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2005 MAXIMA 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 2005 MAXIMA or any car or truck today! We're located Hainesport New Jersey …

Classic Cars Nissan offers you excellent sales and service on new or used Nissan vehicles. Stop in and test drive a Nissan 2005 MAXIMA or any car or truck today! We're located Hainesport New Jersey between Cherry Hill and Mount Holly. Only 20 minutes from Philadelphia. Classic Cars Nissan 1513 Route 38 Hainesport, NJ 08036 866-CLASSIC or 866-252-7742

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  • 1. FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELYWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN Before driving your vehicle please read this Own- MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLEowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with er’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarityconfidence. It was produced using the latest with controls and maintenance requirements, as- This vehicle should not be modified.techniques and strict quality control. sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. Modification could affect its performance, safety or durability, andThis manual was prepared to help you under- WARNING may even violate governmentalstand the operation and maintenance of yourvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- regulations. In addition, damage or per- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE-ters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this MINDERS FOR SAFETY! formance problems resulting frommanual before operating your vehicle. modifications may not be covered un- Follow these important driving rules to der NISSAN warranties.A separate Warranty Information Booklet help ensure a safe and complete trip forexplains details about the warranties cov- you and your passengers!ering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-and Maintenance Guide” explains details cohol or drugs.about maintaining and servicing your ve-hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limitsCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will and never drive too fast for conditions.explain how to resolve any concerns you ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-may have with your vehicle, as well as priate child restraint systems. Preteenclarify your rights under your state’s lemon children should be seated in the rearlaw. seat.Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle ● ALWAYS provide information about thebest. When you require any service or have any proper use of vehicle safety features toquestions, they will be glad to assist you with the all occupants of the vehicle.extensive resources available to them. ● ALWAYS review this owner’s manual for important safety information. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 2. WHEN READING THE MANUALThis manual includes information for all options CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65available on this model. Therefore, you may find WARNINGsome information that does not apply to yourvehicle. WARNINGAll information, specifications and illustrations in Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,this manual are those in effect at the time of and certain vehicle components containprinting. NISSAN reserves the right to change or emit chemicals known to the State ofspecifications or design without notice and with- California to cause cancer and birth de-out obligation. fects or other reproductive harm. In addi-IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT tion, certain fluids contained in vehiclesTHIS MANUAL and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to theYou will see various symbols in this manual. They State of California to cause cancer andare used in the following ways: APD1005 birth defects or other reproductive harm. If you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this” WARNING or “Do not let this happen.”This is used to indicate the presence of ahazard that could cause death or seriouspersonal injury. To avoid or reduce the If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra-risk, the procedures must be followed tion, it means the arrow points to the front of theprecisely. vehicle. © 2004 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. GARDENA, CALIFORNIA CAUTION All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’sThis is used to indicate the presence of a Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrievalhazard that could cause minor or moder- indicate movement or action. system, or transmitted in any form, or by anyate personal injury or damage to your ve- means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro- recording or otherwise, without the prior writtencedures must be followed carefully. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these permission of Nissan North America, Inc., Gar- call attention to an item in the illustration. dena, California. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 3. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF NISSAN NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and com- puters 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 com- pany 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 job was being done in producing and delivering your vehicle. NISSAN also takes great care to ensure that when you take your NISSAN to your dealer for WFW0002 maintenance, the service technician will perform his work according to the quality standards that haveYour new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to styling design at Nissan Design America, Inc. in San been established by NISSAN.produce the finest in safe, reliable and economical Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Tech-transportation. Your vehicle is the product of a suc- nical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. As youcessful worldwide company that manufactures cars Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN employs more than know, seat belts are an integral part of the safetyand trucks in over 17 countries and distributes them 21,000 people throughout the United States, systems that will help protect you and your passen-in 170 nations. Canada, and Mexico. An additional 60,000 people gers in the event of a sudden stop or an accident. work for the 1,250 NISSAN and INFINITI dealers We urge you to use the seat belts every time youNISSAN vehicles are designed and manufactured drive the vehicle.by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in across North America.Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world- The NISSAN story of growth and achievement re-wide, collectively growing to become the fifth largest NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the flects our major goal: to provide you, our customer,automaker in the world. In addition to cars and Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its suppli- with a vehicle that is built with quality and craftsman-trucks, NISSAN also makes forklift trucks, marine ers and over 150 dealers employ approximately ship — a product that we can be proud to build andengines, boats and other diversified products. 4,500 people. These include company employees you can be proud to own. and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all across Canada.NISSAN has made a substantial and growing in- In addition, many Canadians work for companiesvestment in North America. NISSAN’s commitment that supply NISSAN and NISSAN dealers with ma-is over $6 billion dollars in capital investments in terials and services ranging from the operation offacilities across the continent. Some of the facilities port facilities and transportation services, to theinclude the Nissan Manufacturing facilities in Can- supply of lubricants, parts and accessories.ton, Mississippi and in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 4. 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 dealer areour primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.However, if there is something that your NISSAN The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the You can write to NISSAN with the information at:dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to following information:provide NISSAN directly with comments or ques- For U.S. customerstions, please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs – Your name, address, and telephone number Nissan North America, Inc.Department using our toll-free number: – Vehicle identification number (attached to the Consumer Affairs DepartmentFor U.S. customers top of the instrument panel on the driver’s P.O. Box 191 1-800-NISSAN-1 side) Gardena, California 90248-0191 (1-800-647-7261) For Canadian customers – Date of purchaseFor Canadian customers Nissan Canada Inc. – Current odometer reading 5290 Orbitor Drive 1-800-387-0122 – Your NISSAN dealer’s name Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 – Your comments or questions OR We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 5. Table of Illustrated table of contents 0Contents Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1 Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4 Starting and driving 5 In case of emergency 6 Appearance and care 7 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8 Technical and consumer information 9 Index 10
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  • 7. 0 Illustrated table of contentsAirbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Engine compartment locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 8. AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. Supplemental front impact air bags (P. 1-35) 2. Supplemental curtain side-impact air bag (P. 1-35) 3. Supplemental side impact air bag (P. 1-35) 4. Seat belt pretensioners (P. 1-48) 5. Front seat belts (P. 1-10) 6. Rear seat belts (P. 1-10) 7. Top tether strap anchor (P. 1-26) 8. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-25) 9. Seats (P. 1-2) 10. Front head restraint (P. 1-8, P. 1-9) 11. Rear head restraint (P. 1-8) 12. Occupant classification sensor (weight sensor) (P.1-42) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII00460-2 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/28/04—betty ੭
  • 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 3-9) 2. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-20) 3. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-30) 4. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-18) 5. Windshield (P. 8-20) 6. Sunroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-39) 7. Power windows (P. 2-37) 8. Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5, 3-2) 9. Mirrors (P. 3-16) 10. Tire pressure (P. 9-11) 11. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 12. Tire chains (P. 8-39) 13. Cornering light (P. 2-20) 14. Fog light switch (P. 2-20) 15. Tie down/towing hooks (P. 6-11) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII0002 Illustrated table of contents 0-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-19) 2. Rear sun shade (if so equipped) (P. 2-41) 3. Interior trunk lid release (P. 3-11) 4. Trunk lid (P. 3-9) 5. Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) 6. Tie-down/towing hook (P. 6-12) 7. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-30) 8. Fuel filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-12, P. 9-3) 9. Fuel filler lid (P. 3-12) 10. Child safety locks (P. 3-5) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII00030-4 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/28/04—betty ੭
  • 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Automatic anti-glare inside mirror (P. 3-16) 2. Interior lights, illuminated entry (P. 2-43, P. 2-20) 3. Sun visors (P. 3-15) 4. Glove box (P. 2-33) 5. Sunroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-39) 6. Front seat (P. 1-2) 7. Rear console (P. 2-35) 8. Rear seat (P. 1-6) 9. Rear cup holders (P. 2-32) 10. Front console (P. 2-34) 11. Front cup holders (P. 2-32) 12. Park brake, parking on hills (P. 5-12, P. 5-16) 13. HomeLinkா (P. 2-45) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0011 Illustrated table of contents 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 12. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Headlight/fog light/turn signal switch (P. 2-20) 2. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3) 3. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P. 2-18) 4. Center and side ventilators (P. 4-16) 5. Security indicator light (P. 2-14) 6. Display screen/Navigation system* (P. 4-2, P. 4-7) 7. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-43) 8. Audio system controls (P. 4-20) 9. Climate controls (P. 4-17) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-35) 11. Glove box (P. 2-33) 12. Power outlet/cigarette lighter (accessory) (P.) 13. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-24) 14. Cruise control main/set switches (P. 2-24) 15. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-35, P. 2-25) 16. Tilt/telescopic steering wheel controls (P. 3-13) 17. Steering wheel switch for audio control WIC0753 (P. 4-32)0-6 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 13. 18. Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch (if so equipped) or Traction con- trol system (TCS) off switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-27, P. 2-27)19. Heated steering wheel switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-26)20. Outside mirror controls (P. 3-17)21. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-23)22. Heated seat switches (if so equipped) (P. 2-25)23. Rear sunshade switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-41)*: Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-er’s Manual (if so equipped).See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. Illustrated table of contents 0-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 14. ENGINE COMPARTMENT LOCATIONS 1. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-11) 2. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-8) 3. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-12) 4. Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-12) 5. Air cleaner (P. 8-16) 6. Battery (P. 8-13) 7. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-22) 8. Transmission dipstick (A/T models) (P. 8-11) 9. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-8) 10. Radiator cap (P. 8-7) 11. Fuse block (P. 8-22) 12. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 13. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-7) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII00060-8 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/28/04—betty ੭
  • 15. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Engine oil pres- 2-10 Automatic 2-12 Anti-lock brake 2-9 sure light transmission warning light or position indica- Low fuel warn- 2-11 tor light (A/T ing light models) Automatic 2-10 Low windshield 2-11 CRUISE main 2-12 transmission washer fluid switch indicator check warning warning light light light (if so Seat belt warn- 2-11 equipped) Cruise SET 2-12 ing light and switch indicator Brake warning 2-10 chime light light Supplemental 2-11 or Front passenger 2-12 air bag warning air bag status light light Charge warning 2-10 Trunk lid open 2-11 High beam in- 2-12 light warning light dicator light Door open 2-10 (blue) warning light Illustrated table of contents 0-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 16. Indicator Name Page light Malfunction 2-12 indicator lamp (MIL) Slip indicator 2-13 light (if so equipped) Traction control 2-13 system off indi- cator light (if so equipped) Turn 2-13 signal/hazard indicator lights Vehicle dy- 2-13 namic control off indicator light (if so equipped)0-10 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 17. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Front manual seat adjustment — passenger Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Child restraint installation on rear seat center Front power seat adjustment (for driver’s (5-passenger models only) or outboard seat and if so equipped for passenger’s positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Folding rear seat (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 CHildren) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Active head restraint (front seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Child restraint installation on front passengerSeat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30 Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30 Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Precautions on supplemental restraint Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-49 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-49 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 18. SEATS FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT — PASSENGER SIDE WARNING ● 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 con- trol of the vehicle. ● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. ARS1152 WARNING ● For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when be upright. Always sit well back in the the seatback is reclined. This can be seat and adjust the seat properly. See dangerous. The shoulder belt will not “Precautions on Seat Belt Usage” later be against your body. In an accident, in this section. you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.1-2 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 19. WARNING After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. LRS0244 LRS0245Forward and backward RecliningPull the lever up and hold it while you slide the To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and leanseat forward or backward to the desired position. back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the leverRelease the lever to lock the seat in position. up and lean your body forward. Release the lever to lock the seatback in position. The reclining feature allows adjustment of the seatback for occupants of different sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper seat belt fit (see “Precautions on seat belt usage” later in this section). Also, the seatback can be re- clined to allow occupants to rest when the ve- hicle is stopped. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 20. See “Automatic drive positioner (if so equipped)” in “Pre-driving checks and adjustments” for auto- matic drive positioner operation. Forward and backward Moving the switch forward or backward will slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position. Reclining Move the recline switch backward until the de- sired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback forward again, move the switch forward and move your body forward. The seatback will move WRS0163 forward.FRONT POWER SEAT ● Do not leave children unattended inside The reclining feature allows adjustment of theADJUSTMENT (for driver’s seat and if the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- seatback for occupants of different sizes forso equipped for passenger’s seat) tivate switches or controls. Unattended added comfort and to help obtain proper seat children could become involved in seri- belt fit (see “Precautions on seat belt usage” later ous accidents. in this section). Also, the seatback can be re- WARNING clined to allow occupants to rest when the ve-● Do not adjust the driver’s seat while Operating tips hicle is stopped. driving so full attention may be given to ● The power seat motor has an auto-reset vehicle operation. The seat may move suddenly and could cause loss of con- overload protection circuit. If the motor trol of the vehicle. stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, then reactivate the switch. ● Do not operate the power seat switch for a long period of time when the engine is off. This will discharge the battery.1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 21. WRS0164 LRS0239 LRS0238Seat lifter (driver’s seat) Manual PowerPush the front or rear end of the switch up or Lumbar support (driver’s seat)down to adjust the angle and height of the seat The lumbar support feature provides lower backcushion. support to the driver. Move the lever up or down (manual) or move the switch forward or backward (power) to adjust the seat lumbar area. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 22. FOLDING REAR SEAT (if so ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or equipped) straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than Interior trunk access the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- lision, unsecured cargo could cause For models without rear center console, the trunk personal injury. can be accessed from the passenger side of the rear seat for loading and unloading, as shown. ● When returning the seatbacks to the upright position, be certain they are ᭺ 1 Push down on the button on the rear parcel completely secured in the latched posi- shelf. tion. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an acci- ᭺ 2 Fold down the passenger side seatback. dent or sudden stop. WARNING ● Closely supervise children when they ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo are around cars to prevent them from area or on the rear seat when it is in the playing and becoming locked in the fold-down position. Use of these areas trunk where they could be seriously in- by passengers without proper restraints jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear could result in serious injury in an acci- seatback and trunk lid securely latched dent or sudden stop. when not in use, and prevent children’s access to car keys. ● The 4-passenger model has seating and seat belts for 4 occupants, 2 in the front LRS0246 seats and 2 in the rear seats. Never use the rear console as a seating position or for a child restraint.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 23. LRS0247 LIC0431 LIC0401To fold down the driver side of the rear seat, reach For models with rear center console, the trunk Center armrestthrough the opening and pull on the strap ᭺ 1 can be accessed through the access panel be-located behind the seat. tween the rear seats. Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal.The rear seats can be locked using the master The panel can be locked using the master key tokey to prevent unauthorized access. The valet key prevent unauthorized access. The valet key can-cannot be used to lock or unlock the release not be used to lock or unlock the access panel.button. For more information on keys, refer to ”Keys” in the Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section of this manual. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 24. LRS0241 LRS0240 WRS0134 Type A — Front Type B — Rear Adjust the head restraint so the center is levelHEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT WARNING with the center of your ears.To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower, Head restraints should be adjusted prop-push and hold the lock knob and push the head erly as they may provide significant pro-restraint down. tection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjustmentTo adjust the head restraint forward or backward after someone else uses the seat.(Type A only), push it in the direction required.1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 25. ● Do not attach anything to the head re- straint stalks. Doing so could impair active head restraint function. The head restraint moves forward utilizing the force that the seatback receives from the occu- pant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the head restraint helps support the occupant’s head by reducing its backward movement and helping absorb some of the forces that may lead to whip- lash type injuries. Active head restraints are effective for collisions at low to medium speeds in which it is said that whiplash injury occurs most. SPA1025 Active head restraints operate only in certainACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front rear-end collisions. After the collision, the headseats) restraints return to their original positions. Properly adjust the active head restraints as de- WARNING scribed earlier in this section.● Always adjust the head restraints prop- erly as specified in the previous section. Failure to do so can reduce the effec- tiveness of the active head restraint.● Active head restraints are designed to supplement other safety systems. Al- ways wear seat belts. No system can prevent all injuries in any accident. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 26. SEAT BELTS SSS0136PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEIf you are wearing your seat belt properly ad-justed and you are sitting upright and well back inyour seat, your chances of being injured or killedin an accident and/or the severity of injury may begreatly reduced. NISSAN strongly encouragesyou and all of your passengers to buckle up everytime you drive, even if your seating position in-cludes a supplemental air bag.Most U.S. states and Canadian provincesor territories specify that seat belts be wornat all times when a vehicle is being driven.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 27. SSS0134 SSS0016 WARNING WARNING● Every person who drives or rides in this ● The seat belt should be properly ad- vehicle should use a seat belt at all justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may times. Children should be properly re- reduce the effectiveness of the entire strained in the rear seat and, if appro- restraint system and increase the priate, in a child restraint. chance or severity of injury in an acci- dent. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 28. ● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely ● All seat belt assemblies, including re- fastened to the proper buckle. tractors and attaching hardware, should be inspected after any collision ● Do not wear the seat belt inside out or by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recom- twisted. Doing so may reduce its mends that all seat belt assemblies in effectiveness. use during a collision be replaced un- ● Do not allow more than one person to less the collision was minor and the use the same seat belt. belts show no damage and continue to ● Never carry more people in the vehicle operate properly. Seat belt assemblies than there are seat belts. not in use during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either ● The 4-passenger model has seating and damage or improper operation is noted. seat belts for 4 occupants, 2 in the front seats and 2 in the rear seats. ● All child restraints and attaching hard- SSS0014 ware should be inspected after any col- ● If the seat belt warning light glows con- lision. Always follow the restraint WARNING tinuously while the ignition is turned manufacturer’s inspection instructions ON with all doors closed and all seat and replacement recommendations.● Always route the shoulder belt over belts fastened, it may indicate a mal- The child restraints should be replaced your shoulder and across your chest. function in the system. Have the system if they are damaged. Never run the belt behind your back, checked by a NISSAN dealer. under your arm or across your neck. The CHILD SAFETY belt should be away from your face and ● Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has neck, but not falling off your shoulder. activated, it cannot be reused and must Children need adults to help protect them. be replaced together with the retractor. They need to be properly restrained.● Position the lap belt as low and snug as See your NISSAN dealer. possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE In addition to the general information in this WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could ● Removal and installation of the pre- manual, child safety information is available from increase the risk of internal injuries in tensioner seat belt system components many other sources, including doctors, teachers, an accident. should be done by a NISSAN dealer. government traffic safety offices, and community organizations. Every child is different, so be sure to learn the best way to transport your child.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 29. There are three basic types of child restraint for infants and small children. See “Child Re- Small Childrensystems: straints” later in this section. Children that are over one year old and weigh ● Rear facing child restraint Also, there are other types of child restraints between 20 lbs (9 kg) and 40 lbs (18 kgs) can be available for larger children for additional protec- placed in a forward facing child restraint. Refer to ● Front facing child restraint tion. the manufacturer’s instructions for minimum and ● Booster seat maximum weight and height recommendations. NISSAN recommends that all pre-teensThe proper restraint depends on the child’s size. and children be restrained in the rear seat. NISSAN recommends that small children beGenerally, infants up to about 1 year and less According to accident statistics, children placed in child restraints that comply with Federalthan 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rear are safer when properly restrained in the Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo-facing child restraints. Front facing child re- rear seat than in the front seat. tor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choosestraints are available for children who outgrow a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always This is especially important because your follow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal-rear facing child restraints and are at least one vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- lation and use.year old. Booster seats are used to help position tem (Air bag system) for the front passen-a vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no Larger children ger. See “Supplemental restraint system”longer use a front facing child restraint. later in this section. Children who are too large for child restraints WARNING Infants should be seated and restrained by the seat belts which are provided. The seat belt may not fitInfants and children need special protec- Infants up to at least one year old should be properly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inchestion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit placed in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN (142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18them properly. The shoulder belt may recommends that infants be placed in child re- kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should become too close to the face or neck. The straints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle used to obtain proper seat belt fit.lap belt may not fit over their small hip Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehiclebones. In an accident, an improperly fit- NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in ating seat belt could cause serious or fatal Safety Standards. You should choose a child commercially available booster seat if the shoul-injury. Always use appropriate child restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow der belt in the child’s seating position fits close torestraints. the manufacturer’s instructions for installation the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat and use. belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seatAll U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- should raise the child so that the shoulder belt istories require the use of approved child restraints properly positioned across the top, middle por- Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 30. tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the INJURED PERSONShips. A booster seat can only be used in seatingpositions that have a three-point type seat belt. NISSAN recommends that injured persons useThe booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and seat belts. Check with your doctor for specifichave a label certifying that it complies with Fed- recommendations.eral Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTMotor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the childhas grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or WITH RETRACTORnear the face and neck, use the shoulder beltwithout the booster seat. WARNING ● Every person who drives or rides in this WARNING vehicle should use a seat belt at allNever let a child stand or kneel on any times.seat and do not allow a child in the cargo ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when WRS0174areas while the vehicle is moving. The the seatback is reclined. This can bechild could be seriously injured or killed in dangerous. The shoulder belt will not Manual front seat shownan accident or sudden stop. be against your body. In an accident, Fastening the seat belts you could be thrown into it and receivePREGNANT WOMEN neck or other serious injuries. You ᭺ 1 Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this section.NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use could also slide under the lap belt andseat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, receive serious internal injuries.and always position the lap belt as low as pos- ● For the most effective protection whensible around the hips, not the waist. Place the the vehicle is in motion, the seat shouldshoulder belt over your shoulder and across your be upright. Always sit well back in thechest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your seat and adjust the seat belt properly.abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specificrecommendations.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 31. emergency locking mode. See “Child restraints” later in this section for more information. The automatic locking mode should be used only for child restraint installation. During normal seat belt use by a passen- ger, the locking mode should not be acti- vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom- fortable seat belt tension. WARNING When fastening the seat belts, be certain that the seatbacks are completely se- cured in the latched position. If they are WRS0137 WRS0138 not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop.᭺2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor ᭺3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug and insert the tongue into the buckle until on the hips as shown. you hear and feel the latch engage. ᭺ 4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward theThe retractor is designed to lock during a retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure thesudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling shoulder belt is routed over your shouldermotion permits the seat belt to move, and and across your chest.allows you some freedom of movement inthe seat. The front passenger seat belt and the rear three- point seat belts have a cinching mechanism for child restraint installation. It is referred to as the automatic locking mode. When automatic locking mode is activated the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. Once retracted, the seat belt is in the Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 32. To increase your confidence in the seat belts, check the operation as follows. ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward quickly. The retractor should lock and re- strict further belt movement. If the retractor does not lock during this check or if you have any questions about seat belt opera- tion, see a NISSAN dealer. WRS0139 LRS0242Unfastening the seat belts Shoulder belt height adjustment (Front᭺1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on seats) the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- tracts. justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau-Checking seat belt operation tions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.) To adjust, pull out the adjustment button ᭺ and 1Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt move the shoulder belt anchor to the desiredmovement by two separate methods: position ᭺, so the belt passes over the center of 2 ● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the the shoulder. The belt should be away from your retractor. face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Release the adjustment button to lock the shoul- ● When the vehicle slows down rapidly. der belt anchor into position.1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 33. CHILD RESTRAINTS WARNING ● Adults and children who can use the standard seat belt should not use an● After adjustment, release the adjust- extender. Such unnecessary use could ment button and try to move the shoul- result in serious personal injury in the der belt anchor up and down to make event of an accident. sure it is securely fixed in position. ● Never use seat belt extenders to install● The shoulder belt anchor height should child restraints. If the child restraint is be adjusted to the position best for you. not secured properly, the child could be Failure to do so may reduce the effec- seriously injured in a collision or a sud- tiveness of the entire restraint system den stop. and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident. SEAT BELT MAINTENANCESEAT BELT EXTENDERS ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a mild soap solution or any solution recom- ARS1098If, because of body size or driving position, it is mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seatand fasten it, an extender is available which is belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow the seat RESTRAINTScompatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- belts to retract until they are completely dry.tender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of WARNINGlength and may be used for either the driver or ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat ● Infants and small children should al-front passenger seating position. See a NISSAN ways be placed in an appropriate childdealer for assistance if an extender is required. belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide with a clean, dry cloth. restraint while riding in the vehicle. Failure to use a child restraint can re- WARNING ● Periodically check to see that the seat sult in serious injury or death.● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made belt and the metal components, such as by the same company which made the buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires original equipment seat belts, should and anchors, work properly. If loose parts, be used with NISSAN seat belts. deterioration, cuts or other damage on the webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- sembly should be replaced. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 34. ● Never install a rear-facing child re- ● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying straint in the front seat. An inflating that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle supplemental front air bag could seri- Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor ously injure or kill your child. A rear- Vehicle Safety Standard 213. facing child restraint must only be used ● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be in the rear seat. sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat ● NISSAN recommends that the child re- and seat belt system. straint be installed in the rear seat. Ac- cording to accident statistics, children ● If the child restraint is compatible with your are safer when properly restrained in vehicle, place your child in the child restraint the rear seat than in the front seat. and check the various adjustments to be sure the child restraint is compatible with ● An improperly installed child restraint your child. Choose a child restraint that is could lead to serious injury or death in designed for your child’s height and weight. WRS0256 an accident. Always follow all recommended procedures. WARNING In general, child restraints are designed to be All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or installed with the lap portion of a lap/shoulder territories require that infants and small● Infants and small children should never belt. In addition, this vehicle is equipped with a be carried on your lap. It is not possible children be restrained in an approved child universal child restraint lower anchor system, re- for even the strongest adult to resist the restraint at all times while the vehicle is ferred to as the LATCH (Lower Anchors and forces of a severe accident. The child being operated. Tethers for CHildren) system. Some child re- could be crushed between the adult and straints include two rigid or webbing-mounted parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the WARNING attachments that can be connected to these same seat belt around both your child lower anchors. For details, see the “LATCH ● Improper use of a child restraint can and yourself. (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys- increase the risk or severity of injury for tem” later in this section. both the child and other occupants of Child restraints for infants and small children of the vehicle. various sizes are offered by several manufactur- ers. When selecting any child restraint, keep the following points in mind:1-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 35. ● Follow all of the child restraint manu- ● When your child restraint is not in use, ● The 4-passenger model has seating and facturer’s instructions for installation keep it secured with a seat belt to pre- seat belts for 4 occupants, 2 in the front and use. When purchasing a child re- vent it from being thrown around in seats and 2 in the rear seats. Never use straint, be sure to select one which will case of a sudden stop or accident. the rear console as a seating position or fit your child and vehicle. It may not be for a child restraint. possible to properly install some types CAUTION of child restraints in your vehicle. Remember that a child restraint left in a● If the child restraint is not anchored closed vehicle can become very hot. properly, the risk of a child being in- Check the seating surface and buckles jured in a collision or a sudden stop before placing your child in the child greatly increases. restraint.● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- tioned to fit the child restraint, but as CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION upright as possible. ON REAR SEAT CENTER (5-● After attaching the child restraint, test it passenger models only) OR before you place the child in it. Push it OUTBOARD POSITIONS from side to side. Try to tug it forward and check to see if the belt holds the WARNING restraint in place. The child restraint should not move more than 1 inch (25 ● The three-point seat belt in your vehicle mm). If the restraint is not secure, is equipped with an automatic locking tighten the belt as necessary, or put the mode retractor which must be used restraint in another seat and test it when installing a child restraint. again. ● Failure to use the retractor’s locking● If you must install a front facing child mode will result in the child restraint restraint in the front seat, see “Child not being properly secured. The re- restraint installation on front passenger straint could tip over or otherwise be seat” later in this section. unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 36. 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- ways follow the restraint manufacturer’s in- structions. The back of the child restraint should be secured against the vehicle seat back. If necessary, adjust or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. See “Head restraint adjustment” earlier in this section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the child restraint is removed. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper child restraint fit, try another seating position or a LRS0412 different child restraint. LRS0413 Front Facing (outboard) — step 1 Front Facing (center for 5-passenger mod-Front facing els only) — step 1When you install a child restraint in the rear seat,follow these steps:1-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 37. WRS0250 LRS0458 LRS0457 Front Facing — step 2 Front Facing — step 3 Front Facing — step 42. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the seat belt shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts back to Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- emergency locking mode when the seat belt facturer’s instructions for belt routing. is fully retracted. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 38. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. 7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. WRS0252 LRS0406 Front Facing — step 5 Rear Facing (outboard) — step 1 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, Rear facing use force to push the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure When you install a child restraint in the rear seat, follow these steps: that it is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it does 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. The move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again direction of the child restraint depends on on the shoulder belt to further tighten the the type of the child restraint and the size of child restraint. If unable to properly secure the child. Always follow the restraint manu- the restraint move the restraint to another facturer’s instructions. seating position and try again , or try a differ- ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.1-22 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 39. LRS0407 LRS0408 LRS0409Rear Facing (center for 5-passenger mod- Rear Facing — step 2 Rear Facing — step 3 els only) — step 1 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 seat belt hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to emer- Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- gency locking mode when the seat belt is facturer’s instructions for belt routing. fully retracted. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 40. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more seat belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. 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 fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. LRS0410 LRS0411 Rear Facing — step 4 Rear Facing — step 5 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. use force to push the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it does move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again on the shoulder belt to further tighten the child restraint. If unable to properly secure the restraint move the restraint to another seating position and try again , or try a differ- ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.1-24 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 41. ● The LATCH system anchors are de- LATCH child restraints generally require the use signed to withstand only those loads of a top tether strap. See “Top tether strap child imposed by correctly fitted child re- restraint” later in this section for installation in- straints. Under no circumstance are structions. they to be used for adult seat belts or When installing a child restraint, carefully read harnesses. and follow the instructions in this manual and Some child restraints include two rigid or those supplied with the child restraint. webbing-mounted attachments that can be con- When you install a LATCH system compatible nected to two anchors located at certain seating child restraint to the lower anchor attachments, positions in your vehicle. This system is known as follow these steps: the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHil- dren) system. This system may also be referred to WARNING as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible system. WRS0440 With this system, you do not have to use a vehicle Inspect the lower anchors by inserting your fingers into the lower anchor areaLATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers seat belt to secure the child restraint. Your vehicle and feeling to make sure there are nofor CHildren) SYSTEM is equipped with special anchor points that are obstructions over the LATCH system an- used with LATCH system compatible child re- chors, such as seat belt webbing or seat WARNING straints. Check your child restraint for a label cushion material. The child restraint will stating that it is compatible with the LATCH sys- not be secured properly if the LATCH sys-● Attach LATCH system compatible child tem. This information may also be in the child tem anchors are obstructed. restraints only at the locations shown. If restraint owner’s manual. If you have such a child a child restraint is not secured properly, restraint, refer to the illustration for the seating 1. To install the LATCH system compatible your child could be seriously injured or positions equipped with LATCH system anchors child restraint, insert the child restraint killed in an accident. which can be used to secure the child restraint. LATCH system anchor attachments into the● Do not secure a child restraint in the anchor points on the seat. If the child re- The LATCH system anchors are located at the center rear seating position using the straint is equipped with a top tether, see LATCH system anchors. The child re- rear of the seat cushion near the seatback. A “Top tether strap child restraint” later in this straint will not be secured properly. label is attached to the seatback to help you section for installation instructions. locate the LATCH system anchors. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 42. 2. After attaching the child restraint and before placing the child in it, use force to push the child restraint from side to side and tug it forward to make sure that the child restraint is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm). 3. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. LRS0243 LRS0296 5-passenger models 4-passenger models TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD ● After removing a rear seat head re- RESTRAINT straint for top tether installation, store it securely to prevent it from causing WARNING injury to passengers or damage to the vehicle in case of sudden braking or an ● Child restraint anchor points are de- accident. Always replace it and adjust signed to withstand only those loads properly when top tether is no longer in imposed by correctly fitted child re- use. straints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts or If your child restraint has a top tether strap, it must harnesses. be secured to the anchor point provided behind its position.1-26 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 43. First, secure the child restraint with the rear seatbelt or the LATCH system (outboard positions),as applicable.Remove the head restraint from the seat back.Store it in a secure place. Flip up the anchorcover for the anchor point which is located di-rectly behind the child seat. Position the toptether strap over the top of the seat back ᭺ and 1secure it to the tether anchor bracket that pro-vides the straightest installation. Tighten thetether strap according to the manufacturer’s in-structions to remove any slack.For best child restraint fit, see the child restraintinstallation instructions in this section and the WRS0256 WRS0378child restraint manufacturer’s instructions. CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION ● NISSAN recommends that child re-Anchor point locations ON FRONT PASSENGER SEAT straints be installed in the rear seat. However, if you must install a forward-Anchor points are located on the rear parcel shelf WARNING facing child restraint in the front pas-finisher. senger seat, move the passenger seatIf you have any questions when installing a ● Never install a rear-facing child re- to the rearmost position.top strap child restraint on the rear seat, straint in the front passenger seat. Supplemental front air bags inflate with ● A child restraint with a top tether strapconsult your NISSAN dealer for details. great force. A rear-facing child restraint should not be used in the front passen- could be struck by the supplemental ger seat. front air bag in a crash and could seri- ● The three-point seat belt in your vehicle ously injure or kill your child. is equipped with an automatic locking mode retractor which must be used when installing a child restraint. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 44. ● Failure to use the retractor’s locking necessary, adjust or remove the head re- mode will result in the child restraint straint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. not being properly secured. The re- See “Head restraint adjustment” earlier in straint could tip over or otherwise be this section. If the head restraint is removed, unsecured and cause injury to the child store it in a secure place. Be sure to install in a sudden stop or collision. the head restraint when the child restraint is removed. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper child restraint fit, try another seating position or a different child restraint. WRS0379 Front Facing — step 1 If you must install a child restraint in the front seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the front pas- senger seat. It should be placed in a front-facing direction only. Move the seat to the rearmost position. Adjust the head restraint to its highest position. Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in- structions. Child restraints for infants must be used in the rear-facing direc- tion and therefore must not be used in the front seat. The back of the child restraint should be secured against the vehicle seat back. If1-28 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 45. WRS0159 WRS0160 LRS0457 Front Facing — step 2 Front Facing — step 3 Front Facing — step 42. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the seat belt to retract slightly. Pull up restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the seat belt on the shoulder belt to remove any slack in hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode the belt. (child restraint mode). It reverts to emer- Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- gency locking mode when the seat belt is facturer’s instructions for belt routing. fully retracted. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 46. BOOSTER SEATS 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic PRECAUTIONS ON BOOSTER locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt SEATS out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. WARNING ● Infants and small children should al- 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is ways be placed in an appropriate child properly secured prior to each use. If the restraint while riding in the vehicle. seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 Failure to use a child restraint or through 6. booster seat can result in serious injury After the child restraint is removed and the seat or death. belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode ● Infants and small children should never (child restraint mode) is canceled. be carried on your lap. It is not possible for even the strongest adult to resist the WRS0380 forces of a severe accident. The child Front Facing — step 5 could be crushed between the adult and 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the use force to push the child restraint from same seat belt around both your child side to side, and tug it forward to make sure and yourself. that it is securely held in place. It should not ● NISSAN recommends that the booster move more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it does seat be installed in the rear seat. Ac- move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again cording to accident statistics, children on the shoulder belt to further tighten the are safer when properly restrained in child restraint. If unable to properly secure the rear seat than in the front seat. the restraint move the restraint to another seating position and try again , or try a differ- ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.1-30 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 47. ● A booster seat must only be installed in a seating position that has a lap/shoulder belt. Failure to use a three-point type seat belt with a booster seat can result in a serious in- jury in sudden stop or collision.● An improperly installed booster seat could lead to serious injury or death in an accident. LRS0455 LRS0453 Booster seats of various sizes are offered by WARNING several manufacturers. When selecting any ● Do not use towels, books, pillows or booster seat, keep the following points in mind: other items in place of a booster seat. Items such as these may move during ● Choose only a booster seat with a label normal driving or a collision and result certifying that it complies with Federal Motor in serious injury or death. Booster seats Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian are designed to be used with a Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. lap/shoulder belt. Booster seats are de- ● Check the booster seat in your vehicle to be signed to properly route the lap and sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat shoulder portions of the seat belt over and seat belt system. the strongest portions of a child’s body to provide the maximum protection dur- ● Make sure the child’s head will be properly ing a collision. supported by the booster seat or vehicle seat. The seat back must be at or above the center of the child’s ears. For example, if a Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 48. All U.S. states and provinces of Canada ● After placing the child in the booster require that infants and small children be seat and fastening the seat belt, make restrained in an approved child restraint at sure the shoulder portion of the belt is all times while the vehicle is being oper- away from the child’s face and neck and ated. the lap portion of the belt does not cross the abdomen. WARNING ● Do not put the shoulder belt behind the ● Improper use of a booster seat can in- child or under the child’s arm. If you crease the risk or severity of injury for must install a booster seat in the front both the child and other occupants of seat, see “Booster seat installation on the vehicle. front passenger seat” later in this ● Follow all of the booster seat manufac- section. turer’s instructions for installation and ● When your booster seat is not in use, LRS0464 use. When purchasing a booster seat, keep it secured with a seat belt to pre- low back booster seat ᭺ is chosen, the 1 be sure to select one which will fit your vent it from being thrown around in vehicle seat back must be at or above the child and vehicle. It may not be possible case of a sudden stop or accident. center of the child’s ears. If the seat back is to properly install some types of lower than the center of the child’s ears, a booster seats in your vehicle. CAUTION high back booster seat ᭺ should be used. 2 ● If the booster seat and seat belt is not Remember that a booster seat left in a ● If the booster seat is compatible with your used properly, the risk of a child being closed vehicle can become very hot. vehicle, place your child in the booster seat injured in a collision or a sudden stop Check the seating surface and buckles and check the various adjustments to be greatly increases. before placing your child in the booster sure the booster seat is compatible with your ● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- seat. child. Always follow all recommended pro- tioned to fit the booster seat, but as cedures. upright as possible.1-32 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 49. 2. The booster seat should be positioned on the vehicle seat so that it is stable. If neces- sary, adjust or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct booster seat fit. See “Head restraint adjustment” earlier in this section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the booster seat is removed. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper booster seat fit, try another seating position or a different booster seat. 3. Position the lap portion of the seat belt low LRS0452 LRS0451 and snug on the child’s hips. Be sure to Outboard position Center position for 5–passenger models follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in-Booster seat installation on rear seat only structions for adjusting the belt routing.center (5 – passenger models only) or 1. Position the booster seat on the seat. Only 4. Pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt place it in a front facing direction. Alwaysoutboard positions follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- toward the retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the shoulder belt is positioned structions. across the top, middle portion of the child’s CAUTION shoulder. Be sure to follow the booster seatDo not use the lap/shoulder belt auto- manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting thematic locking mode when using a booster belt routing.seat with the seat belts. When you install abooster seat in the rear seat follow these 5. Follow the warnings, cautions and instruc-steps: tions for properly fastening a seat belt shown in the “Three-point seat belt with retractor” earlier in this section. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 50. 2. Position the booster seat on the seat. Only 6. Follow the warnings, cautions and instruc- place it in a front facing direction. Always tions for properly fastening a seat belt follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- shown in the “Three-point seat belt with structions. retractor” earlier in this section. 3. The booster seat should be positioned on the vehicle seat so that it is stable. If neces- sary, adjust or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct booster seat fit. See “Head restraint adjustment” earlier in this section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the booster seat is removed. If the seating position does not LRS0454 have an adjustable head restraint and it isBooster seat installation on front pas- interfering with the proper booster seat fit, try another seating position or a differentsenger seat booster seat. WARNING 4. Position the lap portion of the seat belt low and snug on the child’s hips. Be sure toNISSAN recommends that child restraints follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in-be installed in the rear seat. However, if structions for adjusting the belt routing.you must install a booster seat in the frontpassenger seat, move the passenger seat 5. Pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat beltto the rearmost position. toward the retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the shoulder belt is positionedIf you must install a booster seat in the front seat, across the top, middle portion of the child’sfollow these steps: shoulder. Be sure to follow the booster seat 1. Move the seat to the rear-most position. manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting the belt routing.1-34 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 51. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINTSYSTEMPRECAUTIONS ON and are not a substitute for them. Seat beltsSUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT should always be correctly worn and the occu- pant seated a suitable distance away from theSYSTEM steering wheel, instrument panel and door finish-This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec- ers. (See “Seat belts” later in this section fortion contains important information concerning instructions and precautions on seat belt usage.)the driver and passenger supplemental front air The supplemental air bags operate onlybags, supplemental side air bags, curtain side- when the ignition switch is in the ON orimpact air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts. START position.Supplemental front impact air bag system: After turning the ignition key to the ONThis system can help cushion the impact force to position, the supplemental air bag warningthe head and chest of the driver and front pas- light illuminates. The supplemental air bagsenger in certain frontal collisions. warning light will turn off after about 7Supplemental side-impact air bag system: seconds if the system is operational.This system can help cushion the impact force tothe chest and pelvic area of the driver and frontpassenger in certain side impact collisions. Thesupplemental side air bag is designed to inflateon the side where the vehicle is impacted.Supplemental curtain side-impact air bagsystem: This system can help cushion the im-pact force to the head of occupants in front andrear outboard seating positions in certain sideimpact collisions. The curtain side-impact airbags are designed to inflate on the side wherethe vehicle is impacted.These supplemental restraint systems are de-signed to supplement the crash protection pro-vided by the driver and front passenger seat belts Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 52. ● The driver and front passenger seat belt buckles are equipped with sensors that detect if the seat belts are fastened. The air bag system monitors the severity of a collision and then inflates the air bags based on belt usage. Failure to properly wear seat belts can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident. ● Keep hands on the outside of the steer- ing wheel. Placing them inside the steering wheel rim could increase the risk that they are injured when the supplemental front air bag inflates. WRS0031 WARNING ● The seat belts and the supplemental front air bags are most effective when● The supplemental front air bags ordi- you are sitting well back and upright in narily will not inflate in the event of a the seat. The front air bags inflate with side impact, rear impact, rollover, or great force. If you are unrestrained, lower severity frontal collision. Always leaning forward, sitting sideways or out wear your seat belts to help reduce the of position in any way, you are at risk or severity of injury in various kinds greater risk of injury or death in a crash. of accidents. You may also receive serious or fatal injuries from the supplemental front air bag if you are up against it when it inflates. Always sit back against the seatback and as far away as practical from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts.1-36 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 53. ARS1133 ARS1041 WARNING ● Never let children ride unrestrained or extend their hands or face out of the window. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations.Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-37 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 54. ARS1042 ARS1043 ARS10441-38 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 55. ARS1045 WRS0256 SSS0101 WARNING ● Never install a rear-facing child re- WARNING straint in the front seat. An inflating● Children may be severely injured or supplemental front air bag could seri- Supplemental side air bag and curtain killed when the supplemental front air ously injure or kill your child. See “Child side-impact air bag: bags, side air bags or curtain side- restraints” later in this section for ● The supplemental side air bag and cur- impact air bags inflate if they are not details. tain side-impact air bag ordinarily will properly restrained. Pre-teens and chil- not inflate in the event of a frontal im- dren should be properly restrained in pact, rear impact, rollover or lower se- the rear seat, if possible. verity side collision. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-39 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/28/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 56. WARNING ● The seat belts, the supplemental side air bags and curtain side-impact air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. The side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag inflate with great force. Do not allow anyone to place their hand, leg or face near the side air bag on the side of the seatback of the front seat or near the side roof rails. Do not allow anyone sitting in the front seats or rear out- board seats to extend their hand out of SSS0188 the window or lean against the door. WRS0032 Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the previous WARNING illustrations. ● When sitting in the rear seat, do not hold onto the seatback of the front seat. If the side air bag inflates, you may be seriously injured. Be especially careful with children, who should always be properly restrained. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations. ● Do not use seat covers on the front seatbacks. They may interfere with supplemental side air bag inflation.1-40 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 57. SSS0159 SSS0162 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-41 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 58. 10. Seat belt pre-tensioner retractor 11. Side satellite sensor NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System (front seats) This vehicle is equipped with the NISSAN ad- vanced air bag system for the driver and front passenger seats. This system is designed to meet certification requirements under U.S. regu- lations. It is also permitted in Canada. However, all of the information, cautions and warn- ings in this manual still apply and must be followed. The driver supplemental front air bag is located in the center of the steering wheel. The passenger supplemental front air bag is mounted in the dashboard above the glove box. The supplemen- tal front air bags are designed to inflate in higher severity frontal collisions, although they may in- flate 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. WRS0466 Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental front air bag1. SRS curtain side-impact air bag mod- 6. Crash zone sensor system operation. ules 7. Occupant classification system control2. SRS curtain side-impact air bags unit The NISSAN advanced air bag system has dual stage inflators. It also monitors information from3. Supplemental side air bag modules 8. Seat belt buckle switches for driver’s the crash zone sensor, the diagnosis sensor unit,4. Diagnosis sensor unit and passenger’s side seat belt buckle sensors, occupant classification5. Supplemental front air bag modules 9. Occupant classification sensor sensor (weight sensor) and passenger seat belt1-42 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 59. tension sensor. Inflator operation is based on the ing. Those with a history of a breathing conditionseverity of a collision and seat belt usage for the should get fresh air promptly.driver. For the front passenger, it additionally Supplemental front air bags, along with the use ofmonitors the weight of an occupant or object on seat belts, help to cushion the impact force onthe seat and seat belt tension. Based on informa- the face and chest of the front occupants. Theytion from the sensors, only one front air bag may can help save lives and reduce serious injuries.inflate in a crash, depending on the crash severity However, an inflating front air bag may causeand whether the front occupants are belted or facial abrasions or other injuries. Front air bagsunbelted. Additionally, the front passenger air do not provide restraint to the lower body.bag may be automatically turned OFF under Even with NISSAN advanced air bags, seat beltssome conditions, depending on the weight de- should be correctly worn and the driver and pas-tected on the passenger seat and how the seat senger seated upright as far as practical awaybelt is used. If the front passenger air bag is OFF, from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Thethe passenger air bag status light will be illumi- supplemental front air bags inflate quickly in order LRS0316nated. See “Front passenger air bag and status to help protect the front occupants. Because oflight” later in this section for further details. One Front passenger air bag and status light this, the force of the front air bag inflating canfront air bag inflating does not indicate improper increase the risk of injury if the occupant is tooperformance of the system. WARNING close to, or is against, the front air bag moduleIf you have any questions about your air bag during inflation. The front passenger air bag is designed to automatically turn OFF under some con-system, please contact NISSAN or your NISSAN The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision. ditions. Read this section carefully todealer. If you are considering modification of your The supplemental front air bags operate learn how it operates. Proper use of thevehicle due to a disability, you may also contact seat, seat belt and child restraints is nec- only when the ignition switch is in the ONNISSAN. Contact information is contained in the or START position. essary for most effective protection. Fail-front of this Owner’s Manual. ure to follow all instructions in this After turning the ignition key to the ON manual concerning the use of seats, seatWhen a supplemental front air bag inflates, a position, the supplemental air bag warningfairly loud noise may be heard, followed by the belts and child restraints can increase the light illuminates. The supplemental air bag risk or severity of injury in an accident.release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and warning light will turn off after about 7does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken to seconds if the system is operational.not inhale it, as it may cause irritation and chok- Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-43 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 60. Status light One sensor used is the occupant classification occupant takes his/her weight off the seat cush- sensor (weight sensor). It is in the bottom of the ion (for example, by not sitting upright, by sittingThe front passenger air bag status light is front passenger seat cushion and is designed to on an edge of the seat, or by otherwise being outlocated on the dash next to the security light near detect an occupant and objects on the seat by of position), this could cause the sensor to turnthe windshield. The light operates as follows: weight. It works together with seat belt sensors the air bag OFF. In addition, if the occupant ● Unoccupied passenger seat or when other described later. For example, if a child is in the improperly uses the seat belt in the automatic conditions are met as outlined in this sec- front passenger seat, the advanced air bag sys- locking mode (child restraint mode), this could tion: The illuminates to indicate that tem is designed to turn the passenger air bag cause the air bag to be turned OFF. Always be the front passenger air bag is OFF and will OFF in accordance with the regulations. Also, if a sure to be seated and wearing the seat belt not inflate in a crash. child restraint of the type specified in the regula- properly for the most effective protection by the tions is on the seat, its weight and the child’s seat belt and supplemental air bag. ● Occupied passenger seat and the passen- weight can be detected and cause the air bag to ger meets the conditions outlined in this NISSAN recommends that pre-teens and chil- turn OFF. Weight sensor operation can vary de- section: The light is OFF to indicate dren be properly restrained in a rear seat. pending on the front passenger seat belt sen- that the front passenger air bag is opera- NISSAN also recommends that appropriate child sors. tional. restraints and booster seats be properly installed The front passenger seat belt sensors are de- in a rear seat. If this is not possible, the weightFront passenger air bag signed to detect if the seat belt is buckled and the sensor and seat belt sensors are designed toThe front passenger air bag is designed to auto- amount of tension on the seat belt, such as when operate as described above to turn the frontmatically turn OFF when the vehicle is operated it is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint passenger air bag OFF for specified child re-under some conditions as described below in mode). Based on the weight on the seat detected straints as required by the regulations. Failing toaccordance with U.S. regulations. If the front by the weight sensor and the belt tension de- properly secure child restraints and to use thepassenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate in a tected on the seat belt, the advanced air bag automatic locking mode (child restraint mode)crash. The driver air bag and other air bags in your system determines whether the front passenger may allow the restraint to tip or move in an acci-vehicle are not part of this system. air bag should be automatically turned OFF as dent or sudden stop. This can also result in the required by the regulations. passenger air bag inflating in a crash instead ofThe purpose of the regulation is to help reduce being OFF. See “Child restraints” earlier in thisthe risk of injury or death from an inflating air bag Front passenger seat adult occupants who are section for proper use and installation.to certain front passenger seat occupants, such properly seated and using the seat belt as out-as children, by requiring the air bag to be auto- lined in this manual should not cause the passen- If the front passenger seat is not occupied andmatically turned OFF. Certain sensors are used ger air bag to be automatically turned OFF. For the seat belt is not buckled, the passenger air bagto meet the requirements. small adults it may be turned OFF. Also, if the is designed not to inflate in a crash. However,1-44 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/29/04—rhinson ੭
  • 61. heavy objects placed on the seat could result in supplemental air bag warning light , located ● Do not make unauthorized changes toair bag inflation, because of the object’s weight in the meter and gauges area in the center of the your vehicle’s electrical system, sus-detected by the weight sensor. Other conditions instrument panel, will blink. Have the system pension system or front end structure.could also result in air bag inflation, such as if a checked by a NISSAN dealer. This could affect proper operation ofchild is standing on the seat, or if two children are the supplemental front air bag system. Other supplemental front air bag precau-on the seat, contrary to the instructions in this tions ● Tampering with the supplemental frontmanual. Always be sure that you and all vehicle air bag system may result in seriousoccupants are seated and restrained properly. WARNING personal injury. Tampering includesUsing the passenger air bag status light, you can changes to the steering wheel and the ● Do not place any objects on the steer-monitor when the front passenger air bag is au- instrument panel assembly by placing ing wheel pad or on the instrumenttomatically turned OFF. The light will illuminate material over the steering wheel pad panel. Also, do not place any objects(indicating the air bag is OFF and will not inflate) and above the instrument panel or by between any occupant and the steeringwhen the front passenger seat is not occupied. installing additional trim material wheel or instrument panel. Such ob- around the air bag system.If an adult occupant is in the seat and the pas- jects may become dangerous projec- tiles and cause injury if the supplemen- ● Modifying or tampering with the frontsenger air bag status light is illuminated (indicat- tal front air bag inflates. passenger seat may result in seriousing that the air bag is OFF), it could be that the personal injury. For example, do notperson is a small adult, or is not sitting on the seat ● Immediately after inflation, several change the front seats by placing mate-or using the seat belt properly. If a child restraint front air bag system components will be rial on the seat cushion or by installingmust be used in the front seat, but the status light hot. Do not touch them; you may se- additional trim material, such as seatis not lit (indicating that the air bag might inflate in verely burn yourself. covers, on the seat that are not specifi-a crash), it could be that the child restraint or seat ● No unauthorized changes should be cally designed to assure proper air bagbelt is not being used properly. If such situations made to any components or wiring of operation. Additionally, do not stow anyhappen, properly position and restrain the occu- the supplemental air bag system. This is objects under the front passenger seatpant or child restraint. Otherwise reposition the to prevent accidental inflation of the or the seat cushion and seatback. Suchoccupant or child restraint in a rear seat. supplemental air bag or damage to the objects may interfere with the properIf a malfunction occurs in the front passenger air supplemental air bag system. operation of the occupant classifica-bag system, the passenger air bag status tion system (weight sensor).light , located on the dash next to the secu-rity light and the windshield, will illuminate and the Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-45 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 62. ● No unauthorized changes should be to those of a higher severity side impact. They are made to any components or wiring of designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle the seat belt system. This may affect the is impacted. They may not inflate in certain side supplemental front air bag system. collisions. Tampering with the seat belt system Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an may result in serious personal injury. indication of proper supplemental side air bag● Work on and around the supplemental and curtain side-impact air bag operation. front air bag system should be done by When the supplemental side air bag and curtain a NISSAN dealer. Installation of electri- side-impact air bag inflate, a fairly loud noise may cal equipment should also be done by a be heard, followed by release of smoke. This NISSAN dealer. The Supplemental Re- smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. straint System (SRS) wiring should not Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may be modified or disconnected. Unautho- cause irritation and choking. Those with a history rized electrical test equipment and LRS0259 of a breathing condition should get fresh air probing devices should not be used on Supplemental side-impact air bag and promptly. the air bag system.● A cracked windshield should be re- curtain side-impact air bags system Supplemental side air bags, along with the use of placed immediately by a qualified re- seat belts, help to cushion the impact force on The supplemental side-impact air bags are lo- pair facility. A cracked windshield could the chest and pelvic area of the front occupants. cated in the outside of the seatback of the front affect inflation of the supplemental air Curtain side-impact air bags help to cushion the seats. The supplemental curtain side-impact air bag system. impact force to the head of occupants in the front bags are located in the side roof rails. These and rear outboard seating positions. They can● The SRS wiring harness connectors are systems are designed to meet voluntary guide- help save lives and reduce serious injuries. How- yellow and orange for easy lines to help reduce the risk of injury to out-of- ever, an inflating side air bag and curtain side- identification. position occupants. However, all of the infor- impact air bag may cause abrasions or other mation, cautions and warnings in this injuries. Supplemental side air bags and curtainWhen selling your vehicle, we request that you manual still apply and must be followed. side-impact air bags do not provide restraint toinform the buyer about the supplemental front air The supplemental side air bags and curtain side- the lower body.bag system and guide the buyer to the appropri- impact air bags are designed to inflate in higherate sections in this Owner’s Manual. severity side collisions, although they may inflate The seat belts should be correctly worn and the if the forces in another type of collision are similar driver and passenger seated upright as far as1-46 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 63. practical away from the supplemental side air ● Tampering with the supplemental side WARNINGbag. Rear seat passengers should be seated as air bag system may result in seriousfar away as practical from the door finishers and ● Do not place any objects near the seat- personal injury. For example, do notside roof rails. The side air bags and curtain back of the front seats. Also, do not change the front seats by placing mate-side-impact air bag inflate quickly in order to help place any objects (an umbrella, bag, rial near the seatbacks or by installingprotect the front occupants. Because of this, the etc.) between the front door finisher additional trim material, such as seatforce of the side air bag and curtain side-impact and the front seat. Such objects may covers, around the side air bag.air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if become dangerous projectiles and cause injury if the supplemental side air ● Work around and on the side air bagthe occupant is too close to, or is against, these and curtain side-impact air bag system bag inflates.air bag modules during inflation. The side air bag should be done by a NISSAN dealer.and curtain side-impact air bag will deflate ● Right after inflation, several side air bag Installation of electrical equipmentquickly after the collision is over. and curtain side-impact air bag system should also be done by a NISSAN components will be hot. Do not touch dealer. The SRS wiring harnesses*The supplemental side air bags and curtain them; you may severely burn yourself.side-impact air bags operate only when the should not be modified or discon-ignition switch is in the ON or START posi- ● No unauthorized changes should be nected. Unauthorized electrical test made to any components or wiring of equipment and probing devices shouldtions. the side air bag and curtain side-impact not be used on the side air bag system.After turning the ignition key to the ON air bag system. This is to prevent acci-position, the supplemental air bag warning dental inflation of the side air bag and * The SRS wiring harness connectors arelight illuminates. The supplemental air bag curtain side-impact air bag or damage yellow and orange for easy identification.warning light will turn off after about 7 to the side air bag and curtain side- When selling your vehicle, we request that youseconds if the system is operational. impact air bag system. inform the buyer about the supplemental side air ● Do not make unauthorized changes to bag and curtain side-impact air bag system and your vehicle’s electrical system, sus- guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this pension system or side panel. This Owner’s Manual. could affect proper operation of the supplemental side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag system. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-47 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 64. Pre-tensioner seat belt system (Front ● Work around and on the pre-tensioner cause irritation and choking. Those with a historyseats) system should be done by a NISSAN of a breathing condition should get fresh air dealer. Installation of electrical equip- promptly. WARNING ment should also be done by a NISSAN If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensioner dealer. Unauthorized electrical test system, the supplemental air bag warning● The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be equipment and probing devices should light will not come on, will flash intermit- reused after activation. It must be re- not be used on the pre-tensioner seat tently or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on placed together with the retractor and belt system. after the ignition key has been turned to the ON or buckle as a unit. ● If you need to dispose of the pre- START position. In this case, the pre-tensioner● If the vehicle becomes involved in a tensioner or scrap the vehicle, contact a seat belt may not function properly. They must be frontal collision but the pre-tensioner is NISSAN dealer. Correct pre-tensioner checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the not activated, be sure to have the pre- disposal procedures are set forth in the nearest NISSAN dealer. tensioner system checked and, if nec- appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. When selling your vehicle, we request that you essary, replaced by your NISSAN Incorrect disposal procedures could inform the buyer about the pre-tensioner seat belt dealer. cause personal injury. system and guide the buyer to the appropriate● No unauthorized changes should be sections in this Owner’s Manual. made to any components or wiring of The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system the pre-tensioner seat belt system. This activates in conjunction with the supplemental air is to prevent accidental activation of bag systems. Working with the seat belt retrac- the pre-tensioner seat belt or damage tor, it helps tighten the seat belt when the vehicle to the pre-tensioner seat belt operation. becomes involved in certain types of collisions, Tampering with the pre-tensioner seat helping to restrain front seat occupants. belt system may result in serious per- The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat belt’s sonal injury. retractor. These seat belts are used the same as conventional seat belts. When the pre-tensioner seat belt activates, smoke is released and a loud noise may be heard. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may1-48 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 65. When the ignition key is in the ON or START position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns off. This means the system is operational. If any of the following conditions occur, the supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag and pre- tensioner seat belt systems need servicing: ● The supplemental air bag warning light re- mains on after approximately 7 seconds. ● The supplemental air bag warning light flashes intermittently. WRS0169 LRS0100 ● The supplemental air bag warning light does1. SRS Air Bag Warning Labels (located SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG not come on at all. on the sun visors) WARNING LIGHT2. SRS Side Air Bag Warning Labels (lo- Under these conditions, the supplemental front The supplemental air bag warning light, air bag, supplemental side air bags and curtain cated on the door pillar) displaying in the instrument panel, moni- side-impact air bag or pre-tensioner seat beltSUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG tors the circuits of the supplemental front air bag, systems may not operate properly. It must beWARNING LABELS supplemental side air bag and curtain side- checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the impact air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt sys- nearest NISSAN dealer.Warning labels about the supplemental front airbag, supplemental side air bag and curtain side- tems. The circuits monitored by the supplementalimpact air bag systems are placed in the vehicle air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensoras shown in the illustration. unit, crash zone sensor, satellite sensors, front air bag modules, side air bag modules, curtain side- impact air bag modules, pre-tensioner seat belts and all related wiring. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-49 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 66. WARNING WARNINGIf the supplemental air bag warning light ● Once a supplemental front air bag,is on, it could mean that the supplemental supplemental side air bag or curtainfront air bag, supplemental side air bag, side-impact air bag has inflated, the aircurtain side-impact air bag systems bag module will not function again andand/or pre-tensioner seat belt systems must be replaced. Additionally, if any ofwill not operate in an accident. To help the supplemental front air bags inflate,avoid injury to yourself or others, have the activated pre-tensioner seat beltsyour vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer must also be replaced. The air bag mod-as soon as possible. ule and pre-tensioner seat belt system should be replaced by a NISSAN dealer.Repair and replacement procedure The air bag module and pre-tensioner seat belt system cannot be repaired.The supplemental front air bags, supplementalside air bags, curtain side-impact air bags and ● The supplemental front air bag, side airpre-tensioner seat belts are designed to inflate bag and curtain side-impact air bag sys-on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it tems, and the pre-tensioner seat beltis damaged, the supplemental air bag warning system should be inspected by alight remains illuminated after inflation has oc- NISSAN dealer if there is any damage tocurred. Repair and replacement of these supple- the front end or side portion of themental air bag systems should be done only by a vehicle.NISSAN dealer. ● If you need to dispose of the supple- mental air bag, pre-tensioner seat beltWhen maintenance work is required on the ve- system or scrap the vehicle, contact ahicle, the supplemental front air bags, supple- NISSAN dealer. Correct supplementalmental side air bags, curtain side-impact air air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt sys-bags, pre-tensioner seat belts and related parts tem disposal procedures are set forth inshould be pointed out to the person performing the appropriate NISSAN Servicethe maintenance. The ignition key should always Manual. Incorrect disposal proceduresbe in the LOCK position when working under the could cause personal injury.hood or inside the vehicle.1-50 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
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  • 68. 2 Instruments and controlsInstrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Daytime running light system (Canada only) . . . . . . 2-22Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23 Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23 Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24 Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Cornering light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24 Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24Compass display (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 Zone variation change procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Heated seats (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders . . . . . . . 2-9 Heated steering wheel (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26 Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Traction control system (TCS) off switch Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27 Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12 Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27Security systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28 Vehicle security system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Cigarette lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30 Nissan vehicle immobilizer system (NVIS) . . . . . . . . 2-16 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 Map pockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31 Switch operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 Seatback pockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) Sunglasses holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31defroster switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19 Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32Headlight and turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20 Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33 Xenon headlights (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20 Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34 Headlight control switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20 Rear center console (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 69. Covered storage box (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35 Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44 Grocery hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36 Trunk light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45 Cargo nets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36 HomeLinkா universal transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37 Programming HomeLinkா. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46 Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37 Programming HomeLinkா for CanadianSkyview™ roof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39 customers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47Sunroof (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39 Operating the HomeLinkா universal Automatic sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39 transceiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47Rear sun shade (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41 Programming trouble-diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47Interior light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43 Clearing the programmed information . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48Personal lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44 Reprogramming a single HomeLinkா button . . . . . . 2-48 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44 If your vehicle is stolen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 70. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Headlight/fog light/turn signal switch (P. 2-20) 2. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3) 3. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P. 2-18) 4. Center and side ventilators (P. 4-16) 5. Security indicator light (P. 2-14) 6. Display screen/Navigation system* (P. 4-2, P. 4-7) 7. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-43) 8. Audio system controls (P. 4-20) 9. Climate controls (P. 4-17) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-35) 11. Glove box (P. 2-33) 12. Power outlet/cigarette lighter (acces- sory) (P. 2-28/P. 2-30) 13. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-24) 14. Cruise control main/set switches (P. 2-24) 15. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-35, P. 2-25) 16. Tilt/telescopic steering wheel controls (P. 3-13) 17. Steering wheel switch for audio control WIC0753 (P. 4-32)2-2 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 71. METERS AND GAUGES18. Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch (if so equipped) or Traction con- trol system (TCS) off switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-27, P. 2-27)19. Heated steering wheel switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-26)20. Outside mirror controls (P. 3-17)21. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-23)22. Heated seat switches (if so equipped) (P. 2-25)23. Rear sunshade switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-41)*: Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-er’s Manual (if so equipped).See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. LIC0381 1. Warning/indicator lights 7. Odometer (total/twin trip) 2. Speedometer 8. Fuel gauge 3. Tachometer 4. Warning/indicator lights 5. Change button for trip odometer 6. Engine coolant temperature gauge Instruments and controls 2-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 72. LIC0382 LIC04321. Speedometer The odometer records the total distance the ve- Changing the display:2. Odometer/twin trip display hicle has been driven. Pushing the change button changes the display3. Change button The twin trip odometer records the distance of as follows:SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER individual trips. Trip → Trip → TripSpeedometer Resetting the trip odometer:The speedometer indicates vehicle speed in Pushing the change button for more than 1 sec-miles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour ond resets the trip odometer to zero.(km/h). Elapsed time, driving distance and averageOdometer/Twin trip odometer speed information is also available. Refer to “Control panel buttons” in the “Display screen,The odometer/twin trip odometer is displayed heater, air conditioner and audio systems” sec-when the ignition key is in the ON position. tion later in this manual.2-4 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 73. CAUTION If the gauge indicates coolant tempera- ture near the hot (H) end of the normal range, reduce vehicle speed to decrease temperature. If the gauge is over the nor- mal range, stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible. If the engine is over- heated, continued operation of the ve- hicle may seriously damage the engine. See “If your vehicle overheats” in the “In case of emergency” section for immediate action required. LIC0383 LIC0384TACHOMETER ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATUREThe tachometer indicates engine speed in revo- GAUGElutions per minute (r/min). Do not rev engine into The gauge indicates the engine coolant tempera-the red zone ᭺.1 ture. The engine coolant temperature is within the normal range ᭺ when the gauge needle points 1 CAUTION within the zone shown in the illustration.When engine speed approaches the red The engine coolant temperature varies with thezone, shift to a higher gear. Operating theengine in the red zone may cause serious outside air temperature and driving conditions.engine damage. Instruments and controls 2-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 74. COMPASS DISPLAY (if so equipped) The indicates that the fuel filler lid is located on the driver’s side of the vehicle. CAUTION ● If the vehicle runs out of fuel, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon as possible. After a few driving trips, the lamp should turn off. If the lamp remains on after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. LIC0385 ● For additional information, see “Mal- LIC0422FUEL GAUGE function indicator lamp (MIL)” later in When the COMPASS switch is in the ON posi- this section. tion, the compass display ᭺ will indicate the 1The gauge indicates the approximate fuel level direction the vehicle is heading.in the tank. N: northThe gauge may move slightly during braking, E: eastturning, acceleration, or going up or down hills. S: south W: westThe gauge needle returns to E (Empty) after theignition key is turned to OFF. If the display reads “C”, calibrate the compass by driving the vehicle in three complete circles atThe low fuel warning light comes on when the less than 5 MPH (8 km/h).amount of fuel in the tank is getting low. You can also calibrate the compass by drivingRefill the fuel tank before the gauge regis- your vehicle on your everyday route. The com-ters E (Empty). pass will be calibrated once it has tracked three complete circles.2-6 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 75. ZONE VARIATION CHANGE PROCEDURE The difference between magnetic north and geo- graphical 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. Press the COMPASS switch for more than 3 seconds. The current zone number will ap- pear in the display. 2. Find your current location on the zone map. Refer to the illustration. Record the zone number. 3. Press the COMPASS switch until the new zone number appears in the display. After you stop pressing the switch in, the display will show a compass direction within a few seconds. Inaccurate compass direction: 1. With the display turned on, push the COM- PASS switch for 3 seconds, until the zone selection comes up (a number will be dis- played in the mirror compass window). 2. Toggle until correct zone is found and re-WIC0355 lease switch. Instruments and controls 2-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 76. 3. The display will show all segments, and re- turn to the normal compass mode within 10 seconds of no switch activity. 4. If the vehicle changes zone, repeat steps 1 through 3. See map. ● If the compass deviates from the correct indication soon after repeated adjustment, have the compass checked at an authorized dealer. ● The compass may not indicate the correct compass point in tunnels or while driving up or down a steep hill. (The compass returns to the correct compass point when the ve- hicle moves to an area where the geomag- netism is stabilized.) CAUTION● Do not install a ski rack, antenna, etc., which are attached to the vehicle by means of a magnet. They affect the op- eration of the compass.● When cleaning the mirror, use a paper towel or similar material dampened with glass cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror as it may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing.2-8 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 77. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS ANDAUDIBLE REMINDERS or Anti-lock brake warning light Low windshield washer fluid warning light Front passenger air bag status light Automatic transmission check warning light Seat belt warning light and chime High beam indicator light (Blue) (if so equipped) or Brake warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) Charge warning light Trunk lid open warning light Slip indicator light (if so equipped) Door open warning light Automatic transmission position indicator light Traction control system off indicator light (A/T models only) (if so equipped) Engine oil pressure warning light CRUISE main switch indicator light Turn signal/hazard indicator lights Low fuel warning light Cruise SET switch indicator light Vehicle dynamic control off indicator light (if so equipped)CHECKING BULBS WARNING LIGHTS or , , , , , or Anti-lock brakeWith all doors closed, apply the parking brakeand turn the ignition key to the ON position If any light fails to come on, it may indicate warning lightwithout starting the engine. The following lights a burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the electrical system. Have the system repaired If the light comes on while the engine is running,will come on: it may indicate the anti-lock brake system is not promptly. , or , , , functioning properly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.If equipped, the following lights come on brieflyand then go off: Instruments and controls 2-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 78. Turn off the engine, and start it again by light comes on while the engine is running with Charge warning lightslowly turning the ignition key (quickly do- the parking brake not applied, stop the vehicleing so may cause the ABS light to stay on and perform the following: If this light comes on while the engine is running,when there is nothing wrong). If the light it may indicate the charging system is not func- 1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid tioning properly. Turn the engine off and checkstays on, have the system checked by a as necessary. See “Brake and clutch fluid” in the generator belt. If the belt is loose, broken,NISSAN dealer. the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” sec- missing, or if the light remains on, see a NISSANIf an abnormality occurs in the system, the anti- tion of this manual. dealer immediately.lock function ceases, but the regular braking 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have thesystem continues to operate. CAUTION brake system checked by a NISSAN dealer.If the light comes on while you are driving, Do not continue driving if the generatorcontact a NISSAN dealer for repair. WARNING belt is loose, broken or missing. Automatic transmission check ● Your brake system may not be working properly if the warning light is on. Driv- Door open warning light warning light (if so equipped) ing could be dangerous. If you judge itWhen the ignition switch is turned ON, the light to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest This light comes on when any of the doors are notcomes on for about 2 seconds. If the light blinks service station for repairs. Otherwise, closed securely while the ignition key is in the ONfor approximately 8 seconds, it may indicate the have your vehicle towed because driv- position.automatic transmission system is not functioning ing it could be dangerous. Engine oil pressure warningproperly. Have your NISSAN dealer check and ● Pressing the brake pedal with the en-repair the transmission, if necessary. light gine stopped and/or a low brake fluid level may increase your stopping dis- This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the or Brake warning tance and braking will require greater light flickers or comes on during normal driving, light pedal effort as well as pedal travel. pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engineThis light functions for both the parking brake and ● If the brake fluid level is below the immediately and call a NISSAN dealer or otherthe foot brake systems. MINIMUM or MIN mark on the brake authorized repair shop.When the ignition key is in the ON position, the fluid reservoir, do not drive until the The engine oil pressure warning light is notlight comes on when the parking brake is applied, brake system has been checked at a designed to indicate a low oil level. Use theand also warns of a low brake fluid level. If the NISSAN dealer.2-10 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 79. dipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine oil” in Seat belt warning light and ● The supplemental air bag warning lightthe “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of chime flashes intermittently.this manual. ● The supplemental air bag warning light does The light and chime remind you to fasten your not come on at all. CAUTION seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the ignition key is turned to the ON or START position Unless checked and repaired, the supplementalRunning the engine with the engine oil restraint system (air bag system) and/or the pre- and remains illuminated until the driver’s seat beltpressure warning light on could cause se- tensioner seat belts may not function properly.rious damage to the engine almost imme- is fastened. At the same time, the chime sounds for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt For additional details see “Supplemental restraintdiately. Such damage is not covered by system” in the “Safety—Seats, seat belts andwarranty. Turn off the engine as soon as it is securely fastened. supplemental restraint system” section of thisis safe to do so. Refer to “Seat belts” in the “Safety—Seats, seat manual. belts and supplemental restraint system” section Low fuel warning light for precautions on seat belt usage. WARNINGThis light comes on when the fuel level in the fuel Supplemental air bag warning If the supplemental air bag warning lighttank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is conve- light is on, it could mean that the supplementalnient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E front air bag, supplemental side air bag,(Empty). There will be a small reserve of fuel When the ignition key is in the ON or START curtain side-impact air bag systems (if soin the tank when the fuel gauge needle position, the supplemental air bag warning light equipped) and/or pre-tensioner seat beltreaches E (Empty). illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns systems will not operate in an accident. To off. This means the system is operational. help avoid injury to yourself or others, Low windshield washer fluid have your vehicle checked by a NISSAN If any of the following conditions occur, the dealer as soon as possible. warning light supplemental front air bags, supplemental sideThis light comes on when the windshield washer air bags, curtain side-impact air bags, and pre- Trunk lid open warning lightfluid is at a low level. Add windshield washer fluid tensioner seat belt systems need servicing andas necessary. See “Window washer fluid” in the your vehicle must be taken to a NISSAN dealer: This light comes on when the trunk lid is not“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this securely closed while the ignition key is in the ON ● The supplemental air bag warning light re- position.manual. mains on after approximately 7 seconds. Instruments and controls 2-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 80. INDICATOR LIGHTS Front passenger air bag sta- and that the vehicle has at least 3 gallons (11.4 Automatic transmission posi- tus light liters) of fuel in the fuel tank. tion indicator light (if so The front passenger air bag status light ( ) After a few driving trips, the lamp should equipped) will be lit and the passenger front air bag will be turn off if no other potential emission control OFF depending on how the front passenger seat system malfunction exists.When the ignition key is turned to the ON posi- is being used.tion, the indicator in the speedometer shows the If this indicator lamp comes on steady for 20automatic transmission selector lever position. For front passenger air bag status light operation, seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds whenSee “Driving the vehicle” in the “Starting and see “Front passenger air bag and status light” in the engine is not running, it indicates that thedriving” section of this manual. the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental vehicle is not ready for an emission control sys- air bags” section of this manual. tem inspection/maintenance test. See “Readi- Cruise main switch indicator ness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test” in the High beam indicator light light “Technical and consumer information” section of (Blue) this manual.The light comes on when the cruise control main This blue light comes on when the headlight high Operationswitch is pushed. The light goes out when the beams are on and goes out when the low beamsmain switch is pushed again. When the cruise are selected. The malfunction indicator lamp will come on inmain switch indicator light comes on, the cruise one of two ways:control system is operational. The high beam indicator light also comes on when the passing signal is activated. ● Malfunction indicator lamp on steady — An Cruise set switch indicator emission control system malfunction has light Malfunction indicator lamp been detected. Check the fuel filler cap. If (MIL) the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, tightenThe light comes on while the vehicle speed is or install the cap and continue to drive thecontrolled by the cruise control system. If the light If this indicator lamp comes on steady or blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate a vehicle. The lamp should turn off afterblinks while the engine is running, it may indicate a few driving trips. If the lamp does potential emission control malfunction.the cruise control system is not functioning prop- not turn off after a few driving trips, have theerly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN The malfunction indicator lamp may also come on vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. Youdealer. steady if the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, or if do not need to have your vehicle towed to the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make sure the dealer. the fuel filler cap is installed and closed tightly,2-12 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 81. ● Malfunction indicator lamp blinking — An road conditions may exist if the slip indicator While the traction control system is operating, engine misfire has been detected which may blinks on. If this happens, adjust your driving you might feel slight vibration or hear the system damage the emission control system. To re- accordingly. working when starting the vehicle or accelerat- duce or avoid emission control system dam- ing, but this is normal. The slip indicator light also comes on when you age: turn the ignition key to the ON position. The light Turn signal/hazard indicator – do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH will turn off after about 2 seconds if the system is lights (72 km/h). operational. If the light does not come on or go off, have the traction control system checked by a The appropriate light flashes when the turn signal – avoid hard acceleration or deceleration. NISSAN dealer. switch is activated. – avoid steep uphill grades. Traction control system off Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turned – if possible, reduce the amount of cargo on. being hauled or towed. indicator light (if so equipped) This indicator light comes on when the traction Vehicle dynamic control offThe malfunction indicator lamp may stop blinkingand come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected by control off switch is pushed to OFF. This indi- indicator light (if so equipped)a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have your cates the traction control system is not operating.vehicle towed to the dealer. This indicator light comes on when the vehicle Push the traction control off switch again or re- dynamic control off switch is pushed to OFF. This CAUTION start the engine and the system will operate nor- indicates the vehicle dynamic control system is mally. See “Traction control system (TCS)” in the not operating.Continued vehicle operation without hav-ing the emission control system checked “Starting and driving” section of this manual. Push the vehicle dynamic control off switch againand repaired as necessary could lead to The traction control light also comes on when you or restart the engine and the system will operatepoor driveability, reduced fuel economy, turn the ignition key to the ON position. The light normally. See “Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)and possible damage to the emission con- will turn off after about 2 seconds if the traction system” in the “Starting and driving” section oftrol system. control system (TCS) is operational. If the light this manual. Slip indicator light (if so stays on or comes on along with the SLIP indica- The vehicle dynamic control light also comes on tor light while you are driving, have the traction when you turn the ignition key to the ON position. equipped) control system checked by a NISSAN dealer. The light will turn off after about 2 seconds if theThis indicator light will blink when the traction system is operational. If the light stays on orcontrol system is limiting wheel spin. Slippery comes on along with the SLIP indicator light Instruments and controls 2-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 82. SECURITY SYSTEMSwhile you are driving, have the vehicle dynamic Turn the headlight control switch off before leav-control system checked by a NISSAN dealer. ing the vehicle.While the vehicle dynamic control system is op-erating, you might feel slight vibration or hear thesystem working when starting the vehicle or ac-celerating, but this is normal.AUDIBLE REMINDERSBrake pad wear warningThe front disc brake pads have audible wearwarnings. When a front brake pad requires re-placement, it makes a high pitched scrapingsound when the vehicle is in motion, whether or LIC0301not the brake pedal is depressed. Have the Your vehicle has two types of security systems:brakes checked as soon as possible if the warn-ing sound is heard. ● Vehicle security systemKey reminder chime ● NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System—NVISA chime sounds if the driver’s door is opened VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEMwhile the key is left in the ignition switch. Remove The vehicle security system provides visual andthe key and take it with you when leaving the audible alarm signals if someone opens the doorsvehicle. or trunk lid when the system is armed. It is not, however, a motion detection type system thatLight reminder chime activates when a vehicle is moved or when aWith the ignition switch in the OFF position, a vibration occurs.chime sounds when the driver’s door is opened if The system helps deter vehicle theft but cannotthe headlights or parking lights are on. prevent it, nor can it prevent the theft of interior or exterior vehicle components in all situations. Al-2-14 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 83. ways secure your vehicle even if parking for abrief period. Never leave your keys in the ignition,and always lock the vehicle when unattended. Beaware of your surroundings, and park in secure,well-lit areas whenever possible.Many devices offering additional protection, suchas component locks, identification markers, andtracking systems, are available at auto supplystores and specialty shops. Your NISSAN dealermay also offer such equipment. Check with yourinsurance company to see if you may be eligiblefor discounts for various theft protection features. WIC0754 Security indicator light (Vehicle secu- rity system) The security indicator light ᭺ is located on the 1 instrument panel near the windshield. The security indicator light shows the status of the vehicle security system. The light operates whenever the ignition switch is LIC0053 in the LOCK, OFF, or ACC position. How to arm the vehicle security sys- The vehicle security system has four phases. For tem each phase the operation of the security indicator light is different. 1. Close all windows. (The system can be armed even if the windows are open.) 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. Instruments and controls 2-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 84. 3. Close the trunk lid and all doors. Lock all 4. Confirm that the SECURITY indicator light ● The headlights blink and the horn sounds doors. The doors can be locked with the key, comes on. The SECURITY light stays on for intermittently. power door lock switch or with the keyfob. about 30 seconds. The vehicle security sys- ● The alarm automatically turns off after ap- tem is now pre-armed. After about 30 sec- proximately 50 seconds. However, the alarm Keyfob operation: onds the vehicle security system automati- reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with ● Push the button on the keyfob. cally shifts into the armed phase. The again. The alarm can be shut off by unlocking All doors lock. The hazard lights flash SECURITY light begins to flash once every 3 a door with the key, or by pressing the twice and the horn beeps once to indicate seconds. If, during the 30-second pre-arm button on the keyfob. all doors are locked. time period, the door is unlocked by the key or the keyfob, or the ignition key is turned to The alarm is activated by: ● When the button is pushed with ACC or ON, the system will not arm. ● opening the door or trunk lid without using all doors locked, the hazard lights flash the key or keyfob (even if the door is un- twice and the horn beeps once as a re- ● If the key is turned slowly when locking locked by releasing the door inside lock minder that the doors are already locked. the door, the system may not arm. Fur- switch) thermore, if the key is turned beyond The horn may or may not beep. Refer to ● opening the trunk lid by operating the interior the vertical position toward the unlock “Personalized settings menu” (vehicles with- trunk lid release. position to remove the key, the system out navigation system) or “Vehicle electronic may be disarmed when the key is re- systems” (vehicles with navigation system) How to stop an activated alarm moved. If the indicator light fails to in the “Display screen, heater, air conditioner glow for 30 seconds, unlock the door The alarm stops only by unlocking a door with the and audio systems” section later in this key, or by pressing the button on the key- once and lock it again. manual. fob. ● Even when the driver and/or passen- gers are in the vehicle, the system will NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER arm with all doors and trunk lid closed SYSTEM (NVIS) and locked with the ignition key in the OFF position. The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System (NVIS) will not allow the engine to start without the use of Vehicle security system activation a registered NVIS key. The vehicle security system will give the following If the engine fails to start using a registered NVIS alarm: key (for example, when interference is caused by2-16 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 85. another NVIS key, an automated toll road device any interference received, including inter-or automatic payment device on the key ring), ference that may cause undesired opera-restart the engine using the following proce- tion of the device.dures: CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EX- 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position PRESSLY APPROVED BY THE MANUFAC- for approximately 5 seconds. TURER FOR COMPLIANCE COULD VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE 2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK THE EQUIPMENT. position, and wait approximately 10 sec- onds. 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2. 4. Restart the engine while holding the device (which may have caused the interference) separate from the registered NVIS key. WIC0754If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec- Security indicator light (NISSAN Ve-ommends placing the registered NVIS key on a hicle Immobilizer System)separate key ring to avoid interference from otherdevices. The security indicator light ᭺ is located on the 1 instrument panel near the windshield.Statement related to Section 15 of FCCRules for NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Sys- The security indicator light blinks every 3 sec-tem (CONT ASSY — IMMOBILIZER, ANT onds whenever the ignition switch is in theASSY — IMMOBILIZER) LOCK, OFF or ACC position. This function indi- cates the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer SystemThis device complies with part 15 of the (NVIS) is operational.FCC Rules and RSS-210 of IndustryCanada. Operation is subject to the follow- If the NVIS is malfunctioning, the light will remaining two conditions; on while the ignition key is in the ON position.(1) This device may not cause harmful in- If the light still remains on and/or the en-terference, and (2) this device must accept gine will not start, see a NISSAN dealer for Instruments and controls 2-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 86. WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER SWITCHNVIS service as soon as possible. Please NOTE:bring all NVIS keys that you have whenvisiting your NISSAN dealer for service. You can turn on or turn off the driving speed dependent intermittent wiper func- tion. Refer to “Personalized settings menu” (vehicles without navigation sys- tem) or “Vehicle electronic systems” (ve- hicles with navigation system) in the “Dis- play screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems” section later in this manual. ᭺ 2 Low — continuous low speed operation ᭺ 3 High — continuous high speed operation Push the lever up ᭺ to have one sweep opera- 4 LIC0386 tion of the wiper. SWITCH OPERATION Pull the lever toward you ᭺ to operate the 5 The windshield wiper and washer operates when washer. The wiper will also operate several times. the ignition switch is in the ON position. WARNING Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the following speed: In freezing temperatures the washer solu- tion may freeze on the windshield and ᭺ 1 Intermittent — intermittent operation can be obscure your vision which may lead to an adjusted by turning the knob toward ᭺ A accident. Warm the windshield with the (Slower) or ᭺ (Faster). Also, the intermit- B defroster before you wash the windshield. tent operation speed varies in accordance with the vehicle speed. (For example, when CAUTION the vehicle speed is high, the intermittent operation speed will be faster.) ● Do not operate the washer continu- ously for more than 30 seconds.2-18 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 87. REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE MIRROR (if so equipped) DEFROSTER SWITCH● Do not operate the washer if the reser- NOTE: voir tank is empty. The top few rows of wires on the rear win-● Do not fill the window washer reservoir dow are not part of the rear window de- tank with washer fluid concentrates at froster system. These wires make up the full strength. Some methyl alcohol antenna for the audio system. based washer fluid concentrates may permanently stain the grille if spilled while filling the window washer reser- voir tank.● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with water to the manufacturer’s recom- mended levels before pouring the fluid into the window washer reservoir tank. Do not use the window washer reservoir LIC0388 tank to mix the washer fluid concen- To defrost the rear window glass and outside trate and water. mirrors (if so equipped), start the engine and push the rear window defroster switch on. The rear window defroster indicator light on the switch comes on. Push the switch again to turn the defroster off. The rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 15 minutes. CAUTION When cleaning the inner side of the rear window, be careful not to scratch or dam- age the rear window defroster. Instruments and controls 2-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 88. HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNALSWITCHXENON HEADLIGHTS (if so (for example, when the vehicle stops atequipped) a traffic signal). Even when the daytime running lights are active (Canada only), the xenon headlights do not turn on. WARNING This way the life of the xenon head- ᏘHIGH VOLTAGE lights is not reduced.● When xenon headlights are on, they ● If the xenon headlight bulb is close to produce a high voltage. To prevent an burning out, the brightness will drasti- electric shock, never attempt to modify cally decrease, the light will start blink- or disassemble. Always have your xe- ing, or the color of the light will be- non headlights replaced at a NISSAN come reddish. If one or more of the dealer. above signs appear, contact a NISSAN dealer.● Xenon headlights provide considerably more light than conventional head- LIC0560 lights. If they are not correctly aimed, HEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH they might temporarily blind an oncom- ing driver or the driver ahead of you and Lighting cause a serious accident. If headlights are not aimed correctly, immediately ᭺ 1 When turning the switch to the posi- take your vehicle to a NISSAN dealer tion, the front parking, tail, license plate and and have the headlights adjusted instrument panel lights come on. correctly. ᭺ 2 When turning the switch to the posi-When the xenon headlight is initially turned on, its tion, the headlights come on and all the otherbrightness or color varies slightly. However, the lights remain on.color and brightness will soon stabilize. ● The life of xenon headlights will be shortened by frequent on-off opera- tion. It is generally desirable not to turn off the headlights for short intervals2-20 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 89. NOTE: CAUTIONUse the headlights with the engine run- Autolight activation sensitivity and thening to avoid discharging the vehicle time delay for autolight shutoff can be ad-battery. justed. See “Personalized settings menu” (vehicles without navigation system) or “Vehicle electronic systems” (vehicles with navigation system) in the “Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems” section later in this manual. To turn on the autolight system: 1. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO posi- tion ᭺. 1 LIC0561 2. Turn the ignition key to ON. Autolight system 3. The autolight system automatically turns the headlights on and off. The autolight system allows the headlights to be set so they turn on and off automatically. The Initially, if the ignition switch is turned OFF and a autolight system can: door is opened and left open, the headlights remain ON for 5 minutes. If another door is ● Turn on the headlights, front parking, tail, opened during the 5 minutes, then the 5 minute license plate and instrument panel lights au- timer is reset. tomatically when it is dark. To turn the autolight system off, turn the switch to ● Turn off all the lights when it is light. the OFF, , or position. ● Keep all the lights on for 45 seconds after Be sure you do not put anything on top of you turn the key to OFF and all doors are the autolight sensor located in the top side closed. of the instrument panel. The autolight sen- sor controls the autolight; if it is covered, the autolight sensor reacts as if it is dark Instruments and controls 2-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 90. out and the headlights will illuminate. If CAUTIONthis occurs while parked with the engineoff and the key in the ON position, your Even though the battery saver feature au-vehicle’s battery could become discharged. tomatically turns off the headlights after a period of time, you should turn the head- light switch to the OFF position when the engine is not running to avoid discharging the vehicle battery. DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEM (Canada only) The daytime running lights automatically illumi- nate when the engine is started with the parking LIC0562 brake released. The daytime running lights oper- ate with the headlight switch in the OFF position Headlight beam select or in the position. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO or position for headlight illu- ᭺ 1 To select the high beam function, push the mination when driving at night. lever forward. The high beam lights come on and the light illuminates. If the parking brake is applied before the engine is started, the daytime running lights do not illumi- ᭺ 2 Pull the lever back to select the low beam. nate. The daytime running lights illuminate when ᭺ 3 Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the the parking brake is released. The daytime run- headlight high beams on and off. ning lights will remain on until the ignition switch is turned off. Battery saver system If the ignition switch is turned OFF while the headlight switch is in the or posi- tion, the headlights will turn off after 5 minutes.2-22 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 91. WARNINGWhen the daytime running light system isactive, tail lights on your vehicle are noton. It is necessary at dusk to turn on yourheadlights. Failure to do so could causean accident injuring yourself and others. LIC0392 LIC0563 INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS TURN SIGNAL SWITCH CONTROL Turn signal The instrument cluster illuminates when the igni- tion switch is in ON position. ᭺ 1 Move the lever up or down to signal the turning direction. When the turn is com- The instrument brightness control operates when pleted, the turn signals cancel automatically. the headlight control switch is in the AUTO, or position. Lane change signal Turn the control to adjust the brightness of instru- ᭺ 2 To signal a lane change, move the lever up or ment panel lights when driving at night. down to the point where the indicator light begins to flash, but the lever does not latch. The instrument brightness control will not adjust the brightness when the headlights or parking lights are off. Instruments and controls 2-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 92. HAZARD WARNING FLASHER SWITCH LIC0393 AIC0102 LIC0394FOG LIGHT SWITCH CORNERING LIGHT Push the switch on to warn other drivers whenTo turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch The cornering light provides additional illumina- you must stop or park under emergency condi-to the position, then turn the fog light tion toward the turning direction. The cornering tions. All turn signal lights flash.switch to the position. To turn them off, light will illuminate on the turning direction sideturn the fog light switch to the OFF position. when a turn is signaled with the headlights on. WARNINGThe headlights must be on and the low beams ● If stopping for an emergency, be sure toselected for the fog lights to operate. The fog move the vehicle well off the road.lights automatically turn off when the high beamheadlights are selected. ● Do not use the hazard warning flashers while moving on the highway unless unusual circumstances force you to drive so slowly that your vehicle might become a hazard to other traffic.2-24 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 93. HORN HEATED SEATS (if so equipped)● Turn signals do not work when the haz- ard warning flasher lights are on.The flashers will operate with the ignition switchin any position.Some state laws may prohibit the use ofthe hazard warning flasher switch whiledriving. LIC0395 LIC0136 To sound the horn, push the center pad area of The front and rear seats are warmed by built-in the steering wheel. heaters (if so equipped). The switches are lo- cated on the center consoles. WARNING 1. Start the engine. Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so could affect proper operation of the 2. Push the low or high position of the switch, supplemental front air bag system. Tam- as desired. The indicator light in the switch pering with the supplemental front air bag will illuminate. system may result in serious personal The heater is controlled by a thermostat, injury. automatically turning the heater on and off. The indicator light will remain on as long as the switch is on. Instruments and controls 2-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 94. HEATED STEERING WHEEL (if so equipped) 3. When the seat is warmed or before you ● The battery could run down if the seat leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch heater is operated while the engine is off. not running. CAUTION● Do not use the seat heater for extended periods or when no one is using the seat.● Do not put anything on the seat which insulates heat, such as a blanket, cush- ion, seat cover, etc. Otherwise, the seat may become overheated.● Do not place anything hard or heavy on LIC0421 the seat or pierce it with a pin or similar object. This may result in damage to the The heated steering wheel system is designed to heater. operate only when the surface temperature of the steering wheel is below approximately 68°F● Any liquid spilled on the heated seat should be removed immediately with a (20°C). dry cloth. Push the heated steering wheel switch to warm● When cleaning the seat, never use the steering wheel after the engine starts. The gasoline, benzine, thinner, or any simi- indicator light will come on. lar materials. If the surface temperature of the steering wheel is● If any abnormalities are found or the below 68°F (20°C), the system will heat the heated seat does not operate, turn the steering wheel to approximately 86°F (30°C), switch off and have the system checked then turn off automatically. by your NISSAN dealer. Push the switch again to turn the heated steering off manually. The indicator light will go off.2-26 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 95. TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS) VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) OFF SWITCH (if so equipped) OFF SWITCH (if so equipped)NOTE:If the surface temperature of the steeringwheel is above 68°F (20°C) when the switchis turned on, the system will not heat thesteering wheel. This is not a malfunction. LIC0451 WIC0534 The vehicle should be driven with the Traction Con- The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle trol System (TCS) on for most driving conditions. Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most driv- ing conditions. If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the TCS reduces the engine output to reduce wheel spin. If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC The engine speed will be reduced even if the system reduces the engine output to reduce accelerator is depressed to the floor. If maximum wheel spin. The engine speed will be reduced engine power is needed to free a stuck vehicle, even if the accelerator is depressed to the floor. If turn the TCS off. maximum engine power is needed to free a stuck To turn off the TCS, push the TCS OFF switch. vehicle, turn the VDC system off. The indicator will come on. To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF Push the “TCS OFF” switch again or restart the switch. The indicator will come on. engine to turn ON the system. See “Traction Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the control system (TCS)” in the “Starting and driv- engine to turn ON the system. See “Vehicle dy- ing” section. Instruments and controls 2-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 96. POWER OUTLETnamic control (VDC) system” in the “Starting anddriving” section. LIC0755 LIC0396 Instrument panel Passenger compartment The power outlets are for powering electrical ● Only certain power outlets are designed for use with a cigarette lighter unit. Do accessories such as cellular telephones. They not use any other power outlet for an are rated at 12 Volt, 120 W (10A) maximum. accessory lighter. See your NISSAN You can route a power cord through the opening dealer for additional information. ᭺ on the passenger compartment access panel. 1 ● Do not use with accessories that ex- ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. CAUTION Do not use double adapters or more ● The outlet and plug may be hot during than one electrical accessory. or immediately after use. ● Use power outlets with the engine run- ning to avoid discharging the vehicle battery.2-28 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 97. LIC0398 LIC0602 LIC0397 Front center console – Type A Front center console – Type B Rear center console (if so equipped)● Avoid using power outlets when the air conditioner, headlights or rear window defroster is on.● Before inserting or disconnecting a plug, be sure the electrical accessory being used is turned OFF.● Push the plug in as far as it will go. If good contact is not made, the plug may overheat or the internal temperature fuse may open.● When not in use, be sure to close the cap. Do not allow water to contact the outlet. Instruments and controls 2-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/28/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 98. CIGARETTE LIGHTER CAUTION ● When not in use, be sure to close the cap. Do not allow water to contact the ● The cigarette lighter should not be used outlet. while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. ● The outlet and plug may be hot during or immediately after use. ● Do not use any other power outlet for an accessory lighter. ● Do not use with accessories that ex- ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. Do not use double adapters or more than one electrical accessory. LIC0756 ● Use power outlets with the engine run-This power outlet ᭺ can be used with an acces- A ning to avoid discharging the vehiclesory cigarette lighter element. Contact your battery.NISSAN dealer for information. ● Avoid using power outlets when the airThis power outlet can also be used for powering conditioner, headlights or rear windowelectrical accessories such as cellular tele- defroster is on.phones. ● Before inserting or disconnecting a plug, be sure the electrical accessory being used is turned OFF. ● Push the plug in as far as it will go. If good contact is not made, the plug may overheat or the internal temperature fuse may open.2-30 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/28/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 99. STORAGE LIC0804 LIC0016 LIC0399MAP POCKETS SEATBACK POCKETS SUNGLASSES HOLDER The seatback pockets are located on the back of To open the sunglasses holder, push and release. the driver’s and passenger’s seats. The pockets can be used to store maps. WARNING ● The sunglasses case should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. ● Keep the sunglasses holder closed while driving to prevent an accident. CAUTION ● Do not use for anything other than sunglasses. Instruments and controls 2-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 100. ● Do not leave sunglasses in the sun- ● Use only soft cups in the cup holder. glasses holder while parking in direct Hard objects can injure you in an sunlight. The heat may damage the accident. sunglasses. To open the front cup holders, push the cup holder lid. To close, lower the cup holder lid and push down until it clicks in place. The plastic cup insert may be removed for clean- ing. The rear cup holders are located in the fold-down armrest in the rear seat back or in the rear center console. LIC0400 Front CUP HOLDERS WARNING The cup holder should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. CAUTION ● Avoid abrupt starting and braking when the cup holder is being used to prevent spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it can scald you or your passenger.2-32 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 101. LIC0423 LIC0402 LIC0403 Rear — Type A Rear — Type B GLOVE BOXTo open the cup holders on the rear fold-down To open the cup holders on the rear center con-armrest, lift the cup holder lid. To close, lower the sole, push the button. The cup holder lid will Open the glove box by pulling the handle. Use thelid. open. To close, gently push the lid toward the master key when locking ᭺ or unlocking ᭺ the 1 2 center. glove box. The valet key cannot be used to lock or unlock the glove box. WARNING Keep glove box lid closed while driving to help prevent injury in an accident or a sudden stop. Instruments and controls 2-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 102. CONSOLE BOX WARNINGThe center console box should not beused while driving so full attention may begiven to vehicle operation. LIC0404 LIC0405 Armrest Console box storage Push the button to elevate the armrest. To return Pull up on the lever to open the console box. armrest to regular position, hold the button in and Remove the inside tray to store a large object. push the armrest rearward until locked. The console box may be used for storage of cellular phones. Open the access hole cover ᭺ 1 to route a cord to the power outlet.2-34 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 103. LIC0426 WIC0697 LIC0406REAR CENTER CONSOLE (if so The light inside the rear center console box may COVERED STORAGE BOX (if soequipped) be turned on ᭺ and off ᭺ with the switch. 1 2 equipped)Pull up on the lever to open the console box. Push the bottom center of the lid to open. Instruments and controls 2-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 104. LIC0748 WIC0757GROCERY HOOKS CARGO NETS The cargo nets (right, center and left) help keep packages in the cargo area from moving aroundThe grocery hooks are located in the trunk and while the vehicle is in motion.can be used to hang a standard size plastic WARNINGgrocery bag. ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or CAUTION shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personalDo not apply a total load of more than 20 injury.lbs (9 kg) to a single grocery hook. ● Be sure to secure all four hooks into the retainers. The cargo restrained in the net must not exceed 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) or the net may not stay secured.2-36 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 105. WINDOWS POWER WINDOWS WARNING ● Make sure that all passengers have their hands, etc. inside the vehicle while it is in motion and before closing the windows. Use the window lock switch to prevent unexpected use of the power windows. ● Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- tivate switches or controls and become trapped in a window. Unattended chil- LIC0802 dren could become involved in serious LIC0407To install a cargo net, attach the net to the retain- accidents. 1. Power door lock switchers. The power windows operate when the ignition 2. Window lock buttonTo remove a cargo net, detach the net from the switch is in the ON position, or for about 45 3. Front passenger sideretainers. seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the 4. Right rear passenger side OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s door 5. Left rear passenger side is opened during this period of about 45 sec- 6. Driver side automatic switch onds, power to the windows is canceled. Driver’s side power window switch The driver’s side control panel is equipped with switches to open or close all of the windows. To open a window, push the switch and hold it down. To close a window, pull the switch and hold it up. To stop the opening or closing function at any time, simply release the switch. Instruments and controls 2-37 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 106. LIC0408 LIC0409 LIC0410Front passenger power window switch Rear power window switch Automatic operationThe passenger window switch operates only the The rear passenger window switches open or To fully open a window equipped with automaticcorresponding passenger window. To open the close only the corresponding passenger window. operation, press the window switch down (onlywindow, push the switch and hold it down ᭺. To 1 To open the window, push the switch and hold it driver’s side shown) to the second detent andclose the window, pull the switch up ᭺. 2 down ᭺. To close the window, pull the switch up 1 release it; it need not be held. The window auto- ᭺. 2 matically opens all the way. To stop the window, Locking passengers’ windows lift the switch up while the window is opening. When the window lock button is depressed, only To fully close a window equipped with automatic the driver side window can be opened or closed. operation, pull the switch up to the second detent Push it again to cancel the window lock function. and release it; it need not be held. Auto-reverse function The auto-reverse function can be activated when a window is closed by automatic operation.2-38 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 107. SKYVIEW™ ROOF SUNROOF (if so equipped)Depending on the environment or drivingconditions, the auto-reverse function maybe activated if an impact or load similar tosomething being caught in the window oc-curs. WARNINGThere are some small distances immedi-ately before the closed position whichcannot be detected. Make sure that allpassengers have their hands, etc., insidethe vehicle before closing the window.If the control unit detects something caught in awindow equipped with automatic operation as it LIC0411 WIC0698is closing, the window will be immediately low-ered. Open or close the skyview roof shade by sliding it AUTOMATIC SUNROOF from side to side. The sunroof will only operate when the ignition key is in the ON position. The automatic sunroof is operational for about 45 seconds, even if the ignition key is turned to the ACC or OFF position. If the driver’s door or the front passenger’s door is opened during this period of about 45 sec- onds, power to the sunroof is canceled. Instruments and controls 2-39 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 108. Sliding the sunroof Restarting the sunroof sliding switch Depending on the environment or driving conditions, the auto reverse function mayTo open the roof, slide the switch to the OPEN The sliding switch will become inoperable after be activated if an impact or load similar toposition ᭺. When the roof is tilted up, it will 1 the battery terminal is disconnected, the electri- something being caught in the sunroof oc-automatically tilt down and then open. cal supply interrupted and/or some abnormality curs. detected. Use the following reset procedure toTo close the roof, slide the switch to the CLOSE return sunroof operation to normal.position ᭺. 2 WARNING 1. If the sunroof lid is open, push the tilting There are some small distances immedi-The position of the sliding roof lid can be chosen switch repeatedly toward the DOWN posi- ately before the closed position whichby the position of the sliding switch. tion to fully close the lid. cannot be detected. Make sure that allTo fully open or close the roof, completely move passengers have their hands, etc., inside 2. Finally, push and hold the tilting switch forthe switch to the open or closed position. the vehicle before closing the sunroof. more than 2 seconds toward the DOWNTilting the sunroof position to reestablish the lid’s home posi- When closing: tion.To tilt the sunroof up, push the tilt switch to the If the control unit detects something caught in theUP position ᭺. When the roof is open, it will 3 The sunroof should now operate normally. sunroof as it moves to the front, the sunroof willautomatically close and then tilt up. To tilt the Auto reverse function (when closing or immediately open backward.sunroof down, push the tilt switch to the DOWNposition ᭺.4 tilting down the sunroof) When tilting down: The auto reverse function can be activated when If the control unit detects something caught in the the sunroof is closed or tilted down by automatic sunroof as it tilts down, the sunroof will immedi- operation when the ignition key is in the ON ately tilt up. position or for about 45 seconds after the ignition key is turned to the OFF position.2-40 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 109. REAR SUN SHADE (if so equipped)If the auto reverse function malfunctions and re- Sun shade CAUTIONpeats opening or tilting up the sunroof, keeppushing the tilt down switch within 5 seconds Open and close the sun shade by sliding it for- ● To avoid personal injury, keep yourafter it happens, then the sunroof will fully close ward or backward. hands, fingers and head away from thegradually. In this case, make sure nothing is sun shade arm, arm rail and screen inlet If the sunroof does not close port.caught in the sunroof. Have your NISSAN dealer check and repair the ● Do not allow children near the rear sun WARNING sunroof. shade system. They could be injured.● In an accident you could be thrown from ● Do not place objects on or near the rear the vehicle through an open sunroof. sun shade. This could cause improper Always use seat belts and child operation or damage it. restraints. ● Do not pull or push the rear sun shade.● Do not allow anyone to stand up or This could cause improper operation or extend any portion of their body out of damage it. the sunroof opening while the vehicle is in motion or while the sunroof is closing. CAUTION● Remove water drops, snow, ice or sand from the sunroof before opening.● Do not place heavy objects on the sun- roof or surrounding area. Instruments and controls 2-41 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 110. 1. Arm rail ● Do not hang any object on the arm rail 2. Screen as this may result in improper operation 3. Caution label or damage the screen. 4. Sun shade arms ● Do not forcefully pull the screen. Doing The rear sun shade operates when the ignition so may elongate the screen. Improper key is in the ACC or ON position. operation or damage to the screen may result. The rear sun shade switches are located on the front and rear center consoles. To raise the screen, push the upper side of the switch. To lower the screen, push the lower side of the switch. The switch need not be held down. CAUTION ● Do not place objects (such as newspa- pers, handkerchiefs, etc.) on the screen inlet port. Doing so may entangle these objects in the screen when it is extend- ing or retracting, causing improper op- eration or damage to the screen. ● Do not push the sun shade arm with your hands, etc., as this may deform it. Improper operation or damage to the screen may result. LIC04182-42 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 111. INTERIOR LIGHT The lights will also go off after 30 minutes when doors are open. ● When the switch is in the OFF position ᭺, 3 the interior light does not illuminate, regard- less of door position. NOTE: The foot well and door step lights illumi- nate when the driver and passenger doors are opened regardless of the interior light switch position. These lights will turn off automatically after 30 minutes while doors are open to prevent the battery from be- LIC0413 WIC0800 coming discharged. Without sunroof With sunroof CAUTION – Driver’s door is unlocked while the igni-The interior light has a three-position switch and tion key is removed from the key cylinder. Do not use for extended periods of timeoperates regardless of ignition switch position. Lights remain on for a maximum of 30 with the engine stopped. This could result in a discharged battery. ● When the switch is in the ON position ᭺, 1 seconds. the interior light illuminates, regardless of – Driver’s door is opened. door position. The light will go off after 30 Lights remain on for a maximum of 30 minutes unless the ignition key is in the ACC seconds after driver’s door is closed. or ON position. – Ignition key is removed from key cylinder. ● When the switch is in the center DOOR Lights remain on for a maximum of 30 position ᭺, the front and rear personal 2 seconds. lights will illuminate under the following con- ditions: The lights will go off when the ignition key is in the ON position, or the driver’s door is closed and locked. Instruments and controls 2-43 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 112. PERSONAL LIGHTS LIC0416 WIC0801 LIC0417 Models without sunroof Models with sunroof REARFRONT Console light To turn on both personal reading lights, press theTo turn the map lights on, press the switches. To switch to the position ᭺. To turn the lights 1 The console light ᭺ will turn on whenever the 1turn them off, press the switches again. off, return the switch to the center position. headlights are illuminated. To turn the console light off while the headlights are illuminated, push To turn on a single personal reading light, press CAUTION the interior light switch to the OFF position. the switch to the position ᭺. To turn a 2Do not use for extended periods of time single personal reading light off, return the switchwith the engine stopped. This could result to the center position.in a discharged battery.2-44 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 113. TRUNK LIGHT HOMELINKா UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVERThe light illuminates when the trunk lid is opened. The HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver provides a WARNINGWhen the trunk lid is closed, the light goes off. convenient way to consolidate the functions of upFor bulb replacement procedures, refer to “Exte- to three individual hand-held transmitters into ● Do not use the HomeLinkா Universalrior and interior lights” in the “Maintenance and one built-in device. Transceiver with any garage doordo-it-yourself” section of this manual. opener that lacks safety stop and re- HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver: verse features as required by federal ● Will operate most Radio Frequency (RF) safety standards. (These standards be- devices such as garage doors, gates, home came effective for opener models manufactured after April 1, 1982). A ga- and office lighting, entry door locks and se- rage door opener which cannot detect curity systems. an object in the path of a closing garage ● Is powered by your vehicle’s battery. No door and then automatically stop and separate batteries are required. If the vehi- reverse, does not meet current federal cle’s battery is discharged or is discon- safety standards. Using a garage door nected, HomeLinkா will retain all program- opener without these features in- ming. creases the risk of serious injury or death. Once the HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver ● During the programming procedure is programmed, retain the original trans- your garage door or security gate will mitter for future programming procedures open and close (if the transmitter is (Example: new vehicle purchases). Upon within range). Make sure that people or sale of the vehicle, the programmed objects are clear of the garage door, HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver buttons gate, etc. that you are programming. should be erased for security purposes. For additional information refer to “Program- ● Your vehicle’s engine should be turned ming HomeLinkா” later in this section. off while programming the HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver. Instruments and controls 2-45 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 114. 4. Hold down both buttons until the indicator light on the HomeLinkா flashes, changing from a “slow blink” to a “rapidly flashing blink”. This could take up to 90 seconds. When the indicator light flashes rapidly, both buttons may be released. The rapidly flash- ing light indicates successful programming. To activate the garage door or other pro- grammed device, press and hold the pro- grammed HomeLinkா button — releasing when the device begins to activate. 5. If the indicator light on the HomeLinkா blinks rapidly for 2 seconds and then turns solid, LIC0419 LIC0420 HomeLinkா has picked up a “rolling code”PROGRAMMING HOMELINKா 3. Using both hands, simultaneously press and garage door opener signal. You will need to hold both the HomeLinkா button you want to proceed with the next steps to train the 1. To begin, press and hold the two outer program and the hand-held transmitter but- HomeLinkா to complete the programming HomeLinkா buttons (to clear the memory) which may require a ladder and another per- ton. until the indicator light ᭺ blinks (after 20 1 son for convenience. seconds). Release both buttons. DO NOT release the buttons until step 4 has been completed. 6. Press and release the “smart” or “learn” pro- 2. Position the end of the hand-held transmitter gram button located on the garage door 1 - 3 inches (26 - 76 mm) away from the opener’s motor to activate the “training HomeLinkா surface. mode”. This button is usually located near the antenna wire that hangs down from the motor. If the wire originates from under a light lens, you will need to remove the lens to access the program button.2-46 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 115. NOTE: PROGRAMMING HOMELINKா FOR PROGRAMMING TROUBLE-Once you have pressed and released the CANADIAN CUSTOMERS DIAGNOSISprogram button on the garage door open- Prior to 1992, D.O.C. regulations required hand- If the HomeLinkா does not quickly learn the hand-er’s motor and the “training light” is lit, you held transmitters to stop transmitting after 2 sec- held transmitter information:have 30 seconds in which to perform step 7. onds. To program your hand-held transmitter toUse the help of a second person for conve- ● replace the hand-held transmitter batteries HomeLinkா, continue to press and hold thenience to assist when performing this step. with new batteries. HomeLinkா button (note steps 2 - 4 under “Pro- 7. Within 30 seconds of pressing and releas- gramming HomeLinkா”) while you press and re- ● position the hand-held transmitter with its ing the garage door opener program button, press (“cycle”) your hand-held transmitters every battery area facing away from the quickly and firmly press and release the 2 seconds until the indicator light flashes rapidly HomeLinkா surface. HomeLinkா button you’ve just programmed. (indicating successful programming). ● press and hold both the HomeLinkா and Press and release the HomeLinkா button up NOTE: hand-held transmitter buttons without inter- to 3 times to complete the training. ruption. 8. Your HomeLinkா button should now be pro- When programming a garage door opener, etc., it is advised to unplug the device dur- ● position the hand-held transmitter 1 - 3 grammed. (To program the remaining ing the “cycling” process to prevent pos- inches (26 - 76 mm) away from the HomeLinkா buttons for additional door or sible damage to the garage door opener HomeLinkா surface. Hold the transmitter in gate openers, follow steps 2-8 only.) components. that position for up to 15 seconds. If HomeLinkா is not programmed within thatNOTE: OPERATING THE HOMELINKா time, try holding the transmitter in anotherDo not repeat step 1 unless you want to UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER position – keeping the indicator light in view“clear” all previously programmed at all times.HomeLinkா buttons. The HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver (once pro- grammed) may now be used to activate the ga- If you continue to have programming difficulties,If you have any questions or are having difficulty rage door, etc. To operate, simply press the ap- please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairsprogramming your HomeLinkா buttons, please propriate programmed HomeLinkா Universal Department. The phone numbers are located inrefer to the HomeLinkா web site at: Transceiver button. The red indicator light will the Foreword of this manual.www.homelink.com or call 1-800-NISSAN-1 (1- illuminate while the signal is being transmitted.800-647-7261). Instruments and controls 2-47 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 116. CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED 4. The HomeLinkா indicator light will flash, first FCC Notice:INFORMATION slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator light begins to flash rapidly, release both This device complies with FCC rules partIndividual buttons cannot be cleared. However, buttons. 15. Operation is subject to the followingto clear all programming, press and hold the two two conditions: (1) This device may not The HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver button has cause harmful interference and (2) This de-outside buttons and release when the indicator now been reprogrammed. The new device canlight begins to flash (approximately 20 seconds). vice must accept any interference that may be activated by pushing the HomeLinkா button be received, including interference thatREPROGRAMMING A SINGLE that was just programmed. This procedure will may cause undesired operation. not affect any other programmed HomeLinkாHOMELINKா BUTTON buttons. This transmitter has been tested and com-To reprogram a HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver plies with FCC and DOC/MDC rules.button, complete the following. IF YOUR VEHICLE IS STOLEN Changes or modifications not expressly ap- If your vehicle is stolen, you should change the proved by the party responsible for compli- 1. Press and hold the desired HomeLinkா but- ance could void the user’s authority to op- codes of any non-rolling code device that has ton. Do not release the button until step 4 been programmed into HomeLinkா. Consult the erate the device. has been completed. Owner’s Manual of each device or call the manu- DOC: ISTC 1763K1313 2. When the indicator light begins to flash facturer or dealer of those devices for additional slowly (after 20 seconds), position the information. FCC I.D. CV2V67690 hand-held transmitter 1 - 3 inches (26 - 76 When your vehicle is recovered, you will mm) away from the HomeLinkா surface. need to reprogram the HomeLinkா Univer- 3. Press and hold the hand-held transmitter sal Transceiver with your new transmitter button. information.2-48 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 117. 3 Pre-driving checks and adjustmentsKeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Opener operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Nissan vehicle immobilizer system (NVIS) Fuel filler cap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Tilting telescopic steering column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Automatic operation (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 Locking with key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Manual operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14 Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15 Locking with power door lock switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Vanity mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16 Child safety rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16Remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Automatic anti-glare inside mirror. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16 How to use remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Automatic drive positioner (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . 3-19Trunk lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Opener operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Memory storage function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19 Secondary trunk lid release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Entry/exit function Interior trunk lid release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 (for automatic transmission model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20Fuel filler lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 System operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 118. KEYS A key number is only necessary when you have previously registered into the NISSAN Vehicle lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate Immobilizer System. After the registration pro- from. If you still have a key, your NISSAN dealer cess, these components will only recognize keys can duplicate it. coded into the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Sys- tem (NVIS) during registration. Any key that is not NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER given to your dealer at the time of registration will SYSTEM (NVIS) KEYS no longer be able to start your vehicle. You can only drive your vehicle using the master Do not allow the immobilizer system key, which or valet keys which are registered to the NISSAN contains an electrical transponder, to come into Vehicle Immobilizer System components in your contact with salt water. This could affect system vehicle. These keys have a transponder chip in function. the key head. The master key can be used for all the locks. WPD01281. Two master keys (black) with transpon- The valet key cannot be used for the glove box lock or rear seatback lock. der chip and chrome NISSAN brand symbol on one side To protect belongings when you leave a key with2. Valet key (black) with transponder chip someone, give them the valet key only.3. Key number plate Never leave these keys in the vehicle.4. Transponder chip Additional or replacement keys:A key number plate is supplied with your keys.Record the key number and keep it in a safe place If you still have a key, the key number is not(such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. If you lose necessary when you need extra NISSAN Vehicleyour keys, see a NISSAN dealer for duplicates by Immobilizer System keys. Your dealer can dupli-using the key number. NISSAN does not record cate your existing key. As many as five NVIS keyskey numbers so it is very important to keep track can be used with one vehicle. You should bring allof your key number plate. NVIS keys that you have to your NISSAN dealer for registration. This is because the registration process will erase the memory of all key codes3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 119. DOORS WARNING Opening and closing windows● Always have the doors locked while The driver’s door key operation allows you to driving. Along with the use of seat belts, open and close windows equipped with auto- this provides greater safety in the event matic operation at the same time. of an accident by helping to prevent ● To open the windows, turn the driver’s door persons from being thrown from the key toward the rear of the vehicle for longer vehicle. This also helps keep children than 1 second after the door is unlocked. and others from unintentionally open- ing the doors, and will help keep out ● To close the windows, turn the driver’s door intruders. key to the front of the vehicle for longer than 1 second after the door is locked.● Before opening any door, always look for and avoid oncoming traffic. Windows stop when the key cylinder is released.● Do not leave children unattended inside LPD0181 the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- Driver’s side tivate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved in seri- LOCKING WITH KEY ous accidents. The power door lock system allows you to lock or unlock all doors at the same time. Turning the key toward the front ᭺ of the vehicle 1 locks all doors. Turning the key one time toward the rear ᭺ of the 2 vehicle unlocks that door. From that position, returning the key to neutral ᭺ (where the key can 3 only be removed and inserted) and turning it toward the rear again within 5 seconds unlocks all doors ᭺. 4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 120. position with the key in the ignition and any door open, all doors will lock and unlock automatically. This helps to prevent the keys from being acci- dently locked inside the vehicle. LPD0182 LPD0183 Inside lock Door lock switchLOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK LOCKING WITH POWER DOORKNOB LOCK SWITCHTo lock the door without the key, move the inside To lock all the doors without a key, push the doorlock knob to the lock position ᭺, then close the 1 lock switch (driver or front passenger side), to thedoor. lock position ᭺. When locking the door this way, 1To unlock the door without the key, move the be certain not to leave the key inside the vehicle.inside lock knob to the unlock position ᭺. 2 To unlock all the doors without a key, push the door lock switch (driver or front passenger side) to the unlock position ᭺. 2 Lockout protection When the power door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) is moved to the lock3-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 121. REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, turn the ● Do not strike the keyfob sharply against interior light on, and activate the panic alarm by another object. using the keyfob from outside the vehicle. ● Do not place the keyfob for an extended Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle period in an area where temperatures before locking the doors. exceed 140°F (60°C). The keyfob can operate at a distance of approxi- If a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN rec- mately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The effective ommends erasing the ID code of that key- distance depends upon the conditions around fob. This will prevent the keyfob from un- the vehicle. authorized use to unlock the vehicle. For information regarding the erasing proce- As many as 5 keyfobs can be used with one dure, please contact a NISSAN dealer. vehicle. For information concerning the purchase and use of additional keyfobs, contact a NISSAN APD1010 dealer.CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK The keyfob will not function when:Child safety locks help prevent the rear doors ● the battery is dischargedfrom being opened accidentally, especially whensmall children are in the vehicle. ● the distance between the vehicle and the keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m)The child safety lock levers are located on theedge of the rear doors. The panic alarm will not activate when the key is in the ignition switch.When the lever is in the lock position, thedoor can be opened only from the outside. CAUTION Listed below are conditions or occur- rences which will damage the keyfob: ● Do not allow the keyfob to become wet. ● Do not drop the keyfob. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 122. twice and the horn beeps once as a re- minder that the doors are already locked. ● If a door is open and you push the button, the doors will lock but the horn will not beep and the hazard warning lights will not flash. The horn may or may not beep. Refer to “Person- alized settings menu” (vehicles without naviga- tion system) or “Vehicle electronic systems” (ve- hicles with navigation system) in the “Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio sys- tems” section later in this manual. LPD0209 NOTE: WPD0133HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS If you change the horn beep and lamp flash Unlocking doorsENTRY SYSTEM feature with the keyfob, the display screen will not show the current mode and cannot Push the button on the keyfob once.Locking doors be used to change the mode. Use the key- ● Only the driver’s door unlocks. fob to return to the previous mode and 1. Close all windows re-enable the display screen control. ● The hazard indicator flashes once if all doors are completely closed with the ignition key in 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. any position except the ON position. 3. Close the hood, trunk lid and all doors. ● The interior light turns on and the light timer 4. Push the button on the keyfob. All activates for 30 seconds when the interior the doors lock. The hazard warning lights light switch is in the center DOOR position flash twice and the horn beeps once to with the ignition key in any position except indicate all doors are locked. the ON position. ● When the button is pushed with all Push the button on the keyfob again within doors locked, the hazard warning lights flash 5 seconds.3-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 123. ● All doors unlock. The door windows cannot be closed by using the keyfob. ● The hazard indicator flashes once if all doors are completely closed. Linking the keyfob to automatic driveThe interior lights can be turned off without wait- positioner memorying 30 seconds by inserting the key into the If the vehicle is equipped with automatic driveignition and turning to the ON or START position, positioner, the keyfob can be linked to a memorylocking the doors with the keyfob or pushing the setting.interior light switch to the OFF position. See “Automatic driver positioner” later in thisAuto relock section.When the button on the keyfob is pushed,all doors will lock automatically within 1 minuteunless one of the following operations is per- WPD0134formed: Releasing the trunk lid ● Any door is opened. Push the button on the keyfob for longer ● A key is inserted into the ignition switch and than 0.5 second to open the trunk lid. The trunk the key is turned from OFF to ON. release button on the keyfob will not operate when the ignition switch is in the ON position.Opening windows The trunk lid will open when using the key-The keyfob allows you to open windows fob even if the trunk lid release cancelequipped with automatic operation simulta- switch is turned to OFF. See “Trunk lid”neously. later in this section for cancel switch infor- ● To open the windows, press the but- mation. ton on the keyfob for longer than 3 sec- onds after all doors are unlocked.The door windows will open while pressingthe button on the keyfob. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 124. Using the interior light The interior light can be turned off without waiting 30 seconds by inserting the key into the ignition, locking the doors with the keyfob or pushing the interior light button to OFF. LPD0211Using the panic alarmIf you are near your vehicle and feel threatened,you may activate the panic alarm to call attentionby pushing and holding the button on thekeyfob for longer than 0.5 second.The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 25seconds.The panic alarm stops when: ● it has run for 25 seconds, or ● any button is pushed on the keyfob.3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 125. HOOD TRUNK LID LPD0184 LPD0185᭺1 Pull the hood lock release handle located WARNING Driver’s side below the driver side instrument panel. The OPENER OPERATION hood will spring up slightly. ● Make sure the hood is completely closed and latched before driving. Fail- WARNING᭺2 Push the lever at the front of the hood to the ure to do so could cause the hood to fly side as illustrated with your fingertips and open and result in an accident. ● Do not drive with the trunk lid open. This raise the hood. could allow dangerous exhaust gases ● If you see steam or smoke coming from to be drawn into the vehicle. See “Ex-When closing the hood, lower it slowly and make the engine compartment, to avoid injury haust gas” in the “Starting and driving”sure it locks into place. do not open the hood. section of this manual. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 126. ● Closely supervise children when they are around cars to prevent them from playing and becoming locked in the trunk where they could be seriously in- jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear seatback and trunk lid securely latched when not in use, and prevent children’s access to car keys.The trunk lid opener lever is located below thearmrest of the driver’s door trim panel. To openthe trunk lid, pull the opener lever out.To close the trunk lid, lower and push the trunk liddown securely. LPD0186 LPD0200 Cancel switch Rear seat without center console SECONDARY TRUNK LID RELEASE When the cancel switch located inside the glove box is OFF, the trunk lid cannot be opened with To open the trunk lid from the rear seat, fold down the trunk lid release switch. It can be opened with the rear seat or trunk compartment access lid (for the keyfob. models with rear console), and pull the rear seat trunk release handle ᭺. To close, push the trunk 1 lid down securely.3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 127. To open the trunk from the inside, pull the illumi- nated release handle until the lock releases and push up on the trunk lid. The release handle is made of a material that glows in the dark after a brief exposure to ambient light. The handle is located inside the trunk compart- ment on the interior of the trunk lid. LPD0201 LPD0187Rear seat with center console INTERIOR TRUNK LID RELEASE WARNING Closely supervise children when they are around cars to prevent them from playing and becoming locked in the trunk where they could be seriously injured. Keep the car locked, with the rear seatback and trunk lid securely latched when not in use, and prevent children’s access to car keys. The interior trunk lid release mechanism provides a means of escape for children and adults in the event they become locked inside the trunk. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 128. FUEL FILLER LID WARNING ● Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive under certain condi- tions. You could be burned or seriously injured if it is misused or mishandled. Always stop the engine and do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks near the vehicle when refueling. ● Fuel may be under pressure. Turn the cap a third of a turn, and wait for any “hissing” sound to stop to prevent fuel from spraying out and possibly causing personal injury. Then remove the cap. LPD0188 LPD0189 ● Do not attempt to top off the fuel tankOPENER OPERATION FUEL FILLER CAP after the fuel pump nozzle shuts offThe fuel filler lid release is located on the driver’s The fuel filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the automatically. Continued refueling maydoor. To open the fuel filler lid, push the release. cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel cap counterclockwise to remove. To tighten, turnTo lock, close the fuel filler lid securely. spray and possibly a fire. the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are heard. ● Use only an original equipment type fuel filler cap as a replacement. It has a Put the fuel filler cap on the cap holder ᭺ while 1 built-in safety valve needed for proper refueling. operation of the fuel system and emis- sion control system. An incorrect cap can result in a serious malfunction and possible injury. It could also cause the malfunction indicator lamp to come on. ● Never pour fuel into the throttle body to attempt to start your vehicle.3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 129. TILTING TELESCOPIC STEERING COLUMN● Do not fill a portable fuel container in ● Tighten until the fuel filler cap clicks. the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity Failure to tighten the fuel filler cap can cause an explosion of flammable properly may cause the mal- liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or trailer. To reduce the risk of serious function indicator lamp (MIL) to illumi- injury or death when filling portable fuel nate. If the lamp illuminates be- containers: cause the fuel filler cap is loose or – Always place the container on the missing, tighten or install the cap and ground when filling. continue to drive the vehicle. – Do not use electronic devices when The lamp should turn off after a filling. few driving trips. If the lamp – Keep the pump nozzle in contact does not turn off after a few driving with the container while you are fill- trips, have the vehicle inspected by a WPD0235 ing it. NISSAN dealer. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (if so – Use only approved portable fuel con- ● For additional information, see the tainers for flammable liquid. “Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL)” in equipped) the “Instruments and Controls” section Tilt operation CAUTION earlier in this manual. Push the switch ᭺ to adjust the steering wheel 1● If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body, up or down ᭺ to the desired position. 2 flush it away with water to avoid paint damage. WARNING Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. You could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 130. Entry/Exit function WARNINGThe automatic drive positioner system will make Do not adjust the steering wheel anythe steering wheel move up automatically on closer to you than is necessary for propermodels equipped with automatic transmission steering operation and comfort. The driv-when the key is removed from the ignition switch. er’s air bag inflates with great force. If youThis lets the driver get into and out of the seat are unrestrained, leaning forward, sittingmore easily. The steering wheel moves back into sideways or out of position in any way, youposition when the key is inserted into the ignition are at greater risk of injury or death in aswitch. crash. You may also receive serious or fatal injuries from the air bag if you are upFor more information, see “Automatic drive posi- against it when it inflates. Always sit backtioner” later in this section. against the seatback and as far away as practical from the steering wheel. AlwaysTelescopic operation use the seat belts. WPD0234Push the switch ᭺ to adjust the steering wheel 1forward or backward ᭺ to the desired position. 3 MANUAL OPERATION Tilt operation Pull the lock lever ᭺ forward and adjust the 1 steering wheel up or down ᭺ to the desired 2 position. Push the lock lever back to lock the steering wheel in place. WARNING Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. You could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident.3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 131. SUN VISORSTelescopic operation ᭺ 1 To block glare from the front, swing down the main sun visor.Push the lock lever ᭺ down and adjust the 3steering wheel forward or backward ᭺ to the 4 ᭺ 2 To block glare from the side, remove thedesired position. main sun visor from the center mount and swing the visor to the side.Pull the lock lever up firmly to lock the steeringwheel in place. ᭺ 3 Slide the extension sun visor in or out as needed. WARNING CAUTIONDo not adjust the steering wheel anycloser to you than is necessary for proper ● Do not store the sun visor before return-steering operation and comfort. The driv- ing it to its original position.er’s air bag inflates with great force. If you ● Store the main sun visor after storingare unrestrained, leaning forward, sitting the extension sun visor and sub-sunsideways or out of position in any way, you visor.are at greater risk of injury or death in acrash. You may also receive serious or ● Do not pull the extension sun visor forc-fatal injuries from the air bag if you are up edly downward.against it when it inflates. Always sit backagainst the seatback and as far away aspractical from the steering wheel. Alwaysuse the seat belts. WPD0297 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 132. MIRRORS LPD0193 LPD0194 LPD0195 Without compass With compassVANITY MIRRORS AUTOMATIC ANTI-GLARE INSIDE To turn off the automatic anti-glare feature, press:To access the vanity mirror, pull the sun visordown and flip open the mirror cover. The vanity MIRROR ● the OFF button for inside mirrors withoutmirror will illuminate when the mirror cover is The inside mirror will automatically dim during compass.open. nighttime conditions to reduce the glare from the ● the MIRROR button for inside mirrors with headlights of trailing vehicles. Some vehicles are compass. also equipped with automatic anti-glare outside mirrors. For additional information, see “Auto- To turn on the automatic anti-glare feature, press: matic anti-glare outside mirrors” later in this sec- ● the OFF button for inside mirrors without tion. compass. The automatic anti-glare feature will be on when ● the MIRROR button for inside mirrors starting the vehicle. The indicator light ᭺ will 1 equipped with compass. illuminate when the automatic anti-glare feature is on.3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 133. For information on HomeLinkா Universal Trans- WARNINGceiver operation, see the “HomeLinkா UniversalTransceiver” in the “Instrument and controls” sec- ● Objects viewed in the outside mirror ontion of this manual. the passenger side are closer than they appear. Be careful when moving to theFor information on the compass display (if so right. Using only this mirror could causeequipped), see “Compass display” in the “Instru- an accident. Use the inside mirror orments and controls” section of this manual. glance over your shoulder to properly judge distances to other objects. ● Do not adjust the mirrors while driving. You could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident. Automatic anti-glare outside mirrors (if LPD0237 so equipped) OUTSIDE MIRRORS The outside mirrors will automatically dim during The outside mirror remote control will operate nighttime conditions to reduce the glare from the only when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON headlights of trailing vehicles. position. The automatic anti-glare feature will be on when Move the small switch ᭺ to select the right or left 1 starting the vehicle. The indicator light on the mirror. Adjust each mirror to the desired position automatic anti-glare inside mirror will illuminate using the large switch ᭺.2 when the automatic anti-glare feature is on. To turn off the automatic anti-glare feature, press: ● the OFF button for inside mirrors without compass. ● the MIRROR button for inside mirrors with compass. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 134. To turn on the automatic anti-glare feature, press: ● the OFF button for inside mirrors without compass. ● the MIRROR button for inside mirrors equipped with compass.For information on the automatic anti-glare insidemirror, see “Automatic anti-glare inside mirror”earlier in this section. MPA0008 LPD0196 Manual folding outside mirrors (if so Power folding outside mirrors (if so equipped) equipped) Push the mirrors backward to fold them. CAUTION Do not manually fold the power folding mirrors. Manually folding the mirrors can damage the mirrors. Press the switch to open or close the mirrors. Heated mirrors (if so equipped) The electric control type outside mirrors (if so equipped) can be heated to defrost, defog, or de-ice for improved visibility. Press the rear win- dow defogger switch to activate the heating3-18 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 135. AUTOMATIC DRIVE POSITIONER (if so equipped)function. Press the switch again to deactivate, or The automatic drive positioner system has twothe heating function will automatically turn off features:after approximately 15 minutes. ● Memory storage function ● Entry/exit function (for automatic transmis- sion model only) LPD0197 MEMORY STORAGE FUNCTION Two positions for the driver’s seat, steering col- umn, and outside mirrors can be stored in the automatic drive positioner memory. Follow these procedures to use the memory system. 1. For vehicles equipped with automatic trans- mission, set the shift selector lever to the P (Park) position. For vehicles equipped with manual trans- mission, place the shift lever in the N (Neu- tral) position and set the parking brake. 2. Turn the ignition ON. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 136. 3. Adjust the driver’s seat, steering column and 1. Follow the steps for storing a memory posi- 1. Open and close the driver’s door more than outside mirrors to the desired positions by tion. two times with the ignition key in the LOCK manually operating each adjusting switch. position. 2. While the indicator light for the memory For additional information, see “Seats” in the 2. Reset the desired position using the previ- switch being set is illuminated for 5 sec- “Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemen- onds, press the button on the keyfob. ous procedure. tal restraint system” section and “Tilting tele- The indicator light will blink. After the indica- scopic steering column” and “Outside mir- tor light goes off, the keyfob is linked to that Selecting the memorized position rors” earlier in this section. memory setting. 1. For vehicles equipped with automatic trans- During this step, do not turn the ignition to With the key removed from the ignition switch, mission, set the shift selector lever to the P any positions other than ON. press the button on the keyfob. The driv- (Park) position. 4. Push the SET switch and, within 5 seconds, er’s seat and outside mirrors will move to the For vehicles equipped with manual trans- memorized position. mission, place the shift lever in the N (Neu- push the memory switch (1 or 2) fully for at least 1 second. tral) position and set the parking brake. NOTE: The indicator light for the pushed memory 2. Turn the ignition ON. If a new memory is saved to the memory switch will come on and stay on for approxi- switch, the keyfob must be re-linked. 3. Push the memory switch (1 or 2) fully for at mately 5 seconds after pushing the switch. least 1 second. After the indicator light goes off, the se- Confirming memory storage The driver’s seat, steering column and out- lected positions are stored in the selected ● Turn the ignition ON and push the SET side mirrors will move to the memorized po- memory (1 or 2). switch. If the main memory has not been sition with the indicator light flashing, andIf memory is stored in the same memory switch, stored, the indicator light will come on for then the light will stay on for approximately 5the previous memory will be deleted. approximately 0.5 seconds. When the seconds. memory has stored the position, the indica-Linking a keyfob to a stored memory tor light will stay on for approximately 5 sec- ENTRY/EXIT FUNCTION (forposition onds. automatic transmission model)Each keyfob can be linked to a stored memory ● If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the This system is designed so that the driver’s seatposition (memory switch 1 or 2) with the follow- fuse opens, the memory will be canceled. In and steering column will automatically move such a case, reset the desired positions when the automatic transmission selector lever ising procedure. using the following procedures. in the P (Park) position. This allows the driver to3-20 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 137. get into and out of the driver’s seat more easily. SYSTEM OPERATION(This feature is not available on manual transmis-sion model.) The automatic drive positioner system will not work or will stop operating under the followingThe driver’s seat will slide backward and the conditions:steering wheel will move up: ● when the vehicle speed is above 4 MPH (7 ● When the key is removed from the ignition km/h). switch. ● when any two or more of the memory ● When the driver’s door is opened with the switches are simultaneously pushed while key turned to LOCK. the automatic drive positioner is operating. ● When the key is turned from ACC to LOCK ● when the adjusting switch for the driver’s with the driver’s door open while the auto- seat is turned on while the automatic drive matic transmission selector lever is in the P positioner is operating. (Park) position. ● when the memory switch (1 or 2) is not pushed for at least 1 second.The driver’s seat and steering wheel will return tothe previous position: ● when the seat has been already moved to the memorized position. ● When the key is inserted into the ignition switch. ● when no seat position is stored in the memory switch. ● When the driver’s door is closed with the key turned to LOCK. The automatic drive positioner system can be adjusted and canceled. See “Vehicle electronic ● When the key is turned from ACC to ON systems” in the “Display screen, heater, air con- while the automatic transmission selector ditioner and audio systems” section of this lever is in the P (Park) position. manual.The entry/exit feature can be adjusted or can-celed. See “Vehicle electronic systems” in the“Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audiosystems” section of this manual. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 138. MEMO3-22 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 139. 4 Display screen, heater, air conditionerand audio systemsControl panel buttons — without navigation system. . . . 4-2 button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15 Names of components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 Ventilators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16 How to use JOYSTICK and “ENTER” button . . . . . . . 4-3 Heater and air conditioner (automatic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 How to use “PREV” button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 Automatic operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 How to use “TRIP” button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 Manual operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19 How to use “FUEL ECON” button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4 Operating tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4 Servicing air conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20 How to use “E/M” (English/Metric) button . . . . . . . . . 4-4 Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20 How to use (maintenance) button . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20 How to use the “SETTING” button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 FM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20 button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 AM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21Control panel buttons — with navigation system. . . . . . . 4-7 Satellite radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21 Names of the components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21 How to use joystick and “ENTER” button . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 FM-AM-SAT radio with cassette player and How to use “PREV” button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 compact disc (CD) player (Type A)/CD Setting up the start-up screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 changer (Type B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24 How to use the “TRIP” button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9 CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31 How to use the “SETTING” button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11 Steering wheel switch for audio control . . . . . . . . . . 4-32 Setting of the under section display (Audio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33 or HVAC display): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11 Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 140. CONTROL PANEL BUTTONS — WITHOUT NAVIGATION SYSTEM WARNING● Positioning of the heating or air condi- tioning controls and display controls should not be done while driving in or- der that full attention may be given to the driving operation.● Do not disassemble or modify this sys- tem. If you do, it may result in accidents, fire, or electrical shock.● Do not use this system if you notice any abnormality, such as a frozen screen or lack of sound. Continued use of the system may result in accident, fire or electric shock.● In case you notice any foreign object in the system hardware, spill liquid on it, or notice smoke or smell coming from it, stop using the system immediately and contact your nearest NISSAN dealer. Ignoring such conditions may lead to accidents, fire or electrical shock. LHA0249 When you use this system, make sure the engine Reference symbols: is running. “ENTER” button — This is a button on the con- If you use the system with the engine not trol panel. running (ignition ON or ACC) for a long time, it will use up all the battery power, and the engine will not start.4-2 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 141. “Display” key — This is a select key on the HOW TO USE JOYSTICK ANDscreen. By selecting this key you can proceed to “ENTER” BUTTONthe next function. Choose an item on the display using the joystick.NAMES OF COMPONENTS Push the “ENTER” button only when the use of it 1. brightness control button (P. 4-6) is instructed on the display. 2. PREV (previous) button (P. 4-3) HOW TO USE “PREV” BUTTON 3. Joystick and ENTER push button (P. 4-3) Finish setup: 4. SETTING button (P. 4-5) If you touch “PREV” button after the setup is completed, the setup will start over. 5. (maintenance) button (P. 4-5) 6. TRIP drive computer button (P. 4-3) 7. FUEL ECON button (P. 4-4) LHA0252 8. TRIP RESET button (P. 4-3) HOW TO USE “TRIP” BUTTON 9. E/M (English/metric) button (P. 4-4) When the “TRIP” button is pushed, the following modes will display on the screen.10. Clock adjust button (hours) (P. 4-4) TRIP 1 (TIME, DIST, AVG) → TRIP 2 (TIME, DIST,11. Clock adjust button (minutes) (P. 4-4) AVG) → OFFTo turn off the screen, push the button for TRIP 1 and TRIP 2 record journey time (TIME —more than approximately 1.5 seconds. The max 99 hours 59 minutes), trip odometer (DISTscreen will change to “CONFIRM DISPLAY OFF — mile or km) and average speed (AVG — MPHYES or NO”. or km/h). To reset the TRIP 1 or TRIP 2, push the “TRIP” button or the “TRIP RESET” button for more than approximately 1.5 seconds. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 142. The display is updated every 30 seconds. For CLOCK approximately the first 30 seconds and 1/3 miles (500 m) after a reset or connecting the battery The digital clock displays time when the ignition cables, the display will show (----). key is in ACC or ON. Distance to empty (dte — mile or km) If the power supply is disconnected, the clock will not indicate the correct time. The distance to empty (dte) mode provides you Readjust the time. with an estimation of the distance that can be driven before refueling. The dte is constantly be- Adjusting the time ing calculated based on the amount of fuel in the To adjust the time, push the “H” or “M” button fuel tank and the actual fuel consumption. for more than approximately 1.5 seconds. The The display is updated every 30 seconds. time indicator will flash. When the fuel level is low, the dte display will Touch the “H” button to adjust the hour. LHA0253 change to (*). Touch the “M” button to adjust the minute.HOW TO USE “FUEL ECON” To finish the adjusting, press the “PREV” button NOTE:BUTTON or the screen will return to normal after 10 sec- ● If the amount of fuel added while the ignition onds.The average fuel consumption (MPG or L/100 switch is OFF is small, the display just beforekm) and the distance to empty (dte — mi or km) the ignition switch is turned OFF may con- HOW TO USE “E/M” (English/Metric)will appear on the screen when the “FUEL tinue to be displayed. BUTTONECON” button is pushed. ● When driving uphill or rounding curves, the You can change the unit as follows using theAverage fuel consumption (MPG or fuel in the tank shifts, which may momentarily “E/M” button.L/100 km) change the display. Unit: US — mile, °F, MPGThe average fuel consumption mode shows the Metric — km, °C, L/100 kmaverage fuel consumption since the last reset.Resetting is done by pressing the “TRIP RE-SET” or “FUEL ECON” button for more thanapproximately 1.5 seconds.4-4 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 143. To automatically display the Maintenance menu LANGUAGE (“ENGINE OIL” and “TIRE ROTATION”) when the BEEP SET vehicle is driven the set distance, turn ON the service alert key. SERVICE ALERT To turn the service alert key ON, refer to “How to PERSONALIZED SETTINGS MENU use the setting button” in this section”. Display ON/OFF When the vehicle is driven the set distance, the MAINTENANCE screen will be automatically dis- To turn off the screen, select the OFF key of the played and the Maintenance menu (“ENGINE “Display ON/OFF” using the joystick. OIL” and “TIRE ROTATION”) will blink. The screen will change to “CONFIRM DISPLAY To return to the previous display after the Main- OFF YES or NO”. tenance Notice message is displayed, push the If YES key is selected using the joystick, the LHA0250 PREV button. screen will turn off after a 2 beep sound andHOW TO USE (maintenance) The “MAINTENANCE NOTICE” screen displays approximately 1 second.BUTTON each time the key is turned ON until one of the To turn on the screen, push the “SETTING” , trip following conditions are met: control, air conditioner (except rear window de-Pushing the button will change the main- ● “MAINT” button or “TRIP RESET” button is fogger button) or audio button.tenance menu as follows: pushed.ENGINE OIL → TIRE ROTATION Language ● “Service alert key” is set OFF.To reset the driving distance, push the The language can be changed to “English” orbutton or “TRIP RESET” button for more than ● the maintenance interval is set again. “Français” using the joystick.approximately 1.5 seconds. HOW TO USE THE “SETTING” Beep setTo set the distance, push the joystick to left or BUTTON If the beep set “OFF” key is selected using theright. Pushing the “SETTING” button will change the joystick, the beep sound will not operate (except settings menu as follows: some caution beep sounds). DISPLAY ON/OFF Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 144. Service alert NOTE: Auto headlamp off delay:If the service alert “ON” key is selected, the If you change the horn beep or the lamp This option allows you to select the length of timeinformation will be displayed when the engine oil flash feature with the keyfob, the display before the autolights turn off.and the tire rotation periods reach the preset screen will not show the current mode. Use Speed sensing wiper interval:driving distance. the keyfob to return to the previous mode and re-enable the display control. This option allows you to turn on or turn off thePersonalized settings menu driving speed dependent intermittent wiper func- Lamps flash with remote: tion.You can set the following electronic systemsoperating conditions using the joystick. This option allows you to select the hazard indi- Confirm reset settings: cator flash mode that occurs when the LOCK orSlide back DR (driver’s) seat on exit: UNLOCK button on the keyfob is pressed. This option allows you to reset all options to their default settings.The driver’s seat automatically moves back and NOTE: BUTTONreturns to the original position for exceptionalease of exit and entry. If you change the horn beep or the lamp To change the display brightness, push flash feature with the keyfob, the mode will the button. Pushing the button again willRemote unlock door logic: not be changed with the display. Use the change the display to DAY or NIGHT display.This option allows you to select which doors will keyfob to return to the previous mode and Then, adjust the brightness moving the joystickunlock first during an unlocking operation: re-enable the display control. right or left.Only the driver’s door ←→ All the doors Auto relock time: If no operation is done within 10 seconds, or if the “PREV” button is pushed, the display will returnHorn chirp with remote: This option allows you to set the length of time to the previous display. before the doors lock with the auto re-lock func-This option allows you to select the horn chirp tion. WARNINGmode that occurs when the LOCK or UNLOCKbutton on the keyfob is pressed. Auto headlamp sensitivity: ● Positioning of the heating or air condi- This option allows you to set the sensitivity of the tioning controls and display controls autolights. should not be done while driving in or- der that full attention may be given to the driving operation.4-6 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/29/04—tmchalpi ੭
  • 145. CONTROL PANEL BUTTONS — WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM● Do not disassemble or modify this sys- tem. If you do, it may result in accidents, fire, or electrical shock.● Do not use this system if you notice any abnormality, such as a frozen screen or lack of sound. Continued use of the system may result in accident, fire or electric shock.● In case you notice any foreign object in the system hardware, spill liquid on it, or notice smoke or smell coming from it, stop using the system immediately and contact your nearest NISSAN dealer. Ignoring such conditions may lead to accidents, fire or electrical shock. LHA0254 When you use this system, make sure the engine Reference symbols: is running. “ENTER” button — This is a button on the con- If you use the system with the engine not trol panel. running (ignition ON or ACC) for a long time, it will use up all the battery power, and the engine will not start. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/29/04—tmchalpi ੭
  • 146. “Display” key — This is a select key on the HOW TO USE JOYSTICK AND If you do not touch the button or screen key forscreen. By selecting this key you can proceed to “ENTER” BUTTON more than 1 minute on the TRIP, SETTING orthe next function. START-UP screen, the screen will change to Choose an item on the display using the joystick TRIP screen automatically.NAMES OF THE COMPONENTS and push the “ENTER” button for operation. To proceed to the next step, refer to the separate 1. brightness control button (P. 4-15) Navigation System Owner’s Manual. HOW TO USE “PREV” BUTTON 2. PREV (previous) button (P. 4-8) This button has two functions. 3. Joystick and ENTER push button (P. 4-8) ● Go back to the previous display (cancel). 4. SETTING button (P. 4-11) If you touch “PREV” button during setup, the 5. TRIP drive computer button (P. 4-9) setup will be canceled and/or the display will return to the previous screen. 6. DEST button* ● Finish setup. 7. MAP button* If you touch this button after the setup is com- 8. Zoom out button* pleted, the setup will start over, and the display 9. Zoom in button* will return to the climate control or audio mode and Navigation screen.10. ROUTE button*11. GUIDE VOICE button* SETTING UP THE START-UP SCREEN*For Navigation system control buttons, refer tothe separate Navigation System Owner’s When you turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, theManual. SYSTEM START-UP warning is displayed on the screen. Read the warning and select the “I AGREE” (English) or “ENTER” (Français) key then push the “ENTER” button. If you do not push the “ENTER” button, the Navigation system will not proceed to the next step display.4-8 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 147. LHA0263 LHA0264 LHA0265HOW TO USE THE “TRIP” BUTTON Trip 1, trip 2 and fuel economy items Maintenance itemsWhen the “TRIP” button is pushed, the following To reset the TRIP 1, TRIP 2 and FUEL You can set the engine oil and the tire rotationmodes will display on the screen. ECONOMY, select the “RESET” key using the interval. joystick and push the “ENTER” button or pushWarning message (if there are any) → TRIP 1 To display the setting of the maintenance interval, the “TRIP” button for more than approximately(Elapsed Time, Driving Distance, Average select the “Engine Oil” or “Tire Rotation” key 1.5 seconds.Speed) → TRIP 2 → FUEL ECONOMY (Average using the joystick and push the “ENTER” button.Fuel Economy, Distance to Empty) → MAINTE-NANCE (Engine Oil, Tire Rotation) → OFF. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 148. LHA0266 LHA0267 LHA0483To set the maintenance interval, select the The “MAINTENANCE NOTICE” screen (“EN-“Maintenance Schedule” key by using the joy- GINE OIL” and “TIRE ROTATION”) will be auto-stick and push the joystick to right or left. matically displayed as shown when both of theTo reset the maintenance interval, select the “Re- following conditions are met:set” key using the joystick and push the “EN- ● the vehicle is driven the set distance and theTER” button. ignition key is turned OFF.To display the MAINTENANCE INFORMATION ● the ignition key is turned ON the next timeautomatically when set trip distance is reached, the vehicle will be driving.select the “Display Maintenance Notifica-tion” key and push the “ENTER” button. To return to the previous display after the “MAIN- TENANCE NOTICE” screen is displayed, press the PREV button.4-10 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 149. The “MAINTENANCE NOTICE” screen displays Display off:each time the key is turned ON until one of the To turn off the screen, push the “SETTING” but-following conditions are met: ton and select the “Display” key and “Display Off” ● “RESET” is selected. key. The indicator of the “Display Off” will turn to amber. When any mode button is pushed with ● “Display Maintenance and Notification” is the display screen off, the screen turns on for set OFF. further operation. The screen will turn off auto- ● the maintenance interval is set again. matically 5 seconds after the operation is finished on the map display in the Audio, HVAC (Heater and air conditioner), SETTING or VEHICLE INFO modes. SETTING OF THE UNDER SECTION DISPLAY (Audio or HVAC display): LHA0268 The audio or HVAC reading can be displayed at HOW TO USE THE “SETTING” the bottom of the screen. Choose the “Audio” or BUTTON “HVAC” (Heater and air conditioner) key to be To adjust the various settings within the display displayed at the bottom, by using the joystick and screen press the“SETTING” button. pressing the ENTER button to select or deselect the key. The setting condition will normally appear After pressing the SETTING button a menu will on the screen. To return to the setting screen, be shown on the display screen which will allow push the “SETTING” button or “PREV” button. you to program several functions such as the display screen appearance, programmable fea- Display settings tures for your vehicles electronics system and The DISPLAY SETTINGS screen will appear af- other system settings such as your clock. To ter pushing the “SETTING” button, selecting make a selection from this mode use the joystick “Display” key and pushing the “ENTER” but- and press the “ENTER” button. ton. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 150. LHA0259 LHA0260 LHA0261Vehicle electronic systems Indicator light is not illuminated — OFF Adjust driver seat when exiting vehicle (au- tomatic transmission only):The VEHICLE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS screenwill appear when selecting the “Vehicle Elec- With this option ON, the driver’s seat automati-tronic Systems” key with the joystick and push- cally moves back and returns to the original po-ing the “ENTER” button. sition for ease of exit and entry.To set the various electronic systems operating Lift steering column when exiting vehicleconditions, select the applicable item using the (automatic transmission only):joystick, and push the “ENTER” button. Theindicator light, box at left of selected item, alter- With this option ON, the steering column auto-nately turns on and off each time the “ENTER” matically tilts up and returns to the original posi-button is pressed. tion for ease of exit and entry.Indicator light is illuminated — ON Remote unlock driver’s door first: This option allows you to select which doors will unlock first during an unlocking operation:4-12 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 151. Only the driver’s door ←→ All the doors Sensitivity of automatic headlights:Keyless remote response — horn: This key allows you to set the sensitivity of the automatic headlights:This key allows you to change the horn chirpmode that occurs when pressing the LOCK or ● Lower- less sensitive, automatic headlightsUNLOCK button on the keyfob. will take longer to come on when the head- light sensor senses less ambient light.NOTE: ● Higher- more sensitive, automatic head-If you change the horn beep or the lamp lights will come on quicker when the head-flash feature with the keyfob, the display light sensor senses less ambient light.screen will not show the current mode. Use Automatic headlights off delay:the keyfob to return to the previous modeand re-enable the display screen control. This key allows you to set the length of time before the automatic headlights turn off after LHA0262Keyless remote response — lights: exiting the vehicle. Speed dependent wiper: System settingsThis key allows you to change the hazard indica-tor flash mode that occurs when pressing the Language/Unit This key allows you to turn on or turn off theLOCK or UNLOCK button on the keyfob. driving speed dependent intermittent wiper func- The LANGUAGE/UNIT screen will appear when tion. selecting the “Language/Unit” key and push-NOTE: ing the “ENTER” button. Return all settings to default:If you change the horn beep or the lamp Language: English or Frenchflash feature with the keyfob, the display When this key is selected and turned on usingscreen will not show the current mode. Use the “ENTER” button, all settings made by VE- Unit: US — mile, °F, MPGthe keyfob to return to the previous mode HICLE ELECTRONICS will return to the default Metric — km, °C, L/100 kmand re-enable the display control. settings. You can select the language and unit using theAuto re-lock time: joystick and “ENTER” button.This key allows you to set the length of timebefore doors auto re-lock. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/28/04—betty ੭
  • 152. LHA0270 LHA0271 LHA0272Clock Setting daylight savings time: Adjusting the time to the GPS:Adjusting the time: Use the “Daylight Saving Time” key to adjust Select the “Auto Adjust” key. the clock to daylight savings time.Select the “Hours” or “Minutes” key and move The time will be reset to the GPS time.the joystick to the right or left to adjust the time. ON: The displayed time advances by 1 hour.The time will change step by step. OFF: The current time is displayed.After completion of the setting, press the“PREV” button.4-14 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 153. The GPS time (manual time) corresponding to the selected zone will be displayed. Pacific zone has been set as the initial (default) setting. Beep setting With this option ON, a beep will sound if any audio button is pushed. BUTTON To change the display brightness, push the button. Pushing the button again will change the display to DAY or NIGHT display. Then, adjust the brightness moving the joystick right or left. LHA0273 LHA0274 If no operation is done within 10 seconds, or if theSelecting the time zone: 2. Select one of the following zones depending “PREV” button is pushed, the display will return 1. Select the “Select Time Zone” key. on the current location. to the previous display.The [TIME ZONE] screen will appear. ● Pacific zone ● Mountain zone ● Central zone ● Eastern zone ● Atlantic zone ● Newfoundland zone After selection, the [CLOCK SETTINGS] screen will appear. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 154. VENTILATORS LHA0255 LHA0257 LHA0258 Center Side RearAdjust air flow direction by moving the ventilatorslides.Open or close the ventilators by using the dial.Move the dial toward the hollow circle to open theventilators or toward the solid circle to closethem.4-16 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 155. HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER(automatic) ● 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. ● Positioning of the heater and/or air conditioner controls should not be done while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Start the engine and operate the controls to activate the air conditioner. AUTOMATIC OPERATION LHA0247 Cooling and/or dehumidified heating1. Temperature control button (driver side) 12. OFF button for climate control (AUTO)2. AUTO climate control ON button system This mode may be used all year round as the3. (fresh air) button system automatically works to keep a constant WARNING4. (front defroster) button temperature. Air flow distribution and fan speed5. A/C (air conditioner) ON/OFF button ● The air conditioner cooling function op- are also controlled automatically.6. (fan speed control) button erates only when the engine is running. 1. Push the AUTO button on. (AUTO will be7. MODE (manual air flow control) button ● Do not leave children, impaired adults, displayed.)8. Temperature control button (passenger or pets alone in your vehicle. On hot, side) sunny days, temperatures in a closed 2. Push the temperature control button up or9. DUAL (passenger side tempera- vehicle could quickly become high down to set the desired temperature. enough to cause severe or possibly fa- ture control) ON/OFF button ● Adjust the temperature display to about 75° tal injuries to people or animals.10. Rear window defroster switch F (24° C) for normal operation.11. Air recirculation button ● The temperature of the passenger compart- ment will be maintained automatically. Air Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 156. flow distribution and fan speed are also con- Dehumidified defrosting or defogging Air recirculation trolled automatically. 1. Push the defroster button on. The in- Push the air recirculation button to recirculate 3. You can individually set driver and front pas- dicator light on the button will come on. interior air inside the vehicle. The indicator light senger side temperature using each tem- on the button will come on. perature control button. When the DUAL 2. Push the temperature control button up or button or passenger side temperature but- down to set the desired temperature. The air recirculation cannot be activated when ton is pushed, the DUAL indicator will come the air conditioner is in the front defrosting mode. ● To quickly remove ice from the outside of the on. To turn off the passenger side tempera- windows, set the fan speed to maximum. Fresh air ture control, push the DUAL button. ● As soon as possible after the windshield is Push the button to draw outside air into theHeating (A/C OFF) clean, push the AUTO button to return to the passenger compartment. The indicator light on automatic mode. the button will come on.The air conditioner does not activate. When youneed to heat only, use this mode. ● When the front defroster button is pushed, Automatic intake air control the air conditioner will automatically be 1. Push the A/C button. (A/C OFF will be dis- In the AUTO mode, the intake air will be con- turned on at outside temperatures above played and A/C indicator will turn off.) trolled automatically. To manually control the in- 23°F (Ϫ5°C). The air recirculate mode auto- 2. Push the temperature control button up or matically turns off, allowing outside air to be take air, push the air recirculate or fresh air but- down to set the desired temperature. drawn into the passenger compartment to ton. To return to the automatic control mode, further improve the defogging performance. push the same button for about 2 seconds. The ● The temperature of the passenger compart- indicator lights (both air recirculate and fresh air ment will be maintained automatically. Air MANUAL OPERATION buttons) will flash twice, and then the intake air flow distribution and fan speed are also con- will be controlled automatically. trolled automatically. Fan speed control ● Do not set the temperature lower than the Push the fan control button to manually Air flow control outside air temperature. Otherwise the sys- control the fan speed. Pushing the MODE (manual air flow control) but- tem may not work properly. Push the AUTO button to return to automatic ton selects the air outlet to: ● Not recommended if windows fog up. control of the fan speed. — Air flows from center and side ventilators.4-18 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 157. SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER — Air flows from center and side The air conditioner system in your NISSAN ve- ventilators and foot outlets. hicle is charged with a refrigerant designed with — Air flows mainly from foot outlets. the environment in mind. — Air flows from defroster outlets This refrigerant does not harm the earth’s and foot outlets. ozone layer.To turn system off Special charging equipment and lubricant is re- quired when servicing your NISSAN air condi-Push the OFF button. tioner. Using improper refrigerants or lubricantsOPERATING TIPS will cause severe damage to your air conditioner system. See “Air conditioner system refrigerant ● When the engine coolant temperature and and lubricant recommendations” in the “Techni- outside air temperature are low, the air flow cal and consumer information” section of this from the foot outlets may not operate for a manual. maximum of 150 seconds. However, this is WHA0209 not a malfunction. After the coolant tempera- A NISSAN dealer is able to service your “environ- ture warms up, air flow from the foot outlets The sunload sensor, located on the top passen- mentally friendly” air conditioning system. will operate normally. ger side of the instrument panel, helps the system maintain a constant temperature. Do not put any- WARNING thing on or around this sensor. The air conditioner system contains re- frigerant under high pressure. To avoid personal injury, any air conditioner ser- vice should be done only by an experi- enced technician with proper equipment. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 158. AUDIO SYSTEMRADIO Reception conditions will constantly change be- Multipath reception: Because of the reflective cause of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain, characteristics of FM signals, direct and reflectedTurn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position signal distance and interference from other ve- signals reach the receiver at the same time. Theand press the PWR (power)/VOL (volume) knob hicles can work against ideal reception. De- signals may cancel each other, resulting in mo-to turn the radio on. If you listen to the radio with scribed below are some of the factors that can mentary flutter or loss of sound.the engine not running, the key should be turned affect your radio reception.to the ACC position. AM RADIO RECEPTION FM RADIO RECEPTIONRadio reception is affected by station signal AM signals, because of their low frequency, canstrength, distance from radio transmitter, build- Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 - 30 bend around objects and skip along the ground.ings, bridges, mountains and other external influ- miles (40 - 48 km), with monaural (single chan- In addition, the signals can be bounced off theences. Intermittent changes in reception quality nel) FM having slightly more range than stereo ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because ofnormally are caused by these external influences. FM. External influences may sometimes interfere these characteristics, AM signals are also sub- with FM station reception even if the FM station is ject to interference as they travel from transmitterUsing a cellular phone in or near the ve- within 25 miles (40 km). The strength of the FM to receiver.hicle may influence radio reception quality. signal is directly related to the distance between Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passingRadio reception the transmitter and receiver. FM signals follow a through freeway underpasses or in areas with line-of-sight path, exhibiting many of the sameYour NISSAN radio system is equipped with many tall buildings. It can also occur for several characteristics as light. For example they willstate-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance ra- seconds during ionospheric turbulence even in reflect off objects.dio reception. These circuits are designed to areas where no obstacles exist.extend reception range, and to enhance the qual- Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away from Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electricality of that reception. a station transmitter, the signals will tend to fade power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights. and/or drift.However there are some general characteristics Static and flutter: During signal interference from SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTIONof both FM and AM radio signals that can affectradio reception quality in a moving vehicle, even buildings, large hills or due to antenna position When the satellite radio is first installed or thewhen the finest equipment is used. These char- (usually in conjunction with increased distance battery has been replaced, the satellite radio mayacteristics are completely normal in a given re- from the station transmitter) static or flutter can not work properly. This is not a malfunction. Waitception area, and do not indicate any malfunction be heard. This can be reduced by adjusting the more than 10 minutes with satellite radio ON andin your NISSAN radio system. treble control to reduce treble response.4-20 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 159. the vehicle outside of any metal or large building ● Cassette tapes should be removedfor satellite radio to receive all of the necessary from the player when not in use. Storedata. cassettes in their protective cases andNo satellite radio reception is available and “NO away from direct sunlight, heat, dust,SAT” is displayed when the SAT button is moisture and magnetic sources.pressed unless optional satellite receiver and ● Direct sunlight can cause the cassetteantenna are installed and an XMா or SIRIUS™ to become deformed. The use of de-satellite radio service subscription is active. formed cassettes may cause the cas-Satellite radio performance may be affected if sette to jam in the player.cargo carried on the roof blocks the satellite radio ● Do not use cassettes with labels whichsignal. are peeling and loose. If used, the labelIf possible, do not put cargo over the satellite could jam in the player.antenna. ● If a cassette has loose tape, insert a pencil through one of the cassette hubs and rewind the tape firmly around the hubs. Loose tape may cause tape jamming and wavering sound quality. ● Over a period of time, the playback head, capstan and pinch roller may col- lect a tape coating residue as the tape LHA0099 is played. This residue accumulation can cause weak or wavering sound, AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS and should be removed periodically Cassette player with a head cleaning tape. If the resi- due is not removed periodically, the ● To maintain good quality sound, NISSAN player may need to be disassembled recommends using cassette tapes of 60 for cleaning. minutes or shorter in length. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 160. Compact disc (CD) player ● Do not use the following CDs as they may cause the CD player to malfunc- ● Only use high quality 4.7 inches (12 cm) tion: round discs that have the “COMPACT disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc ● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter or packaging. ● CDs that are not round ● During cold weather or rainy days, the ● CDs with a paper label player may malfunction due to the hu- midity. If this occurs, remove the CD ● CDs that are warped, scratched, or and dehumidify or ventilate the player have abnormal edges completely. ● The player may skip while driving on rough roads. ● The CD player sometimes cannot func- tion when the compartment tempera- ture is extremely high. Decrease the temperature before use. ● Do not expose the CD to direct sun- light. ● CDs that are in poor condition or are dirty, scratched or covered with finger- prints may not work properly. ● The following CDs may not work prop- erly: ● Copy control compact discs (CCCD) ● Recordable compact discs (CD-R) ● Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW)4-22 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 161. 10. TAPE play/side select button 11. SAT (satellite) radio select button* 12. Tuning and AUDIO control knob (BASS, TREBLE, FADE and BAL- ANCE) 13. CD insert slot 14. CD eject button 15. Cassette tape insert slot 16. Cassette tape eject button *No satellite radio reception is available and “NO SAT” is displayed when the SAT button is pressed unless optional satellite receiver and antenna are in- stalled and an XMா or SIRIUS™ satellite radio service subscription is active. LHA0304 Type A1. SEEK/APS REW, APS FF/TRACK 5. ON·OFF/VOLUME control knob change button 6. PRESET A-B-C select button2. TUNE/REW FF button 7. Station select buttons (1 - 6)3. PAUSE/MUTE button 8. FM-AM band select button4. PROG/RPT button 9. CD play button Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 162. 10. TAPE play/side select button 11. SAT (satellite) radio select button* 12. Tuning and AUDIO control knob (BASS, TREBLE, FADE and BALANCE, SSV and NR (Dolby)) 13. CD load button 14. CD insert slot 15. CD eject button 16. Cassette tape insert slot 17. Cassette tape eject button *No satellite radio reception is available and “NO SAT” is displayed when the SAT button is pressed unless optional satellite receiver and antenna are in- stalled and an XMா or SIRIUS™ satellite radio service subscription is active. FM-AM-SAT RADIO WITH CASSETTE PLAYER AND COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER LHA0248 (Type A)/CD CHANGER (Type B) Type B1. SEEK/APS REW, APS FF/TRACK 5. ON·OFF/VOLUME control knob No satellite radio reception is available and “NO change button 6. PRESET A-B-C select button SAT” is displayed when the SAT button is2. TUNE/REW FF button 7. Station and CD select buttons (1 - 6) pressed unless optional satellite receiver and 8. FM-AM band select button antenna are installed and an XMா or SIRIUS™3. PAUSE/MUTE button satellite radio service subscription is active.4. PROG/RPT button 9. CD play button4-24 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 163. Audio main operation BASS → TREBLE → FADE → BALANCE → pears. Otherwise, the radio, cassette tape or CD SSV (Type B only) → NR (when cassette playing, display will automatically reappear after about 10The tape deck employs a permalloy head which Type B only) seconds.allows for improved reproduction of high fre-quency ranges. Noise is also greatly reduced by To adjust Bass, Treble, Fade and Balance, press Display CD text:the combined use of the Dolby NR (Noise Re- the AUDIO knob until the desired mode appears To change the text displayed while playing a CD,duction) system. The auto loudness circuit en- in the display. Turn the Tuning knob to adjust press the AUDIO knob until “Display Mode” ap-hances the low frequency range automatically in Bass and Treble to the desired level. You can also pears.both radio reception and tape and CD playback. use the Tuning knob to adjust Fader and Balance modes. Fader adjusts the sound level between Turn the Tuning knob within 2 seconds. The textON·OFF/Volume control: the front and rear speakers and Balance adjusts will change as follows:Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then the sound between the right and left speakers. Track number ←→ Track title ←→ Disc title ←→push the ON·OFF/Volume control knob while the To change the SSV mode (Type B only) to OFF, Track numbersystem is off to call up the mode (radio, tape or LOW, MID or HIGH, turn the Tuning knob to rightCD) which was playing immediately before the Display satellite radio text: or left.system was turned off. To change the text displayed while listening to To change the NR (Dolby) mode to OFF or ON,To turn the system off, press the ON·OFF/Volume satellite radio, press the AUDIO knob until “Dis- turn the Tuning knob to right or left while cassettecontrol knob. play Mode” appears. tape is playing. When Dolby is ON, theTurn the ON·OFF/Volume control knob to adjust mark is displayed. Turn the Tuning knob within 2 seconds. The textthe volume. will change as follows: Dolby noise reduction manufactured under li-This vehicle has speed sensitive control volume cense from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corpo- Channel number ←→ Channel name ←→ Artist(SSV) for audio (type B only) . The audio volume ration. Dolby NR and the double-D symbol ←→ Title ←→ Channel numberchanges as the driving speed changes. are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Pause/mute button: Corporation.AUDIO knob (BASS, TREBLE, FADE, BAL- To mute or pause the audio sound, push theANCE, (SSV (if so equipped) and NR Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the PAUSE/MUTE button.(Dolby) — Type B only)): desired level, press the AUDIO knob repeatedly until the radio, cassette tape or CD display reap- To release the mute or pause, push the buttonPress the AUDIO knob to change the mode asfollows: again. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/28/04—betty ੭
  • 164. FM/AM/SAT radio operation TUNE (Tuning): Station memory operations:FM/AM/SAT radio select: 18 stations can be set for the FM, AM and SAT WARNING radio to the A, B and C preset button.Pushing the FM-AM or SAT radio select button The radio should not be tuned while driv-will change the band as follows: ing so full attention may be given to ve- 1. Choose preset channel A, B or C using the hicle operation. preset select button.AM ←→ FM or SAT (Satellite) To manually tune the radio, push the TUNE button 2. Select the station band that you would like toWhen FM-AM or SAT radio select button ispushed while the ignition switch is in the ACC or ( or ) or turn the tuning knob to right preset, either AM, FM or SAT.ON, the radio will come on at the station last or left. 3. Tune to the desired station using manual,played. To move quickly through the channels, hold either SEEK or SCAN tuning. Push and hold any ofThe last station played will also come on when the or button down for more than the desired station memory buttons (1 - 6)the ON·OFF/Volume control knob is depressed 1.5 seconds. until a beep sound is heard. (The radio mutesto ON. when the select button is pushed.) SEEK tuning:No satellite radio reception is available and “NO 4. The channel indicator will then come on andSAT” is displayed when the SAT button is Push the SEEK button ( or ) for less the sound will resume. Memorizing is nowpressed unless optional satellite receiver and than 1.5 seconds to tune from high to low or low complete.antenna are installed and an XMா or SIRIUS™ to high frequencies and stop at the next broad- casting station. 5. Other buttons can be set in the same man-satellite radio service subscription is active. ner.If a compact disc or tape is playing when the SCAN tuning: If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuseFM-AM or SAT radio select button is pushed, the Push the or button for more than blows, the radio memory will be canceled. In thatcompact disc or tape will automatically be turned 1.5 seconds to stop at each broadcasting station case, reset the desired stations.off and the last radio station played will come on. for 5 seconds. Pushing the button again during this 5 seconds period will stop SCAN tuning and Radio data system (RDS) (if so equipped):The FM stereo indicator ST will glow during FMstereo reception. When the stereo broadcast the radio will remain tuned to that station. If RDS stands for Radio Data System, and is a datasignal is weak, the radio will automatically change the or button is not pushed within 5 information service transmitted by some radiofrom stereo to monaural reception. seconds, SCAN tuning moves to the next station. stations on the FM band (not AM band) and/or SAT radio encoded within a regular radio broad- cast. Currently, most RDS stations are in large4-26 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 165. cities, but many stations are now considering SEEK tuning:broadcasting RDS data. 3. After selecting a program type, push theRDS can display: SEEK button ( or ) for less than 1.5 seconds within 10 seconds. Tuning to ● Station call sign, such as “WHFR 98.3”. the PTY station will start. If you do not push ● Station name, such as “The Groove”. the SEEK button within the 10 second pe- ● Music or programming type such as “Clas- riod, the PTY mode will be canceled. sical”, “Country”, or “Rock”. SCAN tuning: ● Traffic reports about delays or construction. 4. Push the or button for moreIf the station broadcasts RDS information, the than 1.5 seconds to scan the PTY nameRDS icon is displayed. stations and stop at each broadcasting sta- tion for 5 seconds. Pushing the button againProgram type (PTY): during this 5 second period will stop SCANPTY can be used to search for a certain program tuning and the radio will remain tuned to thattype. Certain areas have a limited number of station. If the or button is notstations that transmit RDS. Many stations trans- pushed within 5 seconds, SCAN tuningmit call letters and frequencies only. moves to the next station.Searching or scanning by program type may yield Cassette tape player operationa limited number of selections. Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, then lightlyWhen PROG/RPT button is pressed for more insert the cassette tape into the tape door. Thethan 1.5 seconds during FM or SAT mode, the LHA0275 cassette tape will be automatically pulled into thePTY name of the current tuned station is dis- 2. Press the TUNE button ( or ) toplayed. During this time if the PTY data code is player. chose a specific program type. Refer to thezero or the data is unreadable, the display will illustration. The radio or CD will turn off (if it is on) and theshow NONE. cassette tape will begin to play. The display will show “SEEK, SCAN?”To change the PTY: 1. Press the PROG/RPT button. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 166. REW or FF function, press the (rewind) a program or there is no interval between pro- WARNING or (fast forward) again, or press the TAPE grams, the system may not stop in the desired orDo not force the cassette tape into the button. expected location.tape door. This could damage the player. APS (Automatic Pro- REPEAT (RPT):If the system is turned off by pushing the gram Search) REW, APS When the PROG/RPT play button is pushedON·OFF/VOL control knob with the cassette FF: while the tape is played, the tape program play istape still in the player, the tape will resume playing When the (APS REW) button is pushed repeated. To stop the repeat play, push thewhen the system is turned back on. once for less than 1.5 seconds while a tape is PROG/RPT play button again.PLAY: playing, the program being played will start over Metal or chrome tape usage: from the beginning. Push the (APS REW) ● When the TAPE button is pushed with the button several times to skip back several selec- The cassette player will be automatically set to system turned off and a tape already loaded, tions. The tape will go back the number of times high performance play when playing a metal or the system will come on and the tape will the button is pushed. chrome cassette tape. play. When the (APS FF) button is pushed for TAPE EJECT: ● When the TAPE button is pushed with either less than 1.5 seconds while a tape is playing, the the radio or compact disc turned on and a When button is pushed with a tape next program will start to play from the beginning. tape already loaded, the compact disc or the loaded, the tape will be ejected. Push the (APS FF) button several times to radio will automatically be turned off and the skip through programs. The tape will advance the When a tape is ejected while it is being played, tape will play. number of times the button is pushed (up to 9 the system will be turned off. ● When the TAPE button is pushed with a programs). Either the REW or FF symbol flashes TAPE playing, the tape will play the program on the display window while searching for the Compact disc (CD) player operation recorded on the reverse side. selection. (Type A) REW (Rewind), FF (Fast When pushing the (APS REW) or Forward): (APS FF) button for more than 1.5 seconds, each CAUTION program will play for about 10 seconds. To stop ● Do not force the compact disc into thePush the (rewind) button to rewind the playing, push the button again. slot. This could damage the player.tape. Push the (fast forward) button to fastforward the tape. Either the REW or FF symbol This system searches for the blank intervals be-illuminates on the display window. To stop the tween selections. If there is a blank interval within4-28 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 167. ● Trying to load a CD with the CD door REW (Rewind), FF (Fast REPEAT (RPT): closed could damage the CD and/or CD Forward): When the PROG/RPT button is pushed while the changer. When the (rewind) button or (fast compact disc is being played, the play patternTurn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position forward) is pushed while the compact disc is can be changed as follows:and insert the compact disc into the slot with the being played, the compact disc will play while ALL DISC RPT → 1 TRACK RPT → 1 DISC RDMlabel side facing up. The compact disc will be rewinding or fast forwarding. When the button is → ALL DISC RPTguided automatically into the slot and start play- released, the compact disc will return to normaling. play speed. ALL DISC RPT: the entire disk will be repeated 1 TRACK RPT: the current track will be repeatedIf the radio or tape is already operating, it will SEEK/TRACK: 1 DISC RDM: all tracks will be played randomlyautomatically turn off and the compact disc willplay. When the button is pushed for less than CD EJECT: 1.5 seconds while a compact disc is playing, theIf the system has been turned off while the com- track being played returns to its beginning. Push When the button is pushed with the com-pact disc was playing, pushing the ON·OFF/VOLcontrol knob will start the compact disc. several times to skip back through tracks. The pact disc loaded, the compact disc will be compact disc will go back the number of times ejected.3.1 in (8 cm) diameter compact discs can also be the button is pushed.used without an adapter. When button is pushed while the compact When the button is pushed for less than disc is being played, the compact disc will ejectCD button: When the CD button is pushed with 1.5 seconds while a compact disc is playing, the and the system will turn off.the system off and the compact disc loaded, the next track will start to play from its beginning.system will turn on and the compact disc will start If the compact disc ejects and is not re- Push several times to skip through tracks. Theto play. moved, it will be pulled back into the slot to compact disc will advance the number of times protect it (except 3.1 in (8 cm) diameterWhen the CD button is pushed with the compact the button is pushed. (When the last track on the compact discs).disc loaded but the tape or the radio playing, the compact disc is skipped through, the first tracktape or radio will automatically be turned off and will be played.) CD IN indicator:the compact disc will start to play. When the or button is pushed for CD IN indicator appears on the display when the more than 1.5 seconds, each track will play for CD is loaded with the system on. about 10 seconds. To stop playing, push the button. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 168. Compact disc (CD) changer operation To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer, push the When the button is pushed for less than(Type B) LOAD button for more than 1.5 seconds. 1.5 seconds while the compact disc is playing, the next track will start to play from its beginning. The slot numbers (1 - 6) will illuminate on the CAUTION Push several times to skip through tracks. The display when CDs are loaded into the changer. compact disc will advance the number of times● Do not force a compact disc into the CD CD button: When the CD button is pushed with the button is pushed. (When the last track on the insert slot. This could damage the CD the system off and the compact disc loaded, the compact disc is skipped through, the first track and/or CD changer/player. system will turn on and the compact disc will start will be played.)● Trying to load a CD with the CD door to play. When pushing the or button for closed could damage the CD and/or CD When the CD button is pushed with the compact more than 1.5 seconds, each track will play for changer. disc loaded with the tape or the radio playing, the about 10 seconds. To stop playing, pushTurn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position tape or radio will automatically be turned off and the button again.and insert the compact disc into the slot with the the compact disc will start to play. CD select buttons:label side facing up. The compact disc will be REW (Rewind), FF (Fastguided automatically into the slot and start play- Forward): To play another CD that has been loaded, push aing. To insert the disc, first push the LOAD button. CD select button (1 - 6). When the (rewind) or (fast for-If the radio or tape is already operating, it will ward) button is pushed while a compact disc is REPEAT (RPT):automatically turn off and the compact disc will playing, the compact disc will play while rewind- When the PROG/RPT play button is pushedplay. ing or fast forwarding . When the button is re- while the compact disc is played, the play pattern leased, the compact disc will return to normal can be changed as follows:If the system has been turned off while the com- play speed.pact disc was playing, pushing the ON·OFF/VOL ALL DISC RPT → 1 DISC RPT→ 1 TRACK RPTcontrol knob will start the compact disc. SEEK/TRACK: → ALL DISC RDM → 1 DISC RDM → ALL DISC RPTLOAD button: When the button is pushed for less than 1.5 seconds while a compact disc is playing, the ALL DISC RPT: All discs loaded will be repeated.To insert a CD in the CD changer, push the LOAD track being played returns to its beginning. Push 1 DISC RPT: The disc that is currently playing willbutton for less than 1.5 seconds. Select the several times to skip back through tracks. The be repeated.loading slot by pushing the CD insert select compact disc will go back the number of times 1 TRACK RPT: The track that is currently playingbutton (1 - 6), then insert the CD. the button is pushed. will be repeated4-30 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 169. ALL DISC RDM: Tracks from all discs will be When this button is pushed while the compactplayed randomly disc is being played, the compact disc will eject1 DISC RDM: Tracks from the disc that is cur- and the system will turn off.rently playing will be played randomly CD IN indicator: The slot numbers (1 - 6) will CD EJECT: illuminate if CDs have been loaded into the changer.Current disc: ● Press the button. The compact disc will be ejected. If the disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc will reload (ex- cept 3.1 in (8 cm) diameter compact discs).Select a disc: LHA0049 ● Press the slot number (1 - 6) for the desired disc, then press the button. The com- CD CARE AND CLEANING pact disc will be ejected. If the disc is not ● Handle a CD by its edges. Do not bend the removed within 15 seconds, the disc will disc. Never touch the surface of the disc. reload (except 3.1 in (8 cm) diameter com- pact discs). ● Always place the discs in the storage case when they are not being used.All discs: ● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the ● Press and hold the button for more center to the outer edge using a clean, soft than 1.5 seconds. The compact discs will be cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular ejected one by one. If a disc is not removed motion. within 15 seconds, or the button is ● Do not use a conventional record cleaner or pressed again during the eject sequence, alcohol intended for industrial use. the entire disc eject sequence will be can- celed. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 170. ● A new disc may be rough on the inner and MODE select switch outer edges. Remove the rough edges by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the Push the mode select switch to change the mode side of a pen or pencil as illustrated. in the following sequence: Preset A, Preset B, Preset C, TAPE, CD and SAT (if so equipped). Volume control switches Push the volume control switch to increase or decrease the volume. Tuning Memory change (radio): Push the tuning switch ( or ) for less LHA0269 than 1.5 seconds to change the radio frequency. 1. Volume control switch 2. MODE select switch Seek tuning (radio): 3. POWER on/off switch Push the tuning switch ( or ) for 4. Tuning switch more than 1.5 seconds to seek the next or previ- ous radio station. STEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR AUDIO CONTROL FF, REW (tape and CD): The audio system can be operated using the Push the tuning switch ( or ) for less controls on the steering wheel. 1.5 seconds to return to the beginning of the present program or skip to the next program. POWER on/off switch Push several times to skip back or skip through programs. With the ignition key turned to the ACC or ON position, push the POWER switch to turn the The automatic program search searches for the audio system on or off. blank intervals between selections on cassette tapes. If there is a blank interval within a program4-32 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 171. CAR PHONE OR CB RADIOor there is no interval between programs, the ● When cleaning the inside of the rear When installing a CB, ham radio or car phone insystem may not stop in the desired or expected window, be careful not to scratch or your NISSAN, be sure to observe the followinglocation. damage the rear window antenna. cautions, otherwise the new equipment may ad- Lightly wipe along the antenna with a versely affect the engine control system andWhen playing a tape, push the tuning switch dampened soft cloth. other electronic parts.( or ) for more than 1.5 seconds torewind or fast forward the tape. WARNINGTo stop the FF or REW function, press the ● A cellular telephone should not be usedor button for less than 1.5 seconds again. while driving so full attention may beWhen playing a CD in the CD changer (if so given to vehicle operation. Some juris-equipped), push the tuning switch ( dictions prohibit the use of cellular tele-or ) for more than 1.5 seconds to change phones while driving.between discs when multiple CDs are loaded. ● If you must make a call while your ve- hicle is in motion, the hands free cellu-ANTENNA lar phone operational mode (if soWindow antenna equipped) is highly recommended. Ex- ercise extreme caution at all times soThe antenna pattern is printed inside the rear full attention may be given to vehiclewindow. operation. ● If a conversation in a moving vehicle CAUTION requires you to take notes, pull off the● Do not place metalized film near the road to a safe location and stop your rear window glass or attach any metal vehicle before doing so. parts to it. This may cause poor recep- tion or noise. CAUTION ● Keep the antenna as far away as pos- sible from the electronic control modules. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 172. ● Keep the antenna wire more than 8 in (20 cm) away from the electronic con- trol system. Do not route the antenna wire next to any harness.● Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio as recommended by the manufacturer.● Connect the ground wire from the CB radio chassis to the body.● For details, consult a NISSAN dealer.4-34 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 173. 5 Starting and drivingPrecautions when starting and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15 Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Increasing fuel economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15 Three-way catalyst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Parking/parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16 Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17 Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 Brake precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 Automatic transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 Anti-lock brake system (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 Manual transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Traction control system (TCS) (if so equipped) . . . . . . . 5-20 Key positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system Nissan vehicle immobilizer system (NVIS) . . . . . . . . . 5-5 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Freeing a frozen door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Anti-freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22 Automatic transmission (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22 Manual transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12 Tire equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22Cruise control (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13 Special winter equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23 Precautions on cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13 Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23 Cruise control operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14 Engine block heater (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/28/04—betty ੭
  • 174. PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTINGAND DRIVING WARNING ● If you suspect that exhaust fumes are a. The vehicle is raised for service. entering the vehicle, drive with all win-● On hot, sunny days, temperatures in a b. You suspect that exhaust fumes are dows fully open, and have the vehicle closed vehicle could quickly become entering into the passenger inspected immediately. high enough to cause severe or possi- compartment. bly fatal injuries to people or animals. ● Do not run the engine in closed spaces c. You notice a change in the sound of Do not leave children or adults who such as a garage. the exhaust system. would normally require the support of ● Do not park the vehicle with the engine others in your vehicle. Unattended pets d. You have had an accident involving running for any extended length of time. should not be left alone either. damage to the exhaust system, un- ● Keep the trunk lid closed while driving, derbody, or rear of the vehicle.● Closely supervise children when they otherwise exhaust gases could be are around cars to prevent them from drawn into the passenger compart- THREE-WAY CATALYST playing and becoming locked in the ment. If you must drive with the trunk lid trunk where they could be seriously in- The three-way catalyst is an emission control open, follow these precautions: jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust seatback and trunk lid securely latched 1. Open all the windows. gases in the three-way catalyst are burned at when not in use, and prevent children’s 2. Set the air recirculation but- high temperatures to help reduce pollutants. access to car keys. ton to off and the fan control dial to high to circulate the air. WARNINGEXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide) ● If electrical wiring or other cable con- ● The exhaust gas and the exhaust sys- nections must pass to a trailer through tem are very hot. Keep people, animals WARNING the seal on the trunk lid or the body, or flammable materials away from the● Do not breathe exhaust gases; they follow the manufacturer’s recommen- exhaust system components. contain colorless and odorless carbon dation to prevent carbon monoxide en- ● Do not stop or park the vehicle over monoxide. Carbon monoxide is danger- try into the vehicle. flammable materials such as dry grass, ous. It can cause unconsciousness or ● The exhaust system and body should be waste paper or rags. They may ignite death. inspected by a qualified mechanic and cause a fire. whenever:5-2 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 175. CAUTION AVOIDING COLLISION AND DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND ROLLOVER DRIVING● Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits from leaded gasoline will seriously re- duce the three-way catalyst’s ability to WARNING WARNING help reduce exhaust pollutants. Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe Never drive under the influence of alcohol● Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunc- and prudent manner may result in loss of or drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream re- tions in the ignition, fuel injection, or control or an accident. duces coordination, delays reaction time electrical systems can cause overrich and impairs judgement. Driving after Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey all drinking alcohol increases the likelihood fuel flow into the three-way catalyst, traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed, high causing it to overheat. Do not keep driv- of being involved in an accident injuring speed cornering, or sudden steering maneuvers, yourself and others. Additionally, if you ing if the engine misfires, or if notice- because these driving practices could cause you are injured in an accident, alcohol can able loss of performance or other un- to lose control of your vehicle. As with any ve- increase the severity of the injury. usual operating conditions are hicle, loss of control could result in a colli- detected. Have the vehicle inspected NISSAN is committed to safe driving. However, sion with other vehicles or objects, or cause promptly by a NISSAN dealer. you must choose not to drive under the influence the vehicle to roll over, particularly if the● Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel loss of control causes the vehicle to slide of alcohol. Every year thousands of people are level. Running out of fuel could cause sideways. Be attentive at all times, and avoid injured or killed in alcohol-related accidents. Al- the engine to misfire, damaging the driving when tired. Never drive when under the though the local laws vary on what is considered three-way catalyst. influence of alcohol or drugs (including prescrip- to be legally intoxicated, the fact is that alcohol tion or over-the-counter drugs which may cause affects all people differently and most people● Do not race the engine while warming it underestimate the effects of alcohol. drowsiness). Always wear your seat belt as out- up. lined in the “Safety – Seats, seat belts and supple- Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! And● Do not push or tow your vehicle to start mental restraint system” section of this manual, that is true for drugs, too (over-the-counter, pre- the engine. and also instruct your passengers to do so. scription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if your Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in collisions ability to operate your vehicle is impaired by alco- and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an unbelted hol, drugs, or some other physical condition. or improperly belted person is significantly more likely to be injured or killed than a person properly wearing a seat belt. Starting and driving 5-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 176. IGNITION SWITCH 1. Move the shift selector lever into the P (Park) If the key will not turn from the LOCK posi- position. tion, turn the steering wheel to the left or right while turning the key to unlock the 2. Turn the ignition key slightly toward the ON key cylinder. position. 3. Turn the key to the LOCK position. WARNING 4. Remove the key. Never remove or turn the key to the LOCK position while driving. The steering wheel The shift selector lever is designed so it cannot will lock. This may cause the driver to lose moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other control of the vehicle and could result in gear positions if the ignition key is turned to OFF serious vehicle damage or personal injury. position or if the key is removed from the switch. The shift selector lever can be moved if the WSD0041 ignition switch is in the ON position and theAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION foot brake pedal is depressed. There is an OFF position between theTo remove the key from the ignition switch: LOCK and ACC positions. The OFF position 1. Shift the selector lever to the P (Park) posi- is indicated by a “1” on the key cylinder. tion with the key in the ON position. When the ignition is in the OFF position, the steering wheel is not locked. 2. Turn the key to the LOCK position. In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it 3. Remove the key from the ignition. must be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwiseIf the selector lever is shifted to the P (Park) from the straight up position.position after the key is turned to the OFF posi- To lock the steering wheel, turn the key totion or when the key cannot be turned to the the LOCK position. Remove the key. ToLOCK position, proceed as follows to remove the unlock the steering wheel, insert the keykey. and turn it gently while rotating the steer- ing wheel slightly right and left.5-4 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 177. To lock the steering wheel, turn the key to START: (4) the LOCK position. Remove the key. To unlock the steering wheel, insert the key This position starts the engine. As soon as the and turn it gently while rotating the steer- engine has started, release the key. It automati- ing wheel slightly right and left. cally returns to the ON position. NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER WARNING SYSTEM (NVIS) Never remove or turn the key to the LOCK position while driving. The steering wheel The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System (NVIS) will lock. This may cause the driver to lose will not allow the engine to start without the use of control of the vehicle and could result in the registered NVIS key. serious vehicle damage or personal injury. If the engine fails to start using the registered NVIS key, it may be due to interference caused by an- KEY POSITIONS other NVIS key, an automated toll road device or WSD0058 LOCK: Normal parking position (0) automated payment device on the key ring. RestartMANUAL TRANSMISSION the engine using the following procedures: OFF: (Manual transmission model) (1)The ignition switch includes a device that helps 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON positionprevent accidental removal of the key while driv- The engine can be turned off without locking the for approximately 5 seconds. steering wheel.ing. 2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK ACC: (Accessories) (2) position and wait approximately 5 seconds.The key can only be removed when the ignitionswitch is in the LOCK position. This position activates electrical accessories 3. Repeat step 1 and 2 again. such as the radio when the engine is not running.On manual transmission models, to turn the igni- 4. Restart the engine while holding the devicetion key to LOCK position from ACC or ON ON: Normal operating position (3) (which may have caused the interference)position, turn the key to OFF, push the key in, then This position turns on the ignition system and the separate from the registered NVIS key.turn the key to LOCK. electrical accessories. If this procedure allows the engine to start,In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it NISSAN recommends placing the registeredmust be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwise NVIS key on a separate key ring to avoid interfer-from the straight up position. ence from other devices. Starting and driving 5-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 178. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINE ● Make sure the area around the vehicle is 1. Apply the parking brake. ● If the engine is very hard to start in ex- clear. tremely cold weather or when restarting, 2. Automatic transmission: ● Check fluid levels such as engine oil, cool- depress the accelerator pedal a little (ap- ant, brake and clutch fluid, and window Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) or N proximately 1/3 to the floor) and hold it washer fluid as frequently as possible, or at (Neutral). P (Park) is recommended. and then crank the engine. Release the least whenever you refuel. key and the accelerator pedal when the The shift selector lever cannot be engine starts. ● Check that all windows and lights are clean. moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other gear positions if the ignition ● If the engine is very hard to start because ● Visually inspect tires for their appearance key is turned to the OFF position or if it is flooded, depress the accelerator and condition. Also check tires for proper the key is removed from the ignition pedal all the way to the floor and hold it. inflation. switch. Crank the engine for 5-6 seconds. After ● Lock all doors. cranking the engine, release the accel- The starter is designed not to operate if erator pedal. Crank the engine with your ● Position seat and adjust head restraints. the shift selector lever is in any of the foot off the accelerator pedal by turn- ● Adjust inside and outside mirrors. driving positions. ing the ignition key to START. Release the ● Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to Manual transmission: key when the engine starts. If the engine do likewise. starts, but fails to run, repeat the above Move the shift lever to N (Neutral). Depress procedure. ● Check the operation of warning lights when the clutch pedal to the floor while cranking the key is turned to the ON (3) position. See the engine. CAUTION “Warning/indicator lights and audible re- The starter is designed not to operate minders” in the “Instruments and controls” Do not operate the starter for more than unless the clutch pedal is fully de- 15 seconds at a time. If the engine does section of this manual. pressed. not start, turn the key off and wait 10 3. Crank the engine with your foot off the seconds before cranking again, otherwise accelerator pedal by turning the ignition the starter could be damaged. key to START. Release the key when the engine starts. If the engine starts, but fails to run, repeat the above procedure.5-6 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 179. DRIVING THE VEHICLE4. Allow the engine to idle for at least 30 sec- AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (if so The automatic transmission in your vehicle is onds after starting. Do not race the engine electronically controlled to produce maximum while warming it up. Drive at moderate equipped) power and smooth operation. speed for a short distance first, especially in WARNING The recommended operating procedures for this cold weather. transmission are shown on the following pages. In cold weather, keep the engine running for ● Do not depress the accelerator pedal Follow these procedures for maximum vehicle a minimum of 2–3 minutes before shutting it while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neu- performance and driving enjoyment. off. Starting and stopping the engine over a tral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), 2 or 1. short period of time may make the vehicle Always depress the brake pedal until Starting the vehicle more difficult to start. shifting is completed. Failure to do so could cause you to lose control and 1. After starting the engine, fully depress the have an accident. foot brake pedal before attempting to move the shift selector lever out of the P (Park) ● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use position. caution when shifting into a forward or reverse gear before the engine has 2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and warmed up. move the shift selector lever into a driving gear. ● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) while the vehicle is moving. This could 3. Release the foot brake, then gradually start cause an accident. the vehicle in motion. The automatic transmission is designed so CAUTION the foot brake pedal MUST be depressed ● When stopping the vehicle on an uphill before shifting from P (Park) to any drive grade, do not hold the vehicle by de- position while the ignition switch is in the pressing the accelerator pedal. The foot ON position. brake should be used for this purpose. The shift selector lever cannot be moved ● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery out of P (Park) and into any of the other roads. This may cause a loss of control. gear positions if the ignition key is turned to the LOCK, OFF or ACC position or if the key is removed. Starting and driving 5-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 180. any D (Drive) position, the shift selector lever R (Reverse): cannot be moved to P (Park). Additionally, the key cannot be turned to the LOCK position and be CAUTION removed from the ignition switch. If this occurs, Use this position only when the vehicle is perform the following steps: completely stopped. 1. Apply the parking brake when the vehicle is Use this position to back up. Make sure the stopped. vehicle is completely stopped before selecting 2. Turn the key to the ON position. the R (Reverse) position. The brake pedal must be depressed to move the selector 3. Depress the foot brake pedal. lever from P (Park), N (Neutral) or any drive 4. Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) or N position to R (Reverse). (Neutral) to restart the vehicle (P is pre- N (Neutral): ferred). Move the shift selector lever to P LSD0071 Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. The (Park) to park the vehicle and turn the igni-Shifting engine can be started in this position. You may tion key to the LOCK position to remove the shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled engineAfter starting the engine, fully depress the brake key. while the vehicle is moving.pedal and move the shift selector lever out of the P (Park): D (Drive):P (Park) position. Use this selector position when the vehicle is Use this position for all normal forward driving. WARNING parked or when starting the engine. Make sure the vehicle is completely stopped. The brakeApply the parking brake if the selector pedal must be depressed to move the se-lever is in any position while the engine is lector lever from N (Neutral) or any drivenot running. Failure to do so could cause position to P (Park). Apply the parking brake.the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll When parking on a hill, apply the parking brakeaway and result in serious personal injuryor property damage. first, then move the shift selector lever into the P (Park) position.If the key is turned to the OFF or ACC position forany reason while the vehicle is in N (Neutral), or5-8 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 181. M5 (Fifth): 3rd range, the transmission will shift down between the 3rd and 1st gears.) Use this position for all normal forward driving. ● Moving the selector lever rapidly to the same M4 (Fourth): side twice will shift the ranges in succession. For driving up or down long slopes where engine When canceling the manual shift mode: braking would be advantageous. Return the selector lever to the D position to M3 (Third) and M2 (Second): return the transmission to the normal driving Use for hill climbing or engine braking on downhill mode. grades. ● In the manual shift mode, the transmis- sion may not shift to the selected gear. M1 (First): This helps maintain driving perfor- Use this position when climbing steep hills slowly mance and reduces the chance of ve- LSD0071 or driving slowly through deep snow, sand or hicle damage or loss of control.Manual shift mode mud, or for maximum engine braking on steep ● In the manual shift mode, the transmis- downhill grades. sion may shift up automatically to aWhen the selector lever is shifted from D to the higher range than selected if the en- ● Remember not to drive at high speeds formanual shift gate with the vehicle stopped or extended periods of time in lower than M4 gine speed is too high. When the ve-while driving, the transmission enters the manual range. This reduces fuel economy. hicle speed decreases, the transmis-shift mode. Shift ranges can be selected manu- sion automatically shifts down andally. When shifting up: shifts to 1st gear before the vehicle Move the selector lever to the + (up) side. (Shifts comes to a stop.In the manual shift mode, the shift range is dis-played on the position indicator in the meter. to higher range.)When shifting the shift lever to the manual shift When shifting down:gate, the position indicator first displays M4(Fourth) Move the selector lever to the Ϫ (down) side. (Shifts to lower range.)Shift ranges up or down one by one as follows: ● The transmission will automatically down-M1←→ M2 ←→ M3 ←→ M4 ←→ M5 shift the gears. (For example, if you select the Starting and driving 5-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 182. 1. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position Accelerator downshift and remove the key — in D position — 2. Apply the parking brake. For passing or hill climbing, depress the accel- 3. Remove the shift lock release cover as erator pedal to the floor. This shifts the transmis- shown. sion down into a lower gear, depending on the vehicle speed. 4. Insert a small screwdriver in the shift lock release slot and push down. Fail-safe 5. Move the shift selector lever to the N (Neu- When the fail-safe operation occurs, please note tral) position while holding down the shift that the 4–speed automatic transmission will be lock release. locked in third gear. For the 5–speed automatic transmission, the transmission will be locked in 6. Turn the key to the ON position to unlock the any of the gears according to the condition. LSD0072 steering wheel. Now the vehicle may be If the vehicle is driven under extreme con-Shift lock release moved to the desired location. ditions, such as excessive wheel spinning If the shift selector lever cannot be moved out of and subsequent hard braking, the fail-safeIf the battery is discharged, the shift selector lever system may be activated. This will occur P (Park), have a NISSAN dealer check the auto-may not be moved from the P (Park) position even even if all electrical circuits are functioning matic transmission system as soon as possible.with the brake pedal depressed. properly. In this case, turn the ignition keyTo move the shift selector lever, release the shift WARNING OFF and wait for 3 seconds. Then turn thelock. The shift selector lever can be moved to N key back to the ON position. The vehicle If the selector lever cannot be moved from should return to its normal operating con-(Neutral). However, the steering wheel will be the P (Park) position while the engine islocked unless the ignition switch is turned to the dition. If it does not return to its normal running and the brake pedal is depressed, operating condition, have a NISSAN dealerON position. This allows the vehicle to be moved the stop lights may not work. Malfunction- check the transmission and repair it if nec-if the battery is discharged. ing stop lights could cause an accident essary.To push the shift lock release, complete the fol- injuring yourself and others.lowing procedure:5-10 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 183. MANUAL TRANSMISSION Start the vehicle in 1st gear and shift to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th up to 6th gear in sequence according WARNING to vehicle speed.● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery To back up, lift up on the reverse lever and then roads. This may cause a loss of control. move it to the R (Reverse) position after stopping the vehicle completely.● Do not over-rev the engine when shift- ing to a lower gear. This may cause a If it is difficult to move the shift lever into R loss of control or engine damage. (Reverse) or 1 (1st), shift into N (Neutral), then release the clutch pedal. Depress the clutch CAUTION pedal again and shift into R (Reverse) or 1 (1st).● Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal Suggested upshift speeds while driving. This may cause clutch damage. LSD0073 The following are suggested vehicle speeds for shifting into a higher gear. These suggestions● Fully depress the clutch pedal before Shifting relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance. shifting to help prevent transmission Actual upshift speeds will vary according to road damage. To change gears, or when upshifting or down- conditions, the weather and individual driving shifting, depress the clutch pedal fully, shift into● Stop your vehicle completely before habits. shifting into R (Reverse). the appropriate gear, then release the clutch slowly and smoothly. For quick acceleration in low altitude areas (less● When the vehicle is stopped with the than 4,000 ft [1219 m]) and normal accelera- engine running (for example, at a stop This vehicle is equipped with a short throw shifter tion in high altitude areas (over 4,000 ft light), shift to N (Neutral) and release manual transmission. To ensure smooth gear [1219 m]): the clutch pedal with the foot brake changes, fully depress the clutch pedal before GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) applied. operating the shift lever. If the clutch pedal is not fully depressed before the transmission is shifted, 1st to 2nd 15 (24) a gear noise may be heard. Transmission damage 2nd to 3rd 25 (40) may occur. 3rd to 4th 40 (64) 4th to 5th 45 (72) 5th to 6th 50 (80) Starting and driving 5-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 184. PARKING BRAKEFor quick acceleration in high altitude areas (over Do not exceed the maximum suggested speed WARNING4,000 ft [1219 m]): (shown below) in any gear. For level road driving, GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) use the highest gear suggested for that speed. ● Be sure the parking brake is fully re- Always observe posted speed limits, and drive leased before driving. Failure to do so 1st to 2nd 15 (24) can cause brake failure and lead to an according to the road conditions, which will en- 2nd to 3rd 25 (40) sure safe operation. Do not over-rev the engine accident. 3rd to 4th 40 (64) when shifting to a lower gear as it may cause ● Do not release the parking brake from 4th to 5th 45 (72) engine damage or loss of vehicle control. outside the vehicle. 5th to 6th 50 (80) GEAR MPH (km/h) ● Do not use the gear shift in place of theSuggested maximum speed in each 1st 35 (56) parking brake. When parking, be suregear 2nd 57 (92) the parking brake is fully engaged.Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not 3rd 80 (128) ● Do not leave children unattended in arunning smoothly, or if you need to accelerate. vehicle. They could release the parking 4th — brake and cause an accident. 5th — 6th —5-12 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 185. CRUISE CONTROL (if so equipped) 4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning light goes out. LSD0074 LSD0075To engage: Pull the lever up ᭺. A 1. ACCEL/RES switchTo release: 2. COAST/SET switch 3. ON/OFF switch 1. Firmly apply the foot brake. 4. CANCEL switch 2. Manual transmission models: PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE Place the shift lever in the N (Neutral) posi- CONTROL tion. ● If the cruise control system malfunctions, it Automatic transmission models: cancels automatically. The SET indicator light in the instrument panel then blinks to Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park) warn the driver. position. 3. While pulling up on the parking brake lever ● If the SET indicator light blinks, turn the slightly, push the button and lower com- cruise control main switch off and have the pletely ᭺. B system checked by a NISSAN dealer. Starting and driving 5-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 186. ● The SET indicator light may blink when the ● The vehicle may not maintain the set speed CAUTION cruise control main switch is turned ON when going up or down steep hills. If this while pushing the ACCEL/RES, On manual transmission models, do not happens, drive without the cruise control. COAST/SET, or CANCEL switch (located shift into N (Neutral) without depressing the clutch pedal when the cruise control is To cancel the preset speed, use one of the on the steering wheel). To properly set the following three methods. cruise control system, use the following pro- set. Should this occur, depress the clutch cedures. pedal and turn the main switch off imme- ● Push the CANCEL button; the SET indicator diately. Failure to do so may cause engine light in the instrument panel goes out. damage. WARNING ● Tap the brake pedal; the SET indicator lightDo not use the cruise control when driving CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS goes out.under the following conditions: The cruise control allows driving at a speed be- ● Turn the main switch off. Both the CRUISE● When it is not possible to keep the tween 25 - 89 MPH (40 - 144 km/h) without indicator light and SET indicator light in the vehicle at a set speed. keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. instrument panel go out.● In heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in To turn on the cruise control, push the main The cruise control is automatically canceled and speed. switch. The CRUISE indicator light in the instru- the SET light in the instrument panel goes out if: ment panel comes on. ● you depress the brake or clutch pedal while● On winding or hilly roads. To set cruising speed, accelerate the vehicle to pushing the ACCEL/RES or SET/COAST● On slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.). switch. The preset speed is deleted from the desired speed, push the COAST/SET switch● In very windy areas. and release it. The SET indicator light in the memory.Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle instrument panel comes on. Take your foot off the ● the vehicle slows down more than 8 MPHcontrol and result in an accident. accelerator pedal. Your vehicle maintains the set (13 km/h) below the set speed. speed. ● you depress the clutch pedal (manual trans- ● To pass another vehicle, depress the ac- mission), or move the shift selector lever to N celerator pedal. When you release the (Neutral) (automatic transmission). pedal, the vehicle returns to the previously set speed.5-14 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 187. BREAK-IN SCHEDULE INCREASING FUEL ECONOMYTo reset at a faster cruising speed, use one ● Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain CAUTIONof the following three methods. cruising speeds with a constant accelerator During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km), position. ● Depress the accelerator pedal. When the follow these recommendations to obtain vehicle attains the desired speed, push and maximum engine performance and en- ● Drive at moderate speeds on the highway. release the COAST/SET switch. sure the future reliability and economy of Driving at high speed lowers fuel economy. ● Push and hold the ACCEL/RES switch. your new vehicle. Failure to follow these ● Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking. When the vehicle attains the speed you de- recommendations may result in short- Maintain a safe distance behind other ve- sire, release the switch. ened engine life and reduced engine hicles. performance. ● Push and release the ACCEL/RES switch. ● Use a proper gear range which suits road Each time you do this, the set speed in- ● Avoid driving for long periods at constant conditions. On level roads, shift into high creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). speed, either fast or slow, and do not run the gear as soon as possible. engine over 4,000 rpm.To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one ● Avoid unnecessary engine idling.of the following three methods. ● Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear. ● Keep your engine tuned up. ● Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the ve- ● Avoid quick starts. ● Follow the recommended periodic mainte- hicle attains the desired speed, push the ● Avoid hard braking as much as possible. nance schedule. COAST/SET switch and release it. ● Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles ● Keep the tires inflated to the correct pres- ● Push and hold the COAST/SET switch. Re- (800 km). Your engine, axle or other parts sure. Low tire pressure increases tire wear lease the switch when the vehicle slows to could be damaged. and lowers fuel economy. the desired speed. ● Keep the wheels in correct alignment. Im- ● Push and release the COAST/SET switch. proper alignment increases tire wear and Each time you do this, the set speed de- lowers fuel economy. creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). ● Air conditioner operation lowers fuelTo resume the preset speed, push and re- economy. Use the air conditioner only whenlease the ACCEL/RES switch. The vehicle re- necessary.turns to the last set cruising speed when thevehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h). Starting and driving 5-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 188. PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS ● When cruising at highway speeds, it is more economical to use the air conditioner and leave the windows closed to reduce drag. ● Use the recommended viscosity engine oil. See “Engine oil and oil filter recommenda- tion” in “Technical and consumer informa- tion” later in this manual. WSD0050 ● Safe parking procedures require that WARNING both the parking brake be set and the ● Do not stop or park the vehicle over transmission placed into P (Park) for flammable materials such as dry grass, automatic transmission models or in an waste paper or rags. They may ignite appropriate gear for manual transmis- and cause a fire. sion models. Failure to do so could cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll away and result in an accident. Make sure the shift lever has been pushed as far forward as it can go and cannot be moved without depressing the foot brake pedal. ● Never leave the engine running while the vehicle is unattended.5-16 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 189. POWER STEERING● Do not leave children unattended inside ● HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO The power assisted steering uses a hydraulic the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- CURB: ᭺ C pump, driven by the engine, to assist steering. tivate switches or controls. Unattended Turn the wheels toward the side of the road If the engine stops or the drive belt breaks, you children could become involved in seri- so the vehicle will move away from the cen- will still have control of the vehicle. However, ous accidents. ter of the road if it moves. much greater steering effort is needed, especially 1. Firmly apply the parking brake. in sharp turns and at low speeds. 4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position2. Manual transmission models: and remove the key. WARNING Place the shift lever in the R (Reverse) posi- If the engine is not running or is turned off tion. When parking on an uphill grade, place while driving, the power assist for the the shift lever in 1st gear. steering will not work. Steering will be Automatic transmission models: much harder to operate. Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park) position.3. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling into traffic when parked on an incline, it is a good practice to turn the wheels as illustrated.● HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: ᭺ A Turn the wheels into the curb and move the vehicle forward until the curb side wheel gently touches the curb.● HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: ᭺ B Turn the wheels away from the curb and move the vehicle back until the curb side wheel gently touches the curb. Starting and driving 5-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 190. BRAKE SYSTEMThe brake system has two separate hydraulic This procedure is described in the vehicle service WARNINGcircuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still manual and can be performed by a NISSANhave braking at two wheels. ● While driving on a slippery surface, be dealer. careful when braking, accelerating orBRAKE PRECAUTIONS downshifting. Abrupt braking or accel- ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) erating could cause the wheels to skidVacuum assisted brakes and result in an accident. The anti-lock brake system controls the brakes so the wheels do not lock when braking abruptly orThe brake booster aids braking by using engine ● If the engine is not running or is turned when braking on slippery surfaces. The systemvacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop the off while driving, the power assist for detects the rotation speed at each wheel andvehicle by depressing the brake pedal. However, the brakes will not work. Braking will be varies the brake fluid pressure to prevent eachgreater foot pressure on the brake pedal will be harder. wheel from locking and sliding. By preventingrequired to stop the vehicle and stopping dis- wheel lockup, the system helps the driver main-tance will be longer. Wet brakes tain steering control and helps to minimize swerv- When the vehicle is washed or driven through ing and spinning on slippery surfaces.Using the brakes water, the brakes may get wet. As a result, your Using the systemAvoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while braking distance will be longer and the vehicledriving. This will overheat the brakes, wear out the may pull to one side during braking. Depress the brake pedal and hold it down.brakes and pads faster, and reduce gas mileage. To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe WARNINGTo help reduce brake wear and to prevent the speed while lightly pressing the brake pedal tobrakes from overheating, reduce speed and heat up the brakes. Do this until the brakes return Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing sodownshift to a lower gear before going down a to normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high may result in increased stoppingslope or long grade. Overheated brakes may speeds until the brakes function correctly. distances.reduce braking performance and could result inloss of vehicle control. Parking brake bedding Normal operation The parking brake shoes must be “bedded down” The anti-lock brake system does not operate at whenever the stopping effect of the parking speeds below 3 - 6 MPH (5 - 10 km/h). (The speeds vary according to road conditions.) brake is weakened or whenever the parking brake shoes and/or drum/rotors are replaced, in order When driving, the anti-lock brake system con- to assure the best brake performance. trols the wheels so they will not lock when brak-5-18 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 191. ing abruptly or when braking on a slippery road. If a malfunction occurs in the system, the anti- ● Tire type and condition of tires may alsoThus, difficult steering and swerving of the ve- lock function will not operate, but the standard affect braking effectiveness.hicle due to locked wheels is minimized. The vehicle brake system will continue to operatesystem detects the wheel rotation rate and elec- normally. The ABS brake warning light will then ● When replacing tires, install the speci-tronically controls the pressure applied to each come on. fied size of tires on all four wheels.brake. Slight vibration on the brake pedal accom- ● When installing a spare tire, make sure If the light comes on during the self-test or whilepanied by noise usually occurs while the ABS it is the proper size and type as speci- driving, take the vehicle to a NISSAN dealer forsystem is operating. Such vibration and noise fied on the tire placard. For tire placard repair. location information, refer to “Tire plac-encountered during abrupt braking is not a prob-lem, but indicates that the system is functioning ard” in the “Technical and consumer WARNING information” section of this manual.properly. However, the pulsation may indicatethat road conditions are hazardous and extra care ● The anti-lock brake system is a sophis- ● Refer to “Wheels and tires” in theis required while driving. ticated device, but it cannot prevent ac- “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” sec- cidents resulting from careless or dan- tion of this manual.Self-test feature gerous driving techniques. It can help maintain vehicle control during brakingThe anti-lock brake system consists of electronic on slippery surfaces, but remember thatsensors and hydraulic solenoids controlled by a the stopping distance on slippery sur-computer. The computer has a built-in diagnostic faces will be longer than on normalfeature that tests the system each time you start surfaces even with the anti-lock brakethe engine and move the vehicle at a low speed in system. Stopping distances may alsoforward or reverse. When the self-test occurs, be longer on rough, gravel or snow cov-you may hear a ‘‘clunk’’ noise and/or feel a pulsa- ered roads, or if you are using tiretion in the brake pedal. This is normal and is not chains. Tire type and condition may alsoan indication of any malfunction. If the computer affect braking effectiveness. Alwayssenses any malfunction, it switches the anti-lock maintain a safe distance from the ve-brake system off and turns on the ABS brake hicle in front of you. Ultimately, the re-warning light on the instrument panel. The brake sponsibility for safety of self and otherssystem then operates normally, but without anti- rests in the hands of the driver.lock assistance. Starting and driving 5-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 192. TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS)(if so equipped)When accelerating on slippery surfaces the tire ● When driving on extremely inclined sur- WARNINGmay spin or slip. With the vehicle traction control faces such as higher banked corners,system, sensors detect these movements and ● The traction control system is designed the traction control system may not op-control the braking and engine output to help to help improve driving stability but erate properly and the indicatorimprove vehicle stability while accelerating. does not prevent accidents due to light may come on. Do not drive on abrupt steering operation at high these types of roads. ● When the traction control system is operat- speeds or by careless or dangerous ing, the slip indicator in the instrument panel driving techniques. Reduce vehicle ● If wheels or tires other than the recom- blinks. speed and be especially careful when mended ones are used, the traction driving and cornering on slippery sur- control system may not operate prop- ● If the slip indicator blinks, the vehicle is un- erly and the indicator light may faces and always drive carefully. der slippery conditions. Be sure to drive come on. carefully. See “Slip indicator light” and “Trac- ● If brake related parts such as brake tion control off indicator light” in the “Instru- pads, rotors and calipers are not stan- ● The traction control system is not a sub- ments and controls” section of this manual. dard equipment or are extremely dete- stitute for winter tires or tire chains on a riorated, the traction control system snow covered road. ● If a malfunction occurs in the system, may not operate properly and the the and indicator lights indicator light may come on. come on in the meter panel. ● Do not modify the vehicle’s suspension.As long as these warning lights are on, the trac- If suspension parts such as shock ab-tion control function is canceled. The vehicle will sorbers, struts, springs and bushingsbehave like a vehicle without the system. are not standard equipment or are ex- tremely deteriorated, the traction con- trol system may not operate properly and the indicator light may come on.5-20 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 193. VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)SYSTEM (if so equipped)When accelerating or driving on slippery sur- ABLS system brakes the spinning wheel which WARNINGfaces, the tires may spin or slide. With the Vehicle distributes the driving power to the other driveDynamic Control (VDC) system, sensors detect wheel. If the vehicle is operated with the vehicle ● The vehicle dynamic control system isthese movements and control the braking and dynamic control system off using the VDC OFF designed to help improve driving stabil-engine output to help improve vehicle stability. switch, all VDC and ABLS functions will be ity but does not prevent accidents due turned off. The ABS will still operate with the VDC to abrupt steering operation at high ● When the vehicle dynamic control (VDC) speeds or by careless or dangerous system off. If the ABLS system is activated, the system is operating, the slip indicator in the driving techniques. Reduce vehicle slip indicator light will blink and you may hear a instrument panel blinks. speed and be especially careful when clunk noise and/or feel a pulsation in the brake driving and cornering on slippery sur- ● When only the traction control system (TCS) pedal. This is normal. faces and always drive carefully. portion of the vehicle dynamic control sys- While the VDC system is operating, you may feel ● If brake related parts such as brake tem is operating, the slip indicator will also a pulsation in the brake pedal and hear a noise or pads, rotors and calipers are not stan- blink. vibration from under the hood. This is normal and dard equipment or are extremely dete- ● If the slip indicator blinks, the road condi- indicates that the VDC system is working prop- riorated, the vehicle dynamic control tions are slippery. Be sure to adjust your erly. system may not operate properly and speed and driving to these conditions. See the vehicle dynamic control off indica- The computer has a built in diagnostic feature “Slip indicator light”, and “Vehicle dynamic tor light may come on. that tests the system each time you start the control off indicator light” in the “Instruments engine and move the vehicle forward or in reverse ● Do not modify the vehicle’s suspension. and controls” section. at a slow speed. When the self-test occurs, you If suspension parts such as shock ab- ● Indicator light may hear a clunk noise and/or feel a pulsation in sorbers, struts, springs, stabilizer bars If malfunction occurs in the system, the brake pedal. This is normal and is not an and bushings are not NISSAN approved the and indicator lights come indication of a malfunction. for your vehicle or are extremely dete- on in the instrument panel. riorated the vehicle dynamic control As long as these warning lights are on, the system may not operate properly. This traction control function is canceled. could adversely affect vehicle handling performance, and the vehicle dynamicThe VDC system uses an Active Brake Limited control off indicator light may come on.Slip (ABLS) system to improve vehicle traction.The ABLS system works when one of the drivingwheels is spinning on a slippery surface. The Starting and driving 5-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 194. COLD WEATHER DRIVING● When driving on extremely inclined sur- FREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK For details, see ‘‘Changing engine coolant’’ in the faces such as higher banked corners, ‘‘Maintenance and do-it-yourself’’ section of this To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply de- manual. the vehicle dynamic control system may icer through the key hole. If the lock becomes not operate properly and the vehicle dynamic control off indicator light may frozen, heat the key before inserting it into the key TIRE EQUIPMENT come on. Do not drive on these types of hole. 1. SUMMER tires have a tread designed to roads. ANTI-FREEZE provide superior performance on dry pave-● When driving on unstable surfaces such ment. However, the performance of these In the winter when it is anticipated that the tem- tires will be substantially reduced in snowy as a turntable, ferry, elevator or ramp, perature will drop below 32°F (0°C), check the and icy conditions. If you operate your ve- the vehicle dynamic control off indica- tor light may illuminate. This is not a anti-freeze to assure proper winter protection. hicle on snowy or icy roads, NISSAN recom- malfunction. Restart the engine after For details, see ‘‘Engine cooling system’’ in the mends the use of MUD & SNOW or ALL driving onto a stable surface ‘‘Maintenance and do-it-yourself’’ section of this SEASON TIRES on all four wheels. Please manual. consult a NISSAN dealer for the tire type,● If wheels or tires other than the recom- mended ones are used, the vehicle dy- BATTERY size, speed rating and availability informa- namic control system may not operate tion. properly and the vehicle dynamic con- If the battery is not fully charged during extremely cold weather conditions, the battery fluid may 2. For additional traction on icy roads, studded trol off indicator light may come on. tires may be used. However, some U.S. freeze and damage the battery. To maintain maxi-● The vehicle dynamic control system is mum efficiency, the battery should be checked states and Canadian provinces prohibit their not a substitute for winter tires or tire regularly. For details, see ‘‘Battery’’ in the ‘‘Main- use. Check local, state and provincial laws chains on a snow covered road. tenance and do-it-yourself’’ section of this before installing studded tires. manual. Skid and traction capabilities of studded snow tires on wet or dry surfaces may be DRAINING OF COOLANT WATER poorer than that of non-studded snow tires. If the vehicle is to be left outside without anti- 3. Tire chains may be used. freeze, drain the cooling system, including the engine block. Refill before operating the vehicle.5-22 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 195. CAUTION secured or removed to prevent the possibil- DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE ity of whipping action damage to the fendersTire chains/cables cannot be installed on or underbody. If possible, avoid fully loading WARNINGP245/45R18 size tires. Installation of the your vehicle when using tire chains. In addi-tire chains/cables on P245/45R18 size tion, drive at a reduced speed. Otherwise, ● Wet ice (32°F, 0°C and freezing rain),tires will cause damage to the vehicle. If your vehicle may be damaged and/or vehicle very cold snow or ice can be slick andyou plan to use tire chains/cables, you handling and performance may be adversely very hard to drive on. The vehicle willshould install P225/55R17 size tires on affected. have much less traction or “grip” underyour vehicle. these conditions. Try to avoid driving on Never install tire chains on spare tires. Do wet ice until the road is salted or Use of tire chains may be prohibited accord- not use tire chains on dry roads. sanded. ing to location. Check the local laws before SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT ● Whatever the condition, drive with cau- installing tire chains. When installing tire tion. Accelerate and slow down with chains, make sure they are of proper size for It is recommended that the following items be care. If accelerating or downshifting too the tires on your vehicle and are installed carried in the vehicle during winter: fast, the drive wheels will lose even according to the chain manufacturer’s sug- ● A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove more traction. gestions. Use only SAE Class “S” ice and snow from the windows and wiper chains. Class “S” chains are used on ve- ● Allow more stopping distance under blades. these conditions. Braking should be hicles with restricted tire to vehicle clear- ance. Vehicles that can use Class “S” chains ● A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the started sooner than on dry pavement. are designed to meet the minimum clear- jack to give it firm support. ● Allow greater following distances on ances between the tire and the closest ve- ● A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snowdrifts. slippery roads. hicle suspension or body component re- ● Watch for slippery spots (glare ice). ● Extra window washer fluid to refill the reser- quired to accommodate the use of a winter These may appear on an otherwise voir tank. traction device (tire chains or cables). The clear road in shaded areas. If a patch of minimum clearances are determined using ice is seen ahead, brake before reach- the factory equipped tire size. Other types ing it. Try not to brake while on the ice, may damage your vehicle. Use chain ten- and avoid any sudden steering sioners when recommended by the tire maneuvers. chain manufacturer to ensure a tight fit. Loose end links of the tire chain must be Starting and driving 5-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 196. ● Do not use the cruise control on slip- ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so WARNING pery roads. equipped) Do not use your heater with an un-● Snow can trap dangerous exhaust An engine block heater to assist in extreme cold grounded electrical system or two- gases under your vehicle. Keep snow temperature starting is available through a pronged (cheater) adapters. You can be clear of the exhaust pipe and from NISSAN dealer. injured by an electrical shock if you use an around your vehicle. ungrounded connection.5-24 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 197. 6 In case of emergencyFlat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9 Changing a flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Towing your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Towing recommended by NISSAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10Push starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8 Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) . . . . . . . . . 6-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 198. FLAT TIRECHANGING A FLAT TIRE ● Never change tires when the vehicle isIf you have a flat tire, follow the instructions be- on a slope, ice or slippery areas. This is hazardous.low. ● Never change tires if oncoming traffic isStopping the vehicle close to your vehicle. Wait for profes- 1. Safely move the vehicle off the road and sional road assistance. away from traffic. 2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers. 3. Park on a level surface and apply the parking brake. Shift the manual transmission into R (Reverse), or the automatic transmission into P (Park). WCE0044 4. Turn off the engine. Blocking wheels 5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic and to Place suitable blocks ᭺ at both the front and 1 signal professional road assistance person- back of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire nel that you need assistance. ᭺ to prevent the vehicle from rolling when it is 2 6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle jacked up. and stand in a safe place, away from traffic and clear of the vehicle. WARNING Be sure to block the wheel as the vehicle WARNING may move and result in personal injury.● Make sure the parking brake is securely applied and the manual transmission is shifted into R (Reverse), or the auto- matic transmission into P (Park).6-2 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 199. LCE0074 LCE0075 LCE0076Getting the spare tire and tools Type A Type BOpen the trunk. Lift the trunk floor carpeting andspare tire cover. Remove the jack ᭺ and wheel 1nut wrench ᭺ from the tool box. Remove the 2spare tire. In case of emergency 6-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 200. ● Use the correct jack-up points. Never use any other part of the vehicle for jack support. ● Never jack up the vehicle more than necessary. ● Never use blocks on or under the jack. ● Do not start or run the engine while vehicle is on the jack. It may cause the vehicle to move. This is especially true for vehicles with limited slip differentials. ● Do not allow passengers to stay in the CE1089 vehicle while it is on the jack.Jacking up vehicle and removing the ● Never run the engine with a wheel(s) offdamaged tire the ground. It may cause the vehicle to move. WARNING● Never get under the vehicle while it is supported only by the jack. If it is nec- essary to work under the vehicle, sup- port it with safety stands.● Use only the jack provided with your vehicle to lift the vehicle. Do not use the jack provided with your vehicle on other vehicles. The jack is designed for lifting only your vehicle during a tire change.6-4 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 201. LCE0020 WCE0056Always refer to the proper illustrations for the 2. Place the jack directly under the jack-up Installing the spare tirecorrect placement and jack-up points for your point as illustrated so the top of the jackspecific vehicle model and jack type. contacts the vehicle at the jack-up point. The spare tire is designed for emergency Align the jack head between the two use. See specific instructions under theCarefully read the caution label attached to notches in the front or the rear as shown. heading “Wheels and tires” in the “Mainte-the jack body and the following instruc- Also fit the groove of the jack head between nance and do-it-yourself” section of thistions. the notches as shown. manual. 1. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns by The jack should be used on firm and 1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface be- turning counterclockwise with the wheel nut level ground. tween the wheel and hub. wrench. Do not remove the wheel nuts 3. To lift the vehicle, securely hold the jack lever 2. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten until the tire is off the ground. and rod with both hands. Carefully raise the the wheel nuts finger tight. vehicle until the tire clears the ground. Re- move the wheel nuts, and then remove the 3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel tire. nuts alternately and evenly as illustrated until they are tight. In case of emergency 6-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 202. JUMP STARTING 4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire Adjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure. To start your engine with a booster battery, the touches the ground. Then, with the wheel instructions and precautions below must be fol- COLD pressure: After vehicle has been nut wrench, tighten the wheel nuts securely parked for three hours or more or driven lowed. in the sequence illustrated (᭺, ᭺, ᭺, ᭺, A B C D less than 1 mile (1.6 km). ᭺). Lower the vehicle completely. E WARNING COLD tire pressures are shown on the tire placard affixed to the center console. ● If done incorrectly, jump starting can WARNING lead to a battery explosion, resulting in● Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly 5. Securely store the flat tire and jacking equip- severe injury or death. It could also tightened wheel nuts can cause the ment in the vehicle. damage your vehicle. wheel to become loose or come off. 6. Place the spare tire cover and the trunk floor ● Explosive hydrogen gas is always This could cause an accident. carpeting over the damaged tire. present in the vicinity of the battery.● Do not use oil or grease on the wheel Keep all sparks and flames away from 7. Close the trunk. studs or nuts. This could cause the nuts the battery. to become loose. ● Do not allow battery fluid to come into WARNING● Retighten the wheel nuts when the ve- contact with eyes, skin, clothing or ● Always make sure that the spare tire painted surfaces. Battery fluid is a cor- hicle has been driven for 600 miles and jacking equipment are properly se- rosive sulfuric acid solution which can (1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire, cured after use. Such items can become cause severe burns. If the fluid should etc.). dangerous projectiles in an accident or come into contact with anything, imme-As soon as possible, tighten the wheel nuts sudden stop. diately flush the contacted area withto the specified torque with a torque ● The spare tire is designed for emer- water.wrench. gency use. See specific instructions un- ● Keep battery out of the reach of der the heading “Wheels and tires” in children.Wheel nut tightening torque: the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” 80 ft-lb (108 N·m) section of this manual. ● The booster battery must be rated at 12 volts. Use of an improperly rated batteryThe wheel nuts must be kept tightened to can damage your vehicle.specification at all times. It is recom-mended that wheel nuts be tightened tospecifications at each lubrication interval.6-6 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 203. ● Whenever working on or near a battery, always wear suitable eye protectors (for example, goggles or industrial safety spectacles) and remove rings, metal bands, or any other jewelry. Do not lean over the battery when jump starting.● Do not attempt to jump start a frozen battery. It could explode and cause se- rious injury.● Your vehicle has an automatic engine cooling fan. It could come on at any time. Keep hands and other objects away from it. WCE0054 2. Apply the parking brake. Move the shift lever WARNING to N (Neutral) (manual transmission) or to P Always follow the instructions below. (Park) (automatic transmission). Switch off Failure to do so could result in damage to all unnecessary electrical systems (lights, the charging system and cause personal heater, air conditioner, etc.). injury. 3. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so 1. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, equipped). Cover the battery with an old position the two vehicles to bring their bat- cloth to reduce explosion hazard. teries near each other. 4. Connect jumper cables in the sequence il- Do not allow the two vehicles to touch. lustrated (᭺, ᭺, ᭺, ᭺). A B C D In case of emergency 6-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 204. PUSH STARTING 8. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped). Be CAUTION CAUTION sure to dispose of the cloth used to cover● Always connect positive (ϩ) to positive the vent holes as it may be contaminated ● Automatic transmission models cannot (ϩ) and negative (Ϫ) to body ground (for with corrosive acid. be push-started or tow-started. At- example, strut mounting bolt, engine tempting to do so may cause transmis- lift bracket, etc.) — not to the battery. sion damage.● Make sure the jumper cables do not ● Three-way catalyst equipped models touch moving parts in the engine com- should not be started by pushing. The partment and that the cable clamps do three-way catalyst may be damaged. not contact any other metal. ● Never try to start the vehicle by towing 5. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and it. When the engine starts, the forward let it run for a few minutes. surge could cause the vehicle to collide with the tow vehicle. 6. Keep the engine speed of the booster ve- hicle at about 2,000 rpm, and start the en- gine of the vehicle being jump started. CAUTIONDo not keep the starter motor engaged formore than 10 seconds. If the engine doesnot start right away, turn the key off andwait 3 to 4 seconds before trying again. 7. After starting the engine, carefully discon- nect the negative cable and then the positive cable.6-8 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 205. IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATSIf your vehicle is overheating (indicated by an 3. Get out of the vehicle. Look and listen for 6. After the engine cools down, check the cool-extremely high temperature gauge reading), or if steam or coolant escaping from the radiator ant level in the engine coolant reservoir tankyou feel a lack of engine power, detect abnormal before opening the hood. (If steam or cool- with the engine running. Add coolant to thenoise, etc. take the following steps. ant is escaping, turn off the engine.) Do not engine coolant reservoir tank if necessary. open the hood further until no steam or Have your vehicle repaired at a NISSAN WARNING coolant can be seen. dealer.● Do not continue to drive if your vehicle 4. Open the engine hood. overheats. Doing so could cause engine damage or a vehicle fire. WARNING● To avoid the danger of being scalded, If steam or water is coming from the en- never remove the radiator cap while the gine, stand clear to prevent getting engine is still hot. When the radiator burned. cap is removed, pressurized hot water will spurt out, possibly causing serious 5. Visually check drive belts for damage or injury. looseness. Also check if the cooling fan is● Do not open the hood if steam is com- running. The radiator hoses and radiator ing out. should not leak water. If coolant is leaking, the water pump belt is missing or loose, or 1. Move the vehicle safely off the road, apply the cooling fan does not run, stop the en- the parking brake and move the shift lever to gine. N (Neutral) (manual transmission) or to P (Park) (automatic transmission). WARNING Do not stop the engine. Be careful not to allow your hands, hair, jewelry or clothing to come into contact 2. Turn off the air conditioner (if so equipped). with, or get caught in, engine belts or the Open all the windows, move the heater or air engine cooling fan. The engine cooling conditioner temperature control to maximum fan can start at any time when the coolant hot and fan control to high speed. temperature is high. In case of emergency 6-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 206. TOWING YOUR VEHICLEWhen towing your vehicle, all State (Provincial in For information about towing your vehicle behindCanada) and local regulations for towing must be a recreational vehicle (RV), refer to “Flat towing”followed. Incorrect towing equipment could dam- in the “Technical and consumer information” sec-age your vehicle. Towing instructions are avail- tion of this manual.able from a NISSAN dealer. Local service opera-tors are generally familiar with the applicable lawsand procedures for towing. To assure propertowing and to prevent accidental damage to yourvehicle, NISSAN recommends having a serviceoperator tow your vehicle. It is advisable to havethe service operator carefully read the followingprecautions: WARNING● Never ride in a vehicle that is being towed.● Never get under your vehicle after it has been lifted by a tow truck. CAUTION● When towing, make sure that the trans- mission, axles, steering system and ACE0511 powertrain are in working condition. If TOWING RECOMMENDED BY any unit is damaged, dollies must be used. NISSAN● Always attach safety chains before NISSAN recommends that your vehicle be towed towing. with the driving (front) wheels off the ground or place the vehicle on a flat bed truck as illustrated.6-10 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 207. ● When towing automatic transmission models with the front wheels on towing dollies, or when towing manual trans- mission models with the front wheels on the ground: ● Turn the ignition key to the OFF po- sition, and secure the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position with a rope or similar device. Never secure the steering wheel by turning the ig- nition key to the LOCK position. This may damage the steering lock mechanism. ACE1001 ● Move the gearshift lever to the N LCE0102 (Neutral) position. VEHICLE RECOVERY (freeing a stuck CAUTION● Never tow automatic transmission ● When towing automatic or manual vehicle) transmission models with the rear models with the front wheels on the wheels on the ground (if you do not use Front ground or four wheels on the ground towing dollies): Always release the (forward or backward), as this may parking brake. WARNING cause serious and expensive damage to the transmission. If it is necessary to ● Stand clear of a stuck vehicle. tow the vehicle with the rear wheels ● Do not spin your tires at high speed. raised always use towing dollies under This could cause them to explode and the front wheels. result in serious injury. Parts of your vehicle could also overheat and be damaged. In case of emergency 6-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 208. ● Do not spin your tires at high speed. 3. Turn the steering wheel right and left to clear CAUTION This could cause them to explode and an area around the front tires.● Tow chains or cables must be attached result in serious injury. Parts of your only to the vehicle recovery hooks or 4. Slowly rock the vehicle forward and back- vehicle could also overheat and be ward. main structural members of the vehicle. damaged. Otherwise, the vehicle body will be ● Shift back and forth between R (reverse) damaged. and D (drive). CAUTION● Do not use the vehicle tie downs to free ● Apply the accelerator as little as possible a vehicle stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc. ● Tow chains or cables must be attached to maintain the rocking motion. Never tow the vehicle using the vehicle only to the main structural members of tie downs or recovery hooks. the vehicle. ● Release the accelerator pedal before shifting between R and D.● Always pull the cable straight out from ● Pulling devices should be routed so the front or rear of the vehicle. Never they do not touch any part of the sus- ● Do not spin the tires above 35 mph (55 pull the vehicle at an angle. pension, steering, brake or cooling km/h). systems.● Pulling devices should be routed so 5. If the vehicle can not be freed after a few they do not touch any part of the sus- ● Always pull the cable straight out from tries, contact a professional towing service pension, steering, brake or cooling the front or rear of the vehicle. Never to remove the vehicle. systems. pull the vehicle at an angle.● Pulling devices such as ropes or canvas ● Pulling devices such as ropes or canvas straps are not recommended for use in straps are not recommended for use in vehicle towing or recovery. vehicle towing or recovery. If your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc.,Rear use the following procedure: WARNING 1. Turn off the Vehicle Dynamic Control System● Stand clear of a stuck vehicle. (if so equipped). 2. Make sure the area in front and behind the vehicle is clear of obstructions.6-12 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 209. 7 Appearance and careCleaning exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Floor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4 Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Corrosion protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Removing spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Most common factors contributing to vehicle Underbody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Environmental factors influence the rate of Aluminum alloy wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Chrome parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 To protect your vehicle from corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5Cleaning interior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 210. CLEANING EXTERIORIn order to maintain the appearance of your ve- CAUTION WAXINGhicle, it is important to take proper care of it. ● Do not wash the vehicle with strong Regular waxing protects the paint surface andTo protect the paint surfaces, please wash your household soap, strong chemical deter- helps retain new vehicle appearance. After wax-vehicle as soon as you can: gents, gasoline or solvents. ing, polishing is recommended to remove ● after a rainfall to prevent possible damage built-up residue and to avoid a “weathered” ap- ● Do not wash the vehicle in direct sun- from acid rain. light or while the vehicle body is hot, as pearance. the surface may become water-spotted. A NISSAN dealer can assist you in choosing the ● after driving on coastal roads. ● Avoid using tight-napped or rough proper product. ● when contaminants such as soot, bird drop- cloths, such as washing mitts. Care pings, tree sap, metal particles or bugs get ● Wax your vehicle only after a thorough wash- must be taken when removing ing. Follow the instructions supplied with the on the paint surface. caked-on dirt or other foreign sub- wax. ● when dust or mud builds up on the surface. stances so the paint surface is not scratched or damaged. ● Do not use a wax containing any abrasives,Whenever possible, store or park your vehicle cutting compounds or cleaners that mayinside a garage or in a covered area. Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of clean damage the vehicle finish. water.When it is necessary to park outside, park in a ● If the surface does not polish easily, use ashady area or protect the vehicle with a body Inside flanges, seams and folds on the doors, hatches and hood are particularly vulnerable to “road tar” remover and wax again.cover. the effects of road salt. Therefore, these areas Machine compounding or aggressive polishingBe careful not to scratch the paint surface must be cleaned regularly. Take care that the on a base coat/clear coat paint finish may dull thewhen putting on or removing the body drain holes in the lower edge of the door are finish or leave swirl marks.cover. open. Spray water under the body and in the wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away REMOVING SPOTSWASHING road salt. Remove tar and oil spots, industrial dust, insects,Wash dirt off with a wet sponge and plenty of A damp chamois can be used to dry the vehicle to and tree sap as quickly as possible from thewater. Clean the vehicle thoroughly using a mild avoid water spots. surface of the paint to avoid lasting damage orsoap, a special vehicle soap or general purpose staining. Special cleaning products are availabledishwashing liquid mixed with clean, lukewarm at a NISSAN dealer or any automotive accessory(never hot) water. store.7-2 Appearance and care ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/14/04—arosenma ੭
  • 211. UNDERBODY Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and dust film from the glass surfaces. It is normal for glass toIn areas where road salt is used in winter, it is become coated with a film after the vehicle isnecessary to clean the underbody regularly in parked in the hot sun. Glass cleaner and a softorder to prevent dirt and salt from building up and cloth will easily remove this film.causing the acceleration of corrosion on the un-derbody and suspension. Before the winter pe- CAUTIONriod and again in the spring, the underseal mustbe checked and, if necessary, retreated. When cleaning the inside of the windows, do not use sharp-edged tools, abrasive cleaners or chlorine-based disinfectant cleaners. They could damage the electri- cal conductors, radio antenna elements or rear window defroster elements. LAI0008 ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS GLASS Wash the wheels regularly, especially during win- When cleaning the rear window, it may be easier ter months in areas where road salt is used. If not removed, road salt can discolor the wheels. to clean if the high-mounted stop light is removed first. CHROME PARTS Be careful when removing the high-mounted Clean all chrome parts regularly with a non- stop light to reduce the risk of damaging the abrasive chrome polish to maintain the finish. high-mounted stop light wires. To remove the high-mounted stop light: ᭺