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FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELY

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

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WHEN READING THE MANUAL

This manual includes information for all options CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65


available on this model. Therefore, you may find WARNING
some information that does not apply to your
vehicle.
WARNING
All information, specifications and illustrations in
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,
this manual are those in effect at the time of
and certain vehicle components contain
printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change
or emit chemicals known to the State of
specifications or design without notice and with-
California to cause cancer and birth de-
out obligation.
fects or other reproductive harm. In addi-
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT tion, certain fluids contained in vehicles
THIS MANUAL and certain products of component wear
contain or emit chemicals known to the
You will see various symbols in this manual. They State of California to cause cancer and
are used in the following ways: APD1005 birth defects or other reproductive harm.
If you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this” BLUETOOTHt is a
WARNING
or “Do not let this happen.” trademark owned by
This is used to indicate the presence of a
hazard that could cause death or serious Bluetooth SIG, Inc.,
personal injury. To avoid or reduce the If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra- U.S.A. and licensed to
risk, the procedures must be followed tion, it means the arrow points to the front of the Xanavi Informatics
precisely. vehicle. Corporation.
CAUTION © 2006 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
This is used to indicate the presence of a Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s
hazard that could cause minor or moder- indicate movement or action. Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval
ate personal injury or damage to your ve- system, or transmitted in any form, or by any
hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro- means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,
cedures must be followed carefully. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these recording or otherwise, without the prior written
call attention to an item in the illustration. permission of Nissan North America, Inc.

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NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE
PROGRAM

NISSAN CARES . . .
Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer are
our primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.
However, if there is something that your NISSAN The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the You can write to NISSAN with the information at:
dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to following information:
For U.S. customers
provide NISSAN directly with comments or – Your name, address, and telephone number Nissan North America, Inc.
questions, please contact the NISSAN Con-
– Vehicle identification number (attached to the Consumer Affairs Department
sumer Affairs Department using our toll-free
top of the instrument panel on the driver’s P.O. Box 685003
number:
side) Franklin, TN 37068-5003
For U.S. customers
– Date of purchase For Canadian customers
1-800-NISSAN-1
Nissan Canada Inc.
(1-800-647-7261) – Current odometer reading 5290 Orbitor Drive
For Canadian customers – Your NISSAN dealer’s name Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5
1-800-387-0122
– Your comments or questions
OR
We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.

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Table of Illustrated table of contents 0
Contents Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1
Instruments and controls 2
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3
Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4
Starting and driving 5
In case of emergency 6
Appearance and care 7
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8
Technical and consumer information 9
Index 10
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Airbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6
Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7
Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5

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AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILD
RESTRAINTS

1. Supplemental front impact air bags


(P. 1-33)
2. Supplemental curtain side-impact air
bag (P. 1-33)
3. Supplemental side impact air bags
(P. 1-33)
4. Front seat belts (P. 1-6)
5. Rear seat belts (P. 1-6)
6. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren) (P. 1-16)
7. Seat belt pre-tensioners (P. 1-46)
8. Seats (P. 1-2)
9. Occupant classification sensor
(pressure sensor) (P.1-33)
See the page number indicated in paren-
theses for operating details.

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EXTERIOR FRONT

1. Engine hood (P. 3-22)


2. Windshield wiper and washer switch
(P. 2-17)
3. Windshield (P. 8-18)
4. Sunroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-30)
5. Power windows (P. 2-28)
6. Door locks, keyfob, Intelligent Key
system, keys (P. 3-4, 3-6, 3-10, 3-2)
7. Mirrors (P. 3-27)
8. Tire pressure (P. 8-30)
9. Flat tire (P. 6-2)
10. Tire chains (P. 8-37)
11. Headlight and turn signal switch
(P. 2-19)
12. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-26)
13. Fog light switch (P. 2-19)
14. Tie down hook (P. 6-13)
See the page number indicated in paren-
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EXTERIOR REAR

1. Rear hatch (P. 3-23)


2. Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-18)
3. Antenna (P. 4-26)
4. Child safety locks (P. 3-6)
5. Fuel-filler door (P. 3-25)
6. Fuel-filler cap, fuel recommendation
(P. 3-25, P. 9-3)
7. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-26)
8. Interior hatch release (P. 3-24)
9. Rear window washer (P. 2-18)
See the page number indicated in paren-
theses for operating details.

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PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

1. Tonneau cover (P. 2-27)


2. Rear seat (P. 1-4)
3. Interior lights (P. 2-32)
4. Front seat (P. 1-2)
5. Sun visors (P. 3-27)
6. Sunroof switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-30)
7. Map lights (P. 2-33)
8. Sunglass holder (P. 2-24)
9. Glove box (P. 2-26)
10. Parking brake, parking on hills
(P. 5-21, P. 5-25)
11. Rear armrest (P. 1-4)
See the page number indicated in paren-
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INSTRUMENT PANEL

7. Windshield wiper/washer switch


(P. 2-17, 2-18)
8. Audio system (P. 4-10)
9. Storage bin (P. 2-23)
10. Center ventilator (P. 4-2)
11. Passenger’s supplemental air bag
(P. 1-33)
12. Side ventilator (P. 4-2)
13. Glove box (P. 2-26)
14. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-42)
or Hazard warning flasher switch
(P. 2-21)
15. Cup holders (P. 2-25)
16. Shift selector lever (P. 5-13)
17. Defroster switch (P. 2-18)
18. Climate control (P. 4-3)
19. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-21)
or Passenger air bag status light
(P. 1-42)
20. Ignition switch (P. 5-5)
LIC0960 21. Tilt steering (P. 3-26)
22. Hood release lever (P. 3-22)
1. Outside mirror control switch (P. 3-28) 4. Driver’s supplemental air bag/horn
23. Fuel-filler door release lever (P. 3-25)
2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn (P. 1-33, 2-22)
24. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-20)
signal switch (P. 2-19) 5. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3)
See the page number indicated in paren-
3. Steering wheel switch for audio control 6. Cruise control main/set switches
theses for operating details.
and BluetoothT hands-free phone sys- (if so equipped) (P. 5-22)
tem (if so equipped) (P. 4-25, 4-28)
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK
LOCATIONS

1. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-8)


2. Brake and clutch (*1) fluid reservoir
3. Air cleaner (P. 8-18)
4. Battery (P. 8-14)
5. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-21)
6. Radiator cap (P. 8-7)
7. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-7)
8. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-8)
9. Drive belt location (P.8-17)
10 Windshield washer fluid reservoir
(P. 8-14)
*1 For Manual Transmission (M/T) model
NOTE:
Engine cover removed for clarity.
See the page number indicated in paren-
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WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS

Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Warning Name Page


light light light

Anti-lock braking 2-7 Intelligent Key lock 2-9 Seat belt warning 2-11
warning light (if so warning light (M/T light and chime
or
equipped) models)(if so
equipped) Supplemental air 2-11
bag warning light
Brake warning light 2-7 Intelligent Key sys- 2-9
tem warning light (if
or so equipped) Indicator Name Page
light
Low fuel warning 2-9
light Continuously Vari- 2-11
Charge warning light 2-7 able Transmission
Low tire pressure 2-9 (CVT) position indi-
Door open warning 2-8 warning light (if so cator light (CVT
light equipped) models)

Electric power 2-8 Low windshield 2-10 CRUISE main 2-11


steering warning washer fluid warning switch indicator light
light light (if so equipped) (if so equipped)

Engine oil pressure 2-8 P position selecting 2-10 Cruise SET switch 2-12
warning light warning light (CVT indicator light (if so
models)(if so equipped)
High temperature 2-8 equipped)
warning light (red) Front passenger air 2-12
bag status light

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Indicator Name Page
light

High beam indicator 2-12


light (blue)

Low temperature 2-12


indicator light (blue)

Malfunction indica- 2-12


tor light (MIL)

Overdrive off indica- 2-13


tor light (CVT mod-
els)

Security indicator 2-13


light

Turn signal/hazard 2-13


indicator lights

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MEMO

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1 Safety—Seats, seat belts and
supplemental restraint system

Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren


Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 System (LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Folding rear seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
Active head restraint (front seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Child Restraint Installation Using LATCH . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Child Restraint Installation Using The Seat
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22
Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28
Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Booster seat installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30
Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33
Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Precautions on supplemental restraint
Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-47
Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-48

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SEATS

FRONT MANUAL SEAT


ADJUSTMENT

ARS1152

WARNING ● For the most effective protection when


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

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WRS0692 WRS0693 WRS0694
Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’s
Pull the lever up and hold it while you slide the To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean seat)
seat forward or backward to the desired position. back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever Pull up or push down the adjusting lever to adjust
Release the lever to lock the seat in position. up and lean your body forward. Release the lever the seat height until the desired position is
to lock the seatback in position. achieved.
The reclining feature allows adjustment of the
seatback for occupants of different sizes for
added comfort and to help obtain proper seat
belt fit. See “Precautions on seat belt usage” later
in this section. Also, the seatback can be reclined
to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is
stopped.

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● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. Do not place cargo higher than
the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col-
lision, unsecured cargo could cause
personal injury.
● When returning the seatbacks to the
upright position, be certain they are
completely secured in the latched posi-
tion. If they are not completely secured,
passengers may be injured in an acci-
dent or sudden stop.
● Closely supervise children when they
SSS0584 are around cars to prevent them from LIC0974

FOLDING REAR SEAT playing and becoming locked in the Center armrest
trunk where they could be seriously in-
s
1 Remove the tonneau cover from the rear jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal.
seatback. seatback and trunk lid securely latched
when not in use, and prevent children’s
s
2 Pull the knob s
A to fold each seatback
access to car keys.
down.

WARNING
● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo
area or on the rear seat when it is in the
fold-down position. Use of these areas
by passengers without proper restraints
could result in serious injury in an acci-
dent or sudden stop.

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● Do not attach anything to the head re-
straint stalks. Doing so could impair
active head restraint function.
The head restraint moves forward utilizing the
force that the seatback receives from the occu-
pant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the
head restraint helps support the occupant’s head
by reducing its backward movement and helping
absorb some of the forces that may lead to whip-
lash type injuries.
Active head restraints are effective for collisions
at low to medium speeds in which it is said that
whiplash injury occurs most.
SPA1025 LRS0286
Active head restraints operate only in certain
ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT
seats) restraints return to their original positions. To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower,
Properly adjust the active head restraints as de- push and hold the lock knob and push the head
WARNING restraint down.
scribed in this section.
● Always adjust the head restraints prop-
erly as specified in the previous section. WARNING
Failure to do so can reduce the effec- Head restraints should be adjusted prop-
tiveness of the active head restraint. erly as they may provide significant pro-
● Active head restraints are designed to tection against injury in an accident. Do
supplement other safety systems. Al- not remove them. Check the adjustment
ways wear seat belts. No system can after someone else uses the seat.
prevent all injuries in any accident.

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SEAT BELTS

WRS0134 SSS0136
Adjust the head restraint so the center is level PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT
with the center of your ears. USAGE
If you are wearing your seat belt properly ad-
justed and you are sitting upright and well back in
your seat with both feet on the floor, your chances
of being injured or killed in an accident and/or the
severity of injury may be greatly reduced.
NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of your
passengers to buckle up every time you drive,
even if your seating position includes a supple-
mental air bag.
Most U.S. states and Canadian provinces
or territories specify that seat belts be worn
at all times when a vehicle is being driven.

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SSS0134 SSS0016

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

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● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely ● All seat belt assemblies, including re-
fastened to the proper buckle. tractors and attaching hardware,
should be inspected after any collision
● Do not wear the seat belt inside out or
by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recom-
twisted. Doing so may reduce its
mends that all seat belt assemblies in
effectiveness.
use during a collision be replaced un-
● Do not allow more than one person to less the collision was minor and the
use the same seat belt. belts show no damage and continue to
● Never carry more people in the vehicle operate properly. Seat belt assemblies
than there are seat belts. not in use during a collision should also
be inspected and replaced if either
● If the seat belt warning light glows con- damage or improper operation is noted.
tinuously while the ignition is turned
ON with all doors closed and all seat ● All child restraints and attaching hard-
SSS0014 belts fastened, it may indicate a mal- ware should be inspected after any col-
function in the system. Have the system lision. Always follow the restraint
WARNING checked by a NISSAN dealer. manufacturer’s inspection instructions
and replacement recommendations.
● Always route the shoulder belt over ● Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has The child restraints should be replaced
your shoulder and across your chest. activated, it cannot be reused and must if they are damaged.
Never run the belt behind your back, be replaced together with the retractor.
under your arm or across your neck. The See your NISSAN dealer. CHILD SAFETY
belt should be away from your face and
neck, but not falling off your shoulder. ● Removal and installation of the pre- Children need adults to help protect them.
tensioner seat belt system components They need to be properly restrained.
● Position the lap belt as low and snug as should be done by a NISSAN dealer.
possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE In addition to the general information in this
WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could manual, child safety information is available from
increase the risk of internal injuries in many other sources, including doctors, teachers,
an accident. government traffic safety offices, and community
organizations. Every child is different, so be sure
to learn the best way to transport your child.
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There are three basic types of child restraint for infants and small children. See “Child Re- placed in a forward facing child restraint. Refer to
systems: straints” later in this section. the manufacturer’s instructions for minimum and
maximum weight and height recommendations.
● Rear facing child restraint Also, there are other types of child restraints
NISSAN recommends that small children be
available for larger children for additional protec-
● Front facing child restraint placed in child restraints that comply with Federal
tion.
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo-
● Booster seat
NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens tor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose
The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. and children be restrained in the rear seat. a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always
Generally, infants up to about 1 year and less According to accident statistics, children follow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal-
than 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rear are safer when properly restrained in the lation and use.
facing child restraints. Front facing child re- rear seat than in the front seat.
straints are available for children who outgrow Larger children
This is especially important because your
rear facing child restraints and are at least 1 year vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- Children who are too large for child restraints
old. Booster seats are used to help position a tem (Air bag system) for the front passen- should be seated and restrained by the seat belts
vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” which are provided. The seat belt may not fit
longer use a front facing child restraint. later in this section. properly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inches
(142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18
WARNING Infants kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be
Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed used to obtain proper seat belt fit.
Infants and children need special protec-
tion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a
them properly. The shoulder belt may mends that infants be placed in child restraints commercially available booster seat if the shoul-
come too close to the face or neck. The that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety der belt in the child’s seating position fits close to
lap belt may not fit over their small hip Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat
bones. In an accident, an improperly fit- Standards. You should choose a child restraint belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seat
ting seat belt could cause serious or fatal that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- should raise the child so that the shoulder belt is
injury. Always use appropriate child facturer’s instructions for installation and use. properly positioned across the top, middle por-
restraints. tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the
Small Children
hips. A booster seat can only be used in seating
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- Children that are over one year old and weigh positions that have a three-point type seat belt.
tories require the use of approved child restraints between 20 lbs (9 kg) and 40 lbs (18 kg) can be The booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and
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have a label certifying that it complies with Fed- THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT
eral Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian WITH RETRACTOR
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the child
has grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or
WARNING
near the face and neck, use the shoulder belt
without the booster seat. ● Every person who drives or rides in this
vehicle should use a seat belt at all
WARNING times.
Never let a child stand or kneel on any ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when
seat and do not allow a child in the cargo the seatback is reclined. This can be
areas while the vehicle is moving. The dangerous. The shoulder belt will not
child could be seriously injured or killed in be against your body. In an accident,
an accident or sudden stop. you could be thrown into it and receive
neck or other serious injuries. You
PREGNANT WOMEN could also slide under the lap belt and WRS0692
receive serious internal injuries. Manual front seat shown
NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use
seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, ● For the most effective protection when Fastening the seat belts
and always position the lap belt as low as pos-
sible around the hips, not the waist. Place the
the vehicle is in motion, the seat should
be upright. Always sit well back in the
s
1 Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this
section.
shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your seat with both feet on the floor and
chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your adjust the seat belt properly.
abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific
recommendations.
INJURED PERSONS
NISSAN recommends that injured persons use
seat belts. Check with your doctor for specific
recommendations.

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

WARNING
When fastening the seat belts, be certain
that the seatbacks are completely se-
cured in the latched position. If they are
WRS0137 WRS0138 not completely secured, passengers may
be injured in an accident or sudden stop.
s
2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor s3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug
and insert the tongue into the buckle until on the hips as shown.
you hear and feel the latch engage.
s
4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the
● The retractor is designed to lock during retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the
a sudden stop or on impact. A slow shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder
pulling motion permits the seat belt to and across your chest.
move, and allows you some freedom of
movement in the seat. The front passenger seat belt and the rear three-
point seat belts have a locking mechanism for
● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from child restraint installation. It is referred to as the
its fully retracted position, firmly pull automatic locking mode or child restraint mode.
the belt and release it. Then smoothly
pull the belt out of the retractor. When automatic locking mode is activated the
seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat
belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully
retracted. Once retracted, the seat belt is in the
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● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward
quickly. The retractor should lock and re-
strict further belt movement.
If the retractor does not lock during this check or
if you have any questions about seat belt opera-
tion, see a NISSAN dealer.

WRS0139 LRS0242

Unfastening the seat belts Shoulder belt height adjustment (Front


s
1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on seats)
the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad-
tracts. justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau-
tions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.)
Checking seat belt operation
To adjust, pull out the adjustment button s 1 and
Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt move the shoulder belt anchor to the desired
movement by two separate methods: position s2 , so the belt passes over the center of
the shoulder. The belt should be away from your
● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the
retractor. face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder.
Release the adjustment button to lock the shoul-
● When the vehicle slows down rapidly. der belt anchor into position.
To increase your confidence in the seat belts,
check the operation as follows.
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● Periodically check to see that the seat
WARNING WARNING
belt and the metal components, such as
● After adjustment, release the adjust- ● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires
ment button and try to move the shoul- by the same company which made the and anchors, work properly. If loose parts,
der belt anchor up and down to make original equipment seat belts, should deterioration, cuts or other damage on the
sure it is securely fixed in position. be used with NISSAN seat belts. webbing is found, the entire seat belt as-
● The shoulder belt anchor height should ● Adults and children who can use the sembly should be replaced.
be adjusted to the position best for you. standard seat belt should not use an
Failure to do so may reduce the effec- extender. Such unnecessary use could
tiveness of the entire restraint system result in serious personal injury in the
and increase the chance or severity of event of an accident.
injury in an accident.
● Never use seat belt extenders to install
SEAT BELT EXTENDERS child restraints. If the child restraint is
not secured properly, the child could be
If, because of body size or driving position, it is seriously injured in a collision or a sud-
not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt den stop.
and fasten it, an extender is available which is
compatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE
tender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of
length and may be used for either the driver or ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a
front passenger seating position. See a NISSAN mild soap solution or any solution recom-
dealer for assistance if an extender is required. mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.
Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat
belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow the
seat belts to retract until they are completely
dry.
● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt
guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat
belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder
belt guide with a clean, dry cloth.
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CHILD RESTRAINTS

● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air


Bag System, never install a rear-facing
child restraint in the front seat. An in-
flating supplemental front air bag could
seriously injure or kill your child. A rear-
facing child restraint must only be used
in the rear seat.
● NISSAN recommends that the child re-
straint be installed in the rear seat. Ac-
cording to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seat than in the front seat. If
you must install a front facing child re-
ARS1098 WRS0256 straint in the front seat, see “Child re-
straint installation using the seat belts”
PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD WARNING later in this section.
RESTRAINTS ● Improper use or improper installation
● Infants and small children should al-
ways be placed in an appropriate child of a child restraint can increase the risk
restraint while riding in the vehicle. or severity of injury for both the child
Failure to use a child restraint can re- and other occupants of the vehicle and
sult in serious injury or death. can lead to serious injury or death in an
accident.
● Infants and small children should never
be carried on your lap. It is not possible ● Follow all of the child restraint manu-
for even the strongest adult to resist the facturer’s instructions for installation
forces of a severe accident. The child and use. When purchasing a child re-
could be crushed between the adult and straint, be sure to select one which will
parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the fit your child and vehicle. It may not be
same seat belt around both your child possible to properly install some types
and yourself. of child restraints in your vehicle.

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● If the child restraint is not anchored ● When your child restraint is not in use, Several manufacturers offer child restraints for
properly, the risk of a child being in- keep it secured with the LATCH System infants and small children of various sizes. When
jured in a collision or a sudden stop or a seat belt to prevent it from being selecting any child restraint, keep the following
greatly increases. thrown around in case of a sudden stop points in mind:
or accident. ● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying
● Child restraint anchor points are de-
signed to withstand only those loads that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle
imposed by correctly fitted child re- CAUTION Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor
straints. Under no circumstances are Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
Remember that a child restraint left in a
they to be used for adult seat belts or closed vehicle can become very hot. ● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be
harnesses. Check the seating surface and buckles sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat
● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- before placing your child in the child and seat belt system.
tioned to fit the child restraint, but as restraint.
● If the child restraint is compatible with your
upright as possible. vehicle, place your child in the child restraint
This vehicle is equipped with a universal child
● After attaching the child restraint, test it restraint lower anchor system, referred to as the and check the various adjustments to be
before you place the child in it. Push it Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren System sure the child restraint is compatible with
from side to side while holding the seat or LATCH. Some child restraints include two rigid your child. Choose a child restraint that is
near the LATCH attachment or by the designed for your child’s height and weight.
or webbing-mounted attachments that can be
seat belt path. Try to tug it forward and Always follow all recommended procedures.
connected to these lower anchors. For details,
check to see if the belt holds the re- see the “Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or
straint in place. The child restraint System (LATCH)” later in this section. territories require that infants and small
should not move more than 1 inch (25 children be restrained in an approved child
mm). If the restraint is not secure, If you do not have a LATCH compatible child restraint at all times while the vehicle is
tighten the belt as necessary, or put the restraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used. See being operated.
restraint in another seat and test it “Child restraint installed using the seat belts”
again. You may need to try a different later in this section. In general, child restraints are
child restraint. Not all child restraints fit also designed to be installed with the lap portion
in all types of vehicles. of a lap/shoulder seat belt.

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● Do not secure a child restraint in the
center rear seating position using the
LATCH anchors. The child restraint will
not be secured properly.
● Child restraint anchor points are de-
signed to withstand only those loads
imposed by correctly fitted child re-
straints. Under no circumstance are
they to be used for adult seat belts or
harnesses.

LRS0717 WRS0700
LATCH system anchor locations LATCH lower anchor location
LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS LATCH lower anchor point locations
FOR CHILDREN SYSTEM (LATCH) The LATCH anchors are located at the rear of the
Your vehicle is equipped with special anchor seat cushion near the seatback. A label is at-
points that are used with Lower Anchors and tached to the seatback to help you locate the
Tethers for CHildren System (LATCH) compat- LATCH anchors.
ible child restraints. This system may also be
referred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible WARNING
system. With this system, you do no have to use
a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint. ● Attach LATCH compatible child re-
straints only at the locations shown in
The LATCH anchor points are provided to install the illustration. If a child restraint is not
child restraints in the rear outboard seating positions secured properly, your child could be
only. Do not attempt to install a child restraint in the seriously injured or killed in an
center position using the LATCH anchors. accident.

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TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD
RESTRAINT
If the manufacturer of your child restraint requires
the use of a top tether strap, it must be secured to
the anchor point.

WARNING
● Child restraint anchor points are de-
signed to withstand only those loads
imposed by correctly fitted child re-
straints. Under no circumstances are
they to be used for adult seat belts or
harnesses.
LRS0661 LRS0662
LATCH webbing-mounted attachment LATCH rigid-mounted attachment ● The child restraint top tether strap may
be damaged by contact with the ton-
Installing child restraint LATCH anchor LATCH child restraints generally require the use
neau cover or items in the cargo area.
of a top tether strap. See “Top tether strap child
attachments restraint” later in this section for installation in-
Remove the tonneau cover from the ve-
hicle or secure it in the cargo area. Also
LATCH compatible child restraints include two structions.
secure any items in the cargo area. Your
rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can When installing a child restraint, carefully read child could be seriously injured or killed
be connected to two anchors located at certain and follow the instructions in this manual and in a collision if the top tether strap is
seating positions in your vehicle. With this sys- those supplied with the child restraint. See “Child damaged.
tem, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to restraint installation using LATCH System” in this
secure the child restraint. Check your child re- section.
straint for a label stating that it is compatible with
the LATCH system. This information may also be
in the instructions provided by the child restraint
manufacturer.

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3. Secure the tether strap to the tether anchor ● Inspect the lower anchors by inserting
point on the seat directly behind the child your fingers into the lower anchor area
restraint. and feeling to make sure there are no
4. Tighten the tether strap according to the obstructions over the LATCH anchors,
manufacturer’s instructions to remove any such as seat belt webbing or seat cush-
slack. ion material. The child restraint will not
be secured properly if the LATCH an-
If you have any questions when installing a chors are obstructed.
top tether strap child restraint on the rear
seat, consult your NISSAN dealer for de- Front-facing
tails. Follow these steps to install a front-facing child
restraint using LATCH:
CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION
USING LATCH 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al-
WRS0696 ways follow the child restraint manufactur-
Top Tether Anchor Point Locations WARNING er’s instructions.

Anchor points are located on the back of the rear ● Attach LATCH compatible child re-
seats. straints only at the locations shown. For
the LATCH lower anchor locations, see
Installing top tether strap “Latch Anchors and Tethers for CHil-
dren System (LATCH)”. If a child re-
First, secure the child restraint with the seat belt straint is not secured properly, your
or LATCH (rear outboard seat positions only), as child could be seriously injured or killed
applicable. in an accident.
1. Remove the head restraint. Store it in a ● The LATCH anchors are designed to
secure location. withstand only those loads imposed by
2. Position the top tether strap over the top of correctly fitted child restraints. Under
no circumstance are they to be used for
the seatback.
adult seat belts or harnesses.

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LRS0663 LRS0664 LRS0671
Front facing web-mounted – step 2 Front facing rigid-mounted – step 2 Front facing – step 4
2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach- 5. If the child restraint is equipped with a top
4. For child restraints that are equipped with
ments to the LATCH lower anchors. tether strap, route the top tether strap and
webbing mounted attachments, remove any
secure the tether strap to the tether anchor
3. The back of the child restraint should be additional slack from the anchor attach-
point. See “Top tether strap child restraint” in
secured against the vehicle seat back.. ments. Press downward and rearward firmly
this section.
in the center of the child restraint with your
If the seating position does not have an adjust-
knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion
able head restraint and it is interfering with the
and seatback while tightening the webbing
proper child restraint fit, try another seating posi-
of the anchor attachments.
tion or a different child restraint.

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7. Check to make sure the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the
child restraint is loose, repeat steps 3
through 6.
Rear-facing
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child
restraint using LATCH System:
1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al-
ways follow the child restraint manufactur-
er’s instructions.

WRS0697 LRS0665
Front facing – step 6 Rear facing web-mounted – step 2
6. Before placing the child in the child restraint, 2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach-
hold the child restraint near the LATCH at- ments to the LATCH lower anchors.
tachment and use force to push the child
restraint from side to side, and tug it forward
to make sure that it is securely held in place.
It should not move more than 1 in (25 mm). If
it does move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull
again on the anchor attachments to further
tighten the child restraint. If you are unable to
properly secure the restraint, move the re-
straint to another seating position and try
again, or try a different child restraint. Not all
child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.

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Rear facing rigid-mounted – step 2 Rear facing – step 3 Rear facing – step 4
5. Check to make sure the child restraint is
3. For child restraints that are equipped with 4. Before placing the child in the child restraint, properly secured prior to each use. If the
webbing mounted attachments, remove any hold the child restraint near the LATCH at- child restraint is loose, repeat steps 2
additional slack from the anchor attach- tachment and use force to push the child through 4.
ments. Press downward and rearward firmly restraint from side to side, and tug it forward
in the center of the child restraint with your to make sure that it is securely held in place.
hand to compress the vehicle seat cushion It should not move more than 1 in (25 mm). If
and seatback while tightening the webbing it does move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull
of the anchor attachments. again on the anchor attachments to further
tighten the child restraint. If you are unable to
properly secure the restraint, move the re-
straint to another seating position and try
again, or try a different child restraint. Not all
child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.

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● NISSAN recommends that child re- The instructions in this section apply to child
straints be installed in the rear seat. restraint installation using the vehicle seat belts in
However, if you must install a forward- the rear seat or the front passenger seat.
facing child restraint in the front pas-
senger seat, move the passenger seat
to the rearmost position. Also, be sure
the front passenger air bag status light
is illuminated to indicate the passenger
air bag is OFF. See “Front passenger air
bag and status light” earlier in this sec-
tion for details.
● The three-point seat belt in your vehicle
is equipped with an automatic locking
WRS0256 mode retractor which must be used
when installing a child restraint.
CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION
● Failure to use the retractor’s locking
USING THE SEAT BELTS mode will result in the child restraint
not being properly secured. The re-
WARNING straint could tip over or otherwise be
● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air unsecured and cause injury to the child
Bag System, never install a rear-facing in a sudden stop or collision. Also, it can
child restraint in the front passenger change the operation of the front pas-
seat. Supplemental front air bags in- senger air bag. See “Front passenger
flate with great force. A rear-facing air bag and status light” later in this
child restraint could be struck by the section.
supplemental front air bag in a crash ● A child restraint with a top tether strap
and could seriously injure or kill your should not be used in the front passen-
child. ger seat.

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2. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al-
ways follow the child restraint manufactur-
er’s instructions
The back of the child restraint should be secured
against the vehicle seatback. If necessary, adjust
or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct
child restraint fit. See “Head restraint adjust-
ment” in this section.
If the head restraint is removed, store it in a
secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint
when the child restraint is removed. If the seating
position does not have an adjustable head re-
straint and it is interfering with the proper child
WRS0699 restraint fit, try another seating position or a dif- WRS0680
Front-facing (front passenger seat) – step 1 ferent child restraint. Front facing – step 3
Front-facing 3. Route the seat belt tongue through the child
restraint and insert it into the buckle until you
Follow these steps to install a front-facing child hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to
restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the rear follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in-
seats or in the front passenger seat: structions for belt routing.
1. If you must install a child restraint in
the front seat, it should be placed in a
front-facing direction only. Move the
seat to the rearmost position. Child
restraints for infants must be used in
the rear-facing direction and therefore
must not be used in the front seat.

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LRS0667 LRS0668 WRS0681
Front facing – step 4 Front facing – step 5 Front facing – step 6
4. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully 5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the 6. Remove any additional slack from the seat
extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. belt; press downward and rearward firmly in
is in the automatic locking mode (child re- the center of the child restraint with your
straint mode). It reverts to emergency lock- knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion
ing mode when the seat belt is fully re- and seatback while pulling up on the seat
tracted. belt.

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8. Before placing the child in the child restraint,
hold the child restraint near the seat belt
path and use force to push the child restraint
from side to side, and tug it forward to make
sure that it is securely held in place. It should
not move more than 1 in (25 mm). If it does
move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull again on
the shoulder belt to further tighten the child
restraint. If you are unable to properly secure
the restraint, move the restraint to another
seating position and try again, or try a differ-
ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in
all types of vehicles.
9. Check that the retractor is in the automatic
WRS0698 WRS0475
locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt
Front facing – step 7 out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any Front facing – step 11
7. If the child restraint is equipped with a top more belt webbing out of the retractor, the 11. If the child restraint is installed in the front
tether strap, route the top tether strap and retractor is in the automatic locking mode. passenger seat, turn the ignition switch to
secure the tether strap to the tether anchor the ON position. The front passenger air bag
10. Check to make sure the child restraint is status light should illuminate. If this
point (rear seat installation only). See “Top
properly secured prior to each use. If the light is not illuminated see 9Front passenger
tether strap child restraint” in this section. seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3
Do not install child restraints that require the air bag and status light9 in this section.
through 8. Move the child restraint to another
use of a top tether strap to seating positions
that do not have a top tether anchor. seating position. Have the system
checked by a NISSAN dealer.
After the child restraint is removed and the seat
belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode
child restraint mode) is canceled.

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Rear-facing – step 1 Rear facing – step 2 Rear facing – step 3
Rear-facing 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully
restraint and insert it into the buckle until you extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to is in the automatic locking mode (child re-
restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the rear follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in- straint mode). It reverts to emergency lock-
seats: structions for belt routing. ing mode when the seat belt is fully re-
1. Child restraints for infants must be tracted.
used in the rear-facing direction and
therefore must not be used in the front
seat. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s
instructions.

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Rear facing – step 4 Rear facing – step 5 Rear facing – step 6
4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the 5. Remove any additional slack from the child 6. Before placing the child in the child restraint,
shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. restraint; press downward and rearward hold the child restraint near the seat belt
firmly in the center of the child restraint to path and use force to push the child restraint
compress the vehicle seat cushion and seat- from side to side, and tug it forward to make
back while pulling up on the seat belt. sure that it is securely held in place. It should
not move more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it
does move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull
again on the shoulder belt to further tighten
the child restraint. If you are unable to prop-
erly secure the restraint, move the restraint
to another rear seating position and try
again, or try a different child restraint. Not all
child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.

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BOOSTER SEATS

7. Check that the retractor is in the automatic ● Infants and small children should never
locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt be carried on your lap. It is not possible
out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any for even the strongest adult to resist the
more seat belt webbing out of the retractor, forces of a severe accident. The child
the retractor is in the automatic locking could be crushed between the adult and
mode parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the
8. Check to make sure that the child restraint is same seat belt around both your child
properly secured prior to each use. If the belt and yourself.
is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. ● NISSAN recommends that the booster
After the child restraint is removed and the seat seat be installed in the rear seat. Ac-
belt fully retracted, the automatic locking mode cording to accident statistics, children
child restraint mode) is canceled. are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seat than in the front seat. If
ARS1098 you must install a booster seat in the
front seat, see “Booster seat installa-
tion” in this section.
PRECAUTIONS ON BOOSTER
SEATS ● A booster seat must only be installed in
a seating position that has a
lap/shoulder belt. Failure to use a
WARNING three-point type seat belt with a
● Infants and small children should al- booster seat can result in a serious in-
ways be placed in an appropriate child jury in sudden stop or collision.
restraint while riding in the vehicle. ● Improper use or improper installation
Failure to use a child restraint or of a booster seat can increase the risk
booster seat can result in serious injury or severity of injury for both the child
or death. and other occupants of the vehicle and
can lead to serious injury or death in an
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● Do not use towels, books, pillows or ● After placing the child in the booster
other items in place of a booster seat. seat and fastening the seat belt, make
Items such as these may move during sure the shoulder portion of the belt is
normal driving or a collision and result away from the child’s face and neck and
in serious injury or death. Booster seats the lap portion of the belt does not
are designed to be used with a cross the abdomen.
lap/shoulder belt. Booster seats are de-
● Do not put the shoulder belt behind the
signed to properly route the lap and
child or under the child’s arm. If you
shoulder portions of the seat belt over
must install a booster seat in the front
the strongest portions of a child’s body
seat, see “Booster seat installation”
to provide the maximum protection dur-
later in this section.
ing a collision.
● When your booster seat is not in use,
● Follow all of the booster seat manufac-
keep it secured with a seat belt to pre-
turer’s instructions for installation and
vent it from being thrown around in LRS0455
use. When purchasing a booster seat,
case of a sudden stop or accident. Booster seats of various sizes are offered by
be sure to select one which will fit your
child and vehicle. It may not be possible several manufacturers. When selecting any
to properly install some types of CAUTION booster seat, keep the following points in mind:
booster seats in your vehicle. Remember that a booster seat left in a ● Choose only a booster seat with a label
● If the booster seat and seat belt is not closed vehicle can become very hot. certifying that it complies with Federal Motor
used properly, the risk of a child being Check the seating surface and buckles Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian
injured in a collision or a sudden stop before placing your child in the booster Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
greatly increases. seat.
● Check the booster seat in your vehicle to be
● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat
tioned to fit the booster seat, but as and seat belt system.
upright as possible.
● Make sure the child’s head will be properly
supported by the booster seat or vehicle
seat. The seat back must be at or above the
center of the child’s ears. For example, if a
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BOOSTER SEAT INSTALLATION
WARNING
NISSAN recommends that booster seats
be installed in the rear seat. However, if
you must install a booster seat in the front
passenger seat, move the passenger’s
seat to the rearmost position.

CAUTION
Do not use the lap/shoulder belt auto-
matic locking mode when using a booster
seat with the seat belts.
LRS0453 LRS0464
low back booster seat s 1 is chosen, the All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or Follow these steps to install a booster seat in the
vehicle seat back must be at or above the territories require that infants and small rear seat or in the front passenger seat:
center of the child’s ears. If the seat back is children be restrained in an approved child
lower than the center of the child’s ears, a restraint at all times while the vehicle is
high back booster seat s 2 should be used. being operated.
● If the booster seat is compatible with your The instructions in this section apply to booster
vehicle, place your child in the booster seat seat installation in the rear seats or the front
and check the various adjustments to be passenger seat.
sure the booster seat is compatible with your
child. Always follow all recommended pro-
cedures.

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WRS0699 LRS0451 LRS0452
1. If you must install a booster seat in the Rear center position Rear outboard position
front seat, move the seat to the rear- 3. The booster seat should be positioned on
most position. the vehicle seat so that it is stable. If neces-
2. Position the booster seat on the seat. Only sary, adjust or remove the head restraint to
place it in a front facing direction. Always obtain the correct booster seat fit. See
follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- “Head restraint adjustment” earlier in this
structions. section. If the head restraint is removed,
store it in a secure place. Be sure to install
the head restraint when the booster seat is
removed. If the seating position does not
have an adjustable head restraint and it is
interfering with the proper booster seat fit,
try another seating position or a different
booster seat.

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

LRS0454 WRS0475
Front passenger position 7. If the booster is installed in the front passen-
6. Follow the warnings, cautions and instruc- ger seat, turn the ignition switch to the ON
tions for properly fastening a seat belt position. The front passenger air bag status
shown in the “Three-point seat belt with light may or may not be illuminated,
retractor” earlier in this section. depending on the size of the child and the
type of booster seat being used. See “Front
passenger air bag and status light” later in
this section.

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SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT
SYSTEM

PRECAUTIONS ON These supplemental restraint systems are de-


SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT signed to supplement the crash protection pro-
vided by the driver and front passenger seat belts
SYSTEM and are not a substitute for them. Seat belts
This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec- should always be correctly worn and the occu-
tion contains important information concerning pant seated a suitable distance away from the
the driver and passenger supplemental front air steering wheel, instrument panel and door finish-
ers. (See “Seat belts” earlier in this section for
bags (NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System),
instructions and precautions on seat belt usage.)
supplemental side air bags, curtain side-impact
air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts. The supplemental air bags operate only
when the ignition switch is in the ON or
Supplemental front impact air bag system: START position.
The NISSAN advanced air bag system can help
cushion the impact force to the head and chest of After turning the ignition key to the ON
the driver and front passenger in certain frontal position, the supplemental air bag warning
collisions. light illuminates. The supplemental air bag
warning light will turn off after about 7
Supplemental side-impact air bag system: seconds if the system is operational.
This system can help cushion the impact force to
the chest and pelvic area of the driver and front
passenger in certain side impact collisions. The
supplemental side air bag is designed to inflate
on the side where the vehicle is impacted.
Supplemental curtain side-impact air bag
system: This system can help cushion the im-
pact force to the head of occupants in front and
rear outboard seating positions in certain side
impact collisions. The curtain side-impact air
bags are designed to inflate on the side where
the vehicle is impacted.

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● The seat belts and the supplemental
front air bags are most effective when
you are sitting well back and upright in
the seat. The front air bags inflate with
great force. Even with the NISSAN Ad-
vanced Air Bag System, if you are unre-
strained, leaning forward, sitting side-
ways or out of position in any way, you
are at greater risk of injury or death in a
crash. You may also receive serious or
fatal injuries from the supplemental
front air bag if you are up against it
when it inflates. Always sit back against
the seatback and as far away as practi-
WRS0031 cal from the steering wheel or instru-
ment panel. Always use the seat belts.
WARNING
● The driver and front passenger seat belt
● The supplemental front air bags ordi- buckles are equipped with sensors that
narily will not inflate in the event of a detect if the seat belts are fastened. The
side impact, rear impact, rollover, or advanced air bag system monitors the
lower severity frontal collision. Always severity of a collision and seat belt us-
wear your seat belts to help reduce the age then inflates the air bags. Failure to
risk or severity of injury in various kinds properly wear seat belts can increase
of accidents. the risk or severity of injury in an
● The front passenger air bag will not accident.
inflate if the passenger air bag status
light is lit or if the front passenger seat
is unoccupied. See “Front passenger air
bag and status light” later in this
section.

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● The front passenger seat is equipped
with an occupant classification sensor
(pressure sensor) that turns the front
passenger air bag OFF under some
conditions. This sensor is only used in
this seat. Failure to be properly seated
and wearing the seat belt can increase
the risk or severity of injury in an acci-
dent. See “Front Passenger air bag and
status light” later in this section.
● Keep hands on the outside of the steer-
ing wheel. Placing them inside the
steering wheel rim could increase the
risk that they are injured when the ARS1133
supplemental front air bag inflates.

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ARS1041 ARS1042 ARS1043

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

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ARS1044 ARS1045 ARS1046

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

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

SSS0101 SSS0188

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

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WARNING
● The seat belts, the supplemental side
air bags and curtain side-impact air
bags are most effective when you are
sitting well back and upright in the seat.
The side air bag and curtain side-impact
air bag inflate with great force. Do not
allow anyone to place their hand, leg or
face near the side air bag on the side of
the seatback of the front seat or near
the side roof rails. Do not allow anyone
sitting in the front seats or rear out-
board seats to extend their hand out of
the window or lean against the door. WRS0032 SSS0159
Some examples of dangerous riding
positions are shown in the previous WARNING
illustrations.
● When sitting in the rear seat, do not
hold onto the seatback of the front seat.
If the side air bag inflates, you may be
seriously injured. Be especially careful
with children, who should always be
properly restrained. Some examples of
dangerous riding positions are shown
in the illustrations.
● Do not use seat covers on the front
seatbacks. They may interfere with
supplemental side air bag inflation.

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SSS0162 WRS0701
1. Crash zone sensor NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System
2. Supplemental front air bag modules (front seats)
3. Diagnosis sensor unit
4. SRS side-impact air bag modules This vehicle is equipped with the NISSAN ad-
vanced air bag system for the driver and front
5. SRS curtain side-impact air bag mod-
passenger seats. This system is designed to
ules meet certification requirements under U.S. regu-
6. Side satellite sensor lations. It is also permitted in Canada. However,
7. Seat belt pre-tensioner retractor all of the information, cautions and warn-
8. Seat belt buckle switches on driver’s ings in this manual still apply and must be
and passenger’s side followed.
The driver supplemental front air bag is located in
the center of the steering wheel. The passenger
supplemental front air bag is mounted in the
dashboard above the glove box. The supplemen-
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tal front air bags are designed to inflate in higher this section for further details. One front air bag this, the force of the front air bag inflating can
severity frontal collisions, although they may in- inflating does not indicate improper performance increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too
flate if the forces in another type of collision are of the system. close to, or is against, the front air bag module
similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. during inflation.
If you have any questions about your air bag
They may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision.
system, please contact NISSAN or your NISSAN
Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an
dealer. If you are considering modification of your The supplemental front air bags operate
indication of proper supplemental front air bag
vehicle due to a disability, you may also contact only when the ignition switch is in the ON
system operation.
NISSAN. Contact information is contained in the or START position.
The NISSAN advanced air bag system has dual front of this Owner’s Manual.
stage inflators. It also monitors information from After turning the ignition key to the ON
When a supplemental front air bag inflates, a position, the supplemental air bag warning
the crash zone sensor, the diagnosis sensor unit, fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by the light illuminates. The supplemental air bag
seat belt buckle sensors, occupant classification release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and warning light will turn off after about 7
sensor (pressure sensor) and passenger seat does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken to seconds if the system is operational.
belt tension sensor. Inflator operation is based on not inhale it, as it may cause irritation and chok-
the severity of a collision and seat belt usage for ing. Those with a history of a breathing condition
the driver. For the front passenger, it additionally should get fresh air promptly.
monitors the weight of an occupant or object on
Supplemental front air bags, along with the use of
the seat and seat belt tension. Based on informa-
seat belts, help to cushion the impact force on
tion from the sensors, only one front air bag may
the face and chest of the front occupants. They
inflate in a crash, depending on the crash severity
can help save lives and reduce serious injuries.
and whether the front occupants are belted or
However, an inflating front air bag may cause
unbelted. Additionally, the front passenger air
facial abrasions or other injuries. Front air bags
bag may be automatically turned OFF under
do not provide restraint to the lower body.
some conditions, depending on the weight de-
tected on the passenger seat and how the seat Even with NISSAN advanced air bags, seat belts
belt is used. If the front passenger air bag is OFF, should be correctly worn and the driver and pas-
the passenger air bag status light will be illumi- senger seated upright as far as practical away
nated (if the seat is unoccupied, the light will not from the steering wheel or instrument panel. The
be illuminated, but the air bag will be off). See supplemental front air bags inflate quickly in order
“Front passenger air bag and status light” later in to help protect the front occupants. Because of
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Status light as children, by requiring the air bag to be auto-
matically turned OFF. Certain sensors are used
The front passenger air bag status light is
to meet the requirements.
located near the climate controls. The light oper-
ates as follows: One sensor used is the occupant classification
sensor (pressure sensor). It is in the bottom of the
● Unoccupied passenger’s seat: The is
front passenger seat cushion and is designed to
OFF and the front passenger air bag is OFF
detect an occupant and objects on the seat by
and will not inflate in a crash.
weight. It works together with seat belt sensors
● Passenger’s seat occupied by a small adult, described later. For example, if a child is in the
child or child restraint as outlined in this front passenger seat, the advanced air bag sys-
section: The illuminates to indicate tem is designed to turn the passenger air bag
that the front passenger air bag is OFF and OFF in accordance with the regulations. Also, if a
will not inflate in a crash. child restraint of the type specified in the regula-
WRS0475 tions is on the seat, its weight and the child’s
● Occupied passenger seat and the passen-
Front passenger air bag and status light weight can be detected and cause the air bag to
ger meet the conditions outlined in this sec-
turn OFF. Occupant classification sensor opera-
tion: The light is OFF to indicate that
WARNING tion can vary depending on the front passenger
the front passenger air bag is operational.
seat belt sensors.
The front passenger air bag is designed to Front passenger air bag
automatically turn OFF under some con- The front passenger seat belt sensors are de-
ditions. Read this section carefully to The front passenger air bag is designed to auto- signed to detect if the seat belt is buckled and the
learn how it operates. Proper use of the matically turn OFF when the vehicle is operated amount of tension on the seat belt, such as when
seat, seat belt and child restraints is nec- under some conditions as described below in it is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint
essary for most effective protection. Fail- accordance with U.S. regulations. If the front mode). Based on the weight on the seat detected
ure to follow all instructions in this passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate in a by the occupant classification sensor and the belt
manual concerning the use of seats, seat crash. The driver air bag and other air bags in your tension detected on the seat belt, the advanced
belts and child restraints can increase the vehicle are not part of this system.
air bag system determines whether the front pas-
risk or severity of injury in an accident. The purpose of the regulation is to help reduce senger air bag should be automatically turned
the risk of injury or death from an inflating air bag OFF as required by the regulations.
to certain front passenger seat occupants, such
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Front passenger seat adult occupants who are of being OFF. See “Child restraints” earlier in this that the child restraint or seat belt is not being
properly seated and using the seat belt as out- section for proper use and installation. used properly. Make sure that the child restraint is
lined in this manual should not cause the passen- installed properly, the seat belt is used properly
If the front passenger seat is not occupied the and the occupant is positioned properly. If the air
ger air bag to be automatically turned OFF. For
passenger air bag is designed not to inflate in a bag status light is not illuminated, reposition the
small adults it may be turned OFF, however if the
crash. However, heavy objects placed on the occupant or child restraint in a rear seat.
occupant takes his/her weight off the seat cush-
seat could result in air bag inflation, because of
ion (for example, by not sitting upright, by sitting If the passenger air bag status light will not illu-
the object’s weight detected by the occupant
on an edge of the seat, or by otherwise being out minate even though you believe that the child
classification sensor. Other conditions could also
of position), this could cause the sensor to turn result in air bag inflation, such as if a child is restraint, the seat belts and the occupant are
the air bag OFF. In addition, if the occupant standing on the seat, or if two children are on the properly positioned, the system may be sensing
improperly uses the seat belt in the automatic seat, contrary to the instructions in this manual. an unoccupied seat (in which case the air bag is
locking mode (child restraint mode), this could Always be sure that you and all vehicle occupants OFF). Your NISSAN dealer can check that the
cause the air bag to be turned OFF. Always be are seated and restrained properly. system is OFF by using a special tool. However,
sure to be seated and wearing the seat belt until you have confirmed with your dealer that
properly for the most effective protection by the Using the passenger air bag status light, you can your air bag is working properly, reposition the
seat belt and supplemental air bag. monitor when the front passenger air bag is au- occupant or child restraint in a rear seat.
tomatically turned OFF with the seat occupied.
NISSAN recommends that pre-teens and chil- The light will not illuminate when the front pas- The air bag system and passenger air bag status
dren be properly restrained in a rear seat. senger seat is unoccupied. light will take a few seconds to register a change
NISSAN also recommends that appropriate child in the passenger seat status. For example, if a
If an adult occupant is in the seat but the passen- large adult who is sitting in the front passenger
restraints and booster seats be properly installed
ger air bag status light is illuminated (indicating seat exits the vehicle, the passenger air bag
in a rear seat. If this is not possible, the occupant
that the air bag is OFF), it could be that the status light will go from OFF to ON for a few
classification sensor and seat belt sensors are
person is a small adult, or is not sitting on the seat seconds and then to OFF. This is normal system
designed to operate as described above to turn
properly or not using the seat belt properly. operation and does not indicate a malfunction.
the front passenger air bag OFF for specified
child restraints as required by the regulations. If a child restraint must be used in the front seat, If a malfunction occurs in the front passenger air
Failing to properly secure child restraints and to the passenger air bag status light may or may not bag system, the supplemental air bag warning
use the automatic locking mode (child restraint be illuminated, depending on the size of the child light , located in the meter and gauges area
mode) may allow the restraint to tip or move in an and the type of child restraint being used. If the air in the center of the instrument panel, will blink.
accident or sudden stop. This can also result in bag status light is not illuminated (indicating that Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
the passenger air bag inflating in a crash instead the air bag might inflate in a crash), it could be
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Other supplemental front air bag precau- ● Tampering with the supplemental front ● Work on and around the supplemental
tions air bag system may result in serious front air bag system should be done by
personal injury. Tampering includes a NISSAN dealer. Installation of electri-
WARNING changes to the steering wheel and the cal equipment should also be done by a
● Do not place any objects on the steer- instrument panel assembly by placing NISSAN dealer. The Supplemental Re-
ing wheel pad or on the instrument material over the steering wheel pad straint System (SRS) wiring should not
panel. Also, do not place any objects and above the instrument panel or by be modified or disconnected. Unautho-
between any occupant and the steering installing additional trim material rized electrical test equipment and
wheel or instrument panel. Such ob- around the air bag system. probing devices should not be used on
jects may become dangerous projec- the air bag system.
● Modifying or tampering with the front
tiles and cause injury if the supplemen- passenger seat may result in serious ● A cracked windshield should be re-
tal front air bag inflates. personal injury. For example, do not placed immediately by a qualified re-
● Immediately after inflation, several change the front seats by placing mate- pair facility. A cracked windshield could
front air bag system components will be rial on the seat cushion or by installing affect the function of the supplemental
hot. Do not touch them; you may se- additional trim material, such as seat air bag system.
verely burn yourself. covers, on the seat that are not specifi-
● The SRS wiring harness connectors are
cally designed to assure proper air bag
● No unauthorized changes should be yellow and orange for easy
operation. Additionally, do not stow any
made to any components or wiring of identification.
objects under the front passenger seat
the supplemental air bag system. This is or the seat cushion and seatback. Such When selling your vehicle, we request that you
to prevent accidental inflation of the objects may interfere with the proper inform the buyer about the supplemental front air
supplemental air bag or damage to the operation of the occupant classifica- bag system and guide the buyer to the appropri-
supplemental air bag system. tion sensor (pressure sensor). ate sections in this Owner’s Manual.
● Do not make unauthorized changes to ● No unauthorized changes should be
your vehicle’s electrical system, sus- made to any components or wiring of
pension system or front end structure. the seat belt system. This may affect the
This could affect proper operation of supplemental front air bag system.
the supplemental front air bag system. Tampering with the seat belt system
may result in serious personal injury.

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to those of a higher severity side impact. They are practical away from the supplemental side air
designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle bag. Rear seat passengers should be seated as
is impacted. They may not inflate in certain side far away as practical from the door finishers and
collisions. side roof rails. The side air bags and curtain
side-impact air bag inflate quickly in order to help
Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an
protect the front occupants. Because of this, the
indication of proper supplemental side air bag
force of the side air bag and curtain side-impact
and curtain side-impact air bag operation.
air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if
When the supplemental side air bag and curtain the occupant is too close to, or is against, these
side-impact air bag inflate, a fairly loud noise may air bag modules during inflation. The side air bag
be heard, followed by release of smoke. This and curtain side-impact air bag will deflate
smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. quickly after the collision is over.
Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may
cause irritation and choking. Those with a history The supplemental side air bags and curtain
LRS0259 of a breathing condition should get fresh air side-impact air bags operate only when the
Supplemental side-impact air bag and promptly. ignition switch is in the ON or START posi-
tions.
curtain side-impact air bags system Supplemental side air bags, along with the use of
seat belts, help to cushion the impact force on After turning the ignition key to the ON
The supplemental side-impact air bags are lo-
the chest and pelvic area of the front occupants. position, the supplemental air bag warning
cated in the outside of the seatback of the front
Curtain side-impact air bags help to cushion the light illuminates. The supplemental air bag
seats. The supplemental curtain side-impact air
impact force to the head of occupants in the front warning light will turn off after about 7
bags are located in the side roof rails. These
and rear outboard seating positions. They can seconds if the system is operational.
systems are designed to meet voluntary guide-
help save lives and reduce serious injuries. How-
lines to help reduce the risk of injury to out-of-
ever, an inflating side air bag and curtain side-
position occupants. However, all of the infor-
impact air bag may cause abrasions or other
mation, cautions and warnings in this
injuries. Supplemental side air bags and curtain
manual still apply and must be followed.
side-impact air bags do not provide restraint to
The supplemental side air bags and curtain side-
the lower body.
impact air bags are designed to inflate in higher
severity side collisions, although they may inflate The seat belts should be correctly worn and the
if the forces in another type of collision are similar driver and passenger seated upright as far as
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WARNING ● Tampering with the supplemental side Pre-tensioner seat belt system (front
● Do not place any objects near the seat-
air bag system may result in serious seats)
personal injury. For example, do not
back of the front seats. Also, do not change the front seats by placing mate-
place any objects (an umbrella, bag, WARNING
rial near the seatbacks or by installing
etc.) between the front door finisher additional trim material, such as seat ● The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be
and the front seat. Such objects may covers, around the side air bag. reused after activation. It must be re-
become dangerous projectiles and placed together with the retractor and
cause injury if the supplemental side air ● Work around and on the curtain air bag buckle as a unit.
bag inflates. system should be done by a NISSAN
dealer. Installation of electrical equip- ● If the vehicle becomes involved in a
● Right after inflation, several side air bag ment should also be done by a NISSAN frontal collision but the pre-tensioner is
and curtain side-impact air bag system dealer. The SRS wiring harnesses* not activated, be sure to have the pre-
components will be hot. Do not touch should not be modified or discon- tensioner system checked and, if nec-
them; you may severely burn yourself. nected. Unauthorized electrical test essary, replaced by your NISSAN
● No unauthorized changes should be equipment and probing devices should dealer.
made to any components or wiring of not be used on the side air bag or cur- ● No unauthorized changes should be
the side air bag and curtain side-impact tain air bag system. made to any components or wiring of
air bag system. This is to prevent acci- the pre-tensioner seat belt system. This
dental inflation of the side air bag and * The SRS wiring harness connectors are is to prevent accidental activation of
curtain side-impact air bag or damage yellow and orange for easy identification. the pre-tensioner seat belt or damage
to the side air bag and curtain side- When selling your vehicle, we request that you to the pre-tensioner seat belt operation.
impact air bag system. inform the buyer about the supplemental side air Tampering with the pre-tensioner seat
● Do not make unauthorized changes to bag and curtain side-impact air bag system and belt system may result in serious per-
your vehicle’s electrical system, sus- guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this sonal injury.
pension system or side panel. This Owner’s Manual.
could affect proper operation of the
supplemental side air bag and curtain
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● Work around and on the pre-tensioner cause irritation and choking. Those with a history
system should be done by a NISSAN of a breathing condition should get fresh air
dealer. Installation of electrical equip- promptly.
ment should also be done by a NISSAN If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensioner
dealer. Unauthorized electrical test system, the supplemental air bag warning
equipment and probing devices should light will flash intermittently after the igni-
not be used on the pre-tensioner seat tion key is turned to the ON or START position. In
belt system. this case, the pre-tensioner seat belt will not
● If you need to dispose of the pre- function properly. They must be checked and
tensioner or scrap the vehicle, contact a repaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest
NISSAN dealer. Correct pre-tensioner NISSAN dealer.
disposal procedures are set forth in the When selling your vehicle, we request that you
appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. inform the buyer about the pre-tensioner seat belt
Incorrect disposal procedures could system and guide the buyer to the appropriate LRS0695
cause personal injury. sections in this Owner’s Manual.
1. SRS Front Air Bag Warning Labels
The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system 2. SRS Side Air Bag Warning Label
activates in conjunction with the supplemental air SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG
bag systems. Working with the seat belt retrac-
tor, it helps tighten the seat belt when the vehicle
WARNING LABELS
becomes involved in certain types of collisions, Warning labels about the supplemental front air
helping to restrain front seat occupants. bag and supplemental side air bag systems are
placed in the vehicle as shown in the illustration.
The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat belt’s
retractor. These seat belts are used the same as
conventional seat belts.
When the pre-tensioner seat belt activates,
smoke is released and a loud noise may be heard.
This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a
fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may
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When the ignition key is in the ON or START
WARNING
position, the supplemental air bag warning light
illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns If the supplemental air bag warning light
off. This means the system is operational. is on, it could mean that the supplemental
front air bag, supplemental side air bag,
If any of the following conditions occur, the curtain side-impact air bag systems
supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air and/or pre-tensioner seat belt systems
bag and curtain side-impact air bag and pre- will not operate in an accident. To help
tensioner seat belt systems need servicing: avoid injury to yourself or others, have
your vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer
● The supplemental air bag warning light re-
as soon as possible.
mains on after approximately 7 seconds.
● The supplemental air bag warning light Repair and replacement procedure
flashes intermittently. The supplemental front air bags, supplemental
LRS0100 side air bags, curtain side-impact air bags and
● The supplemental air bag warning light does
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG not come on at all. pre-tensioner seat belts are designed to inflate
WARNING LIGHT on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it
Under these conditions, the supplemental front is damaged, the supplemental air bag warning
The supplemental air bag warning light, air bag, supplemental side air bags and curtain light remains illuminated after inflation has oc-
displaying in the instrument panel, moni- side-impact air bag or pre-tensioner seat belt curred. Repair and replacement of these supple-
tors the circuits of the supplemental front air bag, systems may not operate properly. It must be mental air bag systems should be done only by a
supplemental side air bag and curtain side- checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the NISSAN dealer.
impact air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt sys- nearest NISSAN dealer.
When maintenance work is required on the ve-
tems. The circuits monitored by the supplemental
hicle, the supplemental front air bags, supple-
air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor
mental side air bags, curtain side-impact air
unit, crash zone sensor, satellite sensors, front air bags, pre-tensioner seat belts and related parts
bag modules, side air bag modules, curtain side- should be pointed out to the person performing
impact air bag modules, pre-tensioner seat belts the maintenance. The ignition key should always
and all related wiring. be in the LOCK position when working under the
hood or inside the vehicle.
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WARNING
● Once a supplemental front air bag,
supplemental side air bag or curtain
side-impact air bag has inflated, the air
bag module will not function again and
must be replaced. Additionally, if any of
the supplemental front air bags inflate,
the activated pre-tensioner seat belts
must also be replaced. The air bag mod-
ule and pre-tensioner seat belt system
should be replaced by a NISSAN dealer.
The air bag module and pre-tensioner
seat belt system cannot be repaired.
● The supplemental front air bag, side air
bag and curtain side-impact air bag sys-
tems, and the pre-tensioner seat belt
system should be inspected by a
NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to
the front end or side portion of the
vehicle.
● If you need to dispose of the supple-
mental air bag, pre-tensioner seat belt
system or scrap the vehicle, contact a
NISSAN dealer. Correct supplemental
air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt sys-
tem disposal procedures are set forth in
the appropriate NISSAN Service
Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures
could cause personal injury.

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2 Instruments and controls

Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21


Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Fog light switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders . . . . . . . 2-6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Map pockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Storage trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11 Sunglasses holder (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Security systems (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Vehicle security system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Console box (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 Covered storage bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17 Tonneau cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Switch operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Rear window wiper and washer switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 Power windows (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) Manual windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
defroster switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 Sunroof (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
Headlight and turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19 Automatic sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
Headlight control switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19 Interior light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Daytime running light system (Canada only) . . . . . . 2-20 Map lights (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20 Luggage compartment light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33

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INSTRUMENT PANEL

7. Windshield wiper/washer switch


(P. 2-17, 2-18)
8. Audio system (P. 4-10)
9. Storage bin (P. 2-23)
10. Center ventilator (P. 4-2)
11. Passenger’s supplemental air bag
(P. 1-33)
12. Side ventilator (P. 4-2)
13. Glove box (P. 2-26)
14. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-42)
or Hazard warning flasher switch
(P. 2-21)
15. Cup holders (P. 2-25)
16. Shift selector lever (P. 5-13)
17. Defroster switch (P. 2-18)
18. Climate control (P. 4-3)
19. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-21)
or Passenger air bag status light
(P. 1-42)
20. Ignition switch (P. 5-5)
LIC0960 21. Tilt steering (P. 3-26)
22. Hood release lever (P. 3-22)
1. Outside mirror control switch (P. 3-28) 4. Driver’s supplemental air bag/horn
23. Fuel-filler door release lever (P. 3-25)
2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn (P. 1-33, 2-22)
24. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-20)
signal switch (P. 2-19) 5. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3)
See the page number indicated in paren-
3. Steering wheel switch for audio control 6. Cruise control main/set switches
theses for operating details.
and BluetoothT hands-free phone sys- (if so equipped) (P. 5-22)
tem (if so equipped) (P. 4-25, 4-28)
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METERS AND GAUGES

LIC0962
SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates the vehicle speed.

LIC0961
1. Tachometer 5. Automatic Transmission (A/T)/
2. Speedometer Continuously Variable Transmission
3. Fuel gauge (CVT) position indicator
4. Odometer (total/twin trip) 6. Trip odometer change button

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Changing the display
Push the change button s
3 to change the display
as follows:
Trip → Trip → Trip
Resetting the trip odometer:
Push the change button s 3 for more than 1
second to reset the trip odometer to zero.

SIC2852 LIC0963
Odometer/Twin trip odometer TACHOMETER
The odometer/twin trip odometer is displayed The tachometer indicates engine speed in revo-
when the ignition switch is in the ON position. lutions per minute (rpm). Do not rev the engine
into the red zone s
1 .
The odometer s 1 records the total distance the
vehicle has been driven.
CAUTION
The twin trip odometer s
2 records the distance
When engine speed approaches the red
of individual trips.
zone, shift to a higher gear. Operating the
engine in the red zone may cause serious
engine damage.

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The indicates that the fuel-filler door is
located on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.

CAUTION
● If the vehicle runs out of fuel,
the malfunction indicator light
(MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon as
possible. After a few driving trips,
the light should turn off. If the
light remains on after a few driving
trips, have the vehicle inspected by a
NISSAN dealer.
LIC0964 ● For additional information, see “Mal-
FUEL GAUGE function indicator light (MIL)” later in
this section.
The gauge indicates the approximate fuel level
in the tank.
The gauge may move slightly during braking,
turning, acceleration, or going up or down hills.
The gauge needle returns to E (Empty) after the
ignition key is turned to OFF.
The low fuel warning light comes on when the
amount of fuel in the tank is getting low.
Refill the fuel tank before the gauge regis-
ters E (Empty).

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WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND
AUDIBLE REMINDERS

or Anti-lock braking warning light Low fuel warning light Cruise SET switch indicator light (if so
(if so equipped) equipped)

or Brake warning light Low tire pressure warning light (if so Front passenger air bag status light
equipped)

Charge warning light Low windshield washer fluid warning light (if so High beam indicator light (Blue)
equipped)

Door open warning light P position selecting warning light (CVT mod- Low temperature indicator light (Blue)
els) (if so equipped)

Electric power steering warning light Seat belt warning light and chime Malfunction indicator light (MIL)

Engine oil pressure warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Overdrive off indicator light (A/T / CVT mod-
els)

High temperature warning light (Red) Automatic Transmission (A/T)/Continuously Security indicator light
Variable Transmission (CVT) position indicator
light

Intelligent Key lock warning light (M/T models) CRUISE main switch indicator light (if so Turn signal/hazard indicator lights
(if so equipped) equipped)

Intelligent Key system warning light (if so


equipped)

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CHECKING BULBS If the light comes on while you are driving,
WARNING
contact a NISSAN dealer for repair.
With all doors closed, apply the parking brake ● Your brake system may not be working
and turn the ignition key to the ON position or Brake warning light properly if the warning light is on. Driv-
without starting the engine. The following lights ing could be dangerous. If you judge it
will come on: This light functions for both the parking brake and to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest
the foot brake systems. service station for repairs. Otherwise,
or , , , , ,
have your vehicle towed because driv-
If equipped, the following lights come on briefly Parking brake indicator ing it could be dangerous.
and then go off: When the ignition key is in the ON position, the ● Pressing the brake pedal with the en-
or , (red), , , light comes on when the parking brake is applied. gine stopped and/or a low brake fluid
level may increase your stopping dis-
(blue), , , Low brake fluid warning light
tance and braking will require greater
If any light fails to come on, it may indicate When the ignition key is in the ON position, the pedal effort as well as pedal travel.
a burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the light warns of a low brake fluid level. If the light ● If the brake fluid level is below the
electrical system. Have the system repaired comes on while the engine is running with the MINIMUM or MIN mark on the brake
promptly. parking brake not applied, stop the vehicle and fluid reservoir, do not drive until the
perform the following: brake system has been checked at a
WARNING LIGHTS
1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid NISSAN dealer.
or Anti-lock braking as necessary. See “Brake fluid” in the “Main-
warning light (if so Charge warning light
tenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
equipped) manual.
If this light comes on while the engine is running,
If the light comes on while the engine is running, 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the it may indicate the charging system is not func-
it may indicate the anti-lock braking system is not warning system checked by a NISSAN tioning properly. Turn the engine off and check
functioning properly. Have the system checked dealer. the generator belt. If the belt is loose, broken,
by a NISSAN dealer. missing, or if the light remains on, see a NISSAN
If a malfunction occurs in the system, the anti- dealer immediately.
lock function is turned off, but the regular braking
system continues to operate.
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When the ignition switch is in the ON position, The engine oil pressure warning light is not
CAUTION
the power steering warning light illuminates. After designed to indicate a low oil level. Use the
Do not continue driving if the generator starting the engine, the power steering warning dipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine oil” in
belt is loose, broken or missing. light turns off. This indicates the power steering the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of
system is operational. this manual.
Door open warning light
If the power steering warning light illuminates
CAUTION
This light comes on when any of the doors are not while the engine is running, it may indicate the
closed securely while the ignition key is in the ON power steering system is not functioning properly Running the engine with the engine oil
position. and may need servicing. Have the power steering pressure warning light on could cause se-
system checked by a NISSAN dealer. rious damage to the engine almost imme-
Electric power steering diately. Such damage is not covered by
warning light When the power steering warning light illumi- warranty. Turn off the engine as soon as it
nates with the engine running, there will be no is safe to do so.
WARNING power assist for the steering but you will still have
control of the vehicle. At this time, greater steer- High temperature warning
● If the engine is not running or is turned
off while driving, the power assist for
ing effort is required to operate the steering light (red)
wheel, especially in sharp turns and at low
the steering will not work. Steering will When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
speeds.
be harder to operate. the high temperature warning light illuminates
● When the power steering warning light See “Power steering” in the “Starting and driving” and then turns off. This indicates that the high
illuminates with the engine running, section. temperature sensor in the engine coolant system
there will be no power assist for the is operational.
Engine oil pressure warning
steering. You will still have control of
the vehicle but the steering will be light
harder to operate. Have the power This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the
steering system checked by a NISSAN light flickers or comes on during normal driving,
dealer. pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine
immediately and call a NISSAN dealer or other
authorized repair shop.

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CAUTION Intelligent Key system warning Low fuel warning light
If the high temperature warning light illu-
light (if so equipped)
This light comes on when the fuel level in the fuel
minates while the engine is running, it The Intelligent Key system warning light illumi- tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is conve-
may indicate the engine temperature is nates green when the ignition switch can be
extremely high. Stop the vehicle safely as nient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E
turned. The Intelligent Key system warning light (Empty). There will be a small reserve of fuel
soon as possible. If the vehicle is over- illuminates red when the ignition switch cannot
heated, continuing vehicle operation may in the tank when the fuel gauge needle
be turned. reaches E (Empty).
seriously damage the engine. See “If your
vehicle overheats” in the “In case of emer- The Intelligent Key system warning light blinks
gency” section. red if the Intelligent Key is taken outside of the
Low tire pressure warning
vehicle while the ignition switch is in the ACC or light
Intelligent Key lock warning ON position. Your vehicle isequipped with a Tire Pressure
light (M/T models) (if so ● If the Intelligent Key system warning light Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the tire
equipped) blinks, make sure of the location of the Intel- pressure of all tires except the spare.
When the ignition switch is left in the OFF posi- ligent Key as soon as possible. The Intelli- The low tire pressure warning light warns of low
tion instead of completely turning it to the LOCK gent Key should be carried by the driver tire pressure or indicates that the TPMS is not
position, the Intelligent Key lock warning light while operating the vehicle. functioning properly.
blinks red and the Intelligent Key room buzzer will ● The Intelligent Key system warning light After the ignition switch is turned ON, this light
sound. The light will keep blinking until the igni- turns off about 10 seconds after the Intelli- illuminates for about 1 second and turns off.
tion switch is returned to the LOCK or ACC gent Key is brought inside the vehicle.
position. Low tire pressure warning:
The Intelligent Key system warning light blinks
If the Intelligent Key lock warning light blinks and green indicating that the Intelligent Key battery is If the vehicle is being driven with low tire pres-
the buzzer sounds, press the PUSH release but- almost discharged. sure, the warning light will illuminate.
ton next to ignition knob, then turn the ignition When the low tire pressure warning light illumi-
knob to either the LOCK or ACC position. See “Intelligent Key system” in the “Pre-driving
checks and adjustments” section. nates, you should stop and adjust the tire pres-
sure to the recommended COLD tire pressure
shown on the Tire and Loading Information label
to turn the light OFF.
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For additional information, see “Tire pressure ● If the light illuminates while driving, CAUTION
monitoring system (TPMS)” in the “Starting and avoid sudden steering maneuvers or
driving” section and in the “In case of emergency” abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed, ● The TPMS is not a substitute for the
section. pull off the road to a safe location and regular tire pressure check. Be sure to
stop the vehicle as soon as possible. check the tire pressure regularly.
TPMS malfunction:
Serious vehicle damage could occur ● If the vehicle is being driven at speeds
If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low and may lead to an accident and could of less than 16 MPH (25 km/h), the
tire pressure warning light will flash for approxi- result in serious personal injury. Check TPMS may not operate correctly.
mately 1 minute when the ignition switch is the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust
● Be sure to install the specified size of
turned ON. The light will remain on after the 1 the tire pressure to the recommended
tires to the 4 wheels correctly.
minute. Have the system checked by a NISSAN COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire
dealer. and Loading Information label to turn Low windshield washer fluid
the low tire pressure warning light OFF.
For additional information, see “Tire pressure If the light still illuminates while driving warning light (if so equipped)
monitoring system (TPMS)” in the “Starting and after adjusting the tire pressure, a tire This light comes on when the windshield washer
driving” section. may be flat. If you have a flat tire, re- fluid is at a low level. Add windshield washer fluid
place it with a spare tire as soon as as necessary. See “Window washer fluid” in the
WARNING possible. “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
● If the light does not illuminate with the ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel manual.
ignition switch turned ON, have the ve- is replaced, tire pressure will not be
hicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as indicated, the TPMS will not function P position selecting warning
soon as possible. and the low tire pressure warning light light (CVT models) (if so
will flash. Contact your NISSAN dealer equipped)
as soon as possible for tire replacement
and/or system resetting. The light blinks red and the warning buzzer
sounds if you are outside of the vehicle with the
● Replacing tires with those not originally
Intelligent Key and the engine is off, but the
specified by NISSAN could affect the
selector lever is not in the P (Park) position.
proper operation of the TPMS.
When the warning light blinks, turn the ignition
switch to the ON position, move the selector
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lever to the P position, then turn the ignition If any of the following conditions occur, the
WARNING
switch to the LOCK position. supplemental front air bags, supplemental side
air bags, curtain side-impact air bags, and pre- If the supplemental air bag warning light
Seat belt warning light and tensioner seat belt systems need servicing and is on, it could mean that the supplemental
chime your vehicle must be taken to a NISSAN dealer: front air bag, supplemental side air bag,
curtain side-impact air bag systems (if so
The light and chime remind you to fasten your ● The supplemental air bag warning light re- equipped) and/or pre-tensioner seat belt
seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the mains on after approximately 7 seconds. systems will not operate in an accident. To
ignition key is turned to the ON or START position help avoid injury to yourself or others,
and remains illuminated until the driver’s seat belt ● The supplemental air bag warning light
have your vehicle checked by a NISSAN
is fastened. At the same time, the chime sounds flashes intermittently.
dealer as soon as possible.
for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt ● The supplemental air bag warning light does
is securely fastened. not come on at all. INDICATOR LIGHTS
The seat belt warning light may also illuminate if Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental Automatic Transmission
the front passenger’s seat belt is not fastened restraint system (air bag system) and/or the pre- (A/T)/Continuously Variable
when the front passenger’s seat is occupied . For tensioner seat belts may not function properly. Transmission (CVT) position
7 seconds after the ignition switch is in the ON For additional details see “Supplemental restraint
position, the system does not activate the warn- indicator light (if so equipped)
system” in the “Safety—Seats, seat belts and
ing light for the front passenger. supplemental restraint system” section of this When the ignition key is turned to the ON posi-
manual. tion, this indicator light shows the transmission
Refer to “Seat belts” in the “Safety—Seats, seat
selector lever position. See “Driving the vehicle” in
belts and supplemental restraint system” section
the “Starting and driving” section of this manual.
for precautions on seat belt usage.
Cruise main switch indicator
Supplemental air bag warning
light (if so equipped)
light
The light comes on when the cruise control main
When the ignition key is in the ON or START switch is pushed. The light goes out when the
position, the supplemental air bag warning light main switch is pushed again. When the cruise
illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns main switch indicator light comes on, the cruise
off. This means the system is operational. control system is operational.
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Cruise set switch indicator Low temperature indicator After a few driving trips, the light should
light (if so equipped) light (blue) turn off if no other potential emission control
system malfunction exists.
The light comes on while the vehicle speed is The low temperature indicator light illuminates
If this indicator light comes on steady for 20
controlled by the cruise control system. If the light when the engine coolant temperature is low. seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds when
blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate the engine is not running, it indicates that the
When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
the cruise control system is not functioning prop- vehicle is not ready for an emission control sys-
the low temperature indicator light illuminates
erly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN tem inspection/maintenance test. See “Readi-
and then turns off after the engine coolant has
dealer. ness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test” in the
warmed up.
“Technical and consumer information” section of
Front passenger air bag If the low temperature indicator light stays illumi- this manual.
status light nated after the engine has sufficiently warmed
Operation
The front passenger air bag status light ( ) up, it may indicate the low temperature sensor in
will be lit and the passenger front air bag will be the engine coolant system is not functioning The malfunction indicator light will come on in
properly and may need servicing. Have the sys- one of two ways:
OFF depending on how the front passenger seat
is being used. tem checked, and if necessary repaired, by a ● Malfunction indicator light on steady — An
NISSAN dealer promptly. emission control system malfunction has
For front passenger air bag status light operation, been detected. Check the fuel-filler cap. If
see “Front passenger air bag and status light” in Malfunction indicator light
the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten
the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental (MIL) or install the cap and continue to drive the
restraint system” section of this manual. vehicle. The light should turn off after
If this indicator light comes on steady or blinks
a few driving trips. If the light does not
High beam indicator light while the engine is running, it may indicate a
turn off after a few driving trips, have the
(Blue) potential emission control malfunction.
vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. You
This blue light comes on when the headlight high The malfunction indicator light may also come on do not need to have your vehicle towed to
beams are on and goes out when the low beams steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, or if the dealer.
are selected. the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make sure
the fuel-filler cap is installed and closed tightly,
The high beam indicator light also comes on and that the vehicle has at least 3 gallons (11.4
when the passing signal is activated. liters) of fuel in the fuel tank.
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● Malfunction indicator light blinking — An en- Overdrive off indicator light AUDIBLE REMINDERS
gine misfire has been detected which may (A/T / CVT models)
Brake pad wear warning
damage the emission control system. To re- The overdrive off indicator light illuminates when
duce or avoid emission control system dam- the overdrive off mode is selected. The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings.
age: When a disc brake pad requires replacement, it
For additional information, see “Continuous Vari- makes a high pitched scraping sound when the
– do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH able Transmission (CVT)” or “Automatic Trans- vehicle is in motion, whether or not the brake
(72 km/h). mission (A/T) in the “Starting and driving” section pedal is depressed. Have the brakes checked as
of this manual. soon as possible if the warning sound is heard.
– avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.
– avoid steep uphill grades. Security indicator light Key reminder chime
– if possible, reduce the amount of cargo For vehicles without Intelligent Key: This light A chime sounds if the driver’s door is opened
being hauled or towed. blinks whenever the ignition switch is in the while the key is left in the ignition switch. Remove
The malfunction indicator light may stop blinking LOCK, OFF or ACC position. the key and take it with you when leaving the
and come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected vehicle.
For vehicles with Intelligent Key: This light blinks
by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position Intelligent Key door buzzer (if so
your vehicle towed to the dealer. with the key removed from the ignition switch. equipped)
The blinking security indicator light indicates that The Intelligent Key door buzzer sounds if any one
CAUTION the security systems equipped on the vehicle are of the following improper operations is found.
Continued vehicle operation without hav- operational.
ing the emission control system checked ● The ignition switch is not returned to the
For additional information, see “Security sys- LOCK position when locking the doors.
and repaired as necessary could lead to
tems” later in this section.
poor driveability, reduced fuel economy, ● The Intelligent Key is left inside the vehicle
and possible damage to the emission con- Turn signal/hazard indicator when locking the doors.
trol system. lights
● The Intelligent Key is taken outside the ve-
The appropriate light flashes when the turn signal hicle when operating the vehicle.
switch is activated.
● Any doors are not closed securely when
Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turned on. locking the doors.
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SECURITY SYSTEMS (if so equipped)

When the buzzer sounds, be sure to check both The system helps deter vehicle theft but cannot
the vehicle and the Intelligent Key. See “Intelli- prevent it, nor can it prevent the theft of interior or
gent Key system” in the “Pre-driving checks and exterior vehicle components in all situations. Al-
adjustments” section. ways secure your vehicle even if parking for a
brief period. Never leave your keys in the ignition,
Light reminder chime
and always lock the vehicle when unattended. Be
With the ignition switch in the OFF position, a aware of your surroundings, and park in secure,
chime sounds when the driver’s door is opened if well-lit areas whenever possible.
the headlights or parking lights are on.
Many devices offering additional protection, such
Turn the headlight control switch off before leav- as component locks, identification markers, and
ing the vehicle. tracking systems, are available at auto supply
stores and specialty shops. Your NISSAN dealer
may also offer such equipment. Check with your
LIC0978 insurance company to see if you may be eligible
for discounts for various theft protection features.
Your vehicle may have two types of security sys-
tems: How to arm the vehicle security
● Vehicle security system (if so equipped) system
● NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System 1. Close all windows. (The system can be
armed even if the windows are open.)
VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM (if so 2. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK posi-
equipped) tion and remove the key.
The vehicle security system provides visual and 3. Close all doors. Lock all doors. The doors
audible alarm signals if someone opens the doors can be locked with:
when the system is armed. It is not, however, a ● the power door lock switch (if the door is
motion detection type system that activates when opened, locked and then closed).
a vehicle is moved or when a vibration occurs.
● the key — master or mechanical (Intelli-
gent Key models).
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● any request switch (Intelligent Key mod- ● If the key is turned slowly when locking The alarm is activated by:
els). the driver’s door, the system may not
arm. Furthermore, if the key is turned ● opening a door without using the key, a
● the keyfob or Intelligent Key. beyond the vertical position toward the request switch, keyfob or Intelligent Key
unlock position to remove the key, the (even if the door is unlocked by using the
Keyfob and Intelligent Key operation:
system may be disarmed when the key inside lock knob or the power door lock
● Push the button. All doors lock. is removed. If the indicator light fails to switch).
The hazard lights flash twice and the horn glow for 30 seconds, unlock the door
beeps once to indicate all doors are once and lock it again.
How to stop an activated alarm
locked. The alarm stops only by unlocking the driver’s
● Even when the driver and/or passen-
● When the button is pushed with gers are in the vehicle, the system will door with the key, pressing the button on
all doors locked, the hazard lights flash arm with all doors closed and locked the keyfob or Intelligent Key, or by unlocking all
twice and the horn beeps once as a re- with the ignition key in the OFF posi- doors with any request switch (Intelligent Key
minder that the doors are already locked. tion. models).
The horn may or may not beep. Refer to Vehicle security system activation NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
“Silencing the horn beep feature” in the
“Pre-driving checks and adjustments” sec- The vehicle security system will give the following SYSTEM
tion later in this manual. alarm: The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will not
4. Confirm that the indicator light comes ● The headlights blink and the horn sounds allow the engine to start without the use of a
on. The light stays on for about 30 intermittently. registered key.
seconds. The vehicle security system is now ● The alarm automatically turns off after ap- If the engine fails to start using a registered key
pre-armed. After about 30 seconds the ve- proximately 50 seconds. However, the alarm (for example, when interference is caused by
hicle security system automatically shifts reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with another registered key, an automated toll road
into the armed phase. The light begins again. The alarm can be shut off by unlocking device or automatic payment device on the key
to flash once every 3 seconds. If, during the the driver’s door with the key, a request ring), restart the engine using the following pro-
30-second pre-arm time period, the driver’s switch or by pressing the button on cedures:
door is unlocked by the key, a request the keyfob or Intelligent Key.
switch, the keyfob or Intelligent Key, or if the 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position
ignition switch is turned to ACC or ON, the for approximately 5 seconds.
system will not arm.
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2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK If the light still remains on and/or the en-
position, and wait approximately 10 seconds. gine will not start, see a NISSAN dealer for
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System ser-
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
vice as soon as possible. Please bring all
4. Restart the engine while holding the device registered keys that you have when visiting
(which may have caused the interference) your NISSAN dealer for service.
separate from the registered key.
If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN recom-
mends placing the registered key on a separate key
ring to avoid interference from other devices.
Statement related to Section 15 of FCC
Rules for NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Sys-
tem (CONT ASSY — IMMOBILIZER, ANT
ASSY — IMMOBILIZER) LIC0474
This device complies with part 15 of the Security indicator light
FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the follow- For vehicles without Intelligent Key: This light
ing two conditions; blinks whenever the ignition switch is in the
LOCK, OFF or ACC position.
(1) This device may not cause harmful in-
terference, and (2) this device must accept For vehicles with Intelligent Key: This light blinks
any interference received, including inter- when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position
ference that may cause undesired opera- with the key removed from the ignition switch.
tion of the device.
This function indicates the NISSAN Vehicle Im-
CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EX- mobilizer System is operational.
PRESSLY APPROVED BY THE PARTY RE-
SPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE COULD If the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is mal-
VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPER- functioning, the light will remain on while the
ATE THE EQUIPMENT. ignition key is in the ON position.

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WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER
SWITCH

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


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

CAUTION
LIC0965
● Do not operate the washer continu-
SWITCH OPERATION ously for more than 30 seconds.
The windshield wiper and washer operates when ● Do not operate the washer if the reser-
the ignition switch is in the ON position. voir tank is empty.
Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the ● Do not fill the window washer reservoir
following speed: tank with washer fluid concentrates at
full strength. Some methyl alcohol
s
1 Intermittent (INT) — intermittent operation based washer fluid concentrates may
can be adjusted by turning the knob toward permanently stain the grille if spilled
sA (Slower) or s B (Faster). while filling the window washer reser-
voir tank.
s
2 Low (LO) — continuous low speed operation
s
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REAR WINDOW WIPER AND REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE
WASHER SWITCH MIRROR (if so equipped)
DEFROSTER SWITCH
WARNING
In freezing temperatures the washer solu-
tion may freeze on the window and ob-
scure your vision. Warm the rear window
with the defroster before you wash the
rear window.

CAUTION
● Do not operate the washer continu-
ously for more than 30 seconds.
● Do not operate the washer if the reser-
voir tank is empty.
LIC0966 ● Do not fill the window washer reservoir LIC0388
The rear window wiper and washer operate when tank with washer fluid concentrates at To defrost the rear window glass and outside
the ignition switch is in the ON position. full strength. Some methyl alcohol mirrors (if so equipped), start the engine and
based washer fluid concentrates may push the rear window defroster switch on. The
Turn the switch clockwise from the OFF position permanently stain the grille if spilled rear window defroster indicator light on the
to operate the wiper. while filling the window washer reser- switch comes on. Push the switch again to turn
the defroster off.
s
1 Intermittent (INT) – intermittent operation voir tank.
(not adjustable) ● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with The rear window defroster automatically turns off
water to the manufacturer’s recom- after approximately 15 minutes.
s
2 ON – continuous low speed operation
mended levels before pouring the fluid
Push the switch forward s 3 to operate the into the window washer reservoir tank. CAUTION
washer. The wiper will also operate several times. Do not use the window washer reservoir
tank to mix the washer fluid concen- When cleaning the inner side of the rear
trate and water. window, be careful not to scratch or dam-
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HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL
SWITCH

SIC2745 SIC3019 LIC0967


Type A Type B Headlight beam select
HEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH CAUTION s
1 To select the high beam function, push the
Lighting Use the headlights with the engine run- lever forward. The high beam lights come on
ning to avoid discharging the vehicle and the light illuminates.
s
1 When turning the switch to the posi- battery.
s
2 Pull the lever back to select the low beam.
tion, the front parking, tail, license plate and
instrument panel lights come on. s
3 Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the
headlight high beams on and off.
s
2 When turning the switch to the posi-
tion, the headlights come on and all the other
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Battery saver system WARNING
If the ignition switch is turned OFF while the When the daytime running light system is
headlight switch is in the or posi- active, tail lights on your vehicle are not
tion, the headlights will turn off after 5 minutes. on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your
headlights. Failure to do so could cause
CAUTION an accident injuring yourself and others.
Even though the battery saver feature au-
tomatically turns off the headlights after a
period of time, you should turn the head-
light switch to the OFF position when the
engine is not running to avoid discharging
the vehicle battery.

DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEM LIC0392


(Canada only) INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS
The headlights automatically illuminate at a re- CONTROL
duced intensity when the engine is started with The instrument brightness control operates when
the parking brake released. The daytime running the headlight control switch is in the
lights operate with the headlight switch in the or position.
OFF position or in the position. Turn the
Turn the control to adjust the brightness of instru-
headlight switch to the position for full
ment panel lights when driving at night.
illumination when driving at night.
If the parking brake is applied before the engine is
started, the daytime running lights do not illumi-
nate. The daytime running lights illuminate when
the parking brake is released. The daytime run-
ning lights will remain on until the ignition switch
is turned off.
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
SWITCH

LIC0968 SIC3020 LIC0394


TURN SIGNAL SWITCH FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped)
Push the switch on to warn other drivers when
Turn signal To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch you must stop or park under emergency condi-
to the position, then turn the fog light tions. All turn signal lights flash.
s
1 Move the lever up or down to signal the switch to the position.
turning direction. When the turn is com-
To turn the fog lights off, turn the fog light switch WARNING
pleted, the turn signals cancel automatically.
to the OFF position. ● If stopping for an emergency, be sure to
Lane change signal move the vehicle well off the road.
The headlights must be on and the low beams
s
2 To signal a lane change, move the lever up or selected for the fog lights to operate. The fog ● Do not use the hazard warning flashers
down to the point where the indicator light lights automatically turn off when the high beam while moving on the highway unless
begins to flash, but the lever does not latch. headlights are selected. unusual circumstances force you to
drive so slowly that your vehicle might
become a hazard to other traffic.

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HORN POWER OUTLET

● Turn signals do not work when the haz-


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

LIC0604 LIC0969

To sound the horn, push the center pad area of The power outlet is for powering electrical acces-
the steering wheel. sories such as cellular telephones. The outlet is
rated at 12 Volt, 120 W (10A) maximum.
WARNING
Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so CAUTION
could affect proper operation of the ● The outlet and plug may be hot during
supplemental front air bag system. Tam- or immediately after use.
pering with the supplemental front air bag
system may result in serious personal ● Only certain power outlets are designed
injury. for use with a cigarette lighter unit. Do
not use any other power outlet for an
accessory lighter. See your NISSAN
dealer for additional information.

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STORAGE

● Do not use with accessories that ex-


ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw.
Do not use double adapters or more
than one electrical accessory.
● Use power outlets with the engine run-
ning to avoid discharging the vehicle
battery.
● Avoid using power outlets when the air
conditioner, headlights or rear window
defroster is on.
● Before inserting or disconnecting a
plug, be sure the electrical accessory
being used is turned OFF. LIC0971 LIC0979
● Push the plug in as far as it will go. If MAP POCKETS Coin holders
good contact is not made, the plug may STORAGE TRAYS
overheat or the internal temperature
fuse may open.
WARNING
● When not in use, be sure to close the
Do not place sharp objects in the trays to
cap. Do not allow water to contact the
help prevent injury in an accident or sud-
outlet.
den stop.

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LIC0980 LIC0981 WIC1002
Front Rear SUNGLASSES HOLDER (if so
equipped)
To open the sunglasses holder, push and release
the rear center portion s
A of the holder.

WARNING
Keep the sunglasses holder closed while
driving to prevent an accident.

CAUTION
● Do not use for anything other than
sunglasses.

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● Do not leave sunglasses in the sun-
glasses holder while parking in direct
sunlight. The heat may damage the
sunglasses.

LIC0972 LIC0973
Front Rear — Type A
CUP HOLDERS
CAUTION
● Avoid abrupt starting and braking when
the cup holder is being used to prevent
spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it
can scald you or your passenger.
● Use only soft cups in the cup holder.
Hard objects can injure you in an
accident.

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LIC0974 LIC0975 SIC2861
Rear — Type B GLOVE BOX CONSOLE BOX (if so equipped)
Lower the rear center armrest to access the cup
holders. Open the glove box by pulling the handle. Fold down s
1 the console box.

To open the console box, pull up on the lever s


2
WARNING and raise the lid s
3 .
Keep glove box lid closed while driving to
To close, push the lid down until the lock latches.
help prevent injury in an accident or a
sudden stop. NOTE:
Do not fold the console box up when it is
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● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. Do not place cargo higher than
the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col-
lision, unsecured cargo could cause
personal injury.
● The child restraint top tether strap may
be damaged by contact with the ton-
neau cover or items in the cargo area.
Remove the tonneau cover from the ve-
hicle or secure it in the cargo area. Also
secure any items in the cargo area. Your
child could be seriously injured or killed
LIC0976 in a collision if the top tether strap is
damaged.
COVERED STORAGE BIN
The tonneau cover keeps the luggage compart-
Raise the lid to access the storage bin. ment contents hidden from the outside.
TONNEAU COVER Only attach the hook and loop fastener on the
tonneau cover privacy cloth to the area on the
WARNING rear seatback where it is supposed to be at-
tached. Otherwise, the seat surface could be
● Never put anything on the tonneau damaged. WIC1003
cover, no matter how small. Any object
To remove the tonneau cover:
on it could cause an injury in an acci-
dent or sudden stop. s1 Remove the straps from the rear hatch.

● Do not leave the tonneau cover in the s2 Remove the edge of the tonneau cover pri-
vacy cloth from the rear seatback.
vehicle with it disengaged from the
holder. s3 Remove the tonneau cover holders from the
rear pillar.

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WINDOWS

POWER WINDOWS (if so equipped)


WARNING
● Make sure that all passengers have
their hands, etc. inside the vehicle while
it is in motion and before closing the
windows. Use the window lock switch
to prevent unexpected use of the power
windows.
● Do not leave children unattended inside
the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac-
tivate switches or controls and become
trapped in a window. Unattended chil-
dren could become involved in serious WIC0872 LIC0695
accidents. 1. Window lock button Front passenger’s power window
The power windows operate when the ignition 2. Power door lock switch switch
switch is in the ON position, or for about 45 3. Front passenger’s side window switch
seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the The passenger’s window switch operates only
4. Right rear passenger’s window switch
OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s door the corresponding passenger’s window. To open
5. Left rear passenger’s window switch the window, push the switch and hold it down s1 .
is opened during this period of about 45 sec- 6. Driver’s side automatic switch
onds, power to the windows is canceled. To close the window, pull the switch up s 2 .
Driver’s side power window switch
The driver’s side control panel is equipped with
switches to open or close the front and rear
passenger windows.
To open a window, push the switch and hold it
down. To close a window, pull the switch and
hold it up. To stop the opening or closing function
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Depending on the environment or driving
conditions, the auto-reverse function may
be activated if an impact or load similar to
something being caught in the window oc-
curs.

WARNING
There are some small distances immedi-
ately before the closed position which
cannot be detected. Make sure that all
passengers have their hands, etc., inside
the vehicle before closing the window.
If the control unit detects something caught in a
LIC0718 LIC0410
window equipped with automatic operation as it
Rear power window switch Automatic operation is closing, the window will be immediately low-
ered.
The rear power window switches open or close To fully open a window equipped with automatic
only the corresponding windows. To open the operation, press the window switch down to the When power window switch does not
window, push the switch and hold it down s1 . To second detent and release it; it need not be held. operate
close the window, pull the switch up s2 .
The window automatically opens all the way. To
stop the window, lift the switch up while the Some power window functions may become in-
Locking passengers’ windows operable after the battery terminal is discon-
window is opening.
When the window lock button is depressed, only nected, the electrical supply interrupted and/or
the driver’s side window can be opened or To fully close a window equipped with automatic some abnormality detected. Use the following
closed. Push it again to cancel the window lock operation, pull the switch up to the second detent reset procedure to return the power window op-
function. and release it; it need not be held. eration to normal.
Auto-reverse function 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
The auto-reverse function can be activated when 2. If the window is closed, open it more than
a window is closed by automatic operation. halfway by operating the window switch.
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SUNROOF (if so equipped)

NOTE:
If the window is already open more than
halfway, go to the next step.
3. Pull up and hold the window switch to close
the window. Hold the switch for approxi-
mately 4 seconds after the window has fully
closed, then release it.
4. Check the window to be sure the power
window functions operate properly.
If the power window functions do not operate
properly after performing the above procedure,
see a NISSAN dealer for assistance.
WIC0263 LIC0977
MANUAL WINDOWS AUTOMATIC SUNROOF
The side windows can be opened or closed by The sunroof will only operate when the ignition
turning the hand crank on each door. key is in the ON position. The automatic sunroof
is operational for about 45 seconds, even if the
ignition key is turned to the ACC or OFF position.
If the driver’s door or the front passenger’s door
is opened during this period of about 45 sec-
onds, power to the sunroof is canceled.
Sliding the sunroof
To fully open the sunroof, push the switch
toward s
1 .

To fully close the sunroof, push the switch


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To open or close the sunroof part way, push the Restarting the sunroof switch position or for about 45 seconds after the ignition
switch in any direction while the sunroof is sliding The sunroof switch may not operate properly key is turned to the OFF position.
to stop it in the desired position. after the battery terminal is disconnected, the Depending on the environment or driving
Tilting the sunroof electrical supply interrupted and/or some mal- conditions, the auto reverse function may
function is detected. Use the following reset pro- be activated if an impact or load similar to
Close the sunroof by pushing the switch cedure to return sunroof operation to normal. something being caught in the sunroof oc-
toward s
2 . Release the switch, then push
curs.
the switch toward s2 again to tilt the sun- 1. If the sunroof is open, close it fully by repeat-
roof up. edly pushing the side of the sunroof
switch. WARNING
To tilt the sunroof down, push the switch
There are some small distances immedi-
toward s1 . 2. Push and hold the side of the sunroof
ately before the closed position which
switch to tilt the sunroof up.
cannot be detected. Make sure that all
WARNING
3. Release the sunroof switch after the sunroof passengers have their hands, etc., inside
● In an accident you could be thrown from moves slightly up and down. the vehicle before closing the sunroof.
the vehicle through an open sunroof.
Always use seat belts and child 4. Push and hold the side of the sunroof When closing:
restraints. switch to fully tilt the sunroof down.
If the control unit detects something caught in the
● Do not allow anyone to stand up or 5. Check if the sunroof switch operates nor- sunroof as it moves to the front, the sunroof will
extend any portion of their body out of mally. immediately open backward.
the sunroof opening while the vehicle is If the sunroof still does not operate properly, have When tilting down:
in motion or while the sunroof is
the sunroof system checked, and if necessary
closing. If the control unit detects something caught in the
repaired, by a NISSAN dealer.
sunroof as it tilts down, the sunroof will immedi-
CAUTION Auto reverse function (when closing or ately tilt up.
● Remove water drops, snow, ice or sand tilting down the sunroof) If the auto reverse function malfunctions and re-
from the sunroof before opening. peats opening or tilting up the sunroof, keep
The auto reverse function can be activated when pushing the tilt down switch within 5 seconds
● Do not place heavy objects on the sun- the sunroof is closed or tilted down by automatic after it happens; the sunroof will fully close gradu-
roof or surrounding area. operation when the ignition key is in the ON ally. Make sure nothing is caught in the sunroof.
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INTERIOR LIGHT

are closed and the ignition switch is in the


WARNING
OFF position.
● In an accident you could be thrown from
the vehicle through an open sunroof. ● The driver’s door is opened and then closed
Always use seat belts and child while the key is removed from the ignition
restraints. switch.

● Do not allow anyone to stand up or ● The key is removed from the ignition switch
extend any portion of their body out of while all doors are closed.
the sunroof opening while the vehicle is The lights will turn off while the 30 second timer is
in motion or while the sunroof is activated when:
closing.
● The driver’s door is locked by the keyfob, a
key, or the power door lock switch.
CAUTION
● Remove water drops, snow, ice or sand ● The ignition switch is turned ON.
SIC2063A
from the sunroof before opening. When the switch is in the OFF position s 3 , the

● Do not place heavy objects on the sun- The interior light has a three-position switch and interior lights do not illuminate, regardless of door
roof or surrounding area. operates regardless of ignition switch position. position.

Sunshade When the switch is in the ON position s 1 , the The lights will turn off automatically after 30 min-
interior lights illuminate, regardless of door posi- utes while doors are open to prevent the battery
Open and close the sunshade by sliding it for- tion. The lights will go off after about 30 minutes from becoming discharged.
ward or backward. unless the ignition key is in the ACC or ON
position. CAUTION
If the sunroof does not close
When the switch is in the DOOR position s 2 , the Do not use for extended periods of time
Have your NISSAN dealer check and repair the with the engine stopped. This could result
sunroof. interior lights will stay on for about 30 seconds
in a discharged battery.
when:
● The doors are unlocked by the keyfob, a key
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MAP LIGHTS (if so equipped) LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT LIGHT

The light illuminates when the rear hatch is


opened. When the rear hatch is closed, the light
will turn off.

WIC1004

To turn the map lights on, press the switches. To


turn them off, press the switches again.

CAUTION
Do not use for extended periods of time
with the engine stopped. This could result
in a discharged battery.

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3 Pre-driving checks and adjustments

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


Nissan vehicle immobilizer system keys . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Warning signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Intelligent keys (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Locking with key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Rear hatch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Opening the rear hatch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Locking with power door lock switch Rear hatch release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Child safety rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Opener operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Remote keyless entry system (models without
Intelligent Key system) (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Fuel-filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
How to use remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 Steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Intelligent Key system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Tilt operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Operating range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
Door locks/unlocks precaution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Vanity mirrors (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
Intelligent Key operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
How to use the remote keyless entry Rearview mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16 Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28

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KEYS

from. If you still have a key, your NISSAN dealer Any key that is not given to your dealer at the time
can duplicate it. of registration will no longer be able to start your
vehicle.
NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
Do not allow the immobilizer system key, which
SYSTEM KEYS contains an electrical transponder, to come into
You can only drive your vehicle using the master contact with salt water. This could affect system
keys which are registered to the NISSAN Vehicle function.
Immobilizer System components in your vehicle.
These keys have a transponder chip in the key
head.
The master key can be used for all the locks.
Never leave these keys in the vehicle.
LPD0348
Additional or replacement keys:
1. Two master keys (black) with transpon-
If you still have a key, the key number is not
der chip and chrome NISSAN brand
necessary when you need extra NISSAN Vehicle
symbol on one side Immobilizer System keys. Your dealer can dupli-
2. Transponder chip cate your existing key. As many as five NISSAN
3. Key number plate Vehicle Immobilizer System keys can be used
A key number plate is supplied with your keys. with one vehicle. You should bring all NISSAN
Record the key number and keep it in a safe place Vehicle Immobilizer System keys that you have to
(such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. If you lose your NISSAN dealer for registration. This is be-
your keys, see a NISSAN dealer for duplicates by cause the registration process will erase the
using the key number. NISSAN does not record memory of all key codes previously registered
key numbers so it is very important to keep track into the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System.
of your key number plate. After the registration process, these components
will only recognize keys coded into the NISSAN
A key number is only necessary when you have
Vehicle Immobilizer System during registration.
lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate
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istration process requires erasing all memory in
the Intelligent Key components when registering
new keys, be sure to take all Intelligent Keys that
you have to the NISSAN dealer.

CAUTION
● Do not allow the Intelligent Key, which
contains electrical components, to
come into contact with water or salt
water. This could affect the system
function.
● Do not drop the Intelligent Key.
● Do not strike the Intelligent Key sharply
LPD0350 against another object. SPA1951
1. Two Intelligent Keys ● Do not place the Intelligent Key for an Mechanical key
2. Mechanical keys (inside Intelligent extended period in an area where tem- The Intelligent Key contains the mechanical key,
Keys) peratures exceed 140°F (60°C). which can be used in case of a discharged bat-
3. Key number plate ● Do not attach the Intelligent Key with a tery.
INTELLIGENT KEYS (if so equipped) key holder that contains a magnet.
To remove the mechanical key, release the lock
Your vehicle can only be driven with the Intelligent ● Do not place the Intelligent Key near knob on the back of the Intelligent Key.
Keys which are registered to your vehicle’s Intel- equipment that produces a magnetic
field, such as a TV, audio equipment and To install the mechanical key, firmly insert it into
ligent Key system components and NISSAN Ve-
personal computers. the Intelligent Key until the lock knob returns to
hicle Immobilizer System components. As many
the lock position.
as 4 Intelligent Keys can be registered and used
with one vehicle. The new keys must be regis- The mechanical key can be used for operation in
tered by a NISSAN dealer prior to use with the the same way as an ordinary key.
Intelligent Key system and NISSAN Vehicle Im-
mobilizer System of your vehicle. Since the reg-
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DOORS

CAUTION WARNING
Always carry the mechanical key installed ● Always have the doors locked while
in the Intelligent Key slot. driving. Along with the use of seat belts,
this provides greater safety in the event
of an accident by helping to prevent
persons from being thrown from the
vehicle. This also helps keep children
and others from unintentionally open-
ing the doors, and will help keep out
intruders.
● Before opening any door, always look
for and avoid oncoming traffic.
● Do not leave children unattended inside LPD0349
the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- Driver’s side
tivate switches or controls. Unattended
children could become involved in seri- LOCKING WITH KEY
ous accidents.
Manual
To lock a door, turn the key toward the front of the
vehicle s1 . To unlock, turn the key toward the rear
s2 .

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LPD0240 SPA2169 LPD0183

Power (if so equipped) Inside lock Door lock switch

The power door lock system allows you to lock or


LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR
unlock all doors at the same time. KNOB LOCK SWITCH (if so equipped)
Turning the key toward the front s
1 of the vehicle To lock the door without the key, move the inside To lock all the doors without a key, push the door
locks all doors. lock knob to the lock position s
1 , then close the lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) to
door. the lock position s1 . When locking the door this
Turning the key one time toward the rear s
2 of the
To unlock the door without the key, move the way, be certain not to leave the key inside the
vehicle unlocks that door. From that position,
returning the key to neutral s
3 (where the key can inside lock knob to the unlock position s
2 . vehicle.
only be removed and inserted) and turning it To unlock all the doors without a key, push the
toward the rear again within 5 seconds unlocks door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s
all doors s4 . side) to the unlock position s
2 .

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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
(models without Intelligent Key
system) (if so equipped)
Lockout protection It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, turn the
interior lights on, and activate the panic alarm by
When the power door lock switch (driver’s or using the keyfob from outside the vehicle.
front passenger’s side) is moved to the lock
position with the key in the ignition and any door Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle
open, all doors will lock and then unlock auto- before locking the doors.
matically. This helps to prevent the keys from
being accidently locked inside the vehicle. The keyfob can operate at a distance of approxi-
mately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The effective
distance depends on the conditions around the
vehicle.
As many as 5 keyfobs can be used with one
vehicle. For information concerning the purchase
and use of additional keyfobs, contact a NISSAN
LIC0716 dealer.
CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK The keyfob will not function when:
Child safety locks help prevent the rear doors ● the battery is discharged
from being opened accidentally, especially when
small children are in the vehicle. ● the distance between the vehicle and the
keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m)
The child safety lock levers are located on the
edge of the rear doors. The panic alarm will not activate when the
key is in the ignition switch.
When the lever is in the unlock position s
1 , the
door can be opened from the outside or the CAUTION
inside.
Listed below are conditions or occur-
When the lever is in the lock position s
2 , rences which will damage the keyfob:
the door can be opened only from the out-
side. ● Do not allow the keyfob to become wet.
● Do not drop the keyfob.

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● Do not strike the keyfob sharply against flash twice and the horn beeps once as a
another object. reminder that the doors are already
locked.
● Do not place the keyfob for an extended
period in an area where temperatures ● If a door is open and you push
exceed 140°F (60°C). the button, the doors will lock
but the horn will not beep and the hazard
If a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN rec- lights will not flash.
ommends erasing the ID code of that key-
fob. This will prevent the keyfob from un- The horn may or may not beep. Refer to “Silenc-
authorized use to unlock the vehicle. For ing the horn beep feature” later in this section for
information regarding the erasing proce- details.
dure, please contact a NISSAN dealer.

LPD0209

HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS


ENTRY SYSTEM
Locking doors
1. Close all windows.
2. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
3. Close the hood and all doors.
4. Push the button on the keyfob. All
the doors lock. The hazard warning lights
flash twice and the horn beeps once to
indicate all doors are locked.
● When the button is pushed with
all doors locked, the hazard warning lights
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Push the button on the keyfob again within
5 seconds.
● All doors unlock.
● The hazard warning lights flash once if all
doors are completely closed.
The interior lights can be turned off without wait-
ing 30 seconds by inserting the key into the
ignition and turning to the ON or START position,
locking the doors with the keyfob or pushing the
interior light switch to the OFF position.
Auto relock
LPD0210 When the button on the keyfob is pushed, LPD0211
all doors will lock automatically within 1 minute
Unlocking doors unless one of the following operations is per- Using the panic alarm
Push the button on the keyfob once. formed:
If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened,
● Only the driver’s door unlocks. ● Any door is opened. you may activate the panic alarm to call attention
by pushing and holding the button on the
● The hazard warning lights flash once if all ● A key is inserted into the ignition switch and
the key is turned from OFF to ON. keyfob for longer than 0.5 second.
doors are completely closed with the ignition
key in any position except the ON position. The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 25
seconds.
● The interior light turns on and the light timer
activates for 30 seconds when the interior The panic alarm stops when:
light switch is in the DOOR position with the
● it has run for 25 seconds, or
ignition key in any position except the ON
position. ● any button is pushed on the keyfob.

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Using the interior light The hazard warning lights will flash once and the
horn will sound once to confirm that the horn
Push the button on the keyfob once to turn beep feature has been reactivated.
on the interior lights.
Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si-
For additional information, refer to “Interior light” lence the horn if the alarm is triggered.
in the “Instruments and controls” section earlier in
this manual.

LPD0262

Silencing the horn beep feature


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

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INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM (if so
equipped)

taking the key out from a pocket or purse. The ● When any type of radio wave remote control
operating environment and/or conditions may af- is used nearby.
fect the Intelligent Key system operation.
● When the Intelligent Key is placed near an
Be sure to read the following before using the electric appliance such as a personal com-
Intelligent Key system. puter.
● When the vehicle is parked near a parking
CAUTION
meter.
● Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with
you when operating the vehicle. In such cases, correct the operating conditions
before using the Intelligent Key function or use
● Never leave the Intelligent Key in the the mechanical key.
vehicle when you leave the vehicle.
Although the life of the battery varies depending
The Intelligent Key is always communicating with on the operating conditions, the battery’s life is
LPD0350
the vehicle as it receives radio waves. The Intel- approximately 2 years. If the battery is dis-
1. Two Intelligent Keys ligent Key system transmits weak radio waves. charged, replace it with a new one.
2. Mechanical keys (inside Intelligent Environmental conditions may interfere with the
operation of the Intelligent Key system under the When the Intelligent Key battery is low, the Intel-
Keys)
following operating conditions. ligent Key system warning light ( ) will blink
3. Key number plate
green for about 30 seconds after the ignition
WARNING ● When operating near a location where switch is turned to the ON position.
strong radio waves are transmitted, such as
Radio waves could adversely affect elec- a TV tower, power station and broadcasting Since the Intelligent Key is continuously receiving
tric medical equipment. Those who use a station. radio waves, if the key is left near equipment
pacemaker should contact the electric which transmits strong radio waves, such as sig-
medical equipment manufacturer for the ● When in possession of wireless equipment, nals from a TV and personal computer, the bat-
possible influences before use. such as a cellular telephone, transceiver, tery life may become shorter.
and CB radio.
The Intelligent Key system can operate all the For information regarding replacement of a bat-
door locks using the remote controller function or ● When the Intelligent Key is in contact with or tery, see “Battery” in the “Maintenance and do-it-
pushing the request switch on the vehicle without covered by metallic materials. yourself” section.

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As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be registered ● Do not place the Intelligent Key near
and used with one vehicle. For information about equipment that produces a magnetic
the purchase and use of additional Intelligent field, such as a TV, audio equipment and
Keys, contact a NISSAN dealer. personal computers.

CAUTION If an Intelligent Key is lost or stolen, NISSAN


recommends erasing the ID code of that Intelli-
● Do not allow the Intelligent Key, which gent Key from the vehicle. This may prevent the
contains electrical components, to unauthorized use of the Intelligent Key to operate
come into contact with water or salt the vehicle. For information regarding the erasing
water. This could affect the system procedure, contact a NISSAN dealer.
function.
● Do not drop the Intelligent Key.
● Do not strike the Intelligent Key sharply
against another object.
● Do not change or modify the Intelligent
Key.
● Wetting may damage the Intelligent
Key. If the Intelligent Key gets wet, im-
mediately wipe until it is completely dry.
● Do not place the Intelligent Key for an
extended period in an area where tem-
peratures exceed 140°F (60°C).
● Do not attach the Intelligent Key with a
key holder that contains a magnet.

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SPA2038 WPD0375

OPERATING RANGE If the Intelligent Key is too close to the door glass, DOOR LOCKS/UNLOCKS
handle or rear bumper, the request switches may PRECAUTION
The Intelligent Key functions can only be used not function.
when the Intelligent Key is within the specified ● Do not push the door handle request switch
operating range from the request switch s1 . When the Intelligent Key is within the operating with the Intelligent Key held in your hand as
range, it is possible for anyone, even someone illustrated. The close distance to the door
When the Intelligent Key battery is discharged or who does not carry the Intelligent Key, to push the handle will cause the Intelligent Key system
strong radio waves are present near the operat- request switch to lock/unlock the doors. to have difficulty recognizing that the Intelli-
ing location, the Intelligent Key system’s operat- gent Key is outside the vehicle.
ing range becomes narrower, and the Intelligent
Key may not function properly. ● After locking with the door handle request
switch, verify the doors are securely locked
The operating range is within 31.50 in (80 cm) by testing them.
from each request switch s1 .
● To prevent the Intelligent Key from being left
inside the vehicle, make sure you carry the
key with you and then lock the doors.
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● Do not pull the door handle before pushing
the door handle request switch. The door
will be unlocked but will not open. Release
the door handle once and pull it again to
open the door.

WPD0368 WPD0358
INTELLIGENT KEY OPERATION Locking doors
You can lock or unlock the doors without taking 1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK posi-
the key out of your pocket or bag. tion. (Remove the key if any key is in the
When you carry the Intelligent Key with you, you ignition switch.)
can lock or unlock all doors by pushing the door 2. Close all doors and the rear hatch.
handle request switch or rear hatch request
switch within the range of operation. 3. Push any door handle request switch s 1 or
the rear hatch request switch s 2 while car-
rying the Intelligent Key with you.
4. All doors and the rear hatch will lock.
5. The hazard warning lights flash twice and
the outside buzzer sounds twice.

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● When locking the doors using the re-
quest switch, make sure to have the
Intelligent Key in your possession be-
fore operating the request switch to
prevent the Intelligent Key from being
left in the vehicle.
● The request switch is operational only
when the Intelligent Key has been de-
tected by the Intelligent Key system.
Lockout protection
To prevent the Intelligent Key from being acci-
dentally locked in the vehicle, lockout protection
WPD0369 SPA2043 is equipped with the Intelligent Key system.
NOTE: ● Doors do not lock with the door handle When the driver’s side door is open, the doors
request switch or the rear hatch request are locked, and then the Intelligent Key is put
● Doors lock with the door handle request
switch with the Intelligent Key inside the inside the vehicle and all the doors are closed;
switch or rear hatch request switch while a
vehicle and a beep sounds to warn you. the lock will automatically unlock and the door
mechanical key is in the ignition switch or the
However, when an Intelligent Key is inside buzzer sounds.
ignition switch is pushed in.
the vehicle, doors can be locked with an-
● Doors lock with the door handle request other Intelligent Key. CAUTION
switch or the rear hatch request switch while
the ignition switch is not in the LOCK posi- CAUTION The lockout protection may not function
tion. under the following conditions:
● After locking the doors using the re-
● Doors do not lock by pushing the door quest switch, make sure that the doors ● When the Intelligent Key is placed on
handle request switch or the rear hatch re- have been securely locked by operating top of the instrument panel.
quest switch while any door is open. How- the door handles or the rear hatch ● When the Intelligent Key is placed on
ever, doors lock with the mechanical key opener switch. top of the rear parcel.
even if any door is open.
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● When the Intelligent Key is placed on
the tonneau cover.
● When the Intelligent Key is placed in-
side the glove box or a storage bin.
● When the Intelligent Key is placed in-
side the door pockets.
● When the Intelligent Key is placed on or
under the spare tire area.
● When the Intelligent Key is placed in-
side or near metallic materials.
The lockout protection may function when
the Intelligent Key is outside the vehicle WPD0358 WPD0369
but it is too close to the vehicle.
Unlocking doors ing the door handle, push the door handle re-
quest switch to unlock the door.
1. Carry the Intelligent Key.
All doors and the rear hatch will be locked auto-
2. Push the door handle request switch s
1 or
matically unless one of the following operations is
the rear hatch request switch s
2 .
performed within 1 minute after pushing the re-
3. The hazard warning lights flash once and the quest switch.
outside buzzer sounds once.
● Opening any doors or the rear hatch.
4. Push the door handle request switch s 1
● Pushing the ignition switch.
again within 1 minute to unlock all doors and
the rear hatch. ● Inserting the mechanical key into the ignition
switch.
If a door handle is pulled while unlocking the
doors, that door may not be unlocked. Returning The interior light timer illuminates for 30 seconds
the door handle to its original position will unlock when a door is unlocked and the room light
the door. If the door does not unlock after return- switch is in the DOOR position.
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HOW TO USE THE REMOTE
KEYLESS ENTRY FUNCTION
The remote keyless entry function can operate all
door locks using the remote keyless function of
the Intelligent Key. The remote keyless function
can operate at a distance of 33 ft (10 m) away
from the vehicle. The operating distance de-
pends upon the conditions around the vehicle.
The remote keyless entry function will not func-
tion under the following conditions:
● When the Intelligent Key is not within the
operational range.
SPA2043 ● When the doors or the rear hatch are open WPD0359
The interior light can be turned off without waiting or not closed securely. Locking doors
for 30 seconds by performing one of the follow-
ing operations. ● When the Intelligent Key battery is dis- 1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK posi-
charged. tion.
● Turning the ignition switch to the ON posi-
tion. CAUTION 2. Close all doors and the rear hatch.
● Locking the doors with the remote controller. When locking the doors using the Intelli- 3. Push the button on the Intelligent
gent Key, be sure not to leave the key in Key.
● Switching the room light switch to the OFF
position. the vehicle.
4. The hazard warning lights flash twice, the
outside buzzer sounds twice, and the horn
beeps once.
5. All doors and the rear hatch will be locked.

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NOTE: ● Inserting the mechanical key into the ignition
switch.
● Doors will lock with the Intelligent Key while
the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON The interior light illuminates for 30 seconds when
position. a door is unlocked and the room light switch is in
the DOOR position.
● Doors will not lock with the Intelligent Key
while any door is open. The light can be turned off without waiting for 30
seconds by performing one of the following op-
CAUTION erations.
After locking the doors using the Intelli- ● Turning the ignition switch to the ON posi-
gent Key, be sure that the doors have been tion.
securely locked by operating the door
● Locking the doors with the remote controller.
handles.
● Switching the room light switch to the OFF
WPD0360
position.
Unlocking doors
1. Push the button on the Intelligent Key.
2. The hazard warning lights flash once and the
outside buzzer sounds once.
3. Push the button again within 1 minute
to unlock all doors and the rear hatch.
All doors and the rear hatch will be locked auto-
matically unless one of the following operations is
performed within 1 minute after pushing
the button.
● Opening any doors or the rear hatch.
● Pushing the ignition switch.
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The hazard warning lights will flash once and the
horn will sound once to confirm that the horn
beep feature has been reactivated.
Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si-
lence the horn if the alarm is triggered.

WPD0374 WPD0362
Using the panic alarm Silencing the horn beep feature
If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened, If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti-
you may activate the panic alarm to call attention vated using the Intelligent Key.
by pushing and holding the button on the
Intelligent Key for longer than 0.5 second. To deactivate: Press and hold the
and buttons for at least 2 seconds.
The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 25
seconds. The hazard warning lights will flash three times to
confirm that the horn beep feature has been
The panic alarm stops when: deactivated.
● it has run for 25 seconds, or
To activate: Press and hold the
● any button is pushed on the Intelligent Key. and buttons for at least 2 seconds
once more.

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CAUTION Audible reminder and warning when
When the buzzer sounds and the warning
the engine stops
light illuminates, be sure to check both When the P position selecting warning light
the vehicle and the Intelligent Key. ( ) (CVT models) in the instrument panel
blinks in red:
WARNING SIGNALS
● Make sure the selector lever is in the P
To help prevent the vehicle from moving unex- position.
pectedly by erroneous operation of the Intelligent
Key or to help prevent the vehicle from being When the chime sounds intermittently:
stolen, a chime or buzzer sounds from inside and ● Make sure the selector lever is in the P
outside the vehicle and a warning light comes on position and the ignition switch is turned to
in the instrument panel. the LOCK position.
WPD0370 When a chime or beep sounds or the warning If the chime sounds continuously when the driv-
s
1 Intelligent Key lock warning light (M/T light comes on, be sure to check the vehicle and
the Intelligent Key.
er’s door is opened, check the following:
models) or P position selecting warning
● The selector lever is in the P position and the
light (CVT models) Audible reminder and warning when ignition switch is turned to the LOCK posi-
s
2 Intelligent Key system warning light locking the doors tion.
WARNING LIGHTS AND AUDIBLE ● The mechanical key is not inserted into the
When the chime or buzzer sounds from inside
REMINDERS and outside the vehicle, check for the following: ignition switch.
The Intelligent Key system is equipped with a ● The ignition switch is turned to the LOCK ● The warning chime may stop when one of
function that is designed to minimize improper position. the following is performed.
operations and to help prevent the vehicle from
being stolen. The warning buzzer sounds and the ● The Intelligent Key is not left inside the ve- – Returning the ignition switch to the LOCK
warning light illuminates when improper opera- hicle. position.
tions are detected. ● The selector lever is in the P position. – Removing the mechanical key.
– Closing the doors.
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When the Intelligent Key lock warning light Warning for low battery power Preventing the Intelligent Key from
( ) (M/T models) in the instrument panel being left in the vehicle
blinks: When the Intelligent Key battery is low, the Intel-
ligent Key system warning light ( ) will blink If you lock all doors using the power door lock
● Make sure the selector lever is in the P green for about 30 seconds after the ignition
position. switch with the Intelligent Key in the vehicle, all of
switch is turn to the ON position. This warning is the doors unlock immediately and the buzzer will
● Make sure the ignition switch is in the LOCK to let you know that the battery of the Intelligent
warn you when the door is closed.
position. Key will run down soon. Replace it with a new
one. Refer to “Battery replacement” in the “Main-
Alarm and warning when the engine tenance and do-it-yourself” section.
starts NISSAN recommends replacing the battery at a
When the Intelligent Key system warning light NISSAN dealer.
( ) blinks red and the outside buzzer
sounds, make sure the Intelligent Key is inside the
vehicle.

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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

Symptom Possible Cause Remedy


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

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HOOD

WARNING
● Make sure the hood is completely
closed and latched before driving. Fail-
ure to do so could cause the hood to fly
open and result in an accident.
● If you see steam or smoke coming from
the engine compartment, to avoid injury
do not open the hood.

WPD0371
1. Pull the hood lock release handle s
1 located Hold the coated parts sA when removing or
below the instrument panel until the hood resetting the support rod. Avoid direct con-
springs up slightly. tact with the metal parts, as they may be
2. Locate the lever s2 in between the hood and hot immediately after the engine has been
grille and push the lever sideways with your stopped.
fingertips. When closing the hood, first return the support
3. Raise the hood s
3 . rod to its original position. Slowly move the hood
down to latch the lock. Push the hood down to
4. Remove the support rod s
4 and insert it into
lock the hood securely into place.
the slot s
5 .

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REAR HATCH

See “Intelligent key system” earlier in this


WARNING
section.
The rear hatch must be closed securely
before driving. An open rear hatch could ● Push the button on the Intelligent Key
allow dangerous exhaust gases to be (if equipped) twice. See “Intelligent key sys-
drawn inside the vehicle. tem” earlier in this section.

SPA2048

OPENING THE REAR HATCH


To open the rear hatch, unlock it with one of the
following operations, then push the opener
switch sA.

● Push the power door lock switch to the


unlock position.
● Unlock all doors using the key.
● Push the button on the remote con-
troller (if equipped) twice. See “Remote key-
less entry system” earlier in this section.
● Push the rear hatch request switch or door
handle request switch (if equipped) twice.

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3. Push the rear hatch up to open.

NOTE:
If you had to open the rear hatch using this
lever, have your vehicle checked by a
NISSAN dealer as soon as possible.

SPA2049 LPD0352
To close the rear hatch, push the rear hatch down REAR HATCH RELEASE
until it securely locks.
The rear hatch release mechanism allows the rear
hatch to be opened in the event of a discharged
battery.
To release the rear hatch from the inside of the
vehicle, perform the following operations:
1. Fold the rear seats down. See “Folding rear
seat” in the “Safety — seats, seat belts and
supplemental restraint system” section.
2. Put a hand or a suitable tool in the underside
of the rear hatch to access the release lever
sA . Move the release lever to the right. The
rear hatch will be unlatched.
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FUEL-FILLER DOOR

WARNING
● Gasoline is extremely flammable and
highly explosive under certain condi-
tions. You could be burned or seriously
injured if it is misused or mishandled.
Always stop the engine and do not
smoke or allow open flames or sparks
near the vehicle when refueling.
● Fuel may be under pressure. Turn the
cap a third of a turn, and wait for any
“hissing” sound to stop to prevent fuel
from spraying out and possibly causing
personal injury. Then remove the cap.
WPD0372 LPD0354
● Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank
OPENER OPERATION FUEL-FILLER CAP after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off
The fuel-filler door release is located below the The fuel-filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the automatically. Continued refueling may
instrument panel. To open the fuel-filler door, pull cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel
cap counterclockwise to remove. To tighten, turn
the release. To lock, close the fuel-filler door spray and possibly a fire.
the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are
securely. heard. ● Use only an original equipment type
fuel-filler cap as a replacement. It has a
Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder s
1 while
built-in safety valve needed for proper
refueling. operation of the fuel system and emis-
sion control system. An incorrect cap
can result in a serious malfunction and
possible injury. It could also cause the
malfunction indicator light to come on.
● Never pour fuel into the throttle body to
attempt to start your vehicle.

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STEERING WHEEL

● Do not fill a portable fuel container in ● Tighten until the fuel-filler cap clicks.
the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap
can cause an explosion of flammable properly may cause the mal-
liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or
trailer. To reduce the risk of serious function indicator light (MIL) to illumi-
injury or death when filling portable fuel nate. If the light illuminates be-
containers: cause the fuel-filler cap is loose or
– Always place the container on the missing, tighten or install the cap and
ground when filling. continue to drive the vehicle.
– Do not use electronic devices when The light should turn off after a
filling. few driving trips. If the light
– Keep the pump nozzle in contact does not turn off after a few driving
with the container while you are fill- trips, have the vehicle inspected by a LPD0355
ing it. NISSAN dealer.
TILT OPERATION
– Use only approved portable fuel con- ● For additional information, see the
tainers for flammable liquid. “Malfunction indicator light (MIL)” in Push the lock lever s1 down and adjust the
the “Instruments and Controls” section steering wheel up or down s
2 to the desired
CAUTION earlier in this manual. position.
● If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body, Pull the lock lever up to lock the steering wheel in
flush it away with water to avoid paint place.
damage.
WARNING
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving. You could lose control of your
vehicle and cause an accident.

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SUN VISORS MIRRORS

LPD0356 WPD0126
VANITY MIRRORS (if so equipped) REARVIEW MIRROR
To access the vanity mirror, pull the sun visor The night position s 1 reduces glare from the
down and slide the mirror cover open. Some headlights of vehicles behind you at night.
vanity mirrors are illuminated and turn on when
Use the day position s
2 when driving in daylight
the mirror cover is open.
hours.

SIC2872 WARNING
To block out glare from the front, swing down the Use the night position only when neces-
sun visor s
1 . sary, because it reduces rear view clarity.
To block glare from the side, remove the sun visor
from the center mount and swing it to the side s2 .

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WARNING
● Objects viewed in the outside mirror on
the passenger side are closer than they
appear. Be careful when moving to the
right. Using only this mirror could cause
an accident. Use the inside mirror or
glance over your shoulder to properly
judge distances to other objects.
● Do not adjust the mirrors while driving.
You could lose control of your vehicle
and cause an accident.

LPD0237 MPA0008

OUTSIDE MIRRORS Foldable outside mirrors


The outside mirror remote control will operate Push the mirrors backward to fold them.
only when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position.
Heated mirrors (Canada only)
Some outside mirrors can be heated to defrost,
Move the small switch s 1 to select the right or left
defog, or de-ice for improved visibility. Press the
mirror. Adjust each mirror to the desired position rear window defroster switch to activate the heat-
using the large switch s 2 .
ing function. Press the switch again to deactivate,
or the heating function will automatically turn off
after approximately 15 minutes.

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4 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone
systems

Ventilators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25


Heater and air conditioner (manual). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 Steering wheel switch for audio control
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
Heater operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4 Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
Air conditioner operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27
Air flow charts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System
Servicing air conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28
Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Using the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
FM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
AM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 List of voice commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33
Satellite radio reception (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Speaker adaptation (SA) mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38
Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11 Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-40
FM/AM radio with compact disc (CD) player. . . . . . 4-16
FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc (CD)
changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20

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VENTILATORS

SAA1176 SAA1177 SAA1178

center center upper sides


Adjust air flow open/close s
1

Adjust air flow direction s


2

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HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER
(manual)

WARNING
● The air conditioner cooling function op-
erates only when the engine is running.
● Do not leave children or adults who
would normally require the assistance
of others alone in your vehicle. Pets
should also not be left alone. They
could accidentally injure themselves or
others through inadvertent operation of
the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days,
temperatures in a closed vehicle could
quickly become high enough to cause
severe or possibly fatal injuries to
people or animals. WHA0663

● Do not use the recirculation mode for 1. Air intake lever (Outside air circulation/ Air flow control dial
long periods as it may cause the interior Air recirculation)
The air flow control dial allows you to select the
air to become stale and the windows to 2. Air flow control dial air flow outlets.
fog up. 3. Fan control dial
4. Air conditioner button — Air flows from center and side
5. Temperature control dial ventilators.
— Air flows from center and side
CONTROLS ventilators and foot outlets.
Fan control dial — Air flows mainly from foot outlets.
— Air flows from defroster outlets
The fan control dial turns the fan on and off, and
and foot outlets.
controls fan speed.
— Air flows mainly from defroster
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Temperature control dial The air conditioner cooling function oper- 1. Move the air intake lever to the posi-
ates only when the engine is running. tion.
The temperature control dial allows you to adjust
the temperature of the outlet air. To lower the Rear window defroster switch 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
temperature, turn the dial to the left. To increase position.
For more information about the rear window de-
the temperature, turn the dial to the right. 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
froster switch, see “Rear window defroster
Fresh air switch” in the “Instruments and controls” section tion.
Move the air intake lever to the position. of this manual. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
The air flow is drawn from outside the vehicle. sired position.
HEATER OPERATION
Air recirculation Defrosting or defogging
Heating
Move the air intake lever to the position to This mode is used to direct heated air to the foot This mode directs the air to the defrost outlets to
recirculate air inside the vehicle. outlets. Some air also flows from the defrost defrost/defog the windows.

Use the selection: outlets. 1. Move the air intake lever to the posi-
1. Move the air intake lever to the posi- tion.
● when driving on a dusty road. tion for normal heating. 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
● to prevent traffic fumes from entering pas- position.
senger compartment. 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
● for maximum cooling when using the air con- position. 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
ditioner. 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- tion.
tion. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
Air conditioner button
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- sired position between the middle and the
sired position between the middle and the hot position.
Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the
desired position and push the button to hot position. ● To quickly remove ice or fog from the win-
turn on the air conditioner. The indicator light Ventilation dows, turn the fan control dial to the maxi-
comes on when the air conditioner is operating. mum position and the temperature control
To turn off the air conditioner, push the This mode directs outside air to the side and dial to the full HOT position.
button again. center ventilators.
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When the position is selected, A/C will be 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the Cooling
automatically turned on (but the indicator light will position.
remain off). This will dehumidify the air and help to This mode is used to cool and dehumidify the air.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
defog the windows. When the air flow control dial 1. Move the air intake lever to the posi-
tion.
is changed to a different position, the A/C will be tion.
turned off. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
sired position between the middle and the 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
Bi-level heating hot position. position.
This mode directs cooler air from the side and When the position is selected, A/C will be 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
center vents and warmer air from the floor outlets. automatically turned on (but the indicator light will tion.
When the temperature control dial is moved to remain off). This will dehumidify the air and help to 4. Push the button. The indicator light
the full hot or full cool position, the air between defog the windows. When the air flow control dial comes on.
the vents and the floor outlets is the same tem- is changed to a different position, the A/C will be
perature. turned off. 5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
sired position.
1. Move the air intake lever to position.
Operating tips
● For quick cooling when the outside tem-
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
Clear snow and ice from the wiper blades perature is high, move air intake lever to
position.
and air inlet in front of the windshield. This the position. Be sure to return to
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- improves heater operation. the position for normal cooling.
tion.
AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION Dehumidified heating
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the This mode is used to heat and dehumidify the air.
sired position.
desired position, and push the button to 1. Move the air intake lever to the posi-
Heating and defogging activate the air conditioner. When the air condi- tion.
tioner is on, cooling and dehumidifying functions
This mode heats the interior and defogs the wind- 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
are added to the heater operation.
shield. position.
The air conditioner cooling function oper-
1. Move the air intake lever to the posi- 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
ates only when the engine is running.
tion. tion.
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4. Push the button. The indicator light ● The air conditioning system should be
comes on. operated for approximately 10 minutes
at least once a month. This helps pre-
5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- vent damage to the system due to lack
sired position. of lubrication.
Dehumidified defogging ● A visible mist may be seen coming from the
ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the air
This mode is used to defog the windows and
is cooled rapidly. This does not indicate a
dehumidify the air.
malfunction.
1. Move the air intake lever to the posi-
● If the high temperature warning
tion.
light illuminates in red indicating
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the engine coolant temperature is over the
position. normal range, turn the air conditioner
off. See “If your vehicle overheats” in
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
the “In case of emergency” section of
tion.
this manual.
4. Push on the button. The indicator
light comes on. AIR FLOW CHARTS
5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- The following charts show the button and dial
sired position. positions for MAXIMUM AND QUICK heating,
cooling or defrosting. The air recirculation le-
Operating tips ver should always be in the OFF position
for heating and defrosting.
● Keep the windows and sunroof closed while
the air conditioner is in operation.
● After parking in the sun, drive for 2 or 3
minutes with the windows open to vent hot
air from the passenger compartment. Then,
close the windows. This allows the air con-
ditioner to cool the interior more quickly.
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SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER

The air conditioner system in your NISSAN ve-


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

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

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AUDIO SYSTEM

RADIO signal distance and interference from other ve- signals may cancel each other, resulting in mo-
hicles can work against ideal reception. De- mentary flutter or loss of sound.
Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position scribed below are some of the factors that can
and press the PWR button to turn the radio on. If affect your radio reception. AM RADIO RECEPTION
you listen to the radio with the engine not running,
AM signals, because of their low frequency, can
the key should be turned to the ACC position. FM RADIO RECEPTION
bend around objects and skip along the ground.
Radio reception is affected by station signal Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 – 30 In addition, the signals can be bounced off the
strength, distance from radio transmitter, build- miles (40 – 48 km), with monaural (single chan- ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because of
ings, bridges, mountains and other external influ- nel) FM having slightly more range than stereo these characteristics, AM signals are also sub-
ences. Intermittent changes in reception quality FM. External influences may sometimes interfere ject to interference as they travel from transmitter
normally are caused by these external influences. with FM station reception even if the FM station is to receiver.
Using a cellular phone in or near the ve- within 25 miles (40 km). The strength of the FM
Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passing
hicle may influence radio reception quality. signal is directly related to the distance between
through freeway underpasses or in areas with
the transmitter and receiver. FM signals follow a
Radio reception line-of-sight path, exhibiting many of the same many tall buildings. It can also occur for several
characteristics as light. For example, they will seconds during ionospheric turbulence even in
Your NISSAN radio system is equipped with areas where no obstacles exist.
reflect off objects.
state-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance ra-
dio reception. These circuits are designed to Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away from Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical
extend reception range, and to enhance the qual- a station transmitter, the signals will tend to fade power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights.
ity of that reception. and/or drift.
SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTION (if so
However there are some general characteristics Static and flutter: During signal interference from equipped)
of both FM and AM radio signals that can affect buildings, large hills or due to antenna position
radio reception quality in a moving vehicle, even (usually in conjunction with increased distance When the satellite radio is first installed or the
when the finest equipment is used. These char- from the station transmitter) static or flutter can battery has been replaced, the satellite radio may
acteristics are completely normal in a given re- be heard. This can be reduced by adjusting the not work properly. This is not a malfunction. Wait
ception area, and do not indicate any malfunction treble control to reduce treble response. more than 10 minutes with satellite radio ON and
in your NISSAN radio system. the vehicle outside of any metal or large building
Multipath reception: Because of the reflective
Reception conditions will constantly change be- characteristics of FM signals, direct and reflected for satellite radio to receive all of the necessary
cause of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain, signals reach the receiver at the same time. The data.

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

● This audio system can only play pre- ● MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures
recorded CDs. It has no capability to Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the
record or burn CDs. most well-known compressed digital audio
file format. This format allows for near “CD
● If the CD cannot be played, one of the quality” sound, but at a fraction of the size of
following messages will be displayed. normal audio files. MP3 conversion of an
audio track from CD-ROM can reduce the
file size by approximately a 10:1 ratio with
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● The names of folders not containing MP3
files are not shown in the display.
● If there is a file in the top level of the disc,
“ROOT” is displayed.
● The playback order is the order in which the
files were written by the writing software.
Therefore, the files might not play in the
desired order.

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Playback order chart
Playback order:
Playback order of the CD with compressed files
(MP3) is as illustrated.

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Specification chart:

Supported media CD, CD-R, CD-RW


Supported file systems ISO9660 LEVEL1, ISO9660 LEVEL2, Apple ISO, Romeo, Joliet * ISO9660 Level 3 (packet writing) is not supported.
Version MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2.5
Supported
MP3 Sampling frequency 8 kHz - 48 kHz
versions*
Bit rate 8 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR
Tag information ID3 tag VER1.0, VER1.1, VER2.2, VER2.3 (MP3 only)
Folder levels Folder levels: 8, Max folders: 255 (including root folder), Files: 512
Text character number limitation 31 characters
01: ASCII, 02: ISO-8859-1, 03: UNICODE (UTF-16 BOM Big Endian), 04: UNICODE (UTF-16 Non-BOM Big Endian),
Displayable character codes
05: (UTF-8), 06: UNICODE (Non-UTF-16 BOM Little Endian)

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

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Troubleshooting guide:

Symptom Cause and Countermeasure


Check if the disc was inserted correctly.
Check if the disc is scratched or dirty.
Check if there is condensation inside the player. If there is, wait until the condensation is gone (about 1 hour) before using the player.
Cannot play
If there is a temperature increase error, the CD player will play correctly after it returns to the normal temperature.
Files with extensions other than “.MP3”, “.mp3” or “.wma” cannot be played. In addition, the character codes and number of characters for folder names
and file names should be in compliance with the specifications.
Check if the disc is scratched or dirty.
Poor sound quality
Bit rate may be too low.
It takes a relatively long time If there are many folders or file levels on the MP3 disc, or if it is a multisession disc, some time may be required before the music starts playing.
before the music starts
playing.
The writing software and hardware combination might not match, or the writing speed, writing depth, writing width, etc., might not match the
Music cuts off or skips
specifications. Try using the slowest writing speed.
Skipping with high bit rate Skipping may occur with large quantities of data, such as for high bit rate data.
files
Moves immediately to the When a non-MP3 file has been given an extension of “.MP3” or “.mp3”, or when play is prohibited by copyright protection, there will be approximately 5
next song when playing seconds of no sound and then the player will skip to the next song.
Songs do not play back in The playback order is the order in which the files were written by the writing software. Therefore, the files might not play in the desired order.
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13. MENU button
14. RPT button
15. (CD fast forward) button
16. (CD seek/track) button
FM/AM RADIO WITH COMPACT
DISC (CD) PLAYER
For all operation precautions, see 9Audio opera-
tion precautions9 earlier in this section.
PWR button and VOL control knob
Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position,
then press the PWR button. If you listen to the
radio with the engine not running, turn the key to
the ACC position. The mode (radio or CD) that
was playing immediately before the system was
turned off resumes playing.
When no CD is loaded, the radio comes on.
Pressing the PWR button again turns the system
off.
Turn the VOL control knob to the right to increase
LHA0657 volume or to the left to decrease volume.
1. PRESET A·B·C button 7. Station select (1 - 6) buttons MENU button (BASS, TREBLE, FADE, BAL-
2. CD eject button 8. (CD seek/track) button ANCE and CLOCK):
3. TUNE/SEEK buttons 9. (CD rewind) button Press the MENU button to change the mode as
4. CD insert slot 10. RDM button follows:
5. CD button 11. VOL control knob BAS → TRE → FAD → BAL → CLK → Audio or
6. FM·AM button 12. PWR button OFF → BAS
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To adjust Bass, Treble, Fade and Balance, press 2. Press the MENU button again, the time will For example, if the MENU button and the
the MENU button until the desired mode appears start flashing. TUNE/SEEK button are pressed while the time
in the display. Press the TUNE/SEEK button to displayed is between 8:00 and 8:29, the display
3. Press the TUNE/SEEK button
adjust Bass and Treble to the desired level. You will be reset to 8:00. If the buttons were pressed
or to adjust the hour.
can also use the TUNE/SEEK button to adjust while the time was between 8:30 and 8:59, the
Fader and Balance modes. Fader adjusts the 4. Press the MENU button again; the display display will be reset to 9:00. At the same time the
sound level between the front and rear speakers will switch to the minute adjustment mode. display will return to the audio.
and Balance adjusts the sound between the right
and left speakers.
5. The minutes will start flashing. Press FM/AM radio operation
TUNE/SEEK button or to ad-
Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the just the minutes. FM·AM button:
desired level, press the MENU button repeatedly Press the FM·AM button to change from AM ←→
6. Press the MENU button again to exit the
until the radio or CD display reappears. Other- FM reception.
clock set mode.
wise, the radio or CD display will automatically
reappear after about 10 seconds. The display will return to the regular clock display The FM stereo indicator, ST, illuminates during
after 10 seconds, or press the MENU button FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast
Clock operation signal is weak, the radio automatically changes
again to return to the regular clock display.
Press the MENU button until CLK-ON or CLK- from stereo to monaural reception.
Resetting the time
OFF is displayed, use the TUNE/SEEK button to TUNE/SEEK buttons:
turn the clock display on or off. Hold the MENU button down and then press the
TUNE/SEEK button, the time will reset as fol-
Clock set Manual tuning
lows:
If the clock is not displayed with the ignition Press the or button for less than 0.5
● If the displayed minutes before the reset are
switch in the ACC or ON position, you need to seconds for manual tuning.
in the range of :00 - :29, the hour displayed
select the CLK-ON mode. Press the MENU but- before the reset will stay the same and the SEEK tuning
ton repeatedly until CLK-OFF mode is displayed. minutes will be reset to :00.
Use the TUNE/SEEK button to enable CLK-ON Press the or button for more than
● If the displayed minutes before the reset are 1.5 seconds to seek through the frequencies.
mode.
in the range of :30 - :59, the hour displayed Seek tuning begins from low to high frequencies,
1. Press the MENU button repeatedly until before the reset will advance by one hour or high to low frequencies depending on which
CLK-ON mode appears. and the minutes will be reset to :00. button is pressed, and stops at the next broad-
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casting station. Once the highest broadcasting Compact disc (CD) player operation pears in the display window. (When the last track
station is reached, the radio continues in the seek on the compact disc is skipped, the first track is
mode at the lowest broadcasting station. Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position, played.)
and carefully insert the compact disc into the slot
Station memory operations: with the label side up. The compact disc is auto- When is pressed, the track being played
matically pulled into the slot and starts to play. returns to the beginning. Press several
18 stations can be set for the FM and AM radio to times to skip back several tracks. Each time the
the A, B and C preset button in any combination If the radio is already operating, it automatically button is pressed the CD moves back 1 track.
of AM or FM stations. turns off and the compact disc begins to play.
RPT button:
1. Press the PRESET A·B·C button to change CD button:
between storage banks. The radio displays When the RPT button is pressed while the com-
When the CD button is pressed with a compact pact disc is being played, the play pattern can be
the icon A, B or C to indicate which set of
disc loaded and the radio playing, the radio turns changed as follows:
presets are active.
off and the last used compact disc starts to play. 1 TRACK RPT ←→ Normal
2. Tune to the desired station using manual
TUNE or SEEK tuning. Press and hold any of Rewind and Fast For- 1 TRACK RPT: The track that is currently playing
the desired station memory buttons (1 – 6) ward buttons: will be repeated.
until a beep sound is heard. (The radio mutes When the or button is pressed RDM button:
when the select button is pressed.) while the compact disc is playing, the compact
When the RDM button is pressed while the com-
3. The channel indicator will then come on and disc plays at an increased speed while rewinding
pact disc is being played, the play pattern can be
the sound will resume. Programming is now or fast forwarding. When the button is released,
changed as follows:
complete. the compact disc returns to normal play speed.
RDM ←→ Normal
4. Other buttons can be set in the same man- SEEK/TRACK buttons:
RDM: Tracks from the disc that is currently play-
ner.
When is pressed while the compact disc ing will be played randomly.
If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse is playing, the next track following the present CD EJECT button:
opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that one starts to play from the beginning.
case, reset the desired stations. Press several times to skip several tracks. When the button is pressed with a com-
Each time the button is pressed, the CD ad- pact disc loaded, the compact disc will be
vances 1 additional track. The track number ap- ejected.
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When the button is pressed twice with a
compact disc loaded, the compact disc will be
ejected further, for easier CD removal.
When the button is pressed while the
compact disc is being played, the compact disc
will eject and the system will turn off.
CD IN indicator:
CD IN indicator appears on the display when the
CD is loaded with the system on.

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1. CD LOAD button 7. DISP button
2. CD insert slot 8. CLOCK button
3. PRESET A·B·C button 9. SEEK/TRACK/FILE button
4. CD button 10. SCRL button
5. RADIO button* 11. SCAN button
6. CD eject button 12. AUDIO button
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13. Station and CD select (1–6) buttons ellite radio service subscription is active. Satellite and Treble to the desired level. You can also use
14. VOL control knob radio can only be installed in vehicles that were the TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER button to adjust
15. PUSH PWR button factory pre-wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio Balance and Fade modes. Balance adjusts the
16. AUX button is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. sound between the right and left speakers and
Fade adjusts the sound level between the front
17. AUX IN jack Audio main operation
18. RPT/RDM button and rear speakers.
PWR and VOL control:
19. TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER button To change the SSV mode to OFF, LOW, MID or
Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then HIGH, press the TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER but-
*No satellite radio reception is available press the PWR button while the system is off to ton up or down.
call up the mode (radio or CD) which was playing
when the RADIO button is pressed to To change the BEEP to ON or OFF, press the
immediately before the system was turned off.
access satellite radio stations unless TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER button up or down.
optional satellite receiver and antenna To turn the system off, press the PWR button. This will enable or disable the beep sound heard
are installed and an XMT or SIRIUS™ Turn the VOL control knob to adjust the volume. during menu selection.
satellite radio service subscription is Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the
This vehicle may be equipped with Speed Sen-
active. Satellite radio can only be in- sitive Volume (SSV) for audio. The audio volume desired level, press the AUDIO button repeatedly
stalled in vehicles that were factory pre- changes as the driving speed changes. until the radio or CD display reappears. Other-
wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio is wise, the radio or CD display will automatically
AUDIO button (BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE,
not available in Alaska, Hawaii and FADE, SSV and BEEP): reappear after about 10 seconds.
Guam. Clock operation
Press the AUDIO button to change the mode as
FM/AM/SAT RADIO WITH follows: Pressing the CLOCK button displays the clock
COMPACT DISC (CD) CHANGER with the radio on or off. Press the CLOCK button
BAS → TRE → BAL → FAD → SPD VOL (SSV if
For all operation precautions, see 9Audio opera- so equipped) → BEEP ON/OFF → Audio or OFF again to turn off the clock display.
tion precautions9 earlier in this section. → BAS Clock set
No satellite radio reception is available when the To adjust Bass, Treble, Balance and Fade, press 1. Press and hold the CLOCK button until it
RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio the AUDIO button until the desired mode ap-
beeps for more than 1.5 seconds to enter
stations unless optional satellite receiver and an- pears in the display. Press the
tenna are installed and an XMT or SIRIUS™ sat- the clock set mode.
TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER button to adjust Bass
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2. The time will start flashing. Press the ● Station information displays information the Folder title ←→ Album title ←→ Artist title ←→
SEEK/TRACK/FILE button or radio station wants to broadcast. Song title ←→ Disc title ←→ Track number and
to adjust the hours. Track title.
For additional information, see “Radio data sys-
3. Press the TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER tem (RDS)” later in this section. ● Track number and time displays the number
button or to adjust the minutes. of the track and how long it has been playing.
CD display mode
4. Press the CLOCK button again to exit the ● Folder number and title displays the number
To change the text displayed while playing a CD
clock set mode. of the folder and the name.
with text, press the DISP button. The DISP button
The display will return to the regular clock display will allow you to scroll through CD text as follows: ● Album title displays the album name of the
after 10 seconds, or you may press the CLOCK Track number and Track time ←→ Disc title ←→ track playing.
button again to return to the regular clock display. Track number and Track title.
● Song title displays the song name of the
DISP (display) button: ● Track number displays the number selected track playing.
on the disc.
The DISP (display) button will show text about ● Disc title displays the disc name of the CD
FM stations, CD or MP3 and SAT (satellite, if so ● Track time displays the amount of time the playing
equipped) information in the audio display. track has played.
● Track number and title displays the number
FM display mode ● Disc title displays the title of the CD being of the track and the name.
played. Display satellite radio display mode (if so
To change the text displayed while listening to an
FM station that broadcasts with Radio Data Sys- ● Track title displays the title of the selected equipped)
tem (RDS), press the DISP button. The DISP CD track. To change the text displayed when listening to
button will allow you to change RDS information satellite radio (if so equipped) press the DISP
MP3 display mode
as follows: Station call number → Program type button. The DISP button will scroll through the
→ Station information → Station call number. To change the text displayed when listening to an broadcast information as follows: Name ←→
MP3 with MP3 text (when CD with text is being Title ←→ Current display mode.
● Station call number displays the radio fre-
used), press the DISP button. The DISP button
quency number of the station. To change the default display mode press the
will scroll through the CD text as follows: Track
AUDIO button to display mode and press the
● Program type displays the type or category number and Track time ←→ Folder number and
TUNE button to select the following display
of radio station. modes: Channel number ←→ Channel name
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←→ Name ←→ Title. Once the display mode is When the RADIO button is pressed while the To move quickly through the channels, hold either
selected press the AUDIO button again to store ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the the or button down for more than
the setting. If the AUDIO button is not pressed radio will come on at the station last played. 1.5 seconds.
after 8 seconds the display will refresh with the
No satellite radio reception is available when the SEEK/TRACK/FILE
last selected display mode setting.
RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio tuning:
● Channel number mode displays the channel stations unless optional satellite receiver and an-
Press the SEEK/TRACK/FILE button
number of the selected satellite radio sta- tenna are installed and an XMT or SIRIUS™ sat-
or for less than 1.5 seconds to tune from
tion. ellite radio service subscription is active. Satellite
high to low or low to high frequencies and stop at
radio can only be installed in vehicles that were
● Channel name mode displays the channel the next broadcasting station.
factory pre-wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio
name of the selected satellite radio station.
is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. If To seek quickly through the channels, press and
● Name mode displays the name of the artist, satellite radio is not operational then the RADIO hold the SEEK/TRACK/FILE button for more than
host or weather condition of the selected button is used to toggle between AM and FM 1.5 seconds. When the button is released, the
satellite radio station. bands. radio will seek to the next broadcasting station.
● Title mode displays the song title, show If a compact disc is playing when the RADIO SCAN tuning:
name, or temperature of the selected satel- button is pressed, the compact disc will auto-
Press the SCAN button for more than 1.5 sec-
lite radio station. matically be turned off and the last radio station
onds to stop at each broadcasting station for 5
played will come on. seconds. Pressing the button again during this 5
SCRL (Scroll) button:
The FM stereo indicator ST will glow during FM second period will stop SCAN tuning and the
Press the SCRL button to scroll through radio will remain tuned to that station. If the
stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast
CD/MP3 text that is too long to be displayed on SCAN button is not pressed within 5 seconds,
signal is weak, the radio will automatically change
the first line of the display. SCAN tuning moves to the next station.
from stereo to monaural reception.
FM/AM/SAT radio operation TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER PRESET A·B·C (Station memory opera-
(Tuning): tions):
FM/AM/SAT band select:
18 stations can be set for the FM, AM and SAT
Pressing the RADIO button will change the band To manually tune the radio, press the
(satellite, if so equipped) radio to the A, B and C
as follows: TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER button or .
preset button in any combination of FM, AM or
AM ←→ FM ←→ SAT (Satellite, if so equipped) SAT stations.
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1. Choose preset bank A, B or C using the ● Music or programming type such as “Clas- To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer, press the
PRESET A·B·C select button. sical”, “Country”, or “Rock”. load button for more than 1.5 seconds.
2. Select the desired FM, AM or SAT station ● Artist and song information. The slot numbers (1 – 6) will illuminate on the
band. display when CDs are loaded into the changer.
If the station broadcasts RDS information, the
3. Tune to the desired station using manual, RDS icon is displayed. CD button:
SEEK or SCAN tuning. Press and hold any
of the desired station memory buttons (1 – Compact disc (CD) changer operation When the CD button is pressed with the system
6) until a beep sound is heard. off and the compact disc loaded, the system will
Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position turn on and the compact disc will start to play.
4. The channel indicator will then come on and and insert the compact disc into the slot with the
the sound will resume. Programming is now label side facing up. The compact disc will be When the CD button is pressed with the com-
complete. guided automatically into the slot and start play- pact disc loaded with the radio playing, the radio
ing. To insert the disc, first press the but- will automatically be turned off and the compact
5. Other buttons can be set in the same man- disc will start to play.
ner. ton.
If the radio is already operating, it will automati- TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER
If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse
cally turn off and the compact disc will play. (Fast Forward and Re-
opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that
case, reset the desired stations. wind):
If the system has been turned off while the com-
Radio data system (RDS): pact disc was playing, pressing the PWR button When the TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER button is
will start the compact disc. pressed, (fast forward) or (rewind)
RDS stands for Radio Data System, and is a data while the compact disc is being played, the com-
information service transmitted by some radio Do not use 3.1 in (8 cm) diameter compact discs pact disc will play while fast forwarding or re-
stations on the FM band (not AM band). Cur- in the CD changer. winding . When the button is released, the com-
rently, most RDS stations are in large cities, but pact disc will return to normal play speed.
many stations are now considering broadcasting LOAD button:
RDS data. SEEK/TRACK/FILE:
To insert a CD in the CD changer, press the load
RDS can display: button for less than 1.5 seconds. Select When the button is pressed for less than
● Station call sign, such as “WHFR 98.3”. the loading slot by pressing the CD insert select 1.5 seconds while a compact disc is playing, the
button (1 – 6), then insert the CD. track being played returns to its beginning. Press
● Station name, such as “The Groove”.
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several times to skip back through tracks. The Press the SCAN button for more than 1.5 sec- MP3 RPT/RDM mode:
compact disc will go back the number of times onds to preview 10 seconds of the first track on
When the RPT/RDM button is pressed while an
the button is pressed. each disc, only if more than 1 disc is loaded into MP3 compact disc is played, the play pattern can
When the button is pressed for less than the CD changer. Pressing the button again dur- be changed as follows:
1.5 seconds while the compact disc is playing, ing this 10 second period will stop the scan and
the CD that was being previewed will remain on RPT DISC → RPT FOLDER → RPT TRACK →
the next track will start to play from its beginning.
and will continue the regular playback. RDM ALL DISC → RPT ALL DISC → RPT DISC
Press several times to skip through tracks. The
compact disc will advance the number of times CD select buttons: RPT DISC: The disc that is currently playing will
the button is pressed. (When the last track on the be repeated.
compact disc is skipped through, the first track To play another CD that has been loaded, press a RPT FOLDER: The folder selected that is cur-
will be played.) CD select button (1 – 6). rently playing will be repeated.
RPT TRACK: The track that is currently playing
TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER: RPT/RDM button:
will be repeated.
When the RPT/RDM button is pressed while the RDM ALL DISC: Tracks from all discs will be
While playing an MP3, press the played randomly.
compact disc is played, the play pattern can be
TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER button or RPT ALL DISC: All discs will be played normally,
to scan forward or backward through available changed as follows:
with no special play pattern enabled.
folders. RPT DISC → RPT TRACK → RDM ALL DISC →
RDM DISC → RPT ALL DISC → RPT DISC EJECT button:
To fast forward or rewind through an audio track,
press the TUNE/FF·REW/FOLDER button or RPT DISC: The disc that is currently playing will Current disc:
for more than 1.5 seconds. be repeated. ● Press the slot number (1 – 6) for the desired
SCAN button: RPT TRACK: The track that is currently playing disc, then press the button. The com-
will be repeated. pact disc will be ejected.
While listening to a CD, press the SCAN button RDM ALL DISC: Tracks from all discs will be
to preview the first 10 seconds of each track on ● When the button is pressed twice,
played randomly. the CD will be ejected further for easier CD
the current CD playing. Pressing the SCAN but-
RDM DISC: Tracks from the disc that is currently removal. If the disc is not removed within 15
ton during this 10 second period stops the scan
and the CD remains on that track. playing will be played randomly. seconds, the disc will reload.
RPT ALL DISC: All discs will be played normally,
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All discs:
● Press and hold the button for more
than 1.5 seconds. The compact discs will be
ejected one by one. If a disc is not removed
within 15 seconds, or the button is
pressed again during the eject sequence,
the entire disc eject sequence will be can-
celed.
When this button is pressed while the compact
disc is being played, the compact disc will eject
and the last source will be played.
CD IN indicator:
The slot numbers (1 – 6) will illuminate if CDs LHA0049 LHA0660
have been loaded into the changer in CD mode
only.
CD CARE AND CLEANING 1. SEEK tuning switch
● Handle a CD by its edges. Do not bend the 2. Phone operation switch
AUX (Auxiliary) button: disc. Never touch the surface of the disc. 3. POWER on and SOURCE select
The AUX jack is located on the CD player. The ● Always place the discs in the storage case switch
AUX audio input jack accepts any standard ana- when they are not being used. 4. Volume control switch
log audio input such as from a portable cassette ● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the STEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR
tape/CD player, MP3 player or laptop computers. center to the outer edge using a clean, soft
cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular AUDIO CONTROL (if so equipped)
Press the AUX button to play a compatible device motion.
when it is plugged into the AUX jack. The audio system can be operated using the
● Do not use a conventional record cleaner or controls on the steering wheel.
alcohol intended for industrial use.
● A new disc may be rough on the inner and
outer edges. Remove the rough edges by
rubbing the inner and outer edges with the
side of a pen or pencil as illustrated.

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POWER on switch SEEK tuning
With the ignition key turned to the ACC or ON
position, push the POWER switch to turn the Memory change (radio):
audio system on. While in one of the preset radio station banks (A,
B or C), push the SEEK tuning switch
SOURCE select switch: or for less than 1.5 seconds to change to
Push the SOURCE select switch to change the the next preset station in memory.
mode in the following sequence: PRESET A → Seek tuning (radio):
PRESET B → PRESET C → PRESET A.
Push the SEEK tuning switch or for
With a CD inserted and an auxiliary device more than 1.5 seconds to seek the next or previ-
plugged in, push the SOURCE select switch to ous radio station.
change the mode in the following sequence: CD
→ AUX → PRESET A → PRESET B → PRESET Next/Previous track (CD):
C → CD.
Push the SEEK tuning switch or for
While in one of the preset radio station banks (A, less than 1.5 seconds to return to the beginning
B or C), use the SEEK switch or to of the present track or skip to the next track. Push
select one of the preset radio stations (1–6). several times to skip back or skip through tracks.
Volume control switch Change disc (CD) (if so equipped):

Push the volume control switch to increase or Push the SEEK tuning switch or for
decrease the volume. more than 1.5 seconds to change the playing
disc up or down. LHA0708

ANTENNA
The antenna should be placed in the rearward
position s
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CAR PHONE OR CB RADIO

The antenna cannot be shortened, but can be When installing a CB, ham radio or car phone in
CAUTION
folded down or removed. When you need to your NISSAN, be sure to observe the following
remove the antenna, turn the antenna rod coun- precautions, otherwise the new equipment may ● Keep the antenna as far away as pos-
terclockwise s
B. adversely affect the engine control system and sible from the electronic control
other electronic parts. modules.
To install the antenna rod, turn the antenna rod
clockwise s A and hand tighten. ● Keep the antenna wire more than 8 in
WARNING (20 cm) away from the electronic con-
CAUTION ● A cellular telephone should not be used trol system harnesses. Do not route the
while driving so full attention may be antenna wire next to any harness.
● Always properly tighten the antenna
given to vehicle operation. Some juris- ● Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio
rod during installation or the antenna
dictions prohibit the use of cellular tele- as recommended by the manufacturer.
rod may break during vehicle operation.
phones while driving.
● Be sure that the antenna is removed ● Connect the ground wire from the CB
● If you must make a call while your ve- radio chassis to the body.
before the vehicle enters an automatic
hicle is in motion, the hands free cellu-
car wash. ● For details, consult a NISSAN dealer.
lar phone operational mode (if so
● Be sure to fold down the antenna be- equipped) is highly recommended. Ex-
fore the vehicle enters a garage with a ercise extreme caution at all times so
low ceiling. full attention may be given to vehicle
operation.
● If a conversation in a moving vehicle
requires you to take notes, pull off the
road to a safe location and stop your
vehicle before doing so.

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BLUETOOTHT HANDS-FREE PHONE
SYSTEM (if so equipped)

WARNING
● Use a phone after stopping your vehicle
in a safe location. If you have to use a
phone while driving, exercise extreme
caution at all times so full attention may
be given to vehicle operation.
● If a conversation in a moving vehicle
requires you to take notes, pull off the
road to a safe location and stop your
vehicle before doing so.

CAUTION
To avoid draining the vehicle battery, use
a phone after starting the engine.

LHA0662
Your NISSAN is equipped with the BluetoothT make or receive a hands-free telephone call with
Hands-Free Phone System. If you are an owner your cellular phone in the vehicle.
of a BluetoothT enabled cellular phone, you can
Once your cellular phone is paired to the in-
set up the wireless connection between your
vehicle phone module, no other phone connect-
cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone module.
ing procedure is required. Your phone is auto-
With BluetoothT wireless technology, you can
matically connected with the in-vehicle phone
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module when the ignition switch is turned to the – Your cellular phone is locked to prevent it FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
ON position with the paired cellular phone turned from being dialed.
This equipment complies with FCC radiation ex-
on and carried in the vehicle.
When the radio wave condition is not ideal or posure limits set forth for an uncontrolled envi-
You can register up to 5 different BluetoothT ambient sound is too loud, it may be difficult to ronment. This equipment should be installed and
cellular phones to the in-vehicle phone module. hear the other person’s voice during a call. operated with minimum distance of 8 inches (20
However, you can talk on only one cellular phone cm) between the radiator and your body. This
Do not place the cellular phone in an area sur-
at a time. Transmitter must not be co-located or operating
rounded by metal or far away from the in-vehicle
phone module to prevent tone quality degrada- in conjunction with any other antenna or transmit-
Before using the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone
tion and wireless connection disruption. ter.
System, refer to the following notes.
● Set up the wireless connection between a While a cellular phone is connected through the USING THE SYSTEM
cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone BluetoothT wireless connection, the battery
The NISSAN Voice Recognition system allows
module before using the hands-free phone power of the cellular phone may discharge
hands-free operation of the BluetoothT Phone
system. quicker than usual.
System.
● Some BluetoothT enabled cellular phones If the hands-free phone system seems to be
malfunctioning, please refer to “Troubleshooting If the vehicle is in motion, some commands may
may not be recognized by the in-vehicle not be available so full attention may be given to
guide” later in this section. You can also visit
phone module. Please visit www.nissan- vehicle operation.
www.nissan-usa.com/bluetooth for trouble-
usa.com/bluetooth for a recommended
shooting help.
phone list. Initialization
Refer to the cellular phone Owner’s Manual re-
● You will not be able to use a hands-free When the ignition switch is turned to the ON
garding the telephone charges, cellular phone
phone under the following conditions: position, NISSAN Voice Recognition is initialized,
antenna and body, etc.
– Your vehicle is outside of the cellular ser- which takes a few seconds. When completed,
This device complies with Part 15 of the the amber light on the overhead console illumi-
vice area.
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol- nates and the system is ready to accept voice
– Your vehicle is in an area where it is lowing two conditions: (1) this device may commands. If the button is pressed before
difficult to receive radio waves; such as in not cause harmful interference, and (2) this the initialization completes, the system will an-
a tunnel, in an underground parking ga- device must accept any interference re- nounce “Hands-free phone system not ready”
rage, near a tall building or in a mountain- ceived, including interference that may
and will not react to voice commands.
ous area. cause undesired operation.
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Operating tips ● If you need to hear the available commands ● Either “zero” or “oh” can be used for “0”.
for the current menu again, say “Help” and
To get the best performance out of the NISSAN Example: 1-800-662-6200
the system will repeat them.
Voice Recognition system, observe the following: – “One eight oh oh six six two six two oh
● If a command is not recognized, the system
● Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as oh”, or
announces, “Command not recognized.
possible. Close the windows to eliminate Please try again.” Repeat the command in a – “One eight zero zero six six two six two oh
surrounding noises (traffic noises, vibration clear voice. oh”
sounds, etc.), which may prevent the system
from recognizing voice commands correctly. ● If you want to go back to the previous com- ● Words can be used for the first 4 digits
mand, you can say “Go back” or “Correc- places only.
● Wait until the tone sounds before speaking a tion” any time the system is waiting for a
command. Otherwise, the command will not response. Example: 1-800-662-6200
be received properly. – “One eight hundred six six two six two oh
● You can cancel a command when the sys-
● Start speaking a command within 5 seconds tem is waiting for a response by saying, oh”,
after the tone sounds. “Cancel” or “Quit.” The system announces – NOT “One eight hundred six six two sixty
“Cancel” and ends the VR session. You can
● Speak in a natural voice without pausing two hundred, and
also press the button on the steering
between words. wheel at any time. Whenever the VR session – NOT “One eight oh oh six six two sixty two
is cancelled, a double beep is played to hundred.
Giving voice commands indicate you have exited the system.
To operate NISSAN Voice Recognition, press ● Numbers can be spoken in small groups.
● If you want to adjust the volume of the voice The system will prompt you to continue en-
and release the button located on the feedback, press the volume control switches
steering wheel. The light on the overhead con- tering digits, if desired.
(+ or -) on the steering wheel while being
sole flashes to signal you have entered a voice provided with feedback. You can also use Example: 1-800-662-6200
recognition (VR) session. After the tone sounds, the radio volume control knob.
speak a command. – “One eight oh oh”
How to say numbers
The command given is picked up by the micro- The system repeats the numbers and
phone, and voice feedback is given when the NISSAN Voice Recognition requires a certain prompts you to enter more.
way to speak numbers in voice commands. Refer
command is accepted. – “six six two”
to the following rules and examples.
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The system repeats the numbers and
prompts you to enter more. PHONE/END
– “six two oh oh” Press the button to cancel a VR
session or end a call.
● You can say “Star” for * and “Pound” for # at
any time in any position of the phone num- GETTING STARTED
ber.
The following procedures will help you get
Example: 1-555-1212 *123 started using the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone
System with NISSAN Voice Recognition. For ad-
– “One five five five one two one two star ditional command options, refer to “List of voice
one two three” commands” later in this section.
NOTE: Choosing a language
For best results, say phone numbers as You can interact with the BluetoothT Hands-Free
LHA0661
single digits. Phone System using English, Spanish or French.
CONTROL BUTTONS
To change the language, perform the following.
The control buttons for the BluetoothT Hands-
1. Press and hold the button for more
Free Phone System are located on the steering than 5 seconds.
wheel.
PHONE/SEND 2. The system announces: “Press the
PHONE/SEND ( ) button for the
Press the button to initiate a VR hands-free phone system to enter the
session or answer an incoming call. speaker adaptation mode or press the
PHONE/END ( ) button to select a dif-
You can also use the button to ferent language.”
skip through system feedback and to 3. Press the button.
enter commands during a call. See “List
of voice commands” and “During a call” For information on speaker adaptation, see
“Speaker adaptation (SA) mode” later in this
later in this section for more information. section.
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4. The system announces the current language 5. If you decide not to change the language, do 3. Say: “Pair phone” s B . The system acknowl-
and gives you the option to change the lan- not press either button. After 5 seconds, the edges the command and announces the
guage to Spanish (in Spanish) or French (in VR session will end, and the language will next set of available commands.
French). Use the following chart to select not be changed.
4. Say: “New phone” s C . The system acknowl-
the language.
Pairing procedure edges the command and asks you to initiate
NOTE: pairing from the phone handset sD.
NOTE: The pairing procedure of the cellular phone
Note: You must press the button or
the button within 5 seconds to The pairing procedure must be performed varies according to each cellular phone
change the language. when the vehicle is stationary. If the vehicle manufacturer. See the cellular phone Own-
starts moving during the procedure, the er’s Manual for details. You can also visit
Current
Press Press procedure will be cancelled. www.nissan-usa.com/bluetooth for instruc-
(PHONE/SEND) (PHONE/END) tions on pairing NISSAN recommended cel-
language
to select to select Main Menu lular phones.
English Spanish French “Setup” s
A
When prompted for a PIN code, enter
Spanish English French “Pair Phone” s
B “1234” from the handset. The PIN code
French English Spanish “New Phone” s
C “1234” has been assigned by NISSAN and
Initiate from handset s
D cannot be changed.
Name phone s
E 5. The system asks you to say a name for the
phone sE .
Assign priority s
F

Choose ringtone s
G If the name is too long or too short, the
system tells you, then prompts you for a
1. Press the button on the steering name again.
wheel. The system announces the available
commands. Also, if more than one phone is paired and
the name sounds too much like a name
2. Say: “Setup” s
A . The system acknowledges already used, the system tells you, then
the command and announces the next set of prompts you for a name again.
available commands.
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6. The system asks you to assign a priority level 3. Say the number you wish to call s B . For LIST OF VOICE COMMANDS
sF . The priority level determines which example, 555-1212 can be said as “five five
phone is active when more than one paired five one two one two.” See “How to say
BluetoothT phone is in the vehicle. Follow numbers” earlier in this section for more Main Menu
the instructions provided by the system or information.
“Call”
refer to “Setup” later in this section for more 4. When you have finished speaking the phone
information on changing priorities. “Phone Book”
number, the system repeats it back and an-
nounces the available commands. “Memo Pad”
7. The system will ask if you would like to select
a custom ring tone s G . Follow the instruc- 5. Say: “Dial” s
C . The system acknowledges “Setup”
tions provided by the system or refer to the command and makes the call. When you press and release the button on
“Setup” later in this section for more infor- the steering wheel, you can choose from the
For additional command options, see “List of
mation on selecting ringtones. commands on the Main Menu. The following
voice commands” later in this section.
pages describe these commands and the com-
Making a call by entering a phone Receiving a call mands in each sub-menu.
number
When you hear the ring tone, press the Remember to wait for the tone before
button on the steering wheel. speaking.
Main Menu Once the call has ended, press the button You can say “Help” to hear the list of commands
“Call” s
A on the steering wheel. currently available any time the system is waiting
for a response.
Number (speak digits) s
B
NOTE:
“Dial” s
C If you want to end an action without completing it,
If you do not wish to take the call when you you can say “Cancel” or “Quit” at any time the
1. Press the button on steering wheel. A hear the ring tone, press the button system is waiting for a response. The system will
tone will sound. on the steering wheel. end the VR session. Whenever the VR session is
cancelled, a double beep is played to indicate
2. Say: “Call” sA . The system acknowledges For additional command options, see “List of
you have exited the system.
the command and announces the next set of voice commands” later in this section.
available commands. If you want to go back to the previous command,
you can say “Go back” or “Correction” any time
the system is waiting for a response.
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When you get used to the menus in the system, When prompted by the system, say the name of “Call back” s
D
you can talk ahead by saying more than one the phone book entry you wish to call. The system
Use the Call Back command to dial the number of
command at a time. For example, say, “Call five acknowledges the name.
the last incoming call within the vehicle.
five five one two one two” or “Memo pad record.”
If there are multiple locations associated with the
The system acknowledges the command, re-
Also, when you get used to the system re- name, the system asks you to choose the loca-
peats the number and begins dialing.
sponses, you can skip ahead to the tone by tion.
pressing the button on the steering wheel. If a call back number does not exist, the system
Once you have confirmed the name and location, announces, “There is no number to call back” and
However, if you press the button when the
the system begins the call. ends the VR session.
system is waiting for a response from you it will
end the VR session. Number (speak digits) s
B During a call
“Call” When prompted by the system, say the number During a call there are several command options
you wish to call. Refer to “How to say numbers” available. Press the button on the steering
and “Making a call by entering a phone number” wheel to mute the receiving voice and enter com-
Main Menu earlier in this section for more details. mands.
“Call” “Redial” s
C ● “Help” — The system announces the avail-
Name (speak name) s
A
Use the Redial command to call the last number
able commands.
Number (speak digits) s
B that was dialed within the vehicle. ● “Go back/Correction” — The system an-
“Redial” s
C nounces “Go back,” ends the VR session
NOTE: and returns to the call.
“Call Back” s
D
The system will not redial the last number ● “Cancel/Quit” — The system announces
Name (speak name) s
A
dialed by the handset keypad. “Cancel,” ends the VR session and returns
to the call.
If you have stored entries in the Phone Book, you The system acknowledges the command, re-
can dial a number associated with a name and peats the number and begins dialing. ● “Send/Enter/Call/Dial” — Use the Send
location. command to enter numbers during a call. For
If a redial number does not exist, the system example, if you were directed to dial an ex-
See “Phone book” later in this section to learn announces, “There is no number to redial” and tension by an automated system:
how to store entries. ends the VR session.
Say: “Send one two three four.”
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The system acknowledges the command NOTE: NOTE:
and sends the tones associated with the
If a call is ended or the cellular phone Each phone has its own separate phone
numbers. The system then ends the VR ses-
network connection is lost while the Mute book. You cannot access Phone A’s phone
sion and returns to the call.
feature is on, the Mute feature will be reset book if you are currently connected with
● “Transfer call” — Use the Transfer Call com- to “off” for the next call so the other party Phone B.
mand to transfer the call from the BluetoothT can hear your voice.
“New entry” s
A
Hands-Free Phone System to the cellular
phone when privacy is desired. “Phone book” Use the New Entry command to store a new
name in the system.
The system announces, “Transfer call. Call NOTE:
transferred to privacy mode.” The system When prompted by the system, say the name you
then ends the VR session. Phone book commands are not available would like to give the new entry.
when the vehicle is moving.
You can also issue the Transfer Call com- For example, say: “Mary.”
mand again to return to a hands-free call Main Menu If the name is too long or too short, the system
through the vehicle. “Phone Book” tells you, then prompts you for a name again.

● “Mute” — Use the Mute command to mute “New Entry” s


A Also, if the name sounds too much like a name
already stored, the system tells you, then prompts
your voice so the other party cannot hear it. “Edit” s
B
Use the mute command again to unmute you for a name again.
“Delete” s
C
your voice. Once the system accepts the name and you
9List Names” s
D
confirm it is correct, the system asks for a location
The Phone Book stores up to 40 names for each (Home, Office, Mobile or Other).
phone paired with the system. Each name can For example, say: “Home.”
have up to 4 locations/phone numbers associ- The system acknowledges the location and asks
ated with it. for a number.
For example, say: “five five five one two
one two.” See “How to say numbers”
earlier in this section for more
information.
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The system repeats the number and prompts you The system confirms the name, location and The system recites the phone book entries but
for the next command. When you have finished number, then announces that the entry has been does not include the actual phone numbers.
entering numbers, choose “Store.” stored. The system then ends the VR session. When the playback of the list is complete the
system ends the VR session.
The system confirms the name, location and “Delete” s
C
number. The system then asks if you would like to You can stop the playback of the list at any time
Use the Delete command to erase one entry from by pressing the button on the steering
store another location for the same name. If you
the phone book, all entries from the phone book, wheel. The system ends the VR session.
do not wish to store another location, the system
the current redial number or the current call back
ends the VR session. “Memo pad”
number.
“Edit” s
B
To delete entries from the phone book, say a
Use the Edit command to alter an existing phone name or “All entries” when prompted by the sys- Main Menu
book entry or to add a 2nd, 3rd or 4th phone tem.
“Memo Pad”
number to an existing entry.
The system acknowledges the command and “Record” s
A
When prompted by the system, say the name of asks you to confirm the deletion.
“Play” s
B
the entry you wish to edit.
To delete the current redial number or call back “Delete” s
C
The system acknowledges the name and asks number, say “redial number” or “call back num-
you for the location you would like to edit. ber” when prompted by the system. The Memo Pad records a maximum of 3 voice
memos, each up to 20 seconds long.
Say the name of the location. The system ac- If a redial number or a call back number exists, the
knowledges and asks you for the phone number system deletes them without asking for confirma- “Record” s
A
you would like to store with this location. tion. The system announces “Recording” and a tone
See “How to say numbers” earlier in this section If there is no number for the entry you are trying to sounds signaling you to begin.
for more information. delete, the system says so and ends the VR Speak the information you wish to record clearly.
session. When you are done, press the or
The system repeats the number and prompts you
button on the steering wheel.
for the next command. When you have finished “List names” s
D
entering numbers, choose “Store.” A tone sounds and the system announces
Use the List Names command to hear all the
“Memo recorded.” Another tone sounds to end
names and locations in the phone book. the VR session.
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If the memo pad is full, the system asks if you wish Use the Setup command to change options as- ● “Replace phone” — The system announces
to record over the oldest memo. sociated with the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone the names of the phones already paired and
System. asks which you would like to replace.
“Play” s
B
“Pair phone” s
A Once you say the name of the phone you
The system plays back all the memos in the order
of newest to oldest. The system ends the VR wish to replace, the pairing procedure will
Use the Pair Phone command to pair a phone to
session. begin. Refer to “Pairing procedure” earlier in
the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System.
this section.
If there are no memos recorded, the system an-
nounces “No messages to play.” The system NOTE: ● “List phone” – See the description below.
ends the VR session. The pairing procedure must be performed “List phone” s
B
“Delete” s
C when the vehicle is stationary. If the vehicle
Use the List Phone command to hear the names
starts moving during the procedure, the
The Delete command erases all memos. The procedure will be cancelled. Also, see of the phones currently paired. If no phones are
system asks you to confirm this action before “Pairing procedure” earlier in this section paired, the system announces, “No paired
deleting all memos. for additional information. phones to list.” The system then ends the VR
session.
“Setup” Up to 5 phones can be paired. If you try to pair a
sixth phone, the system announces that you must “Select phone” s
C

Main Menu first delete one phone or replace an existing Use the Select Phone command to select a
phone. phone of lesser priority when two or more phones
“Setup”
If you try to pair a phone that has already been paired with BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone Sys-
“Pair Phone” s
A
tem are in the vehicle at the same time.
paired to your vehicle’s system, the system an-
“List Phone” s
B
nounces the name the phone is already using. The system asks you to name the phone and
“Select Phone” s
C The pairing procedure will then be cancelled. confirm the selection.
“Change Priority” s
D
When prompted by the system, choose from the Once the selection is confirmed, the selected
“Delete Phone” s
E following commands: phone remains active until the ignition switch is
“Select Ringtone” s
F ● “New phone” — Refer to “Pairing a phone” turned OFF or you select a new phone.
“Bluetooth Off” s
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“Change priority” s
D The system announces the names of the phones “Bluetooth off” s
G
already paired with the system and their priority
Use the Change Priority command to change the Use the Bluetooth Off command to turn off the
level. The system then gives you the option to BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System.
priority level of the active phone.
delete a specific phone, all phones or listen to the
The priority level determines which phone is ac- list again. When the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone Sys-
tive when more than one paired BluetoothT tem is off, you will not be able to make or receive
Once you chose to delete a phone or all phones, calls using NISSAN Voice Recognition. Also, you
phone is in the vehicle.
the system asks you to confirm this action. will not have access to the Phone Book.
The system states the priority level of the active
phone and asks for a new priority level (1, 2, 3, 4, NOTE: You can still use the Memo Pad and access
5). Setup.
When you delete a phone, the associated
If the new priority level is already being used for phone book for that phone will also be SPEAKER ADAPTATION (SA) MODE
another phone, the two phones will swap priority deleted. Speaker Adaptation allows up to two out-of-
levels. “Select ringtone” s
F dialect users to train the system to improve rec-
For example, if the current priority levels are: ognition accuracy. By repeating a number of
Use the Select Ringtone command to select the commands, the users can create a voice model of
Priority Level 1 = Phone A tone heard in the vehicle when an incoming call is their own voice that is stored in the system. The
Priority Level 2 = Phone B received. system is capable of storing a different speaker
Priority Level 3 = Phone C adaptation model for memory A and memory B.
The system announces the name of the active
and you change the priority level of Phone C to phone and asks you to choose from the following If memory A is available, the system will use
Level 1, then: commands: memory A to store the model. If memory A is in
use and memory B is available, the system will
Priority Level 1 = Phone C ● “Ringtone” — The system plays a ringtone
use memory B to store the model. If both of the
Priority Level 2 = Phone B and asks if you would like to select that tone.
memory locations are in use, the system will ask
Priority Level 3 = Phone A If you say no, the system plays the next
the user to select which memory location should
ringtone available and continues to cycle
be overwritten.
“Delete phone” s
E through the ringtones until you select one or
quit.
Use the Delete Phone command to delete a
specific phone or all phones from the BluetoothT ● “Silent” — The system asks you to confirm
Hands-Free Phone System. your wish to disable the ringtone.
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Training procedure 7. When preparation is complete and you are ● delete call back number
ready to begin, the press the button.
The procedure for training a voice is as follows. ● setup pair phone
8. The SA mode will be explained. Follow the
1. Position the vehicle in a reasonably quiet ● memo pad play
instructions provided by the system.
outdoor location. ● eight pause nine three two pause seven
9. When training is finished, the system will tell
2. Sit in the driver’s seat with the engine run- you an adequate number of phrases have ● delete all entries
ning, the parking brake on, and the transmis- been recorded.
sion in P (Park) (AT and CVT models) or N ● call seven two four zero nine
(Neutral) (MT models). 10. The system will ask you to say your name.
● phone book delete entry
Follow the instructions to register your name.
3. Press and hold the button for more ● memo pad record
than 5 seconds. 11. The system will announce that speaker ad-
aptation has been completed and the sys- ● dial star two one seven oh
4. The system announces: “Press the tem is ready.
PHONE/SEND ( ) button for the ● Yes
hands-free phone system to enter the The SA mode will stop if:
● No
speaker adaptation mode or press the ● The button is pressed for more than 5
PHONE/END ( ) button to select a dif- ● select ring tone
seconds in SA mode.
ferent language. ● dial eight five six nine two
● The vehicle begins moving during SA mode.
5. Press the button. ● Bluetooth on
● The ignition switch is turned to the OFF or
For information on selecting a different lan- LOCK position. ● setup change priority
guage, see “Choosing a language” earlier in
this section. Training phrases ● call three one nine oh two

6. Voice memory A or memory B is selected During the SA mode, the system instructs the ● nine seven pause pause three oh eight
automatically. If both memory locations are trainer to say the following phrases. (The system
● Cancel
already in use, the system will prompt you to will prompt you for each phrase.)
overwrite one. Follow the instructions pro- ● call back number
● phone book new entry
vided by the system. ● call star two zero nine five
● dial three oh four two nine
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● delete phone ● call eight oh five four one ● dial nine seven two six six
● dial eight three zero five one ● Correction ● memo pad delete
● Home ● setup change ring tone ● call seven six three oh one
● four three pause two nine pause zero ● dial seven four oh one eight ● go back
● delete redial number ● setup main menu ● call five six two eight zero
● phone book list names ● Delete ● dial six six four three seven

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The system should respond correctly to all voice commands without difficulty. If problems are encountered, try the following solutions.
Where the solutions are listed by number, try each solution in turn, starting with number 1, until the problem is resolved.
Symptom Solution
1. Ensure that the command is valid. See “List of voice commands” earlier in this section.
2. Ensure that the command is spoken after the tone.
3. Speak clearly without pausing between words and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level in the vehicle.

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

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5 Starting and driving

Precautions when starting and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21


Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Cruise control (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Three-way catalyst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Precautions on cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) Cruise control operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 Increasing fuel economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Parking/parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25
Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Intelligent Key System (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Brake precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Automatic transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Manual transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Key positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29
Nissan vehicle immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Freeing a frozen door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Anti-freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29
Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13 Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29
Automatic transmission (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . 5-13 Tire equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Special winter equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16 Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29
Manual transmission (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20 Engine block heater (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30

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PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTING
AND DRIVING

WARNING ● If you suspect that exhaust fumes are d. You have had an accident involving
entering the vehicle, drive with all win- damage to the exhaust system, un-
● Do not leave children or adults who dows fully open, and have the vehicle derbody, or rear of the vehicle.
would normally require the assistance inspected immediately.
of others alone in your vehicle. Pets THREE-WAY CATALYST
should also not be left alone. They ● Do not run the engine in closed spaces
could accidentally injure themselves or such as a garage. The three-way catalyst is an emission control
others through inadvertent operation of ● Do not park the vehicle with the engine device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust
the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, running for any extended length of time. gases in the three-way catalyst are burned at
temperatures in a closed vehicle could high temperatures to help reduce pollutants.
quickly become high enough to cause ● Keep the rear hatch closed while driv-
severe or possibly fatal injuries to ing, otherwise exhaust gases could be WARNING
people or animals. drawn into the passenger compart-
ment. If you must drive with the rear ● The exhaust gas and the exhaust sys-
● Properly secure all cargo to help pre- hatch open, follow these precautions: tem are very hot. Keep people, animals
vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not or flammable materials away from the
place cargo higher than the seatbacks. 1. Open all the windows. exhaust system components.
In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured 2. Turn the air recirculation mode off
cargo could cause personal injury. ● Do not stop or park the vehicle over
and set the fan speed control to the flammable materials such as dry grass,
EXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide) highest level to circulate the air. waste paper or rags. They may ignite
● The exhaust system and body should be and cause a fire.
WARNING inspected by a qualified mechanic
● Do not breathe exhaust gases; they whenever: CAUTION
contain colorless and odorless carbon a. The vehicle is raised for service. ● Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits
monoxide. Carbon monoxide is danger- from leaded gasoline will seriously re-
ous. It can cause unconsciousness or b. You suspect that exhaust fumes are
entering into the passenger duce the three-way catalyst’s ability to
death. help reduce exhaust pollutants.
compartment.
c. You notice a change in the sound of
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● Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunc- you should determine the proper tire inflation subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the mal-
tions in the ignition, fuel injection, or pressure for those tires.) function exists. When the malfunction indicator is
electrical systems can cause overrich illuminated, the system may not be able to detect
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
fuel flow into the three-way catalyst, or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
causing it to overheat. Do not keep driv- malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons,
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale
ing if the engine misfires, or if notice- including the installation of replacement or alter-
when one or more of your tires is significantly
able loss of performance or other un- nate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent
underinflated. Accordingly, when the low tire
usual operating conditions are the TPMS from functioning properly. Always
pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replac-
detected. Have the vehicle inspected
promptly by a NISSAN dealer. check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate ing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to
them to the proper pressure. Driving on a signifi- ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and
● Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel cantly underinflated tire causes the tire to over- wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function
level. Running out of fuel could cause heat and can lead to tire failure. Underinflation properly.
the engine to misfire, damaging the also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and
three-way catalyst. may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping Additional information:
● Do not race the engine while warming it ability. ● The TPMS does not monitor the tire pres-
up. sure of the spare tire.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for
● Do not push or tow your vehicle to start proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s ● The TPMS will activate only when the vehicle
the engine. responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, is driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25
even if underinflation has not reached the level to km/h). Also, this system may not detect a
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure sudden drop in tire pressure (for example a
SYSTEM (TPMS) (if so equipped) telltale. flat tire while driving).
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), Your vehicle has also been equipped with a ● Tire pressure rises and falls depending on
should be checked monthly when cold and in- TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the the heat caused by the vehicle’s operation
flated to the inflation pressure recommended by system is not operating properly. The TPMS mal- and the outside temperature. Low outside
the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard function indicator is combined with the low tire temperature can lower the temperature of
or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has pressure telltale. When the system detects a the air inside the tire which can cause a
tires of a different size than the size indicated on malfunction, the telltale will flash for approxi- lower tire inflation pressure. This may cause
mately one minute and then remain continuously the low tire pressure warning light to illumi-
the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label,
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon nate. If the warning light illuminates in low
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ambient temperature, check the tire pres- ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel This device complies with Part 15 of the
sure for all four tires. is replaced the TPMS will not function FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry
and the low tire pressure warning light Canada.
For additional information, see “Low tire pressure
warning light” in the “Instruments and controls” will flash. Contact your NISSAN dealer Operation is subject to the following two
section and “Tire pressure monitoring system as soon as possible for tire replacement conditions: (1) This device may not cause
(TPMS)” in the “In case of emergency” section. and/or system resetting. harmful interference, and (2) this device
● Replacing tires with those not originally must accept any interference received, in-
WARNING specified by NISSAN could affect the cluding interference that may cause undes-
proper operation of the TPMS. ired operation of the device.
● If the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates while driving, avoid sudden ● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol AVOIDING COLLISION AND
steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, tire sealant into the tires, as this may
reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road cause a malfunction of the tire pressure ROLLOVER
to a safe location and stop the vehicle sensors.
as soon as possible. Serious vehicle WARNING
damage could occur and may lead to an CAUTION Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe
accident and could result in serious and prudent manner may result in loss of
personal injury. Check the tire pressure Do not place metalized film or any metal
control or an accident.
for all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure parts (antenna, etc.) on the windows. This
to the recommended COLD tire pres- may cause poor reception of the signals Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey
sure shown on the Tire and Loading from the tire pressure sensors, and the all traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed,
Information label to turn the low tire TPMS will not function properly. high speed cornering, or sudden steering ma-
pressure warning light OFF. If you have FCC Notice: neuvers, because these driving practices could
a flat tire, replace it with a spare tire as cause you to lose control of your vehicle. As with
soon as possible. (See “Flat tire” in the Changes or modifications not expressly ap- any vehicle, loss of control could result in a
“In case of emergency” section for proved by the party responsible for compli- collision with other vehicles or objects, or
changing a flat tire.) ance could void the user’s authority to op- cause the vehicle to roll over, particularly if
erate the equipment. the loss of control causes the vehicle to
slide sideways. Be attentive at all times, and
avoid driving when tired. Never drive when under
the influence of alcohol or drugs (including pre-
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IGNITION SWITCH

scription or over-the-counter drugs which may NISSAN is committed to safe driving. However,
WARNING
cause drowsiness). Always wear your seat belt you must choose not to drive under the influence
as outlined in the “Safety – Seats, seat belts and of alcohol. Every year thousands of people are Never remove or turn the key to the LOCK
supplemental restraint system” section of this injured or killed in alcohol-related accidents. Al- position while driving. The steering wheel
manual, and also instruct your passengers to do though the local laws vary on what is considered will lock. This may cause the driver to lose
so. to be legally intoxicated, the fact is that alcohol control of the vehicle and could result in
affects all people differently and most people serious vehicle damage or personal injury.
Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in colli-
underestimate the effects of alcohol.
sions and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an
unbelted or improperly belted person is Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! And
significantly more likely to be injured or that is true for drugs, too (over-the-counter, pre-
killed than a person properly wearing a scription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if your
seat belt. ability to operate your vehicle is impaired by alco-
hol, drugs, or some other physical condition.
DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND
DRIVING
WARNING
Never drive under the influence of alcohol
or drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream re-
duces coordination, delays reaction time
and impairs judgement. Driving after
drinking alcohol increases the likelihood
of being involved in an accident injuring
yourself and others. Additionally, if you
are injured in an accident, alcohol can
increase the severity of the injury.

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M/T models Operating range
CVT models
● Never leave the Intelligent Key inside
INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM (if so The Intelligent Key functions can only be used
the vehicle when you leave the vehicle.
when the Intelligent Key is within the specified
equipped) ● If the vehicle battery is discharged the operating range.
The Intelligent Key system can operate the igni- ignition switch cannot be moved from
the “LOCK” position and if the steering When the Intelligent Key battery is almost dis-
tion switch without taking the key out from your
lock is engaged, the steering wheel charged or strong radio waves are present near
pocket or purse. The operating environment
cannot be moved. Charge the battery as the operating location, the Intelligent Key sys-
and/or conditions may affect the Intelligent Key
soon as possible. (See “JUMP START- tem’s operating range becomes narrower and
system operation.
ING” in the “In case of emergency” sec- may not function properly.
tion of this manual.)
CAUTION If the Intelligent Key is within the operating range,
it is possible for anyone, even someone who does
● Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with
you when operating the vehicle. not carry the Intelligent Key, to turn the ignition
switch to start the engine.

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The operating range of the engine start function
is inside of the vehicle s
1 .

● The luggage area is not included in the op-


erating range, but the Intelligent Key may
function.
● If the Intelligent Key is placed on the instru-
ment panel, rear parcel shelf, inside the
glove box, storage bin or door pocket, the
Intelligent Key may not function.
● If the Intelligent Key is placed near the door
or window outside the vehicle, the Intelligent
Key may function.
SSD0392 SSD0437A

Without Intelligent Key system With Intelligent Key system


CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE
TRANSMISSION (CVT)
The ignition lock is designed so that the ignition
switch cannot be turned to the LOCK position
until the selector lever is moved to the P (Park)
position. When moving the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, to remove the key from the igni-
tion switch, make sure the selector lever is in the
P (Park) position.

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When the ignition switch cannot be turned to the To lock the steering wheel:
LOCK position:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK posi-
1. Shift the selector lever to the P (Park) posi- tion.
tion.
2. Remove the key, if it is inserted in the ignition
2. Turn the ignition switch slightly in the ON switch.
direction.
3. Turn the steering wheel 1/8 of a turn clock-
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK posi- wise from the straight up position.
tion.
To unlock the steering wheel:
4. Remove the key if it is inserted in the ignition
1. Insert the key into the ignition switch, if nec-
switch.
essary.
If the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK posi-
2. Gently turn the ignition switch while rotating
tion, the selector lever cannot be moved from the
the steering wheel slightly right and left. SSD0392
P (Park) position.
The shift selector lever can be moved if the
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ignition switch is in the ON position and the The ignition lock is designed so the key cannot be
foot brake pedal is depressed. turned to the LOCK position and removed until
the shift selector lever is moved to the P (Park)
There is an OFF position s 1 between the
position.
LOCK and ACC positions. The OFF position
is indicated by a “1” on the key cylinder. When removing the key from the ignition, make
When the ignition is in the OFF position, sure the shift selector lever is in the P (Park)
the steering wheel is not locked. position.
If the selector lever is not returned to P (Park)
position, the key cannot be moved to the LOCK
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To remove the key from the ignition switch: There is an OFF position s 1 between the
LOCK and ACC positions. The OFF position
1. Shift the selector lever to the P (Park) posi- is indicated by a “1” on the key cylinder.
tion with the key in the ON position. When the ignition is in the OFF position,
2. Turn the key to the LOCK position. the steering wheel is not locked.
3. Remove the key from the ignition. In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it
must be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwise
If the selector lever is shifted to the P (Park) from the straight up position.
position after the key is turned to the OFF posi-
tion or when the key cannot be turned to the To lock the steering wheel, turn the key to
the LOCK position. Remove the key. To
LOCK position, proceed as follows to remove the
unlock the steering wheel, insert the key
key.
and turn it gently while rotating the steer-
1. Move the shift selector lever into the P (Park) ing wheel slightly right and left.
position. If the key will not turn from the LOCK posi-
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2. Turn the ignition key slightly toward the ON tion, turn the steering wheel to the left or
position. right while turning the key to unlock the Type A
key cylinder. MANUAL TRANSMISSION
3. Turn the key to the LOCK position.
The ignition switch includes a device that helps
4. Remove the key.
prevent accidental removal of the key while driv-
The shift selector lever is designed so it cannot ing.
moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other
The key can only be removed when the ignition
gear positions if the ignition key is turned to OFF
switch is in the LOCK position.
position s1 or if the key is removed from the
switch. Type A models without Intelligent Key: To
turn the ignition key to the LOCK position from
The shift selector lever can be moved if the
the ACC or ON position, turn the key to OFF,
ignition switch is in the ON position and the
push the key in, then turn the key to LOCK.
foot brake pedal is depressed.

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● When the mechanical key is being used, the ACC: (Accessories) (2)
ignition PUSH release button has to be
pressed in order to turn the ignition switch to This position activates electrical accessories
the LOCK position although the Intel- such as the radio when the engine is not running.
ligent Key lock warning light will not blink and ON: Normal operating position (3)
the buzzer will not sound.
This position turns on the ignition system and the
To lock the steering wheel electrical accessories.
In the LOCK position, turn the steering wheel 1/8 START: (4)
of a turn clockwise from the straight up position.
This position starts the engine. As soon as the
To unlock the steering wheel
engine has started, release the key. It automati-
Press the brake pedal, push the ignition switch cally returns to the ON position.
and turn it gently while rotating the steering wheel
LSD0173 slightly right and left. NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
Type B SYSTEM
KEY POSITIONS
Type B models with Intelligent Key: The The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will not
ignition lock is designed so that the switch can LOCK: Normal parking position (0) allow the engine to start without the use of the
only be turned to the LOCK position when the Intelligent Key system: registered key.
PUSH release button has been pressed.
NOTE: PUSH OFF- The steering lock can only be locked If the engine fails to start using a registered key
at this position. (for example, when interference is caused by
● The Intelligent Key lock warning light another registered key, an automated toll road
blinks and the buzzer sounds when the igni- PUSH ON- The ignition switch will be unlocked
while carrying the Intelligent Key. device or automatic payment device on the key
tion switch is turned to the LOCK position ring), restart the engine using the following pro-
and the ignition PUSH release button has OFF: (Manual transmission model) (1) cedures:
not been pressed completely. See “Intelli-
gent Key lock warning light” in the “Instru- The engine can be turned off without locking the 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position
ments and controls” section of this manual steering wheel. for approximately 5 seconds.
for further details regarding the functionality
of the Intelligent Key lock warning light.
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BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINE

2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK ● Make sure the area around the vehicle is 1. Apply the parking brake.
position, and wait approximately 10 sec- clear.
onds. 2. AT or CVT model:
● Check fluid levels such as engine oil, cool-
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2. ant, brake and clutch fluid, and window Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) or N
washer fluid as frequently as possible, or at (Neutral). P (Park) is recommended.
4. Restart the engine while holding the device
least whenever you refuel. The shift selector lever cannot be
(which may have caused the interference)
separate from the registered key. ● Check that all windows and lights are clean. moved out of P (Park) and into any of
the other gear positions if the ignition
If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec- ● Visually inspect tires for their appearance key is turned to the OFF position or if
ommends placing the registered key on a sepa- and condition. Also check tires for proper the key is removed from the ignition
rate key ring to avoid interference from other inflation.
switch.
devices.
● Lock all doors.
The starter is designed not to operate if
● Position seat and adjust head restraints. the shift selector lever is in any of the
● Adjust inside and outside mirrors. driving positions.

● Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to Manual transmission model:
do likewise. Move the shift lever to N (Neutral). Depress
● Check the operation of warning lights when the clutch pedal to the floor while cranking
the key is turned to the ON (3) position. See the engine.
“Warning/indicator lights and audible re- The starter is designed not to operate
minders” in the “Instruments and controls” unless the clutch pedal is fully de-
section of this manual.
pressed.
Intelligent Key system models: Slowly
“PUSH ON” the ignition switch. When the
Intelligent Key system warning light in
the meter illuminates in green, the ignition
switch can be turned.

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

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (if so The automatic transmission in your vehicle is


electronically controlled to produce maximum
equipped) power and smooth operation.
WARNING The recommended operating procedures for this
transmission are shown on the following pages.
● Do not depress the accelerator pedal Follow these procedures for maximum vehicle
while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neu- performance and driving enjoyment.
tral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), 2 or 1.
Always depress the brake pedal until Starting the vehicle
shifting is completed. Failure to do so
could cause you to lose control and 1. After starting the engine, fully depress the
have an accident. foot brake pedal before attempting to move
the shift selector lever out of the P (Park)
● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use position.
caution when shifting into a forward or
reverse gear before the engine has 2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and LSD0174
warmed up. move the shift selector lever into a driving To move the selector lever:
gear.
● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) Push the button s
A while depressing the
while the vehicle is moving. This could 3. Release the foot brake, then gradually start brake pedal
cause an accident. the vehicle in motion.
Push the button s
A to shift
The automatic transmission is designed so Shift without pushing button s
A
CAUTION the foot brake pedal MUST be depressed
● When stopping the vehicle on an uphill before shifting from P (Park) to any drive Shifting
grade, do not hold the vehicle by de- position while the ignition switch is in the
ON position. After starting the engine, fully depress the brake
pressing the accelerator pedal. The foot pedal, push the selector button and move the
brake should be used for this purpose. The shift selector lever cannot be moved shift selector lever out of the P (Park) position.
● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery out of P (Park) and into any of the other
roads. This may cause a loss of control. gear positions if the ignition key is turned
to the LOCK, OFF or ACC position or if the
key is removed.

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4. Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) or N pushed in to move the selector lever from P
WARNING
(Neutral) to restart the vehicle (P is pre- (Park), N (Neutral) or any drive position to R
● Apply the parking brake if the selector ferred). Move the shift selector lever to P (Reverse).
lever is in any position while the engine (Park) to park the vehicle and turn the igni-
is not running. Failure to do so could N (Neutral):
tion key to the LOCK position to remove the
cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly key. Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. The
or roll away and result in serious per- engine can be started in this position. You may
sonal injury or property damage. P (Park): shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled engine
● If the selector lever cannot be moved Use this selector position when the vehicle is while the vehicle is moving.
from the P (Park) position while the parked or when starting the engine. Make sure D (Drive):
engine is running and the brake pedal is the vehicle is completely stopped. The brake
depressed, the stop lights may not Use this position for all normal forward driving.
pedal must be depressed and the selector
work. Malfunctioning stop lights could lever button pushed in to move the selector 2 (Second gear):
cause an accident injuring yourself and lever from N (Neutral) or any drive position
others. Use this position for hill climbing or engine brak-
to P (Park). Apply the parking brake. When ing on downhill grades.
If the key is turned to the OFF or ACC position for parking on a hill, apply the parking brake first,
then shift the selector lever into the P (Park) 1 (Low gear):
any reason while the vehicle is in N (Neutral), or
any D (Drive) position, the shift selector lever position. Use this position when climbing steep hills slowly
cannot be moved to P (Park). Additionally, the key R (Reverse): or driving slowing through deep snow, sand or
cannot be turned to the LOCK position and be mud, or for maximum engine braking on steep
removed from the ignition switch. If this occurs, CAUTION downhill grades.
perform the following steps: Do not shift into the gears when the vehicle
Use this position only when the vehicle is
1. Apply the parking brake when the vehicle is completely stopped. speed exceeds the following limits, otherwise the
stopped. engine may over-rev and cause engine damage.
Use this position to back up. Make sure the
2. Turn the key to the ON position. Selector lever position
vehicle is completely stopped before selecting R
(Reverse) position. The brake pedal must be 1 2
3. Depress the foot brake pedal.
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1. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position
and remove the key.
2. Apply the parking brake.
3. Depress the shift lock release button s
1 .

4. Push and hold the shift selector lever button


s2 and move the shift selector lever s3 to N
(Neutral) position while holding down the
shift lock release button.
5. Turn the key to the ON position to unlock the
steering wheel. Now the vehicle may be
moved to the desired location.
If the shift selector lever cannot be moved out of
SSD0534 SSD0533
P (Park), have a NISSAN dealer check the auto-
Shift lock release matic transmission system as soon as possible. Overdrive switch
If the battery is discharged, the shift selector lever Accelerator downshift Each time your vehicle is started, the transmis-
may not be moved from the P (Park) position even — in D position — sion is automatically “reset” to overdrive ON.
with the brake pedal depressed and the shift ON: With the engine running and the
selector lever button pushed. For passing or hill climbing, depress the accel-
erator pedal to the floor. This shifts the transmis- shift selector lever in the D (Drive)
To move the shift selector lever, release the shift sion down into a lower gear, depending on the position, the transmission upshifts
lock and push the shift selector lever button. The vehicle speed. into Overdrive as vehicle speed
shift selector lever can be moved to N (Neutral). increases.
However, the steering wheel will be locked un- Overdrive does not engage until the engine
less the ignition switch is turned to the ON posi- has reached operating temperature.
tion.
To release the shift lock, complete the following
procedure:

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OFF: For driving up and down long properly. In this case, turn the ignition ● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse)
slopes where engine braking is nec- switch off and wait for 3 seconds. Then turn while the vehicle is moving. This could
essary push the Overdrive switch the ignition switch back to the “ON” posi- cause an accident.
once. The indicator light in tion. The vehicle should return to its normal
operating condition. If it does not return to CAUTION
the instrument panel will illuminate.
its normal operating condition, have a
When cruising at a low speed or climbing a NISSAN dealer check the transmission and When stopping the vehicle on an uphill
gentle slope, you may feel uncomfortable shift repair it if necessary. grade, do not hold the vehicle by depress-
shocks as the transmission shifts into and out of ing the accelerator pedal. The foot brake
Overdrive repeatedly. In this case, push the Over- CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE should be used for this purpose.
drive switch to turn the Overdrive off. The TRANSMISSION (CVT) (if so
indicator light in the instrument panel will illumi- The CVT in your vehicle is electronically con-
equipped) trolled to produce maximum power and smooth
nate.
operation.
When driving conditions change, depress the WARNING
Overdrive switch to turn the Overdrive on. The recommended operating procedures for this
● Do not depress the accelerator pedal transmission are shown on the following pages.
The indicator light in the instrument panel while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neu-
will turn off. Follow these procedures for maximum vehicle
tral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive) or L (Low). performance and driving enjoyment.
Remember not to drive at high speeds for ex- Always depress the brake pedal until
tended periods of time with the Overdrive off. shifting is completed. Failure to do so Starting the vehicle
This reduces fuel economy. could cause you to lose control and
have an accident. 1. After starting the engine, fully depress the
Fail-safe foot brake pedal before attempting to move
● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use the shift selector lever out of the P (Park)
When the fail-safe operation occurs, the AT will caution when shifting into a forward or
position.
be locked in third gear. reverse gear before the engine has
warmed up. 2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and
If the vehicle is driven under extreme con- move the shift selector lever into a driving
ditions, such as excessive wheel spinning ● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery
roads. This may cause a loss of control. gear.
and subsequent hard braking, the fail-safe
system may be activated. This will occur 3. Release the foot brake, then gradually start
even if all electrical circuits are functioning the vehicle in motion.
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The CVT is designed so the foot brake
WARNING
pedal MUST be depressed before shifting
from P (Park) to any drive position while Apply the parking brake if the selector
the ignition switch is in the ON position. lever is in any position while the engine is
not running. Failure to do so could cause
The shift selector lever cannot be moved the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll
out of P (Park) and into any of the other away and result in serious personal injury
gear positions if the ignition key is turned or property damage.
to the LOCK, OFF or ACC position or if the
key is removed. If the key is turned to the OFF or ACC position for
any reason while the vehicle is in N (Neutral), or
any drive position, the shift selector lever cannot
be moved to P (Park). Additionally, the key cannot
be turned to the LOCK position and be removed
LSD0174 from the ignition switch. If this occurs, perform
the following steps:
To move the selector lever:
1. Apply the parking brake when the vehicle is
Push the button s
A while depressing the
brake pedal
stopped.
Push the button s
A to shift 2. Turn the key to the ON position.
Shift without pushing button s
A
3. Depress the foot brake pedal.
Shifting
After starting the engine, fully depress the brake
pedal and move the shift selector lever from P
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4. Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) or N lever button pushed in to move the selector
(Neutral) to restart the vehicle (P is pre- lever from P (Park), N (Neutral) or any drive
ferred). Move the shift selector lever to P position to R (Reverse).
(Park) to park the vehicle and turn the igni- N (Neutral):
tion key to the LOCK position to remove the
key. Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. The
engine can be started in this position. You may
P (Park): shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled engine
Use this selector position when the vehicle is while the vehicle is moving.
parked or when starting the engine. Make sure D (Drive):
the vehicle is completely stopped. The brake
Use this position for all normal forward driving.
pedal must be depressed and the selector
lever button pushed in to move the selector L (Low):
lever from the N (Neutral) or any drive po-
Use this position for maximum engine braking on SSD0534
sition to P (Park). Apply the parking brake.
steep downhill gradients/climbing steep slopes
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake
and whenever approaching sharp bends. Do not
Shift lock release
first, then shift the selector lever into the P (Park)
use the L (Low) position in any other circum- If the battery is discharged, the shift selector lever
position.
stances. may not be moved from the P (Park) position even
R (Reverse): with the brake pedal depressed and the shift
selector lever button pushed.
CAUTION To move the shift selector lever, release the shift
Use this position only when the vehicle is lock and push the shift selector lever button. The
completely stopped. shift selector lever can be moved to N (Neutral).
However, the steering wheel will be locked un-
Use this position to back up. Make sure the less the ignition switch is turned to the ON posi-
vehicle is completely stopped before selecting R tion.
(Reverse) position. R (Reverse) speed is limited
to 15 MPH (25 km/h). Do not exceed 15 MPH
(25 km/h) in the R (Reverse) position. The brake
pedal must be depressed and the selector
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To release the shift lock, complete the following D (Drive), the Overdrive off mode will be auto-
procedure: matically turned off.
1. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position Accelerator downshift
and remove the key.
— in D position —
2. Apply the parking brake.
For passing or hill climbing, depress the accel-
3. Depress the shift lock release button s
1 . erator pedal to the floor. This shifts the transmis-
sion down into a lower gear, depending on the
4. Push and hold the shift selector lever button
vehicle speed.
s2 and move the shift selector lever s3 to N
(Neutral) position while holding down the Fail-safe
shift lock release button.
When the fail-safe operation occurs, the CVT will
5. Turn the key to the ON position to unlock the not be shifted into the selected driving position.
steering wheel. Now the vehicle may be
moved to the desired location.
WSD0164 If the vehicle is driven under extreme con-
Overdrive (O/D) OFF switch ditions, such as excessive wheel spinning
If the shift selector lever cannot be moved out of and subsequent hard braking, the fail-safe
P (Park), have a NISSAN dealer check the CVT When the O/D OFF switch is pushed with the system may be activated. The MIL may
system as soon as possible. selector lever in the D (Drive) position, the come on to indicate the fail-safe mode is
light in the instrument panel illuminates. See activated, see “Malfunction indicator light
“Overdrive off indicator light” in the “Instruments (MIL)” in the “Instrument and controls” sec-
and controls” section of this manual. tion. This will occur even if all electrical
circuits are functioning properly. In this
Use the Overdrive off mode when you need im- case, turn the ignition switch to the OFF
proved engine braking. position and wait for 10 seconds. Then turn
To turn off the Overdrive off mode, push the O/D the switch back to the ON position. The
OFF switch again. The indicator light will vehicle should return to its normal operat-
turn off. ing condition. If it does not return to its
normal operating condition, have a
Each time the engine is started, or when the NISSAN dealer check the transmission and
selector lever is shifted to any position other than repair if necessary.
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WARNING ● Fully depress the clutch pedal before
shifting to help prevent transmission
When the high fluid temperature protec- damage.
tion mode or fail-safe operation occurs,
vehicle speed may be gradually reduced. ● Stop your vehicle completely before
The reduced speed may be lower than shifting into R (Reverse).
other traffic, which could increase the ● When the vehicle is stopped with the
chance of a collision. Be especially care- engine running (for example, at a stop
ful when driving. If necessary, pull to the light), shift to N (Neutral) and release
side of the road at a safe place and allow the clutch pedal with the foot brake
the transmission to return to normal op- applied.
eration, or have it repaired if necessary.

MANUAL TRANSMISSION (if so


equipped) SSD0552

WARNING
Shifting
● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery To change gears, or when upshifting or down-
roads. This may cause a loss of control. shifting, depress the clutch pedal fully, shift into
the appropriate gear, then release the clutch
● Do not over-rev the engine when shift- slowly and smoothly.
ing to a lower gear. This may cause a
loss of control or engine damage. To ensure smooth gear changes, fully depress
the clutch pedal before operating the shift lever. If
CAUTION the clutch pedal is not fully depressed before the
transmission is shifted, a gear noise may be
● Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal heard. Transmission damage may occur.
while driving. This may cause clutch
damage. Start the vehicle in 1st gear and shift to 2nd, 3rd,
4th and 5th up to 6th gear in sequence according
to vehicle speed.

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PARKING BRAKE

To back up, lift up on the shift lever ring s


1 and
WARNING
then move it to the R (Reverse) position after
stopping the vehicle completely. ● Be sure the parking brake is fully re-
leased before driving. Failure to do so
The shift lever ring returns to its original position can cause brake failure and lead to an
when the shift lever is moved to the N (Neutral) accident.
position.
● Do not release the parking brake from
If it is difficult to move the shift lever into R outside the vehicle.
(Reverse) or 1 (1st), shift into N (Neutral), then
release the clutch pedal. Depress the clutch ● Do not use the gear shift in place of the
pedal again and shift into R (Reverse) or 1 (1st). parking brake. When parking, be sure
the parking brake is fully engaged.
Suggested maximum speed in each
● Do not leave children unattended in a
gear vehicle. They could release the parking
Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not brake and cause an accident. WSD0048
running smoothly, or if you need to accelerate. To engage: Pull the lever up s A.
Do not exceed the maximum suggested speed To release:
(shown below) in any gear. For level road driving, 1. Firmly apply the foot brake.
use the highest gear suggested for that speed.
Always observe posted speed limits, and drive 2. Manual transmission models:
according to the road conditions, which will en- Place the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position.
sure safe operation. Do not over-rev the engine Automatic transmission models:
when shifting to a lower gear as it may cause Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park)
engine damage or loss of vehicle control. position.
GEAR MPH (km/h)
1st 29 (47)
3. While pulling up on the parking brake lever
2nd 51 (83) slightly, push the button and lower com-
3rd 74 (120) pletely sB.
4th —
5th — 4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning
6th — light goes out.

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CRUISE CONTROL (if so equipped)

● The SET indicator light may blink when the


CAUTION
cruise control switch is turned ON while
pushing the ACCEL/RES, COAST/SET, or On manual transmission models, do not
CANCEL switch. To properly set the cruise shift into N (Neutral) without depressing
control system, use the following proce- the clutch pedal when the cruise control is
dures. set. Should this occur, depress the clutch
pedal and turn the main switch off imme-
WARNING diately. Failure to do so may cause engine
damage.
Do not use the cruise control when driving
under the following conditions: CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS
● When it is not possible to keep the The cruise control allows driving at a speed be-
vehicle at a set speed. tween 25 - 89 MPH (40 - 144 km/h) without
keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.
LSD0160
● In heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in
speed. To turn on the cruise control, push the main
1. ACCEL/RES switch switch. The CRUISE indicator light in the instru-
● On winding or hilly roads.
2. COAST/SET switch ment panel comes on.
3. CANCEL switch ● On slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.).
To set cruising speed, accelerate the vehicle to
4. ON/OFF switch ● In very windy areas. the desired speed, push the COAST/SET switch
PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle and release it. The SET indicator light in the
CONTROL control and result in an accident. instrument panel comes on. Take your foot off the
accelerator pedal. Your vehicle maintains the set
● If the cruise control system malfunctions, it speed.
cancels automatically. The SET indicator
● To pass another vehicle, depress the ac-
light in the instrument panel then blinks to
celerator pedal. When you release the
warn the driver. pedal, the vehicle returns to the previously
● If the SET indicator light blinks, turn the set speed.
cruise control switch off and have the sys-
tem checked by a NISSAN dealer.

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BREAK-IN SCHEDULE

● The vehicle may not maintain the set speed To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one
CAUTION
when going up or down steep hills. If this of the following three methods.
happens, drive without the cruise control. During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km),
● Depress the accelerator pedal. When the follow these recommendations to obtain
To cancel the preset speed, use one of the vehicle attains the desired speed, push and maximum engine performance and en-
following three methods. release the COAST/SET switch. sure the future reliability and economy of
● Push the CANCEL button; the SET indicator ● Push and hold the ACCEL/RES switch. your new vehicle. Failure to follow these
light in the instrument panel goes out. When the vehicle attains the speed you de- recommendations may result in short-
sire, release the switch. ened engine life and reduced engine
● Tap the brake pedal; the SET indicator light performance.
goes out. ● Push and release the ACCEL/RES switch.
Each time you do this, the set speed in- ● Avoid driving for long periods at constant
● Turn the main switch off. Both the CRUISE
creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). speed, either fast or slow, and do not run the
indicator light and SET indicator light in the
engine over 4,000 rpm.
instrument panel go out. To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one
of the following three methods. ● Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear.
The cruise control is automatically canceled and
the SET light in the instrument panel goes out if: ● Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the ve- ● Avoid quick starts.
hicle attains the desired speed, push the
● you depress the brake or clutch pedal while ● Avoid hard braking as much as possible.
COAST/SET switch and release it.
pushing the ACCEL/RES or SET/COAST
switch. The preset speed is deleted from ● Push and hold the COAST/SET switch. Re-
memory. lease the switch when the vehicle slows to
the desired speed.
● the vehicle slows down more than 8 MPH
(13 km/h) below the set speed. ● Push and release the COAST/SET switch.
Each time you do this, the set speed de-
● you depress the clutch pedal (manual trans-
creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h).
mission), or move the shift selector lever to N
(Neutral) (CVT). To resume the preset speed, push and re-
lease the ACCEL/RES switch. The vehicle re-
turns to the last set cruising speed when the
vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h).

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INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY

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

● Do not leave children unattended inside


the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac-
tivate switches or controls. Unattended
children could become involved in seri-
ous accidents.

1. Firmly apply the parking brake.


2. Manual transmission models:
Place the shift lever in the R (Reverse) posi-
tion. When parking on an uphill grade, place
the shift lever in 1st gear.
Automatic or Continuously Variable
SSD0488 Transmission (CVT) models:
● Safe parking procedures require that Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park)
WARNING both the parking brake be set and the position.
● Do not stop or park the vehicle over transmission placed into P (Park) or in
3. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling into
flammable materials such as dry grass, an appropriate gear for manual trans-
traffic when parked on an incline, it is a good
waste paper or rags. They may ignite mission models. Failure to do so could
practice to turn the wheels as illustrated.
and cause a fire. cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly
or roll away and result in an accident. ● HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: s
1
Make sure the shift lever has been
Turn the wheels into the curb and move the
pushed as far forward as it can go and
vehicle forward until the curb side wheel
cannot be moved without depressing
gently touches the curb.
the foot brake pedal.
● Never leave the engine running while ● HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: s
2

the vehicle is unattended. Turn the wheels away from the curb and
move the vehicle back until the curb side
wheel gently touches the curb.
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POWER STEERING

● HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO wheel operations that could cause the power
WARNING
CURB: s
3 steering system to overheat.
Turn the wheels toward the side of the road You may hear a sound when the steering wheel is
so the vehicle will move away from the cen- ● If the engine is not running or is turned operated quickly. However, this is not a malfunc-
ter of the road if it moves. off while driving, the power assist for tion.
the steering will not work. Steering will
4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position be harder to operate. If the power steering warning light PS illuminates
and remove the key. while the engine is running, it may indicate the
● When the power steering warning light power steering system is not functioning properly
illuminates with the engine running, and may need servicing. Have the power steering
there will be no power assist for the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
steering. You will still have control of
the vehicle but the steering will be When the power steering warning light illumi-
harder to operate. Have the power nates with the engine running, there will be no
steering system checked by a NISSAN power assist for the steering but you will still have
dealer. control of the vehicle. At this time, greater steer-
ing effort is required to operate the steering
The power steering system is designed to pro- wheel, especially in sharp turns and at low
vide power assist while driving to operate the speeds.
steering wheel with light force. For additional information see “Power steering
When the steering wheel is operated repeatedly warning light” in the “Instruments and controls”
or continuously while parking or driving at a very section.
low speed, the power assist for the steering
wheel will be reduced. This is to prevent over-
heating of the power steering system and protect
it from getting damaged. While the power assist
is reduced, steering wheel operation will become
heavy. When the temperature of the power steer-
ing system goes down, the power assist level will
return to normal. Avoid repeating such steering

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BRAKE SYSTEM

The brake system has two separate hydraulic This procedure is described in the vehicle service
WARNING
circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still manual and can be performed by a NISSAN
have braking at two wheels. ● While driving on a slippery surface, be dealer.
careful when braking, accelerating or
BRAKE PRECAUTIONS downshifting. Abrupt braking or accel- ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM
Vacuum assisted brakes
erating could cause the wheels to skid (ABS) (if so equipped)
and result in an accident.
The brake booster aids braking by using engine ● If the engine is not running or is turned WARNING
vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop the off while driving, the power assist for ● The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is a
vehicle by depressing the brake pedal. However, the brakes will not work. Braking will be sophisticated device, but it cannot pre-
greater foot pressure on the brake pedal will be harder. vent accidents resulting from careless
required to stop the vehicle and stopping dis- or dangerous driving techniques. It can
tance will be longer. Wet brakes help maintain vehicle control during
When the vehicle is washed or driven through braking on slippery surfaces. Remem-
Using the brakes ber that stopping distances on slippery
water, the brakes may get wet. As a result, your
Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while braking distance will be longer and the vehicle surfaces will be longer than on normal
driving. This will overheat the brakes, wear out the may pull to one side during braking. surfaces even with ABS. Stopping dis-
brakes and pads faster, and reduce gas mileage. tances may also be longer on rough,
To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe gravel or snow covered roads, or if you
To help reduce brake wear and to prevent the speed while lightly pressing the brake pedal to are using tire chains. Always maintain a
brakes from overheating, reduce speed and heat up the brakes. Do this until the brakes return safe distance from the vehicle in front
downshift to a lower gear before going down a to normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high of you. Ultimately, the driver is respon-
slope or long grade. Overheated brakes may speeds until the brakes function correctly. sible for safety.
reduce braking performance and could result in ● Tire type and condition may also affect
loss of vehicle control. Parking brake break-in
braking effectiveness.
Break-in the parking brake shoes whenever the – When replacing tires, install the
stopping effect of the parking brake is weakened specified size of tires on all four
or whenever the parking brake shoes and/or wheels.
drum/rotors are replaced, in order to assure the
best brake performance.
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– When installing a spare tire, make This action is similar to pumping the brakes very
WARNING
sure that it is the proper size and type quickly. You may feel a pulsation in the brake
as specified on the Tire and Loading Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing so pedal and hear a noise from under the hood or
Information label. See “Tire and may result in increased stopping feel a vibration from the actuator when it is oper-
Loading Information label” in the distances. ating. This is normal and indicates that the ABS is
“Technical and consumer informa- operating properly. However, the pulsation may
Self-test feature indicate that road conditions are hazardous and
tion” section of this manual.
extra care is required while driving.
– For detailed information, see The ABS includes electronic sensors, electric
“Wheels and tires” in the “Mainte- pumps, hydraulic solenoids and a computer. The
nance and do-it-yourself” section of computer has a built-in diagnostic feature that
this manual. tests the system each time you start the engine
and move the vehicle at a low speed in forward or
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) controls the reverse. When the self-test occurs, you may hear
brakes so the wheels do not lock during hard a “clunk” noise and/or feel a pulsation in the brake
braking or when braking on slippery surfaces. pedal. This is normal and does not indicate a
The system detects the rotation speed at each malfunction. If the computer senses a malfunc-
wheel and varies the brake fluid pressure to pre- tion, it switches the ABS off and illuminates the
vent each wheel from locking and sliding. By ABS warning light on the instrument panel. The
preventing each wheel from locking, the system brake system then operates normally, but without
helps the driver maintain steering control and anti-lock assistance. If the ABS warning light
helps to minimize swerving and spinning on slip- illuminates during the self-test or while driving,
pery surfaces. have the vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer.
Using the system Normal operation
Depress the brake pedal and hold it down. De- The ABS operates at speeds above 3 - 6 MPH (5
press the brake pedal with firm steady pressure, - 10 km/h).
but do not pump the brakes. The ABS will oper-
ate to prevent the wheels from locking up. Steer When the ABS senses that one or more wheels
the vehicle to avoid obstacles. are close to locking up, the actuator rapidly ap-
plies and releases hydraulic pressure.
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COLD WEATHER DRIVING

FREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK DRAINING OF COOLANT WATER 3. Tire chains may be used. For details see
“Tire chains” in the “Maintenance and do-it-
To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply de- If the vehicle is to be left outside without anti- yourself” section of this manual.
icer through the key hole. If the lock becomes freeze, drain the cooling system, including the
frozen, heat the key before inserting it into the key engine block. Refill before operating the vehicle. SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT
hole or use the remote keyless entry keyfob (if so For details, see “Changing engine coolant” in the
equipped). It is recommended that the following items be
“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
carried in the vehicle during winter:
ANTI-FREEZE manual.
● A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove
In the winter when it is anticipated that the tem- TIRE EQUIPMENT ice and snow from the windows and wiper
perature will drop below 32°F (0°C), check the 1. SUMMER tires have a tread designed to blades.
anti-freeze to assure proper winter protection.
provide superior performance on dry pave- ● A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the
For details, see “Engine cooling system” in the
ment. However, the performance of these jack to give it firm support.
“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
manual. tires will be substantially reduced in snowy
and icy conditions. If you operate your ve- ● A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snowdrifts.
BATTERY hicle on snowy or icy roads, NISSAN recom- ● Extra window washer fluid to refill the reser-
mends the use of MUD & SNOW or ALL voir tank.
If the battery is not fully charged during extremely
SEASON TIRES on all four wheels. Please
cold weather conditions, the battery fluid may
freeze and damage the battery. To maintain maxi- consult a NISSAN dealer for the tire type, DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE
mum efficiency, the battery should be checked size, speed rating and availability informa-
regularly. For details, see “Battery” in the “Main- tion. WARNING
tenance and do-it-yourself” section of this 2. For additional traction on icy roads, studded ● Wet ice (32°F, 0°C and freezing rain),
manual. tires may be used. However, some U.S. very cold snow or ice can be slick and
states and Canadian provinces prohibit their very hard to drive on. The vehicle will
use. Check local, state and provincial laws have much less traction or “grip” under
before installing studded tires. these conditions. Try to avoid driving on
wet ice until the road is salted or
Skid and traction capabilities of studded sanded.
snow tires on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded snow tires.
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● Whatever the condition, drive with cau- ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so
tion. Accelerate and slow down with equipped)
care. If accelerating or downshifting too
fast, the drive wheels will lose even An engine block heater to assist in extreme cold
more traction. temperature starting is available through a
NISSAN dealer.
● Allow more stopping distance under
these conditions. Braking should be WARNING
started sooner than on dry pavement.
Do not use your heater with an un-
● Allow greater following distances on grounded electrical system or two-
slippery roads. pronged (cheater) adapters. You can be
● Watch for slippery spots (glare ice). injured by an electrical shock if you use an
These may appear on an otherwise ungrounded connection.
clear road in shaded areas. If a patch of
ice is seen ahead, brake before reach-
ing it. Try not to brake while on the ice,
and avoid any sudden steering
maneuvers.
● Do not use the cruise control on slip-
pery roads.
● Snow can trap dangerous exhaust
gases under your vehicle. Keep snow
clear of the exhaust pipe and from
around your vehicle.

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6 In case of emergency

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


Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Towing your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Changing a flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Towing recommended by NISSAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) . . . . . . . . . 6-13
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FLAT TIRE

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

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

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

WARNING
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Be sure to block the wheel as the vehicle
may move and result in personal injury. Getting the spare tire and tools
Open the hatch. Lift the floor board and spare tire
cover s
1 .

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SAI0484 SCE0608 SCE0630
Type A Type B Removing wheel cover (if so
To remove the jack, take off the strap. If necessary equipped)
remove the spare tire first to easily access the
jack strap.
CAUTION
If spacers are equipped, remove them before Do not use your hands to pry off wheel
removing the spare tire. caps or wheel covers. Doing so could re-
sult in personal injury.
To remove the wheel cover, use the jack rod s
1
as illustrated.
Apply cloth s
2 between the wheel and jack rod to
prevent damaging the wheel and wheel cover.
Use caution not to scratch the wheel cover or
wheel surface.
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● Use the correct jack-up points. Never
use any other part of the vehicle for jack
support.
● Never jack up the vehicle more than
necessary.
● Never use blocks on or under the jack.
● Do not start or run the engine while
vehicle is on the jack. It may cause the
vehicle to move. This is especially true
for vehicles with limited slip
differentials.
● Do not allow passengers to stay in the
WCE0131 vehicle while it is on the jack.
Jacking up vehicle and removing the ● Never run the engine with a wheel(s) off
damaged tire the ground. It may cause the vehicle to
move.
WARNING
● Never get under the vehicle while it is
supported only by the jack. If it is nec-
essary to work under the vehicle, sup-
port it with safety stands.
● Use only the jack provided with your
vehicle to lift the vehicle. Do not use the
jack provided with your vehicle on other
vehicles. The jack is designed for lifting
only your vehicle during a tire change.

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Always refer to the proper illustrations for the 2. Place the jack directly under the jack-up Installing the spare tire
correct placement and jack-up points for your point as illustrated so the top of the jack
specific vehicle model and jack type. contacts the vehicle at the jack-up point. The spare tire is designed for emergency
Align the jack head between the two use. See specific instructions under the
Carefully read the caution label attached to notches in the front or the rear as shown. heading “Wheels and tires” in the “Mainte-
the jack body and the following instruc- Also fit the groove of the jack head between nance and do-it-yourself” section of this
tions. the notches as shown. manual.
1. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns by The jack should be used on firm and 1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface be-
turning counterclockwise with the wheel nut level ground. tween the wheel and hub.
wrench. Do not remove the wheel nuts
3. To lift the vehicle, securely hold the jack lever 2. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten
until the tire is off the ground.
and rod with both hands. Carefully raise the the wheel nuts finger tight.
vehicle until the tire clears the ground. Re-
move the wheel nuts, and then remove the 3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel
tire. nuts alternately and evenly as illustrated until
they are tight.
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JUMP STARTING

4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire Adjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure. To start your engine with a booster battery, the
touches the ground. Then, with the wheel instructions and precautions below must be fol-
COLD pressure: After vehicle has been
nut wrench, tighten the wheel nuts securely parked for three hours or more or driven lowed.
in the sequence illustrated (s
A ,s
B ,sC ,s
D ).
less than 1 mile (1.6 km).
Lower the vehicle completely. WARNING
COLD tire pressures are shown on the Tire
and Loading Information label affixed to ● If done incorrectly, jump starting can
WARNING lead to a battery explosion, resulting in
the driver side center pillar.
● Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly severe injury or death. It could also
tightened wheel nuts can cause the 5. Securely store the flat tire in the vehicle. damage your vehicle.
wheel to become loose or come off. 6. Install the jack in its storage area and tighten ● Explosive hydrogen gas is always
This could cause an accident. the jack strap. present in the vicinity of the battery.
● Do not use oil or grease on the wheel Keep all sparks and flames away from
7. Place the spare tire cover and the hatch floor
studs or nuts. This could cause the nuts the battery.
carpeting over the damaged tire.
to become loose. ● Do not allow battery fluid to come into
8. Close the hatch.
● Retighten the wheel nuts when the ve- contact with eyes, skin, clothing or
hicle has been driven for 600 miles painted surfaces. Battery fluid is a cor-
(1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire,
WARNING rosive sulfuric acid solution which can
etc.). ● Always make sure that the spare tire cause severe burns. If the fluid should
and jacking equipment are properly se- come into contact with anything, imme-
As soon as possible, tighten the wheel nuts cured after use. Such items can become diately flush the contacted area with
to the specified torque with a torque dangerous projectiles in an accident or water.
wrench. sudden stop. ● Keep battery out of the reach of
Wheel nut tightening torque: ● The spare tire is designed for emer- children.
83 ft-lb (113 N·m) gency use. See specific instructions un- ● The booster battery must be rated at 12
der the heading “Wheels and tires” in volts. Use of an improperly rated battery
The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself”
specification at all times. It is recom- can damage your vehicle.
section of this manual.
mended that wheel nuts be tightened to
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● Whenever working on or near a battery,
always wear suitable eye protectors (for
example, goggles or industrial safety
spectacles) and remove rings, metal
bands, or any other jewelry. Do not lean
over the battery when jump starting.
● Do not attempt to jump start a frozen
battery. It could explode and cause se-
rious injury.
● Your vehicle has an automatic engine
cooling fan. It could come on at any
time. Keep hands and other objects
away from it.
WCE0054
● If the battery of a vehicle equipped with
the Intelligent Key system is dis- 2. Apply the parking brake. Move the shift lever
WARNING
charged, the ignition switch cannot be to N (Neutral) (manual transmission) or to P
moved from the LOCK position, even Always follow the instructions below. (Park) (Continuously Variable Transmission).
using the mechanical key or the valet Failure to do so could result in damage to Switch off all unnecessary electrical sys-
key. Connect the jumper cables to an- the charging system and cause personal tems (lights, heater, air conditioner, etc.).
other vehicle, as in the case of a dis- injury.
3. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so
charged battery, and then the ignition 1. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, equipped). Cover the battery with an old
knob can be moved from the LOCK po- position the two vehicles to bring their bat-
sition. Then, jump start the vehicle. cloth to reduce explosion hazard.
teries near each other.
4. Connect jumper cables in the sequence il-
Do not allow the two vehicles to touch. lustrated (s
A,s
B,s C,sD ).

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8. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped). Be


CAUTION CAUTION
sure to dispose of the cloth used to cover
● Always connect positive (1) to positive the vent holes as it may be contaminated ● Three-way catalyst equipped models
(1) and negative (2) to body ground (for with corrosive acid. should not be started by pushing. The
example, strut mounting bolt, engine three-way catalyst may be damaged.
lift bracket, etc.) — not to the battery.
● Automatic or Continuously Variable
● Make sure the jumper cables do not Transmission (CVT) models cannot be
touch moving parts in the engine com- push-started or tow-started. Attempt-
partment and that the cable clamps do ing to do so may cause transmission
not contact any other metal. damage.
5. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and ● For manual transmission models, never
let it run for a few minutes. try to start the vehicle by towing it.
For Intelligent Key system equipped models, When the engine starts, the forward
use the mechanical key to start the engine. surge could cause the vehicle to collide
with the tow vehicle.
6. Keep the engine speed of the booster ve-
hicle at about 2,000 rpm, and start the en-
gine of the vehicle being jump started.

CAUTION
Do not keep the starter motor engaged for
more than 10 seconds. If the engine does
not start right away, turn the key off and
wait 3 to 4 seconds before trying again.
7. After starting the engine, carefully discon-
nect the negative cable and then the positive
cable.

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IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS

If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by a red 3. Get out of the vehicle. Look and listen for 6. After the engine cools down, check the cool-
high temperature warning light ), or if you steam or coolant escaping from the radiator ant level in the engine coolant reservoir tank
feel a lack of engine power, detect abnormal before opening the hood. (If steam or cool- with the engine running. Add coolant to the
noise, etc. take the following steps. ant is escaping, turn off the engine.) Do not engine coolant reservoir tank if necessary.
open the hood further until no steam or Have your vehicle repaired at a NISSAN
WARNING coolant can be seen. dealer.
● Do not continue to drive if your vehicle 4. Open the engine hood.
overheats. Doing so could cause engine
damage or a vehicle fire. WARNING
● To avoid the danger of being scalded, If steam or water is coming from the en-
never remove the radiator cap while the gine, stand clear to prevent getting
engine is still hot. When the radiator burned.
cap is removed, pressurized hot water
will spurt out, possibly causing serious 5. Visually check drive belts for damage or
injury. looseness. Also check if the cooling fan is
● Do not open the hood if steam is com- running. The radiator hoses and radiator
ing out. should not leak water. If coolant is leaking,
the water pump belt is missing or loose, or
1. Move the vehicle safely off the road, apply the cooling fan does not run, stop the en-
the parking brake and move the shift lever to gine.
N (Neutral) (manual transmission) or to P
(Park) (AT or CVT). WARNING
Do not stop the engine. Be careful not to allow your hands, hair,
jewelry or clothing to come into contact
2. Turn off the air conditioner (if so equipped). with, or get caught in, engine belts or the
Open all the windows, move the heater or air engine cooling fan. The engine cooling
conditioner temperature control to maximum fan can start at any time when the coolant
hot and fan control to high speed. temperature is high.

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TOWING YOUR VEHICLE

When towing your vehicle, all State (Provincial in For information about towing your vehicle behind
Canada) and local regulations for towing must be a recreational vehicle (RV), refer to “Flat towing”
followed. Incorrect towing equipment could dam- in the “Technical and consumer information” sec-
age your vehicle. Towing instructions are avail- tion of this manual.
able from a NISSAN dealer. Local service opera-
tors are generally familiar with the applicable laws
and procedures for towing. To assure proper
towing and to prevent accidental damage to your
vehicle, NISSAN recommends having a service
operator tow your vehicle. It is advisable to have
the service operator carefully read the following
precautions:

WARNING
● Never ride in a vehicle that is being
towed.
● Never get under your vehicle after it has
been lifted by a tow truck.

CAUTION
● When towing, make sure that the trans-
mission, axles, steering system and ACE0511
powertrain are in working condition. If TOWING RECOMMENDED BY
any unit is damaged, dollies must be
used.
NISSAN
● Always attach safety chains before NISSAN recommends that your vehicle be towed
towing. with the driving (front) wheels off the ground or
place the vehicle on a flat bed truck as illustrated.

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CAUTION ● When towing automatic or Continu-
ously Variable Transmission (CVT) or
● Never tow automatic or Continuously manual transmission models with the
Variable Transmission (CVT) models rear wheels on the ground (if you do not
with the front wheels on the ground or use towing dollies): Always release the
four wheels on the ground (forward or parking brake.
backward), as this may cause serious
and expensive damage to the transmis-
sion. If it is necessary to tow the vehicle
with the rear wheels raised always use
towing dollies under the front wheels.
● When towing automatic or Continu-
ously Variable Transmission (CVT) mod-
els with the front wheels on towing dol-
lies, or when towing manual
transmission models with the front
wheels on the ground:
– Turn the ignition key to the OFF po-
sition, and secure the steering wheel
in a straight-ahead position with a
rope or similar device. Never secure
the steering wheel by turning the ig-
SCE0199A nition key to the LOCK position. This
may damage the steering lock
mechanism.
– Move the gearshift lever to the N
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3. Slowly rock the vehicle forward and back-
CAUTION
ward.
● Tow chains or cables must be attached
only to the main structural members of ● Shift back and forth between R (reverse)
the vehicle or the towing hooks (if so and D (drive) (AT and CVT models) or 1st
equipped). Otherwise, the vehicle body (low) and R (reverse) (manual transmis-
will be damaged. sion models).

● Do not use the vehicle tie downs to free ● Apply the accelerator as little as possible
a vehicle stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc. to maintain the rocking motion.
Never tow the vehicle using the vehicle ● Release the accelerator pedal before
tie downs or recovery hooks. shifting between R and D (AT and CVT
● Always pull the cable straight out from models) or 1st and R (manual transmis-
the front or rear of the vehicle. Never sion models).
WCE0132 pull the vehicle at an angle. ● Do not spin the tires above 35 mph (55
● Pulling devices should be routed so km/h).
VEHICLE RECOVERY (freeing a stuck
they do not touch any part of the sus- 4. If the vehicle can not be freed after a few
vehicle) pension, steering, brake or cooling tries, contact a professional towing service
Front systems. to remove the vehicle.
● Pulling devices such as ropes or canvas
Do not use the hook to tow the vehicle.
straps are not recommended for use in
vehicle towing or recovery.
WARNING
● Stand clear of a stuck vehicle. If your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc.,
use the following procedure:
● Do not spin your tires at high speed.
This could cause them to explode and 1. Make sure the area in front and behind the
result in serious injury. Parts of your vehicle is clear of obstructions.
vehicle could also overheat and be 2. Turn the steering wheel right and left to clear
damaged.
an area around the front tires.

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Rear
Do not use the hook to tow the vehicle.

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7 Appearance and care

Cleaning exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Floor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4


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

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CLEANING EXTERIOR

In order to maintain the appearance of your ve-


CAUTION WAXING
hicle, it is important to take proper care of it.
● Do not wash the vehicle with strong Regular waxing protects the paint surface and
To protect the paint surfaces, please wash your household soap, strong chemical deter- helps retain new vehicle appearance. Polishing is
vehicle as soon as you can: gents, gasoline or solvents. recommended to remove built-up wax residue
and to avoid a weathered appearance before
● after a rainfall to prevent possible damage ● Do not wash the vehicle in direct sun- re-applying wax.
from acid rain. light or while the vehicle body is hot, as
the surface may become water-spotted. A NISSAN dealer can assist you in choosing the
● after driving on coastal roads. proper product.
● Avoid using tight-napped or rough
● when contaminants such as soot, bird drop- cloths, such as washing mitts. Care ● Wax your vehicle only after a thorough wash-
pings, tree sap, metal particles or bugs get must be taken when removing ing. Follow the instructions supplied with the
on the paint surface. caked-on dirt or other foreign sub- wax.
● when dust or mud builds up on the surface. stances so the paint surface is not ● Do not use a wax containing any abrasives,
scratched or damaged. cutting compounds or cleaners that may
Whenever possible, store or park your vehicle
Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of clean damage the vehicle finish.
inside a garage or in a covered area.
water. Machine compounding or aggressive polishing
When it is necessary to park outside, park in a
Inside flanges, seams and folds on the doors, on a base coat/clear coat paint finish may dull the
shady area or protect the vehicle with a body finish or leave swirl marks.
cover. hatches and hood are particularly vulnerable to
the effects of road salt. Therefore, these areas
Be careful not to scratch the paint surface must be cleaned regularly. Take care that the
REMOVING SPOTS
when putting on or removing the body drain holes in the lower edge of the door are Remove tar and oil spots, industrial dust, insects,
cover. open. Spray water under the body and in the and tree sap as quickly as possible from the
wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away surface of the paint to avoid lasting damage or
WASHING road salt. staining. Special cleaning products are available
Wash dirt off with a wet sponge and plenty of