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Classic Cars Nissan offers you excellent sales and service on new or used Nissan vehicles. Stop in and test drive a 2002 NISSAN MAXIMA or any car or truck today! We're located Hainesport New Jersey ...

Classic Cars Nissan offers you excellent sales and service on new or used Nissan vehicles. Stop in and test drive a 2002 NISSAN MAXIMA or any car or truck today! We're located Hainesport New Jersey between Cherry Hill and Mount Holly. Only 20 minutes from Philadelphia. Classic Cars Nissan 1513 Route 38 Hainesport, NJ 08036 866-CLASSIC or 866-252-7742

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2002 MAXIMA OWNER'S MANUAL 2002 MAXIMA OWNER'S MANUAL Presentation Transcript

  • ForewordWelcome to the growing family of new safe operation of your vehicle. MODIFICATION OF YOURNISSAN owners. This vehicle is delivered to VEHICLEyou with confidence. It was produced using WARNINGthe latest techniques and strict quality control. This vehicle should not be modified. Modi- fication could affect its performance,This manual was prepared to help you under- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMA- safety or durability, and may even violatestand the operation and maintenance of your TION governmental regulations. In addition,vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles of REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! damage or performance problems result-driving pleasure. Please read through this ing from modification may not be coveredmanual before operating your vehicle. Follow these important driving rules to under NISSAN warranties. help ensure a safe and comfortable tripA separate Service and Maintenance Guide for you and your passengers! WHEN READING THE MANUALand Warranty Information Booklet explainsdetails about the warranties covering your ¼ Never drive under the influence of al- This manual includes information for allvehicle and vehicle maintenance sched- cohol or drugs. options available on this model. Therefore,ules. Additionally, a separate Customer you may find some information that does ¼ Always observe posted speed limits not apply to your vehicle.Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will and never drive too fast for condi-explain how to resolve any concerns you All information, specifications and illustrations tions.may have with your vehicle, as well as in this manual are those in effect at the time ofclarify your rights under your state’s ¼ Always use your seat belts and appro- printing. NISSAN reserves the right to changelemon law. priate child restraint systems. Preteen specifications or design at any time withoutYour NISSAN dealer knows your vehicle best. children should be seated in the rear notice.When you require any service or have any seat.questions, he will be glad to assist you with ¼ Always provide information about thethe extensive resources available to him. proper use of vehicle safety featuresREAD FIRST — THEN DRIVE to all occupants of the vehicle.SAFELY ¼ Always review this Owner’s ManualBefore driving your vehicle please read for important safety information.your Owner’s Manual carefully. This willensure familiarity with controls and main-tenance requirements, assisting you in the ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65ABOUT THIS MANUAL WARNINGYou will see various symbols in this manual.They are used in the following ways: WARNING WARNING Engine Exhaust, some of its constitu- ents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to StateThis is used to indicate the presence of a of California to cause cancer and birthhazard that could cause death or serious defects or other reproductive harm.personal injury. To avoid or reduce therisk, the procedures must be followedprecisely. SIC0697 CAUTION If you see this symbol, it means Do not do this or Do not let this happen.This is used to indicate the presence of ahazard that could cause minor or moder-ate personal injury or damage to yourvehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, theprocedures must be followed carefully. © 2001 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or trans- mitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, me- chanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Welcome To The World Of NISSAN portation services to the supply of lubricants, parts and accessories. NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and computers in automobiles, and has led the indus- try in improving both performance and fuel effi- ciency through new engine designs and the use of synthetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The company has also developed ways to build quality into its vehicles at each stage of the production process, both through extensive use of automation and — most importantly — through an awareness that people are the cen- tral element in quality control. From the time the parts arrived from our suppli- ers until you took delivery of your new Nissan, WFW0002 dozens of checks were made to ensure that only the best job was being done in producing andYour new NISSAN is the result of our dedication the facilities include the Nissan Manufacturing delivering your vehicle. NISSAN also takes greatto produce the finest in safe, reliable and eco- facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle styling care to ensure that when you take your NISSANnomical transportation. Your vehicle is the prod- design at Nissan Design International in San to your dealer for maintenance, the service tech-uct of a successful worldwide company that Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan nician will perform his work according to themanufactures cars and trucks in over 17 coun- Technical Center North America in Farmington quality standards that have been established bytries and distributes them in 170 nations. Hills, Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN employs the factory. nearly 18,000 people throughout the UnitedNISSAN vehicles are designed and manufac- States, Canada, and Mexico. An additional Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. Astured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was 71,000 people work for the 1,500 NISSAN and you know, seat belts are an integral part of thefounded in Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN INFINITI dealers across North America. safety systems that will help protect you and youraffiliates world wide, collectively growing to be- passengers in the event of a sudden stop or ancome the fifth largest automaker in the world. In NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the accident. We urge you to use the seat belts everyaddition to cars and trucks, NISSAN also makes Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its sup- time you drive the vehicle.forklift trucks, marine engines, boats and other pliers and over 140 dealers employ approxi-diversified products. mately 4,500 people. These include company The NISSAN story of growth and achievement employees and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all reflects our major goal: to provide you, ourNISSAN has made a substantial and growing across Canada. In addition, many Canadians customer, with a vehicle that is built with qualityinvestment in North America. NISSAN’S commit- work for companies that supply NISSAN and and craftsmanship — a product that we can bement is nearly $4 billion dollars in capital invest- NISSAN dealers with materials and services proud to build and you can be proud to own.ments in facilities across the continent. Some of ranging from operation of port facilities and trans- ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES ...Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSANdealer 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 The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for You can write to NISSAN with the informationNISSAN dealer cannot assist you with or you the following information: on the left at:would like to provide NISSAN directly with — Your name, address, and telephone For U.S. mainland and Alaska customerscomments or questions, please contact our number Nissan North America, Inc.(NISSAN’s) Consumer Affairs Department us- — Vehicle identification number (on dash- Consumer Affairs Departmenting our toll-free number: board) P.O. Box 191For U.S. mainland customers — Date of purchase Gardena, California 90248-0191 — Current odometer reading For Hawaii customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 Nissan Motor Corporation in Hawaii (1-800-647-7261) — Your NISSAN dealer’s name — Your comments or questions 2880 Kilihau St.For Hawaii customers Honolulu, Hawaii 96819 (808) 836-0888 (Oahu Number) OR For Canada customersFor Canadian customers Nissan Canada Inc. 1-800-387-0122 5290 Orbitor Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Table of Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systemsContents Instruments and controls Pre-driving checks and adjustments Heater, air conditioner and audio systems Starting and driving In case of emergency Appearance and care Maintenance and do-it-yourself Technical and consumer information Index ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 1 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systemsSeats ......................................................................... 1-2 Pregnant women ................................................ 1-23 Front manual seat adjustment ............................. 1-2 Injured persons................................................... 1-23 Front power seat adjustment ............................... 1-3 Three-point type seat belt with retractor ............ 1-23 Folding rear seat ................................................. 1-5 Seat belt extenders ............................................ 1-26 Head restraint adjustment .................................... 1-6 Seat belt maintenance ....................................... 1-26 Active head restraint (front seats) ........................ 1-7 Child restraints ........................................................ 1-27 Armrest ................................................................. 1-8 Precautions on child restraints ........................... 1-27Supplemental restraint system.................................. 1-8 Installation on rear seat outboard or center Precautions on supplemental restraint system .... 1-8 positions ............................................................. 1-29 Supplemental air bag warning labels ................. 1-18 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) Supplemental air bag warning light.................... 1-18 system ................................................................ 1-34Seat belts ................................................................ 1-20 Top tether strap child restraint ........................... 1-35 Precautions on seat belt usage ......................... 1-20 Installation on front passenger seat ................... 1-36 Child safety......................................................... 1-22 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SEATS FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT — Passenger side WARNING After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. SSS0133 WARNING ¼ For most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat ¼ Do not ride in a moving vehicle when should be upright. Always sit well the seatback is reclined. This can be back in the seat and adjust the seat dangerous. The shoulder belt will not belt properly. See “Precautions on be against your body. In an accident seat belt usage” later in this section. you could be thrown into it and re- ceive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.1-2 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • FRONT POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT WARNING ¼ Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. ¼ Do not leave children unattended in- side the vehicle. They could unknow- ingly activate switches or controls. Unattended children could become SSS0179 involved in serious accidents.Forward and backward RecliningPull the lever up while you slide the seat To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and Operating tipsforward or backward to the desired position. lean back. To bring the seatback forward ¼ The seat motor has an auto-reset overloadRelease the lever to lock the seat in position. again, pull the lever and move your body forward. The seatback moves forward. protection circuit. If the motor stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, then reactivate the switch. ¼ Do not operate the power support seat for a long period of time when the engine is off. This will discharge the battery. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-3 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SSS0148 SSS0166Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifter (Driver’s seat)Moving the switch forward or backward will Move the recline switch backward until the Push the front or rear end of the switch up orslide the seat forward or backward to the desired angle is obtained. To bring the seat- down to adjust the angle and height of the seatdesired position. back forward again, move the switch forward cushion. and move your body forward. The seatback will move forward.1-4 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • The rear seats can be locked using the master key to prevent unauthorized ac- cess. WARNING ¼ When returning the seatbacks to the upright position, be certain that they are completely secured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured in the right position, passen- gers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop. SPA0467 ¼ Never allow anyone to ride in theLumbar support (Driver’s seat) luggage area or on the rear seat whenThe lumbar support feature provides lower it is in the fold-down position. Use ofback support to the driver. Move the lever up these areas by passengers withoutor down to adjust the seat lumbar area. proper restraint can be extremely dangerous in an accident or sudden stop. SSS0180 ¼ Properly secure all cargo to help pre- FOLDING REAR SEAT vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seat- Interior trunk access backs. In a sudden stop or collision, Pull up on the release knob to access the trunk unsecured cargo could cause per- from the rear seat. sonal injury. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-5 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ¼ Closely supervise children when they ment after someone else uses the seat. are around cars to prevent them from playing and becoming locked in the trunk where they could be seriously injured. Keep the car locked with the rear seatback securely latched when not in use, and prevent children’s access to car keys. SSS0125 HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT To raise the head restraint, just pull it up. To lower, push the lock knob and push the head restraint down. WARNING Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjust-1-6 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ¼ Active head restraints are designed to supplement other safety systems. Always wear seat belts. No system can prevent all injuries in any acci- dent. ¼ Do not attach anything to the head restraint stalks. Doing so could im- pair active head restraint function. The head restraint moves forward utilizing the force that the seatback receives from the oc- SSS0178 SPA1025 cupant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the head restraint helps support the occu-Adjust the head restraints so the center is level ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front pant’s head by reducing its backward move-with the center of your ears. seats) ment and helping absorb some of the forces that may lead to whiplash type injuries. Active head restraints are effective for colli- WARNING sions at low to medium speeds in which it is said that whiplash injury occurs most. ¼ Always adjust the head restraints properly as specified in the previous Active head restraints operate only in certain rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head section. Failure to do so can reduce restraints return to their original positions. the effectiveness of the active head restraint. Properly adjust the active head restraints as described in the previous section. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-7 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM PRECAUTIONS ON instructions and precautions on seat belt us- SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT age.) SYSTEM After turning the ignition key to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warning This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) light illuminates. The supplemental air bag section contains important information con- warning light will turn off after about 7 cerning the driver and passenger supplemen- seconds if the system is operational. tal air bags, supplemental side air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts. Supplemental front air bag system: This system can help cushion the impact force to the face and chest of the driver and front passenger in certain frontal collisions. Supplemental side air bag system (if so equipped): This system can help cushion the impact force to the head and the chest 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. These supplemental restraint systems are de- SSS0150 signed to supplement the crash protection provided by the driver and front passengerARMREST seat belts and are not a substitute for them. Seat belts should always be correctly wornPull the armrest forward until it is horizontal. and the driver and front passenger seated a suitable distance away from the steering wheel, instrument panel and front door finish- ers. (See “Seat belts” later in this section for1-8 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • wheel or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts. ¼ The driver and front passenger seat belt buckles are equipped with sen- sors that detect if the seat belts are fastened. The air bag system moni- tors the severity of a collision and then inflates the air bags based on belt usage. Failure to properly wear seat belts can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident. SSS0131 ¼ Keep hands on the outside of the steering wheel. Placing them inside you are sitting well back and upright the steering wheel rim could increase WARNING the risk that they are injured when the in the seat. Front air bags inflate with great force. If you are unrestrained, supplemental front air bag inflates.¼ The supplemental front air bags ordi- narily will not inflate in the event of a leaning forward, sitting sideways or side impact, rear impact, roll over, or out of position in any way, you are at lower severity frontal collision. Al- greater risk of injury or death in a ways wear your seat belts to help crash. You may also receive serious reduce the risk or severity of injury in or fatal injuries from the supplemen- various kinds of accidents. tal front air bag if you are up against it when it inflates. Always sit back¼ The seat belts and the supplemental against the seatback and as far away front air bags are most effective when as practical from the steering Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-9 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SSS0132 SSS0006 SSS00071-10 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WARNING ¼ 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 ex- amples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the previous illustra- tions. ¼ Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental front airSSS0008 SSS0099 bag or supplemental side air bag in- flates if they are not properly re- strained. ¼ Also never install a rear facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental front air bag could se- riously injure or kill your child. For additional information, see “Child re- straints” later in this section.SSS0009 SSS0100 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-11 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SSS0101 SSS0140 SSS0159 WARNING ¼ The seat belts and the supplemental trations. side air bag are most effective when ¼ When sitting in the rear seat, do not Supplemental side air bag (if so you are sitting well back and upright hold onto the seatback of the front equipped): in the seat. The side air bag inflates seat. If the supplemental side air bag with great force. Do not allow anyone inflates, you may be seriously in- ¼ The supplemental side air bag ordi- to place their hand, leg or face near jured. Be especially careful with chil- narily will not inflate in the event of a the side air bag on the side of the dren, who should always be properly frontal impact, rear impact or lower seatback of the front seat. Do not restrained. severity side collision. Always wear allow anyone sitting in the front seat your seat belts to help reduce the risk ¼ Do not use seat covers on the front to extend their hand out of the win- or severity of injury in various kinds seatbacks. They may interfere with dow or lean against the door. Some of accidents. supplemental side air bag inflation. examples of dangerous riding posi- tions are shown in the previous illus-1-12 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SSS0162 SSS0173 Supplemental front air bag system severity frontal collisions, although they may inflate if the forces in another type of collision The driver supplemental air bag is located in are similar to those of a higher severity frontal the center of the steering wheel; the front impact. They may not inflate in certain frontal passenger supplemental air bag is mounted in collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not the dashboard above the glove box. These always an indication of proper supplemental systems are designed to meet optional certifi- air bag operation. cation requirements under U.S. regulations. The supplemental air bag system has dual They are also permitted in Canada. The op- stage inflators for both the driver and passen- tional certification allows front air bags to be ger air bags. The system monitors information designed to inflate somewhat less forcefully from the crash zone sensor, the diagnosis than previously. However, all of the informa- sensor unit and seat belt buckle sensors that tion, cautions and warnings in this manual detect if the seat belts are fastened, inflator still apply and must be followed. The front operation is based on the severity of a collision air bags are designed to inflate in higher and whether the seat belts are being used. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-13 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • When the supplemental front air bag inflates, a warning light will turn off after about 7fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by seconds if the system is operational. suspension system or front endrelease of smoke. This smoke is not harmful structure. This could affect properand does not indicate a fire. Care should be operation of the supplemental air bagtaken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation WARNING system.and choking. Those with a history of a breath- ¼ Do not place any objects on the steer- ¼ Tampering with the supplementaling condition should get fresh air promptly. ing wheel pad or on the instrument front air bag system may result inSupplemental front air bags, along with the panel. Also, do not place any objects serious personal injury. Tamperinguse of seat belts, helps to cushion the impact between any occupant and the steer- includes changes to the steeringforce on the face and chest of the front occu- ing wheel or instrument panel. Such wheel and the instrument panel as-pants. They can help save lives and reduce objects may become dangerous pro- sembly by placing material over theserious injuries. However, an inflating front air steering wheel pad, above the dash- jectiles and cause injury if the supple-bag may cause facial abrasions or other inju- board, or by installing additional trim mental front air bag inflates.ries. Front air bags do not provide restraint to material around the air bag system.the lower body. ¼ Right after inflation, several air bag system components will be hot. Do ¼ Work around and on the supplemen-The seat belts should be correctly worn and not touch them; you may severely tal front air bag system should bethe driver and passenger seated upright as faras practical away from the steering wheel or burn yourself. done by an authorized NISSANdash board. The supplemental front air bags dealer. Installation of electrical equip- ¼ No unauthorized changes should beinflates quickly in order to help protect the front ment should also be done by an au- made to any components or wiring ofoccupants. Because of this, the force of the thorized NISSAN dealer. The SRS wir- the supplemental front air bag sys-front air bag inflating can increase the risk of ing harnesses* should not beinjury if the occupant is too close to, or is tem. This is to prevent accidental modified or disconnected. Unautho-against, the air bag module during inflation. inflation of the air bag or damage to rized electrical test equipment andThe air bag will deflate quickly after the colli- the air bag system. probing devices should not be usedsion is over. ¼ Do not make unauthorized changes on the air bag system.After turning the ignition key to the ON to your vehicle’s electrical system, * The SRS wiring harnesses are cov-position, the supplemental air bag warninglight illuminates. The supplemental air bag1-14 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • When the supplemental side air bag inflates, a ered with yellow insulation either just fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by before the harness connectors or release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful over the complete harness for easy and does not indicate a fire, but care should be identification. taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation and choking. Those with a history of a breath- ¼ A cracked windshield should be re- ing condition should get fresh air promptly. placed immediately by a qualified re- pair facility. A cracked windshield Supplemental side air bags along with the use could affect inflation of the supple- of seat belts, help to cushion the impact force mental air bag system. on the head and the chest of the front occu- pants. They can help save lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an inflating side airWhen selling your vehicle, we request that you bag may cause abrasions or other injuries.inform the buyer about the supplemental front SSS0165 Side air bags do not provide restraint to theair bag system and guide the buyer to the lower body.appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual. Supplemental side air bag system (if so equipped) The seat belts should be correctly worn and the driver and passenger seated upright as far The supplemental side air bags are located in as practical away from the supplemental side the outside of the seatback of the front seats. air bag. The side air bag inflates quickly in The supplemental side air bag (on the driver or order to help protect the front occupants. Be- front passenger seat) is designed to inflate in cause of this, the force of the side air bag higher severity side collisions, although it may inflating can increase the risk of injury if the inflate if the forces in another type of collision occupant is too close to, or is against, the side are similar to those of a higher severity side air bag module during inflation. The side air impact. It is designed to inflate on the side bag will deflate quickly after the collision is where the vehicle is impacted. It may not over. inflate in certain side collisions. Vehicle dam- After turning the ignition key to the ON age (or lack of it) is not always an indication of position, the supplemental air bag warning proper supplemental side air bag operation. light illuminates. The supplemental air bag Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-15 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • warning light will turn off after about 7seconds if the system is operational. suspension system or side panel. ered with yellow insulation either just This could affect proper operation of before the harness connectors or the supplemental side air bag sys- over the complete harness for easy WARNING tem. identification. ¼ Do not place any objects near the ¼ Tampering with the supplemental seatback of the front seats. Also, do side air bag system may result in When selling your vehicle, we request that you not place any objects (an umbrella, serious personal injury. For example, inform the buyer about the supplemental side bag, etc.) between the front door fin- do not change the front seat assem- air bag system and guide the buyer to the isher and the front seat. Such objects bly by placing material near the seat- appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual. may become dangerous projectiles back of the front seat, or by installing Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For and cause injury if the supplemental additional trim material, such as seat covers, around the side air bag sys- front seats) side air bag inflates. tem. ¼ Right after inflation, several supple- ¼ Work around and on the supplemen- WARNING mental side air bag system compo- nents will be hot. Do not touch them; tal side air bag system should be done by an authorized NISSAN ¼ The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be you may severely burn yourself. dealer. Installation of electrical equip- reused after activation. It must be ¼ No unauthorized changes should be replaced together with the retractor ment should also be done by an au- made to any components or wiring of as a unit. thorized NISSAN dealer. The SRS wir- the supplemental side air bag sys- ing harnesses* should not be ¼ If the vehicle becomes involved in a tem. This is to prevent accidental modified or disconnected. Unautho- frontal collision but the pre-tensioner inflation of the side air bag or damage rized electrical test equipment and is not activated, be sure to have the to the side air bag system. probing devices should not be used pre-tensioner system checked and, if ¼ Do not make unauthorized changes on the side air bag system. necessary, replaced by your NISSAN to your vehicle’s electrical system, dealer. * The SRS wiring harnesses are cov-1-16 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system¼ No unauthorized changes should be activates in conjunction with the supplemental made to any components or wiring of front air bag. Working with the seat belt retrac- the pre-tensioner seat belt system. tor, it helps tighten the seat belt the instant the This is to prevent accidental activa- vehicle becomes involved in certain types of tion of the pre-tensioner seat belt or collisions, thereby restraining seat occupants. damage to the pre-tensioner seat belt The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat operation. Tampering with the pre- belt’s retractor. These seat belts are used the tensioner seat belt system may result same as conventional seat belts. in serious personal injury. When the pre-tensioner seat belt activates,¼ Work around and on the pre- smoke is released and a loud noise may be tensioner system should be done by heard. The smoke is not harmful, but care should be taken not to inhale it as it may cause an authorized NISSAN dealer. Instal- irritation and choking. Those with a history of a lation of electrical equipment should breathing condition should get fresh air also be done by an authorized promptly. NISSAN dealer. Unauthorized electri- cal test equipment and probing de- If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensioner system, the supplemental air bag warning light vices should not be used on the pre- will not come on, will flash intermittently tensioner seat belt system. or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on¼ If you need to dispose of the pre- after the ignition key has been turned to the tensioner or scrap the vehicle, con- ON or START position. In this case, the pre- tensioner seat belt may not function properly. tact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Correct pre-tensioner disposal proce- When selling your vehicle, we request that you dures are set forth in the appropriate inform the buyer about the pre-tensioner seat NISSAN Service Manual. Incorrect belt system and guide the buyer to the appro- disposal procedures could cause priate sections in this Owner’s Manual. personal injury. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-17 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SPA0945B SPA1097SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAGWARNING LABELS WARNING LIGHTWarning labels about the supplemental air bag The supplemental air bag warning light, dis-system are placed in the vehicle as shown in playing in the instrument panel, monitorsthe illustration. the circuits of the supplemental front air bag and supplemental side air bag systems, and pre-tensioner seat belt. The circuits monitored by the air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit, satellite sensors, front air bag modules, side air bag modules and all related wiring, and pre-tensioner seat belt. After turning the ignition key to the ON posi- tion, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning1-18 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the Repair and replacement proceduresystem is operational. belts must also be replaced. TheIf any of the following conditions occur, the The supplemental front air bags, supplemental module should be replaced by ansupplemental front air bag system, supple- side air bags and pre-tensioner seat belt are authorized NISSAN dealer. Themental side air bag system, and pre-tensioner designed to inflate on a one-time-only basis. supplemental front air bag module orseat belt need servicing: As a reminder, unless it is damaged, the supplemental side air bag module¼ The supplemental air bag warning light supplemental air bag warning light will remain cannot be repaired. remains on after approximately 7 seconds. illuminated after inflation has occurred. Repair and replacement of these systems should be ¼ The supplemental front air bag sys-¼ The supplemental air bag warning light done only by authorized NISSAN dealers. tem, supplemental side air bag sys- flashes intermittently.¼ The supplemental air bag warning light When maintenance work is required on the tem and pre-tensioner seat belt does not come on at all. vehicle, the supplemental front air bags, should be inspected by an authorizedUnder these conditions, the supplemental front supplemental side air bags, pre-tensioner seat NISSAN dealer if there is any damageair bags, supplemental side air bags and/or belt and related parts should be pointed out to to the front end or side portion of thepre-tensioner seat belt may not operate prop- the person conducting the maintenance. The vehicle.erly. They must be checked and repaired. ignition key should always be in the LOCK ¼ If you need to dispose of theseTake your vehicle to the nearest authorized position when working under the hood or in-NISSAN dealer. supplemental systems or scrap the side the vehicle. vehicle, contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. WARNING WARNING Correct disposal procedures are set If the supplemental air bag warning light forth in the appropriate NISSAN Ser- ¼ Once the supplemental front air bag, is on, it could mean that the supplemen- vice Manual. Incorrect disposal pro- supplemental side air bag and/or pre- tal front air bag system, supplemental cedures could cause personal injury. tensioner seat belt have activated, side air bag system and/or pre-tensioner the air bag module will not function seat belt will not operate in an accident. again and must be replaced, addition- ally, if any of the supplemental air bags inflate, the pre-tensioner seat Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-19 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SEAT BELTSPRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEYour chances of being injured or killed in anaccident and/or the severity of injury may begreatly reduced if you are wearing your seatbelt and it is properly adjusted. NISSANstrongly encourages you and all of your pas-sengers to buckle up every time you drive,even if your seating position includes a supple-mental air bag.Most states, provinces or territories requirethat seat belts be worn at all times when avehicle is being driven. SSS0134 WARNING chance or severity of injury in an accident. Serious injury or death can ¼ Every person who drives or rides in occur if the seat belt is not worn this vehicle should use a seat belt at properly. all times. Children should be properly ¼ Always route the shoulder belt over restrained and, if appropriate, in a your shoulder and across your chest. child restraint. Never run the belt behind your back ¼ The belt should be properly adjusted under your arm or across your neck. to a snug fit. Failure to do so may The belt should be away from your reduce the effectiveness of the entire face and neck, but not falling off your restraint system and increase the shoulder.1-20 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ¼ Position the lap belt as low and snug as possible around the hips, not the waist. A lap belt worn too high could increase the risk of internal injuries in an accident.¼ Be sure the seat belt tongue is se- curely fastened to the proper buckle.¼ Do not wear the belt inside out or twisted. Doing so may reduce its ef- fectiveness.¼ Do not allow more than one person to SSS0136 use the same belt.¼ Never carry more people in the ve- retractor. See your NISSAN dealer. and continue to operate properly. hicle than there are seat belts. Seat belt assemblies not in use dur- ¼ Removal and installation of the pre-¼ If the seat belt warning light glows ing a collision should also be in- tensioner seat belt system compo- continuously while the ignition is spected and replaced if either dam- nents should be done by an autho- turned ON with all doors closed and age or improper operation is noted. rized NISSAN dealer. all seat belts fastened, it may indicate ¼ All child restraints and attaching ¼ All seat belt assemblies including re- a malfunction in the system. Have the hardware should be inspected after tractors and attaching hardware system checked by your NISSAN any collision. Always follow the re- should be inspected after any colli- dealer. straint manufacturer’s inspection in- sion by your NISSAN dealer. NISSAN structions and replacement recom-¼ Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has recommends that all seat belt assem- mendations. The child restraints activated, it cannot be reused and blies in use during a collision be should be replaced if they are dam- must be replaced together with the replaced unless the collision was mi- aged. nor and the belts show no damage Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-21 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • All US states and provinces of Canada require the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. (See “Child restraints” later in this section.) In addition, there are many types of child restraints available for larger children which should be used for maximum protection. NISSAN recommends that all preteens and children be restrained in the rear seat if possible. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. This is especially important because your SSS0016 SSS0014 vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys-CHILD SAFETY tem (air bag system) for the front passen- ger (see “Supplemental Restraint System”Children need adults to help protect them. WARNING earlier in this section for precautions).They need to be properly restrained. Infants and children need special pro- Infants and small childrenThe proper restraint depends on the child’s tection. The vehicle’s seat belts may notsize. Generally, infants (up to about 1 year and NISSAN recommends that infants and small fit them properly. The shoulder belt may children be placed in child restraints that com-less than 20 lb (9 kg) should be placed in rearfacing child restraints. Front facing child re- come too close to the face or neck. The ply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Stan-straints are available for children who outgrow lap belt may not fit over their small hip dards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Stan-rear facing child restraints. bones. In an accident, an improperly dards. You should choose a child restraint that fitting seat belt could cause serious or fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- fatal injury. Always use appropriate child facturer’s instructions for installation and use. restraints.1-22 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Larger children PREGNANT WOMENChildren who are too large for child restraint NISSAN recommends that pregnant womensystems should be seated and restrained by use seat belts. The seat belt should be wornthe seat belts which are provided. snug, and always position the lap belt as low as possible around the hips, not the waist.If the child’s seating position has a shoulder Place the shoulder belt over your shoulder andbelt that fits close to the face or neck, the use across your chest. Never run the lap/shoulderof a booster seat (commercially available) may belt over your abdominal area. Contact yourhelp overcome this. The booster seat should doctor for specific recommendations.raise the child so that the shoulder belt isproperly positioned across the top, middle INJURED PERSONSportion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low NISSAN recommends that injured personson the hips. The booster seat should fit the use seat belts, depending on the injury. Checkvehicle seat and have a label certifying that it with your doctor for specific recommendations. SSS0018complies with Federal Motor Vehicle SafetyStandards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTStandards. Once the child has grown so the WITH RETRACTORshoulder belt is no longer on or near the faceand neck, use the shoulder belt without thebooster seat. WARNING ¼ Every person who drives or rides in WARNING this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. Never let a child stand or kneel on any ¼ 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 be against your body. In an accident in an accident or a sudden stop. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-23 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SSS0020 SSS0102 SSS0061 Fastening the seat belts 3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug you could be thrown into it and re- on the hips as shown. ceive neck or other serious injuries. 1. Adjust the seat. You could also slide under the lap 4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the belt and receive serious internal inju- 2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor retractor to take up extra slack. ries. and insert the tongue into the buckle until it snaps. The front passenger and rear seat belts have a ¼ For most effective protection when cinching mechanism for child restraint installa- the vehicle is in motion, the seat The retractor is designed to lock during a sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling tion. It is referred to as the automatic locking should be upright. Always sit well mode. back in the seat and adjust the seat motion will permit the belt to move, and belt properly. allow you some freedom of movement in When the cinching mechanism is activated the the seat. seat belt cannot be withdrawn again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. For additional information, see “Child restraints” later in this section.1-24 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • The automatic locking mode should be forward. The retractor should lock and re-used only for child restraint installation. strict further belt movement.During normal seat belt use by a passen- If the retractor does not lock during this checkger, the locking mode should not be acti- or if you have any questions about belt opera-vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom- tion, see your NISSAN dealer.fortable seat belt tension. WARNING When fastening the seat belts, be certain that seatbacks are completely secured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured in the right position, passengers may be injured in an acci- SSS0021 dent or sudden stop. Unfastening the seat belts To unfasten the belt, press the button on the buckle. The seat belt will automatically retract. Checking seat belt operation Your seat belt retractors are designed to lock belt movement using two separate methods: ¼ when the belt is pulled quickly from the retractor. ¼ when the vehicle slows down rapidly. You can check their operation as follows: ¼ grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-25 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WARNING WARNING ¼ After adjustment, release the adjust- ¼ Only NISSAN belt extenders, made by ment button and try to move the the same company which made the shoulder belt down to make sure it is original equipment belts, should be securely fixed in position. used with NISSAN belts. ¼ The shoulder belt anchor height ¼ Adults and children who can use the should be adjusted to the position standard seat belt should not use an best for you. Failure to do so may extender. Such unnecessary use reduce the effectiveness of the entire could result in serious personal in- restraint system and increase the jury in the event of an accident. SSS0152 chance or severity of injury in an ¼ Never use seat belt extenders to in- accident.Shoulder belt height adjustment stall child restraints. If the child re-(For front seats) straint is not secured properly, the SEAT BELT EXTENDERS child could be seriously injured in aThe shoulder belt anchor height should be collision or a sudden stop.adjusted to the position best suited for you. If, because of body size or driving position, it is(See “Precautions on seat belt usage” earlier not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder beltin this section.) To lower, push the release and fasten it, an extender is available which is SEAT BELT MAINTENANCEbutton, and then move the shoulder belt an- compatible with the installed seat belts. Thechor to the desired position, so that the belt extender adds approximately 8 inches (200 ¼ To clean the seat belt webbings, apply apasses over the shoulder. Release the adjust- mm) of length and may be used for either the mild soap solution or any solution recom-ment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor driver or front passenger seating position. See mended for cleaning upholstery or carpets.into position. your NISSAN dealer for assistance if the ex- Then brush the webbing, wipe it with a cloth tender is required. and allow it to dry in the shade. Do not allowTo raise, move the adjuster up to the desired the seat belts to retract until they are com-position without pushing the button. pletely dry.1-26 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CHILD RESTRAINTS¼ If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD the seat belt anchors, the seat belts may ¼ NISSAN recommends that the child RESTRAINTS retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide restraint be installed in the rear seat. with a clean, dry cloth. According to accident statistics, chil-¼ Periodically check to see that the seat WARNING dren are safer when properly re- belt and the metal components such as strained in the rear seat than in the buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires ¼ Infants and small children should al- front seat. and anchors work properly. If loose parts, ways be placed in an appropriate ¼ An improperly installed child re- deterioration, cuts or other damage on the child restraint while riding in the ve- webbing is found, the entire belt assembly straint could lead to serious injury or hicle. Failure to use a child restraint should be replaced. death in an accident. can result in serious injury or death. ¼ Infants and small children should In general, child restraints are designed to be never be carried on your lap. It is not installed with the lap portion of a three-point possible for even the strongest adult type seat belt. In addition, this vehicle is to resist the forces of a severe acci- equipped with a universal child restraint lower dent. The child could be crushed be- anchor system, referred to as the LATCH tween the adult and parts of the ve- (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) sys- hicle. Also, do not put the same seat tem. Some child restraints include two rigid or belt around both your child and your- webbing-mounted attachments that can be self. connected to these lower anchors. For details, ¼ Never install a rear facing child re- see “LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for straint in the front seat. An inflating Children) SYSTEM” later in this section. supplemental air bag could seriously Child restraints for infants and children of injure or kill your child. A rear facing various sizes are offered by several manufac- child restraint must only be used in turers. When selecting any child restraint, keep the following points in mind: the rear seat. ¼ choose only a restraint with a label certify- ing that it complies with Federal Motor Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-27 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. ¼ Follow all of the child restraint manu- does not go in front of the child’s face facturer’s instructions for installation or neck. If it does, put the shoulder¼ check the child restraint in your vehicle to and use. When purchasing a child belt behind the child restraint. If you be sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s restraint, be sure to select one which must install a front facing child re- seat and seat belt system. Choose a child will fit your child and vehicle. It may straint in the front seat, see instruc- restraint that meets the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers recom- not be possible to properly install tions later in this section. some types of child restraints in your mended practice J1819 for child restraint ¼ When your child restraint is not in installation. vehicle. use, store it in the trunk or keep it ¼ If the child restraint is not anchored secured with a seat belt to prevent it¼ if the child restraint is compatible with your properly, the risk of a child being from being thrown around in case of vehicle, place your child in the child re- injured in a collision or a sudden stop a sudden stop or accident. straint and check the various adjustments to be sure the child restraint is compatible greatly increases. with your child. Always follow all recom- ¼ Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- mended procedures. tioned to fit the child restraint, but as CAUTION upright as possible.All US states and Canadian provinces re-quire that infants and small children be ¼ After attaching the child restraint, Remember that a child restraint left in arestrained in approved child restraints at test it before you place the child in it. closed vehicle can become very hot.all times while the vehicle is being oper- Tilt it from side to side. Try to tug it Check the seating surface and bucklesated. forward and check to see if the belt before placing your child in the child holds the restraint in place. If the restraint. WARNING restraint is not secure, tighten the belt as necessary, or put the restraint ¼ Improper use of a child restraint can in another seat and test it again. result in increased injuries for both ¼ For a front facing child restraint, the infant or child and other occu- check to make sure the shoulder belt pants in the vehicle.1-28 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • INSTALLATION ON REAR SEATOUTBOARD OR CENTERPOSITIONS WARNING¼ The three-point belt on your vehicle is equipped with a locking mode retrac- tor which must be used when install- ing a child restraint.¼ Failure to do so will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. SSS0153 SSS0154 It could tip over or otherwise be un- secured and cause injury to the child Front facing in a sudden stop or collision. When you install a child restraint in a rear outboard or center seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. It can be placed in a front facing direction, depending on the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instruc- tions. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-29 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SSS0043 SSS0107 SSS00622. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt 4. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the belt restraint and insert it into the buckle until is fully extended. At this time, the belt to remove any slack in the belt. you hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- (child restraint mode). It reverts back to facturer’s instructions for belt routing. emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted.1-30 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • retractor, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled; the seat belt only locks during a sudden stop or impact. SSS0108 SSS01555. Before placing the child in the child re- Rear facing straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make When you install a child restraint in a rear sure that it is securely held in place. outboard or center seat, follow these steps:6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. The locking mode by trying to pull more belt out direction of the child restraint depends on of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more the type of the child restraint and the size of belt webbing out of the retractor, the belt is the child. Always follow the restraint manu- in the automatic locking mode. facturer’s instructions.7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6.After the child restraint is removed and theseat belt is allowed to wind back into the Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-31 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SSS0156 SSS0046 SSS0045A 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt restraint and insert it into the buckle until is fully extended. At this time, the belt you hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- (child restraint mode). It reverts back to facturer’s instructions for belt routing. emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted.1-32 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • retractor, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled; the seat belt only locks during a sudden stop or impact. SSS0109 SSS01104. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the belt 5. Before placing the child in the child re- to remove any slack in the belt. straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the belt is in the automatic locking mode. 7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is allowed to wind back into the Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-33 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • child restraint, refer to the illustration for the ¼ Do not secure a child restraint in the rear seating positions equipped with LATCH center rear seating position using the system anchors which can be used to secure child restraint lower anchors. The the child restraint. child restraint will not be secured The LATCH system anchors are located at the properly. rear of the seat cushion near the seatback. A ¼ The LATCH system anchors are de- label is attached to the seatback to help you locate the LATCH system anchors. signed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child re- Some child restraints may also require the use straints. Under no circumstance are of a top tether strap. See “Top tether strap they to be used for adult seat belts or child restraint” later in this section for installa- harnesses. tion instructions. When installing a child restraint, carefully read SSS0177A and follow the instructions in this manual and Some child restraints include two rigid or those supplied with the child restraint.LATCH (LOWER ANCHORS AND webbing-mounted attachments that can beTETHER FOR CHILDREN) connected to two anchors located at certain When you install a LATCH system compatibleSYSTEM seating positions in your vehicle. This system child restraint to the lower anchor attachments is known as the LATCH (Lower Anchors and in the rear seat, follow these steps. Tether for Children) system. This system may WARNING also be referred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX WARNING compatible system. With this system, you do ¼ Attach LATCH system compatible not have to use a vehicle seat belt to secure Inspect the lower anchors by inserting child restraints only at the locations the child restraint. Your vehicle is equipped your fingers into the lower anchor area shown. If a child restraint is not se- with special anchor points that are used with LATCH system compatible child restraints. and feeling to make sure there are no cured properly, your child could be obstructions over the LATCH system seriously injured or killed in an Check your child restraint for a label stating that it is compatible with the LATCH system. anchors, such as seat belt webbing or accident. seat cushion material. The child This information may also be in the child restraint owner’s manual. If you have such a1-34 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • restraint will not be secured properly if WARNINGthe LATCH system anchors are ob-structed. The child restraint anchor point is de-1. To install the LATCH system compat- signed to withstand only those loads ible child restraint, insert the child imposed by correctly fitted child re- restraint LATCH system anchor at- straints. Under no circumstance is it to tachments into the anchor points on be used for adult seat belts or har- the rear seat. If the child restraint is nesses. equipped with a top tether, see “Top tether strap child restraint” later in Anchor point locations this section for installation instruc- tions. Anchor points are located on the rear parcel SSS0157 shelf finisher.2. After attaching the child restraint and before placing the child in it, use TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD If you have any questions when installing a force to tilt the child restraint from RESTRAINT top strap child restraint on the rear seat, consult your NISSAN dealer for details. side to side and tug it forward to If your child restraint has a top tether strap, it make sure that the child restraint is must be secured to the provided anchor point. securely held in place. First, secure the child restraint with the rear3. Check to make sure that the child seat belt. restraint is properly secured prior to Remove the anchor cover from the anchor each use. point which is located directly behind the child seat. Secure the top tether strap to the anchor bracket. Keep the removed cover in a secured place to prevent loss or damage to the cover. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-35 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ing a child restraint. ¼ Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The child restraint could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. SSS0129INSTALLATION ON FRONT ¼ NISSAN recommends that child re-PASSENGER SEAT straints be installed in the rear seat. However, if you must install a front WARNING facing child restraint in the front pas- senger seat, move the passenger seat to the rearmost position. ¼ Never install a rear facing child re- straint in the front passenger seat. ¼ A child restraint with a top tether Supplemental air bags inflate with strap should not be used in the front great force. A rear facing child re- passenger seat. straint could be struck by the supple- ¼ The three-point belt in your vehicle is mental air bag in a crash and could equipped with a locking mode retrac- seriously injure or kill your child. tor which must be used when install-1-36 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SSS0135 SSS0055 SSS0113Front facing 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt restraint and insert it into the buckle until is fully extended. At this time, the beltIf you must install a child restraint in the front you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure retractor is in the automatic locking modeseat, follow these steps: to follow the child restraint manufacturer’s (child restraint mode). It reverts back to1. Position the child restraint on the front instructions for belt routing. emergency locking mode when the belt is passenger seat. It should be placed in a fully retracted. front facing direction only. Move the seat to the rearmost position. Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions. Child restraints for infants must be used in the rear facing direction and therefore must not be used in the front seat. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-37 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • seat belt is allowed to wind back into the retractor, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled; the seat belt only locks during a sudden stop or impact. SSS0056 SSS01144. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the belt 5. Before placing the child in the child re- to remove any slack in the belt. straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the belt is in the automatic locking mode. 7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the lap belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. After the child restraint is removed and the1-38 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • MEMO Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-39 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 2 Instruments and controlsInstrument panel ....................................................... 2-2 Heated seats (if so equipped)................................. 2-20Meters and gauges ................................................... 2-3 Heated steering wheel (if so equipped) .................. 2-21 Speedometer and odometer ................................ 2-4 Traction control system (TCS) cancel switch Tachometer .......................................................... 2-4 (if so equipped) ....................................................... 2-22 Engine coolant temperature gauge ...................... 2-5 Power outlet ............................................................ 2-22 Fuel gauge ........................................................... 2-5 Cigarette lighter and ashtray (accessory) ............... 2-23Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders........ 2-7 Storage .................................................................... 2-23 Checking bulbs ..................................................... 2-7 Trays................................................................... 2-23 Warning lights....................................................... 2-7 Glasses case ...................................................... 2-24 Indicator lights .................................................... 2-10 Cup holder .......................................................... 2-24 Audible reminders .............................................. 2-11 Glove box ........................................................... 2-25Security systems ..................................................... 2-12 Console box ....................................................... 2-26 Vehivle security system...................................... 2-12 Cargo net (if so equipped) ................................. 2-26 Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System .................. 2-13 Windows .................................................................. 2-27Windshield wiper and washer switch ...................... 2-14 Power windows .................................................. 2-27Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) Sunroof (if so equipped) ......................................... 2-29defogger switch ....................................................... 2-15 Automatic sunroof .............................................. 2-29Headlight and turn signal switch ............................. 2-16 Clock ....................................................................... 2-30 Xenon headlights................................................ 2-16 Adjusting the time............................................... 2-30 Headlight switch ................................................. 2-17 Trip computer .......................................................... 2-30 Turn signal switch .............................................. 2-19 Interior light ............................................................. 2-32Fog light switch (if so equipped) ............................. 2-19 Ceiling................................................................. 2-32Hazard warning flasher switch ................................ 2-19 Personal light .......................................................... 2-33Horn......................................................................... 2-20 Vanity mirror light (if so equipped).......................... 2-34 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Trunk light ............................................................... 2-34 Programming trouble diagnosis.......................... 2-36HomeLink Universal Transceiver Clearing the programmed information................ 2-37(if so equipped) ....................................................... 2-35 Rolling code programming ................................. 2-37 Programming HomeLink ................................... 2-36 Reprogramming a single HomeLink button...... 2-37 Programming HomeLink for Canadian If your vehicle is stolen ...................................... 2-38 customers ........................................................... 2-36 Operating the HomeLink Universal Transceiver ......................................................... 2-36 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Instrument brightness control switch (P.2-18) 2. Headlight, fog light (if so equipped) and turn signal switch (P.2-16) 3. Traction control system (TCS) cancel switch (if so equipped) (P.2-22) 4. Meters/gauges (P.2-3) 5. Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defogger switch — type B (P.2-15) 6. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P.2-14) 7. Ventilator (P.4-2) 8. Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defogger switch — type A (P.2-15) 9. Heater/air conditioner control (P.4-3) or radio/cassette player (4-16) 10. Clock (P.2-30) 11. Security indicator light (P.2-14) 12. Radio/cassette player (P.4-16)/CD player (P.4-16) or Navigation system* 13. Passenger supplemental air bag (P.1-8) 14. Fuse box cover (P.8-24) 15. Automatic drive positioner system cancel switch (if so equipped) (P.3-18) 16. Heated steering switch (if so equipped) (P.2-21) 17. Outside mirror remote control (P.3-15) 18. Steering switch for audio control (P.4-28) and trip computer (P.2-30) 19. Driver supplemental air bag (P.1-8) 20. Tilting steering wheel lock lever (P.3-14) 21. Cruise control main/set switch (P.5-14) SIC1736 22. Ignition switch/steering lock (P.5-4)2-2 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • METERS AND GAUGES23. Power outlet (P.2-22) or cigarette lighter (accessory) (P.2-23)24. Hazard warning flasher switch (P.2-19)25. Tray (P.2-23) or ashtray (accessory) (P.2-23)26. Glove box (P.2-25)See the page indicated in parentheses foroperating details.*: Refer to the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual. SIC1737 1. Fuel gauge 6. Warning/Indicator lights 2. Speedometer 7. Odometer (Total/Twin trip) 3. Warning/Indicator lights 8. Reset knob for trip odometer 4. Tachometer 9. Trip computer 5. Engine coolant temperature gauge 10.Warning/Indicator lights Instruments and controls 2-3 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Changing the display: Pushing the reset knob changes the display as follows: TRIP A , TRIP B , TRIP A Resetting the trip odometer: Pushing the reset knob for more than 1 second resets the trip odometer to zero. SIC1227 SIC1249SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER TACHOMETERSpeedometer The tachometer indicates engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min).The speedometer indicates vehicle speed.Odometer/Twin trip odometer CAUTIONThe odometer/twin trip odometer are displayedwhen the ignition key is in the ON position. When engine speed approaches the red zone, shift to a higher gear. OperatingThe odometer records the total distance the the engine in the red zone may causevehicle has been driven. serious engine damage.The twin trip odometer records the distance ofindividual trips.2-4 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CAUTION If the gauge indicates engine coolant temperature over the normal range, stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible. If the engine is overheated, continued op- eration of the vehicle may seriously damage the engine. See “If your vehicle overheats” in the “6. In case of emer- gency” section for immediate action re- quired. SIC0173 SIC1738ENGINE COOLANT FUEL GAUGETEMPERATURE GAUGE The gauge indicates the approximate fuel levelThe gauge indicates the engine coolant tem- in the tank.perature. The gauge may move slightly during braking,The engine coolant temperature will vary with turning, acceleration, or going up or down hill.the outside air temperature and driving condi- The gauge needle is designed to move to thetions. E (Empty) position when the ignition key is turned to the OFF position. Refill the fuel tank before the gauge regis- ters Empty. Instruments and controls 2-5 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • The low fuel warning light comes on whenthe fuel tank is getting low. Refuel as soonas it is convenient, preferably before thegauge reaches E. There will be a smallreserve of fuel in the tank when the fuelgauge needle reaches E.The indicates that the fuel filler lid islocated on the driver’s side of the vehicle. CAUTION ¼ If the vehicle runs out of fuel, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon as possible. After a few driving trips, the lamp should turn off. If the lamp remains on after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by an au- thorized NISSAN dealer. ¼ For additional information, see the “Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL)” later in this section.2-6 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTSAND AUDIBLE REMINDERS or Anti-lock brake warning light Low washer fluid warning light High beam indicator light (Blue) A/T check warning light (A/T models) Seat belt warning light Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) or Brake warning light Stop/tail warning light Slip indicator light Charge warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Traction control system indicator light Door open warning light Trunk lid open warning light Turn signal/hazard indicator lights Engine oil pressure warning light Cruise main switch indicator light Low fuel warning light Cruise set indicator lightCHECKING BULBS trical system. Have the system repaired running, it may indicate that the anti-lock brakeApply the parking brake and turn the ignition promptly. system is not functioning properly. Have thekey to ON without starting the engine. The system checked by your NISSAN dealer.following lights will come on: WARNING LIGHTS If an abnormality occurs in the system, the , or , , or Anti-lock brake anti-lock function will cease but the ordinaryThe following lights come on briefly and then warning light brakes will continue to operate normally.go off: After turning the ignition key to the ON posi- If the light comes on while you are driving, , or , , , tion, the light will illuminate. The light will turn contact your NISSAN dealer for repair.If any light fails to come on, it may indicate a off after about 2 seconds if the system isburned-out bulb or an open circuit in the elec- operational. If the light comes on while the engine is Instruments and controls 2-7 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • A/T check warning light (A/T Charge warning light models) WARNING If the light comes on while the engine isWhen the ignition switch is turned ON, the light running, it may indicate that the charging sys-comes on for 2 seconds. If the light blinks for ¼ Your brake system may not be work- tem is not functioning properly. Turn the en-approximately 8 seconds, it may indicate the ing properly if the warning light is on. gine off and check the alternator belt. If the beltautomatic transmission system is not function- Driving could be dangerous. If you is loose, broken, missing or if the light remainsing properly. Have your NISSAN dealer check judge it to be safe, drive carefully to on, see your NISSAN dealer immediately.and repair the transmission. the nearest service station for re- or Brake warning light pairs. Otherwise, have your vehicle CAUTION towed because driving it could beThis light functions for both the parking brake dangerous. Do not continue driving if the belt isand the foot brake systems. loose, broken or missing. ¼ Pressing the brake pedal with theParking brake indicator: engine stopped and/or low brake fluidWhen the ignition key is in the ON position, the level may increase your stopping dis- Door open warning lightlight comes on when the parking brake is tance and braking will require greaterapplied. pedal effort as well as greater pedal This light comes on when any of the doors are travel. not closed securely while the ignition key isLow brake fluid warning light: ON.The light warns of a low brake fluid level. If the ¼ If the brake fluid level is below thelight comes on while the engine is running with MIN mark on the brake fluid reservoir, Engine oil pressure warningthe parking brake not applied, stop the vehicle do not drive until the brake system lightand perform the following: has been checked at a NISSAN This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the light flickers or comes on during normal1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid dealer. driving, pull off the road in a safe area, stop the as necessary. See “Brake and clutch fluid” engine immediately and call a NISSAN dealer in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the or other authorized repair shop. section. warning system checked by a NISSAN The oil pressure warning light is not de- dealer. signed to indicate a low oil level. Use the dipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine2-8 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • oil” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” Seat belt warning light and air bag (if so equipped) and pre-tensioner seatsection. chime belt needs servicing and your vehicle must be taken to your nearest authorized NISSAN The light and chime remind you to fasten seat dealer. CAUTION belts. The light illuminates whenever the igni- ¼ The supplemental air bag warning light tion key is turned to ON, and will remain remains on after approximately 7 seconds. Running the engine with the oil pressure illuminated until the driver’s seat belt is fas- warning light on could cause serious tened. At the same time, the chime will sound ¼ The supplemental air bag warning light damage to the engine almost immedi- for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s seat flashes intermittently. ately. Turn off the engine as soon as it is belt is securely fastened. ¼ The supplemental air bag warning light safe to do so. does not come on at all. See “Seat belts” in the “1. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems” section for pre- Unless checked and repaired, the Supplemen- Low fuel warning light cautions on seat belt usage. tal Restraint System and/or the pre-tensioner seat belt may not function properly. For addi-This light comes on when the fuel in the tank is Stop/tail warning light tional information, see “Supplemental restraintgetting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient, system” in the “1. Seats, restraints and supple-preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E. If the light comes on with the engine running when the light switch is on or the brake pedal mental air bag systems” section.There will be a small reserve of fuel remain- is depressed, one or more stop/tail light bulbsing in the tank when the fuel gauge needle are burned out. Replace the stop/tail light bulb. WARNINGreaches E. Supplemental air bag warning Low washer fluid warning light If the supplemental air bag warning light light (if so equipped) is on, it could mean that the supplemen- After turning the ignition key to the ON posi- tal air bag system, supplemental side airThis light comes on when the washer tank fluid tion, the supplemental air bag warning light will bag system (if so equipped) and/or pre-is at a low level. Add washer fluid as neces- illuminate. The supplemental air bag warningsary. See “Window washer fluid” in the “8. tensioner seat belt system will not oper- light will turn off after about 7 seconds if theMaintenance and do-it-yourself” section. ate in an accident. system is operational. If any of the following conditions occur, the supplemental front air bag, supplemental side Instruments and controls 2-9 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Trunk lid open warning light Malfunction indicator lamp vehicle inspected by an authorized NISSAN (MIL) dealer. You do not need to have yourThis light comes on when the trunk lid is not vehicle towed to the dealer.closed securely while the ignition key is ON. If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on steady or blinks while the engine is running, it ¼ Malfunction indicator lamp blinking — AnINDICATOR LIGHTS engine misfire has been detected which may indicate a potential emission control mal- may damage the emission control system. Cruise main switch indicator function. To reduce or avoid emission control system light The malfunction indicator lamp may also come damage:The light comes on when the cruise control on steady if the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, or if the vehicle runs out of fuel. a) Do not drive at speeds above 45 MPHmain switch is pushed. The light goes out (72 km/h).when the main switch is pushed again. When Check to make sure the fuel filler cap is installed and closed tightly, and that the ve- b) Avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.the cruise main switch indicator light comes c) Avoid steep uphill grades.on, the cruise control system is operational. hicle has at least three gallons of fuel in the fuel tank. d) If possible, reduce the amount of cargo Cruise set indicator light being hauled or towed. After a few driving trips, the lamp should turn off if no other potential emission control The malfunction indicator lamp may stopThe light comes on while the vehicle speed is system malfunction exists. blinking and come on steady.controlled by the cruise control system. If thelight blinks while the engine is running, it may Operation Have the vehicle inspected by an autho-indicate the cruise control system is not func- rized NISSAN dealer. You do not need totioning properly. Have the system checked by The malfunction indicator lamp will come on in have your vehicle towed to the dealer.your NISSAN dealer. one of two ways: High beam indicator light ¼ Malfunction indicator lamp on steady — An CAUTION emission control system malfunction has (Blue) been detected. Check the fuel filler cap. If Continued vehicle operation withoutThis light comes on when the headlight high the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the having the emission control systembeam is on and goes out when the low beam is checked and repaired as necessaryselected. vehicle. The lamp should turn off after a few driving trips. If the lamp does could lead to poor driveability, reduced not turn off after a few driving trips, have the2-10 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Traction control system Turn signal/hazard indicator fuel economy, and possible damage to indicator light (if so equipped) lights the emission control system. After turning the ignition key to the ON posi- The light flashes when the turn signal switch tion, the light will illuminate. The light will turn lever or hazard switch is turned on. Slip indicator light (if so off after about 2 seconds if the traction control equipped) system (TCS) is operational. AUDIBLE REMINDERSThis light will blink on when your traction If the light stays on or comes on when you are Key reminder chimecontrol system (TCS) is limiting wheel spin. driving, it may indicate the traction control system is not functioning properly. Have the The chime will sound if the driver’s side door isSlippery road conditions may exist if the slip system checked by your NISSAN dealer. opened while the key is left in the ignitionindicator light blinks on. If this happens, adjust switch (ignition switch is turned off). Removeyour driving accordingly. The traction control system indicator light may the key and take it with you when leaving theYou may feel or hear the system working, but come on for the following reasons. vehicle.this is normal. a) If the system is turned off by pressing Light reminder chimeThe light will blink on for a few seconds after the button on the instrument panel, thethe traction control system stops limiting wheel indicator light will come on and stay on. The chime will sound when the front door isspin. To turn the system back on, press the opened with the headlight switch on unless the button again. The indicator light will go ignition key is in the ON position.The slip indicator light also comes on when off.you turn the ignition key to ON. The light will Make sure to turn the light switch off when youturn off after about 2 seconds if the system is b) If engine speed is above 4,000 rpm in a leave the vehicle.operational. If the light does not come on or go selected gear. Use D range on low fric- tion road surfaces. Seat belt warning chimeoff, have the traction control system checkedby your NISSAN dealer. The system operates If the traction control system indicator light The chime will sound for about 6 secondsin all transmission shift lever positions. But the comes on and stays on for an extended period unless the drivers seat belt is securely fas-system can upshift the transmission only as of time when the system is turned on, have tened.high as the indicated shift lever position. your vehicle checked by your NISSAN dealer. Brake pad wear warning The disc brake pads have audible wear warn- ings. When a brake pad requires replacement, Instruments and controls 2-11 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SECURITY SYSTEMSit will make a high pitched scraping soundwhen the vehicle is in motion whether or notthe brake pedal is depressed. Have the brakeschecked as soon as possible if the warningsound is heard. IC0005 SIC1228 Your vehicle has two types of security sys- How to activate the vehicle security tems, as follows: system ¼ Vehicle Security System 1. Close all windows. ¼ Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System The system can be activated even if the The security condition will be shown by the windows are open. security indicator light. 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM 3. Close and lock all doors, hood and trunk lid. The vehicle security system provides visual Lock all doors by pressing the LOCK button and audio alarm signals if parts of the vehicle on the keyfob. When using the keyfob, the are disturbed. hazard indicators flash twice to indicate all doors are locked. 4. Confirm that the SECURITY indicator light2-12 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • comes on. The SECURITY indicator light proximately 1 minute. However, the alarm the registered Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer Sys- glows for about 30 seconds and then blinks. reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with tem key. The system is now activated. If, during this again. The alarm can be shut off by unlock- If the engine fails to start using the registered 30 second time period, the door is unlocked ing a door or trunk lid with the key, or by by the key or the keyfob, or the ignition key Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System key, it may pressing the UNLOCK button on the key- is turned to ACC or ON, the system will not be due to interference caused by another fob. activate. Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System key, an The alarm is activated by: automated toll road device or automated pay-¼ If the key is turned slowly toward the ment device on the key ring. Restart the en- front of the vehicle when locking the ¼ Opening the door without using the key or gine using the following procedures: door, the system may not activate. If the keyfob. key is returned beyond the vertical po- 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position ¼ Opening the trunk lid without using the key sition toward the rear of the vehicle to for approximately 5 seconds. or keyfob. remove the key, the system may be 2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK deactivated. If the indicator light fails to ¼ Opening the hood. glow for 30 seconds, unlock the door position and wait approximately 10 sec- once and lock it again. How to stop alarm onds.¼ Even when the driver and/or passengers The alarm will stop only by unlocking a door or 3. Repeat step 1 and 2 again. are in the vehicle, the system will acti- trunk lid with the key, or by pressing the 4. Restart the engine while holding the device vate with all doors, hood and trunk lid UNLOCK button on keyfob. The alarm will not (which may have caused the interference) locked and ignition key off. Turn the stop if the ignition switch is turned to ACC or separate from the registered Nissan Ve- ignition key to ACC to turn the system ON. hicle Immobilizer System key. off. If the system does not operate as de- If this procedure allows the engine to start,Vehicle security system operation scribed above, have it checked by your NISSAN recommends placing the regis- NISSAN dealer. tered Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer SystemThe security system will give the following key on a separate key ring to avoid inter-alarm: NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER ference from other devices.¼ The headlights blink and the horn sounds SYSTEM Statement related to section 15 of FCC intermittently. The Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System will rules for Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer Sys-¼ The alarm automatically turns off after ap- not allow the engine to start without the use of tem (CONT ASSY-IMMOBILIZER) Instruments and controls 2-13 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER SWITCHThis device complies with part 15 of theFCC Rules. Operation is subject to thefollowing two conditions;(1) This device may not cause harmfulinterference, and (2) this device must ac-cept any interference received, includinginterference that may cause undesired op-eration. SIC1228 SIC1739 Security indicator light The windshield wiper and washer operates when the ignition key is in the ON position. If Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System is mal- functioning, this light will remain on while the Push the lever down to operate the wiper. ignition key is in the ON position. Intermittent operation can be adjusted from 2 If the light still remains on and/or the en- to 13 seconds by turning the knob. gine will not start, see your NISSAN dealer Pull the lever toward you to operate the for Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System ser- washer. Then the wiper will also operate sev- vice as soon as possible. Please bring all eral times. Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System keys that you have when visiting your NISSAN dealer for service.2-14 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE MIRROR (if so equipped) DEFOGGER SWITCH WARNINGIn freezing temperatures the washer so-lution may freeze on the windshield andobscure your vision which may lead toan accident. Warm the windshield withthe defroster before you wash the wind-shield. CAUTION SIC1502A SIC1740The following could damage the washersystem: To defog/defrost the rear window glass and outside mirrors, start the engine and push the CAUTION¼ Do not operate the washer continu- switch on. The indicator light will come on. ously for more than 30 seconds. Push the switch again to turn the defogger off. When cleaning the inner side of the rear¼ Do not operate the washer if the res- It will automatically turn off in approximately 15 window, be careful not to scratch or ervoir tank is empty. minutes. damage the rear window defogger. Instruments and controls 2-15 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNALSWITCH XENON HEADLIGHTS WARNING HIGH VOLTAGE ¼ When xenon headlights are on, they produce a high voltage. To prevent an electric shock, never attempt to modify or disassemble. Always have your xenon headlights replaced at an authorized NISSAN dealer. ¼ Xenon headlights provide consider- ably more light than conventional headlights. If they are not correctly aimed, they might temporarily blind an oncoming driver or the driver ahead of you and cause a serious accident. If headlights are not aimed correctly, immediately take your ve- SIC1741 hicle to an authorized NISSAN dealer and have the headlights adjusted cor- rectly. When the xenon headlight is initially turned on, its brightness or color varies slightly. However, the color and brightness will soon stabilize.2-16 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ¼ The life of xenon headlights will be The headlight will also automatically turn off 45 shortened by frequent on-off operation. seconds after a front door is opened and It is generally desirable not to turn off closed. the headlights for short intervals, (for When the light switch is turned to the po- example, when the vehicle stops at a sition, the headlight low or high beam will turn traffic signal). Even when the daytime off. running lights are active (Canada only), the xenon headlights do not turn on. Turn the switch to the position: This way the life of the xenon headlights The front clearance, side marker, tail, license is not reduced. plate and instrument lights will come on.¼ If the xenon headlight bulb is close to Turn the switch to the position: burning out, the brightness will drasti- Headlights will come on and all the other lights cally decrease, the light will start blink- remain on. ing, or the color of the light will become SIC1230 reddish. If one or more of the above Be sure not to put anything on top of the signs appear, contact a NISSAN dealer. photo sensor located on the top left-handHEADLIGHT SWITCH side of the instrument panel. The photo sensor controls the autolamp; if it is cov-Lighting ered, the photo sensor reacts as if it is darkTurn the switch to the AUTO position: and the headlights will illuminate.When the ignition key is in the ON position, the Battery saver systemtail light, headlight, instrument light and other ¼ When the headlight switch is in the orlights turn on automatically, depending on the position while the ignition switch is inbrightness of the surroundings. The headlight the ON position, the lights (including thewill automatically turn off 5 minutes after the front fog light) will automatically turn off 5ignition switch is turned to the OFF position minutes after the ignition switch has beenand the driver’s or front passenger’s door is turned to the OFF position.opened. Instruments and controls 2-17 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ¼ When the headlight switch remains in the Headlight beam select or position after the lights auto- matically turn off, the lights will turn on for 5 To select the high beam, push the lever for- minutes when the headlight switch is turned ward. Pull it back to select the low beam. to the OFF position and turn to the or Passing signal position. Pulling the lever toward you will flash the headlight high beam. CAUTION Daytime running light system ¼ When you turn on the headlight (Canada only) switch after the lights automatically The headlights automatically illuminate at a turn off, the lights will not turn off reduced intensity when the engine is started automatically. Be sure to turn the with the parking brake released. The daytime light switch to the OFF position when IC1284MA running lights operate with the headlight switch you leave the vehicle for extended in the OFF position or in the position. periods of time, otherwise the battery Instrument brightness control Turn the headlight switch to the position will go dead. The instrument brightness control operates for full illumination when driving at night. when the light switch is in the or ¼ Never leave the light switch on when position. If the parking brake is applied before the the engine is not running for ex- engine is started, the daytime running lights do tended periods of time even if the Turn the control to adjust the brightness of not illuminate. The daytime running lights illu- instrument panel lights (except clock) and minate once the parking brake is released. headlights turn off automatically. power window switch lights. The daytime running lights will remain on until When the control is turned to the right until a the ignition switch is turned off. click sound is heard, the light intensity will be at maximum. When the control is turned to the left until a click sound is heard, the light will be turned off.2-18 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so HAZARD WARNING FLASHER equipped) SWITCH WARNING When the daytime running light system is active, tail lights on your vehicle are not on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your headlights. Failure to do so could cause an accident injuring yourself and others.TURN SIGNAL SWITCHTurn signal SIC1760 SIC1232Move the lever up or down to signal the turningdirection. When the turn is completed, the turn To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight Push the switch on to warn other drivers whensignals cancel automatically. switch to the position, then turn the you must stop or park under emergency con- switch to the position. To turn them off, ditions. All turn signal lights will flash.Lane change signal turn the switch to the OFF position. Some state laws may prohibit the use of theTo indicate a lane change, move the lever up The headlights must be on for the fog lights to hazard warning flasher switch while driv-or down to the point where lights begin flash- operate. ing.ing. WARNING ¼ If stopping for an emergency, be sure to move the vehicle well off the road. Instruments and controls 2-19 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • HORN HEATED SEATS (if so equipped) ¼ Do not use the hazard warning flash- ers while moving on the highway un- less unusual circumstances force you to drive so slowly that your ve- hicle might become a hazard to other traffic. ¼ Turn signals do not work when the hazard warning flasher lights are on.The flasher can be actuated with the ignitionswitch either off or on. SIC1280 SIC1742 To sound the horn, push the center pad area of The front seats are warmed by built-in heaters. the steering wheel. The switches located on the center console can be operated independently of each other. WARNING 1. Start the engine. 2. Select heat range. Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so could affect proper operation of the ¼ For low heat, press the (Low) side supplemental front air bag system. Tam- of the switch. pering with the supplemental front air ¼ For high heat, press the (High) bag system may result in serious per- side of the switch. sonal injury. ¼ For no heat, the switch has a center OFF position between low and high. The indicator light in the switch will illumi-2-20 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • HEATED STEERING WHEEL (if so equipped) nate when low or high is selected. ¼ Any liquid spilled on the heated seat The heater is controlled by a thermostat, should be removed immediately with automatically turning the heater on and off. a dry cloth. The indicator light will remain on as long as the switch is on. ¼ When cleaning the seat, never use gasoline, thinner, or any similar ma-3. When the vehicle’s interior is warmed, or before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn terials. the switch to the off position (center). ¼ If any abnormalities are found or the heated seat does not operate, turn CAUTION the switch off and have the system checked by your NISSAN dealer. ¼ The battery could run down if the seat heater is operated while the engine is SIC1748 not running. Push the heated steering switch to warm the ¼ Do not use the seat heater for ex- steering wheel after the engine starts. tended periods or when no one is The indicator lights will come on. using the seat. Push the switch again to turn the heated ¼ Do not put anything on the seat which steering off. insulates heat, such as a blanket, It will automatically turn off in approximately 30 cushion, seat cover, etc. Otherwise, minutes. the seat may become overheated. ¼ Do not place anything hard or heavy on the seat or pierce it with a pin or similar object. This may result in damage to the heater. Instruments and controls 2-21 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM(TCS) CANCEL SWITCH (if so POWER OUTLETequipped) draw. Do not use double adapters or more than one electrical accessory. ¼ Use this power outlet with the engine running. (If the engine is stopped, this could result in a discharged bat- tery.) ¼ Avoid using when the air conditioner, headlights or rear window defogger is on. ¼ Before inserting or disconnecting a plug, be sure to turn off the power SIC1065 SIC1533 switch of electrical accessory beingTo cancel the Traction Control System (TCS), The power outlet is for powering electrical used or the ACC power of the vehicle.push the TCS cancel switch. The indicator accessories such as cellular telephones. ¼ Push the plug in as far as it will go. If will come on. Push it again or restart theengine to turn the system back on. good contact is not made, the plug CAUTION may overheat or the internal tempera-See “Traction control system” in the “5. Start- ture fuse may blow.ing and driving” section. ¼ Use caution as the socket and plug ¼ When not in use, be sure to close the may be hot during or immediately cap. Do not allow water to contact the after use. socket. ¼ This power outlet is not designed for use with a cigarette lighter unit. ¼ Do not use with accessories that ex- ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power2-22 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CIGARETTE LIGHTER AND STORAGEASHTRAY (accessory) WARNING The cigarette lighter should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. CAUTION The cigarette lighter socket is a power source for the cigarette lighter element SIC1233A only. The use of the cigarette lighter SIC1743 socket as a power source for any otherThe cigarette lighter element is an accessory. accessory is not recommended. TRAYSA genuine NISSAN cigarette lighter unit can bepurchased from your local NISSAN dealer. WARNINGThe cigarette lighter operates when the igni-tion switch is in the ACC or ON position. The storage tray should not be usedPush the lighter in all the way. When the lighter while driving so full attention may beis heated, it will spring out. given to vehicle operation.Return the lighter to its original position afteruse. Instruments and controls 2-23 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CAUTION ¼ Do not use for anything other than glasses. ¼ Do not leave glasses in the glasses case while parking in direct sunlight. The heat may damage the glasses. SIC1744 SIC1745GLASSES CASE CUP HOLDERThe glasses case can be opened by pushingthe lid. WARNING WARNING The cup holder should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to The glasses case should not be used vehicle operation. while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Front: For larger cups, remove the inside tray.2-24 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SIC1235 SPA0388 GLOVE BOX CAUTION When locking or unlocking the glove box, use the master key.¼ Avoid abrupt starting and braking when the cup holder is being used to The glove box may be opened by pulling the handle. prevent spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it can scald you or your pas- senger. WARNING¼ Use only soft cups in the cup holder. Keep glove box lid closed while driving Hard objects can injure you in an to help prevent injury in an accident or a accident. sudden stop. Instruments and controls 2-25 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SIC1242A CARGO NET (if so equipped) The cargo net helps keep packages in the cargo area from moving around while your vehicle is driven. To install the cargo net, attach the hooks to the retainers. SIC1236 To remove the cargo net, detach the hooksCONSOLE BOX from the cargo net retainers. used while driving so full attention may WARNING be given to vehicle operation. The center console box should not be2-26 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WINDOWS WARNING and become trapped in a window. Unattended children could become¼ Properly secure all cargo to help pre- involved in serious accidents. vent it from sliding or shifting.¼ Be sure to secure hooks into the The power windows operate when the ignition key is in the ON position and for about 45 retainers. The cargo restrained in the seconds, after the ignition key is turned to the net must not exceed 30 lb (13.6 kg) or OFF position. If the driver’s door or the front the net may not stay secured. passenger’s door is opened during this period of about 45 seconds, power to the windows is canceled. To open or close the window, push down or SIC1464 pull up the switch and hold it. The main switch (driver side switches) will open or close all the POWER WINDOWS windows. WARNING ¼ Make sure that all passengers have their hands, etc. inside the vehicle before closing the windows. Use the window lock switch to prevent unex- pected use of the power windows. ¼ Do not leave children unattended in- side the vehicle. They could unknow- ingly activate switches or controls Instruments and controls 2-27 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • The auto reverse function can be activated when a front window is closed by automatic operation when the ignition key is in the ON position or for about 45 seconds after the ignition key is turned to the OFF position. Depending on the environment or driving conditions, the auto reverse function may be activated if an impact or load similar to something being caught in the window oc- curs. WARNING SIC0627B SPA1157 There are some small distances imme- diately before the closed position whichThe passenger side switch will open or close Automatic operationonly the corresponding window. To open or cannot be detected. Make sure that allclose the window, hold the switch down or up. To fully open or close the driver’s or front passengers have their hands, etc., in- passenger’s side window, completely press or side the vehicle before closing the win-Locking passenger’s windows lift the switch and release it; it need not be dow.When the lock button is pushed in, only the held. The window will automatically open ordriver side window can be opened or closed. close all the way. To stop the window, justPush it in again to cancel. press or lift the switch on the opposite side. Auto reverse function (For front window) If the control unit detects something caught in a front window as it moves up, the window will be immediately lowered.2-28 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SUNROOF (if so equipped) To close the roof, press the switch to the position or for about 45 seconds after the side. ignition key is turned to the OFF position. Sliding position of lid can be chosen according Depending on the environment or driving to sliding amount of switch. conditions, the auto reverse function may To fully open or close the roof, completely be activated if an impact or load similar to move the switch to the or side. something being caught in the sunroof occurs. Restarting the sunroof sliding switch The sliding switch will become inoperable after WARNING the battery terminal is disconnected, the elec- trical supply interrupted and/or some abnor- There are some small distances imme- mality detected. Use the following re-set pro- diately before the closed position which cedure to return sunroof operation to normal. SIC1746 cannot be detected. Make sure that all 1. If the sunroof lid is open, push the tilting passengers have their hands, etc., in-AUTOMATIC SUNROOF switch repeatedly toward tilt DOWN to fully side the vehicle before closing the sun- close the lid. roof.The sunroof will only operate when the ignitionkey is in the ON position. 2. After the lid has closed all the way, keep pushing the tilting switch toward tilt DOWNThe automatic sunroof is operational for about for more than 1 second. Tilting the sunroof45 seconds, even if the ignition key is turned to To tilt up, first close the sunroof, then pressthe OFF position. If the driver’s door or the Auto reverse function (When closing and hold the side of the tilt switch. To tiltfront passenger’s door is opened during this the sunroof) down the sunroof, press and hold theperiod of about 45 seconds, power to the side. If the control unit detects something caught insunroof is canceled. the sunroof as it moves to the front, the Sun shadeSliding the sunroof sunroof will immediately open backward. Open or close the sun shade by sliding itTo open the roof, press the switch to the The auto reverse function can be activated backward or forward. when the sunroof is closed by automatic op- side. eration when the ignition key is in the ON The shade will open automatically when the Instruments and controls 2-29 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CLOCK TRIP COMPUTERsunroof is opened. However, it must be closedmanually. WARNING ¼ In an accident you could be thrown from the vehicle through an open sunroof. Always use seat belts and child restraints. ¼ Do not allow anyone to stand up or extend any portion of their body out of the opening while the vehicle is in motion or while the sunroof is clos- SIC0910 SIC1749 ing. The digital clock displays time when the igni- The display of the trip computer is situated in tion key is in ACC or ON. the tachometer display. When the ignition CAUTION switch is turned to ON, the display scrolls all If the power supply is disconnected, the clock the modes of the trip computer and then shows will not indicate the correct time. Readjust the the mode chosen before the ignition switch is ¼ Remove water drops, snow, ice or time. turned OFF. sand from the sunroof before open- ADJUSTING THE TIME ing. If the battery terminal is disconnected, Push the H button to adjust the hour. push the trip computer mode switch more ¼ Do not place any heavy object on the than 1 second to activate the computer. sunroof or surrounding area. Push the M button to adjust the minute.If the sunroof does not closeHave your NISSAN dealer check and repairthe sunroof.2-30 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • tion. Press the mode switch if you wish to play just before the ignition switch is return to the mode that was selected before turned OFF may continue to be dis- the warning occurred. The ICY indicator will played. continue blinking as long as the temperature ¼ When driving uphill or rounding curves, remains below 39°F (4°C). the fuel in the tank shifts, which may Distance to empty (dte — mile or momentarily change the display. km) Average fuel consumption The distance to empty (dte) mode provides ( or ) you with an estimation of the distance that can The Average fuel consumption mode shows be driven before refueling. The dte is con- the average fuel consumption since the last stantly being calculated, based on the amount reset. Resetting is done by pressing the mode of fuel in the fuel tank and the actual fuel switch for more than approximately 1 second. SIC1750 consumption. The display is updated every 30 seconds. At The display is updated every 30 seconds. about the first 1/3 miles (500 m) after a reset,When the ignition switch is turned to ON, the display shows ( ).modes of the trip computer can be selected by The dte mode includes a low range warningpushing once on the trip mode switch. The feature: when the fuel level is low, the dte Average speed ( or )following modes can be selected: mode is automatically selected and the digits The average speed mode shows the average blink in order to draw the driver’s attention. vehicle speed since last reset. Resetting isOutside air temperature (ICY — °F Press the mode switch if you wish to return to done by pressing the mode switch for moreor °C) the mode that was selected before the warning than approximately 1 minute. The display is occurred. The dte mark (dte) will remain blink- updated every 30 seconds. The first 30 sec-The outside air temperature is displayed in °F ing until the vehicle is refuelled.or °C. onds after a reset, the display shows ( ). When the fuel level drops even lower, the dteThe outside air temperature mode includes a display will change to ( ). Journey timelow temperature warning feature: below 37°F The journey time mode shows the time since(3°C), the outside air temperature mode is NOTE: the last reset. The displayed time can be resetautomatically selected and ICY indicator will ¼ If the amount of fuel added while the by pressing the mode switch for more thanilluminate in order to draw the driver’s atten- ignition switch is OFF is small, the dis- approximately 1 second. Instruments and controls 2-31 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • INTERIOR LIGHTNOTE: ¼ The key is removed from the ignition switch while all doors are closed.If a low temperature warning and low rangewarning occur simultaneously, other dis- The ceiling light will turn off while the 30play modes switch automatically to the second timer is activated, when:outside temperature display. ¼ The driver’s door is locked either with theWhen the mode switch is pushed, the dis- keyfob, a key, or the lock-unlock switch.play switches to the mode chosen beforethe warning display, and the ICY indicator ¼ The ignition switch is turned ON.will blink. When the interior light switch or personal light switch is in the ON position, the inte- rior, personal, and vanity mirror lights will automatically turn off 30 minutes after the ignition switch has been turned to the OFF IC1226 position. To turn on the light again, insert CEILING the key into the ignition switch and move it to the ON position. The ceiling light has a three-position switch. After the above procedure, the interior, per- When the switch is in the center k position, the sonal, and vanity mirror lights will automati- light will illuminate when a door is opened. cally turn off 30 minutes after the latest opera- tion of the following with the ignition switch in The light will stay on for about 30 seconds the ACC or OFF position: when: ¼ Opening or closing any door ¼ The doors are unlocked by the keyfob, a key or the lock-unlock switch while all doors ¼ Locking or unlocking with the keyfob, a key are closed. or the lock-unlock switch. ¼ The driver’s door is opened and then closed ¼ Inserting or removing a key from the ignition while the key is removed from the ignition switch switch. These lights will turn on again when any of the2-32 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • PERSONAL LIGHTabove operations is performed after the lightshave turned off automatically. (The lights willturn off 30 minutes after the latest operation ofthe above as well.) CAUTION ¼ Turn off the interior, personal and vanity mirror lights when you leave the vehicle. ¼ Do not use for extended periods of time with the engine stopped. This could result in a discharged battery. IC1019-B SIC1747 When the interior light or the personal light ¼ Locking or unlocking with the keyfob, a key switch is in the ON position, the interior, or the lock-unlock switch. personal, and vanity mirror lights will auto- ¼ Inserting or removing a key from the ignition matically turn off 30 minutes after the igni- switch tion switch has been turned to the OFF position. To turn on the light again, insert These lights will turn on again when any of the the key into the ignition switch and move it above operations is performed after the lights to the ON position. have turned off automatically. (The lights will turn off 30 minutes after the latest operation of After the above procedure, the interior, per- the above as well.) sonal, or vanity mirror lights will automatically turn off 30 minutes after the latest operation of the following with the ignition switch in the ACC or OFF position: ¼ Opening or closing any door Instruments and controls 2-33 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • VANITY MIRROR LIGHT (if so TRUNK LIGHT equipped) The light illuminates when the trunk lid is CAUTION opened. When the trunk lid is closed, the light will go off. ¼ Turn off the interior, personal and vanity mirror lights when you leave the vehicle. ¼ Do not use for extended periods of time with the engine stopped. This could result in a discharged battery. SIC0186 The light on the vanity mirror will turn on when the cover on the vanity mirror is opened. When the interior light or the personal light switch is in the ON position, the interior, personal, and vanity mirror lights will auto- matically turn off 30 minutes after the igni- tion switch has been turned to the OFF position. To turn on the light again, insert the key into the ignition switch and move it to the ON position.2-34 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • HomeLink UNIVERSALTRANSCEIVER (if so equipped)The HomeLink Universal Transceiver pro-vides a convenient way to consolidate the WARNING HomeLink Universal Transceiver.functions of up to three individual hand-heldtransmitters into one built-in device. ¼ Do not use the HomeLink UniversalThe HomeLink Universal Transceiver power Transceiver with any garage doorwill automatically turn off 30 minutes after the opener that lacks safety stop andignition switch has been turned to the off reverse features as required by fed-position. eral safety standards. (These stan-HomeLink Universal Transceiver: dards became effective for opener¼ Will operate most Radio Frequency (RF) models manufactured after April 1, devices such as garage doors, gates, home 1982). A garage door opener which and office lighting, entry door locks and cannot detect an object in the path of security systems. a closing garage door and then auto- matically stop and reverse, does not¼ Is powered by your vehicle’s battery. No separate batteries are required. If the vehi- meet current federal safety stan- cle’s battery is discharged or is discon- dards. Using a garage door opener nected, HomeLink will retain all program- without these features increases the ming. risk of serious injury or death.Once the HomeLink Universal Transceiver ¼ During programming, your garageis programmed, retain the original trans- door or gate may open or close. Makemitter for future programming procedures sure that people and objects are clear(i.e., new vehicle purchases). Upon sale of of the garage door or gate that youthe vehicle, the programmed HomeLink are programming.Universal Transceiver buttons should beerased for security purposes. For addi- ¼ Your vehicle’s engine should betional information, refer to “Programming turned off while programming theHomeLink ” later in this section. Instruments and controls 2-35 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 3. Using both hands, simultaneously push the and hold the HomeLink button (note steps 2 hand-held transmitter button and the de- through 4 under “Programming HomeLink ”) sired HomeLink button. Do not release the while you press and re-press (“cycle”) your buttons until step 4 has been completed. hand-held transmitter every 2 seconds until the indicator light flashes rapidly (indicating NOTE: successful programming). Some garage door openers may require NOTE: the procedures noted under “Canadian Programming”. If programming a garage door opener, etc., it is advised to unplug the device during 4. The HomeLink indicator light will flash, the “cycling” process to prevent possible first slowly and then rapidly. When the damage to the garage door opener compo- indicator light flashes rapidly, both buttons nents. may be released. The rapid flashing light SPA0609A indicates the HomeLink Universal Trans- OPERATING THE HomeLink ceiver has been successfully programmed. UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVERPROGRAMMING HomeLink To program the remaining two buttons, follow The HomeLink Universal Transceiver (once1. With the ignition key in the OFF position, steps 2 through 4. programmed) may now be used to activate the press and hold the two outside buttons, and garage door, etc. To operate, simply press the If, after repeated attempts, you do not suc- release when the indicator light begins to appropriate programmed HomeLink Univer- cessfully program the HomeLink Universal flash (approximately 20 seconds). This pro- sal Transceiver button. The red indicator light Transceiver to learn the signal of the hand- cedure erases the factory set default codes will illuminate while the signal is being trans- held transmitter, refer to “Rolling Code Pro- and does not have to be followed when mitted. gramming” later in this section. programming additional hand-held trans- PROGRAMMING TROUBLE mitters. PROGRAMMING HomeLink FOR CANADIAN CUSTOMERS DIAGNOSIS2. Hold the end of the hand-held transmitter If the HomeLink does not quickly learn the (from the device you wish to train) approxi- Prior to 1992, D.O.C. regulations required hand-held transmitter information: mately 2 to 5 inches (50 to 127 mm) away hand-held transmitters to stop transmitting af- from the surface of HomeLink keeping the ter 2 seconds. To program your hand-held ¼ replace the hand-held transmitter batteries indicator light in view. transmitter to HomeLink , continue to press with new batteries.2-36 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ¼ position the hand-held transmitter with its ROLLING CODE PROGRAMMING 2. Press the training button on the garage battery area facing away from the door opener motor unit (which may activate HomeLink surface. Rolling code garage door openers (or other a training light). rolling code devices) which are “code pro-¼ press and hold both the HomeLink and tected” and manufactured after 1996, may be NOTE: hand-held transmitter buttons without inter- determined by the following. ruption. Following step 2, there are 30 seconds A. Reference the garage door opener Owner’s in which to initiate step 3.¼ position the hand-held transmitter 2 to 5 Manual for verification. 3. Firmly press and release the programmed inches (50 to 127 mm) away from the HomeLink surface. Hold the transmitter in B. The hand-held transmitter appears to pro- HomeLink button. Press and release the that position for up to 15 seconds. If gram the HomeLink Universal Transceiver HomeLink button a second time to com- HomeLink is not programmed within that but does not activate the garage door. plete the training process. (Some garage time, try holding the transmitter in another door openers may require you to do this position - keeping the indicator light in view C. Press and hold the trained HomeLink but- procedure a third time to complete the at all times. ton. If the garage door opener has the training.) rolling code feature, the HomeLink indica-If you continue to have programming difficul- The garage door opener should now recognize tor light will flash rapidly, then remains onties, please contact the NISSAN Consumer the HomeLink Universal Transceiver and ac- after 2 seconds. tivate when the HomeLink button is pressed.Affairs Department. The phone numbers arelocated in the Foreword of this Owner’s To program the HomeLink Universal Trans- The remaining two buttons may now be pro-Manual. ceiver to a garage door opener with the rolling grammed (if not yet programmed, follow steps code feature, follow these instructions after 2 through 4 in the “Programming HomeLink ”CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED completing the “Programming HomeLink ” procedures earlier in this section).INFORMATION (the aid of a second person may make the REPROGRAMMING A SINGLEIndividual buttons cannot be cleared, however following procedures quicker and easier). HomeLink BUTTONto clear all programming, press and hold the 1. Locate the training button on the garagetwo outside buttons and release when the To reprogram a HomeLink Universal Trans- door opener motor unit. Exact location andindicator light begins to flash (approximately ceiver button, complete the following. color of the button may vary by garage door20 seconds). opener brand. If there is difficulty locating 1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink the training button, reference the garage button. Do not release the button until step door opener Owner’s Manual. 4 has been completed. Instruments and controls 2-37 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 2. When the indicator light begins to flash FCC Notice: slowly (after 20 seconds), position the This device complies with FCC rules part hand-held transmitter 2 to 5 inches (50 to 15. Operation is subject to the following 127 mm) away from the HomeLink sur- two conditions: (1) This device may not face. cause harmful interference and (2) This3. Press and hold the hand-held transmitter device must accept any interference that button. may be received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.4. The HomeLink indicator light will flash, first slowly and then rapidly. When the The transmitter has been tested and com- indicator light begins to flash rapidly, re- plies with FCC and DOC/MDC rules. lease both buttons. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for com-The HomeLink Universal Transceiver button pliance could void the user’s authority tohas now been reprogrammed. The new device operate the device.can be activated by pushing the HomeLinkbutton that was just programmed. This proce- DOC: ISTC 1763K1313dure will not affect any other programmed FCC I.D.: CB2V67690HomeLink buttons.IF YOUR VEHICLE IS STOLENIf your vehicle is stolen, you should change thecodes of any non-rolling code device that hasbeen programmed into HomeLink . Consultthe Owner’s Manual of each device or call themanufacturer or dealer of those devices foradditional information.When your vehicle is recovered, you willneed to reprogram the HomeLink Univer-sal Transceiver with your new transmitterinformation.2-38 Instruments and controls ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • MEMO Instruments and controls 2-39 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
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  • 3 Pre-driving checks and adjustmentsKeys .......................................................................... 3-2 Interior trunk lid release ..................................... 3-12Doors ......................................................................... 3-2 Fuel filler lid ............................................................. 3-12 Locking with key ................................................... 3-3 Opener operation ............................................... 3-12 Front window open/close with key ....................... 3-3 Fuel filler cap ...................................................... 3-13 Locking with inside lock knob............................... 3-3 Steering wheel ........................................................ 3-14 Locking with power door lock switch.................... 3-4 Tilt operation....................................................... 3-14 Child safety rear door lock ................................... 3-4 Sun visors ............................................................... 3-14Remote keyless entry system ................................... 3-4 Mirrors ..................................................................... 3-15 How to use remote keyless entry system ............ 3-5 Automatic anti-glare inside mirror ...................... 3-15 Battery replacement ............................................. 3-8 Outside mirrors ................................................... 3-15Hood........................................................................ 3-10 Automatic seat positioner (if so equipped) ............. 3-16Trunk lid .................................................................. 3-10 Automatic seat positioner operation (A/T models Opener operation ............................................... 3-11 only).................................................................... 3-16 Key operation ..................................................... 3-11 Procedure for storing memory............................ 3-17 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • KEYS DOORS safe place (such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. NISSAN does not record any key WARNING numbers so it is very important to keep track of your key number plate. ¼ Always have the doors locked while A key number is only necessary when you driving. Along with the use of seat have lost all keys and do not have one to belts, this provides greater safety in duplicate from. If you still have a key, this key the event of an accident by helping to can be duplicated by your NISSAN dealer. prevent persons from being thrown Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System KEY - from the vehicle. This also helps keep Master and Valet keys: children and others from unintention- The key number is necessary when you need ally opening the doors, and will help extra Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System keep out intruders. keys. As many as 5 Nissan Vehicle Immobi- ¼ Before opening any door, always look SPA1379 lizer System keys can be used with one ve- for and avoid oncoming traffic.You can only drive your vehicle using the hicle. New keys must be registered to themaster or valet keys which are registered to Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System compo- ¼ Do not leave children unattended in-the Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System com- nents in your vehicle by your NISSAN dealer. side the vehicle. They could unknow-ponents in your vehicle. These keys have a At this time, you should bring all Nissan Ve- ingly activate switches or controls. hicle Immobilizer System keys that you have totransponder chip in the key head. Unattended children could become your NISSAN dealer for registration. This is because the registration process will erase all involved in serious accidents.The master key can be used for all the locks. memory of the Nissan Vehicle ImmobilizerThe valet key cannot be used for the trunk lid System components.or glove box locks.To protect belongings when you leave a keywith someone, give them the valet key only.Never leave these keys in the vehicle.Record the key number on the key numberplate supplied with your keys and keep it in a3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • FRONT WINDOW OPEN/CLOSE WITH KEY Turn the driver’s door key to the unlock posi- tion and hold for about 1 second, the front windows will begin to lower. To stop opening, turn the key to the neutral position. To close the front windows with the door key cylinder, turn the key to the lock position and hold for about 1 second. To stop closing, turn the key to the neutral position. SPA0084 SPA0085 In the event of a hand in the way, or otherLOCKING WITH KEY obstruction, the auto reverse function will acti- LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK vate. KNOBPower To individually lock the doors, move the insideThe power door lock system allows you to lock lock knob to the LOCK position, then close theor unlock all doors simultaneously. door. To unlock, pull up the inside lock knob to¼ Turning the driver’s door key to the front of the UNLOCK position. the vehicle will lock all doors. When locking the door without a key, be¼ Turning the driver’s door key one time to sure not to leave the key inside the vehicle. the rear of the vehicle will unlock the corre- sponding door. From that position, return- ing the key to neutral (where the key can only be removed and inserted) and turning it to the rear again within 5 seconds will unlock all doors. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-3 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM It is possible to lock/unlock all doors to release the trunk lid and activate the panic alarm by using the keyfob from outside the vehicle. Before locking the doors, make sure the key is not left in the vehicle. The keyfob can operate at a distance of ap- proximately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. (The effective distance depends upon the condi- tions around the vehicle.) As many as four keyfobs can be used with one vehicle. For information concerning the pur- chase and use of additional keyfob, contact your NISSAN dealer. SPA0944 SPA0086 The keyfob will not function when:LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR ¼ the battery is dead,LOCK SWITCH LOCK ¼ the distance between the vehicle and the keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m).All door locks will be engaged when the power Child safety locking helps prevent doors fromdoor lock switch is moved to the LOCK posi- being opened accidentally, especially when The panic alarm will not activate when thetion with the driver’s or front passenger’s door small children are in the vehicle. key is in the ignition switch.open. Then close the door and all doors will be When the lever is in the lock position, thelocked. CAUTION rear door can be opened only from theWhen the power door lock switch is moved to outside.the LOCK position with front doors open while The following conditions or occurrencesa key is in the ignition switch, all doors will lock will damage the keyfob.once and then unlock automatically. ¼ Do not allow the keyfob to become wet.3-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • the UNLOCK button is pushed, the hazard ¼ Do not drop the keyfob. indicator flashes once. ¼ Do not strike the keyfob sharply If hazard indicator and horn mode is not nec- against another object. essary, you can switch to hazard indicator only mode by following the switching procedure. ¼ Do not place the keyfob for an ex- tended period in an area where tem- In hazard indicator only mode, when the LOCK peratures exceed 140°F (60°C). button is pushed, the hazard indicator flashes twice. When the UNLOCK button is pushed, If a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN neither the hazard indicator nor the horn oper- recommends erasing the ID code of that ates. keyfob. This will prevent the keyfob from (Switching procedure) unauthorized use to unlock the vehicle. For information regarding the erasing Push the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the keyfob simultaneously for more than 2 sec- procedure, please contact an authorized onds to switch from one mode to the other. NISSAN dealer. When pushing the buttons to set hazard indi- cator only mode, the hazard indicator flashes 3HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS times.ENTRY SYSTEM When pushing the buttons to set hazard indi- cator and horn mode, the hazard indicatorSetting hazard indicator and horn flashes once and the horn chirps once.modeThis vehicle is set in hazard indicator and hornmode when you first receive the vehicle.In hazard indicator and horn mode, when theLOCK button is pushed, the hazard indicatorflashes twice and the horn chirps once. When Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SPA1260Locking doors ¼ When the LOCK button is pushed with all doors locked, the hazard indicator flashes1. Remove the ignition key.*1 twice and the horn chirps once as a re-2. Close all the doors.*2 minder that the doors are already locked.3. Push the LOCK button on the keyfob. *1: Doors lock with the keyfob while a key is in4. All the doors will lock. the ignition switch. However, the panic alarm will not activate when the key is inAll of the doors will lock when the LOCK the ignition switch.button on the keyfob is pushed even *2: Doors lock with the keyfob while any doorthough a door remains open and/or the is open. However, hazard indicator andignition key is in the ON position. horn mode will not function.5. The hazard indicator flashes twice and the horn chirps once.3-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • in the center k position with the ignition key in any position except the ON position. 2. Push the UNLOCK button on the keyfob again within 5 seconds. ¼ All doors unlock ¼ The hazard indicator flashes once if all doors are completely closed. All doors lock automatically within 5 minutes after pressing the UNLOCK button unless all of the following operations are performed: ¼ any door is opened ¼ a key is inserted into the ignition The interior light can be turned off without waiting for 30 seconds by turning the ignition switch to the ON position or by locking the doors with the keyfob. Opening the front window SPA1380 Push the UNLOCK button on the keyfob. ¼ The hazard indicator flashes once if all The driver’s door will unlock.Unlocking doors doors are completely closed with the igni- Continue to press the UNLOCK button for 31. Push the UNLOCK button on the keyfob tion key in any position except the ON seconds. The driver’s and front passenger’s once. position. windows will be lowered.¼ Only the driver’s door unlocks ¼ The interior light turns on and the light timer Continue to press the UNLOCK button until activates for 30 seconds when the switch is windows are fully open. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • To stop lowering the windows, release the stay on for 30 seconds.UNLOCK button. 3. The panic alarm stops when:To start lowering the windows, press the UN- ¼ It has run for 30 seconds, orLOCK button again for 3 more seconds. ¼ The LOCK or the UNLOCK button isThis function will operate after the ignition pressed, orswitch is off and 45 seconds passed or eitherthe front door is opened. ¼ The panic button or the trunk lid release button is pushed on the keyfob for longerReleasing the trunk lid than 0.5 seconds.1. Push the TRUNK button on the keyfob for longer than 0.5 seconds with the key re- moved from the ignition key cylinder.2. The trunk lid opens.The trunk lid will not open when the trunk lidcancel lever is in the CANCEL position.It can be opened only with the key.See “Trunk lid” later in this section for cancellever.Using the panic alarmIf you are near your vehicle and feel threat- SPA1374ened, you may activate the alarm to call atten-tion as follows: BATTERY REPLACEMENT1. Push the PANIC button on the keyfob for Replace the battery as follows: longer than 0.5 seconds with the key 1. Open the lid using a suitable tool. removed from the ignition key cylinder. 2. Replace the battery with a new one.2. The theft warning alarm and headlights will3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Recommended battery: Sanyo CR2025 or could void the user’s authority to operate equivalent the equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Make sure that the ⊕ side faces the Industry Canada. Operation is subject to bottom case. the following two conditions: (1) This de-3. Close the lid securely. vice may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any inter-4. Push the keyfob button two or three times ference received, including interference to check its operation. that may cause undesired operation of the device.See your NISSAN dealer if you need anyassistance for replacement.If the battery is removed for any reasonother than replacement, perform step 4above.¼ Be careful not to touch a circuit board and a battery terminal.¼ An improperly disposed battery can harm the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal.¼ The keyfob is water-resistant; however, if it does get wet, immediately wipe com- pletely dry.¼ When changing batteries, do not let dust or oil get on the keyfob.FCC Notice:Changes or modifications not expresslyapproved by the manufacturer compliance Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • HOOD TRUNK LID WARNING ¼ Do not drive with the trunk lid open. This could allow dangerous exhaust gases to be drawn into the vehicle. See “Precautions when starting and driving” in the “5. Starting and driv- ing” section for exhaust gas. ¼ Closely supervise children when they are around cars to prevent them from playing and becoming locked in the SPA1381 trunk where they could be seriously injured. Keep the car locked with the1. Pull the hood lock release handle k lo- 1 trunk closed when not in use, and cated below the instrument panel; the hood WARNING prevent children’s access to car keys. will then spring up slightly.2. Move the lever k at the front of the hood 2 ¼ Make sure the hood is completely with your fingertips and raise the hood. closed and latched before driving.3. When closing the hood, slowly close the Failure to do so could cause the hood hood and make sure it locks into place. to fly open and result in an accident. ¼ If you see steam or smoke coming from the engine compartment, to avoid injury do not open the hood.3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SPA0095 SPA0992 Cancel lever KEY OPERATION When the lever is in the cancel position, the To open the trunk lid, turn the key clockwise. trunk lid cannot be opened with the trunk lid To close, lower and push the trunk lid down release button. It can be opened only with the securely. master key. SPA0985OPENER OPERATIONThe trunk lid release button is located underthe driver’s arm rest.To open the trunk lid, pull the release button.To close, push the trunk lid down securely. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • FUEL FILLER LID vides a means of escape for children and adults in the event they become locked inside the trunk. The handle is located on the back side of the trunk lid inside the trunk compartment. To open the trunk lid from the inside, pull the release handle towards you until the lock releases and push up on the trunk lid. The release lever is made of a material that glows in the dark after a brief exposure to ambient light. SPA1382 SPA0986INTERIOR TRUNK LID RELEASE OPENER OPERATION To open the fuel filler lid, push the opener WARNING switch. To lock, close the fuel filler lid securely. Closely supervise children when they are around cars to prevent them from playing and becoming locked in the trunk where they could be seriously in- jured. Keep the car locked, with the trunk closed, when not in use, and pre- vent children’s access to car keys.The interior trunk lid release mechanism pro-3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off automatically. Continued refueling may cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel spray and possibly a fire. ¼ Use only an original equipment type fuel filler cap as a replacement. It has a built-in safety valve needed for proper operation of the fuel system and emission control system. An in- correct cap can result in a serious malfunction and possible injury. It SPA1396 could also cause the malfunc-FUEL FILLER CAP tion indicator lamp to come on. ously injured if it is misused or mis-The fuel filler cap is a ratcheting type. Tighten handled. Always stop the engine and ¼ Never pour fuel into the throttle bodythe cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are do not smoke or allow open flames or to attempt to start your vehicle.heard. sparks near the vehicle when refuel-Put the fuel filler cap on the cap holder while ing. CAUTIONrefueling. ¼ Fuel may be under pressure. Turn the cap a quarter turn, and wait for any ¼ If fuel is spilled on the car body, flush WARNING hissing sound to stop to prevent fuel it away with water to avoid paint dam- from spraying out and possible per- age. ¼ Gasoline is extremely flammable and sonal injury. Then remove the cap. highly explosive under certain condi- ¼ Tighten until the fuel filler cap clicks. ¼ Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank Failure to tighten the fuel filler cap tions. You could be burned or seri- Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • STEERING WHEEL SUN VISORS properly may cause the mal- function indicator lamp (MIL) to illu- minate. If the lamp illuminates because the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the vehicle. The lamp should turn off after a few driving trips. If the lamp does not turn off after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by an au- thorized NISSAN dealer. ¼ For additional information, see the SPA0234 SPA0991 “Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL)” in the “2. Instruments and controls” TILT OPERATION section. Pull the lock lever and while holding down, CAUTION adjust the steering wheel up or down to the desired position. Store the main sun visor after storing the extension sun visor. Push the lock lever back into place to lock the steering wheel in place. WARNING Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. You could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident.3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • MIRRORS When the inside mirror is in the AUTO position, excessive glare from the headlights of the vehicle behind you will be reduced. When the switch of the inside mirror is in the OFF position, the inside mirror will operate nor- mally. SPA1109 SPA1387AUTOMATIC ANTI-GLARE INSIDE OUTSIDE MIRRORSMIRROR WARNING WARNING Objects viewed in the outside mirror on Use the AUTO position only when nec- the passenger side are closer than they essary, because it reduces rear view appear. Be careful when moving to the clarity. right. Using only this mirror could cause an accident. Use inside mirror or glance over your shoulder to properly judgeThe inside mirror is designed so that it auto- distances to other objects.matically changes reflection according to theintensity of the headlight of the following ve-hicle. The outside mirror will operate only when the Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-15 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • AUTOMATIC SEAT POSITIONER (if so equipped)ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position. AUTOMATIC SEAT POSITIONERTurn the control knob to right or left to select OPERATION (A/T models only)the right or left outside mirror, then adjust. This system is designed so that the driver’s seat will automatically move when the auto- matic transmission selector lever is in the P (Park) position. This allows the driver to get in and out of the driver’s seat more easily. When one of the following conditions is met, the driver’s seat will slide backward: ¼ When the key is removed from the ignition switch. ¼ When the driver’s door is opened with the MPA0008 key turned to ACC or LOCK. Foldable outside mirrors ¼ When the key is turned from ON to ACC with the driver’s door open. Push the outside mirror backward to fold it. When one of the following conditions is met, the driver’s seat will return to the positions before being set. ¼ When the key is inserted into the ignition switch. ¼ When the driver’s door is closed with the key turned to LOCK.3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • PROCEDURE FOR STORING During this step, do not turn the ignition toMEMORY any positions other than ON.Two positions can be stored in the automatic 4. Push the SET switch and, within 5 seconds,driver’s seat positioner memory. Follow these push the memory switch 1 or 2 fully for atprocedures to use the memory system. least 1 second. The indicator light for the pushed memory switch will come on and stay on for approxi- mately 5 seconds after pushing the switch. After the indicator light goes off, the se- lected positions are stored in the selected memory (1 or 2). If memory is stored in the same memory SPA1385 switch, the previous memory will be de- leted. 1. A/T models: Set the automatic transmission selector Confirming memory storage lever to the P (Park) position. ¼ Turn the ignition ON and push the SET M/T models: switch. If the main memory has not been Apply the parking brake securely when the stored, the indicator light will come on for vehicle is stopped. approximately 0.5 seconds. When the memory has stored the position, the indica- 2. Turn the ignition ON. tor light will stay on for approximately 5 3. Adjust the driver’s seat and steering column seconds. to the desired positions by manually oper- ¼ If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the ating each adjusting switch. For additional fuse blows, the memory will be canceled. In information, see “Seats” in the “1. Seats, such a case, reset the desired positions restraints and supplemental air bag sys- using the following procedures. tems” section and “Steering wheel” earlier in this section. 1. Open and close the driver’s door more than Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-17 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • two times with the ignition key in the LOCK System operation move the parking brake to off and on. position. The automatic drive positioner system will not ¼ when the engine is started while moving the2. Reset the desired position using the previ- work or will stop operating under the following automatic drive positioner. — M/T models ous procedure. conditions:Selecting the memorized position ¼ when the vehicle speed is above 4 MPH (7 km/h).1. A/T models: Set the automatic transmission selector le- ¼ when any two or more of the memory ver to the P (Park) position. switches are simultaneously pressed while the automatic drive positioner is operating. M/T models: Apply the parking brake securely when the ¼ when the adjusting switch for the driver’s vehicle is stopped. seat is turned on while the automatic drive positioner is operating.2. Turn the ignition ON. ¼ when the cancel switch located on the3. Push the memory switch 1 or 2 fully for at instrument panel is pushed to cancel. least 1 second. ¼ when the memory switch 1 or 2 is not The driver’s seat will move to the memo- pushed for at least 1 second. rized position with the indicator light flash- ing. Then the light will stay on for approxi- ¼ when the seat has already been moved to mately 5 seconds. the memorized position.When memory switch 1 or 2 is pushed with the ¼ when no seat position is stored in thedriver’s door open and then the key inserted memory switch.into the ignition switch within approximately 1 ¼ when the parking brake is not applied. —minute, the driver’s seat will move to the M/T modelsmemorized position. — A/T models only ¼ when the vehicle speed is above 4 MPH (7 km/h) while the parking brake is applied. — M/T models To restart the drive positioner system,3-18 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SPA1386CANCEL SWITCHWhen the CANCEL side of the switch ispushed, the automatic drive positioner systemwill not function.When the AUTO side of the switch is pushed,the system will function. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-19 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • MEMO3-20 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 4 Heater, air conditioner and audio systemsVentilators ................................................................. 4-2 Audio system........................................................... 4-12Heater and air conditioner (Manual) ......................... 4-3 FM radio reception ............................................. 4-13 Controls ................................................................ 4-3 AM radio reception ............................................. 4-13 Heater operation................................................... 4-4 Audio operation precautions .............................. 4-13 Air conditioner operation ...................................... 4-5 FM-AM radio with cassette player and compact disc Air flow charts....................................................... 4-6 (CD) player ......................................................... 4-16Heater and air conditioner (Automatic) (if so FM-AM radio with cassette player...................... 4-23equipped) .................................................................. 4-9 CD care and cleaning ........................................ 4-28 Automatic operation ............................................. 4-9 Steering switch for audio control ....................... 4-28 Manual operation................................................ 4-10 Antenna .............................................................. 4-29 Operating tips ..................................................... 4-11 Compact disc (CD) autochanger (if so Ventilation air filter.............................................. 4-11 equipped)............................................................ 4-29Servicing air conditioner.......................................... 4-12 Car phone or CB radio ........................................... 4-30 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • VENTILATORS SAA0373 SAA0374Adjust the air flow direction of ventilators. Open or close, and adjust the air flow direction of ventilators. : This symbol indicates that the vents are closed when the vent switch is moved to the left. : This symbol indicates that the vents are open when the vent switch is moved to the right.4-2 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER (Manual) CONTROLS Fan control dial This dial turns the fan on and off, and controls fan speed. Air flow control buttons These buttons allow you to select the air flow outlets. — Air flows from center and side venti- lators. — Air flows from center and side venti- SAA0468 lators and foot outlets. — Air flows mainly from foot outlets. animals. WARNING — Air flows from defroster outlets and ¼ Do not use the recirculation mode for foot outlets.¼ The air conditioner cooling function long periods as it may cause the operates only when the engine is run- interior air to become stale and the — Air flows mainly from defroster out- windows to fog up. lets. ning.¼ Do not leave children, impaired ¼ Positioning of the heating or air con- Temperature control/MAX A/C lever adults, or pets alone in your vehicle. ditioning controls should not be done This lever allows you to adjust the temperature On hot, sunny days, temperatures in while driving, so full attention may be of the outlet air. a closed vehicle could quickly be- given to vehicle operation. MAX A/C: come high enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to people or When the temperature control/MAX A/C lever is moved to the left end, the air conditioner cooling will start automatically and the A/C Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-3 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • indicator and air recirculation lights will turn on. HEATER OPERATION 4. Move the temperature control lever to the desired position.Air recirculation button Heating Defrosting or defoggingOFF position: This mode is used to direct hot air from the floor outlets. Some air will also come from the This mode is used to defrost/defog the win-Outside air is drawn into the passenger com- defrost vents. dows.partment. 1. Push the button in.Use the off position for normal heater, or air 1. Push the air recirculation button to the OFFconditioner operation. position for normal heating. 2. Turn on the fan control dial.ON position (Indicator light ON): 2. Push the button in. 3. Move the temperature control lever to the desired position between the middle andInterior air is recirculated inside the vehicle. 3. Turn on the fan control dial. the HOT position.Push the air recirculation button to the ON 4. Move the temperature control lever to the ¼ To quickly remove ice or fog from theposition when driving on a dusty road or to desired position between the middle and windows, turn on the fan control dial to 4avoid traffic fumes and for maximum cooling the HOT position. and the temperature control lever to the fullwhen using the air conditioner. For quick heating, move the air recirculation HOT position.Air conditioning button button to the ON position. Be sure to return the ¼ When the button is pushed, the airStart the engine, move the fan control dial to air recirculation button to the OFF position for conditioner will automatically be turned onthe desired (1 to 4) position and push the air normal heating. to defog the windshield, and the air recircu-conditioning button to turn on the air condi- late mode will automatically be turned off.tioner. The indicator light will come on when Ventilation Outside air is drawn into the passengerthe air conditioner is on. To stop the air con- This mode directs outside air from the side and compartment to improve the defogging per-ditioner, push the switch again to return it to center vents. formance.the original position. 1. Push the air recirculation button to the OFFThe air conditioner cooling function oper- position.ates only when the engine is running. 2. Push the button in. 3. Turn on the fan control dial.4-4 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Bi-level heating recirculate mode will automatically be recirculation button to the OFF position for turned off. normal cooling.This mode directs outside air from the side andcenter vents and hot air from the floor outlets. Outside air is drawn into the passenger Dehumidified heating compartment to improve the defogging per-1. Push the air recirculation button to the OFF This mode is used to heat and dehumidify. formance. position. 1. Push the air recirculation button to the OFF2. Push the button in. AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION position.3. Turn on the fan control dial. Start the engine, move the fan control dial to the desired (1 to 4) position and push in the air 2. Push the button in.4. Normally move the temperature control le- conditioning button to activate the air condi- 3. Turn on the fan control dial. ver to the midpoint between HOT and tioner. When the air conditioner is on, cooling COLD. and dehumidifying functions will be added to 4. Push on the air conditioning button. The the heater operation. indicator light will come on.Heating and defogging Cooling 5. Move the temperature control lever to theThis mode heats the interior and defogs the desired position.windshield. This mode is used to cool and dehumidify.1. Push the button in. Dehumidified defogging 1. Push the air recirculation button to the OFF2. Turn on the fan control dial. position. This mode is used to defog the windows and dehumidify.3. Move the temperature control lever to the 2. Push the button in. desired position between the middle and 1. Push the button in. 3. Turn on the fan control dial. the HOT position. 2. Turn on the fan control dial. 4. Push on the air conditioning button. TheOperating tips indicator light will come on. 3. Push on the air conditioning button. The indicator light will come on.¼ Clear snow and ice from the wiper 5. Move the temperature control lever to the blades and air inlet in front of the wind- desired position. 4. Move the temperature control lever to the shield. This will improve heater opera- desired position. For quick cooling when the outside tempera- tion. ture is high, move the air recirculation button to When the button is pushed, the air con-¼ When the button is pushed, the air the ON position. Be sure to return the air ditioner will automatically be turned on to de- Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-5 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • fog the windshield, and the air recirculate quick heating, cooling or defrosting.mode will automatically be turned off. The air recirculation button should be inOutside air is drawn into the passenger com- the OFF position for normal cooling, heat-partment to improve the defogging perfor- ing and defrosting.mance.Operating tips¼ Keep the windows and sun roof closed while the air conditioner is in operation.¼ 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 will allow the air conditioner to cool the interior more quickly.¼ The air conditioning system should be operated for about 10 minutes at least once a month. This helps prevent dam- age to the system due to lack of lubrica- tion.¼ If the coolant temperature gauge exceeds the HOT position, turn the air conditioning off. For additional information, see “If your vehicle overheats” in the “6. In case of emergency” section.AIR FLOW CHARTSThe charts on the following pages show thebutton and lever positions for maximum and4-6 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SAA0469 SAA0470 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-7 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SAA0471 SAA04724-8 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER(Automatic) (if so equipped) On hot, sunny days, temperatures in a closed vehicle could quickly be- come high enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to people or animals. ¼ Do not use the recirculation mode for long periods as it may cause the interior air to become stale and the windows to fog up. ¼ Positioning of the heating or air con- ditioning controls should not be done while driving, so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Start the engine and operate the controls to activate the air conditioner. AUTOMATIC OPERATION Cooling and/or dehumidified heating SAA0544 (AUTO) This mode may be normally used all year WARNING ning. round as the system automatically works to ¼ Do not leave children, impaired keep a constant temperature. Air flow distribu-¼ The air conditioner cooling function adults, or pets alone in your vehicle. tion and fan speed are also controlled auto- operates only when the engine is run- matically. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-9 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 1. Push the AUTO button on. (AUTO will be Dehumidified defogging Push the AUTO button to return to automatic displayed.) control of the fan speed. 1. Push the DEF button on. (The indica-2. Turn the temperature set dial to the left or tor light on the button will come on.) Air recirculation right to set the desired temperature. 2. Turn the temperature set dial to the left or Push the air recirculation button to recir-¼ Adjust the temperature set dial to about right to set the desired temperature. culate interior air inside the vehicle. The indi- 75°F (24°C) for normal operation. cator light on the switch will come on. ¼ To quickly remove ice from the outside of¼ The temperature of the passenger compart- the windows, push the manual fan control Push it again to make the air inlet controlled ment will be maintained automatically. Air flow distribution and fan speed are also button and set to the maximum posi- automatically (FRESH, REC/FRE and controlled automatically. tion . RECIRCULATION). The indicator will go out. ¼ As soon as possible after the windshield is The air recirculation button will not be acti-Heating (ECON) clean, push the AUTO button to return to vated when the air conditioner is in DEF mode.The air conditioner does not activate. When the auto mode.you need to heat only, use this mode. Air flow control ¼ When the DEF button is pushed, the1. Push the ECON (Economy) button on. air conditioner will automatically be turned Pushing the manual air flow control button (ECON will be displayed.) on at outside temperatures above 23°F selects the air outlet to:2. Turn the temperature set dial to the left or (−5°C) to defog the windshield, and the air : Air flows from center and side ventila- right to set the desired temperature. recirculate mode will automatically be tors. turned off.¼ The temperature of the passenger compart- : Air flows from center and side ventila- ment will be maintained automatically. Air Outside air is drawn into the passenger tors and foot outlets. flow distribution and fan speed are also compartment to improve the defogging per- controlled automatically. formance. : Air flows mainly from foot outlets.¼ Do not set the temperature lower than the MANUAL OPERATION : Air flows from defroster and foot out- outside air temperature. Otherwise the sys- lets. tem may not work properly. Fan speed control To turn the system off¼ Not recommended if windows fog up. Push the fan control button to manually control the fan speed. Push the OFF button.4-10 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • OPERATING TIPS up easily when operating the heater or air conditioning system.When the engine coolant temperature andoutside air temperature are low, the air flowfrom the foot outlets may not operate for amaximum of 150 seconds. However, this is nota malfunction. After the coolant temperaturewarms up, the air flow from the foot outlets willoperate normally. HA1011 The sensor on the instrument panel helps maintain a constant temperature; do not put anything on or around this sensor. VENTILATION AIR FILTER The air conditioning system is equipped with a ventilation air filter which collects dirt, pollen, dust, etc. To make sure air conditioner heats, defogs, and ventilates efficiently, replace the filter in accordance with the maintenance schedule in this manual. To replace the filter, contact your NISSAN dealer. The filter should be replaced if air flow decreases significantly or if windows fog Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-11 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER AUDIO SYSTEMThe air conditioning system in your NISSAN Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON and press change. Buildings, terrain, signal distance andvehicle is charged with a refrigerant designed the power on switch to turn on the radio. If you interference from other vehicles can workwith the environment in mind. This refrigerant listen to the radio with the engine not running, against ideal reception. Described below arewill not harm the earth’s ozone layer. How- the key should be turned to the ACC position. some of the factors that can affect your radioever, special charging equipment and lubricant reception. Radio reception is affected by station signalare required when servicing your NISSAN air strength, distance from radio transmitter, build-conditioner. Using improper refrigerants or lu- ings, bridges, mountains and other externalbricants will cause severe damage to your air influences. Intermittent changes in receptionconditioning system. See “Capacities and rec- quality normally are caused by these externalommended fuel/lubricants” in the “9. Technical influences.and consumer information” section for air con-ditioning system refrigerant and lubricant rec- Using a cellular phone in or near the ve- hicle may influence radio reception quality.ommendations.Your NISSAN dealer will be able to service Radio receptionyour environmentally friendly air conditioning Your radio system is equipped with state-of-system. the-art electronic circuits to enhance radio reception. These circuits are designed to ex- WARNING tend reception range, and to enhance the quality of that reception. The air conditioner system contains re- However there are some general characteris- frigerant under high pressure. To avoid tics of both FM and AM radio signals that can personal injury, any air conditioner ser- affect radio reception quality in a moving ve- vice should be done only by an experi- hicle, even when the finest equipment is used. These characteristics are completely normal in enced technician with proper equip- a given reception area, and do not indicate any ment. malfunction in your radio system. Remember that a moving vehicle is not the ideal place to listen to a radio. Because of the movement, reception conditions will constantly4-12 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • from a station transmitter, the signals will tend power lines, electric signs and even traffic to fade and/or drift. lights. Static and flutter: During signal interference AUDIO OPERATION from buildings, large hills or due to antenna PRECAUTIONS position, usually in conjunction with increased distance from the station transmitter, static or Cassette player flutter can be heard. This can be reduced by adjusting the treble control counterclockwise ¼ To maintain good quality sound, to reduce treble response. NISSAN recommends using cassette tapes of 60 minutes or shorter in length. Multipath reception: Because of the reflective characteristics of FM signals, direct and re- ¼ Cassette tapes should be removed from flected signals reach the receiver at the same the player when not in use. Store cas- time. The signals may cancel each other, settes in their protective cases and away SAA0306 resulting in momentary flutter or loss of sound. from direct sunlight, heat, dust, mois- ture and magnetic sources.FM RADIO RECEPTION AM RADIO RECEPTION ¼ Direct sunlight can cause the cassette toRange: FM range is normally limited to 25 to AM signals, because of their low frequency, become deformed. The use of deformed30 miles (40 to 48 km), with monaural (single can bend around objects and skip along the cassettes may cause the cassette to jamchannel) FM having slightly more range than ground. In addition, the signals can be in the player.stereo FM. External influences may some- bounced off the ionosphere and bent back totimes interfere with FM station reception even earth. Because of these characteristics. AM ¼ Do not use cassettes with labels which signals are also subject to interference as they are peeling and loose. If used, the labelif the FM station is within 25 miles (40 km). The travel from transmitter to receiver. could jam in the player.strength of the FM signal is directly related tothe distance between the transmitter and re- Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passing ¼ If a cassette has loose tape, insert aceiver. FM signals follow a line-of-sight path, through freeway underpasses or in areas with pencil through one of the cassette hubsexhibiting many of the same characteristics as many tall buildings. It can also occur for sev- and rewind the tape firmly around thelight. For example they will reflect off objects. eral seconds during ionospheric turbulence hubs. Loose tape may cause tape jam- even in areas where no obstacles exist. ming and wavering sound quality.Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical ¼ Over a period of time, the playback Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-13 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • head, capstan and pinch roller may col- ¼ During cold weather or rainy days, the lect a tape coating residue as the tape is player may malfunction due to the hu- played. This residue accumulation can midity. If this occurs, remove the CD and cause weak or wavering sound, and dehumidify or ventilate the player com- should be removed periodically with a pletely. head cleaning tape. If the residue is not ¼ The player may skip while driving on removed periodically, the player may rough roads. need to be disassembled for cleaning. ¼ The CD player sometimes cannot func- tion when the compartment temperature is extremely high. Decrease the tem- perature before use. ¼ Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight. ¼ CDs that are of poor quality, dirty, scratched, covered with fingerprints, or that have pin holes may not work prop- erly. ¼ Do not use the following CDs as they may cause the CD player to malfunction. ¼ 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter SAA0480 ¼ Recordable compact discs (CD-R) ¼ Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW) Compact Disc (CD) player ¼ CDs that are not round ¼ Only use high quality 4.7 inches (12 cm) round discs that have the “COMPACT ¼ CDs with a paper label disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc ¼ CDs that are warped, scratched, or or packaging. have abnormal edges4-14 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 1. CD LOAD button (Type B only) 2. SEEK/APS REW, APS FF/TRACK CHANGE button 3. CD play button 4. TAPE play button 5. FM/AM band select button 6. TAPE EJECT button 7. CD EJECT button 8. SCAN tuning button 9. ON⋅OFF/VOLUME control knobSAA0550 10. AUTOP (Automatic preset) button 11. Station and preset (FM/AM)/CD insert or CD play (Type B only) select button 12. RADIO TUNE/FF⋅REW/AUDIO (Bass, treble, fader, and balance, (SCV and NR (Dolby) — Type B only)) ADJUSTING button 13. AUDIO (BASS, TREBLE, FADER, and BALANCE, (SCV and NR (Dolby) — Type B only)) button 14. RPT (repeat) play button 15. DOLBY button (Type A only) PTY button (Type B only)SAA0551 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-15੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • FM-AM RADIO WITH CASSETTE To turn the radio off, press the ON⋅OFF/VOL or HIGH, press the or (TUNE) but-PLAYER AND COMPACT DISC control knob. ton (type B only).(CD) PLAYER/CD CHANGER Turn the ON⋅OFF/VOL control knob to adjust To change the NR (Dolby) mode to OFF or the volume. ON, press the or (TUNE) buttonAudio main operation while cassette tape is playing. When Dolby is This vehicle has Speed sensitive ControlHead unit: ON, the display indicates the mark. Volume (SCV) for audio (type B only). TheThe radio has an FM diversity reception sys- audio volume changes as the driving speed After 10 seconds, the radio, cassette tape ortem, which employs two antennas printed on changes. CD display reappears. Once the sound qualitythe rear window. This system automatically is set to the desired level, press the AUDIO AUDIO button (BASS, TREBLE, FADER,switches to the antenna which is receiving less button repeatedly until the radio, cassette tape BALANCE, (SCV and NR (Dolby) — type Binterference. or CD display appears. only)):The tape deck employs a permalloy head Press the AUDIO button to change the select- FM-AM radio operationwhich allows for improved reproduction of high ing mode as follows. FM/AM band select:frequency ranges. Noise is also greatly re-duced by the combined use of the Dolby NR BASS , TREBLE , FADER , BALANCE , Pushing the FM/AM band select button will(Noise Reduction) system. The auto loudness SCV (type B only) , NR (when cassette change the band as follows:circuit enhances the low frequency range au- playing — type B only) , BASStomatically in both radio reception and tape AM , FM1 , FM2 , AM To adjust BASS, Treble, Fader and Balance,and CD playback. When FM/AM band select button is pushed press the AUDIO button until the desired modeON⋅OFF/Volume control: BASS, TREBLE, FADER or BALANCE ap- while the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON, pears in the display. Press the TUNE ( ) the radio will come on at the station lastTurn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then played. or ( ) button to adjust Bass and Treble topush the ON⋅OFF/VOL control knob while the the desired level. Use the or buttonsystem is off to call up the mode (radio, tape or The last station played will also come on when also to adjust Fader or Balance modes. FaderCD) which was playing immediately before the the power knob is turned to ON. adjusts the sound level between the front andsystem was turned off. When no CD or tape is rear speakers and Balance adjusts the sound If a compact disc or tape is playing when theloaded, the radio will come on. While the between the right and left speakers. FM/AM band select button is turned to ON, thesystem is on, pushing the ON⋅OFF/VOL con-trol knob turns the system off. To change the SCV mode to OFF, LOW, MID compact disc or tape will automatically be4-16 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • turned off and the last radio station played will button again during this 5 seconds period will (Automatic preset) button:come on. stop SCAN tuning and the radio will remain To select the preset FM, AM or PTY station tuned to that station.The FM stereo indicator ST will glow during (type B only), push the AUTOP button for lessFM stereo reception. When the stereo broad- If the SCAN tuning button is not pushed within than 1.5 seconds.cast signal is weak, the radio will automatically 5 seconds, SCAN tuning moves to the next To preset the FM, AM or PTY station, push thechange from stereo to monaural reception. station. AUTOP button for more than 1.5 seconds. TUNE (Tuning): Station memory operations: Program type — type B only: Twelve stations can be set for the FM band When PTY button is pressed during FM mode, (six for FM1, six for FM2) and six stations can WARNING be set for the AM band. the PTY name of the current tuned station is displayed. During this time if the PTY data The radio should not be tuned while 1. Tune to the desired station using the SEEK, code is zero, or the data is unreadable; the SCAN or TUNE button. display will show NONE. driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. 2. Select the desired station and keep pushing 1. PTY selection mode any of the desired station memory buttons PTY name selection can be done by the (1 to 6) until a beep sound is heard. (TheUse these buttons for manual tuning. To move up/down TUNE button or in the radio mutes when the select button isquickly through the channels, hold either of the PTY selection mode. pushed.)TUNE buttons down for more than 0.5 sec- It is possible to shift the PTY name by oneonds. 3. The indicator ch2 will then come on and the step, with one push of the up/down tuning sound will resume. Memorizing is now com- SEEK tuning: button or . plete.Push the SEEK button or , to tune PTY name selection can also be achieved by 4. Other buttons can be set in the samefrom high to low or low to high frequencies and pressing the preset buttons. manner.stops at the next broadcasting station. Initial PTY names are stored in the preset If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the SCAN tuning: buttons; but these can be changed by pressing fuse blows, the radio memory will be can- the preset buttons for more than 1.5 secondsPush the SCAN tuning button to tune from low celled. In that case, reset the desired stations. when the desired PTY name is in the display.to high frequencies and stops at each broad-casting station for 5 seconds. Pushing the Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-17 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • button again during this 5 second period will system will come on and the tape will play. stop SCAN tuning and the radio will remain ¼ When the TAPE button is pushed with tuned to that station. If the SCAN tuning either the radio or compact disc turned on button is not pushed within 5 seconds, and the tape loaded, the compact disc or SCAN tuning moves to the next station. the radio will automatically be turned off Cassette tape player operation and the tape will play. Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then ¼ When the TAPE button is pushed with the lightly insert the cassette tape into the tape TAPE playing, the tape will play the pro- door. The cassette tape will be automatically gram recorded on the reverse side. pulled into the player. FF (Fast Forward), REW The radio or CD will turn off (if it is on) and the (Rewind): cassette tape will begin to play. Push the (fast forward) button to fast forward the tape. To rewind the tape, push the (rewind) button. Either the FF or REW CAUTION symbol illuminates on the right side of the display window. To stop the FF or REW func-2. PTY SEEK tuning Do not force the cassette tape into the tion, press the (fast forward) or (re- tape door. This could cause player dam- wind) again, or the TAPE button. After selecting a PTY name, push the age. SEEK button or within 10 sec- APS (Automatic onds. Tuning to the PTY station will start. If Program Search) FF, you do not push the SEEK button within the If the system is turned off by pushing the APS REW: 10 second period, the PTY mode will be ON⋅OFF/VOL control knob with the cassette When the (APS FF) button is pushed canceled. tape still in the player, the tape will resume while the tape is being played, the next pro- playing when the system is turned back on. gram will start to play from the beginning. Push3. PTY SCAN tuning mode the (APS FF) button several times to skip PLAY: Push the SCAN tuning button to tune the through programs. The tape will advance the PTY name station, and stop at each broad- ¼ When the TAPE button is pushed with the number of times the button is pushed (up to casting station for 5 seconds. Pushing the system turned off and a tape loaded, the nine programs).4-18 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • When the (APS REW) button is pushed cense from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Cor-once, the program being played starts over poration. Dolby NR and the double-D symbol CAUTIONfrom the beginning. Push the (APS are trademarks of Dolby LaboratoriesREW) button several times to skip back sev- Licensing Corporation. Do not force the compact disc into theeral selections. The tape will go back the Metal or chrome tape usage: slot. This could damage the player.number of times the button is pushed. Either The cassette player will be automatically set tothe FF or REW symbol flashes on the right high performance play when playing a metal orside of the display window while searching for chrome cassette tape. If the system has been turned off while thethe selection. compact disc was playing, pushing the TAPE EJECT: ON⋅OFF/VOL control knob will start the com-This system searches for the blank intervals pact disc.between selections. If there is a blank interval When this button is pushed with the tapewithin one program or there is no interval loaded, the tape will be ejected. 8 cm diameter compact discs can also be usedbetween programs, the system may not stop in When the tape is ejected while it is being without an adapter.the desired or expected location. played, the system will be turned off. PLAY: SCAN tuning: Compact disc (CD) player operation When the CD button is pushed with the systemPush the SCAN tuning button while playing (Type A) off and the compact disc loaded, the systemtape, and it stops at the next tape program for will turn on and the compact disc will start to Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position play.5 seconds. Pushing the button again during and insert the compact disc into the slot withthis 5 second period will stop SCAN tuning and the label side facing up. The compact disc will When the CD button is pushed with the com-the tape program is continued. If the SCAN be guided automatically into the slot and start pact disc loaded but the tape or the radiotuning button is not pushed within 5 seconds, playing. playing, the tape or radio will automatically beSCAN tuning moves to the next tape program. turned off and the compact disc will start to After loading the disc, the number of tracks on Dolby NR (Noise Reduction) (Type the disc and the play time will appear on the play. A only): display. FF (Fast Forward), REWPush the Dolby NR button for Dolby NR If the radio or tape is already operating, it will (Rewind):encoded tapes to reduce high frequency tape automatically turn off and the compact disc will When the (fast forward) or (rewind)noise. The indicator will come on. play. button is pushed while the compact disc isDolby noise reduction manufactured under li- being played, the compact disc will play while Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-19 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • fast forwarding or rewinding. When the button REPEAT (RPT): be guided automatically into the slot and startis released, the compact disc will return to playing.normal play speed. When the RPT play button is pushed while the compact disc is being played, the play pattern After loading the disc, the number of tracks on APS (Automatic Program the disc and the play time will appear on the can be changed as follows: Search) FF, APS REW: display. 1 CD RPTWhen the (APS FF) button is pushed ↓ If the radio or tape is already operating, it willwhile the compact disc is being played, the 1 CD MIX ← 1 TR (Track) RPT automatically turn off and the compact disc willprogram next to the present one will start to play. CD EJECT:play from its beginning. Push several times toskip through programs. The compact disc will When the CD EJECT button is pushed with theadvance the number of times the button is compact disc loaded, the compact disc will bepushed. (When the last program on the com- ejected.pact disc is skipped through, the first programwill be played.) When the (APS REW) When this button is pushed while the compactbutton is pushed, the program being played disc is being played, the compact disc willreturns to its beginning. Push several times to come out and the system will turn off.skip back through programs. The compact disc If the compact disc comes out and is notwill go back the number of times the button is removed, it will be pulled back into the slotpushed. to protect it. (except 8 cm diameter com- SCAN tuning: pact discs)Push the SCAN tuning button while playing CD IN indicator:CD, and it stops the CD program for 5 sec- CD IN indicator appears on the display whenonds. Pushing the button again during this 5 the CD is loaded with the system on.second period will stop SCAN tuning and theCD program is continued. If the SCAN tuning Compact disc (CD) changerbutton is not pushed within 5 seconds, SCAN operation (Type B)tuning moves to the next CD program. Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position and insert the compact disc into the slot with the label side facing up. The compact disc will4-20 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • When the CD6 button is pushed with the CD PLAY button: CAUTION compact disc loaded with the tape or the radio To change CD, push the CD play select button playing, the tape or radio will automatically be (1 to 6). Do not force the compact disc into the turned off and the compact disc will start to play. SCAN tuning: slot. This could damage the player. FF (Fast Forward), REW When the SCAN tuning button is pushed for (Rewind): less than 1.5 seconds while the CD is beingIf the system has been turned off while the played, the beginning of all the CD programs incompact disc was playing, pushing the When the (fast forward) or (rewind) each track will be played for 10 seconds inON⋅OFF/VOL control knob will start the com- button is pushed while the compact disc is sequence.pact disc. being played, the compact disc will play while When the SCAN tuning button is pushed for fast forwarding or rewinding. When the button8 cm diameter compact discs can also be used more than 1.5 seconds while the CD is being is released, the compact disc will return towithout an adapter. played, the first program in all the CDs will be normal play speed. played for 10 seconds. button: APS (Automatic Program Search) FF, APS REW: Pushing the button again during this 10 sec-To insert a CD in the CD changer, push the ond period will stop SCAN tuning.LOAD button for less than 1.5 seconds. Select When the (APS FF) button is pushedthe loading slot by pushing the CD insert select while the compact disc is being played, the If the SCAN tuning button is not pushed withinbutton (1 to 6), then insert the CD. program next to the present one will start to 10 seconds, SCAN tuning moves to the next play from its beginning. Push several times to disc program.To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer, push theLOAD button for more than 1.5 seconds. skip through programs. The compact disc will REPEAT (RPT): advance the number of times the button isThe inserted slot numbers will illuminate on the pushed. (When the last program on the com- When the RPT button is pushed while thedisplay. pact disc is skipped through, the first program compact disc is played, the play pattern can be will be played.) When the (APS REW) changed as follows: PLAY: button is pushed, the program being playedWhen the CD6 button is pushed with the returns to its beginning. Push several times tosystem off and the compact disc loaded, the skip back through programs. The compact discsystem will turn on and the compact disc will will go back the number of times the button isstart to play. pushed. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-21 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • DISPLAY CD TEXT: removed, it will be pulled back into the slot to protect it. (except 8 cm diameter com-To indicate the CD mode text, push the PTY pact discs)button during CD playing. CD IN indicator:To change the indicated text, push the PTYbutton. CD IN indicator appears on the display when the CD is loaded with the system on.The text will change as follows:If the text is more than 10 letters, push theAUTOP button to display the remaining text.(Type B only) CD EJECT:When the CD EJECT button is pushed with thecompact disc loaded, the compact disc will beejected.To eject the discs selected by the EJECTbutton, push it for less than 1.5 seconds.To eject all the discs, push the EJECT buttonfor more than 1.5 seconds.When this button is pushed while the compactdisc is being played, the compact disc willcome out and the system will turn off.If the compact disc comes out and is not4-22 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • AUDIO button (BASS, TREBLE, FADER, BALANCE, SCV): Press the AUDIO button to change the select- ing mode as follows: BASS , TREBLE , FADER , BALANCE , SCV , BASS To adjust Bass, Treble, Fader, Balance, press the AUDIO button until the desired mode BASS, TREBLE, FADER or BALANCE ap- pears in the display. Press the or button to adjust Bass and Treble to the desired level. Use the SAA0546 or button to adjust Fader or Bal- ance modes. Fader adjusts the sound levelFM-AM RADIO WITH CASSETTE the radio comes on. Pushing the between the front and rear speakers and Bal-PLAYER — for navigation system ON⋅OFF/Volume control dial again turns the ance adjusts the sound level between the right system off. and left speakers.equipped models Turn the ON⋅OFF/Volume control dial to adjust To change the SCV mode to OFF, LOW, MIDRefer to the separate Owner’s Manual for the volume. or HIGH, press the or (TUNE) but-information about the navigation system. This vehicle has Speed sensitive Control Vol- ton.Audio main operation ume (SCV) for audio. The audio volume After 10 seconds, the radio or cassette tape changes as the driving speed changes. display reappears. Once the sound quality isON⋅OFF/Volume control: set to the desired level, press the AUDIOTurn the ignition key to ACC or ON, then push button repeatedly until the radio or cassettethe ON⋅OFF/Volume control dial. The mode tape display appears.(radio or cassette) which was playing immedi-ately before the system was turned off re- Radio/Cassette tape priority modesumes playing. When no cassette is loaded, In this mode, the radio station illuminates in the Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-23 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • display during radio operation. During cassette TUNE (Tuning): be set for the AM band.tape operation, TAPE illuminates in the dis-play. 1. Tune to the desired station using the SCAN WARNING or TUNE buttons.FM-AM radio operation 2. Select the desired station and keep pushing FM-AM band select: The radio should not be tuned while any of the desired station memory buttons driving so full attention may be given to (1 to 6) until a beep sound is heard. ThePushing the FM-AM band select button willchange the band as follows: vehicle operation. radio mutes when the select button is pushed.)AM , AM (preset station) , FM1 , FM2 ,FM (preset station) , AM Use these buttons for manual tuning. To move 3. The indicator ch2 will come on and the quickly through the channels, hold either of the sound will resume. Memorizing is now com-When FM/AM band select button is pushed plete. TUNE buttons down for more than 0.5 sec-while the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON, onds. 4. Other station select buttons can be set inthe radio will come on at the station lastplayed. SCAN tuning: the same manner.The last station played will also come on when Push the SCAN tuning button and SCAN will If the battery cable is disconnected, or if thethe power knob is turned to ON. illuminate in the display window. SCAN tuning radio fuse opens, the radio memory is can- begins from high to low or low to high frequen- celled. In that case, reset the desired stations.If a compact disc or tape is playing when theFM/AM band select button is turned to ON, the cies and stops at each broadcasting station for Program type:compact disc or tape will automatically be 5 seconds. Pushing the button again during this 5 second period stops SCAN tuning and When PTY button is pressed during FM mode,turned off and the last radio station played will the radio remains tuned to that station. the PTY name of the current tuned station iscome on. displayed. During this time if the PTY dataThe FM stereo indicator, ST illuminates during If any of the SEEK/SCAN tuning buttons are code is zero, or the data is unreadable; theFM stereo reception. When the stereo broad- not pushed within 5 seconds, SCAN tuning display will show NONE.cast signal is weak, the radio automatically moves to the next station. 1. PTY selection modechanges from stereo to monaural reception. Station memory (and preset) operations: PTY name selection can be done by the Twelve stations can be set for the FM band up/down TUNE button or in the (six for FM1, six for FM2) and six stations can PTY selection mode.4-24 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • It is possible to shift the PTY name by one 2. PTY SEEK tuningstep, with one push of the up/down tuning After selecting a PTY name, push the CAUTIONbutton or . TUNE button or within 10 sec-PTY name selection can also be achieved by onds. Tuning to the PTY station will start. If Do not force the cassette tape into thepressing the preset buttons. you do not push the TUNE button within the tape door. This could cause player dam- 10 second period, the PTY mode will be age.Initial PTY names are stored in the preset canceled.buttons; but these can be changed by pressingthe preset buttons for more than 1.5 seconds 3. PTY SCAN tuning mode The cassette tape automatically changes di-when the desired PTY name is in the display. rections to play the other side when the first Push the SCAN tuning button to tune the PTY name station, and stop at each broad- side is complete. At this time, the moving casting station for 5 seconds. Pushing the digital squares illuminate on the left side of the button again during this 5 second period will display window. stop SCAN tuning and the radio will remain PLAY: tuned to that station. If the SCAN tuning button is not pushed within 5 seconds, When the TAPE/CD button is pushed with the SCAN tuning moves to the next station. radio turned on and the tape loaded, the radio will automatically be turned off and the tape Cassette tape player operation will play. Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, then If the TAPE/CD button is pushed during either carefully insert a cassette tape into the tape the FF, REW, APS FF or APS REW function, door. the cassette tape enters the normal play The cassette tape automatically pulls into the mode. player. The word TAPE and moving digital When the TAPE/CD button is pushed with the squares illuminate on the right side of the CD playing, the tape will play. display window. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-25 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • FF (fast forward), REW FF or REW function the tape enters the normal tracks will appear on the display. (rewind): play mode. If the radio or tape is already operating, it willPush either the FF or REW button for the Dolby NR (Noise Reduction): automatically turn off and the CD will play.desired direction. Push the Dolby NR button for Dolby NRThe FF or REW symbol illuminates in the encoded tapes to reduce high frequency tape CAUTIONdisplay. noise. The indicator light comes on.To stop the FF or REW function, press the FF Dolby NR is manufactured under license from Do not force the CD into the slot. Thisor REW button again, or the TAPE/CD button. Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. could damage the player. DOLBY NR and the double-D symbol APS (automatic program are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories search) FF, APS REW: If the system has been turned off while the CD Licensing Corporation. was playing, pushing the ON⋅OFF/VOL controlPush either the APS FF or APS REW button Metal or chrome tape usage: knob will start the CD.while the cassette tape is playing. The taperuns quickly, stops, then plays the next selec- The cassette player is automatically set to high 8 cm diameter CD can also be used without an performance play when playing a metal or adapter.tion. Either the FF or REW symbol flashes in chrome cassette tape.the display while searching for the selection. PLAY: TAPE EJECT:This system searches at the blank intervals ¼ When the TAPE/CD button is pushed withbetween selections. If there is a blank interval Push the EJECT button. The cassette tape the CD loaded in the player or CD au-within one selection or there is no interval automatically comes out. tochanger (if so equipped):between selections, the system may not stop Compact disc (CD) player/changer a) If the TAPE player (if cassette tape isin the desired or expected location. operation inserted) is turn on, the mode (CD PROG (program): player or CD autochanger) will turn on. Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON posi-Push the PROG button. The moving digital b) If the CD player turns on, the CD player tion.squares illuminate on either the right or left will automatically be turned off and theside of the display window to indicate the side To play the CD, push the TAPE/CD button CD autochanger will turn on.of program play. after loading the disc. c) If the CD autochanger turns on, the CDIf the PROG button is pushed during either the If the disc loaded, the number of discs and autochanger will automatically be turned4-26 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • off and the TAPE player will turn on. program will be played.) When the (APS When this button is pushed while the CD is REW) button is pushed, the program being being played, the CD will come out and the¼ When the TAPE/CD button is pushed with system will turn off. played returns to its beginning. Push several the CD loaded in only the CD autochanger, times to skip back through programs. The CD If the CD comes out and is not removed, it the CD autochanger will turn on. disc will go back the number of times the will be pulled back into the slot to protect it.¼ When the TAPE/CD button is pushed with button is pushed. (except 8 cm diameter compact discs) no disc in either the player or CD au- PROG (Program): CD IN indicator: tochanger, the TAPE player will change the tape side. When the PROG button is pushed while the CD IN indicator appears on the display when DISC change: CD is being played, the play pattern will the CD is loaded with the system on. change as follows:Use these buttons for selecting the compactdisc inserted into the CD magazine. ALL , 1 , RANDOM , OFF , ALL FF (Fast Forward), REW ALL: All the programs will be played repeat- (Rewind): edly in sequence.When the (fast forward) or (rewind) 1: Only one program (the one being playedbutton is pushed while the CD is being played, when the PROG button is pushed) will bethe CD will play while fast forwarding or re- repeated.winding. When the button is released, the CD RANDOM: Programs will be played at random,will return to normal play speed. not following the sequence on the CD. To APS (Automatic Program change the one disc random or all disc ran- Search) FF, APS REW: dom, push the PROG button for a second. The same program may be repeated twice.When the (APS FF) button is pushedwhile the CD is being played, the program next When the CD is ejected, the play patternto the present one will start to play from its will automatically change to all.beginning. Push several times to skip through CD EJECT:programs. The CD will advance the number oftimes the button is pushed. (When the last When the CD EJECT button is pushed with theprogram on the CD is skipped through, the first CD loaded, the CD will be ejected. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-27 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Tuning Memory change (radio): Push the tuning switch or for less than 1.5 seconds to change the radio fre- quency. Seek tuning (radio): Push the tuning switch or for more than 1.5 seconds to seek the next or previous radio station. APS (Automatic Program Search) FF, APS REW (tape/CD or CD changer): SAA0451 SAA0545 Push the tuning switch or for less 1.5 seconds to return to the beginning of theCD CARE AND CLEANING STEERING SWITCH FOR AUDIO present program or skip to the next program.¼ Handle a CD by its edges. Never touch the CONTROL Push several times to skip back or skip surface of the disc. Do not bend the disc. through programs. The audio system can be operated using the¼ Always place the discs in the storage case controls on the steering wheel. This system searches for the blank intervals when they are not being used. between selections. If there is a blank interval¼ To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the MODE select switch within one program or there is no interval center to the outer edge using a clean, soft Push the mode select switch to change the between programs, the system may not stop in cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular mode in the sequence of AM, FM1, FM2, CD the desired or expected location. motion. and CD autochanger (if so equipped) and FF REW (tape or CD changer): Do not use a conventional record cleaner or Tape. alcohol intended for industrial use. Push the tuning switch or for more Volume control switches than 1.5 seconds to rewind or fast forward the¼ A new disc may be rough on its inner and tape or to change the playing disc up or down. outer edges. Remove the rough edges us- Push the upper or lower side switch to in- ing the side of a pen or pencil as illustrated. crease or decrease the volume. To stop the FF or REW function, press the4-28 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • or button for more than 1.5 sec-onds again.ANTENNAWindow antennaThe antenna pattern is printed inside the rearwindow. CAUTION ¼ Do not place metalized film near the rear window glass or attach any metal parts to it. This may cause poor re- SAA0412 ception or noise. COMPACT DISC (CD) ¼ When cleaning the inside of the rear AUTOCHANGER (if so equipped) window, be careful not to scratch or damage the rear window antenna. CD magazine Lightly wipe along the antenna with a Insert the CD magazine into the changer with dampened soft cloth. the label side facing up, as illustrated. Close the sliding lid of the CD autochanger. SAA0396 When ejecting the CD magazine, press the EJECT button located inside the CD Disc loading autochanger. ¼ Pull the disc holder from the magazine and turn over the magazine. ¼ Insert the CD with label side facing up then push the disc holder into the magazine. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-29 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CAR PHONE OR CB RADIODisc removal When installing a CB, ham radio or car phone¼ Pull the * marked area with your fingers. in your NISSAN, be sure to observe the follow- CAUTION ing cautions, otherwise the new equipment¼ Use your fingertips to grasp the center part may adversely affect the Engine control sys- ¼ Keep the antenna as far as possible of the disc and remove the disc. tem and other electronic parts. away from the Engine Control Module (ECM). CAUTION WARNING ¼ Keep the antenna wire more than 8 in ¼ A cellular telephone should not be (20 cm) away from the Multiport Fuel ¼ Do not touch the playing surface of used while driving so full attention Injection harness. Do not route the the disc. may be given to vehicle operation. antenna wire next to any harness. ¼ Do not use 8 cm discs. They may Some jurisdictions prohibit the use of ¼ Adjust the antenna standing-wave ra- cause player damage even if using cellular telephones while driving. tio as recommended by the manufac- with the optional adapter. ¼ If you must make a call while your turer. vehicle is in motion, the hands free ¼ Connect the ground wire from the CB cellular phone operational mode (if radio chassis to the body. so equipped) is highly recommended. Exercise extreme caution at all times ¼ For details, consult an authorized so full attention may be given to ve- NISSAN dealer. hicle operation. ¼ 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.4-30 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 5 Starting and drivingPrecautions when starting and driving...................... 5-2 Braking precautions............................................ 5-18 Exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide).......................... 5-2 Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ........................... 5-18 Three way catalyst ............................................... 5-3 Traction control system (if so equipped)................. 5-19 Avoiding collision and rollover.............................. 5-3 Cold weather driving ............................................... 5-20 Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving ....................... 5-4 Freeing a frozen door lock ................................. 5-20Ignition switch............................................................ 5-4 Anti-freeze .......................................................... 5-20 Automatic transmission ........................................ 5-4 Battery ................................................................ 5-20 Manual transmission ............................................ 5-5 Draining of coolant water ................................... 5-20 Key positions ........................................................ 5-6 Tire equipment ................................................... 5-20 Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System .................... 5-6 Special winter equipment ................................... 5-21Before starting the engine......................................... 5-7 Driving on snow or ice ....................................... 5-21Starting the engine .................................................... 5-7 Engine block heater (if so equipped) ................. 5-21Driving the vehicle..................................................... 5-8 Automatic transmission ........................................ 5-8 Manual transmission .......................................... 5-11Parking brake .......................................................... 5-12Cruise control .......................................................... 5-13 Precautions on cruise control............................. 5-13 Cruise control operations ................................... 5-14Break-in schedule ................................................... 5-15Increasing fuel economy ......................................... 5-15Parking/parking on hills ........................................... 5-16Power steering ........................................................ 5-17Brake system .......................................................... 5-18 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTINGAND DRIVING WARNING tain colorless and odorless carbon mon- nections must pass to a trailer oxide. Carbon monoxide is dangerous. It through the seal on the trunk lid or ¼ Do not leave children, impaired can cause unconsciousness or death. the body, follow the manufacturer’s recommendation to prevent carbon adults, or pets alone in your vehicle. ¼ If you suspect that exhaust fumes are They could accidentally injure them- monoxide entry into the vehicle. entering the vehicle, drive with all selves or others through inadvertent windows fully open, and have the ¼ If a special body or other equipment operation of the vehicle. Also, on hot, vehicle inspected immediately. is added for recreational or other us- sunny days, temperatures in a closed age, follow the manufacturer’s rec- ¼ Do not run the engine in closed vehicle could quickly become high ommendation to prevent carbon spaces such as a garage. enough to cause severe or possibly monoxide entry into the vehicle. fatal injuries to people or animals. ¼ Do not park the vehicle with the en- (Some recreational vehicle appli- gine running for any extended length ances such as stoves, refrigerator, ¼ Closely supervise children when they of time. heaters, etc. may also generate car- are around cars to prevent them from bon monoxide.) playing and becoming locked in the ¼ Keep the trunk lid closed while driv- trunk where they could be seriously ing, otherwise exhaust gases could ¼ The exhaust system and body should injured. Keep the car locked with the be drawn into the passenger com- be inspected by a qualified mechanic trunk closed when not in use, and partment. If you must drive with the whenever: prevent children’s access to car keys. trunk lid open, follow these precau- a. The vehicle is raised for service. tions: b. You suspect that exhaust fumesEXHAUST GAS (Carbon monoxide) 1. Open all the windows. are entering into the passenger 2. Set the air recirculation switch compartment. WARNING OFF and the fan control at 4 (high) c. You notice a change in the sound to circulate the air. of the exhaust system. Do not breathe exhaust gases; they con- ¼ If electrical wiring or other cable con-5-2 Starting and driving ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • AVOIDING COLLISION AND d. You have had an accident involv- CAUTION ROLLOVER ing damage to the exhaust system, underbody, or rear of the vehicle. ¼ Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits from leaded gasoline seriously re- WARNING duce the three way catalyst’s abilityTHREE WAY CATALYST Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe to help reduce exhaust pollutants.The three way catalyst is an emission control ¼ Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunc- and prudent manner may result in lossdevice installed in the exhaust system. Ex- tions in the ignition, fuel injection, or of control or an accident.haust gases in the converter are burned at electrical systems can cause over-high temperatures to help reduce pollutants. rich fuel flow into the three way cata- Be alert and drive defensively at all times. lyst, causing it to overheat. Do not Obey all traffic regulations. Avoid excessive WARNING keep driving if the engine misfires, or speed, high speed cornering, or sudden steer- if noticeable loss of performance or ing maneuvers, because these driving prac- ¼ The exhaust gas and the exhaust sys- other unusual operating conditions tices could cause you to lose control of your tem are very hot. Keep people, ani- are detected. Have the vehicle in- vehicle. As with any vehicle, a loss of con- mals or flammable materials away spected promptly by an authorized trol could result in a collision with other from the exhaust system compo- NISSAN dealer. vehicles or objects, or cause the vehicle to nents. rollover, particularly if the loss of control ¼ Avoid driving with an extremely low causes the vehicle to slide sideways. Be ¼ Do not stop or park the vehicle over fuel level. Running out of fuel could attentive at all times, and avoid driving when flammable materials such as dry cause the engine to misfire, damag- tired. Never drive when under the influence of grass, waste paper or rags. They may ing the three way catalyst. alcohol or drugs (including prescription or ignite and cause a fire. ¼ Do not race the engine while warming over-the-counter drugs which may cause it up. drowsiness). Always wear your seat belt. See “Seat Belts” in the “1. Seats, restraints and ¼ Do not push or tow your vehicle to supplemental air bag systems” section. Also start the engine. instruct your passengers to do so. Starting and driving 5-3 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • IGNITION SWITCHDRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND your ability to operate your vehicle is impairedDRIVING by alcohol, drugs, or some other physical condition. WARNING Never drive under the influence of alco- hol or drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream reduces coordination, delays reaction time and impairs judgment. Driving after drinking alcohol increases the likeli- hood of being involved in an accident injuring yourself and others. Addition- ally, if you are injured in the accident, SSD0083 alcohol can increase the severity of the injury. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION On automatic transmission models, the igni-NISSAN is committed to safe driving. You tion lock is designed so that the key cannot bemust not drive under the influence of alcohol. turned to LOCK and removed until the selectorEvery year thousands of people are injured or lever is moved to the P (Park) position.killed in alcohol related accidents. Although When removing the key from the ignition,the local laws vary on what is considered to be make sure the selector lever is in the P (Park)legally intoxicated, the fact is that alcohol position.affects all people differently and most peopleunderestimate the effects of alcohol. If the selector lever is not returned to P (Park) position, the key cannot be moved towardRemember, drinking and driving don’t mix! LOCK.And that’s true for drugs too (over the counter, When the key cannot be turned toward theprescription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if5-4 Starting and driving ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • LOCK position, proceed as follows to removethe key: WARNING1. Move the selector lever into the P (Park) position. Never remove or turn the key to the LOCK position while driving. The steer-2. Turn the ignition key slightly in the ON ing wheel will lock. This may cause the direction. driver to lose control of the vehicle and3. Turn the key toward the LOCK position. could result in serious vehicle damage4. Remove the key. and/or personal injury.If the key is removed from the ignition switch,the selector lever cannot be moved from P(Park) position. The selector lever can bemoved if the ignition switch is in the ON SSD0082Cposition and the foot brake pedal is de-pressed. MANUAL TRANSMISSIONThere is an OFF position in between LOCK The switch includes an anti-theft steering lockand ACC, although it does not show on the device.lock cylinder. When the ignition is in OFF the LOCK Normal parking position (0)steering wheel is not locked. The ignition key can only be removed whenIn order for the steering wheel to be locked, it the switch is in this position.must be turned about 1/6 of a turn counter- On manual transmission models, to turn theclockwise from the straight up position. ignition key to LOCK from ACC or ON, first turnTo lock the steering wheel, turn the key to the key to OFF and turn the key to LOCK whilethe LOCK position. Remove the key. To pushing the key in.unlock the steering wheel, insert the key In order for the steering wheel to be locked, itand turn it gently while rotating the steer- must be turned about 1/6 of a turn clockwiseing wheel slightly right and left. from the straight up position. Starting and driving 5-5 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • To lock the steering wheel, turn the key to KEY POSITIONS the registered Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer Sys-the LOCK position. Remove the key. To tem key.unlock the steering wheel, insert the key The switch includes an anti-theft steering lock device. If the engine fails to start using the registeredand turn it gently while rotating the steer- Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System key, it maying wheel slightly right and left. LOCK (Normal parking position) (0) be due to interference caused by another Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System key, an The ignition key can only be removed when WARNING the switch is in this position. automated toll road device or automated pay- ment device on the key ring. Restart the en- Never remove or turn the key to the OFF (1) gine using the following procedures: LOCK position while driving. The steer- The engine can be turned off without locking 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position ing wheel will lock. This may cause the the steering wheel. for approximately 5 seconds. driver to lose control of the vehicle and ACC (Accessories) (2) 2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK could result in serious vehicle damage position and wait approximately 10 sec- and/or personal injury. This position activates electrical accessories onds. such as the radio when the engine is not running. 3. Repeat step 1 and 2 again. 4. Restart the engine while holding the device ON (Normal operating position) (3) (which may have caused the interference) This position turns on the ignition system and separate from the registered Nissan Ve- the electrical accessories. hicle Immobilizer System key. START (4) If this procedure allows the engine to start, NISSAN recommends placing the registered This position activates the starter motor, start- Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System key on a ing the engine. separate key ring to avoid interference from other devices. NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM The Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System will not allow the engine to start without the use of5-6 Starting and driving ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINE¼ Make sure the area around the vehicle is 1. Apply the parking brake. clear. 2. Automatic transmission: CAUTION¼ Maintenance items should be checked pe- Move the selector lever to P (Park) or N riodically, e.g., each time you check engine Do not operate the starter for more than (Neutral). (P preferred.) oil. 15 seconds at a time. If the engine does The starter is designed not to operate if the not start, turn the key off and wait 10¼ Check that all windows and lights are clean. selector lever is in one of the driving posi- seconds before cranking again, other-¼ Visually inspect tires for their appearance tions. wise the starter could be damaged. and condition. Also, check tires for proper Manual transmission: inflation. Move the shift lever to N (Neutral) position, 4. Warm-up¼ Lock all doors. and depress the clutch pedal to the floor¼ Position seat and adjust head restraints. while cranking the engine. Allow the engine to idle for at least 30 seconds after starting. Drive at moderate¼ Adjust inside and outside mirrors. The starter is designed not to operate un- speed for a short distance first, especially in less the clutch pedal is fully depressed. cold weather.¼ Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to do likewise. 3. Crank the engine with your foot off the accelerator pedal by turning the ignition¼ Check the operation of warning lights when key to START. Release the key when the key is turned to the ON (3) position. engine starts. If the engine starts, but fails to run, repeat the above procedure. ¼ If the engine is very hard to start in extremely cold or hot weather, de- press the accelerator pedal and hold it to help start the engine. Starting and driving 5-7 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • DRIVING THE VEHICLEAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 1. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and shift into a driving gear. is running and the brake pedal isGate type shift depressed, the stoplights may not 2. Release the parking brake and foot brake, work. Malfunctioning stoplightsThe automatic transmission in your vehicle is then gradually start the vehicle in motion.electronically controlled by a transmission con- could cause an accident injuringtrol module to produce maximum power and yourself and others.smooth operation. WARNINGShown on the following pages are the recom- ¼ Do not depress the accelerator pedalmended operating procedures for this trans- while shifting from P or N to R, D or CAUTIONmission. Follow these procedures for maxi- manual shift mode. Always depressmum vehicle performance and driving When stopping the vehicle on an uphillenjoyment. the brake pedal until shifting is com- grade, do not hold the vehicle by de- pleted. Failure to do so could causeStarting the vehicle pressing the accelerator pedal. The foot you to lose control and have an acci- brakes should be used for this purpose.After starting the engine, fully depress the foot dent.brake pedal before shifting the selector lever to ¼ Cold engine idle speed is high, so usethe R (Reverse), N (Neutral), D (Drive), 3, 2 or caution when shifting into a forward1 position. Be sure the vehicle is fully stopped or reverse gear before the engine hasbefore attempting to shift the selector lever. warmed up.This automatic transmission model is de-signed so that the foot brake pedal must be ¼ On slippery roads, do not downshift.depressed before shifting from P (Park) to This may cause a loss of control.any drive position while the ignition switch ¼ Never shift to P or R while vehicle isis ON. moving. This could cause an acci-The selector lever cannot be moved out of dent.P (Park) position and into any of the othergear positions if the ignition key is turned ¼ If the selector lever cannot be movedto the LOCK, OFF or ACC position or if the from the P position while the enginekey is removed from the switch.5-8 Starting and driving ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • pedal must be depressed to move the se- or roll away and result in serious per- lector lever from N (Neutral) or any drive sonal injury and/or property damage. position to P (Park). Apply the parking brake. When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake first, then move the lever to the P (Park) If the key is turned to OFF or ACC for any position. reason while the vehicle is in R (Reverse), N (Neutral), or any D (Drive) position, the key cannot be turned to LOCK and be removed CAUTION from the ignition switch. Additionally, the se- lector lever cannot be moved to P (Park) from Use this position only when the vehicle N (Neutral) or any D (Drive) position. The is completely stopped. selector lever can be moved from R (Reverse) to P (Park) with the key in the OFF or ACC SSD0231 position. R (Reverse): If the key cannot be turned to LOCK, perform Use this position to back up. Always be sureShifting the following steps: the vehicle is completely stopped when select-After starting the engine, fully depress the 1. Apply the parking brake when the vehicle is ing R (Reverse). The brake pedal must bebrake pedal and shift the selector lever from P stopped. depressed to move the selector lever from(Park) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), or any of the P (Park), N (Neutral) or any drive position todesired shift positions. 2. Turn the key to ON while depressing the R (Reverse). foot brake pedal. 3. Move the selector lever to P (Park). N (Neutral): WARNING 4. Turn the ignition key to LOCK to remove the Neither forward or reverse gear is engaged. key. The engine can be started in this position. You Apply the parking brake if the selector may shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled lever is in any position while the engine P (Park): engine while the vehicle is moving. is not running. Failure to do so could Use this selector position when the vehicle is D (Drive): cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly parked or when starting the engine. Make sure the vehicle is completely stopped. The brake Use this position for all normal forward driving. Starting and driving 5-9 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 3 (Third gear):For driving up or down long slopes where WARNINGengine braking would be advantageous. If the selector lever cannot be moved2 (Second gear): from the P position while the engine isUse for hill climbing or engine braking on running and the brake pedal is de-downhill grades. pressed, the stop lights may not work.Do not exceed 68 MPH (110 km/h) in the 2 Malfunctioning stop lights could cause(Second gear) position. an accident injuring yourself and others.1 (Low gear):Use this position when climbing steep hills Accelerator downshiftslowly or driving slowly through deep snow, — In D position —sand or mud, or for maximum engine braking SSD0232on steep downhill grades. For rapid passing or hill climbing, fully depress Shift lock release the accelerator pedal to the floor. This shiftsDo not exceed 37 MPH (60 km/h) in the 1 (Low the transmission down into second gear or firstgear) position. If the battery charge is low or discharged, the gear, depending on the vehicle speed. select lever may not be moved from the P (Park) position even with the brake pedal Fail-safe depressed. When the fail-safe operation occurs, the next To move the select lever, depress the brake time the key is turned to the ON position, the light will blink for approximately 8 sec- pedal, and push the shift lock release button. onds after coming on for 2 seconds. While the The select lever can be moved to N (Neutral). vehicle can be driven under these circum- This allows the vehicle to be moved if the stances please note that the automatic trans- battery is discharged. mission will be locked in third gear. If the lever cannot be moved out of P (Park), If the vehicle is driven under extreme con- have your NISSAN dealer check the automatic ditions, such as excessive wheel spinning transmission system as soon as possible. and subsequent hard braking, the fail-safe5-10 Starting and driving ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • system may be activated. This will occur The pull ring returns to its original positioneven if all electrical circuits are functioning when the shift lever is moved to the N position.properly. In this case, turn the ignition keyOFF and wait for 3 seconds. Then turn the If it is difficult to move the shift lever into Rkey back to the ON position. The vehicle (Reverse) or 1 (Low gear), shift into N (Neu-should return to its normal operating con- tral), then release the clutch pedal and shiftdition. If it does not return to its normal into R (Reverse) or 1 (Low gear) again.operating condition, have your NISSANdealer check the transmission and repair if WARNINGnecessary. ¼ Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads. This may cause a loss of con- trol. SSD0233 ¼ Do not over-rev the engine when shifting to a lower gear. This may MANUAL TRANSMISSION cause a loss of control or engine Shifting damage. To change gears, or when up shifting or down shifting fully depress the clutch pedal, shift into the appropriate gear then slowly and smoothly CAUTION release the clutch. ¼ Do not rest your foot on the clutch Start the vehicle in 1st gear and shift to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th up to 6th gear in sequence pedal while driving. This may damage according to the vehicle speed. the clutch. To back up, stop the vehicle and shift the lever ¼ Stop your vehicle completely before into the N position, and then pull the ring shifting into R (Reverse). upward to shift into the R position. Starting and driving 5-11 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • PARKING BRAKE ¼ When the vehicle is stopped for a Gear change MPH (km/h) period of time, for example at a stop 1st to 2nd 15 (24) light, shift to N (Neutral) and release 2nd to 3rd 25 (40) the clutch pedal with the foot brake 3rd to 4th 40 (64) applied. 4th to 5th 45 (72) 5th to 6th 50 (80)Suggested up-shift speeds Suggested maximum speed in eachShown below are suggested vehicle speeds gearfor shifting into a higher gear. These sugges- Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is nottions relate to fuel economy and vehicle per- running smoothly, or if you need to accelerate.formance. Actual up-shift speeds will vary ac-cording to road conditions, the weather and Do not exceed the maximum suggested speed SSD0018individual driving habits. (shown below) in any gear. For level road driving, use the highest gear suggested for To apply: pull the lever up.For normal acceleration in low altitude areas that speed. Always observe posted speed[less than 4,000 ft (1,219 m)]: limits, and drive according to the road condi- To release: ACCEL shift CRUISE shift tions, which will ensure safe operation. Do not 1. Firmly apply foot brake. Gear change point point over-rev the engine when shifting to a lower MPH (km/h) MPH (km/h) gear as it may cause engine damage or loss of 2. Automatic transmission models: 1st to 2nd 13 (21) 13 (21) vehicle control. Move the selector lever to the P (Park) 2nd to 3rd 23 (37) 16 (26) Gear MPH (km/h) position. 3rd to 4th 33 (53) 27 (43) 1st 30 (48) Manual transmission models: 4th to 5th 39 (63) 36 (58) 2nd 55 (88) 5th to 6th 50 (80) 50 (80) 3rd 80 (128) Place the shift lever in the N (Neutral) 4th — position.For quick acceleration when the engine is cold 5th — 3. While pulling up on the lever slightly, pushor in high altitude areas [over 4,000 ft (1,219 6th — the button and lower completely.m)]:5-12 Starting and driving ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CRUISE CONTROL4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning light goes out. WARNING engine damage. WARNING Do not use the cruise control when driv- PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE ing under the following conditions: CONTROL ¼ Be sure the parking brake is fully ¼ it is not possible to keep the vehicle ¼ If the cruise control system malfunctions, it released before driving. Failure to do at a set speed. cancels automatically. The SET indicator so can cause brake failure and lead to an accident. ¼ in heavy traffic or in traffic that varies light on the meter panel then blinks to warn in speed. the driver. ¼ Do not release the parking brake from ¼ on winding or hilly roads. ¼ If the SET indicator light blinks, turn the outside the vehicle. cruise control main switch off and have the ¼ on slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, ¼ Do not use the gear shift in place of system checked by your NISSAN dealer. etc.). the parking brake. When parking, be ¼ in very windy areas. ¼ The SET indicator light may blink when the sure the parking brake is fully en- cruise control main switch is turned on gaged. Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle while pushing the RES/ACCEL, COAST/ control and result in an accident. SET, or CANCEL switch (located on the ¼ Do not leave children unattended in a steering wheel). To properly set the cruise vehicle. They could release the park- control system, perform the preceding ing brake and cause an accident. steps in the order indicated. CAUTION On manual transmission models, do not shift into N (Neutral) without depressing the clutch pedal when the cruise control is set. Should this occur, depress the clutch pedal and turn the main switch off immediately. Failure to do so may cause Starting and driving 5-13 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ¼ To pass another vehicle, depress the To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one accelerator pedal. When you release the of the following three methods: pedal, the vehicle will return to the previ- a) Depress the accelerator pedal. When the ously set speed. vehicle attains the desired speed, push and ¼ The vehicle may not maintain the set speed release the COAST/SET switch. when going up or down steep hills. If this b) Push and hold the RES/ACCEL set switch. happens, drive without the cruise control. When the vehicle attains the speed you To cancel the preset speed, follow either of desire, release the switch. these three methods: c) Push, then quickly release the RES/ACCEL a) Push the cancel switch; The SET indicator set switch. Each time you do this, the set light will go out. speed will increase by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). b) Tap the brake pedal; The SET indicator SSD0193 light will go out. To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one of the following three methods:CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS c) Turn the main switch off. Both the CRUISE indicator and SET indicator lights will go a) Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the ve-The cruise control allows driving at a speed out. hicle attains the desired speed, push thebetween 25 to 89 MPH (40 to 144 km/h) COAST/SET switch and release it.without keeping your foot on the accelerator ¼ If you depress the brake pedal while push-pedal. ing the RES/ACCEL set switch and reset at b) Push and hold the COAST/SET switch. the cruising speed, turn the main switch off Release the switch when the vehicle slowsTo turn on the cruise control, push the main once and then turn it on again. down to the desired speed.switch on. The CRUISE indicator light on themeter panel will come on. ¼ The cruise control will automatically be can- c) Push, then quickly release the COAST/ celled if the vehicle slows down below SET switch. Each time you do this, the setTo set at cruising speed, accelerate your approximately 8 MPH (13 km/h). speed will decrease by about 1 MPH (1.6vehicle to the desired speed, push the km/h).COAST/SET switch and release it. (The SET ¼ Depress the clutch pedal (manual transmis-indicator light will come on.) Take your foot off sion), or move the selector lever to N (Neu- To resume the preset speed, push and re-the accelerator pedal. Your vehicle will main- tral) position (automatic transmission). The lease the RES/ACCEL set switch. The vehicletain the set speed. SET indicator light will go out. will resume the last set cruising speed when5-14 Starting and driving ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • BREAK-IN SCHEDULE INCREASING FUEL ECONOMYthe vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h). During the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km), follow these recommendations for the future reliabil- ity and economy of your new vehicle. ¼ Avoid driving for long periods at constant speed, either fast or slow. ¼ Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear. ¼ Avoid quick starts. ¼ Avoid hard braking as much as possible. ¼ Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles (800 km). SD1001M ¼ Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain cruising speeds with a constant accelerator position. ¼ Drive at moderate speeds on the highway. Driving at high speed will lower fuel economy. ¼ Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking. Maintain a safe distance behind other ve- hicles. ¼ Use a proper gear range which suits road conditions. On level roads, shift into high gear as soon as possible. ¼ Avoid unnecessary engine idling. Starting and driving 5-15 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS¼ Keep your engine tuned up.¼ Follow the recommended periodic mainte- nance schedule.¼ Keep the tires inflated at the correct pres- sure. Low pressure will increase tire wear and waste fuel.¼ Keep the front wheels in correct alignment. Improper alignment will cause not only tire wear but also lower fuel economy.¼ Air conditioner operation lowers fuel economy. Use the air conditioner only when necessary. MSD0002¼ When cruising at highway speeds, it is more economical to use the air conditioner 1. Firmly apply the parking brake. and leave the windows closed to reduce WARNING drag. 2. Automatic transmission models: ¼ Do not stop or park the vehicle over Move the selector lever to the P (Park) position. flammable materials such as dry grass, waste paper or rags. They may Manual transmission models: ignite and cause a fire. Place the shift lever in the R (Reverse) ¼ Never leave the engine running while position. When parking on an uphill grade, place the shift lever in the 1 (Low gear) the vehicle is unattended. position. ¼ Never leave children unattended in the vehicle.5-16 Starting and driving ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • POWER STEERING ¼ HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: k 2 The power assisted steering is designed to WARNING Turn the wheels away from the curb and use a hydraulic pump, driven by the engine, to assist steering. move the vehicle back until the curb side ¼ Safe parking procedures require that wheel gently touches the curb. If the engine stops or drive belt breaks, you will both the parking brake be set and the still have control of the vehicle. However, ¼ HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO much greater steering effort is needed, espe- transmission placed into P (Park) for CURB: k 3 automatic transmission models or in cially in sharp turns or at low speeds. an appropriate gear for manual trans- Turn the wheels toward the side of the road mission models. Failure to do so so the vehicle will move away from the WARNING center of the road if it moves. could cause the vehicle to move un- expectedly or roll away and result in 4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position If the engine is not running or is turned an accident. and remove the key. off while driving, the power assist for the ¼ Make sure the automatic transmis- steering will not work. Steering will be sion selector lever has been pushed much harder to operate. as far forward as it can go and cannot be moved without depressing the button at the end of the lever.3. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling into the street when parked on a sloping drive way, it is a good practice to turn the wheels as illustrated.¼ HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: k 1 Turn the wheels into the curb and move the vehicle forward until the curb side wheel gently touches the curb. Starting and driving 5-17 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • BRAKE SYSTEMBRAKING PRECAUTIONS To help save the brakes and to prevent the system helps the driver maintain steering con- brakes from overheating, reduce speed and trol and helps to minimize swerving and spin-The brake system has two separate hydraulic downshift to a lower gear before going down a ning on slippery surfaces.circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still slope or long grade. Overheated brakes mayhave braking at two wheels. reduce braking performance and could result Using the systemVacuum assisted brake in loss of vehicle control. Depress the brake pedal and hold it down.The brake booster aids braking by using en-gine vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop WARNING WARNINGthe vehicle by depressing the brake pedal.However, greater foot pressure on the brake ¼ While driving on a slippery surface, Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing sopedal will be required to stop the vehicle and be careful when braking, accelerating may result in increased stopping dis-the stopping distance will be longer. or downshifting. Abrupt braking or tances.Wet brakes accelerating could cause the wheels to skid and result in an accident.When the vehicle is washed or driven through Normal operationwater, the brakes may get wet. As a result, ¼ If the engine is not running or isyour braking distance will be longer and the turned off while driving, the power The anti-lock brake system will not operate atvehicle may pull to one side during braking. assist for the brakes will not work. speeds below 3 to 6 MPH (5 to 10 km/h) to Braking will be harder. completely stop the vehicle. (The speeds willTo dry brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe vary according to road conditions.) When thespeed while lightly pressing the brake pedal to anti-lock system senses that one or moreheat-up the brakes. Do this until the brakes ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) wheels are close to locking up, the actuatorreturn to normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at (under the hood) rapidly applies and releaseshigh speeds until the brakes function correctly. The anti-lock brake system controls the brakes hydraulic pressure (like pumping the brakes at each wheel so the wheels will not lock when very quickly). While the actuator is working,Using the brakes braking abruptly or when braking on slippery you may feel a pulsation in the brake pedalAvoid resting your foot on the brake pedal surfaces. The system detects the rotation and hear a noise or vibration from the actuatorwhile driving. This overheats the brakes, in- speed at each wheel and varies the brake fluid under the hood. This is normal and indicatescreases wear on the brake linings and pads, pressure to prevent each wheel from locking that the anti-lock system is working properly.and reduces gas mileage. and sliding. By preventing wheel lockup, the However, the pulsation may indicate that road5-18 Starting and driving ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (if so equipped)conditions are hazardous and extra care is On slippery surfaces such as wet asphaltrequired while driving. cidents resulting from careless or dan- roads, vehicle wheels may spin when the gerous driving techniques. It can help vehicle is accelerated. This wheel spin re-Self-test feature maintain vehicle control during braking duces acceleration, or causes the vehicle toThe anti-lock brake system consists of elec- on slippery surfaces, but remember that swerve, thus decreasing vehicle stability.tronic sensors, electric pumps, and hydraulic the stopping distance on slippery sur- The traction control system helps limit wheelsolenoids controlled by a computer. The com- faces will be longer than on normal spin on slippery roads. The system operatesputer has a built-in diagnostic feature that tests surfaces, even with the anti-lock sys- only if it senses one or both of the front wheelsthe system each time you start the engine and tem. Stopping distances may also be spinning or beginning to lose traction. Whenmove the vehicle at a low speed in forward or longer on rough, gravel or snow covered this happens, the system reduces enginereverse. When the self-test occurs, you may roads, or if you are using tire chains. power and may also upshift the transmissionhear a clunk noise and/or feel a pulsation in Always maintain a safe distance from to help limit wheel spin.the brake pedal. This is normal and is not an the vehicle in front of you. Ultimately,indication of any malfunction. If the computer ¼ Indicator light the responsibility for safety of self andsenses any malfunction, it switches the anti- If a malfunction occurs in the traction con- others rests in the hands of the driver.lock brake system OFF and turns on the ABS trol system, the SLIP and indicatorwarning light in the dashboard. The brake Tire type and condition of tires may also lights come on in the meter panel.system will then behave normally, but without affect braking effectiveness. As long as these warning lights are on, theanti-lock assistance. traction control function is canceled. The ¼ When replacing tires, install the vehicle will behaves like a model withoutIf the light comes on during the self check, or specified size of tires on all four the traction control system.while you are driving, you should take your wheels.vehicle to your NISSAN dealer for repair atyour earliest convenience. ¼ When installing a spare tire, make CAUTION sure it is the proper size and type as WARNING specified on the tire placard. See “Ve- ¼ The traction control system is most hicle identification” in the “10. Tech- effective when the transmission gear nical and consumer information” sec- selector is in the D position. The anti-lock brake system is a sophis- ticated device, but it cannot prevent ac- tion for tire placard location. ¼ If you drive in gear 1 or 2 with the TCS Starting and driving 5-19 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • COLD WEATHER DRIVING FREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK for changing engine coolant. on, this could cause the three way catalyst to overheat and be damaged. To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply TIRE EQUIPMENT To avoid this, the TCS will automati- de-icer or glycerin to it through the key hole. If the lock becomes frozen, heat the key before 1. SUMMER tires are of a tread design to cally turn off. Shifting the gear selec- provide superior performance on dry pave- inserting it into the key hole. tor to D will reactivate the TCS. ment. However, the performance of these ANTI-FREEZE tires will be substantially reduced in snowy In the winter when it is anticipated that the and icy conditions. If you operate your WARNING temperature will drop below 32°F (0°C), check vehicle on snowy or icy roads, NISSAN anti-freeze to assure proper winter protection. recommends the use of MUD & SNOW or For additional information, see “Engine Cool- ALL SEASON tires on all four wheels. This system is designed to prevent the ing System” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it- Please consult your NISSAN dealer for the wheels from spinning. However, it does tire type, size, speed rating and availability yourself” section. not prevent vehicle slipping or spinning information. due to abrupt steering operation at high BATTERY speeds or by careless or dangerous 2. For additional traction on icy roads, studded If the battery is not fully charged during ex- tires may be used. However, some prov- driving techniques. Be especially care- tremely cold weather conditions, the battery inces and states prohibit their use. Check ful when driving on slippery surfaces fluid may freeze and damage the battery. To local, state and provincial laws before in- and always drive safely. maintain maximum efficiency, the battery stalling studded tires. should be checked regularly. For additional information, see “Battery” in the “8. Mainte- Skid and traction capabilities of studded nance and do-it-yourself” section. snow tires, on wet or dry surfaces, may be poorer than that of non-studded snow tires. DRAINING OF COOLANT WATER 3. Tire chains may be used if desired. Make If the vehicle is to be left outside without sure they are of proper size for the tires on anti-freeze, drain the cooling system by open- your vehicle and are installed according to ing the drain valves located under the radiator the chain manufacturer’s suggestions. Use and on the engine block. Refill before operat- of tire chains may be prohibited according ing the vehicle. See “Engine cooling system” in to location. Check the local laws before the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section installing tire chains. When installing tire5-20 Starting and driving ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • chains, make sure they are of proper size ¼ a shovel to dig the vehicle out of snow- for the tires on your vehicle and are in- drifts. ¼ Watch for slippery spots (glare ice). stalled according to the chain manufactur- These may appear on an otherwise ¼ extra window washer fluid to refill the res- er’s suggestions. Use only SAE Class S clear road in shaded areas. If a patch ervoir tank. chains. Other types may damage your of ice is seen ahead, brake before vehicle. Use chain tensioners when recom- DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE reaching it. Try not to brake while mended by the tire chain manufacturer to actually on the ice, and avoid any ensure a tight fit. Loose end links of the tire WARNING sudden steering maneuvers. chain must be secured or removed to pre- vent the possibility of whipping action dam- ¼ Do not use cruise control on slippery age to the fenders or underbody. If pos- ¼ Wet ice (32°F, 0°C and freezing rain), roads. sible, avoid fully loading your vehicle when very cold snow or ice can be slick and very hard to drive on. The vehicle will ¼ Snow can trap dangerous exhaust using tire chains. In addition, drive at a gases under your vehicle. Keep snow reduced speed. Otherwise, your vehicle have a lot less traction or grip under these conditions. Try to avoid driving clear of the exhaust pipe and from may be damaged and/or vehicle handling on wet ice until the road is salted or around your vehicle. and performance may be adversely af- fected. sanded. Never install tire chains on a T-type spare ¼ Whatever the condition, drive with ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so tire. Do not use tire chains on dry roads. caution. Accelerate and slow down equipped) with care. If accelerating or down-SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT shifting too fast, the drive wheels will An engine block heater to assist extreme cold temperature starting is available through yourIt is recommended that the following items be lose even more traction. NISSAN dealer.carried in the vehicle during winter: ¼ Allow more stopping distance under¼ a scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove these conditions. Braking should be WARNING ice and snow from the windows and wiper started sooner than on dry pavement. blades. ¼ Allow greater following distances on Do not use your heater with an un-¼ a sturdy, flat board to be placed under the slippery roads. grounded electrical system or two- jack to give it firm support. Starting and driving 5-21 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • pronged (cheater) adapters. You can be injured by an electrical shock if you use an ungrounded connection.5-22 Starting and driving ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 6 In case of emergencyFlat tire ...................................................................... 6-2 If your vehicle overheats ........................................... 6-9 Changing a flat tire ............................................... 6-2 Towing your vehicle ................................................ 6-10Jump starting............................................................. 6-6 Towing recommended by NISSAN .................... 6-10Push starting ............................................................. 6-8 Vehicle recovery (Freeing a stuck vehicle) ........ 6-11 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • FLAT TIRECHANGING A FLAT TIRE verse), or the automatic transmissionIf you have a flat tire, follow the instructions into P (Park).below. ¼ Never change tires when the vehicleStopping the vehicle is on a slope, ice or slippery areas.1. Safely move the vehicle off the road away This is hazardous. from traffic. ¼ Never change tires if oncoming traffic2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers. is close to your vehicle. Wait for pro- fessional road assistance.3. Park on a level surface and apply the parking brake. Shift the manual transmis- sion into R (Reverse) position (automatic transmission in P (Park) position). MCE00014. Turn off the engine. Blocking wheels5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic, and to signal professional road assistance person- Place suitable blocks at both the front and nel that you need assistance. back of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to prevent the vehicle from rolling when it is6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle jacked up. and stand in a safe place, away from traffic and clear of the vehicle. WARNING WARNING Be sure to block the wheel as the vehicle may move and could cause personal ¼ Make sure that the parking brake is injury. securely applied and the manual transmission is shifted into R (Re-6-2 In case of emergency ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CE1089 Jacking up vehicle and removing the damaged tire Carefully read the caution label attached to the jack body and the following instruc- tions. 1. Place the jack directly under the jack-up SCE0299 SCE0288 point as illustrated above so that top of the jack contacts the vehicle at the jack upGetting the spare tire and tools point. Align the jack head between the twoRemove jacking tools and spare tire from the notches in the front or the rear as shown.storage area located inside the trunk as illus- Also fit the groove of the jack head betweentrated. the notches as shown. In case of emergency 6-3 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ¼ Use the correct jack up points; never use any other part of the vehicle for jack support. ¼ Never jack up the vehicle more than necessary. ¼ Never use blocks on or under the jack. ¼ Do not start or run engine while ve- hicle is on the jack, as it may cause the vehicle to move. This is especially true for vehicles with limited slid dif- CE1092 ferential carriers.The jack should be used on level firm ¼ Do not allow passengers to stay inground. WARNING the vehicle while it is on the jack.2. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns by turning counterclockwise with the wheel nut ¼ Never get under the vehicle while it is wrench. Do not remove the wheel nuts supported only by the jack. until the tire is off the ground. ¼ Use only the jack provided with your3. Carefully raise the vehicle until the tire vehicle to lift the vehicle. Do not use clears the ground. To lift the vehicle, se- the jack provided with your vehicle curely hold the jack lever and rod with both hands as shown above. Remove the wheel on other vehicles. nuts, and then remove the tire. The jack is designed only for lifting your vehicle during a tire change.6-4 In case of emergency ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WARNING WARNING ¼ Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly Retighten the wheel nuts when the ve- tightened wheel nuts can cause the hicle has been driven for 600 miles wheel to become loose or come off. (1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire, This could cause an accident. etc.). ¼ Do not use oil or grease on the wheel studs or nuts. This could cause the nuts to become loose. As soon as possible tighten the wheel nuts SCE0039 to the specified torque with a torque wrench.Installing the spare tire Wheel nut tightening torque:1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface between the wheel and hub. 80 ft-lb (108 N⋅m)2. Carefully put the wheel on and tighten the Adjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure. wheel nuts finger tight. COLD pressure:3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel After vehicle has been parked for three nuts alternately and evenly until they are hours or more or driven less than 1 mile tight. (1.6 km).4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire COLD tire pressures are shown on the tire touches the ground. Then, with the wheel placard affixed to the center console lid. nut wrench, tighten the wheel nuts securely in the sequence as illustrated. In case of emergency 6-5 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • JUMP STARTING To start your engine with a booster battery, the spare tire are designed for emer- instructions and precautions below must be gency use. See “Wheels and tires” in followed. the “8. Maintenance and do-it- yourself” section. WARNING ¼ If done incorrectly, jump starting can lead to a battery explosion, resulting in severe injury or death. It could also damage your vehicle. ¼ Explosive hydrogen gas is always present in the vicinity of the battery. SCE0040 Keep all sparks and flames away from the battery.Stowing the damaged tire and tools ¼ Do not allow battery fluid to comeSecurely store the spare tire and jacking into contact with eyes, skin, cloth orequipment in the vehicle. painted surfaces. Battery fluid is a corrosive sulphuric acid solution WARNING which can cause severe burns. If the fluid should come into contact with ¼ Always make sure that the spare tire anything, immediately flush the con- and jacking equipment are properly tacted area with water. secured after use. Such items can become dangerous projectiles in an ¼ Keep battery out of the reach of accident or sudden stop. children. ¼ The T-type spare tire and small size6-6 In case of emergency ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ¼ The booster battery must be rated at 12 volts. Use of an improperly rated battery can damage your vehicle.¼ Whenever working on or near a bat- tery, always wear suitable eye protec- tors (for example, goggles or indus- trial safety spectacles) and remove rings, metal bands, or any other jew- elry. Do not lean over the battery when jump starting.¼ Do not attempt to jump start a frozen battery. It could explode and cause SCE0154A serious injury. the N (Neutral) position (On automatic¼ Your vehicle has an automatic engine WARNING transmission models, move the selector cooling fan. It could come on at any lever to the P (Park) position). Switch off all time. Keep hands and other objects unnecessary electrical systems (light, Always follow the instructions below. away from it. heater, air conditioner, etc.). Failure to do so could result in damage to the charging system and cause per- 3. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so sonal injury. equipped). Cover the battery with an old cloth to reduce explosion hazard. 4. Connect jumper cables in the sequence as 1. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, illustrated. position the two vehicles to bring their bat- teries into close proximity to each other. Do not allow the two vehicles to touch. 2. Apply parking brake. Move the shift lever to In case of emergency 6-7 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • PUSH STARTING 7. After starting your engine, carefully discon- Do not start the engine by pushing. CAUTION nect the negative cable and then the posi- tive cable. CAUTION ¼ Always connect positive (+) to posi- 8. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped). Be tive (+) and negative (−) to body sure to dispose of the cloth used to cover ¼ Automatic transmission models can- ground (for example, strut mounting the vent holes as it may be contaminated not be push started. This may cause bolt, etc. — not to the battery). with corrosive acid. transmission damage. ¼ Make sure that cables do not touch ¼ Three way catalyst equipped models moving parts in the engine compart- should not be started by pushing ment and that clamps do not contact since the three way catalyst may be any other metal. damaged. ¼ Never try to start the vehicle by tow-5. Start the engine of the other vehicle and let ing it; when the engine starts, the it run for a few minutes. forward surge could cause the ve-6. Keep the engine speed of the other vehicle hicle to collide with the tow vehicle. at about 2,000 rpm, and start your engine in the normal manner. CAUTION Do not keep 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.6-8 In case of emergency ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS tioner temperature control to maximum hot WARNING and fan control to high speed. contact with, or to get caught in the cooling fan, or drive belt. 3. Get out of the vehicle. Look and listen for ¼ Do not continue to drive if your ve- steam or coolant escaping from the radiator ¼ The engine cooling fan can start at hicle overheats. Doing so could before opening the hood. Wait until no any time when the coolant tempera- cause a vehicle fire. steam or coolant can be seen before pro- ture is high. ceeding. ¼ To avoid the danger of being scalded, never remove the radiator cap while 4. Open the engine hood. 6. After the engine cools down, check the the engine is still hot. When the radia- coolant level in the reservoir tank with the tor cap is removed, pressurized hot WARNING engine running. Add coolant to the reservoir water will spurt out, possibly causing tank if necessary. Have your vehicle re- serious injury. paired at the nearest NISSAN dealer. If steam or water is coming from the ¼ Do not open the hood if steam is engine, stand clear to prevent getting coming out. burned.If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by an 5. Visually check if the cooling fan is running.extremely high temperature gauge reading), or The radiator hoses and radiator should notif you feel a lack of engine power, detect leak water.abnormal noise, etc., take the following steps: If coolant is leaking or the cooling fan does1. Move the vehicle safely off the road, apply not run, stop the engine. the parking brake and move the shift lever to the N (Neutral) position (automatic trans- WARNING mission to the P (Park) position). Do not stop the engine. ¼ Be careful not to allow your hands,2. Turn off the air conditioner switch. Open all hair, jewelry or clothing to come into the windows, move the heater or air condi- In case of emergency 6-9 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • TOWING YOUR VEHICLEWhen towing your vehicle, all State (Provincialin Canada) and local regulations for towing and powertrain are in working condi-must be followed. Incorrect towing equipment tion. If any unit is damaged, dolliescould damage your vehicle. Towing instruc- must be used.tions are available from an authorized NISSAN ¼ Always attach safety chains beforedealer. Local service operators are generally towing.familiar with the applicable laws and proce-dures for towing. To assure proper towing andto prevent accidental damage to your vehicle,NISSAN recommends having a service opera-tor tow your vehicle. It is advisable to have theservice operator carefully read the followingprecautions. WARNING ¼ Never ride in a vehicle that is being towed. ¼ Never get under your vehicle after it has been lifted by a tow truck. SCE0202 CAUTION TOWING RECOMMENDED BY NISSAN ¼ When towing, make sure that the NISSAN recommends that your vehicle be transmission, axles, steering system towed with the driving (front) wheels off the ground or place the vehicle on a flat bed truck as illustrated.6-10 In case of emergency ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ground or four wheels on the ground transmission models with the rear (forward or backward) as this may wheels on the ground (if you do not cause serious and expensive damage use towing dollies): Always release to the transmission. the parking brake. If it is necessary to tow the vehicle with the rear wheels raised, always use towing dollies under the front VEHICLE RECOVERY (Freeing a wheels. stuck vehicle) ¼ When towing automatic transmission ¼ Tow chains or cables must be attached only to the main structural members of the ve- models with the front wheels on tow- hicle. ing dollies, or when towing manual transmission models with the front ¼ Pulling devices should be routed so they do wheels on the ground: not touch any part of the suspension, steer- ing, brake or cooling systems. ¼ Turn the ignition key to the OFF ¼ Always pull the cable straight out from the position, and secure the steering front or rear of the vehicle. Never pull on the wheel in a straight ahead position vehicle at an angle. with a rope or similar device. Never secure the steering wheel ¼ Pulling devices such as ropes or canvas by turning the ignition key to the straps are not recommended for use in vehicle towing or recovery. SCE0199 LOCK position. This may damage the steering lock mechanism. ¼ Stand clear of an stuck vehicle. CAUTION ¼ Move the gearshift lever to the N (Neutral) position.¼ Never tow automatic transmission ¼ When towing automatic or manual models with the front wheels on the In case of emergency 6-11 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WARNING Do not spin your tires at high speed. This could cause them to explode and result in serious injury. Parts of your vehicle could also overheat and be dam- aged.6-12 In case of emergency ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 7 Appearance and careCleaning exterior ....................................................... 7-2 Floor mats ............................................................ 7-4 Washing................................................................ 7-2 Seat belts ............................................................. 7-5 Waxing.................................................................. 7-2 Corrosion protection .................................................. 7-5 Removing spots.................................................... 7-3 Most common factors contributing to vehicle Underbody ............................................................ 7-3 corrosion............................................................... 7-5 Glass .................................................................... 7-3 Environmental factors influence the rate of Aluminum alloy wheels......................................... 7-4 corrosion............................................................... 7-5 Chrome parts........................................................ 7-4 To protect your vehicle from corrosion ................ 7-6Cleaning interior ........................................................ 7-4 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CLEANING EXTERIOR Whenever possible, store or park your vehicle inside a garage or in a covered area. ¼ Avoid using tight-napped or rough cloths, such as washing mitts. Care When it is necessary to park outside, park in a must be taken when removing shady area or protect the vehicle with a body caked-on dirt or other foreign sub- cover. stances so that the paint surface is Be careful not to scratch the paint surface not scratched or damaged. when putting on or removing the body cover. Rinse the vehicle again with plenty of clean WASHING water. Thoroughly rinse surface dirt off the vehicle Inside flanges, seams and folds on the doors, with a wet sponge and plenty of clean water. hatches and hood are particularly vulnerable MAI0001 Clean the vehicle thoroughly using a mild soap to the effects of road salt. Therefore, these such as Nissan Car Wash, or a general pur- areas must be regularly cleaned. Make sureIn order to maintain the appearance of your pose dishwashing liquid mixed with clean, that the drain holes in the lower edge of thevehicle, it is important to take proper care of it. lukewarm (never hot) water. door are open. Spray water under the bodyIn the following cases, please wash your ve- and in the wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away road salt.hicle as soon as possible to protect the paint CAUTIONsurface. Avoid leaving water spots on the paint surface ¼ Do not use strong household soap, by using a damp chamois to dry the vehicle.¼ After a rainfall to prevent possible damage from acid rain strong chemical detergents, gasoline WAXING or solvents.¼ After driving on coastal roads Regular waxing protects the paint surface and ¼ Do not wash the vehicle in direct helps retain new vehicle appearance. After¼ When contaminants such as soot, bird sunlight or while the vehicle body is waxing, polishing is recommended to remove droppings, tree sap, metal particles or bugs hot, as the surface may become built-up residue and to avoid a weathered get on the paint surface water-spotted. appearance.¼ When dust or mud builds up on the surface If you wish to wax your vehicle, only use a wax7-2 Appearance and care ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • specified for use over clear coats, such as causing underbody and suspension corrosion.Nissan Liquid or Spray Wax. Your Nissan Before the winter period and again in thedealer can assist you in choosing the proper spring, the underseal must be checked and, ifproduct. necessary, re-treated.¼ Wax your vehicle only after a thorough washing. Follow the instructions supplied with the wax.¼ Do not use a wax containing any abrasives, cutting compounds or cleaners that may damage the vehicle finish.¼ If the surface does not polish easily, use a road tar remover and wax again. SAI0014AMachine compounding or aggressive pol-ishing on a base coat/clear coat paint finish GLASSmay dull the finish or leave swirl marks. When cleaning the rear window, it may beREMOVING SPOTS easier to clean if the high-mounted stop light is removed first.Remove tar and oil spots, industrial dust, in-sects, and tree sap as quickly as possible from Be careful when removing the high-mountedthe surface of the paint to avoid lasting dam- stop light to reduce the risk of damaging theage or staining. Special cleaning products are high-mounted stop light wires.available at your NISSAN dealer or any auto-motive accessory store. The high-mounted stop light must be properly reinstalled before driving your vehicle.UNDERBODY Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and dustIn areas where road salt is used in winter, the film from the glass surfaces. It is normal forunderbody must be cleaned regularly. This will glass to become coated with a film after theprevent dirt and salt from building up and vehicle is parked in the hot sun. Glass cleaner Appearance and care 7-3 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CLEANING INTERIORand a soft cloth will easily remove this film. Occasionally remove loose dust from the inte- FLOOR MATS rior trim, plastic parts and seats using a vacuum cleaner or soft brush. Wipe the vinyl The use of Genuine Nissan floor mats can CAUTION and leather surfaces with a clean, soft cloth extend the life of your vehicle carpet and make dampened in mild soap solution, then wipe it easier to clean the interior. No matter what When cleaning the inside of the window, clean with a dry soft cloth. Before using any mats are used, be sure they are fitted for do not use sharp-edged tools, abrasive fabric protector, read the manufacturer’s rec- your vehicle and are properly positioned in cleaners or chlorine based disinfectant ommendations. Some fabric protectors con- the footwell to prevent interference with cleaners. They could damage the elec- tain chemicals that may stain or bleach the pedal operation. Mats should be maintained seat material. with regular cleaning and replaced if they trical conductors, radio antenna ele- become excessively worn. ments or rear window defogger ele- Use a cloth dampened only with water, to ments. clean the meter and gauge lens.ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS CAUTIONWash regularly, especially during winter ¼ Never use gasoline, thinner, or anymonths in areas where road salt is used. Salt similar material.could discolor the wheel if not removed. ¼ The leather seats should be regularlyCHROME PARTS coated with a leather wax like saddleClean all chrome parts regularly with a non- soap. Never use car wax.abrasive chrome polish to maintain the finish. ¼ Never use fabric protectors unless recommended by the manufacturer. ¼ Do not use glass or plastic cleaner on meter or gauge lens covers. It may damage the lens cover.7-4 Appearance and care ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CORROSION PROTECTION SEAT BELTS MOST COMMON FACTORS The seat belts can be cleaned by wiping them CONTRIBUTING TO VEHICLE with a sponge dampened in a mild soap solu- CORROSION: tion. Allow the belts to dry completely before using them. ¼ The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirt and debris in body panel sections, cavities, and other areas. WARNING ¼ Damage to paint and other protective coat- ings caused by gravel and stone chips or Do not allow wet belts to roll up in the minor traffic accidents. retractor. NEVER use bleach, dye, or chemical solvents since these may se- ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS verely weaken the seat belt webbing. INFLUENCE THE RATE OF SAI0012 CORROSION:Floor mat positioning aid Moisture(Driver side only) Accumulation of sand, dirt and water on theThis model includes a front floor mat bracket to vehicle body underside can accelerate corro-act as a floor mat positioning aid. NISSAN floor sion. Wet floor coverings will not dry com-mats have been specially designed for your pletely inside the vehicle, and should be re-vehicle model. The driver’s side floor mat has moved for drying to avoid floor panela grommet hole incorporated in it. Simply corrosion.position the mat by placing the floor matbracket through the floor mat grommet hole Relative humiditywhile centering the mat in the floorpan contour. Corrosion will be accelerated in areas of highPeriodically check to make certain that the relative humidity, especially those areas wheremats are properly positioned. the temperatures stay above freezing and where atmospheric pollution exists and road salt is used. Appearance and care 7-5 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • TemperatureA temperature increase will accelerate the rate CAUTIONof corrosion to those parts which are not wellventilated. ¼ NEVER remove dirt, sand or other debris from the passenger compart-Air pollution ment by washing it out with a hose.Industrial pollution, the presence of salt in the Remove dirt with a vacuum cleaner orair in coastal areas, or heavy road salt use will broom.accelerate the corrosion process. Road salt ¼ Never allow water or other liquids towill also accelerate the disintegration of paintsurfaces. come in contact with electronic com- ponents inside the vehicle as thisTO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE may damage them.FROM CORROSION:¼ Wash and wax your vehicle often to keep Chemicals used for road surface de-icing are the vehicle clean. extremely corrosive. They accelerate corro-¼ Always check for minor damage to the paint sion and deterioration of underbody compo- and repair it as soon as possible. nents such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake cables, floor pan and fend-¼ Keep drain holes at the bottom of the doors ers. open to avoid water accumulation. In winter, the underbody must be cleaned¼ Check the underbody for accumulation of periodically. sand, dirt or salt. If present, wash with water as soon as possible. For additional protection against rust and cor- rosion, which may be required in some areas, consult your local NISSAN dealer.7-6 Appearance and care ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 8 Maintenance and do-it-yourselfMaintenance requirements........................................ 8-2 Air cleaner ............................................................... 8-18General maintenance ................................................ 8-2 Windshield wiper blades ......................................... 8-19 Explanation of general maintenance items .......... 8-2 Cleaning ............................................................. 8-19Maintenance precautions .......................................... 8-5 Replacing............................................................ 8-20Engine compartment check locations ....................... 8-7 Parking brake and brake pedal............................... 8-21Engine cooling system .............................................. 8-8 Checking parking brake ..................................... 8-21 Checking engine coolant level ............................. 8-8 Checking brake pedal ........................................ 8-21 Changing engine coolant ..................................... 8-9 Brake booster ..................................................... 8-22Engine oil ................................................................ 8-10 Clutch pedal ............................................................ 8-22 Checking engine oil level ................................... 8-10 Fuses....................................................................... 8-22 Changing engine oil ........................................... 8-11 Engine compartment .......................................... 8-23 Changing engine oil filter ................................... 8-12 Passenger compartment .................................... 8-24Automatic transmission fluid ................................... 8-12 Keyfob battery replacement .................................... 8-24 Temperature conditions for checking ................. 8-13 Lights....................................................................... 8-26Power steering fluid ................................................ 8-14 Headlights........................................................... 8-27Brake and clutch fluid ............................................. 8-14 Exterior and interior lights .................................. 8-28Window washer fluid ............................................... 8-15 Wheels and tires ..................................................... 8-33Battery ..................................................................... 8-15 Tire pressure ...................................................... 8-33Drive belts ............................................................... 8-17 Types of tires...................................................... 8-33Spark plugs ............................................................. 8-17 Tire chains .......................................................... 8-34 Replacing spark plugs ........................................ 8-18 Changing wheels and tires................................. 8-35 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS GENERAL MAINTENANCEYour new NISSAN has been designed to have Performing general maintenance checks re- During the normal day-to-day operation of theminimum maintenance requirements with quire minimal mechanical skill and only a few vehicle, general maintenance should be per-longer service intervals to save you both time general automotive tools. formed regularly as prescribed in this section.and money. However, some day-to-day and These checks or inspections can be done by If you detect any unusual sounds, vibrations orregular maintenance is essential to maintain yourself, a qualified technician or, if you prefer, smell, be sure to check for the cause or haveyour NISSAN’s good mechanical condition, as your NISSAN dealer. your NISSAN dealer check it promptly. Inwell as its emission and engine performance. addition, you should notify your NISSAN Where to go for service: dealer if you think that repairs are required.It is the owner’s responsibility to make surethat scheduled maintenance, as well as gen- If maintenance service is required or your When performing any checks or maintenanceeral maintenance, is performed. vehicle appears to malfunction, have the sys- work, closely observe the “Maintenance pre- tems checked and tuned by an authorized cautions” later in this section.As the vehicle owner, you are the only one NISSAN dealer.who can ensure that your vehicle receives the EXPLANATION OF GENERALproper maintenance care. You are a vital link NISSAN technicians are well-trained special- ists and are kept up to date with the latest MAINTENANCE ITEMSin the maintenance chain. service information through technical bulletins, Additional information on the followingScheduled maintenance: service tips, and in-dealership training pro- items with “*” is found later in this section.For your convenience, both required and op- grams. They are completely qualified to work on NISSAN vehicles before they work on your Outside the vehicletional scheduled maintenance items are de-scribed and listed in your “Service and Main- vehicle, rather than after they have worked on The maintenance items listed here should betenance Guide”. You must refer to that guide to it. performed from time to time, unless otherwiseensure that necessary maintenance is per- You can be confident that your NISSAN deal- specified.formed on your NISSAN at regular intervals. er’s service department performs the best job Tires*: Check the pressure with a gauge atGeneral maintenance: to meet the maintenance requirements of your least once a month and always prior to long vehicle — in a reliable and economic way. distance trips, including the spare, and adjustGeneral maintenance includes those items to the specified pressure if necessary. Checkwhich should be checked during normal day- carefully for damage, cuts or excessive wear.to-day operation of the vehicle. They are es-sential if your vehicle is to continue to operate Wheel nuts*: When checking the tires, makeproperly. It is your responsibility to perform sure no nuts are missing, and check for anythese procedures regularly as prescribed. loose nuts. Tighten if necessary.8-2 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Tire rotation*: Tires should be rotated every keeps the hood from opening when the pri- play, hard steering or strange noises.7,500 miles (12,000 km). mary latch is released. Seats: Check seat position controls such asWheel alignment and balance: If the vehicle When driving in areas using road salt or other seat adjusters, seatback recliner, etc. to en-pulls to either side while driving on a straight corrosive materials, check lubrication fre- sure they operate smoothly and that all latchesand level road, or if you detect uneven or quently. lock securely in every position. Check that theabnormal tire wear, there may be a need for Lights*: Clean the headlights on a regular head restraints move up and down smoothlywheel alignment. basis. Make sure that the headlights, stop and that the locks (if equipped) hold securely lights, tail lights, turn signal lights, and other in all latched positions.If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at normalhighway speeds, wheel balancing may be lights are all operating properly and installed Seat belts: Check that all parts of the seat beltneeded. securely. Also check headlight aim. system (for example, buckles, anchors, adjust- Inside the vehicle ers and retractors) operate properly andFor additional information regarding tires, refer smoothly, and are installed securely. Checkto “Important Tire Safety Information” in the The maintenance items listed here should be the belt webbing for cuts, fraying, wear orWarranty Information Booklet (US) or “Tire checked on a regular basis, such as when damage.Safety Information” in the Warranty and Road- performing periodic maintenance, cleaning theside Assistance Information booklet (Canada). Accelerator pedal: Check the pedal for vehicle, etc. smooth operation and make sure the pedalWindshield: Clean the windshield on a regu- Warning lights and chimes: Make sure that does not catch or require uneven effort. Keeplar basis. Check the windshield at least every all warning lights and chimes are operating the floor mats away from the pedal.six months for cracks or other damage. Have a properly. Clutch pedal*: Make sure the pedal operatesdamaged windshield repaired by a qualified Windshield wiper and washer*: Check that smoothly and check that it has the proper freerepair facility. the wipers and washer operate properly and play.Windshield wiper blades*: Check for cracks that the wipers do not streak. Brakes: Check that the brakes do not pull theor wear if they do not wipe properly. Windshield defroster: Check that the air vehicle to one side when applied.Doors and engine hood: Check that all doors comes out of the defroster outlets properly and Brake pedal and booster*: Check the pedaland the engine hood operate smoothly as well in good quantity when operating the heater or for smooth operation and make sure it has the air conditioner.as the trunk lid or back hatch. Also make sure proper distance under it when depressed fully.that all latches lock securely. Lubricate if nec- Steering wheel: Check for changes in the Check the brake booster function. Be sure toessary. Make sure that the secondary latch steering conditions, such as excessive free keep floor mats away from the pedal. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-3 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Parking brake*: Check that the lever has the Vehicles operated in high temperatures or lines and around the exhaust system. At theproper travel and make sure that the vehicle is under severe conditions require frequent end of winter, the underbody should be thor-held securely on a fairly steep hill when only checks of the battery fluid level. oughly flushed with plain water, being carefulthe parking brake is applied. to clean those areas where mud and dirt may Engine drive belts*: Make sure that no belt is accumulate. For additional information, seeAutomatic transaxle P (Park) position frayed, worn, cracked or oily. “Cleaning exterior” in the “7. Appearance andmechanism: On a fairly steep hill check that care” section.the vehicle is held securely with the selector Engine oil level*: Check the level on thelever in the P (Park) position without applying dipstick after parking the vehicle on a level Fluid leaks: Check under the vehicle for fuel,any brakes. spot and turning off the engine. oil, water or other fluid leaks after the vehicle Power steering fluid level* and lines: Check has been parked for a while. Water drippingUnder the hood and the vehicle from the air conditioner after use is normal. If the level in the reservoir tank with the engineThe maintenance items listed here should be off. Check the lines for proper attachment, you should notice any leaks or if gasolinechecked periodically (for example, each time leaks, cracks, etc. fumes are evident, check for the cause andyou check the engine oil or refuel). have it corrected immediately. Automatic transaxle fluid level*: Check theWindshield washer fluid*: Check that there level on the dipstick after putting the selectoris adequate fluid in the tank. lever in P (Park) position with the engine idling.Engine coolant level*: Check the coolant Exhaust system: Make sure there are nolevel when the engine is cold. loose supports, cracks or holes. If the sound of the exhaust seems unusual or there is a smellRadiator and hoses: Check the front of the of exhaust fumes, immediately locate theradiator and clean off any dirt, insects, leaves, trouble and correct it. (See “Precautions whenetc., that may have accumulated. Make sure starting and driving” in the “5. Starting andthe hoses have no cracks, deformation, dete- driving” section for exhaust gas (carbon mon-rioration or loose connections. oxide).)Brake and clutch fluid levels*: Make sure Underbody: The underbody is frequently ex-that the brake and clutch fluid levels are be- posed to corrosive substances such as thosetween the MAX and MIN lines on the reservoir. used on icy roads or to control dust. It is veryBattery*: Check the fluid level in each cell. It important to remove these substances, other-should be between the MAX and MIN lines. wise rust will form on the floor pan, frame, fuel8-4 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONSWhen performing any inspection or mainte-nance work on your vehicle, always take care nect the negative battery cable before tery.to prevent serious accidental injury to yourself working near the fan. ¼ On gasoline engine models with theor damage to the vehicle. The following are ¼ If you must work with the engine Multiport Fuel Injection (MFI) System,general precautions which should be closely running, keep your hands, clothing, the fuel filter or fuel lines should beobserved. hair and tools away from moving serviced by a NISSAN dealer because fans, belts and any other moving the fuel lines are under high pressure WARNING parts. even when the engine is off. ¼ It is advisable to secure or remove ¼ Park the vehicle on a level surface, any loose clothing and any jewelry, apply the parking brake securely and block the wheels to prevent the ve- such as rings, watches, etc. before CAUTION working on your vehicle. hicle from moving. For a manual ¼ Do not work under the hood while the transmission, move the shift lever to ¼ Always wear eye protection when- N (Neutral) position. For an automatic engine is hot. Turn off the engine and ever you work on your vehicle. transmission, move the selector lever wait until it cools down. ¼ If you must run the engine in an to P (Park) position. ¼ Never connect or disconnect either enclosed space such as a garage, be ¼ Be sure the ignition key is OFF or the battery or any transistorized com- sure there is proper ventilation for LOCK when performing any parts re- ponent connector while the ignition exhaust gases to escape. placement or repairs. key is on. ¼ Never get under the vehicle while it is ¼ Your vehicle is equipped with an au- ¼ Never leave the engine or the auto- supported only by a jack. If it is nec- tomatic engine cooling fan. It may matic transmission related compo- essary to work under the vehicle, come on at any time without warning, nent harness connector discon- support it with safety stands. even if the ignition key is in the OFF nected while the ignition key is on. ¼ Keep smoking materials, flame and position and the engine is not run- ¼ Avoid direct contact with used engine sparks away from fuel and the bat- ning. To avoid injury, always discon- oil and coolant. Improperly disposed Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-5 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • engine oil, engine coolant and/or other vehicle fluids can hurt the envi- ronment. Always conform to local regulations for disposal of vehicle fluid.This “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” sec-tion gives instructions regarding only thoseitems which are relatively easy for an owner toperform.A genuine NISSAN Service Manual is alsoavailable. See “Owner’s Manual/ServiceManual order information” in the “9. Technicaland consurner information” section.You should be aware that incomplete or im-proper servicing may result in operating diffi-culties or excessive emissions, and could af-fect your warranty coverage. If in doubt aboutany servicing, have it done by your NISSANdealer.8-6 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS SDI1337 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-7 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ENGINE COOLING SYSTEMThe engine cooling system is filled at thefactory with a high-quality, year-round, anti- WARNINGfreeze coolant solution. The anti-freeze solu-tion contains rust and corrosion inhibitors, ¼ Never remove the radiator cap whentherefore additional cooling system additivesare not necessary. the engine is hot. Serious burns could be caused by high pressure fluid escaping from the radiator. Wait CAUTION until the engine and radiator cool down. When adding or replacing coolant, be sure to use only a genuine NISSAN anti- ¼ See “If your vehicle overheats” in the freeze coolant or equivalent with the “6. In case of emergency” section. proper mixture ratio of 50% anti-freeze ¼ The radiator is equipped with a pres- and 50% demineralized water/distilled sure cap. To prevent engine damage, SDI0960 water. The use of other types of coolant use only a genuine NISSAN radiator solutions may damage your engine CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT cap. cooling system. LEVEL Check the coolant level in the reservoir tank Deminer- when the engine is cold. If the coolant level is Outside temperature below MIN, add coolant up to the MAX level. If down to alized Anti- the reservoir tank is empty, check the coolant water/ freeze level in the radiator when the engine is cold. distilled °C °F water If there is insufficient coolant in the radiator, fill the radiator with coolant up to the filler opening −35 −30 50% 50% and also add it to the reservoir tank up to the MAX level. If the engine cooling system frequently requires coolant, have it checked by your NISSAN dealer.8-8 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ¼ Improper servicing can result in reduced radiator, and remove radiator filler cap. heater performance and engine overheat- ¼ Be careful not to allow coolant to con- ing. tact drive belts. WARNING ¼ Waste coolant must be disposed of properly. Check your local regulations. ¼ To avoid being scalded, never change 3. Close the radiator drain valve securely after the coolant when the engine is hot. the coolant is drained. ¼ Never remove the radiator cap when 4. Fill the radiator slowly with the proper mix- the engine is hot. Serious burns ture of anti-freeze solution and demineral- could be caused by high pressure ized water/distilled water. Fill the reservoir fluid escaping from the radiator. tank up to the MAX level. Then install the ¼ Avoid direct skin contact with used radiator filler cap. coolant. If skin contact is made, wash 5. Start the engine and warm it up until it thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner reaches normal operating temperature. as soon as possible. Then race the engine 2 or 3 times under no ¼ Keep coolant out of reach of children load. Watch the engine coolant temperature and pets. gauge for signs of overheating. 6. Stop the engine. After it completely cools 1. Perform the following procedure to open down, refill the radiator up to the filler SDI0114 the heater water cock. opening. Fill the reservoir tank up to the ¼ Turn the ignition key from OFF to ON. MAX level. Check the drain valve for anyCHANGING ENGINE COOLANT sign of leakage. ¼ Move the heater or air conditioner tem-¼ Major cooling system repairs should be perature control dial to the maximum hot 7. Recheck the coolant level after the vehicle performed by your NISSAN dealer. The position then turn the ignition key to has been driven for a day. service procedures can be found in the OFF. appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. 2. Open radiator drain valve at the bottom of Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-9 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • ENGINE OIL CAUTION Oil level should be checked regularly. Operating with insufficient amount of oil can damage the engine, and such dam- age is not covered by warranty. SDI0115 SDI0534CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL 5. Remove the dipstick again and check the oil level. It should be between the H and L1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and marks. If the oil level is below the L mark, apply parking brake. remove the oil filler cap and pour recom-2. Run the engine until it reaches operating mended oil through the opening. Do not temperature. overfill.3. Turn off the engine. Wait more than 10 6. Recheck oil level with dipstick. minutes for the oil to drain back into the It is normal to add some oil between oil oil pan. maintenance intervals or during the4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. break-in period, depending on the severity Reinsert it all the way. of operating conditions.8-10 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • 6. Remove the drain plug with a wrench and refill capacity. The drain and refill capacity completely drain the oil. depends on the oil temperature and drain time. Use these specifications for reference If oil filter is to be changed, remove and only. Always use the dipstick to determine replace it at this time. See later in “Engine the proper amount of oil in the engine. oil” for changing engine oil filter. 9. Start the engine. CAUTION Check for leakage around the drain plug. Correct as required. Be careful not to burn yourself, as the 10.Turn the engine off and wait more than 10 engine oil is hot. minutes. Check the oil level with the dip- stick. Add engine oil if necessary. ¼ Waste oil must be disposed of properly. 11.Dispose of waste oil properly. SDI0974 ¼ Check your local regulations.CHANGING ENGINE OIL WARNING 7. Clean and re-install the drain plug with a1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and new washer. Securely tighten the drain plug ¼ Prolonged and repeated contact with apply the parking brake. with a wrench. used engine oil may cause skin can-2. Run the engine until it reaches operating Drain plug tightening torque: cer. temperature. 22 to 29 ft-lb ¼ Try to avoid direct skin contact with3. Turn the engine off and wait more than 10 (29 to 39 N⋅m) used oil. If skin contact is made, wash minutes. thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner Do not use excessive force.4. Place a large drain pan under the drain as soon as possible. plug. 8. Refill engine with recommended oil and install the cap securely. ¼ Keep used engine oil out of reach of5. Remove the oil filler cap. children. See “Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants” in the “9. Technical and consumer information” section for drain and Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-11 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID CAUTION Be careful not to burn yourself, as the engine oil may be hot. 4. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting surface with a clean rag. Be sure to remove any old rubber gasket remaining on the mounting surface of the engine. 5. Coat the rubber gasket on the new filter SDI0975 with clean engine oil. SDI1051CHANGING ENGINE OIL FILTER 6. Screw in the oil filter until a slight resistance1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and is felt, then tighten additionally more than WARNING 2/3 turn. apply the parking brake. Oil filter tightening torque: ¼ When engine is running, keep hands,2. Turn the engine off. jewelry and clothing away from any 10.85 to 15.19 ft-lb3. Loosen the oil filter with an oil filter wrench. (14.7 to 20.6 N⋅m) moving parts such as cooling fan and (Depending on the engine model, a special drive belt. cap type wrench may be required. See 7. Start the engine and check for leakage your NISSAN dealer if in doubt.) Remove around the oil filter. Correct as required. ¼ Automatic transmission fluid is poi- the oil filter by turning it by hand. sonous and should be stored care- 8. Turn the engine off and wait several min- fully in marked containers out of the utes. Check the oil level. Add engine oil if necessary. reach of children.8-12 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • TEMPERATURE CONDITIONSFOR CHECKING CAUTION¼ The fluid level should be checked using the HOT range on the dipstick after the follow- ¼ Do not overfill. ing conditions have been met: ¼ Use only NISSAN Matic D (Continen- a) the engine should be warmed up to tal US and Alaska) or Canada Nissan operating temperature. automatic transmission fluid. DexronTMIII/MerconTM or equivalent b) the vehicle should be driven at least 5 minutes. may also be used. Outside the conti- nental US and Alaska contact a c) the automatic transmission fluid should NISSAN dealer for more information be warmed to between 122 and 176°F regarding suitable fluids, including (50 and 80°C). SDI1343 recommended brand(s) of DexronTM¼ The fluid can be checked at fluid tempera- III/MerconTM automatic transmission tures of 86 to 122°F (30 to 50°C) using the 3. Check the fluid level with the engine idling. fluid. COLD range on the dipstick after the en- 4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean with gine is warmed up and before driving. How- lint-free paper. ever, the fluid should be re-checked using NOTE: the HOT range. 5. Reinsert the dipstick into the charging pipe If the vehicle has been driven for a long as far as it will go.1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and set time at high speeds, or in city traffic in hot the parking brake. 6. Remove the dipstick and note the reading. weather, or if it is being used to pull a If the level is at the low side of either range, trailer, the accurate fluid level cannot be2. Start the engine and then move the selector add fluid to the charging pipe. read. You should wait until the fluid has lever through each gear range. Move the cooled down (about 30 minutes). selector lever to P (Park) position after you have moved it through all ranges. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-13 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • POWER STEERING FLUID BRAKE AND CLUTCH FLUID tem and affect the vehicle’s stopping ability. CAUTION Do not spill the fluid on painted sur- faces. This will damage the paint. If fluid is spilled, wash with water. SDI1076 SDI0119Check the fluid level in the reservoir tank. Check the fluid level in the reservoir. If the fluid is below the MIN line or the brake warning lightThe fluid level should be checked using theHOT range at fluid temperatures of 122 to comes on, add DOT 3 fluid up to the MAX line.176°F (50 to 80°C) or using the COLD range at If fluid must be added frequently, the systemfluid temperatures of 32 to 86°F (0 to 30°C). should be thoroughly checked by your NISSAN dealer. CAUTION WARNING ¼ Do not overfill. ¼ Use Genuine Nissan PSFII or equiva- Use only new fluid. Old, inferior, or con- lent. taminated fluid may damage the brake and clutch systems. The use of im- proper fluids can damage the brake sys-8-14 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WINDOW WASHER FLUID BATTERY ¼ Keep the battery surface clean and dry. Any WARNING corrosion should be washed off with a solution of baking soda and water. Anti-freeze is poisonous and should be ¼ Make certain the terminal connections are stored carefully in marked containers clean and securely tightened. out of the reach of children. ¼ If the vehicle is not to be used for 30 days or longer, disconnect the (—) negative battery terminal cable to prevent discharging it. CAUTION WARNING Do not substitute engine anti-freeze coolant for window washer solution. ¼ Do not expose the battery to flames SDI0961A This may result in damage to the paint. or electrical sparks. Hydrogen gasAdd fluid when the low washer fluid warning generated by battery action is explo-light comes on. Add a washer solvent to the sive. Do not allow battery fluid towater for better cleaning. In the winter season, contact your skin, eyes, fabrics, oradd a windshield washer anti-freeze. Follow painted surfaces. After touching athe manufacturer’s instructions for the mixture battery or battery cap, do not touch orratio. rub your eyes. Thoroughly wash your hands. If the acid contacts your eyes, skin or clothing, immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes and seek medical attention. ¼ Do not operate the vehicle if the fluid in the battery is low. Low battery fluid can cause a higher load on the bat- Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-15 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • JUMP STARTING tery which can generate heat, reduce battery life, and in some cases lead to If jump starting is necessary, see “Jump start- an explosion. ing” in the “6. In case of emergency” section. If the engine does not start by jump starting, the ¼ When working on or near a battery, battery may have to be replaced. Contact your always wear suitable eye protection NISSAN dealer. and remove all jewelry. ¼ Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after han- dling. ¼ Keep the battery out of the reach of DI0137M children. Check the fluid level in each cell. It should be between the MAX and MIN lines. If it is necessary to add fluid, add only distilled water to bring the level to the indicator in each filler opening. Do not overfill. Vehicles operated in high temperatures or under severe conditions require frequent checks of the battery fluid level. 1. Remove the cell plugs. 2. Add distilled water up to the MAX level. 3. Tighten cell plugs.8-16 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • DRIVE BELTS SPARK PLUGS 2. Have the belts checked regularly for condi- tion and tension. WARNING Be sure the engine and ignition switch are off and that the parking brake is engaged securely. CAUTION Be sure to use the correct socket to remove the spark plugs. An incorrect SDI0141 socket can damage the spark plugs. WARNING Be sure the ignition key is in the OFF or LOCK position. The engine could rotate unexpectedly.1. Visually inspect each belt for signs of un- usual wear, cuts, fraying, oil adhesion or looseness. If the belt is in poor condition or loose, have it replaced or adjusted by your NISSAN dealer. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-17 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • AIR CLEANER not only cleans the air, it stops flame if the engine backfires. If it is not there, and the engine backfires, you could be burned. Do not drive with the air cleaner removed and be care- ful when working on the engine with the air cleaner removed. ¼ Never pour fuel into the throttle body or attempt to start the engine with the air cleaner removed. Doing so could result in serious injury. SDI0145 SDI0963REPLACING SPARK PLUGS The filter element should not be cleaned and reused. Replace it according to the mainte-Platinum-tipped spark plugs nance intervals. See the separate Service andIt is not necessary to replace the platinum- Maintenance Guide. When replacing the filter,tipped spark plugs as frequently as the con- wipe the inside of the air cleaner housing andventional type spark plugs since they will last the cover with a damp cloth.much longer. Follow the maintenance sched-ule but, do not reuse them by cleaning or WARNINGregapping.If replacement is required, see your NISSAN ¼ Operating the engine with the airdealer for servicing. cleaner removed can cause you orAlways replace with recommended others to be burned. The air cleanerplatinum-tipped spark plugs.8-18 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES gent. Then rinse the blade with clear water. If CAUTION your windshield is still not clear after cleaning the blades and using the wiper, replace the blades. ¼ After wiper blade replacement, return the wiper arm to its original position. Otherwise it may be damaged when the engine hood is opened. ¼ Make sure the wiper blade contacts the glass, otherwise the arm may be damaged from wind pressure. ¼ Worn windshield wiper blades can damage the windshield and impair driver vision.CLEANINGIf your windshield is not clear after using thewindshield washer or if a wiper blade chatterswhen running, wax or other material may be onthe blade or windshield.Clean the outside of the windshield with awasher solution or a mild detergent. Yourwindshield is clean if beads do not form whenrinsing with clear water.Clean the blade by wiping it with a clothsoaked in a washer solution or a mild deter- Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-19 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • DI1018MREPLACINGReplace the wiper blades if they are worn.1. Pull the wiper arm.2. Push the lock pin, then remove the wiper blade.3. Insert the new wiper blade to the wiper arm SDI0146 until a click sounds. If you wax the surface of the hood, be careful not to let wax get into the washer nozzle. This may clog the nozzle that could cause improper windshield washer opera- tion. If wax gets into the nozzle, unclog it with a needle or small pin.8-20 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKEPEDAL WARNING See your NISSAN dealer and have it checked if the brake pedal height does not return to normal. Brake pad wear indicators The disc brake pads on your vehicle have audible wear indicators. When a brake pad requires replacement, it will make a high pitched scraping or screeching sound when SDI0125 DI1020MH the vehicle is in motion whether or not the brake pedal is depressed. Have the brakesCHECKING PARKING BRAKE CHECKING BRAKE PEDAL checked as soon as possible if the wear indi-From the released position, pull the parking With the engine running, check the distance cator sound is heard.brake lever up slowly and firmly. If the number between the upper surface of the pedal and Under some driving or climate conditions, oc-of clicks is out of the range listed above, see the metal floor. If it is out of the range shown casional brake squeak, squeal or other noiseyour NISSAN dealer. above, see your NISSAN dealer. may be heard. Occasional brake noise during light to moderate stops is normal and does not Self-adjusting brakes affect the function or performance of the brake Your vehicle is equipped with self-adjusting system. brakes. Proper brake inspection intervals should The disc-type brakes self-adjust every time the be followed. For additional information, see brake pedal is applied. the separate Service and Maintenance Guide. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-21 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CLUTCH PEDAL FUSESBRAKE BOOSTERCheck the brake booster function as follows: CAUTION1. With the engine off, press and release the Never use a fuse of higher amperage brake pedal several times. When brake rating than that specified on the fuse pedal movement (distance of travel) re- box cover. This could damage the elec- mains the same from one pedal application to the next, continue on to the next step. trical system or cause a fire.2. While depressing the brake pedal, start the engine. The pedal height should drop a little.3. With the brake pedal depressed, stop the engine. Keeping the pedal depressed for about 30 seconds, the pedal height should DI1021MC not change. Press the pedal by hand and be sure the free4. Run the engine for one minute without travel is within the limits shown above. If free depressing the brake pedal, then turn it off. travel is too little or too much, see your Depress the brake pedal several times. The NISSAN dealer. pedal travel distance will decrease gradu- ally with each depression as the vacuum is released from the booster.If the brakes do not operate properly, see yourNISSAN dealer.8-22 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • system checked and repaired by your NISSAN dealer. SDI0964 SDI0965ENGINE COMPARTMENT Fusible linksIf any electrical equipment does not operate, If any electrical equipment does not operatecheck for an open fuse. and fuses are in good condition, check the fusible links. If any of these fusible links are1. Be sure the ignition key and headlight melted, replace only with genuine NISSAN switch are OFF. parts.2. Open the engine hood.3. Remove the fusible link cover.4. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller.5. If the fuse is open, replace it with a new fuse.6. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-23 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • KEYFOB BATTERY REPLACEMENT SDI0966PASSENGER COMPARTMENTIf any electrical equipment does not operate,check for an open fuse.1. Be sure the ignition key and the headlight switch are OFF.2. Pull to open the fuse box lid. SPA13743. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller. Replace the battery as follows:4. If the fuse is open, replace it with a new fuse. 1. Open the lid using a suitable tool.5. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical 2. Replace the battery with a new one. system checked and repaired by your Recommended battery: Sanyo CR2025 or NISSAN dealer. equivalent8-24 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Make sure that the ⊕ side faces the Industry Canada. Operation is subject to bottom case. the following two conditions: (1) This de- vice may not cause harmful interference,3. Close the lid securely. and (2) this device must accept any inter-4. Push the keyfob button two or three times ference received, including interference to check its operation. that may cause undesired operation of the device.See your NISSAN dealer if you need anyassistance for replacement.If the battery is removed for any reasonother than replacement, perform step 4above.¼ Be careful not to touch a circuit board and a battery terminal.¼ An improperly disposed battery can harm the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal.¼ The keyfob is water-resistant; however, if it does get wet, immediately wipe com- pletely dry.¼ When changing batteries, do not let dust or oil get on the keyfob.FCC Notice:Changes or modifications not expresslyapproved by the manufacturer compliancecould void the user’s authority to operatethe equipment. This device complies withPart 15 of the FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-25 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • LIGHTS SDI13368-26 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • HEADLIGHTS CAUTIONReplacing the xenon headlight bulb— low beam High pressure halogen gas is sealed inside the halogen bulb. The bulb may WARNING break if the glass envelope is scratched or the bulb is dropped. HIGH VOLTAGE When handling the bulb, do not touch When xenon headlights are on, they the glass envelope. produce a high voltage. To prevent an electric shock, never attempt to modify or disassemble. Always have your xe- non headlights replaced at an autho- SDI1333 rized NISSAN dealer. For additional in- formation, see “Headlight and turn 1. Disconnect the battery negative cable. signal switch” in the “2. Instruments and 2. Turn the connector to loosen it. controls” section. 3. Remove the headlight bulb. Do not shake or rotate the bulb when removing it.Replacing the halogen headlight 4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order ofbulb — high beam removal.The headlight is a semi-sealed beam type Aiming is not necessary after replacing thewhich uses a replaceable headlight (halogen) bulb. When aiming adjustment is neces-bulb. A bulb can be replaced from inside the sary, contact your NISSAN dealer.engine compartment without removing theheadlight assembly. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-27 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR LIGHTS CAUTION Item Wattage (W) Bulb No. ¼ Do not touch the bulb. Front turn signal 21 T20 ¼ Use the same number and wattage as Clearance light 5 T10 originally installed: Front side marker light 3.8 T10 Wattage 60 Bulb no. HB3 See an authorized NISSAN Front fog light (if so equipped) dealer for assistance. ¼ Do not leave the bulb out of the head- Rear combination light light reflector for a long period of time as dust, moisture, and smoke may Turn signal 21 T20 enter the headlight body and affect Stop/Tail 21/5 T20 the performance of the headlight. Back-up 13 T16 Rear side marker light 3.8 T10 License plate light 5 High-mounted stop light (if so 21 T20 equipped) Interior light 10 Front personal light 10 Step light 2.7 161 Trunk light 3.4 158 Vanity mirror light (if so equipped) 1.4 —8-28 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SDI1334 MDI0006Replacement proceduresAll other lights are either type A, B, C or D.When replacing a bulb, first remove the lensand/or cover. SDI0969 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-29 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SDI09708-30 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SDI1335 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-31੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SDI0333A SDI1340 SDI07568-32 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WHEELS AND TIRES vehicle has been parked for 3 or more hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) at moderate MPH (140 km/h) unless it is equipped speeds. COLD tire pressures are shown on with high speed capability tires. Driv- the tire placard affixed to the console box lid. ing faster than 85 MPH (140 km/h) may result in tire failure, loss of con- WARNING trol and possible injury. ¼ For additional information regarding ¼ Improperly inflated tires can fail sud- tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety denly and cause an accident. Information” in the Warranty Informa- ¼ The vehicle capacity weight is indi- tion Booklet (US) or “Tire Safety In- cated on the tire placard. Do not load formation” in the Warranty Informa- your vehicle beyond this capacity. tion booklet (Canada). DI1033M Overloading your vehicle may result in reduced tire life, unsafe operating TYPES OF TIRESIf you have a flat tire, see “Flat tire” in the conditions due to premature tire fail-“6. In case of emergency” section. ure, or unfavorable handling charac-TIRE PRESSURE teristics and could also lead to a CAUTION serious accident. Loading beyond theMaximum inflation pressure specified capacity may also result in When changing or replacing tires, beDo not exceed the maximum inflation pres- failure of other vehicle components. sure all four tires are of the same typesures shown on the side wall of the tire. (i.e., summer, all season or snow) and ¼ Before taking a long trip, or whenever construction. Your NISSAN dealer mayTire inflation pressure you have loaded your vehicle heavily, be able to help you with informationCheck the tire pressure (including spare) at use a tire pressure gauge to ensureleast once a month and always prior to long about tire type, size, speed rating and that the tire pressure is at the speci- availability. Replacement tires may havedistance trips. Incorrect tire pressure may ad- fied level.versely affect tire life and vehicle handling. Tire a lower speed rating than the factorypressure should be checked when tires are ¼ Do not drive your vehicle over 85 equipped tires, and may not match theCOLD. Tires are considered COLD after the Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-33 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • If you operate your vehicle in snowy or icy ing tire chains. When installing tire chains, potential maximum vehicle speed. Never conditions, NISSAN recommends the use of make sure they are of proper size for the tires exceed the maximum speed rating of the snow or all season tires on all four wheels. on your vehicle and are installed according to tire. the chain manufacturer’s suggestions. Use Snow tires only SAE class S chains. Other types may For additional information regarding damage your vehicle. Use chain tensioners tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety In- If snow tires are needed, it is necessary to when recommended by the tire chain manu- formation” in the Warranty Information select tires equivalent in size and load rating to facturer to ensure a tight fit. Loose end links of the original equipment tires. If you do not, it the tire chain must be secured or removed to Booklet (US) or “Tire Safety Informa- can adversely affect the safety and handling of prevent the possibility of whipping action dam- tion” in the Warranty Information book- your vehicle. age to the fenders or undercarriage. If pos- let (Canada). Generally, snow tires will have lower speed sible, avoid fully loading your vehicle when ratings than factory equipped tires and may using tire chains. In addition, drive at a re-All season tires not match the potential maximum vehicle duced speed. Otherwise, your vehicle may be speed. Never exceed the maximum speed damaged and/or vehicle handling and perfor-NISSAN specifies all season tires on some rating of the tire. mance may be adversely affected.models to provide good performance for useall year around, including snowy and icy road If you operate your vehicle in snowy or icy Never install tire chains on a T-type spare tire. conditions, NISSAN recommends the use of Do not use the chains on dry roads.conditions. All season tires are identified byALL SEASON and/or M&S on the tire sidewall. snow or all season tires on all four wheels.Snow tires have better snow traction than all For additional traction on icy roads, studdedseason tires and may be more appropriate in tires may be used. However, some provincessome areas. and states prohibit their use. Check local, state and provincial laws before installing studdedSummer tires tires. Skid and traction capabilities of studdedNISSAN specifies summer tires on some mod- snow tires, on wet or dry surfaces, may beels to provide superior performance on dry poorer than that of non-studded snow tires.roads. Summer tire performance in snow and TIRE CHAINSice will be substantially reduced. Summer tiresdo not have the tire traction rating M&S on the Use of tire chains may be prohibited accordingtire sidewall. to location. Check the local laws before install-8-34 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WARNING ¼ After rotating the tires, adjust the tire pressure. ¼ Retighten the wheel nuts when the vehicle has been driven for 600 miles (1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire, etc.). ¼ Do not include the T-type spare tire or any other small size spare tire in the tire rotation. DI0048-B MDI0004 ¼ For additional information regardingCHANGING WHEELS AND TIRES tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety Tire wear and damage Information” in the Warranty Informa-Tire rotation tion Booklet (US) or “Tire Safety In- WARNINGNISSAN recommends that tires be rotated formation” in the Warranty Informa-every 7,500 miles (12,000 km). tion booklet (Canada). ¼ Tires should be periodically in- Wheel nut tightening torque: spected for wear, cracking, bulging, 80 ft-lb (108 N⋅m) or objects caught in the tread. If ex-See “Flat tire” in the “6. In case of emergency” cessive wear, cracks, bulging, orsection for tire replacing procedures. deep cuts are found, the tire should be replaced. ¼ The original tires have a built-in tread wear indicator. When the wear indica- Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-35 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • tor is visible, the tire should be re- recommended or the mixed use of ing. placed. tires of different brands, construction ¼ The use of retread tire is not recom- (bias, bias-belted or radial), or tread ¼ Improper service for a spare tire may mended. patterns can adversely affect the ride, result in serious personal injury. If it braking, handling, ground clearance, ¼ For additional information regarding is necessary to repair the spare tire, body-to-tire clearance, tire chain tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety contact your NISSAN dealer. clearance, speedometer calibration, Information” in the Warranty Informa- ¼ For additional information regarding headlight aim and bumper height. tion Booklet (US) or “Tire Safety In- tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety Some of these effects may lead to formation” in the Warranty Informa- Information” in the Warranty Informa- accidents and could result in serious tion booklet (Canada). tion Booklet (US) or “Tire Safety In- personal injury. formation” in the Warranty Informa- ¼ If the wheels are changed for any Wheel balance tion booklet (Canada). reason, always replace with wheels which have the same offset dimen- Unbalanced wheels may affect vehicle han- dling and tire life. Even with regular use,Replacing wheels and tires sion. Wheels of a different offset wheels can get out of balance. Therefore, they could cause early tire wear, possiblyWhen replacing a tire, use the same size, should be balanced as required. degraded vehicle handling character-speed rating and load carrying capacity as Wheel balance service should be performed istics and/or interference with theoriginally equipped. See “Specifications” in the with the wheels off the vehicle. Spin balancing brake discs. Such interference can“9. Technical and consumer information” sec- the front wheels on the vehicle could lead to lead to decreased braking efficiencytion for recommended types and sizes of tires transmission damage.and wheels. and/or early brake pad wear. ¼ Do not install a deformed wheel or For additional information regarding tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety Information” in the WARNING tire even if it has been repaired. Such Warranty Information Booklet. wheels or tires could have structural ¼ The use of tires other than those damage and could fail without warn- Care of wheels ¼ Wash the wheels when washing the vehicle8-36 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • to maintain their appearance. ¼ Drive carefully while the T-type spare the original tire used on the front¼ Clean the inner side of the wheels when the tire is installed. wheels (drive wheels). Use tire chains wheel is changed or the underside of the only on the front two original tires. vehicle is washed. Avoid sharp turns and abrupt braking while driving. ¼ Tire tread of the T-type spare tire will¼ Do not use abrasive cleaners when wash- wear at a faster rate than the original ing the wheels. ¼ Periodically check the T-type spare tire. Replace the T-type spare tire as¼ Inspect wheel rims regularly for dents or tire inflation pressure, and always soon as the tread wear indicators corrosion. Such damage may cause loss of keep it at 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 bar). appear. pressure or poor seal at the tire bead. ¼ Always keep the pressure of the full ¼ Because the T-type spare tire is¼ NISSAN recommends that the road wheels size spare tire (if so equipped) at the smaller than the original tire, ground be waxed to protect against road salt in recommended pressure for standard clearance is reduced. To avoid dam- areas where it is used during winter. tires, as indicated on the tire placard. age to the vehicle do not drive over For tire placard location, see “TireSpare tire (T-type spare tire) obstacles. Also do not drive the ve- placard” in the “9. Technical and con- hicle through an automatic car washObserve the following precautions if the T-type sumer information”. since it may get caught.spare tire must be used, otherwise your ve- ¼ Do not drive your vehicle at speedshicle could be damaged or involved in an ¼ Do not use the T-type spare tire on faster than 50 MPH (80 km/h).accident. other vehicles. ¼ Do not use tire chains on a T-type ¼ Do not use more than one T-type spare tire. Tire chains will not fit prop- CAUTION spare tire at the same time. erly on the T-type spare tire and may cause damage to the vehicle. ¼ Do not tow a trailer while the T-type ¼ The T-type spare tire should be used spare tire is installed. only for emergency. It should be re- ¼ When driving on roads covered with placed by the standard tire at the first snow or ice, the T-type spare tire opportunity. should be used on the rear wheel and Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-37 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • MEMO8-38 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • MEMO Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-39 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
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  • 9 Technical and consumer informationCapacities and recommended fuel/lubricants ........... 9-2 Tire placard ........................................................ 9-12 Fuel recommendation........................................... 9-3 Air conditioner specification label....................... 9-12 Engine oil and oil filter recommendation.............. 9-5 Installing front license plate..................................... 9-13 Recommended SAE viscosity number................. 9-6 Vehicle loading information ..................................... 9-14 Air conditioning system refrigerant and lubricant Terms ................................................................. 9-14 recommendations ................................................. 9-6 Determining vehicle load capacity...................... 9-14Specifications ............................................................ 9-7 Loading tips ........................................................ 9-15 Engine .................................................................. 9-7 Towing a trailer ....................................................... 9-15 Wheels and tires .................................................. 9-9 Maximum load limits........................................... 9-16 Dimensions and weights ...................................... 9-9 Towing safety ..................................................... 9-17When traveling or registering your vehicle in Uniform tire quality grading ..................................... 9-19another country ....................................................... 9-10 Emission control system warranty .......................... 9-20Vehicle identification ............................................... 9-10 Reporting safety defects (US only) ......................... 9-20 Vehicle identification number (VIN) plate........... 9-10 Vehicle identification number Readiness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test (Chassis number) ............................................... 9-10 (US only) ................................................................. 9-21 Engine serial number ......................................... 9-11 Owner’s Manual/Service Manual order F.M.V.S.S. certification label .............................. 9-11 information............................................................... 9-22 Emission control information label ..................... 9-11 In the event of a collision ........................................ 9-22 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • CAPACITIES ANDRECOMMENDEDFUEL/LUBRICANTSThe following are approximate capacities. The actual refill capacities may be a little different. When refilling, follow the procedureinstructed in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section to determine the proper refill capacity. Capacity (Approximate) Recommended US Imp specifications Liter measure measureFuel 18-1/2 gal 15-3/8 gal 70 Unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of at least 91 AKI (RON 96)*1Engine oil*6Drain and refill With oil filter change 4-1/4 qt 3-1/2 qt 4.0 ¼ API Certification Mark*2, *3 ¼ API grade SG/SH, Energy Conserving I & II or API grade SJ, Energy Conserving*2, *3 Without oil filter change 3-7/8 qt 3-1/4 qt 3.7 ¼ ILSAC grade GF-I & GF-II*2, *3Cooling system With reservoir 8-1/8 qt 6-3/4 qt 7.7 Genuine NISSAN anti-freeze coolant or equivalent Reservoir 7/8 qt 3/5 qt 0.8Manual transmission gear oil — — — API GL-4, Viscosity SAE 75W-90 only Nissan Matic “D” (Continental U.S. and Alaska) or Canada NISSAN Auto-Automatic transmission fluid Refill to the proper oil level according to the instructions matic Transmission Fluid*4Power steering fluid in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section. Genuine Nissan PSFII or equivalent*8Brake and clutch fluid Genuine Nissan Brake Fluid*5 or equivalent DOT 3 (US FMVSS No. 116)Multi-purpose grease — — — NLGI No. 2 (Lithium soap base)Air conditioning system refrigerant — — — HFC-134a (R-134a)*7 Nissan A/C System OilAir conditioning system lubricants — — — Type S or exact equivalent*1: For additional information, see later in this paragraph for fuel recommendation.*2: For additional information, see later in this paragraph for engine oil and oil filter recommendation.*3: For additional information, see later in this paragraph for recommended SAE viscosity number.*4: DexronTMIII/MerconTM or equivalent may also be used. Outside the continental United States and Alaska contact a NISSAN dealer for more information regarding suitable fluids, including recommended brand(s) of DexronTMIII/MerconTM automatic transmission fluid.*5: Available in mainland US through your NISSAN dealer.*6: For additional information, see “Engine oil” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section for changing engine oil.*7: For additional information, see “Vehicle identification” in this section for air conditioner specification label.*8: Genuine Nissan PSFII, Canada Nissan Automatic Transmission fluid, DexronTMIII/MerconTM or equivalent ATF may also be used.9-2 Technical and consumer information ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • FUEL RECOMMENDATION cially designed to reduce vehicle emissions. also contain a suitable amount of appro- NISSAN supports efforts towards cleaner air priate cosolvents and corrosion inhibi-Use unleaded premium gasoline with an and suggests that you use reformulated gaso- tors. If not properly formulated with ap-octane rating of at least 91 AKI (Anti-Knock line when available. propriate cosolvents and corrosionIndex) number (Research octane number inhibitors, such methanol blends may96) Gasoline containing oxygenates cause fuel system damage and/or ve- Some fuel suppliers sell gasoline containing hicle performance problems. At thisIf unleaded premium gasoline is not avail- oxygenates such as ethanol, MTBE and time, sufficient data is not available toable, unleaded regular gasoline with an methanol with or without advertising their pres- ensure that all methanol blends are suit-octane rating of at least 87 AKI (Research ence. NISSAN does not recommend the use of able for use in NISSAN vehicles.octane number 91) can be used. fuels of which the oxygenate content and the If any undesirable driveability problems suchHowever, for maximum vehicle perfor- fuel compatibility for your NISSAN cannot be as engine stalling and hard hot starting aremance, the use of unleaded premium gaso- readily determined. If in doubt, ask your ser- experienced after using oxygenate-blend fu-line is recommended. vice station manager. els, immediately change to a non-oxygenate If you use oxygenate-blend gasoline, please fuel or a fuel with a low blend of MTBE. CAUTION take the following precautions as the usage of Take care not to spill gasoline during refu- such fuels may cause vehicle performance eling. Gasoline containing oxygenates can Using a fuel other than that specified problems and/or fuel system damage. cause paint damage. could adversely affect the emission con- ¼ The fuel should be unleaded and have Aftermarket fuel additives trol devices and systems, and could an octane rating no lower than that rec- also affect the warranty coverage. ommended for unleaded gasoline. NISSAN does not recommend the use of any fuel additives (i.e. fuel injector cleaner, octane Under no circumstances should a ¼ If an oxygenate-blend, excepting a booster, intake valve deposit removers, etc.) leaded gasoline be used, since this will methanol blend, is used, it should con- which are sold commercially. Many of these damage the three-way catalyst. tain no more than 10% oxygenate. additives intended for gum, varnish or deposit (MTBE may, however, be added up to removal may contain active solvent or similar 15%.) ingredients that can be harmful to the fuelReformulated gasoline ¼ If a methanol blend is used, it should system and engine.Some fuel suppliers are now producing refor- contain no more than 5% methanol (me-mulated gasolines. These gasolines are spe- thyl alcohol, wood alcohol). It should Technical and consumer information 9-3 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Octane rating tips are encountered, have your vehicle checked at a NISSAN dealer or other competent serviceIn most parts of North America, you should use facility.unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of atleast 87 or 91 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) number. However, now and then you may noticeHowever, you may use unleaded gasoline with light spark knock for a short time while accelerating or driving up hills. This is noan octane rating as low as 85 AKI number in cause for concern, because you get thethese high altitude areas [over 4,000 ft (1,219 greatest fuel benefit when there is lightm)] such as: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, spark knock for a short time under heavyUtah, Wyoming, northeastern Nevada, south- engine load.ern Idaho, western South Dakota, westernNebraska, and that part of Texas which isdirectly south of New Mexico.Using unleaded gasoline with an octanerating lower than stated above can causepersistent, heavy spark knock. (Sparkknock is a metallic rapping noise.) If se-vere, this can lead to engine damage. If youdetect a persistent heavy spark knock evenwhen using gasoline of the stated octanerating, or if you hear steady spark knockwhile holding a steady speed on levelroads, have your dealer correct the condi-tion. Failure to correct the condition ismisuse of the vehicle, for which NISSAN isnot responsible.Incorrect ignition timing will result in knocking,after-run or overheating. This in turn maycause excessive fuel consumption or damageto the engine. If any of the above symptoms9-4 Technical and consumer information ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • however, meet the API quality and SAE vis- cosity ratings specified for your vehicle. Do not mix mineral based and synthetic type oils in the engine at the same time. Oil additives NISSAN does not recommend the use of oil additives. The use of an oil additive is not necessary when the proper oil type is used and maintenance intervals are followed. Oil which may contain foreign matter or has been previously used should not be used. STI0293 Oil viscosity The engine oil viscosity or thickness changesENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER front of the container should be used. This type with temperature. Because of this, it is impor-RECOMMENDATION of oil supersedes the existing API SG, SH, or tant that the engine oil viscosity be selected SJ and Energy Conserving I & II categories. based on the temperatures at which the ve-Selecting the correct oil If you cannot find engine oil with the API hicle will be operated before the next oil certification mark, use an API grade SG/SH, change. The recommended SAE viscosityIt is essential to choose the correct quality, and Energy Conserving I & II or API grade SJ, number chart shows the recommended oilviscosity oil to ensure satisfactory engine life viscosities for the expected ambient tempera-and performance. NISSAN recommends the Energy conserving oil. An oil with a single tures. Choosing an oil viscosity other than thatuse of a low friction oil (energy conserving oil) designation SG or SH, or in combination with recommended could cause serious enginein order to improve fuel economy and con- other categories (for example, SG/CC or damage.serve energy. Oils which do not have the SG/CD) may also be used if one with the APIspecified quality label should not be used as certification mark cannot be found. An ILSAC Selecting the correct oil filterthey could cause engine damage. grade GF-I & GF-II oil can also be used. Your new vehicle is equipped with a high-Only those engine oils with the American Pe- Mineral based or synthetic type oils may be quality genuine NISSAN oil filter. When replac-troleum Institute (API) certification mark on the used in your NISSAN vehicle. These oils must ing, use the genuine oil filter or its equivalent Technical and consumer information 9-5 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • for the reason described in change intervals. RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMChange intervals NUMBER REFRIGERANT AND LUBRICANT RECOMMENDATIONSThe oil and oil filter change intervals for yourengine are based on the use of the specified The air conditioning system in this NISSANquality oils and filters. Oil and filter other than vehicle must be charged with the refriger-the specified quality, or oil and filter change ant HFC-134a (R-134a) and the lubricant,intervals longer than recommended could re- Nissan A/C System Oil Type S or the exactduce engine life. Damage to engines caused equivalents.by improper maintenance or use of incorrectoil and filter quality and/or viscosity is notcovered by the new NISSAN vehicle warran- CAUTIONties.Your engine was filled with a high quality The use of any other refrigerant or lubri-engine oil when it was built. You do not have to cant will cause severe damage to the airchange the oil before the first recommended conditioning system and will require thechange interval. Oil and filter change intervals replacement of all air conditioner sys-depend upon how you use your vehicle. Op- tem components.eration under the following conditions mayrequire more frequent oil and filter changes. The refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) in your¼ repeated short distance driving at cold out- NISSAN vehicle will not harm the earth’s side temperatures, ozone layer. Although this refrigerant does not¼ driving in dusty conditions, affect the earth’s atmosphere, certain govern- mental regulations require the recovery and¼ extensive idling, TI1028-C recycling of any refrigerant during automotive¼ towing a trailer. SAE 5W-30 viscosity oil is preferred for all air conditioning system service. Your NISSAN ambient temperatures. SAE 10W-30, dealer has the trained technicians and equip- 10W-40 viscosity oil may be used if the ment needed to recover and recycle your air ambient temperature is above 0°F (−18°C). conditioning system refrigerant.9-6 Technical and consumer information ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • SPECIFICATIONSContact your NISSAN dealer when servicing ENGINEyour air conditioning system. Model VQ35DE Type Gasoline, 4-cycle Cylinder arrangement 6-cylinder, V-slanted at 60° Bore x Stroke in (mm) 3.760 x 3.205 (95.5 x 81.4) Displacement cu in (cm3) 213.45 (3,498) Firing order 1-2-3-4-5-6* Idle speed rpm See the emission control label on Ignition timing (B.T.D.C.) degree/rpm the underside of the hood. CO percentage at idle speed [No air] % Standard PLFR5A-11 Spark plug Service option PLFR4A-11, PLFR6A-11 Spark plug gap (Normal) in (mm) 0.043 (1.1) Camshaft operation Timing chain Technical and consumer information 9-7 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • TI1009-AThe spark ignition system of this vehiclemeets all requirements of the CanadianInterference-Causing Equipment Regula-tions.9-8 Technical and consumer information ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WHEELS AND TIRES DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS Type Size Offset in (mm) SedanRoad wheel 16 x 6-1/2JJ 1.57 (40) Overall length in (mm) 191.5 (4,863) Aluminum 17 x 7JJ 1.57 (40)*2 Overall width in (mm) 70.3 (1,785) 17 x 7JJ (option) 1.75 (45)*3 56.3 (1,430)*3 P215/55R16 91H Overall height in (mm) 56.7 (1,440)*4 Conventional P215/55R17 93H 57.1 (1,450)*5 P225/50R17 93V 60.2 (1,530)*1Tire Conventional*1 Front tread in (mm) 59.8 (1,520)*2 T125/70D16 Spare T125/90D16 59.4 (1,510)*1 T135/70D16 Rear tread in (mm) 59.1 (1,500)*2 T135/90D16 Wheelbase in (mm) 108.3 (2,750)*1: For option*2: For P215/55R17 91H Gross vehicle weight rating lb (kg)*3: For P225/50R17 93V See the F.M.V.S.S. certifica- Gross axle weight rating tion label on the driver’s side Front lb (kg) lock pillar. Rear lb (kg) *1: For models with road wheel size - 16 x 6.5JJ, 17 x 7JJ (offset 1.57 in (40 mm)) *2: For models with aluminum wheel size - 17 x 7JJ (offset 1.75 in (45 mm)) *3: For models with the tire size P215/55R16 91H *4: For models with the tire size P225/50R17 93V *5: For models with the tire size P215/55R17 93H Technical and consumer information 9-9 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • WHEN TRAVELING ORREGISTERING YOUR VEHICLE IN VEHICLE IDENTIFICATIONANOTHER COUNTRYWhen planning to travel in another country,you should first find out if the fuel available issuitable for your vehicle’s engine.Using fuel with too low an octane rating maycause engine damage. All gasoline vehiclesmust be operated with unleaded engine gaso-line. Therefore, avoid taking your vehicle toareas where appropriate fuel is not available.When transferring the registration of yourvehicle to another country, state, provinceor district, it may be necessary to modify thevehicle to meet local laws and regulations.The laws and regulations for motor vehicle STI0038 STI0187emission control and safety standards varyaccording to the country, state, province or VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION VEHICLE IDENTIFICATIONdistrict; therefore, vehicle specifications maydiffer. NUMBER (VIN) PLATE NUMBER (Chassis number)When any vehicle is to be taken into an- The vehicle identification number plate is at- The number is stamped as shown.other country, state, province or district tached as shown. This number is the identifi-and registered, its modifications, transpor- cation for your vehicle and is used in thetation, and registration are the responsibil- vehicle registration.ity of the user. NISSAN is not responsiblefor any inconvenience that may result.9-10 Technical and consumer information ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • STI0047 STI0186 STI0188ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER F.M.V.S.S. CERTIFICATION LABEL EMISSION CONTROLThe number is stamped on the engine as The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards INFORMATION LABELshown. (F.M.V.S.S.) certification label is affixed as The emission control information label is at- shown. This label contains valuable vehicle tached as shown. information, such as: Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), month and year of manufacture, Vehicle Identification Number, (VIN), etc. Re- view it carefully. Technical and consumer information 9-11 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • STI0206 STI0292TIRE PLACARD AIR CONDITIONERThe cold tire pressure is shown on the tire SPECIFICATION LABELplacard affixed to the console box lid. The air conditioner specification label is affixed inside of the hood as shown.9-12 Technical and consumer information ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • INSTALLING FRONT LICENSEPLATE Use the following steps to mount the license plate: Before mounting the license plate, confirm that the following parts are enclosed in the vinyl bag. ¼ License plate bracket ¼ J-nut x 2 ¼ Screw x 2 ¼ Screw grommet x 2 1. Temporarily place the license plate bracket while aligning points k of the front bumper A fascia with holes k in the license plate B bracket. 2. Remove the license plate bracket. 3. Carefully drill two pilot holes k using a 0.39 A in (10 mm) drill bit at the marked locations. (Be sure that the drill only goes through the fascia, or damage to the nut may occur.) 4. Insert grommets into the hole on the fascia. 5. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the grommet hole to add 90° turn onto the part k. C STI0191 6. Insert a J-nut into the license plate bracket Technical and consumer information 9-13 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • VEHICLE LOADING INFORMATION before placing the license plate bracket on ¼ GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) - the fascia. WARNING maximum total weight (load) limit specified7. Install the license plate bracket with screws. for the vehicle. ¼ It is extremely dangerous to ride in a ¼ GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) - maxi-8. Install the license plate with bolts that are no longer than 0.55 in (14 mm). cargo area inside of a vehicle. In a mum weight (load) limit specified for the collision, people riding in these areas front or rear axle. are more likely to be seriously injured or killed DETERMINING VEHICLE LOAD CAPACITY ¼ Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not The load capacity of this vehicle is determined equipped with seats and seat belts. by weight, not by available cargo space. For example, a luggage rack, bike carrier, cartop ¼ Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in carrier or similar equipment does not increase a seat and using a seat belt properly. load carrying capacity of your vehicle. To determine vehicle load capacity: TERMS Vehicle weight can be determined by using a It is important to familiarize yourself with the commercial-grade scale, found at places such following terms before loading your vehicle: as a truck stop, gravel quarry, grain elevator, or a scrap metal recycling facility. ¼ Curb Weight (actual weight of your vehicle) - vehicle weight including: standard and 1. Determine the curb weight of your vehicle. optional equipment, fluids, emergency 2. Compare the curb weight amount to the tools, and spare tire assembly. This weight GVWR specified for your vehicle to deter- does not include passengers and cargo. mine how much more weight your vehicle can carry. ¼ GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) - curb weight plus the combined weight of passengers 3. After loading (cargo and passengers), re- and cargo. weigh your vehicle to determine if either GVWR or GAWR for your vehicle is ex-9-14 Technical and consumer information ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • TOWING A TRAILER ceeded. If GVWR is exceeded, remove cargo as necessary. If either the front or and cause personal injury. rear GAWR is exceeded, shift the load or ¼ Overloading can shorten the life of remove cargo as necessary. your vehicle. Failures caused byLOADING TIPS overloading are not covered by your warranty.¼ The GVW must not exceed GVWR or GAWR as specified on the F.M.V.S.S. cer- tification label.¼ Do not load the front and rear axle to the GAWR. Doing so will exceed the GVWR. WARNING TI1011M ¼ Properly secure all cargo to help pre- Your new vehicle was designed to be used vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not primarily to carry passengers and cargo. Re- member that towing a trailer will place addi- place cargo higher than the seat- tional loads on your vehicle’s engine, drive backs. In a sudden stop or collision, train, steering, braking and other systems. unsecured cargo could cause per- sonal injury. Information on trailer towing ability and the special equipment required should be ob- ¼ Do not load your vehicle any heavier tained from your NISSAN dealer. He can ob- than the GVWR or the maximum front tain a Nissan Trailer Towing Guide for you. and rear GAWRs. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the way your vehicle handles. This could result in loss of control Technical and consumer information 9-15 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • MAXIMUM LOAD LIMITS equipment required may be obtainedMaximum trailer loads from an authorized NISSAN dealer.Never allow the total trailer load to exceed1,000 lb (454 kg). The total trailer load equals Tongue loadtrailer weight plus its cargo weight. Towingloads greater than 1,000 lb (454 kg) or using Keep the tongue load between 9 and 11% ofimproper towing equipment could adversely the total trailer load. If the tongue load be-affect vehicle handling, braking and perfor- comes excessive, rearrange cargo to allow formance. proper tongue load.The ability of your vehicle to tow a trailer is notonly related to the maximum trailer loads, butalso the places you plan to tow. Tow weights TI1012Mappropriate for level highway driving may haveto be reduced on very steep grades or in low Maximum gross vehicle weight/traction situations (for example, on slippery maximum gross axle weightboat ramps). The gross vehicle weight of the towing vehicle must not exceed. GVWR shown on the WARNING F.M.V.S.S. certification label. The gross ve- hicle weight equals the combined weight of the Vehicle damage and/or personal injury unloaded vehicle, passengers, luggage, hitch, resulting from improper towing proce- trailer tongue load and any other optional dures are not covered by NISSAN war- equipment. In addition, front or rear gross axle ranties. A Nissan Trailer Towing Guide weight must not exceed GAWR shown on the (U.S. only) containing information on F.M.V.S.S. certification label. trailer towing ability and the special9-16 Technical and consumer information ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • vehicle and the trailer. The chain should be TOWING LOAD/SPECIFICATION CHART ¼ Do not modify the vehicle exhaust crossed and should be attached to the hitch, Unit: lb (kg) system, brake system, etc. to install a not to the vehicle bumper or axle. Be sure to MAXIMUM trailer hitch. leave enough slack in the chain to permit 1,000 (454) TOWING LOAD turning corners. ¼ To reduce the possibility of additional MAXIMUM 110 (49) damage if your vehicle is struck from Trailer lights TONGUE LOAD the rear, where practical, remove the Trailer lights should comply with federal and/or hitch and/or receiver when not in use.TOWING SAFETY After the hitch is removed, seal the local regulations. When wiring the vehicle for towing, connect the stop and tail light pickupTrailer hitch bolt holes to prevent exhaust fumes, into the vehicle electrical circuit at a point water or dust from entering the pas- between the sensor and stop light or lightChoose a proper hitch for your vehicle and senger compartment.trailer. A genuine NISSAN trailer hitch is avail- switch.able from your NISSAN dealer (Canada only). ¼ Regularly check that all hitch mount- Trailer brakesMake sure the trailer hitch is securely attached ing bolts are securely mounted.to the vehicle, to help avoid personal injury or If your trailer is equipped with a braking sys-property damage due to sway caused by tem, make sure it conforms to federal and/orcrosswinds, rough road surfaces or passing Tire pressures local regulations and that it is properly in- stalled.trucks. ¼ When towing a trailer, inflate the vehicle tires to the recommended cold tire pressure CAUTION indicated on the tire placard (located on the WARNING inside of the center console lid). ¼ Trailer tire condition, size, load rating and Never connect a trailer brake system ¼ Do not use axle-mounted hitches. proper inflation pressure should be in ac- directly to the vehicle brake system. ¼ The hitch should not be attached to cordance with the trailer and tire manufac- or affect the operation of the impact- turers’ specifications. absorbing bumper. Pre-towing tips Safety chain ¼ Be certain your vehicle maintains a level Always use a suitable chain between your position when a loaded and/or unloaded Technical and consumer information 9-17 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • trailer is hitched. Do not drive the vehicle if slope is not recommended; however, if you at intervals specified in the recommended it has an abnormal nose-up or nose-down must do so, and if your vehicle is equipped maintenance schedule. condition; check for improper tongue load, with automatic transmission, first block the ¼ When making a turn, your trailer wheels will overload, worn suspension or other pos- wheels and apply the parking brake, and be closer to the inside of the turn than your sible causes of either condition. then move the transmission selector lever vehicle wheels. To compensate for this, into the P (Park) position. If you move the¼ Always secure items in the trailer to prevent make a larger than normal turning radius selector lever to the P (Park) position be- load shifts while driving. during the turn. fore blocking the wheels and applying the¼ Be certain your rear view mirrors conform to parking brake, transmission damage could ¼ Crosswinds and rough roads will adversely all federal, state or local regulations. If not, occur. affect vehicle/trailer handling, possibly install any mirrors required for towing be- causing vehicle sway. When being passed ¼ When going down a hill, shift into a lower fore driving the vehicle. by larger vehicles, be prepared for possible gear and use the engine braking effect. changes in crosswinds that could affectTrailer towing tips When ascending a long grade, downshift vehicle handling. If swaying does occur, the transmission to a lower gear and reduceIn order to gain skill and an understanding of firmly grip the steering wheel, steer straight speed to reduce chances of engine over-the vehicle’s behavior, you should practice ahead, and immediately (but gradually) re- loading and/or overheating.turning, stopping and backing up in an area duce vehicle speed. This combination willwhich is free from traffic. Steering stability, and ¼ If the engine coolant rises to an extremely help stabilize the vehicle. Never increasebraking performance will be somewhat differ- high temperature when the air conditioning speed.ent than under normal driving conditions. system is on, turn off the air conditioner. Coolant heat can be additionally vented by ¼ Be careful when passing other vehicles.¼ Always secure items in the trailer to prevent Passing while towing a trailer requires con- opening the windows, switching the fan load shift while driving. siderably more distance than normal pass- control to high and setting the temperature¼ Avoid abrupt starts, acceleration or stops. control to the HOT position. ing. Remember the length of the trailer must also pass the other vehicle before you¼ Avoid sharp turns or lane changes. ¼ Trailer towing requires more fuel than nor- can safely change lanes. mal circumstances.¼ Always drive your vehicle at a moderate ¼ To maintain engine braking efficiency and speed. ¼ Avoid towing a trailer for the first 500 miles electrical charging performance, do not use (800 km).¼ Always block the wheels on both vehicle fifth gear (manual transmission) or over- and trailer when parking. Parking on a ¼ Have your vehicle serviced more often than drive (automatic transmission).9-18 Technical and consumer information ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING¼ Avoid holding the brake pedal down too DOT (Department Of Transportation) Quality and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor long or too frequently. This could cause the Grades: All passenger car tires must conform traction performance. brakes to overheat, resulting in reduced to federal safety requirements in addition to braking efficiency. these grades. WARNINGWhen towing a trailer, change oil in the Quality grades can be found where applicabletransmission more frequently. See the on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder The traction grade assigned to your ve-“Service and Maintenance Guide”. and maximum section width. For example: hicle tires is based on straight-ahead Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A braking traction tests, and does not in- clude acceleration, cornering, hydro- Treadwear planing, or peak traction characteristics. Treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on tire wear rate when tested under Temperature A, B and C controlled conditions on specified government test courses. For example, a tire graded 150 Temperature grades are A (the highest), B, would wear one and a half (1-1/2) times as well and C. They represent a tire’s resistance to on the government course as a tire graded heat build-up, and its ability to dissipate heat 100. However, relative tire performance de- when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sus- pends on actual driving conditions, and may tained high temperature can cause tire mate- vary significantly from the norm due to varia- rial to degenerate, reducing tire life. Excessive tions in driving habits, service practices and temperatures can lead to sudden tire failure. differences in road characteristics and climate. Grade C corresponds to a performance level Traction AA, A, B and C which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. The traction grades, from highest to lowest, 109. Grades A and B represent higher levels of are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent performance on laboratory test wheels than the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as the minimum required by law. measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt Technical and consumer information 9-19 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS WARRANTY (US only) Your NISSAN is covered by the following If you believe that your vehicle has a defect WARNING emission warranties. which could cause a crash or could cause For US: injury or death, you should immediately The temperature grade for this tire is inform the National Highway Traffic Safety ¼ Emission Defects Warranty Administration (NHTSA) in addition to no- established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive ¼ Emissions Performance Warranty tifying NISSAN. speed, underinflation, or excessive For Canada: If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it loading, either separately or in combina- may open an investigation, and if it finds tion, can cause heat buildup and pos- Emission Control System Warranty that a safety defect exists in a group of sible tire failure. Details of these warranties may be found with vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy other vehicle warranties in your Warranty In- campaign. However, NHTSA cannot be- formation Booklet that comes with your come involved in individual problems be- NISSAN. If you did not receive a Warranty tween you, your dealer, or NISSAN. Information Booklet or it has become lost, you may obtain a replacement by writing to: To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327- ¼ Nissan North America, Inc. 4236. If you reside in Hawaii, please call Consumer Affairs Department 808-836-0888. You may also write to: P.O. Box 191 NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transporta- Gardena. CA. 90248-0191 tion, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle ¼ Nissan Canada Inc. safety from the Hotline. 5290 Orbitor Drive Mississauga, Ontario, You may notify NISSAN by contacting our L4W 4Z5 Consumer Affairs Department, toll-free, at 1-800-NISSAN-1. In Hawaii call (808) 836-0888.9-20 Technical and consumer information ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • READINESS FOR INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE (I/M) TEST (USonly)Due to legal requirements in some states/ points between the C and H (normal oper- 3,000 rpm and maintain it for 5 consecutiveareas, your vehicle may be required to be in ating temperature). minutes.what is called the ready condition for an 12.Turn the engine off. 2. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 MPH (88Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) test of the emis- km/h), then quickly release the accelerator 13.Repeat steps 1 through 8 at least one moresion control system. pedal completely and keep it released for at time.The vehicle is set to the ready condition when least 6 seconds.it is driven through certain driving patterns. If step 1 through 7 is interrupted, repeat the 3. Quickly depress the accelerator pedal for a preceding step. Any safe driving mode is ac-Usually, the ready condition can be obtained moment, then drive the vehicle at a speed ceptable between steps. Do not stop the en-by ordinary usage of the vehicle. of 53 to 60 MPH (86 to 96 km/h) for at least gine until step 7 is completed.If a powertrain system component is repaired 5 minutes.or the battery is disconnected, the vehicle may 4. Stop the vehicle.be reset to a not ready condition. Before takingthe I/M test, drive the vehicle through the 5. Accelerate the vehicle to 35 MPH (55 km/h)following pattern to set the vehicle to the ready and maintain the speed for 20 seconds.condition. If you cannot or do not want to 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 at least 3 times.perform the driving pattern, an NISSAN dealercan conduct it for you. 7. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 MPH (88 km/h) and maintain the speed for at least 3 min- utes. WARNING 8. Stop the vehicle (shift lever in the “P” or “N” Always drive the vehicle in a safe and position). prudent manner according to traffic con- 9. Rev the engine up between 2,500 and ditions, and obey all traffic laws. 3,500 rpm and hold it for 3 consecutive minutes, then release the accelerator pedal1. Start the engine when the engine coolant completely. temperature gauge needle points to C. Al- 10.Wait 5 second at idle. low the engine to idle until the gauge needle 11.Rev the engine up between 2,000 and Technical and consumer information 9-21 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • OWNER’S MANUAL/SERVICEMANUAL ORDER INFORMATION For current pricing and availability of genuine NISSAN Owner’s Manuals for the 2002 model year and prior, see an authorized NISSAN dealer, or contact: DDS Distribution Services, Ltd. 20770 Westwood Dr. Strongsville OH 44136 1-800-247-5321 In Canada: To purchase a copy of a genuine NISSAN Service Manual or Owner’s Manual please contact your nearest NISSAN dealer. For theA genuine NISSAN Service Manual is the best In the USA: phone number and location of a NISSANsource of service and repair information for For current pricing and availability of genuine Dealer in your area call the NISSAN Satisfac-your vehicle. Filled with wiring diagrams, illus- NISSAN Service Manuals for the 2000 model tion Center at 1-800-387-0122 and a bilingualtrations and step-by-step diagnostic and ad- year and later, contact: NISSAN representative will assist you.justment procedures, this manual is the sameone used by the factory trained technicians Tweddle Litho Company Also available are Genuine NISSAN Serviceworking at authorized NISSAN dealerships. 1-800-639-8841 and Owner’s Manuals for older NISSAN mod-Also available are genuine NISSAN Owner’s www.nissan-techinfo.com els.Manuals, and genuine NISSAN Service andOwner’s Manuals for older NISSAN models. For current pricing and availability of genuine IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION NISSAN Service Manuals for the 1999 model year and prior, see an authorized NISSAN Unfortunately, accidents do occur. In this un- dealer, or contact: likely event, there is some important informa- DDS Distribution Services, Ltd. tion you should know. Many insurance compa- 20770 Westwood Dr. nies routinely authorize the use of non- Strongsville OH 44136 genuine collision parts in order to cut costs, 1-800-247-5321 among other reasons.9-22 Technical and consumer information ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Insist on the use of Genuine Nissan your vehicle. And some states have enactedCollision Parts! laws that restrict insurance companies from authorizing the use of non-genuine collisionIf you want your vehicle to be restored using parts during the new vehicle warranty. Theseparts made to Nissan’s original exacting speci- laws help protect you, so you can take actionfications — if you want to help it to last and to protect yourself.hold its resale value, the solution is simple.Tell your insurance agent and your repair It’s your right!shop to only use Genuine Nissan Collision If you should need further information visit usParts. Nissan does not warrant non-Nissan at: www.nissandriven.com.parts, nor does Nissan’s warranty apply todamage caused by a non-genuine part.Using Genuine Nissan Parts can help protectyour personal safety, preserve your warrantyprotection and maintain the resale value ofyour vehicle. And if your vehicle was leased,using Genuine Nissan Parts may prevent orlimit unnecessary excess wear and tear ex-penses at the end of your lease.Nissan designs its hoods with crumple zonesto minimize the risk that the hood will penetratethe windshield of your vehicle in an accident.Non-genuine (imitation) parts may not providesuch built in safeguards. Also, non-genuineparts often show premature wear, rust andcorrosion.Why should you take a chance?In over 40 states, the law says you must beadvised if non-genuine parts are used to repair Technical and consumer information 9-23 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
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  • 10 Index Appearance care Brake pedal ............................................... 8-21 A Exterior appearance care............................ 7-2 Brake pedal check..................................... 8-21ABS (Anti-lock brake system)......................... 5-18 Interior appearance care ............................. 7-4 Brake system............................................. 5-18Air bag system Armrest ............................................................. 1-8 Parking brake check ........................ 5-12, 8-21 Front (See supplemental front airbag Audible reminders ........................................... 2-11 Parking brake operation ............................ 5-12 system) ...................................................... 1-13 Audio operation precautions ........................... 4-13 Warning light ............................................... 2-8 Side (See supplemental side air bag Audio system .................................................. 4-12 Break-in schedule ........................................... 5-15 system) ...................................................... 1-15 Automatic Bulb check/instrument panel ............................ 2-7Air bag warning labels .................................... 1-18 Anti-glare inside mirror .............................. 3-15 Bulb replacement ............................................ 8-26Air bag warning light................................ 1-18, 2-9 Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ........... 8-12Air cleaner housing filter ................................. 8-18 Drive positioner ......................................... 3-16Air conditioner C Driving with automatic transmission .... 5-4, 5-8 Air conditioner operation ............................. 4-3 Seat positioner, seat ................................. 3-16 Cabin air filter ................................................. 4-11 Air conditioner service ....................... 4-3, 4-12 Transmission selector lever lock Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants... 9-2 Air conditioner specification label.............. 9-12 release....................................................... 5-10 Car phone or CB radio ................................... 4-30 Air conditioning system refrigerant and Avoiding collision and rollover .......................... 5-3 lubricant recommendations................ 4-12, 9-6 Cargo (See vehicle loading information) ........ 2-26 Air filter ...................................................... 4-11 Cargo net ........................................................ 2-26 Heater and air conditioner controls ............. 4-3 B Cassette player (See audio system) ..... 4-18, 4-25 Servicing air conditioner.............................. 4-3 Catalytic converter, Three way catalyst............ 5-3Air conditioner operation, Semiautomatic......... 4-5 Battery............................................................. 8-15 CD care and cleaning ..................................... 4-28Air flow charts ................................................... 4-6 Battery saver system................................. 2-17 Child restraints ................................................ 1-27Alcohol, drugs and driving ................................ 5-4 Battery replacement, (See multi-remote control Installation on front passenger seat.......... 1-36Anchor point locations system) ............................................................. 3-8 Precautions on child restraints.................. 1-27 Top tether strap......................................... 1-35 Before starting the engine ................................ 5-7 Top tether strap anchor point locations .... 1-35Antenna........................................................... 4-29 Belts (See drive belts) .................................... 8-17 With top tether strap.................................. 1-35Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)........................ 5-18 Brake Child safety ..................................................... 1-22Anti-lock brake warning light............................. 2-7 Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ................... 5-18 Child safety rear door lock................................ 3-4 Brake and clutch fluid................................ 8-14 Chimes, Audible reminders............................. 2-11 Brake booster ............................................ 8-22 Circuit breaker, Fusible link ............................ 8-23 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Cleaning exterior and interior .................... 7-2, 7-4 Precautions when starting and driving ........ 5-2 Flashers (See hazard warning flasherClock ............................................................... 2-30 switch) ............................................................. 2-19Clutch Flat tire .............................................................. 6-2 E Clutch pedal .............................................. 8-22 Floor mat cleaning ............................................ 7-4 Fluid........................................................... 8-14 Fluid Economy, Fuel ................................................ 5-15Cold weather driving ....................................... 5-20 Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ........... 8-12 Emission control information label.................. 9-11Compact spare tire ......................................... 8-37 Brake and clutch fluid................................ 8-14 Emission control system warranty .................. 9-20Console box .................................................... 2-26 Capacities and recommended fuel/ EngineControls lubricants ..................................................... 9-2 Before starting the engine........................... 5-7 Engine coolant............................................. 8-8 Heater and air conditioner controls ............. 4-3 Block heater .............................................. 5-21 Engine oil................................................... 8-10 Heater and semiautomatic air conditioner ................................................... 4-3 Capacities and recommended fuel/ Power steering fluid................................... 8-14Coolant lubricants ..................................................... 9-2 Window washer fluid ................................. 8-15 Capacities and recommended fuel/ Changing engine coolant ............................ 8-9 Fog light switch ............................................... 2-19 lubricants ..................................................... 9-2 Changing engine oil .................................. 8-11 Folding rear seat............................................... 1-5 Changing engine coolant ............................ 8-9 Changing engine oil filter .......................... 8-12 Front air bag system (See supplemental restraint Checking engine coolant level .................... 8-8 Checking engine coolant level .................... 8-8 system) ........................................................... 1-13Corrosion protection ......................................... 7-5 Checking engine oil level .......................... 8-10 Front power seat adjustment ............................ 1-3Cruise control.................................................. 5-13 Coolant temperature gauge ........................ 2-5 FuelCup holder ...................................................... 2-24 Engine compartment check locations ......... 8-7 Capacities and recommended fuel/ Engine cooling system ................................ 8-8 lubricants ..................................................... 9-2 Engine oil................................................... 8-10 filler cap ..................................................... 3-12 D Engine oil and oil filter recommendation..... 9-5 filler lid ....................................................... 3-12 Engine oil viscosity...................................... 9-5 Fuel economy............................................ 5-15Daytime running light system ......................... 2-18 Engine serial number ................................ 9-11 Fuel octane rating ....................................... 9-3Defogger switch, Rear window and outside mirrordefogger switch............................................... 2-15 Engine specifications................................... 9-7 Fuel recommendation.................................. 9-3Dimensions and weights................................... 9-9 If your vehicle overheats ............................. 6-9 Gauge.......................................................... 2-5Door open warning light ................................... 2-8 Starting the engine ...................................... 5-7 Fuses .............................................................. 8-22Drive belts ....................................................... 8-17 Exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide) ...................... 5-2 Fusible links .................................................... 8-23Drive positioner, Automatic............................. 3-16Driving F G Cold weather driving ................................. 5-20 Driving with automatic transmission .... 5-4, 5-8 F.M.V.S.S. certification label........................... 9-11 Gas cap .......................................................... 3-12 Driving with manual transmission ...... 5-5, 5-11 Filter, Air cleaner housing filter....................... 8-18 Gauge ............................................................... 2-310-2 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Engine coolant temperature gauge............. 2-5 Automatic transmission models ........... 5-4, 5-8 Bulb replacement ...................................... 8-26 Fuel gauge .................................................. 2-5 Key positions ............................................... 5-6 Fog light switch ......................................... 2-19 Odometer..................................................... 2-4 Manual transmission models ............. 5-5, 5-11 Headlight switch ........................................ 2-17 Speedometer ............................................... 2-4 Immobilizer system ......................................... 2-13 Headlights Bulb replacement .................... 8-27 Tachometer ................................................. 2-4 Indicator lights................................................. 2-10 Interior light................................................ 2-32General maintenance ....................................... 8-2 Inspection/maintenance (I/M) test................... 9-21 Personal light............................................. 2-33Glasses case .................................................. 2-24 Instrument panel ............................................... 2-2 Replacement ............................................. 8-26Glove box........................................................ 2-25 Interior light ..................................................... 2-32 Trunk light.................................................. 2-34 Interior light replacement ................................ 8-28 Vanity mirror light ...................................... 2-34Glove box lock ................................................ 2-25 Interior trunk lid release .................................. 3-12 Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders ........................................... 2-7, 2-10 ISOFIX child restraint ..................................... 1-34 H Xenon headlights....................................... 2-16 Lights, Exterior and interior lightHazard warning flasher switch........................ 2-19 J replacement .................................................... 8-28Head restraints ................................................. 1-6 Loading information (See vehicle loading Jump starting .................................................... 6-6 information) ..................................................... 9-14Headlights Bulb replacement ...................................... 8-27 Lock Headlight switch ........................................ 2-17 K Door locks ................................................... 3-2 Xenon headlights....................................... 2-16 Glove box lock........................................... 2-25Heated seats................................................... 2-20 Keys .................................................................. 3-2 Power door lock .......................................... 3-2Heated steering wheel (if so equipped).......... 2-21 Trunk lid lock opener lever........................ 3-10Heater Low fuel warning light ....................................... 2-9 L Engine coolant heater ............................... 5-21 Heater and air conditioner controls ............. 4-3 Label, Air conditioner specification label ........ 9-12 M Heater operation.......................................... 4-3 Label, Emission control information label....... 9-11Heater operation, Semiautomatic air Label, F.M.V.S.S. certification label................ 9-11 Maintenanceconditioner ........................................................ 4-4 Labels Battery ....................................................... 8-15Hood, release ................................................. 3-10 Air bag warning labels............................... 1-18 General maintenance .................................. 8-2Horn ................................................................ 2-20 Engine serial number ................................ 9-11 Inside the vehicle ........................................ 8-3How to stop alarm, Vehicle security ............... 2-13 Vehicle identification number (VIN)........... 9-10 Maintenance precautions ............................ 8-5 LATCH system................................................ 1-34 Outside the vehicle...................................... 8-2 I License plate, Installing front license plate..... 9-13 Seat belt maintenance .............................. 1-26 Light Meters and gauges ........................................... 2-3Ignition switch ................................................... 5-4 Air bag warning light ................................. 1-18 10-3 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Mirror Parking on hills.......................................... 5-12 Reporting safety defects (US only)................. 9-20 Outside mirror control................................ 3-15 Parking/parking on hills .................................. 5-16 Rollover ............................................................. 5-3 Outside mirrors.......................................... 3-15 Personal light .................................................. 2-33 Phone, Car phone or CB radio....................... 4-30 S Power N Front seat adjustment ................................. 1-3 Safety Power door lock .......................................... 3-2Net, Cargo net ................................................ 2-26 Child seat belts.......................................... 1-22 Power outlet .............................................. 2-22New vehicle break-in ...................................... 5-15 Reporting safety defects (US only) ........... 9-20 Power steering fluid................................... 8-14Nissan vehicle Immobilizer System ................ 2-12 Towing safety ............................................ 9-17 Power steering system.............................. 5-17Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System, Engine Seat Power windows ......................................... 2-27start ................................................................... 5-6 Belt warning light....................................... 1-20 Pre-tensioner seat belt system ....................... 1-16 Precautions Belt warning light and chime....................... 2-9 O Audio operation precautions ..................... 4-13 Seat adjustment, Front power seat Braking precautions................................... 5-18 adjustment ........................................................ 1-3Odometer .......................................................... 2-4 Cruise control precautions ........................ 5-13 Seat belt(s)Oil Maintenance precautions ............................ 8-5 Child safety................................................ 1-22 Capacities and recommended fuel/ On child restraints ..................................... 1-27 Infants and small children ......................... 1-22 lubricants ..................................................... 9-2 On seat belt usage.................................... 1-20 Injured persons.......................................... 1-23 Changing engine oil .................................. 8-11 Precautions on supplemental restraint Larger children .......................................... 1-23 Changing engine oil filter .......................... 8-12 system ......................................................... 1-8 Pre-tensioner seat belt system ................. 1-16 Checking engine oil level .......................... 8-10 Precautions when starting and driving ........ 5-2 Precautions on seat belt usage ................ 1-20 Engine oil................................................... 8-10 Push starting ..................................................... 6-8 Pregnant women ....................................... 1-23 Engine oil viscosity...................................... 9-5 Seat belt cleaning........................................ 7-5Outside mirror control ..................................... 3-15 R Seat belt extenders ................................... 1-26Outside mirrors ............................................... 3-15 Seat belt maintenance .............................. 1-26Overheat, If your vehicle overheats.................. 6-9 Radio, Car phone or CB radio........................ 4-30 Seat belts .................................................. 1-20 Readiness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test Three-point type with retractor .................. 1-23 P (US only) ......................................................... 9-21 Seat(s) Rear door lock, Child safety rear door lock...... 3-4 Heated seats ............................................. 2-20Parking Rear power point ............................................ 2-22 Seats ........................................................... 1-2 Brake check............................................... 8-21 Rear window and outside mirror defogger Security system, vehicle security system ....... 2-12 Parking brake check.................................. 5-12 switch .............................................................. 2-15 Security systems (Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer Parking brake operation ............................ 5-12 Registering your vehicle in another country ... 9-10 System), Engine start ..................................... 2-1310-4 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Security systems (See vehicle security Switch wheel/tire size.............................................. 9-9system) ........................................................... 2-12 Fog light switch ......................................... 2-19 Wheels and tires ....................................... 8-33Servicing air conditioner .......................... 4-3, 4-12 Hazard warning flasher switch .................. 2-19 Top tether strap child restraints...................... 1-35Shift lock release ............................................ 5-10 Headlight switch ........................................ 2-17 TowingShifting Ignition switch.............................................. 5-4 Tow truck towing ....................................... 6-10 Automatic transmission........................ 5-4, 5-8 Ignition switch automatic transmission Towing a trailer.......................................... 9-15 Manual transmission .......................... 5-5, 5-11 models.................................................. 5-4, 5-8 Towing load/specification chart ................. 9-15Shoulder belt height adjustment, For front Ignition switch manual transmission Towing safety ............................................ 9-17seats ............................................................... 1-26 models................................................ 5-5, 5-11 Traction control system .................................. 5-19Side air bag system (See supplemental side air Power door lock switch ............................... 3-4 Traction control system (TCS) cancelbag system) .................................................... 1-15 Rear window and outside mirror defogger switch .............................................................. 2-22Spark plugs ..................................................... 8-17 switch......................................................... 2-15 Trailer towing .................................................. 9-15 Traction control system cancel switch ...... 2-22 TransmissionSpeedometer .................................................... 2-4 Turn signal switch ..................................... 2-19 Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ........... 8-12Starting Driving with automatic transmission .... 5-4, 5-8 Before starting the engine........................... 5-7 Driving with manual transmission ...... 5-5, 5-11 Jump starting............................................... 6-6 T Transmission selector lever lock Precautions when starting and driving ........ 5-2 release....................................................... 5-10 Push starting ............................................... 6-8 Tachometer ....................................................... 2-4 Traveling or registering your vehicle in another Starting the engine ...................................... 5-7 Temperature gauge, Engine coolant temperature country ............................................................ 9-10Steering gauge ................................................................ 2-5 Trip computer.................................................. 2-30 Power steering fluid................................... 8-14 Theft (Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System), Trunk Power steering system.............................. 5-17 Engine start..................................................... 2-13 Access through rear seat ............................ 1-5 Tilting steering wheel ................................ 3-14 Three way catalyst............................................ 5-3 Interior trunk lid release ............................ 3-12Storage ........................................................... 2-23 Tilting steering wheel ...................................... 3-14 Lid lock opener lever................................. 3-10Sun shade....................................................... 2-29 Tire Light........................................................... 2-34Sun visors ....................................................... 3-14 Flat tire ........................................................ 6-2 Turn signal switch ........................................... 2-19Sunroof ........................................................... 2-29 Uniform tire quality grading ....................... 9-19Supplemental air bag warning labels ............. 1-18 TiresSupplemental air bag warning light......... 1-18, 2-9 Spare tire................................................... 8-37 USupplemental front air bag system................. 1-13 Tire chains................................................. 8-34Supplemental restraint system ......................... 1-8 Tire placard ............................................... 9-12 Underbody cleaning .......................................... 7-3 Precautions on supplemental restraint Tire pressure ............................................. 8-33 Uniform tire quality grading............................. 9-19 system ......................................................... 1-8 Tire rotation ............................................... 8-35Supplemental side air bag system ................. 1-15 Types of tires............................................. 8-33 10-5 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Wheels and tires ............................................. 8-33 V Cleaning aluminum alloy wheels Window washer fluid....................................... 8-15Vanity mirror light............................................ 2-34 Window(s)Vehicle Cleaning ...................................................... 7-3 Dimensions and weights ............................. 9-9 Power windows ......................................... 2-27 Identification number (VIN) ....................... 9-10 Windshield wiper and washer switch.............. 2-14 Loading information................................... 9-14 Wiper Security system ......................................... 2-12 Windshield wiper and washer switch ........ 2-14Vehicle recovery, (freeing a stuck vehicle)..... 6-11 Wiper blades ............................................. 8-19Ventilators ......................................................... 4-2 X W Xenon headlights ............................................ 2-16Warning labels, Air bag warning labels .......... 1-18Warning light Air bag warning light .......................... 1-18, 2-9 Anti-lock brake............................................. 2-7 Brake warning light...................................... 2-8 Door open.................................................... 2-8 Low fuel warning light ................................. 2-9 Seat belt warning light and chime............... 2-9Warning lights ................................................... 2-7Warning, Hazard warning flasher switch ........ 2-19Warning/indicator lights and audiblereminders .......................................................... 2-7Warranty, Emission control systemwarranty .......................................................... 9-20Washer switch, Windshield wiper and washerswitch .............................................................. 2-14Washing ............................................................ 7-2Waxing .............................................................. 7-2Weights (See dimensions and weights) ........... 9-9Wheel/tire size .................................................. 9-910-6 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • GAS STATION INFORMATIONFUEL RECOMMENDATION: ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATION:Unleaded premium gasoline with an octane ¼ API Certification Markrating of at least 91 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) ¼ API grade SG/SH, Energy Conserving II ornumber (Research octane number 96). API grade SJ, Energy ConservingIf unleaded premium gasoline is not avail- ¼ ILSAC grade GF-IIable, unleaded regular gasoline with anoctane rating of at least 87 AKI (Research ¼ SAE 5W-30 viscosity oil is preferred for alloctane number 91) can be used. ambient temperatures. SAE 10W-30 vis- cosity oil may be used for ambient tempera-However, for maximum vehicle perfor- tures above 0°F (−18°C).mance, the use of unleaded premium gaso-line is recommended. See “Capacities and recommended fuel/ lubricants” in the “9. Technical and consumer CAUTION information” section for engine oil and oil filter recommendation. Using a fuel other than that specified COLD TIRE PRESSURES: could adversely affect the emission con- See tire placard affixed to the center console trol systems, and may also affect war- lid. ranty coverage. NEW VEHICLE BREAK-IN Under no circumstances should a PROCEDURES leaded gasoline be used, since this will RECOMMENDATION: damage the three way catalyst. During the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of vehicle use, follow the recommendations out-For additional information, see “Capacities and lined in the “Break-in schedule” Informationrecommended fuel/lubricants” in the “9. Tech- found in the “5. Starting and driving” section ofnical and consumer information” section. this Owner’s Manual. ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  • Windshield washer fluid 8-15 Engine coolant 8-8 Meters and gauges 2-3 Engine oil 8-10 Hood release 3-10 Seat 1-2Trunk release 3-10 Seat belt 1-20 Audio system 4-12 Air conditioner 4-3 Key 3-2 Fuel 3-12, 9-2 Spare tire 6-3, 8-37 STI0205 ੬ 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 ੭