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2003 PATHFINDER OWNER'S MANUAL
 

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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 Nissan 2003 PATHFINDER or any car or truck today! We're located Hainesport New ...

Classic Cars Nissan offers you excellent sales and service on new or used Nissan vehicles. Stop in and test drive a Nissan 2003 PATHFINDER 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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    2003 PATHFINDER OWNER'S MANUAL 2003 PATHFINDER OWNER'S MANUAL Presentation Transcript

    • ForewordWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE For descriptions specified for four wheel driveowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with SAFELY models, a mark is placed at the begin-confidence. It was produced using the latest ning of the applicable sections/items.techniques and strict quality control. Before driving your vehicle please read your Owner’s Manual carefully. This will As with other vehicles with features forThis manual was prepared to help you under- ensure familiarity with controls and main- offroad use, failure to operate four wheelstand the operation and maintenance of your tenance requirements, assisting you in the drive models correctly may result in loss ofvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles of safe operation of your vehicle. control or an accident. For additional in-driving pleasure. Please read through this formation, see “Driving your four wheelmanual before operating your vehicle. drive safely” in the “5. Starting and driv- WARNING ing” section.A separate Warranty Information Bookletexplains details about the warranties cov-ering your vehicle. The NISSAN Service IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMA-and Maintenance Guide explains details TION ON-PAVEMENT AND OFFROADabout maintaining and servicing your ve- REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! DRIVINGhicle. Additionally, a separate Customer Follow these important driving rules to This vehicle will handle and maneuverCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will help ensure a safe and comfortable trip differently from an ordinary passengerexplain how to resolve any concerns you for you and your passengers! car because it has a higher center ofmay have with your vehicle, as well as ¼ Never drive under the influence of gravity for offroad use. As with otherclarify your rights under your state’s lemon alcohol or drugs. vehicles with features of this type, fail-law. ¼ Always observe posted speed limits ure to operate this vehicle correctly may and never drive too fast for condi- result in loss of control or an accident.Your NISSAN dealer knows your vehicle best. tions. For additional information, see “On-When you require any service or have any ¼ Always use your seat belts and appro- pavement and offroad driving precau-questions, they will be glad to assist you with priate child restraint systems. Pre- tions” and “Avoiding collision and roll-the extensive resources available to them. teen children should be seated in the over” in the “5. Starting and driving” rear seat. section. ¼ Always provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle. ¼ Always review this Owner’s Manual for important safety information. ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE IMPORTANT INFORMATIONThis vehicle should not be modified. Modi- ABOUT THIS MANUALfication could affect its performance, You will see various symbols in this manual.safety or durability, and may even violate They are used in the following ways:governmental regulations. In addition,damage or performance problems result-ing from modification may not be covered WARNINGunder NISSAN warranties. This is used to indicate the presence of aWHEN READING THE MANUAL hazard that could cause death or serious personal injury. To avoid or reduce theThis manual includes information for all risk, the procedures must be followedoptions available on this model. There- precisely.fore, you may find some information thatdoes not apply to your vehicle. SIC0697All information, specifications and illustrations in CAUTION If you see this symbol, it means Do not do thisthis manual are those in effect at the time of or Do not let this happen.printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change This is used to indicate the presence of aspecifications or design at any time without hazard that could cause minor or moder-notice. ate personal injury or damage to your vehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed carefully. ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65WARNING WARNING Engine Exhaust, some of its constitu- ents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. © 2002 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPANAll rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may bereproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted inany form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photo-copying, recording or otherwise, without the prior writtenpermission of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Welcome To The World Of NISSAN to the supply of lubricants, parts and accessories. NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and computers in automobiles, and has led the industry in improving both performance and fuel efficiency through new engine designs and the use of syn- thetic 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 central element in quality control. From the time the parts arrived from our suppliers until you took delivery of your new Nissan, dozens of checks were made to ensure that only the best WFW0002 job was being done in producing and delivering your vehicle. NISSAN also takes great care toYour new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to the facilities include the Nissan Manufacturing ensure that when you take your NISSAN to yourproduce the finest in safe, reliable and economical facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle styling de- dealer for maintenance, the service technician willtransportation. Your vehicle is the product of a sign at Nissan Design America in San Diego, perform his work according to the quality stan-successful worldwide company that manufactures California, and engineering at Nissan Technical dards that have been established by the factory.cars and trucks in over 17 countries and distributes Center North America in Farmington Hills, Michi- gan. Additionally, NISSAN employs nearly 18,000 Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. Asthem in 170 nations. you know, seat belts are an integral part of the people throughout the United States, Canada, andNISSAN vehicles are designed and manufactured Mexico. An additional 71,000 people work for the safety systems that will help protect you and yourby Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in 1,500 NISSAN and INFINITI dealers across North passengers in the event of a sudden stop or anTokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world America. accident. We urge you to use the seat belts everywide, collectively growing to become the fifth time you drive the vehicle.largest automaker in the world. In addition to cars NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to theand trucks, NISSAN also makes forklift trucks, Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its sup- The NISSAN story of growth and achievementmarine engines, boats and other diversified prod- pliers and over 140 dealers employ approximately reflects our major goal: to provide you, our cus-ucts. 4,500 people. These include company employees tomer, with a vehicle that is built with quality and and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all across craftsmanship — a product that we can be proudNISSAN has made a substantial and growing Canada. In addition, many Canadians work for to build and you can be proud to own.investment in North America. NISSAN’S commit- companies that supply NISSAN and NISSAN deal-ment is nearly $4 billion dollars in capital invest- ers with materials and services ranging from op-ments in facilities across the continent. Some of eration of port facilities and transportation services ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 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 NISSAN dealerare 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 panel) Consumer Affairs Departmenting our toll-free number: — Date of purchase P.O. Box 191 — Current odometer reading Gardena, California 90248-0191For U.S. mainland customers For Hawaii customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 (1-800-647- — Your NISSAN dealer’s name — Your comments or questions Nissan Motor Corporation in Hawaii 7261) 2880 Kilihau St. ORFor Hawaii customers Honolulu, Hawaii 96819 (808) 836-0888 (Oahu Number) 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 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 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 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
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    • 1 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systemsSeats ......................................................................................... 1-2 Injured persons............................................................... 1-26 Front manual seat adjustment....................................... 1-2 Three-point type seat belt with retractor................. 1-26 Front power seat adjustment ........................................ 1-4 Two-point type seat belt without retractor (Center of Rear seat adjustment ...................................................... 1-6 rear seat).......................................................................... 1-30 Head restraint adjustment.............................................. 1-9 Seat belt extenders ....................................................... 1-32 Armrest (if so equipped) ................................................ 1-9 Seat belt maintenance ................................................. 1-32Supplemental restraint system......................................... 1-10 Child restraints..................................................................... 1-32 Precautions on supplemental restraint Precautions on child restraints................................... 1-32 system .............................................................................. 1-10 Installation on rear seat center position................... 1-34 Supplemental air bag warning labels ....................... 1-21 Installation on rear seat outboard positions ........... 1-37 Supplemental air bag warning light .......................... 1-21 LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tether for Children)Seat belts .............................................................................. 1-23 system (if so equipped) ............................................... 1-41 Precautions on seat belt usage ................................. 1-24 Top tether strap child restraint................................... 1-43 Child safety ..................................................................... 1-25 Pregnant women............................................................ 1-26 Installation on front passenger seat.......................... 1-45 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SEATS FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT WARNING ¼ Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. The seat may move suddenly and could cause loss of control of the vehicle. ¼ After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely SSS0133 locked. WARNING ¼ For most effective protection when See “Automatic seat positioner” in the “3. Pre- the vehicle is in motion, the seat driving checks and adjustments” for automatic ¼ Do not ride in a moving vehicle when should be upright. Always sit well seat positioner operation. 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- for precautions on seat belt usage. 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 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SSS0169 SSS0168Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’sPull the lever up while you slide the seat forward To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and seat)or backward to the desired position. Release the lean back. To bring the seatback forward again, Turn either dial to adjust the angle and height oflever to lock the seat in position. pull the lever and move your body forward. The the seat cushion to the desired position. seatback will move forward. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-3 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 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 which could cause a serious accident. SPA0465Lumbar support (if so equipped for Operating tipsdriver’s seat) ¼ The motor has an auto-reset overload protec-Turn the lever forward or backward to adjust the tion circuit. If the motor stops during opera-seat lumbar area. tion, 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.1-4 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SSS0148 SSS0166Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifterMoving the switch forward or backward will slide Move the recline switch backward until the Push the front or rear end of the switch up orthe seat forward or backward to the desired desired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback down to adjust the angle and height of the seatposition. forward again, move the switch forward and cushion. move your body forward. The seatback will move forward. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-5 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SPA0465Lumbar support (if so equipped fordriver’s seat)Turn the lever forward or backward to adjust theseat lumbar area. SPA0189 REAR SEAT ADJUSTMENT Before folding down the seat, put the buckle in its storage area in the seatback to avoid drop- ping it under the seat cushion.1-6 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously in- jured or killed. ¼ Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. ¼ Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide signifi- cant protection against injury in an IC0371 accident. Always replace and adjust them properly if they have been re-Folding moved for any reason.1. Remove the head restraints. WARNING ¼ If the head restraints are removed for2. Pull the strap forward and fold the seat ¼ Never allow anyone to ride in the any reason, they should be securely cushion up. cargo area or on the rear seat when it stored to prevent them from causing3. Pull the lever and pull the seatback forward to is in the fold-down position. Use of injury to passengers or damage to fold it down. these areas by passengers without the vehicle in case of sudden braking proper restraints could result in seri- or an accident.4. When resetting the seat, be sure to install the head restraints. ous injury in an accident or sudden ¼ Properly secure all cargo to help pre- stop. vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not ¼ It is extremely dangerous to ride in a place cargo higher than the seat- cargo area inside of a vehicle. In a backs. In a sudden stop or collision, Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-7 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • unsecured cargo could cause per- you could be thrown into it and re- sonal injury. ceive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap ¼ When returning the seatbacks to the belt and receive serious internal inju- upright position, be certain they are ries. completely secured in the latched po- sition. If they are not completely se- ¼ For most effective protection when cured in the right position, passen- the vehicle is in motion, the seat gers may be injured in an accident or should be upright. Always sit well sudden stop. back in the seat and adjust the seat belt properly. See “Seat belts” later in this section for precautions on seat belt usage. IC0385 ¼ After adjustment, check to be sure Reclining (if so equipped) the seat is securely locked. Pull the reclining lever and position the seat back at the desired angle. Release the reclining lever after positioning the seat at the desired angle. WARNING ¼ Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an accident1-8 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SSS0125 SSS0178 SSS0216HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT Adjust the head restraints so the center is level ARMREST (if so equipped) with the center of your ears. Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal. 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- ment after someone else uses the seat.To raise the head restraint, just pull it up. Tolower, push the lock knob and push the headrestraint down. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-9 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINTSYSTEMPRECAUTIONS ON provided by the driver and passenger seat beltsSUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT and are not a substitute for them. Seat belts should always be correctly worn and the occu-SYSTEM pant seated a suitable distance away from theThis Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec- steering wheel, instrument panel, door finisherstion contains important information concerning and side roof rails. (See “Seat belts” later in thisthe driver and passenger front impact supple- section for instructions and precautions on seat belt usage.)mental air bags, front seat side-impact supple-mental air bags, curtain side-impact air bags and After turning the ignition key to the ONfront seat pre-tensioner seat belts. position, the supplemental air bag warningSupplemental front impact air bag system: light illuminates. The supplemental air bagThis system can help cushion the impact force to warning light will turn off after about 7the face and chest of the driver and front seconds if the systems are operational.passenger in certain frontal collisions.Supplemental side-impact air bag system(if so equipped): This system can help cushionthe impact force to the chest area of the driverand front passenger in certain side impact colli-sions. The front seat side-impact supplementalair bags are designed to inflate on the sidewhere the vehicle is impacted.Supplemental curtain side-impact air bagsystem (if so equipped): This system can helpcushion the impact force to the head of occu-pants in front and rear outboard seating posi-tions in certain side impact collisions. The cur-tain side-impact air bags are designed to inflateon the side where the vehicle is impacted.These supplemental restraint systems are de-signed to supplement the crash protection1-10 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • steering wheel or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts. ¼ Keep hands on the outside of the steering wheel. Placing them inside the steering wheel rim could increase the risk that they are injured when the supplemental front air bag in- flates. SSS0131 WARNING when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. Front air bags¼ The supplemental front air bags ordi- inflate with great force. If you are narily will not inflate in the event of a unrestrained, leaning forward, sitting side impact, rear impact, roll over, or sideways or out of position in any lower severity frontal collision. Al- way, you are at greater risk of injury ways wear your seat belts to help or death in a crash. You may also reduce the risk or severity of injury in receive serious or fatal injuries from various kinds of accidents. the supplemental front air bag if you are up against it when it inflates.¼ The seat belts and the supplemental Always sit back against the seatback front air bags are most effective and as far away as practical from the Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-11 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SSS0132 SSS0006 SSS00071-12 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 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. Preteens and children should be properly restrained in the rear seat if possible.SSS0008 SSS0099 ¼ Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental front air bags, side or curtain side-impact air bags (if so equipped) inflate if they are not properly restrained. Pre- teens and children should be prop- erly restrained in the rear seat if pos- sible. 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 1-13 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SSS0101 SSS0188 SSS0140 ¼ The seat belts, the supplemental side to extend their hand out of the win- WARNING air bag and curtain side-impact air dow or lean against the door. Some bag are most effective when you are examples of dangerous riding posi- Supplemental side air bag and curtain sitting well back and upright in the tions are shown in the previous illus- side-impact air bag (if so equipped): seat. The side air bag and curtain trations. ¼ The supplemental side air bag and side-impact air bag inflate with great curtain side-impact air bag ordinarily force. Do not allow anyone to place ¼ When sitting in the rear seat, do not will not inflate in the event of a fron- their hand, leg or face near the side hold onto the seatback of the front tal impact, rear impact, rollover or air bag on the side of the seatback of seat. If the supplemental side air bag lower severity side collision. Always the front seat or near the side roof inflates, you may be seriously in- wear your seat belts to help reduce rails. Do not allow anyone sitting in jured. Be especially careful with chil- the risk or severity of injury in various the front seat or rear outboard seats dren, who should always be properly kinds of accidents. restrained.1-14 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SSS0159 SSS0162¼ Do not use seat covers on the front seatbacks. They may interfere with supplemental side air bag inflation. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-15 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Supplemental front air bag system The driver supplemental air bag is located in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger supplemental air bag is mounted in the instru- ment panel above the glove box. These systems are designed to meet optional certification re- quirements under U.S. regulations. They are also permitted in Canada. The optional certification allows front air bags to be designed to inflate somewhat less forcefully than previously. How- ever, all of the information, cautions and warnings in this manual still apply and must be followed. The front air bags are designed to inflate in higher severity frontal collisions, although they may inflate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. They may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. Vehicle dam- age (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental air bag operation. When the supplemental front air bag inflates, a SSS0197 fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and1. Supplemental front air bag modules 5. Diagnosis sensor unit does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken 6. Seat belt pre-tensioner retractor not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation and2. Supplemental side air bag modules choking. Those with a history of a breathing3. Supplemental curtain side-impact air bags 7. Satellite sensors condition should get fresh air promptly.4. Supplemental curtain side-impact air bag Supplemental front air bags, along with the use modules of seat belts, helps to cushion the impact force1-16 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • on the face and chest of the front occupants.They can help save lives and reduce serious panel. Such objects may become sembly by placing material over theinjuries. However, an inflating front air bag may dangerous projectiles and cause in- steering wheel pad, above the dash-cause facial abrasions or other injuries. Front air jury if the supplemental front air bag board, or by installing additional trimbags do not provide restraint to the lower body. inflates. material around the air bag system.The seat belts should be correctly worn and the ¼ Right after inflation, several air bag ¼ Work around and on the supplemen-driver and passenger seated upright as far as system components will be hot. Do tal front air bag system should bepractical away from the steering wheel or instru- not touch them; you may severely done by a NISSAN dealer. Installa-ment panel. The supplemental front air bags burn yourself. tion of electrical equipment shouldinflates quickly in order to help protect the frontoccupants. Because of this, the force of the front ¼ No unauthorized changes should be also be done by a NISSAN dealer.air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if made to any components or wiring of The yellow and orange Supplementalthe occupant is too close to, or is against, the air the supplemental front air bag sys- Restrain System (SRS) wiring andbag module during inflation. The air bag will tem. This is to prevent accidental in- connectors should not be modified ordeflate quickly after the collision is over. flation of the air bag or damage to disconnected. Unauthorized electri-After turning the ignition key to the ON the air bag system. cal test equipment and probing de-position, the supplemental air bag warning vices should not be used on the airlight illuminates. The supplemental air bag ¼ Do not make unauthorized changes bag system.warning light will turn off after about 7 to your vehicle’s electrical system, suspension system or front end ¼ A cracked windshield should be re-seconds if the system is operational. structure. This could affect proper placed immediately by a qualified re- operation of the supplemental air pair facility. A cracked windshield WARNING could affect inflation of the supple- bag system. mental air bag system. ¼ Do not place any objects on the ¼ Tampering with the supplemental steering wheel pad or on the instru- front air bag system may result in ¼ The SRS wiring harness connectors ment panel. Also, do not place any serious personal injury. Tampering are yellow and orange for easy objects between any occupant and includes changes to the steering identification. the steering wheel or instrument wheel and the instrument panel as- Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-17 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • When selling your vehicle, we request that you collisions, although they may inflate if the forcesinform the buyer about the supplemental front air in another type of collision are similar to those ofbag system and guide the buyer to the appro- a higher severity side impact. They are designedpriate sections in this Owner’s Manual. to inflate on the side where the vehicle is impacted. They may not inflate in certain side collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag opera- tion. When the supplemental side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag inflate, a fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate SSS0190 a fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation and choking. Those with a Supplemental side air bag and curtain history of a breathing condition should get fresh side-impact air bag systems (if so air promptly. equipped) Supplemental side air bags, along with the use of seat belts, help to cushion the impact force on The supplemental side air bags are located in the chest of the front occupants. Curtain side- the outside of the seatback of the front seats. impact air bags help to cushion the impact force The supplemental curtain side-impact air bags to the head of occupants in the front and rear are located in the side roof rails. These systems outboard seating positions. They can help save are designed to meet voluntary guidelines to lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an help reduce the risk of injury to out-of-position inflating side air bag and curtain side-impact air occupants. However, all of the information, bag may cause abrasions or other injuries. cautions and warnings in this manual still Supplemental side air bags and curtain side- impact air bags do not provide restraint to the apply and must be followed. The supplemen- lower body. tal side air bags and curtain side-impact air bags are designed to inflate in higher severity side The seat belts should be correctly worn and the1-18 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • driver and passenger seated upright as far aspractical away from the side air bag. Rear seat inflates. change the front seat by placing ma-passengers should be seated as far away as terial near the seatback or by install- ¼ Right after inflation, several side airpractical from the door finishers and side roof ing additional trim material, such as bag and curtain side-impact air bagrails. The side air bags and curtain side-impact seat covers, around the side air bag.air bag inflate quickly in order to help protect the system components will be hot. Dofront occupants. Because of this, the force of the not touch them; you may severely ¼ Work around and on the side air bagside air bag and curtain side-impact air bag burn yourself. and curtain side-impact air bag sys-inflating can increase the risk of injury if the tem should be done by a NISSAN ¼ No unauthorized changes should beoccupant is too close to, or is against, these air dealer. Installation of electrical made to any components or wiring ofbag modules during inflation. The side air bag equipment should also be done by aand curtain side-impact air bag will deflate this side air bag and curtain side- NISSAN dealer. The SRS wiring har-quickly after the collision is over. impact air bag system. This is to pre- nesses* should not be modified or vent accidental inflation of the sideAfter turning the ignition key to the ON disconnected. Unauthorized electri- air bag and curtain side-impact airposition, the supplemental air bag warning cal test equipment and probing de- bag or damage to the side air baglight illuminates. The air bag warning light vices should not be used on the side and curtain side-impact air bag sys-will turn off after about 7 seconds if the air bag system. tem.systems are operational. * The SRS wiring harnesses are cov- ¼ Do not make unauthorized changes ered with yellow insulation either just WARNING to your vehicle’s electrical system, before the harness connectors or suspension system or side panel. over the complete harness for easy ¼ Do not place any objects near the This could affect proper operation of identification. seatback of the front seats. Also, do the supplemental side air bag and not place any objects (an umbrella, curtain side-impact air bag system. bag, etc.) between the front door fin- ¼ Tampering with the supplemental When selling your vehicle, we request that you isher and the front seat. Such objects system may result in serious per- inform the buyer about the side air bag and may become dangerous projectiles sonal injury. For example, do not curtain side-impact air bag system and guide the and cause injury if the side air bag buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-19 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For When the pre-tensioner seat belt activates, tensioner seat belt system should be smoke is released and a loud noise may befront seats) done by a NISSAN dealer. Installa- heard. The smoke is not harmful, but care should tion of electrical equipment should be taken not to inhale it as it may cause irritation WARNING also be done by a NISSAN dealer. and choking. Those with a history of a breathing Unauthorized electrical test equip- condition should get fresh air promptly. ¼ The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be ment and probing devices should not If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensioner reused after activation. It must be be used on the pretensioner seat belt seat belt system, the supplemental air bag warn- replaced together with the retractor system. ing light will not come on, will flash inter- as a unit. mittently or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain ¼ If you need to dispose of the pre- on after the ignition key has been turned to the ¼ If the vehicle becomes involved in a tensioner or scrap the vehicle, con- ON or START position. In this case, the pre- frontal collision but the pre-tensioner tact a NISSAN dealer. Correct pre- tensioner seat belt may not function properly. is not activated, be sure to have the tensioner disposal procedures are They must be checked and repaired. Take your pre-tensioner system checked and, if set forth in the appropriate NISSAN vehicle to the nearest NISSAN dealer. necessary, replaced by your NISSAN Service Manual. Incorrect disposal When selling your vehicle, we request that you dealer. procedures could cause personal inform the buyer about the pre-tensioner seat injury. belt system and guide the buyer to the appro- ¼ No unauthorized changes should be priate sections in this Owner’s Manual. made to any components or wiring of the pre-tensioner seat belt system. The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system This is to prevent accidental activa- activates in conjunction with the supplemental tion of the pre-tensioner seat belt or front air bag. Working with the seat belt retrac- damage to the pre-tensioner seat tor, it helps tighten the seat belt the instant the belt operation. Tampering with the vehicle becomes involved in certain types of pre-tensioner seat belt system may collisions, thereby restraining seat occupants. result in serious personal injury. The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat belt’s ¼ Work around and on the pre- retractor. These seat belts are used the same as conventional seat belts.1-20 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SPA0945B SPA1097SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAGWARNING LABELS WARNING LIGHTWarning labels about the supplemental air bag The supplemental air bag warning light, display-system are placed in the vehicle as shown in the ing in the instrument panel, monitors theillustration. circuits of the supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag (if so equipped) and curtain side-impact air bag (if so equipped) systems, and pre-tensioner seat belt. The cir- cuits monitored by the air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit, satellite sensors, front air bag modules, side air bag modules, curtain side-impact air bag modules, and pre-tensioner seat belt and all related wiring. After turning the ignition key to the ON position, Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-21 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • the supplemental air bag warning light illumi-nates. The supplemental air bag warning light supplemental front air bag, supplemen- WARNINGwill turn off after about 7 seconds if the system is tal side air bag, curtain side-impact airoperational. bag systems and/or pre-tensioner seat ¼ Once the supplemental front air bag, belt will not operate in an accident. side air bag or curtain side-impact airIf any of the following conditions occur, thesupplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag has inflated, the air bag modulebag (if so equipped) and curtain side-impact air Repair and replacement procedure will not function again and must bebag (if so equipped) systems, and pre-tensioner replaced. Additionally, if any of the The supplemental front air bags, supplemental supplemental air bags inflate, theseat belt need servicing: side air bags (if so equipped), curtain side- pre-tensioner seat belts must also be¼ The supplemental air bag warning light re- impact air bags (if so equipped) and pre- replaced. The air bag module and mains on after approximately 7 seconds. tensioner seat belt are designed to inflate on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it is pre-tensioner seat belt system¼ The supplemental air bag warning light damaged, the supplemental air bag warning light should be replaced by a NISSAN flashes intermittently. will remain illuminated after inflation has oc- dealer. The air bag modules and pre- curred. Repair and replacement of these sys- tensioner seat belt system cannot be¼ The supplemental air bag warning light does repaired. tems should be done only by a NISSAN dealer. not come on at all. When maintenance work is required on the ¼ The supplemental front air bag andUnder these conditions, the supplemental front vehicle, the supplemental front air bags, side air side air bag, curtain side-impact airair bags, supplemental side air bags, curtain bags, curtain side-impact air bags, related parts bag systems and pre-tensioner seatside-impact air bags and/or pre-tensioner seat and pre-tensioner seat belt should be pointedbelt may not operate properly. They must be belt system should be inspected by a out to the person conducting the maintenance. NISSAN dealer if there is any damagechecked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the The ignition key should always be in the LOCKnearest NISSAN dealer. to the front end or side portion of the position when working under the hood or inside the vehicle. vehicle. WARNING ¼ If you need to dispose of these supplemental systems or scrap the If the supplemental air bag warning vehicle, contact a NISSAN dealer. light is on, it could mean that the1-22 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SEAT BELTSCorrect disposal procedures are setforth in the appropriate NISSAN Ser-vice Manual. Incorrect disposal pro-cedures could cause personal injury. SSS0136 SSS0134 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-23 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT accident. Serious injury or death can USAGE occur if the seat belt is not worn Your chances of being injured or killed in an properly. accident and/or the severity of injury may be greatly reduced if you are wearing your seat belt ¼ Always route the shoulder belt over and it is properly adjusted. NISSAN strongly your shoulder and across your chest. encourages you and all of your passengers to Never run the belt behind your back, buckle up every time you drive, even if your under your arm or across your neck. seating position includes a supplemental air bag. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your Most states, provinces or territories re- shoulder. quire that seat belts be worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven. ¼ Position the lap belt as low and snug SSS0016 as possible around the hips, not the WARNING waist. A lap belt worn too high could increase the risk of internal injuries in an accident. ¼ Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at ¼ Be sure the seat belt tongue is se- all times. Children should be properly curely fastened to the proper buckle. restrained in the rear seat and, if ¼ Do not wear the belt inside out or appropriate, in a child restraint. twisted. Doing so may reduce its ef- ¼ The belt should be properly adjusted fectiveness. to a snug fit. Failure to do so may ¼ Do not allow more than one person reduce the effectiveness of the entire to use the same belt. restraint systems and increase the chance or severity of injury in an ¼ Never carry more people in the ve- SSS00141-24 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • hicle than there are seat belts. and continue to operate properly. WARNING Seat belt assemblies not in use dur-¼ If the seat belt warning light glows ing a collision should also be in- Infants and children need special pro- continuously while the ignition is spected and replaced if either dam- tection. The vehicle’s seat belts may not turned ON with all doors closed and age or improper operation is noted. fit them properly. The shoulder belt may all seat belts fastened, it may indi- cate a malfunction in the system. ¼ All child restraints and attaching come too close to the face or neck. The Have the system checked by your hardware should be inspected after lap belt may not fit over their small hip NISSAN dealer. any collision. Always follow the re- bones. In an accident, an improperly straint manufacturer’s inspection in- fitting seat belt could cause serious or¼ Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has structions and replacement recom- fatal injury. Always use appropriate activated, it cannot be reused and mendations. The child restraints child restraints. must be replaced together with the should be replaced if they are dam- retractor. See your NISSAN dealer. aged. All US states and provinces of Canada require¼ Removal and installation of the pre- the use of approved child restraints for infants tensioner seat belt system compo- CHILD SAFETY and small children. See “Child restraints” later in nents should be done by an autho- this section. rized NISSAN dealer. Children need adults to help protect them. They need to be properly restrained. In addition, there are many types of child re-¼ All seat belt assemblies including re- straints available for larger children which should tractors and attaching hardware The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. be used for maximum protection. should be inspected after any colli- Generally, infants (up to about 1 year and less sion by your NISSAN dealer. NISSAN than 20 lb (9 kg)) should be placed in rear facing NISSAN recommends that all preteens and recommends that all seat belt as- child restraints. Front facing child restraints are children be restrained in the rear seat if available for children who outgrow rear facing possible. According to accident statistics, semblies in use during a collision be child restraints. children are safer when properly restrained replaced unless the collision was mi- in the rear seat than in the front seat. nor and the belts show no damage This is especially important because your vehicle has a Supplemental Restraint Sys- Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-25 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • tem (Air Bag System) for the front passen- without the booster seat.ger. See “Supplemental Restraint System”earlier in this section for precaution. WARNINGInfants and small children Never let a child stand or kneel on anyNISSAN recommends that infants and small seat and do not allow a child in thechildren be placed in child restraints that comply cargo areas while the vehicle is moving.with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or The child could be seriously injured orCanadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You killed in an accident or sudden stop.should choose a child restraint that fits yourvehicle and always follow the manufacturer’sinstructions for installation and use. PREGNANT WOMENLarger children NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use SSS0018Children who are too large for child restraints seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug,should be seated and restrained by the seat and always position the lap belt as low as THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTbelts which are provided. possible around the hips, not the waist. Place the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across WITH RETRACTORIf the child’s seating position has a shoulder belt your chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt overthat fits close to the face or neck, the use of a your abdominal area. Contact your doctor for WARNINGbooster seat (commercially available) may help specific recommendations.overcome this. The booster seat should raise thechild so that the shoulder belt is properly posi- INJURED PERSONS ¼ Every person who drives or rides intioned across the top, middle portion of the this vehicle should use a seat belt at NISSAN recommends that injured persons use all times.shoulder and the lap belt is low on the hips. The seat belts, depending on the injury. Check withbooster seat should fit the vehicle seat and have ¼ Do not ride in a moving vehicle when your doctor for specific recommendations.a label certifying that it complies with Federal the seatback is reclined. This can beMotor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian dangerous. The shoulder belt will notMotor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the childhas grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or be against your body. In an accidentnear the face and neck, use the shoulder belt1-26 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SSS0020 SSS0102 SSS0061 2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor The front seat passenger side seat belt and rear you could be thrown into it and re- and insert the tongue into the buckle until it three-point seat belts have a cinching mecha- ceive neck or other serious injuries. snaps. nism for child restraint installation. It is referred You could also slide under the lap to as the automatic locking mode. The retractor is designed to lock during a belt and receive serious internal inju- sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling When the cinching mechanism is activated the ries. motion will permit the belt to move, and seat belt cannot be withdrawn again until the ¼ For most effective protection when allow you some freedom of movement in seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and the vehicle is in motion, the seat the seat. fully retracted. For additional information, see “Child Restraints for Infants and Small Children” should be upright. Always sit well 3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug later in this section. back in the seat and adjust the seat on the hips as shown. belt properly. The automatic locking mode should be 4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the used only for child restraint installation.Fastening the seat belts retractor to take up extra slack. During normal seat belt use by a passen-1. Adjust the seat. ger, the locking mode should not be acti- Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-27 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom- forward. The retractor should lock and restrictfortable seat belt tension. further belt movement. If the retractor does not lock during this check or WARNING if you have any question about belt operation, see your NISSAN dealer. When fastening the seat belts, be cer- tain that seatbacks are completely se- cured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured in the right po- sition, passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop. SSS0021 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 by two separate methods: ¼ When the belt is pulled quickly from the retractor. ¼ When the vehicle slows down rapidly. You can check the operation as follows: ¼ Grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly1-28 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident. PD1328MC SPA0739BShoulder belt height adjustment (Forfront seats) WARNINGThe shoulder belt anchor height should be ad-justed to the position best suited for you (see ¼ After adjustment, release the adjust-“Precautions on Seat Belt Usage” earlier in this ment button and try to move thesection). To adjust, push (Type A)/pull (Type B) shoulder belt anchor up and down tothe release buttons, then move the shoulder belt make sure it is securely fixed in po-anchor to the desired position so that the belt sition.passes over the shoulder. Release the adjust-ment buttons to lock the shoulder belt anchor ¼ The shoulder belt anchor heightinto position. should be adjusted to the position best for you. Failure to do so may reduce the effectiveness of the entire Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-29 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SPA0531 IC0589 SSS0103Seat belt hook TWO-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT Fastening the seat beltsWhen the rear seat belt is not in use, hook it at WITHOUT RETRACTOR (Center of 1. Insert the tongue into the buckle markedthe belt hook. rear seat) CENTER until it snaps. Selecting correct set of seat belts The center seat belt buckle and tongue are identified by the CENTER mark. The center seat belt tongue can be fastened only into the center seat belt buckle.1-30 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SSS0024 SSS0025 SSS00262. To lengthen, hold the tongue at a right angle Unfastening the seat belts to the belt and pull on the belt. To unfasten the belt, press the button on the To shorten, pull the free end of the belt away buckle. from the tongue, then pull the belt clip to take up the slack.3. Position the lap belt low and snug on the hips as shown. SSS0060 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-31 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CHILD RESTRAINTSSEAT BELT EXTENDERS PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD child could be seriously injured in aIf, because of body size or driving position, it is RESTRAINTS collision or a sudden stop.not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder beltand fasten it, an extender is available which is WARNINGcompatible with the installed seat belts. The SEAT BELT MAINTENANCEextender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) ¼ Infants and small children should al- ¼ To clean the seat belt webbings, apply aof length and may be used for either the driver or mild soap solution or any solution recom- ways be placed in an appropriateright passenger seating position. See your mended for cleaning upholstery or carpets. child restraint while riding in the ve-NISSAN dealer for assistance if the extender is Then brush the webbing, wipe it with a cloth hicle. Failure to use a child restraintrequired. and allow it to dry in the shade. Do not allow can result in serious injury or death. the seat belts to retract until they are com- WARNING pletely dry. ¼ Infants and small children should never be carried on your lap. It is not ¼ If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat belts may possible for even the strongest adult ¼ Only NISSAN belt extenders, made retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide to resist the forces of a severe acci- by the same company which made with a clean, dry cloth. dent. The child could be crushed be- the original equipment belts, should tween the adult and parts of the ve- be used with NISSAN belts. ¼ Periodically check to see that the seat hicle. Also, do not put the same seat belt and the metal components such as ¼ Persons who can use the standard belt around both your child and your- buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires seat belt should not use an extender. and anchors work properly. If loose parts, self. Such unnecessary use could result in deterioration, cuts or other damage on the ¼ Never install a rear facing child re- serious personal injury in the event webbing is found, the entire belt assembly straint in the front seat. An inflating of an accident. should be replaced. supplemental front air bag could se- ¼ Never use seat belt extenders to in- riously injure or kill your child. A rear stall child restraints. If the child re- facing child restraint must only be straint is not secured properly, the used in the rear seat.1-32 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • the child restraint is compatible with your ¼ NISSAN recommends that the child child. Always follow all recommended proce- injured in a collision or a sudden stop restraint be installed in the rear seat. dures. greatly increases. According to accident statistics, chil- All US states and Canadian provinces re- ¼ Adjustable seatbacks should be po- dren are safer when properly re- quire that infants and small children be sitioned to fit the child restraint, but strained in the rear seat than in the restrained in approved child restraints at as upright as possible. front seat. all times while the vehicle is being oper- ated. ¼ After attaching the child restraint, ¼ An improperly installed child re- test it before you place the child in it. straint could lead to serious injury or Tilt it from side to side. Try to tug it death in an accident. WARNING forward and check to see if the belt holds the restraint in place. If theIn general, child restraints are designed to be ¼ Improper use of a child restraint can restraint is not secure, tighten theinstalled with a lap belt or the lap portion of a result in increased injuries for both belt as necessary, or put the restraintthree point type seat belt. Child restraints for the infant or child and other occu- in another seat and test it again.infants and children of various sizes are offered pants in the vehicle.by several manufacturers. When selecting any ¼ For a front facing child restraint, if ¼ Follow all of the child restraint manu- the seat position where it is installedchild restraint, keep the following points in mind: facturer’s instructions for installation has a three-point type lap/shoulder¼ Choose only a restraint with a label certifying and use. When purchasing a child belt, check to make sure the shoulder that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle restraint, be sure to select one which belt does not go in front of the child’s Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor will fit your child and vehicle. It may face or neck. If it does, put the shoul- Vehicle Safety Standard 213. not be possible to properly install der belt behind the child restraint. If¼ Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be some types of child restraints in your you must install a front facing child sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat vehicle. restraint in the front seat, see later in and seat belt system. ¼ If the child restraint is not anchored “Child restraints” for installation on¼ If the child restraint is compatible with your properly, the risk of a child being front passenger seat. vehicle, place your child in the child restraint ¼ When your child restraint is not in and check the various adjustments to be sure Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-33 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • use, store it in the trunk or keep it secured with a seat belt to prevent it from being thrown around in case of a sudden stop or accident. CAUTION Remember that a child restraint left in a closed vehicle can become very hot. Check the seating surface and buckles before placing your child in the child restraint. SSS0104 SSS0029 INSTALLATION ON REAR SEAT 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child CENTER POSITION restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to Front facing follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in- structions for belt routing. When you install a child restraint in a rear center seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat as illustrated. The direction of the child restraint depends on the type of the child restraint and the size of the child. Always follow the re- straint manufacturer’s instructions.1-34 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SSS0105 SSS0031 SSS00333. Remove all slack in the lap belt for a very tight 4. Before placing the child in the child restraint, Rear facing fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt adjust- use force to tilt the child restraint from side to ment. side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is When you install a child restraint in a rear center securely held in place. seat, follow these steps: 5. If it is not secure, try to tighten the belt again, 1. Position the child restraint on the seat as or put the restraint in another seat. illustrated. The direction of the child restraint depends on the type of the child restraint and 6. Check to make sure the child restraint is the size of the child. Always follow the re- properly secured prior to each use. straint manufacturer’s instructions. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-35 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SSS0035 SSS0036 SSS01062. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Remove all slack in the lap belt for a very tight 4. Before placing the child in the child restraint, restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt adjust- use force to tilt the child restraint from side to hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to ment. side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in- securely held in place. structions for belt routing. 5. If it is not secure, try to tighten the belt again, or put the restraint in another seat. 6. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use.1-36 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • restraint not being properly secured. It could tip over or otherwise be un- secured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. When you install a child restraint in a rear outboard seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. The direction of the child restraint depends on the type of the child restraint and the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manufactur- er’s instructions. SSS0041 SSS0043INSTALLATION ON REAR SEAT 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the childOUTBOARD POSITIONS restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage.Front facing Be sure to follow the child restraint manufac- turer’s instructions for belt routing. WARNING ¼ The three-point belt on your vehicle is equipped with a locking mode re- tractor which must be used when installing a child restraint. ¼ Failure to do so will result in the child Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-37 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SSS0107 SSS0062 SSS01083. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the belt to 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, fully extended. At this time, the belt retractor remove any slack in the belt. use force to tilt the child restraint from side to is in the automatic locking mode (child re- side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is straint mode). It reverts back to emergency securely held in place. locking mode when the buckle is unlatched and the belt is allowed to fully retract. 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 retractor,1-38 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • the automatic locking mode (child restraintmode) is canceled; the seat belt only locks in a sudden stop or collision.during a sudden stop or impact. When you install a child restraint in a rear outboard seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. The direction of the child restraint depends on the type of the child restraint and the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manufactur- er’s instructions. SSS0044 Rear facing WARNING ¼ The three-point belt on your vehicle is equipped with a locking mode re- tractor which must be used when installing a child restraint. ¼ Failure to do so will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. It could tip over or otherwise be un- secured and cause injury to the child Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-39 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SSS0046 SSS0045A SSS01092. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the belt to restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the belt retractor remove any slack in the belt. hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to is in the automatic locking mode (child re- follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in- straint mode). It reverts back to emergency structions for belt routing. locking mode when the belt is fully retracted.1-40 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled; the seat belt only locks during a sudden stop or impact. SSS0110 SSS01985. Before placing the child in the child restraint, LATCH (LOWER ANCHORS AND use force to tilt the child restraint from side to TETHER FOR CHILDREN) SYSTEM side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place. (if so equipped)6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of WARNING the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the belt is in the ¼ Attach LATCH system compatible automatic locking mode. child restraints only at the locations7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is shown. If a child restraint is not se- properly secured prior to each use. If the belt cured properly, your child could be is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. seriously injured or killed in an accident.After the child restraint is removed and the seatbelt is allowed to wind back into the retractor, Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-41 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • the seating positions equipped with LATCH ¼ Do not secure a child restraint in the system anchors which can be used to secure the not be secured properly if the LATCH center rear seating position using the child restraint. system anchors are obstructed. child restraint lower anchors. The The LATCH system anchors are located at the child restraint will not be secured rear of the seat cushion near the seatback. A 1. To install the LATCH system compatible child properly. restraint, adjust the height of the child re- label is attached to the seatback to help you ¼ The LATCH system anchors are de- locate the LATCH system anchors. straint LATCH system anchor attachments to signed to withstand only those loads the anchor points on the seat. Some child restraints may also require the use of imposed by correctly fitted child re- a top tether strap. See “Top tether strap child 2. Insert the anchor attachments into the anchor straints. Under no circumstance are restraint” later in this section for installation points. If the child restraint is equipped with a they to be used for adult seat belts or instructions. top tether, see “Top tether strap child re- harnesses. straint” later in this section for installation When installing a child restraint, carefully read instructions. and follow the instructions in this manual and 3. After attaching the child restraint and beforeSome child restraints include two rigid or those supplied with the child restraint. placing the child in it, use force to tilt the childwebbing-mounted attachments that can be con- When you install a LATCH system compatible restraint from side to side and tug it forwardnected to two anchors located at certain seating to make sure that the child restraint is se- child restraint to the lower anchor attachments inpositions in your vehicle. This system is known curely held in place. the rear seat, follow these steps.as the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for 4. Check to make sure that the child restraint isChildren) system. This system may also be re- properly secured prior to each use.ferred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible WARNINGsystem. With this system, you do not have to usea vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint. Inspect the lower anchors by insertingYour vehicle is equipped with special anchor your fingers into the lower anchor areapoints that are used with LATCH system com-patible child restraints. Check your child restraint and feeling to make sure there are nofor a label stating that it is compatible with the obstructions over the LATCH system an-LATCH system. This information may also be in chors, such as seat belt webbing or seatthe child restraint owner’s manual. If you have cushion material. The child restraint willsuch a child restraint, refer to the illustration for1-42 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • to the tether anchor bracket that provides the straint for top tether installation, straightest installation. Tighten the tether strap store it securely to prevent it from according to the manufacturer’s instruction to causing injury to passengers or dam- remove any slack. age to the vehicle in case of sudden For best child restraint fit, see the child restraint braking or an accident. Always re- installation instructions in this section and the place it and adjust properly when top child restraint manufacturer’s instructions. tether is no longer in use. ¼ The top tether strap may be damaged by contact with the tonneau cover or items in the cargo area. Remove the tonneau cover from the vehicle or secure it and any cargo. Your child SSS0065 could be seriously injured or killed inTOP TETHER STRAP CHILD a collision if the top tether strap isRESTRAINT damaged. WARNING If your child restraint has a top tether strap, it must be secured to the anchor point provided¼ The child restraint anchor points are behind its position. designed to withstand only those First, adjust the seatback so that it is upright. loads imposed by correctly fitted Then secure the child restraint with the rear seat child restraints. Under no circum- belt or the LATCH system (outboard positions), stances are they to be used for adult as applicable. seat belts or harnesses. Remove the head restraint from the seatback.¼ After removing a rear seat head re- Store it in a secure place. Position the top tether strap over the top of the seatback and secure it Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-43 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • passenger compartment through the holes. See “Precautions when start- ing and driving” in the “5. Starting and driving” section for exhaust gas. SSS0174BAnchor point locationsAnchor points are located under the carpet ofthe rear luggage area floor.When installing a top strap child restrainton the rear seat for the first time, consultyour NISSAN dealer for details. WARNING ¼ The anchor bolt should be installed at all times to prevent the possibility of exhaust fumes entering the1-44 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • tor which must be used when install- ing a child restraint. ¼ Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode may 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 passenger¼ Never install a rear facing child re- seat to the rearmost position. straint in the front passenger seat. ¼ A child restraint with a top tether Supplemental front air bags inflate strap should not be used in the front with great force. A rear facing child passenger seat. restraint could be struck by the front air bag in a crash and could seriously ¼ The three-point belt in your vehicle is injure or kill your child. equipped with a locking mode retrac- Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-45 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 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 is restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the belt retractorIf you must install a child restraint in the front hear and feel the latch engage. is in the automatic locking mode (child re-seat, follow these steps: Be sure to follow the child restraint manufac- straint mode). It reverts back to emergency1. Position the child restraint on the front pas- turer’s instructions for belt routing. locking mode when the belt is fully retracted. senger seat. It should be placed in a front facing direction only. Move the seat to the rear most 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.1-46 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • 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 to 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, remove any slack in the belt. 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 the seat belt is allowed to wind back into the retractor, Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-47 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • 2 Instruments and controlsInstrument panel..................................................................... 2-2 Fog light switch (if so equipped) .................................... 2-24Meters and gauges ............................................................... 2-3 Front fog light switch.................................................... 2-24 Speedometer and odometer ......................................... 2-3 Hazard warning flasher switch......................................... 2-25 Tachometer ........................................................................ 2-4 Horn ........................................................................................ 2-25 Engine coolant temperature gauge ............................. 2-4 Heated seats (if so equipped) ......................................... 2-26 Fuel gauge ......................................................................... 2-5 Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off switchCompass and outside temperature display (if so (if so equipped).................................................................... 2-27equipped)................................................................................. 2-6 Clock ...................................................................................... 2-27 Outside temperature display ......................................... 2-6 Adjusting the time ......................................................... 2-27 Compass display.............................................................. 2-7 Power outlet (if so equipped) .......................................... 2-28Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders ............ 2-9 Cigarette lighter and ashtray (if so equipped)............. 2-29 Checking bulbs................................................................. 2-9 Storage .................................................................................. 2-29 Warning lights................................................................... 2-9 Tray.................................................................................... 2-29 Indicator lights ................................................................ 2-14 Coin box (if so equipped) ........................................... 2-30 Audible reminders.......................................................... 2-16 Sunglasses holder......................................................... 2-30Security systems.................................................................. 2-16 Cup holders .................................................................... 2-31 Vehicle security system................................................ 2-16 Glove box ........................................................................ 2-32 Nissan vehicle immobilizer system ............................ 2-18 Console box.................................................................... 2-33Windshield wiper and washer switch ............................ 2-19 Luggage hooks............................................................... 2-34Rear window wiper and washer switch ........................ 2-19 Cargo net......................................................................... 2-36Glass hatch and outside mirror defogger switch ...... 2-20 Tonneau cover .............................................................. 2-36Headlight and turn signal switch..................................... 2-21 Luggage rack (if so equipped)................................... 2-37 Headlight switch ............................................................ 2-21 Windows................................................................................ 2-38 Turn signal switch ......................................................... 2-24 Power windows.............................................................. 2-38 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Sunroof (if so equipped) ................................................... 2-40 Operating the integrated HomeLink Universal Electric sunroof .............................................................. 2-40 Transceiver ...................................................................... 2-46Interior lights (if so equipped).......................................... 2-42 Programming trouble-diagnosis................................. 2-46Personal lights...................................................................... 2-43 Clearing the programmed information...................... 2-46Vanity mirror light (if so equipped) ................................. 2-43 Reprogramming a single HomeLink button.......... 2-47HomeLink Universal Transceiver (if so equipped).... 2-44 If your vehicle is stolen................................................. 2-47 Programming HomeLink ............................................ 2-44 Programming HomeLink for Canadian customers ........................................................................ 2-46 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • INSTRUMENT PANEL 8. Hazard warning flasher switch (P.2-25) 9. Air conditioner (P.4-2) 10.Glass hatch/outside mirror defogger switch (Type A) (P.2-20) 11.Clock (P.2-27) 12.Center ventilator (P.4-2) 13.Passenger air bag (P.1-16) 14.Side ventilator (P.4-2) 15.Instrument brightness control (P.2-22) 16.VDC OFF switch (if so equipped) (P.2-27) 17.Automatic drive positioner system cancel switch (if so equipped) (P.3-19) 18.Fuse box cover (P.8-28)/Pocket 19.Outside mirror remote control (P.3-16) 20.Tilting steering wheel adjust lever (P.3-15) 21.Ignition switch/steering lock (P.5-7) 22.Glass hatch/outside mirror defogger switch (Type B) (if so equipped) (P.2-21) 23.Audio system (P.4-13) 24.4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P.5-12)/ SIC1936 Coin box (if so equipped) (P.2-30)1. Security indicator light (P.2-17) 4. Driver’s supplemental air bag (P.1-16) 25.Ashtray (P.2-29)2. Headlight/dimmer/turn signal switch (P.2-21) 5. Meters/gauges (P.2-3) 26.Cigarette lighter (P.2-29) or Power outlet Front fog light switch (if so equipped) 6. Cruise control main/set switch (if so (P.2-28) (P.2-24) equipped) (P.5-18) 27.Glove box (P.2-32)3. Steering switch for audio control (if so 7. Windshield and rear window wiper/washer See the page indicated in parentheses for equipped) (P.4-28) switch (P.2-19) operating details.2-2 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • METERS AND GAUGES SIC1440 SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER Speedometer The speedometer indicates vehicle speed. Odometer/twin trip odometer The odometer/twin trip odometer are displayed SIC2018 when the ignition key is in the ON position.1. Speedometer 5. Odometer/trip odometer The odometer records the total distance the2. Warning/indicator lights 6. Reset knob for trip odometer vehicle has been driven.3. Tachometer 7. Engine coolant temperature gauge The twin trip odometer records the distance of individual trips.4. Fuel gauge Instruments and controls 2-3 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Changing the display:Push the reset knob to change the display asfollows:TRIP A → TRIP B → TRIP AResetting the trip odometer:Push the reset knob for more than 1 second toreset the trip odometer to zero. SIC1588 SIC0173 TACHOMETER ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE The tachometer indicates engine speed in revo- GAUGE lutions per minute (r/min). The gauge indicates the engine coolant tem- perature. CAUTION The engine coolant temperature will vary with the outside air temperature and driving conditions. When engine speed approaches the red zone, shift to a higher gear. Operating CAUTION the engine in the red zone may cause serious engine damage. If the gauge indicates engine coolant temperature over the normal range, stop2-4 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • tank when the fuel gauge needle reachesthe vehicle as soon as safely possible. If E.the engine is overheated, continued op- The indicates that the fuel filler lid is lo-eration of the vehicle may seriously cated on the driver’s side of the vehicle.damage the engine. See “If your vehicleoverheats” in the “6. In case of emer-gency” section for immediate action re- CAUTIONquired. 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 SIC1781 lamp remains on after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by FUEL GAUGE an authorized NISSAN dealer. The gauge indicates the APPROXIMATE fuel ¼ For additional information, see the level in the tank. “Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL)” The gauge may move slightly during braking, later in this section. turning, acceleration, or going up or down hill. The gauge needle is designed to move to the E (Empty) position when the ignition key is turned to the OFF position. Refill the fuel tank before the gauge regis- ters Empty. There will be a small reserve of fuel in the Instruments and controls 2-5 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • COMPASS AND OUTSIDETEMPERATURE DISPLAY(if so equipped) ¼ When the outside temperature is be- tween 130°F (55°C) and 158°F (70°C), the display shows 130°F (55°C). ¼ When the outside temperature is lower than −20°F (−30°C) or higher than 158°F (70°C), the display shows only - - - though it is operating. This is not a malfunction. ¼ The outside temperature sensor is lo- cated in front of the radiator. The sensor may be affected by road or engine heat, wind direction and other driving condi- tions. The display may differ from the SIC0590 SIC0610 actual outside temperature or the tem- perature displayed on various signs orThis unit is a display unit with the following OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY billboards.functions: Push the switch when the ignition key is in the¼ Function to measure terrestrial magnetism ACC or ON position. The outside temperature CAUTION and indicate heading direction of vehicle will be displayed in °F.¼ Function to indicate outside air temperature ¼ Selecting the indication range Use the ICE indication for reference only. Confirm the traffic information and¼ Function to indicate caution for frozen road Push the switch to change from °F to °C. surfaces road conditions to drive safely. ¼ If the outside temperature drops below the freezing point, the display indicates ICE.2-6 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • COMPASS DISPLAY Push the switch when the ignition key is in the ACC or ON position. The direction will be displayed. Zone variation change procedure The difference between magnetic north and geographical north is known as variance. In some areas, this difference can sometimes be great enough to cause false compass readings. Follow these instructions to set the variance for your particular location if this happens: 1. Establish your location on the zone map. Record your zone number. 2. Push the ON/OFF switch in for five seconds until the current zone entry number is dis- played. 3. Press the ON/OFF switch repeatedly until the new zone entry number is displayed. Once the desired zone number is displayed, stop pressing the ON/OFF switch and the dis- play will show compass direction within a few seconds.SIC0611 Instruments and controls 2-7੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • ¼ If a magnet is located near the compass or the vehicle is driven where the terres- CAUTION trial magnetism is disturbed, the com- pass display may not indicate the cor- In places where the earth’s magnetism rect direction. is disturbed, the initial correction proce-¼ In places where the terrestrial magne- dure may start automatically. tism is disturbed, the correction of the direction starts automatically, extin- guishing the direction bar. If turn is made one or two times, the correction is complete and the direction bar comes back on.Correction functions of the compassdisplayThe compass display is equipped with automaticcorrection function. If the direction is not showncorrectly, carry out manual correction procedureset out below.Manual correction procedure1. Push the switch for about 10 seconds. The direction bar starts blinking.2. Drive the vehicle slowly in an open and safe area. The initial correction is completed while turning one or two turns.2-8 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTSAND AUDIBLE REMINDERS Low tire pressure warning light (if so or Anti-lock brake warning light High beam indicator light equipped) Automatic transmission oil temperature Low washer fluid warning light Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) warning light (Canada only) Overdrive off indicator light Automatic transmission park warning light Seat belt warning light and chime (Automatic transmission models only) or Brake warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Slip indicator light (if so equipped) Tire carrier open warning light (if so Charge warning light Transfer 4LO position indicator light equipped) Cruise main switch indicator light (if so Door open warning light Turn signal/hazard indicator lights equipped) Cruise set switch indicator light (if so Vehicle dynamic control off indicator light Engine oil pressure warning light equipped) (if so equipped) 4WD warning light 4WD indicator light Low fuel warning light 4WD shift indicator lightCHECKING BULBS , or , , , , WARNING LIGHTS , ,Apply the parking brake and turn the ignition key If any light fails to come on, it may indicate a or Anti-lock braketo ON without starting the engine. The following warning lightlights will come on: burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the elec- , , or , , trical system. Have the system repaired If the light comes on while the engine is running, promptly. it may indicate the anti-lock brake system is not functioning properly. Have the system checkedThe following lights come on briefly and then go by your NISSAN dealer.off: Instruments and controls 2-9 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • If an abnormality occurs in the system, the Automatic transmission parkanti-lock function will cease but the ordinary ing in serious personal injury or prop- warning light ( model)brakes will continue to operate normally. erty damage.If the light comes on while you are driving, WARNINGcontact your NISSAN dealer for repair. This light indicates that the automatic transmis- sion parking function is not engaged. If the Automatic transmission oil ¼ If the ATP light is ON, this indicates transfer control is not secured in any drive temperature warning light that the automatic transmission P position while the automatic transmission selec- ( model) (Park) position will not function and tor lever is in the P (Park) position, the transmis- the transfer lever or the transfer case sion will disengage and the wheel will not lock.This light comes on when the automatic trans- is in neutral.mission oil temperature is too high. If the light Part time 4WD modelscomes on while driving, reduce the vehicle Part time 4WD models: Shift the transfer shift lever into the 2H, 4H or 4Lspeed as soon as safely possible until the light ¼ When parking, always make sure that position again to turn off the ATP warning lightturns off. the transfer lever is in H or 4L and the when the automatic transmission selector lever is in the P position and the ATP warning light is parking brake is set. Failure to en- CAUTION gage the transfer control lever in H or ON. 4L could result in the vehicle moving (Before shifting the transfer shift lever into the 4L Continued vehicle operation when the position, move the automatic transmission selec- unexpectedly, resulting in serious A/T oil temperature warning light is on tor lever into the N position once, shift the personal injury or property damage. may damage the automatic trans- selector lever into P again and) make sure the mission. All mode 4WD models: ATP warning light is OFF. ¼ When parking, always make sure that All-mode 4WD models 4WD shift indicator light illuminates and the parking brake is set. Failure The warning light may come on when the ignition switch is ON and the automatic transmission to engage the 4WD shift switch in 2H, lever is shifted to the P position while shifting the AUTO, 4H or 4LO could result in the transfer case between 4H and 4LO. vehicle moving unexpectedly, result- Shift the 4WD shift switch to the 2WD, AUTO,2-10 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • 4H or 4LO position again to turn off the ATP the alternator belt. If the belt is loose, broken,warning light when the warning light comes on. WARNING missing or if the light remains on, see your(Before shifting the 4WD shift switch into the NISSAN dealer immediately.4LO position or out of 4LO into the 4H position, ¼ Your brake system may not be work-move the automatic transmission selector lever ing properly if the warning light is on. CAUTIONinto the N position). Shift the selector lever into Driving could be dangerous. If youthe P position and make sure that the 4WD shift judge it to be safe, drive carefully to Do not continue driving if the belt isindicator light is ON and the ATP warning light is loose, broken or missing. the nearest service station for re-OFF. pairs. Otherwise, have your vehicle or Brake warning light towed. Door open warning lightThis light functions for both the parking brake ¼ Pressing the brake pedal with the This light comes on when any of the doorsand the foot brake systems. engine stopped and/or low brake and/or rear window are not closed securely fluid level may increase your stop- while the ignition key is ON.Parking brake indicator: ping distance and braking will re-The light comes on when the parking brake is quire greater pedal effort as well as Engine oil pressure warningapplied. greater pedal travel. lightLow brake fluid warning light: This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the ¼ If the brake fluid level is below theWhen the ignition key is in the ON position, the MIN mark on the brake fluid reser- light flickers or comes on during normal driving,light warns of a low brake fluid level. If the light voir, do not drive until the brake sys- pull off the road in a safe area, stop the enginecomes on while the engine is running, stop the tem has been checked at a NISSAN immediately and call a NISSAN dealer or othervehicle and perform the following: authorized repair shop. dealer.1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid as The oil pressure warning light is not de- necessary. See “Brake and clutch fluid” in the signed to indicate a low oil level. Use the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section. Charge warning light dipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine oil” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself”2. If the brake fluid level is correct: If the light comes on while the engine is running, section. it may indicate the charging system is not func-Have the warning system checked by a NISSAN tioning properly. Turn the engine off and checkdealer. Instruments and controls 2-11 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Low tire pressure warning light CAUTION ¼ Do not drive on dry hard surface (if so equipped) roads in the 4H or 4LO position. If the 4WD warning light turns on when you The light comes on for about 1 second when the Running the engine with the oil pres- key switch is turned ON, and then it turns off. sure warning light on could cause seri- are driving on dry hard surface roads ous damage to the engine almost imme- This light warns a low tire pressure. ¼ in the AUTO or 4H position, shift diately. Turn off the engine as soon as it the 4WD shift switch to 2WD. Low tire pressure warning: is safe to do so. If the vehicle is being driven with flat tire or low ¼ in the 4LO position, stop the ve- hicle, move the automatic trans- tire pressure, the light will illuminate. Also a 4WD warning light ( mission lever to the N position, chime will sound for about 10 seconds. model) and shift the 4WD shift switch to For additional information, see “Low tire pres- 2WD. sure warning system” in the “5. Starting andThe four wheel drive warning light comes on driving” section and “Flat tire” in the “6. In casewhen the key switch is turned to ON. It turns off If the warning light is still on after the of emergency” section.soon after the engine is started. above operation, have your vehicle checked by an authorized NISSANIf the engine or vehicle is not functioning prop- dealer as soon as possible. WARNINGerly, the warning light will either remain illumi-nated or blink. See “4WD warning light” in the ¼ If the light does not come on with the“5. Starting and driving” section. Low fuel warning light key switch turned ON, have the ve- This light comes on when the fuel in the tank is hicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as CAUTION getting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient, soon as possible. preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E. ¼ If the light comes on while driving, ¼ If the warning light comes on or There will be a small reserve of fuel re- avoid sudden steering maneuvers or blinks during operation, have your maining in the tank when the fuel gauge abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed, vehicle checked by an authorized needle reaches E. pull off the road to a safe location NISSAN dealer as soon as possible. and stop the vehicle as soon as pos-2-12 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Supplemental air bag warning sible. Serious vehicle damage could ¼ If the vehicle is being driven at light occur and may lead to an accident speeds of less than 20 MPH (32 and could result in serious personal km/h), the low tire pressure warning After turning the ignition key to the ON position, injury. Check the tire pressure for all system may not operate correctly. the supplemental air bag warning light will illu- four wheels and adjust the pressure minate. The supplemental air bag warning light ¼ Be sure to install the specified size of will turn off after about 7 seconds if the supple- to the COLD tire pressure shown on tires to the four wheels correctly. mental front air bag and supplemental side air the tire placard. If the light still comes on while driving after adjusting the bag systems and pre-tensioner seat belt are operational. tire pressure, a tire may be flat. If you Low washer fluid warning light have a flat tire, replace it with a spare (Canada only) If any of the following conditions occur, the tire as soon as possible. supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air This light comes on when the washer fluid in the bag (if so equipped) and supplemental curtain¼ When a spare tire is mounted or a washer tank is at a low level. Add washer fluid as side-impact air bag (if so equipped) systems, wheel is replaced, the low tire pres- necessary. See “Window washer fluid” in the “8. and pre-tensioner seat belt need servicing and sure warning system will not func- Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section. your vehicle must be taken to your nearest tion. Contact your NISSAN dealer as NISSAN dealer. soon as possible for tire replacement Seat belt warning light and ¼ The supplemental air bag warning light re- and/or system resetting. chime mains on after approximately 7 seconds. The light and chime remind you to fasten seat ¼ The supplemental air bag light flashes inter- belts. The light illuminates whenever the ignition mittently. CAUTION key is turned to ON, and will remain illuminated ¼ The supplemental air bag light does not come until the driver’s seat belt is fastened. At the on at all.¼ The low tire pressure warning is not a same time, the chime will sound for about six seconds unless the driver’s seat belt is securely Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental substitute for the regular tire pres- restraint system and/or the pre-tensioner seat fastened. sure check. Be sure to check the tire belt may not function properly. For additional pressure regularly. See “Seat belts” in the “1. Seats, restraints and information, see “Supplemental restraint system” supplemental air bag systems” section for pre- in the “1. Seats, restraints and supplemental air cautions on seat belt usage. bag systems” section. Instruments and controls 2-13 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • indicate the cruise control system is not func- Malfunction indicator lamp WARNING tioning properly. Have the system checked by (MIL) your NISSAN dealer. If the Malfunction indicator lamp comes on If the supplemental air bag warning 4WD indicator light steady or blinks while the engine is running, it light is on, it could mean that the ( model) may indicate a potential emission control mal- supplemental front air bag system, function. supplemental side air bag and curtain This light comes on when the transfer shift control lever is in the 4H or 4L position. The Malfunction indicator lamp may also come side-impact air bag systems (if so on steady if the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, equipped) and/or pre-tensioner seat 4WD shift indicator light belt may not operate in an accident. or if the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make ( model) sure the fuel filler cap is installed and closed The light should turn off within 1 second after tightly, and that the vehicle has at least 3 US Tire carrier open warning light turning the ignition switch to ON. gallons (14 liters) of fuel in the fuel tank. (if so equipped) While the engine is running, the 4WD shift After a few driving trips, the lamp should indicator light will illuminate the position se- turn off if no other potential emission controlThis light comes on when the tire carrier is not lected by the 4WD shift switch. system malfunction exists.closed securely while the ignition key is ON. The 4WD shift indicator light may blink OperationINDICATOR LIGHTS while shifting from one drive mode to the The Malfunction indicator lamp will come on in Cruise main switch indicator other. one of two ways: light (if so equipped) High beam indicator light ¼ Malfunction indicator lamp on steady — AnThe light comes on when the main switch is (Blue) emission control system malfunction hasturned on. been detected. Check the fuel filler cap. If the This light comes on when the headlight high fuel filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or Cruise set switch indicator beam is on, and goes out when the low beams install the cap and continue to drive the are selected. light (if so equipped) vehicle. The lamp should turn off after aThe light comes on while the vehicle speed is few driving trips. If the lamp does notcontrolled by the cruise control system. If the turn off after a few driving trips, have thelight blinks while the engine is running, it may vehicle inspected by an authorized NISSAN2-14 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • dealer. You do not need to have your vehicle Slip indicator light (if so towed to the dealer. the emission control system. equipped)¼ Malfunction indicator lamp blinking — An This indicator will blink when the VDC system is engine misfire has been detected which may Overdrive off indicator light operating, thus alerting the driver to the fact that damage the emission control system. To re- (Automatic transmission the road surface is slippery and the vehicle is duce or avoid emission control system dam- age: models only) nearing its traction limits. * do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH (72 This light comes on during driving when the Transfer 4LO position indicator km/h). overdrive switch is pressed to prevent overdrive light ( model) * avoid hard acceleration or deceleration. operation. The light should turn off within 1 second after * avoid steep uphill grades. The O/D OFF indicator light comes on for two turning the ignition switch to ON. * if possible, reduce the amount of cargo seconds each time the ignition key is turned ON. being hauled or towed. This shows the light is functioning properly. This light comes on when the 4WD shift switch is set in the 4LO position with ignition key in theThe malfunction indicator lamp may stop blinking If the O/D OFF indicator light blinks for ap- ON position.and come on steady. proximately 8 seconds after coming on for 2 If the 4WD shift switch is set in the 4LO positionHave the vehicle inspected by an authorized seconds, have your NISSAN dealer check the and the light blinks, stop the vehicle, drive slowlyNISSAN dealer. You do not need to have your transmission and repair it if necessary. forward and the light will turn on.vehicle towed to the dealer. The automatic transmission is equipped with an When you shift between 4H and 4LO, stop the electronic Fail-Safe mode. This system allows vehicle, move the automatic transmission selec- CAUTION the vehicle to be driven even in the event of tor lever to the N position, and press the 4WD damage to the electrical circuits. If this occurs, shift switch and move it in 4LO or 4H. Continued vehicle operation without the gears automatically engage and lock into 3rd gear. The transfer case may be damaged if you shift having the emission control system the switch while driving. checked and repaired as necessary See “Driving the vehicle” in the “5. Starting You cannot move the transfer 4WD shift switch could lead to poor driveability, reduced and driving” section for failsafe before between 4H and 4LO unless you have first fuel economy, and possible damage to visiting your NISSAN dealer. stopped the vehicle and moved the automatic transmission shift lever to neutral. Make sure the Instruments and controls 2-15 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SECURITY SYSTEMStransfer 4LO position indicator light turns on AUDIBLE REMINDERSwhen you shift the 4WD shift switch to 4LO. Key reminder chimeThe indicator light may blink while shiftingfrom one drive mode to the other. The chime will sound when the driver side door is opened if the key is left in the ignition switch. Turn signal/hazard indicator Take the ignition key when you leave the vehicle. lights Light reminder chimeThe light flashes when the turn signal switchlever or hazard switch is turned on. The chime will sound when the front door is opened with the headlight switch on unless the Vehicle dynamic control off ignition key is in the ignition switch. indicator light (if so equipped) Brake pad wear warningThe light comes on when the vehicle dynamic The disc brake pads have audible wear warn- IC0005control off switch is pushed to OFF. This indi- ings. When a brake pad requires replacement, itcates the vehicle dynamic control system and Your vehicle may have two types of security will make a high pitched scraping sound. Havetraction control system are not operating. When system, as follows: the brakes checked as soon as possible if thethe vehicle dynamic control off indicator light and warning sound is heard when the vehicle is ¼ Vehicle security systemslip indicator light come on with the vehicle moving, whether or not the brake pedal is de-dynamic control system turned on, this light ¼ Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System pressed.alerts the driver to the fact that the vehicledynamic control system’s fail-safe mode is op- The security condition will be shown by theerating, i.e. the vehicle dynamic control system security indicator light.may not be functioning properly. Have the sys-tem checked by your NISSAN dealer. If an VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEMabnormality occurs in the system, the vehicle The vehicle security system provides visual anddynamic control system function will be can- audio alarm signals if parts of the vehicle areceled but the vehicle is still driveable. For addi- disturbed.tional information, see “Vehicle dynamic controlsystem (VDC)” in the “5. Starting and driving”section of this manual.2-16 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • 3. Close and lock all doors, hood, back door The alarm is activated by: and glass hatch. All doors can be locked ¼ Unlocking the door, back door or back door either with the keyfob, a key, the door lock glass hatch without using the key or keyfob. knob or the lock-unlock switch. See “Doors” (Even if the door is opened by releasing the in the “3. Pre-driving checks and adjust- door inside lock knob, the alarm is activated.) ments” section for locking all doors simulta- neously. ¼ Opening the hood. (Even if the hood is opened by the hood release handle, the alarm 4. Confirm that the SECURITY indicator light is activated.) comes on. The SECURITY light glows for about 30 seconds and then begins to flash. ¼ Opening the back door glass hatch. The system is now activated. If, during this 30 ¼ Connecting the battery connector after it has second time period, the door is unlocked by been disconnected from the battery for more the key or keyfob, or the ignition key is turned than 1 second. to ACC or ON, the system will not activate. SIC1442 Even when the driver and/or passengers How to stop alarmSecurity indicator light are in the vehicle, the system will activate The alarm will stop only by unlocking a door, the with all doors, hood, back door and back back door or the back door glass hatch with theThis light blinks whenever the ignition switch is in door glass hatch locked and ignition key key or keyfob. The alarm will not stop if thethe LOCK, OFF or ACC position. This function off. Turn the ignition key to ACC to turn the ignition switch is turned to ACC or ON.indicates the security systems equipped on the system off.vehicle are operational. The alarm may be activated when the glass Vehicle security system operation hatch is opened quickly with a key after the alarmHow to activate the vehicle security has been set.system The vehicle security system will give the follow- ing alarm: If the system does not operate as de-1. Close all windows. scribed above, have it checked by your ¼ The headlights blink and the horn sounds NISSAN dealer.The system can be activated even if the intermittently.windows are open. ¼ The alarm automatically turns off after 12. Remove the key from the ignition switch. minute, however, the alarm will reactivate if the vehicle is tampered with again. Instruments and controls 2-17 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER Statement related to section 15 of FCC If the light still remains on and/or theSYSTEM rules for Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer Sys- engine will not start, see your NISSAN tem dealer for Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer Sys-The Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System will not (CONT ASSY - IMMOBILIZER, ANT ASSY - tem service as soon as possible. Pleaseallow the engine to start without the use of the IMMOBILIZER) bring all Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer Sys-registered Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System tem keys that you have when visiting yourkey. This device complies with part 15 of the NISSAN dealer for service. FCC Rules and RSS-210 of IndustryIf the engine fails to start using the registered Canada. Operation is subject to the follow-Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System key (for ex- ing two conditions;ample, when interference is caused by anotherNissan Vehicle Immobilizer System key, an au- (1) This device may not cause harmful in-tomated toll road device or automated payment terference, and (2) this device must acceptdevice on the key ring), restart the engine using any interference received, including inter-the following procedures: ference that may cause undesired opera- tion of the device.1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position for approximately 5 seconds. CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EX- PRESSLY APPROVED BY THE MANUFAC-2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK TURE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE position, and wait approximately 10 seconds. COULD VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO3. Repeat step 1 and 2. OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT.4. Restart the engine while holding the device Security indicator light (which may have caused the interference) This light blinks whenever the ignition switch is in separate from the registered Nissan Vehicle the LOCK, OFF or ACC position. This function Immobilizer System key. indicates the security systems equipped on theIf the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN vehicle are operational.recommends placing the registered Nissan Ve- If the Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System ishicle Immobilizer System key on a separate key malfunctioning, this light will remain on while thering to avoid interference from other devices. ignition key is in the ON position.2-18 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • WINDSHIELD WIPER AND REAR WINDOW WIPER ANDWASHER SWITCH WASHER SWITCH CAUTION The following could damage the washer system: ¼ Do not operate the washer continu- ously for more than 30 seconds. ¼ Do not operate the washer if the reservoir tank is empty. SIC1185B WARNING SIC0511The windshield wiper and washer operates In freezing temperatures the washer so- The rear window wiper and washer operateswhen the ignition key is in the ON position. lution may freeze on the windshield and when the ignition switch is in the ON position.Push the lever down to operate the wiper. obscure your vision which may lead to Turn the switch clockwise to the intermittent, low an accident. Warm the windshield with speed position to operate the wiper orIntermittent operation speed can be adjusted by the defroster before you wash the wind- washer.turning the knob. shield. Turn the switch counterclockwise to thePull the lever toward you to operate the washer. position to operate the washer. Then theThe wiper will also operate several times. wiper will also operate several times. Instruments and controls 2-19 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • GLASS HATCH AND OUTSIDE MIRROR DEFOGGER SWITCH CAUTION wash the glass hatch. ¼ Do not operate the washer continu- ously for more than 30 seconds. ¼ Do not operate the washer if reser- voir tank is empty. ¼ Do not operate the washer when the glass hatch is open.¼ The rear window wiper will not operate when the glass hatch is open. SIC1443B The rear window wiper will not operate if the glass hatch is closed with the To defog the glass hatch and the outside door wiper switch on. To operate the window mirrors, start the engine and push the switch on. wiper, turn the switch to off and then to (The indicator light will come on.) Push the on. switch again to turn the defogger off.¼ The glass hatch will not open while the It will automatically turn off in approximately 15 rear window wiper is operating. minutes. If the window clears before this time, push the switch off manually. WARNING CAUTION In freezing temperatures the washer so- lution may freeze on the glass hatch and When cleaning the inner side of the obscure your vision. Warm the glass glass hatch, be careful not to scratch or hatch with the defroster before you damage the glass hatch defogger.2-20 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH HEADLIGHT SWITCH Lighting Turn the switch to the AUTO position: When the ignition key is in the ON position, the tail light, headlight, instrument light and other lights turn on automatically, depending on the brightness of the surroundings. The headlight will automatically turn off 5 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position and the driver’s or front passenger’s door is opened. The headlight will also automatically turn off 45 seconds after a front door is opened and closed.SIC1577A When the light switch is turned to the position, the headlight low or high beam will turn off. Turn the switch to the position: The side combination, tail, license plate and instrument lights will come on. Turn the switch to the position: SIC1938 Headlights will come on and all the other lights remain on. Instruments and controls 2-21 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • ¼ When the headlight switch remains in the or position after the lights auto- matically turn off, the lights will turn on when the headlight switch is turned to the OFF position and turn to the or posi- tion again. CAUTION ¼ When you turn on the headlight switch after the lights automatically turn off, the lights will not turn off automatically. Be sure to turn the SIC1573A light switch to the OFF position when SIC0922 you leave the vehicle for extendedBe sure not to put anything on top of the periods of time, otherwise the battery Instrument brightness controlphoto sensor located on the top right-handside of the instrument panel. The photo will go dead. The instrument brightness control operatessensor controls the autolight; if it is cov- when the light switch is in the Auto, or ¼ Never leave the light switch on when position.ered, the photo sensor reacts as if it is dark the engine is not running for ex-and the headlights will illuminate. tended periods of time. Turn the control dial to adjust the brightness of instrument panel lights.Battery saver system When the control is turned upward until a click¼ When the headlight switch is in the or sound is heard, the light intensity will be at position while the ignition switch is in maximum. When the control is turned downward the ON position, the lights (including the front until a click sound is heard or felt, the light will be fog light) will automatically turn off 5 minutes turned off. after the ignition switch has been turned to the OFF position.2-22 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Passing signal cause an accident injuring yourself and Pulling the lever toward you will turn on the others. passing signal even when the headlight switch is off. Daytime running light system (Canada only) The headlights automatically illuminate at a re- duced intensity when the engine is started with the parking brake released. The daytime running lights operate with the headlight switch in the off position or in the position. Turn the head- light switch to the position for full illumina- tion when driving at night. If the parking brake is applied before the engine is started, the daytime running lights do not illuminate. The daytime running lights illuminate once the parking brake is released. The daytime running lights will remain on until the ignition switch is turned off. SIC1939 WARNINGHeadlight beam select When the daytime running light systemTo select the high beam, push the lever forward.Pull it back to select the low beam. 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 Instruments and controls 2-23 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped) Lane change signal To indicate a lane change, move the lever up or down to the point where lights begin flashing. IC1292 FRONT FOG LIGHT SWITCH To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch to the position, then turn the switch to the position. To turn them off, turn the switch to the OFF position. The headlights must be on for the fog lights to SIC1940 operate.TURN SIGNAL SWITCHTurn signalMove the lever up or down to signal to theturning direction. When the turn is completed,the turn signals cancel automatically.2-24 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • HAZARD WARNING FLASHER HORNSWITCH ers while moving on the highway un- less unusual circumstances force you to drive so slowly that your vehicle might become a hazard to other traf- fic. ¼ Turn signals do not work when the hazard warning flasher lights are on. The flasher can be actuated with the ignition switch either off or on. SIC1447 SIC0987Push the switch on to warn other drivers when To sound the horn, push the center pad area ofyou must stop or park under emergency condi- the steering wheel.tions. All turn signal lights will flash.Some state laws may prohibit the use of WARNINGthe hazard warning flasher switch whiledriving. Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so could affect proper operation of the WARNING supplemental front air bag system. Tam- pering with the supplemental front air bag system may result in serious per- ¼ If stopping for an emergency, be sure sonal injury. to move the vehicle well off the road. ¼ Do not use the hazard warning flash- Instruments and controls 2-25 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • HEATED SEATS (if so equipped) The indicator light will remain on as long as the switch is on. should be removed immediately with a dry cloth. 3. When the vehicle’s interior is warmed or before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn ¼ When cleaning the seat, never use the switch off. gasoline, thinner, or any similar ma- terials. CAUTION ¼ If any abnormalities are found or the heating seat does not operate, turn ¼ The battery could run down if the the switch off and have the system seat heater is operated while the en- checked by your NISSAN dealer. gine is not running. ¼ Do not use the seat heater for ex- SIC1463 tended periods or when no one isThe front seat(s) are warmed by built-in heaters. using the seat.The switches located on the instrument panel ¼ Do not put anything on the seatcan be operated independently of each other. which insulates heat, such as a blan-1. Start the engine. ket, cushion, seat cover, etc. Other- wise, the seat may become over-The battery could run down if the heater isoperated while the engine is not running. heated.2. Push the (Low) or (High) po- ¼ Do not place anything hard or heavy sition of the switch, as desired, depending on on the seat or pierce it with a pin or the temperature. The indicator light in the similar object. This may result in switch will illuminate. damage to the heater. The heater is controlled by a thermostat, ¼ Any liquid spilled on the heating seat automatically turning the heater on and off.2-26 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL(VDC) OFF SWITCH (if so CLOCKequipped) dynamic control system (VDC)” in the “5. Start- ing and driving” section. SIC1881 SPA1159The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle The digital clock displays time when the ignitionDynamic Control System (VDC) on for most key is in ACC or ON.driving conditions. If the power supply is disconnected, the clockWhen the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the will not indicate the correct time. Readjust theVDC system reduces the engine output to re- time.duce wheel spin. The engine RPM will be re-duced even if the accelerator is depressed to the ADJUSTING THE TIMEfloor. If maximum engine power is needed to free Push the H button to adjust the hour.a stuck vehicle, turn the VDC system off. Push the M button to adjust the minute.To cancel the Vehicle Dynamic Control System(VDC), push the VDC OFF switch to turn off thesystem. The indicator will come on.Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart theengine to turn ON the system. See “Vehicle Instruments and controls 2-27 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • POWER OUTLET (if so equipped) The power outlet is for powering electrical ac- cessories such as cellular telephones. switch of electrical accessory being used or the ACC power of the vehicle. CAUTION ¼ Push the plug in as far as it will go. If good contact is not made, the plug ¼ Use caution as the outlet and plug may overheat or the internal tem- may be hot during or immediately perature fuse may blow. after use. ¼ When not in use, be sure to close the ¼ This power outlet is not designed for cap. Do not allow water to contact use with a cigarette lighter unit. the socket. ¼ Do not use with accessories that ex- ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. Do not use double adapters or more than one electrical accessory. ¼ Use only one power outlet at a time. 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 SIC15742-28 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CIGARETTE LIGHTER AND STORAGEASHTRAY (if so equipped) The cigarette lighter element is an accessory. A genuine NISSAN cigarette lighter unit can be purchased from your local NISSAN dealer. The cigarette lighter operates when the ignition switch is in ACC or ON. Push the lighter in all the way. When the lighter is heated, it will spring out. Return the lighter to its original position after use. WARNING The cigarette lighter should not be used SIC1449 while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. TRAY WARNING CAUTION The storage tray should not be used The cigarette lighter socket is a power while driving so full attention may be source for the cigarette lighter element given to vehicle operation. only. The use of the cigarette lighter socket as a power source for any other Do not place valuable items in the tray. accessory is not recommended. SIC2017 Instruments and controls 2-29 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CAUTION ¼ Do not use for anything other than glasses. ¼ Do not leave glasses in the sun- glasses holder while parking in direct sunlight. The heat may damage the glasses. SIC1735 SIC0557COIN BOX (if so equipped) SUNGLASSES HOLDERTo open the box, lightly push it once and draw it The sunglasses holder can be opened by push-out. ing the button.Do not use the box as an ashtray.Do not place valuable items in the box. WARNING The sunglasses holder should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.2-30 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SIC1585A SIC0553CCUP HOLDERS when the cup holder is being used to prevent spilling the drink. If the liquid WARNING is hot, it can scald you or your pas- senger.The cup holders should not be usedwhile driving so full attention may be ¼ Use only soft cups in the cup holder.given to vehicle operation. Hard objects can injure you in an accident. CAUTION The cup holders have an insert that can be removed for larger cups.¼ Avoid abrupt starting and braking Instruments and controls 2-31 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SIC1450 SIC1941To open, pull the cup holder. GLOVE BOXTo close, fully push the cup holder. When locking or unlocking the glove box, use the master key. The glove box may be opened by the handle. WARNING SIC1942 Keep glove box lid closed while driving to help prevent injury in an accident or during a sudden stop.2-32 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CONSOLE BOX WARNING WARNING Keep luggage side console box lids ¼ The center console box should not be closed securely while driving to prevent used while driving so full attention injury in an accident or sudden stop. may be given to vehicle operation. ¼ Keep the center console box lid Do not place valuable items in the luggage side console box. closed while driving to prevent injury in an accident or sudden stop.Do not place valuable items in the centerconsole box. SIC0598 Instruments and controls 2-33 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • LUGGAGE HOOKS ¼ Do not drive with the board removed. The luggage hooks can be used to secure cargo ¼ Properly secure all cargo to help pre- with ropes or other types of straps. vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seat- WARNING backs. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause per- ¼ Properly secure all cargo to help pre- sonal injury. vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not ¼ Never allow anyone to ride in the place cargo higher than the seat- luggage area or on the rear seat backs. In a sudden stop or collision, when it is in the fold-down position. unsecured cargo could cause per- sonal injury. ¼ It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle. In a ¼ Use the suitable ropes and hooks to collision, people riding in these areas secure cargo. are more likely to be seriously in- ¼ Never allow anyone to ride in the jured or killed. luggage area. It is extremely danger- ¼ Do not allow people to ride in any ous to ride in a cargo area inside of a area of your vehicle that is not vehicle. In a collision, people riding in equipped with seats and seat belts. these areas are more likely to be SPA0346A seriously injured or killed. ¼ Do not allow people to ride in any CAUTION area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. ¼ Make sure the luggage board closes ¼ Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in securely. a seat and using a seat belt properly.2-34 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SPA0408A SPA0365Side finisher Floor hooks¼ When hooking on ropes, do not apply a load of more than 22 lb (98 N) to a single hook.¼ Do not use the luggage net between the A and B hooks. Instruments and controls 2-35 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SPA0396A SPA0419CARGO NET TONNEAU COVERThe cargo net keeps packages in the cargo area WARNING The tonneau cover keeps the luggage compart-from moving around while your vehicle is driven. ¼ Properly secure all cargo to help pre- ment contents hidden from the outside.To install the cargo net, attach the four hooks to vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not To open the tonneau cover, pull it out and hangthe four retainers. place cargo higher than the seat- both sides on the hooks. To close the tonneau backs. In a sudden stop or collision,To remove the cargo net, detach the four hooks cover, remove it from the hooks and release it. unsecured cargo could cause per-from the cargo net retainers. sonal injury. ¼ Be sure to secure all four hooks into WARNING the retainers. The cargo restrained in the net must not exceed 30 lbs. (13.6 ¼ Never put anything on the tonneau kg) or the net may not stay secured. cover, no matter how small. Any ob-2-36 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • ject on it could cause an injury in an accident or sudden stop.¼ Do not leave the tonneau cover in the vehicle with it disengaged from the holder.¼ Properly secure all cargo to help pre- vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seat- backs. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause per- sonal injury. SIC1541¼ The child restraint top tether strap may be damaged by contact with the LUGGAGE RACK (if so equipped) tion Label (located on the driver’s door pillar). tonneau cover or items in the cargo For more information regarding GVWR and area. Remove the tonneau cover from The cross-bars can be adjusted forward and GAWR, refer to “9. Technical and consumer the vehicle or secure it and any cargo. backward. Place your luggage between the bars information”. Your child could be seriously injured (A), adjust the bars (A), and secure the luggage with rope to the bars (A). There are also adjust- or killed in a collision if the top tether able loops on the side bars for the rope attach- CAUTION strap is damaged. ment. Use care when placing or removing Always evenly distribute the luggage on the items from the luggage rack. If you can- luggage rack. Do not load more than 100 lb not comfortably lift the items onto the (45 kg). Be careful that your vehicle does not luggage rack from the ground, use a exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or its Gross Axle Weight Rating ladder or stool. (GAWR front and rear). The GVWR and GAWR are located on the Safety Compliance Certifica- Instruments and controls 2-37 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • WINDOWS passenger’s door is opened during this period of about 45 seconds, power to the windows is canceled. SIC1891B SIC1464CPOWER WINDOWS ingly activate switches or controls and become trapped in a window. WARNING Unattended children could become involved in serious accidents. ¼ Make sure that all passengers have The power window operates when the ignition their hands, etc. inside the vehicle key is in the ON position. while it is in motion and before clos- ing the windows. Use the window To open or close the window, push down or pull up the switch and hold it. The main switch (driver lock switch to prevent unexpected side switches) will open or close all the win- use of the power windows. dows. ¼ Do not leave children unattended in- The power windows are operational for about 45 side the vehicle. They could unknow- seconds, even after the ignition key is turned to the OFF position. If the driver’s door or the front2-38 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Auto reverse function (For front windows) If the control unit detects something caught in a front window as it moves up, the window will be immediately lowered. 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 SIC1892 SIC1893 be activated if an impact or load similar to something being caught in the windowThe passenger side switch will open or close Automatic operation (For front occurs.only the corresponding window. To open or windows)close the window, hold the switch down or up. To fully open or close front windows, completely WARNINGLocking passenger’s windows push down or pull up the switch and release it; itWhen the lock button is pushed in, only the need not be held. The window will automatically There are some small distances imme-driver side window can be opened or closed. open or close all the way. To stop the window, diately before the closed position whichPush it in again to cancel. just pull up or push down the switch toward the cannot be detected. Make sure that all close or open side. passengers have their hands, etc., in- A light press on the switch will cause the side the vehicle before closing the win- window to open or close until the switch is dow. released. Instruments and controls 2-39 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SUNROOF (if so equipped) The roof will automatically open or close all the way. To stop the roof, just press the switch toward the either side. Restarting the sunroof sliding switch The switch may become inoperable after the battery terminal is disconnected, the electrical supply interrupted and/or some abnormality de- tected. Use the following re-set procedure to return sunroof operation to normal. 1. If the sunroof lid is open, push the tilting SIC0560A switch toward tilt DOWN (or the sliding switch toward close) repeatedly to fully closeELECTRIC SUNROOF the lid.The sunroof will only operate when the ignition 2. After the lid has closed all the way, keepkey is in the ON position. pushing the tilting switch toward tilt DOWN (or the sliding switch toward close) for moreThe electric sunroof is operational for about 45 than 1 second.seconds, even if the ignition key is turned to theOFF position. If the driver’s door or the front Auto reverse function (When closingpassenger’s door is opened during this period of SIC0561 the sunroof)about 45 seconds, power to the sunroof iscanceled. Sliding the sunroof If the control unit detects something caught in the sunroof as it moves to the front, the sunroof To open the roof, press the switch to the will immediately open backward. side. The auto reverse function can be activated when To close the roof, press the switch to the the sunroof is closed by automatic operation side. when the ignition key is in the ON position or for2-40 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • about 45 seconds after the ignition key is turned The shade will open automatically when the If the sunroof does not closeto the OFF position. sunroof is opened. However, it must be closed manually. Have your NISSAN dealer check and repair theDepending on the environment or driving sunroof.conditions, the auto reverse function maybe activated if an impact or load similar to WARNINGsomething being caught in the sunroofoccurs. ¼ In an accident you could be thrown from the vehicle through an open WARNING sunroof. Always use seat belts and child restraints. There are some small distances imme- ¼ Do not allow anyone to stand up or diately before the closed position which extend any portion of their body out cannot be detected. Make sure that all of the opening while the vehicle is in passengers have their hands, etc., in- motion or while the sunroof is clos- side the vehicle before closing the sun- ing. roof.Tilting the sunroof CAUTIONTo tilt up, first close the sunroof, then press the ¼ Remove water drops, snow, ice or side of the tilt switch. sand from the sunroof before open-To tilt down the sunroof, press the side of ing.the tilt switch. ¼ Do not place any heavy object on theSun shade sunroof or surrounding area.Open/close the sun shade by sliding itbackward/forward. Instruments and controls 2-41 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • INTERIOR LIGHTS (if soequipped) The ceiling light will stay on for about 30 sec- following with the ignition switch in the ACC or onds when: OFF position: ¼ The driver’s door is unlocked by the keyfob, a ¼ Opening or closing any door key or the power door lock switch when all ¼ Locking or unlocking any door with the key- doors are locked. fob, a key, or the power door lock switch ¼ The driver’s door is opened and then closed ¼ Inserting or removing a key from the ignition without the key in the ignition switch. switch ¼ The key is removed from the ignition switch These lights will turn on again when any of the while all doors are closed. above operations is performed after the lights The ceiling light will turn off while the 30 second have turned off automatically. (The lights will turn timer is activated when: off 30 minutes after the latest operation of the above as well.) ¼ The driver’s door is locked with the keyfob, a key or the power door lock switch. CAUTION ¼ The ignition switch is turned ON. When the interior light switch or the personal ¼ Turn off the interior, personal and light switch is in the ON position, the interior, vanity mirror lights when you leave personal and vanity mirror lights will automati- the vehicle. cally turn off 30 minutes after the ignition switch ¼ Do not use for extended periods of SIC0564A has been turned to the OFF position to save the time with the engine stopped. This battery. To turn on the lights again, insert the key could result in a discharged battery.The lights have a three-position switch. into the ignition switch and move it to the ONWhen the switch is in the center k position, the position.lights will illuminate when a door or the back After the above procedure, the interior, personal,door is opened. or vanity mirror lights will automatically turn off 30 minutes after the latest operation of the2-42 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • PERSONAL LIGHTS VANITY MIRROR LIGHT (if so equipped) ¼ Inserting or removing a key from the ignition switch These lights will turn on again when any of the above operations is performed after the lights have turned off automatically. (The lights will turn off 30 minutes after the latest operation of the above as well.) CAUTION ¼ Turn off the interior, personal and vanity mirror lights when you leave the vehicle. SIC0565 SIC0186 ¼ Do not use for extended periods ofWhen the interior light or the personal light time with the engine stopped. This The light on the vanity mirror will turn on whenswitch is in the ON position, the interior, the cover on the vanity mirror is opened. could result in a discharged battery.personal, and vanity mirror lights will au-tomatically turn off 30 minutes after theignition switch has been turned to the OFFposition. To turn on the light again, insertthe key into the ignition switch and move itto the ON position.After the above procedure, the interior, personal,or vanity mirror lights will automatically turn off30 minutes after the latest operation of thefollowing:¼ Opening or closing any door¼ Locking or unlocking the driver’s door Instruments and controls 2-43 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • HomeLink UNIVERSALTRANSCEIVER (if so equipped)The HomeLink Universal Transceiver provides aconvenient way to consolidate the functions of WARNING HomeLink Universal Transceiver.up to three individual hand-held transmitters intoone built-in device. ¼ Do not use the HomeLink Universal PROGRAMMING HomeLinkThe HomeLink Universal Transceiver power will Transceiver with any garage doorautomatically turn off 30 minutes after the igni- opener that lacks safety stop and To program your HomeLink Transceiver to oper-tion switch has been turned to the off position. ate a garage door, gate, or entry door opener, reverse features as required by fed- home or office lighting, you need to be at theHomeLink Universal Transceiver: eral safety standards. (These stan- same location as the device. Note: Garage door dards became effective for opener openers (manufactured after 1996) have “rolling¼ Will operate most Radio Frequency (RF) devices such as garage doors, gates, home models manufactured after April 1, code protection”. To program a garage door and office lighting, entry door locks and se- 1982). A garage door opener which opener equipped with “rolling code protection”; curity systems. cannot detect an object in the path of you will need to use a ladder to get up to the a closing garage door and then auto- garage door opener motor to be able to access¼ Is powered by your vehicle’s battery. No the “smart or learn” program button. matically stop and reverse, does not separate batteries are required. If the vehi- cle’s battery is discharged or is discon- meet current federal safety stan- nected, HomeLink will retain all program- dards. Using a garage door opener ming. without these features increases the risk of serious injury or death.Once the HomeLink Universal Transceiveris programmed, retain the original trans- ¼ During programming, your garagemitter for future programming procedures door or gate may open or close.(i.e., new vehicle purchases). Upon sale of Make sure that people and objectsthe vehicle, the programmed HomeLink are clear of the garage door or gateUniversal Transceiver buttons should be that you are programming.erased for security purposes. For addi-tional information, refer to “Programming ¼ Your vehicle’s engine should beHomeLink ” later in this section. turned off while programming the2-44 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • grammed HomeLink button - releasing when the device begins to activate. 5. If the indicator light on the HomeLink blinks rapidly for two seconds and then turns solid, HomeLink has picked up a “rolling code” garage door opener signal. You will need to proceed with the next steps to train the HomeLink to complete the programming which may require a ladder and another person for convenience. 6. Press and release the “smart” or “learn” program button located on the garage door opener’s motor to activate the “training SIC2019 SIC2020 mode”. This button is usually located near the1. To begin, press and hold the 2 outer 3. Using both hands, simultaneously press and antenna wire that hangs down from the mo- HomeLink buttons (to clear the memory) hold both the HomeLink button you want to tor. If the wire originates from under a light until the indicator light blinks slowly (after 20 program and the hand-held transmitter but- lens, you will need to remove the lens to seconds). Release both buttons. ton. access the program button.2. Position the end of the hand-held transmitter DO NOT release the buttons until step 4 has NOTE: 1-3 inches away from the HomeLink sur- been completed. face. Once you have pressed and released the 4. Hold down both buttons until the indicator program button on the garage door open- light on the HomeLink flashes, changing er’s motor and the “training light” is lit, you from a “slow blink” to a “rapidly flashing have 30 seconds in which to perform step blink”. This could take up to 90 seconds. 7. Use the help of a second person for When the indicator light flashes rapidly, both convenience to assist when performing buttons may be released. The rapidly flashing this step. light indicates successful programming. To activate the garage door or other pro- 7. Quickly within 30 seconds of pressing and grammed device, press and hold the pro- releasing the garage door opener program Instruments and controls 2-45 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • button, firmly press and release the light flashes rapidly (indicating successful pro- ¼ press and hold both the HomeLink and HomeLink button you’ve just programmed. gramming). hand-held transmitter buttons without inter- Press and release the HomeLink button up ruption. NOTE: to three times to complete the training. ¼ position the hand-held transmitter 2 to 5 If programming a garage door opener, etc., inches (50 to 127 mm) away from the8. Your HomeLink button should now be pro- it is advised to unplug the device during HomeLink surface. Hold the transmitter in grammed. (To program the remaining the “cycling” process to prevent possible that position for up to 15 seconds. If HomeLink buttons for additional door or damage to the garage door opener compo- HomeLink is not programmed within that gate openers, follow steps 2-8 only. nents. time, try holding the transmitter in anotherNOTE: position - keeping the indicator light in view at OPERATING THE HomeLink all times.Do not repeat step one unless you want to UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER“clear” all previously programmed If you continue to have programming difficulties,HomeLink buttons). The HomeLink Universal Transceiver (once please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs programmed) may now be used to activate the Department. The phone numbers are located inIf you have any questions or are having difficulty garage door, etc. To operate, simply press the the Foreword of this Owner’s Manual.programming your HomeLink buttons, please appropriate programmed HomeLink Universalrefer to the HomeLink web site at: ww- CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED Transceiver button. The red indicator light willw.homelink.com or call 1-800-662-6200. illuminate while the signal is being transmitted. INFORMATIONPROGRAMMING HomeLink FOR PROGRAMMING TROUBLE Individual buttons cannot be cleared, however toCANADIAN CUSTOMERS clear all programming, press and hold the two DIAGNOSIS outside buttons and release when the indicatorPrior to 1992, D.O.C. regulations required hand- If the HomeLink does not quickly learn the light begins to flash (approximately 20 seconds).held transmitters to stop transmitting after 2 hand-held transmitter information:seconds. To program your hand-held transmitterto HomeLink , continue to press and hold the ¼ replace the hand-held transmitter batteriesHomeLink button (note steps 2 through 4 with new batteries.under “Programming HomeLink ”) while you ¼ position the hand-held transmitter with itspress and re-press (“cycle”) your hand-held battery area facing away from the HomeLinktransmitter every 2 seconds until the indicator surface.2-46 Instruments and controls ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • REPROGRAMMING A SINGLE been programmed into HomeLink . Consult theHomeLink BUTTON Owner’s Manual of each device or call the manufacturer or dealer of those devices forTo reprogram a HomeLink Universal Trans- additional information.ceiver button, complete the following. When your vehicle is recovered, you will1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink but- need to reprogram the HomeLink Univer- ton. Do not release the button until step 4 sal Transceiver with your new transmitter has been completed. information.2. When the indicator light begins to flash FCC Notice: slowly (after 20 seconds), position the hand- This device complies with FCC rules part held transmitter 2 to 5 inches (50 to 127 mm) 15. Operation is subject to the following away from the HomeLink surface. two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference and (2) This3. Press and hold the hand-held transmitter device must accept any interference that button. may be received, including interference4. The HomeLink indicator light will flash, first that may cause undesired operation. slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator The transmitter has been tested and com- light begins to flash rapidly, release both plies with FCC and DOC/MDC rules. buttons. Changes or modifications not expresslyThe HomeLink Universal Transceiver button approved by the party responsible for com-has now been reprogrammed. The new device pliance could void the user’s authority tocan be activated by pushing the HomeLink operate the device.button that was just programmed. This proce- DOC: ISTC 1763K1313dure will not affect any other programmedHomeLink buttons. FCC I.D.: CB2V67690IF YOUR VEHICLE IS STOLENIf your vehicle is stolen, you should change thecodes of any non-rolling code device that has Instruments and controls 2-47 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
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    • 3 Pre-driving checks and adjustmentsKeys........................................................................................... 3-2 Opener operation (if so equipped) ........................... 3-11Doors......................................................................................... 3-2 Key operation.................................................................. 3-12 Locking with key............................................................... 3-3 Fuel filler lid........................................................................... 3-13 Front window open/close with key.............................. 3-3 Opener operation .......................................................... 3-13 Locking with inside lock knob ...................................... 3-3 Fuel filler cap .................................................................. 3-13 Locking with power door lock switch (if so Steering wheel ..................................................................... 3-15 equipped) ........................................................................... 3-4 Tilt operation ................................................................... 3-15 Child safety rear door lock ............................................ 3-4 Sun visors.............................................................................. 3-15Remote keyless entry system ............................................. 3-5 Using the sun visors ..................................................... 3-16 How to use remote keyless entry system.................. 3-5 Mirrors .................................................................................... 3-16 Battery replacement ........................................................ 3-8 Inside mirror .................................................................... 3-16Hood ......................................................................................... 3-9 Outside mirrors .............................................................. 3-16Back door.............................................................................. 3-10 Automatic seat positioner (if so equipped) .................. 3-17 Key operation.................................................................. 3-10Spare tire carrier (if so equipped) .................................. 3-10 Automatic seat positioner operation......................... 3-17Glass hatch........................................................................... 3-11 Cancel switch................................................................. 3-19 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • KEYS DOORS A key number is only necessary when you have lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate WARNING from. If you still have a key, this key can be duplicated by your NISSAN dealer. ¼ Always have the doors locked while Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System keys: driving. Along with the use of seat The key number is necessary when you need belts, this provides greater safety in extra Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System keys. the event of an accident by helping to As many as 5 Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System prevent persons from being thrown keys can be used with one vehicle. New keys must be registered to the Nissan Vehicle Immo- from the vehicle. This also helps keep bilizer System components in your vehicle by children and others from uninten- your NISSAN dealer. At this time, you should tionally opening the doors, and will bring all Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System keys help keep out intruders. that you have to your NISSAN dealer for regis- SPA1401 ¼ Before opening any door, always tration. This is because the registration process will erase all memory of the Nissan Vehicle look for and avoid oncoming traffic.You can only drive your vehicle using the master Immobilizer System components. ¼ Do not leave children unattended in-keys which are registered to the Nissan VehicleImmobilizer System components in your vehicle. side the vehicle. They could unknow-These keys have a transponder chip in the key ingly activate switches or controls.head. Unattended children could become involved in serious accidents.The keys can be used for the door, back door orglove box locks.Never leave these keys in the vehicle.Record the key number on the key number platesupplied with your keys and keep it in a safeplace (such as your wallet), not in the vehicle.NISSAN does not record any key number so it isvery important to keep track of your key numberplate.3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • rear of the vehicle will unlock the correspond- ing door. From that position, returning the key to neutral (where the key can only be re- moved and inserted.) and turning it to the rear again within 5 seconds will unlock all doors. FRONT WINDOW OPEN/CLOSE WITH KEY Turn the driver’s door key to the unlock position and hold for about 1 second, the front windows will begin to lower. To stop opening, turn the key to the neutral position. SPA1500 PD1160M To close the front windows with the door key cylinder, turn the key to the lock position andLOCKING WITH KEY hold for about 1 second. LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK KNOBManual To stop closing, turn the key to the neutral position. Pushing or pulling the door inside lock knob toTo lock the door, turn the key towards the front the lock or unlock will lock or unlock the corre-of the vehicle. To unlock, turn it towards the rear. In the event of a hand in the way, or other sponding door. obstruction, the auto reverse function will acti-Power vate. To lock from the outside without a key, move the inside lock knob to the LOCK position. ThenThe power door lock system allows you to lock close the door. When locking the door this way,or unlock all doors including the back door be certain not to leave the key inside the vehicle.simultaneously.¼ Turning the driver’s door key to the front of the vehicle will lock all doors.¼ Turning the driver’s door key one time to the Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-3 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SPA1443B SPA0944C SPA0841LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCKLOCK SWITCH (if so equipped) Child safety locking helps prevent doors fromOperating the lock-unlock switch will lock or being opened accidentally, especially whenunlock all doors including the back door simul- small children are in the vehicle.taneously. When the lever is in the lock position, the rear door can be opened only from theAll door locks will be engaged when the power outside.door lock switch is moved to the LOCK positionwith the driver’s or front passenger’s door open.Then close the door and all doors will be locked.When the power door lock switch is moved tothe LOCK position while any front doors is openand a key is in the ignition switch, all doors willlock once and then unlock automatically.3-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRYSYSTEMIt is possible to lock/unlock all doors and acti- the UNLOCK button is pushed, the hazard indi-vate the panic alarm by using the keyfob from ¼ Do not drop the keyfob. cator flashes once.outside the vehicle. ¼ Do not strike the keyfob sharply If hazard indicator and horn mode is not neces-Before locking the doors, make sure the sary, you can switch to hazard indicator only against another object.key is not left in the vehicle. mode by following the switching procedure be-The keyfob can operate at a distance of approxi- ¼ Do not place the keyfob for an ex- low.mately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. (The tended period in an area where tem-effective distance depends upon the conditions peratures exceed 140°F (60°C). In hazard indicator only mode, when the LOCKaround the vehicle.) button is pushed, the hazard indicator flashesAs many as four keyfobs can be used with one If a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN twice. When the UNLOCK button is pushed, recommends erasing the ID code of that neither the hazard indicator nor the horn oper-vehicle. For information concerning the purchase keyfob. This will prevent the keyfob ates.and use of additional keyfobs, contact yourNISSAN dealer. from unauthorized use to unlock the (Switching procedure) vehicle. For information regarding theThe keyfob will not function when: Press and hold the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons erasing procedure, please contact an on the keyfob simultaneously for at least 2¼ the battery is dead, authorized NISSAN dealer. seconds to switch from one mode to the other.¼ the distance between the vehicle and the When pushing the buttons to set hazard indica- keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m). HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS tor only mode, the hazard indicator flashes 3The panic alarm will not activate when the ENTRY SYSTEM times.key is in the ignition switch. When pushing the buttons to set hazard indica- Setting hazard indicator and horn tor and horn mode, the hazard indicator flashes CAUTION mode once and the horn chirps once. This vehicle is set in hazard indicator and horn The following conditions or occurrences mode when you first receive the vehicle. will damage the keyfob. In hazard indicator and horn mode, when the ¼ Do not allow the keyfob to become LOCK button is pushed, the hazard indicator wet. flashes twice and the horn chirps once. When Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 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 reminder2. Close all the doors.*2 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 ignitionAll of the doors will lock when the LOCK switch is in the ACC or ON position.button on the keyfob is pushed even *2: Doors lock with the keyfob while any door isthough a door remains open and/or the open. However, hazard indicator and hornignition key is in the ON position. mode will not function.5. The hazard indicator flashes twice and the horn chirps once.3-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • 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. If the following operation is not carried out within 5 minutes after pressing the UNLOCK button, all doors will be locked automatically. ¼ any door is opened. ¼ the ignition key is turned to the ON position 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 SPA1373 Push the UNLOCK button on the keyfob. The driver’s door will unlock.Unlocking doors ¼ The hazard indicator flashes once if all doors are completely closed with the ignition key in Continue to press the UNLOCK button for 31. Push the UNLOCK button on the keyfob any position except the ON position. seconds. The driver’s and front passenger’s once. windows will be lowered. ¼ The interior light turns on and the light timer¼ Only the driver’s door unlocks activates for 30 seconds when the switch is Continue to press the UNLOCK button until in the center k position with the ignition key windows are fully open. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • To stop lowering the windows, release the UN- Recommended battery: Sanyo CR2025 orLOCK button. equivalentTo start lowering the windows, press the UN- Make sure that the ⊕ side faces the bottomLOCK button again for 3 more seconds. case.This function will operate after the ignition switch 3. Close the lid securely.is off and 45 seconds passed or either the frontdoor is opened. 4. Push the keyfob button two or three times to check its operation.Using the panic alarm See your NISSAN dealer if you need any assis-If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened, tance for replacement.you may activate the alarm to call attention asfollows: If the battery is removed for any reason other than replacement, perform step 41. Push the PANIC button on the keyfob for above. longer than 0.5 seconds. ¼ Be careful not to touch a circuit board2. The theft warning alarm and headlights will and a battery terminal. stay on for 30 seconds. ¼ An improperly disposed battery can3. The panic alarm stops when: harm the environment. Always confirm¼ It has run for 30 seconds, or local regulations for battery disposal.¼ The LOCK or the UNLOCK button is ¼ The keyfob is water-proof; however, if it pressed, or SPA1374 does get wet, immediately wipe com- pletely dry.¼ The panic button is pushed on the keyfob for more than 0.5 seconds. BATTERY REPLACEMENT ¼ When changing batteries, do not let Replace the battery as follows: dust or oil get on the keyfob. 1. Open the lid using a suitable tool. FCC Notice: 2. Replace the battery with a new one. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer compliance3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • HOODcould void the user’s authority to operatethe equipment.This device complies with Part 15 of theFCC Rules and RSS-210 of IndustryCanada.Operation is subject to the following twoconditions: (1) This device may not causeharmful interference, and (2) this devicemust accept any interference received, in-cluding interference that may cause undes-ired operation of the device. SPA1375 1. Pull the hood lock release handle located below the instrument panel; the hood will WARNING then spring up slightly. 2. Raise the lever at the front of the hood with ¼ Make sure the hood is completely your fingertips and raise the hood. closed and latched before driving. 3. Insert the assist bar into the slot in the front Failure to do so could cause the hood edge of the hood. to fly open and result in an accident. 4. When closing the hood, reset the assist bar ¼ If you see steam or smoke coming to its original position, then slowly close the from the engine compartment, to hood and make sure it locks into place. avoid injury do not open the hood. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • BACK DOOR SPARE TIRE CARRIER (if so equipped) Turning the back door key one time coun- terclockwise will unlock the rear door. From that position, returning the key to neutral (where the key can only the re- moved and inserted.) and turning it coun- terclockwise again within 5 seconds will unlock all doors. 2. Pull the opener handle to open the back door. 3. To lock the back door, push it down firmly and turn the key clockwise. The power door lock system allows you to lock or unlock all doors including the back door simultaneously. SPA1501 SPA0385 ¼ Turning the front door key to the front of the vehicle will lock all doors. When opening the back door, first open the WARNING ¼ Turning the front door key one time to spare tire carrier in the sequence shown in the illustration above. Then insert the stopper into the rear of the vehicle will unlock the the hole to secure the carrier in the open posi- Do not drive with the back door open. corresponding door. From that position, tion. This could allow dangerous exhaust returning the key to neutral (where the gases to be drawn into the vehicle. See key can only be removed and inserted.) “Precautions when starting and driving” and turning it to the rear again within 5 CAUTION in the “5. Starting and driving” section seconds will unlock all doors. for exhaust gas. ¼ Be certain that there is adequate area to allow the carrier to open fully. ¼ Open and close the spare tire carrierKEY OPERATION slowly.1. Turn the key counterclockwise to unlock the back door.3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • GLASS HATCH CAUTION Do not open the glass hatch unless the wiper is in the stowed position. The glass hatch release handle is located under the driver’s arm rest. To open the glass hatch from the inside, pull the glass hatch opener handle. The glass hatch will not open while the rear window wiper is operating. Open the glass SPA0386 SPA1242 hatch after the rear window wiper returns to the STOP position. To close the glass OPENER OPERATION (if so hatch, push the glass hatch down securely.¼ Before driving, be certain that the spare tire carrier is firmly closed and equipped) latched.¼ Failure to do so may injure pedestri- WARNING ans or damage the vehicle. Do not drive with the glass hatch open. This could allow dangerous exhaust gases to be drawn into the vehicle. See “Precautions when starting and driving” in the “5. Starting and driving” section for exhaust gas. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • gases to be drawn into the vehicle. See “Precautions when starting and driving” in the “5. Starting and driving” section for exhaust gas. CAUTION Do not open the glass hatch unless the wiper is in the stowed position. SPA0338D SPA1377KEY OPERATION Other key operationsTo open the glass hatch, turn the key fully ¼ Turning the key clockwise locks all doorsclockwise and pull the opener handle. To close, including the back door.lower and push the glass hatch down securely. ¼ Turning the key counterclockwise unlocks the back door. ¼ Turning the key counterclockwise again within 5 seconds unlock all doors. WARNING Do not drive with the glass hatch open. This could allow dangerous exhaust3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • FUEL FILLER LID SPA0341 FUEL FILLER CAP The fuel filler cap is a ratcheting type. Tighten the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are heard. SPA0389B SPA1243A WARNINGOPENER OPERATION The fuel filler lid release switch is located on the ¼ Gasoline is extremely flammable and floor below the driver’s arm rest. highly explosive under certain condi-To open the fuel filler lid, push the opener leverdown. To lock, close the fuel filler lid securely. To open the fuel filler lid, push the opener switch. tions. You could be burned or seri- To lock, close the fuel filler lid securely. ously injured if it is misused or mis- handled. Always stop the engine and Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • do not smoke or allow open flames ¼ Do not fill a portable fuel container in ¼ Tighten until the fuel filler cap clicks. or sparks near the vehicle when refu- the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity Failure to tighten the fuel filler cap eling. can cause an explosion of flammable properly may cause the mal- liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or function indicator lamp (MIL) to illu- ¼ Fuel may be under pressure. Turn the trailer. To reduce the risk of serious minate. If the lamp illuminates cap one-half turn, and wait for any injury or death when filling portable because the fuel filler cap is loose or hissing sound to stop to prevent fuel fuel containers: missing, tighten or install the cap and from spraying out and possible per- continue to drive the vehicle. The sonal injury. Then remove the cap. - Always place the container on the lamp should turn off after a few ground when filling. ¼ Do not attempt to top off the fuel driving trips. If the lamp does tank after the fuel pump nozzle shuts - Do not use electronic devices not turn off after a few driving trips, off automatically. Continued refuel- while filling. have the vehicle inspected by an au- ing may cause fuel over-flow, result- thorized NISSAN dealer. - Keep the pump nozzle in contact ing in fuel spray and possibly a fire. with the container while you are ¼ For additional information, see the ¼ Only use an original equipment type filling it. “Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL)” in fuel filler cap as a replacement. It has the “2. Instruments and controls” - Use only approved portable fuel a built-in safety valve needed for section. containers for flammable liquid. proper operation of the fuel system and emission control system. An in- correct cap can result in a serious malfunction and possible injury. It CAUTION could also cause the malfunction in- dicator lamp to come on. ¼ If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body, flush it away with water to avoid ¼ Never pour fuel into the throttle body paint damage. to attempt to start your vehicle.3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • STEERING WHEEL SUN VISORS SPA1557 SPA0234Put the fuel filler cap on the cap holder while TILT OPERATIONrefueling. While pushing down on the lock lever, adjust the steering wheel up or down to the desired posi- tion. Push the lock lever up securely 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. SPA0395 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-15 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • MIRRORSUSING THE SUN VISORS1. To block out glare from the front, swing down the main sun visor.2. To block glare from the side, remove the main sun visor from the center mount and swing it to the side.3. Then, to block glare from the front too, swing down the sub-sun visor (if so equipped).4. To adjust the glare block position, slide the sub-sun visor to the left. CAUTION PD1006M SPA1211 ¼ Do not store the main sun visor be- INSIDE MIRROR OUTSIDE MIRRORS fore storing the sub-sun visor. The night position will reduce glare from the The outside mirror will operate only when the ¼ Do not pull the sub-sun visor forcedly headlights of vehicles behind you at night. ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position. downwards. Turn the control knob to the right or left to select WARNING the right or left outside mirror, then adjust. Use the night position only when neces- WARNING sary, because it reduces rear view clar- ity. Objects viewed in the outside mirror on the passenger side are closer than they appear. Be careful when moving to the right. Using only this mirror could cause3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • AUTOMATIC SEAT POSITIONER (if so equipped) AUTOMATIC SEAT POSITIONERan accident. Use inside mirror or glance OPERATIONover your shoulder to properly judgedistances to other objects. This system is designed so that the driver’s seat will automatically move when the automatic transmission selector lever is in the P (Park) position. This allows the driver to get into 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 M008 key turned to ACC or LOCK. Foldable outside mirrors ¼ When the key is turned from ON to LOCK with the driver’s door open. Push the 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 ACC or LOCK. ¼ When the key is turned to ON. Procedure for storing memory Two positions can be stored in the automatic Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-17 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • push the memory switch 1 or 2 fully for at Selecting the memorized position least 1 second. 1. Set the automatic transmission selector lever The indicator light for the pushed memory to the P (Park) position. switch will come on and stay on for approxi- mately 5 seconds after pushing the switch. 2. Turn the ignition ON. After the indicator light goes off, the selected 3. Push the memory switch 1 or 2 fully for at positions are stored in the selected memory least 1 second. (1 or 2). The driver’s seat will move to the memorized If memory is stored in the same memory position with the indicator light flashing, and switch, the previous memory will be deleted. then the light will stay on for approximately 5 Confirming memory storage seconds. When the memory switch 1 or 2 is pushed with SPA1164 ¼ Turn the ignition ON and push the SET the driver’s door open and then the key inserted switch. If the main memory has not beendrive positioner memory. Follow these proce- into the ignition switch within approximately 1 stored, the indicator light will come on fordures to use the memory system. minute, the driver’s seat will move to the memo- approximately 0.5 seconds. When the rized position.1. Set the automatic transmission selector lever memory has stored the position, the indicator to the P (Park) position. light will stay on for approximately 5 seconds. System operation2. Turn the ignition ON. ¼ If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the The automatic drive positioner system will not fuse blows, the memory will be canceled. In work or will stop operating under the following3. Adjust the driver’s seat to the desired posi- such a case, reset the desired positions conditions: tions by manually operating each adjusting using the following procedures. switch. For additional information, see ¼ when the vehicle speed is above 4 MPH (7 “Seats” in the “1. Seats, restraints and 1. Open and close the driver’s door more than km/h). supplemental air bag systems” section. two times with the ignition key in the LOCK ¼ when any two or more of the memory During this step, do not turn the ignition to position. switches are simultaneously pushed while any positions other than ON. 2. Reset the desired position using the previous the automatic drive positioner is operating.4. Push the SET switch and, within 5 seconds, procedure. ¼ when the adjusting switch for the driver’s3-18 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • seat is turned on while the automatic drive positioner is operating.¼ when the cancel switch located on the instru- ment panel is pushed to cancel.¼ when the memory switch 1 or 2 is not pushed for at least 1 second.¼ when the seat has been already moved to the memorized position.¼ when no seat position is stored in the memory switch. SPA1165 CANCEL SWITCH When the CANCEL side of the switch is pushed, the automatic drive positioner system will not function. When the AUTO side of the switch is pushed, the system will function. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-19 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • MEMO3-20 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • 4 Heater, air conditioner and audio systemsVentilators ................................................................................ 4-2 Servicing air conditioner.................................................... 4-12Heater and air conditioner (Manual) ................................. 4-2 Audio system ........................................................................ 4-13 Controls .............................................................................. 4-3 FM radio reception........................................................ 4-13 Heater operation............................................................... 4-4 AM radio reception ....................................................... 4-14 Air conditioner operation................................................ 4-4 Satellite radio reception............................................... 4-14 Air flow charts................................................................... 4-5 Audio operation precautions....................................... 4-14Heater and air conditioner (Automatic — Type A) FM-AM radio with cassette player and compact disc(if so equipped) ...................................................................... 4-8 (CD) player...................................................................... 4-16 Automatic operation ........................................................ 4-8 FM-AM-SATELLITE radio with cassette player and Manual operation.............................................................. 4-9 compact disc (CD) player/CD changer................... 4-23Heater and air conditioner (Automatic — Type B) CD care and cleaning .................................................. 4-28(if so equipped).................................................................... 4-10 Steering wheel switch for audio control Automatic operation...................................................... 4-11 (if so equipped).................................................................... 4-28 Manual operation ........................................................... 4-11 Antenna ............................................................................ 4-29 Operating tips................................................................. 4-12 Car phone or CB radio .................................................... 4-31 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • VENTILATORS HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER (Manual) WARNING ¼ The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running. ¼ Do not leave children or adults who would normally require the support of others alone in your vehicle. Pets should not be left alone either. On hot, sunny days, temperatures in a closed vehicle could quickly become SAA0444 high enough to cause severe or pos- sibly fatal injuries to people or ani-Open or close, and adjust the air flow direction mals.of ventilators. ¼ Do not use the recirculation mode for : This symbol indicates that the vents are long periods as it may cause the closed when the vent switch is moved to the left. interior air to become stale and the windows to fog up. : This symbol indicates that the vents are open when the vent switch is moved to ¼ Positioning of the heating or air con- the right. ditioning controls should not be done while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.4-2 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Air recirculation button Off position Outside air is drawn into the passenger com- partment. Use the off position for normal heater, or air conditioner operation. On position (Indicator light on) Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle. Push the air recirculation button to the on posi- tion when driving on a dusty road or to avoid traffic fumes. SAA0152B Air conditioner buttonCONTROLS — Air flows from defroster outlets and foot outlets. This button is provided only for vehicles with airFan control dial conditioner. — Air flows mainly from defroster outlets.This dial turns the fan on and off, and controls Start the engine, move the fan control dial to thefan speed. Temperature control dial desired (1 to 4) position and push the air conditioner button to turn on the air conditioner. This dial allows you to adjust the temperature ofAir flow control dial the outlet air. The indicator light will come on when the air conditioner button is on. To stop the air condi-This dial allows you to select the air flow outlets. tioner, push the switch again to return it to the — Air flows from center and side ventila- original position. tors. The air conditioner cooling function oper- — Air flows from center and side ventila- ates only when the engine is running. tors and foot outlets. — Air flows mainly from foot outlets. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-3 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • HEATER OPERATION Defrosting or defogging the midpoint between hot and cold.Heating This mode is used to defrost/defog the windows. Heating and defoggingThis mode is used to direct hot air from the floor 1. Push the air recirculation button to the off This mode heats the interior and defogs theoutlets. position. windscreen.1. Push the air recirculation button to the off 2. Turn the air control dial to the position. 1. Push the air recirculation button to the off position for normal heating. position. 3. Turn on the fan control dial.2. Turn the air control dial to the position. 2. Turn the air control dial to the position. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-3. Turn on the fan control dial. sired position between the middle and the 3. Turn on the fan control dial.4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- hot position. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- sired position between the middle and the ¼ To quickly remove ice or fog from the win- sired position between the middle and the hot position. hot position. dows, push the air recirculation button to the¼ For quick heating, move the air recirculation on position, the fan control dial to 4 and the Operating tips button to the on position. Be sure to return temperature control dial to the full hot posi- the air recirculation button to the off position tion. As soon as possible after the window is ¼ Clear snow and ice from the wiper blade for normal heating. clear, push the air recirculation button to the and air inlet in front of the windshield. off position. This will improve heater operation.Ventilation ¼ A slight delay may be experienced when Bi-level heating turning the air control dial. The system is notThis mode directs outside air from the side andcenter vents. This mode directs outside air from the side and malfunctioning, it is only the system motors center vents and hot air from the floor outlets. and solenoids switching from one outlet to1. Push the air recirculation button to the off another. position. 1. Push the air recirculation button to the off2. Turn the air control dial to the position. AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION position. 2. Turn the air control dial to the position. Start the engine, move the fan control dial to the3. Turn on the fan control dial. desired (1 to 4) position and push in the air 3. Turn on the fan control dial.4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- conditioner button to activate the air conditioner. sired position. 4. Normally turn the temperature control dial to When the air conditioner is on, cooling and4-4 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • dehumidifying functions will be added to the Dehumidified heating air conditioner is in operation.heater operation. This mode is used to heat and dehumidify. ¼ After parking in the sun, drive for two or threeThe air conditioner cooling function oper- minutes with the windows open to vent hot airates only when the engine is running. 1. Push the air recirculation button to the off from the passenger compartment. Then, position. close the windows. This will allow the airCooling conditioner to cool the interior more quickly. 2. Turn the air control dial to the position.This mode is used to cool and dehumidify. ¼ The air conditioning system should be 3. Turn on the fan control dial.1. Push the air recirculation button to the off operated for about ten minutes at least 4. Push on the air conditioner button. The indi- once a month. This helps prevent dam- position. cator light will come on. age to the system due to lack of lubri-2. Turn the air control dial to the position. cation. 5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-3. Turn on the fan control dial. sired position. ¼ If the coolant temperature gauge exceeds the hot position, turn the air conditioner off. For4. Push on the air conditioner button. The indi- Dehumidified defogging additional information, see “If your vehicle cator light will come on. This mode is used to defog the windows and overheats” in the “6. In case of emergency”5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- dehumidify. section. sired position. 1. Push the air recirculation button to the off AIR FLOW CHARTS¼ For quick cooling when the outside tempera- position. ture is high, push the air recirculation button The following charts show the button and dial to the on position. Be sure to return the air 2. Turn the air control dial to the position. positions for maximum and quick heating, recirculation button to the off position for 3. Turn on the fan control dial. cooling or defrosting. The air recirculation normal cooling. switch should always be in the off position 4. Push on the air conditioner button. The indi- for heating and defrosting. cator light will come on. 5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- sired position. Operating tips ¼ Keep windows and sun roof closed while the Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-5 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SAA0154A SAA0155A4-6 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SAA0156A SAA0157A Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-7 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER(Automatic — Type A) (if soequipped) AUTOMATIC OPERATION Cooling and/or dehumidified heating (AUTO) This mode may be normally used all year round as the system automatically works to keep a constant temperature. Air flow distribution and fan speed are also controlled automatically. 1. Push the AUTO button on. (AUTO will be displayed.) 2. Turn the temperature control dial to the right or left to set the desired temperature. SAA0598B ¼ Adjust the temperature control dial to aboutStart the engine and operate the controls to 75°F (24°C) for normal operation.activate the air conditioner. come high enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to people or ¼ The temperature of the passenger compart- animals. ment will be maintained automatically. Air WARNING flow distribution and fan speed are also con- ¼ Do not use the recirculation mode for trolled automatically. ¼ The air conditioner cooling function long periods as it may cause the interior air to become stale and the Heating (ECON) operates only when the engine is running. windows to fog up. The air conditioner does not activate. When you need to heat only, use this mode. ¼ Do not leave children, impaired ¼ Positioning of the heater and air con- adults, or pets alone in your vehicle. ditioner controls should not be done 1. Push the ECON (Economy) button on. On hot, sunny days, temperatures in while driving so full attention may be (ECON will be displayed.) a closed vehicle could quickly be- given to vehicle operation. 2. Turn the temperature control dial to the right or left to set the desired temperature.4-8 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • ¼ The temperature of the passenger compart- compartment to improve the defogging per- Air flow control ment will be maintained automatically. Air formance. flow distribution and fan speed are also con- Pushing the manual air flow control button se- trolled automatically. MANUAL OPERATION lects the air outlet to:¼ Do not set the temperature lower than the Fan speed control : Air flows from center and side ventilators. outside air temperature. Otherwise the sys- Push the fan control button to manually : Air flows from center and side ventilators tem may not work properly. control the fan speed. and foot outlets.¼ Not recommended if windows fog up. Push the AUTO button to return to automatic : Air flows mainly from foot outlets. control of the fan speed. : Air flow from defroster and foot outlets.Dehumidified defogging Air recirculation To turn the system off1. Push the DEF button on. (The indicator light on the button will come on.) Push the air recirculation button to recir- Push the OFF button. culate interior air inside the vehicle. The indicator2. Turn the temperature set button to the right or light on the switch will come on. left to set the desired temperature. Push it again to make the air inlet controlled¼ To quickly remove ice or fog from the outside automatically (FRESH, REC/FRE and RECIR- of the windows, push the manual fan control CULATION). The indicator will go out. button and set to the maximum position . The air recirculation button will not be activated when the air conditioner is in DEF mode.¼ As soon as possible after the windshield is clean, push the AUTO button to return to the auto mode.¼ When the DEF button is pushed, the air conditioner will automatically be turned on at outside temperatures above 23°F (−5°C) to defog the windshield, and the air recirculation mode will automatically be turned off. Outside air is drawn into the passenger Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-9 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER(Automatic — Type B) (if soequipped) Start the engine and operate the controls to activate the air conditioner. WARNING ¼ The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running. ¼ Do not leave children, impaired adults, or pets alone in your vehicle. 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. SAA0449A4-10 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • AUTOMATIC OPERATION ment will be maintained automatically. Air Outside air is drawn into the passenger com- flow distribution and fan speed are also con- partment to improve defogging performance.Cooling and/or dehumidified heating trolled automatically.(AUTO) MANUAL OPERATION ¼ Do not set the temperature lower than theThis mode may be used all year round. The outside air temperature. Otherwise the sys- Fan speed controlsystem works automatically to maintain a tem may not work properly. Push the fan control button to change theconstant temperature. Air flow distribution and ¼ If the windows fog up, do not use the ECON fan speed manually.fan speed are also controlled automatically. mode. ¼ Push the AUTO button to return to automatic1. Push the AUTO button on. (AUTO will appear control of the fan speed. on the display.) Dehumidified defogging 1. Push the DEF switch on. (The indicator Air recirculation2. Push the temperature control button to set the desired temperature. light will come on.) Push the air recirculation button to recir- 2. Push the temperature control button culate interior air inside the vehicle. The indicator¼ For normal operation, adjust the temperature to set the desired temperature. light will come on. control button to about 75°F (24°C). ¼ To remove ice or fog from the outside of the Push it again to make the air inlet controlled¼ The temperature of the passenger compart- windows, push the manual fan control button automatically (FRESH, REC/FRE and RECIR- ment will be maintained automatically. Air and set to the maximum position. CULATION). The indicator will go out. flow distribution and fan speed are also con- trolled automatically. ¼ As soon as possible after the windshield is The air recirculation button will not be activated clean, push the AUTO button to return to the when the air conditioner is in DEF mode.Heating (ECON) auto mode.Use this mode when you need to heat only. Air flow control ¼ When the DEF button is pushed, the1. Push the ECON (Economy) button on. air conditioner will automatically be turned on Pushing the MODE button selects the air outlet (ECON appears on the display.) at outside temperatures above 23°F (−5°C) to provide: (for VQ35DE engine models) or 28°F (−2°C) : Air flow from center and side ventilators.2. Push the temperature control button (for VG33E engine models) to defog the to set the desired temperature. : Air flow from center and side ventilators windshield. The air recirculation mode will¼ The temperature of the passenger compart- automatically be turned off. and foot outlets. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-11 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER : Air flow mainly from foot outlets. The air conditioning system in your NISSAN vehicle is charged with a refrigerant designed : Air flow from defroster and foot outlets. with the environment in mind.To turn the system off This refrigerant will not harm the earth’sPush the OFF button. ozone layer.OPERATING TIPS However, special charging equipment and lubri- cant are required when servicing your NISSAN¼ When the engine coolant temperature and air conditioner. Using improper refrigerants or outside air temperature are low, the air flow lubricants will cause severe damage to your air from the foot outlets may not operate for 0 to conditioning system. See “Capacities and rec- 126 seconds. This is not a malfunction. After ommended fuel/lubricants” in the “9. Technical the coolant temperature warms up, air flow and consumer information” section for air con- from the foot outlets will operate normally. ditioning system refrigerant and lubricant recom- SAA0158 mendation. The sensor on the instrument panel helps main- Your NISSAN dealer will be able to service your tain a constant temperature. Do not put anything environmentally friendly air conditioning system. on or around this sensor. WARNING The air conditioner system contains re- frigerant under high pressure. To avoid personal injury, any air conditioner ser- vice should be done only by an experi- enced technician with proper equip- ment.4-12 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • AUDIO SYSTEMTurn the ignition key to ACC or ON and press change. Buildings, terrain, signal distance andthe power on switch to turn on the radio. If you interference from other vehicles can worklisten to the radio with the engine not running, against ideal reception. Described below arethe key should be turned to the ACC position. some of the factors that can affect your radio reception.Radio reception is affected by station signalstrength, distance from radio transmitter, build-ings, bridges, mountains and other external in-fluences. Intermittent changes in reception qual-ity normally are caused by these externalinfluences.Using a cellular phone in or near the ve-hicle may influence radio reception quality.Radio reception SAA0306Your radio system is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance radio recep- FM RADIO RECEPTIONtion. These circuits are designed to extend re- Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 to 30ception range, and to enhance the quality of that miles (40 to 48 km), with monaural (singlereception. channel) FM having slightly more range thanHowever there are some general characteristics stereo FM. External influences may sometimesof FM, AM and satellite radio signals that can interfere with FM station reception even if the FMaffect radio reception quality in a moving vehicle, station is within 25 miles (40 km). The strengtheven when the finest equipment is used. These of the FM signal is directly related to the distancecharacteristics are completely normal in a given between the transmitter and receiver. FM signalsreception area, and do not indicate any malfunc- follow a line-of-sight path, exhibiting many of thetion in your radio system. same characteristics as light. For example theyRemember that a moving vehicle is not the ideal will reflect off objects.place to listen to a radio. Because of the move- Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away fromment, reception conditions will constantly Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-13 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • a station transmitter, the signals will tend to fade ject to interference as they travel from transmitter If possible, do not put cargo over the satelliteand/or drift. to receiver. radio antenna.Static and flutter: During signal interference from Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passing AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONSbuildings, large hills or due to antenna position, through freeway underpasses or in areas withusually in conjunction with increased distance many tall buildings. It can also occur for several Cassette playerfrom the station transmitter, static or flutter can seconds during ionospheric turbulence even inbe heard. This can be reduced by adjusting the ¼ To maintain good quality sound, areas where no obstacles exist. NISSAN recommends using cassettetreble control counterclockwise to reduce trebleresponse. Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical tapes of 60 minutes or shorter in length. power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights. ¼ Cassette tapes should be removed fromMultipath reception: Because of the reflectivecharacteristics of FM signals, direct and re- SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTION the player when not in use. Store cas-flected signals reach the receiver at the same settes in their protective cases andtime. The signals may cancel each other, result- When the satellite radio is first installed or the away from direct sunlight, heat, dust,ing in momentary flutter or loss of sound. battery has been replaced, the satellite radio moisture and magnetic sources. may not work properly. This is not a malfunction.The radio has an FM Diversity reception system, Wait more than 10 minutes with satellite radio ¼ Direct sunlight can cause the cassette towhich employs two antennas if so equipped. ON for satellite radio to receive all of the neces- become deformed. The use of deformedOne is a rod type antenna; the other is an sary data. cassettes may cause the cassette to jamantenna printed on the window. This system in the player.automatically switches to the antenna which is Satellite radio reception capability is not func-receiving less noise. tional, and “NO SAT” will be displayed during ¼ Do not use cassettes with labels which scrolling of modes, unless optional satellite re- are peeling and loose. If used, the labelFor additional information, see “Antenna” later in could jam in the player.this section. ceiver and antenna were factory installed prior to purchase (retrofit unavailable), and an XM or ¼ If a cassette has loose tape, insert aAM RADIO RECEPTION SIRIUSTM satellite radio service subscription is pencil through one of the cassette hubs active. and rewind the tape firmly around theAM signals, because of their low frequency, can hubs. Loose tape may cause tape jam-bend around objects and skip along the ground. Satellite radio performance may be affected if ming and wavering sound quality.In addition, the signals can be bounced off the cargo carried on the roof rack blocks the satelliteionosphere and bent back to earth. Because of radio signal. ¼ Over a period of time, the playbackthese characteristics. AM signals are also sub- head, capstan and pinch roller may col-4-14 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • lect a tape coating residue as the tape is ¼ CDs that are of poor quality, dirty, played. This residue accumulation can scratched, covered with fingerprints, or cause weak or wavering sound, and that have pin holes may not work prop- should be removed periodically with a erly. head cleaning tape. If the residue is not ¼ The following CDs may not work prop- removed periodically, the player may erly. need to be disassembled for cleaning. • Copy control compact discs (CCCD)Compact Disc (CD) player • Recordable compact discs (CD-R)¼ During cold weather or rainy days, the player may malfunction due to the hu- • Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW) midity. If this occurs, remove the CD and ¼ Do not use the following CDs as they dehumidify or ventilate the player com- may cause the CD player to malfunction. pletely. • 8 cm (3.1 in) discs with an adapter¼ The player may skip while driving on rough roads. • CDs that are not round¼ The CD player sometimes cannot func- • CDs with a paper label tion when the compartment tempera- • CDs that are warped, scratched, or ture is extremely high. Decrease the have abnormal edges temperature before use. SAA0480 ¼ Only use high quality 4.7 inches (12 cm) round discs that have the “COMPACT disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc or packaging. ¼ Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-15 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • FM-AM RADIO WITH CASSETTE PLAYER AND COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER Audio main operation Head unit The tape deck employs a permalloy head which allows for improved reproduction of high fre- quency ranges. Noise is also greatly reduced by the combined use of the Dolby NR (Noise Reduction) system. The auto loudness circuit enhances the low frequency range automatically in tape and CD playback. Power/Volume control: Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then push the Power/Volume control dial while the system is off to call up the mode (radio, tape or CD) which was playing immediately before the system was turned off. When no CD or tape is loaded, the radio will come on. While the system is on, pushing the Power/Volume control dial turns the system off. To turn the radio off, press the Power/Volume control dial. Turn the Power/Volume control dial to adjust the volume. SAA04734-16 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • FM/AM band select button is turned to ON, the compact disc or tape will automatically be turned off and the last radio station played will come on. The FM stereo indicator ST will glow during FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast signal is weak, the radio will automatically change from stereo to monaural reception. TUNE (Tuning): SAA0305 WARNINGAdjusting tone quality and speaker AUDIO button repeatedly until the radio or cas- The radio should not be tuned whilebalance: sette tape display appears. driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.To adjust BASS, TRE (Treble), BAL (Balance) FM-AM radio operationand FAD (Fader), press the AUDIO button untilthe desired mode BAS, TRE, FAD or BAL FM-AM band select: Use these buttons for manual tuning. To moveappears in the display. Press the or Pushing the FM/AM band select button will quickly through the channels, hold either of the button to adjust Bass (BAS) and Treble change the band FM1, FM2 or AM. TUNE buttons down for more than 0.5 seconds.(TRE) to the desired level. Use the or button also to adjust Fader (FAD) or Bal- When FM/AM band select button is pushed SEEK/SCAN tuning:ance (BAL) modes. FAD adjusts the sound level while the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON, the Push the SEEK/SCAN tuning button orbetween the front and rear speakers and BAL radio will come on at the station last played. for less than 1.5 seconds. SEEK tuningadjusts the sound between the right and left The last station played will also come on when begins from high to low or low to high frequen-speakers. After 10 seconds, the radio or cas- the power knob is turned to ON. cies and stops at the next broadcasting station.sette tape display reappears. Once the soundquality is set to the desired level, press the If a compact disc or tape is playing when the Push the SEEK/SCAN tuning button or Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-17 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • for more than 1.5 seconds. SCAN tuning Station memory operations:begins from high to low or low to high frequen- Twelve stations can be set for the FM band (sixcies and stops at each broadcasting station for for FM1, six for FM2).10 seconds. Pushing the button again duringthis 10 seconds period will stop SCAN tuning Six stations can be set for the AM band.and the radio will remain tuned to that station. 1. Tune to the desired station using theIf the SEEK/SCAN tuning button is not pushed SEEK/SCAN or TUNE button.within 10 seconds, SCAN tuning moves to thenext station. 2. Select the desired station and keep pushing any of the desired station memory buttons (1 to 6) until a beep sound is heard. (For example, in the diagram ch2 is to be memo- rized. The radio mutes when the select button is pushed.) 3. The indicator ch2 will then come on and the sound will resume. Memorizing is now com- plete. 4. Other buttons can be set in the same manner. If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse blows, the radio memory will be cancelled. In that case, reset the desired stations. Cassette tape player operation Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then lightly insert the cassette tape into the tape door. The cassette tape will be automatically pulled into the player. The radio or CD will turn off (if it is on) and the SAA0475 cassette tape will begin to play.4-18 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • the (fast forward) or (rewind) again, rections to play the other side when the first side CAUTION or the TAPE button. is completed. APS (Automatic Program Dolby NR (Noise Reduction): Do not force the cassette tape into the Search) FF, APS REW: Push the Dolby NR button for Dolby NR tape door. This could cause player dam- When the (APS FF) button is pushed encoded tapes to reduce high frequency tape age. while the tape is being played, the next program noise. The indicator will come on. will start to play from the beginning. Push the Dolby noise reduction manufactured under li-If the system is turned off by pushing the (APS FF) button several times to skip cense from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Cor- through programs. The tape will advance theON⋅OFF/VOL control knob with the cassette poration. Dolby NR and the double-D symbol number of times the button is pushed (up to ninetape still in the player, the tape will resume are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Li- programs).playing when the system is turned back on. censing Corporation. When the (APS REW) button is pushed PLAY: once, the program being played starts over from Metal or chrome tape usage:¼ When the TAPE button is pushed with the the beginning. Push the (APS REW) but- The cassette player will be automatically set to system turned off and a tape loaded, the ton several times to skip back several selections. high performance play when playing a metal or system will come on and the tape will play. The tape will go back the number of times the chrome cassette tape. button is pushed. Either the FF or REW symbol¼ When the TAPE button is pushed with either flashes on the right side of the display window TAPE EJECT: the radio or compact disc turned on and the while searching for the selection. When this button is pushed with the tape tape loaded, the compact disc or the radio will automatically be turned off and the tape This system searches for the blank intervals loaded, the tape will be ejected. will play. between selections. If there is a blank interval When the tape is ejected while it is being played, within one program or there is no interval be- the system will be turned off. FF (Fast Forward), REW tween programs, the system may not stop in the (Rewind): desired or expected location. Compact Disc (CD) player operationPush the (fast forward) button to fast PROG (Program): Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON positionforward the tape. To rewind the tape, push the and insert the compact disc into the slot with the (rewind) button. Either the FF or REW Push the PROG button to change the tape side label side facing up. The compact disc will besymbol illuminates on the right side of the display while the tape is being played. guided automatically into the slot and start play-window. To stop the FF or REW function, press The cassette tape will automatically change di- ing. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-19 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • After loading the disc, the number of tracks on FF (Fast Forward), REW no mark: All the programs will be played repeat-the disc and the play time will appear on the (Rewind): edly in sequence.display. 1: Only one program (the one being played When the (fast forward) or (rewind)If the radio or tape is already operating, it will button is pushed while the compact disc is when the PROG button is pushed) will beautomatically turn off and the compact disc will being played, the compact disc will play while repeated.play. fast forwarding or rewinding. When the button is RANDOM: Programs will be played at random, released, the compact disc will return to normal not following the sequence on the compact disc. CAUTION play speed. The same program may be repeated twice. APS (Automatic Program When the compact disc is ejected, the Do not force the compact disc into the Search) FF, APS REW: play pattern will automatically change to slot. This could damage the player. no mark. When the (APS FF) button is pushed while the compact disc is being played, the CD EJECT:If the system has been turned off while the program next to the present one will start to play When the CD EJECT button is pushed with thecompact disc was playing, pushing the from its beginning. Push several times to skip compact disc loaded, the compact disc will beON⋅OFF/VOL control knob will start the com- through programs. The compact disc will ad- ejected.pact disc. vance the number of times the button is pushed. (When the last program on the compact disc is When the button is pushed twice consecutively8 cm diameter compact discs can also be used the compact disc will be ejected further than skipped through, the first program will bewithout an adapter. when pushed once. played.) When the (APS REW) button is PLAY: pushed, the program being played returns to its When this button is pushed while the compactWhen the CD/CHG button is pushed with the beginning. Push several times to skip back disc is being played, the compact disc will comesystem off and the compact disc loaded, the through programs. The compact disc will go out and the system will turn off.system will turn on and the compact disc will back the number of times the button is pushed. If the compact disc comes out and is notstart to play. PROG (Program): removed, it will be pulled back into the slotWhen the CD/CHG button is pushed with the to protect it. (without 8 cm diameter com- When the PROG button is pushed while thecompact disc loaded but the tape or the radio pact discs) compact disc is being played, the play patternplaying, the tape or radio will automatically be will change as follows:turned off and the compact disc will start to play.4-20 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CD IN indicator:CD IN indicator appears on the display when theCD is loaded with the system on. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-21 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • 1. CD LOAD button 2. SEEK/APS REW, APS FF/TRACK CHANGE button 3. ON⋅OFF/VOLUME control knob 4. SCAN tuning button 5. AUTO.P (Automatic preset) button 6. CD play button 7. TAPE play button 8. RADIO (Mode) select button 9. PTY (Program type), CAT (Category) button 10.RPT (repeat), DISP (Display) play button 11.AUDIO (BASS, TREBLE, FADER, BALANCE and NR (Dolby)) button 12.CD EJECT button 13.RADIO TUNE/FF⋅REW/AUDIO (Bass, treble, fader, balance) ADJUSTING button 14.Station and preset (FM/AM/SAT)/CD insert or CD play select button 15.TAPE EJECT button SAA06164-22 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • FM-AM-SATELLITE RADIO WITH ON⋅OFF/Volume control: between the front and rear speakers and Bal-CASSETTE PLAYER AND ance adjusts the sound between the right and Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then left speakers.COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER/CD push the ON⋅OFF/VOL control knob while theCHANGER system is off to call up the mode (radio, tape or To change the NR (Dolby) mode to OFF or ON, CD) which was playing immediately before the push the TUNE ( or ) button whileSatellite radio reception capability is not func- system was turned off. When no CD or tape is cassette tape is playing. When Dolby is ON, thetional, and “NO SAT” will be displayed during loaded, the radio will come on. While the system display indicates the mark.scrolling of modes, unless optional satellite re- is on, pushing the ON⋅OFF/VOL control knobceiver and antenna were factory installed prior to After 10 seconds, the radio or cassette tapepurchase (retrofit unavailable), and an XM or turns the system off. display reappears. Once the sound quality is setSIRIUSTM satellite radio service subscription is To turn the radio off, push the ON⋅OFF/VOL to the desired level, push the AUDIO buttonactive. control knob. repeatedly until the radio or cassette tape dis-Audio main operation play appears. Turn the ON⋅OFF/VOL control knob to adjust the volume. Dolby noise reduction manufactured under li-Head unit cense from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Cor-The radio has an FM diversity reception system, AUDIO button (BASS, TREBLE, FADER, poration. Dolby NR and the double-D symbolwhich employs two antennas printed on the front BALANCE and NR (Dolby)): are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Li-windshield. This system automatically switches Push the AUDIO button to change the selecting censing Corporation.to the antenna which is receiving less interfer- mode as follows. Metal or chrome tape usage:ence. BASS → TREBLE → FADER → BALANCE → The cassette player will be automatically set toThe tape deck employs a permalloy head which NR (when cassette playing) → BASS high performance play when playing a metal orallows for improved reproduction of high fre- To adjust BASS, TREBLE, FADER and BAL- chrome cassette tape.quency ranges. Noise is also greatly reduced bythe combined use of the Dolby NR (Noise ANCE, push the AUDIO button until the desired FM-AM-SAT radio operationReduction) system. The auto loudness circuit mode BASS, TREBLE, FADER or BALANCEenhances the low frequency range automatically appears in the display. Push the TUNE RADIO FM/AM/SAT mode select:in both radio reception and tape and CD play- ( or ) button to adjust Bass and Pushing the RADIO mode select button willback. Treble to the desired level. Use the TUNE change the mode as follows: ( or ) button also to adjust Fader or Balance modes. Fader adjusts the sound level AM → FM1 → FM2 → SAT1 → SAT2 → AM Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-23 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Satellite radio reception capability is not func- SAT1 or SAT2 appears on the display. SCAN tuning and the radio will remain tuned totional, and “NO SAT” will be displayed during that station. TUNE (Tuning):scrolling of modes, unless optional satellite re- If the SCAN tuning button is not pushed within 5ceiver and antenna were factory installed prior to seconds, SCAN tuning moves to the next sta-purchase (retrofit unavailable), and an XM orSIRIUSTM satellite radio service subscription is WARNING tion.active. Display mode (RPT⋅DISP) of satellite The radio should not be tuned while radio:When RADIO mode select button is pushedwhile the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON, the driving so full attention may be given to ¼ Pushing the “RPT” button will display addi-radio will come on at the station/channel last vehicle operation. tional information (for example: Title, Artistplayed. name) about the satellite radio broadcast. Use these buttons for manual tuning. To moveThe last station/channel played will also come on quickly through the channels, hold either of the ¼ Pushing the “RPT” button for more than 1.5when the ON/OFF knob is pushed to ON. TUNE buttons down for more than 0.5 seconds. seconds will change the display mode asIf a compact disc or tape is playing when the SEEK tuning: follows:RADIO mode select button is turned to ON, the Channel number → Channel name → Artistcompact disc or tape will automatically be For AM and FM radio name → Song title → Channel numberturned off and the last radio station/channel Push the SEEK button or , to tuneplayed will come on. from high to low or low to high frequencies and Station memory operations:The FM stereo indicator ST will glow during FM stops at the next broadcasting station. Twelve stations/channel can be set for the FMstereo reception. When the stereo broadcast For SATELLITE radio band (six for FM1, six for FM2) and satellite radiosignal is weak, the radio will automatically (six for SAT1, six for SAT2) and six stations canchange from stereo to monaural reception. Push the SEEK button or to seek be set for the AM band. channels of the next or previous category.Satellite radio mode (if equipped with optional 1. Tune to the desired station using the SEEK,factory installed satellite receiver and antenna SCAN tuning: SCAN or TUNE button.(retrofit unavailable), and with an active XM or Push the SCAN tuning button to tune from lowSIRIUSTM satellite radio service subscription): 2. Select the desired station/channel and keep to high frequencies and stops at each broad- pushing any of the desired station/channelTo select the satellite radio mode SAT1 or casting station for 5 seconds. Pushing the but- memory buttons (1 to 6) until a beep sound isSAT2, push the RADIO mode select button until ton again during this 5 seconds period will stop4-24 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • heard. (The radio mutes when the select 1. PTY (CAT) selection mode button is pushed.) PTY (CAT) name selection can be done by the3. The channel indicator will then come on and up/down TUNE button or in the PTY the sound will resume. Memorizing is now (CAT) selection mode. complete. After selecting a PTY (CAT) name, push the4. Other buttons can be set in the same manner. TUNE button or within 10 seconds. Tuning to the PTY (CAT) station will start. If youIf the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse do not push the TUNE button within the 10blows, the radio memory will be cancelled. In second period, the PTY (CAT) mode will bethat case, reset the desired stations. canceled. Automatic preset button: It is possible to shift the PTY (CAT) name by oneTo select the preset FM, AM, SAT or PTY step, with one push of the up/down tuningstation/channel, push the AUTO.P button for button or .less than 1.5 seconds. PTY name selection can also be achieved byTo preset the FM, AM, SAT or PTY pressing the preset buttons.station/channel, push the AUTO.P button for 2. PTY SCAN tuning mode Initial PTY names are stored in the preset but-more than 1.5 seconds. Push the SCAN tuning button to tune the PTY tons; but these can be changed by pressing the Program type (Category (CAT)) preset buttons for more than 1.5 seconds when name station, and stop at each broadcasting button: the desired PTY name is in the display. station for 5 seconds. Pushing the button again during this 5 second period will stop SCANWhen PTY button is pressed during FM mode, For FM: tuning and the radio will remain tuned to thatthe PTY name of the current tuned station is station. If the SCAN tuning button is not pusheddisplayed. When the PTY (CAT) button is within 5 seconds, SCAN tuning moves to thepressed during satellite radio mode, the cat- next station.egory name of the current channel is displayed. Cassette tape player operationDuring this time if the PTY data code is zero, orthe data is unreadable; the display will show Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and thenNONE. lightly insert the cassette tape into the tape door. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-25 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • The cassette tape will be automatically pulled FF (Fast Forward), REW within one program or there is no interval be-into the player. (Rewind): tween programs, the system may not stop in the desired or expected location.The radio or CD will turn off (if it is on) and the Push the (fast forward) button to fastcassette tape will begin to play. forward the tape. To rewind the tape, push the SCAN tuning: (rewind) button. Either the FF or REW Push the SCAN tuning button while playing CAUTION symbol illuminates on the right side of the display tape, and it stops at the next tape program for 5 window. To stop the FF or REW function, press seconds. Pushing the button again during this 5 the (fast forward) or (rewind) again, second period will stop SCAN tuning and the Do not force the cassette tape into the or the TAPE button. tape program is continued. If the SCAN tuning tape door. This could cause player dam- age. APS (Automatic Program button is not pushed within 5 seconds, SCAN Search) FF, APS REW: tuning moves to the next tape program. When the (APS FF) button is pushed TAPE EJECT:If the system is turned off by pushing theON⋅OFF/VOL control knob with the cassette while the tape is being played, the next program When this button is pushed with the tapetape still in the player, the tape will resume will start to play from the beginning. Push the loaded, the tape will be ejected.playing when the system is turned back on. (APS FF) button several times to skip When the tape is ejected while it is being played, through programs. The tape will advance the the system will be turned off. PLAY: number of times the button is pushed (up to nine¼ When the TAPE button is pushed with the programs). Compact disc (CD) changer system turned off and a tape loaded, the When the (APS REW) button is pushed operation system will come on and the tape will play. once, the program being played starts over from Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position¼ When the TAPE button is pushed with either the beginning. Push the (APS REW) but- and insert the compact disc into the slot with the the radio or compact disc turned on and the ton several times to skip back several selections. label side facing up. The compact disc will be tape loaded, the compact disc or the radio The tape will go back the number of times the guided automatically into the slot and start play- will automatically be turned off and the tape button is pushed. Either the FF or REW symbol ing. will play. flashes on the right side of the display window After loading the disc, the number of tracks on while searching for the selection. the disc and the play time will appear on the¼ When the TAPE button is pushed while the tape is being played, the tape side will be This system searches for the blank intervals display. changed. between selections. If there is a blank interval If the radio or tape is already operating, it will4-26 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • automatically turn off and the compact disc will When the CD6 button is pushed with the com- CD PLAY button:play. pact disc loaded but 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). CAUTION turned off and the compact disc will start to play. SCAN tuning: FF (Fast Forward), REW Do not force the compact disc into the (Rewind): When the SCAN tuning button is pushed for slot. This could damage the player. less than 1.5 seconds while the CD is being When the (fast forward) or (rewind) played, the beginning of all the tracks of CDs willIf the system has been turned off while the button is pushed while the compact disc is be played for 10 seconds in sequence.compact disc was playing, pushing the being played, the compact disc will play while fast forwarding or rewinding. When the button is When the SCAN tuning button is pushed forON⋅OFF/VOL control knob will start the com- more than 1.5 seconds while the CD is beingpact disc. released, the compact disc will return to normal played, the first program in all the CDs will be play speed.8 cm diameter compact discs can also be used played for 10 seconds.without an adapter. APS (Automatic Pushing the button again during this 10 second Program Search) FF, period will stop SCAN tuning. LOAD button: APS REW:To insert a CD in the CD changer, push the If the SCAN tuning button is not pushed within When the (APS FF) button is pushed 10 seconds, SCAN tuning moves to the nextLOAD button for less than 1.5 seconds. Andselect the loading slot by pushing the CD insert while the compact disc is being played, the disc program.select button (1 to 6) then insert the CD. program next to the present one will start to play from its beginning. Push several times to skip REPEAT (RPT):To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer, push the through programs. The compact disc will ad- When the RPT button is pushed while theLOAD button for more than 1.5 seconds. vance the number of times the button is pushed. compact disc is played, the play pattern can beThe inserted slot numbers will illuminate on the (When the last program on the compact disc is changed as follows:display. skipped through, the first program will be played.) When the (APS REW) button is PLAY: pushed, the program being played returns to itsWhen the CD6 button is pushed with the system beginning. Push several times to skip back DISPLAY CD TEXT:off and the compact disc loaded, the system will through programs. The compact disc will goturn on and the compact disc will start to play. back the number of times the button is pushed. To indicate the CD mode text, push the PTY Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-27 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • STEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR AUDIO CONTROL (if so equipped)button during CD playing.To change the indicated text, push the PTYbutton.The text will change as follows:If the text is more than 11 letters, push theAUTO.P button to display the remaining text. CD EJECT:When the CD EJECT button is pushed with thecompact disc loaded, the compact disc will be SAA0451 SAA0580ejected. CD CARE AND CLEANING 1. Mode select switch (if so equipped)To eject the discs selected by the CD selectbutton, push the EJECT button for less than 1.5 ¼ Handle a CD by its edges. Never touch the 2. Volume control switch (up or down)seconds. surface of the disc. Do not bend the disc. 3. Memory change seek and APS switch (up)To eject all the discs, push the EJECT button for ¼ Always place the discs in the storage case when they are not being used. 4. Memory change seek and APS switchmore than 1.5 seconds. ¼ To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the (down)If the compact disc comes out and is not center to the outer edge using a clean, soft 5. ON-OFF switch or Mode select switch (if soremoved, it will be pulled back into the slot cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circularto protect it. (without 8 cm diameter com- equipped) motion.pact discs) Do not use a conventional record cleaner or “MODE” select switch (if soCD IN indicator: alcohol intended for industrial use. equipped) ¼ A new disc may be rough on its inner andCD IN indicator appears on the display when the Push the mode select switch to change the outer edges. Remove the rough edges usingCD is loaded with the system on. mode in the sequence of AM, FM1, FM2, (SAT1, the side of a pen or pencil as illustrated.4-28 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SAT2 if so equipped), CD autochanger and tween programs, the system may not stop in theTape. desired or expected location.Volume control switches FF REW (tape or CD changer):Push the upper or lower side switch to increase Push the tuning switch “ ” or “ ” foror decrease the volume. more than 1.5 seconds to rewind or fast forward the tape or to change the playing disc up or Tuning down.Memory change (radio): To stop the FF or REW function, press the switch you pushed for more than 1.5 secondsPush the tuning switch “ ” or “ ” for again.less than 1.5 seconds to change the radiofrequency/channel. “ON⋅OFF” switch (if so equipped)Seek tuning (radio): With the ignition key turned to the ACC or ON SAA0164 position, push the “ON⋅OFF” switch to turn thePush the tuning switch “ ” or “ ” for audio system ON or OFF. ANTENNAmore than 1.5 seconds to seek the next orprevious FM/AM radio station or satellite radio Manual antennachannel. The manual antenna on your vehicle remains inAPS (Automatic Program Search) FF, the upper position at all times. The antennaAPS REW (tape or CD changer): cannot be shortened, but can be removed. When you need to remove the antenna, turn thePush the tuning switch “ ” or antenna nut counterclockwise. To install the“ ” for less than 1.5 seconds to return to antenna rod, turn the antenna nut clockwise.the beginning of the present program or skip to Tighten the antenna rod to specification using athe next program. Push several times to skip suitable tool, such as an open-end wrench. Theback or skip through programs. antenna rod tightening specification is 3.4 to 3.6This system searches for the blank intervals N⋅m (30 to 32 in-lb). Do not use pliers to tightenbetween selections. If there is a blank interval the antenna as they can leave marks on thewithin one program or there is no interval be- antenna surface. The antenna rod cannot be Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-29 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • hand tightened to the proper specification. ¼ To prevent damage, be sure that ¼ When cleaning the inside of the power antenna is fully retracted be- windshield, be careful not to scratch CAUTION fore the vehicle enters an automated or damage the window antenna. car wash. Lightly wipe along the antenna with a ¼ Always properly tighten the antenna dampened soft cloth. rod during installation or the antenna ¼ Dirt and other foreign matter on the rod may bend or break during vehicle power antenna rod may interrupt its operation. operation. Clean the rod periodically with a damp cloth. This type of clean- ¼ To prevent damage, be sure that ing is especially important during the manual antenna is removed before winter seasons in areas where road the vehicle enters an automated car salt and other chemicals may be wash. spread on road surfaces and splashed onto the antenna rod.Power antennaThe antenna will automatically extend when the Window antennaradio is turned on, and retract when switched off. The antenna pattern is printed inside the wind-If the radio is left on, the antenna will retract and shield.extend with the ignition key OFF-ON operation. CAUTION CAUTION ¼ Do not place metalized film near the ¼ Before turning the radio on, make windshield or attach any metal parts sure that there is no one near the to it. This may cause poor reception antenna outlet and there is enough or noise. space for it to extend.4-30 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CAR PHONE OR CB RADIOWhen installing a car phone or CB, ham radio inyour NISSAN, be sure to observe the following CAUTIONcautions, otherwise the new equipment mayadversely affect the Engine control system and ¼ Keep the antenna as far as possibleother electronic parts. away from the Engine Control Mod- ule (ECM). WARNING ¼ Keep the antenna wire more than 8 in ¼ A cellular telephone should not be (20 cm) away from the Multiport Fuel used while driving so full attention Injection harness. Do not route the may be given to vehicle operation. antenna wire next to any harness. Some jurisdictions prohibit the use ¼ Adjust the antenna standing-wave of cellular telephones while driving. ratio as recommended by the manu- ¼ If you must make a call while your facturer. 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 NISSAN dealer. vehicle 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. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-31 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
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    • 5 Starting and drivingPrecautions when starting and driving ............................. 5-2 Break-in schedule ............................................................... 5-20 Exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide) .................................. 5-2 Increasing fuel economy.................................................... 5-20 Three way catalyst ........................................................... 5-3 Using part time four wheel drive (4WD)....................... 5-21 Low tire pressure warning system (if so Transfer case shifting procedures............................. 5-23 equipped) ........................................................................... 5-3 Using all-mode four wheel drive (4WD) ....................... 5-25 On-pavement and offroad driving precautions......... 5-4 Transfer case shifting procedures............................. 5-25 Avoiding collision and rollover ...................................... 5-5 Parking/parking on hills...................................................... 5-32 Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving.............................. 5-5 Power steering ..................................................................... 5-33 Driving safety precautions.............................................. 5-5 Brake system ........................................................................ 5-34Ignition switch ......................................................................... 5-7 Braking precautions ...................................................... 5-34 Automatic transmission................................................... 5-7 Anti-lock brake system (ABS).................................... 5-34 Manual transmission ........................................................ 5-9 Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system Key positions..................................................................... 5-9 (if so equipped).................................................................... 5-36 Nissan vehicle immobilizer system............................... 5-9Before starting the engine ................................................ 5-10 Cold weather driving .......................................................... 5-37Starting the engine ............................................................. 5-10 Freeing a frozen door lock .......................................... 5-37Driving the vehicle............................................................... 5-11 Anti-freeze ....................................................................... 5-37 Automatic transmission ................................................ 5-11 Battery .............................................................................. 5-37 Manual transmission ..................................................... 5-15 Draining of coolant water ............................................ 5-37Parking brake........................................................................ 5-17 Tire equipment................................................................ 5-37Cruise control (if so equipped)........................................ 5-18 Special winter equipment............................................ 5-38 Precautions on cruise control .................................... 5-18 Driving on snow or ice ................................................. 5-38 Cruise control operations ............................................ 5-18 Engine block heater (if so equipped)....................... 5-39 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTINGAND DRIVING EXHAUST GAS (Carbon monoxide) WARNING 1. Open all the windows. WARNING 2. Set the air recirculation switch ¼ Do not leave children or adults who OFF and the fan control at 4 (high) would normally require the support to circulate the air. Do not breathe exhaust gases; they con- of others alone in your vehicle. Pets tain colorless and odorless carbon mon- ¼ If electrical wiring or other cable con- should not be left alone either. They oxide. Carbon monoxide is dangerous. nections must pass to a trailer could accidentally injure themselves It can cause unconsciousness or death. through the seal on the back door or or others through inadvertent opera- tion of the vehicle. Also, on hot, ¼ If you suspect that exhaust fumes are the body, follow the manufacturer’s sunny days, temperatures in a closed entering the vehicle, drive with all recommendation to prevent carbon vehicle could quickly become high windows fully open, and have the monoxide entry into the vehicle. enough to cause severe or possibly vehicle inspected immediately. ¼ If a special body or other equipment fatal injuries to people or animals. is added for recreational or other ¼ Do not run the engine in closed ¼ Properly secure all cargo to help pre- spaces such as a garage. usage, follow the manufacturer’s rec- vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not ommendation to prevent carbon ¼ Do not park the vehicle with the en- monoxide entry into the vehicle. place cargo higher than the seat- gine running for any extended length (Some recreational vehicle appli- backs. In a sudden stop or collision, of time. ances such as stoves, refrigerator, unsecured cargo could cause per- sonal injury. ¼ Keep the back door and glass hatch heaters, etc. may also generate car- closed while driving, otherwise ex- bon monoxide.) haust gases could be drawn into the ¼ The exhaust system and body should passenger compartment. If you must be inspected by a qualified mechanic drive with the back door or glass whenever: hatch open, follow these precautions: a. The vehicle is raised for service.5-2 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • b. You suspect that exhaust fumes grass, waste paper or rags. They may ¼ Do not race the engine while warm- are entering into the passenger ignite and cause a fire. ing it up. compartment. ¼ Do not push or tow your vehicle to c. You notice a change in the sound start the engine. of the exhaust system. CAUTION d. You have had an accident involv- ¼ Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING ing damage to the exhaust system, SYSTEM (if so equipped) from leaded gasoline seriously re- underbody, or rear of the vehicle. duce the three way catalyst’s ability The low tire pressure warning system monitors to help reduce exhaust pollutants. tire pressure of all wheels (except the spare tire).THREE WAY CATALYST ¼ Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunc- The low tire pressure warning system will acti-The three way catalyst is an emission control tions in the ignition, fuel injection, or vate only when the vehicle is driven at speedsdevice, installed in the exhaust system. In the electrical systems can cause overrich above 20 MPH (32 km/h). Also, this system mayconverter, exhaust gases are burned at high fuel flow into the three way catalyst, not detect a sudden drop in tire pressure (fortemperatures to help reduce pollutants. causing it to overheat. Do not keep example a flat tire by catching something while driving if the engine misfires, or if driving). WARNING noticeable loss of performance or Frequently check the tire pressure and adjust other unusual operating conditions pressure of each tire properly. ¼ The exhaust gas and the exhaust sys- are detected. Have the vehicle in- tem are very hot. Keep people, ani- spected promptly by an authorized LOW PRESSURE warning mals or flammable materials away NISSAN dealer. If the vehicle is being driven with a flat tire or low from the exhaust system compo- ¼ Avoid driving with an extremely low tire pressure (lower than 25 psi, 171 kPa), the nents. fuel level. Running out of fuel could low tire pressure warning light illuminates and cause the engine to misfire, damag- the chime sounds for about 10 seconds. ¼ Do not stop or park the vehicle over flammable materials, such as dry ing the three way catalyst. For additional information regarding the above warning, see “Warning/indicator lights and au- Starting and driving 5-3 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • dible reminders” in the “2. Instruments and Operation is subject to the following twocontrols” section. tion. Contact your NISSAN dealer as conditions: (1) This device may not cause soon as possible for tire replacement harmful interference, and (2) this device and/or system resetting. must accept any interference received, in- WARNING cluding interference that may cause undes- ¼ Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol ired operation of the device. ¼ If the low tire pressure warning light tire sealant into the tires, as this may illuminates and the chime sounds for cause a malfunction of the tire pres- ON-PAVEMENT AND OFFROAD about 10 seconds while driving, avoid sure sensors. DRIVING PRECAUTIONS sudden steering maneuvers or abrupt Utility vehicles have a significantly higher braking, reduce vehicle speed, pull rollover rate than other types of vehicles. off the road to a safe location and CAUTION stop the vehicle as soon as possible. They have higher ground clearance than passen- Serious vehicle damage could occur ger cars to make them capable of performing in Do not place metalized film or any metal and may lead to an accident and a variety of on-pavement and offroad applica- parts (antenna, etc.) on the windows. tions. This gives them a higher center of gravity could result in serious personal in- This may cause poor reception of the than ordinary cars. An advantage of higher jury. Check the tire pressure for all signals from the tire pressure sensors, ground clearance is a better view of the road, four wheels and adjust the pressure and the low tire pressure warning sys- allowing you to anticipate problems. However, to the COLD tire pressure shown on tem will not function properly. they are not designed for cornering at the same the tire placard. If you have a flat tire, speeds as conventional two-wheel drive ve- replace it with a spare tire as soon as hicles any more than low-slung sports cars are possible. (See “Flat tire” in the “6. In FCC Notice: designed to perform satisfactorily under offroad case of emergency” section for Changes or modifications not expressly conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp turns or changing a flat tire.) approved by the manufacturer compliance abrupt maneuvers, particularly at high speeds. ¼ When a spare tire is mounted or a could void the user’s authority to operate As with other vehicles of this type, failure to the equipment. operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss wheel is replaced, the low tire pres- of control or vehicle rollover. sure warning system will not func- This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Be sure to read the driving safety precautions Canada. later in this section.5-4 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • AVOIDING COLLISION AND nificantly more likely to die than a person And that’s true for drugs too (over the counter,ROLLOVER wearing a seat belt. prescription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if your ability to operate your vehicle is impaired by DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND alcohol, drugs, or some other physical condition. WARNING DRIVING DRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe WARNING Your NISSAN is designed for both normal and and prudent manner may result in loss offroad use. However, avoid driving in deep of control or an accident. Never drive under the influence of alco- water or mud as your NISSAN is mainly de- hol or drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream signed for leisure use, unlike a conventional offroad vehicle.Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey reduces coordination, delays reactionall traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed, time and impairs judgement. Driving af- Remember that two wheel drive models are lesshigh speed cornering, or sudden steering ma- ter drinking alcohol increases the likeli- capable than four wheel drive models for roughneuvers, because these driving practices could hood of being involved in an accident road driving and extrication when stuck in deepcause you to lose control of your vehicle. As injuring yourself and others. Addition- snow or mud, or the like.with any vehicle, a loss of control could ally, if you are injured in the accident,result in a collision with other vehicles or Please observe the following precautions: alcohol can increase the severity of theobjects, or cause the vehicle to rollover, injury.particularly if the loss of control causes the WARNINGvehicle to slide sideways. Be attentive at alltimes, and avoid driving when tired. Never drive Nissan is committed to safe driving. But, you ¼ Drive carefully when off the road andwhen under the influence of alcohol or drugs must choose not to drive under the influence of(including prescription or over-the-counter avoid dangerous areas. Every person alcohol. Every year thousands of people aredrugs which may cause drowsiness). Always who drives or rides in this vehicle injured or killed in alcohol related accidents.wear your seat belt as outlined in the “1. Seats, should be seated with their seat belt Although the local laws vary on what is consid-restraints and supplemental air bag systems” fastened. This will keep you and your ered to be legally intoxicated, the fact is thatsection of this manual, and also instruct your alcohol affects all people differently and most passengers in position when drivingpassengers to do so. Seat belts help reduce the over rough terrain. people underestimate the effects of alcohol.risk of injury in collisions and rollovers. In arollover crash, an unbelted person is sig- Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! Starting and driving 5-5 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • ¼ Before driving up or down grades, hill. At the top there could be a drop- ¼ To avoid raising the center of gravity check the road surface for bumps or off or other hazard that could cause excessively, do not exceed the rated potholes. Be sure to climb a gentle an accident. capacity of the roof rack and evenly slope and descend a gentle slope. distribute the load. Secure heavy ¼ If your engine stalls or you cannot loads in the cargo area as far forward ¼ Do not drive across steep slopes. make it to the top of a steep hill, and as low as possible. Do not equip Instead drive either straight up or never attempt to turn around. Your the vehicle with tires larger than straight down the slopes. Off-road vehicle could tip or roll over. Always specified in this manual. This could vehicles can tip over sideways much back straight down in R (Reverse) cause your vehicle to roll over. more easily than they can forward or gear. Never back down in N (Neutral) backward. or with the clutch depressed (manual ¼ Do not grip the inside or spokes of transmission vehicles), using only the the steering wheel when driving of- ¼ Many hills are too steep for any ve- brake, as this could cause loss of froad. The steering wheel could move hicle. If you drive up them, you may control. suddenly and injure your hands. In- stall. If you drive down them, you may stead drive with your fingers and not be able to control your speed. If ¼ Heavy braking going down a hill thumbs on the outside of the rim. you drive across them, you may roll could cause your brakes to overheat over. and fade, resulting in loss of control ¼ Before operating the vehicle, ensure and an accident. Apply brakes lightly that the driver and all passengers ¼ Do not shift gears while driving on and use a low gear to control your have their seat belts fastened. downhill grades as this could cause speed. loss of control of the vehicle. ¼ Always drive with the floor mats in ¼ Unsecured cargo can be thrown place as the floor may become hot. ¼ Be sure to use the engine brake. The around when driving over rough ter- foot brake performance may be re- ¼ Lower your speed when encountering rain. Properly secure all cargo so it duced, resulting in a possible acci- strong crosswinds. With a higher will not be thrown forward and cause dent. center of gravity, your NISSAN is injury to you or your passengers. more affected by strong side winds. ¼ Stay alert when driving to the top of a5-6 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • IGNITION SWITCH Slower speeds ensure better vehicle ¼ Be sure to check the brakes immedi- control. ately after driving in mud or water. See “Brake system” later in this sec-¼ Do not drive beyond the performance tion for wet brakes. of the tires, even with 4WD engaged. ¼ Avoid parking your vehicle on steep Accelerating quickly, sharp steering hills. If you get out of the vehicle and maneuvers or sudden braking may it rolls forward, backward or side- cause loss of control. ways, you could be injured.¼ If at all possible, avoid sharp turning ¼ Whenever you drive off-road through maneuvers, particularly at high sand, mud or water as deep as the speeds. Your NISSAN four wheel wheel hub, more frequent mainte- drive vehicle has a higher center of nance may be required. See “Peri- SSD0083 gravity than a two wheel drive ve- odic maintenance” in the “Service hicle. The vehicle is not designed for AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION and Maintenance Guide”. cornering at the same speeds as con- ventional two wheel drive vehicles. On automatic transmission models, the ignition Failure to operate this vehicle cor- lock is designed so that the key cannot be rectly could result in loss of control turned to LOCK and removed until the selector lever is moved to the P (Park) position. and/or a roll over accident. When removing the key from the ignition, make¼ Always use tires of the same type, sure the selector lever is in the P (Park) position. size, brand, construction (bias, bias- belted or radial), and tread pattern on If the selector lever is not returned to P (Park), all four wheels. Install tire chains on the key cannot be moved toward LOCK. the rear wheels when driving on slip- When the key cannot be turned toward the pery roads and drive carefully. LOCK position, proceed as follows to remove the key: Starting and driving 5-7 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • 1) Move the selector lever into the P (Park) position. WARNING2) Turn the ignition key slightly in the ON direc- tion. Never remove or turn the key to the3) Turn the key toward the LOCK position. LOCK position while driving. The steer- ing wheel will lock. This may cause the4) Remove the key. driver to lose control of the vehicle andIf the key is removed from the ignition switch, the could result in serious vehicle damageselector lever cannot be moved from P (Park). or personal injury.The selector lever can be moved if theignition switch is in the ON position andthe foot brake pedal is depressed.There is an OFF position in between LOCK and SSD0082CACC, although it does not show on the lockcylinder. When the ignition is in OFF the steering MANUAL TRANSMISSIONwheel is not locked. The switch includes an anti-theft steering lockIn order for the steering wheel to be locked, it device.must be turned about 1/6 of a turn clockwisefrom the straight up position. The ignition key can only be removed when the switch is in the LOCK position.To lock the steering wheel, turn the key tothe LOCK position. Remove the key. To On manual transmission models, to turn theunlock the steering wheel, insert the key ignition key to LOCK from ACC or ON, first turnand turn it gently while rotating the steer- the key to OFF and turn the key to LOCK whileing wheel slightly right and left. pushing the key in. In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it must be turned about 1/6 of a turn clockwise from the straight up position. To lock the steering wheel, turn the key to5-8 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • the LOCK position. Remove the key. To This position turns on the ignition system and the Immobilizer System key.unlock the steering wheel, insert the key electrical accessories. If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSANand turn it gently while rotating the steer- recommends placing the registered Nissan Ve- START (4)ing wheel slightly right and left. hicle Immobilizer System key on a separate key This position activates the starter motor, starting ring to avoid interference from other devices. the engine. WARNING NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER Never remove or turn the key to the SYSTEM LOCK position while driving. The steer- ing wheel will lock. This may cause the The Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System will not allow the engine to start without the use of the driver to lose control of the vehicle and registered Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System could result in serious vehicle damage key. or personal injury. If the engine fails to start using the registered Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System key (for ex-KEY POSITIONS ample, when interference is caused by another Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System key, an au-LOCK (Normal parking position) (0) tomated toll road device or automated paymentThe ignition key can only be removed when the device on the key ring), restart the engine usingswitch is at this position. the following procedures: 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON positionOFF (1) for approximately 5 seconds.The engine can be turned off without locking the 2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCKsteering wheel. position, and wait approximately 10 seconds.ACC (Accessories) (2) 3. Repeat step 1 and 2.This position activates electrical accessories 4. Restart the engine while holding the devicesuch as the radio when the engine is not running. (which may have caused the interference)ON (Normal operating position) (3) separate from the registered Nissan Vehicle Starting and driving 5-9 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINE¼ Make sure the area around the vehicle is 1. Apply the parking brake. accelerator pedal a little (approximately 1/5 clear. to the floor) and hold it then crank the engine. 2. Automatic transmission: Release the key and the accelerator pedal¼ Check fluid levels such as engine oil, coolant, Move the selector lever to P (Park position) or when the engine starts. brake and clutch fluid, window washer fluid as frequently as possible, at least whenever N (Neutral position). (P preferred) ¼ If the engine is very hard to start because it is you refuel. The selector lever cannot be moved out flooded, depress the accelerator pedal all the of P and into any of the other gear way to the floor and hold it. Crank the engine¼ Check to be sure that all windows and light positions if the ignition key is turned to for 5 to 6 seconds. After cranking the engine, lenses are clean. LOCK or if the key is removed from the release the accelerator pedal. Crank the en-¼ Visually inspect tires for their appearance and gine with your foot off the accelerator switch. condition. Also check tires for proper infla- pedal by turning the ignition key to START. tion. The starter is designed not to operate if Release the key when the engine starts. If the the selector lever is in one of the driving engine starts, but fails to run, repeat the¼ Lock all doors. above procedure. positions.¼ Position seat and adjust head restraints. Manual transmission:¼ Adjust inside and outside mirrors. CAUTION Move the gearshift lever to N (Neutral posi-¼ Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to tion), and depress the clutch pedal to the do likewise. Do not operate the starter for more than floor while starting the engine. 15 seconds at a time. If the engine does¼ Check the operation of warning lights when The starter is designed not to operate not start, turn the key off and wait 10 key is turned to the ON (3) position. unless the clutch pedal is fully de- seconds before cranking again, other- pressed. wise the starter could be damaged. 3. Crank the engine with your foot off the accelerator pedal by turning the ignition 4. Warm-up key to START. Release the key when the engine starts. If the engine starts, but fails to Always allow the engine to idle for at least 30 run, repeat the above procedure. seconds after starting. Drive at moderate speed for a short distance first, especially in ¼ If the engine is very hard to start in extremely cold weather. cold weather or when restarting, depress the5-10 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • DRIVING THE VEHICLEAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION push the selector lever button to shift into aThe automatic transmission in your vehicle is driving gear. CAUTIONelectronically controlled by a transmission con- 2. Release the parking brake and foot brake,trol module to produce maximum power and then gradually start the vehicle in motion. When stopping the vehicle on an uphillsmooth operation. grade, do not hold the vehicle by de-Shown on the following pages are the recom- WARNING pressing the accelerator pedal. The foot brake should be used for this purpose.mended operating procedures for this transmis-sion. Follow these procedures for maximum ve- ¼ Do not depress the accelerator pedalhicle performance and driving enjoyment. If your while shifting from P or N to R, D, 2 orvehicle is equipped with four wheel drive, see 1. Always depress the brake pedal“Using four wheel drive” later in this section. until shifting is completed. Failure to do so could cause you to lose control¼ After starting the engine, fully depress the and have an accident. foot brake pedal and push the selector lever button before shifting the selector lever to the ¼ Cold engine idle speed is high, so use R, N, D, 2 or 1 position. Be sure the vehicle is caution when shifting into a forward fully stopped before attempting to shift the or reverse gear before the engine has selector lever. warmed up.This automatic transmission is designed ¼ Never shift to P or R while the vehicleso that the foot brake pedal MUST be is moving forward. Never shift to P ordepressed before shifting from P to any D while vehicle is moving rearward.drive position while the ignition switch is These could cause an accident.ON. ¼ On slippery roads, do not downshift.The selector lever cannot be moved out of This may cause a loss of control.P and into any of the other gear positions ifthe ignition key is turned to LOCK or if thekey is removed from the switch.1. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and Starting and driving 5-11 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • first, then move the lever to the P (Park) position. Four wheel drive: (Part time) R (Reverse): 2H and 4H positions 50 MPH (80 km/h) Use this position to back up. Always be sure the vehicle is completely stopped before selecting R 4L position 19 MPH (30 km/h) (Reverse). The brake pedal must be de- (All-mode) pressed and selector lever button pushed in to move the selector lever from P (Park), 2WD and AUTO positions N (Neutral) or any drive position to R (Re- 60 MPH (95 km/h) verse). 4H position 50 MPH (80 km/h) N (Neutral): 4LO position 22 MPH (35 km/h) Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. 1 (Low gear): The engine can be started in this position. You SSD0092 Use this position when climbing steep hills may shift to N and restart a stalled engine while slowly or driving slowly through deep snow,Shifting the vehicle is moving. sand or mud, or for maximum engine braking onPush the button to shift into P, R or from D to 2. D (Drive): steep downhill grades.All other positions can be selected without Use this position for all normal forward driving. Do not shift into 1 position at speeds over thepushing the button. following speeds: 2 (Second gear):P (Park): Two wheel drive: Use for hill climbing, effective engine braking onUse this selector position when the vehicle is downhill grades or starting on slippery roads. 60 MPH (95 km/h)parked or when starting the engine. Make sure Four wheel drive:the vehicle is completely stopped. The brake Do not downshift into the 2 position at speeds (Part time)pedal must be depressed and the selector over the following speeds and do not exceed thelever button pushed in to move the selec- following speeds in the 2 position: 2H and 4H positions 50 MPH (80 km/h)tor lever from N (Neutral) or any drive Two wheel drive: 4L position 19 MPH (30 km/h)position to P (Park). Apply the parking brake.When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake 60 MPH (95 km/h)5-12 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • (All-mode) 2WD and AUTO positions 30 MPH (50 km/h) 4H position 30 MPH (50 km/h) 4LO position 10 MPH (15 km/h)Do not exceed the following speeds in the 1position: Two wheel drive: 30 MPH (50 km/h) Four wheel drive: (Part time) 2H and 4H positions 30 MPH (50 km/h) 4L position 12 MPH (19 km/h) (All-mode) 2WD and AUTO positions 30 MPH (50 km/h) 4H position 30 MPH (50 km/h) SSD0212A SSD0111B 4LO position 10 MPH (15 km/h) Starting and driving 5-13 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Shift lock release Accelerator downshiftIf the battery charge is low, the select lever may — In D position —not be moved from the P position even with the For rapid passing or hill climbing, fully depressbrake pedal depressed and the select lever the accelerator pedal to the floor. This shifts thebutton pushed. transmission down into second gear or first gear,To move the select lever, remove the shift lock depending on the vehicle speed.cover using a flat-bladed screwdriver, and pushthe shift lock release button and select leverbutton with the parking brake securely appliedand the brake pedal firmly depressed. The selectlever can be moved to N (Neutral).To push the shift lock release button, follow theprocedure as illustrated. SSD0106If the lever cannot be moved out of P (Park) haveyour NISSAN dealer check the automatic trans- Overdrive switchmission system as soon as possible. Each time your vehicle is started, the transmis- sion is automatically reset to overdrive on. WARNING ON: For normal driving the overdrive switch is engaged. The transmission is up- If the selector lever cannot be moved shifted into overdrive as the vehicle from the P position while the engine is speed increases. running and the brake pedal is de- The overdrive does not engage until the pressed, the stop lights may not work. engine has warmed up. Malfunctioning stop lights could cause an accident injuring yourself and others. OFF: For driving up and down long slopes where engine braking would be advan- tageous, push the overdrive switch. The O/D OFF light illuminates. When cruis-5-14 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • ing at a low speed or climbing a gentle key back to the ON position. The vehicle slope, you may feel uncomfortable shift should return to its normal operating con- shocks as the transmission shifts be- dition. If it does not return to its normal tween 3rd and overdrive repeatedly. In operating condition have your NISSAN this case, press the overdrive switch. dealer check the transmission and repair if The O/D OFF indicator light comes on necessary. at this time.When driving conditions change, press the over-drive switch again. The O/D OFF indicator lightgoes out.Remember not to drive at high speeds for ex-tended periods of time with the O/D OFF lightilluminated. This reduces the fuel economy. SSD0107Fail-safe MANUAL TRANSMISSIONWhen the Fail-safe operation occurs, the nexttime the key is turned to the ON position, the ShiftingO/D OFF light will blink for approximately 8seconds after coming on for 2 seconds. Whilethe vehicle can be driven under these circum- WARNINGstances please note that the gears in the auto-matic transmission may be locked in third gear. ¼ Do not downshift abruptly on slip- pery roads. This may cause a loss ofIf the vehicle is driven under extreme con- control.ditions, such as excessive wheel spinningand subsequent hard braking, the Fail-safe ¼ Do not over-rev the engine whensystem may be activated. This will occur shifting to a lower gear. This mayeven if all electrical circuits are functioning cause a loss of control or engineproperly. In this case, turn the ignition keyOFF and wait for 3 seconds. Then turn the Starting and driving 5-15 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • MPH (km/h) Allowable maximum speed in each gear damage. 1st to 2nd 15 (24) 2nd to 3rd 25 (40) Two wheel drive models and four wheel driveTo change gears, or when up shifting or down models (2H position) MPH (km/h)shifting, depress the clutch pedal fully, shift into 3rd to 4th 40 (64) 4th to 5th 45 (72) 1st 22 (36)the appropriate gear, then release the clutch 2nd 37 (60)slowly and smoothly. ¼ Four wheel drive model (4L position) 3rd 56 (90)Start the vehicle in 1st gear and shift to 2nd, 3rd MPH (km/h) 4th & 5th — (—)and 4th up to 5th gear in sequence according to 1st to 2nd 8 (13)the vehicle speed. 2nd to 3rd 12 (20) Four wheel drive models MPH (km/h)You cannot shift directly from 5th gear into 3rd to 4th 20 (32) 4H positionReverse. First shift into the Neutral position, then 4th to 5th 22 (36) 1st 22 (36)into Reverse. 2nd 37 (60)If it is difficult to move the shift lever into Reverse Suggested maximum speed in each 3rd 50 (80)or 1st, shift into Neutral, then release the clutch gear 4th & 5th 50 (80)pedal and shift into Reverse or 1st again. If your Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not 4L positionvehicle is equipped with four wheel drive, see running smoothly, or if you need to accelerate. 1st 9 (15)“Using four wheel drive” later in this section. 2nd 19 (30) Do not exceed the maximum suggested speed 3rd 28 (45)Suggested up-shift speeds (shown below) in any gear. For level road driving, 4th & 5th 31 (50)The table below provides suggested speed use the highest gear suggested for that speed.ranges for shifting into a higher gear. These Always observe posted speed limits, and drivesuggestions relate to fuel economy and vehicle according to the road conditions which willperformance. Actual shift ranges should be ad- ensure safe operation. Do not overrev the engine CAUTIONjusted for specific road conditions, weather con- when shifting to a lower gear as it may causeditions and individual driving habits. engine damage or loss of vehicle control. ¼ Do not rest your foot on the clutch¼ Two wheel drive models and four wheel drive pedal while driving. This may cause models (2H and 4H position) clutch damage. ¼ Stop your vehicle completely before shifting into R (Reverse).5-16 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • PARKING BRAKE 4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning¼ When the vehicle is stopped for a light goes out. period of time, for example at a stop light, shift to N (Neutral) and release WARNING the clutch pedal with the foot brake applied. ¼ Be sure the parking brake is fully released before driving. Failure to do so can cause brake failure and lead to an accident. ¼ Do not release the parking brake from outside the vehicle. ¼ Do not use the gear shift in place of PD1001M the parking brake. When parking, be To apply: pull the lever up. sure the parking brake is fully en- gaged. To release: ¼ Do not leave children unattended in a 1. Firmly apply foot brake. vehicle. They could release the park- 2. Manual transmission models: ing brake and cause an accident. Place the gearshift lever in the N (Neutral) position. Automatic transmission models: Move the selector lever to the P (Park) posi- tion. 3. While pulling up on the lever slightly, push the button and lower completely. Starting and driving 5-17 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CRUISE CONTROL (if soequipped) WARNING off immediately. Failure to do so may cause engine damage. Do not use the cruise control when driv- ing under the following conditions: PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE ¼ when it is not possible to keep the CONTROL vehicle at a set speed. ¼ If the engine coolant temperature becomes ¼ in heavy traffic or in traffic that varies excessively high, the cruise control system in speed. will automatically be canceled. ¼ If the cruise control system malfunctions, it ¼ on winding or hilly roads. cancels automatically. The SET indicator light ¼ on slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, in the instrument panel then blinks to warn etc.) the driver. SSD0236A ¼ in very windy areas. ¼ If the SET indicator light blinks, turn the CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS cruise control main switch off and have the Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle system checked by your NISSAN dealer. The cruise control allows driving at a fixed speed control and result in an accident. between 25 to 89 MPH (40 to 144 km/h) ¼ The SET indicator light may blink when the without keeping your foot on the accelerator cruise control main switch is turned on while pedal. pushing the RES/ACCEL, COAST/ To turn on the cruise control, push the main CAUTION SET, or CANCEL switch (located on the switch on. The CRUISE indicator light on the steering wheel). To properly set the cruise control system, perform the preceding steps meter panel will come on. On manual transmission models, do not in the order indicated. shift into N (Neutral) without depressing To set at cruising speed, accelerate your vehicle to the desired speed, push the the clutch pedal when the cruise control SET/COAST switch and release it. (The SET is set. Should this occur, depress the light will come on.) Take your foot off the accel- clutch pedal and turn the main switch5-18 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • b) Tap the brake pedal; The SET light will go To reset at a slower cruising speed, follow out. either of these three methods: c) Turn the main switch off. Both the CRUISE a) Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the vehicle indicator and SET indicator lights will go out. attains the desired speed, push the SET/COAST switch and release it. ¼ If you depress the brake pedal while pushing the ACCEL/RES set switch and reset at the b) Push and hold the SET/COAST switch. Re- cruising speed, turn the main switch off once lease the switch when the vehicle slows and then turn it on again. down to the desired speed. ¼ The cruise control will automatically be can- c) Push, then quickly release the SET/ celled if the vehicle slows down more than 8 COAST switch. Each time you do this, the set MPH (13 km/h) below the set speed. speed will decrease by about 1 MPH (1.6 ¼ Depress the clutch pedal (manual transmis- km/h). SSD0219D sion), or move the selector lever to N position To resume the preset speed, push and re- (automatic transmission). The SET light will lease the ACCEL/RES set switch. The vehicleerator pedal. Your vehicle will maintain the set go out.speed. will resume the last set cruising speed when the To reset at a faster cruising speed, follow vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h).¼ To pass another vehicle, depress the ac- either of these three methods: celerator pedal. When you release the pedal, Precautions the vehicle will return to the previously set a) Depress the accelerator pedal. When the speed. vehicle attains the desired speed, push and ¼ The CRUISE indicator may sometimes blink release the SET/COAST switch. when the cruise control switch (Main switch)¼ The vehicle may not maintain the set speed is turned ON while pushing the ACCEL/RES when going up or down steep hills. If this b) Push and hold the ACCEL/RES set switch. switch or SET/COAST switch or CANCEL happens, drive without the cruise control. When the vehicle attains the speed you switch (located on the steering wheel). To desire, release the switch.To cancel the preset speed, follow any of properly set the cruise control system per- c) Push, then quickly release the ACCEL/ form the steps above in the order indicated.these three methods: RES set switch. Each time you do this, the (This is a fail-safe mode. Turn the main switcha) Push the cancel switch; The SET light will go set speed will increase by about 1 MPH (1.6 OFF and turn it ON again without pushing the out. km/h). set switch to return to normal operation.) Starting and driving 5-19 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • BREAK-IN SCHEDULE INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY¼ If the cruise control system malfunctions, it During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km), follow will cancel automatically. The SET indicator in these recommendations to obtain maximum en- the meter assembly will then blink to warn the gine performance and ensure the future reliability driver. and economy of your new vehicle. Failure to follow these recommendations may result in¼ When the SET indicator blinks, turn the shortened engine life and reduced engine per- cruise control switch (Main switch) OFF and formance. have the system checked by your NISSAN dealer. ¼ Avoid driving for long periods at constant speed, either fast or slow. Do not run the engine over 4,000 rpm. ¼ Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear. ¼ Avoid quick starts. ¼ Avoid hard braking as much as possible. SD0001 ¼ Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles ¼ Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain (800 km). 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. ¼ Keep your engine tuned up.5-20 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • USING PART TIME FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD)¼ Follow the recommended periodic mainte- MPH (80 km/h) in 4H are not recom- nance schedule. mended.¼ Keep the tires inflated at the correct pres- 4L — (4WD, low range) Four wheels are driven. sure. Low pressure will increase tire wear and Use when climbing or descending steep hills, or waste fuel. during hard driving in sand, mud or deep snow. The 4L position provides maximum power¼ Keep the front wheels in correct alignment. and traction. Avoid raising vehicle speed Improper alignment will cause increased tire excessively, as the maximum speed is ap- wear and lower fuel economy. proximately 30 MPH (50 km/h).¼ Air conditioner operation lowers fuel N — No wheels are driven. Always keep the economy. Use the air conditioner only when transfer lever out of the N position. Shift the lever necessary. quickly and smoothly when moving across the N¼ When cruising at highway speeds, it is more position with the vehicle stopped. economical to use the air conditioner and SSD0128 leave the windows closed to reduce drag. WARNING 2H — (2WD, high range) Only the rear wheels¼ are driven. Use for driving under the same Use 4H or 4L position only when necessary. conditions as standard 2WD vehicle, or state ¼ When parking the vehicle, apply the Four wheel drive operation lowers fuel dynamometer I/M testing. parking brake and shift the transfer economy. control lever in the 2H, 4H or 4L 4H — (4WD, high range) Four wheels are driven. position. Use when driving on roads where it is difficult to drive in the 2H position (i.e., driving at normal ¼ Do not leave the transfer control le- speeds on snow covered, icy, wet, muddy or ver in the N position. Otherwise, the sandy roads). vehicle could roll unexpectedly even The 4H position provides greater power if the manual transmission is in any and traction. Avoid excessive speed, as it gear or the automatic transmission in will cause increased fuel consumption and the P position. If the ATP light is on, higher oil temperature, and could damage this indicates that the automatic drivetrain components. Speeds over 50 Starting and driving 5-21 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • transmission P position will not func- tion and the transfer lever is in neu- tral. ¼ Failure to engage the transfer control lever in 2H, 4H or 4L could result in the vehicle moving unexpectedly, re- sulting in serious personal injury or property damage. CAUTION Do not drive the vehicle in 4H or 4L on dry hard surface roads. Driving on dry, hard surfaces in 4H or 4L may cause unnecessary noise, tire wear and in- creased fuel consumption.5-22 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • TRANSFER CASE SHIFTING PROCEDURES TO SHIFT MANUAL TRANSMISSION MODELS SHIFT PROCEDURE TRANSFER CASE: Move the transfer lever to 4H. This can be done at any speed up to 50 MPH (80 km/h), and it is not necessary to depress the clutchFrom 2H to 4H pedal. Perform this operation when driving straight. Move the transfer lever to 2H. This can be done at any speed up to 50 MPH (80 km/h), and it is not necessary to depress the clutchFrom 4H to 2H pedal. Perform this operation when driving straight. 1. Stop the vehicle.From 4H or 4L to 4L or 2. Depress the clutch pedal.4H 3. Depress the transfer lever and move it to the desired 4L or 4H position. 1. Stop the vehicle.From 2H to 4L 2. Depress the clutch pedal. 3. Depress the transfer lever and move it to 4L. Change gears quickly and smoothly. 1. Stop the vehicle.From 4L to 2H 2. Depress the clutch pedal. 3. Depress the transfer lever and move it to 2H. Starting and driving 5-23 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • TO SHIFT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MODELS SHIFT PROCEDURE TRANSFER CASE: Move the transfer lever to 4H. This can be done at any speed up to 50 MPH (80 km/h), and it is not necessary to move the selector lever From 2H to 4H to the N position. Perform this operation when driving straight. Move the transfer lever to 2H. This can be done at any speed up to 50 MPH (80 km/h), and it is not necessary to move the selector lever From 4H to 2H to the N position. Perform this operation when driving straight. 1. Stop the vehicle. From 4H or 4L to 4L or Keep the engine running. 4H 2. Move the selector lever to the N position. 3. Depress the transfer lever and move it to the desired 4L or 4H position. 1. Stop the vehicle. Keep the engine running. From 2H to 4L 2. Move the selector lever to the N position. 3. Depress the transfer lever and move it to 4L. Change gears quickly and smoothly. 1. Stop the vehicle. Keep the engine running. From 4L to 2H 2. Move the selector lever to the N position. 3. Depress the transfer lever and move it to 2H.When moving the transfer lever from 4H or 4L to 4L or 4H, you must always move it quickly through the N position. If you are slow to shift, the engine idle speedwill allow the transfer gears to speed up and gear clashing will occur.Do not move the transfer lever from 4H or 4L to 4L or 4H, from 2H to 4L and from 4L to 2H with the engine turned off. Otherwise, you will have difficulty movingthe transfer lever to the desired position.Do not leave the transfer lever in the N position with the engine running. Stopping in the N position of the transfer case may cause gear grinding when selectinganother gear. Changing the transfer case gear quickly and smoothly will eliminate this.5-24 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • USING ALL-MODE FOUR WHEELDRIVE (4WD) TRANSFER CASE SHIFTING CAUTION PROCEDURES All mode 4WD system provides 4 positions¼ Do not drive the vehicle in the 4H or (AUTO, 2WD, 4H and 4LO), so you can select 4LO position on dry hard surface the desired drive mode according to the driving roads. Driving on dry hard surface conditions. roads in 4H or 4L may cause unnec- 2WD or 4WD shift procedure essary noise, tire wear and increased fuel consumption. If the 4WD warning light turns on when you are driving on dry hard surface roads ¼ in the AUTO or 4H position, shift the 4WD shift switch to 2WD. ¼ in the 4LO position, stop the ve- hicle, move the automatic trans- mission lever to the N position, and shift the 4WD shift switch to 2WD.Have your vehicle checked by an autho-rized NISSAN dealer as soon aspossible. Starting and driving 5-25 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
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    • *1: ¼ The transfer 4LO position indicator light may blink. Stop the vehicle. Be sure to WARNING hicle speed excessively, as the maxi- shift the 4WD shift switch after the auto- mum speed is approximately 30 MPH matic transmission lever has been shifted When parking, apply the parking brake (50 km/h). to the N position. If the indicator light before stopping the engine and make ¼ When driving straight, shift the 4WD keeps blinking after the 4WD shift proce- sure that the 4WD shift indicator light is shift switch to the 2WD, AUTO or 4H dure in the previous page, drive slowly on and the ATP warning light goes off. position. Do not move the 4WD shift without abrupt maneuvers for a while. Otherwise, the vehicle could unexpect- switch when making a turn or revers- Then the light will turn on or off. edly move even if the automatic trans- ing. ¼ Avoid making a turn or abrupt starts while mission is in the P position. shifting to 4LO. Otherwise gears may ¼ Do not shift the 4WD shift switch grind, damaging the drive system. (between 2WD, AUTO and 4H) while driving on steep downhill grades. Use*2: Make sure the transfer 4LO position indicator CAUTION the engine brake. light turns on when you shift the 4WD shift switch to 4LO. ¼ Never shift the 4WD shift switch be- ¼ Do not operate the 4WD shift switch tween 4LO and 4H while driving. (between 2WD, AUTO and 4H) withThe transfer case 4WD shift switch is used to the rear wheels spinning.select either 2WD or 4WD depending on the ¼ The 4H position provides greaterdriving conditions. There are four types of drive ¼ Do not drive on dry hard surface power and traction. Avoid excessivemodes available, AUTO, 2WD, 4H and 4LO. roads in the 4H or 4LO position. Driv- speed, as it will cause increased fuelThe 4WD shift switch electronically controls the consumption and higher oil tempera- ing on dry hard surfaces in 4H or 4LOtransfer case operation. Rotate the switch to ture, and could damage drivetrain may cause unnecessary noise andmove between each mode, 2WD, AUTO, 4H components. Speeds over 50 MPH tire wear. We recommend driving inand 4LO. the 2WD or AUTO position under (80 km/h) in 4H are not recom-You must push the switch in to select 4LO, mended. these conditions.and the vehicle MUST be stationary and ¼ Vehicles equipped with a limited slipthe automatic transmission selector lever ¼ The 4LO position provides maximum power and traction. Avoid raising ve- differential (LSD) have improved driv-is in the N position when changing into orout of 4LO. Starting and driving 5-27 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • forward and backward movement to increase ing performance on rough roads. the movement. They have increased traction perfor- ¼ If the vehicle is stuck deep in mud, tire chains mance, so when making a turn on may be effective. paved roads, vibration and tire squealing may occur. CAUTION ¼ The 4WD transfer case may not be shifted between 4H and 4LO at low ¼ Do not increase the tire rotation ex- ambient temperatures and the trans- cessively. Tires will sink deep into the fer 4LO position indicator light may mud, making it difficult to free the blink even when the 4WD shift switch vehicle. is shifted. After driving for a while you can change the 4WD transfer ¼ Avoid shifting gears with the engine running at high speeds as this may SSD0182 case between 4H and 4LO. cause malfunction. ¼ With the switch set to the AUTO position,When driving on rough roads, distribution of torque to the front and rear 4WD shift switch operations wheels changes automatically, depending on¼ Set the 4WD shift switch to AUTO, 4H or road conditions encountered [ratio; 0 : 100 4LO. ¼ Shift the 4WD shift switch to either the 2WD, (2WD) → 50 : 50 (4WD)]. This results in AUTO, 4H or 4LO position, depending on improved driving stability.¼ Drive carefully according to the road surface driving conditions. conditions. ¼ If the 4WD shift switch is operated whileWhen the vehicle is stuck, making a turn, accelerating or deceler- ating or if the key switch is turned off¼ Place stones or wooden blocks under the while in the AUTO, 4H or 4LO, you may tires to free the vehicle. feel a jerk. This is not abnormal.¼ Set the 4WD shift switch to 4H or 4LO. ¼ When the vehicle is stopped after mak- ing a turn, you may feel a slight jolt after¼ If it is difficult to free the vehicle, repeat the selector lever is shifted to N or P.5-28 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • This occurs because the transfer clutch is released and not because of a mal- warming up the engine. Be especially function. careful when starting or driving on slippery surfaces with the 4WD shift CAUTION switch set in AUTO.¼ When driving straight, shift the 4WD shift switch to the 2WD, AUTO, or 4H position. Do not move the 4WD shift switch when making a turn or revers- ing.¼ Do not shift the 4WD shift switch while driving on steep downhill SSD0141 grades. Use the engine brake. 4WD shift indicator light¼ Do not operate the 4WD shift switch with the rear wheels spinning. The 4WD shift indicator light is located in the tachometer.¼ Before placing the 4WD shift switch in the 4H position from 2WD or The light should turn off within 1 second after AUTO, ensure the vehicle speed is turning the ignition switch to ON. less than 50 MPH (80 km/h). Failure While the engine is running, the 4WD shift to do so can damage the 4WD sys- indicator light will illuminate the position se- tem. lected by the 4WD shift switch.¼ Never shift the 4WD shift switch be- ¼ The 4WD shift indicator light may blink tween 4LO and 4H while driving. while shifting from one drive mode to the other. When the shifting is com-¼ Engine idling speed is high while pleted, the 4WD shift indicator light will come on. If the indicator light does not Starting and driving 5-29 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • come on immediately, make sure the area around the vehicle is safe, and system. If the indicator does not re- drive the vehicle straight, accelerate or turn to normal and the 4WD warning decelerate or move the vehicle in re- light comes on, have the system verse, then shift the 4WD shift switch. checked by the nearest NISSAN dealer.¼ If the 4WD warning light comes on, the 4WD shift indicator light goes out. CAUTION ¼ When the 4WD shift switch is turned to the AUTO position at low ambient temperatures, the 4WD shift indicator light may show 4H. If this happens, all four wheels are driven as torque distribution is in the 4H position. Be careful as the vehicle may become difficult to turn. When the vehicle is driven, the 4WD shift indicator light should change to AUTO. ¼ If the 4WD shift indicator light indica- SSD0142A tion changes to 2WD when the 4WD 4WD warning light shift switch is shifted to the AUTO or 4H position at low ambient tempera- The 4WD warning light is located in the meter. tures, the 2WD mode may be being The 4WD warning light comes on when the key engaged due to malfunctioning drive switch is turned to ON. It turns off soon after the engine is started.5-30 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • If any malfunction occurs in the 4WD systemwhen the key switch is ON, the warning light will recommended when the 4WD warn- and shift the 4WD shift switch toeither remain illuminated or blink. ing light turns on. 2WD.If the 4WD warning light comes on, the 4WD ¼ When the warning light comes on, ¼ If the warning light is still on after theindicator light goes out. the 2WD mode may be engaged even above operation, have your vehicle if the 4WD shift switch is in AUTO or checked by an authorized NISSANHigh-temperature transfer case oil makes thewarning light blink rapidly (about twice per sec- 4H. Be especially careful when driv- dealer as soon as possible.ond). If the warning light blinks rapidly during ing. If corresponding parts are mal- ¼ The transfer case may be damaged ifoperation, stop the vehicle in a safe place imme- functioning, the 4WD mode will not you continue driving with the warningdiately. Then if the light goes off after a while, you be engaged even if the 4WD shift light blinking rapidly.can continue driving. switch is shifted.A large difference between the diameters of ¼ Do not drive on dry hard surfacefront and rear wheels will make the warning light roads in the 4H or 4LO position. Driv-blink slowly (about once per two seconds). ing on dry hard surface roads in 4H orChange the 4WD shift switch into 2WD and do 4L may cause unnecessary noise, tirenot drive fast. wear and increased fuel consump- tion. CAUTION If the 4WD warning light turns on when you are driving on dry hard ¼ If the warning light comes on or surface roads blinks slowly during operation or rap- idly after stopping the vehicle for a ¼ in the AUTO or 4H position, shift while, have your vehicle checked by the 4WD shift switch to 2WD. an authorized NISSAN dealer as ¼ in the 4LO position, stop the ve- soon as possible. hicle, move the automatic trans- ¼ Shifting between 4H and 4LO is not mission lever to the N position, Starting and driving 5-31 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS 1. Firmly apply the parking brake. 2. Manual transmission models: Place the shift lever in the R (Reverse) posi- tion. When parking on an uphill grade, place the gearshift lever in the 1st position. Automatic transmission models: Move the selector lever to the P (Park) posi- tion. WARNING SSD0067 ¼ Safe parking procedures require that both the parking brake be set and the transmission placed into the P (Park) WARNING the N position, otherwise, the vehicle could roll unexpectedly even if the for automatic transmission models manual transmission is in gear or the or in an appropriate gear for manual ¼ Do not stop or park the vehicle over automatic transmission is in the P transmission models. Failure to do flammable materials, such as dry position. This could result in serious so could cause the vehicle to move grass, waste paper, or rags. They may personal injury or property damage. unexpectedly or roll away and result ignite and cause a fire. in an accident. ¼ The transfer shift lever must ¼ Never leave the engine running while the vehicle is unattended. ¼ Make sure the automatic transmis- be in the 2H, 4H or 4L position and sion selector lever has been pushed the parking brake must be set to ¼ Never leave children unattended in as far forward as it can go and cannot prevent the vehicle from rolling. the vehicle. be moved without depressing the ¼ Never place the transfer shift lever in button at the end of the lever.5-32 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • POWER STEERING is a good practice to turn the wheels as The power assisted steering is designed to use Part time 4WD models: illustrated. a hydraulic pump, driven by the engine, to assist steering. ¼ If the ATP light is ON, this indicates ¼ HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: k 1 that the automatic transmission P If the engine stops or drive belt breaks, you will Turn the wheels into the curb and move the (park) position will not function and still have control of the vehicle. However, much vehicle forward until the curb side wheel the transfer shift lever is in the N greater steering effort is needed, especially in gently touches the curb. position. Failure to engage the trans- sharp turns or at low speeds. ¼ HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: k 2 fer shift lever in H or 4L could result in the vehicle moving unexpectedly, Turn the wheels away from the curb and WARNING resulting in serious personal injury or move the vehicle back until the curb side property damage. wheel gently touches the curb. If the engine is not running or is turned ¼ HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO off while driving, the power assist for All-mode 4WD models: CURB: k 3 the steering will not work. Steering will ¼ If the ATP light is ON, this indicates be much harder to operate. Turn the wheels toward the side of the road that the automatic transmission P so the vehicle will move away from the center (park) position will not function and of the road if it moves. the transfer case is in neutral. Make sure that the 4WD shift indicator light Make sure the ATP light is off before stop- ping the engine. (and transfer 4LO position indicator) light remains illuminated before 4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position stopping the engine. Otherwise, the and remove the key. vehicle could unexpectedly move even if the automatic transmission is in the P (park) position.3. To help prevent the vehicle rolling into the street when parked on a sloping drive way, it Starting and driving 5-33 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • BRAKE SYSTEMBRAKING PRECAUTIONS To dry brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed the driver maintain steering control and helps to while lightly pressing the brake pedal to heat-up minimize swerving and spinning on slippery sur-The brake system has two separate hydraulic the brakes. Do this until the brakes return to faces.circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high speedshave braking at two wheels. until the brakes function correctly. Using the systemVacuum assisted brake Depress the brake pedal and hold it down.The brake booster aids braking by using engine WARNINGvacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop the WARNINGvehicle by depressing the brake pedal. However, ¼ While driving on a slippery surface,greater foot pressure on the brake pedal will be be careful when braking, accelerat- Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing sorequired to stop the vehicle and the stopping ing or downshifting. Abrupt braking may result in increased stopping dis-distance will be longer. or accelerating could cause the tances. wheels to skid and result in an acci-Using the brakes dent.Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while Normal operation ¼ If the engine is not running or isdriving. This will overheat the brakes, wear out turned off while driving, the power The anti-lock brake system will not operate atthe brake linings and pads faster and reduce gas speeds below 3 to 6 MPH (5 to 10 km/h) to assist for the brakes will not work.mileage. completely stop the vehicle. (The speeds will Braking will be harder.To help save the brakes and to prevent the vary according to road conditions.) When thebrakes from overheating, before going down a anti-lock system senses that one or more wheelsslope or long grade, reduce speed and down- ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) are close to locking up, the actuator (under theshift to a lower gear. hood) rapidly applies and releases hydraulic The anti-lock brake system controls the brakes pressure (like pumping the brakes very quickly).Wet brakes at each wheel so the wheels will not lock when While the actuator is working, you may feel a braking abruptly or when braking on slippery pulsation in the brake pedal and hear a noise orWhen the vehicle is washed or driven through surfaces. The system detects the rotation speed vibration from the actuator under the hood. Thiswater, the brakes may get wet. As a result, your at each wheel and varies the brake fluid pressure is normal and indicates that the anti-lock systembraking distance will be longer and the vehicle to prevent each wheel from locking and sliding. is working properly. However, the pulsation maymay pull to one side during braking. By preventing wheel lockup, the system helps indicate that road conditions are hazardous and5-34 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • extra care is required while driving.If a tire slips on rough roads for more than WARNING specified on the tire placard. See “Tire placard” in the “9. Technical and10 seconds, the ABS brake warning lightmay come on. Turn OFF the ignition key, The anti-lock brake system is a sophis- consumer information” section forrestart the engine and drive the vehicle at ticated device, but it cannot prevent ac- tire placard location information.speeds above 20 MPH (30 km/h). If the cidents resulting from careless or dan-warning light does not go out, have the gerous driving techniques. It can helpvehicle checked at a NISSAN dealer. maintain vehicle control during brakingSelf-test feature on slippery surfaces, but remember that the stopping distance on slippery sur-The anti-lock brake system consists of electronic faces will be longer than on normalsensors, electric pumps, and hydraulic solenoidscontrolled by a computer. The computer has a surfaces, even with the anti-lock sys-built-in diagnostic feature that tests the system tem. Stopping distances may also beeach time you start the engine and move the longer on rough, gravel or snow coveredvehicle at a low speed in forward or reverse. roads, or if you are using tire chains.When the self-test occurs, you may hear a clunk Always maintain a safe distance fromnoise and/or feel a pulsation in the brake pedal. the vehicle in front of you. Ultimately,This is normal and is not an indication of any the responsibility for safety of self andmalfunction. If the computer senses any mal- others rests in the hands of the driver.function, it switches the anti-lock brake systemOFF and turns on the ABS brake warning light in Tire type and condition of tires may alsothe dashboard. The brake system will then be- affect braking effectiveness.have normally, but without anti-lock assistance. ¼ When replacing tires, install theIf the light comes on during the self check, or specified size of tires on all fourwhile you are driving, you should take your wheels.vehicle to your NISSAN dealer for repair at yourearliest convenience. ¼ When installing a spare tire, make sure it is the proper size and type as Starting and driving 5-35 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL(VDC) SYSTEM (if so equipped)When driving on slippery surfaces or suddenly ential” system. The Brake LSD system worksavoiding obstacles on roads, the vehicle might when the one of driving wheels is spinning on a tion at high speeds or by careless orswerve or slip. With the vehicle dynamic control slippery surface. The Brake LSD system brakes dangerous driving techniques. Re-(VDC) system, sensors detect these movements the spinning driving wheel, then distributes the duce vehicle speed and be especiallyand control the braking and engine output to driving power to the another. While the Brake careful when driving and corneringhelp improve vehicle stability while driving. LSD system or the ABS system is activated, the on slippery surfaces and always drive slip indicator light will blink and you may feel a carefully.¼ When the vehicle dynamic control system is pulsation in the brake pedal and hear operation operating, the slip indicator in the instrument sound. This is normal. ¼ If suspension parts such as shock panel blinks. absorbers, struts, springs and bush- While the VDC system is operating, you may feel¼ When only the traction control system portion ings are not standard equipment or a pulsation in the brake pedal and hear a noise or of the vehicle dynamic control system is vibration from under the hood. This is normal and are extremely deteriorated, the ve- operating, the slip indicator will also blink. indicates that the VDC system is working prop- hicle dynamic control off indicator erly. light may come on.¼ If the slip indicator blinks, the vehicle is under slippery conditions. Be sure to drive carefully. The computer has a built in diagnostic feature ¼ When driving on extremely inclined See “Slip indicator light”, and “Vehicle dy- that tests the system each time you start the surfaces such as higher banked cor- namic control off indicator light” in the “2. engine and move the vehicle forward or in ners, the vehicle dynamic control sys- Instruments and controls” section. reverse at a slow speed. When the self-test tem may not operate properly or the occurs, you may hear a clunk noise and/or feel a vehicle dynamic control off indicator¼ Indicator light pulsation in the brake pedal. This is normal and is If a malfunction occurs in the system, the light may come on. Do not drive on not an indication of a malfunction. SLIP and indicator lights come on in these types of roads. the meter panel. As long as these warning lights are on, the WARNING ¼ If the tires other than the recom- traction control function is canceled. mended ones are used, the vehicle ¼ The vehicle dynamic control system dynamic control system may not op-If the vehicle is operated with the vehicle dy- erate properly or the vehicle dynamicnamic control system turned off, all VDC func- is designed to help improve driving stability but does not prevent acci- control off indicator light may cometions will be turned off. The brake LSD and ABS dents due to abrupt steering opera- on.system will still operate with the VDC system off.VDC is provided the “Brake Limited Slip Differ-5-36 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • COLD WEATHER DRIVING FREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK TIRE EQUIPMENT¼ The vehicle dynamic control system is not a substitute for winter tires or To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply 1. SUMMER tires are of a tread design to tire chains on a snow covered road. de-icer or glycerin to it through the key hole. If provide superior performance on dry pave- the lock becomes frozen, heat the key before ment. However, the performance of these inserting it into the key hole. tires will be substantially reduced in snowy and icy conditions. If you operate your vehicle ANTI-FREEZE on snowy or icy roads, NISSAN recommends In the winter when it is anticipated that the the use of MUD & SNOW or ALL SEASON tires on all four wheels. Please consult your temperature will drop below 32°F (0°C), check NISSAN dealer for the tire type, size, speed anti-freeze to assure proper winter protection. rating and availability information. For details, see “Engine cooling system” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section. 2. For additional traction on icy roads, studded tires may be used. However, some Provinces BATTERY and States prohibit their use, so, before installing studded tires, check local, state and If the battery is not fully charged during extremely provincial laws. cold weather conditions, the battery fluid may freeze and damage the battery. To maintain Skid and traction capabilities of studded maximum efficiency, the battery should be snow tires, on wet or dry surfaces, may be checked regularly. For details, see “Battery” in poorer than that of non-studded snow the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section. tires. DRAINING OF COOLANT WATER 3. TIRE CHAINS may be used if desired. Make sure they are of proper size for the tires on If the vehicle is to be left outside without anti- your vehicle and are installed according to freeze, drain the cooling system by opening the the chain manufacturer’s suggestions. Use of drain valves located under the radiator and on tire chains may be prohibited according to the engine block. Refill before operating the location. Check the local laws before install- vehicle. See “Engine cooling system” in the “8. ing tire chains. When installing tire chains, Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section for make sure they are of proper size for the tires Changing Engine Coolant. on your vehicle and are installed according to Starting and driving 5-37 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • the chain manufacturer’s suggestions. Use some overstress. When driving on clear DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE only SAE Class S chains. Class “S” chains paved roads, be sure to change to 2WD. are used on vehicles with restricted tire to vehicle clearance. Vehicles that can use 4. For four wheel drive: WARNING If you install snow tires, they must also be the Class “S” chains are designed to meet the same size, brand, construction and tread SAE standard minimum clearances between pattern on all four wheels. ¼ Wet ice (32°F, 0°C and freezing rain), the tire and the closest vehicle suspension or very cold snow or ice can be slick and body component required to accommodate very hard to drive on. The vehicle will the use of a winter traction device (tire chains CAUTION have a lot less traction or grip under or cables). The minimum clearances are de- these conditions. Try to avoid driving termined using the factory equipped tire size. ONLY use spare tires specified for each on wet ice until the road is salted or Other types may damage your vehicle. Use four wheel drive model. sanded. chain tensioners when recommended by the tire chain manufacturer to ensure a tight fit. ¼ Whatever the condition, drive with Loose end links of the tire chain must be SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT caution. Accelerate and slow down secured or removed to prevent the possibility with care. If accelerating or down- It is recommended that the following items be of whipping action damage to the fenders or shifting too fast, the drive wheels will carried in the vehicle during winter: underbody. If possible, avoid fully loading lose even more traction. your vehicle when using tire chains. In addi- ¼ A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove tion, drive at a reduced speed. Otherwise, ice and snow from the windows and wiper ¼ Allow more stopping distance under your vehicle may be damaged and/or vehicle blades. these conditions. Braking should be handling and performance may be adversely started sooner than on dry pavement. ¼ A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the affected. Do not use the chains on dry roads. jack to give it firm support. ¼ Allow greater following distances on ¼ A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snow- drifts. slippery roads.Tire chains must be installed only on therear wheels and not on the front wheels. ¼ Extra window washer fluid to refill the reser- ¼ Watch for slippery spots (glare ice). voir tank. These may appear on an otherwise Do not drive with tire chains on paved roads clear road in shaded areas. If a patch which are clear of snow. Driving with chains in such conditions can cause damage to the of ice is seen ahead, brake before various mechanisms of the vehicle due to5-38 Starting and driving ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • reaching it. Try not to brake while actually on the ice, and avoid any sudden steering maneuvers. ¼ Do not use cruise control on slippery roads. ¼ Snow can trap dangerous exhaust gases under your vehicle. Keep snow clear of the exhaust pipe and from around your vehicle.ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if soequipped)An engine block heater to assist extreme coldtemperature starting is available through yourNISSAN dealer. WARNING Do not use your heater with an un- grounded electrical system or two- pronged (cheater) adapters. You can be injured by an electrical shock if you use an ungrounded connection. Starting and driving 5-39 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
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    • 6 In case of emergencyFlat tire...................................................................................... 6-2 Push starting......................................................................... 6-11 Low tire pressure warning system (if so If your vehicle overheats .................................................... 6-11 equipped) ........................................................................... 6-2 Towing your vehicle ............................................................ 6-12 Changing a flat tire .......................................................... 6-2 Towing recommended by Nissan.............................. 6-14Jump starting........................................................................... 6-9 Vehicle recovery (Freeing a stuck vehicle) ............. 6-16 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • FLAT TIRELOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING 3. Park on a level surface and apply the parking jury. Check the tire pressure for all brake. Shift the manual transmission intoSYSTEM (if so equipped) four wheels and adjust the pressure reverse (automatic transmission in P).The low tire pressure warning system monitors to the COLD tire pressure shown ontire pressure of all wheels (except the spare tire). the tire placard. If you have a flat tire,If the vehicle is being driven with very low tire WARNING replace it with a spare tire as soon aspressure (lower than 25 psi, 171 kPa), the low possible.tire pressure warning system will activate and ¼ The transfer control leverwarn you of it by the low tire pressure warning ¼ When a spare tire is mounted or a must be in the 2H, 4H or 4L position.light. This system will activate only when the wheel is replaced, the low tire pres- ¼ Never place the transfer control levervehicle is driven at speeds above 20 MPH (32 sure warning system will not func- in the N position. Otherwise, the ve-km/h). For more details, please refer to tion. Contact your NISSAN dealer as hicle could roll unexpectedly even if“Warning/indicator lights and audible remind- soon as possible for tire replacement the manual transmission is in gear orers” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section, and/or system resetting. the automatic transmission is in theand “Low tire pressure warning system” in the ¼ Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol P position. This could result in seri-“5. Starting and driving” section. tire sealant into the tires, as this may ous personal injury or property dam- cause a malfunction of the tire pres- age. WARNING sure sensors. All-mode 4WD models: ¼ If the low tire pressure warning light ¼ Make sure the 4WD shift indicator illuminates while driving, avoid sud- CHANGING A FLAT TIRE and/or transfer 4LO position indica- den steering maneuvers or abrupt If you have a flat tire, follow the instructions tor light remains illuminated before braking, reduce vehicle speed, pull below. stopping the engine. off the road to a safe location and stop the vehicle as soon as possible. Stopping the vehicle ¼ Make sure the ATP light is off before Serious vehicle damage could occur stopping the engine. Otherwise, the 1. Safely move the vehicle off the road away vehicle could roll unexpectedly even and may lead to an accident and from traffic. could result in serious personal in- if the automatic transmission is in 2. Turn on the hazard warning flasher.6-2 In case of emergency ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • the P position. This could result in is close to your vehicle. Wait for pro- serious personal injury or property fessional road assistance. damage. ¼ When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is replaced, the low tire pres-4. Turn off the engine. sure warning system will not func- tion. Contact your NISSAN dealer as5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic and to soon as possible for tire replacement signal professional road assistance person- nel that you need help. and/or system resetting. (For models with the low tire pressure warning6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle system) and stand in a safe place away from traffic and clear of the vehicle. MCE0001 WARNING Blocking wheels Place suitable blocks at both the front and back ¼ Make sure that the parking brake is of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to securely applied and the manual prevent the vehicle from rolling when it is jacked transmission is shifted into R (re- up. verse), on the automatic transmis- sion in P (Park). WARNING ¼ Never change tires when the vehicle is on a slope, ice or a slippery area. Be sure to block the wheel as the ve- This is hazardous. hicle may move and could cause per- sonal injury. ¼ Never change tires if oncoming traffic In case of emergency 6-3 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SCE0339C SCE0120Getting the spare tire and toolsRemove jacking tools and spare tire from stor-age area. SCE0116B6-4 In case of emergency ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SCE0377 SCE0326 SCE0139C Removing wheel cap CAUTION CAUTION¼ Do not insert the jack rod straight as it is designed to be inserted at an Do not use your hands to pry off wheel angle as shown. caps. Doing so could result in personal¼ Make sure the rod tip fits in the fitting injury. portion of the spare tire hanger and turn the rod.¼ Be sure to center the spare tire sus- pending plate on the wheel and then lift the spare tire. SCE0327 In case of emergency 6-5 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • the vehicle to move. This is especially true for vehicle with limited slip dif- ferential carriers. ¼ Do not allow passengers to stay in the vehicle while it is on the jack. Carefully read the following instructions. 1. Place the jack directly under the jack-up point. The jack should be used on level firm ground. SCE0338C 2. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns byJacking up the vehicle and removing turning counterclockwise with the wheel nut during a tire change.the damaged tire wrench. ¼ Use the correct jack up points; never Do not remove the wheel nuts until the tire WARNING use any other part of the vehicle for is off the ground. jack support. 3. Carefully raise the vehicle until the tire clears ¼ Never get under the vehicle while it is ¼ Never jack up the vehicle more than the ground. To lift the vehicle, securely hold supported only by the jack. necessary. the jack lever and rod with both hands as shown above. Remove the wheel nuts, and ¼ Use only the jack provided with your ¼ Never use blocks on or under the then remove the wheel. Do not remove the vehicle to lift the vehicle. Do not use jack. brake drum with the wheel. the jack provided with your vehicle ¼ Do not start or run engine while ve- on other vehicles. The jack is de- hicle is on the jack, as it may cause signed only for lifting your vehicle6-6 In case of emergency ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 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 5. Securely store the spare tire and jacking nuts to become loose. equipment in the vehicle. As soon as possible tighten the wheel nuts SCE0122 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 98 ft-lb (133 N⋅m) between the wheel and hub. Adjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure.2. Carefully put the wheel on and tighten the 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 tight. hours or more or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km).4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire touches the ground. Then, with the wheel nut wrench, COLD tire pressures are shown on the tire tighten the wheel nuts securely in the se- placard affixed to the glove box lid. quence as illustrated. In case of emergency 6-7 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • for emergency use. See “Tires and wheels” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section. SCE0339C SCE0244Stowing the damaged tire and tools Tightening torque of nuts:Securely store the tire and jacking equipment in 48 to 66 ft-lbthe vehicle as illustrated. (66 to 89 N⋅m) Use a suitable padlock. WARNING ¼ Always make sure that the spare tire and jacking equipment are properly secured after use. Such items can become dangerous projectiles in an accident or sudden stop. ¼ The small size spare tire is designed6-8 In case of emergency ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • JUMP STARTING If you try to start your engine with a booster designed to be inserted at an angle as battery, follow the instructions and precautions shown. below: When stowing the 17 inch wheel, remove the WARNING cap pushing it from the inside of the wheel. 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. Keep all sparks and flames away from it. ¼ Do not allow battery fluid to come into contact with eyes, skin, cloth or painted surfaces. Battery fluid is a corrosive sulphuric acid solution which can cause severe burns. If the fluid should come into contact with SCE0245 anything, immediately flush the con- tacted area with water. CAUTION ¼ Keep battery out of the reach of chil- dren.Do not insert the jack rod straight as it is ¼ The booster battery must be rated at In case of emergency 6-9 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Neutral position (On automatic transmission 12 volts. Use of an improperly rated models, move the selector lever to P (Park)). battery can damage your vehicle. Switch off all unnecessary electrical systems (light, heater, air conditioner, etc.). ¼ Whenever working on or near a bat- tery, always wear suitable eye protec- 3. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so tors (for example, goggles or indus- equipped). Cover the battery with an old trial safety spectacles) and remove cloth to reduce explosion hazard. rings, metal bands, or any other 4. Connect jumper cables in the sequence as metal jewelry. Do not lean over bat- illustrated. tery when jump starting. ¼ Do not attempt to jump start a frozen CAUTION battery. It could explode and cause serious injury. SCE0390 ¼ Always connect positive (+) to posi- tive (+) and negative (−) to body ¼ Your vehicle has an automatic en- ground, (for example, strut mounting gine cooling fan. It could come on at WARNING bolt, engine lift bracket, etc. — not to any time. Keep hands and other ob- the battery). jects away from it. Always follow the instructions below. ¼ Make sure that cables do not touch Failure to do so could result in damage moving parts in the engine compart- to the charging system and cause per- ment and that clamps do not contact sonal injury. any other metal. 1. Position the two vehicles to bring their bat- 5. Start the engine of the other vehicle and let it teries into close proximity to each other if the run for a few minutes. booster battery is in another vehicle. Do not allow the two vehicles to touch. 6. Keep the engine speed of the other vehicle at about 2,000 rpm, and start your engine in the 2. Apply parking brakes. Move the shift lever to normal manner.6-10 In case of emergency ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • PUSH STARTING IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS If your vehicle is overheating indicated by an CAUTION CAUTION extremely high temperature gauge reading, or if you feel a lack of engine power, detect abnormal Do not keep starter motor engaged for ¼ Automatic transmission models can- noise, etc., take the following steps: more than 10 seconds. If the engine not be push started. This may cause does not start right away, turn the key transmission damage. WARNING off and wait 3 to 4 seconds before trying ¼ Three way catalyst equipped models again. ¼ Do not continue to drive if your ve- should not be started by pushing since the three way catalyst may be hicle overheats. Doing so could7. After starting your engine, carefully discon- damaged. cause a vehicle fire. nect the negative cable and then the positive ¼ To avoid the danger of being scalded, cable. ¼ Never try to start the vehicle by tow- ing it; when the engine starts, the never remove the radiator cap while8. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped). Be forward surge could cause the ve- the engine is still hot. When the ra- sure to dispose of the cloth used to cover the hicle to collide with the tow vehicle. diator cap is removed, pressurized vent holes as it may be contaminated with hot water will spurt out, possibly corrosive acid. causing serious injury. ¼ Do not open the hood if steam is coming out. 1. Move the vehicle safely off the road, apply the parking brake and move the gearshift lever to the neutral position (automatic transmission to P (Park)). Do not stop the engine. 2. Turn off the air conditioner switch. Open all the windows, move the heater or air condi- In case of emergency 6-11 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • TOWING YOUR VEHICLE tioner temperature control to maximum hot When towing your vehicle, all State (Provincial in and fan control to high speed. WARNING Canada) and local regulations for towing must3. If engine overheating is caused by climbing a be followed. Incorrect towing equipment could long hill on a hot day, run the engine at a fast ¼ Be careful not to allow your hands, damage your vehicle. Towing instructions are idle (approximately 1,500 rpm) until the tem- hair, jewelry or clothing to come into available from your NISSAN dealer. Local ser- perature gauge indication returns to normal. vice operators are generally familiar with the contact with, or to get caught in, the applicable laws and procedures for towing. To4. Get out of the vehicle. Look and listen for cooling fan, or drive belt. assure proper towing and to prevent accidental steam or coolant escaping from the radiator ¼ The engine cooling fan can start at damage to your vehicle, NISSAN recommends before opening the hood. Wait until no steam having a service operator tow your vehicle. It is any time when the coolant tempera- or coolant can be seen before proceeding. ture is high. advisable to have the service operator carefully5. Open the engine hood. read the following precautions: 7. After the engine cools down, check the cool- WARNING ant level in the reservoir tank with the engine WARNING running. Add coolant to the reservoir tank if If steam or water is coming from the necessary. Have your vehicle repaired at the ¼ Never ride in a vehicle that is being engine, stand clear to prevent getting nearest NISSAN dealer. towed. burned. ¼ Never get under your vehicle after it has been lifted by a tow truck.6. Visually check drive belts for damage or looseness. Also check if the cooling fan is running. The radiator hoses and radiator should not leak water. If coolant is leaking, CAUTION the cooling fan belt is missing or loose or the cooling fan does not run, stop the engine. ¼ When towing, make sure that the transmission, axles, steering system and powertrain are in working condi-6-12 In case of emergency ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • tion. If any unit is damaged, dollies must be used.¼ Always attach safety chains before towing. SCE0196 SCE0197B In case of emergency 6-13 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • TOWING RECOMMENDED BY wheel in a straightahead positionNISSAN with a rope or similar device. NeverTwo wheel drive models secure the steering wheel by turn- ing the ignition key to the LOCKNISSAN recommends that your vehicle be position. This may damage thetowed with the driving (rear) wheels off the steering lock mechanism.ground or place the vehicle on a flat bed truck asillustrated. ¼ If you have to tow manual transmis- sion models with the rear wheels on CAUTION the ground or four wheels on the ground (if you do not use towing ¼ Never tow automatic transmission dollies): models with the rear wheels on the ¼ Always release the parking brake. ground or four wheels on the ground (forward or backward), as this may ¼ Move the transmission shift lever cause serious and expensive damage to the N (Neutral) position. to the transmission. If it is necessary ¼ Observe the following restricted tow- to tow the vehicle with the front ing speeds and distances for manual wheels raised, always use towing transmission models only: dollies under the rear wheels. ¼ Speed: Below 60 MPH (95 km/h) ¼ When towing automatic or manual SCE0198 ¼ Distance: Less than 500 miles (800 transmission models with the front km) Part time four wheel drive models wheels on the ground or on towing dollies: NISSAN recommends that towing dollies be If the speed or distance must necessarily be used when towing your vehicle or the vehicle be ¼ Turn the ignition key to the OFF placed on a flat bed truck as illustrated. greater, remove the propeller shaft before tow- position, and secure the steering ing to prevent damage to the transmission.6-14 In case of emergency ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CAUTION ¼ If you have to tow manual transmis- sion models with the rear wheels on¼ Never tow automatic transmission the ground (if you do not use towing models with the rear wheels on the dollies) or four wheels on the ground: ground or four wheels on the ground, ¼ Move the transfer case shift lever as this may cause serious and expen- to the 2H position. sive damage to the transmission. If it ¼ Move the transmission shift lever is necessary to tow the vehicle with to the N (Neutral) position. the front wheels raised, always use towing dollies under the rear wheels. ¼ Always release the parking brake.¼ When towing automatic or manual ¼ Observe the following restricted tow- transmission models with the front ing speeds and distances manual wheels on the ground or on towing transmission models only: dollies: ¼ Speed: Below 60 MPH (95 km/h) ¼ Move the transfer case shift lever ¼ Distance: Less than 500 miles (800 to the 2H position. km) ¼ Turn the ignition key to the OFF position, and secure the steering If the speed or distance must necessarily be wheel in a straight ahead position greater, remove the front and rear propeller with a rope or similar device. Never shafts before towing to prevent damage to the secure the steering wheel by turn- transmission. ing the ignition key to the LOCK position. This may damage the steering lock mechanism. In case of emergency 6-15 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SCE0328 SCE0408All-mode four wheel drive models VEHICLE RECOVERY (Freeing aNISSAN recommends that towing dollies be stuck vehicle)used when towing your vehicle or the vehicle beplaced on a flat bed truck as illustrated. WARNING CAUTION ¼ Stand clear of a stuck vehicle. ¼ Do not spin your tires at high speed. Never tow All-mode 4WD models with This could cause them to explode any of the wheels on the ground as this and result in serious injury. Parts of may cause serious and expensive dam your vehicle could also overheat and age to the transfer case. be damaged.6-16 In case of emergency ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • vehicle. Always pull the cable straight out from the front of the vehicle. Never pull on the hook at an angle. SCE0138 CAUTION¼ Use the towing hook only, not other parts of the vehicle. Otherwise, the vehicle body will be damaged.¼ Use the towing hook only to free a vehicle stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc. Never tow the vehicle for a long dis- tance using only the towing hook.¼ The towing hook is under tremen- dous force when used to free a stuck In case of emergency 6-17 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
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    • 7 Appearance and careCleaning exterior .................................................................... 7-2 Cleaning interior ..................................................................... 7-3 Washing ............................................................................. 7-2 Floor mats .......................................................................... 7-4 Waxing ................................................................................ 7-2 Seat belts........................................................................... 7-4 Removing spots................................................................ 7-3 Corrosion protection ............................................................. 7-4 Underbody ......................................................................... 7-3 Most common factors contributing to vehicle Glass ................................................................................... 7-3 corrosion............................................................................. 7-4 Aluminum alloy wheels.................................................... 7-3 To protect your vehicle from corrosion ...................... 7-5 Chrome parts .................................................................... 7-3 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CLEANING EXTERIOR inside a garage or in a covered area. 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. stance so that the paint surface is not Be careful not to scratch the paint surface scratched or damaged. when putting on or removing the body cover. Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of clean WASHING water. Wash dirt off with a wet sponge and plenty of Inside flanges, seams and folds on the doors, water. Clean the vehicle thoroughly using a mild hatches and hood are particularly endangered soap such as Nissan Car Wash, or a general by the effects of road salt. Therefore, these areas purpose dish-washing liquid mixed with clean, must be regularly cleaned. Take care that the MAI0001 lukewarm (never hot) water. drain holes in the lower edge of the door areIn order to maintain the appearance of your open. Spray water under the body and in thevehicle, it is important to take proper care of it. wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away CAUTION road salt.In the following cases, please wash your vehicleas soon as possible to protect the paint surface. A damp chamois can be used to dry the vehicle ¼ Do not use strong household soap, to avoid water spots.¼ After a rainfall to prevent possible damage strong chemical detergents, gasoline from acid rain or solvents. WAXING¼ After driving on coastal roads ¼ Do not wash the vehicle in direct Regular waxing protects the paintwork and sunlight or while the vehicle body is keeps the finish. After waxing, polishing is rec-¼ When contaminants such as soot, bird drop- ommended to remove built-up residue and avoid hot, as the surface may become pings, tree sap, metal particles or bugs get on a “weathered” appearance. the paint surface water-spotted. Your NISSAN dealer can assist you in choosing¼ When dust or mud builds up on the surface ¼ Avoid using tight-napped or rough the proper product.Whenever possible, store or park your vehicle ¼ Wax your vehicle only after a thorough wash-7-2 Appearance and care ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CLEANING INTERIOR ing. Follow the instructions supplied with the in the spring, the underseal must be checked Occasionally remove loose dust from the interior wax. and, if necessary, re-treated. trim, plastic parts and seats using a vacuum cleaner or soft brush. Wipe the vinyl and leather¼ Do not use a wax containing any abrasives, GLASS surfaces with a clean, soft cloth dampened in cutting compounds or cleaners that may mild soap solution, then wipe clean with a dry Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and dust film damage the vehicle finish. soft cloth. Before using any fabric protector, from the glass surfaces. It is normal for glass to¼ If the surface does not polish easily, use a be coated with a film after the vehicle is parked read the manufacturer’s recommendations. road tar remover and wax again. in the hot sun. Glass cleaner and a soft cloth will Some fabric protectors contains chemicals that easily remove this film. stain or bleach the seat material. Use a clothMachine compounding or aggressive pol- dampened only with water, to clean the meterishing on a base coat/clear coat paint and gauge lens.finish may dull the finish or leave swirl CAUTIONmarks. CAUTION When cleaning the inside of the win-Only apply black wax or black shoe polish to the dow, do not use sharp-edged tools,black urethane or polypropylene bumper. ¼ Never use gasoline, thinner or any abrasive cleaners or chlorine based dis- similar material.REMOVING SPOTS infectant cleaners. They could damage the electrical conductors, radio antenna ¼ The leather seats should be regularlyRemove tar and oil spots, industrial dust, insects elements or rear window defogger ele- coated with a leather wax like saddleand tree sap as quickly as possible from the ments. soap. Never use car wax.surface of the paint to avoid lasting damage orstaining. Special cleaning products are available ¼ Never use fabric protectors unlessat your NISSAN dealer or any automotive acces- ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS recommended by the manufacturer.sories store. Wash regularly, especially during winter months ¼ Do not use glass or plastic cleaner onUNDERBODY in areas where road salt is used. Salt could meter or gauge lens covers. It mayIn areas where road salt is used in winter, it is discolor the wheel if not removed. damage the lens cover.necessary to clean the underbody regularly in CHROME PARTSorder to prevent dirt and salt from building upand causing corrosion on the underbody and Clean all chrome parts regularly with a non-suspension. Before the winter period and again abrasive chrome polish to maintain the finish. Appearance and care 7-3 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CORROSION PROTECTION Floor mat positioning aid MOST COMMON FACTORS (Driver side only) CONTRIBUTING TO VEHICLE This model includes a front floor mat bracket to CORROSION act as a floor mat positioning aid. NISSAN floor 1. The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirt mats have been specially designed for your and debris in body panel sections, cavities, vehicle model. The driver side floor mat has a and other areas. grommet hole incorporated in it. Simply position the mat by placing the floor mat bracket through 2. Damage to paint and other protective coat- the floor mat grommet hole while centering the ings caused by gravel and stone chips or mat in the floorpan contour. minor traffic accidents. Periodically check to make certain the mats are Moisture properly positioned. The accumulation of sand, dirt and water on the SAI0009 SEAT BELTS underside of the body will accelerate corrosion. Floor sections which have snow and ice trappedFLOOR MATS The seat belts can be cleaned by wiping them under the floor matting will not dry. with a sponge dampened in a mild soap solution.The use of Genuine Nissan floor mats can Allow the belts to dry completely before using Relative humidityextend the life of your vehicle carpet and make it them.easier to clean the interior. No matter what Corrosion will be accelerated:mats are used, be sure they are fitted for ¼ in areas of high relative humidityyour vehicle and are properly positioned in WARNINGthe footwell to prevent interference with ¼ especially in areas where the temperaturespedal operation. Mats should be maintained Do not allow wet belts to roll up in the stay above freezingwith regular cleaning and replaced if they be- retractor. NEVER use bleach, dye or ¼ where atmospheric pollution existscome excessively worn. chemical solvents since these may se- ¼ where road salt is used verely weaken the seat belt webbing.7-4 Appearance and care ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 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 air Remove dirt with a vacuum cleaner orin coastal areas, or heavy road salt use will broom.accelerate the corrosion process. Road salt willalso accelerate the disintegration of paint sur- ¼ Never allow water or other liquids tofaces. come in contact with electronic com- ponents inside the vehicle as thisTO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE may damage them.FROM CORROSION¼ Wash and wax your vehicle often to keep the Chemicals used for road surface de-icing are vehicle clean. extremely corrosive and will accelerate corrosion¼ Always check for minor damage to the paint and the deterioration of underbody components and repair it as soon as possible. such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake cables, floor pan and fenders.¼ Keep drain holes at the bottom of the doors and tailgate open to avoid water accumula- In winter, the underbody must be cleaned tion. periodically.¼ Check the underbody. If any sand, dirt or salt For additional protection against rust and corro- is accumulated, wash it off with water as sion, which may be required in some areas, soon as possible. consult your local NISSAN dealer. Appearance and care 7-5 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
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    • 8 Maintenance and do-it-yourselfMaintenance requirements .................................................. 8-2 Replacing spark plugs.................................................. 8-23General maintenance ............................................................ 8-2 Air cleaner ............................................................................. 8-23 Explanation of general maintenance items ................ 8-2 Windshield wiper blades................................................... 8-24Maintenance precautions..................................................... 8-5 Cleaning........................................................................... 8-24Engine compartment check locations .............................. 8-7 Replacing......................................................................... 8-24Engine cooling system.......................................................... 8-9 Parking brake and brake pedal........................................ 8-25 Checking engine coolant level...................................... 8-9 Checking parking brake............................................... 8-25 Changing engine coolant ............................................ 8-10 Checking brake pedal .................................................. 8-26Engine oil............................................................................... 8-13 Brake booster ................................................................. 8-26 Checking engine oil level ............................................ 8-13 Fuses ...................................................................................... 8-27 Changing engine oil...................................................... 8-14 Engine compartment..................................................... 8-27 Changing engine oil filter ............................................ 8-15 Passenger compartment.............................................. 8-28Automatic transmission fluid............................................. 8-16 Keyfob battery replacement ........................................ 8-28 Temperature conditions for checking....................... 8-17 Lights ...................................................................................... 8-30Power steering fluid............................................................ 8-18 Headlights ....................................................................... 8-31Brake and clutch fluid ........................................................ 8-19 Wheels and tires ................................................................. 8-34 Brake fluid ....................................................................... 8-19 Tire pressure................................................................... 8-34 Clutch fluid ...................................................................... 8-19 Types of tires .................................................................. 8-35Window washer fluid.......................................................... 8-20 Tire chains ....................................................................... 8-36 Window washer fluid reservoir .................................. 8-20 Changing wheels and tires ......................................... 8-37Battery .................................................................................... 8-21 Jump starting .................................................................. 8-21Drive belts ............................................................................. 8-22Spark plugs........................................................................... 8-23 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS GENERAL MAINTENANCEYour new NISSAN has been designed to have Performing general maintenance checks require During the normal day-to-day operation of theminimum maintenance requirements with longer minimal mechanical skill and only a few general vehicle, general maintenance should be per-service intervals to save you both time and automotive tools. formed regularly as prescribed in this section. Ifmoney. However, some day-to-day and regular you detect any unusual sounds, vibrations or These checks or inspections can be done bymaintenance is essential to maintain your NIS- smell, be sure to check for the cause or have yourself, a qualified technician or, if you prefer,SAN’s good mechanical condition, as well as its your NISSAN dealer check it promptly. In addi- your NISSAN dealer.emission and engine performance. tion, you should notify your NISSAN dealer if you Where to go for service: think that repairs are required.It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure thatscheduled maintenance, as well as general If maintenance service is required or your vehicle When performing any checks or maintenancemaintenance, is performed. appears to malfunction, have the systems work, closely observe the “Maintenance precau- checked and tuned by NISSAN dealer. tions” later in this section.As the vehicle owner, you are the only one whocan ensure that your vehicle receives the proper NISSAN technicians are well-trained specialists EXPLANATION OF GENERALmaintenance care. You are a vital link in the and are kept up to date with the latest service MAINTENANCE ITEMSmaintenance chain. information through technical bulletins, service tips, and in-dealership training programs. They Additional information on the followingScheduled maintenance: are completely qualified to work on NISSAN items with “*” is found later in this section.For your convenience, both required and op- vehicles before they work on your vehicle, rather than after they have worked on it. Outside the vehicletional scheduled maintenance items are de-scribed and listed in your “Service and Mainte- You can be confident that your NISSAN dealer’s The maintenance items listed here should benance Guide”. You must refer to that guide to service department performs the best job to performed from time to time, unless otherwiseensure that necessary maintenance is performed meet the maintenance requirements of your ve- specified.on your NISSAN at regular intervals. hicle — in a reliable and economic way. Tires*:General maintenance: Check the pressure with a gauge at least once aGeneral maintenance includes those items month and always prior to long distance trips. Ifwhich should be checked during normal day-to- necessary, adjust the pressure in all tires, includ-day operation of the vehicle. They are essential if ing the spare, to the pressure specified. Checkyour vehicle is to continue to operate properly. It carefully for damage, cuts or excessive wear.is your responsibility to perform these proce-dures regularly as prescribed.8-2 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Wheel nuts*: Windshield wiper blades*: Warning lights and chimes:When checking the tires, make sure no nuts are Check for cracks or wear if they do not wipe Make sure that all warning lights and chimes aremissing, and check for any loose nuts. Tighten if properly. operating properly.necessary. Doors and engine hood: Windshield wiper and washer*:Tire rotation*: Check that all doors and the engine hood oper- Check that the wipers and washer operateTires should be rotated every 7,500 miles ate properly. Also ensure that all latches lock properly and that the wipers do not streak.(12,000 km). However, the timing for tire rotation securely. Lubricate hinges, latches, rollers and links if necessary. Make sure that the secondary Windshield defroster:may vary according to your driving habits androad surface conditions. latch keeps the hood from opening when the Check that the air comes out of the defroster primary latch is released. outlets properly and in sufficient quantity whenWheel alignment and balance: When driving in areas using road salt or other operating the heater or air conditioner.If the vehicle should pull to either side while corrosive materials, check lubrication frequently. Steering wheel:driving on a straight and level road, or if you Lights*:detect uneven or abnormal tire wear, there may Check for changes in the steering conditions,be a need for wheel alignment. Clean the headlights on a regular basis. Make such as excessive freeplay, hard steering or sure that the headlights, stop lights, tail lights, strange noises.If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at normal turn signal lights, and other lights are all operat-highway speeds, wheel balancing may be ing properly and installed securely. Also check Seats:needed. headlight aim. Check seat position controls such as seat ad-For additional information regarding tires, refer to Inside the vehicle justers, seatback recliner, etc. to ensure they“Important Tire Safety Information” (US) or “Tire operate smoothly and that all latches lock se-Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty The maintenance items listed here should be curely in every position. Check that the headInformation booklet. checked on a regular basis, such as when restraints move up and down smoothly and that performing periodic maintenance, cleaning the the locks (if so equipped) hold securely in allWindshield: vehicle, etc. latched positions.Clean the windshield on a regular basis. Check Seat belts:the windshield at least every six months forcracks or other damage. Have a damaged wind- Check that all parts of the seat belt system (e.g.shield repaired by a qualified repair facility. buckles, anchors, adjusters and retractors) op- Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-3 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • erate properly and smoothly, and are installed Automatic transmission P (Park) position Automatic transmission fluid level*:securely. Check the belt webbing for cuts, fray- mechanism: Check the level after putting the selector lever ining, wear or damage. On a fairly steep hill check that your vehicle is P (Park) with the engine idling.Accelerator pedal: held securely with the selector lever in the P position without applying any brakes. Engine coolant level*:Check the pedal for smooth operation and make Check the coolant level when the engine is cold.sure the pedal does not catch or require uneven Under the hood and vehicleeffort. Keep the floor mats away from the pedal. Radiator and hoses: The maintenance items listed here should beClutch pedal*: checked periodically e.g. each time you check Check the front of the radiator and clean off any the engine oil or refuel. dirt, insects, leaves, etc., that may have accumu-Make sure the pedal operates smoothly and lated. Make sure the hoses have no cracks,check that it has the proper free travel. Windshield washer fluid*: deformation, rot or loose connections.Brakes: Check that there is adequate fluid in the tank. Engine drive belts*:Check that the brakes do not pull the vehicle to Engine oil level*: Make sure that no belt is frayed, worn, crackedone side when applied. Check the level after parking the vehicle on a or oily. level spot and turning off the engine. (Be sure toBrake pedal and booster*: Battery*: wait a few minutes to allow the oil to drain backCheck the pedal for smooth operation and make into the sump.) Check the fluid level in each cell. It should besure it has the proper distance under it when between the MAX and MIN lines. Brake and clutch fluid levels*:depressed fully. Check the brake booster func- Vehicles operated in high temperatures or undertion. Be certain to keep floormats away from the Make sure that the brake and clutch fluid level is severe conditions require frequent checks of thepedal. between the MAX and MIN lines on the reservoir. battery fluid level.Parking brake*: Power steering fluid level* and lines: Exhaust system:Check that the lever has the proper travel and Check the level when the fluid is cold and the Make sure there are no loose supports, cracks orconfirm that your vehicle is held securely on a engine is turned off. Check the lines for proper holes. If the sound of the exhaust seems unusualfairly steep hill with only the parking brake ap- attachment, leaks, cracks, etc. or there is a smell of exhaust fumes, immediatelyplied. locate the trouble and correct it. See “Precau- tions when starting and driving” in the “5. Start-8-4 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONSing and driving” section for exhaust gas (carbon When performing any inspection or maintenancemonoxide). work on your vehicle, always take care to prevent such as rings, watches, etc. before serious accidental injury to yourself or damage to working on your vehicle.Underbody: the vehicle. The following are general precau-The underbody is frequently exposed to corro- ¼ Always wear eye protection when- tions which should be closely observed.sive substances such as those used on icy roads ever you work on your vehicle.or to control dust. It is very important to remove ¼ If you must run the engine in anthese substances, otherwise rust will form on the WARNING enclosed space such as a garage, befloor pan, frame, fuel lines and around the ex- sure there is proper ventilation forhaust system. At the end of winter, the under- ¼ Park the vehicle on a level surface,body should be thoroughly flushed with plain exhaust gases to escape. apply the parking brake securely andwater, being careful to clean those areas where block the wheels to prevent the ve- ¼ Never get under the vehicle while it ismud and dirt may accumulate. For additional hicle from moving. For a manual supported only by a jack. If it is nec-information, see “Cleaning exterior” in the “7. transmission, move the shift lever to essary to work under the vehicle,Appearance and care” section. Neutral. For an automatic transmis- support it with safety stands.Fluid leaks: sion, move the selector lever to the P ¼ Keep smoking materials, flame andCheck under the vehicle for fuel, oil, water or (Park) position. sparks away from fuel and battery.other fluid leaks after the vehicle has been ¼ Be sure the ignition key is in the OFFparked for a while. Water dripping from the air ¼ Your vehicle is equipped with an au- or LOCK position when performingconditioner after use is normal. If you should tomatic engine cooling fan. It maynotice any leaks or if gasoline fumes are evident, any replacement or repair. come on at any time without warning,check for the cause and have it corrected imme- ¼ If you must work with the engine even if the ignition key is in the OFFdiately. running, keep your hands, clothing, position and the engine is not run- hair and tools away from moving fans ning. To avoid injury, always discon- belts and any other moving parts. nect the negative battery cable be- fore working near the fan. ¼ It is advisable to secure or remove any loose clothing and any jewelry, ¼ On gasoline engine models with the Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-5 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • multiport fuel injection (MFI) system, ronment. Always conform to local the fuel filter or fuel lines should be regulations for disposal of vehicle serviced by a NISSAN dealer because fluid. the fuel lines are under high pressure even when the engine is off. This section gives instructions regarding only those items which are relatively easy for an owner to perform. More involved service should CAUTION be done by your NISSAN dealer. A genuine NISSAN Service Manual is also avail- ¼ Do not work under the engine hood able. See “Owner’s Manual/Service Manual or- while it is hot. Turn off the engine and der information” in the “9. Technical and con- wait until it cools down. sumer information” section. ¼ Never connect or disconnect either You should be aware that incomplete or im- proper servicing may result in operating difficul- the battery or any transistorized ties or excessive emissions, and could affect component connector while the igni- your warranty coverage. If in doubt about any tion key is on. servicing, have it done by your NISSAN ¼ Never leave the engine or the auto- dealer. matic transmission related compo- nent harness connector discon- nected while the ignition key is on. ¼ Avoid direct contact with used engine oil and coolant. Improperly disposed engine oil, engine coolant, and/or other vehicle fluids can hurt the envi-8-6 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONSVQ35DE engine SDI1482 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-7 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • VG33E engine SDI0418A8-8 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • ENGINE COOLING SYSTEMThe engine cooling system is filled at the factorywith a high-quality, year-round, anti-freeze cool- WARNINGant solution. The anti-freeze solution containsrust and corrosion inhibitors, therefore additional ¼ Never remove the radiator cap whencooling system additives are not necessary. the engine is hot. Serious burns could be caused by high pressure CAUTION fluid escaping from the radiator. Wait until the engine and radiator cool When adding or replacing the coolant, down. See “If your vehicle overheats” be sure to use only a genuine NISSAN in the “6. In case of emergency” sec- anti-freeze coolant or equivalent with tion. the proper mixture ratio of 50% anti- freeze and 50% demineralized water/ ¼ The radiator is equipped with a pres- distilled water. The use of other types of sure cap. To prevent engine damage, SDI0378 coolant solutions may damage your en- use only a genuine NISSAN radiator cap. CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT gine cooling system. LEVEL Deminer- Check the coolant level in the reservoir tank Outside tempera- when the engine is cold. If the coolant level is ture down to alized Anti- below the MIN level, add coolant to the MAX water or freeze level. If the reservoir tank is empty, check the distilled °C °F water coolant level in the radiator when the engine is cold. If there is insufficient coolant in the radia- −35 −30 50% 50% tor, fill the radiator with coolant up to the filler opening 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. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-9 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner as soon as possible. ¼ Keep coolant out of reach of children and pets. SDI0485 SDI0486ACHANGING ENGINE COOLANT¼ Major cooling system repairs should be per- WARNING formed by your NISSAN dealer. The service procedures can be found in the appropriate ¼ To avoid the danger of being scalded, NISSAN Service Manual. never change the coolant when the engine is hot.¼ Improper servicing can result in reduced heater performance and engine overheating. ¼ Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns could be caused by high pressure fluid escaping from the radiator. ¼ Avoid direct skin contact with used coolant. If skin contact is made, wash8-10 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • 1. Perform the following procedure to open the heater water cock. ¼ Turn the ignition key from OFF to ON. ¼ Move the heater or air conditioner tem- perature control dial to the maximum hot position then turn the ignition key to OFF. 2. Open the radiator drain plugs and radiator cap. Open the drain plugs on the engine block.SDI1109 SDI0409ASDI1118 SDI0410A Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-11 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • of coolant and water. Fill the reservoir tank slowly up to the MAX level. Then install the radiator cap and close the air release plug(s). 7. Start the engine and warm it up until it reaches normal operating temperature. Then race the engine 2 or 3 times under no load. Watch the coolant temperature gauge for signs of overheating. 8. Stop the engine. After it completely cools down, refill the radiator up to the filler open- ing. Fill the reservoir tank up the MAX level. 9. Check the radiator drain plug and engine SDI1110 SDI0419 block drain plugs for any sign of leakage. 3. Open the air release plug(s) to drain the coolant. 4. Flush the cooling system by running fresh water through the radiator. ¼ Waste coolant must be disposed of properly. ¼ Check your local regulations. 5. Close the radiator drain plugs and engine block drain plugs securely. 6. See the “9. Technical and consumer informa- tion” section for cooling system capacity. SDI1189 Fill the radiator slowly with the proper mixture8-12 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • ENGINE OIL SDI1114 SDI0420 SDI1141CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL marks. If the oil level is below the L mark,1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply remove the oil filler cap and pour recom- CAUTION mended oil through the opening. Do not the parking brake. overfill. Oil level should be checked regularly.2. Run the engine until it reaches operating 6. Recheck oil level with dipstick. Operating with insufficient amount of temperature. It is normal to add some oil between oil oil can damage the engine, and such3. Turn off the engine. Wait more than 10 changes or during the break-in period, de- damage is not covered by warranty. minutes for the oil to drain back into the pending on the severity of operating con- oil pan. ditions.4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. Rein- sert it all the way.5. Remove the dipstick again and check the oil level. It should be between the H and L Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-13 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SDI0487B SDI1112 SDI0416 CHANGING ENGINE OIL If the oil filter is to be changed, remove and replace it at this time. See later in this section 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply for changing engine oil filter. the parking brake. 2. Warm up the engine until it reaches operat- CAUTION ing temperature, and then turn it off and wait more than 10 minutes. Be careful not to burn yourself, as the 3. Place a large drain pan under the drain plug. engine oil is hot. 4. Remove the oil filler cap. 5. Remove the drain plug with a wrench and ¼ Waste oil must be disposed of prop- completely drain the oil. erly. ¼ Check your local regulations. 6. Clean and re-install the drain plug and new8-14 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • washer. Securely tighten the drain plug with a wrench. Do not use excessive force. used engine oil may cause skin can- cer. Drain plug tightening torque: 22 to 29 ft-lb (29 to 39 N⋅m) ¼ Try to avoid direct skin contact with used oil. If skin contact is made,7. Refill engine with recommended oil through wash thoroughly with soap or hand the oil filler opening, then install the oil filler cap securely. cleaner as soon as possible. See “Capacities and recommended ¼ Keep used engine oil out of reach of fuel/lubricants” in the “9. Technical and con- children. sumer information” section for drain and refill capacity. The drain and refill capacity depends on the SDI1113 oil temperature and drain time. Use these specifications for reference only. Always use the dipstick to determine when the proper CHANGING ENGINE OIL FILTER amount of oil is in the engine. 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply the parking brake.8. Start the engine. Check for leakage around the drain plug. 2. Turn the engine off. Correct as required. 3. Loosen the oil filter with an oil filter wrench.9. Turn the engine off and wait more than 10 (Depending on the engine model, a special minutes. Check the oil level with the dipstick. cap-type wrench may be required. See your Add engine oil if necessary. NISSAN dealer.) Then remove the oil filter by turning it by hand. WARNING ¼ Prolonged and repeated contact with Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-15 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID 6. Screw in the oil filter until a slight resistance is felt, then tighten an additional 2/3 turn. Oil filter tightening torque: 10.85 to 15.12 ft-lb (14.7 to 20.5 N⋅m) 7. Start the engine and check for leakage around the oil filter. Correct as required. 8. Turn the engine off and wait several minutes. Check the oil level. Add engine oil if neces- sary. SDI0417 SDI1120 CAUTION WARNING Be careful not to burn yourself, as the ¼ When engine is running, keep hands, engine oil may be hot. jewelry, and clothing away from any moving parts such as fan and drive belt.4. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting surface with a clean rag. ¼ Automatic transmission fluid is poi- sonous and should be stored care- Be sure to remove any old rubber gasket remaining on the mounting surface of the fully in marked containers out of the engine. reach of children.5. Coat the rubber gasket on the new filter with engine oil.8-16 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and set the parking brake. may also be used. Outside the conti- nental US and Alaska contact a 2. Start the engine and then move the selector NISSAN dealer for more information lever through each gear range, ending in P. regarding suitable fluids, including 3. Check the fluid level with the engine idling. recommended brand(s) of DexronTM 4. Expand the spring stopper and remove the III/MerconTM automatic transmission dipstick. Wipe it clean with lint-free paper. fluid. 5. Re-insert the dipstick into the charging pipe as far as it will go. If the vehicle has been driven for a long time at high speeds, or in city traffic in hot 6. Remove the dipstick and note the reading. weather, or if it is being used to pull a If the level is on the low side of either range, add trailer, the fluid level cannot be read accu- SDI0488 rately. You should wait until the fluid has fluid to the charging pipe. cooled down (about 30 minutes).TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS FOR 7. When inserting the dipstick, set it so that theCHECKING spring stopper presses the upper part of the dipstick rubber to lock the dipstick.The fluid level should be checked using the HOTrange (L & H marks) on the dipstick at fluidtemperatures between 122 and 176°F (50 and CAUTION80°C) after the vehicle has been driven approxi-mately 5 minutes in urban areas after the engine ¼ Do not overfill.is warmed up. The level can be checked at fluidtemperatures between 86 and 122°F (30 and ¼ Use only Nissan Matic D (Continental50°C) using the COLD range on the dipstick for U.S. and Alaska) or Canada Nissanreference, after the engine is warmed up but automatic transmission fluid.before driving. However, the fluid level must be DexronTMIII/MerconTM or equivalentrechecked using the HOT range. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-17 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • POWER STEERING FLUID SDI1209 DI0187MA SDI1174B Check the fluid level. Check the fluid level. Type A: Type B: The fluid level should be checked using the HOT The fluid level should be checked using the HOT range on the dipstick at fluid temperatures of range at fluid temperatures of 50 to 80°C (122 122 to 176°F (50 to 80°C) or using the COLD to 176°F) or using the COLD range at fluid range on the dipstick at fluid temperatures of 32 temperatures of 0 to 30°C (32 to 86°F). to 86°F (0 to 30°C). CAUTION ¼ Do not overfill. ¼ Use Genuine Nissan PSF or equiva- lent. SDI0386B8-18 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • BRAKE AND CLUTCH FLUID WARNINGUse only new fluid from a sealed con-tainer. Old, inferior or contaminatedfluid may damage the brake and clutchsystems. The use of improper fluids canaffect the vehicle’s stopping ability. CAUTIONDo not spill the fluid on painted sur- SDI0847 SDI0844faces. This will damage the paint. If fluidis spilled, wash the surface with water. BRAKE FLUID CLUTCH FLUID Check the fluid level in the reservoir. If the fluid Check the fluid level in the reservoir. If the fluid level is below the MIN. line or the brake warning level is below the MIN. line, add Genuine Nissan light comes on, add Genuine Nissan Brake Fluid Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3 fluid up to the or equivalent DOT 3 fluid up to the MAX. line. MAX. line. If fluid must be added frequently, the system If fluid is added frequently, the system should be should be thoroughly checked by your NISSAN thoroughly checked by your NISSAN dealer. dealer. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-19 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • WINDOW WASHER FLUID WARNING Anti-freeze is poisonous and should be stored carefully marked containers out of the reach of children. SDI0423A SDI0389WINDOW WASHER FLUID For CANADARESERVOIR Add fluid when the low washer fluid warning lightFor US comes on. Add a washer solvent to the water for better cleaning. In the winter season, add aTo check the fluid level, use your finger to plug windshield washer anti-freeze. Follow the manu-the center hole of the cap/tube assembly (as facturer’s instructions for the mixture ratio.shown above), then remove it from the tank. Ifthere is no fluid in the tube, add fluid. Add awasher solvent to the water for better cleaning. CAUTIONIn the winter season, add a windshield washeranti-freeze. Follow the manufacturer’s instruc- Do not substitute engine anti-freezetions for the mixture ratio. coolant for window washer solution. This may result in damage to the paint.8-20 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • BATTERY¼ Keep the battery surface clean and dry. Any corrosion should be washed off with a solu- ¼ Battery posts, terminals and related tion of baking soda and water. accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after han-¼ Make certain the terminal connections are dling. clean and securely tightened. ¼ Keep the battery out of the reach of¼ If the vehicle is not to be used for 30 days or longer, disconnect the (—) negative battery children. terminal cable to prevent discharge. ¼ Do not operate the vehicle if the fluid in the battery is low. Low battery fluid WARNING can cause a higher load on the bat- tery which can generate heat, reduce ¼ Do not expose the battery to flames battery life, and in some cases lead or electrical sparks. Hydrogen gas to an explosion. DI0137M generated by battery action is explo- Check the fluid level in each cell. It should be sive. Do not allow battery fluid to JUMP STARTING between the MAX. and MIN. lines. contact your skin, eyes, fabrics, or painted surfaces. After touching a If jump starting is necessary, see “Jump starting” If it is necessary to add fluid, add only distilled battery or battery cap, do not touch in the “6. In case of emergency” section. If the water to bring the level to the indicator in each engine does not start by jump starting, the filler opening. Do not overfill. or rub your eyes. Thoroughly wash battery may have to be replaced. Contact your your hands. If the acid contacts your NISSAN dealer. 1. Remove the cell plugs using a suitable tool. eyes, skin or clothing, immediately 2. Add distilled water up to the MAX. level. flush with water for at least 15 min- utes and seek medical attention. If the side of the battery is not visible, the electrolyte level can be checked through ¼ When working on or near a battery, each filler opening as illustrated. always wear suitable eye protection and remove all jewelry. 3. Tighten cell plugs. Vehicles operated in high temperatures or Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-21 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • DRIVE BELTS SDI1480 SDI1119 SDI0424under severe conditions require frequent tion and tension.checks of the battery fluid level. 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 unusual 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. 2. Have the belts checked regularly for condi-8-22 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SPARK PLUGS AIR CLEANER SDI0145A SDI1022A SDI1115BREPLACING SPARK PLUGS The filter element should not be cleaned and remove the spark plugs. An incorrect reused as it is given a special treatment. We socket can cause damage the spark recommended it be replaced according to the WARNING plugs. maintenance log shown in a separate “Service Platinum-tipped spark plugs and Maintenance Guide”. When replacing theBe sure the engine and ignition switch filter, wipe the inside of the air cleaner housingare off and that the parking brake is It is not necessary to replace the platinum- and the cover with a damp cloth. tipped spark plugs as frequently as the conven-engaged securely. tional type spark plugs since they will last much longer. Follow the maintenance schedule, but do WARNING not reuse them by cleaning or regapping. CAUTION If replacement is required, see your NISSAN ¼ Operating the engine with the air dealer for servicing. cleaner removed can cause you orBe sure to use the correct socket to Always replace with recommended others to be burned. The air cleaner platinum-tipped spark plugs. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-23 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES SDI0393B DI0155MA CLEANING and using the wiper, replace the blades. not only cleans the air, it stops flame if the engine backfires. If it is not If your windshield is not clear after using the REPLACING there, and the engine backfires, you windshield washer of if a wiper blade chatters Replace the wiper blades if they are worn. could be burned. Do not drive with when running, wax or other material may be on the air cleaner removed and be care- the blade or windshield. 1. Pull the wiper arm. ful working on the engine with the air Clean the outside of the windshield with a 2. Push the lock pin, then remove the wiper cleaner removed. washer solution or a mild detergent. Your wind- blade. ¼ Never pour fuel into the throttle body shield is clean if beads do not form when rinsing 3. Insert the new wiper blade to the wiper arm or attempt to start the engine with with clear water. until a click sounds. the air cleaner removed. Doing so Clean the blade by wiping it with a cloth soaked could result in serious injury. in a washer solution or a mild detergent. Then rinse the blade with clear water. If your wind- shield is still not clear after cleaning the blades8-24 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE PEDAL CAUTIONAfter wiper blade replacement, returnthe wiper arm to its original position;otherwise it may be damaged when thehood is opened.Make sure the wiper blade contacts theglass, otherwise the arm may be dam-aged from wind pressure.Worn windshield wiper blades can dam-age the windshield and impair drivervision. DI1010-C CHECKING PARKING BRAKE Pull the parking brake lever up. If the number of clicks is out of the range as listed above, see your NISSAN dealer. SDI1136 If you wax the surface of the hood, be careful not to let wax get into the washer nozzle. This may cause clogging or im- proper windshield washer operation. If wax gets into the nozzle, remove it with a needle or small pin. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-25 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Self-adjusting brakes have audible wear indicators. Should you ever hear an unusually loud noise from the rear drum Your vehicle is equipped with self-adjusting brakes, have them inspected as soon as pos- brakes. sible by your NISSAN dealer. The front and rear brakes self-adjust every time Proper brake inspection intervals should the brake pedal is applied. be followed. For additional information, see the separate “Service and Maintenance Guide”. WARNING BRAKE BOOSTER See your NISSAN dealer and have it Check the brake booster function with the fol- checked if the brake pedal height does lowing steps: not return to normal. 1. With the engine off, press and release the DI0453 brake pedal several times. When brake pedal movement (distance of travel) remains theCHECKING BRAKE PEDAL Brake pad wear indicators same from one pedal application to the next, The disc brake pads on your vehicle have au- continue on to the next step.With the engine running, check distance Abetween the upper surface of the pedal and the dible wear indicators. When a brake pad re- 2. While depressing the brake pedal, start thedash lower panel. quires replacement, it will make a high pitched engine. The pedal height should drop a little. scraping or screeching sound when the vehicleDistance A is in motion whether or not the brake pedal is 3. With the brake pedal depressed, stop the engine. Keeping the pedal depressed for M/T models depressed. Have the brakes checked as soon as about 30 seconds, the pedal height should possible if the wear indicator sound is heard. 2-1/2 in (65 mm) or more not change. Under some driving or climate conditions, occa- A/T models 4. Run the engine for one minute without de- sional brake squeak, squeal or other noise may pressing the brake pedal, then turn it off. 2-3/4 in (70 mm) or more be heard. Occasional brake noise during light to Depress the brake pedal several times. The moderate stops is normal and does not affectIf it is out of the range shown above, see your pedal travel distance will decrease gradually the function or performance of the brake system.NISSAN dealer. with each depression as the vacuum is re- The rear drum brakes (if so equipped) do not leased from the booster.8-26 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • FUSESIf the brakes do not operate properly, have the 2. Open the engine hood.brake checked by your NISSAN dealer. 3. Remove the fuse box 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 opens again, have the electrical system checked and repaired by your NISSAN dealer. Fusible links If any electrical equipment does not operate and fuses are in good condition, check the fusible links. If any of these fusible links are melted, SDI0395 replace only with genuine NISSAN parts. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CAUTION Never use a fuse of higher amperage rating than that specified on the fuse box cover. This could damage the elec- trical system or cause a fire. If any electrical equipment does not operate, check for an open fuse. 1. Be sure the ignition key and the headlight switch are OFF. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-27 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SDI1169PASSENGER COMPARTMENT system checked and repaired by your NISSAN dealer.If 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 cover/coin tray. SPA13743. Pull down the fuse box cover/coin tray to KEYFOB BATTERY REPLACEMENT remove it. Replace the battery as follows:4. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller. 1. Open the lid using a suitable tool.5. If the fuse is open, replace it with a new fuse. 2. Replace the battery with a new one.6. If a new fuse opens again, have the electrical8-28 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Recommended battery: Sanyo CR2025 or could void the user’s authority to operate equivalent the equipment. Make sure that the ⊕ side faces the This device complies with Part 15 of the bottom case. FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada.3. Close the lid securely. Operation is subject to the following two4. Push the keyfob button two or three times to conditions: (1) This device may not cause check its operation. harmful interference, and (2) this deviceSee your NISSAN dealer if you need any assis- must accept any interference received, in- cluding interference that may cause undes-tance for replacement. ired operation of the device.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 completely dry.¼ When changing batteries, do not let dust or oil get on the controller.FCC Notice:Changes or modifications not expresslyapproved by the manufacturer compliance Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-29 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • LIGHTS SDI14398-30 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • HEADLIGHTS 6. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal. The headlight is a semi-sealed beam type which uses a replaceable headlight (halogen) bulb. A Aiming is not necessary after replacing the bulb can be replaced inside the engine compart- bulb. When aiming adjustment is neces- ment without removing the headlight assembly. sary, contact your NISSAN dealer. CAUTION CAUTION ¼ Do not touch the bulb. ¼ High pressure halogen gas is sealed inside the halogen bulb. The bulb ¼ Use the same number and wattage as may break if the glass envelope is originally installed: scratched or the bulb is dropped. Wattage 60/55 ¼ When handling the bulb, do not touch Bulb No. HB2 the glass envelope. ¼ Do not leave the bulb out of the headlight reflector for a long period Removing the headlight bulb of time as dust, moisture, and smoke may enter the headlight body and 1. Disconnect the battery negative cable. affect the performance of the head- 2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the light. rear end of the bulb. 3. Pull off the rubber cap. 4. Push and turn the retaining pin to loosen it. 5. Remove the headlight bulb. Do not shake or rotate the bulb when removing it.SDI1126 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-31 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Item Wattage (W) Bulb No. Front combination light 21/5 7443 Front fog light (H3 type) 55 Rear combination light Turn signal 27 1156NA Stop/Tail 21/5 7443 Back-up 18 921 High mounted stop light 5 168 License plate light 5 168 Interior light 10 — Vanity mirror light 1.4 — Personal light 8 — Bulb identification MDI0006Replacement proceduresAll other lights are either type A, B, C or D. Whenreplacing a bulb, first remove the lens and/orcover.8-32 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SDI1137 SDI0911 SDI1117 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-33 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • WHEELS AND TIRES SDI0333B DI0047 If you have a flat tire, see “Flat tire” in the “6. In case of emergency” section. TIRE PRESSURE Maximum inflation pressure Do not exceed the maximum inflation pressures shown on the side wall of the tire. Tire inflation pressure Check the tire pressure (including spare) at least once a month and always prior to long distance trip. Incorrect tire pressure may adversely affect tire life and vehicle handling. Tire pressure SDI0980A should be checked when tires are COLD. Tires8-34 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • are considered COLD after the vehicle has been TYPES OF TIRESparked for three or more hours, or driven less conditions due to premature tire fail-than 1 mile (1.6 km) at moderate speeds. COLD ure, or unfavorable handling charac-tire pressures are shown on the tire placard teristics and could also lead to a CAUTIONaffixed to the inside of the glove box lid. serious accident. Loading beyond the specified capacity may also result in ¼ When changing or replacing tires, beLow tire pressure warning system (if sure all four tires are of the same failure of other vehicle components.so equipped) type (i.e., summer, all season or ¼ Before taking a long trip, or when-The low tire pressure warning system monitors snow) and construction. Your ever you have loaded your vehiclethe tire pressure of all tires (except the spare NISSAN dealer may be able to help heavily, use a tire pressure gauge totire). For more details, refer to “Low tire pressure you with information about tire type,warning light” in the “2. Instruments and Con- ensure that the tire pressure is at the size, speed rating and availability.trols” section, “Low tire pressure warning sys- specified level. Replacement tires may have a lowertem” in the “starting and driving” section, and ¼ Do not drive your vehicle over 85 speed rating than the factory“Flat tire” in the “6. In case of emergency” MPH (140 km/h) unless it is equipped equipped tires, and may not matchsection. The low tire pressure warning systemwill activate only when the vehicle is driven at with high speed capability tires. Driv- the potential maximum vehiclespeeds above 20 MPH (32 km/h). ing faster than 85 MPH (140 km/h) speed. Never exceed the maximum may result in tire failure, loss of con- speed rating of the tire. trol and possible injury. WARNING ¼ For additional information regarding ¼ For additional information regarding tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety ¼ Improperly inflated tires can fail sud- tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety Information” (US) or “Tire Safety In- denly and cause an accident. Information” (US) or “Tire Safety In- formation” (Canada) in the Warranty formation” (Canada) in the Warranty Information booklet. ¼ The vehicle capacity weight is indi- Information booklet. cated on the tire placard. Do not load your vehicle beyond this capacity. All season tires Overloading your vehicle may result in reduced tire life, unsafe operating NISSAN specifies all season tires on some models to provide good performance for use all Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-35 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • year around, including snowy and icy road con- models, they must also be the same size, brand, equipped tire size. Other types may damageditions. All season tires are identified by ALL construction and tread pattern on all four your vehicle. Use chain tensioners when recom-SEASON and/or M&S on the tire sidewall. Snow wheels. mended by the tire chain manufacturer to ensuretires have better snow traction than all season a tight fit. Loose end links of the tire chain must If you operate your vehicle in snowy or icy be secured or removed to prevent the possibilitytires and may be more appropriate in some conditions, NISSAN recommends the use of of whipping action damage to the fenders orareas. SNOW or ALL SEASON tire on all four wheels. underbody. If possible, avoid fully loading yourSummer tires For additional traction on icy roads, studded tires vehicle when using tire chains. In addition, drive may be used. However, some provinces and at a reduced speed. Otherwise, your vehicle mayNISSAN specifies summer tires on some models be damaged and/or vehicle handling and perfor-to provide superior performance on dry roads. states prohibit their use. Check local, state and provincial laws before installing studded tires. mance may be adversely affected.Summer tire performance in snow and ice will besubstantially reduced. Summer tires do not have Skid and traction capabilities of studded snow Never install tire chains on TEMPORARY USEthe tire traction rating M&S on the tire sidewall. tires, on wet or dry surfaces, may be poorer than ONLY spare tires. that of non-studded snow tires.If you operate your vehicle in snowy or icy Do not use tire chains on dry roads.conditions, NISSAN recommends the use of TIRE CHAINS Tire chains must be installed only on theSNOW or ALL SEASON tires on all four wheels. Use of tire chains is prohibited according to rear wheels and not on the front wheels.Snow tires location. Check the local laws before installing tire chains. When installing tire chains, make Do not drive with tire chains on paved roadsIf snow tires are needed, it is necessary to select sure they are of proper size for the tires on your which are clear of snow. Driving with chains intires equivalent in size and load rating to the vehicle and are installed according to the chain such conditions can cause damage to the vari-original equipment tires. If you do not, it can manufacturer’s suggestions. Use only SAE ous mechanisms of the vehicle due to someadversely affect the safety and handling of your class S chains. Class “S” chains are used on overstress. When driving on clear paved roads,vehicle. vehicles with restricted tire to vehicle clearance. be sure to change to 2WD. Vehicles that can use Class “S” chains areGenerally, snow tires will have lower speed designed to meet the SAE standard minimumratings than factory equipped tires and may not clearances between the tire and the closestmatch the potential maximum vehicle speed. vehicle suspension or body component requiredNever exceed the maximum speed rating of the to accommodate the use of a winter tractiontire. device (tire chains or cables). The minimumIf you install snow tires on four wheel drive clearances are determined using the factory8-36 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • WARNING ¼ After rotating the tires, adjust the tire pressure. ¼ Retighten the wheel nuts after the vehicle has been driven for 600 miles (1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire, etc.). ¼ Do not include small size spare tire in the tire rotation. SDI0724 ¼ For additional information regarding MDI0004 tires, refer to “Important Tire SafetyCHANGING WHEELS AND TIRES Information” (US) or “Tire Safety In- Tire wear and damage formation” (Canada) in the WarrantyTire rotation Information booklet. WARNINGNISSAN recommends that tires be rotated every7,500 miles (12,000 km). However, the timingfor tire rotation may vary according to your ¼ Tires should be periodically in-driving habits and road surface conditions. spected for wear, cracking, bulging or objects caught in the tread. If exces-See “Flat tire” in the “6. In case of emergency” sive wear, cracks, bulging or deepsection for tire replacing procedures. cuts are found, the tire should be Wheel nut tightening torque: replaced. 98 ft-lb (133 N⋅m) ¼ The original tires have a built-in tread wear indicator. When the wear Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-37 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • indicator is visible, the tire should be WARNING wheel is replaced, the low tire pres- replaced. sure warning system will not func- ¼ The use of tires other than those tion. Contact your NISSAN dealer as ¼ Improper service for a TEMPORARY recommended or the mixed use of soon as possible for tire replacement USE ONLY spare tire may result in tires of different brands, construction and/or system resetting. (For models serious personal injury. If it is neces- (bias, bias-belted or radial), or tread with the low tire pressure warning sary to repair the TEMPORARY USE patterns can adversely affect the ride, system) ONLY spare tire, contact your NISSAN dealer. braking, handling, ground clearance, ¼ Do not install a deformed wheel or body-to-tire clearance, tire chain tire even if it has been repaired. Such ¼ For additional information regarding clearance, speedometer calibration, wheels or tires could have structural tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety headlight aim and bumper height. damage and could fail without warn- Information” (US) or “Tire Safety In- Some of these effects may lead to ing. formation” (Canada) in the Warranty accidents and could result in serious Information booklet. ¼ The use of a retread tire is not rec- personal injury. ommended. ¼ If the wheels are changed for anyReplacing wheels and tires reason, always replace with wheels ¼ For additional information regarding tires, refer to “Important Tire SafetyWhen replacing a tire, use the same size, speed which have the same offset dimen- Information” (US) or “Tire Safety In-rating and load carrying capacity as originally sion. Wheels of a different offsetequipped. See “Specifications” in the “9. Tech- formation” (Canada) in the Warranty could cause early tire wear, possiblynical and consumer information” section for tires Information booklet. degraded vehicle handling character-and wheels. istics and/or interference with the brake discs. Such interference can lead to decreased braking efficiency and/or early brake pad wear. ¼ When a spare tire is mounted or a8-38 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Four wheel drive models the rear wheels on the vehicle could lead to Observe the following precautions if the TEM- transmission damage. PORARY USE ONLY spare tire must be used, otherwise your vehicle could be damaged or CAUTION ¼ For additional information regarding tires, re- involved in an accident. fer to “Important Tire Safety Information” in Always use tires of the same size, the Warranty Information Booklet (US) or brand, construction (bias, bias-belted or “Tire Safety Information” in the Warranty In- WARNING formation Booklet (Canada). radial), and tread pattern on all four ¼ The TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare wheels. Failure to do so may result in a Care of wheels circumference difference between tires tire should be used only for emer- on the front and rear axles which will ¼ Wash the wheels when washing the vehicle gency. It should be replaced by the to maintain their appearance. standard tire at the first opportunity. cause excessive tire wear and may dam- age the transmission, transfer case and ¼ Clean the inner side of the wheels when the ¼ Drive carefully while the TEMPO- differential gears. wheel is changed or the underside of the RARY USE ONLY spare tire is in- vehicle is washed. stalled.If excessive tire wear is found, it is recommended ¼ Do not use abrasive cleaners when washing Avoid sharp turns and abrupt brakingthat all four tires be replaced with tires of the the wheels. while driving.same size, brand, construction and tread pat- ¼ Inspect wheel rims regularly for dents or ¼ Periodically check the TEMPORARYtern. The tire pressure and wheel alignment corrosion. This may cause loss of pressure orshould also be checked and corrected as nec- USE ONLY spare tire inflation pres-essary. Contact your NISSAN dealer. damage the tire bead. sure, and always keep it at 60 psi (420 ¼ NISSAN recommends that the road wheels kPa, 4.2 bar).Wheel balance be waxed to protect against road salt in areasUnbalanced wheels may affect vehicle handling where it is used during winter. ¼ Always keep the pressure of the fulland tire life. Even with regular use, wheels can size spare tire (if so equipped) at theget out of balance. Therefore, they should be TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire recommended pressure for standardbalanced as required. (if so equipped) tires, as indicated on the tire placard. For tire placard location, see “TireWheel balance service should be performed U.S. only. Canadian vehicles are equipped with awith the wheels off the vehicle. Spin balancing full size spare tire. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-39 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • placard” in the “9. Technical and con- CAUTION sumer information” section. ¼ Do not drive your vehicle at speeds ¼ Do not use tire chains on a TEMPO- faster than 50 MPH (80 km/h). RARY USE ONLY spare tire. Tire ¼ When driving on roads covered with chains will not fit properly on the snow or ice, the TEMPORARY USE TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire ONLY spare tire should be used on and may cause damage to the ve- the front axle and original tire used hicle. on the rear axle (drive wheels). Use ¼ Because the TEMPORARY USE tire chains only on the rear (original) ONLY spare tire is smaller than the tires. original tire, ground clearance is re- ¼ Tire tread of the TEMPORARY USE duced. To avoid damage to the ve- ONLY spare tire will wear at a faster hicle do not drive over obstacles. rate than the original tire. Replace Also do not drive the vehicle through the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare an automatic car wash since it may tire as soon as the tread wear indica- get caught. tors appear. ¼ Do not use the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire on other vehicles. ¼ Do not use more than one TEMPO- RARY USE ONLY spare tire at the same time. ¼ Do not tow a trailer while the TEM- PORARY USE ONLY spare tire is installed.8-40 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • MEMO Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-41 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • MEMO8-42 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • 9 Technical and consumer informationCapacities and recommended fuel/lubricants................ 9-2 Air conditioner specification label ............................. 9-14 Fuel recommendation...................................................... 9-4 Vehicle loading information............................................... 9-15 Engine oil and oil filter recommendation.................... 9-6 Terms ................................................................................ 9-15 Recommended SAE oil viscosity number.................. 9-7 Determining vehicle payload capacity...................... 9-15 Air conditioning system refrigerant and lubricant Securing the load .......................................................... 9-16 recommendations............................................................. 9-8 Loading tips .................................................................... 9-16Specifications.......................................................................... 9-9 Payload weight capacity .............................................. 9-17 Engine ................................................................................. 9-9 Measurement of weights ............................................. 9-17Wheels and tires ................................................................. 9-11 Towing a trailer .................................................................... 9-17 Dimensions and weights.............................................. 9-11 Maximum load limits...................................................... 9-17When traveling or registering your vehicle in another Towing load/specification chart................................. 9-19country.................................................................................... 9-12 Towing safety.................................................................. 9-19Vehicle identification........................................................... 9-12 Uniform tire quality grading......................................... 9-21 Vehicle identification number (VIN) plate ................ 9-12 Vehicle identification number (Chassis Emission control system warranty................................... 9-22 number) ............................................................................ 9-12 Reporting safety defects (US only) ................................ 9-22 Engine serial number .................................................... 9-13 Readiness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test F.M.V.S.S. certification label ....................................... 9-13 (US only)................................................................................ 9-23 Emission control information label ............................ 9-14 Owner’s Manual/Service Manual order information ... 9-25 Tire placard ..................................................................... 9-14 In the event of a collision ............................................ 9-25 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • CAPACITIES ANDRECOMMENDEDFUEL/LUBRICANTSThe following values are approximate capacities. The actual refill capacities may be a little different from them. When refilling, followthe procedure instructed in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section to determine the proper refill capacity. Capacity (Approximate) US Imp Recommended specifications Liter measure measure Unleaded gasoline with an octane rating ofFuel 20-7/8 gal 17-3/8 gal 79 at least 91 AKI (RON 96) (VQ35DE) or 87AKI (RON 91) (VG33E)*1Engine oil*4Drain and refill with oil filter ¼ API Certification Mark*2 *3 5-1/4 qt 4-3/8 qt 5.0 change ¼ API grade SG/SH, Energy Conserving I & II or API grade SJ, SL, Energy Conserv- without oil filter ing*2 *3 5-1/8 qt 4-1/4 qt 4.8 change ¼ ILSAC grade GF-I, GF-II & GF-III*2 *3Cooling system (with Genuine Nissan Anti-Freeze Coolant orheater and reservoir 9-3/4 qt 8-1/8 qt 9.2 equivalenttank)*1: See later in this section for fuel recommendation.*2: See later in this section for recommended SAE viscosity number.*3: See later in this section for engine oil and oil filter recommendation.*4: See “Changing engine oil” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section for further details.9-2 Technical and consumer information ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Capacity (Approximate) US Imp Recommended specifications Liter measure measureManual transmission — — — API GL-4 Viscosity SAE 75W-85Differential gear oil (exc. LSD) — — — API GL-5 Viscosity SAE 80W-90*1 Only LSD gear oil:Limited-slip differential (LSD) gear oil — — — API GL-5 and SAE 80W-90*1 approved for Nissan LSD*2 Nissan Matic “D” (Continental U.S. and Alaska) or Canada NISSANAutomatic transmission fluid Automatic Transmission Fluid.*6Power steering fluid Genuine Nissan PSF or equivalent*5 Nissan Matic “D” (Continental U.S. and Alaska) or Canada NISSANAll-mode 4WD transfer fluid Refill to the proper oil level according to the instructions Automatic Transmission Fluid.*6 in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section. Nissan Matic “D” (Continental U.S. and Alaska) or Canada NISSANTransfer fluid Automatic Transmission Fluid.*6 or API GL-4 Viscosity SAE 75W-90 Genuine Nissan Brake Fluid*4 or equivalentBrake and clutch fluid DOT 3 (U.S. F.M.V.S.S. No. 116)Propeller shaft grease — — — NLGI No. 2 (Lithium soap base)Multi-purpose grease — — — NLGI No. 2 (Lithium soap base)Air conditioning system refrigerant — — — HFC-134a (R-134a)*4Air conditioning system lubricants — — — Nissan A/C System Oil Type S or exact equivalent*4*1: For hot areas, viscosity SAE 90 is suitable for ambient temperatures above 0°C (32°F).*2: Contact your NISSAN dealer for a list of approved oils.*3: Available in mainland U.S. through your NISSAN dealer.*4: See “Vehicle identification” later in this section for air conditioner specification label.*5: For Canada, NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF), DEXRONTMIII/MERCONTM or equivalent ATF may also be used.*6: DexronTMIII/MerconTM or equivalent may also be used. Outside the continental U.S. and Alaska contact an authorized NISSAN dealer for more information regarding suitable fluids, including recommended brand(s) of DEXRONTMIII/MERCONTM Automatic Transmission Fluid. Technical and consumer information 9-3 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • FUEL RECOMMENDATION tain no more than 10% oxygenate. damage the three way catalyst. (MTBE may, however, be added up toVG33E engine: 15%.)Use unleaded regular gasoline with an oc- Reformulated gasoline ¼ If a methanol blend is used, it shouldtane rating of at least 87 AKI (Anti-Knock contain no more than 5% methanol (me-Index) number (Research octane number Some fuel suppliers are now producing reformu- thyl alcohol, wood alcohol). It should91). lated gasolines. These gasolines are specially also contain a suitable amount of ap- designed to reduce vehicle emissions. NISSAN propriate cosolvents and corrosion in-VQ35DE engine: supports efforts towards cleaner air and suggest hibitors. If not properly formulated withUse unleaded regular gasoline with an oc- that you use reformulated gasoline when avail- appropriate cosolvents and corrosiontane rating of at least 87 AKI (Anti-Knock able. inhibitors, such methanol blends mayIndex) number (Research octane number91). Gasoline containing oxygenates cause fuel system damage and/or ve- hicle performance problems. At this Some fuel suppliers sell gasoline containing time, sufficient data is not available toFor improved vehicle performance, oxygenates such as ethanol, MTBE and metha- ensure that all methanol blends areNISSAN recommends the use of unleaded nol with or without advertising their presence.premium gasoline with an octane rating of suitable for use in Nissan vehicles. Nissan does not recommend the use of fuels ofat least 91 AKI number (Research octane which the oxygenate content and the fuel com- If any undesirable driveability problems such asnumber 96). patibility for your Nissan cannot be readily deter- engine stalling and hard hot starting are experi- mined. enced after using oxygenate-blend fuels, imme- CAUTION If you use oxygenate-blend gasoline, please take diately change to a non-oxygenate fuel or a fuel with a low blend of MTBE. the following precautions as the usage of such Using a fuel other than that specified fuels may cause vehicle performance problems Take care not to spill gasoline during refu- could adversely affect the emission con- and/or fuel system damage. eling. Gasoline containing oxygenates can trol devices and systems, and could also cause paint damage. ¼ The fuel should be unleaded and have affect the warranty coverage. an octane rating no lower than that Aftermarket fuel additives Under no circumstances should a recommended for unleaded gasoline. NISSAN does not recommend the use of any leaded gasoline be used since this will ¼ If an oxygenate-blend, excepting a fuel additives (i.e.: fuel injector cleaner, octane methanol blend, is used, it should con- booster, intake valve deposit removers, etc.)9-4 Technical and consumer information ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • which are sold commercially. Many of these tion. Failure to correct the condition isadditives intended for gum, varnish or deposit misuse of the vehicle, for which NISSAN isremoval may contain active solvents or similar not responsible.ingredients that can be harmful to the fuel sys- Incorrect ignition timing will result in knocking,tem and engine. after-run or overheating. This in turn may causeOctane rating tips excessive fuel consumption or damage to the engine. If any of the above symptoms are en-In most parts of North America, you should use countered, have your vehicle checked at aunleaded gasoline with an octane rating of at NISSAN dealer or other competent service fa-least 91 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) number cility.(VQ35DE engine) or 87 AKI (Anti-knock Index) However, now and then you may noticenumber (VG33E engine). However, you may use light spark knock for a short time whileunleaded gasoline with an octane rating as low accelerating or driving up hills. This is noas 85 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) number in these cause for concern, because you get thehigh altitude areas [over 4,000 ft (1,219 m)] greatest fuel benefit when there is lightsuch as: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, spark knock for a short time.Wyoming, northeastern Nevada, southern Idaho,western South Dakota, western Nebraska, andthat part of Texas which is directly south of NewMexico.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- Technical and consumer information 9-5 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • oils must however, meet the API quality and SAE viscosity ratings specified for your vehicle. 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. Oil viscosity The engine oil viscosity or thickness changes STI0293 with temperature. Because of this, it is important that the engine oil viscosity be selected basedENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER the front of the container should be used. This on the temperatures at which the vehicle will beRECOMMENDATION type of oil supersedes the existing API SG, SH, operated before the next oil change. The chart or SJ and Energy Conserving I & II categories. recommended SAE viscosity number shows theSelecting the correct oil If you cannot find engine oil with the API CER- recommended oil viscosities for the expected ambient temperatures. Choosing an oil viscosityIt is essential to choose the correct quality, and TIFICATION MARK, use an API grade SG/SH, other than that recommended could cause seri-viscosity oil to ensure satisfactory engine life and Energy Conserving I & II or API grade SJ, Energy ous engine damage.performance. Nissan recommends the use of a Conserving oil. An oil with a single designationlow friction oil (energy conserving oil) in order to SG or SH, or in combination with other catego- Selecting the correct oil filterimprove fuel economy and conserve energy. Oils ries (for example, SG/CC or SG/CD) may also Your new vehicle is equipped with a high-qualitywhich do not have the specified quality label be used if one with the API CERTIFICATION genuine Nissan oil filter. When replacing, use theshould not be used as they could cause engine MARK cannot be found. An ILSAC grade GF-I & genuine oil filter or its equivalent for the reasondamage. GF-II oil can also be used. described in change intervals.Only those engine oils with the American Petro- NISSAN does not recommend synthetic typeleum Institute (API) CERTIFICATION MARK on oils but recommends mineral based oils. These9-6 Technical and consumer information ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • Change intervals RECOMMENDED SAE OIL SAE 5W-30 viscosity oil is preferred for all VISCOSITY NUMBER ambient temperatures. SAE 10W-30,The oil and oil filter change intervals for your 10W-40 viscosity oil may be used if theengine are based on the use of the specified ambient temperature is above 0°F (−18°C).quality oils and filters. Oil and filter other than thespecified quality, or oil and filter change intervals AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMlonger than recommended could reduce engine REFRIGERANT AND LUBRICANTlife. Damage to engines caused by impropermaintenance or use of incorrect oil and filter RECOMMENDATIONSquality and/or viscosity is not covered by the The air conditioning system in this NISSANnew Nissan vehicle warranties. vehicle must be charged with the refriger-Your engine was filled with a high quality engine ant HFC-134a (R-134a) and the lubricant,oil when it was built. You do not have to change Nissan A/C System Oil Type S or the exactthe oil before the first recommended change equivalents.interval. Oil and filter change intervals dependupon how you use your vehicle. Operation underthe following conditions may require more fre- CAUTIONquent oil and filter changes. The use of any other refrigerants or— repeated short distance driving at cold out- lubricants will cause severe damage to side temperatures, the air conditioning system and will re-— driving in dusty conditions, quire the replacement of all air condi-— extensive idling, tioning system components.— towing a trailer. The refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) in your TI1028-C NISSAN vehicle will not harm the earth’s ozone layer. Although this refrigerant does not affect the earth’s atmosphere, certain governmental regulations require the recovery and recycling of any refrigerant during automotive air condition- Technical and consumer information 9-7 ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • ing system service. Your NISSAN dealer has thetrained technicians and equipment needed torecover and recycle your air conditioning systemrefrigerant.Contact your NISSAN dealer when servicingyour air conditioning system.9-8 Technical and consumer information ੬ 03.1.28/R50-D/V5 ੭
    • SPECIFICATIONSENGINE Model VQ35DE VG33EType Gasoline, 4-cycle Gasoline, 4-cycleCylinder arrangement 6-cylinder, V-slanted at 60° 6-cylinder, V-slanted at 60°Bore × Stroke in (mm) 3.760 × 3.205 (95.5 × 81.4) 3.602 × 3.268 (91.5 × 83.0)Displacement cu in (cm3) 213.45 (3,498) 199.84 (3,275)Firing order 1-2-3-4-5-6 1-2-3-4-5-6Idle speed rpm See the “Emission control See the “Emission controlIgnition timing (BTDC) degree/rpm label” on the underside of the hood. label” on the underside of the hood.CO percentage at idle speed [No air] %Spark plug PL FR5A-11 (Standard) FR4AP-10 (Hot) PL FR4A-11 (Service option) FR5AP-10 (Standard) PL FR6A-11 (Service option) FR6AP-10 (Cold)Spark plug gap in (mm) 0.043 (1.1) 0.039 (1.0)Camshaft operation Timing chain Timing belt*1Alternator belt size Width × Length in (mm) 0.8409 × 46.26 (21.36 × 1,175) 0.8409 × 41.93 (21.36 × 1,065)*1: Periodic maintenance is necessary. See “Periodic maintenance” in the “Service and Maintenance Guide” for maintenance intervals.