember not to drive at high speeds for
extended periods of time in lower than M6 ● In the manual shift mode, the transmis-
range. This reduces fuel economy. sion may shift up automatically to a
higher range than selected if the en-
When shifting up: gine speed is too high. When the ve-
Pull the + s C paddle on the steering wheel hicle speed decreases, the transmis-
towards you. (Shifts to higher range.) sion automatically shifts down. The
transmission shifts to M1 (1st) gear
before the vehicle comes to a com-
plete stop. When accelerating again, it
is necessary to shift up to the desired
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1. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position
and remove the key
2. Apply the parking brake.
3. Remove the shift lock release cover as
shown.
4. Insert a small screwdriver in the shift lock
release slot and push down.
5. Move the shift selector lever to the N (Neu-
tral) position while holding down the shift
lock release.
6. Turn the key to the ON position to unlock the
steering wheel. Now the vehicle may be
LSD0178 LSD0179
moved to the desired location.
Shift lock release If the shift selector lever cannot be moved out of
Overdrive (O/D) OFF switch
If the battery is discharged, the shift selector lever P (Park), have a NISSAN dealer check the trans- When the O/D OFF switch is pushed with the
may not be moved from the P (Park) position even mission as soon as possible. selector lever in the D (Drive) position, the
with the brake pedal depressed. light in the instrument panel illuminates. See
WARNING “Overdrive off indicator light” in the “Instruments
To move the shift selector lever, release the shift
If the selector lever cannot be moved from and controls” section of this manual.
lock. The shift selector lever can be moved to N
(Neutral). However, the steering wheel will be the P (Park) position while the engine is Use the Overdrive off mode when you need im-
locked unless the ignition switch is turned to the running and the brake pedal is depressed, proved engine braking.
the stop lights may not work. Malfunction-
ON position. This allows the vehicle to be moved
ing stop lights could cause an accident To turn off the Overdrive off mode, push the O/D
if the battery is discharged.
injuring yourself and others. OFF switch again. The indicator light will
To push the shift lock release, complete the fol- turn off.
lowing procedure:
Each time the engine is started, or when the
selector lever is shifted to any position other than
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D (Drive), the Overdrive off mode will be auto-
WARNING CAUTION
matically turned off.
When the high fluid temperature protec- ● Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal
Accelerator downshift tion mode or fail-safe operation occurs, while driving. This may cause clutch
— in D position — vehicle speed may be gradually reduced. damage.
The reduced speed may be lower than
For passing or hill climbing, depress the accel- ● Fully depress the clutch pedal before
other traffic, which could increase the
erator pedal to the floor. This shifts the transmis- shifting to help prevent transmission
chance of a collision. Be especially care-
sion down into a lower gear, depending on the damage.
ful when driving. If necessary, pull to the
vehicle speed. side of the road at a safe place and allow ● Stop your vehicle completely before
Fail-safe the transmission to return to normal op- shifting into R (Reverse).
eration, or have it repaired if necessary. ● When the vehicle is stopped with the
When the fail-safe operation occurs, the CVT will
MANUAL TRANSMISSION (if so engine running (for example, at a stop
not be shifted into the selected driving position.
light), shift to N (Neutral) and release
If the vehicle is driven under extreme con-
equipped) the clutch pedal with the foot brake
ditions, such as excessive wheel spinning applied.
and subsequent hard braking, the fail-safe WARNING
system may be activated. The MIL may ● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery
come on to indicate the fail-safe mode is roads. This may cause a loss of control.
activated, see “Malfunction indicator light
(MIL)” in the “Instrument and controls” sec- ● Do not over-rev the engine when shift-
tion. This will occur even if all electrical ing to a lower gear. This may cause a
circuits are functioning properly. In this loss of control or engine damage.
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 operat-
ing condition. If it does not return to its
normal operating condition, have a
NISSAN dealer check the transmission and
repair if necessary.
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To back up, lift up on the shift lever ring s
1 and Suggested upshift speeds
then move it to the R (Reverse) position after
stopping the vehicle completely. The following are suggested vehicle speeds for
shifting into a higher gear. These suggestions
The shift lever ring returns to its original position relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance.
when the shift lever is moved to the N (Neutral) Actual upshift speeds will vary according to road
position. conditions, the weather and individual driving
habits.
If it is difficult to move the shift lever into R
(Reverse) or 1 (1st), shift into N (Neutral), then GEAR CHANGE km/h (MPH)
release the clutch pedal. Depress the clutch 1st to 2nd 13 (8)
pedal again and shift into R (Reverse) or 1 (1st). 2nd to 3rd 27 (17)
Suggested upshift speeds 3rd to 4th 40 (25)
4th to 5th 58 (36)
LSD0180 The following are suggested vehicle speeds for
shifting into a higher gear. These suggestions 5th to 6th 82 (51)
Shifting relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance. Suggested maximum speed in each
To change gears, or when upshifting or down- Actual upshift speeds will vary according to road
conditions, the weather and individual driving
gear
shifting, depress the clutch pedal fully, shift into
the appropriate gear, then release the clutch habits. Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not
slowly and smoothly. running smoothly, or if you need to accelerate.
GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h)
To ensure smooth gear changes, fully depress 1st to 2nd 8 (13) Do not exceed the maximum suggested speed
the clutch pedal before operating the shift lever. If (shown below) in any gear. For level road driving,
2nd to 3rd 17 (27)
use the highest gear suggested for that speed.
the clutch pedal is not fully depressed before the 3rd to 4th 25 (40) Always observe posted speed limits, and drive
transmission is shifted, a gear noise may be
4th to 5th 36 (58) according to the road conditions, which will en-
heard. Transmission damage may occur. sure safe operation. Do not over-rev the engine
5th to 6th 51 (82)
Start the vehicle in 1st gear and shift to 2nd, 3rd, when shifting to a lower gear as it may cause
4th and 5th up to 6th gear in sequence according engine damage or loss of vehicle control.
to vehicle speed.

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PARKING BRAKE

MR20DE engine models:


WARNING
GEAR MPH (km/h)
● Be sure the parking brake is fully re-
1st 27 (44) leased before driving. Failure to do so
2nd 49 (79) can cause brake failure and lead to an
accident.
3rd 68 (109)
4th — ● Do not release the parking brake from
outside the vehicle.
5th —
6th —
● Do not use the gear shift in place of the
parking brake. When parking, be sure
QR25DE engine models: the parking brake is fully engaged.

GEAR MPH (km/h) ● Do not leave children unattended in a


vehicle. They could release the parking
1st 33 (53) brake and cause an accident. WSD0048
2nd 53 (86) To engage: Pull the lever up s A.
3rd 75 (121) To release:
4th — 1. Firmly apply the foot brake.
5th — 2. Manual transmission models:
6th — Place the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position.
Automatic transmission models:
Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
3. While pulling up on the parking brake lever
slightly, push the button and lower com-
pletely sB.
4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning
light goes out.

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CRUISE CONTROL (if so equipped)

● The SET indicator light may blink when the


CAUTION
cruise control switch is turned ON while
pushing the ACCEL/RES, COAST/SET, or On manual transmission models, do not
CANCEL switch. To properly set the cruise shift into N (Neutral) without depressing
control system, use the following proce- the clutch pedal when the cruise control is
dures. set. Should this occur, depress the clutch
pedal and turn the main switch off imme-
WARNING diately. Failure to do so may cause engine
damage.
Do not use the cruise control when driving
under the following conditions: CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS
● When it is not possible to keep the The cruise control allows driving at a speed be-
vehicle at a set speed. tween 25 - 89 MPH (40 - 144 km/h) without
● In heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.
LSD0176
speed. To turn on the cruise control, push the main
1. ACCEL/RES switch switch. The CRUISE indicator light in the instru-
● On winding or hilly roads.
2. COAST/SET switch ment panel comes on.
3. CANCEL switch ● On slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.).
4. ON/OFF switch To set cruising speed, accelerate the vehicle to
● In very windy areas.
the desired speed, push the COAST/SET switch
PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle and release it. The SET indicator light in the instru-
CONTROL control and result in an accident. ment panel comes on. Take your foot off the accel-
erator pedal. Your vehicle maintains the set speed.
● If the cruise control system malfunctions, it
cancels automatically. The SET indicator ● To pass another vehicle, depress the ac-
light in the instrument panel then blinks to celerator pedal. When you release the
warn the driver. pedal, the vehicle returns to the previously
set speed.
● If the SET indicator light blinks, turn the ● The vehicle may not maintain the set speed
cruise control switch off and have the sys- when going up or down steep hills. If this
tem checked by a NISSAN dealer. happens, drive without the cruise control.
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BREAK-IN SCHEDULE

To cancel the preset speed, use one of the ● Push and hold the ACCEL/RES switch.
CAUTION
following three methods. When the vehicle attains the speed you de-
sire, release the switch. During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km),
● Push the CANCEL button; the SET indicator follow these recommendations to obtain
light in the instrument panel goes out. ● Push and release the ACCEL/RES switch. maximum engine performance and en-
Each time you do this, the set speed in- sure the future reliability and economy of
● Tap the brake pedal; the SET indicator light creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h).
goes out. your new vehicle. Failure to follow these
To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one recommendations may result in short-
● Turn the main switch off. Both the CRUISE of the following three methods. ened engine life and reduced engine
indicator light and SET indicator light in the performance.
instrument panel go out. ● Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the ve-
hicle attains the desired speed, push the ● Avoid driving for long periods at constant
The cruise control is automatically canceled and COAST/SET switch and release it. speed, either fast or slow, and do not run the
the SET light in the instrument panel goes out if: engine over 4,000 rpm.
● Push and hold the COAST/SET switch. Re-
● you depress the brake or clutch pedal while lease the switch when the vehicle slows to ● Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear.
pushing the ACCEL/RES or SET/COAST the desired speed.
● Avoid quick starts.
switch. The preset speed is deleted from ● Push and release the COAST/SET switch.
memory. ● Avoid hard braking as much as possible.
Each time you do this, the set speed de-
● the vehicle slows down more than 8 MPH creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). ● Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles
(13 km/h) below the set speed. (800 km). Your engine, axle or other parts
To resume the preset speed, push and re-
could be damaged.
● you depress the clutch pedal (manual trans- lease the ACCEL/RES switch. The vehicle re-
turns to the last set cruising speed when the
mission), or move the shift selector lever to N
vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h).
(Neutral) (CVT).
To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one
of the following three methods.
● Depress the accelerator pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push and
release the COAST/SET switch.

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INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY

● Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain ● When cruising at highway speeds, it is more
cruising speeds with a constant accelerator economical to use the air conditioner and
position. leave the windows closed to reduce drag.
● Drive at moderate speeds on the highway. ● Use the recommended viscosity engine oil.
Driving at high speed lowers fuel economy. See “Engine oil and oil filter recommenda-
tion” in “Technical and consumer informa-
● Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking.
tion” later in this manual.
Maintain a safe distance behind other ve-
hicles.
● Use a proper gear range which suits road
conditions. On level roads, shift into high
gear as soon as possible.
● Avoid unnecessary engine idling.
● Keep your engine tuned up.
● Follow the recommended periodic mainte-
nance schedule.
● Keep the tires inflated to the correct pres-
sure. Low tire pressure increases tire wear
and lowers fuel economy.
● Keep the wheels in correct alignment. Im-
proper alignment increases tire wear and
lowers fuel economy.
● Air conditioner operation lowers fuel
economy. Use the air conditioner only when
necessary.

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PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS

2. Manual transmission models:


Place the shift lever in the R (Reverse) posi-
tion. When parking on an uphill grade, place
the shift lever in 1st gear.
Continuously Variable Transmission
(CVT) models:
Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
3. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling into
traffic when parked on an incline, it is a good
practice to turn the wheels as illustrated.
● HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: s 1
SSD0488 Turn the wheels into the curb and move the
vehicle forward until the curb side wheel
WARNING lever has been pushed as far forward as
gently touches the curb.
it can go and cannot be moved without
● Do not stop or park the vehicle over depressing the foot brake pedal. ● HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: s 2
flammable materials such as dry grass,
● Never leave the engine running while Turn the wheels away from the curb and
waste paper or rags. They may ignite
the vehicle is unattended. move the vehicle back until the curb side
and cause a fire.
wheel gently touches the curb.
● Safe parking procedures require that ● Do not leave children unattended inside
● HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO
both the parking brake be set and the the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac-
CURB: s 3
transmission placed into P (Park) for tivate switches or controls. Unattended
CVT models or in an appropriate gear children could become involved in seri- Turn the wheels toward the side of the road
for manual transmission models. Fail- ous accidents. so the vehicle will move away from the cen-
ure to do so could cause the vehicle to ter of the road if it moves.
move unexpectedly or roll away and re- 1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position
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POWER STEERING BRAKE SYSTEM

You may hear a sound when the steering wheel is The brake system has two separate hydraulic
WARNING
operated quickly. However, this is not a malfunc- circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still
● If the engine is not running or is turned tion. have braking at two wheels.
off while driving, the power assist for
the steering will not work. Steering will If the power steering warning light PS illuminates BRAKE PRECAUTIONS
be harder to operate. while the engine is running, it may indicate the
power steering system is not functioning properly Vacuum assisted brakes
● When the power steering warning light and may need servicing. Have the power steering
illuminates with the engine running, system checked by a NISSAN dealer. The brake booster aids braking by using engine
there will be no power assist for the vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop the
steering. You will still have control of When the power steering warning light illumi- vehicle by depressing the brake pedal. However,
the vehicle but the steering will be nates with the engine running, there will be no greater foot pressure on the brake pedal will be
harder to operate. Have the power power assist for the steering but you will still have required to stop the vehicle and stopping dis-
steering system checked by a NISSAN control of the vehicle. At this time, greater steer-
tance will be longer.
dealer. ing effort is required to operate the steering
wheel, especially in sharp turns and at low Using the brakes
The power steering system is designed to pro- speeds.
vide power assist while driving to operate the Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while
For additional information see “Power steering driving. This will overheat the brakes, wear out the
steering wheel with light force. warning light” in the “Instruments and controls” brakes and pads faster, and reduce gas mileage.
When the steering wheel is operated repeatedly section.
or continuously while parking or driving at a very To help reduce brake wear and to prevent the
low speed, the power assist for the steering brakes from overheating, reduce speed and
wheel will be reduced. This is to prevent over- downshift to a lower gear before going down a
heating of the power steering system and protect slope or long grade. Overheated brakes may
it from getting damaged. While the power assist reduce braking performance and could result in
is reduced, steering wheel operation will become loss of vehicle control.
heavy. When the temperature of the power steer-
ing system goes down, the power assist level will
return to normal. Avoid repeating such steering
wheel operations that could cause the power
steering system to overheat.
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This procedure is described in the vehicle service – When installing a spare tire, make
WARNING
manual and can be performed by a NISSAN sure that it is the proper size and type
● While driving on a slippery surface, be dealer. as specified on the Tire and Loading
careful when braking, accelerating or Information label. See “Tire and
downshifting. Abrupt braking or accel- ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM Loading Information label” in the
erating could cause the wheels to skid (ABS) (if so equipped) “Technical and consumer informa-
and result in an accident. tion” section of this manual.
● If the engine is not running or is turned WARNING
– For detailed information, see
off while driving, the power assist for ● The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is a “Wheels and tires” in the “Mainte-
the brakes will not work. Braking will be sophisticated device, but it cannot pre- nance and do-it-yourself” section of
harder. vent accidents resulting from careless this manual.
or dangerous driving techniques. It can
Wet brakes help maintain vehicle control during The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) controls the
When the vehicle is washed or driven through braking on slippery surfaces. Remem- brakes so the wheels do not lock during hard
water, the brakes may get wet. As a result, your ber that stopping distances on slippery braking or when braking on slippery surfaces.
braking distance will be longer and the vehicle surfaces will be longer than on normal The system detects the rotation speed at each
may pull to one side during braking. surfaces even with ABS. Stopping dis- wheel and varies the brake fluid pressure to pre-
tances may also be longer on rough, vent each wheel from locking and sliding. By
To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe gravel or snow covered roads, or if you preventing each wheel from locking, the system
speed while lightly pressing the brake pedal to are using tire chains. Always maintain a helps the driver maintain steering control and
heat up the brakes. Do this until the brakes return safe distance from the vehicle in front helps to minimize swerving and spinning on slip-
to normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high of you. Ultimately, the driver is respon- pery surfaces.
speeds until the brakes function correctly. sible for safety.
● Tire type and condition may also affect Using the system
Parking brake break-in
braking effectiveness. Depress the brake pedal and hold it down. De-
Break-in the parking brake shoes whenever the – When replacing tires, install the press the brake pedal with firm steady pressure,
stopping effect of the parking brake is weakened specified size of tires on all four but do not pump the brakes. The ABS will oper-
or whenever the parking brake shoes and/or wheels. ate to prevent the wheels from locking up. Steer
drum/rotors are replaced, in order to assure the the vehicle to avoid obstacles.
best brake performance.
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COLD WEATHER DRIVING

WARNING When the ABS senses that one or more wheels FREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK
are close to locking up, the actuator rapidly ap-
Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing so plies and releases hydraulic pressure. To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply de-
may result in increased stopping icer through the key hole. If the lock becomes
distances. This action is similar to pumping the brakes very frozen, heat the key before inserting it into the key
quickly. You may feel a pulsation in the brake hole or use the remote keyless entry keyfob (if so
Self-test feature pedal and hear a noise from under the hood or equipped).
feel a vibration from the actuator when it is oper-
The ABS includes electronic sensors, electric ating. This is normal and indicates that the ABS is ANTI-FREEZE
pumps, hydraulic solenoids and a computer. The operating properly. However, the pulsation may
In the winter when it is anticipated that the tem-
computer has a built-in diagnostic feature that indicate that road conditions are hazardous and
perature will drop below 32°F (0°C), check the
tests the system each time you start the engine extra care is required while driving.
anti-freeze to assure proper winter protection.
and move the vehicle at a low speed in forward or For details, see “Engine cooling system” in the
reverse. When the self-test occurs, you may hear “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
a “clunk” noise and/or feel a pulsation in the brake manual.
pedal. This is normal and does not indicate a
malfunction. If the computer senses a malfunc- BATTERY
tion, it switches the ABS off and illuminates the If the battery is not fully charged during extremely
ABS warning light on the instrument panel. The cold weather conditions, the battery fluid may
brake system then operates normally, but without freeze and damage the battery. To maintain maxi-
anti-lock assistance. mum efficiency, the battery should be checked
If the ABS warning light illuminates during the regularly. For details, see “Battery” in the “Main-
tenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
self-test or while driving, have the vehicle
manual.
checked by a NISSAN dealer.
Normal operation
The ABS operates at speeds above 3 - 6 MPH (5
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DRAINING OF COOLANT WATER 3. Tire chains may be used. For details see ● Whatever the condition, drive with cau-
“Tire chains” in the “Maintenance and do-it- tion. Accelerate and slow down with
If the vehicle is to be left outside without anti- yourself” section of this manual. care. If accelerating or downshifting too
freeze, drain the cooling system, including the
fast, the drive wheels will lose even
engine block. Refill before operating the vehicle. SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT more traction.
For details, see “Changing engine coolant” in the
It is recommended that the following items be ● Allow more stopping distance under
“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
carried in the vehicle during winter: these conditions. Braking should be
manual.
● A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove started sooner than on dry pavement.
TIRE EQUIPMENT ice and snow from the windows and wiper ● Allow greater following distances on
1. SUMMER tires have a tread designed to blades. slippery roads.
provide superior performance on dry pave- ● A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the ● Watch for slippery spots (glare ice).
ment. However, the performance of these jack to give it firm support. These may appear on an otherwise
tires will be substantially reduced in snowy clear road in shaded areas. If a patch of
and icy conditions. If you operate your ve- ● A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snowdrifts. ice is seen ahead, brake before reach-
hicle on snowy or icy roads, NISSAN recom- ● Extra window washer fluid to refill the reser- ing it. Try not to brake while on the ice,
mends the use of MUD & SNOW or ALL voir tank. and avoid any sudden steering
SEASON TIRES on all four wheels. Please maneuvers.
consult a NISSAN dealer for the tire type, DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE ● Do not use the cruise control on slip-
size, speed rating and availability informa- pery roads.
tion. WARNING
● Snow can trap dangerous exhaust
2. For additional traction on icy roads, studded ● Wet ice (32°F, 0°C and freezing rain), gases under your vehicle. Keep snow
tires may be used. However, some U.S. very cold snow or ice can be slick and clear of the exhaust pipe and from
states and Canadian provinces prohibit their very hard to drive on. The vehicle will around your vehicle.
use. Check local, state and provincial laws have much less traction or “grip” under
before installing studded tires. these conditions. Try to avoid driving on
wet ice until the road is salted or
Skid and traction capabilities of studded sanded.
snow tires on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded snow tires.
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ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so To use the engine block heater:
equipped) 1. Turn the engine off.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the engine block
WARNING
heater cord.
● Do not use your engine block heater
3. Plug the engine block heater cord into a
with an ungrounded electrical system
grounded 3 wire, 3 pronged extension cord.
or a 2-pronged adapter. You can be se-
riously injured by an electrical shock if 4. Plug the extension cord into a Ground Fault
you use an ungrounded connection. Interrupt (GFI) protected, grounded 110-
● Disconnect and properly store the en- volt AC (VAC) outlet.
gine block heater cord before starting 5. The engine block heater must be plugged in
the engine. Damage to the cord could for at least 2 - 4 hours, depending on outside
result in an electrical shock and can temperatures, to properly warm the engine
cause serious injury. coolant. Use an appropriate timer to turn the
● Use a heavy-duty 3-wire, 3-pronged ex- engine block heater on.
tension cord rated for at least 10 A. Plug 6. Before starting the engine, unplug and prop-
the extension cord into a Ground Fault erly store the cord to keep it away from
Interrupt (GFI) protected, grounded moving parts.
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.
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 20° F (-7° C) or
lower.

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6 In case of emergency

Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10


Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Towing your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Changing a flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Towing recommended by NISSAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8 Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) . . . . . . . . . 6-13
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FLAT TIRE

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING WARNING ● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol
SYSTEM (TPMS) ● If the low tire pressure warning light
tire sealant into the tires, as this may
cause a malfunction of the tire pressure
This vehicle is equipped with the Tire Pressure illuminates while driving, avoid sudden sensors.
Monitoring System (TPMS). It monitors tire pres- steering maneuvers or abrupt braking,
sure of all tires except the spare. When the low reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
tire pressure warning light is lit, one or more of to a safe location and stop the vehicle
your tires is significantly under-inflated. If the as soon as possible. Serious vehicle If you have a flat tire, follow the instructions be-
vehicle is being driven with low tire pressure, the damage could occur and may lead to an low.
TPMS will activate and warn you of it by the low accident and could result in serious
personal injury. Check the tire pressure Stopping the vehicle
tire pressure warning light. This system will acti-
for all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure 1. Safely move the vehicle off the road and
vate only when the vehicle is driven at speeds
to the recommended COLD tire pres- away from traffic.
above 16 MPH (25 km/h). For more details, refer sure shown on the Tire and Loading
to “Warning/indicator lights and audible remind- Information label to turn the low tire 2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
ers” in the “Instruments and controls” section, pressure warning light OFF. If you have
and “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” a flat tire, replace it with a spare tire as 3. Park on a level surface and apply the parking
in the “Starting and driving” section. soon as possible. brake. Shift the manual transmission into R
(Reverse), or the CVT into P (Park).
● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel
is replaced, the TPMS will not function 4. Turn off the engine.
and the low tire pressure warning light 5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic and to
will flash for approximately 1 minute. signal professional road assistance person-
The light will remain on after 1 minute.
nel that you need assistance.
Contact your NISSAN dealer as soon as
possible for tire replacement and/or 6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle
system resetting. and stand in a safe place, away from traffic
● Replacing tires with those not originally and clear of the vehicle.
specified by NISSAN could affect the
proper operation of the TPMS.

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WARNING
● Make sure the parking brake is securely
applied and the manual transmission is
shifted into R (Reverse), or the CVT is
shifted into P (Park).
● Never change tires when the vehicle is
on a slope, ice or slippery areas. This is
hazardous.
● Never change tires if oncoming traffic is
close to your vehicle. Wait for profes-
sional road assistance.

WCE0044
Blocking wheels
Place suitable blocks s 1 at both the front and
back of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire
s2 to prevent the vehicle from moving when it is
jacked up.

WARNING
LCE0134
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 Removing bolt-on wheel cover (if so
1. Open the trunk. Lift the trunk floor carpeting equipped)
and spare tire cover s A . Remove the jack
and the spare tire as indicated. CAUTION
2. To remove the jack, turn the jack screw Do not use your hands to pry off wheel
counterclockwise and lift out. caps or wheel covers. Doing so could re-
sult in personal injury.
Wheel cover attachment to the wheel is made by
one of the wheel lug nuts. This wheel lug nut
needs to be removed before the wheel
cover can be removed from the wheel.

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● 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. It may cause the
vehicle to move. This is especially true
for vehicles with limited slip
differentials.
● Do not allow passengers to stay in the
CE1089 vehicle while it is on the jack.
Jacking up vehicle and removing the ● Never run the engine with a wheel(s) off
damaged tire the ground. It may cause the vehicle to
move.
WARNING
● Never get under the vehicle while it is
supported only by the jack. If it is nec-
essary to work under the vehicle, sup-
port 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.

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LCE0020 WCE0048
Always refer to the proper illustrations for the 2. Place the jack directly under the jack-up Installing the spare tire
correct placement and jack-up points for your point as illustrated so the top of the jack
specific vehicle model and jack type. contacts the vehicle at the jack-up point. The spare tire is designed for emergency
Align the jack head between the two use. See specific instructions under the
Carefully read the caution label attached to notches in the front or the rear as shown. heading “Wheels and tires” in the “Mainte-
the jack body and the following instruc- Also fit the groove of the jack head between nance and do-it-yourself” section of this
tions. the notches as shown. manual.
1. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns by The jack should be used on firm and 1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface be-
turning counterclockwise with the wheel nut level ground. tween the wheel and hub.
wrench. Do not remove the wheel nuts
3. To lift the vehicle, securely hold the jack lever 2. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten
until the tire is off the ground.
and rod with both hands. Carefully raise the the wheel nuts finger tight.
vehicle until the tire clears the ground. Re-
move the wheel nuts, and then remove the 3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel
tire. nuts alternately and evenly as illustrated until
they are tight.
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4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire Adjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure.
touches the ground. Then, with the wheel
COLD pressure: After vehicle has been
nut wrench, tighten the wheel nuts securely parked for three hours or more or driven
in the sequence illustrated (s
A ,s
B ,sC ,s
D ).
less than 1 mile (1.6 km).
Lower the vehicle completely.
COLD tire pressures are shown on the Tire
WARNING and Loading Information Label.
● Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly 5. Securely store the flat tire in the vehicle.
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. LCE0136

● Retighten the wheel nuts when the ve- 6. Install the jack in its storage area and tighten
hicle has been driven for 600 miles the jack screw clockwise.
(1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire, 7. Place the spare tire cover and the trunk floor
etc.).
carpeting over the damaged tire.
As soon as possible, tighten the wheel nuts 8. Close the trunk.
to the specified torque with a torque
wrench. WARNING
Wheel nut tightening torque: ● Always make sure that the spare tire
83 ft-lb (113 N·m) and jacking equipment are properly se-
The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to cured after use. Such items can become
dangerous projectiles in an accident or
specification at all times. It is recom-
sudden stop.
mended that wheel nuts be tightened to
specification at each lubrication interval.

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JUMP STARTING

● The spare tire is designed for emer- To start your engine with a booster battery, the ● Whenever working on or near a battery,
gency use. See specific instructions un- instructions and precautions below must be fol- always wear suitable eye protectors (for
der the heading “Wheels and tires” in lowed. example, goggles or industrial safety
the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” spectacles) and remove rings, metal
section of this manual. WARNING bands, or any other jewelry. Do not lean
● If done incorrectly, jump starting can over the battery when jump starting.
lead to a battery explosion, resulting in ● Do not attempt to jump start a frozen
severe injury or death. It could also battery. It could explode and cause se-
damage your vehicle. rious injury.
● Explosive hydrogen gas is always ● Your vehicle has an automatic engine
present in the vicinity of the battery. cooling fan. It could come on at any
Keep all sparks and flames away from time. Keep hands and other objects
the battery. away from it.
● Do not allow battery fluid to come into ● If the battery of a vehicle equipped with
contact with eyes, skin, clothing or the Intelligent Key system is dis-
painted surfaces. Battery fluid is a cor- charged, the ignition switch cannot be
rosive sulfuric acid solution which can moved from the LOCK position, even
cause severe burns. If the fluid should using the mechanical key or the valet
come into contact with anything, imme- key. Connect the jumper cables to an-
diately flush the contacted area with other vehicle, as in the case of a dis-
water. charged battery, and then the ignition
● Keep battery out of the reach of knob can be moved from the LOCK po-
children. sition. Then, jump start the vehicle.
● The booster battery must be rated at 12
volts. Use of an improperly rated battery
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CAUTION
● Always connect positive (1) to positive
(1) and negative (2) to body ground (for
example, strut mounting bolt, engine
lift bracket, etc.) — not to the battery.
● Make sure the jumper cables do not
touch moving parts in the engine com-
partment and that the cable clamps do
not contact any other metal.
5. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and
let it run for a few minutes.
For Intelligent Key system equipped models,
WCE0054 use the mechanical key to start the engine.
2. Apply the parking brake. Move the shift lever 6. Keep the engine speed of the booster ve-
WARNING
to N (Neutral) (manual transmission) or to P hicle at about 2,000 rpm, and start the en-
Always follow the instructions below. (Park) (CVT). Switch off all unnecessary
Failure to do so could result in damage to gine of the vehicle being jump started.
electrical systems (lights, heater, air condi-
the charging system and cause personal tioner, etc.).
injury. CAUTION
3. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so Do not keep the starter motor engaged for
1. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, equipped). Cover the battery with an old more than 10 seconds. If the engine does
position the two vehicles to bring their bat- cloth to reduce explosion hazard. not start right away, turn the key off and
teries near each other. wait 3 to 4 seconds before trying again.
4. Connect jumper cables in the sequence il-
Do not allow the two vehicles to touch. lustrated (s
A,s
B,s C,sD ). 7. After starting the engine, carefully discon-
nect the negative cable and then the positive
cable.

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PUSH STARTING IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS

8. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped). Be If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by an
CAUTION
sure to dispose of the cloth used to cover extremely high temperature gauge reading), or if
the vent holes as it may be contaminated ● Three-way catalyst equipped models you feel a lack of engine power, detect abnormal
with corrosive acid. should not be started by pushing. The noise, etc. take the following steps.
three-way catalyst may be damaged.
● Continuously Variable Transmission WARNING
(CVT) models cannot be push-started or ● Do not continue to drive if your vehicle
tow-started. Attempting to do so may overheats. Doing so could cause engine
cause transmission damage. damage or a vehicle fire.
● For manual transmission models, never ● To avoid the danger of being scalded,
try to start the vehicle by towing it. never remove the radiator cap while the
When the engine starts, the forward engine is still hot. When the radiator
surge could cause the vehicle to collide cap is removed, pressurized hot water
with the tow vehicle. will spurt out, possibly causing serious
injury.
● Do not open the hood if steam is com-
ing out.
1. Move the vehicle safely off the road, apply
the parking brake and move the shift lever to
N (Neutral) (manual transmission) or to P
(Park) (CVT).
Do not stop the engine.
2. Turn off the air conditioner (if so equipped).
Open all the windows, move the heater or air
conditioner temperature control to maximum
hot and fan control to high speed.

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TOWING YOUR VEHICLE

3. Get out of the vehicle. Look and listen for 6. After the engine cools down, check the cool- When towing your vehicle, all State (Provincial in
steam or coolant escaping from the radiator ant level in the engine coolant reservoir tank Canada) and local regulations for towing must be
before opening the hood. (If steam or cool- with the engine running. Add coolant to the followed. Incorrect towing equipment could dam-
ant is escaping, turn off the engine.) Do not engine coolant reservoir tank if necessary. age your vehicle. Towing instructions are avail-
open the hood further until no steam or Have your vehicle repaired at a NISSAN able from a NISSAN dealer. Local service opera-
coolant can be seen. dealer. tors are generally familiar with the applicable laws
and procedures for towing. To assure proper
4. Open the engine hood.
towing and to prevent accidental damage to your
vehicle, NISSAN recommends having a service
WARNING
operator tow your vehicle. It is advisable to have
If steam or water is coming from the en- the service operator carefully read the following
gine, stand clear to prevent getting precautions:
burned.
5. Visually check drive belts for damage or
WARNING
looseness. Also check if the cooling fan is ● Never ride in a vehicle that is being
running. The radiator hoses and radiator towed.
should not leak water. If coolant is leaking, ● Never get under your vehicle after it has
the water pump belt is missing or loose, or been lifted by a tow truck.
the cooling fan does not run, stop the en-
gine. CAUTION
WARNING ● When towing, make sure that the trans-
mission, axles, steering system and
Be careful not to allow your hands, hair, powertrain are in working condition. If
jewelry or clothing to come into contact any unit is damaged, dollies must be
with, or get caught in, engine belts or the used.
engine cooling fan. The engine cooling
fan can start at any time when the coolant ● Always attach safety chains before
temperature is high. towing.

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For information about towing your vehicle behind
a recreational vehicle (RV), refer to “Flat towing”
in the “Technical and consumer information” sec-
tion of this manual.

ACE0511 SCE0199A
TOWING RECOMMENDED BY
NISSAN
NISSAN recommends that your vehicle be towed
with the driving (front) wheels off the ground or
place the vehicle on a flat bed truck as illustrated.

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CAUTION ● When towing Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT) or manual trans-
● Never tow Continuously Variable Trans- mission models with the rear wheels on
mission (CVT) models with the front the ground (if you do not use towing
wheels on the ground or four wheels on dollies): Always release the parking
the ground (forward or backward), as brake.
this may cause serious and expensive
damage to the transmission. If it is nec-
essary to tow the vehicle with the rear
wheels raised always use towing dollies
under the front wheels.
● When towing Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT) models with the
front wheels on towing dollies, or when
towing manual transmission models WCE0146
with the front wheels on the ground: VEHICLE RECOVERY (freeing a stuck
– Turn the ignition key to the OFF po- vehicle)
sition, and secure the steering wheel
in a straight-ahead position with a Front
rope or similar device. Never secure
Do not use the hook to tow the vehicle.
the steering wheel by turning the ig-
nition key to the LOCK position. This
may damage the steering lock WARNING
mechanism. ● Stand clear of a stuck vehicle.
– Move the gearshift lever to the N ● Do not spin your tires at high speed.
(Neutral) position. This could cause them to explode and
result in serious injury. Parts of your
vehicle could also overheat and be
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3. Slowly rock the vehicle forward and back-
CAUTION
ward.
● Tow chains or cables must be attached
only to the main structural members of ● Shift back and forth between R (Reverse)
the vehicle or the towing hooks (if so and D (Drive) (CVT models) or 1st (low)
equipped). Otherwise, the vehicle body and R (Reverse) (manual transmission
will be damaged. models).

● Do not use the vehicle tie downs to free ● Apply the accelerator as little as possible
a vehicle stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc. to maintain the rocking motion.
Never tow the vehicle using the vehicle ● Release the accelerator pedal before
tie downs or recovery hooks. shifting between R (Reverse) and D
● Always pull the cable straight out from (Drive) (CVT models) or 1st and R (Re-
the front or rear of the vehicle. Never verse) (manual transmission models).
pull the vehicle at an angle. ● Do not spin the tires above 35 mph (55 SCE0578
● Pulling devices should be routed so km/h).
Rear (if so equipped)
they do not touch any part of the sus- 4. If the vehicle can not be freed after a few
pension, steering, brake or cooling tries, contact a professional towing service Do not use the hook to tow the vehicle.
systems. to remove the vehicle.
● Pulling devices such as ropes or canvas
straps are not recommended for use in
vehicle towing or recovery.
If your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc.,
use the following procedure:
1. Make sure the area in front and behind the
vehicle is clear of obstructions.
2. Turn the steering wheel right and left to clear
an area around the front tires.

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7 Appearance and care

Cleaning exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Cleaning interior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4


Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Floor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Removing spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Corrosion protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Underbody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Most common factors contributing to vehicle
Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Aluminum alloy wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Environmental factors influence the rate of
Chrome parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4 corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Tire dressings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4 To protect your vehicle from corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6

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CLEANING EXTERIOR

In order to maintain the appearance of your ve- the effects of road salt. Therefore, these areas
CAUTION
hicle, it is important to take proper care of it. must be cleaned regularly. Take care that the
● Do not use car washes that use acid in drain holes in the lower edge of the door are
To protect the paint surfaces, please wash your the detergent. Some car washes, espe- open. Spray water under the body and in the
vehicle as soon as you can: cially brushless ones, use some acid for wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away
● after a rainfall to prevent possible damage cleaning. The acid may react with some road salt.
from acid rain. plastic vehicle components, causing
them to crack. This could affect their A damp chamois can be used to dry the vehicle to
● after driving on coastal roads. appearance, and also could cause them avoid water spots.
not to function properly. Always check WAXING
● when contaminants such as soot, bird drop-
with your car wash to confirm that acid
pings, tree sap, metal particles or bugs get is not used. Regular waxing protects the paint surface and
on the paint surface. helps retain new vehicle appearance. Polishing is
● Do not wash the vehicle with strong recommended to remove built-up wax residue
● when dust or mud builds up on the surface. household soap, strong chemical deter- and to avoid a weathered appearance before
Whenever possible, store or park your vehicle gents, gasoline or solvents. re-applying wax.
inside a garage or in a covered area. ● Do not wash the vehicle in direct sun- A NISSAN dealer can assist you in choosing the
light or while the vehicle body is hot, as proper product.
When it is necessary to park outside, park in a
the surface may become water-spotted.
shady area or protect the vehicle with a body ● Wax your vehicle only after a thorough wash-
cover. ● Avoid using tight-napped or rough
ing. Follow the instructions supplied with the
cloths, such as washing mitts. Care
Be careful not to scratch the paint surface wax.
must be taken when removing
when putting on or removing the body caked-on dirt or other foreign sub- ● Do not use a wax containing any abrasives,
cover. stances so the paint surface is not cutting compounds or cleaners that may
scratched or damaged. damage the vehicle finish.
WASHING
Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of clean Machine compounding or aggressive polishing
Wash dirt off with a wet sponge and plenty of
water. on a base coat/clear coat paint finish may dull the
water. Clean the vehicle thoroughly using a mild
finish or leave swirl marks.
soap, a special vehicle soap or general purpose Inside flanges, seams and folds on the doors,
dishwashing liquid mixed with clean, lukewarm hatches and hood are particularly vulnerable to
(never hot) water.
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REMOVING SPOTS Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and dust film
from the glass surfaces. It is normal for glass to
Remove tar and oil spots, industrial dust, insects, become coated with a film after the vehicle is
and tree sap as quickly as possible from the parked in the hot sun. Glass cleaner and a soft
surface of the paint to avoid lasting damage or
cloth will easily remove this film.
staining. Special cleaning products are available
at a NISSAN dealer or any automotive accessory
store. CAUTION
When cleaning the inside of the windows,
UNDERBODY do not use sharp-edged tools, abrasive
In areas where road salt is used in winter, it is cleaners or chlorine-based disinfectant
necessary to clean the underbody regularly in cleaners. They could damage the electri-
order to prevent dirt and salt from building up and cal conductors, radio antenna elements or
causing the acceleration of corrosion on the un- rear window defroster elements.
derbody and suspension. Before the winter pe- WAI0005
riod and again in the spring, the underseal must ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS
be checked and, if necessary, retreated. GLASS
Wash the wheels regularly with a sponge damp-
When cleaning the rear window, it may be easier ened in a mild soap solution, especially during
to clean if the high-mounted stop light is removed winter months in areas where road salt is used. If
first. not removed, road salt can discolor the wheels.
Be careful when removing the high-mounted
CAUTION
stop light to reduce the risk of damaging the
high-mounted stop light wires. Follow the directions below to avoid
staining or discoloring the wheels:
To remove the high-mounted stop light:
● Do not use a cleaner that uses strong
s
1 Push toward rear of vehicle. acid or alkali contents to clean the
wheels.
s
2 Lift to remove.
The high-mounted stop light must be properly
reinstalled before driving your vehicle.
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CLEANING INTERIOR

● Do not apply wheel cleaners to the ● Apply a light coat of tire dressing to help This vehicle has new and unique surfaces on the
wheels when they are hot. The wheel prevent it from entering the tire center console and door pull finishers. If cleaning
temperature should be the same as am- tread/grooves (where it would be difficult to is required use mild soap and water. However if
bient temperature. remove). mild soap and water won’t clean the center con-
● Wipe off excess tire dressing using a dry sole and door pull finishers, use NISSAN Vinyl
● Rinse the wheel to completely remove and Leather Cleaner (or equivalent).
the cleaner within 15 minutes after the towel. Make sure the tire dressing is com-
cleaner is applied. pletely removed from the tire tread/grooves. Occasionally remove loose dust from the interior
● Allow the tire dressing to dry as recom- trim, plastic parts and seats using a vacuum
CHROME PARTS mended by tire dressing manufacturer. cleaner or soft bristled brush. Wipe the vinyl and
Clean all chrome parts regularly with a non- leather surfaces with a clean, soft cloth damp-
abrasive chrome polish to maintain the finish. ened in mild soap solution, then wipe clean with a
dry, soft cloth.
TIRE DRESSINGS
Regular care and cleaning is required in order to
NISSAN does not recommend the use of tire maintain the appearance of the leather.
dressings. Tire manufacturers apply a coating to
the tires to help reduce discoloration of the rub- Before using any fabric protector, read the manu-
ber. If a tire dressing is applied to the tires, it may facturer’s recommendations. Some fabric pro-
react with the coating and form a compound. This tectors contain chemicals that may stain or
compound may come off the tire while driving and bleach the seat material.
stain the vehicle paint.
Use a cloth dampened only with water to clean
If you choose to use a tire dressing, take the the meter and gauge lens.
following precautions:
● Use a water-based tire dressing. The coat- CAUTION
ing on the tire dissolves more easily with an ● Never use benzene, thinner, or any simi-
oil-based tire dressing. lar material on the interior surfaces or
surface damage may occur. Such dam-
age is not covered under the NISSAN
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● Small dirt particles can be abrasive and SEAT BELTS
damaging to leather surfaces and The seat belts can be cleaned by wiping them
should be removed promptly. Do not with a sponge dampened in a mild soap solution.
use saddle soap, car waxes, polishes, Allow the belts to dry completely in the shade
oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, deter- before using them. See “Seat belt maintenance”
gents or ammonia-based cleaners as in the “Safety – Seats, seat belts and supplemen-
they may damage the leather’s natural tal restraint system” section of this manual.
finish.
● Never use fabric protectors unless rec- WARNING
ommended by the manufacturer.
Do not allow wet seat belts to roll up in the
● Do not use glass or plastic cleaner on retractor. NEVER use bleach, dye or
meter or gauge lens covers. It may dam- chemical solvents to clean the seat belts,
age the lens cover. since these materials may severely
WAI0006 weaken the seat belt webbing.
FLOOR MATS Floor mat positioning aid (driver’s side
The use of genuine NISSAN floor mats can ex- only)
tend the life of your vehicle carpet and make it
easier to clean the interior. No matter what This vehicle includes a front floor mat bracket to
mats are used, be sure they are fitted for act as a floor mat positioning aid. NISSAN floor
your vehicle and are properly positioned in mats have been specially designed for your ve-
the footwell to prevent interference with hicle model. The driver’s side floor mat has a
pedal operation. Mats should be maintained grommet hole incorporated in it. Position the mat
with regular cleaning and replaced if they be- by placing the floor mat bracket hook through the
come excessively worn. floor mat grommet hole while centering the mat in
the footwell.
Periodically check to make certain the mats are
properly positioned.

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CORROSION PROTECTION

MOST COMMON FACTORS Temperature ● Never allow water or other liquids to


CONTRIBUTING TO VEHICLE High temperatures accelerate the rate of corro- come in contact with electronic compo-
CORROSION nents inside the vehicle as this may
sion to those parts which are not well ventilated.
damage them.
● The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirt Air pollution
and debris in body panel sections, cavities, Chemicals used for road surface de-icing are
and other areas. Industrial pollution, the presence of salt in the air extremely corrosive. They accelerate corrosion
in coastal areas, or heavy road salt use acceler- and deterioration of underbody components
● Damage to paint and other protective coat- ates the corrosion process. Road salt also accel- such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines,
ings caused by gravel and stone chips or erates the disintegration of paint surfaces. brake cables, floor pan and fenders.
minor traffic accidents. In winter, the underbody must be cleaned
TO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE periodically.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS FROM CORROSION
INFLUENCE THE RATE OF For additional protection against rust and corro-
● Wash and wax your vehicle often to keep the sion, which may be required in some areas, con-
CORROSION vehicle clean. sult a NISSAN dealer.
Moisture ● Always check for minor damage to the paint
Accumulation of sand, dirt and water on the ve- and repair it as soon as possible.
hicle body underside can accelerate corrosion. ● Keep drain holes at the bottom of the doors
Wet floor coverings will not dry completely inside open to avoid water accumulation.
the vehicle, and should be removed for drying to
● Check the underbody for accumulation of
avoid floor panel corrosion. sand, dirt or salt. If present, wash with water
Relative humidity as soon as possible.

Corrosion will be accelerated in areas of high CAUTION


relative humidity, especially those areas where
● NEVER remove dirt, sand or other de-
the temperatures stay above freezing and where
bris from the passenger compartment
atmospheric pollution exists and road salt is
by washing it out with a hose. Remove
used. dirt with a vacuum cleaner or broom.

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8 Maintenance and do-it-yourself

Maintenance requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Replacing spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17


General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Air cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18
Explanation of general maintenance items . . . . . . . . . 8-2 In-cabin microfilter (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Maintenance precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5 Windshield wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Engine cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8 Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20
Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21
Changing engine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21
Engine oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-22
Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-24
Changing engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 Battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-25
Changing engine oil filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12 Keyfob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-25
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) fluid . . . . . . 8-13 Intelligent Key battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-26
Brake and clutch fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-27
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13 Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-27
Clutch fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14 Exterior and interior lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-28
Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14 Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31
Window washer fluid reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14 Tire pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15 Tire labeling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16 Types of tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-37
Drive belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16 Tire chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-38
Spark plugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17 Changing wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-38

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MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS GENERAL MAINTENANCE

Your new NISSAN has been designed to have Performing general maintenance checks requires During the normal day-to-day operation of the
minimum maintenance requirements with longer minimal mechanical skill and only a few general vehicle, general maintenance should be per-
service intervals to save you both time and automotive tools. formed regularly as prescribed in this section. If
money. However, some day-to-day and regular These checks or inspections can be done by you, you detect any unusual sounds, vibrations or
maintenance is essential to maintain your NIS- a qualified technician, or, if you prefer, a NISSAN smells, be sure to check for the cause or have a
SAN’s good mechanical condition, as well as its dealer. NISSAN dealer do it promptly. In addition, you
emission and engine performance. should notify a NISSAN dealer if you think that
Where to go for service repairs are required.
It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that
the scheduled maintenance, as well as general If maintenance service is required or your vehicle When performing any checks or maintenance
maintenance, is performed. appears to malfunction, have the systems work, closely observe the “Maintenance precau-
checked and corrected by a NISSAN dealer.
tions” later in this section.
As the vehicle owner, you are the only one who
NISSAN technicians are well-trained specialists
can ensure that your vehicle receives proper
who are kept up-to-date with the latest service EXPLANATION OF GENERAL
maintenance. You are a vital link in the mainte- information through technical bulletins, service MAINTENANCE ITEMS
nance chain. tips, and in-dealership training programs. They
are completely qualified to work on NISSAN ve- Additional information on the following
Scheduled maintenance items with “*” is found later in this section.
hicles before they work on your vehicle, rather
For your convenience, both required and optional than after they have worked on it.
scheduled maintenance items are described and
Outside the vehicle
listed in your “NISSAN Service and Maintenance You can be confident that a NISSAN dealer’s
The maintenance items listed here should be
Guide.” You must refer to that guide to ensure service department performs the best job to meet
performed from time to time, unless otherwise
the maintenance requirements on your vehicle —
that necessary maintenance is performed on your specified.
in a reliable and economical way.
NISSAN at regular intervals.
Doors and engine hood Check that the doors
General maintenance and engine hood operate properly. Also ensure
General maintenance includes those items which that all latches lock securely. Lubricate hinges,
should be checked during normal day-to-day op- latches, latch pins, rollers and links as necessary.
eration. They are essential for proper vehicle op- Make sure that the secondary latch keeps the
eration. It is your responsibility to perform these hood from opening when the primary latch is
maintenance procedures regularly as prescribed. released.

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When driving in areas using road salt or other alignment. If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at Brake pedal Check the pedal for smooth opera-
corrosive materials, check lubrication frequently. normal highway speeds, wheel balancing may be tion. If the brake pedal suddenly goes down fur-
needed. ther than normal, the pedal feels spongy or the
Lights* Clean the headlights on a regular basis.
vehicle seems to take longer to stop, see a
Make sure that the headlights, stop lights, tail ● For additional information regarding tires,
NISSAN dealer immediately. Keep the floor mat
lights, turn signal lights, and other lights are all refer to “Important Tire Safety Information”
away from the pedal.
operating properly and installed securely. Also (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in
check headlight aim. the Warranty Information Booklet . Brakes Check that the brakes do not pull the
vehicle to one side when applied.
Road wheel nuts* When checking the tires, Windshield Clean the windshield on a regular
make sure no wheel nuts are missing, and check basis. Check the windshield at least every six Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
for any loose wheel nuts. Tighten if necessary. months for cracks or other damage. Have a dam- P (Park) position mechanism On a fairly
aged windshield repaired by a qualified repair steep hill check that the vehicle is held securely
Tire rotation* Tires should be rotated every
facility. with the selector lever in the P (Park) position
7,500 miles (12,000 km).
without applying any brakes.
Windshield wiper blades* Check for cracks or
Tires* Check the pressure with a gauge often
wear if they do not wipe properly. Parking brake Check the parking brake opera-
and always prior to long distance trips. If neces-
tion regularly. The vehicle should be securely held
sary, adjust the pressure in all tires, including the Inside the vehicle on a fairly steep hill with only the parking brake
spare, to the pressure specified. Check carefully
The maintenance items listed here should be applied. If the parking brake needs adjustment,
for damage, cuts or excessive wear.
checked on a regular basis, such as when per- see a NISSAN dealer.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) forming periodic maintenance, cleaning the ve- Seats Check seat position controls such as seat
transmitter components Replace the grom- hicle, etc. adjusters, seatback recliner, etc. to ensure they
met seal, valve core and cap of the transmitter in
Additional information on the following operate smoothly and all latches lock securely in
vehicles equipped with TPMS at every tire re-
items with an “*” is found later in this sec- every position. Check that the head restraints
placement or when reaching the wear limit of the
tion. move up and down smoothly and the locks (if so
tires.
equipped) hold securely in all latched positions.
Wheel alignment and balance If the vehicle Accelerator pedal Check the pedal for smooth
operation and make sure the pedal does not bind Seat belts Check that all parts of the seat belt
should pull to either side while driving on a
or require uneven effort. Keep the floor mat away system (for example, buckles, anchors, adjusters
straight and level road, or if you detect uneven or
abnormal tire wear, there may be a need for wheel from the pedal. and retractors) operate properly and smoothly,

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and are installed securely. Check the belt web- Engine coolant level* Check the coolant level Underbody The underbody is frequently ex-
bing for cuts, fraying, wear or damage. when the engine is cold. posed to corrosive substances such as those
used on icy roads or to control dust. It is very
Steering wheel Check for changes in the steer- Engine drive belts* Make sure the drive belts important to remove these substances from the
ing system, such as excessive freeplay, hard are not frayed, worn, cracked or oily. underbody, otherwise rust may form on the floor
steering or strange noises. pan, frame, fuel lines and exhaust system. At the
Engine oil level* Check the level after parking
Warning lights and chimes Make sure all the vehicle on a level surface with the engine off. end of winter, the underbody should be thor-
warning lights and chimes are operating properly. Wait more than 10 minutes for the oil to drain oughly flushed with plain water, in those areas
back into the oil pan. where mud and dirt may have accumulated. See
Windshield wiper and washer* Check that the “Appearance and care” section of this
the wipers and washer operate properly and that Exhaust system Make sure there are no loose manual.
the wipers do not streak. supports, cracks or holes. If the sound of the
Windshield washer fluid* Check that there is
exhaust seems unusual or there is a smell of adequate fluid in the reservoir.
Windshield defroster Check that the air
exhaust fumes, immediately have the exhaust
comes out of the defroster outlets properly and in
system inspected by a NISSAN dealer. See the
sufficient quantity when operating the heater or
carbon monoxide warning in the “Starting and
air conditioner.
driving” section of this manual.
Under the hood and vehicle Fluid leaks Check under the vehicle for fuel, oil,
The maintenance items listed here should be water or other fluid leaks after the vehicle has
checked periodically (for example, each time you been parked for a while. Water dripping from the
check the engine oil or refuel). air conditioner after use is normal. If you should
notice any leaks or if gasoline fumes are evident,
Battery* Check the fluid level in each cell. It check for the cause and have it corrected imme-
should be between the MAX and MIN lines. Ve- diately.
hicles operated in high temperatures or under
severe conditions require frequent checks of the Radiator and hoses Check the front of the
battery fluid level. radiator and clean off any dirt, insects, leaves,
etc., that may have accumulated. Make sure the
Brake and clutch fluid levels* Make sure that
hoses have no cracks, deformation, rot or loose
the brake and clutch fluid level is between the
MIN and MAX lines on the reservoir. connections.

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MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS

When performing any inspection or maintenance the engine is not running. To avoid injury, serviced by a NISSAN dealer because
work on your vehicle, always take care to prevent always disconnect the negative battery the fuel lines are under high pressure
serious accidental injury to yourself or damage to cable before working near the fan. even when the engine is off.
the vehicle. The following are general precau-
tions which should be closely observed. ● If you must work with the engine run-
ning, keep your hands, clothing, hair CAUTION
and tools away from moving fans, belts ● Do not work under the hood while the
WARNING
and any other moving parts. engine is hot. Turn the engine off and
● Park the vehicle on a level surface, ap- wait until it cools down.
● It is advisable to secure or remove any
ply the parking brake securely and
loose clothing and remove any jewelry, ● Avoid contact with used engine oil and
block the wheels to prevent the vehicle
such as rings, watches, etc. before coolant. Improperly disposed engine
from moving. For manual transmission
working on your vehicle. oil, engine coolant and/or other vehicle
models, move the shift lever to N (Neu-
tral). For CVT models, move the selector ● Always wear eye protection whenever fluids can damage the environment. Al-
lever to P (Park). you work on your vehicle. ways conform to local regulations for
disposal of vehicle fluid.
● Be sure the ignition key is in the OFF or ● If you must run the engine in an en-
LOCK position when performing any closed space such as a garage, be sure This “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section
parts replacement or repairs. there is proper ventilation for exhaust gives instructions regarding only those items
gases to escape. which are relatively easy for an owner to perform.
● Never leave the engine or the CVT re-
lated component harness connector ● Never get under the vehicle while it is A genuine NISSAN service manual is also avail-
disconnected while the ignition switch supported only by a jack. If it is neces- able. See “Owner’s Manual/Service Manual or-
is in the ON position. sary to work under the vehicle, support der information” in the “Technical and consumer
it with safety stands. information” section of this manual.
● Never connect or disconnect the battery
or any transistorized component while ● Keep smoking materials, flame and You should be aware that incomplete or improper
the ignition switch is in the ON position. sparks away from the fuel tank and servicing may result in operating difficulties or
battery. excessive emissions, and could affect warranty
● Your vehicle is equipped with an auto-
coverage. If in doubt about any servicing,
matic engine cooling fan. It may come on ● On gasoline engine models with the
have it done by a NISSAN dealer.
at any time without warning, even if the multiport fuel injection (MFI) system,
ignition key is in the OFF position and the fuel filter or fuel lines should be

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ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK
LOCATIONS

MR20DE engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir
2. Engine oil filler cap
3. Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid
reservoir (M/T model)
4. Battery
5. Air cleaner
6. Fuse/Fusible link box
7. Radiator cap
8. Engine oil dipstick
9. Drive belt location
10. Windshield washer fluid reservoir

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QR25DE engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir
2. Engine oil filler cap
3. Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid
reservoir (M/T model)
4. Battery
5. Air cleaner
6. Fuse/Fusible link box
7. Radiator cap
8. Engine oil dipstick
9. Drive belt location
10. Windshield washer fluid reservoir

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ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM

The engine cooling system is filled at the factory


CAUTION
with Genuine NISSAN Long Life
Antifreeze/Coolant to provide year-round anti- When adding or replacing coolant, be sure
freeze and coolant protection. The anti-freeze to use only a Genuine NISSAN Long Life
solution contains rust and corrosion inhibitors. Antifreeze/Coolant (green) or equivalent
Additional engine cooling system additives are with the proper mixture ratio of 50% anti-
not necessary. freeze and 50% demineralized or distilled
water. The use of other types of coolant
solutions or coolant colors, such as or-
WARNING
ange, may damage the engine cooling
● Never remove the radiator or coolant system.
reservoir cap when the engine is hot.
Wait until the engine and radiator cool Outside Genuine Demineralized
down. Serious burns could be caused temperature down NISSAN Long or distilled
by high pressure fluid escaping from to Life Antifreeze/ water LDI0537
the radiator. See precautions in “If your Coolant or Type A
vehicle overheats” found in the “In case °C °F equivalent
of emergency” section of this manual. CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT
-35 -30 50% 50%
● The radiator is equipped with a pres- LEVEL
sure type radiator cap. To prevent en- Check the coolant level in the reservoir when
gine damage, use only a genuine the engine is cold. If the coolant level is below
NISSAN radiator cap. the MIN level s B , add coolant to the MAX level
sA . If the reservoir is empty, check the coolant
level in the radiator when the engine is cold. If
there is insufficient coolant in the radiator, fill the
radiator with coolant up to the filler opening and
also add it to the reservoir up to the MAX level s A.

If the cooling system frequently requires


coolant, have it checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
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ENGINE OIL

WARNING
● To avoid the danger of being scalded,
never change the coolant when the en-
gine is hot.
● Never remove the radiator cap when the
engine is hot. Serious burns could be
caused by high pressure fluid escaping
from the radiator.
● Avoid direct skin contact with used
coolant. If skin contact is made, wash
thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner
as soon as possible.
LDI0589 ● Keep coolant out of the reach of chil- WDI0591
Type B dren and pets. Type A
CHANGING ENGINE COOLANT Engine coolant must be disposed of properly. CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL
A NISSAN dealer can change the engine coolant. Check your local regulations. 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply
The service procedure can be found in the the parking brake.
NISSAN Service Manual.
2. Start the engine and let it idle until it reaches
Improper servicing can result in reduced operating temperature.
heater performance and engine overheat-
3. Turn off the engine. Wait more than 10
ing.
minutes for the oil to drain back into
the oil pan.
4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. Re-
insert it all the way.

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LDI0590 LDI0371 WDI0521
Type B MR20DE engine
CAUTION
5. Remove the dipstick again and check the oil Oil level should be checked regularly. Op- s
A Oil filler cap
level. It should be between the H (High) and erating the engine with an insufficient s
B Oil drain plug
L (Low) marks s B . This is the normal oper-
amount of oil can damage the engine, and
ating oil level range. If the oil level is below such damage is not covered by warranty. s
C Oil filter
the L (Low) mark s A , remove the oil filler cap
and pour recommended oil through the
opening. Do not overfill s C.

6. Recheck oil level with the dipstick.


It is normal to add some oil between oil
maintenance intervals or during the
break-in period, depending on the severity
of operating conditions.

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4. Place a large drain pan under the drain plug 6. Clean and reinstall the drain plug and a new
sB. washer. Securely tighten the drain plug with
a wrench. Do not use excessive force.
5. Remove the drain plug s B with a wrench by
turning it counterclockwise and completely Drain plug tightening torque:
drain the oil. 22 - 29 ft-lb (29 - 39 N·m)
If the oil filter is to be changed, remove and 7. Refill engine with recommended oil through
replace it at this time. See “Changing engine the oil filler opening, then install the oil filler
oil filter” later in this section. cap securely.
See “Capacities and recommended
WARNING fuel/lubricants” in the “Technical and con-
● Prolonged and repeated contact with sumer information” section of this manual for
used engine oil may cause skin cancer. drain and refill capacity.
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● Try to avoid direct skin contact with The drain and refill capacity depends on the
QR25DE engine used oil. If skin contact is made, wash oil temperature and drain time. Use these
thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner specifications for reference only. Always use
s
A Oil filler cap
as soon as possible. the dipstick to determine when the proper
s
B Oil drain plug
● Keep used engine oil out of reach of
amount of oil is in the engine.

s
C Oil filter children. 8. Start the engine. Check for leakage around
the drain plug and oil filter. Correct as re-
CHANGING ENGINE OIL quired.
CAUTION
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply 9. Turn the engine off and wait more than 10
the parking brake. Be careful not to burn yourself. The engine
minutes. Check the oil level with the dipstick.
oil may be hot.
2. Start the engine and let it idle until it reaches Add engine oil if necessary.
operating temperature, then turn it off. ● Waste oil must be disposed of prop-
erly.
3. Remove the oil filler cap s
A by turning it
counterclockwise. ● Check your local regulations.

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CAUTION
Be careful not to burn yourself. The engine
oil may be hot.
5. Wipe the engine oil filter sealing surface with
a clean rag.
Be sure to remove any old gasket material
remaining on the sealing surface of the en-
gine.
6. Coat the gasket on the new filter with clean
engine oil.
7. Screw on the oil filter until a slight resistance
WDI0521 WDI0597 is felt, then tighten an additional 2/3 turn.
MR20DE engine QR25DE engine 8. Start the engine and check for leakage
s
A Oil filler cap s
A Oil filler cap around the oil filter. Correct as required.

s
B Oil drain plug s
B Oil drain plug 9. Turn the engine off and wait more than 10
minutes. Check the oil level. Add engine oil if
s
C Oil filter s
C Oil filter necessary.
CHANGING ENGINE OIL FILTER
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply
the parking brake.
2. Turn the engine off.
3. Place a large drain pan under the oil filter s
C.

4. Loosen the oil filter with an oil filter wrench


by turning it counterclockwise. Then remove
the oil filter by turning it by hand.
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CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE BRAKE AND CLUTCH FLUID
TRANSMISSION (CVT) FLUID

For further brake and clutch fluid specification


WARNING
information, refer to “Capacities and recom-
● Use only Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid mended fuel/lubricants” in the “Technical and
NS-2. Do not mix with other fluids. consumer information” section of this manual.
● Using transmission fluid other than
Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2 will WARNING
damage the CVT, which is not covered ● Use only new fluid from a sealed con-
by the NISSAN new vehicle limited tainer. Old, inferior or contaminated
warranty. fluid may damage the brake and clutch
systems. The use of improper fluids can
When checking or replacement is required, we
damage the brake system and affect
recommend your NISSAN dealer for servicing.
the vehicle’s stopping ability.
The specified CVT fluid is also described on
● Be sure to clean the filler cap before
caution labels located in the engine compart-
removing. LDI0539
ment.
BRAKE FLUID
CAUTION
Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. If the
Do not spill the fluid on any painted sur-
brake warning light comes on, add Genuine
faces. This will damage the paint. If fluid is
NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or
spilled, immediately wash the surface
equivalent DOT 3 fluid up to the MAX line s A . If
with water.
fluid must be added frequently, the system should
be checked by a NISSAN dealer.

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WINDOW WASHER FLUID

Refill the reservoir more frequently when driving


conditions require an increased amount of win-
dow washer fluid.
Recommended fluid is Genuine NISSAN Wind-
shield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Anti-
freeze or equivalent.

CAUTION
● Do not substitute engine anti-freeze
coolant for window washer solution.
This may result in damage to the paint.
● Do not fill the window washer reservoir
tank with washer fluid concentrates at
LDI0539 LDI0540
full strength. Some methyl alcohol
CLUTCH FLUID WINDOW WASHER FLUID based washer fluid concentrates may
RESERVOIR permanently stain the grille if spilled
Check the clutch fluid level in the reservoir while filling the window washer reser-
(manual transmissions only). Add Genuine Fill the window washer fluid reservoir periodically. voir tank.
NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or Add window washer fluid when the low window
equivalent DOT 3 fluid up to the MAX line s A . If ● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with
washer fluid warning light comes on (if so water to the manufacturer’s recom-
fluid must be added frequently, the system should
equipped). mended levels before pouring the fluid
be checked by a NISSAN dealer.
To fill the window washer fluid reservoir, lift the into the window washer reservoir tank.
For further brake and clutch fluid specification Do not use the window washer reservoir
information, refer to “Capacities and recom- cap off the reservoir tank and pour the window
washer fluid into the tank opening. tank to mix the washer fluid concen-
mended fuel/lubricants” in the “Technical and trate and water.
consumer information” section of this manual. Add a washer solvent to the washer for better
cleaning. In the winter season, add a windshield
washer antifreeze. Follow the manufacturer’s in-
structions for the mixture ratio.
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BATTERY

● Keep the battery surface clean and dry. ● When working on or near a battery, al-
Clean the battery with a solution of baking ways wear suitable eye protection and
soda and water. remove all jewelry.
● Make certain the terminal connections are ● Battery posts, terminals and related ac-
clean and securely tightened. cessories contain lead and lead com-
pounds. Wash hands after handling.
● If the vehicle is not to be used for 30 days or
longer, disconnect the negative (-) battery ● Keep battery out of the reach of
terminal cable to prevent discharge. children.

WARNING
● Do not expose the battery to flames or
electrical sparks. Hydrogen gas gener-
ated by the battery is explosive. Do not WDI0224
allow battery fluid to contact your skin,
1. Remove the battery caps with a screwdriver
eyes, fabrics or painted surfaces. After
as shown. Use a cloth to protect the battery
touching a battery or battery cap, do not
case.
touch or rub your eyes. Thoroughly
wash your hands. If the acid contacts
your eyes, skin or clothing, immediately
flush with water for at least 15 minutes
and seek medical attention.
● Do not operate the vehicle if the fluid in
the battery is low. Low battery fluid can
cause a higher load on the battery
which can generate heat, reduce bat-
tery life, and in some cases lead to an
explosion.

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DRIVE BELT

Vehicles operated in high temperatures or under


severe conditions require frequent checks of the
battery fluid level.
JUMP STARTING
If jump starting is necessary, see “Jump starting”
in the “In case of emergency” section of this
manual. If the engine does not start by jump
starting, the battery may have to be replaced.
Contact a NISSAN dealer.

SDI1979

MR20DE model
1. Crankshaft pulley
2. Air conditioner compressor
3. Water pump
4. Generator

LDI0302
2. Check the fluid level in each cell. If it is
necessary to add fluid, add only distilled
water to bring the level up to the bottom of
the filler opening. Do not overfill.

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SPARK PLUGS

1. Visually inspect the belt for signs of unusual


wear, cuts, or fraying. If the belt is in poor
condition, have it replaced or adjusted by a
NISSAN dealer.
2. Have the belt checked regularly for condi-
tion.

LDI0592 SDI1895
QR25DE model REPLACING SPARK PLUGS
1. Crankshaft pulley
2. Automatic tensioner Platinum-tipped spark plugs (if so
3. Water pump equipped)
4. Generator It is not necessary to replace platinum-tipped s
A
5. Air conditioner compressor spark plugs as frequently as conventional type
WARNING spark plugs because they last much longer. Fol-
low the maintenance log shown in the “NISSAN
Be sure the ignition key is in the OFF or Service and Maintenance Guide”. Do not service
LOCK position before servicing drive belt. platinum-tipped spark plugs by cleaning or re-
The engine could rotate unexpectedly. gapping.
● Always replace spark plugs with rec-
ommended or equivalent ones.

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AIR CLEANER

WARNING WARNING
Be sure the engine and ignition switch are Be sure the engine and ignition switch are
off and that the parking brake is engaged off and that the parking brake is engaged
securely. securely.

CAUTION CAUTION
Be sure to use the correct socket to re- Be sure to use the correct socket to re-
move the spark plugs. An incorrect socket move the spark plugs. An incorrect socket
can damage the spark plugs. can damage the spark plugs.
Iridium-tipped spark plugs (if so If replacement is required, see your NISSAN
equipped) dealer for assistance.

It is not necessary to replace iridium-tipped s


A LDI0541
spark plugs as frequently as conventional type Type A
spark plugs because they last much longer. Fol- The air cleaner filter should not be cleaned and
low the maintenance log shown in the “NISSAN reused. Replace it according to the maintenance
Service and Maintenance Guide”. Do not service
log shown in the “NISSAN Service and Mainte-
iridium-tipped spark plugs by cleaning or regap-
nance Guide.” When replacing the filter, wipe the
ping.
inside of the air cleaner filter housing and the
● Always replace spark plugs with rec- cover with a damp cloth.
ommended or equivalent ones.
To remove the air cleaner filter, push the tabs s
A
and pull the unit upward sB.

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WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES

● Never pour fuel into the throttle body or CLEANING


attempt to start the engine with the air If your windshield is not clear after using the
cleaner removed. Doing so could result windshield washer or if a wiper blade chatters
in serious injury. when running, wax or other material may be on
IN-CABIN MICROFILTER (if so the blade or windshield.
equipped) Clean the outside of the windshield with a washer
solution or a mild detergent. Your windshield is
The in-cabin microfilter restricts the entry of air- clean if beads do not form when rinsing with clear
borne dust and pollen particles and reduces water.
some objectionable outside odors. The filter is
located behind the trim panel near the accelera- Clean each blade by wiping it with a cloth soaked
tor pedal. Refer to the “NISSAN Service and in a washer solution or a mild detergent. Then
Maintenance Guide” for change intervals. rinse the blades with clear water. If your wind-
WDI0596 shield is still not clear after cleaning the blades
If replacement is required, see your NISSAN and using the wiper, replace the blades.
Type B dealer.
WARNING CAUTION
● Operating the engine with the air Worn windshield wiper blades can dam-
cleaner removed can cause you or oth- age the windshield and impair driver
ers to be burned. The air cleaner not vision.
only cleans the air, it stops the flame if
the engine backfires. If it isn’t there, and
the engine backfires, you could be
burned. Do not drive with the air cleaner
removed, and be careful when working
on the engine with the air cleaner
removed.

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CAUTION
● After wiper blade replacement, return
the wiper arm to its original position;
otherwise it may be damaged when the
hood is opened.
● Make sure the wiper blades contact the
glass; otherwise the arms may be dam-
aged from wind pressure.

WDI0408

REPLACING
Replace the wiper blades if they are worn.
1. Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield.
s
2 Push the release tab, then move the wiper
blade down the wiper arm to remove.
s
3 Remove the wiper blade. WDI0337

4. Insert the new wiper blade onto the wiper If you wax the surface of the hood, be careful not
arm until it clicks into place. to let wax get into the washer nozzle s
A . This may
cause clogging or improper windshield washer
5. Rotate wiper blade so the dimple is in the operation. If wax gets into the nozzle, remove it
groove. with a needle or small pin sB.

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BRAKES FUSES

If the brakes do not operate properly, have the Proper brake inspection intervals should
brakes checked by a NISSAN dealer. be followed. For more information regarding
brake inspections, see the appropriate mainte-
Self-adjusting brakes nance schedule information in the “NISSAN Ser-
Your vehicle is equipped with self-adjusting vice and Maintenance Guide”.
brakes.
The front and rear 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.
LDI0455
Brake pad wear indicators Two types of fuses are used. Type A is used in the
fuse boxes in the engine compartment. Type B is
The disc brake pads on your vehicle have audible used in the passenger compartment fuse box.
wear indicators. When a brake pad requires re-
placement, a high pitched scraping or screech- Type A fuses are provided as spare fuses. They
ing sound will be heard when the vehicle is in are stored in the passenger compartment fuse
motion. The noise will be heard whether or not the box.
brake pedal is depressed. Have the brakes Type A fuses can be installed in the engine com-
checked as soon as possible if the wear indicator partment and passenger compartment fuse
sound is heard. boxes.
Under some driving or climate conditions, occa-
sional brake squeak, squeal or other noise may
be heard. Occasional brake noise during light to
moderate stops is normal and does not affect the
function or performance of the brake system.
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NOTE:
For checking and replacing fuses on
QR25DE engine models, see a NISSAN
dealer.
If any electrical equipment does not come on,
check for an open fuse.
1. Be sure the ignition switch and the headlight
switch are OFF.
2. Open the engine hood.
3. Remove the fuse box cover by pushing the
tabs sA and lifting the cover up from the
LDI0457 LDI0542 front s
B.
If a type A fuse is used to replace a type B fuse, (MR20DE engine)
4. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller. The
the type A fuse will not be level with the fuse ENGINE COMPARTMENT fuse puller is located in the center of the fuse
pocket as shown in the illustration. This will not block in the passenger compartment.
affect the performance of the fuse. Make sure the CAUTION
fuse is installed in the fuse box securely.
Never use a fuse of a higher or lower
Type B fuses cannot be installed in the under- amperage rating than specified on the
hood fuse boxes. Only use type A fuses in the fuse box cover. This could damage the
underhood fuse boxes. electrical system or cause a fire.

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WDI0452 LDI0546 LDI0593
5. If the fuse is open s
A , replace it with a new Type A Type B
fuse s B. Fusible links
6. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical If any electrical equipment does not operate and
system checked and repaired by a NISSAN the fuses are in good condition, check the fusible
dealer. links in the holders sA ,s B and sC . If any of these
fusible links are melted, replace only with genuine
NISSAN parts.
For checking and replacing the fusible links in
holders s
A and sB , see a NISSAN dealer.

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WDI0569

PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 3. Pull up on the sunglasses holder to remove


sB.
CAUTION 4. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller s C . The
Never use a fuse of a higher or lower fuse puller is located in the center of the fuse
amperage rating than specified on the block.
fuse box cover. This could damage the 5. If the fuse is open, replace it with an equiva-
electrical system or cause a fire. lent good fuse.
If any electrical equipment does not operate, 6. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical
check for an open fuse. system checked and repaired by a NISSAN
dealer.
1. Be sure the ignition switch and the headlight
switch are OFF. 7. Install the sunglasses holder.
2. Open the sunglasses holder s
A.

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BATTERY REPLACEMENT

If the battery is removed for any reason


other than replacement, perform step 5.
● An improperly disposed battery can
hurt the environment. Always confirm
local regulations for battery disposal.
● The keyfob is water-resistant; how-
ever, if it does get wet, immediately
wipe completely dry.
● The operational range of the keyfob
extends to approximately 33 ft (10 m)
from the vehicle. This range may vary
with conditions.
FCC Notice:
Changes or modifications not expressly ap-
proved by the party responsible for compli-
ance could void the user’s authority to op-
erate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry
Canada.
LDI0484 Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
KEYFOB Recommended battery: CR2025 or equivalent.
harmful interference, and (2) this device
Replace the battery in the keyfob as follows: s
4 Close the lid securely. must accept any interference received, in-
s1 Open the lid using a coin s A.
5. Press the button, then the
cluding interference that may cause undes-
s2 Remove the battery sB .
button two or three times to check the key-
ired operation of the device.
s3 Install a new battery s C with the “+” facing
fob operation.
down.
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INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY
Replace the battery in the Intelligent Key as fol-
lows:
1. Remove the mechanical key from the Intelli-
gent Key.
2. Insert a small screwdriver s
A into the slit sB
of the corner and twist it to separate the
upper part from the lower part. Use a cloth to
protect the casing.
3. Replace the battery with a new one.
Recommended battery: CR2025 or equiva-
lent. WDI0535
● Do not touch the internal circuit and elec- 4. Close the lid securely as illustrated s
C s
D.
tric terminals as doing so could cause a
malfunction. 5. Operate the buttons to check its operation.
● Hold the battery by the edges. Holding See a NISSAN dealer if you need assistance for
the battery across the contact points will replacement.
seriously deplete the storage capacity. FCC Notice:
● Make sure that the + side faces the bot- Changes or modifications not expressly ap-
tom of the case. proved by the party responsible for compli-
ance could void the user’s authority to op-
erate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry
Canada.
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LIGHTS

Operation is subject to the following two HEADLIGHTS ● Use the same number and wattage as
conditions: (1) This device may not cause Replacing the halogen headlight bulb originally installed:
harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, in- The headlight is a semi-sealed beam type which Low beam:
cluding interference that may cause undes- uses a replaceable headlight (halogen) bulb. Be- Wattage: 55
ired operation of the device. cause the headlight assembly must be removed Bulb no.: H13*
from the vehicle for bulb replacement, see your High beam:
NISSAN dealer. Wattage: 60
Bulb no.: H13*
CAUTION
*: Always check with the Parts Depart-
● Aiming is not necessary after replacing ment at a NISSAN dealer for the latest
the bulb. When aiming adjustment is parts information.
necessary, contact a NISSAN dealer.
Fog may temporarily form inside the lens of the
● Do not leave the headlight assembly
exterior lights in the rain or in a car wash. A
open without a bulb installed for a long
temperature difference between the inside and
period of time. Dust, moisture, smoke,
the outside of the lens causes the fog. This is not
etc. entering the headlight body may
a malfunction. If large drops of water collect
affect bulb performance. Remove the
inside the lens, contact a NISSAN dealer.
bulb from the headlight assembly just
before a replacement bulb is installed.
● Only touch the plastic base when han-
dling the bulb. Never touch the glass
envelope. Touching the glass could sig-
nificantly affect bulb life and/or head-
light 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.

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EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR LIGHTS
Item Wattage (W) Bulb No.*

Headlight assembly
Low/High (Halogen) 55/60 H13
Park 4 194
Turn 27 3457AK
Side marker 4 194
Front fog light* (if so equipped) 55 H11
Front map lights* 8 168
Room light 8 AL57
Glove box light* (if so equipped) 1.4 158
Trunk light 5 158
High-mounted stop light*
Inside 16 921
Spoiler (if so equipped) — LED
Rear combination light
Turn signal light 27/7 3057K
Stop/Tail 27/7 3057K
Backup (reversing) 16 921
Rear side marker 4 194
License plate light* 5 216

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1. Front map lights
2. Room light
3. Headlight assembly
4. Front fog light (if so equipped)
5. High-mounted stop light (if so
equipped)
6. Spoiler mounted stop light (if so
equipped)
7. License plate light
8. Rear combination light

WDI0257
Indicates bulb removal
Indicates bulb replacement

WDI0599

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Replacement procedures
All other lights are either type A, B, C or D. When
replacing a bulb, first remove the lens and/or
cover.

WDI0206 LDI0544
Interior light Map light (if so equipped)
Use a cloth s
1 to protect the interior light hous- Use a cloth s
A to protect the light housing.
ing.

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WHEELS AND TIRES

If you have a flat tire, see the “In case of Tire inflation pressure Incorrect tire pressure, including un-
emergency” section of this manual. der inflation, may adversely affect
Check the tire pressures (including the
TIRE PRESSURE tire life and vehicle handling.
spare) often and always prior to long dis-
Tire Pressure Monitoring System tance trips. The recommended tire pres- WARNING
(TPMS) sure specifications are shown on the
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. label or the Tire ● Improperly inflated tires can fail
This vehicle is equipped with the Tire suddenly and cause an accident.
and Loading Information label under the
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). It 9Cold Tire Inflation Pressure9 heading. ● The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
monitors tire pressure of all tires except The Tire and Loading Information label is (GVWR) is located on the
the spare. When the low tire pressure affixed to the driver side center pillar. Tire F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. label. The
warning light is lit, one or more of your vehicle weight capacity is indi-
pressures should be checked regularly cated on the Tire and Loading
tires is significantly under-inflated. because: Information label. Do not load
The TPMS will activate only when the ● Most tires naturally lose air over time. your vehicle beyond this capac-
vehicle is driven at speeds above 16 MPH ity. Overloading your vehicle may
(25 km/h). Also, this system may not de- ● Tires can lose air suddenly when result in reduced tire life, unsafe
tect a sudden drop in tire pressure (for driven over potholes or other objects operating conditions due to pre-
or if the vehicle strikes a curb while mature tire failure, or unfavor-
example a flat tire while driving). able handling characteristics and
parking.
For more details, refer to “Low tire pres- could also lead to a serious acci-
sure warning light” in the “Instruments and The tire pressures should be checked dent. Loading beyond the speci-
when the tires are cold. The tires are fied capacity may also result in
controls” section, “Tire Pressure Monitor- failure of other vehicle
ing System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and considered COLD after the vehicle has
components.
driving” section, and “Flat tire” in the “In been parked for 3 or more hours, or driven
case of emergency” section. less than 1 mile (1.6 km) at moderate
speeds.

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● 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.
● Do not drive your vehicle over 85
MPH (137 km/h) unless it is
equipped with high speed rated
tires. Driving faster than 85 MPH
(137 km/h) may result in tire fail-
ure, loss of control and possible
injury.
● For additional information re- LDI0545
garding tires, refer to “Important
Tire Safety Information” (US) or
Tire and loading information label s
4 Cold tire pressure: Inflate the tires to
this pressure when the tires are cold.
“Tire Safety Information” s
1 Seating capacity: The maximum num-
Tires are considered COLD after the
(Canada) in the Warranty Infor- ber of occupants that can be seated
mation Booklet. vehicle has been parked for 3 or more
in the vehicle.
hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6
s
2 Vehicle load limit: See loading infor- km) at moderate speeds. The recom-
mation in the “Technical and con- mended cold tire inflation is set by the
sumer information” section. manufacturer to provide the best bal-
ance of tire wear, vehicle handling,
s
3 Original tire size: The size of the tires
driveability, tire noise, etc., up to the
originally installed on the vehicle at
vehicle’s GVWR.
the factory.
s
5 Tire size – refer to “Tire labeling” later
in this section.
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s
6 Spare tire size (if so equipped). 4. Read the tire pressure on the gauge
stem and compare to the specifica-
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.
LDI0393 7. Check the pressure of all other tires,
Checking tire pressure including the spare.
1. Remove the valve stem cap from the
tire.
2. Press the pressure gauge squarely
onto the valve stem. Do not press too
hard or force the valve stem side-
ways, 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.
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Size Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
Front Original Tire:
P205/60R15 230 kPa, 33 PSI
P205/55R16
P225/45R17 240 kPa, 35 PSI
Rear Original Tire:
P205/60R15 230 kPa, 33 PSI
P205/55R16
P225/45R17 240 kPa, 35 PSI
Spare Tire: WDI0394
T125/70*16 420 kPa, 60 PSI Example
T135/70D17 TIRE LABELING
Federal law requires tire manufacturers to
place standardized information on the
sidewall of all tires. This information iden-
tifies and describes the fundamental
characteristics of the tire and also pro-
vides the tire identification number (TIN)
for safety standard certification. The TIN
can be used to identify the tire in case of a
recall.

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7. H: Tire speed rating. You should not
drive the vehicle faster than the tire
speed rating.

WDI0395
Example
s
1 Tire size (example: P215/65R15 95H) 4. R: The 9R9 stands for radial.
1. P: The 9P9 indicates the tire is de- 5. Two-digit number (15): This number
signed for passenger vehicles (not all is the wheel or rim diameter in inches.
tires have this information). 6. Two- or three-digit number (95): This
2. Three-digit number (215