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Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN owners. This vehicle is delivered to you with confidence. It was produced using the latest
techniques and strict quality control.
This manual was prepared to help you understand the operation and maintenance of your vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles of
driving pleasure. Please read through this manual before operating your vehicle.
A separate Warranty Information and Maintenance Log Booklet explains details about the warranties covering your vehicle and
vehicle maintenance schedules. Additionally, a separate Customer Care/Lemon Law Booklet will explain how to resolve any
concerns you may have with your vehicle, as well as clarify your rights under your state’s lemon law.
Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle best. When you require any service or have any questions, they will be glad to assist you with
the extensive resources available to them.
WARNING NOTES ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION THIS OWNER’S MANUAL
REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! This owner’s manual contains descriptions and operating in-
Follow these important rules to help ensure a safe and structions for all systems, features and optional equipment that
complete trip for you and your passengers! might appear in any model of this vehicle built for any destina-
● NEVER drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. tion in North America, including the continental United States,
● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits and never drive too Canada and Hawaii. Therefore, you may find information in this
fast for conditions. manual that does not apply to your vehicle.
● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropriate child restraint
systems. Pre-teen children should be seated in the rear seat.
● ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE
vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle. This vehicle should not be modified. Modification could affect
● ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manual for important safety its performance, safety or durability, and may even violate
information. governmental regulations. In addition, damage or perfor-
mance problems resulting from modifications may not be
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TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA
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Welcome To The World Of NISSAN a minimum of 50% recycled fibers,
including 10% post-consumer fibers.
Nissan pioneered the use of electronics and
computers in automobiles, and has led the indus-
try in improving both performance and fuel effi-
ciency through new engine designs and the use
of synthetic materials to reduce vehicle weight.
The company has also developed ways to build
quality into its vehicles at each stage of the
production process, both through extensive use
of automation and — most importantly —
through an awareness that people are the cen-
tral element in quality control.
From the time the parts arrived from our suppli-
ers until you took delivery of your new Nissan,
dozens of checks were made to ensure that only
the best job was being done in producing and
AFW0001 delivering your vehicle. Nissan also takes great
care to ensure that when you take your Nissan to
Your new Nissan is the result of our dedication to modern manufacturing facilities, Nissan Motor your dealer for maintenance, the service techni-
produce the finest in safe, reliable and economi- Manufacturing Corporation U.S.A. in Smyrna, cian will perform his work according to the quality
cal transportation. Your vehicle is the product of Tennessee, vehicle styling at Nissan Design standards that have been established by Nissan.
a successful worldwide company that manufac- International in San Diego, California, and engi-
tures cars and trucks in over 17 countries and neering at Nissan Research and Development in Safety has also been built into your Nissan. As
distributes them in 170 nations. Farmington Hills, Michigan. you know, seat belts are an integral part of the
safety systems that will help protect you and your
Nissan vehicles are designed and manufactured Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A. and its dealers passengers in the event of a sudden stop or an
by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in indirectly employ about 60,000 Americans. accident. We urge you to use the belts every time
Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and Nissan affiliates world you drive the vehicle.
wide, collectively growing to become the fifth Nissan is also a substantial contributor to the
largest automaker in the world. In addition to cars Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its sup- The Nissan story of growth and achievement
and trucks, Nissan also makes textile machinery, pliers and over 170 dealers employ approxi- reflects our major goal: to provide you, our
forklift trucks, marine engines, boats and other mately 4,500 people. These include company customer, with a vehicle that is built with quality
products. employees and the staffs of Nissan dealers all and craftsmanship — a product that we can be
across Canada. In addition, many Canadians proud to build and you can be proud to own.
Nissan has made a substantial and growing work for companies that supply Nissan and Nis-
investment in North America, starting with the san dealers with materials and services ranging
opening of Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A. in from the operation of port facilities and transpor-
1960 and continuing with the production of some tation services, to the supply of lubricants, parts
cars and trucks at one of the world’s most and accessories.

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NISSAN dealer are our primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service
needs.

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Nissan Canada Inc.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT
THIS MANUAL
You will see various symbols in this
manual. They are used in the following
ways:

WARNING
This is used to indicate the presence of
a hazard that could cause death or
serious personal injury. To avoid or
reduce the risk, the procedures must
be followed precisely.
APD1005

CAUTION
This is used to indicate the presence of If you see this symbol, it means ‘‘Do not do
a hazard that could cause minor or this’’ or ‘‘Do not let this happen.’’
moderate personal injury or damage to
your vehicle. To avoid or reduce the
risk, the procedures must be followed
carefully.

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air conditioner and audio systems 4 Starting and driving 5 In case of emergency 6 Appearance and care 7 Do-it-yourself 8 Maintenance 9 Technical and consumer information 10 Index 11 . restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1 Contents Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Heater.Table of Seats.

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..........1-10 Seat belt extenders ........................................................................................1-14 ZX .................................................................1-22 Seat belts .........................1-16 Head restraints .......................................1-31 Precautions on seat belt usage ....................................................................................1-2 Child safety..........................1-16 Seat adjustment .............................................................................1-12 Child restraints ..........................................1-3 Pregnant women ..............1-20 Supplemental air bag system................1-22 Warning labels.....................................................................1-6 Three-point type with retractor ......................................................................................1-16 Rear seat................................ restraints and supplemental air bag systems Front seats ...1-5 Injured persons ................................1 Seats.........................1-14 Top strap child restraint .1-22 Supplemental air bag warning light.................................................................1-17 Supplemental restraint system (air bag 2-point type without retractor (rear center lap system) ....................1-7 belt)............1-12 Seat belt maintenance ..........................................................................................................

In an acci. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries. 1-2 Seats. The shoulder belt will back in the seat and adjust the seat not be against your body. This can be should be upright. properly. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . See ‘‘Precautions on Seat dent you could be thrown into it and Belt Usage’’ later in this chapter. the seat the seatback is reclined.FRONT SEATS ARS1037 ARS1038 WARNING ● For most effective protection when ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the vehicle is in motion. Always sit well dangerous. receive neck or other serious inju- ries.

To bring the seatback for- Release the lever to lock the seat in posi. pull the lever up forward or backward to the desired position. Seats. ward again. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-3 ZX . ● After adjustment. The seat may move sud- denly and could cause loss of con- trol of the vehicle. body forward. and lean back. gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. APD0532 APD0531 Forward and backward Reclining Pull the lever up while you slide the seat To recline the seatback. pull the lever and move your- tion.SEAT ADJUSTMENT Manual WARNING ● Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving. The seatback moves forward.

This will discharge the battery. then re- be given to the driving operation. ● Do not leave children unattended in. activate the switch. Forward and backward adjustment Moving the switch forward or backward will slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position. ● Do not operate the power support seat side the vehicle. ARS1019 Power (if so equipped) Operating Tips WARNING ● The motor has an auto-reset overload ● Do not adjust the driver’s seat while protection circuit. for a long period of time when the engine ingly activate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved in serious accidents. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . To bring the seatback forward again. wait 30 seconds. Reclining Move the recline switch backward until the desired angle is obtained. If the motor stops dur- driving in order that full attention may ing operation. is off. move the switch forward and move your body forward. They could unknow. 1-4 Seats. The seatback will move forward.

ARS1018 ARS1035 PD1319 Seat lifter Lumbar support (If so equipped) HEAD RESTRAINTS Push the front or rear end of the switch up or The lumbar support feature provides lower Adjust the head restraints so the top is level down to adjust the angle and height of the back support to the driver. Seats. seat cushion. pull it up. Do not remove them. push the lock knob and push the head restraint down. To lower. Move the lever with the tops of your ears. Check the adjust- ment after someone else uses the seat. WARNING Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-5 ZX . up or down to adjust the seat lumbar area. To raise the head restraint.

restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX .REAR SEAT PD1177M ARS1020 Interior trunk access ● Properly secure all cargo to help Center armrest (if so equipped) (if so equipped) prevent it from sliding or shifting. as shown. not place cargo higher than the seat- The trunk can be accessed from the rear backs. be certain they are luggage area or on the rear seat completely secured in the latched when it is in the fold-down position. WARNING ● When returning seatbacks to the up- ● Never allow anyone to ride in the right position. Do Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal. Use of these areas by passengers without proper restraints could re- sult in serious injury in an accident or sudden stop. unsecured cargo could cause per- sonal injury. 1-6 Seats. seat for loading and unloading. position. In a sudden stop or collision.

The seat belts should always be correctly worn and the driver and front pas- senger seated a suitable distance away from the steering wheel and instrument panel.) ● The seat belts and the supplemental away as practical from the steering The supplemental air bags operate only air bags are most effective when you wheel or instrument panel. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-7 ZX . back against the seatback and as far Seats. If you are unre. steering wheel. rear impact.SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (AIR BAG SYSTEM) This Supplemental Restraint System section contains important information concerning the driver and passenger supplemental air bags. Always sit in various kinds of accidents. Always when the ignition switch is in the ON or are sitting back and upright in the use the seatbelts. receive serious or fatal injuries from ways wear your seat belts to help the supplemental air bag if you are up reduce the risk or severity of injury against it when it inflates. sitting the steering wheel rim could in- ● The supplemental air bags ordinarily sideways or out of position in any crease the risk that they are injured will not inflate in the event of a side way. Placing them inside WARNING strained. seat. ARS1030 ARS1039 (See ‘‘Seat belts’’ for instructions and precau- tions on seat belt usage later in this section. leaning forward. lower severity frontal collision. Al. START position. Supplemental air bags inflate ● Keep hands on the outside of the with great force. or or death in a crash and may also flates. The Supplemental Restraint System Air Bag can help reduce impact force to the driver and to the front passenger in certain frontal collisions. you are at greater risk of injury when the supplemental air bag in- impact. roll over. The supplemental air bags are designed to supplement the crash pro- tection provided by the driver and front pas- senger seat belts and are not a substitute for them.

ARS1037 ARS1040 ARS1041 ARS1042 1-8 Seats. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX .

ARS1044 ARS1046 Seats. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-9 ZX . An inflating ARS1043 ARS1045 supplemental air bag could seri- ously injure or kill your child. WARNING ● Never let children ride unrestrained. ● Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental air bag inflates if they are not properly re- strained. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms. Some examples of dan- gerous riding positions are shown in the previous illustrations. ● Never install a rear-facing child re- straint in the front seat. See ‘‘Child restraints’’ later in this sec- tion for details.

help to cushion the impact force on the face and chest of the occupant. This smoke is not ings in this manual still apply and must START position. the force of the supplemen- passenger supplemental air bag is mounted in forces in another type of collision are similar tal air bag inflating can increase the risk of the dashboard above the glove box.SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG SYSTEM choking. an inflating supple- mental air bag may cause facial abrasions or other injuries. after a collision. Supplemental air bags do not provide restraint to the lower body. a less forcefully than previously. followed by when the ignition switch is in the ON or of the information. but be followed. The supplemental air bags. cautions and warn. the front collisions. Those with a history of breathing trouble should get fresh air promptly. although it may inflate if the front occupants. as it may cause irritation and 1-10 Seats. along with the use of seat belts. The optional certification allows air operation. bags to be designed to inflate somewhat When the supplemental air bag inflates.S. They are also permitted in an indication of proper supplemental air bag The supplemental air bags deflate quickly Canada. Since the supplemental air bags The driver supplemental air bag is located in signed to inflate in higher severity frontal inflate quickly in order to help protect the the center of the steering wheel. regulations. may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. However. the release of smoke. Seat belts should be correctly worn and the driver and passenger seated upright as far APD0530 as practical away from the steering wheel or dashboard. harmful and does not indicate a fire. It injury if the occupant is too close to or is These systems are designed to meet op. all The supplemental air bags operate only fairly loud noise may be heard. to those of a higher severity frontal impact. However. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always during inflation. against the supplemental air bag module tional certification requirements under U. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . care should be taken not to unintentionally The supplemental air bag system is de. inhale it. They can help save lives and reduce seri- ous injuries.

lation of electrical equipment should also be done by an authorized NIS- ● No unauthorized changes should be SAN dealer. ing wheel or instrument panel. easy identification. supplemental air bag system. instrument panel assembly by placing Manual. Tampering includes mental air bag system and guide the buyer panel. you inform the buyer about the supple- ing wheel pad or on the instrument sonal injury. This should not be modified or discon- is to prevent accidental inflation of nected. ● The SRS wiring harnesses are cov- suspension system or front end ered with yellow insulation either structure. or by install- jectiles and cause injury if the supple. ● Right after inflation. WARNING ● Tampering with the supplemental air When selling your vehicle. Seats. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-11 ZX . several supple. should not be used on the supple- mental air bag system. Such material over the steering wheel pad objects may become dangerous pro. and above the dashboard. ● Do not make unauthorized changes to your vehicle’s electrical system. do not place any objects changes to the steering wheel and the to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s between any occupant and the steer. Do not touch them. The yellow SRS wiring made to any components or wiring of the supplemental air bag system. you an authorized NISSAN dealer. Also. Unauthorized electrical test the supplemental air bag or damage equipment and probing devices to the supplemental air bag system. we request that ● Do not place any objects on the steer. bag system may result in serious per. Instal- may severely burn yourself. ● Work around and on the supplemen- mental air bag system components tal air bag system should be done by will be hot. ing additional trim material around the mental air bag inflates. This could affect proper just before the harness connectors operation of the supplemental air or over the complete harness for bag system.

shown in the illustration. supplemental air bag modules and all related wiring. the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns off. When the ignition key is in the ON or START position.WARNING LABELS SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT APD0513 APD0523 Warning labels about the supplemental air The supplemental air bag warning light. This means the system is operational. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . 1-12 Seats. monitors the circuits of the supplemental air bag. The circuits monitored by the supple- mental air bag light are the diagnosis sensor unit. bag system are placed in the vehicle as displaying in the instrument panel.

intermittently or remains on. Incorrect disposal proce- air bag system may not operate properly. dealer. module will not function again and should be replaced by an authorized NISSAN dealer. WARNING WARNING If the supplemental air bag warning light is on. the supplemental air bag operate in an accident. The supplemental air bag system is de- signed to inflate on a one-time-only basis. The supplemental air bag light does not authorized NISSAN dealer. The supplemental air Repair and replacement procedure bag module cannot be repaired. LOCK position when working under the hood or inside the vehicle. the nated after inflation has occurred. system must be inspected 10 years after ● If you need to dispose of a supple- 2. To ensure long-term functioning. come on and remain on for 7 seconds damage to the front end portion of and then go off as described above. As a reminder. it could mean that the ● Once the supplemental air bag in- supplemental air bag system will not flates. unless it is damaged. must be checked and repaired. the supplemental Manual. It and related parts should be pointed out to the person conducting the maintenance. When maintenance work is required on the disposal procedures are set forth in vehicle. the supplemental air bag system the appropriate NISSAN Service Under these conditions. The supplemental air bag light does not side front pillar. The supplemental air bag light flashes the date of manufacture as noted on the mental air bag or scrap the vehicle. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-13 ZX . the supplemental air bag light remains illumi- Seats. Repair ● The supplemental air bag system supplemental air bag needs servicing: and replacement of the supplemental air should be inspected by an autho- bag system should be done only by an rized NISSAN dealer if there is any 1. Correct supplemental air bag come on at all. dures could cause personal injury. certification label located on the driver contact an authorized NISSAN 3. Take your vehicle to the nearest authorized NISSAN The ignition key should always be in the dealer.If any of the following conditions occur. the the vehicle.

Serious injury or death can occur nal injuries in an accident. this vehicle should use a seat belt at Never run the belt behind your back. Children should be prop.S. Most U. if appropriate. even if your seating position includes a supplemental air bag.SEAT BELTS PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE If you are wearing your seat belt properly adjusted. NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of your passengers to buckle up every time you drive. all times. states and all Canadian prov- inces and territories. Failure to do so may ● Position the lap belt as low and snug reduce the effectiveness of the entire as possible AROUND THE HIPS. high could increase the risk of inter- dent. erly restrained and. restraint system and increase the NOT THE WAIST. require that seat belts be worn at all times when a vehicle is being ARS1048 ARS1047 driven. A lap belt worn too chance or severity of injury in an acci. face and neck. ● The belt should be properly adjusted to a snug fit. WARNING ● Always route the shoulder belt over ● Every person who drives or rides in your shoulder and across your chest. your chances of being injured or killed in an accident and/or the severity of injury may be greatly reduced. in The belt should be away from your a child restraint. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . 1-14 Seats. if the seat belt is not worn properly. under your arm or across your neck. but not falling off your shoulder.

● Never carry more people in the ve- hicle than there are seat belts. ● If the seat belt warning light glows curely fastened to the proper buckle. to use the same belt. Have the system checked by an au- ● Do not allow more than one person thorized NISSAN dealer. cate a malfunction in the system. continuously while the ignition is ● Do not wear the belt inside out or turned ON with all doors closed and twisted. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-15 ZX . ● All seat belt assemblies including retractors and attaching hardware should be inspected after any colli- sion by an authorized NISSAN dealer. ● Be sure the seat belt tongue is se. Doing so may reduce its all seat belts fastened. Seat belt assemblies not in use during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either damage or improper operation is ARS1050 ARS1049 noted. NISSAN recommends that all seat belt assemblies in use during a collision be replaced unless the col- lision was minor and the belts show no damage and continue to operate properly. it may indi- effectiveness. Seats.

children are safer when properly restrained should fit the vehicle seat and have a label The proper restraint depends on the child’s in the rear seat than in the front seat. Infants and small children WARNING WARNING NISSAN recommends that infants and small Infants and children need special pro. the In addition. use the who outgrow rear facing child restraints. longer on or near the face and neck. The booster seat They need to be properly restrained.S. lier in this section. Always use appro- PREGNANT WOMEN priate child restraints. lap belt is low on the hips.CHILD SAFETY NISSAN recommends that all preteens and der belt is properly positioned across the children be restrained in the rear seat if top. ous or fatal injury. not the waist. According to accident statistics. The vehicle’s seat belts may comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety seat and do not allow a child in the not fit them properly. NISSAN recommends that injured persons restraints available for larger children which able) may help overcome this. Forward fac. The booster use seat belts. In an accident. infants (up to about 1 year is especially important because your ve. Check with your doctor for should be used for maximum protection. an improp. specific recommendations. hip bones. shoulder belt without the booster seat. INJURED PERSONS belt that fits close to the face or neck. Once the in rear facing child restraints. You should choose a ing. The child could be seriously in- The lap belt may not fit over their small child restraint that fits your vehicle and jured or killed in an accident. The shoulder belt Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle cargo areas while the vehicle is mov- may come too close to the face or neck. Safety Standards. See ‘‘Child possible around the hips. use seat belts. This certifying that it complies with Federal Motor size. If the child’s seating position has a shoulder Restraints’’ later in this section. The lap belt should require the use of approved child restraints the seat belts which are provided. middle portion of the shoulder and the Children need adults to help protect them. Generally. children be placed in child restraints that Never let a child stand or kneel on any tection. Larger children NISSAN recommends that pregnant women Children who are too large for child re. (Air bag system) for the front passenger. be worn snug and positioned as low as for infants and small children. child has grown so the shoulder belt is no ing child restraints are available for children See ‘‘Supplemental restraint system’’ ear. possible. Contact your doctor for spe- All U. Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo- and less than 20 pounds) should be placed hicle has a supplemental restraint system tor Vehicle Safety Standards. there are many types of child use of a booster seat (commercially avail. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . tions for installation and use. states and provinces of Canada straints should be seated and restrained by cific recommendations. always follow the manufacturer’s instruc- erly fitting seat belt could cause seri. seat should raise the child so that the shoul. 1-16 Seats.

In an accident movement in the seat. The shoulder belt will not move. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-17 ZX . WARNING ● For most effective protection when 2. This can be pulling motion permits the seat belt to dangerous. A slow the seatback is reclined. ARS1051 ARS1053 ARS1052 THREE-POINT TYPE WITH RE. You could also slide under the lap belt Fastening the seat belt TRACTOR and receive serious internal injuries. and allows you some freedom of be against your body. back in the seat and adjust the seat all times. 1. Always sit well tor and insert the tongue into the buckle this vehicle should use a seat belt at until it clicks. Adjust the seat. you could be thrown into it and re- ceive neck or other serious injuries. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retrac- the vehicle is in motion. The retractor is designed to lock during ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when a sudden stop or on impact. Seats. belt properly. the seat ● Every person who drives or rides in should be upright.

To unfasten the belt. Position the lap belt portion low and Unfastening the seat belts snug on the hips as shown. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . The front passenger side seat belt and rear three-point seat belts have a cinching mechanism for child restraint installation. ARS1077 ARS1054 3. the locking mode should not be activated. the seat belt is in the emergency 1-18 Seats. The seat belt automatically retracts. retractor to take up extra slack. Once re- tracted. When automatic locking mode is activated the seat belt cannot be withdrawn further until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. During normal seat belt use by a passen- ger. See ‘‘Child Restraints’’ later in this section for more information. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the buckle. It is referred to as the automatic locking mode. The automatic locking mode should be used only for child restraint installation. locking mode. If it is activated it may cause uncomfortable seat belt tension. press the button on the 4.

see an authorized NISSAN adjusted to the position best for you. ● After adjustment. but not falling off of your shoulder. Release the adjustment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position. 1) When the belt is pulled quickly from the ● The shoulder belt anchor height retractor. best for you. The belt should be away from your face and neck. Failure to do so may reduce the effectiveness of the en- To increase your confidence in the belts. Seats. forward.) To adjust. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-19 ZX . ‘‘Precautions on Seat Belt Usage’’ earlier in this section. release the adjust- tractor) ment button and try to move the shoulder belt anchor up and down to Seat belt retractors are designed to lock belt make sure it is securely fixed in movement using two separate methods: position. (See dealer. should be adjusted to the position 2) When the vehicle slows down rapidly. tire restraint system and increase check their operation as follows: the chance or severity of injury in an ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly APD1013 accident. so the belt passes over the center of the shoulder. Shoulder belt height adjustment If the retractor does not lock during this (For front seats) check or if you have any questions about The shoulder belt anchor height should be belt operation. The retractor should lock and restrict further belt movement. pull out the adjust- ment button and move the shoulder belt anchor to the desired position.Checking seat belt operation WARNING (Three-point type seat belt with re.

Selecting correct set of belts clicks. 1-20 Seats. APD0104 ARS1055 ARS1115 2-POINT TYPE WITHOUT Fastening the belts 2. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . Tighten the belt by pulling the free end of RETRACTOR (rear center lap belt) the belt away from the tongue. then pull 1. Insert the tongue into the buckle until it the belt clip to take up the slack. The center seat belt buckle and tongue are identified by the CENTER label. The center seat belt tongue can be fastened only into the center seat belt buckle. Both the tongue and the buckle are marked CENTER.

then pull on the belt. Position the lap belt low and snug on 4. a right angle to the belt. press the button on the buckle. Loosen the belt by holding the tongue at Unfastening the belt the hips as illustrated. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-21 ZX . To unfasten the seat belt. Seats. ARS1076 ARS1057 ARS1058 3.

restraint be installed in the rear seat. children are safer when properly re- strained in the rear seat than in the front seat. dent. The extender adds ap. carpets. dry cloth. Such unnecessary use could result used in the rear seat. Failure to use a child restraint stalled seat belts. A rear- entire seat belt assembly should be re- seat belt should not use an extender. between the adult and parts of the WARNING vehicle. an extender is ommended for cleaning upholstery or child restraint while riding in the ve- available which is compatible with the in. Wipe the shoul- der belt guide with a clean. CHILD RESTRAINTS SEAT BELT EXTENDERS SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE WARNING If. Then brush the webbing. proximately 8 inches (200 mm) of length shade. If straint in the front seat. deterioration. do not put the same ● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders. retractors. According to accident statistics. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . 1-22 Seats. flexible ● Never install a rear-facing child re- should be used with NISSAN seat wires and anchors. never be carried on your lap. the seat required. such yourself. loose parts. because of body size or driving position. cuts or other supplemental air bag could seri- damage on the webbing is found. with a cloth and allow it to dry in the can result in serious injury or death. the ● Persons who can use the standard ously injure or kill your child. wipe it hicle. possible for even the strongest adult ● If dirt builds up on the shoulder belt SAN dealer for assistance if an extender is to resist the forces of a severe acci- guide of the seat belt anchors. facing child restraint must only be placed. ● To clean the seat belt webbings. The child could be crushed belts may retract slowly. tongues. It is not passenger seating position. See your NIS. a mild soap solution or any solution rec. in serious personal injury in the ● Nissan recommends that the child event of an accident. ● Periodically check to see that the seat seat belt around both your child and made by the same company which belt and the metal components. Do not allow the seat belts to ● Infants and small children should and may be used for either the driver or front retract until they are completely dry. apply ● Infants and small children should it is not possible to properly fit the lap. work properly. as buckles. always be placed in an appropriate shoulder belt and fasten it. Also. An inflating belts. made the original equipment belts.

● An improperly installed child re. ● For a front-facing child restraint. restraint and check the various adjust- ments to be sure the child restraint is Seats. be sure to select one child’s face or neck. belt. All U. or the lap portion of a three-point all times while the vehicle is being Tilt it from side to side. If the WARNING restraint is not secure. the infant or child and other occu. compatible with your child. use. require that infants and small children be ● After attaching the child restraint. child restraints are de. ● In general. sitioned to fit the child restraint. if keep the following points in mind: pants in the vehicle. or put the restraint various sizes are offered by several manu. the shoulder belt behind the child 2) Check the child restraint in your vehicle It may not be possible to properly restraint. but death in an accident. When purchasing a der belt does not go in front of the dian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. tion and use. signed to be installed with a lap belt restrained in approved child restraints at test it before you place the child in it. Choose seat. place your child in the child in case of a sudden stop or accident. has a three-point type lap/shoulder tifying that it complies with Federal Motor facturer’s instructions for installa. result in increased injuries for both in another seat and test it again. If you must install a front- to be sure it is compatible with the vehi. a child restraint that meets the guidelines senger seat’’ later in this section for of the Society of Automotive Engineers ● If the child restraint is not anchored properly. forward and check to see if the belt holds the restraint in place. child restraint. When selecting any child restraint. Try to tug it type seat belt. put which will fit your child and vehicle. recommended practice J1819 for child restraint installation. see ‘‘Installation on front pas- in your vehicle. check to make sure the shoul- Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Cana. keep it secured with a seat belt to 3) If the child restraint is compatible with prevent it from being thrown around your vehicle. the risk of a child being details. states and provinces of Canada as upright as possible. Always follow ● Adjustable seatbacks should be po- straint could lead to serious injury or all recommended procedures. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-23 ZX . facing child restraint in the front install some types of child restraints cle’s seat and seat belt system. the seat position where it is installed 1) Choose only a restraint with a label cer. If it does. injured in a collision or a sudden ● When your child restraint is not in stop greatly increases. facturers. operated. ● Follow all of the child restraint manu.S. tighten the Child restraints for infants and children of ● Improper use of a child restraint can belt as necessary.

restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . 1. 1-24 Seats. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle Center lap belt until you hear and feel the latch engage. Position the child restraint on the seat as illustrated. follow these steps: facturer’s instructions for belt routing. ARS1059 ARS1060 Front facing installation on rear seat 2. When you install a child restraint in a rear Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- center seat. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions. Check the seating surface and buckles before placing your child in the child restraint. CAUTION ● Remember that a child restraint left in a closed vehicle can become very hot.

Seats. If it is not secure. ARS1061 ARS1062 ARS1063 3. from side to side. 1. or put the restraint in another seat. use force to tilt the child restraint adjustment. Rear facing installation on rear seat tight fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt straint. Before placing the child in the child re. Check to make sure the child restraint is illustrated. and tug it forward to Center lap belt make sure it is securely held in place. Remove all slack in the lap belt for a very 4. Always follow the restraint properly secured prior to each use. Position the child restraint on the seat as 6. manufacturer’s instructions. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-25 ZX . When you install a child restraint in a rear 5. try to tighten the belt center seat. follow these steps: again.

6. If it is not secure. use force to tilt the child restraint until you hear and feel the latch engage. ARS1064 ARS1065 ARS1066 2. make sure it is securely held in place. and tug it forward to Be sure to follow the child restraint manu. facturer’s instructions for belt routing. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . Before placing the child in the child re- child restraint and insert it into the buckle tight fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt straint. adjustment. from side to side. 5. Route the seat belt tongue through the 3. Remove all slack in the lap belt for a very 4. or put the restraint in another seat. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. try to tighten the belt again. 1-26 Seats.

● Failure to do so will result in the child restraint not being properly se- cured. ARS1032 ARS1068 When you install a child restraint in a rear 2. follow these steps: child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Position the child restraint on the seat. er’s instructions. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-27 ZX .Front facing installation on rear out- board seating positions WARNING ● The 3-point belt in your vehicle is equipped with a locking mode re- tractor which must be used when installing a child restraint. Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- Always follow the restraint manufactur- facturer’s instructions for belt routing. Route the seat belt tongue through the outboard seat. It could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. Seats. 1.

the belt belt to remove any slack in the belt. and tug it forward to (child restraint mode). restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . straint. After the child restraint is removed and the 1-28 Seats. repeat steps 3 through 6. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the 4. 7. ARS1031 ARS1078 ARS1067 3. If the belt is not locked. At this time. It reverts back to make sure it is securely held in place. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. the belt is in the automatic locking mode. emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor. use force to tilt the child restraint retractor is in the automatic locking mode from side to side. Pull up on the 5. Allow the belt to retract. 6. Before placing the child in the child re- belt is fully extended.

Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- Always follow the restraint manufactur- facturer’s instructions for belt routing. Seats. Position the child restraint on the seat. er’s instructions. ARS1069 ARS1070 ● Failure to do so will result in the child restraint not being properly se. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-29 ZX . the seat belt only locks during a sudden stop or impact. the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. It could tip over or otherwise outboard seat. Route the seat belt tongue through the cured. follow these steps: child restraint and insert it into the buckle be unsecured and cause injury to the until you hear and feel the latch engage. When you install a child restraint in a rear 2. child in a sudden stop or collision. 1. Rear facing installation on rear out- board seating positions WARNING ● The 3-point belt in your vehicle is equipped with a locking mode re- tractor which must be used when installing a child restraint.seat belt is allowed to wind back into the retractor.

At this time. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . After the child restraint is removed and the 1-30 Seats. the belt is in the automatic locking mode. 6. use force to tilt the child restraint retractor is in the automatic locking mode from side to side. Before placing the child in the child re- belt is fully extended. repeat steps 3 through 6. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the 4. 7. Allow the belt to retract. If the belt is not locked. It reverts back to make sure it is securely held in place. emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor. straint. the belt belt to remove any slack in the belt. ARS1033 ARS1071 ARS1072 3. and tug it forward to (child restraint mode). Pull up on the 5.

the automatic locking mode (child sions listed below must be used: restraint mode) is canceled. a metric bolt of the dimen- retractor. The top strap anchor bracket hardware is available through an authorized NISSAN dealer.0 mm only locks during a sudden stop or impact. To install the Seats. Part #88894-89900 Canadian Part #88894-89902 Secure the child restraint with the center lap belt or the lap portion of an outboard 3-point belt and latch the top strap hook onto the appropriate anchor bracket. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-31 ZX .25 mm Secure the top strap to the attaching bolt which provides the straightest installation of the top strap. Anchor bracket hardware must be installed.18 in (30 mm) Thread pitch: 1.seat belt is allowed to wind back into the anchor bracket. Under no circumstances are TOP STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT they to be used for adult seat belts or If your child restraint has a top strap. Bolt length: more than 1. WARNING Child restraint anchor points are de- signed to withstand only those loads ARS1015 imposed by correctly fitted child re- straints. be secured to the provided anchor point. the seat belt Bolt diameter: 8. U. it must harnesses.S.

restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . Anchor points are located under the rear parcel shelf finisher. Remove the bolt after you feel the pre-cut circle separate from the shelf support material. follow these instruc- tions carefully: 1. Anchor point locations 3. Be sure to follow all of the instructions that accompany the top strap attaching To use attaching hardware for child re. Thread a bolt (8. material.25 pitch) up through the nut behind the seating position where the child restraint will be installed and use it to break through the rear parcel shelf support 1-32 Seats. Reach through the fabric with a tool such as a pair of needle-nose pliers and remove the pre-cut circle in the parcel shelf sup- ARS1014 port material. Open the trunk and find the anchor point nuts on the underside of the rear parcel shelf. Cut a small slit through the parcel shelf fabric at the anchor point location.0 mm diameter. hardware. straints with top straps. 1. 2. There are pre-cut circles at each anchor point location that should break away from the shelf support mate- rial when pressure is applied to them. Install the bolt through the top strap hook and into the anchor point nut. 4.

move the passenger seat ● Never install a rear-facing child re. Supplemental air bags inflate with A child restraint with a top strap should not great force. tractor which must be used when straints be installed in the rear seat. straint could be struck by the supple. be used in the front passenger seat. ARS1075 ARS1046 Installation on front passenger seat However. equipped with a locking mode re- ● NISSAN recommends that child re. installing a child restraint. to the rear most position. WARNING mental air bag in a crash and could ● The 3-point belt in your vehicle is seriously injure or kill your child. Seats. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-33 ZX . A rear-facing child re. straint in the front passenger seat. The seat could tip over or otherwise be unse- cured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. if you must install a forward- facing child restraint in the front pas- WARNING senger seat. ● Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured.

follow these steps: child restraint and insert it into the buckle belt is fully extended. the belt until you hear and feel the latch engage. restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX . Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the seat. Position the child restraint on the front (child restraint mode). Route the seat belt tongue through the 3. Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions. fully retracted. the seat to the rear most position. It should be placed in Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- emergency locking mode when the belt is a forward-facing direction only. 1-34 Seats. It reverts back to passenger seat. Child restraints for infants must be used in the rear-facing direc- tion and therefore must not be used in the front seat. ARS1036 ARS1073 ARS1034 If you must install a child restraint in the front 2. At this time. retractor is in the automatic locking mode 1. Move facturer’s instructions for belt routing.

the belt is in the automatic locking mode. straint. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is allowed to wind back into the retractor. the seat belt only locks during a sudden stop or impact. Allow the belt to retract. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retrac- tor. If the lap belt is not locked. use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side. ARS1074 ARS1079 4. Check that the retractor is in the auto- matic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. Pull up on the 5. and tug it forward to make sure it is securely held in place. Seats. 6. the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-35 ZX . 7. Before placing the child in the child re- belt to remove any slack in the belt. repeat steps 3 through 6. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use.

restraints and supplemental air bag systems ZX .MEMO 1-36 Seats.

...........................................2-2 Hazard warning flasher switch ........................2-19 Rear window defogger switch ............................2-20 Daytime running light system (Canada only)...2-12 transmitter (if so equipped) ................................................................................2-4 Automatic power window switch ...............................2-14 Speedometer and odometer ...............................................2-11 If the sunroof does not close ...............................2-9 Sunroof (if so equipped)...........................................................2-18 Windshield wiper and washer switch ......2-16 Engine coolant temperature gauge and fuel Power windows ...................................................2-3 Cigarette lighter (accessory) and ash tray....................................................2-3 Cup holder.........2-13 Map light (if so equipped) ....................................2-17 Warning/indicator lights and chimes .....................................................2-5 Passenger power windows ......................2-15 Tachometer ................2-21 Instrument brightness control.......................................2-11 Storage compartment for garage door Headlight and turn signal switch .....................................2-14 Trunk light......2-18 Theft warning (if so equipped) .........2 Instruments and controls Meters and gauges ...................2-13 Interior light....................................................2-17 gauge ............2-22 Front fog light switch (if so equipped).....................2-22 ZX ..................................................................................

METERS AND GAUGES AIC1049 2-2 Instruments and controls ZX .

shift to a higher gear. set the trip odometer to zero by pushing the reset but- ton. ating the engine in the red zone may cause serious engine damage. Oper- vehicle has been driven. CAUTION Odometer When engine speed approaches the The odometer records the total distance the red zone. The speedometer indicates vehicle speed.SPEEDOMETER AND TACHOMETER ODOMETER IC1261 AIC0076 Speedometer The tachometer indicates engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min). Trip odometer The trip odometer records the distance of individual trips. Instruments and controls 2-3 ZX . Before each trip.

If the engine is overheated. 2-4 Instruments and controls ZX . very low. turning. immediate action required. possible. AIC0077 The gauge indicates the approximate fuel level in the tank. have the vehicle inspected ‘‘In case of emergency’’ section for by an authorized NISSAN dealer. After driving for a while. see the ‘‘Malfunction indicator light (MIL)’’ later Fuel gauge in this section. For additional information. The gauge needle remains in approximately ditions. The engine coolant temperature varies with the outside air temperature and driving con. light may come on. acceleration. See the mains on. Refill the fuel tank before the gauge registers E (Empty). the malfunction indicator stop the vehicle as soon as safely pos. or going up or temperature. the same position even when the ignition key is turned to OFF. down hills. Engine coolant temperature gauge The gauge may move slightly during brak- The gauge indicates the engine coolant ing. The indicator light comes on when the amount of fuel in the tank is getting low. con. If the light re- seriously damage the engine.ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE GAUGE AND FUEL GAUGE CAUTION CAUTION If the gauge indicates engine coolant If the vehicle is driven with the fuel level temperature over the normal range. Refuel as soon as sible. the tinued operation of the vehicle may light should remain off.

designed to indicate a low oil level. . Turn the engine off and circuit in the electrical system. it may indicate a problem with the indicate a burned-out bulb or an open ‘‘Engine oil’’ in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section. Have the check the generator belt. . pull off the road in a safe area. stop ately. or . . charging system. safe to do so. Instruments and controls 2-5 ZX . If the belt is loose. Turn off the engine as soon as it is . system repaired promptly. it may the dipstick to check the oil level. the engine immediately and call an autho. then go off: The oil pressure warning light is not Charge warning light or . The This light warns of low engine oil pressure. The following lights come on briefly and rized NISSAN dealer. See running. Use If this light comes on while the engine is If any light fails to come on.WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND CHIMES or Brake warning light Seat belt warning light Engine oil pressure warning light Low washer fluid warning light Turn signal/hazard indicator lights CRUISE indicator light (Canada only) High beam indicator light or Anti-lock brake warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Charge warning light Overdrive off indicator light Malfunction indicator light Door open warning light (emission system) Checking bulbs Engine oil pressure warning CAUTION Apply the parking brake and turn the ignition light Running the engine with the oil pressure key to ON without starting the engine. If warning light on could cause serious following lights come on: the light flickers or comes on during normal damage to the engine almost immedi- driving.

then turns off. the chime does not come on at all. The supplemental air bag warning light or Brake warning light Seat belt warning light and does not come on and remain on for 7 This light functions for both the parking seconds and then go off as described chime brake and the foot brake systems. and also warns of a low brake fluid mains illuminated until the driver’s seat belt 3. the light (Canada only) Door open warning light supplemental air bag system needs servicing This light comes on when the washer fluid is This light comes on when any of the doors and your vehicle must be taken to an autho. See ‘‘Brake and clutch straints and supplemental air bag systems’’ details.broken. 2. See the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section. have the 2-6 Instruments and controls ZX . The light and chime remind you to fasten When the ignition key is in the ON position. re. it could mean that the position. 1. may not function properly. sounds for about seven seconds unless the Unless checked and repaired. or if the light remains on. Low washer fluid warning If any of the following conditions occur. This means the system is operational. air bag systems’’ section. Add brake Refer to ‘‘Seat belts’’ in the ‘‘Seats. For additional fluid as necessary. The light illuminates whenever the light comes on when the parking brake is flashes intermittently or remains on. warning light If the supplemental airbag warning ately. the ignition key is turned to ON. At the same time. The supplemental air bag warning light seat belts. stop the vehicle and perform the following: driver’s seat belt is securely fastened. restraints and supplemental owner’s manual. the Supple. The supplemental air bag warning light level. or missing. Supplemental air bag WARNING see an authorized NISSAN dealer immedi. applied. mental restraint system (air bag system) 1. Do not continue driving if the belt is light illuminates for about 7 seconds and loose. Check the brake fluid level. at a low level. above. If the brake fluid level is correct. the supplemental air bag warning supplemental airbag will not operate in CAUTION an accident. key is ON. and re. is running with the parking brake not applied. When the ignition key is in the ON or START light is on. see ‘‘Supplemental restraint system’’ fluid’’ in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section of this section for precautions on seat belt usage. 2. If the light comes on while the engine is fastened. Add washer fluid as neces- are not closed securely while the ignition rized NISSAN dealer: sary. broken or missing. in the ‘‘ Seats.

If repair. If switch is pushed to the OFF position. sound when the vehicle is in motion. drive care. slowly turning the ignition key (quickly turned on. When a brake pad requires re- placement. Have the system checked by an authorized The appropriate light flashes when the turn ● Pressing the brake pedal with the NISSAN dealer. This light comes on while the vehicle speed Brake pad wear warning contact an authorized NISSAN dealer for is controlled by the cruise control system. signal switch is activated. beam is on and goes out when the low minimum mark on the brake fluid beam is selected. Otherwise. it may indicate something is wrong for repairs. but the regular system has been checked at a NIS- braking system continues to operate. ping distance and braking will re. brake system checked by an authorized pressed. light stays on. warning light This light comes on when the overdrive ing properly if the warning light is (if so equipped) on. and start it again by Both lights flash when the hazard switch is fluid level may increase your stop. do not drive until the brake If an abnormality occurs in the system. it makes a high pitched scraping dealer. with the anti-lock portion of the brake system. reservoir. whether or not the brake pedal is de- Instruments and controls 2-7 ZX . as possible if the warning sound is heard. (Automatic transmission WARNING or Anti-lock brake models only) ● Your brake system may not be work. the anti-lock function ceases. If the High beam indicator light greater pedal travel. If the light comes on while you are driving. lights hicle towed. have the system checked This light comes on when the headlight high ● If the brake fluid level is below the by an authorized NISSAN dealer. have your ve. Have the brakes checked as soon Overdrive off indicator light NISSAN dealer. Cruise indicator light SAN dealer. have the sys- The disc brake pads have audible wear tem checked by an authorized NISSAN warnings. engine stopped and/or low brake Turn off the engine. you judge it to be safe. If the light comes on while the engine is Turn signal/hazard indicator fully to the nearest service station running. the CRUISE indicator blinks. doing so may cause the ABS light to stay quire greater pedal effort as well as on when there is nothing wrong). Driving could be dangerous.

Key reminder chime Operation CAUTION A chime sounds if the driver’s door is The malfunction indicator light will come on Continued vehicle operation without opened while the key is left in the ignition in one of two ways: having the emission control system switch. Remove the key and take it with you checked and repaired as necessary when leaving the vehicle. 2-8 Instruments and controls ZX . the emission control system. the light should dealer. Have the vehicle in. You do not need to have your Some conditions may cause the malfunc- (ignition switch is turned OFF).An blink. three gallons of fuel in the fuel tank. Avoid any un- ● if possible. hicle to an authorized NISSAN dealer and The malfunction indicator light may also ● avoid steep uphill grades. 1. control system problem exists. reduce the amount of cargo necessary diagnosis during the service by has not been closed tightly or if the fuel tank being hauled or towed. drive the ve- tion. come on steady or blink if the fuel filler cap have the vehicle inspected. it may indicate a potential emission control (72 km/h). engine to misfire. Examples are as follows: the vehicle. You do not need to have your ve- remain off if no other potential emission hicle towed to the dealer. allowing fuel to evaporate into steady or blinks while the engine is running. Malfunction indicator light blinking . If you suspect that you experienced one or problem. Malfunction indicator light on steady . Check to make sure the informing the dealer of the condition that fuel cap is secure and that you have at least The malfunction indicator light may stop may have occurred. ● avoid hard acceleration or decelera. blinking and come on steady. To reduce or avoid emission control (MIL) ● fuel filler cap was left off or improperly system damage: If the malfunction indicator light comes on installed. which caused the Malfunction indicator light may damage the emission control sys.An could lead to poor driveability. ● do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH the atmosphere. engine misfire has been detected which ● vehicle ran out of fuel. both of the above conditions. reduced emission control system malfunction has fuel economy. Have the vehicle inspected by an authorized NISSAN After driving for a while. and possible damage to Light reminder chime been detected. tion indicator light to come on steady or Turn the headlight switch OFF when leaving 2. is nearly empty. tem. vehicle towed to the dealer. A chime sounds when the driver’s door is spected by an authorized NISSAN opened if the headlight switch is turned on dealer.

the door. The alarm is activated by: Furthermore. Refer to ‘‘silencing the horn beep feature’’ later in this section. The system is ● The alarm automatically turns off after 2 The theft warning system provides visual now activated. during this 30-second to 3 minutes. lights flash twice and the horn beeps once to indicate all doors are locked. IC0005 once every three seconds. The hazard and lock it again. If the indicator light fails to glow locked by releasing the door inside lock 4. or by pressing the button on the system multi-remote controller. if the key is turned exces- 2. once. Close all windows. the alarm reacti- and audio alarm signals if parts of the time period.THEFT WARNING (if so equipped) ● When the button is pushed with all are in the vehicle. The alarm can be shut off by ignition key is turned to ACC or ON. the hazard lights flash vate with all doors. or the again. Theft warning system operation The system can be activated even if the The theft warning system emits the follow- windows are open. key or the multi-remote controller. unlock the door once controller. the system will acti- doors locked. The SECURITY light glows for intermittently. Remove the key from the ignition switch. In addition. the starter mo- about 30 seconds and then begins to flash tor does not operate. If the key is turned slowly when locking 1. The horn may or may not beep system off. Close the hood. How to activate the theft warning system will not activate. Confirm that the SECURITY indicator light ● The headlights blink and the horn sounds comes on. the unlocking a door or trunk lid with the key. If. ● opening the door or trunk lid without sively to the unlock position. may be deactivated when the key is re. Even when the driver and/or passengers ● opening the hood. ing alarm: 5. Instruments and controls 2-9 ZX . Turn the reminder that the doors are already ignition key to ACC or ON to turn the locked. hood and trunk lid twice and the horn beeps once as a locked and ignition key off. ating the opener lever. the system 3. However. the door is unlocked by the vates if the vehicle is tampered with vehicle are disturbed. the system may not activate. All doors lock. Push the button on the multi-remote switch) or opening the trunk lid by oper- for 30 seconds. using the key (even if the door is un- moved. trunk lid and all doors.

To deactivate: Press and hold the and buttons for at least two seconds. To activate: Press and hold the and buttons for at least two seconds once more. the horn beep feature can be deactivated using the multi-remote control- ler. AIC1037 Silencing the horn beep feature If desired. If the system does not operate as de- scribed above. Deactivating the horn feature does not si- ler.How to stop the alarm The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature The alarm stops only by unlocking a door or has been reactivated. the trunk lid with the key. The alarm does not stop if the ignition lence the horn if the alarm is triggered. 2-10 Instruments and controls ZX . switch is turned to ACC or ON. have it checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. The instructions are on the back of the multi-remote controller. The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has been deactivated. or by pressing the button on the multi-remote control.

Push the lever down to operate the wind. ● Do not operate the washer if the reservoir tank is empty. WARNING AIC1004 In freezing temperatures the washer solution may freeze on the windshield To defog the rear window glass. Instruments and controls 2-11 ZX . switch again to turn the defogger off. Warm the wind. 2 to approximately 20 seconds by turning the knob (Type B only). The rear window defogger indi- shield with the defroster before you cator light on the switch comes on. start the and obscure your vision which may engine and push the rear window defogger lead to an accident. be careful not to scratch or Intermittent operation can be adjusted from damage the rear window defogger. CAUTION The following could damage the washer system: ● Do not operate the washer continu- ously for more than 30 seconds. Push the wash the windshield. When cleaning the inner side of the window. CAUTION shield wipers. The rear window defogger switch automati- AIC0520 cally turns off after approximately 15 minutes. switch on.WINDSHIELD WIPER AND REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER WASHER SWITCH SWITCH The wipers automatically cycle twice when the washer is activated. Pull the lever toward you to operate the washer.

push the side marker. HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH NOTE: On some vehicles. if so equipped. These wires. 2-12 Instruments and controls ZX . AIC0505 Lighting The headlights come on and all the other Turn the switch to the position: The lights remain on. license plate and instrument lever forward. rear combination. The high beam lights come panel lights come on. the top few rows of wires on the rear window are not part of the rear window defogging system. front turn signal/parking. on and the indicator light illuminates. make up the diversity antenna for the audio system. To select the high beam function. Pull it Turn the switch to the position: back to select the low beam.

Turn the control to adjust the brightness of WARNING instrument panel lights. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your headlights. Instruments and controls 2-13 ZX . The daytime running lights begins to flash. The day- time running lights operate with the head. Failure to do so could cause an accident injuring your- self and others. the turn signals cancel automati- the position for full illumination when cally. When the turn is com- position. position. move the lever up engine is started. driving at night. illuminate once the parking brake is re. INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS CONTROL DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYS. Turn the headlight switch to pleted. the daytime running lights or down to the point where the indicator light AIC0608 do not illuminate. when the light switch is in the or main on until the ignition switch is turned off. When the daytime running light system is active. reduced intensity when the engine is started Turn signal with the parking brake released. Passing signal TEM (Canada only) Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the The headlights automatically illuminate at a headlight high beams on and off. tail lights on your vehicle are not on. Move the lever up or down to signal the light switch in the OFF position or in the turning direction. The daytime running lights will re. but the lever does not latch. Lane change signal If the parking brake is applied before the To signal a lane change. The instrument brightness control operates leased.

To turn them off. cally turn off whenever the high-beam head- light function is selected. rotate the Push the switch on to warn other drivers switch to the position. 2-14 Instruments and controls ZX . ● Turn signals do not work when the hazard warning flasher lights are on. All turn signal lights flash. WARNING The headlight switch must be in posi.FRONT FOG LIGHT SWITCH HAZARD WARNING FLASHER (if so equipped) SWITCH ● Do not use the switch while moving on the highway unless unusual cir- cumstances force you to drive so slowly that your vehicle might be- come a hazard to other traffic. turn the switch to the OFF position. To turn the front fog lights on. lights to operate. The flashers can be actuated with the igni- tion switch either OFF or ON. when you must stop or park under emer- gency conditions. move the vehicle well off the road. Some state laws may prohibit the use of IC1292 AIC1011 the hazard warning flasher switch while driving. The fog lights automati. ● When stalled or stopped on the road- tion (low-beam headlights on) for the fog way under emergency conditions.

it springs out. Instruments and controls 2-15 ZX . Return the lighter to its original position after use. The cigarette lighter element is an acces- sory. Push the lighter in all the way. WARNING The cigarette lighter should not be used while driving in order that full attention may be given to the driving AIC0509 operation. When the lighter is heated. The use of the cigarette lighter socket as a power source for any other accessory is not recommended. A genuine NISSAN cigarette lighter can be purchased from an authorized NISSAN dealer. The cigarette lighter operates when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position.CIGARETTE LIGHTER (ACCESSORY) AND ASH TRAY CAUTION The cigarette lighter socket is a power source for the cigarette lighter element only.

Hard objects can injure you in an accident. 2-16 Instruments and controls ZX . it can scald you or your holder or remove or insert cups into the passenger. ● Avoid abrupt starting and braking when the cup holder is being used to WARNING prevent spilling the drink.CUP HOLDER AIC1005 To open. ing operation. cup holder while driving in order that full attention may be given to the driv. If the liq- The driver should not open the cup uid is hot. ● Use only soft cups in the cupholder. CAUTION To close. lower the console covers. lift the console covers.

Instruments and controls 2-17 ZX . To The driver side control panel is equipped stop the window. To open a SWITCH window. windows.POWER WINDOWS WARNING ● Make sure that all passengers have their hands. AIC1017 AIC1018 The power windows operate only when the AUTOMATIC POWER WINDOW ignition key is in the ON position. inside the vehicle before closing the windows. pletely press the driver’s side window switch simply release the switch. The window automatically opens all the way. ● Do not leave children unattended in- side the vehicle. They could un- knowingly activate switches or con- trols and become trapped in a window. press down on the switch. Unattended children could become involved in serious acci- dents. To stop the To fully open the driver’s side window. it need not be held. etc. pull up on the switch while with switches to open or close all of the the window is opening. To close a window. Use the window lock switch to prevent unex- pected use of the power windows. com- opening or closing function at any time. down and release it. pull up on the switch.

Sun shade Open and close the sun shade by sliding it forward or backward. motion or while the sunroof is closing. window. pull up on the switch. To close the sunroof. first close the sunroof. The front and rear passenger window Sliding the sunroof ● Do not allow anyone to stand up or switches operate only the corresponding extend any portion of their body out of passenger window. To open the roof. To close the to the DOWN/OPEN side. only ● Remove water drops. then push and hold the UP/CLOSE side of the tilt switch. 2-18 Instruments and controls ZX . ● Do not place heavy objects on the tion. SUNROOF (if so equipped) Tilting the sunroof To tilt up. Push it in again to cancel this func. press and hold the switch the opening while the vehicle is in press down on the switch. CAUTION When the power window lock switch on the driver side control panel is pushed in. ice or the driver side window can be opened or sand from the sunroof before opening. WARNING AIC1032 AIC1033 ● In an accident you could be thrown from the vehicle through an open PASSENGER POWER WINDOWS The sunroof operates only when the ignition sunroof. press and hold the switch Locking passenger windows to the UP/CLOSE side. closed. child restraints. Always use seat belts and key is in the ON position. sunroof or surrounding area. To open the window. To close the roof. snow. push and hold the DOWN/CLOSE side.

sunroof opening. Have the sunroof system checked and re- Be sure no objects are caught in the paired by your NISSAN dealer. 2. The shaft end of the sunroof motor will be visible. Remove the map light unit. 1. AIC1034 AIC1016 IF THE SUNROOF DOES NOT 3. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. turn the CLOSE shaft clockwise to close the sunroof. Instruments and controls 2-19 ZX . Using a wide blade screwdriver.

the garage door transmitter can be activated while it is within the storage com- partment. in the map light unit. To install your transmitter. Some transmitters may not fit.STORAGE COMPARTMENT FOR GARAGE DOOR TRANSMITTER (if so equipped) AIC1007 AIC1008 AIC1009 If the vehicle is equipped with a sunroof. This storage compart- ment has been specially designed to hold some garage door transmitters. 2-20 Instruments and controls ZX . follow the num- there is an additional storage compartment bered instructions in the above illustrations. When properly in- stalled.

● When the switch is in the OFF position. close the storage compartment ignition key position. ● When the switch is in the ON position. Instruments and controls 2-21 ZX . garage door transmitter. Press the button on the center of the storage compartment door to operate the The interior light has a three-position switch. whether any door is open or closed. The interior light operates regardless of stalled. the interior light does not illuminate. ● When the switch is in the center j position. door. AIC1006 IC1235M Once the garage door transmitter is in. the interior light illuminates when a door is opened. INTERIOR LIGHT CAUTION Leaving the interior light or spot light switches in the ON position for ex- tended periods of time will result in a discharged battery. the interior light illuminates. re- gardless of door position.

MAP LIGHT (if so equipped) TRUNK LIGHT

The light illuminates when the trunk lid is
opened. When the trunk lid is closed, the
light goes off.

AIC1002

2-22 Instruments and controls

3 Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Key .........................................................................3-2 Glove box ...............................................................3-9
Door locks ..............................................................3-2 Trunk lid lock operation..........................................3-9
Manual door lock....................................................3-2 Fuel filler lid lock operation ..................................3-11
Power door lock .....................................................3-3 Fuel filler cap........................................................3-11
Child safety rear door lock .....................................3-4 Tilting steering wheel ...........................................3-13
Multi-remote control system (if so equipped).........3-4 Outside mirror remote control ..............................3-13
Battery replacement ...............................................3-7 Inside mirror .........................................................3-13
Hood release ..........................................................3-8 Vanity mirror (if so equipped)...............................3-14

ZX

KEY DOOR LOCKS

WARNING
● Always have the doors locked while
driving. Along with the use of seat
belts, this provides greater safety in
the event of an accident by helping
to prevent persons from being
thrown from the vehicle. This also
helps keep children and others from
unintentionally opening the doors,
and will help keep out intruders.
● Before opening any door, always
look for and avoid oncoming traffic.
APD1025 ● Do not leave children unattended in- APD1024
side the vehicle. They could unknow-
The master key can be used for all of the MANUAL DOOR LOCK
ingly activate switches or controls.
locks.
Unattended children could become To lock the front doors from the outside, turn
A key number plate is supplied with your involved in serious accidents. the key toward the front of the vehicle. To
key. Record the key number and keep it in a unlock, turn it toward the rear.
safe place (such as your wallet), NOT IN
THE CAR. NISSAN does not record key
numbers so it is very important to keep track
of your key number plate.
A key number is only necessary when you
have lost all keys and do not have one to
duplicate from. If you still have a key, this
key can be duplicated by an authorized
NISSAN dealer or a locksmith shop.

3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments

ZX

AIC1012 APD1011

To lock the door without the key, move the POWER DOOR LOCK
inside lock knob to the lock position, then
close the door. The power door lock system allows you to
lock or unlock all doors simultaneously.
When locking the door this way, be certain
not to leave the key inside the vehicle. Turning the front door key to the front of the
vehicle locks all doors.
Turning the front door key one time to the
rear of the vehicle unlocks the correspond-
ing door. From that position, returning the
key to Neutral (where the key can only be
removed and inserted) and turning it to the
rear again within 5 seconds unlocks all
doors.

Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-3

ZX

all doors will unlock automatically. To lock from the outside without a key. contact an authorized door this way. CAUTION The child safety lock levers are located on Listed below are conditions or occur- the edge of the rear doors. then close the door. The effective distance depends APD1014 APD1010 on the conditions around the vehicle. ● Do not allow the remote controller to become wet. When locking the Child safety locks help prevent rear doors remote controllers. If the key is left in the when small children are in the vehicle. key inside the vehicle. MULTI-REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM (if so equipped) It is possible to lock/unlock all doors. rences which will damage the remote When the lever is in the lock position. the controller: door can be opened only from the outside. turn the interior light on and activate the panic alarm by using the remote controller from outside the vehicle. be certain not to leave the from being opened accidentally. especially NISSAN dealer. push As many as four remote controllers can be CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR used with one vehicle. Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle before locking the doors. 3-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ZX . The remote controller can operate at a distance of approximately 49 ft (15 m) from the vehicle. For information con- the door lock button (driver side only) or the LOCK door lock knob (driver or front passenger cerning the purchase and use of additional side). ignition.

Only the driver’s side 3. Locking doors 1. Push the button on the multi- Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5 ZX . trunk lid. once. Close the hood.● Do not drop the remote controller. Close all windows. The horn may or may not beep onds. Refer to ‘‘silencing the horn beep 1. 4. All doors lock. ● Do not strike the remote controller sharply against another object. The hazard lights flash twice and the horn beeps once to indicate all doors are locked. 2. ● Do not place the remote controller for an extended period in an area where temperatures exceed 140°F (60°C). door unlocks. Remove the key from the ignition switch. The interior light comes on and stays on feature’’ later in this section. the hazard lights flash APD1012 twice and the horn beeps once as a reminder that the doors are already Unlocking doors remote controller again within five sec- locked. 3. ● When the button is pushed with all doors locked. and all doors. Push the button on the multi- remote controller. for 30 seconds when the light switch is in the O position. The passenger doors unlock. 2. Push the button on the multi-remote controller.

multi-remote controller. lence the horn if the alarm is triggered. you may activate the alarm to call attention as follows: 1. Push the button on the remote con- troller for longer than 0. on the multi-remote controller.8 seconds. The panic alarm stops when: If desired. or the button is ler. multi-remote controller or pushing the Deactivating the horn feature does not si- interior light button to OFF. Using the panic alarm If you are near your vehicle and feel threat- ened. 2. the horn beep feature can be ● it has run for 30 seconds. Silencing the horn beep feature 3. The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has been deactivated. To activate: Press and hold the and buttons for at least two seconds once more. or deactivated using the multi-remote control- ● the . To deactivate: Press and hold the and buttons for at least two seconds. The instructions are on the back of the pressed.The interior light can be turned off without The hazard lights will quickly flash three waiting 30 seconds by inserting the key into times to confirm that the horn beep feature the ignition or locking the doors with the has been reactivated. 3-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ZX . The theft warning alarm and headlights AIC1037 will stay on for 30 seconds.

FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry troller as follows: 3. This range may vary with conditions. Each time the button is pressed. or equivalent. ● The operational range of the multi- remote controller extends to approxi- mately 49 ft (15 m) from the vehicle. immediately wipe completely dry. ● An improperly disposed battery can hurt the environment. Open the lid using a coin. Canada. the Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7 ZX . If the battery is removed for any reason other than replacement. APD1026 This device complies with part 15 of the Replace the battery in the multi-remote con. then the button 2. ● The multi-remote controller is water- resistant. Press the button. FCC Notice: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for com- pliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. 1. however. Close the lid securely. two or three times to check the multi- Recommended battery: Sanyo CR2025 remote controller operation. 4. Replace the battery with a new one. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. perform step 4. if it does get wet.BATTERY REPLACEMENT hazard lights flash once.

Insert the support rod s 3 into the slot on ● If you see steam or smoke coming the underside of the hood. avoid injury do not open the hood. 2. the ● Make sure the hood is completely hood springs up slightly. Lift the lever s 2 at the front of the hood Failure to do so could cause the with your fingertips and raise the hood. from the engine compartment. Pull the hood lock release handle s 1 WARNING located below the instrument panel. port rod to its original position. return the sup. APD1003 1. 3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ZX . and (2) this device must accept any interference re- ceived including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. to 4. lower the hood to approximately 12 inches above the latch and release it. closed and latched before driving. This allows proper engagement of the hood latch. 3. HOOD RELEASE Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. hood to fly open and result in an accident. When closing the hood.

pull the opener lever up. Opener lever operation The glove box with key lock (if so equipped) The trunk lid opener lever is located on the can be locked or unlocked with the master outside of the driver’s seat. lower and push the equipped). To open the key. trunk lid. CAUTION Keep glove box lid closed while driving to help prevent injury in an accident or a sudden stop. turned to the or position. To illuminate the glove box light (if so To close the trunk lid.GLOVE BOX TRUNK LID LOCK OPERATION APD1001 APD1008 The glove box opens by pulling the handle. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9 ZX . the headlight switch must be trunk lid down securely.

lower and push the trunk lid down securely. 3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ZX . See ‘‘Exhaust gas’’ in the ‘‘Starting and driving’’ Section. This could allow dangerous exhaust gases to be drawn into the vehicle. WARNING Do not drive with the trunk lid open. APD1016 Key operation To open the trunk lid. To close the trunk lid. turn the key clock- wise.

Tighten the cap clockwise until ratch- fuel filler lid.FUEL FILLER LID LOCK OPERATION APD1009 APD1007 Opener lever operation FUEL FILLER CAP The fuel filler lid opener lever is located on The fuel filler cap is a screw-on ratcheting the outside of the driver’s seat. To open the type. close the fuel filler lid securely. lock. push the opener lever down. To eting clicks are heard. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11 ZX .

highly explosive under certain con. If the light ‘‘hissing’’ sound to stop to prevent remains on. dealer. have the vehicle in- fuel from spraying out and possible spected by an authorized NISSAN APD1006 personal injury. If this when refueling. occurs. ing in fuel spray and possibly fire. ‘‘Malfunction indicator light (MIL)’’ in off automatically. After driving for a while. It has a built-in safety valve needed for proper op- eration of the fuel system and emis- sion control system. flush it away with water to avoid ditions. ● Do not attempt to top off the fuel For additional information. riously injured if it is misused or ● Tighten until the cap clicks. see the Put the fuel filler cap on the cap holder while tank after the fuel pump nozzle shuts refueling. ● Use only a genuine NISSAN fuel filler cap as a replacement. securely close the fuel filler ● Fuel may be under pressure. Always stop the engine to tighten the fuel cap properly may and do not smoke or allow open cause the malfunction indica- flames or sparks near the vehicle tor light (MIL) to illuminate. Turn the cap. tion. WARNING CAUTION ● Gasoline is extremely flammable and ● If fuel is spilled on the car body. Then remove the cap. You could be burned or se. result. paint damage. the ‘‘Instruments and controls’’ sec- ing may cause fuel overflow. ● Never pour fuel into the throttle body to attempt to start your vehicle. 3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ZX . Continued refuel. Failure mishandled. An incorrect cap can result in a serious malfunc- tion and possible injury. the cap one-half turn. and wait for any light should remain off.

Be careful when moving to the driving. Objects viewed in the outside mirror on WARNING the passenger side are closer than they Do not adjust the steering wheel while appear. WARNING clarity. then Use the night position only when nec- Pull the lock lever up firmly to lock the adjust using the control lever.TILTING STEERING WHEEL OUTSIDE MIRROR REMOTE INSIDE MIRROR CONTROL PD1028 APD0646 PD1006M Tilt operation The outside mirror remote control only op. an accident. Using only this mirror could cause vehicle and cause an accident. steering wheel up or down to the desired Push the right or left side of the switch to WARNING position. Use the inside mirror or glance over your shoulder to properly judge distances to other objects. essary. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13 ZX . because it reduces rear view steering wheel in place. You could lose control of your right. The night position reduces glare from the erates when the ignition switch is in the headlights of vehicles behind you at night. Push the lock lever down and adjust the ACC or ON position. select the right or left outside mirror.

pull the sun visor down and flip open the mirror cover (if so equipped). Some vanity mirrors are illu- minated and turn on when the mirror cover is opened.VANITY MIRROR (if so equipped) APD1002 To access the vanity mirror. 3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ZX .

....................................................... air conditioner and audio systems Ventilators ...........4-23 AM-FM radio with cassette player .........................................................................4-3 AM-FM radio with cassette player and Heater operation .............................4-10 Compact disc (CD) player operation......4-26 Cassette tape operation ...................................4-6 Cassette tape operation .........................................4-25 Radio operation ..................................4-20 Air conditioner operation (if so equipped).......................................................4-3 Compact disc (CD) player operation...................................4-10 Antenna ...............................................................4-15 Heater and air conditioner....4-27 AM-FM radio with compact disc player..................................................................................4-18 Controls ...............4-15 ZX ...........................4-20 Air flow charts..4-2 Radio operation ..4-5 Radio operation ......4-4 compact disc player .............................................................................................4 Heater.....................4-13 CB radio or car phone..................................................................

air conditioner and audio systems ZX . : This symbol indicates a vent is closed. ventilators. Adjust air flow direction by mov- ing the ventilator slide.VENTILATORS AHA1002 AHA1033 Side ventilators Center ventilators You can open or close the side ventilators Adjust air flow direction by moving the ven- by using the dial located at the side of the tilator slide. 4-2 Heater. : This symbol indicates a vent is open.

running. CONTROLS Fan control dial This dial turns the fan on and off. On hot sunny days. and controls fan speed. in order that full attention may be given to the driving operation. — Air flows from center and side AHA1001 ventilators. or pets alone in your vehicle. Heater. ● Positioning of the heating or air con- ditioning controls should not be done while driving. Air flow control buttons These buttons allow you to select the air flow outlets. — Air flows from defroster outlets and foot outlets. temperatures in a operates only when the engine is closed vehicle could quickly become — Air flows mainly from foot outlets. high enough to cause severe or possi- bly fatal injuries to people or animals. ventilators and foot outlets. unreliable — Air flows from center and side ● The air conditioner cooling function adults. WARNING ● Do not leave children.HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER ● Do not use the recirculation mode for long periods as it may cause the inte- rior air to become stale and the win- dows to fog up. air conditioner and audio systems 4-3 ZX .

defroster outlets. Push the button in. Move the fan control dial to the desired ture of the outlet air. Some air also flows from the Use the off position for normal heater or air 1. Move the fan control dial to the desired On position (Indicator light on): position. push the switch again. Move the temperature control lever to the desired position. to the off position for normal heating. tioner. to 3. 4. 3. The indicator light comes on when the air Temperature control lever conditioner is on. move the fan control dial to center ventilators. position. Ventilation ● When the switch is pushed. To stop the air condi- 2. Push the button in. the air This button is provided only on vehicles conditioner automatically turns on to de- equipped with an air conditioner. Push the (air recirculation) button 2. Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle. This mode directs outside air to the side and humidify the air. Push the air recirculation button to the ON desired position between the middle and position when driving on a dusty road. — Air flows mainly from defroster the desired (1 to 4) position and push the 1. A/C button to turn on the air conditioner. and for maximum cool. foot outlets. to the off position. avoid traffic fumes. windshield. which helps defog the Start the engine. full HOT position. This mode is used to direct heated air to the windows. 3. Move the temperature control lever to the windows. Move the temperature control lever to the 2. 1. air conditioner and audio systems ZX . Push the button in. The air conditioner cooling function op- Air recirculation button erates only when the engine is running. turn on the fan control dial to 4 Air conditioner button desired position between the middle and and the temperature control lever to the (if so equipped) the HOT position. conditioner operation. 4. position. Push the (air recirculation) button outlets. ● To quickly remove ice or fog from the ing when using the air conditioner. This lever allows you to adjust the tempera. Move the fan control dial to the desired the HOT position. The air recirculation mode 4-4 Heater. Off position: HEATER OPERATION Outside air is drawn into the passenger Defrosting or defogging Heating compartment and distributed through the This mode is used to defrost/defog the selected outlet.

position. Move the temperature control lever to the 3. erates only when the engine is running. push the air recirculation desired position. performance. center lected. 3. Be sure to A/C button to activate the air conditioner. cooling and off position for normal cooling. indicator light comes on. Dehumidified heating windshield. This mode directs air from the side. Move the fan control dial to the desired AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION desired position. 2. the air recirculation mode auto- and foot outlets. 2. Move the fan control dial to the desired position. 1. Push the button in. position. automatically turns off. Push the button in. 1. matically turns off. The air conditioner cooling function op. Push the button in. (if so equipped) ● For quick cooling when the outside tem- 4. Push the (air recirculation) button Outside air is drawn into the passenger to the off position. Heater. 3. air conditioner and audio systems 4-5 ZX . 5. Operating tips Cooling Outside air is drawn into the passenger ● Clear snow and ice from the wiper This mode is used to cool and dehumidify compartment to improve the defogging blades and air inlet in front of the the air. ● When the or switch is se. Move the temperature control lever to the Start the engine. This improves heater op- 1. compartment to improve the defogging 4. Push on the air conditioner button. The performance. This mode heats the interior and defogs the dehumidifying functions are added to the heater operation. position. 1. return the air recirculation button to the Heating and defogging When the air conditioner is on. Move the fan control dial to the desired to the off position. Push the (air recirculation) button 2. Move the temperature control lever to the desired position between the middle and 3. Move the fan control dial to the desired the HOT position. the desired (1 to 4) position and push in the button to the on position. windshield. Push the (air recirculation) button eration. move the fan control dial to perature is high. Bi-level heating/cooling to the off position. 2. This mode is used to heat and dehumidify. Push the button in.

allows the air conditioner to cool the interior more quickly. The three minutes with the windows open to indicator light comes on. ● If the engine coolant temperature gauge humidify the air. Move the temperature control lever to the AIR FLOW CHARTS desired position. This helps pre- 1. cooling. Move the fan control dial to the desired position. air conditioner and audio systems ZX . 3. The charts on the following pages show the Outside air is drawn into the passenger switch and lever positions for MAXIMUM compartment to improve the defogging per.4. tional information. heats’’ in the ‘‘In case of emergency’’ section of this owner’s manual for addi- 2. turn the air windshield. operated for about ten minutes at midifies the air. Then. Dehumidified defogging ● The air conditioner system should be This mode defogs the windows and dehu. drive for two or 4-6 Heater. vent damage to the system due to lack of lubrication. and QUICK heating. or defrosting. The air recirculation mode conditioner off. close the windows. ● After parking in the sun. Operating tips ● Keep the windows and sun roof closed while the air conditioner is in operation. This desired position. least once a month. which helps to defog the exceeds the H (hot) position. Push on the air conditioner button. formance. See ‘‘If your vehicle over- automatically turns off. the air conditioner automatically turns on to de. Push the button in. Move the temperature control lever to the ment. vent hot air from the passenger compart- 5. When the button is pushed.

air conditioner and audio systems 4-7 ZX . AHA1026 Heater.

AHA1025 4-8 Heater. air conditioner and audio systems ZX .

Using improper refrigerants or lubricants will cause severe damage to your air conditioner system. air conditioner and audio systems 4-9 ZX . Special charging equipment and lubricant is required when servicing your NISSAN air conditioner. WARNING The air conditioner system contains refrigerant under high pressure. any air condi- tioner service should be done only by an experienced technician with proper equipment. To avoid personal injury.Servicing air conditioner The air conditioner system in your NISSAN vehicle is charged with a refrigerant de- signed with the environment in mind. This refrigerant does not harm the earth’s ozone layer. Heater. See ‘‘Air conditioner system refrigerant and lubricant recommen- dations’’ in the ‘‘Technical and consumer information’’ section of this manual. Your NISSAN dealer is able to service your environmentally conscious air conditioner system.

The mode (radio or cassette) which was playing immediately before the system was turned off resumes playing. air conditioner and audio systems ZX . Pushing the ONzOFF/VOL button again turns the system off. mountains and other ex- ternal influences. the radio comes on. buildings. distance from radio transmitter. Intermittent changes in reception quality normally are caused by these external influences. Radio reception is affected by station signal strength. then push the ONzOFF/VOL control knob. turn the ignition key to ACC or ON. ONzOFF/VOL control knob Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON. When no cassette is loaded. AM-FM RADIO WITH CASSETTE PLAYER RADIO OPERATION To turn the radio on. Turn the ONzOFF/VOL control knob to ad- AHA1004 just the volume. 4-10 Heater. turn the key to the ACC position. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running. bridges.

broadcasting station for five seconds.5 seconds. TAPE illuminates low to high frequencies and stops at the next in the display. SCAN illuminates in the Clock set display window. the radio is in the tuning. When the ste. Radio/Cassette tape priority mode SEEK tuning In this mode. then returns to the clock mode. To move quickly through the chan- clock priority mode.Clock operation Selecting the desired band radio continues in the SEEK mode at the lowest broadcast station. Once the highest broadcasting station is reached. Depressing the CLOCK reception. Push the tuning button for more The FM stereo indicator. ing the button again during this five second TUNE buttons period stops SCAN tuning and the radio Clock priority mode remains tuned to that station. NOTE: Use the and buttons for manual After clock adjustment.5 seconds. illuminates during FM stereo reception. hold either of the tune buttons down for more than 1. the Heater. SCAN tuning the display. Push- and buttons together sets minutes. SEEK tuning begins from cassette tape operation. Pushing the button again continues the SEEK function. WARNING In this mode the clock is shown in the display. Pressing the CLOCK button alternates the Push the button to change from AM clock and the radio/cassette tape options in to FM reception.5 seconds. The radio should not be tuned while tions are activated. the radio au- Depressing the CLOCK and the buttons tomatically changes from stereo to monaural low to high frequencies and stops at each together sets hours. air conditioner and audio systems 4-11 ZX . nels. If any radio or cassette tape func. the radio station illuminates in Push the tuning button for less the display during radio operation. ST. than 1. During than 1. the radio (or cassette driving in order that full attention may tape) display illuminates for 10 seconds be given to the driving operation. SCAN tuning begins from reo broadcast signal is weak. broadcasting station.

The selected band illuminates in the dis-
play.
2. Tune to the desired station.
3. Push the desired station select button for
more than 2 seconds. For example, in
the illustrations, ch2 is to be memorized.
The radio mutes when the select button
is pushed.
4. When the sound resumes, memorizing is
complete.
5. Other station select buttons can be set in
the same manner. AHA1027

If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the Adjusting tone quality and speaker
radio fuse opens, the radio memory is can-
celled. In that case, reset the desired sta- balance
tions. To adjust BASSzTREBzFADERzBAL (Bass,
Treble, Fader, Balance), press the AUDIO
button until the desired mode (BAS, TRE,
FAD or BAL) appears in the display.
AHA1005
Press the or button to adjust Bass
Station memory operations (BAS) and Treble (TRE) to the desired level.
Use the or button to adjust
Six stations can be set for the AM band. 12
Fader or Balalnce modes. Fader adjusts the
stations can be set for the FM band (six for
sound level between the front and rear
FM1, six for FM2).
speakers and Balance (BAL) adjusts the
1. Push to select AM, FM1, or FM2.
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sound level between the right and left ing digital squares illuminate on the left side ● Over a period of time, the playback
speakers. of the display window. head, capstan and pinch roller may
After 10 seconds, the radio or cassette tape collect a tape coating residue as the
Precautions on cassette player op- tape is played. This residue accumu-
display reappears. Once the sound quality eration
is set to the desired level, press the AUDIO lation can cause weak or wavering
button repeatedly until the radio or cassette ● To maintain good quality sound, NIS- sound, and should be removed peri-
tape display appears. SAN recommends using cassette odically with a head cleaning tape. If
tapes of 60 minutes or shorter in the residue is not removed periodi-
CASSETTE TAPE OPERATION cally, the player may need to be dis-
length.
Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and assembled for cleaning.
● Cassette tapes should be removed
carefully insert a cassette tape into the tape Fast forwarding or rewinding the
door. The cassette tape automatically pulls from the player when not in use. Store
into the player. cassettes in their protective cases tape
and away from direct sunlight, heat,
The word TAPE and moving digital squares moisture and magnetic sources. Push either the or button for
illuminate on the right side of the display the desired direction.
window. ● Direct sunlight can cause the cassette
to become deformed. The use of de- The FF or REW symbol illuminates in the
If the radio is already operating, it automati- formed cassettes may cause the cas- display.
cally turns off and the cassette tape begins sette to jam in the player. To stop the FF or REW function, press the
to play.
● Do not use cassettes with labels or again, or the button.
CAUTION which are peeling and loose. If used,
the label could jam in the player. Automatic Program Search (APS)
Do not force the cassette tape into the fast forwarding or APS rewinding
tape door. This could cause player ● If a cassette has loose tape, insert a
damage. pencil through one of the cassette the tape
hubs and rewind the tape firmly Push either the or button
The cassette tape automatically changes around the hubs. Loose tape may while the cassette tape is playing. The tape
directions to play the other side when the cause tape jamming and wavering runs quickly, stops, then plays the next
first side is complete. At this time, the mov- sound quality.
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selection from the beginning. Either the FF and TAPE illuminate in the display
or REW symbol flashes in the display while window for about 10 seconds. The clock
searching for the selection. mode then returns to the display window.
This system searches at the blank intervals Dolby NR is manufactured under license
between selections. If there is a blank inter- from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corpora-
val within one selection or there is no inter- tion. DOLBY NR and the double-D symbol
val between selections, the system may not are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Li-
stop in the desired or expected location. censing Corporation.
Changing the direction of tape play Metal or chrome tape usage
Push the (program) select button. The cassette player is automatically set to
The moving digital squares illuminate on high performance play when playing a metal
either the right or left side of the display or chrome cassette tape.
window to indicate the side of program play.
Ejecting the cassette tape
Playing and stopping the cassette Push the button. The cassette tape
tape automatically comes out.
Push the button while the cassette
tape is playing to stop the tape. Push the
button again to play the tape.
Dolby NR (noise reduction)
Push the button for Dolby NR en-
coded tapes to reduce high frequency tape
noise. The symbol illuminates in the
display.
If the display is in the clock priority mode
when the button is pressed,
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AM-FM RADIO WITH COMPACT
DISC PLAYER
RADIO OPERATION
To turn the radio on, turn the ignition key to
ACC or ON. If you listen to the radio with the
engine not running, turn the key to the ACC
position.
Radio reception is affected by station signal
strength, distance from radio transmitter,
buildings, bridges, mountains and other ex-
ternal influences. Intermittent changes in
reception quality normally are caused by
these external influences.
ONzOFF/VOL control knob
Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, then push
the ONzOFF/VOL control knob. The mode
(radio or CD) which was playing immediately
before the system was turned off resumes
playing. When no CD is loaded, the radio
comes on. Pushing the ONzOFF/VOL button
again turns the system off.
Turn the ONzOFF/VOL control knob to ad-
just the volume.
AHA1006

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the radio or CD display illumi.Clock operation FM/AM band select button broadcasting station. clock priority mode. station is reached.5 seconds. SCAN tuning stops at clock mode. button is pressed. hold After clock adjustment.5 seconds. broadcasting station. button. automatically changes from stereo to mon- gether sets hours. the radio Pressing the clock button alternates the Push the button to change from AM continues in the SEEK mode at the lowest clock and the radio/CD player options in the to FM reception. SCAN tuning display. the radio is in the either of the tuning buttons down for more radio remains tuned to that station. SCAN ap- In this mode the clock is shown in the WARNING pears in the display window. once the lowest broadcasting The FM stereo indicator. SEEK tuning begins from high to low frequencies or low to high frequencies. ST.5 seconds. air conditioner and audio systems ZX . depending on which button is pressed. the radio SEEK mode at the highest broadcasting Depressing the clock and buttons to. If using the display. Use these buttons for manual tuning. Once the highest broadcasting station is reached. driving in order that full attention may to high frequencies. SEEK/SCAN buttons SEEK tuning Push the SEEK/SCAN tuning button or for less than 1. When the ste. each broadcasting station for five seconds. and stops at the next 4-16 Heater. the radio continues in the reo broadcast signal is weak. depending on which nates for 10 seconds then returns to the be given to the driving operation. Depressing the clock and aural reception. SCAN tuning buttons together sets minutes. Clock priority mode TUNE buttons Push the SEEK/SCAN tuning button or for more than 1. station. To Pushing the button again during this five NOTE: second period stops SCAN tuning and the move quickly through the channels. than 1. If any radio or CD functions are The radio should not be tuned while begins from high to low frequencies or low activated. illuminates Clock set during FM stereo reception.

six for FM2). AHA1007 Station memory operations Six stations can be set for the AM band. Other station select buttons can be set in the same manner. The selected band illuminates in the display. Tune to the desired station. In that case. 3. Memo- rizing is now complete. 1. the radio memory is can- celled. Push to select AM. or FM2. reset the desired stations. 4. The radio mutes when the select button is pushed. then illuminates in the display and the sound resumes. 12 stations can be set for the FM band (six for FM1. The indicator. in the illustrations ch2 is to be memorized. or if the radio fuse opens. ch2. 2. If the battery cable is disconnected. For example. Push the desired station select button for more than 3 seconds. Heater. air conditioner and audio systems 4-17 ZX . 5. FM1.

the compact disc returns to Press the or button to adjust Bass slot and starts to play. CAUTION Do not force the compact disc into the slot. it automati- Use the or button also to adjust cally turns off and the compact disc begins Program search buttons Fader (FAD) or Balance (BAL) modes. When the button is pushed while the ance (BAL) adjusts the sound between the compact disc is playing. the com- (Bass/Treble or Fader/Balance). to play. This could damage the player. Fader (FAD) adjusts the sound level be- tween the front and rear speakers and Bal. FAD. disc into the slot with the label side up. PLAY/STOP button When this button is pushed with the compact disc loaded and the radio playing. air conditioner and audio systems ZX . the compact disc stops playing. compact disc is automatically pulled into the ton is released. the selection fol- right and left speakers. The fast forwarding or rewinding. When this button is pushed while the com- pact disc is playing. press the position. lowing the present one starts to play from 4-18 Heater. the radio turns off and the compact disc starts to play. and carefully insert the compact pact disc plays at an increased speed while AUDIO button until the desired mode (BAS. If the radio is already operating. or BAL) appears in the display. When the but- TRE. AHA1028 Fast forward or rewind button Adjusting tone quality and speaker COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER balance OPERATION When the or button is pushed To adjust BASS/TREB or FAD/BAL Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON while the compact disc is playing. normal play speed. (BAS) and Treble (TRE) to the desired level.

Each the play pattern automatically changes to ALL. the player completely. Repeat/Random button back into the slot. (When the last selection on the compact disc is skipped. the compact disc ejects. When the button is pushed. The same program may be repeated twice. Heater. the play pattern changes as follows. RANDOM: Selections are played at ran- dom. ● The player may skip while driving on tion being played returns to the beginning. Decrease removed within 10 seconds. the CD advances the player may malfunction due to one selection. 1: The current selection is repeated. the first selec- CD EJECT button the humidity. Push the button several times to compact disc is playing. the compact disc skip back several selections. Blank (no symbol): All selections are played in sequence. the CD moves back one function when the compartment tem- selection. If the compact disc ejects and is not perature is extremely high. When the button is pushed while the rough roads. remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate tion is played. ● During cold weather or rainy days.) When the button is pushed with a com. ● The CD player sometimes cannot button is pushed. time the button is pushed. Push the button sev. the selec.the beginning. If this occurs. air conditioner and audio systems 4-19 ZX . it is pulled the temperature before use. and the compact disc stops when the last selection is finished. This light comes on when a compact disc is loaded into the player. CAUTION eral times to skip several selections. compact disc is playing. Each time the ejects and the system turns off. pact disc loaded. ALL: All selections are played repeatedly in sequence. When a new compact disc is inserted. not following the sequence on the compact disc. ● Do no expose the CD to direct sun- When the button is pushed while the CD (DISC) indicator light light.

buildings. One is a rod type antenna. mountains and other ex- ternal influences. AM-FM RADIO WITH CASSETTE PLAYER AND COMPACT DISC PLAYER RADIO OPERATION To turn the radio on. Intermittent changes in reception quality normally are caused by these external influences. then push the ONzOFF/VOL control knob button. AHA1008 The mode (radio. Radio reception is affected by station signal strength. tape or CD) which was playing immediately before the system was 4-20 Heater. which employs two antennas. bridges. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running. This sys- tem automatically switches to the antenna which is receiving the strongest radio signal. turn the key to the ACC position. distance from radio transmitter. the other is an an- tenna printed on the rear window. This radio has an FM Diversity reception system. ONzOFF/VOL control knob Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON. air conditioner and audio systems ZX . turn the ignition key to ACC or ON.

cassette or CD func. To move quickly through the chan- In this mode the clock is shown in the nels.5 seconds. tions are activated. Depressing the clock and be given to the driving operation. to FM reception. cassette or CD display illuminates for 10 seconds then SEEK/SCAN buttons returns to the clock mode. the radio is in the for less than 1. Clock operation automatically changes from stereo to mon. the radio. the radio comes on. ing begins from low to high frequencies or WARNING high to low frequencies. Once the highest broadcast- tape is loaded.turned off resumes playing. gether sets hours. and stops at the next broad- Heater. Pressing the clock button alternates the Push the SEEK/SCAN tuning button or clock and the radio/cassette/CD player op. for more than 1. the radio highest broadcasting station. SCAN comes on buttons together sets minutes. Pushing ing station is reached. the radio continues in the ONzOFF/VOL control knob button again Push the button to change from AM the SEEK mode at the lowest broadcasting turns the system off. air conditioner and audio systems 4-21 ZX . driving in order that full attention may each broadcasting station for five seconds. begins from high to low frequencies or low to high frequencies. SCAN tuning stops at Depressing the clock and buttons to. If any radio. TUNE/DISC buttons for more than 1. When the ste. reo broadcast signal is weak. once the The FM stereo indicator. During the SCAN function. SEEK tuning clock priorty mode. Pushing the button again during Clock priority mode this five second period stops SCAN tuning tuning. hold either of the tuning buttons down and the radio remains tuned to that station. and the radio station blinks in the display Use the and buttons for manual window.5 seconds. ST. SCAN tun- tions in the display.5 seconds. If using the button. SEEK tuning NOTE: Push the SEEK/SCAN tuning button or After clock adjustment. depending on which but- ton is pressed. the Turn the ONzOFF/VOL control knob to ad- during FM stereo reception. display. depending on which Clock set The radio should not be tuned while button is pressed. SCAN tuning aural reception. When no CD or FM-AM band select button casting station. illuminates lowest broadcasting station is reached. station. radio continues in the SEEK mode at the just the volume.

12 stations can be set for the FM band (six for FM1. If the battery cable is disconnected. Push to select AM. FM1. In that case. 1. six for FM2). The selected band illuminates in the dis- play. the radio memory is can- celled. in the illustrations ch2 is to be memorized. Other station select buttons can be set in the same manner. then illuminates in the display and the sound resumes. 3. 4. The indicator. Push the desired station select button for more than 3 seconds. 4-22 Heater. AHA1009 Station memory operations Six stations can be set for the AM band. or FM2. ch2. or if the radio fuse opens. Memo- rizing is now complete. 5. The radio mutes when the select button is pushed. air conditioner and audio systems ZX . 2. reset the desired stations. For example. Tune to the desired station.

air conditioner and audio systems 4-23 ZX . be released from their stowed positions. While the tape is playing. TREB (treble). return the control knobs to their stowed posi- Pushing the knobs once moves them from tions by pushing them in completely. be fast forwarded through up to nine selec- Heater. Turn the control knobs to adjust PLAY/STOP TAPE button beginning. Each time BASS and TREB (treble) to the desired level. BAL (bal. CASSETTE TAPE OPERATION tape is being played. the knobs control tone quality. This number ap- then be pulled out in order to control FADER system comes on and the tape plays. and BAL (balance) adjusts the sound level between the right and left speakers. FF (fast forward) and REW (rewind) buttons Push the button to fast forward the tape. stops. the tape runs quickly. the knobs must system turned off and a tape loaded. The pears in the display window. pushing the button stops tape play. balance ers. Either or illuminates in the display. Adjusting tone quality and speaker sound level between the front and rear speak- press the . Automatic Program Search (APS) To adjust BASS. When the button is pushed with ei- ther the radio or compact disc turned on and a tape loaded. Push the button several times to skip several selections. the one additional selection. the tape fast forwards From the released position. the control knobs must Once sound quality is set to the desired levels. Push the button to rewind the AHA1029 tape. the compact disc or the radio turns off and the tape plays. To stop the FF or REW function. Pushing the button again resumes tape play. or buttons. . When the button is pushed with the the button is pushed. FF and REW buttons ance) and FADER. The tape can and BAL (balance) and FADER adjusts the word TAPE illuminates in the display. then plays the next selection from the In the released position. When the button is pushed while the their stowed positions.

tapes of 60 minutes or shorter in assembled for cleaning. the tape sette to jam in the player. 4-24 Heater. Push the button for Dolby NR encoded moisture or magnetic sources. directions to play the other side when the ● Cassette tapes should be removed cates that the button has been first side is complete. pencil through one of the cassette The cassette player is automatically set to hubs and rewind the tape firmly. air conditioner and audio systems ZX . ing or loose labels. the se- lection being played starts again from the tapes to reduce high frequency tape noise. The cassette tape automatically changes length. Push the button several The indicator illuminates in the display. collect a tape coating residue as the val within one selection or there is no inter- tape is played. Dolby NR (noise reduction) and away from direct sunlight. heat. could jam in the player. wavering sound quality. capstan and pinch roller may between selections. ● Direct sunlight can cause the cassette beginning. If there is a blank inter- tape. The use of de- times to rewind several selections.tions. the player may need to be dis- side while the tape is being played. the label display window as a negative number (for censing Corporation. example: 27 in the display indicates that the button has been pushed seven times Metal or chrome tape usage ● If a cassette has loose tape. from the player when not in use. If used. If ● To maintain good quality sound. the system may not Precautions on cassette player op- stop in the desired or expected location. Either the or illuminates in the high performance play when playing a metal Loose tape may cause jamming and display when the or button is or chrome cassette tape. to become deformed. TAPE EJECT button ● Over a period of time. the residue is not removed periodi- Push the button to change the tape NISSAN recommends using cassette cally. from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corpora- rewinds back one additional selection. (for example: 7 in the display indi. pushed. the playback The system searches for the blank intervals Push the button to eject the cassette head. This residue accumu- val between selections. The tion. insert a to rewind back through seven selections). DOLBY NR and the double-D symbol ● Do not use cassettes that have peel- number of selections skipped appears in the are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Li. Each Dolby NR is manufactured under license formed cassettes may cause the cas- time the button is pushed. Store pushed seven times to skip forward through cassettes in their protective cases seven selections). When the button is pushed. lation can cause a weak or wavering eration sound and should be removed peri- PROG (Program) button odically with a head cleaning tape.

dom. When the button is pushed. (When the last selection on the compact disc is skipped. The Automatic Program Search (APS) ALL: All selections are played repeatedly in compact disc is automatically pulled into the APS FF. when the last selection is finished. the compact disc returns to When the button is pushed while the Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON compact disc is playing. Each time pact disc loaded.COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER pact disc plays at an increased speed while PROG (program) button OPERATION fast forwarding or rewinding. When the button is pushed while the buttons compact disc is playing. When the but- ton is released. the play pattern normal play speed. in sequence. disc into the slot with the label side up. Each Do not force the compact disc into the Blank (no symbol): All selections are played time the button is pushed. position. air conditioner and audio systems 4-25 ZX . it automatically turns off and the compact disc is playing. the CD advances slot. When the or button is pushed while the compact disc is playing.) the play pattern automatically changes When the button is pushed with the to ALL. not following the sequence on the compact disc begins to play. the compact disc ejects. If the radio or cassette tape is already When the button is pushed while the RANDOM: Selections are played at ran- operating. The same program may be the beginning. the CD moves back FF (fast forward) REW (rewind) one selection. CAUTION eral times to skip several selections. This could damage the player. to skip back several selections. the button is pushed. and carefully insert the compact changes as follows. the selection fol. 1. the com- Heater. repeated twice. Push the button sev. slot and starts to play. When a new compact disc is inserted. lowing the present one starts to play from compact disc. Push the button several times When the button is pushed with a com- button again to stop compact disc play. Push the ning. The current selection is repeated. The number ap. APS REW buttons sequence. and the compact disc stops one additional selection. the tape or radio turns off and lection being played returns to the begin- compact disc starts to play. the se- compact disc loaded and the tape or the CD EJECT button radio playing. CD button the first selection is played. the compact disc ejects and the system turns off. pears in the display window.

4-26 Heater. turn its base counter- left on. remove antenna outlet and there is enough the CD and dehumidify or ventilate space for it to extend. ANTENNA If the compact disc ejects and is not Power antenna (if so equipped) Manual antenna removed within 10 seconds. the player completely. vehicle enters an automated car ● The CD player sometimes cannot wash. If the radio is remove the antenna. ● Before turning the radio on. the antenna retracts and extends clockwise. when the radio is turned on. operation. This type of light. Clean the rod periodically ● Do not expose the CD to direct sun. with a damp cloth. When you need to CD (DISC) indicator light when the radio is turned off. with the ignition key OFF-ON operation. CAUTION CAUTION ● During cold weather or rainy days. If this occurs. cleaning is especially important dur- ing the winter seasons in areas where road salt and other chemicals may be spread on road surfaces and splashed onto the antenna rod. and retracts but can be removed. ● Dirt and other foreign matter on the perature is extremely high. Decrease power antenna rod may interrupt its the temperature before use. function when the compartment tem. This light comes on when a compact disc is loaded into the player. ● To prevent damage. air conditioner and audio systems ZX . be sure that an- ● The player may skip while driving on tenna is fully retracted before the rough roads. The power antenna automatically extends The manual antenna cannot be shortened. it is pulled back into the slot. make the player may malfunction due to sure that there is no one near the the humidity.

See the tenna wire next to any harness. NISSAN dealer. Do not route the an- operation and cause an accident. Heater. than 8 inches (20 cm) away from the To do so could detract from the driving MFI harness.CB RADIO OR CAR PHONE Microphone installed model CAUTION If equipped with a genuine cellular phone. otherwise the new equipment may adversely affect the MFI (Multiport Fuel Injection) system and other electronic parts. ● Adjust the antenna standing-wave Pre-wired and antenna for phone ratio as recommended by the manu- installed model facturer. ham radio or car phone in your NISSAN. the same model has the phone antenna ● For details. manual for car phone operation. so it is not necessary to look at or speak ● Also keep the antenna wire more directly into the microphone when calling. ule. When installing a CB. air conditioner and audio systems 4-27 ZX . CB radio chassis to the body. consult an authorized built into the rear glass window. be sure to observe the following cautions. Some models are pre-wired to accept the ● Connect the ground wire from the genuine NISSAN cellular phone. ● Keep the antenna as far as possible your NISSAN features a non-directional away from the Engine Control Mod- microphone in the steering column cover. In addition.

air conditioner and audio systems ZX .MEMO 4-28 Heater.

............5-3 Cruise control ..............................................................................................................................................................5-14 Ignition switch.........................5-4 Parking/parking on hills ...................................5-11 Avoiding collision and rollover............................................5-5 Brake system......................5-4 Power steering system.........5-15 Automatic transmission ..........................5-9 Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) .................................5 Starting and driving Precautions when starting and driving..........................................................5-10 Three way catalyst .........5-12 Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving........5-16 Driving with automatic transmission (if so Anti-lock brake system (ABS) (if so equipped) .............................................................5-6 equipped) ........................5-8 Cold weather driving ..........................................5-16 Before starting the engine...........................5-4 Increasing fuel economy ........................................................5-14 Manual transmission ........5-18 ZX ........................................................................5-2 Starting the engine ..........................5-2 Driving with manual transmission .........................5-2 Parking brake operation .......................................................................................5-17 Overdrive switch...........5-3 Break-in schedule ......................................................................

mechanic whenever: flammable materials such as dry grass. may ignite and cause a fire. or rear of the vehicle. Set the air recirculation switch to THREE WAY CATALYST EXHAUST GAS off and the fan control at 4 (high) The three way catalyst is an emission con- (Carbon Monoxide) to circulate the air. Carbon monoxide is dan. They could accidentally injure them. You notice a change in the sound selves or others through inadvertent ing. 5-2 Starting and driving ZX . d. operation of the vehicle. Also. burned at high temperatures to help reduce pollutants. are entering the vehicle. temperatures in a closed partment. They ● Do not run the engine in closed a. enough to cause severe or possibly following steps: fatal injuries to people or animals. It can cause unconsciousness the body. 1. drive with ● The exhaust system and body all windows fully open. If you must drive in this ing damage to the exhaust system. be drawn into the passenger com. The vehicle is raised for service. Do not breathe exhaust gases. You have had an accident involv- sunny days. or pets alone in your vehicle. ● Keep the trunk lid closed while driv. follow the manufacturer’s ● The exhaust gas and the exhaust or death. trol device installed in the exhaust system. otherwise exhaust gases could of the exhaust system. waste paper or rags. and have the should be inspected by a qualified ● Do not stop or park the vehicle over vehicle inspected immediately. vehicle could quickly become high manner for some reason. 3. unreliable engine running for any extended are entering into the passenger adults. You suspect that exhaust fumes Do not leave children. c. they ● If electrical wiring or other cable contain colorless and odorless carbon connections must pass to a trailer WARNING monoxide. compartment. 2. take the underbody. recommendation to prevent carbon system are very hot. through the seal on the trunk lid or gerous. length of time. Be sure the rear seat armrest and Exhaust gases in the three way catalyst are WARNING tray are closed.PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTING AND DRIVING WARNING ● Do not park the vehicle with the b. flammable materials away from the ● If you suspect that exhaust fumes exhaust pipe. Open all the windows. spaces such as a garage. on hot. Keep people or monoxide entry into the vehicle.

reduces coordination. Every year thou- ● Avoid driving with an extremely low vehicle to roll over. particularly if the sands of people are injured or killed in fuel level. too (over the manual. alcohol can noticeable loss of performance or steering maneuvers. loss of Nissan is committed to safe driving. if you ing if the engine misfires. ness). Running out of fuel could vehicle slides sideways. the fact is that alcohol drugs (including prescription or over-the. fuel injection. damag. Never laws vary on what is considered to be ing the three way catalyst. affects all people differently and most ● Do not race the engine while warm- counter drugs which may cause drowsi. Have the vehicle in. CAUTION AVOIDING COLLISION AND DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS ● Do not use leaded gasoline. your vehicle. you must choose not to drive under NISSAN dealer. Malfunc. Although the local cause the engine to misfire. Do not keep driv. or cause the the influence of alcohol. and illegal drugs). or some other physical condition. Always wear your seat belt as out. Remember. times. Be attentive at all alcohol related accidents. Driving after electrical systems can cause over. tions in the ignition. drugs. or sudden are injured in an accident. and also instruct your passengers counter. How- spected promptly by an authorized control could result in a collision with ever. Starting and driving 5-3 ZX . Alcohol in the bloodstream ● Keep your engine tuned up. Additionally. other vehicles or objects. people underestimate the effects of alcohol. Avoid excessive of being involved in an accident injuring ing it to overheat. or if speed. And that’s true for drugs. other unusual operating conditions practices could cause you to lose control of are detected. delays reaction of control or an accident. yourself and others. Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Don’t drive if your ability to operate your vehicle is impaired by alcohol. As with any vehicle. high speed cornering. drive when under the influence of alcohol or legally intoxicated. Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe Never drive under the influence of alco- and prudent manner may result in loss hol or drugs. prescription. Obey all traffic regulations. to do so. and avoid driving when tired. drinking and driving don’t mix! ● Do not push or tow your vehicle to lined in the ‘‘Seat belts’’ section of this start the engine. ing it up. or time and impairs judgement. Deposits ROLLOVER AND DRIVING from leaded gasoline seriously re- WARNING WARNING duce the three way catalyst’s ability to help reduce exhaust pollutants. caus. drinking alcohol increases the likelihood rich fuel flow into the catalyst. because these driving increase the severity of the injury.

selector lever is moved to the P (Park) position. insert the key and turn it gently while rotating the steering wheel slightly right and left. WARNING Never remove the key while driving. To unlock the steering wheel. If the key is removed. This may cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and could result in serious vehicle damage or personal injury. the steering wheel will lock. (Park) position. to turn the ignition key to LOCK from ACC or ON. push the key in. tion lock is designed so the key cannot be The key can only be removed when the turned to LOCK and removed until the shift ignition switch is in the LOCK position. then turn make sure the shift selector lever is in the P the key to LOCK. it must be turned about 1/8 of key. remove the If the key cannot be turned to the LOCK key. In order for the steering wheel to position. On manual transmission models. a turn clockwise from the straight up 5-4 Starting and driving ZX . ASD1015 ASD1014 MANUAL TRANSMISSION AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION The ignition switch includes an anti-theft On automatic transmission models the igni- steering lock device. proceed as follows to remove the be locked. the key to OFF. To lock the steering wheel.IGNITION SWITCH position. turn When removing the key from the ignition.

If 2) Turn the ignition key slightly toward the the key is removed. This may cause the driver to checked periodically. for example. it must be turned about 1/8 of and the electrical accessories. If the key is removed from the ignition ● Visually inspect tires for their appearance switch. the steering wheel. the shift selector lever cannot be Key positions and condition. The shift selector inflation. switch is in the ON position and the foot The engine can be turned off without locking brake pedal is depressed. The OFF position to do likewise. result in serious vehicle damage or ● Check that all windows and lights are 4) Remove the key. The shift selector ● Lock all doors. To unlock the steering wheel. rotating the steering wheel slightly right which starts the engine. START (4) insert the key and turn it gently while This position activates the starter motor. OFF (1) lever can also be moved if the ignition ● Position seat and adjust head restraints. not running. clean. the steering wheel ● Maintenance items listed here should be ON position. will lock. a turn clockwise from the straight up position. ● Adjust inside and outside mirrors. There is an OFF position between the ACC (Accessories) (2) ● Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers LOCK and ACC positions. personal injury. lever can be moved if the ignition switch LOCK Normal parking position (0) is in the ACC position. each lose control of the vehicle and could time you check engine oil. and left. remove the ON Normal operating position (3) ments and controls’’ section. This position activates electrical accesso- When the ignition is in OFF. Also check tires for proper moved from P (Park). the steering ries such as the radio when the engine is ● Check the operation of warning lights wheel is not locked. when key is turned to the ON (3) position. key. See ‘‘Checking bulbs’’ in the ‘‘Instru- To lock the steering wheel. is indicated by a ‘‘1’’ on the key cylinder. 3) Turn the key to the LOCK position. In order for the steering wheel to This position turns on the ignition system be locked. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE 1) Move the shift selector lever into the P WARNING ● Make sure the area around the vehicle is (Park) position. clear. Never remove the key while driving. Starting and driving 5-5 ZX .

R while the vehicle is moving. vehicle is fully stopped before attempt- ing to shift the shift selector lever. ● When stopping the vehicle on an ● Release the foot brake. the foot brake pedal before shifting the ● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) shift selector lever to the D (Drive). do not hold the vehicle start the vehicle in motion. Always depress the brake pedal The recommended operating procedures for tion switch is in the ACC position. This (Reverse). The shift lever cannot be moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other gear 5-6 Starting and driving ZX . pages. so Starting the vehicle use caution when shifting into a for- ward or reverse gear before the en.DRIVING WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (if so equipped) WARNING The automatic transmission in your vehicle positions if the ignition key is turned to is electronically controlled by the transmis. ● Keep the foot brake pedal depressed CAUTION and shift into a driving gear. ● After starting the engine. then gradually uphill grade. fully depress gine has warmed up. Be sure the could cause an accident. Failure to this transmission are shown on the following do so could cause you to lose con. D (Drive). is ON. ● Cold engine idle speed is high. vehicle performance and driving enjoyment. The foot brake should be used for The automatic transmission is designed this purpose. Follow these procedures for maximum trol and have an accident. the shift while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to R (Reverse). ● Do not depress the accelerator pedal sion control module to produce maximum If the battery charge is low. until shifting is completed. LOCK or if the key is removed. any drive position while the ignition switch This may cause a loss of control. by depressing the accelerator pedal. 2 or 1 position. do not downshift. so the foot brake pedal MUST be de- pressed before shifting from P (Park) to ● On slippery roads. 2 power and smooth operation. selector lever can be moved if the igni- or 1.

apply the parking brake first. then and remove the key. Always be sure out of P (Park). but the shift selector lever still cannot be moved N (Neutral): Use this position when the vehicle is parked or when starting the engine. and move the gearshift selector lever to N (Neutral). R (Reverse): ASD0510 Use this position to back up. R (Park) position. 1. 5. lever button and move the shift selector If the ignition switch is in the ON position lever to the R (Reverse) position. Depress the foot brake pedal. P (Park): and the foot brake pedal is depressed. For maxi. tion. You may shift to N (Neutral) and push in the selector lever button and move restart a stalled engine while the vehicle is the shift selector lever to the P (Park) posi. Apply the parking brake. When parking Starting and driving 5-7 ZX . position. The engine can be started in this mum safety. Always be sure the vehicle is at a complete stop before Shifting with automatic transmission on a hill. 4. With the positions can be selected without pushing Shifting from P (Park) brake pedal depressed. follow these instructions. then moving the shift selector lever to the R move the shift selector lever into the P (Reverse) position. Turn the ignition key to the lock position gaged. 2. (Reverse) or from D (Drive) to 2. Start the engine. push in the selector the button. moving. Neither forward nor reverse gear is en- the vehicle is at a complete stop. Apply the parking brake. These instructions for starting the vehicle in N (Neutral) should only be used until service can be obtained by an authorized NISSAN dealer. depress the brake pedal. 3. All other area behind the vehicle is clear. Check to ensure the Push the button to shift into P (Park). Reinsert the key and turn it to the ACC position.

ON: With the engine running and the selector lever in the D (Drive) posi. 5-8 Starting and driving ZX . or for maximum engine brak. This shifts the transmission down into second gear or first gear. Use this position for hill climbing or engine braking on downhill grades. For rapid passing or hill climbing while driv- ing. depending on vehicle speed. When cruising at a low speed or climbing a gentle slope. This reduces fuel economy. MPH (66 km/h) in the 1 position. Use this position for all normal forward push the OVERDRIVE switch once. OVERDRIVE SWITCH instrument panel comes on at this sand or mud. Do not exceed transmission shifts between 3rd gear 74 MPH (119 Km/h) in the 2 position. ing on steep downhill grades. you may feel Do not shift into the 2 position at speeds uncomfortable shift shocks as the above 74 MPH (119 Km/h). Remember not to drive at high speeds for extended periods of time with the OVER- Accelerator downshift OVERDRIVE does not engage until the DRIVE off. driving. Do not exceed 41 OVERDRIVE as vehicle speed in. creases. the transmission upshifts into the overdrive switch on the selector/lever to above 41 MPH (66 km/h). Use this position when climbing steep hills The O/D off indicator light on the slowly or slow driving through deep snow. in D position engine has reached operating tempera- ture. When driving conditions change. In this 1 (Low gear): case. depress Do not shift into the 1 position at speeds tion. and overdrive repeatedly. turn the OVERDRIVE on. fully depress the accelerator pedal to the floor. time.D (Drive): OFF: For driving up and down long slopes where engine braking is necessary. depress the OVERDRIVE ASD1004 switch to turn the OVERDRIVE off. The O/D OFF indicator light on the 2 (Second gear): instrument panel comes on at this time.

gestions relate to fuel economy and vehicle ● Do not over-rev the engine when performance. 3rd to 4th 40 (64) 4th to 5th 45 (72) Starting and driving 5-9 ZX .000 ft [1. 1st to 2nd 15 (24) 15 (24) ● Stop your vehicle completely before Shifting with manual transmission 2nd to 3rd 25 (40) 18 (29) shifting into R (Reverse).219 m]): CAUTION ACCEL CRUISE GEAR ● Do not rest your foot on the clutch CHANGE shift point shift point pedal while driving. To change gears. Shown below are suggested vehicle speeds pery roads. and then move the shift lever to the 3rd to 4th 36 (58) 30 (48) ● When the vehicle is stopped for a duration. Actual shift-up speeds will shifting to a lower gear. You cannot shift directly from 5th gear into and high altitude areas (over 4.000 ft [1. This may cause SD1022 MPH (km/h) MPH (km/h) clutch damage. fully depress the clutch pedal. release the 4th to 5th 40 (64) 39 (63) shift to N (Neutral) and release the clutch pedal slowly. then 2nd to 3rd 25 (40) release and depress the clutch pedal again and shift into R (Reverse) or 1st. for example at a stop light. For normal acceleration in low altitude ar- eas (less than 4.DRIVING WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION WARNING Suggested shift-up speeds ● Do not downshift abruptly on slip. then m]): into R (Reverse). These sug- control. desired gear. shift into N (Neutral). This may vary according to road conditions. After shifting.219 plied. damage. This may cause a loss of for shifting into a higher gear. R (Reverse). First shift into N (Neutral). GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) If it is difficult to move the shift lever into R 1st to 2nd 15 (24) (Reverse) or 1st. the cause a loss of control or engine weather and individual driving habits. For quick acceleration in low altitude areas clutch pedal with the foot brake ap.

to help start the engine. 3.) pedal fully depressed while starting. other- operation. but fails to run. repeat the above procedure. which will ensure safe The starter is designed not to operate seconds before cranking again. Do not exceed the maximum suggested The shift selector lever cannot be speed (shown below) in any gear. Always observe key is turned to OFF or if the key is 15 seconds at a time. not start. (P is recommended. STARTING THE ENGINE Suggested maximum speed in each 1. Crank the engine with your foot off the accelerator pedal by turning the ignition key to START. and depress the clutch pedal to the seconds after starting. Manual transmission: 4. and drive according to removed. or if you need to accelerate. engine damage or loss of vehicle control. For level moved out of P (Park) and into any of CAUTION road driving. gear 2. — If the engine is very hard to start in extremely cold or hot weather. or N (Neutral). Warm-up GEAR MPH (km/h) Move the shift selector lever to N (Neu. when restarting the engine within 30 minutes after it has Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) been stopped. especially 3rd 90 (145) The starter is designed not to operate in cold weather. If the engine starts. 4th − unless the clutch pedal is fully de- 5th − pressed. de- press and hold the accelerator pedal 5-10 Starting and driving ZX . If the engine does posted speed limits. Apply the parking brake. the other gear positions if the ignition Do not operate the starter for more than gested for that speed. turn the key off and wait 10 the road conditions. Allow the engine to idle for at least 30 1st 30 (50) tral). Automatic transmission: — In the summer. use the highest gear sug. keep the accelerator running smoothly. Do not over-rev the engine when if the shift selector lever is in any of wise the starter could be damaged. shifting to a lower gear as it may cause the driving positions. Release the key when the engine starts. Drive at moderate 2nd 60 (95) floor while cranking the engine. speed for a short distance first.

● Do not release the parking brake from outside the vehicle. be sure the brake warning light goes out.PARKING BRAKE OPERATION WARNING 4. ● Do not use the gear shift in place of the parking brake. ● Do not leave children unattended in a ASD1001 vehicle. Firmly apply foot brake. push the button and lower completely. To release: 1. Manual transmission models: Place the shift selector lever in the N (neutral) position. Failure to do so can cause brake failure and lead to an accident. Before driving. Automatic transmission models: Move the shift selector lever to the P (park) position. 3. They could release the park- ing brake and cause an accident. To engage: pull the lever up. While pulling up on the parking brake lever slightly. be sure the parking brake is fully en- gaged. Starting and driving 5-11 ZX . 2. ● Be sure the parking brake is fully released before driving. When parking.

turn the cruise control main switch driving under the following conditions: To turn on the cruise control. COAST/SET. CAUTION On manual transmission models. switch comes on. ● The cruise indicator light in the instru. push the off and have the system checked by an main switch.). do not shift into neutral without depress- ing the clutch pedal when the cruise control is on. ● in heavy traffic or in traffic that var. de- ASD1005 press the clutch pedal and turn the main switch off immediately. ice. do so may cause engine damage. accelerate the ve- ment panel may blink when the cruise ies in speed. CRUISE light in the instrument cluster pushing the RES/ACCEL. ● If the cruise light in the instrument panel Do not use the cruise control when blinks. To properly set the cruise ● If the cruise control system malfunctions. Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle control and result in an accident. Failure to Precautions or CANCEL switch (located on the steer. Should this occur. ing wheel). push the control main switch is turned ON while COAST/SET switch and release it.CRUISE CONTROL ● on slippery roads (rain. snow. To set cruising speed. ● in very windy areas. at a set speed. without keeping your foot on the accelerator WARNING pedal. The ● on winding or hilly roads. 5-12 Starting and driving ZX . control system. hicle to the desired speed. The indicator light on the ● it is not possible to keep the vehicle authorized NISSAN dealer. The cruise light The cruise control allows driving at a speed steps in the order indicated. in the instrument panel then blinks to between 30 to 90 MPH (48 to 144 km/h) warn the driver. perform the preceding it cancels automatically. etc.

When the happens. or move the shift selector accelerator pedal. when going up or down steep hills. Both the ON indicator on the main switch and CRUISE To reset at a slower cruising speed. push To cancel the preset speed. ● The vehicle may not maintain the set speed one of the following three methods. To resume the preset speed. push and re- pedal. the following three methods: b) Push and hold the RES/ACCEL switch. switch. release the switch. vehicle attains the desired speed. the CRUISE When the vehicle attains the speed you light in the instrument cluster goes out. use one of and release the COAST/SET switch. push ment panel goes out if: the COAST/SET switch and release it. Starting and driving 5-13 ZX . drive without the cruise control. the vehicle returns to the previ. When you release the lever to N (Neutral) (automatic transmis. Each time you do this.6 ● you depress the clutch pedal (manual km/h). The vehicle ously set speed. a) Push the CANCEL button. vehicle attains the desired speed. speed decreases by about 1 MPH (1. c) Turn the main switch off. one of the following three methods: The cruise control is automatically can. desire. sion). use vehicle speed is over 30 MPH (48 km/h). goes out.6 km/h). returns to the last set cruising speed when the To reset at a faster cruising speed. the set speed increases by about 1 MPH (1. When the celled and the CRUISE light in the instru. use light in the instrument cluster go out. ● To pass another vehicle. Your vehicle maintains the set (13 km/h) below the set speed. while pushing the RES/ACCEL or Release the switch when the vehicle COAST/SET switch.comes on. Take your foot off the accelerator ● the vehicle slows down more than 8 MPH c) Push and release the COAST/SET pedal. the CRUISE light c) Push and release the RES/ACCEL switch. a) Lightly tap the brake pedal. ● you depress the brake or clutch pedal b) Push and hold the COAST/SET switch. the set speed. depress the transmission). lease the RES/ACCEL switch. If this a) Depress the accelerator pedal. slows to the desired speed. b) Tap the brake pedal. Each time you do this.

follow these recommendations for the future ● Follow the recommended periodic main- reliability and economy of your new vehicle. either fast or slow. Improper alignment increases tire speed. ● Accelerate slowly and smoothly. ● Avoid unnecessary engine idling. Maintain a safe distance behind other vehicles. it is ● Avoid hard braking as much as possible. more economical to use the air condi- ● Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles celerator position. Main. ● Avoid quick starts. ● Keep your engine tuned up. 5-14 Starting and driving ZX . ● Do not drive over 55 MPH (90 km/h) and do not run the engine over 4. ● Drive at moderate speeds on the high- way. economy.BREAK-IN SCHEDULE INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY During the first 1. tain cruising speeds with a constant ac.000 miles (1. pressure. ● Do not accelerate at full throttle in any ● Air conditioner operation lowers fuel gear. On level roads. reduce drag. Use the air conditioner only SD1001M when necessary. tenance schedule. tioner and leave the windows closed to (800 km).600 km).000 rpm. ● Use a proper gear range which suits road conditions. ● When cruising at highway speeds. shift into high gear as soon as possible. Driving at high speed lowers fuel economy. Low tire pressure increases tire wear and wastes fuel. ● Keep the front wheels in correct align- Avoid driving for long periods at constant ment. Failure to follow these recommendations may result in vehicle damage or shortened ● Keep the tires inflated at the correct engine life. wear and lowers fuel economy. ● Avoid unnecessary stopping and brak- ing.

Turn the wheels toward the side of the tion (automatic) or in the appropriate road so the vehicle will move away from 2. grade.PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS pushed as far forward as it can go and cannot be moved without depressing the button at the end of the lever. They may ignite and cause wheel gently touches the curb. place the shift lever in 1 (First) dent. ● HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: s 1 Turn the wheels into the curb and move the vehicle forward until the curb side SD1006M wheel gently touches the curb. tion and remove the key. a fire. position. Failure to do so could the center of the road if it moves. Automatic transmission models: ● HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: s 2 WARNING Do not park the vehicle over flammable Move the gearshift lever to the P (Park) Turn the wheels away from the curb and materials such as dry grass. When parking on an uphill edly or roll away and result in an acci. Make sure the shift lever has been gear. move the vehicle back until the curb side per or rags. waste pa. WARNING ● HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK posi- position. it is a good practice to turn the wheels as illustrated. Starting and driving 5-15 ZX . Firmly apply the parking brake. transmission placed into P (Park) posi. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling into traffic when parked on an incline. Manual transmission models: gear (manual). 4. Place the shift lever in the R (Reverse) cause the vehicle to move unexpect. NO Safe parking procedures require that CURB: s 3 both the parking brake be set and the 1. 3.

turns and at low speeds. When the vehicle is washed or driven through water. you can become involved in serious acci. ● Do not leave children unattended in- side the vehicle. POWER STEERING SYSTEM BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING The power assisted steering is designed to The brake system has two separate use a hydraulic pump. problem. To dry brakes. Using the brakes Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while driving. If the engine stops. you will still have braking at two the vehicle is unattended. Unattended children could engine vacuum. However. the steering will not work. you will still have control of Vacuum assisted brake knowingly activate switches or con. the vehicle. especially in sharp The brake booster aids braking by using trols. drive the vehicle at a safe speed while lightly pressing the brake pedal to heat-up the brakes. drive belt breaks. 5-16 Starting and driving ZX . the brakes may get wet. Steering will Wet brakes be much harder to operate. greater foot pressure on If the engine is not running or is turned the brake pedal will be required to stop the off while driving. However. hydraulic circuits. much greater steer- ing effort is needed. WARNING pedal. If the engine stops or the hydraulic pump wheels. stop the vehicle by depressing the brake dents. the power assist for vehicle and stopping distance will be longer. They could un. As a result. driven by the engine. your braking distance will be longer and the vehicle may pull to one side during braking. Do this until the brakes return to normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high speeds until the brakes function correctly. This overheats the brakes. If one circuit develops a ● Never leave the engine running while to assist steering.

the power you start the engine and move the vehicle at Do not pump the brake pedal. mize swerving and spinning on slippery ● While driving on a slippery surface. The system detects the rota. electric pumps. from locking and sliding. and to skid and result in an accident. accelerating could cause the wheels with electronic sensors. some models controls the brakes at each sure (like pumping the brakes very quickly). When the anti-lock system but without anti-lock assistance. noise and/or feel a pulsation in the brake pedal. a low speed in forward or reverse. If the computer senses any malfunction. This is normal and indicates that may reduce braking performance and could brake fluid pressure to prevent each wheel the anti-lock system is working properly. and reduces gas mileage. accelerating or downshifting. you may hear a ‘‘clunk’’ tances. The speeds vary according to road The brake system then operates normally. care is required while driving. Self-test feature be careful when braking. By preventing However. This is normal and is not an indica- Normal operation tion of any malfunction. When the may result in increased stopping dis- Braking will be harder. hydraulic solenoids controlled by a com- puter. reduce speed and braking abruptly or when braking on slip. The computer has a built-in diagnos- ● If the engine is not running or is WARNING tic feature that tests the system each time turned off while driving. it switches the anti- The anti-lock brake system does not oper- lock brake system OFF and turns on the ate at speeds below 3 to 6 MPH (5 to 10 ABS brake warning light in the dashboard. ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) (if so equipped) increases wear on the brake linings and The anti-lock brake system installed in rapidly applies and releases hydraulic pres- pads. surfaces. Doing so assist for the brakes will not work. the actuator (under the hood) If the light comes on during the self-test or Starting and driving 5-17 ZX . senses that one or more wheels are close to locking up. To help save the brakes and to prevent the wheel so the wheels do not lock when While the actuator is working. km/h). the system helps the driver road conditions are hazardous and extra WARNING maintain steering control and helps to mini. Abrupt braking or Using the System The anti-lock brake system is sophisticated. noise or vibration from the actuator under a slope or long grade. result in loss of vehicle control. a pulsation in the brake pedal and hear a downshift to a lower gear before going down pery surfaces. Overheated brakes tion speed at each wheel and varies the the hood. you may feel brakes from overheating. Depress the brake pedal and hold it down. the pulsation may indicate that wheel lockup. conditions. self-test occurs.

For de- normal surfaces. “Tire placard” in the Owner’s Manual the lock becomes frozen. tery. see ‘‘Engine cooling system’’ in the lock system. gravel or snow covered roads. Refill 5-18 Starting and driving ZX . make Freeing a frozen door lock rized NISSAN dealer for repair. If placard location information. accidents resulting from careless or dangerous driving techniques. even with the anti. but re. temperature will drop below 32°F (0°C). take the vehicle to an autho. refer to The anti-lock brake system is a sophis. fore inserting it into the key hole. apply WARNING specified on the tire placard. tails. Stopping distances may ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section. It can Refer to ‘‘Wheels and Tires’’ in the Anti-freeze help maintain vehicle control during ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section of this manual. see ‘‘Battery’’ in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself ’’ also affect braking effectiveness. If the battery is not fully charged during Ultimately. the battery should be checked regularly. For tire de-icer or glycerin through the key hole. heat the key be- ticated device. also be longer on rough. COLD WEATHER DRIVING while driving. To maintain maximum efficiency. Always maintain a safe dis- tance from the vehicle in front of you. member that the stopping distance on check the anti-freeze (ethylene glycol base) slippery surfaces will be longer than on to assure proper winter protection. but it cannot prevent index. For Tire type and condition of tires may details. ● When replacing tires. or if you are using Battery tire chains. sure it is the proper size and type as To prevent a door lock from freezing. In the winter when it is anticipated that the braking on slippery surfaces. install the specified size of tire on all 4 wheels. ● When installing a spare tire. the bat- of self and others rests in the hands of tery fluid may freeze and damage the bat- the driver. drain the cooling system by opening the drain valves located under the radiator and on the engine block. the responsibility for safety extremely cold weather conditions. Draining of coolant If the vehicle is to be left outside without anti-freeze. section.

Otherwise. 0°C and freezing rain). If you oper. shifting too fast. Other types may damage your vehicle. Check the local laws before the jack to give it firm support. road is salted or sanded. the drive wheels snow tires. or underbody. in snowy and icy conditions. ● Wet ice (32°F. SUMMER tires have a tread designed to chains. Accelerate and slow down Never install tire chains on T-type spare with care. size. If possible. hibit their use. In ad. caution. be poorer than that of non-studded snow tires.S. make sure they are of proper size provide superior performance on dry drifts. for the tires on your vehicle and are installed pavement. Make sure they are the proper size for the tires on your 1.before operating the vehicle. States and Canadian Provinces pro. The ve- your vehicle when using tire chains. A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snow- 1. Use ate your vehicle on snowy or icy roads. It is recommended that the following items be carried in the vehicle during winter: 3. A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to re- Starting and driving 5-19 ZX . vehicle and are installed according to the move ice and snow from the windows ing engine coolant’’ in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ chain manufacturer’s suggestions. However. Tire chains may be used. reservoir tank. drive at a reduced speed. the performance of according to the chain manufacturer’s sug. flat board to be placed under Use of tire chains may be prohibited accord- Tire equipment ing to location. avoid fully loading and very hard to drive on. section. state and hicle handling and performance may be provincial laws before installing studded adversely affected. Check local. ity of whipping action damage to the fenders very cold snow or ice can be slick speed rating and availability information. Use only SAE Class ‘‘S’’ chains. Please consult an authorized secured or removed to prevent the possibil. 4. When installing tire 3. on wet or dry surfaces. For additional traction on icy roads. stud. Do not use tire chains on dry roads. Try to ded tires may be used. drive with tires. If accelerating or down- Skid and traction capabilities of studded tires. A sturdy. ● Whatever the condition. Loose end links of the tire chain must be wheels. 2. may Special winter equipment will lose even more traction. some dition. your vehicle may be damaged and/or ve. hicle will have a lot less traction or 2. NISSAN dealer for the tire type. and wiper blades. chain tensioners when recommended by Driving on snow or ice NISSAN recommends the use of MUD & the tire chain manufacturer to ensure a tight SNOW or ALL SEASON tires on all four WARNING fit. installing tire chains. However. avoid driving on wet ice until the U. See ‘‘Chang. ‘‘grip’’ under these conditions. Extra window washer fluid to refill the these tires will be substantially reduced gestions.

● Snow can trap dangerous exhaust gases under your vehicle. brake before reaching it. You can be slippery roads. an ungrounded connection. grounded electrical system or two- ● Allow greater following distances on pronged (cheater) adapters. and avoid any sudden steering maneuvers. Keep snow clear of the exhaust pipe and from around your vehicle. If a patch of ice is seen ahead. ● Do not use the cruise control on slippery roads. Braking should be Do not use your heater with an un- started sooner than on dry pavement.● Allow more stopping distance under WARNING these conditions. injured by an electrical shock if you use ● Watch for slippery spots (glare ice). Try not to brake while actually on the ice. 5-20 Starting and driving ZX . These may appear on an otherwise clear road in shaded areas. Engine block heater (if so equipped) An engine block heater to assist extreme cold temperature starting is available through an authorized NISSAN dealer.

....................................................................................................................................................6-2 If your vehicle overheats .........6 In case of emergency Flat tire .................6-10 Push starting .........6-7 Tow truck towing .6-12 ZX ..................................6-9 Jump starting..6-9 Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) .................................................................

away bag (which contains the jack rod and from traffic and clear of the vehicle. ice or slippery areas. or the automatic transmis- sion into P (Park). Stopping the vehicle This is hazardous. Turn off the engine. Shift the manual transmis- sion into R (Reverse). or the automatic transmission into P (Park). professional road assistance. Raise the hood to warn other traffic. Safely move the vehicle off of the road fic is close to your vehicle. 1. Turn on the hazard warning flashers. ing and spare tire cover. follow the instructions ● Never change tires when the vehicle below: is on a slope. Open the trunk. 4. 3. 6-2 In case of emergency ZX . and to signal professional road assistance Getting the spare tire and tools personnel that you need assistance. ● Make sure that the parking brake is securely applied and the manual transmission is shifted into R (Re- verse). Park on a level surface and apply the parking brake. Wait for and away from traffic. Lift the trunk floor carpet- 6. Remove the tool hicle and stand in a safe place. wheel nut wrench) and the spare tire. Have all passengers get out of the ve. ● Never change tires if oncoming traf- 1. 2. ACE1002 5. If necessary.FLAT TIRE If you have a flat tire. use the flat end of the jack WARNING rod as shown to loosen the spare tire hold-down bolt.

In case of emergency 6-3 ZX . ACE1005 WARNING Be sure to block the wheel as the ve- hicle may move and could cause per- sonal injury. Push the release clip on the jack access door to open. CE1003M Blocking wheels Place suitable blocks at both the front and back of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to prevent the vehicle from rolling when it is jacked up. turn the jack screw counterclockwise.2. Use either end of the jack rod to loosen the jack from its storage position. To remove the jack.

2. Doing so could result in personal ground. Do not remove the wheel nuts until the tire is off the Remove the wheel covers as shown. injury. Place the jack directly under the jack-up point as illustrated above so the top of the jack contacts the vehicle at the jack-up 6-4 In case of emergency ZX . CE1089 Jacking up vehicle and removing the damaged tire Carefully read the caution label attached to the jack body and the following in- structions: ACE1004 1. Do not use your hands to pry off wheel caps. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns by turning counterclockwise with the Removing wheel covers CAUTION wheel nut wrench.

● Do not start or run engine while vehicle is on the jack as it may cause the vehicle to move. 3. In case of emergency 6-5 ZX . is supported only by the jack. jack support. never clears the ground. Align the jack head between the differential carriers. Do not use the jack provided with your vehicle on other vehicles. To lift the vehicle. hicle. ● Never run the engine with the wheels off the ground. securely hold the jack The jack is designed only for lifting lever and rod with both hands as shown. Also fit the groove of the jack ● Never get under the vehicle while it head between the notches as shown. and then remove the tire. ● Do not allow passengers to stay in the vehicle while it is on the jack. Remove the wheel use any other part of the vehicle for nuts. It may cause the CE1092 vehicle to move. your vehicle during a tire change. The jack should be used on firm and ● Use the jack provided with your ve- level ground. WARNING two notches in the front or the rear as shown. ● Never jack up the vehicle more than necessary. This is especially true for vehicles with limited slip point. ● Never use blocks on or under the jack. Carefully raise the vehicle until the tire ● Use the correct jack-up points.

curely in the sequence as illustrated.000 km). With the spare tire installed on the ve- nuts alternately and evenly until they are hicle. tire storage area. tions under the heading ‘‘Wheels and Lower the vehicle completely. between the wheel and hub. (1. See specific instruc. With the wheel nut wrench. This could cause an accident. placard affixed to the driver’s door. ● Do not use oil or grease on the wheel studs or nuts. Then. Wheel nut tightening torque: 72 to 87 ft-lb (98 to 118 Nzm) CE1030 CE1082 Adjust tire pressure to the COLD pres- sure. As soon as possible. parked for three hours or more or driven emergency use. tighten wheel 5. center 1. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire touches the ground. with the wheel COLD pressure: After vehicle has been The T-type spare tire is designed for nut wrench. place the damaged tire in the spare tight.6 km). Installing the spare tire 4. COLD tire pressures are shown on the tire tires’’ in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section. Carefully put the spare tire on and install wheel to become loose or come off. tighten the wheel nuts se. tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torque with a torque wrench. less than 1 mile (1. This could cause the nuts to become loose. Put the jack rod and wheel nut wrench in the tool bag and 6-6 In case of emergency ZX . ● Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly ● Retighten the wheel nuts when the tightened wheel nuts can cause the vehicle has been run for 600 miles 2. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface WARNING pillar. the wheel nuts finger-tight. 3.

skin. To start your engine with a booster battery. Use of an improper rated battery can damage your vehicle. WARNING dustrial safety spectacles) and remove rings. If the emergency use. Install the jack in its storage area and ● If done incorrectly. Place the spare tire cover and the trunk tectors (for example. in severe injury or death. It could explode and cause ● Explosive hydrogen gas is always serious injury. painted surfaces. See specific instruc- fluid should come into contact with tions under the heading ‘‘Wheels anything. goggles or in- floor carpeting over the damaged tire. ● Whenever working on or near a bat- age area. and jacking equipment are properly any time. resulting battery when jump starting. section. It could come on at from the battery. become dangerous projectiles in an into contact with eyes. ● Keep battery out of the reach of children. Such items can ● Do not allow battery fluid to come jects away from it. cloth or accident or sudden stop. jump starting can other jewelry. 6. WARNING present in the vicinity of the battery. ● The booster battery must be rated at 12 volts. battery. ● Do not attempt to jump start a frozen trunk. Close the also damage your vehicle. Battery fluid is a corrosive sulphuric acid solution ● The T-type spare tire is designed for which can cause severe burns. always wear suitable eye pro- be followed. immediately flush the con- and tires’’ in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ tacted area with water. metal bands. Close the jack access door. It could 8. JUMP STARTING place the tool bag in the spare tire stor. In case of emergency 6-7 ZX . Keep hands and other ob- secured after use. Do not lean over the tighten the jack screw clockwise. or any 7. Keep all sparks and flames away ● Your vehicle has an automatic en- ● Always make sure that the spare tire gine cooling fan. lead to a battery explosion. the instructions and precautions below must tery.

3. If the booster battery is in another ve. heater. Apply the parking brake. off and wait 3 to 4 seconds before sonal injury. Cover the battery with an old 1. ● Make sure that cables do not touch moving parts in the engine compart- ment and that clamps do not contact any other metal.). Connect jumper cables in the sequence connect the negative cable and then the each other. mission). bolt. 6. After starting the engine. If the engine Failure to do so could result in damage etc. touch. Switch off all unncessary electri- 6-8 In case of emergency ZX . position the two vehicles to bring 7. hicle. cal systems (lights. taminated with corrosive acid. etc. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped). Move the shift cover the vent holes as it may be con- tive (+) and negative (−) to body selector lever to N (Neutral) (manual trans. 5. does not start right away. cloth to reduce explosion hazard. turn the key to the charging system and cause per. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so trying again. positive cable. Keep the engine speed of the booster vehicle at about 2. strut mounting mission) or to P (Park) (automatic trans. carefully dis- their batteries into close proximity to 4. CAUTION ACE1013 Do not keep starter motor engaged for Always follow the instructions below. more than 10 seconds. — not to the battery). Do not allow the two vehicles to 8. air conditioner. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and let it run for a few minutes. CAUTION Be sure to dispose of the cloth used to ● Always connect positive (+) to posi- 2. as illustrated.000 rpm. ground (for example. equipped). and start the engine of the vehicle being jump started.

take the follow. ing a long hill on a hot day. or the cooling fan does not run. Open the engine hood. 2. WARNING possibly causing serious injury. stand clear to prevent getting coming out. is running. If engine overheating is caused by climb- ing). leaking. diator before opening the hood. Look and listen for ● Do not continue to drive if your ve- damaged. cap while the engine is still hot. forward surge could cause the ve. Wait until ing it.PUSH STARTING IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS CAUTION If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by hot and fan control to high speed. Open all the windows. never remove the radiator hicle to collide with the tow vehicle. WARNING since the three way catalyst may be 4. stop the engine. If coolant is mission). This may cause detect abnormal noise. at a fast idle (approximately 1. tor should not leak water. the no steam or coolant can be seen before ● To avoid the danger of being proceeding. Turn off the air conditioner. run the engine not be push started. an extremely high temperature gauge read- ● Automatic transmission models can. etc. Do not stop the engine. 5.500 rpm) transmission damage. Doing so could ● Never try to start the vehicle by tow. scalded. ing steps.. 3. until the temperature gauge indication ● Three way catalyst equipped models should not be started by pushing returns to normal. When the radiator cap is removed. or if you feel a lack of engine power. 6. If steam or water is coming from the ● Do not open the hood if steam is engine. 1. cause a vehicle fire. move the heater or air condi- tioner temperature control to maximum In case of emergency 6-9 ZX . burned. Move the vehicle safely off the road. Visually check drive belts for damage or apply the parking brake and move the looseness. steam or coolant escaping from the ra- hicle overheats. The radiator hoses and radia- mission) or to P (Park) (automatic trans. pressurized hot water will spurt out. the water pump belt is missing or loose. Get out of the vehicle. when the engine starts. Also check if the cooling fan shift lever to N (Neutral) (manual trans.

ACC position. Add coolant to the res. Have your ve. ervoir tank if necessary. tor tow your vehicle. turn the ignition key to the ACC position. be sure transmission. ● When towing with the front wheels Canadian Provinces and local regulations on the ground: Be careful not to allow your hands. the service operator carefully read the fol. or fan motor. position. States. engine running. Turn the ignition key to the OFF jewelry or clothing to come into contact with. turn the ignition key to the dealer. dition. 6-10 In case of emergency ZX . This will result in damage To assure proper towing and to prevent to the steering lock mechanism. tral (N position). ● When towing with the rear wheels on ● Never get under your vehicle after it the ground. After moving the shift ● When towing. release the parking brake. Never The fan motor can start at any time operators will generally be familiar with the place the ignition key in the LOCK when the coolant temperature is high. must be used. position. U. for towing must be followed. steering system to turn the ignition key to the OFF and powertrain are in working con. If any unit is damaged. to move the shift lever to the Neutral hicle repaired at an authorized NISSAN lowing precautions: position. dollies ● Attach safety chains for all towing. to move the shift lever to the Neutral CAUTION position. axles. be sure ● Never ride in a vehicle that is being to turn the ignition key to the OFF towed. Towing instructions are available from an wheel in a straight-ahead position authorized NISSAN dealer. check the accidental damage to your vehicle. 7. hair. It is advisable to have On automatic transmission models. NISSAN Move the gearshift lever to the Neu- coolant level in the reservoir tank with the recommends that you have a service opera. On automatic transmission models. Local service with a rope or similar device. belts.S. After the engine cools down. or to get caught in. the running ing equipment could damage your vehicle. TOW TRUCK TOWING WARNING When towing your vehicle. position. After moving the shift WARNING lever to the Neutral position. has been lifted by a tow truck. make sure that the lever to the Neutral position. applicable laws and procedures for towing. Incorrect tow. position and secure the steering fan.

observe the following re- stricted towing speeds and dis- tances: ● Speed: Below 30 MPH (50 km/h) ● Distance: Less than 40 miles (65 km) ● Never tow an automatic transmis- sion model from the rear (for ex- ample. If it is necessary to tow the vehicle with the rear wheels raised. NISSAN recommends that your vehicle be always use towing dollies under the towed with the driving (front) wheels off the front wheels. ● If you have to tow an automatic transmission model with four wheels on ground. ground as illustrated. CAUTION ● Never tow an automatic transmis- sion model with the rear wheels raised (with the front wheels on the ground) as this may cause serious and expensive damage to the trans- ACE0511 mission. In case of emergency 6-11 ZX . backward) with four wheels on the ground as this may cause ACE1001 serious and expensive damage to the transmission.

● Stand clear of a stuck vehicle.VEHICLE RECOVERY (Freeing a stuck vehicle) ● Tow chains or cables must be attached only to the main structual members of the vehicle. This could cause them to explode and result in serious injury. steering. ● Pulling devices such as ropes or canvas straps are not recommended for use in vehicle towing or recovery. ● Always pull the cable straight out from the front or rear of the vehicle. Never pull on the vehicle at an angle. Parts of your vehicle could also overheat and be damaged. WARNING Do not spin your tires at high speed. 6-12 In case of emergency ZX . ● Pulling devices should be routed so they do not touch any part of the suspension. brake or cooling systems.

.7 Appearance and care Cleaning exterior and interior.....7-5 ZX .....................7-2 Corrosion protection ......................................................

In the following cases. In order to maintain the appearance of your mild soap. clean water. paint surface: strong chemical detergents. tree sap. store or park your ve. as the surface may become After waxing. these areas must be regularly cleaned. seams and folds on the Washing doors. vehicle to avoid water spots. bird water-spotted. park in stances so that the paint surface is a shady area or protect the vehicle with a not scratched or damaged. bugs get on the paint surface. Care hicle inside a garage or in a covered area. Your NISSAN dealer can assist you in 7-2 Appearance and care ZX . cloths. remove built-up residue and to avoid a droppings. hatches and hood are particularly AI1002M Wash dirt off with a wet sponge and plenty of vulnerable to the effects of road salt. lukewarm (never hot) water. There- water. Waxing age from acid rain. polishing is recommended to ● when contaminants such as soot. must be taken when removing caked-on dirt or other foreign sub- When it is necessary to park outside. such as washing mitts. Spray water it. a special vehicle soap or general Take care that the drain holes in the lower vehicle.CLEANING EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR ● when dust or mud builds up on the surface. hot. it is important to take proper care of purpose dishwashing liquid mixed with edge of the door are open. body cover. Be careful not to scratch the paint sur- face when putting on or removing the Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of body cover. please wash your CAUTION vehicle as soon as possible to protect the A damp chamois can be used to dry the ● Do not use strong household soap. clean. Clean the vehicle thoroughly using a fore. ● Avoid using tight-napped or rough Whenever possible. gaso- ● after a rainfall to prevent possible dam. line or solvents. metal particles or ‘‘weathered’’ appearance. Inside flanges. sunlight or while the vehicle body is and helps retain new vehicle appearance. ● Do not wash the vehicle in direct Regular waxing protects the paint surface ● after driving on coastal roads. under the body and in the wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away road salt.

choosing the proper product. up and causing underbody and suspension
corrosion. Before winter and again in the
● Wax your vehicle only after a thorough
spring, the underseal must be checked and,
washing. Follow the instructions supplied
if necessary, retreated.
with the wax.
● Do not use a wax containing any abra-
sives, cutting compounds or cleaners
that may damage the vehicle finish.
● If the surface does not polish easily, use
a “road tar” remover and wax again.
Machine compounding or aggressive pol-
ishing on a base coat/clear coat paint finish
may dull the finish or leave swirl marks. AAI1001

Only use black wax or black shoe polish on Cleaning glass
black urethane or polypropylene bumpers.
When cleaning the rear window, it may be
Removing spots easier to clean if the high-mounted stop light
Remove tar and oil spots, industrial dust, is removed first.
insects, and tree sap as quickly as possible Be careful when removing the high-
from the surface of the paint to avoid lasting mounted stop light to reduce the risk of
damage or staining. Special cleaning prod- damaging the high-mounted stop light
ucts are available at an authorized NISSAN wires.
dealer or any automotive accessory store.
The high-mounted stop light must be prop-
Underbody erly reinstalled before driving your vehicle.
In areas where road salt is used in winter, Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and
the underbody must be cleaned regularly. dust film from the glass surfaces. It is nor-
This will prevent dirt and salt from building mal for glass to become coated with a film
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after the vehicle is parked in the hot sun. Cleaning aluminum alloy wheels CAUTION
Glass cleaner and a soft cloth will easily
remove this film. Wash regularly, especially during winter ● Never use benzine, thinner, or any
months in areas where road salt is used. If similar material.
CAUTION not removed, salt could discolor the wheels. ● The leather seats should be regu-
When cleaning the inside of the win- Chrome parts larly coated with a leather wax like
dow, do not use sharp-edged tools, saddle soap. Never use car wax.
abrasive cleaners or chlorine based Clean all chrome parts regularly with a ● Never use fabric protectors unless
disinfectant cleaners. They could dam- non-abrasive chrome polish to maintain the recommended by the manufacturer.
age the rear window defogger. finish.
Cleaning interior
Occasionally remove loose dust from the
interior trim, plastic parts and seats using a
vacuum cleaner or soft brush. Wipe the
vinyl and leather surfaces with a clean, soft
cloth dampened in mild soap solution, then
wipe clean with a dry, soft cloth. Before
using any fabric protector, read the manu-
facturer’s recommendations. Some fabric
protectors contain chemicals that may stain
or bleach the seat material.

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CORROSION PROTECTION

Floor mats Most common factors contributing
The use of Genuine NISSAN floor mats can to vehicle corrosion.
extend the life of your vehicle carpet and 1. The accumulation of moisture-retaining
make it easier to clean the interior. No mat- dirt and debris in body panel sections,
ter what mats are used, be sure they are cavities, and other areas.
fitted for your vehicle and are properly
2. Damage to paint and other protective
positioned in the footwell to prevent inter-
coatings caused by gravel and stone
ference with pedal operation. Mats should
chips or minor traffic accidents.
be maintained with regular cleaning and re-
placed if they become excessively worn. Environmental factors which influ-
Seat belts ence the rate of corrosion.
AAI1002 The seat belts can be cleaned by wiping Moisture
them with a sponge dampened in a mild Accumulation of sand, dirt and water on the
Floor mat positioning aid soap solution. Allow the belts to dry com- vehicle body underside can accelerate cor-
(Driver’s side only) pletely before using them. rosion. Wet floor coverings will not dry com-
pletely inside the vehicle, and should be
This vehicle includes a front floor mat WARNING removed for drying to avoid floor panel
bracket to act as a floor mat positioning aid. Do not allow wet belts to roll up in the corrosion.
NISSAN floor mats have been specially retractor. NEVER use bleach, dye, or
designed for your vehicle model. The driv- Relative humidity
chemical solvents since these may se-
er’s side floor mat has a grommet hole verely weaken the seat belt webbing. Corrosion will be accelerated:
incorporated in it. Position the mat by plac- ● in areas of high relative humidity.
ing the floor mat bracket hook through the
floor mat grommet hole while centering the ● in areas where the temperatures stay
mat in the footwell. above freezing.
● where atmospheric pollution exists.
Periodically check to make certain the mats
are properly positioned. ● where road salt is used.

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Temperature CAUTION
A temperature increase accelerates the rate ● NEVER remove dirt, sand or other
of corrosion to those parts which are not debris from the passenger compart-
well ventilated. ment by washing it out with a hose.
Air pollution Remove dirt with a vacuum cleaner
or broom.
Industrial pollution, the presence of salt in
● Never allow water or other liquids to
the air in coastal areas, or heavy road salt
come in contact with electronic com-
use accelerates the corrosion process.
ponents inside the vehicle as this
Road salt also accelerates the disintegra-
may damage them.
tion of paint surfaces.
To protect your vehicle from
corrosion:
● wash and wax your vehicle often to keep
the vehicle clean.
● always check for minor damage to the
paint and repair it as soon as possible.
● keep drain holes at the bottom of the
doors open to avoid water accumulation.
● check the underbody for accumulation of
sand, dirt or salt. If present, wash with
water as soon as possible.

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................................................................................................................................................8-4 Air cleaner housing filter ......................................................................................................................................8-14 Engine cooling system ..........................................................................8-20 Changing engine oil filter .........................8-23 Window washer fluid ............................................8-9 Light bulbs .........................................................................................................................8-18 Engine oil .......................................8-8 Clutch pedal ......................................................8-13 Wheels and tires ....................8-21 Power steering fluid.......................................................................................................8-20 Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ...............8-5 Parking brake check.....8-2 Drive belts .........8-10 Headlights .............8-28 ZX ......................................8-4 Wiper blades ...............8-16 Checking engine coolant level ..............8-13 Jump starting......................8-14 Engine compartment check locations .............8-11 Headlight aiming adjustment..........................................8-9 Fuses and fusible links.............................8-7 Brake pedal .....................................................................................................8-22 Brake fluid ...........................8-7 Brake booster ...........................................8-24 Battery .................8-19 Changing engine oil ..........8 Do-it-yourself Maintenance precautions ...............................8-18 Checking engine oil level ................8-11 Adjustment after headlight assembly Clutch fluid..........................................................................8-11 replacement..............................8-3 Spark plug replacement ...................................................8-21 Temperature conditions for checking ATF.............8-17 Changing engine coolant ..........................................................8-12 Bulb replacement ..........................................

performing any parts replacement or regulations for disposal of vehicle support it with safety stands. This ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section gives instruc- automatic engine cooling fan. ● Never leave the engine or the auto- apply the parking brake securely and matic transmission related compo- block the wheels to prevent the ve. and wait until it cools down. following are general precautions which ● It is advisable to remove ties and any ● Never connect or disconnect either should be closely observed. ● Avoid contact with used engine oil. jewelry. be nent harness connector discon- hicle from moving. keep your hands. ● Never get under the vehicle while it other vehicle fluids can hurt the en- is supported only by a jack. For an automatic transmis. move the shift lever to P (Park). If it is ● Be sure the ignition key is OFF when vironment. transmission. doubt about any servicing. under high pressure even when the could affect your warranty coverage. To avoid injury. always dis. ● Park the vehicle on a level surface. If in engine is off. Improperly disposed motor oil and/or sion. Neutral. ● Keep smoking materials. ● On gasoline engine models with the Multiport Fuel Injection (MFI) sys. ing. the engine is hot. fluid. component connector while the igni- WARNING ● Always wear eye protection when. repairs. 8-2 Do-it-yourself ZX . Always conform to local necessary to work under the vehicle. the fuel filter or fuel lines You should be aware that incomplete or running. move the shift lever to sure there is proper ventilation for exhaust gases. hair ● Do not work under the hood while care to prevent serious accidental injury to and tools away from moving fans. watches. etc. For a manual nected while the ignition is on. relatively easy for an owner to perform. should be serviced by a NISSAN improper servicing may result in operating connect the negative battery cable dealer because the fuel lines are difficulties or excessive emissions. the battery or any transistorized before working on your vehicle. The belts and any other moving parts. Turn off the engine yourself or damage to the vehicle. It may tions regarding only those items which are come on at any time without warn. have it done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. and before working near the fan. always take ning. CAUTION nance work on your vehicle. ever you work on your vehicle.MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS When performing any inspection or mainte. such as rings. tion is ON. even if the ignition key is in the OFF position and the engine is not tem. ● If you must run the engine in an enclosed space such as a garage. clothing. flame and ● Your vehicle is equipped with an sparks away from fuel and the battery. ● If you must work with the engine run.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS ADI1005 Do-it-yourself 8-3 ZX .

anti- freeze coolant solution. year-round. 8-4 Do-it-yourself ZX . fill the radiator with coolant up to the filler opening and also add it to the reservoir up to the MAX level. If the coolant level −35 −30 50% 50% is below MIN. If the reservoir is empty. Serious additives are not necessary. Wait until the en- therefore additional engine cooling system gine and radiator cool down. the engine is hot. burns could be caused by high pres- sure fluid escaping from the radia- CAUTION tor. sure cap. cap. check the coolant level in the radiator when the en- gine is cold. sure to use only an ethylene glycol anti- freeze with the proper mixture ratio of ● The radiator is equipped with a pres- 50% anti-freeze and 50% distilled water. Distilled With coolant reservoir freeze water °C °F Check the coolant level in the reservoir when the engine is cold. CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL Outside temperature down to Anti. See precautions in ‘‘If your ve- hicle overheats. add coolant up to the MAX level.’’ found in the ‘‘In When adding or replacing coolant. Use only a genuine NISSAN The use of other types of coolant solu. ● Never remove the radiator cap when lution contains rust and corrosion inhibitors. be case of emergency’’ section. If there is insufficient coolant in the radiator. tions may damage the engine cooling ADI1006 system. The anti-freeze so.ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM The engine cooling system is filled at the WARNING factory with a high-quality.

heater performance and engine over- rized NISSAN dealer. have it checked by an autho. Wait 10 seconds. Open the drain plug on the engine water pipe. CHANGING ENGINE COOLANT 3. 5.If the cooling system frequently requires ● Improper servicing can result in reduced coolant. Close the radiator drain plug and the Do-it-yourself 8-5 ZX . Open the radiator cap to drain the cool- ● Major cooling system repairs should be ant. Perform the following procedure to open the heater water cock: 1. performed by your NISSAN dealer. appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. DI1349 2. then turn the switch OFF. ● Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. The 4. Turn the ignition switch ON and set the temperature control lever to the maxi- mum hot position. Flush the cooling system by running service procedures can be found in an fresh water through the radiator. WARNING ● To avoid the danger of being scalded. Open the radiator drain plug. never change the coolant when the engine is hot. Serious burns could be caused by high pressure fluid escaping from the radiator. heating.

drain plug on the engine water pipe se-
curely.
6. See the ‘‘Technical and consumer infor-
mation’’ section for cooling system ca-
pacity. Fill the radiator slowly with the
proper mixture of coolant and water. Fill
the reservoir tank up to the MAX level.
7. Open and close the air release plug to
release air. Then fill the radiator again
and install the radiator cap.
8. Start the engine and let it idle until it
reaches normal operating temperature. AMA098 DI1299
Then race the engine 2 or 3 times under
no load. Watch the engine coolant tem- 11. Check the radiator drain plug and the
perature gauge for signs of overheating. drain plug on the engine water pipe for
9. Stop the engine. After it completely cools any sign of leakage, tighten if neces-
down, refill the radiator up to the filler sary.
opening. Fill the reservoir tank up to the
MAX level.
10. Open and close the air release plug to
release air. Then fill the radiator again
and install the radiator cap.

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ENGINE OIL

CAUTION
Oil level should be checked regularly.
Operating with insufficient amount of
oil can damage the engine, and such
damage is not covered by warranty.

DI1300 DI1301

CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL 5. Remove the dipstick again and check the
oil level. It should be between the H
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and (High) and L (Low) marks. If the oil level
apply the parking brake. is below the L (Low) mark, remove the oil
2. Start the engine and let it idle until it filler cap and pour recommended oil
reaches operating temperature. through the opening. Do not overfill.
3. Turn off the engine. Wait a few minutes 6. Recheck the oil level with the dipstick.
for the oil to drain back into the oil It is normal to add some oil between oil
pan. maintenance intervals or during the
4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. break-in period, depending on the sever-
Reinsert it all the way. ity of operating conditions.

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If the oil filter is to be changed, remove 9. Turn the engine off and wait several
and replace it at this time. See ‘‘Chang- minutes. Check the oil level with the
ing engine oil filter’’ later in this section. dipstick. Add engine oil if necessary.

CAUTION WARNING
Be careful not to burn yourself, as the ● Prolonged and repeated contact with
engine oil is hot. used engine oil may cause skin can-
cer.
● Try to avoid direct skin contact with
Waste oil must be disposed of properly. used oil. If skin contact is made,
Check your local regulations. wash thoroughly with soap or hand
6. Clean and re-install the drain plug and cleaner as soon as possible.
DI1302 washer. Securely tighten the drain plug ● Keep used engine oil out of reach of
with a wrench. children.
CHANGING ENGINE OIL Drain plug tightening torque:
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and 22 to 29 ft-lb
apply the parking brake. (29 to 39 Nzm)
2. Start the engine and let it idle until it Do not overtighten.
reaches operating temperature, then turn
it off. 7. Refill the engine with a recommended oil
through the oil filler opening, then install
3. Remove the oil filler cap. the oil filler cap securely.
4. Place a large drain pan under the drain See the ‘‘Technical and consumer infor-
plug. mation’’ section for refill capacity.
5. Remove the drain plug with a wrench and 8. Start the engine. Check for leakage
completely drain the oil. around the drain plug. Correct as re-
quired.
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
FLUID (ATF)
CAUTION
Be careful not to burn yourself, as the
engine oil may be hot.

5. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting sur-
face with a clean rag.
Be sure to remove any old gasket mate-
rial remaining on the mounting surface of
the engine.
6. Coat the gasket on the new filter with
clean engine oil.
DI1303 ADI0532
7. Screw on the oil filter until a slight resis-
CHANGING ENGINE OIL FILTER tance is felt, and then tighten an addi- WARNING
tional 2/3 turn.
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and ● When engine is running, keep
apply the parking brake. 8. Start the engine and check for leakage hands, jewelry and clothing away
around the oil filter. Correct as required. from any moving parts such as cool-
2. Turn the engine off. ing fan and drive belt.
9. Turn the engine off and wait several
3. Place a large drain pan under the oil minutes. Check the oil level. Add engine ● Automatic transmission fluid is poi-
filter. oil if necessary. sonous and should be stored care-
4. Loosen the oil filter with an oil filter fully in marked containers out of the
wrench. Then, remove the oil filter by reach of children.
turning it by hand.

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TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS CAUTION FOR CHECKING ATF DO NOT OVERFILL. NOTE: peratures of 86° to 122°F (30 to 50°C) If the vehicle has been driven for a long using the COLD range on the dipstick. idling.S. tal United States and Alaska contact an authorized NISSAN dealership for more — The vehicle should be driven at least 5 information regarding suitable fluids. selector lever through each gear range. following conditions have been met: DexronTM III/MerconTM or equivalent — The engine should be warmed up to may also be used. cluding recommended brand(s) of — The automatic transmission fluid should DexronTM III/MerconTM Automatic Trans- be warmed to between 122° and 176°F ADI1012 mission Fluid. 8-10 Do-it-yourself ZX . If the level is at the low side of either range. in- minutes. Reinsert the dipstick into the charging a trailer. or in city traffic in after the engine is warmed up and before hot weather. ing. has cooled down (about 30 minutes). You should wait until the fluid 6. be read. (50° to 80°C). time at high speeds. ● The fluid level should be checked using USE ONLY NISSAN Matic ‘D’ (Continen- tal U. add fluid through the charging 2. Outside the continen- operating temperature. 3. and Alaska) or Genuine NISSAN the HOT range on the dipstick after the Automatic Transmission Fluid (Canada). the fluid should be 5. However. 4. pipe as far as it will go. 1. or if it is being used to pull driving. Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) after you have moved it through all ranges. the accurate fluid level cannot re-checked using the HOT range. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean with lint-free paper. Check the fluid level with the engine ● The fluid can be checked at fluid tem. Start the engine and then move the shift pipe. Park the vehicle on a level surface and set the parking brake. Remove the dipstick and note the read.

If fluid must be added fre- tures of 122° to 176°F (50° to 80°C) or using added frequently. quently. temperatures of 32° to 86°F (0° to 30°C). recommended fuel/lubricants’’ in the ‘‘Tech- nical and consumer information’’ section of ● Recommended fluid is type this manual. dealer. add DOT 3 fluid up to HOT range on the dipstick at fluid tempera- fluid up to the MAX line. refer to ‘‘Capacities and ● Do not overfill. Do-it-yourself 8-11 ZX . If the fluid level The fluid level should be checked using the brake warning light comes on. the system should be thoroughly the COLD range on the dipstick at fluid oughly checked by an authorized NISSAN checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir.POWER STEERING FLUID BRAKE FLUID CLUTCH FLUID ADI0511 DI1307 DI1348 Check the fluid level in the reservoir. If fluid must be the MAX line. If Check the clutch fluid level in the reservoir the fluid level is below the MIN line or the (manual transmission only). For further brake and clutch fluid specifica- CAUTION tion information. the system should be thor. add DOT 3 is below the MIN line. DEXRONTM III or equivalent.

Follow the manu- facturer’s instructions for the mixture ratio. old. lift the cap off the reservoir tank and pour the window washer fluid into the tank opening. add a wind- shield washer antifreeze. The use of improper fluids can damage the brake CAUTION system and affect the vehicle’s stop. brake and clutch systems. Add a washer solvent to the water for better cleaning. This may result in damage to the paint. Do not substitute engine anti-freeze ping ability. If fluid is spilled. This will damage the paint. USA Only Fill the window washer fluid reservoir peri- odically. wash with water. coolant for windshield washer solution. WINDOW WASHER FLUID WARNING Canada Only Use only new fluid. In the winter season. 8-12 Do-it-yourself ZX . DI1308 To fill the window washer fluid reservoir. Perform the refilling operation more often under driving conditions that require an increased amount of window washer fluid. or Add window washer fluid when the contaminated fluid may damage the light comes on. CAUTION Do not spill the fluid on painted sur- faces. inferior.

distilled water to bring the level up to the or rub your eyes. WARNING ● Do not expose the battery to flames or electrical sparks. case of emergency’’ section of this owner’s always wear suitable eye protection manual. your hands. skin or clothing. eyes. painted surfaces. contact your skin. gently pry between 2. add only battery or battery cap. eyes. or the battery cap and cover as illustrated. To remove the cap. After touching a If it is necessary to add fluid. Thoroughly wash OK level indicator in each filler opening. do not touch Use a cloth to protect the battery case. Do-it-yourself 8-13 ZX . disconnect the negative (—) battery terminal cable to prevent discharge. If the engine does not start by jump and remove all jewelry. Any corrosion should be washed off with a solution of baking soda and water. the battery may have to be re- ● Keep the battery out of the reach of placed. immediately flush with water for at least 15 min. Check the fluid level in each cell. fabrics. see the ‘‘In ● When working on or near a battery. Hydrogen gas generated by battery action is explo. Do not allow battery fluid to 1. If the acid contacts your Do not overfill. Contact an authorized NISSAN children. ● Make certain the terminal connections are clean and securely tightened. JUMP STARTING utes and seek medical attention. ADI0500 DI1310 sive. starting. ● If the vehicle is not to be used for 30 days or longer. dealer. If jump starting is necessary.BATTERY ● Keep the battery surface clean and dry.

always hold the boots. 8-14 Do-it-yourself ZX . Mark all cables to identify their original locations. 1. are off and that the parking brake is engaged securely. CAUTION If the belt is in poor condition or is loose. ADI0533 DI1229M WARNING WARNING Be sure the ignition key is OFF. Disconnect the spark plug cables from the spark plugs.DRIVE BELTS SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT 1. Have the belts checked regularly for con- dition and tension in accordance with the maintenance schedule found in the ‘‘Maintenance’’ section of this manual. The Be sure the engine and ignition switch engine could rotate unexpectedly. Remove brackets as necessary to give access to the high tension spark plug cables and spark plugs. have it replaced or adjusted by an autho. When disconnecting. 2. An incorrect socket can cause damage. cuts. not the cables. remove the plugs. Visually inspect each belt for signs of unusual wear. Be sure to use the correct socket to rized NISSAN dealer. 2. fraying or looseness.

Remove the spark plugs with a spark plug socket. Use only the speci- fied spark plugs. Spark plug tightening torque: 14 to 22 ft-lb (20 to 29 Nzm) 6. reconnect each high tension cable to its proper spark plug by pushing it on until you feel a snap. The plug socket has a rubber seal that holds the spark plug so it does not fall when it is pulled out. Reinstall all brackets as necessary. Turn each plug several full turns by hand. Do-it-yourself 8-15 ZX . one at a time. then tighten with the spark plug socket to the correct torque. DI1017M 7. Ad- just it as required. Check the gap on each new spark plug with a feeler gauge. Fit the new plugs. The spark plug gap is shown in the ‘‘Technical and consumer information’’ section of this manual. Holding the boot. 5. into the spark plug socket and install them. Do not overtighten. 4. 3. Make sure each spark plug is snugly fitted into the spark plug socket.

and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner off. The air cleaner not only cleans the air. 8-16 Do-it-yourself ZX . ● Never pour fuel into the throttle body or attempt to start the engine with DI1312 the air cleaner removed. and the engine backfires. you could be burned. Replace it according to the maintenance intervals shown in the ‘‘Main- tenance’’ section of this manual. If it isn’t there. wipe the inside of the air cleaner filter housing and the cover with a damp cloth. Don’t drive with it off.AIR CLEANER HOUSING FILTER WARNING ● Operating the engine with the air cleaner off can cause you or others to be burned. Doing so could result in serious injury. it stops flame if the engine backfires. The air cleaner filter should not be cleaned and reused. When re- placing the filter.

Pull the wiper arm away from the wind. then move the wiper blade washer solution or a mild detergent. Push the tab. otherwise the arm may be down the wiper arm to remove. If your windshield is not clear after using the ● After wiper blade replacement. Clean the outside of the windshield with a ● Make sure the wiper blade contacts 2. CAUTION replace the blades. return windshield washer or if a wiper blade chat. Remove the wiper blade.WIPER BLADES ADI1022 CLEANING cleaning the blades and using the wiper. shield. soaked in a washer solution or a mild deter- gent. otherwise it may be damaged when may be on the blade or windshield. windshield is clean if beads do not form damaged from wind pressure. Your the glass. Clean each blade by wiping it with a cloth 4. If your windshield is still not clear after Do-it-yourself 8-17 ZX . Insert the new wiper blade onto the wiper arm until it clicks. REPLACEMENT the wiper arm to its original position. wax or other material 1. ters when running. Then rinse the blade with clear water. 3. when rinsing with clear water. the engine hood is opened.

This may cause clogging or im- proper windshield washer operation. 8-18 Do-it-yourself ZX . If the between the upper surface of the pedal and number of clicks is out of the range listed the metal floor. see an authorized NISSAN dealer. above. PARKING BRAKE CHECK BRAKE PEDAL ADI1003 DI1020M From the released position. If it is out of the range shown above. see an authorized NISSAN dealer. pull the parking With the engine running. If wax gets into the nozzle. be careful not to let wax get into the washer nozzle. check the distance brake lever up slowly and firmly. ADI0613 If you wax the surface of the hood. remove it with a needle or small pin.

not have audible wear indicators. With the brake pedal depressed. Occasional brake the brake pedal several times. brakes. see an pitched scraping or screeching sound when authorized NISSAN dealer. then turn it not return to normal. The pedal height WARNING be followed. have them inspected a little. as soon as possible by an authorized 3. See your NISSAN dealer and have it ing brake inspections. application to the next. While depressing the brake pedal. The pedal height should drop normal. To adjust. When The front (and rear. off. see the appropriate 4. should not change. start If the brake pedal goes down farther than you ever hear an unusually loud noise from the engine. engine. it may be due to a lack of adjust. occasional brake squeak. Depress the brake pedal several times. Have the brakes checked as soon as possible if the wear Do-it-yourself 8-19 ZX . press and release noise may be heard. ‘‘Maintenance’’ section of this manual. ment of the rear drum brakes. the rear drum brakes. squeal or other 1. audible wear indicators. With the engine off. brake pedal movement (distance of brakes self-adjust every time the brake mal and does not affect the function or travel) remains the same from one pedal pedal is applied. Should 2. it makes a high If the brakes do not operate properly. Keep the pedal depressed for Proper brake inspection intervals should about 30 seconds. if equipped) disc-type noise during light to moderate stops is nor. stop the apply the parking brake several times. When a brake pad requires replacement. Run the engine for one minute without checked if the brake pedal height does maintenance schedule information in the depressing the brake pedal. BRAKE BOOSTER Self-adjusting brakes indicator sound is heard. The pedal travel distance will de- Brake pad wear indicators crease gradually with each depression as the vacuum is released from the The disc brake pads on your vehicle have booster. The rear drum brakes (if so equipped) do is applied. NISSAN dealer. For more information regard. the vehicle is in motion whether or not the brake pedal is depressed. Check the brake booster function as fol- lows: Your vehicle is equipped with self-adjusting Under some driving or climate conditions. The rear drum-type brakes performance of the brake system. continue on to the also self-adjust every time the brake pedal next step.

4. free travel is within the limits shown above. Be sure the ignition switch and the head- light switch are OFF. This could damage the elec- trical system or cause a fire. check for an open fuse. replace it with a new fuse. If any of these fusible links are melted. 6. If the fuse is open. If a new fuse also opens. If the electrical equipment does not come on. Never use a fuse of higher amperage rating than that specified on the fuse box cover. Open the engine hood. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller located in the passenger compartment fuse box. Remove the fuse box cover.CLUTCH PEDAL FUSES AND FUSIBLE LINKS 3. see an authorized NISSAN dealer. check the ADIO528 ADI1021 fusible links. If the electrical equipment does not operate and fuses are in good condition. replace only with genuine NISSAN Press the pedal by hand and be sure the Engine compartment parts. 8-20 Do-it-yourself ZX . 5. 2. have the elec- trical system checked and repaired by an authorized NISSAN dealer. If free travel is out of the range shown CAUTION above. 1.

Never use a fuse of higher amperage rating than that specified on the fuse 5. CAUTION 4. Open the fuse box cover. The headlight is a semi-sealed beam type 1. which uses a replaceable headlight (halo- light switch are OFF. If the fuse is open. Be sure the ignition switch and the head. Do-it-yourself 8-21 ZX . gen) bulb. have the elec- box cover. trical system checked and repaired by an trical system or cause a fire. replace it with a new fuse. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller. If a new fuse also opens. HEADLIGHTS ate. authorized NISSAN dealer. LIGHT BULBS ACE1014 Passenger compartment 3. This could damage the elec. check for an open fuse. ADI1008 If any electrical equipment does not oper. 2.

HEADLIGHT AIMING ADJUSTMENT Before performing aiming adjustment. ● High pressure halogen gas is sealed inside the halogen bulb. headlight reflector for a long period of time as dust. 2. ing the bulb. HB5 Replacing the headlight bulb ● Aiming is not necessary after replac- 1. Disconnect the negative (—) battery ● Do not leave the bulb out of the cable. The bulb DO NOT TOUCH THE BULB. may break if the glass envelope is scratched or the bulb is dropped. light. CAUTION ● Be sure the lip of the rubber cap contacts the headlight body. Open the engine hood. Disconnect the electrical connector from may enter the headlight body and the rear end of the bulb. and smoke 3. as originally installed: Wattage 65/55 Bulb No. do not ● Use the same number and wattage touch the glass envelope. Install the new bulb in the reverse order ADI1007 of removal. Remove the headlight bulb. 6. Do not shake or rotate the bulb when removing it. CAUTION ● When handling the bulb. Push down the spring retainer. make sure of the following: 8-22 Do-it-yourself ZX . affect the performance of the head- 4. 5. moisture.

Keep all of the tires inflated to the correct ADJUSTMENT AFTER pressure. replaced.a. REPLACEMENT c. center ADI1039 Do-it-yourself 8-23 ZX . and spare tire. Adjust headlights 1. Adjust the vertical aim by turning the ● Dotted lines in the illustration show adjusting screw with a Phillips screw. Open the hood. engine oil and and/or the headlight assembly has been fuel. check aiming. Adjust the horizontal aim by turning the adjusting screw with a Phillips screw. Place the vehicle on level ground. ● Upper edge and left edge of high in- Low beam tensity zone should be within the range shown at left. See that the vehicle is unloaded (except If the vehicle front body has been repaired for full levels of coolant. and tools). ‘‘WL’’: Distance between each headlight driver. placed in the driver’s seat. driver. accordingly. center of headlights. 2. Use the aiming Have the driver or an equivalent weight chart shown in the illustration. ‘‘H’’ : Horizontial center line of headlights 3. jack. HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY b.

BULB REPLACEMENT Item Wattage (W) Bulb No.4 158 Glove box light (if so equipped) 1.1 658 8-24 Do-it-yourself ZX .5 898 Rear combination light: Turn signal 27 3156k Stop/Tail 27/8 3157k Back-up 18 921 License plate light 5 168 High-mounted stop light 18 T16 Interior light 8 68 Map light 10 578 Trunk light 3. Headlight (Semi-sealed beam) High/Low 65/55 HB5 Front turn signal/parking light 27/8 1157NA Front fog light 37.

B. ADI1042 Do-it-yourself 8-25 ZX . first remove the lens and/or cover. ADI1049 Replacement procedures All other lights are either type A. C or D. When replacing a bulb.

ADI1041 8-26 Do-it-yourself ZX .

ADI1010 Do-it-yourself 8-27 ZX .

use a tire pressure gauge to ensure that the tire pressure is at the ADI1009 Tire inflation pressure specified level. WARNING ● Improperly inflated tires can fail sud- denly and cause an accident. ever you have loaded your vehicle sures shown on the side wall of the tire. hours. Do not load your vehicle beyond this capacity. pressure should be checked when tires are Driving faster than 85 MPH (140 COLD. ● The vehicle weight capacity is indi- cated on the tire placard. or driven less than 1 mile (1. unsafe operating conditions due to premature tire fail- ure. or when- Do not exceed the maximum inflation pres. Tires are considered COLD after the km/h) may result in tire failure. Overloading your vehicle may result in reduced tire life. Incorrect tire pressure may ad. failure of other vehicle components. Periodically check the tire pressure (including ● Do not drive your vehicle over 85 the spare). see the ‘‘In case of specified capacity may also result in emergency’’ section of this manual. Tire with high speed capability tires. Loading beyond the If you have a flat tire. heavily. or unfavorable handling charac- DI1033M teristics and could also lead to a serious accident. 8-28 Do-it-yourself ZX .6 km). MPH (140 km/h) unless it is equipped versely affect tire life and vehicle handling. Maximum inflation pressure ● Before taking a long trip. loss vehicle has been parked for three or more of control and possible injury. WHEELS AND TIRES COLD tire pressures are shown on the tire placard affixed to the driver’s door center pillar.

some U. When changing or replacing tires.e. When installing tire rating and availability. tires may be used. If possible. Skid and traction capabilities of studded snow WARNING NISSAN specifies summer tires on some tires on wet or dry surfaces may be poorer models to provide superior performance on than that of non-studded snow tires. or underbody. All Season Tires are iden. Check local. snow tires have lower speed your vehicle when using tire chains. studded Never install tire chains on T-type spare more appropriate in some areas. be sure all four tires are of the same type dry roads. drive at a reduced speed. it is necessary to the tire chain manufacturer to ensure a tight select tires equivalent in size and load rating fit. Tire chains (i. make sure they are of proper size tires may have a lower speed rating for the tires on your vehicle and are installed use of SNOW or ALL SEASON tires on all than the factory equipped tires.S tires. Replacement or icy conditions. Sum.. Snow tires have better snow rating of the tire. NISSAN recommends the chains. road conditions. Never exceed the maxi. States and Canadian Provinces prohibit their use. Do not use tire chains on dry roads. Loose end links of the tire chain must be All Season tires to the original equipment tires. size. In ad- use all year around. All Season or Snow) and construction. traction than All Season tires and may be For additional traction on icy roads. However. Check the local laws before information about tire type. including snowy and icy ratings than factory equipped tires and may dition. ity of whipping action damage to the fenders NISSAN specifies All Season tires on some dling of your vehicle. state and provincial Do-it-yourself 8-29 ZX . Use only SAE class ‘‘S’’ chains. Otherwise. adversely affected. Summer. Summer tire performance in snow and ice is substantially reduced. If you do not. may not match the potential maximum gestions. An authorized NISSAN mer tires do not have the tire traction rating Use of tire chains may be prohibited accord- dealer may be able to help you with M&S on the tire sidewall. avoid fully loading models to provide good performance for Generally. vehicle speed. ing to location. not match the potential maximum vehicle your vehicle may be damaged and/or ve- tified by ALL SEASON and/or M&S on the speed. chain tensioners when recommended by If snow tires are needed. Use mum speed rating of the tire.Types of tires Summer tires laws before installing studded tires. secured or removed to prevent the possibil- it can adversely affect the safety and han. Never exceed the maximum speed hicle handling and performance may be tire sidewall. and according to the chain manufacturer’s sug- four wheels. Snow tires Other types may damage your vehicle. speed If you plan to operate your vehicle in snowy installing tire chains.

● Do not include the T-type spare tire or any other small size spare tire in the tire rotation. cracking. When the wear pressure. If See ‘‘Flat tire’’ in the ‘‘In case of emergency’’ excessive wear.000 km). cracks. indicator is visible. ● Tires should be periodically in- Tighten wheel nuts to 72 to 87 ft-lb spected for wear. adjust the tire tread wear indicator. ● Retighten the wheel nuts after the aluminum wheels have been run for the first 600 miles (1. the tire should be replaced. or section for tire replacing procedures. 8-30 Do-it-yourself ZX . the tire should be replaced. etc. DI1127M DI1035M Tire rotation Tire wear and damage NISSAN recommends that tires be rotated WARNING every 7.500 miles (12. or objects caught in the tread. (98 to 118 Nzm). deep cuts are found.000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire. bulging.). bulging. WARNING ● The original tires have a built-in ● After rotating the tires.

speedometer calibration. Therefore. use the same size. mended. capacity as originally equipped. headlight wheels can get out of balance. tire chain clearance. or tread patterns Wheel balance can adversely affect the ride. possibly de. dling and tire life. have the same offset dimension. contact your NIS. handling. lead to decreased braking efficiency injury. bias-belted or radial). aim and bumper height. Even with regular use. construction (bias.● Improper service for a T-type spare Changing tires and wheels discs/drums. speed rating and load carrying and/or early brake pad/shoe wear. formed with the wheels off the vehicle. Such ‘‘wheels/tire size’’ in the ‘‘Technical and con. damage and could fail without warn- ing. Some of these they should be balanced as required. braking. wheels or tires could have structural sumer information’’ section of this manual. effects may lead to accidents and Wheel balance service should be per- could result in serious personal injury. mended types and sizes are shown in tire even if it has been repaired. ● Do not install a deformed wheel or SAN dealer. Spin ● If the wheels are changed for any rea. always replace with wheels which could lead to transmission damage. Wheels of a different offset could Care of wheels cause early tire wear. Unbalanced wheels may affect vehicle han- tire clearance. Such interference can tire may result in serious personal When replacing a tire. WARNING ● The use of retread tires is not recom- ● The use of tires other than those rec. body-to. ommended or the mixed use of tires of different brands. ground clearance. hicle to maintain their appearance. balancing the front wheels on the vehicle son. Recom. T-type spare tire. If it is necessary to repair the tread design. ● Wash the wheels when washing the ve- graded vehicle handling characteris. tics and/or interference with the brake ● Clean the inner side of the wheels when the wheel is changed or the underside of Do-it-yourself 8-31 ZX .

the T-type spare tire spare tire at the same time. It should be soon as the tread wear indicators replaced by the standard tire at the appear. ● When driving on roads covered with ● Do not use more than one T-type snow or ice. spare tire. ● Drive carefully while the T-type spare tire is installed. Avoid sharp turns and abrupt braking while driv- ing. clearance is reduced. ground washing the wheels.2 bar). Tire chains will not fit ● NISSAN recommends waxing the road properly on the T-type spare tire and ● Do not use the T-type spare tire on wheels to protect against road salt in may cause damage to the vehicle. ● Do not use tire chains on a T-type since it may get caught. otherwise wheels (drive wheels). and always keep it at 60 psi smaller than the original tire. Use tire your vehicle could be damaged or involved chains only on the front two original in an accident: tires. To avoid dam- ● Do not drive your vehicle at speeds age to the vehicle do not drive over ● Inspect wheel rims regularly for dents or obstacles. other vehicles. ● Because the T-type spare tire is ● Do not use abrasive cleaners when sure. T-type spare tire must be used. Replace the T-type spare tire as only for an emergency. 8-32 Do-it-yourself ZX . Spare tire (T-type spare tire) should be used on the rear wheel ● Do not tow a trailer while the T-type Observe the following precautions if the and the original tire used on the front spare tire is installed. Such damage may cause loss hicle through an automatic car wash of pressure or poor seal at the tire bead. 4. corrosion. ● Tire tread of the T-type spare tire will CAUTION wear at a faster rate than the original ● The T-type spare tire should be used tire. areas where it is used during winter. (420 kPa. ● Periodically check tire inflation pres. Also do not drive the ve- faster than 50 MPH (80 km/h). the vehicle is washed. first opportunity.

..........................9-2 Schedule 1 .9-5 Under the hood and vehicle.........................9-2 Periodic maintenance schedules ..........................................................9 Maintenance General maintenance .....................9-5 Outside the vehicle ....9-10 ZX ...........................................9-4 Explanation of maintenance items ...................................9-3 Schedule 2 ........................................................................................................................................9-5 Inside the vehicle ...

unless latest service information through technical otherwise specified. and adjust to the speci- perform these maintenance procedures NISSAN dealer’s service department per. and in-dealership Additional information on the items General maintenance includes those items training programs. periodically when at a service station. These checks or inspections can be done and economic way. vehicle appears to malfunction. in- operate properly. It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure Where to go for service When performing any checks or mainte- the specified periodic maintenance. ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section of this manual. fied pressure if necessary. requirements on your vehicle — in a reliable Wheel nuts* — When checking the tires. if you prefer. day-to-day operation of the vehicle. Check carefully regularly as prescribed. As the vehicle owner. It is your responsibility to You can be confident that an authorized cluding the spare. as well as its emission and additional or more frequent maintenance is promptly. They fore they work on your vehicle. Tighten if necessary. You are a vital link in NISSAN technicians are well-trained spe. be sure to check for the cause or to-day and regular maintenance is essential to maintain your NISSAN’s good mechani. have an authorized NISSAN dealer do it cal condition. you are the only one systems checked and tuned by an autho- rized NISSAN dealer. make sure no wheel nuts are missing. odic maintenance are required to be ser. you should notify an engine performance. an authorized NISSAN dealer. In addition. rather than Tires* — Check the pressure with a gauge are essential if your vehicle is to continue to after they have worked on it. General maintenance bulletins. forms the best job to meet the maintenance for damage. check for any loose wheel nuts. is performed. general maintenance should be per- with longer service intervals to save you The maintenance items listed under peri. some day- viced at regular intervals. have the in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section of this manual. 9-2 Maintenance ZX . However. required. The maintenance items listed here should the maintenance chain. vibrations both time and money. If you detect any unusual sounds. closely observe the precautions as general maintenance. cuts or excessive wear. However. OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE who can ensure that your vehicle receives proper maintenance. or smells. formed regularly as prescribed in this section. cialists who are kept up to date with the be performed from time to time. a qualified technician or. as well If maintenance service is required or your nance work. and by yourself. under severe driving conditions. authorized NISSAN dealer if you think repairs are required. service tips. GENERAL MAINTENANCE Your new NISSAN has been designed to Periodic maintenance During the normal day-to-day operation of the have minimum maintenance requirements vehicle. They are completely marked with an ‘‘*’’ can be found in the which should be checked during normal qualified to work on NISSAN vehicles be.

The maintenance items listed here should Wheel alignment and balance — If the be checked on a regular basis. adjusters and retractors) operate properly detect uneven or abnormal tire wear. Make Windshield defroster — Check that the air Brakes — Check that the brakes do not pull sure the secondary latch keeps the hood comes out of the defroster outlets properly the vehicle to one side when applied. lock securely in every position. from opening when the primary latch is and in sufficient quantity when operating the heater or air conditioner. hard steering or strange noises. all latches lock securely. seatback recliner. Maintenance 9-3 ZX . normal highway speeds. Windshield wiper blades* — Check for operating properly. Warning lights and chimes — Make sure smooth operation and make sure the pedal all warning lights and buzzers/chimes are does not catch or require uneven effort. Check that vehicle is held securely on a fairly steep hill the head restraints move up and down with only the parking brake applied. stop lights. or if you cleaning the vehicle. belt system (for example. Additional information on the following Check the belt webbing for cuts.000 km). ing on a straight and level road. turn signal lights. when performing periodic maintenance. Also ensure and that the wipers do not streak. Be frequently. etc. may be a need for a wheel alignment. anchors. and other as seat adjusters. tail lights. Brake pedal* — Check the pedal for released. certain to keep the floor mat away from the Seats — Check seat position controls such pedal.500 miles (12. buckles. cracks or wear if they do not wipe properly. Check the brake booster function. fraying. proper free travel. Also check headlight aim. Lights* — Make sure the headlights. and are installed securely. items with an ‘‘*’’ is found in the ‘‘Do-it. freeplay. such as excessive fully.Tire rotation* — Tires should be rotated INSIDE THE VEHICLE smoothly and the locks (if so equipped) hold every 7. If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at yourself’’ section of this manual. etc. wheel balancing Accelerator pedal — Check the pedal for may be needed. to Parking brake* — Check that the lever has lights are all operating properly and installed ensure they operate smoothly and all latches the proper travel and confirm that your securely. such as Seat belts — Check that all parts of the seat vehicle should pull to either side while driv. smooth operation and make sure it has the When driving in areas using road salt or Steering wheel — Check for changes in proper distance under it when depressed other corrosive materials. check lubrication the steering conditions. latches. Windshield wiper and washer* — Check Clutch pedal* — Make sure the pedal Doors and hood — Check that all doors that the wipers and washer operate properly operates smoothly and check that it has the and the hood operate properly. rollers and links if necessary. Keep the floor mat away from the pedal. there and smoothly. Lubricate hinges. wear or damage. securely in all latched positions.

Power steering fluid level* and lines — Additional information on the items Fluid leaks — Check under the vehicle for Check the level when the fluid is cold and marked with an “*” can be found in the fuel. insects. frame. Underbody — The underbody is frequently 9-4 Maintenance ZX . otherwise rust applying any brakes. It should be between the MAX and MIN those used on icy roads or to control dust. dripping from the air conditioner after use is Windshield washer fluid* — Check that Automatic transmission fluid level* — normal. cracks. worn. Check the lines for vehicle has been parked for a while. cracks. ditional information. and exhaust system. rot or loose connections. lines. is very important to remove these sub- tor lever in the P (Park) position without stances from the underbody. sound of the exhaust seems unusual or Make sure the hoses have no cracks. fuel lines belts are not frayed. especially those areas The maintenance items listed here should the engine off. It vehicle is held securely with the shift selec. that may have accumulated. (See the carbon mon- Brake and (if so equipped) clutch fluid oxide warning in the ‘‘Starting and driving’’ levels* — Make sure that the brake and section of this manual. UNDER THE HOOD AND the underbody should be thoroughly flushed Engine oil level* — Check the level after VEHICLE parking the vehicle on a level surface. the ‘‘Appearance and care’’ section for ad- you check the engine oil or refuel. water or other fluid leaks after the with the engine off. If you should notice any leaks or if there is adequate fluid in the tank. holes. Battery* — Check the fluid level in each exposed to corrosive substances such as nism — On a fairly steep hill check that your cell. cracked or oily. an authorized NISSAN dealer.Automatic transmission ‘‘Park’’ mecha. Wait a few minutes for the oil where mud and dirt may accumulate. de. immedi- formation. tor lever in P (Park) with the engine idling at cause and have it corrected immediately by ant level when the engine is cold. Radiator and hoses — Check the front of Exhaust system — Make sure there are no the radiator and clean off any dirt. loose joints or supports. etc. ately have the exhaust system inspected by a qualified individual. etc. there is a smell of exhaust fumes. See be checked periodically. gasoline fumes are evident. operating temperature. Water “Do-it-yourself’’ section of this manual. check for the Engine coolant level* — Check the cool. oil. At the end of winter. proper attachment. with with plain water. leaks. Check the level after putting the shift selec.. If the leaves.) clutch fluid level are between the MIN and MAX lines on each reservoir. such as each time to drain back into the oil pan. Engine drive belts* — Make sure the drive may form on the floor pan.

such as periodic maintenance schedules that may police.000 miles (96. These schedules contain both distance and time intervals. safe and ● Extensive idling and/or low speed economical driving. if you drive very little. However. cates when service is needed. the odometer reading indi.PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES To ensure smooth. in the schedules. trouble-free. up ● Driving in dusty conditions. spread roads.000 km)/48 months. Maintenance 9-5 ZX . muddy.000 km)/48 months. taxi or door-to-door delivery be used.000 miles SCHEDULE 2 (96. none of the driving conditions shown in Schedule 1 apply to your driving habits. to 60. continue peri- odic maintenance at the same Follow Periodic Maintenance Schedule 2 if mileage/time intervals. which you usually drive. depending upon the conditions in use. using a camper or a serviced at the regular time intervals shown car-top carrier. After 60. SCHEDULE 1 Follow Periodic Maintenance Schedule 1 if your driving habits frequently include one or more of the following driving conditions: ● Repeated short trips of less than 5 miles (8 km). For ● Driving on rough. NISSAN provides two driving for long distances. or salt most people. your vehicle should be ● Towing a trailer. ● Repeated short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km) with outside tempera- tures below freezing. ● Operating the vehicle in hot weather during in stop-and-go ‘‘rush hour’’ traffic.

inspect every 15. more frequent maintenance may be required.Schedule 1 Abbreviations: R = Replace I = Inspect.75 37. (km x 1. replace them immediately. (2) If operating mainly in dusty conditions. Other maintenance items and intervals are required. Miles x 1.000 miles (48.000) (6) (12) (18) (24) (30) (36) (42) (48) (54) (60) (66) (72) (78) (84) (90) (96) whichever comes first. Correct or replace if necessary. * Maintenance items and intervals marked with an ‘‘*’’ are recommended by NISSAN for reliable vehicle operation.5 26. In such an event.000 km) or 48 months.75 7.000 miles (24.000 miles (96.25 60 kilometers or months. inspect valve clearance.5 11.25 45 48.25 15 18.000 3.5 56.75 22. (5) If valve noise increases.000 km) or 48 months. (4) After 60. The owner need not perform such maintenance in order to maintain the emission warranty or manufacturer recall liability. 9-6 Maintenance ZX . Months 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Emission control system maintenance Drive belts See NOTE (1) I* Air cleaner filter See NOTE (2) [R] [R] EVAP vapor lines I* I* Fuel lines I* I* Fuel filter See NOTE (3)* Engine coolant See NOTE (4) R* Engine oil R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R Engine oil filter R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R Spark plugs [R] [R] Intake & exhaust valve clearance See NOTE (5)* NOTE: (1) After 60. replace every 30.5 41. the filters might become clogged.75 52.000 km) or 24 months.000 miles (96. (3) If vehicle is operated under extremely adverse weather conditions or in areas where ambient temperatures are either extremely low or extremely high. [ ]: At the mileage intervals only MAINTENANCE OPERATION MAINTENANCE INTERVAL Perform at number of miles.000 km) or 12 months.25 30 33.

000 miles (48.Abbreviations: I = Inspect.5 15 22. or driving on rough or muddy roads.000) (12) (24) (36) (48) (60) (72) (84) (96) months. axle & suspension parts I I I I I I I I Exhaust system I I I I I I I I Drive shaft boots I I I I I I I I Air bag system See NOTE (1) NOTE: (1) Inspect the supplemental air bag system 10 years after the date of manufacture noted on the FMVSS certification label. Months 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 Chassis and body maintenance Brake lines & cables I I I I Brake pads. kilometers or (km x 1. rotors. change (not just inspect) oil at every 30. Correct or replace if necessary. drums & linings I I I I I I I I Manual transaxle gear oil & automatic transaxle fluid See NOTE (2) I I I I Steering gear & linkage. MAINTENANCE OPERATION MAINTENANCE INTERVAL Miles x 1.5 60 Perform at number of miles.5 30 37. Maintenance 9-7 ZX .000 km) or 24 months. whichever comes first.000 7. (2) If towing a trailer.5 45 52. using a camper or a car-top carrier.

* Maintenance items and intervals marked with an ‘‘*’’ are recommended by NISSAN for reliable vehicle operation. replace every 30. Other maintenance items and intervals are required.Schedule 2 Abbreviations: R = Replace I = Inspect. (3) After 60.000 km) or 12 months.000 km) or 48 months.000 miles (96. (2) If vehicle is operated under extremely adverse weather conditions or in areas where ambient temperatures are either extremely low or extremely high. inspect valve clearance.5 30 37.000 miles (96.000 km) or 24 months.5 15 22.5 60 Perform at number of miles. In such an event. whichever comes first. [ ]: At the mileage intervals only MAINTENANCE OPERATION MAINTENANCE INTERVAL Miles x 1.5 45 52. 9-8 Maintenance ZX .000 miles (24. (4) If valve noise increases. the filters might become clogged. Correct or replace if necessary.000) (12) (24) (36) (48) (60) (72) (84) (96) months. Months 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 Emission control system maintenance Drive belts See NOTE (1) I* Air cleaner filter [R] [R] EVAP vapor lines I* I* Fuel lines I* I* Fuel filter See NOTE (2)* Engine coolant See NOTE (3) R* Engine oil R R R R R R R R Engine oil filter R R R R R R R R Spark plugs [R] [R] Intake & exhaust valve clearance See NOTE (4)* NOTE: (1) After 60. replace them immediately. kilometers or (km x 1.000 km) or 48 months.000 7. The owner need not perform such maintenance in order to maintain the emission warranty or manufacturer recall liability. inspect every 15.000 miles (48.

whichever comes first.000) (12) (24) (36) (48) (60) (72) (84) (96) months. MAINTENANCE OPERATION MAINTENANCE INTERVAL Miles x 1.5 60 Perform at number of miles. drums & linings I I I I Manual transaxle gear oil & automatic transaxle fluid I I I I Steering gear & linkage.5 15 22.000 7. rotors.Abbreviations: I = Inspect. Correct or replace if necessary. Months 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 Chassis and body maintenance Brake lines & cables I I I I Brake pads. kilometers or (km x 1.5 30 37.5 45 52. Maintenance 9-9 ZX . axle & suspension parts I I Exhaust system I I Drive shaft boots I I I I Air bag system See NOTE (1) NOTE: (1) Inspect the supplemental air bag system 10 years after the date of manufacture noted on the FMVSS certification label.

EXPLANATION OF MAINTENANCE ITEMS Additional information on the following filter might become clogged. sion. formities. cracks. Check for damage. abra- ging of the element. they may have to be of oil or grease. leaks. having the correct heat range. driving the ve. cracks. muffler. Intake & exhaust valve clearance — Check attachment. Engine coolant* — Drain and flush the Emission control system cooling system. de- and parking brake cables for proper attach- Fuel lines — Check the fuel hoses. looseness and leakage sion. inspection should be performed conditions. Replace any damaged parts. looseness or deterio. If leaks are found. and drive shaft boots — should be replaced in accordance with the fraying or cracking and also for proper ten. sion parts. deterioration. Under severe driving con- Air cleaner filter — Under normal driving replaced more frequently. etc. inspection should be per- frequently. the engine oil and oil filter Steering gear & linkage. replace them. under se. In such an Manual & automatic transmission fluid* items marked with an ‘‘*’’ is found in the event. vere driving conditions. maintenance schedule. chafing. Under severe driving conditions. Under severe driving conditions. formed more frequently. and hangers for proper hicle in dusty areas may cause rapid clog. Replace any damaged drive belts. damage. the may have to be inspected more frequently. nents for proper attachment. Consequently. chafing. replace the filter immediately.yourself’’ section of this manual. piping ment. Exhaust system — Visually check the ex- nance schedule. cracks. for signs of leakage. they ther extremely low or extremely high. drums & linings — Fuel filter — If the vehicle is operated under Check these and the other neighboring brake extremely adverse weather conditions or in components for wear. However. the air cleaner filter should be more frequently Spark plugs* — Replace with new plugs replaced in accordance with the mainte. deterioration and areas where ambient temperatures are ei. the the valve clearance if valve noise increases. ditions. Brake lines & cables — Check the brake Evap vapor lines — Check vapor lines and Supplemental air bag system — Check lines and hoses (including brake booster connections for leaks. the supplemental air bag system compo- vacuum hoses. leaks. Brake pads. rust. de. leaks. etc. discs. axle & suspen- Drive belts* — Check drive belts for wear. etc. abrasion. Work around and and connections for leaks. Under severe driv- element may have to be replaced more Chassis and body maintenance ing conditions. the fluid should be replaced at the specified interval. However. on the supplemental air bag system should deterioration. looseness or terioration. be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. connections & check valve) ration. 9-10 Maintenance ZX . — Check the fluid level and visually inspect ‘‘Do-it. haust pipes. maintenance Engine oil & oil filter* — Under normal driving conditions.

..................................10-10 test......S...................................10-12 Air conditioner system refrigerant and Air conditioner specification label..................... certification label ....................................................................10-7 Installing front license plate...........10-19 Vehicle identification number plate .......10-18 Registering your vehicle in another country ...............................................................10-11 Engine oil and oil filter recommendation.......10-12 lubricant recommendations ..................................................................10-10 Reporting safety defects (USA) ................M..................10-9 Trailer towing...10-6 Tire placard .......................................................................10-19 Vehicle identification ............................................................................................10-2 Engine serial number ............................................................10-3 F.10 Technical and consumer information Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants ....S......10-5 Emission control information label ...10-20 ZX ...........10-8 Vehicle loading information .......10-10 Vehicle identification number (chassis Readiness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) number) ...................V.......................10-13 Wheel/tire size......................10-9 Uniform tire quality grading ......................10-13 Engine ...................10-10 Emission control system warranty .....................................................................................10-12 Recommended SAE viscosity number.....10-11 Fuel recommendation........................10-14 Dimensions and weights ................

including recommended brand(s) of DexronTM III/MerconTM Automatic Transmission Fluid.S. Viscosity SAE 80W-90 only Nissan Matic ‘D’ (Continental U.9 Type DEXRONTM III or equivalent Brake and clutch fluid Refill to the proper level according to the instructions in the Genuine Nissan Brake Fluid*4 or equivalent ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section.’’ *3: DexronTM III/MerconTM or equivalent may also be used.4 Genuine Nissan Automatic Transmission Fluid (Canada).8 API GL-4. *4: Available in mainland USA through your NISSAN dealer. DOT 3 (US FMVSS No. see ‘‘Fuel recommendation. see ‘‘Recommended SAE engine oil viscosity. Outside the Continental United States and Alaska contact a NISSAN dealership for more information regarding suitable fluids. *5: For further details. When refilling.CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED FUEL/ LUBRICANTS The following are approximate capacities.’’ 10-2 Technical and consumer information ZX . The actual refill capacities may be a little different.7 50% soft water Manual transaxle gear oil 9-1/2 to 10-1/8 pt 7-7/8 to 8-1/2 pt 4. and Alaska) or Automatic transaxle fluid 10 qt 8-1/4 qt 9.5 to 4. *3 Power steering fluid 1 qt 3/4 qt 0.3 Anti.6 ● API Certification Mark *2 Cooling system With reservoir 7-3/4 qt 6-3/8 qt 7. Capacity (Approximate) US Imp Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Liter measure measure Fuel 15-7/8 gal 13-1/4 gal 60 Unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 AKI (RON 91)*1 Engine oil (Refill) With oil filter 4-1/4 qt 3-1/2 qt 4. 2 (Lithium soap base) Air conditioning system refrigerant — — — HFC-134a (R-134a)*5 Air conditioning system lubricant — — — Nissan A/C System Oil Type R or exact equivalent*5 *1: For further details.’’ *2: For further details.freeze coolant (Ethylene glycol base) Reservoir 3/4 qt 5/8 qt 0. follow the procedure described in the ‘‘Do-it-yourself’’ section to determine the proper refill capacity.0 ● API SG or SH and Energy Conserving II *2 Without oil filter 3-7/8 qt 3-1/8 qt 3. see ‘‘Air conditioner specification label. 116) Multi-purpose grease — — — NLGI No.

ates can cause paint damage. specially designed to reduce vehicle emis. If in doubt. (MTBE may. however. will damage the three way catalyst. engine. Nissan does not recommend the age and/or vehicle performance prob- use of fuels of which the oxygenate content lems. since this recommended for unleaded gasoline. Gasoline containing oxygen- leaded gasoline be used. (methyl alcohol. intake valve deposit remov- formulated gasolines.e. please If any driveability problems such as engine CAUTION take the following precautions as the usage stalling and difficult hot-starting are experi- ● Using a fuel other than that specified of such fuels may cause vehicle perfor. At this time. and age. could also affect warranty coverage. ● The fuel should be unleaded and have Take care not to spill gasoline during ● Under no circumstances should a an octane rating no lower than that refueling. use unleaded gasoline with an octane rating Technical and consumer information 10-3 ZX . nol blends are suitable for use in NIS- at least 87 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) (Re- ask your service station manager.) which are sold commercially. Gasoline containing oxygenates sion inhibitors. immediately change to a non-oxygenate control devices and systems. sufficient data is Your vehicle is designed to operate on and the fuel compatibility for your NISSAN not available to ensure that all metha- unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of cannot be readily determined. could adversely affect the emission mance problems and/or fuel system dam.FUEL RECOMMENDATION presence. NISSAN does not recommend the use of Reformulated Gasoline tain no more than 10% oxygenate. it should con.: fuel injector cleaner. Some fuel suppliers are now producing re. wood alcohol). any fuel additives (i. it should Many of these additives intended for gum. such methanol In most parts of North America. NISSAN supports efforts towards contain no more than 5% methanol varnish or deposit removal may contain cleaner air and suggests that you use refor. These gasolines are 15%. If you use oxygenate-blend gasoline. sions. be added up to octane booster. If not properly formu. enced after using oxygenate-blend fuels. It active solvents or similar ingredients that mulated gasoline when available. MTBE and corrosion inhibitors. etc. ● If a methanol blend is used. you should methanol with or without advertising their blends may cause fuel system dam. Octane rating tips Some fuel suppliers sell gasoline containing lated with appropriate cosolvents and oxygenates such as ethanol. search octane number 91). SAN vehicles. fuel or a fuel with a low blend of MTBE.) ers. ● If an oxygenate-blend other than a Aftermarket Fuel Additives methanol blend is used. should also contain a suitable amount can be harmful to the fuel system and of appropriate cosolvents and corro.

accelerating or driving up hills. are encountered. If any of the above symptoms 10-4 Technical and consumer information ZX . heavy ‘‘spark knock. southern no cause for concern. heavy engine load. (Anti-Knock Index) number in high altitude However. have your vehicle ber. and the part of Texas which is light spark knock for a short time under directly south of New Mexico. you may use unleaded gaso. However.of at least 87 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) num.’’ (‘‘Spark knock’’ is a metallic rapping noise. now and then you may notice areas [over 4. Montana. this can lead to engine damage. northeastern Nevada.000 ft (1. after-run or overheating. which may cause excessive fuel consumption or en- gine damage. for which NISSAN is not responsible. Failure to correct the condition is misuse of the vehicle. Utah.219 m)] such as: light spark knock for a short time while Colorado. Incorrect ignition timing may result in spark knock. Using unleaded gasoline with an octane rating lower than stated above can cause persistent. New Mexico. If you detect a persistent heavy spark knock even when using gasoline of the stated octane rating. have an authorized dealer correct the condition.) If severe. western South Dakota. checked at an authorized NISSAN dealer or line with an octane rating as low as 85 AKI other competent service facility. western Ne- the greatest fuel benefit when there is braska. or if you hear steady spark knock while holding a steady speed on level roads. This is Wyoming. because you get Idaho.

These oils must however. The chart ‘‘Recom- Energy Conserving II oil with the API Service mended SAE viscosity number’’ shows the friction oil (energy conserving oil) in order to Symbol may be used. meet the API quality and SAE viscosity ratings specified for your ve- hicle. Technical and consumer information 10-5 ZX . an API SG or SH an NISSAN recommends the use of a low the next oil change. SG/CC or quality label should not be used as they oil viscosity other than that recommended SG/CD) may also be used if one with the API could cause serious engine damage. recommended oil viscosities for the ex- designation SG or SH. The use of an oil additive is not necessary when the proper oil type is used and maintenance intervals are followed. Mineral based or synthetic type oils may be used in your NISSAN vehicle. which the vehicle will be operated before satisfactory engine life and performance. An oil with a single improve fuel economy and conserve en. or in combination with pected ambient temperatures. changes with temperature. it is important that the engine oil viscosity be correct quality and viscosity oil to ensure selected based on the temperatures at If you cannot find engine oil with the CERTI. Because of this. Choosing an ergy. FICATION MARK. CERTIFICATION MARK cannot be found. Oils which do not have the specified other categories (for example. Do not mix mineral based and syn- thetic type oils in the engine. This type of oil supersedes the The engine oil viscosity or thickness existing API SG or SH and Energy Conserv. ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER RECOMMENDATION Petroleum Institute (API) CERTIFICATION Oil viscosity MARK on the front of the container should Selecting the correct oil be used. could cause engine damage. It is essential to choose engine oil with the ing II categories. Oil additives NISSAN does not recommend the use of oil additives. ATI0507 Oil which may contain foreign matter or has Only those engine oils with the American been previously used should not be used.

quality genuine NISSAN oil filter. When replacing. Damage to the engine caused by improper maintenance or use of incorrect oil and filter quality and/or viscosity is not covered by the new NISSAN vehicle warranties. Oil and filter other than the specified quality. Change intervals The oil and oil filter change intervals for your engine are based on the use of the specified quality oils and filters. Oil and filter change intervals depend upon how you use ATI0509 your vehicle.Selecting the correct oil filter — driving in dusty conditions. VISCOSITY NUMBER a high. RECOMMENDED SAE Your new NISSAN vehicle is equipped with — extensive idling. SAE 10W-30 vis- — repeated short distance driving at cold cosity oil may be used if the ambient outside temperatures. temperature is above 0°F (-18°C). use a genuine NISSAN oil filter or its equivalent for the reason de- scribed in ‘‘Change intervals’’. Your engine was filled with a high quality engine oil when it was built. or oil and filter change intervals longer than recommended could reduce engine life. 10-6 Technical and consumer information ZX . — towing a trailer. You do not have to change the oil before the first recom- mended change interval. Operation under the following conditions may require more frequent oil ● SAE 5W-30 viscosity oil is preferred and filter changes: for all temperatures.

The refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) in your NISSAN vehicle does not harm the earth’s ozone layer. certain government regulations require the recov- ery and recycling of any refrigerant during automotive air conditioner system service. Contact an authorized NISSAN dealer when servicing your air conditioner system. NISSAN A/C system oil Type R or the exact equivalents. Technical and consumer information 10-7 ZX .AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM REFRIGERANT AND LUBRICANT RECOMMENDATIONS The air conditioner system in this NIS- SAN vehicle must be charged with the refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) and the lubricant. Although this refrigerant does not affect the earth’s atmosphere. CAUTION Use of any other refrigerant or lubricant will cause severe damage and you will need to replace your vehicle’s entire air conditioner system. An authorized NISSAN dealer has the trained technicians and equipment needed to recover and recycle your air conditioner system refrigerant.

in-line Equipment Regulations.36 x 1.Causing Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinder.780 (89.ENGINE Model KA24DE The spark ignition system of this ve- hicle meets all requirements of the Type Gasoline.504 x 3. 4-cycle.0) Displacement cu in (cm3) 145.T.0 x 96.0 to 1. at idle speed) Idle mixture screw is pre- CO % at idle set and sealed at factory Spark plug BKR5E-11 or FR5AP-10 Camshaft operation Timing Chain Spark plug gap mm (in) (1.7 (2.039 to 0.D.043 Generator belt size 0.C.335) 10-8 Technical and consumer information ZX . Bore x Stroke in (mm) 3.1) 0.8409 x 52.389) Firing order 1-3-4-2 Idle speed rpm M/T 700 6 50 A/T (in ‘‘N’’ position) 700 6 50 Ignition timing 20° 6 2° (degree B. DOHC Canadian Interference .56 Width x Length in (mm) (21.

S.620) Gross vehicle weight rating lb (kg) Gross axle weight rating See the ‘‘F.S.77 (45) 1.9 (1. Technical and consumer information 10-9 ZX .3 (1.57 (40) Front tread in (mm) 59.495) Tire size T125/70D15 P205/60R15 Wheelbase in (mm) 103.M.V.5 (4.505) P195/65R15 Rear tread in (mm) 58. center Rear lb (kg) door pillar.754) Aluminum 15 x 6JJ 15 x 4T Overall height in (mm) 55. certification label’’ on Front lb (kg) the driver side.WHEEL/TIRE SIZE DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS Conventional T type (Spare) Sedan Road wheel Overall length in (mm) 183.420) Offset in (mm) 1.1 (1.660) Steel 15 x 6JJ 15 x 4T Overall width in (mm) 69.1 (2.9 (1.

state. When transferring the registration of your vehicle to another country. state. Therefore. state. province or attached as shown. province or district. according to the country. avoid taking your ve- hicle to areas where appropriate fuel is not available. the vehicle registration. NISSAN is not responsible for any inconvenience that may result. province or dis- trict and registered. When any vehicle is to be taken into another country. its modifications. it may be necessary to ATI1003 ADI1016 modify the vehicle to meet local laws and regulations. This number is the district. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION The laws and regulations for motor vehicle NUMBER PLATE NUMBER (Chassis number) emission control and safety standards vary The vehicle identification number plate is The number is stamped as shown. therefore. and registration are the responsibility of the user. Using fuel with an octane rating that is too low may cause engine damage. All gasoline vehicles must be operated with unleaded gasoline. transportation.REGISTERING YOUR VEHICLE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION IN ANOTHER COUNTRY When planning to travel in another coun- try. 10-10 Technical and consumer information ZX . vehicle specifications identification for your vehicle and is used in may differ. you should first find out if the fuel available is suitable for your vehicle’s en- gine.

S. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Stan- dards (F.S. etc.M.V.) certification label is af- fixed as shown.V. Technical and consumer information 10-11 ZX . Review it carefully. TI1068 ATI1002 ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER F. CERTIFICATION The number is stamped on the engine as LABEL shown.M. Vehicle Identification Number. This label contains valuable vehicle information. such as: Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR).S. (VIN).S. month and year of manufacture. Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).

pillar. affixed as shown. ADI1015 ADI1013 ADI1014 EMISSION CONTROL TIRE PLACARD AIR CONDITIONER INFORMATION LABEL The cold tire pressure is shown on the tire SPECIFICATION LABEL The emission control information label is placard. 10-12 Technical and consumer information ZX . affixed to the driver’s door. center The air conditioner specification label is attached as shown.

● Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. emergency tools. apply only to the license plate bracket. In a collision. fluids. threads behind the finisher.curb location mark (small dimple) using a 0. Use the remaining two 8 mm slotted hex weight plus the combined weight of pas- in (8 mm) drill. To avoid damaging the head screws to mount the license plate sengers and cargo. 1.INSTALLING FRONT LICENSE VEHICLE LOADING PLATE INFORMATION WARNING ● It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle.vehicle weight including: standard ATI1004 and optional equipment. plate: the four 8 mm slotted hex head screws. This weight Use the following steps to mount the license 2. ● Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.31 3. Make a hole in each plastic finisher at the ● GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) . Mount the license plate bracket using two of does not include passengers and cargo. ● GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) - Technical and consumer information 10-13 ZX . people riding in these ar- eas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Terms It is important to familiarize yourself with the following terms before loading your vehicle: ● Curb Weight (actual weight of your ve- hicle) . and spare tire assembly. light pressure to the drill.

cartop WARNING carrier or similar equipment does not increase load carrying capacity of your vehicle. ● Properly secure all cargo to help pre- vent it from sliding or shifting. ● Do not load the front and rear axle to the The load capacity of this vehicle is determined GAWR. a luggage rack. re. move cargo as necessary. than the GVWR or the maximum drive train. Do not TI1011M To determine vehicle load capacity: place cargo higher than the seat- Vehicle weight can be determined by using backs. If either the 10-14 Technical and consumer information ZX . steering. If GVWR is exceeded. shift the fied for the vehicle. ● GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) . grain sonal injury. Loading Tips maximum weight (load) limit specified for ● The GVW must not exceed GVWR or the front or rear axle. or a scrap metal recycling facility. can change the way your vehicle Information on trailer towing ability and the termine how much more weight your handles. gravel quarry. In a sudden stop or collision. Doing so will exceed the GVWR. braking and other sys- front and rear GAWRs. Failures caused by Guide for you. not by available cargo space. tems. TRAILER TOWING maximum total weight (load) limit speci. bike carrier. control and cause personal injury. or it GVWR specified for your vehicle to de. For example. If you do. by weight. Your new vehicle was designed to be used a commercial-grade scale. front or rear GAWR is exceeded. found at places unsecured cargo could cause per. 2) Compare the curb weight amount to the parts on your vehicle can break. GAWR as specified on the FMVSS Cer- Determining Vehicle Load Capacity tification Label. 1) Determine the curb weight of your vehicle. load or remove cargo as necessary. warranty. ● Do not load your vehicle any heavier additional loads on your vehicle’s engine. either GVWR or GAWR for your vehicle overloading are not covered by your is exceeded. primarily to carry passengers and cargo. ● Overloading can shorten the life of He can obtain a Nissan Trailer Towing re-weigh your vehicle to determine if your vehicle. This could result in loss of special equipment required should be ob- vehicle can carry. 3) After loading (cargo and passengers). tained from an authorized NISSAN dealer. Remember that towing a trailer will place elevator. such as a truck stop.

Maximum load limits hitch. rough road Maximum gross vehicle weight/maximum surfaces or passing trucks.S. equals trailer weight plus its cargo weight. front or rear Maximum trailer loads: gross axle weight must not exceed the Never allow the total trailer load to exceed gross axle weight rating (GAWR) shown on 1. luggage. the unloaded vehicle. becomes excessive. of the total trailer load.S. If the tongue load trailer.000 lb (454 kg) TOWING LOAD/SPECIFICATION CHART or using improper towing equipment could UNIT: lb (kg) adversely affect vehicle handling. MAXIMUM 1. or affect the operation of the impact- hicle weight equals the combined weight of absorbing bumper. In addition.S. Make sure the trailer hitch is securely viding trailers or other towing equipment.000 lb (454 kg).S. Information on trailer towing and Trailer hitch required towing equipment should be ob. trailer tongue load and any other optional equipment. Towing loads greater than 1.V. Technical and consumer information 10-15 ZX .M. passengers. Tongue load: ties. The total trailer load the F. gross axle weight: The gross vehicle weight of the towing CAUTION vehicle must not exceed the gross vehicle ● Do not use axle-mounted hitches.M. sonal injury or property damage due to sway caused by crosswinds. attached to the vehicle. to help avoid per- low for proper tongue load.000 (454) TOWING LOAD WARNING MAXIMUM Vehicle damage and/or personal injury 110 (49) TI1012M TONGUE LOAD resulting from improper towing proce- dures is not covered by NISSAN warran. The gross ve. weight rating (GVWR) shown on the ● The hitch should not be attached to F. braking and performance. certification label.V. Keep the tongue load between 9 and 11% Choose a proper hitch for your vehicle and tained from dealers who specialize in pro. certification label. rearrange cargo to al.

Safety chains should sible causes of either condition. ● Be certain your vehicle maintains a level position when a loaded and/or unloaded ● Always drive your vehicle at a moderate trailer is hitched. acceleration or proper inflation pressure should be in stops. ● To reduce the possibility of addi. seal the not. If ● After the hitch is removed. When wiring the before driving the vehicle. Trailer lights should comply with federal and/ or local regulations. you should prac- If your trailer is equipped with a braking tice turning. accordance with the trailer and tire Pre-towing tips ● Avoid sharp turns or lane changes. check for improper tongue load. stability and braking performance will be ● When towing a trailer. Trailer brakes of the vehicle’s behavior. manufacturer’s specifications. connect the stop and tail Trailer towing tips light pickup into the vehicle electrical circuit. vehicle for towing. not to the vehicle bumper or axle. inflate the vehicle erly installed. Steering and/or local regulations and that it is prop. ing conditions. where practical sure to leave enough slack in the chains to prevent load shift while driving. state or local regulations. ● Avoid abrupt starts. make sure it conforms to Federal area which is free from traffic. Do not drive the vehicle if speed.● Do not modify the vehicle exhaust Safety chains it has an abnormal nose-up or nose. Remove receiver when not in use. 10-16 Technical and consumer information ZX . brake system. load rating and directly to the vehicle brake system. vehicle and the trailer. water or dust from entering the pas- senger compartment. stopping and backing up in an Tire pressures system. worn suspension or other pos- hitch is installed. etc. permit turning corners. Always use suitable chains between your overload. size. Be ● Always secure items in the trailer to struck from the rear. ● Regularly check that all hitch mount.down system. sure indicated on the tire placard (affixed WARNING ● Always secure items in the trailer to to the driver’s door. somewhat different than under normal driv- tires to the recommended cold tire pres. ● Trailer tire condition. remove the hitch when not in use. install any mirrors required for towing bolt holes to prevent exhaust fumes. Never connect a trailer brake system prevent load shift while driving. when the condition. In order to gain skill and an understanding ing bolts are securely mounted. center pillar). ● Be certain your rear view mirrors conform Trailer lights to all federal. be crossed and should be attached to the tional damage if your vehicle is hitch.

downshift possibly causing vehicle sway. To compensate for ing the wheels and applying the parking this. that could affect vehicle handling. When the transmission to a lower gear and being passed by larger vehicles. be pre- reduce speed to reduce chances of en. your vehicle wheels. make a larger than normal turning When towing a trailer. switching the fan control to high and ● Be careful when passing other vehicles. For addi- brake. If you move the will be closer to the inside of the turn than duced braking efficiency.● Always block the wheels on both vehicle ● Avoid towing a trailer for the first 500 ● To maintain engine braking efficiency and trailer when parking. your trailer wheels the brakes to overheat. Coolant heat can be addi. lize the vehicle. Remember the length of the ● Trailer towing requires more fuel than trailer must also pass the other vehicle normal circumstances. gear and use the engine braking effect. and im- tremely high temperature when the air mediately (but gradually) reduce vehicle conditioner system is on. do slope is not recommended. and electrical charging performance. transmission damage could occur. if not use fifth gear (manual transmission) ● Have your vehicle serviced more often or overdrive (automatic transmission). When ascending a long grade. This combination will help stabi- conditioner. however. resulting in re- lever into the P position. Technical and consumer information 10-17 ZX . shift into a lower ● Crosswinds and rough roads will ad. Parking on a miles (800 km). shift lever to the P position before block. If swaying does occur. and then move the shift ● When making a turn. mission fluid more frequently. first block the wheels and apply the long or too frequently. ● Avoid holding the brake pedal down too mended Maintenance Schedule. you must do so. steer straight ahead. and if your vehicle is than at intervals specified in the recom- equipped with an automatic transmis. considerably more distance than normal passing. This could cause parking brake. firmly grip the steer- ● If the engine coolant rises to an ex- ing wheel. change the trans- radius during the turn. setting the temperature control to the Passing while towing a trailer requires HOT position. versely affect vehicle/trailer handling. tionally vented by opening the windows. turn off the air speed. sion. tional information see the ‘‘Mainte- ● When going down a hill. before you can safely change lanes. nance’’ section earlier in this manual. pared for possible changes in crosswinds gine overloading and/or overheating. Never increase speed.

tions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. minimum required by law. and may vary signifi. Excessive temperatures can lead to characteristics and climate. planing. sudden tire failure. graded 150 would wear one and a half and C. A. Excessive ity Grades: All passenger car tires must speed. underinflation. from highest to lowest.UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING DOT (Department of Transportation) Qual. 109. WARNING inflated and not overloaded. heat when tested under controlled condi- relative tire performance depends on actual tions on a specified indoor laboratory test driving conditions. and its ability to dissipate course as a tire graded 100. A. possible tire failure. can cause heat buildup and braking traction tests and does not in- Treadwear clude acceleration. They represent a tire’s resistance to (1-1/2) times as well on the government heat build-up. However. and B represent higher levels of perfor- sent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pave. Treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on tire wear rate when tested under Temperature A. B and C controlled conditions on specified govern- ment test courses. or excessive conform to federal safety requirements in The traction grade assigned to your ve- hicle’s tires is based on straight-ahead loading. Vehicle Safety Standard No. B and C tires must meet under the Federal Motor The traction grades. wheel. B. Grade C corresponds to a performance level which all passenger car Traction AA. Grades A are AA. either separately or in combi- addition to these grades. Those grades repre. cause tire material to degenerate. B. A tire marked C WARNING may have poor traction performance. reducing service practices and differences in road tire life. mance on laboratory test wheels than the ment as measured under controlled condi. a tire Temperature grades are A (the highest). or peak traction characteristics. The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly 10-18 Technical and consumer information ZX . hydro. and C. Sustained high temperature can cantly due to variations in driving habits. nation. cornering. For example.

Hotline. In Hawaii call (808) 836-0888. your NISSAN vehicle. However. For Canada If NHTSA receives similar complaints. or NISSAN. NHTSA cannot be- with other vehicle warranties in your war- ranty information booklet that comes with come involved in individual problems be- tween you. USA 9393 (or 366-0123 in Washington. it may open an investigation. or it is lost. Consumer Affairs Department area) or write to: NHTSA. and if it finds Emission Control System Warranty that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles.C. Gardena. at 1-800-NISSAN-1. If you did not receive a warranty booklet. Box 191 ment of Transportation. you may To contact NHTSA. Washington.O. You can also obtain other informa- tion about motor vehicle safety from the ● Nissan Canada Inc. Technical and consumer information 10-19 ZX . you should immediately For USA inform the National Highway Traffic Safety 1) Emission Defects Warranty Administration (NHTSA) in addition to no- 2) Emissions Performance Warranty tifying NISSAN. Depart- P. Ontario. toll-free. you may either call the obtain a replacement by writing to: Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424- ● Nissan Motor Corporation. D. 5290 Orbitor Drive You may notify NISSAN by contacting our Mississauga. your dealer. U.S.C.EMISSION CONTROL REPORTING SAFETY SYSTEM WARRANTY DEFECTS (USA) Your NISSAN vehicle is covered by the If you believe that your vehicle has a defect following emission warranties: which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death. CA 90248-0191 20590. it may order a recall and remedy Details of these warranties may be found campaign. L4W 4Z5 Consumer Affairs Department. D.

km/h) and maintain the speed for 20 Before taking the I/M test. Usually. then quickly release the accelera- be required to be in what is called the ‘‘ready tor pedal completely and keep it released condition’’ for an Inspection/Maintenance for at least 6 seconds. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 mph (88 km/h) and maintain the speed for at least WARNING 3 minutes. (I/M) test of the emission control system. the ready condition can be at least 5 minutes. 1. Any safe driving Allow the engine to idle until the gauge mode is acceptable between steps. 10-20 Technical and consumer information ZX . Do not needle points between the C and H (nor. Repeat steps four through five at least 3 do not want to perform the driving pattern. your vehicle may km/h). stop the engine until step seven is com- mal operating temperature). obtained by ordinary usage of the vehicle. Stop the vehicle. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 mph (88 and Canadian Provinces. Repeat steps one through eight at least one more time. 3. then drive the vehicle at a when it is driven through certain driving speed of 53 to 60 mph (86 to 96 km/h) for patterns. NISSAN dealer can conduct it for you. Accelerate the vehicle to 35 mph (55 may be reset to a ‘‘not ready’’ condition. If a powertrain system component is repaired or the battery is disconnected. the vehicle 5. 7. If you cannot or 6. 9. Stop the vehicle and turn the engine off. through the following pattern to set the ve- hicle to the ready condition. obey all traffic laws.READINESS FOR INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE (I/M) TEST Due to legal requirements in some states 2. drive the vehicle seconds. Quickly depress the accelerator pedal for The vehicle is set to the ‘‘ready condition’’ a moment. pleted. Always drive the vehicle in a safe man- ner according to traffic conditions and 8. 4. a times. repeat the preceding step. Start the engine when the engine coolant If step one through seven is interrupted. temperature gauge needle points to C.

Also available are Genuine NISSAN Owner’s Manuals. For the phone number and location of a NISSAN Dealer in your area call the Nissan Satisfaction Center at 1-800-387-0122 and a bilingual NIS- SAN representative will assist you. For current pricing and availability of a Genu- ine NISSAN Service Manual or a Genuine NISSAN Owner’s Manual. Filled with wiring diagrams. In Canada: To purchase a copy of a Genuine NISSAN Service Manual or Owner’s Manual please contact your nearest NISSAN Dealer. contact: In the USA: See an authorized NISSAN dealer or contact: Dyment Distribution Services 20770 Westwood Dr. Strongsville OH 44136 In a hurry? Call 1-800-247-5321 and charge your purchase to Visa/Master Card. A Genuine Nissan Service Manual is the best source of service and repair information for your vehicle. this manual is the same one used by the factory trained technicians working at an authorized Nissan dealership. Technical and consumer information 10-21 ZX . Also available are Genuine NISSAN Service and Owner’s Manuals for older Nissan models. illus- trations and step-by-step diagnostic and ad- justment procedures.

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................. 4-15 Parking brake check ............... 2-8 Air flow charts ................. 4-3 Battery...... 2-15 Power............ 4-26 Brake Cleaning exterior and interior .... 10-12 Cargo (See vehicle loading Air conditioner system refrigerant and information) ........................................................................................ 8-18 Cold weather driving...... 10-13 lubrication recommendations......... 1-31 Alarm system (See theft warning) ......... 8-19 Heater and air conditioner controls . 8-11 Ashtray (See cigarette lighter and Brake fluid............................................. 5-17 Clutch Anti-lock brake warning light .......... 4-10 Brake warning light ................................. 8-20 ashtray) ....... 5-18 Audio system Brake system... 2-6 Controls AM-FM radio with compact disc Brake wear indicators .... 2-7..... 3-4 Antenna Before starting the engine ............. 3-7 Child safety rear door lock ............ 4-23 Bulb check/instrument panel ...................................... 1-12.................................. 2-5 Child restraint with top tether strap ................................... 8-18 AM-FM radio with cassette player and Parking brake operation ................ 5-17 Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ............................................................................. 2-7 Brake booster ...................... 2-5 A Compact disc (CD) player operation ..... 2-9 Battery Replacement (See multi-remote Child restraints ........................................................ 8-19 Clutch fluid............................................ 5-5 Cigarette lighter (accessory) and Manual ....................................................................... 10-8.................. 10-2 Air conditioner specification label . 4-18 AM-FM radio with cassette player............ 5-16 Compact disc (CD) player ............ 5-11 compact disc player.............. 2-15 Brake pedal .......................... 5-4.. 4-27 Heater and air conditioner (manual)........................... 10-7 B Cassette player (See audio system) ..... 4-26 Belts (See drive belts)............................................................. 1-10............ 8-11 Clutch pedal......................................... 8-14 ashtray ................ 4-25 Bulb replacement.................................................................................................. 7-2 Anti-lock brake system (ABS)............ 8-24 Automatic Air bag warning light ................................ 2-6 Automatic power window switch ........................... 4-20 Break-in schedule ...... 1-22 Anchor point locations ................................. 1-32 control system) ........... 5-14 ZX ............................................ 8-13 Check engine indicator light Servicing air conditioner ..................... 8-9 Air conditioner Driving with automatic Capacities and recommended fuel/ Air conditioner operation .......................... 4-3 CB radio or car phone ............................................................................................. 4-3 player ...................................................................................... 4-5 transmission ... 1-16..... 8-16 C Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) .................................. 4-9 Battery (See malfunction indicator light) ....11 Index Cassette tape operation ........ 2-17 Air cleaner housing filter.............................................................. 5-6 lubricants............................................... 4-6 Charge warning light ... 4-10 Heater and air conditioner controls ....

......................................... 3-11 (Canada only) .......................................................... 8-4 Front seats............................................................................................. 8-8 F..... 8-5 Window washer fluid ............................................................... 8-20 Door locks........................................................ 10-12 Brake fluid........... 10-5 Fuel recommendation ....................................................................... 5-6 F Fuel gauge................ 7-5 Changing engine oil...................................... 2-4 Driving with manual transmission .. 8-11 Changing engine coolant... 2-13 Engine oil and oil filter Fuel filler lid lock opener lever ....... 5-2 switch)................................................................................................................. 8-5 Capacities and recommended fuel/ Engine oil.................... 10-3 Door ajar warning light ................................ 1-2 Checking engine oil level . 10-9 Engine oil viscosity ..... 8-4 lubricants .................................. 5-10 G Driving Exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide).............................................. 8-7 Fuel filler cap ..... 2-6 Engine serial number ....... 3-9 11-2 ZX ............................................. 10-11 Cruise control.................................. 8-11 Glove box lock ... 2-3 E Floor mat positioning aid ............................................................................................... 2-4 transmission ................................................................................................................. 5-5 Clutch fluid.................................. 8-12 Corrosion protection .. 8-7 Fuel Engine compartment check locations ............ 8-14 Starting the engine ......................................................M................................................... 5-14 Daytime running light system Engine oil.............................................. 7-5 Trip odometer ... 2-4 Changing engine coolant............................................. 10-3 Dimensions and weights.... 10-2 Before starting the engine ........... 3-2 Engine specifications ............... 5-4........ 8-11 Engine coolant temperature gauge ................. 2-14 Speedometer . 8-7 Checking engine coolant level ....S..... 2-14 Cup holder ........ 10-2 lubricants .... 2-11 Engine oil pressure warning light ...................S......... 2-4 lubricants ......................... 2-3 Precautions when starting and driving ................... 10-5 Fuel gauge........................................ 10-8 Drive belts.................. 6-2 Tachometer................................................Coolant Emission control system warranty... 8-9 Glove box................................ 2-3 Flat tire........................... 9-2 Economy ...................................... 3-9 Emission control information label.... 10-19 Capacities and recommended fuel/ Capacities and recommended fuel/ Engine lubricants ...... 2-3 Fluid General maintenance ..........................V.... 10-2 Power steering fluid ............................................................ 8-4 Fuel economy ... 10-2 Engine cooling system ............. 5-9 Flashers (See hazard warning flasher Odometer.......... 5-12 Changing engine oil filter..... 8-3 Capacities and recommended fuel/ D Engine coolant temperature gauge ..................fuel................................. 3-11 Defogger switch recommendation ......................... 5-14 Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 10-11 Fuses ............... 2-16 Checking engine coolant level ... 5-18 Gauge Driving with automatic Engine coolant temperature gauge ............. 8-9 Front fog light switch ........................................................................ certification label ....... 2-5 Fuel octane rating... 5-2 Cold weather driving..................................... 5-4............ 2-4 Rear window defogger switch ....

.................................................... 3-11 Headlight and turn signal switch ......................................... 2-2 Interior light .....................................................................................................................V......... 1-5 Keyless entry system (See multi-remote control system) .................................. 8-22 Fuel filler lid lock opener lever ................................................................................. 3-14 Jack Light bulbs ......................... 8-22 Mirror Headlight and turn signal switch ................................................................... 3-13 Bulb replacement............................ 1-12...................... 10-11 Maintenance Vehicle identification number (VIN) General maintenance ................................................. 4-26 Inside mirror..... 5-14 Air bag warning light ...................... 3-2 Headlight aiming adjustment .................. 10-10 Inside the vehicle................................................ 2-5 Lock Hazard warning flasher switch .............................. 2-5 Manual antenna ......................................... 2-5 Bulb check/instrument panel ...........S..... 2-22 H K Warning/indicator lights and chimes ...................................................... 9-2 plate .............................................. 10-12 M Heater operation ........ 2-21 Headlight aiming adjustment .................................. Trunk light.. 3-8 F............................. 2-14 Meters and gauges........................... 3-4 Screw type....................................... 10-11 Hood release . 2-13 Front fog light switch . certification label .................. 3-9 Heater and air conditioner controls ................................. 8-21 L Power door lock.............. 10-12 Heater operation...................... 10-13 Periodic maintenance schedules...........................S...... 1-3 Charge warning light ..................... 5-4 Installing the license plate .................................... 6-7................................................................................. 3-13 Interior light.... 2-12 Glove box lock. 4-3 Labels Heater and air conditioner (manual)........................................ 2-5 Map light ................... 9-5 Important vehicle information label.. 2-14 Key....................... 8-21 Multi-remote control system ................................... 3-4 Door locks..................... 2-22 11-3 ZX ... 2-21 Vanity mirror ... 2-22 Instrument brightness control .M...................... 8-24 Manual front seat adjustment ........... 1-22 Increasing fuel economy................. 4-3 Air conditioner specification label ........... 4-4 Emission control information label.............. 3-13 J Headlights.................... 3-3 Heater Trunk lid lock opener lever ............................... 2-8 Indicator lights and chimes (See warning/ indicator lights and chimes)............ 2-6 Jump starting................................................ 3-2 Child safety rear door lock .............................. 6-2 Low washer fluid warning light ........ 1-10............... 8-21 Outside mirror control ....................... 8-2 License plate Outside the vehicle .. 3-9 Headlights .................................. 1-12 Maintenance precautions .... 2-12 Inside mirror.................. 4-4 Engine serial number .................... 2-6 Malfunction indicator light .............................. 9-2 Ignition switch ................................. 10-11 Light Seat belt maintenance............................ 3-4 Head restraints ................................................................ 8-13 Spotlights (See map light) . 9-3 I Warning labels (for SRS) ........................

. 6-9 CB radio or car phone ....... 1-6 forms .............. 10-10 Parking brake operation ................................... 4-15 Seats Overdrive switch ...................... 5-2 Power door lock................ 5-11 Speedometer .............................................................. 8-11 O S Power steering system .... 5-15 Remote keyless entry system (See Starting multi-remote control system) .......... 1-14 lubricants ...................... 3-4 Oil Maintenance precautions ................................................. 4-20 Manual front seat adjustment .................. 10-3 Safety Power windows....................... 4-9 Readiness for inspection maintenance Shifting P (I/M) test....... 1-5 Owner’s manual/service manual order Cassette tape operation ........................ 5-8 AM-FM radio with cassette player and Front seats........... 2-11 Shoulder belt height adjustment................................................... 10-20 Automatic transmission .............................................................................. 5-16 Power support front seat ......................................................................... 8-7 R Seat belt extenders .......... 2-3 Parking/parking on hills .......... 2-17 Odometer .......................... 1-6 Manual transmission........................ 4-27 Power support front seat ........ 5-9 Parking Rear window defogger switch ... 1-19 AM-FM radio with compact disc Seat belt warning light ............................................... 6-7..... 4-25 Servicing air conditioner ........................ 4-10 Shoulder belt height adjustment............ 10-2 2-point type without retractor Precautions when starting and driving .......................................................................... 10-5 AM-FM radio with cassette player.............. 10-19 Capacities and recommended fuel/ Seat belt Precautions on seat belt usage................................. 2-3 Precautions Child safety rear door lock ......... 1-22 Engine oil and oil filter recommendation .......... 10-19 Power Jump starting......................................................................... 10-21 Compact disc (CD) player operation ............. 4-26 Precautions when starting and driving ........ 9-5 Before starting the engine ................................................................... 10-5 Radio Seat belts........................... 1-19 Parking brake check ................................................................................................. 5-7 Rear seat ......... 1-22 Seat belt maintenance. 3-3 Push starting......................... Power steering fluid ..................... 8-7 Precautions on seat belt usage........... 1-17 Checking engine oil level ............................................... 1-14 Engine oil viscosity ........................................................... 8-2 Reporting safety defects (USA).... 1-5 Octane rating (See fuel octane rating) ..................... 3-4 Periodic maintenance schedules........... 5-5 Reporting safety defects (USA)......................................................................................................................... 8-8 (rear center lap belt) .............................. 1-3 If your vehicle overheats .................................. 6-9 11-4 ZX ........................ 8-9 3-point type with retractor.................. 1-2 Overheat compact disc player ... 1-14 Engine oil.................... 3-13 player ..... 8-18 Registering your vehicle in another Spark plug replacement..... 8-13 Power antenna ................................................................................... 2-6 Outside mirror control .............................. 4-23 Rear seat ....... 6-9 Changing engine oil filter........................................... 5-2 Changing engine oil.................................................................. 1-20 Push starting.......... 8-14 country ....

... 10-18 Windshield wiper and washer switch ................................................................ 10-9 Turn signal switch (See headlight and When traveling or registering your vehicle Tachometer............................ 10-9 Steering Types of tires.......... 2-18 plate ......... 10-10 Tool kit ... 1-10...................... 2-17 Uniform tire quality grading ...... 4-11 Wheel/tire size ................ 2-11 Flat tire... 2-12 Hazard warning flasher switch ............................. 2-9 Overdrive switch .................................... 1-12 Vehicle recovery ............................................................. 2-11 Trunk access through the rear seat ............ 10-14 (Supplemental air bag system)....................... 10-9 Trunk light .................. 6-2 Spare tire....................................................................... 10-10 Theft warning. 5-9 Headlight and turn signal switch ....................... 5-6 Hazard warning flasher switch ... 3-13 U Locking passengers’ windows .................... 8-11 Uniform tire quality grading ...... 3-14 11-5 ZX ....... 2-9 Window washer fluid......................... 2-11 Tire placard................................ 2-14 Ignition switch ................................. 5-16 Wheels and tires................ 4-2 Trailer towing ............ Starting the engine .. 8-30 Vehicle dimensions and weights ............................................................. 6-10 Supplemental restraint system Ventilators ............................................................................... 2-14 Warning transmission ............... 1-12 Trip odometer ........................... 8-29 Vehicle identification ....................... 2-3 turn signal switch).......................... 10-10 Power steering fluid ......... 2-3 Rear window defogger switch ...................................................... 8-28 (chassis number) .............................. 8-29 V Windshield wiper and washer switch ......................................................................................................................................................... 10-16 Vanity mirror ........... 8-17 Tire pressure ....................... 2-6 Driving with manual transmission ......... 10-13 Towing Information and warning labels ...... 6-6....................... 10-10 Theft warning .................................................................................................... 1-12................ 2-14 Air bag warning light ................... 5-2 Windows Tilting steering wheel............. 6-2 Supplemental restraint system Vehicle loading information ................................................. 1-7 Transmission Switch Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ....................................... 2-18 Tire Power windows. 5-8 Warning labels (for SRS) ............. 2-11 Warning/indicator lights and chimes ...... 2-17 Driving with automatic Front fog light switch .... 5-10 Tire rotation ............................................... 10-10 Tilting steering wheel.. 5-4 Travel (See registering your vehicle in another country)................................................. 5-4........................... 10-9 Vehicle identification number (VIN) Sunroof ...................................................................................................................................................... 8-12 Three way catalyst.................... 10-12 Wiper blades.................................................................. 3-13 Wheel/tire size .................................................................................................. 2-5 Windshield wiper and washer switch .................... 2-12 in another country......... 8-32 Wiper Tire chains ....................... 8-28 T Tuning ...................................... 5-4. 2-22 Wheels and tires. 8-9 W Automatic power window switch ............................. 3-9 Weights (See dimensions and weights) . 10-18 Vehicle identification number (VIN) Power steering system .. 1-6 Trunk lid lock opener lever ................ 6-12 Tow truck towing ............................

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Failure to follow these recommendations may result in AGS1004 vehicle damage or shortened engine life. For further details such as gasohol. Recommended new vehicle break-in procedure: During the first 1.000 miles (1. Tire cold pressure: See the tire placard affixed to the driver’s door center pillar.600 km) of vehicle use.GAS STATION INFORMATION Recommended fuel: Unleaded gasoline. ZX . follow the recommendations outlined in the “BREAK-IN SCHEDULE In- formation found in the “Starting and Driving” section of this Owner’s Manual. Recommended engine oil: ● API SG or SH and Energy Conserving II ● API Certification Mark ● SAE 5W-30 viscosity oil is preferred for all ambient temperatures. see ‘‘Fuel recommendation’’ in the ‘‘Technical and consumer information’’ section. Follow these recommendations for the future reliability and economy of your new vehicle. See ‘‘Engine oil and oil filter recommenda- tion’’ in the ‘‘Technical and consumer infor- mation’’ section. at least 87 AKI number (RON 91).

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