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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 2009 GT-R 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 2009 GT-R 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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    2009 GT-R OWNER'S MANUAL 2009 GT-R OWNER'S MANUAL Presentation Transcript

    • Black plate (2,1)The NISSAN GT-R, introducing youto a new genre of supercarsThe legend of the GT-R began in May of 1964 in Japan when the affectionately termed “boxy” Skyline passed a Porsche 904 at a hairpin curve on theSuzuka Circuit.The GT-R legend continued on the Japanese racing circuits and in the sports car world when the GT-R was equipped with a powerful engine and state-of-the-art all-wheel drive system in August of 1989.A new legend is in the making for the 21st century. The “NISSAN GT-R” is now available worldwide.During development, the NISSAN GT-R was taken to the Nurburgring in Germany, a racetrack used for performance evaluation benchmarking ofsupercars. While being driven by a professional driver, the GT-R set a record time of 7 minutes 38 seconds even though the road surface of the mostdifficult high-speed corner, the “kesselchen” was wet. The GT-R also handled an endurance test totaling approximately 3,000 miles (5,000 km), settingthe world’s fastest continuous driving lap time of 7 minutes 55 seconds. Additionally, to make sure the GT-R performs off the track as well as it does on thetrack, the vehicle was designed to perform on many types of roads from a scorching freeway to snow swept country roads.A new legend is born. Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (3,1)Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (4,1)ForewordWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELY features to all occupants of theowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with Before driving your vehicle, please read this vehicle.confidence. It was produced using the latest Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure . ALWAYS review this Owner’s Man-techniques and strict quality control. familiarity with controls and maintenance re- ual for important safety information. quirements, assisting you in the safe operationThis manual was prepared to help you under- of your vehicle.stand the operation and maintenance of your MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLEvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles(kilometers) of driving pleasure. Please read WARNING This vehicle should not be modified. Mod- ification could affect its performance,through this manual before operating your IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION safety or durability, and may even violatevehicle. REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! governmental regulations. See the 2009A separate Warranty Information Booklet Nissan GT-R Warranty Information Bookletcontains the warranties covering your Follow these important driving rules to for details including applicable exclusions.vehicle (whose terms have control over help ensure a safe and comfortable tripthis Owner’s Manual or any other docu- for you and your passengers! WHEN READING THE MANUALment or representation regarding warranty . NEVER drive under the influence of This manual includes information for allcoverage). The “NISSAN Service and Main- alcohol or drugs. options available on this model. Therefore,tenance Guide” explains details about you may find some information that does . ALWAYS observe posted speed lim- not apply to your vehicle.maintaining and servicing your vehicle. its and never drive too fast forAdditionally, a separate Customer Care/ conditions. All information, specifications and illustrations inLemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will explain this manual are those in effect at the time of . ALWAYS give your full attention tohow to resolve any concerns you may have printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change driving and avoid using vehicle specifications or design at any time withoutwith your vehicle, as well as clarify yourrights under your state’s lemon law. features or taking other actions that notice. could distract you.Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehi- . ALWAYS use your seat belts andcle best. When you require any service orhave any questions, they will be glad to appropriate child restraint systems.assist you with the extensive resources Pre-teen children should be seatedavailable to them. in the rear seat. . ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (5,1)IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT Arrows in an illustration that are similar to thoseTHIS MANUAL above call attention to an item in the illustration.You will see various symbols in this manual. Theyare used in the following ways: This indicates the title and reference page. WARNING CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING This is used to indicate a hazard that could cause death or serious personal WARNING injury. To avoid or reduce the risk, follow the information and instructions Engine Exhaust, some of its constitu- exactly. ents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and CAUTION birth defects or other reproductive This is used to indicate a hazard that If you see the symbol above, it means “Do not harm. In addition, certain fluids con- could cause minor or moderate perso- do this” or “Do not let this happen”. tained in vehicles and certain products nal injury. To avoid or reduce the risk, of component wear contain or emit follow the information and instructions chemicals known to the State of Cali- carefully. fornia to cause cancer and birth defects If you see a symbol similar to those above in an or other reproductive harm. illustration, it means the arrow points to the front NOTICE of the vehicle. CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE ADVI- This is used to indicate a hazard that SORY could cause damage to property or your Some vehicle parts, such as lithium bat- vehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, teries, may contain perchlorate material. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to those The following advisory is provided: “Per- follow the information and instructions. above indicate movement or action. chlorate Material - special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/ hazardouswaste/perchlorate.” Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (6,1) * 2008 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. CAll rights reserved. No part of this Owner’sManual may be reproduced or stored in aretrieval system, or transmitted in any form, orby any means, electronic, mechanical, photo-copying, recording or otherwise, without theprior written permission of NISSAN Motor Co.,Ltd. Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (7,1)NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES ...Both NISSAN and your GT-R certified NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and yourGT-R certified NISSAN dealer are our primary concerns. Your GT-R certified NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile salesand service needs.However, if there is something that your GT-R The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for You can write to NISSAN with the information oncertified NISSAN dealer cannot assist you with the following information: the left at:or you would like to provide NISSAN directly For U.S. customerswith comments or questions, please contact the — Your name, address, and telephone number NISSAN North America, Inc.NISSAN Consumer Affairs Department using — Vehicle identification number (attached to Consumer Affairs Departmentour toll-free number: the top of the instrument panel on the P.O. Box 685003 For U.S. customers driver’s side) Franklin, TN 37068-5003 1-866-668-1GTR For Canadian customers (1-866-668-1487) — Date of purchase NISSAN Canada Inc. For Canadian customers — Current odometer reading 5290 Orbitor Drive 1-800-387-0122 Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 — Your NISSAN dealer’s name — Your comments or questions OR We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (1,1)Table of GT-R Overview GTRContents Illustrated table of contents 0 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 Model "R35-D" Edited: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (1,1) GT-R OverviewGT-R specific information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-2 Additional maintenance items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-6 Warranty information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-2 Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-6 Maintenance information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-2 Inspection and adjustments of tires, suspensionGT-R special specification parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-2 and brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-6 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-2 Replenishing coolant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-6 Transmission oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-2 Coolant mixture ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-7 Differential oil (front and rear). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-2 Cool down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-7 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-3 GT-R specific vehicle characteristics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-7 Tires and road wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-3 Refueling precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-7 Brake pad and disc rotor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-3 Refueling stops before the tank is full . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-7 Exhaust muffler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-3 Gasoline smell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-7 Exterior parts (spoiler, etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-3 Outside temperature display indicates higherGT-R performance optimization services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-4 temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-7 Wheel alignment inspection and adjustment Idle speed is not steady. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-7 (if necessary) (including tire pressure Engine speed is restricted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-7 adjustment). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-4 Distortion of rear wing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-8 Engine settings (balancing right and left Uneven wear of tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-8 air flow) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-4 Noises are heard while driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-8 Transmission settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-4 Brake dust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-9Precautions before driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-5 Mechanical Limited Slip Differential (LSD) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off mode . . . . . . . . GTR-5 characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-9 Summer tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-5 Dual clutch transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-9 All-season tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-5 Transmission operation characteristics. . . . . . . . . . . GTR-10Body repair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GTR-5 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (4,1) GT-R SPECIAL SPECIFICATIONGT-R SPECIFIC INFORMATION PARTSThe GT-R is NISSAN’s first supercar category MAINTENANCE INFORMATION Only use the following required fluids and partsvehicle. The GT-R is equipped with special . Special skills, knowledge and equipment are in the GT-R.systems. These systems are different than those necessary to properly inspect and adjust theused on conventional vehicles to allow for the GT-R engine, transmission, suspension and ENGINE OILhigh performance driving characteristics of this brakes to maintain performance. A GT-R Mobil 1, 0W-40 (100% synthetic oil)vehicle. Your vehicle should be maintained by a certified NISSAN dealer has the GT-RGT-R certified NISSAN dealer. Special skills, certified technical staff and the special Mobil 1, 0W-40 (100% synthetic) is the factoryknowledge and equipment are necessary to equipment to properly maintain your GT-R. fill oil. The VR38 engine with its plasma-sprayedproperly maintain your GT-R. bores was developed using this oil. NISSAN . Many general periodic maintenance items cannot ensure proper engine operation andWARRANTY INFORMATION can be performed at all NISSAN dealers. durability if other 0W-40 synthetic oil is used.Please read this OM carefully, together with your However, make sure the specified fluids and If Mobil 1, 0W-40 is not available, Mobil 1,Warranty Information Booklet which describes a parts are used when the maintenance is 10W-40 (100% synthetic) may be used; how-number of express limitations and exclusions for performed. ever, some performance loss may be noticed.failure to follow the instructions contained in this TRANSMISSION OILOM, including, but not limited to: Genuine NISSAN Transmission Oil R35. Failure to use proper parts, fuel and fluids, Special (100% synthetic oil). Driving with the VDC off, The GT-R uses a multiple-disc dual wet clutch transmission. The specially developed transmis-. Racing, sion oil maximizes the friction characteristics of. Modifications, including reprogramming or the clutch and the lubrication of the gear replacing/adding chips in any on-board bearings. The use of additives is prohibited. computer, DIFFERENTIAL OIL (front and rear). Failure to have required Performance Opti- Castrol SAF-XJ 75W-140 (100% synthetic mization Services performed. oil)In addition, see your Dunlop/Goodyear and The GT-R uses a 1.5-Way mechanical LimitedBridgestone tire warranties for specific limita- Slip Differential (LSD) to maximize driving powertions or exclusions for operating summer tires under many operating conditions. Use thebelow −48F (−208C). specified differential oil to maximize the perfor-GTR-2 GT-R Overview Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (5,1)mance of the LSD. Also use the same oil for the . Genuine GT-R tires and road wheels or an EXTERIOR PARTS (spoiler, etc.)front differential. The use of additives is equivalent help prevent the decrease of Do not modify exterior parts.prohibited. straight-running stability caused by uneven tire wear due to high rigidity wheels and The GT-R was developed using a special windBRAKE FLUID wide tires. tunnel to help make sure the vehicle isGenuine NISSAN Brake Fluid R35 Special aerodynamically balanced. Additionally, the windDOT4 BRAKE PAD AND DISC ROTOR tunnel was used to help make sure cool air flows Genuine GT-R brake pads and disc rotors to the brakes, radiator and other components.Genuine NISSAN Brake Fluid R35 Special Additions of non-GT-R specific accessory ex-DOT4 is the factory fill brake fluid. The Vehicle This vehicle is equipped with a high perfor- terior parts can change the air flow over andDynamic Control (VDC) unit and other related mance braking system and includes cross drilled around the body. This can affect vehicle balanceparts were specially designed for this brake rotors and six piston floating calipers. This helps and cooling of various systems.fluid. NISSAN cannot ensure the best perfor- to achieve excellent stopping performance andmance and proper operation of the vehicle if fade-resistance. Replace all four sets of brake For example, if the front bumper is modified,other brake fluid is used. pads and disc rotors at the same time to there is a possibility that brake performance may maintain maximum brake performance. be reduced due to the decrease of the air flow toTIRES AND ROAD WHEELS the brake system.Genuine GT-R tires and road wheels or EXHAUST MUFFLERequivalent Use only the special GT-R muffler and trunk carpet.Use only genuine GT-R tires and road wheels orequivalent. Proper use of NISSAN recom- Never use parts other than genuine NISSANmended tires provides the greatest potential parts.for maximum performance. The GT-R has high exhaust gas temperatures. If. Genuine GT-R tires and road wheels or an non-GT-R specification parts are used, it is equivalent help achieve maximum cornering possible that the muffler will deform and cause performance. damage to the underbody. Also do not remove the trunk carpet from the vehicle for any reason.. Genuine GT-R tires and road wheels or an The carpet insulates the vehicle interior from the equivalent help provide road holding in the heat of the muffler and from the noise of the event of decreasing tire pressure and transmission. punctures. GT-R Overview GTR-3 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (6,1)GT-R PERFORMANCEOPTIMIZATION SERVICESIn addition to the regular maintenance recom- parts replacement, etc. determined to ENGINE SETTINGS (balancing rightmended by NISSAN, the GT-R requires the be necessary as a result of these and left air flow)following special inspections: inspections are performed at the cus- Each cylinder bank of this engine operates tomer’s expense. independently due to the vehicle’s twin turbo-. Wheel alignment inspection and adjustment (if necessary) (including tire pressure ad- . See the 2009 NISSAN GT-R Warranty charger design. Each side of the engine must justment) Information Booklet for significant lim- operate at the same level of performance. The itations, exclusions and possible void- power output of each bank must be checked. Engine settings (balancing right and left air ing of your warranty resulting from and adjusted as necessary by a GT-R certified flow) NISSAN dealer. failure to have these necessary inspec-. Transmission settings tions, repairs and/or adjustments per- TRANSMISSION SETTINGS formed. The design of the clutch and transmissionThese inspections are required at the followingintervals: . See the 2009 NISSAN GT-R Service and requires inspection and adjustment of the clutch Maintenance Guide for a detailed ex- and shift forks by a GT-R certified NISSAN. 1,000 miles planation of the GT-R Performance dealer at the recommended intervals. Depend-. 12 months Optimization services. ing on the driving conditions, more frequent adjustments may be necessary to help maximize. 24 months WHEEL ALIGNMENT INSPECTION vehicle performance.. 36 months AND ADJUSTMENT (if necessary) (including tire pressure adjustment)NOTE:. These inspections will be performed This vehicle is equipped with a high perfor- free of charge for labor at a GT-R mance suspension. The vehicle’s wheel align- certified NISSAN dealer only. Inspec- ment needs to be measured and adjusted (if necessary) by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer tions thereafter are recommended as necessary as the vehicle is driven and the every 12 months or 12,000 miles suspension parts break-in. (whichever comes first) at the custo- mer’s expense. See the 2009 NISSAN GT-R Warranty Information Booklet for details.. Repairs and adjustments involvingGTR-4 GT-R Overview Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (7,1)PRECAUTIONS BEFORE DRIVING BODY REPAIRVEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) ALL-SEASON TIRES The body of the GT-R has been manufacturedOFF MODE Do not exceed the speed rating of the tire that is on special fixtures utilizing a hybrid structure installed on the vehicle. with aluminum die cast parts for the frame work.Make sure VDC is on before driving the vehicle. Special skills, information and equipment areThe VDC OFF mode should only be used to help required to correctly repair the body. Contact afree a vehicle stuck in mud or snow by GT-R certified NISSAN dealer if the vehicle istemporarily stopping VDC operation and keep- damaged, such as in a collision, and they willing torque on wheels. recommend an appropriate body shop.SUMMER TIRES Only certified body shops using CELETTE®The GT-R summer tires are made from a advanced collision repair equipment are ap-specially formulated rubber to maximize the proved by NISSAN for repairing structural bodyvehicle’s performance capabilities. Performance damage. Contact a GT-R certified NISSANof summer tires is substantially reduced when dealer or NISSAN Consumer Affairs for atemperatures are less than 328F (08C) so you referral or list of certified body shops.must drive carefully. NISSAN recommends theuse of winter or all-season tires on all fourwheels if you plan to operate your vehicle insnowy or icy conditions when temperatures areless than 328F (08C). WARNING Never use summer tires when the temperature is below −48F (−208C) to prevent permanent tread deformation which may cause tire damage or tire failure. This may cause a loss of vehicle control which can result in serious personal injury or death. GT-R Overview GTR-5 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (8,1)ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE ITEMSThe following information applies if you engage steering. INSPECTION AND ADJUSTMENTSin performance driving such as driving your OF TIRES, SUSPENSION AND . Be sure to change the fluids listed below BRAKESGT-R for extended periods under the following with the specified fluids every 1,800 milesconditions. (3,000 km). . Measure and adjust the wheel alignment.. Higher-RPM (approaching redline) opera- . Check the tire pressure and the Tire ITEMS GT-R SPECIFIED FLUIDS tion Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sen- Engine oil Mobil 1, 0W-40*1 sor.. Frequent high pedal force braking from Genuine NISSAN Transmission moderate and higher speeds Transmission oil Oil R35 Special . Make tire pressure adjustments only when. Frequent throttle activation the tires are cool. ( “WHEELS AND Differential oil Castrol SAF-XJ 75W-140 TIRES” page 8-29) (front and rear). Fast revving throughout the RPM range Genuine NISSAN Brake Fluid . Secure road wheel balance weights withIn such cases, the following additional main- Brake fluid aluminum tape or equivalent. R35 Special DOT4*2tenance guidelines apply. *1: Mobil 1, 0W-40 (100% synthetic) is the factory fill . Check the heat deterioration and wear of theHowever, you should also carefully read oil. The VR38 engine with its plasma-sprayed brakes. (As necessary, the brake pad andyour 2009 NISSAN GT-R Warranty Informa- bores was developed using this oil. NISSAN the brake disc rotor must be replaced as ation Booklet for important information cannot ensure proper engine operation and dur- set of four with new ones.)concerning warranty coverage, limitations ability if other 0W-40 synthetic oil is used. If Mobiland exclusions. 1, 0W-40 is not available, Mobil 1, 10W-40 (100% REPLENISHING COOLANT synthetic) may be used; however, some perfor- Check the coolant level in the pressurizedWe recommend that maintenance be performed mance loss may be noticed. coolant reservoir. Adjust the level so that theat a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. NISSAN will *2: Genuine NISSAN Brake Fluid R35 Special DOT4 fluid is between the MAX and MIN markings. Foronly pay for GT-R Performance Optimization is the factory fill brake fluid. The Vehicle Dynamic the coolant, use genuine NISSAN Long LifeServices performed at a GT-R certified NISSAN Control (VDC) unit and other related parts were coolant. (On delivery of new vehicle, thedealer. specially designed for this brake fluid and NISSAN reservoir is filled to the MIN level. Be sure to cannot ensure the best performance and proper replenish approximately 0.3 to 0.4 US quart (0.3FLUIDS operation of the vehicle if other brake fluid is used. to 0.4 liter) of coolant.). Before driving, check the fluid levels and adjust as necessary using the specified fluid.. Check the amount of fluid for the powerGTR-6 GT-R Overview Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (9,1) GT-R SPECIFIC VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICSCOOLANT MIXTURE RATIO REFUELING PRECAUTIONS malfunction. The smell will go away when theFor maximum cooling system performance, the fuel temperature has cooled.coolant mixture ratio should be the combination WARNING OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAYof 30% antifreeze and 70% demineralized ordistilled water. Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank INDICATES HIGHER TEMPERATURE after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off Heat from the engine compartment, radiator andIf ambient temperatures are anticipated below intercoolers can affect the outside temperature automatically. Continued refueling may58F (−158C), make sure a proper mixture ratio of display. The outside temperature display may50% antifreeze and 50% demineralized or cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel spray and possibly a fire. The fuel tank indicate a higher than actual temperature whiledistilled water mix is used. driving or stopped. This is normal. is full at the first automatic shutoff.COOL DOWN IDLE SPEED IS NOT STEADYCool down the vehicle to help extend the life of To maximize vehicle performance, the fuel tank is located as low as possible to lower the vehicle The idle speed may not be steady when thethe vehicle if coolant temperatures are extremely engine compartment is extremely hot. This ishigh. Drive the vehicle at 37 to 50 MPH (60 to center of gravity. The tank is also divided into two parts. This fuel tank design causes higher normal. The engine speed will be steady when80 km/h), in 5th or 6th gear for 2 to 3 miles (3 to the engine cools down.5 km) and then stop the engine. pressures inside the tank than other vehicles so fuel spillage is possible by trying to top off the In this case, the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) fuel tank after automatic shutoff. may come on. After a few driving trips, the MIL REFUELING STOPS BEFORE THE should turn off. If the light remains on after a few TANK IS FULL driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. The fuel tank pressure is higher when the vehicle is hot. If the vehicle is refueled when the vehicle ENGINE SPEED IS RESTRICTED is hot, the fuel pump may automatically shut off To help protect the engine, the maximum engine before the tank is full. This does not indicate that speed is automatically controlled in the following there is a malfunction. This will not happen after conditions: the vehicle has cooled. . Revving the engine with the shift lever in the GASOLINE SMELL & or & position: The maximum engine P N The fuel temperature is higher when the vehicle speed is 5,000 RPM is hot. This may cause a gasoline smell from the vehicle. This does not indicate that there is a . Revving the engine when the engine coolant GT-R Overview GTR-7 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (10,1) or oil is at a low or extremely high NOISES ARE HEARD WHILE DRIV- . To maintain steady braking performance in temperature: The maximum engine speed ING both extremely high and low temperatures, is 4,000 RPM . The GT-R brake pads use material that the gap between the brake pad and caliper provides a high amount of braking power is larger than normal and large-size brakeDISTORTION OF REAR WING pads are used. When driving over a bump, a even in high temperatures. This material canWhen the vehicle is parked in direct sunlight on cause an intermittent screeching noise when light rattling sound may be heard from thea hot day, the center of the rear wing may the brakes are applied. The noise decreases brake pad. This does not indicate that therebecome distorted. This is normal. When the as the brake pads wear. is a malfunction.surface temperature of the rear wing is reduced,the shape of the wing should return to normal. . A screeching noise may be heard when the . When the brake disc rotor undergoes brake pedal is depressed: thermal expansion, a rumbling noise mayUNEVEN WEAR OF TIRES be heard from the engaging portion of the — When driving the vehicle for the first time wheel and the brake disc rotor. This doesTwo different wheel alignment specifications are in the morning, not indicate that there is a malfunction. Theprovided for the GT-R: — After leaving the vehicle parked for noise will cease when the temperature. Specifications for everyday driving extended periods of time, or decreases.. Specifications for maximum performance — When the vehicle is damp following rain . The GT-R tires are more rigid than a typical showers or washing the vehicle. passenger car tire and are made from aOn delivery of a new vehicle, the specifications specially formulated rubber to maximize the These sounds are normal. The noise isare set to help maximize performance when vehicle’s performance capabilities. These caused when the brake pads absorb moist-driving straight at high speeds and for cornering characteristics cause the GT-R tires to have ure, and the noise stops after the brake isperformance. However, this maximum perfor- more road noise than a typical passenger applied several times.mance specification can cause quick and car tire. This road noise is normal.uneven tire wear and related tire noise. Have a . A screeching noise may also be heard whenGT-R certified NISSAN dealer set the wheel the brake pedal is depressed:alignment using the everyday specifications ifthe vehicle is not used for maximum perfor- — When repeatedly applying gentle brak-mance. ing, especially on a curve at a low speed, or — When the brake rotors have circular scores with the brake temperature high.GTR-8 GT-R Overview Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (11,1) DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSIONBRAKE DUST The GT-R dual clutch transmission is a newly- passenger car transmissions. Because of this,This vehicle is equipped with high performance developed system that uses an electronically the GT-R has different operating characteristics,brakes, and the characteristics of the brake pad controlled multiple-disc wet clutch attached to a and various rattle noises may be heard duringmaterial may cause more brake dust than other the highly efficient manual transmission. This some driving conditions because of the follow-vehicles. NISSAN recommends a wheel coating transmission has two driving modes. ing items:that helps prevent the brake dust from sticking . & position (Automatic gearshift): A . Gear clearancesto the wheels. Contact a GT-R certified NISSAN allows automatic shifting of the manualdealer for more details. . Ultralight flywheel transmission.MECHANICAL LIMITED SLIP DIF- . Dry sump lubrication . & position (Manual gearshift): MFERENTIAL (LSD) CHARACTERIS- allows quick shifting of the manual transmis- These noises do not indicate that there is aTICS sion. malfunction.The differential oil has a high viscosity and is NOTE:very thick when cold. If the vehicle accelerates . & position driving is recommended Mfrom a stop with the steering wheel turned in when driving up hills or acceleratingcold temperatures, the inner wheel tire may slip from a stop on a cold morning.and some noise or vibration may be heard. Thisphenomenon is unique to vehicles equipped . & position driving is recommended if Mwith the Limited Slip Differential (LSD). When you feel shift shocks or jerkiness in thethe steering wheel is returned to the straight- & position in cold temperatures. Aahead position or the differential oil warms up,the noise and vibration decrease. . When starting or driving on a steep uphill grade, shift to the & position M and operate the paddle shifter to shift down to 1st gear similar to a manual transmission vehicle. The GT-R dual clutch transmission was devel- oped specifically to maximize vehicle perfor- mance and driving enjoyment. The GT-R transmission components were designed using different engineering standards than typical GT-R Overview GTR-9 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (12,1)TRANSMISSION OPERATION CHARACTERISTICS Mechanism Operation characteristics . When the temperature of the transmission is high, the decreased friction from idling and driving at low speeds can cause rattling, shakingBase Manual transmission and jarring noises. When the temperature of the transmission decreases, the noise will lessen. . Clattering noises may be heard while shifting. . When stopping the vehicle with the shift lever in the & or &↔& position, be sure to firmly depress the brake pedal. The vehicle may R A M slowly move if the brake pedal is not depressed. . Never depress the brake and accelerator pedals at the same time. Depressing the brake and accelerator pedals at the same time could cause: — The engine to stallMultiple disc wet clutch — The clutch to overheat — Transmission damage . To prevent stalling or transmission damage, start in first gear. The & position second gear can be used to start moving the vehicle only M when reduced torque is necessary on snowy roads or extremely slippery surfaces. . When the vehicle is stopped on a hill, do not hold the vehicle in place by depressing the accelerator pedal. Doing so may cause the clutch to overheat and result in transmission damage. Use the brakes to prevent the vehicle from moving. The following conditions are caused due to changes in fluid viscosity as a result of temperature changes. . When the transmission fluid is extremely cold or extremely hot, the transmission may feel like it is slipping during shifts or there may be hardElectronic oil pressure shifts. This is normal. Transmission shifting should return to normal when the transmission fluid returns to normal operating temperatures.control . When the transmission fluid temperature is extremely cold, the time required to run a system check may increase. During the system check, the shift lever must stay in the & position. Move the shift lever after turning off the system check display. Also, it is normal to hear clicking P noises during the transmission systems check. . The higher shift speeds in the & position may result in shift shock and jerkiness when starting or shifting. MChanging modes . Quick shifting in the R mode with the transmission in the & position is available when the engine speed is high. However, the transmission M may shift more slowly when the engine speed is low. Appropriate gaps are provided between gears to achieve smooth gear rotation and steady tooth surface lubrication under the high-load drivingGear clearances condition. However, this causes a rattling noise.GTR-10 GT-R Overview Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (13,1) Mechanism Operation characteristics . An ultralight flywheel is provided to achieve rapid engine response to the accelerator pedal operation and quick shifting response to the paddle shifter operation. These are essential for a supercar. However, you may notice a large rattling noise from gears because engine rotation fluctuations become larger while idling.Ultralight flywheel . Due to changes in engine speed through the operation of the air conditioner, rattling, shaking or jarring noises may be heard when idling or driving at low speeds. . Rattling noises may be heard when the engine is started or stopped. High-efficiency dry sump lubrication is provided to achieve low agitation resistance of lubricant oil and allows smooth transmission gear rotationDry sump lubrication that contribute to obtain a perfect balance between outstanding driving performance and improved environmental performance. However, you may notice some rattling noise due to engine rotation fluctuations. GT-R Overview GTR-11 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (14,1)MEMOGTR-12 GT-R Overview Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (4,1) 0 Illustrated table of contentsSeats, seat belts and Supplemental Restraint System Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6(SRS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Cockpit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8 Rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Meters and gauges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (16,1)SEATS, SEAT BELTS ANDSUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINTSYSTEM (SRS)FRONT 5. Seat belt pretensioner (P.1-42) 6. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air1. Seat belt (Page 1-5) bag system (if so equipped) (P.1-31)2. Rear seat walk-in lever (P.1-4) 7. Occupant classification sensor (pattern sensor)3. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental (P.1-36) air bag system (if so equipped) (P.1-31) 8. Front seats (P.1-2)4. Supplemental front-impact air bags (P.1-31)0-2 Illustrated table of contents Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (17,1)REAR1. Rear seats — Child restraint installation (P.1-13)2. Child restraint anchor points (for top tether strap child restraint) (P.1-16)3. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system (P.1-15) Illustrated table of contents 0-3 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (18,1)EXTERIOR ITEMS GT-R SPECIFIED PARTS Genuine road wheel or an Road wheel equivalent specific to GT-R Genuine tire or an equivalent Tire*1 specific to GT-R Genuine brake pad specific to Brake pad*2 GT-R Genuine brake disc rotor spe- Brake disc rotor*2 cific to GT-R *1: When tire replacement is required, replacing tires as a set of four with new tires is recommended. However, if a tire is punctured or damaged, it may be possible to replace only the damaged tire. Determining whether one tire or a complete set of tires should be replaced is based on a number of factors including tire wear and condition. Contact your GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. They can recommend if an individual tire or a complete set should be replaced. *2: The brake pad and the brake disc rotor must be replaced as a set of four with new ones.FRONT 6. Headlight and turn signal (P.2-47, P.8-26) 7. Tires and wheels (P.5-3, P.6-2, P.8-29, P.9-7)1. Hood (P.3-17)2. Windshield wiper and washer (P.2-45, P.8-19)3. Doors (P.3-2, P.3-4, P.3-8)4. Outside mirrors (P.3-27)5. Power windows (P.2-56)0-4 Illustrated table of contents Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (19,1) ITEMS GT-R SPECIFIED FUEL Unleaded premium gasoline with an octane rating of at least 93 AKI (Anti- Fuel Knock Index) number (Research octane number 98)*1 *1: Use unleaded premium gasoline with an octane rating of at least 93 AKI (Anti- Knock Index) number (Research octane number 98) to maximize vehicle performance. If 93 AKI number (Research octane number 98) premium gasoline is not available, you may use unleaded premium gasoline with an octane rating of at least 91 AKI number (Research octane number 96), but you may notice a decrease in performance.REAR 6. Fuel-filler door (P.3-22, P.9-3)1. High-mounted stop light (P.8-26) *: Refer to the separate Multi Function Display Owner’s Manual.2. Trunk (P.3-8, P.3-19)3. Rear window defroster (P.2-46)4. Satellite antenna*5. Rear combination light (P.8-26) Illustrated table of contents 0-5 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (20,1)PASSENGER COMPARTMENT1. Coat hooks (P.2-56) 7. Inside rearview mirror (P.2-60, P.3-26)2. Inside lock knob (P.3-5) 8. Center console box (P.2-56)3. Interior light control switch (P.2-58) 9. Cup holders (P.2-53)4. Map lights (P.2-58) 10. Power window switches (P.2-56)5. Sun visors (P.3-26) 11. Window lock button (P.2-57)6. Sunglasses holder (P.2-54) 12. Power door lock switch (P.3-5)0-6 Illustrated table of contents Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (21,1)COCKPIT 12. Tilting/telescopic steering wheel lever (P.3-25) 13. Push-button ignition switch (P.5-8) 14. Parking brake (P.5-27, P.5-37) 15. Shift lever (P.5-13) *: Refer to the separate Multi Function Display Owner’s Manual.1. Headlight and turn signal switch (P.2-47) 6. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P.2-45)2. Paddle shifters (P.5-13) 7. VDC, transmission and suspension set up3. Steering-wheel-mounted controls (left side)* switches (P.5-21)4. Meters and gauges (P.2-4) 8. Trunk lid release switch (P.3-19)5. Steering-wheel-mounted controls (right side) 9. Hood release handle (P.3-17) — MRK (Mark) switch* 10. Intelligent Key port (P.5-10) — Cruise control (P.5-28) 11. Horn (P.2-50) Illustrated table of contents 0-7 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (22,1)INSTRUMENT PANEL 13. Compact Disc slot* 14. Trunk release power cancel switch (P.3-20) *: Refer to the separate Multi Function Display Owner’s Manual.1. Outside mirror control switch (P.3-27) 7. Glove box (P.2-55)2. Center dial* 8. Fuse box cover (P.8-22)3. Audio system* 9. Power outlet (P.2-52)4. Heater and air conditioner* 10. Rear window defroster switch (P.2-46)5. Multi function display* 11. CompactFlash card slot*6. Hazard warning flasher switch (P.2-50) 12. Front passenger air bag status light (P.1-37)0-8 Illustrated table of contents Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (23,1)METERS AND GAUGES NOTE: . Meters and gauges will illuminate when the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position. . The needle indicators may move slightly after the ignition switch is pushed to the OFF position. This does not indicate that there is a malfunction.1. Trip A/B reset switch (P.2-5) 7. Instrument brightness control switch (P.2-10)2. Speedometer (P.2-5) 8. Vehicle information display (P.2-10)3. Tachometer (P.2-6)/Upshift indicator (P.2-8) 9. Odometer/twin trip odometer (P.2-5)4. Transmission position indicator (P.2-7) 10. Fuel gauge (P.2-7)5. Engine coolant temperature gauge (P.2-6) 11. NEXT switch (P.2-13)6. ENTER switch (P.2-13) Illustrated table of contents 0-9 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (24,1)ENGINE COMPARTMENT ITEMS GT-R SPECIFIED FLUIDS Engine oil Mobil 1, 0W-40*1 Genuine NISSAN Transmission Transmission oil Oil R35 Special Differential oil Castrol SAF-XJ 75W-140 (front and rear) Genuine NISSAN Brake Fluid Brake fluid R35 Special DOT4*2 *1: Mobil 1, 0W-40 (100% synthetic) is the factory fill oil. The VR38 engine with its plasma-sprayed bores was developed using this oil. NISSAN cannot ensure proper engine operation and dur- ability if other 0W-40 synthetic oil is used. If Mobil 1, 0W-40 is not available, Mobil 1, 10W-40 (100% synthetic) may be used; however, some perfor- mance loss may be noticed. *2: Genuine NISSAN Brake Fluid R35 Special DOT4 is the factory fill brake fluid. The Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) unit and other related parts were specially designed for this brake fluid and NISSAN cannot ensure the best performance and proper operation of the vehicle if other brake fluid is used.1. Fuse/fusible link holder (P.8-22) 7. Power steering fluid reservoir (P.8-13)2. Battery (P.8-15) 8. Radiator filler cap (P.8-9)3. Engine oil filler cap (P.8-12) 9. Coolant reservoir cap (pressure type) (P.8-9)4. Engine oil dipstick (P.8-12) 10. Coolant reservoir (P.8-9)5. Brake fluid reservoir (P.8-14) 11. Window washer fluid reservoir (P.8-15)6. Air cleaner (P.8-19)0-10 Illustrated table of contents Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (25,1)MEMO Illustrated table of contents 0-11 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (26,1)MEMO0-12 Illustrated table of contents Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (7,1) 1 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supple- mental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Booster seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Precautions on booster seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Booster seat installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29 Precautions on seat belt usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31 Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Precautions on supplemental restraint system . . . . . 1-31 Pregnant women. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 (front seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36 Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air Seat belt extenders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 bag and roof-mounted curtain side-impact Seat belt maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 supplemental air bag system (if so equipped) . . . . . 1-40 Seat belts with pretensioners (front seats) . . . . . . . . . 1-42Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Supplemental air bag warning labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-43 Precautions on child restraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Supplemental air bag warning light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-43 Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren system (LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 Repair and replacement procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44 Top tether strap child restraint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Child restraint installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Child restraint installation using the seat belts . . . . . 1-21 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (28,1)SEATS FRONT SEATS well back in the seat with both feet WARNING on the floor and adjust the seat Front power seat adjustment . Do not ride in a moving vehicle properly. ( “PRECAUTIONS ON Operating tips when the seatback is reclined. This SEAT BELT USAGE” page 1-5) . The power seat motor has an auto-reset can be dangerous. The shoulder belt . After adjustment, gently rock in the overload protection circuit. If the motor will not be against your body. In an seat to make sure it is securely stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, accident, you could be thrown into it locked. then reactivate the switch. and receive neck or other serious . Do not leave children unattended . Do not operate the power seat switch for a injuries. You could also slide under inside the vehicle. They could un- long period of time when the engine is off. the lap belt and receive serious This will discharge the battery. knowingly activate switches or con- internal injuries. trols. Unattended children could . For the most effective protection become involved in serious acci- when the vehicle is in motion, the dents. seat should be upright. Always sit1-2 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (29,1) Seat Adjustment Switch Operation LocationForward and backward Move the switch A* forward or backward until the desired seat position is obtained. Driver’s and frontReclining * Turn the switch A forward and backward until the desired seatback angle is passenger’s seats obtained. The reclining feature allows adjustment of the seatback for occupants of different sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper seat belt fit. ( “PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE” page 1-5) Also, the seatback can be reclined to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the & position with the parking brake fully applied. PSeat lifter (front) Push the switch up or down B * to raise or lower the front portion of the seat.Seat lifter (rear) Move the switch A* up or down to raise or lower the rear portion of the seat. Driver’s seats Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (30,1) ment switch to return the seat to its original position. CAUTION . When returning the seat to its original position, confirm that the seat and seatback are locked prop- erly. . Be careful not to pinch your hand or foot or bump your head when oper- ating the walk-in seat. NOTICEPassenger’s seat slide: Rear seat walk-in Do not place any objects near thePushing the passenger’s seat slide switch will This feature makes it easier to get in and out of seatback of the front seats. They mayslide the passenger’s seat forward or backward the rear seat. Use the following procedure when be pinched and damaged.to the desired position. getting in and out of the rear seat. 1. Lift up the lever and tilt the seatback forward. 2. Use the seat adjustment switch * or the A passenger’s seat slide switch * to slide C the seat forward to a position where it will be easier to enter or exit the rear seats. Fold the shoulder belt guide for easier access to the rear seat. 3. To return the seat to its original position, lift up the seatback and use the seat adjust-1-4 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (31,1)SEAT BELTSPRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEIf you are wearing your seat belt properlyadjusted, and you are sitting upright and wellback in your seat with both feet on the floor, yourchances of being injured or killed in an accidentand/or the severity of injury may be greatlyreduced. NISSAN strongly encourages you andall of your passengers to buckle up every timeyou drive, even if your seating position includes asupplemental air bag.Most U.S. states and Canadian provincesor territories specify that seat belts beworn at all times when a vehicle is beingdriven. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (32,1) . Be sure the seat belt tongue is activated, it cannot be reused and WARNING securely fastened to the proper must be replaced together with the . Every person who drives or rides in buckle. retractor. See a GT-R certified this vehicle should use a seat belt at . Do not wear the seat belt inside out NISSAN dealer. all times. Children should be prop- or twisted. Doing so may reduce its . Removal and installation of the erly restrained in the rear seat and, effectiveness. pretensioner system components if appropriate, in a child restraint. should be done by a GT-R certified . Do not allow more than one person . The seat belt should be properly to use the same seat belt. NISSAN dealer. adjusted to a snug fit. Failure to do . All seat belt assemblies, including . Never carry more people in the so may reduce the effectiveness of retractors and attaching hardware, vehicle than there are seat belts. the entire restraint system and in- should be inspected after any colli- crease the chance or severity of . If the seat belt warning light glows sion by a GT-R certified NISSAN injury in an accident. Serious injury continuously while the ignition is dealer. NISSAN recommends that or death can occur if the seat belt is turned ON with all doors closed and all seat belt assemblies in use not worn properly. all seat belts fastened, it may in- during a collision be replaced un- dicate a malfunction in the system. . Always route the shoulder belt over less the collision was minor and the Have the system checked by a GT-R your shoulder and across your belts show no damage and continue certified NISSAN dealer. chest. Never put the belt behind to operate properly. your back, under your arm or across . No changes should be made to the seat belt system. For example, do Seat belt assemblies not in use your neck. The belt should be away not modify the seat belt, add mate- during a collision should also be from your face and neck, but not rial, or install devices that may inspected and replaced if either falling off your shoulder. change the seat belt routing or damage or improper operation is . Position the lap belt as low and noted. tension. Doing so may affect the snug as possible AROUND THE operation of the seat belt system. . All child restraints and attaching HIPS, NOT THE WAIST. A lap belt Modifying or tampering with the hardware should be inspected after worn too high could increase the seat belt system may result in any collision. Always follow the risk of internal injuries in an acci- serious personal injury. restraint manufacturer’s inspection dent. . Once a seat belt pretensioner has instructions and replacement re-1-6 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (33,1)commendations. The child restraints CHILD SAFETYshould be replaced if they are Children need adults to help protect them.damaged. They need to be properly restrained. In addition to the general information in this manual, child safety information is available from many other sources, including doctors, teachers, government traffic safety offices, and community organizations. Every child is different, so be sure to learn the best way to transport your child. There are three basic types of child restraint systems: . Rear facing child restraint . Front facing child restraint . Booster seat The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. Generally, infants (up to about 1 year and less than 20 lb (9 kg)) should be placed in rear facing child restraints. Front facing child re- straints are available for children who outgrow rear facing child restraints and are at least 1 year old. Booster seats are used to help position a vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no longer use a front facing child restraint. WARNING Infants and children need special pro- tection. The vehicle’s seat belts may not Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (34,1) fit them properly. The shoulder belt may Infants obtain proper seat belt fit. come too close to the face or neck. The Infants up to at least one year old should be NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a lap belt may not fit over their small hip placed in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN commercially available booster seat if the bones. In an accident, an improperly recommends that infants be placed in child shoulder belt in the child’s seating position fits fitting seat belt could cause serious or restraints that comply with Federal Motor close to the face or neck or if the lap portion of fatal injury. Always use appropriate Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor the seat belt goes across the abdomen. The child restraints. Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a booster seat should raise the child so that the child restraint which fits your vehicle and always shoulder belt is properly positioned across theAll U.S. states and Canadian provinces or follow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal- top, middle portion of the shoulder and the lapterritories require the use of approved child lation and use. belt is low on the hips. A booster seat can onlyrestraints for infants and small children. Small children be used in seating positions that have a three-( “CHILD RESTRAINTS” page 1-13) point type seat belt. The booster seat should fit Children that are over one year old and weigh at the vehicle seat and have a label certifying that itAlso, there are other types of child restraints least 20 lb (9 kg) can be placed in a forward complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safetyavailable for larger children for additional pro- facing child restraint. Refer to the manufacturer’s Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safetytection. instructions for minimum and maximum weight Standards. Once the child has grown so the and height recommendations. NISSAN recom- shoulder belt is no longer on or near the faceNISSAN recommends that all pre-teens mends that small children be placed in childand children be restrained in the rear seat. and neck, use the shoulder belt without the restraints that comply with Federal Motor booster seat.According to accident statistics, children Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motorare safer when properly restrained in the Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose arear seat than in the front seat. child restraint that fits your vehicle and always WARNINGThis is especially important because your follow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal-vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- Never let a child stand or kneel on any lation and use. seat and do not allow a child in thetem (air bag system) for the front passen-ger. ( “SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT Larger children cargo areas while the vehicle is moving.SYSTEM” page 1-31) Children who are too large for child restraints The child could be seriously injured or should be seated and restrained by the seat killed in an accident or sudden stop. belts which are provided. The seat belt may not fit properly if the child is less than 4 ft 9 in (142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lb (18 kg) and 80 lb (36 kg). A booster seat should be used to1-8 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (35,1)PREGNANT WOMEN internal injuries.NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use . For the most effective protectionseat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, when the vehicle is in motion, theand always position the lap belt as low as seat should be upright. Always sitpossible around the hips, not the waist, andplace the shoulder belt over your shoulder and well back in the seat with both feetacross your chest. Never run the lap/shoulder on the floor and adjust the seat beltbelt over your abdominal area. Contact your properly.doctor for specific recommendations.INJURED PERSONSNISSAN recommends that injured persons useseat belts, depending on the injury. Check withyour doctor for specific recommendations.THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTWITH RETRACTOR Fastening the seat belts 1. Adjust the seat. ( “SEATS” page 1-2) WARNING 2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor . Every person who drives or rides in and insert the tongue into the buckle until this vehicle should use a seat belt at you hear and feel the latch engage. all times. . The retractor is designed to lock . Do not ride in a moving vehicle during a sudden stop or on impact. when the seatback is reclined. This A slow pulling motion permits the can be dangerous. The shoulder belt belt to move, and allows you some will not be against your body. In an freedom of movement in the seat. accident, you could be thrown into it . If the seat belt cannot be pulled and receive neck or other serious from its fully retracted position, injuries. You could also slide under firmly pull the belt and release it. the lap belt and receive serious Then smoothly pull the belt out of Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (36,1) the retractor. allow the driver and passengers some freedom of movement in the seat. The ELR locks the seat belt when the vehicle slows down rapidly or during impacts. The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode or child restraint mode locks the seat belt for child restraint installation. When the ALR mode is activated the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. The seat belt returns to the ELR mode after the seat belt is fully retracted. ( “CHILD RESTRAINTS” page 1-13) The ALR mode should be used only for 3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug child restraint installation. During normal on the hips as shown. seat belt use by an occupant, the ALR mode should not be activated. If it is 4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the activated it may cause uncomfortable seat retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the belt tension. It can also change the opera- shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder tion of the front passenger air bag. and across your chest. ( “Front passenger air bag and status The three-point type seat belts for the front light” page 1-37) passenger and rear seats have two modes of operation: WARNING . Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) When fastening the seat belts, be certain that seatbacks are completely . Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) secured in the latched position. If they The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode are not completely secured, passengers allows the seat belt to extend and retract to may be injured in an accident or sudden1-10 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (37,1)stop. 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 restrict further belt movement. If the retractor does not lock during this check or if you have any question about seat belt operation, see a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. Unfastening the seat belts To unfasten the seat belt, push the button on the buckle. The seat belt automatically retracts. Checking seat belt operation Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt movement by two separate methods: . When the belt is pulled quickly from the retractor. . When the vehicle slows down rapidly. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (38,1) certified NISSAN dealer for assistance if the guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat extender is required. belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide with a clean, dry cloth. WARNING . Periodically check to see that the seat . Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, belt and the metal components such as made by the same company which buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires made the original equipment seat and anchors work properly. If loose parts, deterioration, cuts or other damage on the belts, should be used with the webbing is found, the entire seat belt NISSAN seat belts. assembly should be replaced. . Adults and children who can use the standard seat belt should not use an extender. Such unnecessary use could result in serious personal injury in the event of an accident.Shoulder belt arm (for front seats) . Never use seat belt extenders toBefore fastening the seat belt, pull the shoulder install child restraints. If the childbelt arm forward until it clicks at the lock restraint is not secured properly, theposition. The arm can also be folded down to child could be seriously injured in aallow rear seat passengers easier access. collision or a sudden stop.Pulling the arm forward will allow an easy accessto the belt. SEAT BELT MAINTENANCESEAT BELT EXTENDERS . To clean the seat belt webbings, apply a mild soap solution or any solution recom-If, because of body size or driving position, it is mended for cleaning upholstery or carpets.not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt Then, wipe with a cloth and allow the seatand fasten it, an extender is available that is belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow thecompatible with the installed seat belts. The seat belts to retract until they are completelyextender adds approximately 8 in (200 mm) of dry.length and may be used for either the driver orfront passenger seating position. See a GT-R . If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt1-12 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (39,1)CHILD RESTRAINTS PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD seat. According to accident statis- RESTRAINTS tics, children are safer when prop- erly restrained in the rear seat than WARNING in the front seat. If you must install a front facing child restraint in the . Infants and small children should front seat. ( “CHILD RESTRAINT always be placed in an appropriate INSTALLATION USING THE SEAT child restraint while riding in the BELTS” page 1-21) vehicle. Failure to use a child re- straint can result in serious injury or . Improper use or improper installa- death. tion of a child restraint can increase the risk or severity of injury for both . Infants and small children should the child and other occupants of the never be carried on your lap. It is not vehicle and can lead to serious possible for even the strongest injury or death in an accident. adult to resist the forces of a severe accident. The child could be crushed . Follow all of the child restraint between the adult and parts of the manufacturer’s instructions for in- vehicle. Also, do not put the same stallation and use. When purchasing seat belt around both your child and a child restraint, be sure to select yourself. one which will fit your child and vehicle. It may not be possible to . Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air properly install some types of child Bag System, never install a rear- restraints in your vehicle. facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating front air bag could . If the child restraint is not anchored seriously injure or kill your child. A properly, the risk of a child being rear-facing child restraint must only injured in a collision or a sudden be used in the rear seat. stop greatly increases. . NISSAN recommends that the child . Child restraint anchor points are restraint be installed in the rear designed to withstand only those Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (40,1) loads imposed by correctly fitted . Check the child restraint in your vehicle to child restraints. Under no circum- CAUTION be sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s stances are they to be used for adult Remember that a child restraint left in a seat and seat belt system. seat belts or harnesses. closed vehicle can become very hot. . If the child restraint is compatible with your . Adjustable seatbacks should be Check the seating surface and buckles vehicle, place your child in the child restraint positioned to fit the child restraint, before placing your child in the child and check the various adjustments to be but as upright as possible. restraint. sure the child restraint is compatible with your child. Choose a child restraint that is . After attaching the child restraint, This vehicle is equipped with a universal child designed for your child’s height and weight. test it before you place the child in restraint lower anchor system, referred to as the Always follow all recommended procedures. it. Push it from side to side while Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren System holding the seat near the LATCH or LATCH. Some child restraints include two All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can territories require that infants and small attachment or by the seat belt path. be connected to these lower anchors. children be restrained in an approved child The child restraint should not move restraint at all times while the vehicle is more than 1 inch (25 mm) from side ( “CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING LATCH” page 1-17) being operated. Canadian law requires the to side. Try to tug it forward and top tether strap on front-facing child check to see if the belt holds the If you do not have a LATCH compatible child restraints be secured to the designated restraint in place. If the restraint is restraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used. In anchor point on the vehicle. not secure, tighten the belt as general, child restraints are also designed to be necessary, or put the restraint in installed with the lap portion of a lap/shoulder another seat and test it again. You seat belt. ( “CHILD RESTRAINT INSTAL- may need to try a different child LATION USING THE SEAT BELTS” page 1-21) restraint. Not all child restraints fit Several manufacturers offer child restraints for in all types of vehicles. infants and small children of various sizes. When . When your child restraint is not in selecting any child restraint, keep the following use, keep it secured with the LATCH points in mind: System or a seat belt to prevent it . Choose only a restraint with a label certifying from being thrown around in case of that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle a sudden stop or accident. Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.1-14 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (41,1) for four occupants, two in the front seats and two in the rear seats. Never use the rear console as a seating position or for a child re- straint. . Child restraint anchor points are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circum- stance are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses. LATCH label location LATCH lower anchor locationLower Anchors and Tethers for LATCH lower anchor point locationsCHildren SYSTEM (LATCH) The LATCH anchors are located at the rear ofYour vehicle is equipped with special anchor the seat cushion near the seatback. A label ispoints that are used with Lower Anchors and attached to the seatback to help you locate theTethers for CHildren System (LATCH) compa- LATCH anchors.tible child restraints. This system may also bereferred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible WARNINGsystem. With this system, you do not have to use . Attach LATCH compatible child re-a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint. straints only at the locations shownThe LATCH anchor points are provided to install in the illustration. If a child restraintchild restraints in the rear outboard seating is not secured properly, your childpositions only. Do not attempt to install a child could be seriously injured or killedrestraint in the center position using the LATCH in an accident.anchors. . The GT-R has seats and seat belts Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (42,1) LATCH webbing-mounted attachment LATCH rigid attachmentInstalling child restraint LATCH an- LATCH child restraints generally require the use TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD RE-chor attachments of a top tether strap. ( “TOP TETHER STRAINTLATCH compatible child restraints include two STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT” page 1-16) If the manufacturer of your child restraintrigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can When installing a child restraint, carefully read requires the use of a top tether strap, it mustbe connected to two anchors located at certain and follow the instructions in this manual and be secured to an anchor point.seating positions in your vehicle. With this those supplied with the child restraint.system, you do not have to use a vehicle seat ( “CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION WARNINGbelt to secure the child restraint. Check your USING LATCH” page 1-17)child restraint for a label stating that it is Child restraint anchor points are de-compatible with LATCH. This information may signed to withstand only those loadsalso be in the instructions provided by the child imposed by correctly fitted child re-restraint manufacturer. straints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses.1-16 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (43,1)Top tether anchor point locations CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATIONAnchor points are located on the rear parcel USING LATCHshelf. WARNINGInstalling top tether strapFirst, secure the child restraint with the LATCH . Attach LATCH compatible child re-system (rear bench outboard seating positions straints only at the locations shown.only) or the seat belt, as applicable. If a child restraint is not secured properly, your child could be ser-Flip up the anchor cover from the anchor point iously injured or killed in an acci-which is located directly behind the child seat.Position the top tether strap over the top of the dent. ( “Lower Anchors andseatback and secure it to the tether anchor Tethers for CHildren SYSTEMbracket that provides the straightest installation. (LATCH)” page 1-15)Tighten the strap according to the manufac- . The LATCH anchors are designed toturer’s instructions to remove any slack. withstand only those loads imposed Front facing — step 2If you have any questions when installing a by correctly fitted child restraints. Front-facingtop tether strap child restraint on the rear Under no circumstance are they to Follow these steps to install a front-facing childseat, consult your GT-R certified NISSAN be used for adult seat belts or restraint using LATCH:dealer for details. harnesses. 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. . Inspect the lower anchors by insert- Always follow the child restraint manufac- ing your fingers into the lower turer’s instructions. anchor area and feeling to make sure there are no obstructions over the LATCH anchors, such as seat belt webbing or seat cushion mate- rial. The child restraint will not be secured properly if the LATCH an- chors are obstructed. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (44,1) Front facing — step 2 Front facing — step 4 Front facing — step 62. Secure the child restraint anchor attach- 4. For child restraints that are equipped with 6. After attaching the child restraint, test it ments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check webbing mounted attachments, remove any before you place the child in it. Push it from to make sure the LATCH attachment is additional slack from the anchor attach- side to side while holding the seat near the properly attached to the lower anchors. ments. Press downward and rearward firmly LATCH attachment or by the seat belt path. in the center of the child restraint with your The child restraint should not move more3. The back of the child restraint should be knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion than 1 inch (25 mm) from side to side. Try to secured against the vehicle seatback. If the and seatback while tightening the webbing tug it forward and check to see if the belt seating position does not have an adjustable of the anchor attachments. holds the restraint in place. If the restraint is head restraint and it is interfering with the not secure, tighten the belt as necessary, or proper child restraint fit, try another seating 5. If the child restraint is equipped with a top put the restraint in another seat and test it position or a different child restraint. tether strap, route the top tether strap and again. You may need to try a different child secure the tether strap to the tether anchor restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types point. ( “TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD of vehicles. RESTRAINT” page 1-16) 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the child restraint is loose, repeat steps 31-18 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (45,1)through 6. Rear facing — step 2 Rear facing — step 2 Rear-facing 2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach- Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child ments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check restraint using LATCH: to make sure the LATCH attachment is properly attached to the lower anchors. 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Always follow the child restraint manufac- turer’s instructions. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (46,1) 5. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the child restraint is loose, repeat steps 3 through 4. Rear facing — step 3 Rear facing — step 43. For child restraints that are equipped with 4. After attaching the child restraint, test it webbing mounted attachments, remove any before you place the child in it. Push it from additional slack from the anchor attach- side to side while holding the seat near the ments. Press downward and rearward firmly LATCH attachment or by the seat belt path. in the center of the child restraint with your The child restraint should not move more hand to compress the vehicle seat cushion than 1 inch (25 mm) from side to side. Try to and seatback while tightening the webbing tug it forward and check to see if the belt of the anchor attachments. holds the restraint in place. If the restraint is not secure, tighten the belt as necessary, or put the restraint in another seat and test it again. You may need to try a different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.1-20 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (47,1) However, if you must install a for- ward facing child restraint in the front passenger seat, move the passenger seat to the rearmost position. Also, be sure the front passenger air bag status light is illuminated to indicate the passen- ger air bag is OFF. ( “Front passenger air bag and status light” page 1-37) . The three-point seat belt in your vehicle is equipped with an Auto- matic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode which must be used when installing Front facing (front passenger seat) — step 1CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION a child restraint. Front-facingUSING THE SEAT BELTS . Failure to use the ALR mode will Follow these steps to install a front-facing child result in the child restraint not being restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the rear WARNING properly secured. The restraint seat or in the front passenger seat: could tip over or otherwise be un- . Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air secured and cause injury to the child 1. If you must install a child restraint in Bag System, never install a rear- the front seat, it should be placed in a in a sudden stop or collision. front-facing direction only. Move the facing child restraint in the front passenger seat. Front air bags in- . A child restraint with a top tether seat to the rearmost position. Child strap should not be used in the front restraints for infants must be used in flate with great force. A rear-facing passenger seat. the rear-facing direction and therefore child restraint could be struck by the must not be used in the front seat. front air bag in a crash and could The instructions in this section apply to child 2. Position the child restraint on the seat. seriously injure or kill your child. restraint installation using the vehicle seat belts Always follow the child restraint manufac- . NISSAN recommends that child re- in the rear seat or the front passenger seat. turer’s instructions. straints be installed in the rear seat. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (48,1) The back of the child restraint should be secured against the seatback. If it is inter- fering with the proper child restraint fit, try another seating position or a different child restraint. Front facing — step 3 Front facing — step 4 3. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 4. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully restraint and insert it into the buckle until you extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) follow the child restraint manufacturer’s mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to the instructions for belt routing. Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode when the seat belt is fully retracted.1-22 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (49,1) Front facing — step 5 Front facing — step 6 Front facing — step 85. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the 6. Remove any additional slack from the seat 8. After attaching the child restraint, test it shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. belt; press downward and rearward firmly in before you place the child in it. Push it from the center of the child restraint with your side to side while holding the seat near the knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion LATCH attachment or by the seat belt path. and seatback while pulling up on the seat The child restraint should not move more belt. than 1 inch (25 mm) from side to side. Try to tug it forward and check to see if the belt 7. If the child restraint is equipped with a top holds the restraint in place. If the restraint is tether strap, route the top tether strap and not secure, tighten the belt as necessary, or secure the tether strap to the tether anchor put the restraint in another seat and test it point (rear seat installation only). Do not again. You may need to try a different child install child restraints equipped with a top restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types tether strap to seating positions that do not of vehicles. have a top tether anchor. ( “TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT” page 1-16) Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-23 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (50,1)9. Check that the retractor is in the ALR 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 ALR mode.10. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 8. Front facing — step 11 11. If the child restraint is installed in the front Rear-facing passenger seat, push the ignition switch to Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child the ON position. The front passenger air bag restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the rear status light should illuminate. If this seat: light is not illuminated. Move the child restraint to another seating position. 1. Child restraints for infants must be Have the system checked by a GT-R used in the rear-facing direction and certified NISSAN dealer. ( “Front pas- therefore must not be used in the front senger air bag and status light” page 1-37) seat. Position the child restraint on the seat. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s After the child restraint is removed and the seat instructions. belt is fully retracted, the ALR mode (child restraint mode) is canceled.1-24 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (51,1) Rear facing — step 2 Rear facing — step 3 Rear facing — step 42. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the restraint and insert it into the buckle until you extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) follow the child restraint manufacturer’s mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to the instructions for belt routing. Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode when the seat belt is fully retracted. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-25 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (52,1) 7. Check that the retractor is in the ALR mode by trying to pull more seat belt webbing out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more seat belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the ALR mode. 8. 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 ALR mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. Rear facing — step 5 Rear facing — step 65. Remove any additional slack from the child 6. After attaching the child restraint, test it restraint; press downward and rearward before you place the child in it. Push it from firmly in the center of the child restraint with side to side while holding the seat near the your hand to compress the vehicle seat LATCH attachment or by the seat belt path. cushion and seatback while pulling up on The child restraint should not move more the seat belt. than 1 inch (25 mm) from side to side. Try to tug it forward and check to see if the belt holds the restraint in place. If the restraint is not secure, tighten the belt as necessary, or put the restraint in another seat and test it again. You may need to try a different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.1-26 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (53,1)BOOSTER SEATS accident. The child could be crushed other items in place of a booster between the adult and parts of the seat. Items such as these may move vehicle. Also, do not put the same during normal driving or a collision seat belt around both your child and and result in serious injury or death. yourself. Booster seats are designed to be . NISSAN recommends that the boos- used with a lap/shoulder belt. Boos- ter seat be installed in the rear seat. ter seats are designed to properly According to accident statistics, route the lap and shoulder portions children are safer when properly of the seat belt over the strongest restrained in the rear seat than in portions of a child’s body to provide the front seat. If you must install a the maximum protection during a booster seat in the front seat, see collision. the following instructions. . Follow all of the booster seat man- ( “BOOSTER SEAT INSTALLA- ufacturer’s instructions for installa- TION” page 1-29) tion and use. When purchasing aPRECAUTIONS ON BOOSTER booster seat, be sure to select oneSEATS . A booster seat must only be in- stalled in a seating position that has which will fit your child and vehicle. a lap/shoulder belt. Failure to use a It may not be possible to properly WARNING install some types of booster seats three-point type seat belt with a. Infants and small children should booster seat can result in a serious in your vehicle. always be placed in an appropriate injury in sudden stop or collision. . If the booster seat and seat belt is child restraint while riding in the not used properly, the risk of a child . Improper use or improper installa- vehicle. Failure to use a child re- being injured in a collision or a tion of a booster seat can increase straint or booster seat can result in sudden stop greatly increases. the risk or severity of injury for both serious injury or death. the child and other occupants of the . Adjustable seatbacks should be. Infants and small children should vehicle and can lead to serious positioned to fit the booster seat, never be carried on your lap. It is not injury or death in an accident. but as up- right as possible. possible for even the strongest . Do not use towels, books, pillows or . After placing the child in the booster adult to resist the forces of a severe Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-27 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (54,1) seat and fastening the seat belt, make sure the shoulder portion of the belt is away from the child’s face and neck and the lap portion of the belt does not cross the abdomen. . Do not put the shoulder belt behind the child or under the child’s arm. If you must install a booster seat in the front seat, see the following instructions. ( “BOOSTER SEAT INSTALLATION” page 1-29) . When your booster seat is not in use, keep it secured with a seat belt to prevent it from being thrown around in case of a sudden stop or Booster seats of various sizes are offered by . Check the booster seat in your vehicle to be accident. several manufacturers. When selecting any sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat booster seat, keep the following points in mind: and seat belt system. . Choose only a booster seat with a label . Make sure the child’s head will be properly CAUTION certifying that it complies with Federal Motor supported by the booster seat or vehicle Remember that a booster seat left in a Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian seat. The seatback must be at or above the closed vehicle can become very hot. Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. center of the child’s ears. For example, if a Check the seating surface and buckles low back booster seat * is chosen, the 1 vehicle seatback must be at or above the before placing your child in the booster center of the child’s ears. If the seatback is seat. lower than the center of the child’s ears, a high back booster seat * should be used. 21-28 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (55,1) BOOSTER SEAT INSTALLATION WARNING NISSAN recommends that booster seats be installed in the rear seat. However, if you must install a booster seat in the front passenger seat, move the passenger’s seat to the rearmost position. CAUTION Do not use the lap/shoulder belt Auto- matic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode. If the booster seat is compatible with your when using a booster seat with the 1. If you must install a booster seat in the vehicle, place your child in the booster seat seat belts. front seat, adjust the seatback so that and check the various adjustments to be it is upright and then move the seat to sure the booster seat is compatible with Follow these steps to install a booster seat in the the rearmost position. your child. Always follow all recommended rear seat or in the front passenger seat: procedures. 2. Position the booster seat on the seat. Only place it in a front facing direction. AlwaysAll U.S. states and Canadian provinces or follow the booster seat manufacturer’sterritories require that infants and small instructions.children be restrained in an approved childrestraint at all times while the vehicle isbeing operated.The instructions in this section apply to boosterseat installation in the rear seats or the frontpassenger seat. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-29 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (56,1) belt routing. Outboard position Front seat3. The booster seat should be positioned on 6. Follow the warnings, cautions and instruc- the vehicle seat so that it is stable. If it is tions for properly fastening a seat belt. interfering with the proper booster seat fit, ( “THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT try another seating position or a different WITH RETRACTOR” page 1-9) booster seat.4. Position the lap portion of the seat belt low and snug on the child’s hips. Be sure to follow the booster seat manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting the belt routing.5. Pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt toward the retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the top, middle portion of the child’s shoulder. Be sure to follow the booster seat manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting the1-30 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (57,1) SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM PRECAUTIONS ON SUPPLEMENTAL system can help cushion the impact force to the RESTRAINT SYSTEM head of occupants in front and rear outboard seating positions in certain side impact colli- This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sions. The curtain air bags are designed to section contains important information concern- inflate on the side where the vehicle is impacted. ing the following systems: These supplemental restraint systems are de- . Driver and passenger supplemental front- signed to supplement the crash protection impact air bag (NISSAN Advanced Air Bag provided by the driver and passenger seat belts System) and are not a substitute for them. Seat belts . Front seat-mounted side-impact supple- should always be correctly worn and the mental air bag (if so equipped) occupant seated a suitable distance away from the steering wheel, instrument panel and door . Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supple- finishers. ( “SEAT BELTS” page 1-5) mental air bag (if so equipped) The supplemental air bags operate only . Seat belt pretensioner when the ignition switch is in the ON7. If the booster seat is installed in the front position. passenger seat, push the ignition switch to Supplemental front-impact air bag system: the ON position. The front passenger air bag The NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System can After pushing the ignition switch to the ON status light may or may not illuminate help cushion the impact force to the head and position, the supplemental air bag warning depending on the size of the child and the chest of the driver and front passenger in certain light illuminates. The supplemental air bag type of booster seat used. ( “Front frontal collisions. warning light will turn off after about 7 passenger air bag and status light” page seconds if the systems are operational. Front seat-mounted side-impact supple- 1-37) mental air bag system (if so equipped): This system can help cushion the impact force to the chest and pelvis area of the driver and front passenger in certain side impact collisions. The side air bags are designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle is impacted. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supple- mental air bag system (if so equipped): This Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-31 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (58,1) WARNING . The front air bags ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a side impact, rear impact, rollover, or lower se- verity frontal collision. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents. . The front passenger air bag will not inflate if the passenger air bag status light is lit or if the front passenger seat is unoccupied. ( “Front passenger air bag and Sit upright and well back. status light” page 1-37) . The seat belts and the front air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. The front air bags inflate with great force. Even with the NISSAN advanced air bag system, if you are unrestrained, leaning forward, sit- ting sideways or out of position in any way, you are at greater risk of injury or death in a crash. You may also receive serious or fatal injuries from the front air bag if you are up against it when it inflates. Always sit Sit upright and well back. back against the seatback and as1-32 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (59,1) far-away as practical from the steer- ing wheel or instrument panel. Al- ways use the seat belts.. The driver and front passenger seat belt buckles are equipped with sensors that detect if the seat belts are fastened. The Advanced Air Bag System monitors the severity of a collision and seat belt usage then inflates the air bags. Failure to properly wear seat belts can in- crease the risk or severity of injury in an accident.. T he f r o n t pa s s e ng e r s e at i s equipped with an occupant classifi- cation sensor (pattern sensor) that turns the front passenger air bag OFF under some conditions. This sensor is only used in this seat. Failure to be properly seated and wearing the seat belt can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident. ( “Front passenger air bag and status light” page 1-37). Keep hands on the outside of the steering wheel. Placing them inside the steering wheel rim could in- crease the risk of injury if the supplemental front air bag inflates. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-33 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (60,1) 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 posi- tions are shown in the illustrations. . Children may be severely injured or killed when the front air bags, side air bags or curtain air bags inflate if they are not properly restrained. Pre-teens and children should be properly restrained in the rear seat, Do not lean against doors or windows. if possible. . Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental front air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. ( “CHILD RE- STRAINTS” page 1-13) Do not lean against rear side panels.1-34 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (61,1) . The seat belts, side air bags and curtain air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. The side air bags and curtain air bags 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 outboard seats to extend their hand out of the window or lean against the door. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the previous illustrations. WARNING . When sitting in the rear seat, do not Front seat-mounted side-impact sup- hold onto the seatback of the front plemental air bag and roof-mounted seat. If the supplemental side air curtain side-impact supplemental air bag inflates, you may be seriously bag (if so equipped): injured. Be especially careful with . The side air bags and curtain air children, who should always be bags ordinarily will not inflate in the properly restrained. Some examples event of a frontal impact, rear im- of dangerous riding positions are pact, rollover or lower severity side shown in the illustrations. collision. Always wear your seat . Do not use seat covers on the front belts to help reduce the risk or seatbacks. They may interfere with severity of injury in various kinds side air bag inflation. of accidents.Do not lean against doors or windows. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-35 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (62,1) NISSAN ADVANCED AIR BAG SYS- TEM (front seats) This vehicle is equipped with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System for the driver and front passenger seats. This system is designed to meet certification requirements under U.S. regulations. It is also permitted in Canada. However, all of the information, cautions and warnings in this manual still apply and must be followed. The driver supplemental front-impact air bag is located in the center of the steering wheel. The front passenger supplemental front-impact air bag is mounted in the instrument panel above the glove box. The front air bags are designed to inflate in higher severity frontal collisions, although they may inflate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. They may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper front air bag operation. The NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System has dual stage air bag inflators. The system monitors1. Crash zone sensor 5. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bag inflators (if so equipped) information from the Air bag Control Unit (ACU),2. Supplemental front-impact air bag modules seat belt buckle sensors and the occupant (NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System) 6. Occupant classification sensor (pattern sensor) classification sensor (pattern sensor). Inflator3. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air 7. Occupant classification system control unit operation is based on the severity of a collision bags (if so equipped) 8. Satellite sensors and seat belt usage for the driver. For the front4. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental 9. Seat belt pretensioners passenger, the occupant classification sensor is air bags (if so equipped) 10. Air bag Control Unit (ACU) also monitored. Based on information from the1-36 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (63,1)sensors, only one front air bag may inflate in a an inflating front air bag may cause facialcrash, depending on the crash severity and abrasions or other injuries. Front air bags dowhether the front occupants are belted or not provide restraint to the lower body.unbelted. Additionally, the front passenger airbag may be automatically turned OFF under Even with NISSAN advanced air bags, seatsome conditions, depending on the information belts should be correctly worn and the driverprovided by the occupant classification sensor. and passenger seated upright as far as practicalIf the front passenger air bag is OFF, the away from the steering wheel or instrumentpassenger air bag status light will be illuminated panel. The front air bags inflate quickly in order(if the seat is unoccupied, the light will not be to help protect the front occupants. Because ofilluminated, but the air bag will be off). One front this, the force of the front air bag inflating canair bag inflating does not indicate improper increase the risk of injury if the occupant is tooperformance of the system. ( “Front pas- close to, or is against, the air bag module duringsenger air bag and status light” page 1-37) inflation.If you have any questions about your air bag The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision. Front passenger air bag status lightsystem, contact NISSAN or a GT-R certified The front air bags operate only when the Front passenger air bag and statusNISSAN dealer. If you are considering modifica- ignition switch is in the ON position.tion of your vehicle due to a disability, you may lightalso contact NISSAN. Contact information is After pushing the ignition switch to the ONcontained in the front of this Owner’s Manual. position, the supplemental air bag warning WARNING light illuminates. The supplemental air bagWhen a front air bag inflates, a fairly loud noise The front passenger air bag is designed warning light will turn off after about 7may be heard, followed by release of smoke. seconds if the system is operational. to automatically turn OFF under someThis smoke is not harmful and does not indicate conditions. Read this section carefullya fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it to learn how it operates. Proper use ofmay cause irritation and choking. Those with a the seat, seat belt and child restraints ishistory of a breathing condition should get fresh necessary for most effective protection.air promptly. Failure to follow all instructions in thisFront air bags, along with the use of seat belts, manual concerning the use of seats,help to cushion the impact force on the head seat belts and child restraints canand chest of the front occupants. They can help increase the risk or severity of injury insave lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an accident. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-37 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (64,1)Status light: automatically turned OFF. operate as described above to turn the frontThe front passenger air bag status light is passenger air bag OFF for specified child The occupant classification sensor (pattern restraints. Failing to properly secure childlocated on the center instrument panel. The light sensor) is in the front passenger seat cushionoperates as follows: restraints and to use the Automatic Locking and is designed to detect an occupant and Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint mode). Unoccupied passenger seat: The is objects on the seat. For example, if a child is in may allow the restraint to tip or move in an OFF and the front passenger air bag is OFF the front passenger seat, the Advanced Air Bag accident or sudden stop. This can also result in and will not inflate in a crash. System is designed to turn the passenger air the passenger air bag inflating in a crash instead bag OFF in accordance with the regulations. of being OFF. ( “CHILD RESTRAINTS”. Passenger seat occupied by a small adult, Also, if a child restraint of the type specified in child or child restraint as outlined in this page 1-13) the regulations is on the seat, the occupant section: The illuminates to indicate that classification sensor can detect it and cause the If the front passenger seat is not occupied, the the front passenger air bag is OFF and will air bag to turn OFF. passenger air bag is designed not to inflate in a not inflate in a crash. crash. However, heavy objects placed on the Front passenger seat adult occupants who are seat could result in air bag inflation, because of. Occupied passenger seat and the passen- properly seated and using the seat belt as ger meets the conditions outlined in this the object being detected by the occupant outlined in this manual should not cause the classification sensor. Other conditions could section: The light is OFF to indicate passenger air bag to be automatically turned that the front passenger air bag is opera- also result in air bag inflation, such as if a child is OFF. For small adults it may be turned OFF, standing on the seat, or if two children are on the tional. however, if the occupant does not sit in the seat seat, contrary to the instructions in this manual.Front passenger air bag: properly (for example, by not sitting upright, by Always be sure that you and all vehicle sitting on an edge of the seat, or by otherwise occupants are seated and restrained properly.The front passenger air bag is designed to being out of position), this could cause theautomatically turn OFF when the vehicle is sensor to turn the air bag OFF. Always be sure Using the passenger air bag status light, you canoperated under some conditions as described to be seated and wearing the seat belt properly monitor when the front passenger air bag isbelow as permitted by U.S. regulations. If the for the most effective protection by the seat belt automatically turned OFF with the seat occu-front passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate and supplemental air bag. pied. The light will not illuminate when the frontin a crash. The driver air bag and other air bags passenger seat is unoccupied.in your vehicle are not part of this system. NISSAN recommends that pre-teens and chil- dren be properly restrained in a rear seat. If an adult occupant is in the seat but theThe purpose of the regulation is to help reduce NISSAN also recommends that appropriate passenger air bag status light is illuminatedthe risk of injury or death from an inflating air bag child restraints and booster seats be properly (indicating that the air bag is OFF), it could beto certain front passenger seat occupants, such installed in a rear seat. If this is not possible, the that the person is a small adult, or is not sittingas children, by requiring the air bag to be occupant classification sensor is designed to on the seat properly.1-38 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (65,1)If a child restraint must be used in the front seat, If a malfunction occurs in the front passenger air This can damage the seat or occu-the passenger air bag status light may or may bag system, the supplemental air bag warning pant classification sensor. This cannot be illuminated, depending on the size of the light , located in the meter and gauges area also affect the operation of the airchild and the type of child restraint being used. If will blink. Have the system checked by a GT-R bag system and result in seriousthe passenger air bag status light is not certified NISSAN dealer. personal injury.illuminated (indicating that the air bag mightinflate in a crash), it could be that the child Other supplemental front air bag . Immediately after inflation, severalrestraint or seat belt is not being used properly. precautions front air bag system componentsMake sure that the child restraint is installed will be hot. Do not touch them; youproperly, the seat belt is used properly and the WARNING may severely burn yourself.occupant is positioned properly. If the passen- . Do not place any objects on the . No unauthorized changes should beger air bag status light is still not illuminated,reposition the occupant or child restraint in a steering wheel pad or on the instru- made to any components or wiringrear seat. ment panel. Also, do not place any of the supplemental air bag system. objects between any occupant and This is to prevent accidental infla-If the passenger air bag status light will not the steering wheel or instrument tion of the supplemental air bag orilluminate even though you believe that the child panel. Such objects may become damage to the supplemental air bagrestraint, the seat belts and the occupant are dangerous projectiles and cause system.properly positioned, the system may be sensing injury if the front air bag inflates. . Do not make unauthorized changesan unoccupied seat (in which case the air bag isOFF). Your GT-R certified NISSAN dealer can . Do not place objects with sharp to your vehicle’s electrical system,check that the system is OFF by using a special edges on the seat. Also, do not suspension system or front endtool. However, until you have confirmed with place heavy objects on the seat that structure. This could affect properyour dealer that your air bag is working properly, will leave permanent impressions in operation of the front air bag sys-reposition the occupant or child restraint in a the seat. Such objects can damage tem.rear seat. the seat or occupant classification . Tampering with the supplementalThe NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System and sensor (pattern sensor). This can air bag system may result in seriouspassenger air bag status light will take a few affect the operation of the air bag personal injury. Tampering includesseconds to register a change in the passenger system and result in serious perso- changes to the steering wheel andseat status. However, if the seat becomes nal injury. the instrument panel assembly byunoccupied, the air bag status light will remainoff. . Do not use water or acidic cleaners placing material over the steering (hot steam cleaners) on the seat. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-39 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (66,1) wheel pad and above the instrument should also be done by a GT-R panel or by installing additional trim certified NISSAN dealer. The Sup- material around the air bag system. plemental Restraint System (SRS) . Modifying or tampering with the wiring should not be modified or front passenger seat may result in disconnected. Unauthorized electri- serious personal injury. For exam- cal test equipment and probing ple, do not change the front seats by devices should not be used on the placing material on the seat cushion air bag system. or by installing additional trim ma- . A cracked windshield should be terial, such as seat covers, on the replaced immediately by a qualified seat that is not specifically designed repair facility. A cracked windshield to assure proper air bag operation. could affect the function of the Additionally, do not stow any ob- supplemental air bag system. jects under the front passenger seat . The SRS wiring harness connectors or the seat cushion and seatback. are yellow and orange for easy FRONT SEAT-MOUNTED SIDE-IM- Such objects may interfere with the identification. PACT SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG proper operation of the occupant AND ROOF-MOUNTED CURTAIN classification sensor. When selling your vehicle, we request that you SIDE-IMPACT SUPPLEMENTAL AIR . No unauthorized changes should be inform the buyer about the front air bag system BAG SYSTEM (if so equipped) made to any components or wiring and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual. The front side air bags are located in the outside of the seat belt system. This may of the seatback of the front seats. The curtain air affect the front air bag system. bags are located in the side roof rails. These Tampering with the seat belt system systems are designed to meet voluntary guide- may result in serious personal in- lines to help reduce the risk of injury to out-of- jury. position occupants. However, all of the information, cautions and warnings in this . Work on and around the front air manual still apply and must be followed. bag system should be done by a The side air bags and curtain air bags are GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. In- designed to inflate in higher severity side stallation of electrical equipment collisions, although they may inflate if the forces1-40 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (67,1)in another type of collision are similar to those of practical from the door finishers and side roof bag and curtain air bag systema higher severity side impact. They are designed rails. The side air bags and curtain air bags components will be hot. Do notto inflate on the side where the vehicle is inflate quickly in order to help protect the out-of- touch them; you may severely burnimpacted. They may not inflate in certain side position occupants. Because of this, the force of yourself.collisions. the side air bags and curtain air bags inflating can increase the risk of injury if the occupant is . No unauthorized changes should beVehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an too close to, or is against, these air bag modules made to any components or wiringindication of proper side air bag and curtain air during inflation. The side air bags and curtain air of the side air bags and curtain airbag operation. bags will deflate quickly after the collision is bags. This is to prevent accidentalWhen the side air bags and curtain air bags over. inflation of the side air bags andinflate, a fairly loud noise may be heard, followed The side air bags and curtain air bags operate curtain air bags or damage to theby release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful only when the ignition switch is in the ON side air bag and curtain air bagand does not indicate a fire. Care should be position. systems.taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritationand choking. Those with a history of a breathing After pushing the ignition switch to the ON . Do not make unauthorized changescondition should get fresh air promptly. position, the supplemental air bag warning to your vehicle’s electrical system, light illuminates. The air bag warning light suspension system or side panel.Front side air bags, along with the use of seat will turn off after about 7 seconds if the This could affect proper operationbelts, help to cushion the impact force on the systems are operational. of the side air bag and curtain airchest and pelvis of the front occupants. Curtain bag systems.air bags help to cushion the impact force to thehead of occupants in the front and rear outboard WARNING . Tampering with the supplementalseating positions. They can help save lives and . Do not place any objects near the air bag system may result in seriousreduce serious injuries. However, an inflating seatback of the front seats. Also, do personal injury. For example, do notside air bags and curtain air bags may cause not place any objects (an umbrella, change the front seat by placingabrasions or other injuries. Side air bags and material near the seatback or by bag, etc.) between the front doorcurtain air bags do not provide restraint to the installing additional trim material,lower body. finisher and the front seat. Such objects may become dangerous such as seat covers, around the sideThe seat belts should be correctly worn and the projectiles and cause injury if a side air bags.driver and passenger seated upright as far as air bag inflates. . Work around and on the side air bagpractical away from the side air bags. Rear seat and curtain air bag systems shouldpassengers should be seated as far away as . Right after inflation, several side air Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-41 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (68,1) be done by a GT-R certified NISSAN sioner is not activated, be sure to The pretensioner system activates in conjunc- dealer. Installation of electrical have the pretensioner system tion with the supplemental air bag systems. equipment should also be done by checked and, if necessary, replaced Working with the seat belt retractor, it helps a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. The by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. tighten the seat belt when the vehicle becomes involved in certain types of collisions, helping to SRS wiring harnesses* should not . No unauthorized changes should be restrain front seat occupants. be modified or disconnected. Un- made to any components or wiring authorized electrical test equipment of the pretensioners. This is to The pretensioner is encased with the seat belt and probing devices should not be retractor. These seat belts are used the same prevent damage to or accidental used on the side air bag and curtain way as conventional seat belts. When a preten- activation of the pretensioners. air bag systems. sioner activates, smoke is released and a loud Tampering with the pretensioner noise may be heard. The smoke is not harmful, * The SRS wiring harnesses connec- system may result in serious perso- and it does not indicate a fire. Care should be tors are yellow and orange for easy nal injury. taken not to inhale it as it may cause irritation identification. . Work around and on the preten- and choking. Those with a history of a breathing sioners should be done by a GT-R condition should get fresh air promptly.When selling your vehicle, we request that you certified NISSAN dealer. Installationinform the buyer about the side air bag and After pretensioner activation, load limiters allow of electrical equipment should also the seat belt to release webbing (if necessary) tocurtain air bag systems and guide the buyer tothe appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual. be done by a GT-R certified NISSAN reduce forces against the chest. dealer. Unauthorized electrical testSEAT BELTS WITH PRETEN- If any malfunction occurs in the pretensioner equipment and probing devices system, the supplemental air bag warning lightSIONERS (front seats) should not be used on the preten- will not come on, will flash intermittently or sioners. will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on after WARNING . If you need to dispose of a preten- the ignition switch has been pushed to the ON . The pretensioners cannot be reused sioner or scrap the vehicle, contact a position. In this case, the pretensioner may not GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. Cor- function properly. They must be checked and after activation. They must be re- rect pretensioner disposal proce- repaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest placed together with the retractor NISSAN dealer. and buckle as a unit. dures are set forth in the appropriate NISSAN Service Man- When selling your vehicle, we request that you . If the vehicle becomes involved in a ual. Incorrect disposal procedures inform the buyer about the pretensioner system frontal collision but the preten- and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections could cause personal injury.1-42 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (69,1)in this Owner’s Manual. SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARN- SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARN- ING LABELS ING LIGHT Warning labels about the supplemental front- The supplemental air bag warning light, display- impact air bag and front seat-mounted side- ing in the instrument panel, monitors the impact supplemental air bag systems are placed circuits of the supplemental front-impact air bag, in the vehicle as shown in the illustration. front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag (if so equipped), roof-mounted curtain * SRS air bag 1 side-impact supplemental air bag (if so The warning labels are located on the surface of equipped) and seat belt pretensioner systems. the sun visors. The monitored circuits include the Air bag * SRS side-impact air bag (if so 2 Control Unit (ACU), satellite sensors, crash zone sensor, front air bag modules, side air equipped) bag modules (if so equipped), curtain side- The warning label is located on the side of the impact air bag modules (if so equipped), passenger’s side center pillar. pretensioners and all related wiring. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-43 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (70,1)When the ignition switch is in the ON position,the supplemental air bag warning light illumi- WARNING WARNINGnates for about 7 seconds and then turns off. If the supplemental air bag warning . Once a front air bag, side air bag, orThis means the system is operational. light is on, it could mean that the front curtain air bag has inflated, the airIf any of the following conditions occur, the front air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag bag module will not function againair bag, side air bag, curtain air bag and and/or pretensioners will not operate in and must be replaced. Additionally,pretensioner systems need servicing: an accident. To help avoid injury to if any of the front air bags inflate, yourself or others, have your vehicle the activated pretensioners must. The supplemental air bag warning light remains on approximately 7 seconds after checked by a dealer as soon as possi- also be replaced. The air bag mod- the ignition switch is pushed to the ON ble. ule and pretensioners should be position. replaced by a GT-R certified NISSAN REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT PRO- dealer. The air bag module and. The supplemental air bag warning light CEDURE pretensioners cannot be repaired. flashes intermittently. The front air bags, side air bags, curtain air bags . The front air bag, side air bag,. The supplemental air bag warning light does and pretensioners are designed to activate on a curtain air bag and the pretensioner not come on at all. one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it is should be inspected by a GT-R damaged, the supplemental air bag warning light certified NISSAN dealer if there isUnder these conditions, the front air bag, side air will remain illuminated after inflation has oc- any damage to the front end or sidebag, curtain air bag or pretensioner systems may curred. Repair and replacement of these sys-not operate properly. They must be checked and portion of the vehicle. tems should be done only by a GT-R certifiedrepaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest . If you need to dispose of a supple- NISSAN dealer.NISSAN dealer. mental air bag or a pretensioner or When maintenance work is required on the scrap the vehicle, contact a GT-R vehicle, the front air bags, side air bags, curtain air bags, pretensioners and related parts should certified NISSAN dealer. Correct air be pointed out to the person conducting the bag and pretensioner disposal pro- maintenance. The ignition switch should always cedures are set forth in the appro- be in the LOCK position when working under priate NISSAN Service Manual. the hood or inside the vehicle. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury.1-44 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (71,1)MEMO Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-45 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (10,1) 2 Instruments and controlsCockpit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Indicator lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28Meters and gauges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30 Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Warning display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31 Odometer/twin trip odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Engine oil low pressure warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32 Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Engine system warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32 Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Shift lever position warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32 Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Transmission system warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33 Transmission position indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Transmission oil high temperature warning . . . . . . . . . 2-33 Upshift indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Transmission clutch high temperature warning. . . . . 2-33 Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 Parking brake release warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34Vehicle information display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 Low brake fluid warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34 Engine oil level display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11 Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34 Transmission system check display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12 Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) systemDrive computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35 Current fuel consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 AWD clutch high temperature warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35 Vehicle speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Front/rear tire size discrepancy warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35 Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 AWD system warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36 Average fuel consumption and speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 Low tire pressure warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36 Elapsed time and trip odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 Run-flat tire warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36 Distance to empty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Outside air temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16 warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37 Setting (drive computer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17 Cruise control system warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37 Warning (drive computer). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21 Low fuel warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders . . . . . . . 2-23 Door/trunk open warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38 Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23 Low washer fluid warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (11,1) No key warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39 Power outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-52Operation displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-53 Engine start operation indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40 Cup holders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-53 Shift “P” warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40 Sunglasses holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54 “PUSH” warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40 Door pocket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-55 Steering lock release malfunction indicator . . . . . . . . . 2-41 Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-55 Intelligent Key insertion indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41 Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-56 Intelligent Key removal indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41 Coat hooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-56 Intelligent Key battery discharge indicator . . . . . . . . . . 2-42 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-56Security systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-42 Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-56 Vehicle security system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-42 Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-58 NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43 Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-58Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45 Interior light control switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-59 Using the wipers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45 Vanity mirror lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-60 Using the washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46 HomeLink® Universal Transceiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-60Rear window defroster switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46 Programming HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-60Headlight and turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47 Programming HomeLink® for Canadian Xenon headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47 customers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-62 Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48 Operating the HomeLink® UniversalHazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50 Transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-62Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50 Programming trouble-diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-62Heated seats (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-51 Clearing the programmed information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-63 Turning on the heaters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-51 Reprogramming a single HomeLink® button . . . . . . . . 2-63 Turning off the heaters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-51 If your vehicle is stolen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-63 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (74,1)COCKPIT 12. Tilting/telescopic steering wheel lever (P.3-25) 13. Push-button ignition switch (P.5-8) 14. Parking brake (P.5-27, P.5-37) 15. Shift lever (P.5-13) *: Refer to the separate Multi Function Display Owner’s Manual.1. Headlight and turn signal switch (P.2-47) 6. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P.2-45)2. Paddle shifters (P.5-13) 7. VDC, transmission and suspension set up3. Steering-wheel-mounted controls (left side)* switches (P.5-21)4. Meters and gauges (P.2-4) 8. Trunk lid release switch (P.3-19)5. Steering-wheel-mounted controls (right side) 9. Hood release handle (P.3-17) — MRK (Mark) switch* 10. Intelligent Key port (P.5-10) — Cruise control (P.5-28) 11. Horn (P.2-50)2-2 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (75,1)INSTRUMENT PANEL 13. Compact Disc slot* 14. Trunk release power cancel switch (P.3-20) *: Refer to the separate Multi Function Display Owner’s Manual.1. Outside mirror control switch (P.3-27) 7. Glove box (P.2-55)2. Center dial* 8. Fuse box cover (P.8-22)3. Audio system* 9. Power outlet (P.2-52)4. Heater and air conditioner* 10. Rear window defroster switch (P.2-46)5. Multi function display* 11. CompactFlash card slot*6. Hazard warning flasher switch (P.2-50) 12. Front passenger air bag status light (P.1-37) Instruments and controls 2-3 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (76,1)METERS AND GAUGES NOTE: . Meters and gauges will illuminate when the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position. . The needle indicators may move slightly after the ignition switch is pushed to the OFF position. This does not indicate that there is a malfunction.1. Trip A/B reset switch (P.2-5) 7. Instrument brightness control switch (P.2-10)2. Speedometer (P.2-5) 8. Vehicle information display (P.2-10)3. Tachometer (P.2-6)/Upshift indicator (P.2-8) 9. Odometer/twin trip odometer (P.2-5)4. Transmission position indicator (P.2-7) 10. Fuel gauge (P.2-7)5. Engine coolant temperature gauge (P.2-6) 11. NEXT switch (P.2-13)6. ENTER switch (P.2-13)2-4 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (77,1) NOTE: When the battery is disconnected, the memory for trips & and & is erased, A B and both return to zero.SPEEDOMETER ODOMETER/TWIN TRIP ODOME-The speedometer indicates the vehicle speed. TER The odometer * indicates the total distance 1 that the vehicle has been driven. The twin trip odometer * 2 indicates the distance of individual trips. Changing the display Press the TRIP A/B RESET switch to change between trips & and & A B. Resetting the trip odometer To reset a trip, display the trip that you want to reset to zero, then press and hold the TRIP A/B RESET switch for more than 1 second. Instruments and controls 2-5 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (78,1) NOTICE If the gauge indicates engine coolant temperature near the hot (H) end of the normal range, reduce vehicle speed to decrease temperature. If gauge is over the normal range, stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible. If the engine is overheated, continued operation of the vehicle may seriously damage the en- gine. ( “IF YOUR VEHICLE OVER- HEATS” page 6-6)TACHOMETER ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATUREThe tachometer indicates the engine speed in GAUGErevolutions per minute (rpm). Do not rev the The gauge indicates the engine coolant tem-engine into the red zone * . 1 perature. NOTICE The engine coolant temperature is within the normal range when the gauge needle points When engine speed approaches the red within the zone * shown in the illustration. 1 zone, shift to a higher gear or reduce The engine coolant temperature varies with the engine speed. Operating the engine in outside air temperature and driving conditions. the red zone may cause serious engine damage.2-6 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (79,1) will be a small reserve of fuel in the tank when the fuel gauge needle reaches “E”. ( “LOW FUEL WARNING” page 2-37) The indicates that the fuel-filler door is located on the passenger’s side of the vehicle. ( “FUEL-FILLER DOOR” page 3-22) NOTE: If the vehicle runs out of fuel, the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon as possible. After a few driving trips, the light should turn off. If the light remains on after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a G T- R c e r t i f i e d N I S S A N d e a l e r .FUEL GAUGE ( “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” TRANSMISSION POSITION INDICA- page 6-28) TORThe gauge indicates the approximate fuel levelin the tank. The transmission position indicator indicates the gear positions.The gauge may move slightly during braking,turning, acceleration, or going up or down hills. The indicator blinks if it is not possible to shift to the selected gear when in the & position. MThe gauge needle returns to E (Empty) after theignition switch is pushed to the LOCK position.Refill the fuel tank before the gaugeregisters “E” (Empty).The low fuel warning will be indicated on thevehicle information display when the fuel tank isgetting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient,preferably before the gauge reaches “E”. There Instruments and controls 2-7 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (80,1)1. Upshift indicator (green)2. Upshift indicator (yellow)3. Upshift indicator (red)UPSHIFT INDICATORWhen the upshift indicator is set to on, theindicators on the tachometer will illuminate tohelp upshift at a constant engine speed from anygear or to warn the driver of over-revving.The upshift indicator operates only when theshift lever is in the & position. This function Mconsists of two modes that can be selected onthe vehicle information display: AUTO settingand MANUAL setting.2-8 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (81,1)Setting illuminates just before the red zone.Push the ignition switch to the ON position. Use When the maximum engine torque isthe ENTER switch and toggle the vehicle desired.:information display to show the SETTING Set the figure at 5,200 RPM. The greenscreen. indicator starts flashing from approximatelyUse the NEXT switch and ENTER switch 4,700 RPM and illuminates at 5,200 RPM. to go to ALERT > UPSHIFT. The current When breaking-in the vehicle:status of the upshift indicator will be shown onthe UPSHIFT screen. Note that the function is To help avoid high engine speeds during break-set to AUTO as the factory default setting. in, set the upshift indicator to less than 3,500 RPM. The green indicator starts flashing ap-To change the upshift indicator mode, choose proximately 500 RPM before the set figure andSETTING on the UPSHIFT screen. Set one of illuminates from the set figure. ( “BREAK-INthe following modes by pushing the NEXT SCHEDULE” page 5-32)switch , and then push ENTER to NOTE:complete. . There may be a slight difference be-. AUTO tween the timing of the upshift indica- tor illumination and the tachometer. 3,000 to 6,300 RPM (MANUAL) indication.. OFF . When the battery terminal is discon-The number will increase by 100 RPM. To nected, the set memory will be erasedincrease the number by 500 RPM, push and and the mode returns to the default.hold the NEXT switch .ExampleWhen the maximum engine speed isdesired:Set the upshift indicator to AUTO. The yellowindicator illuminates approximately 700 RPMbefore the red zone, and the red indicator Instruments and controls 2-9 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (82,1) VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY tings are automatically stored. The vehicle information display can display the . When the battery terminal is discon- following information. nected, the set memory will be erased . Engine oil level display and the setting returns to the default. . Transmission system check display . Instrument brightness control level display ( “INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS CON- TROL” page 2-10) . Drive computer ( “DRIVE COMPUTER” page 2-13) . Warning display ( “WARNING DISPLAY” page 2-31) . Operation displayINSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS CON- ( “OPERATION DISPLAYS” page 2-TROL 39)The instrument brightness can be adjusted . Cruise control displaywhen the ignition switch is in the ON position. ( “CRUISE CONTROL” page 5-28)Press the switch to adjust the brightness up * 1or down * . The brightness level is shown on 2the vehicle information display.When the headlights are on, the brightness ofthe interior switches is also adjusted at the sametime.NOTE:. The instrument brightness can be ad- justed separately for daytime and nighttime conditions. The adjusted set-2-10 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (83,1)ENGINE OIL LEVEL DISPLAY NOTE: When the oil level is lowWhen the ignition switch is pushed to the ON The engine oil level can be displayed after If the message shown above is displayed, theposition, the engine oil status before starting the the “OIL LEVEL OK” display turns off or engine oil level is low.engine is indicated as illustrated. while the engine is started and running. Warm up the engine in a level location. After at ( “Maintenance” page 2-19)When the oil level is normal least 5 minutes have passed since engine stop, use the engine oil level gauge to check the oil“OIL LEVEL OK” is displayed. Press the level. ( “ENGINE OIL” page 8-12)displayed LEVEL switch to check the oillevel. If the oil level is low, have additional engine oil added, or the oil changed, at a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. Instruments and controls 2-11 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (84,1) NOTICE If the vehicle is in a location that is not level, accurate measurement of the oil level may not be possible. If “LOW OIL LEVEL” is displayed, but the level shown by the oil level gauge is normal, move the vehicle to a level location and stop the engine. After at least 5 minutes have passed, open the driver’s door and push the ignition switch back to ON. If the “LOW OIL LEVEL” message appears again, have engine oil added or the oil changed. When the oil level sensor malfunc- TRANSMISSION SYSTEM CHECK tion occurs DISPLAY If the message shown above is displayed, the This is displayed after the engine is started while engine oil level sensor may be malfunctioning. the transmission system is being checked. It Contact a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer im- turns off after a few seconds. mediately. NOTE: . During the system check, the shift lever cannot be moved out of the & position. P Operate the shift lever after the system check indicator turns off. . During winter or at other times when the temperature is extremely low, changes in the hydraulic response characteristic s may increase the2-12 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (85,1) DRIVE COMPUTERamount of time that is required for the . Settingsystem check. During the system check,a thudding operating noise may occur . Warningor the engine speed may decrease, The vehicle information display * can be 2however this does not indicate that changed when the ignition switch is in the ONthere is a malfunction. position. Press the ENTER switch * to 1 change the display. NOTE: . The cruise control display is shown if cruise control is set. ( “CRUISE CONTROL” page 5-28) . The warning display is not shown if there are no conditions to warn the driver. 1. ENTER switch . Depending on the driving conditions 2. NEXT switch and other factors, the displayed values 3. Vehicle information display may differ from the actual values. The drive computer displays the following . The position of the speedometer nee- information: dle and the speed shown in the vehicle . Current fuel consumption information display may slightly differ. . Vehicle speed . Cruise control . Average fuel consumption and speed . Elapsed time and trip computer . Distance to empty . Outside air temperature Instruments and controls 2-13 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (86,1)CURRENT FUEL CONSUMPTION VEHICLE SPEED CRUISE CONTROLThe instantaneous fuel economy is displayed This displays the vehicle speed while driving. This displays the set cruise control status.after the start of driving. NOTE: The cruise control display is shown if cruise control is set. ( “CRUISE CON- TROL” page 5-28)2-14 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (87,1) . The values are updated approximately every 30 seconds.AVERAGE FUEL CONSUMPTION ELAPSED TIME AND TRIP ODOME-AND SPEED TERThis displays the average fuel economy and This displays the elapsed time and trip odometeraverage vehicle speed beginning from the time beginning from the time when the display waswhen the display was last reset. last reset.To reset the display, press and hold the NEXT To reset the display, press and hold the NEXTswitch for more than 1 second. (The switch for more than 1 second. (Theaverage fuel economy and average vehicle elapsed time and trip odometer are reset atspeed are reset at the same time.) the same time.)NOTE:. “ ” is displayed during the first 1/3 mile (500 m) or the first 30 seconds after a reset. Instruments and controls 2-15 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (88,1) indicate that there is a malfunction. . The values are updated approximately every 30 seconds.DISTANCE TO EMPTY OUTSIDE AIR TEMPERATUREThis displays the approximate distance that the This displays the outside air temperature.vehicle can be driven based on the amount of NOTE:fuel remaining in the fuel tank and the actual fuel . The outside air temperature may not beconsumption. displayed correctly in the followingNOTE: cases.. If the fuel level is low, the low fuel — The outside air temperature is low- warning will be displayed. ( “LOW er than −228F (−308C) or is higher FUEL WARNING” page 2-37) than 1318F (558C).. If the vehicle is not refueled after the — The vehicle is stopped or is driving low fuel warning appears, the display at a low speed (less than approxi- will change to “ ”. This change mately 12 MPH (20 km/h)). timing may become earlier depending — The temperature in the engine on the driving conditions. This does not compartment is high.2-16 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (89,1). When the outside air temperature is cases. lower than 378F (38C), the low outside — The vehicle is being driven. temperature warning will be displayed — A warning display is active. and “ICY” is indicated on the outside — The instrument brightness control air temperature display. ( “Low level display is active. outside temperature warning” page 2- 18) — The cruise control status is dis- played. SETTING (drive computer) This is used to set the alert, maintenance and optional settings. Use the NEXT switch to select an item, then confirm with the ENTER switch to change to the corresponding setting screen. To return to the initial setting screen, press and hold the ENTER switch for more than 1 second. NOTE: . When the battery terminal is discon- nected, the set memory will be erased and the settings return to the default. . Setting is not possible in the following Instruments and controls 2-17 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (90,1)Alert “Time to rest” indicator: Low outside temperature warning:This function can be used to make settings for This alert informs the driver that the set driving This alert informs the driver when the outside airthe upshift indicator, “time to rest” indicator and time has elapsed. temperature is lower than 378F (38C).low outside temperature warning. On the TIMER screen, push the NEXT switch On the ICY screen, push the NEXT switchUpshift indicator: to change the time. Push and hold the to turn this warning ON/OFF.For details concerning the upshift indicator, refer switch to increase the number every 1 hour. A NOTE:to the following section. ( “UPSHIFT IN- maximum of 6 hours can be set. The default setting is ON.DICATOR” page 2-8) NOTE: The default setting is OFF.2-18 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (91,1) and hold the switch to increase the number every 600 miles (1,000 km). . Set to “—” to set no reminders. . To reset the accumulated mileage to zero, go to the RESET screen, then push the NEXT switch and confirm with the ENTER switch . NOTE: . To restore the mileage to the original figure after resetting, press the NEXT switch again. . When the battery terminal is discon- nected, the set mileage will be erasedMaintenance and the settings will return to their Engine oil level: default settings.This function can be used to set the various This can be used to check the pre-start oil levelmaintenance intervals and to check the engine while the engine is running. Select SETTING >oil level. The reminders shown below are used to MAINTENANCE > OIL > ENGINE OIL >notify the driver of the maintenance intervals. LEVEL.NOTE: If the low level reminder appears, check the levelBecause these are displayed based on the using the engine oil dipstick. ( “CHECKINGmileage driven, they do not indicate the ENGINE OIL LEVEL” page 8-12)actual conditions of the vehicle. Use thesefunctions only as a reference.Input the maintenance distance using thefollowing items:. On each setting screen, push the NEXT switch to change the mileage. Push Instruments and controls 2-19 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 21
    • Black plate (92,1)Engine oil: Engine oil filter: Transmission oil:When the set mileage approaches, the reminder The reminder is displayed when the set mileage The reminder is displayed when the set mileagewill appear on the display and the remaining is exceeded. Select SETTING > MAINTE- is exceeded. Select SETTING > MAINTE-distance is displayed at regular intervals. Select NANCE > FILTER to set or reset the mileage NANCE > OIL > T/M OIL to set or reset theSETTING > MAINTENANCE > OIL > ENGINE for the engine oil filter change. mileage for the transmission oil change.OIL to set or reset the mileage for the engine oil NOTE: NOTE:change. The default setting is OFF. The maximum The default setting is 18,500 miles (30,000NOTE: mileage that can be set is 6,000 miles km). The maximum mileage that can be setThe default setting is 6,000 miles (10,000 (10,000 km). is 18,500 miles (30,000 km).km). The maximum mileage that can be setis 6,000 miles (10,000 km).2-20 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (93,1)Tires: Options WARNING (drive computer)The reminder is displayed when the set mileage This function can be used to make settings for Warning information is displayed on the vehicleis exceeded. Select SETTING > MAINTE- language and unit. information display.NANCE > TIRE to set or reset the mileage forthe tire change. Language: Press the ENTER switch while a warning Select ENGLISH or FRANCAIS for use in the display is active to return to the original display.NOTE: vehicle information display.The default setting is OFF. It is also possible to check any warnings that Unit: have not been corrected. ( “WARNING Select METRIC or US for use in the vehicle DISPLAY” page 2-31) information display. Checking the warnings Use the NEXT switch to select “DETAILS”, then confirm with the ENTER switch . When there are multiple warnings, press the ENTER switch to change the display Instruments and controls 2-21 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (94,1)among them.To return to the initial warning, press and holdthe ENTER switch for more than 1 second.NOTE:If there are no warnings to display, only“SKIP” can be selected.2-22 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (95,1)WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS ANDAUDIBLE REMINDERS All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light Intelligent Key warning light Cruise set switch indicator light Low tire pressure warning light Front passenger air bag status light Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light Master warning light High beam indicator light (blue) Seat belt warning light Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) Brake warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Slip indicator light Charge warning light Transmission warning light Turn signal/hazard indicator lights Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off indicator Engine oil pressure warning light Cruise main switch indicator light lightCHECKING BULBS burned-out bulb or an open circuit in theWith all doors closed, apply the parking brake electrical system. Have the system checked by CAUTION a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer.and push the ignition switch to the ON position . If the warning light comes on whilewithout starting the engine. The following lights WARNING LIGHTS driving there may be a malfunctionwill come on: in the AWD system. Reduce the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warn- , or , , , , , ing light vehicle speed and have your vehicle checked by a GT-R certified NISSAN The warning light comes on when the ignition switch is pushed to ON. It turns off soon dealer as soon as possible.The following lights come on briefly and then gooff: after the engine is started. . If the AWD warning light blinks on when you are driving: , or , , , , , If the AWD system malfunctions, the warning light will either remain illuminated or blink. — blinks rapidly (about twice aIf any light does not come on, it may indicate a ( “ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD)” page 5-34) second): Instruments and controls 2-23 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (96,1) Pull off the road in a safe area, tire performance. Parking brake indicator: and idle the engine. The driving . If the warning light is still on after When the ignition switch is in the ON position, mode will change to RWD to the above operations, have your the light comes on when the parking brake is prevent the AWD system from vehicle checked by a GT-R certified applied. malfunctioning. If the warning NISSAN dealer as soon as possible. Low brake fluid warning light: light turns off, you can drive When the ignition switch is in the ON position, again. or Anti-lock Braking the light warns of a low brake fluid level. If the — blinks slowly (about once every System (ABS) warn- light comes on while the engine is running with 2 seconds): ing light the parking brake not applied, stop the vehicle When the ignition switch is in the ON position, and perform the following: Pull off the road in a safe area, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning 1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid and idle the engine. Check that light illuminates and then turns off. This indicates all tire sizes are the same as as necessary. ( “BRAKE FLUID” page the ABS is operational. that specified on the Tire and 8-14) Loading Information label lo- If the ABS warning light illuminates while the 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the cated in the driver’s door open- engine is running, or while driving, it may warning system checked by a GT-R certified ing, tire pressure is correct and indicate the ABS is not functioning properly. NISSAN dealer. tires are not worn. ( “TIRE Have the system checked by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning AND LOADING INFORMATION indicator: LABEL” page 9-10) If an ABS malfunction occurs, the anti-lock function is turned off. The brake system then When the parking brake is released and the If the tire pressure is insuffi- operates normally, but without anti-lock assis- brake fluid level is sufficient, if both the brake cient, fill with nitrogen gas. tance. ( “BRAKE SYSTEM” page 5-38) warning light and the Anti-lock Braking System Contact a GT-R certified NISSAN (ABS) warning light illuminate, it may indicate dealer about filling with nitro- or Brake warning light the ABS is not functioning properly. Have the gen gas. If nitrogen gas is not This light functions for both the parking brake brake system checked, and if necessary re- available, compressed air may and the foot brake systems. paired, by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer promptly. Avoid high-speed driving and abrupt be safely used under normal braking. ( “Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) driving conditions. However, warning light” page 2-24) NISSAN recommends refilling with nitrogen gas for maximum2-24 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (97,1) NOTICE Intelligent Key warning light WARNING After the ignition switch is pushed to the ON . Your brake system may not be Do not continue driving if the alternator position, this light comes on for about 2 seconds working properly if the warning light belt is loose, broken or missing. and then turns off. is on. Driving could be dangerous. If Engine oil pressure warning This light warns of a malfunction with the you judge it to be safe, drive care- electrical steering lock system or the Intelligent fully to the nearest service station light Key system. for repairs. Otherwise, have your This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the vehicle towed because driving it light flickers or comes on during normal driving, If the light comes on while the engine is could be dangerous. pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine stopped, it may be impossible to free the immediately and call a GT-R certified NISSAN steering lock or to start the engine. If the light . Pressing the brake pedal with the dealer. comes on while the engine is running, you can engine stopped and/or low brake drive the vehicle. However in these cases, fluid level may increase your stop- The engine oil pressure warning light is contact a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer for ping distance and braking will re- not designed to indicate a low oil level. repair as soon as possible. Check the vehicle information display or quire greater pedal effort as well as use the dipstick to check the oil level. Low tire pressure warning pedal travel. ( “ENGINE OIL LEVEL DISPLAY” page 2- light . If the brake fluid level is below the 11) ( “CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL” Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure minimum or MIN mark on the brake page 8-12) Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the tire fluid reservoir, do not drive until the pressure of all tires. brake system has been checked at a NOTICE GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. The low tire pressure warning light warns of low Running the engine with the engine oil tire pressure and flat tire, or indicates that the pressure warning light on could cause TPMS is not functioning properly. Charge warning light serious damage to the engine almostIf the light comes on while the engine is running, immediately. Turn off the engine as After the ignition switch is pushed ON, this lightit may indicate the charging system is not illuminates for about 1 second and turns off. soon as it is safe to do so.functioning properly. Turn the engine off and Low tire pressure warning:check the alternator belt. If the belt is loose,broken, missing or if the light remains on, see a If the vehicle is being driven with low tireGT-R certified NISSAN dealer immediately. pressure, the warning light will illuminate. Instruments and controls 2-25 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (98,1)When the low tire pressure warning light warning light will continue to illuminate until the possible.illuminates, you should stop and adjust the system is reset by a GT-R certified NISSAN . If the light illuminates while driving,tire pressure of all 4 wheels to the dealer.recommended COLD tire pressure shown avoid sudden steering maneuvers oron the Tire and Loading Information label If you select the tire pressure information in the abrupt braking, reduce vehiclelocated in the driver’s door opening. The multi function display, the LOW PRESSURE speed, pull off the road to a safelow tire pressure warning light does not warning message will be displayed. The tire location and stop the vehicle asautomatically turn off when the tire pres- pressure for each tire will also be displayed. soon as possible. Driving with un-sure is adjusted. After the tire is inflated to Refer to the separate Multi Function Display der-inflated tires may permanentlythe recommended pressure, the vehicle Owner’s Manual. damage the tires and increase themust be driven at speeds above 16 MPH Your vehicle can be driven for a limited time on a likelihood of tire failure. Serious(25 km/h) to activate the TPMS and turn off flat tire. ( “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING vehicle damage could occur andthe low tire pressure warning light. Use a SYSTEM (TPMS)” page 5-3) ( “TIRE may lead to an accident and couldtire pressure gauge to check the tire PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” result in serious personal injury.pressure. ( “TIRE PRESSURE MONI- page 6-2)TORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” page 5-3) Check the tire pressure for all four( “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING TPMS malfunction: tires. Adjust the tire pressure to theSYSTEM (TPMS)” page 6-2) If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low recommended COLD tire pressure tire pressure warning light will flash for approxi- shown on the Tire and LoadingRun-flat tire warning: mately 1 minute when the ignition switch is Information label located in theThe run-flat tire warning light warns of a flat tire. pushed ON. The light will remain on after the 1 driver’s door opening to turn theIf the vehicle is being driven with one or more flat minute. Have the system checked by a GT-R low tire pressure warning light off. Iftires, the warning light will illuminate continu- certified NISSAN dealer. ( “TIRE PRES- the light still illuminates while driv-ously and a chime will sound for 10 seconds. SURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” page ing after adjusting the tire pressure, 5-3) ( “TIRE PRESSURE” page 8-29) a tire may be flat.The chime will only sound at the first indicationof a flat tire and the warning light will illuminate WARNING . Although you can continue drivingcontinuously. When the Flat tire warning is with a punctured run-flat tire, re-activated, have the system reset and the tire . If the light does not illuminate with member that vehicle handling sta-checked and replaced if necessary by a GT-R the ignition switch pushed ON, have bility is reduced, which could lead tocertified NISSAN dealer. Even if the tire is the vehicle checked by a GT-R an accident and personal injury.inflated to the specified COLD tire pressure, the certified NISSAN dealer as soon as Also, driving a long distance at high2-26 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (99,1) speeds may damage the tires. . Be sure to install the specified size The seat belt warning light for the front of tires on the four wheels. passenger will illuminate if the seat belt is not. Do not drive at speeds above 50 fastened when the front passenger’s seat is MPH (80 km/h) and do not drive occupied. For 6 seconds after the ignition more than 50 miles (80 km) with a NOTE: switch is in the ON position, the system does punctured run-flat tire. The actual . If the vehicle is being driven at speeds not activate the warning light for the front distance the vehicle can be driven of less than 16 MPH (25 km/h), the passenger. ( “SEAT BELTS” page 1-5) on a flat tire depends on outside TPMS may not operate correctly. temperature, vehicle load, road con- . The tires of this vehicle are filled with Supplemental air bag warning ditions and other factors. nitrogen gas. When the tire pressure is light low, fill the tires with nitrogen gas. After pushing the ignition switch to the ON. When a wheel is replaced, the TPMS position, the supplemental air bag warning light will not function and the low tire Contact a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer for information on filling the tires with will illuminate for about 7 seconds and then turn pressure warning light will flash for off. This means the system is operational. approximately 1 minute. The light nitrogen gas. will remain on after the 1 minute. If any of the following conditions occur, the front Contact a GT-R certified NISSAN Master warning light air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag and When the ignition switch is in the ON position, pretensioner systems need servicing and your dealer as soon as possible for tire the master warning light illuminates if any of the vehicle must be taken to a GT-R certified replacement and/or system reset- NISSAN dealer. warning displays appear on the vehicle informa- ting. tion display. ( “WARNING DISPLAY” page . The supplemental air bag warning light. Replacing tires with those not ori- 2-31) remains on after approximately 7 seconds. ginally specified by NISSAN could affect the proper operation of the Seat belt warning light and . The supplemental air bag warning light TPMS. chime flashes intermittently. The light and chime remind you to fasten seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the ignition . The supplemental air bag warning light does not come on at all. CAUTION switch is pushed to the ON position, and will remain illuminated until the driver’s seat belt is Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental. The TPMS is not a substitute for the fastened. At the same time, the chime will sound restraint system (air bag system) and/or the regular tire pressure check. Be sure for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt pretensioners may not function properly. to check the tire pressure regularly. is securely fastened. ( “SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYS- Instruments and controls 2-27 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (100,1)TEM” page 1-31) control system is operational. NOTICE WARNING Continuing to drive with the light illu- Cruise set switch indicator light minated could cause serious damage to If the supplemental air bag warning The light comes on while the vehicle speed is the transmission. light is on, it could mean that the front controlled by the cruise control system. If the air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag Transmission clutch temperature high: light blinks while the engine is running, it may and/or pretensioner systems will not indicate the cruise control system is not The light illuminates if clutch temperature operate in an accident. To help avoid functioning properly. Have the system checked becomes unusually high. If the light illuminates, injury to yourself or others, have your by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. pull off the road in a safe area and idle the vehicle checked by a GT-R certified engine. When the light turns off, driving can be INDICATOR LIGHTS NISSAN dealer as soon as possible. resumed. If the light illuminates frequently, contact a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. Front passenger air bag status Transmission warning light lightThis light warns of the following malfunctions. NOTICE The front passenger air bag status light ( ) will be lit and the passenger front air bag will beTransmission system malfunction: . Continuing to drive with the light on OFF depending on how the front passengerThe light blinks if a malfunction in the transmis- could cause serious damage to the seat is being used. ( “NISSAN ADVANCEDsion system occurs. If the light blinks, certain transmission. AIR BAG SYSTEM (front seats)” page 1-36)gear positions may become unusable, so that . If the light continues to stay on,the vehicle may become undrivable. Have the High beam indicator light engine power will be suppressed (blue)system inspected promptly by a GT-R certified and the clutch will not be engaged This light comes on when the headlight highNISSAN dealer. to prevent serious damage to the beam is on and goes out when the low beam isTransmission oil temperature high: clutch. selected.The light illuminates if the transmission oiltemperature becomes unusually high. If the light Cruise main switch indicator Malfunction Indicator Lightilluminates, avoid driving at high speed or at high light (MIL)engine speed until the light turns off. If the light The light comes on when the cruise control is If the malfunction indicator light comes onilluminates frequently, contact a GT-R certified pushed. The light turns off when the main switch steady or blinks while the engine is running, itNISSAN dealer. is pushed again. While the cruise control system may indicate a potential emission control mal- main switch indicator light is on, the cruise function.2-28 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (101,1)The malfunction indicator light may also come on . Malfunction indicator light blinking — An Slip indicator lightsteady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, or engine misfire has been detected which may This indicator will blink when the VDC system isif the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make damage the emission control system. operating, thus alerting the driver to the fact thatsure the fuel-filler cap is installed and closed the road surface is slippery and the vehicle istightly, and that the vehicle has at least 3 US To reduce or avoid emission control system damage: nearing its traction limits.gallons (14 liters) of fuel in the fuel tank. a) Do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH Turn signal/hazard indicatorAfter a few driving trips, the light should lightsturn off if no other potential emission control (72 km/h).system malfunction exists. b) Avoid hard acceleration or deceleration. The light flashes when the turn signal switch lever or hazard switch is turned on.If this indicator light remains on for 20 seconds c) Avoid steep uphill grades.and then blinks for 10 seconds when the engine d) If possible, reduce the amount of cargo Vehicle Dynamic Controlis not running, it indicates that the vehicle is not being hauled or towed. (VDC) off indicator lightready for an emission control system inspection/ The malfunction indicator light may stop The light comes on when the Vehicle Dynamicmaintenance test. ( “READINESS FOR blinking and remain on. Control (VDC) set up switch is pushed to OFFINSPECTION/MAINTENANCE (I/M) TEST (US for more than 1 second. ( “VDC, TRANS-only)” page 9-17) Have the vehicle inspected by a GT-R MI SSI ON AND SUSPE N SI ON SE TUP certified NISSAN dealer. You do not need SWITCHES” page 5-21)Operation: to have your vehicle towed to the dealer.The malfunction indicator light will come on in This indicates that the VDC system is notone of two ways: NOTICE operating. When the VDC off indicator light and slip indicator light come on with the VDC. Malfunction indicator light on steady — An Continued vehicle operation without system turned on, this light alerts the driver to emission control system malfunction has having the emission control system the fact that the fail-safe mode is operating, for been detected. Check the fuel-filler cap. If checked and repaired as necessary example the VDC system or the hill start assist the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten could lead to poor driveability, reduced system may not be functioning properly. Have or install the cap and continue to drive the fuel economy, and possible damage to the system checked by a GT-R certified NISSAN vehicle. The light should turn off after a dealer. If a malfunction occurs in the system, the the emission control system. few driving trips. If the light does not VDC system function will be canceled but the turn off after a few driving trips, have the vehicle is still driveable. ( “VEHICLE DY- vehicle inspected by a GT-R certified NAMIC CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM” page 5- NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have 40) your vehicle towed to the dealer. Instruments and controls 2-29 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (102,1)AUDIBLE REMINDERS even if the brake pedal is not depressed. HaveKey reminder chime the brakes checked as soon as possible if the warning sound is heard.A chime will sound if the driver side door isopened while the ignition switch is pushed tothe ACC position or pushed to the OFF orLOCK position with the Intelligent Key left in theIntelligent Key port. Make sure the ignitionswitch is pushed to the OFF position, and takethe Intelligent Key with you when leaving thevehicle.Light reminder chimeA chime will sound when the driver side door isopened with the light switch in the orposition and the ignition switch in the ACC, OFFor LOCK position.Turn the light switch off when you leave thevehicle.Parking brake reminder chimeA chime will sound if the vehicle speed is above4 MPH (7 km/h) with the parking brake applied.Stop the vehicle and release the parking brake.Brake pad wear warningThe disc brake pads have audible wear warn-ings. When a brake pad requires replacement, itwill make a high pitched scraping sound whenthe vehicle is in motion. This scraping sound willfirst occur only when the brake pedal isdepressed. After the wear of the brake pad isincreased, the sound will be heard all the time2-30 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (103,1)WARNING DISPLAY If there are multiple warnings, the warning lights remain lit or continue to blink and the warnings displayed in the vehicle information display are switched at regular intervals. The warnings displayed in the vehicle information display can be switched voluntarily by pushing the ENTER switch . malfunctions and sudden accidents. WARNINGWhen the warning light illuminates or When the items mentioned below are detectedblinks and a warning is displayed, the master warning light * illuminates and the 1promptly take the appropriate action. warning is displayed on the vehicle information display * . A chime also sounds. 2Ignoring the warning may result in Instruments and controls 2-31 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (104,1)ENGINE OIL LOW PRESSURE ENGINE SYSTEM WARNING SHIFT LEVER POSITION WARNINGWARNING This will appear if a potential emission control This will appear if the system cannot detect theThis will appear if the engine oil pressure is low. malfunction is detected, the fuel-filler cap is shift lever position.( “Engine oil pressure warning light” page loose or missing, or the vehicle runs out of fuel. ( “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” page Make sure the shift lever is placed in a position2-25) 2-28) properly. ( “DRIVING THE VEHICLE” page 5-13)2-32 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (105,1)TRANSMISSION SYSTEM WARN- TRANSMISSION OIL HIGH TEM- TRANSMISSION CLUTCH HIGHING PERATURE WARNING TEMPERATURE WARNINGThis will appear if a transmission system This will appear if the transmission oil tempera- This will appear if the transmission clutchmalfunction occurs. ( “Transmission system ture becomes unusually high. t em p er a t u r e b e c o m e s u n u su a l l y h i g h .malfunction” page 2-28) ( “Transmission oil temperature high” page ( “Transmission clutch temperature high” 2-28) page 2-28) Instruments and controls 2-33 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (106,1)PARKING BRAKE RELEASE WARN- LOW BRAKE FLUID WARNING ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEMING This will appear if the brake fluid level becomes (ABS) WARNINGThis will appear if the vehicle speed is above 4 low. ( “Brake warning light” page 2-24) This will appear if the Anti-lock Braking SystemMPH (7 km/h) with the parking brake applied. (ABS) is not functioning properly. ( “Anti-( “Brake warning light” page 2-24) lock Braking System (ABS) warning light” page( “Parking brake reminder chime” page 2- 2-24) ( “Brake warning light” page 2-24)30)2-34 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (107,1)VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) AWD CLUTCH HIGH TEMPERATURE FRONT/REAR TIRE SIZE DISCRE-SYSTEM WARNING WARNING PANCY WARNINGThis will appear if the Vehicle Dynamic Control This will appear if the fluid temperature of the This will appear if the diameter of the front and(VDC) system or the hill start assist system is powertrain becomes unusually high. ( “All- the rear wheels are different. ( “All-Wheelnot functioning properly. ( “Slip indicator Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light” page 2-23) Drive (AWD) warning light” page 2-23)light” page 2-29) ( “Vehicle Dynamic Con-trol (VDC) off indicator light” page 2-29) Instruments and controls 2-35 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (108,1)AWD SYSTEM WARNING LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING RUN-FLAT TIRE WARNINGThis will appear if the AWD system is not This will appear if the vehicle is being driven with This will appear and a chime will sound if thefunctioning properly while the engine is running. low tire pressure. ( “Low tire pressure vehicle is being driven with one or more flat tires.( “All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light” warning” page 2-25) ( “Run-flat tire warning” page 2-26)page 2-23)2-36 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (109,1)TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM WARN- LOW FUEL WARNINGSYSTEM (TPMS) WARNING ING This will appear when the fuel level in the tank isThis will appear if the Tire Pressure Monitoring This will appear if the cruise control system is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient,System (TPMS) is not functioning properly. not functioning properly. ( “Cruise set preferably before the fuel gauge reaches the( “TPMS malfunction” page 2-26) switch indicator light” page 2-28) empty (E) position. This displays the approximate distance that the vehicle can be driven based on the amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank and the actual fuel consumption. NOTE: . The low fuel warning will appear when the amount of fuel remaining in the tank decreases to approximately 3 US gallons (12 liters). Instruments and controls 2-37 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (110,1). The timing of the low fuel warning display may change depending on braking, turning, acceleration, or going up or down hills.. If the vehicle is not refueled after the low fuel warning appears, the display will change to “ ”. This change timing may become earlier depending on the driving conditions. This does not indicate that there is a malfunction. DOOR/TRUNK OPEN WARNING LOW WASHER FLUID WARNING This will appear if any of the doors and/or trunk This will appear when the washer tank fluid is at lid are open or not closed securely. The vehicle a low level. Add washer fluid as necessary. icon indicates which door or the trunk lid is ( “WINDOW WASHER FLUID” page 8-15) open.2-38 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (111,1) OPERATION DISPLAYS unregistered Intelligent Key. These displays appear when an appropriate ( “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” page 3-8) operation is required in starting or stopping the engine.NO KEY WARNINGThis will appear in either of the followingconditions.No key inside the vehicleThe warning appears when the door is closedwith the Intelligent Key left outside the vehicleand the ignition switch in the ACC or ONposition. Make sure that the Intelligent Key isinside the vehicle.Unregistered Intelligent KeyThe warning appears when the ignition switch ispushed from the LOCK position and theIntelligent Key cannot be recognized by thesystem. You cannot start the engine with an Instruments and controls 2-39 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (112,1)ENGINE START OPERATION INDI- SHIFT “P” WARNING “PUSH” WARNINGCATOR This warning appears and an inside warning This warning appears when the shift lever isThis indicator appears when the shift lever is in chime sounds when the ignition switch is moved to the & position with the ignition switch Pthe & position. P pushed to stop the engine with the shift lever in the ACC position after the SHIFT & warning P in any position except the & position. P appears.This indicator means that the engine will start bypushing the ignition switch with the brake pedal If this warning appears, move the shift lever to If this warning appears, push the ignition switchdepressed. the & position. This warning will also turn off P to the OFF position. when pushing the ignition switch to the ON position.2-40 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (113,1)STEERING LOCK RELEASE MAL- INTELLIGENT KEY INSERTION INDI- INTELLIGENT KEY REMOVAL INDI-FUNCTION INDICATOR CATOR CATORThis indicator appears when the steering wheel This indicator appears when the Intelligent Key This indicator appears when the driver’s door islock cannot be released from the LOCK posi- needs to be inserted into the Intelligent Key port opened with the ignition switch in the OFF ortion. If this indicator appears, push the ignition (for example, the Intelligent Key battery is LOCK position and the Intelligent Key placed inswitch while lightly turning the steering wheel discharged). the Intelligent Key port. A key reminder chimeright and left. also sounds. If this indicator appears, insert the Intelligent Key into the Intelligent Key port in the correct If this indicator appears, remove the Intelligent direction. ( “INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY Key from the Intelligent Key port and take it with DISCHARGE” page 5-10) you when leaving the vehicle. Instruments and controls 2-41 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (114,1) SECURITY SYSTEMS The system helps deter vehicle theft but cannot prevent it, nor can it prevent the theft of interior or exterior vehicle components in all situations. Always secure your vehicle even if parking for a brief period. Never leave your Intelligent Key(s) in the vehicle, and always lock it when un- attended. Be aware of your surroundings, and park in secure, well-lit areas whenever possible. Many devices offering additional protection, such as component locks, identification markers, and tracking systems, are available at auto supply stores and specialty shops. Your GT-R certified NISSAN dealer may also offer such equipment. Check with your insurance company to see if you may be eligible for discounts forINTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY DIS- various theft protection features. Your vehicle has two types of security systems,CHARGE INDICATOR as follows:This indicator appears when the Intelligent Key . Vehicle security systembattery is running out of power. . NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer SystemIf this indicator appears, replace the battery witha new one. ( “INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY The security condition will be shown by theREPLACEMENT” page 8-23) security indicator light. VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM The vehicle security system provides visual and audio alarm signals if someone opens the doors, hood, or trunk lid when the system is armed. It is not, however, a motion detection type system that activates when a vehicle is moved or when a vibration occurs.2-42 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (115,1) 5. Confirm that the security indicator light The alarm is activated by: comes on. The security indicator light stays on for about 30 seconds. The vehicle . Unlocking the door or opening the trunk lid security system is now pre-armed. After without using the button on the Intelligent about 30 seconds the vehicle security Key, the door handle request switch or the system automatically shifts into the armed mechanical key. (Even if the door is opened phase. The security light begins to flash by releasing the door inside lock knob, the once every approximately 3 seconds. If, alarm will activate.) during this 30-second pre-arm time period, . Opening the hood. the door is unlocked, or the ignition switch is pushed to ACC or ON, the system will not How to stop an activated alarm arm. The alarm will stop by unlocking a door by pushing the unlock button on the Intelligent Key Even when the driver and/or passengers or the door handle request switch. The alarm will are in the vehicle, the system will activate not stop if the ignition switch is pushed to the with all doors, hood, and trunk lid locked ACC or ON position.How to arm the vehicle security with the ignition switch in the LOCKsystem position. When pushing the ignition switch If the system does not operate as de- to the ACC or ON position, the system will scribed above, have it checked by a GT-R1. Close all windows. be released. certified NISSAN dealer. The system can be armed even if the Vehicle security system activation windows are open. NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER The vehicle security system will give the follow- SYSTEM2. Push the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK ing alarm: The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will not position. allow the engine to start without the use of the . The headlights blink and the horn sounds3. Remove the Intelligent Key from the vehicle. intermittently. registered Intelligent Key. Never leave these keys in the vehicle.4. Close all doors, hood and trunk. Lock all . The alarm automatically turns off after doors. The doors can be locked with the approximately 1 minute. However, the alarm Statement related to section 15 of FCC Intelligent Key, door handle request switch reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with rules for NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer or power door lock switch. The power door again. System (CONT ASSY - CARD SLOT) lock switch should be operated while the This device complies with part 15 of the door is open, and then closed. Instruments and controls 2-43 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (116,1)FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Cana- bilizer System service as soon as possible.da. Operation is subject to the following Please bring all Intelligent Keys that youtwo conditions; have when visiting a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer for service.(1) This device may not cause harmfulinterference, and (2) this device mustaccept any interference received, includinginterference that may cause undesiredoperation of the device.CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EX-PRESSLY APPROVED BY THE PARTYRESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE COULDVOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPER-ATE THE EQUIPMENT. Security indicator light The security indicator light is located on the instrument panel. It indicates the status of the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System. The light blinks after the ignition switch was in the LOCK position. This function indicates the security systems equipped on the vehicle are operational. If the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is malfunctioning, this light will remain on while the ignition switch is in the ON position. If the light still remains on and/or the engine will not start, see a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer for NISSAN Vehicle Immo-2-44 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (117,1)WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHERSWITCH mix the washer fluid concentrate WARNING and water.In freezing temperatures the washersolution may freeze on the windshieldand obscure your vision which may leadto an accident. Warm windshield withthe defroster before you wash thewindshield. NOTICE. Do not operate the washer continu- ously for more than 30 seconds.. Do not operate the washer if the reservoir tank is empty. The windshield wiper and washer operates when the ignition switch is in the ON position.. Do not fill the window washer reservoir tank with washer fluid USING THE WIPERS concentrates at full strength. Some Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the methyl alcohol based washer fluid following speed: concentrates may permanently stain the grille if spilled while filling the * 1 INT (Intermittent) — intermittent operation window washer reservoir tank. can be adjusted by turning the knob toward. Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates * (Slower) or * (Faster). A B with water to the manufacturer’s * 2 Low — continuous low speed operation recommended levels before pouring * 3 High — continuous high speed operation the fluid into the window washer reservoir tank. Do not use the Push the lever up * to have one sweep 4 window washer reservoir tank to operation of the wiper. Instruments and controls 2-45 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (118,1) REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER SWITCHNOTE:. In the MIST position, the wipers oper- ate while the lever is lifted up. When the lever is released, it automatically returns to the OFF position and the wipers stop.. When the speed sensing wiper interval function is turned on, the intermittent operation speed varies in accordance with the vehicle speed. (For example, when the vehicle speed is high, the intermittent operation speed will be faster.) To turn this function on and off, see the separate Multi Function Display Owner’s Manual. USING THE WASHER To defog/defrost the rear window, start the. If the wiper operation is interrupted by engine and push the switch on. The indicator Pull the lever toward you to operate the washer. snow or ice, the wiper may stop moving light on the switch will come on. Push the switch Then the wiper will also operate several times. to protect its motor. If this occurs, turn again to turn the defroster off. the wiper switch to the OFF position NOTE: When the level of washer fluid is low, a It will automatically turn off in approximately 15 and remove the snow or ice on and warning display appears on the vehicle minutes. around the wiper arms. In approxi- mately 1 minute, turn the switch on information display. ( “LOW WASHER NOTE: again to operate the wiper. FLUID WARNING” page 2-38) When the rear window defroster switch is pressed, the heated outside mirrors also operate at the same time. ( “OUTSIDE MIRRORS” page 3-27)2-46 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (119,1) HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH XENON HEADLIGHTS NOTE: NOTICE . The life of xenon headlights will beWhen cleaning the inner side of the rear WARNING shortened by frequent on-off opera-window, be careful not to scratch or tion. It is generally desirable not to turndamage the rear window defroster. HIGH VOLTAGE off the headlights for short intervals (for example, when the vehicle stops at . When xenon headlights are on, they a traffic signal). Even when the daytime produce a high voltage. To prevent running lights are active (Canada only), an electric shock, never attempt to the xenon headlights do not turn on. modify or disassemble. Always have This way the life of the xenon head- your xenon headlights replaced at a lights is not reduced. GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. . If the xenon headlight bulb is close to . Xenon headlights provide consider- burning out, the brightness will drasti- ably more light than conventional cally decrease, the light will start headlights. If they are not correctly blinking, or the color of the light will aimed, they might temporarily blind become reddish. If one or more of the an oncoming driver or the driver above signs appear, contact a GT-R ahead of you and cause a serious certified NISSAN dealer. accident. If headlights are not aimed correctly, immediately take your ve- hicle to a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer and have the headlights adjusted correctly. When the xenon headlight is initially turned on, its brightness or color varies slightly. However, the color and brightness will soon stabilize. Instruments and controls 2-47 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (120,1) CAUTION Use low beams when there are cars approaching from the opposite direc- tion, during city driving and at similar times. Battery saver system A chime will sound when the driver side door is opened with the light switch in the or position and the ignition switch in the ACC, OFF or LOCK position. ( “Light reminder chime” page 2-30) When the headlight switch is in the or position while the ignition switch is in the ONHEADLIGHT SWITCH Headlight beam select position, the lights will automatically turn off 5Lighting When the headlights are on, push the lever to minutes after the ignition switch has been the front of the vehicle * to switch to the high 1 pushed to the OFF position.Turning the switch to the position: beams. The high-beam indicator light illumi-The front park, side marker, tail, license plate and nates. ( “High beam indicator light (blue)” When the headlight switch remains in theinstrument lights will come on. page 2-28) or position after the lights automatically turn off, the lights will turn on when the ignitionTurning the switch to the position: Pull the lever to the neutral position * 2 to switch is pushed to the ON position.Headlights will come on and all the other lights switch to the low beams.remain on. Pulling the lever toward you * will flash the 3 NOTICE headlight high beam even when the headlight . When you turn on the headlight switch is in the OFF position. switch again after the lights auto- matically turn off, the lights will not turn off automatically. Be sure to turn the light switch to the OFF2-48 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (121,1) position when you leave the vehicle for extended periods of time, other- WARNING wise the battery will be discharged. When the daytime running light system . Never leave the light switch on is active, tail lights on your vehicle are when the engine is not running for not on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on extended periods of time even if the your headlights. Failure to do so could headlights turn off automatically. cause an accident injuring yourself and others.Daytime running light system (Ca-nada only)The daytime running lights automatically illumi-nate when the engine is started with the parkingbrake released. The daytime running lightsoperate with the headlight switch in the OFFposition. Turn the headlight switch to theposition for full illumination when driving at night. Turn signal Move the lever up or down to the position * to 1If the parking brake is applied before the engine signal the turning direction. When the turn isis started, the daytime running lights do not completed, the turn signals cancel automatically.illuminate. The daytime running lights illuminateonce the parking brake is released. The daytime Lane change signalrunning lights will remain on until the ignition To indicate a lane change, move the lever up orswitch is pushed to the OFF position. down to the position * where the lights begin 2 flashing. Instruments and controls 2-49 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (122,1)HAZARD WARNING FLASHERSWITCH HORN WARNING . If stopping for an emergency, be sure to move the vehicle well off the road. . Do not use the hazard warning flashers while moving on the high- way unless unusual circumstances force you to drive so slowly that your vehicle might become a hazard to other traffic. . Turn signals do not work when the hazard warning flasher lights are on.Push the switch on to warn other drivers when To sound the horn, push the center pad area ofyou must stop or park under emergency condi- the steering wheel.tions. All turn signal lights will flash.The flasher can be actuated with the ignition WARNINGswitch in any position. Do not disassemble the horn. Doing soSome state laws may prohibit the use of could affect proper operation of thethe hazard warning flasher switch while supplemental front air bag system.driving. Tampering with the supplemental front air bag system may result in serious personal injury.2-50 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (123,1)HEATED SEATS (if so equipped) TURNING OFF THE HEATERS should be removed immediately Driver’s seat with a dry cloth. Move the switch to the level position. The switch . If any malfunctions are found or the indicator turns off. heated seat does not operate, turn Passenger’s seat the switch off and have the system checked by a GT-R certified NISSAN Press the switch again for the side where the heater is operating. The switch indicator turns dealer. off. NOTE: NOTICE When the ignition switch is set to the OFF . The battery could run down if the position while the passenger’s seat heater seat heater is operated while the is operating, the heater switch will auto- engine is not running. matically return to the OFF position. Oper- ate the passenger’s side seat heater switch . Do not use the seat heater forThe seat heaters can be used when the ignition to turn on the seat heater again. extended periods or when no oneswitch is in the ON position. The front seats are is using the seat.warmed by the built-in heaters. . When cleaning the seat, never use CAUTIONTURNING ON THE HEATERS gasoline, thinner, or any similar . Do not put anything on the seat materials.Press the switch to activate the heaters. The which insulates heat, such as aswitch indicator illuminates. blanket, cushion, seat cover, etc. Switch position Function Otherwise, the seat may become HI To heat the seat quickly overheated. LO To keep the seat warm . Do not place anything hard or heavy on the seat or pierce it with a pin or similar object. This may result in damage to the heater. . Any liquid spilled on the heated seat Instruments and controls 2-51 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (124,1)POWER OUTLETS may overheat or the internal tem- CAUTION perature fuse may open. . The outlet and plug may be hot during or immediately after use. . Do not use with accessories that exceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. Do not use double adapters or more than one electrical accessory. . This power outlet is not designed for use with a cigarette lighter unit. . Before inserting or disconnecting a plug, be sure the electrical acces- sory being used is turned OFF. Next to the steering wheel . When not in use, be sure to close Pull out the cap to use the outlet. the cap. Do not allow water to Replace the cap after use. contact the outlet. NOTICE . Use power outlet with the engine running to avoid discharging the vehicle battery. . Avoid using power outlet when the air conditioner, headlights or rear window defroster is on. . Push the plug in as far as it will go. If good contact is not made, the plug2-52 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (125,1) STORAGE Front Slide the cover toward the rear of the vehicle to open. To close, slide the cover back toward the front of the vehicle. Inside the console boxOpen the cap to use the outlet. CUP HOLDERSClose the cap after use. CAUTION CAUTION . Avoid abrupt starting and braking Do not leave the console box open. The when the cup holder is being used open lid may suddenly close when the to prevent spilling the drink. If the vehicle stops. liquid is hot, it can scald you or your passenger. . Use only soft cups in the cup holder. Hard objects can injure you in an accident. Instruments and controls 2-53 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (126,1) NOTICE Do not leave glasses in the sunglasses holder while parking in direct sunlight. The heat may damage the glasses.Rear SUNGLASSES HOLDERNOTE:Cup holder * is wider and shallower than A WARNINGcup holders * and * . Small-size cups B Care likely to tip over in cup holder * . Use A Keep the sunglasses holder closedcup holders * and * . B C while driving to prevent an accident. To open the sunglasses holder, push *. 1 CAUTION Do not use for anything other than glasses.2-54 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (127,1)DOOR POCKET GLOVE BOX Use the mechanical key to lock * and unlock 1Door pockets are located inside the driver’s side * the glove box. ( 2 “Mechanical key” page 3-3)and passenger’s side doors. WARNING The mechanical key stops when it is inserted Keep glove box lid closed while driving NOTICE to help prevent injury in an accident or a approximately halfway in. Do not grasp the door pockets to open sudden stop. and close the doors. Doing so may damage the pockets. Pull the knob toward you to open the glove box. To close the glove box, press the lid forward until it locks in place. Instruments and controls 2-55 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (128,1) 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 win- dow lock switch to prevent unex- pected use of the power windows. . Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could un- knowingly activate switches or con- trols and become trapped in the window. Unattended children couldCONSOLE BOX COAT HOOKS become involved in serious acci-Lift up the lock knob * 1 to open the lid. To use the coat hook, push the hook * A to dents. release.To close the center console box, press on the lid The power windows operate when the ignitionuntil it locks in place. CAUTION switch is in the ON position or for about 45NOTE: seconds after the ignition switch is pushed toThe console box contains a power outlet. Do not hang any objects with sharp the LOCK position. If the driver’s or front edges on the coat hangers. These items passenger’s door is opened during this period may be knocked off if the SRS air bag of about 45 seconds, power to the windows is CAUTION deploys, possibly causing injury. canceled. Do not leave the console box open. The open lid may suddenly close when the NOTICE vehicle stops. Do not place items that are more than 2 lb (1 kg) on the hook.2-56 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (129,1) A light push or pull on the switch will cause the window to open or close until the switch is released. Auto reverse function If the control unit detects something caught in the window as it is closing, the window will be immediately lowered. The auto reverse function can be activated when the window is closed by automatic operation when the ignition switch is in the ON position or for 45 seconds after the ignition switch is pushed to the OFF position. Depending on the environment or driving con- Driver’s side Front passenger’s side ditions, the auto reverse function may be1. Window lock button 4. Front passenger’s window switch activated if an impact or load similar to some-2. Driver’s window switch Passenger’s side power window thing being caught in the window occurs.3. Front passenger’s window switch switchMain power window switch (driver’s The passenger side switch will open or close CAUTIONside) only the corresponding window. To open close There are some small distances imme-To open or close the window, push down or pull the window, push down or pull up the switch and hold it. diately before the closed position whichup the switch and hold it. The main switch cannot be detected. Make sure that all(driver’s side switches) will open or close all the Automatic operationwindows. passengers have their hands, etc., in- To fully open or close the window, completely side the vehicle before closing theLocking passengers’ windows push down or pull up the switch and release it; it window.When the window lock button is pushed in, only does not need to be held. The window willthe driver’s side window can be opened or automatically open or close all the way. To stopclosed. Push it in again to cancel. the window, just push or lift the switch in the opposite direction. Instruments and controls 2-57 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (130,1) INTERIOR LIGHTSAutomatic adjusting function 1. Push the ignition switch to the ON position. 2. Close the door. CAUTION 3. Open the window more than halfway by When the battery cable is removed from operating the power window switch. the battery terminal, do not close either of the front doors. The automatic win- 4. Pull the power window switch and hold it to dow adjusting function will not work close the window, and then hold the switch and the side roof panel may be da- more than 3 seconds after the window is closed completely. maged. 5. Release the power window switch. OperateThe power window has an automatic adjusting the window by the automatic function tofunction. When the door is being opened, the confirm the initialization is complete.window is automatically lowered slightly to avoidcontact between the window and the side roof 6. Perform steps 2 through 5 above for otherpanel. When the door is closed, the window is windows.automatically raised slightly. If the power window automatic function does MAP LIGHTSWhile the automatic adjusting function does not not operate properly after performing the pro- Push the button as illustrated to turn the light onwork, the window will be controlled as follows: cedure above, have your vehicle checked by a or off. GT-R certified NISSAN dealer.. When the door is opened, the window lowers for approximately 2 seconds.. While the door is open, the window cannot be raised.If the windows do not close auto-maticallyIf the power window automatic function (closingonly) does not operate properly, perform thefollowing procedure to initialize the powerwindow system.2-58 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (131,1) NOTE: seconds, then it turns off. The lights will also turn off after 30 minutes when the lights remain illumi- While the map light is on, if the ignition switch is pushed to the Acc or ON position, or if the nated after the ignition switch has been driver’s side door is locked, the light turns off. pushed to the OFF or LOCK position to prevent the battery from becoming dis- . When exiting the vehicle charged. When the ignition switch is pushed to the OFF or LOCK position, the map lights turn on for DOOR position approximately 15 seconds, then it turns off. When the switch is in the DOOR position * , 2 the map lights will turn on when the door is If the driver’s side door is locked while the map opened and turn off when the door is closed. lights are on, the light turns off. The map lights will turn off approximately 15 NOTE: seconds after the door is closed with the ignition It is possible to cancel the key-linked switch in the OFF or LOCK position. interior light control system setting. SeeINTERIOR LIGHT CONTROL SWITCH NOTE: the separate Multi Function Display Own-The interior light control switch has three When the interior light control switch is in er’s Manual.positions: ON * , DOOR * and OFF * . 1 2 3 the DOOR position and the door is open, the light will remain on even when the map OFF positionON position light switch is pressed to turn off. When the switch is in the OFF position * , the 3When the switch is in the ON position * , the 1 map lights will not illuminate, regardless of anymap lights will illuminate. Key-linked interior light control system: condition. The map lights will turn on and off linked with the NOTICE locking and unlocking of the door. Do not use the light for extended This function operates when the interior light periods of time with the engine control switch is in the DOOR position. stopped. This could result in a dis- . When entering the vehicle charged battery. When the driver’s seat door is unlocked, the map light illuminates for approximately 15 Instruments and controls 2-59 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (132,1) HomeLink® UNIVERSALVANITY MIRROR LIGHTS TRANSCEIVER HomeLink® Universal Transceiver provides a federal safety standards. (These convenient way to consolidate the functions of standards became effective for up to three individual hand-held transmitters into opener models manufactured after one built-in device. April 1, 1982.) A garage door opener HomeLink® Universal Transceiver: which cannot detect an object in the path of a closing garage door and . Will operate most Radio Frequency (RF) then automatically stop and reverse, devices such as garage doors, gates, home does not meet current federal safety and office lighting, entry door locks and standards. Using a garage door security systems. opener without these features in- . Is powered by your vehicle’s battery. No creases the risk of serious injury or separate batteries are required. If the death. vehicle’s battery is discharged or is dis- connected, HomeLink® will retain all pro- . During programming procedure, gramming. your garage door or security gateThere is an illuminated vanity mirror on the may open or close. Make sure that Once HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is people and objects are clear of thereverse side of the sun visor. programmed, retain the original transmit- garage door, gate, etc. that you are ter for future programming procedures programming. (Example: new vehicle purchases). Upon sale of the vehicle, the programmed . Your vehicle’s engine should be HomeLink® Universal Transceiver buttons turned off while programming should be erased for security purposes. HomeLink® Universal Transceiver. ( “PROGRAMMING HomeLink®” page 2-60) PROGRAMMING HomeLink® To program your HomeLink® Transceiver to WARNING operate a garage door, gate, or entry door . Do not use HomeLink® Universal opener, home or office lighting, you need to be Transceiver with any garage door at the same location as the device. Note: Garage door openers (manufactured after opener that lacks safety stop and 1996) have “rolling code protection”. To pro- reverse features as required by2-60 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (133,1)gram a garage door opener equipped with“rolling code protection”; you will need to usea ladder to get up to the garage door openermotor to be able to access the “smart or learn”program button. 1. To begin, push and hold the two outer 3. Using both hands, simultaneously push and HomeLink® buttons (to clear the memory) hold both the HomeLink® button you want to until the indicator light * blinks (after 20 A program and the hand-held transmitter seconds). Release both buttons. button. DO NOT release the buttons until step 4 has 2. Position the end of the hand-held transmitter been completed. 1-3 inches away from the HomeLink® sur- face. 4. Hold down both buttons until the indicator light on HomeLink® flashes, changing from a “slow blink” to a “rapid blink”. This could take up to 90 seconds. When the indicator light blinks rapidly, both buttons may be released. The rapidly flashing light indicates successful programming. To activate the garage door or other programmed device, push and hold the programmed HomeLink® button - releasing when the device begins to Instruments and controls 2-61 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (134,1) activate. Push and release the HomeLink® button up NOTE: ® to three times to complete the training. If programming a garage door opener, etc.,5. If the indicator light on HomeLink blinks it is advised to unplug the device during rapidly for two seconds and then turns solid, 8. Your HomeLink® button should now be the “cycling” process to prevent possible HomeLink® has picked up a “rolling code” programmed. To program the remaining garage door opener signal. You will need to HomeLink® buttons for additional door or damage to the garage door opener com- proceed with the next steps to train Home- gate openers, follow steps 2 through 8 only. ponents. Link®, completing the programming may NOTE: require a ladder and another person for OPERATING THE HomeLink® UNI- Do not repeat step 1 unless you want to VERSAL TRANSCEIVER convenience. “clear” all previously programmed Home- HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (once pro-6. Push and release the program button Link® buttons. grammed) may now be used to activate the located on the garage door opener’s motor garage door, etc. To operate, simply push the to activate the “training mode”. This button is If you have any questions or are having difficulty appropriate programmed HomeLink® Universal usually located near the antenna wire that programming your HomeLink® buttons, please Transceiver button. The red indicator light will hangs down from the motor. If the wire refer to the HomeLink® web site at: www. illuminate while the signal is being transmitted. originates from under a light lens, you will homelink.com or call 1-800-355-3515. need to remove the lens to access the PROGRAMMING TROUBLE-DIAG- training button. PROGRAMMING HomeLink® FOR NOSIS CANADIAN CUSTOMERSNOTE: If HomeLink® does not quickly learn the hand-Once you have pushed and released the Prior to 1992, D.O.C. regulations required held transmitter information:training button on the garage door open- hand-held transmitters to stop transmitting after 2 seconds. To program your hand-held trans- . replace the hand-held transmitter batterieser’s motor and the “training light” is lit, you mitter to HomeLink®, continue to push and hold with new batteries.have 30 seconds in which to perform step the HomeLink® button (note steps 2 through 47. For convenience, use the help of a under “Programming HomeLink®”) while you . position the hand-held transmitter with itssecond person to assist when performing push and re-push (“cycle”) your hand-held battery area facing away from the Home-this step. transmitter every 2 seconds until the indicator Link® surface. light flashes rapidly (indicating successful pro- . push and hold both the HomeLink® and7. Quickly (within 30 seconds of pushing and gramming). hand-held transmitter buttons without inter- releasing the garage door opener training ruption. button) and firmly push and release the HomeLink® button you’ve just programmed. . position the hand-held transmitter 2 to 5 in2-62 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (135,1) (50 to 127 mm) away from the HomeLink® 3. Push and hold the hand-held transmitter device must accept any interference that surface. Hold the transmitter in that position button. may be received, including interference for up to 15 seconds. If HomeLink® is not that may cause undesired operation. programmed within that time, try holding the 4. The HomeLink® indicator light will flash, first transmitter in another position - keeping the slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator The transmitter has been tested and indicator light in view at all times. light begins to flash rapidly, release both complies with FCC and DOC/MDC rules. buttons. Changes or modifications not expresslyIf you continue to have programming difficulties, approved by the party responsible forplease contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver button has compliance could void the user’s authorityDepartment. The phone numbers are located in now been reprogrammed. The new device can to operate the device.the Foreword of this Owner’s Manual. be activated by pushing the HomeLink® button that was just programmed. This procedure will DOC: ISTC 1763K1313CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED IN- not affect any other programmed HomeLink® buttons. FCC I.D.: CB2V67690FORMATIONIndividual buttons cannot be cleared, however to IF YOUR VEHICLE IS STOLENclear all programming, push and hold the two If your vehicle is stolen, you should change theoutside buttons and release when the indicator codes of any non-rolling code device that haslight begins to flash (in approximately 20 been programmed into HomeLink®. Consult theseconds). Owner’s Manual of each device or call theREPROGRAMMING A SINGLE manufacturer or dealer of those devices forHomeLink® BUTTON additional information.To reprogram a HomeLink® Universal Transcei- When your vehicle is recovered, you willver button, complete the following. need to reprogram the HomeLink® Univer- sal Transceiver with your new transmitter1. Push and hold the desired HomeLink ® information. button. Do not release the button until step 4 has been completed. FCC Notice:2. When the indicator light begins to flash This device complies with FCC rules part slowly (after 20 seconds), position the 15. Operation is subject to the following hand-held transmitter 2 to 5 in (50 to 127 two conditions: (1) This device may not mm) away from the HomeLink® surface. cause harmful interference and (2) This Instruments and controls 2-63 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (136,1)MEMO2-64 Instruments and controls Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (13,1) 3 Pre-driving checks and adjustmentsKeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Trunk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19 Intelligent Key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Trunk open request switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Trunk lid release switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19 Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Trunk release power cancel switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20 Locking with power door lock switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Opening and closing the trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20 Automatic door lock system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Emergency trunk lid release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21 Locking with mechanical key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22 Opening the doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 Opening the fuel filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23Intelligent Key system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 Closing the fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24 Intelligent Key functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25 Remote keyless entry functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Tilt/telescopic steering column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25 Setting hazard indicator and horn mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26 Warning signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15 Mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26 Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16 Inside mirror. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17 Outside mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27 Opening the hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17 Vanity mirror. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28 Closing the hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (138,1)KEYSA key number plate is supplied with your keys. new keys, be sure to take all Intelligent KeysRecord the key number and keep it in a safe that you have to a GT-R certified NISSANplace (such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. If dealer.you lose your keys, see a GT-R certifiedNISSAN dealer for duplicates by using the key NOTICEnumber. NISSAN does not record any keynumbers so it is very important to keep track of . Be sure to carry the Intelligent Keyyour key number plate. with you when driving. The Intelli- gent Key is a precision device with aA key number is only necessary when you have built-in transmitter. To avoid dama-lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate ging it, please note the following.from. If you still have a key, this key can beduplicated by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. — The Intelligent Key is water resistant; however, wetting may damage the Intelligent Key. If the Intelligent Key gets wet, 1. Intelligent Key (2 sets) immediately wipe until it is com- 2. Mechanical key (inside Intelligent Keys) (2 sets) pletely dry. 3. Key number plate (1 set) — Do not bend, drop or strike it INTELLIGENT KEY against another object. Your vehicle can only be driven with the — Do not place the Intelligent Key Intelligent Keys which are registered to your for an extended period in a vehicle’s Intelligent Key system components and place where temperatures ex- NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System compo- ceed 1408F (608C). nents. As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be — Do not change or modify the registered and used with one vehicle. The new Intelligent Key. keys must be registered by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer prior to use with the Intelligent — Do not use a magnet key holder. Key system and NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer — Do not place the Intelligent Key System of your vehicle. Since the registration near an electric appliance such process requires erasing all memory in the as a television set, personal Intelligent Key components when registering3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (139,1) computer or cellular phone. Valet hand-off — Do not allow the Intelligent Key When you have to leave a key with a valet, give to come into contact with water them the Intelligent Key itself and keep the or salt water, and do not wash it mechanical key with you to protect your in a washing machine. This belongings. could affect the system function. To prevent the glove box and the trunk from. If an Intelligent Key is lost or stolen, being opened during valet hand-off, follow the NISSAN recommends erasing the ID procedures below. code of that Intelligent Key. This will 1. Push the trunk release power cancel switch prevent the Intelligent Key from to the OFF side. ( “TRUNK RELEASE unauthorized use to unlock the POWER CANCEL SWITCH” page 3-20) vehicle. For information regarding the erasing procedure, please con- 2. Remove the mechanical key from the In- telligent Key. tact a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. Mechanical key 3. Lock the glove box with the mechanical key. To remove the mechanical key, release the lock ( “GLOVE BOX” page 2-55) knob at the back of the Intelligent Key. 4. Hand the Intelligent Key to the valet, keeping To install the mechanical key, firmly insert it into the mechanical key in your pocket or bag for the Intelligent Key until the lock knob returns to insertion into the Intelligent Key when you the lock position. retrieve your vehicle. Use the mechanical key to lock or unlock the doors and the glove box. ( “LOCKING WITH MECHANICAL KEY” page 3-6) ( “GLOVE BOX” page 2-55) CAUTION Always carry the mechanical key in- stalled in the Intelligent Key. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-3 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (140,1)DOORS adjusting function” page 2-58) WARNING NOTICE When the battery cable is removed from . Always have the doors locked while the battery terminal, do not close either driving. Along with the use of seat of the front doors. The automatic win- belts, this provides greater safety in dow adjusting function will not work, the event of an accident by helping and the side roof panel may be da- to prevent persons from being maged. ( “Automatic adjusting thrown from the vehicle. This also function” page 2-58) helps keep children and others from unintentionally opening the doors, NOTE: and will help keep out intruders. . The doors of this vehicle are somewhat . Before opening any door, always harder to close than those of an look for and avoid oncoming traffic. ordinary vehicle (especially when the . Do not leave children unattended vehicle is new). This is because the inside the vehicle. They could un- stiffness of the rubber has been in- knowingly activate switches or con- creased to improve the airtightness of trols. Unattended children could the vehicle interior during situations become involved in serious acci- such as higher speed driving. This does dents. not indicate that there is a malfunction. . When the driver’s door is locked or unlocked, the fuel-filler door is auto- CAUTION matically locked or unlocked at the To prevent theft or accidents, be sure to same time. stop the engine and lock the doors before stepping away from the vehicle. When the door is being opened, the window is automatically lowered slightly to avoid contact between the window and the side roof panel. When the door is closed, the window is automatically raised slightly. ( “Automatic3-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (141,1) To unlock the doors, push the power door lock switch to the unlock position * . 2 Lockout protection When the power door lock switch (driver or front passenger) is moved to the lock position with the Intelligent Key left in the key port and any door open, all doors will lock and unlock automatically. When the power door lock switch (driver or front passenger) is moved to the lock position with the Intelligent Key left in the vehicle (not in the Intelligent Key port) and any door open, all doors will unlock automatically and a chime will sound after the door is closed.LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK KNOB LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR These functions help to prevent the IntelligentTo lock a door individually, push down the inside LOCK SWITCH Key from being accidentally locked inside thelock knob to the lock position * then close the 1 Operating the power door lock switch will lock vehicle.door. or unlock all the doors. The switches are located AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCK SYSTEM on the driver’s and front passenger’s doorTo unlock, lift up the inside lock knob to the armrests. . All doors will be locked automatically whenunlock position * . 2 the vehicle speed reaches 15 MPH (24NOTE: To lock the doors, push the power door lock km/h).When locking the door without an Intelli- switch to the lock position * with the driver’s 1 or front passenger’s door open, then close the . All doors will be unlocked automaticallygent Key, be sure not to leave the Intelli- when the ignition switch is turned to the door.gent Key inside the vehicle. OFF position. NOTE: When locking the door this way, be sure not to leave the Intelligent Key inside the vehicle. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (142,1)To activate or deactivate the automatic door locksystem, perform the following procedure:1. Close all doors.2. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.3. Within 20 seconds, push and hold the power door lock switch: . to the LOCK position for more than 5 seconds to enable or disable the auto- matic lock function, or . to the UNLOCK position for more that 5 seconds to enable or disable the auto- matic unlock function.4. When activated, the hazard indicator will LOCKING WITH MECHANICAL KEY 2. With the outside door handle lifted up, use flash twice. When deactivated, the hazard the mechanical key and turn the key cylinder indicator will flash once. The driver’s door will be locked or unlocked cap * counterclockwise to remove. A using the mechanical key.5. The ignition switch must be turned OFF and ON again between each setting change. 1. Press the rear end of the driver’s outside door handle * to lift up the front end * . 1 23-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (143,1) NOTE: . Do not pull too hard on the door handle when locking or unlocking the doors. Pulling too hard will prevent the me- chanical key from turning, making it impossible to lock or unlock the doors. . Unlocking the driver’s door using the mechanical key will not unlock the fuel- filler door.3. Turning the door key cylinder to the front of OPENING THE DOORS the vehicle * will lock the driver’s door, 1 and turning to the rear of the vehicle * will 2 Opening from outside the vehicle unlock the driver’s door. 1. Press the rear end of the outside door handle * to lift up the front end of the 14. Replace the key cylinder cap in the reverse handle. order. 2. Pull the front end of the outside door handle NOTICE * toward you. 2 Do not drive with the cap removed. Water that enters through the keyhole may cause a malfunction. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (144,1) INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM WARNING CAUTION . Radio waves could adversely affect . Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key electric medical equipment. Those with you when operating the vehi- who use a pacemaker should con- cle. tact the electric medical equipment . Never leave the Intelligent Key in manufacturer for the possible influ- the vehicle when you leave the ences before use. vehicle. . The Intelligent Key transmits radio . The Intelligent Key is always communicating waves when the buttons are with the vehicle as it receives radio waves. pushed. The Federal Aviation The Intelligent Key system transmits weak Agency (FAA) advises the radio radio waves. Environmental conditions may waves may affect aircraft navigation interfere with the operation of the Intelligent and communication systems. Do not Key system under the following operatingOpening from inside the vehicle operate the Intelligent Key while on conditions. In such cases, correct theLift up the inside door handle to open a door an airplane. Make sure the buttons operating conditions before using the In-from inside the vehicle. are not operated unintentionally telligent Key function or use the mechanical when the unit is stored for a flight. key. NOTICE — When operating near a location where The Intelligent Key system can operate all the strong radio waves are transmitted, such Do not grasp the door pockets to open door locks using the remote controller function as a TV tower, power station and and close the doors. Doing so may or pushing the request switch on the vehicle damage the pockets. broadcasting station. without taking the key out from a pocket or purse. The operating environment and/or condi- — When in possession of wireless equip- tions may affect the Intelligent Key system ment, such as a cellular telephone, operation. transceiver, and CB radio. — When the Intelligent Key is in contact Be sure to read the following before using the with or covered by metallic materials. Intelligent Key system. — When any type of radio wave remote control is used nearby.3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (145,1) — When the Intelligent Key is placed near . After locking the doors, check that the doors an electric appliance such as a personal are securely locked by testing them. computer. . To prevent the Intelligent Key from being left — When the vehicle is parked near a inside the vehicle, make sure you carry the parking meter. key with you and then lock the doors.. Although the life of the battery varies depending on the operating conditions, the . To prevent the Intelligent Key from being left battery’s life is approximately 2 years. If the inside the trunk, make sure you carry the key battery is discharged, replace it with a new with you and then close the trunk. one. ( “INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY . Do not pull the door handle before pushing REPLACEMENT” page 8-23) the door handle request switch. The door. Since the Intelligent Key is continuously will be unlocked but will not open. Release receiving radio waves, if the key is left near the door handle once and pull it again to equipment which transmits strong radio open the door. waves, such as signals from a TV and INTELLIGENT KEY FUNCTIONS personal computer, the battery life may Intelligent Key operating range become shorter. It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, fuel-filler The Intelligent Key functions can only be used door and trunk lid by pushing the request switch when the Intelligent Key is within the specified. Because the steering wheel is locked on the outside door handles and the trunk lid. operating range from the request switch. The electrically, unlocking the steering wheel operating range is within 31.50 in (80 cm) from with the ignition switch in the LOCK position each request switch. is impossible when the vehicle battery is completely discharged. Pay special atten- NOTE: tion that the vehicle battery is not completely . When the Intelligent Key battery is discharged. discharged or strong radio waves are present near the operating location,. Do not push the door handle request switch the Intelligent Key system’s operating with the Intelligent Key held in your hand. The close distance to the door handle will range becomes narrower, and the In- cause the Intelligent Key system to have telligent Key may not function properly. difficulty recognizing that the Intelligent Key . If the Intelligent Key is too close to the is outside the vehicle. door glass, handle or rear bumper, the Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (146,1) request switches may not function.. When the Intelligent Key is within the operating range, it is possible for any- one who does not carry the Intelligent Key to push the request switch to lock/ unlock the doors. Intelligent Key operation When you carry the Intelligent Key with you, you You can lock or unlock the doors without taking can lock or unlock all doors by pushing the door the key out from your pocket or bag. handle request switch * within the range of A operation. NOTE: . When the driver’s door is locked or unlocked, the fuel-filler door is auto- matically locked or unlocked at the same time. . When you lock or unlock the doors or the trunk lid, the hazard indicator will flash and the horn (or the outside chime) will sound as a confirmation. ( “SETTING HAZARD INDICATOR AND HORN MODE” page 3-13)3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (147,1)Locking doors: Unlocking doors:1. Move the shift lever to the & position, push P 1. Push the driver’s or front passenger’s door the ignition switch to the OFF position and handle request switch once while carrying make sure you carry the Intelligent Key with the Intelligent Key with you. you. 2. The hazard indicator flashes once and out-2. Close all the doors. side chime sounds once. The corresponding door will unlock.3. Push the driver’s or front passenger’s door handle request switch while carrying the 3. Push the door handle request switch again Intelligent Key with you. within 1 minute.4. All the doors will lock. 4. The hazard indicator flashes once and out- side chime sounds once again. All the doors5. The hazard indicator flashes twice and the will unlock. outside chime sounds twice. NOTE:NOTE: All doors will be locked automatically. Doors will lock with the Intelligent Key unless one of the following operations is while the ignition switch is in the ACC performed within 1 minute after pushing or ON position. the request switch while the doors are. Doors will not lock with the Intelligent locked. If during this 1-minute time period, Key while any door is open. the request switch is pushed, all doors will. Doors will not lock by pushing the door be locked automatically after another 1 handle request switch with the Intelli- minute. gent Key inside the vehicle. . Opening any door However, when an Intelligent Key is . Pushing the ignition switch inside the vehicle, doors can be locked with another registered Intelligent Key. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (148,1)Opening trunk lid: REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY FUNC-1. Push the trunk open request switch * A for TIONS more than 1 second. It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, fuel-filler2. The trunk will unlatch. An outside chime will door, and activate the panic alarm by pushing sound four times. the buttons on the Intelligent Key. NOTE:3. Raise the trunk lid to open the trunk. Before locking the doors, make sure theNOTE: Intelligent Key is not left in the vehicle.To prevent the Intelligent Key from beingaccidentally locked in the trunk, lockout Remote keyless entry operatingprotection is equipped with the Intelligent rangeKey system. The LOCK/UNLOCK button on the IntelligentWhen the trunk lid is closed with the Key can operate at a distance of approximatelyIntelligent Key inside the trunk, the outside 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. (The effectivebuzzer will sound and the trunk will open. distance depends upon the conditions around the vehicle.) Remote keyless entry operationBattery saver system The lock and unlock buttons on the Intelligent NOTE:When all the following conditions are met for 60 . When the driver’s door is locked or Key will not operate when:minutes, the battery saver system will cut off the unlocked, the fuel-filler door is auto-power supply to prevent battery discharge. . the distance between the Intelligent Key and matically locked or unlocked at the the vehicle is over 33 ft (10 m). same time.. The ignition switch is in the ACC position, and . the Intelligent Key battery runs down. . When you lock or unlock the doors or the trunk lid, the hazard indicator will. All doors are closed, and The LOCK/UNLOCK operating range varies flash and the horn (or the outside depending on the environment. To securely. The shift lever is in the & position. P operate the lock and unlock buttons, approach chime) will sound as a confirmation. the vehicle to about 3 ft (1 m) from the door. ( “SETTING HAZARD INDICATOR AND HORN MODE” page 3-13)3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (149,1)Locking doors: All doors will be locked automatically unless one . Any of the buttons on the Intelligent Key1. Move the shift lever to the & position, push P of the following operations is performed within 1 are pushed. (Note: the panic button the ignition switch to the OFF position, and minute after pushing the UNLOCK button on the should be pushed for more than 1 make sure you carry the Intelligent Key with Intelligent Key while the doors are locked. If second to turn the panic alarm off.) you. during this 1-minute time period, the UNLOCK button on the Intelligent Key is pushed, all doors SETTING HAZARD INDICATOR AND2. Close all the doors. will be locked automatically after another 1 HORN MODE3. Push the LOCK button * 1 on the minute. This vehicle is set in hazard indicator and horn mode when you first receive the vehicle. Intelligent Key. . Opening any door When you lock/unlock the doors, the hazard4. All the doors will lock. . Pushing the ignition switch indicator will flash and the horn (or the outside5. The hazard indicator flashes twice and the Opening trunk lid: chime) will sound as a confirmation. horn chirps once. 1. Push the TRUNK button * on the 3 The following descriptions show how the hazardNOTE: Intelligent Key for more than 1 second. indicator and horn will activate when locking/. Doors will lock with the Intelligent Key unlocking the doors and how the horn feature 2. The trunk will unlatch. while the ignition switch is in the ACC can be deactivated. or ON position. 3. Raise the trunk lid to open the trunk.. Doors will not lock with the Intelligent Using panic alarm: Key while any door is open. If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened, you may activate the alarm to call attention asUnlocking doors: follows:1. Push the UNLOCK button * 2 on the 1. Push the PANIC button * on the 4 Intelligent Key once. Intelligent Key for more than 1 second.2. The hazard indicator flashes once. The driver’s door will unlock. 2. The theft warning alarm and headlights will stay on for 25 seconds.3. Push the UNLOCK button on the Intelligent Key again within 60 seconds. 3. The panic alarm stops when:4. The hazard indicator flashes once again. All . It has run for 25 seconds, or the doors will unlock. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (150,1)Hazard indicator and horn mode Switching procedure DOOR LOCK DOOR UNLOCK TRUNK UNLOCK The horn beep feature can be deactivated with the following procedures. Intelligent Key system HAZARD - twice HAZARD - once HAZARD - none(Using door handle request switch or trunk OUTSIDE CHIME - twice OUTSIDE CHIME - once OUTSIDE CHIME - 4 times 1. Push the LOCK and UNLOCK open request switch) buttons simultaneously for more than 2 Remote keyless entry system seconds. HAZARD - twice HAZARD - once HAZARD - none (Using , or button) HORN - once HORN - none HORN - none 2. The hazard indicator flashes 3 times.Hazard indicator mode 3. The horn beep feature will be deactivated (Hazard indicator mode). DOOR LOCK DOOR UNLOCK TRUNK UNLOCK 4. To reactivate the horn beep feature (Hazard Intelligent Key system indicator and horn mode), push the buttons(Using door handle request switch or trunk HAZARD - twice HAZARD - none HAZARD - none once more. The hazard indicator flashes open request switch) Remote keyless entry system once and the horn beeps once. (Using , or button) HAZARD - twice HAZARD - none HAZARD - none3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (151,1)WARNING SIGNALSTo help prevent the vehicle from movingunexpectedly due to an erroneous operation ofthe Intelligent Key listed on the following chart orto help prevent the vehicle from being stolen, achime or beep sounds inside and outside thevehicle and a warning displays in the vehicleinformation display. ( “WARNING DIS-PLAY” page 2-31) ( “OPERATION DIS-PLAYS” page 2-39)When a chime or beep sounds or a warningdisplays, be sure to check the vehicle and theIntelligent Key. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-15 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (152,1)TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Symptom Possible cause Action to takeWhen pushing the ignition The SHIFT P warning appears on the display and The shift lever is not in the & position. Shift the shift lever to the & position. P Pswitch to stop the engine the inside warning chime sounds continuously. The ignition switch is in the ACC Push the ignition switch to the OFFWhen opening the driver’s door position. position. The inside warning chime sounds continuously.to get out of the vehicle The Intelligent Key is in the Intelligent Remove the Intelligent Key from the Key port. Intelligent Key port. The NO KEY warning appears on the display, the The ignition switch is in the ACC or ON Push the ignition switch to the OFF outside chime sounds 3 times and the inside position. position.When closing the door after warning chime sounds for approximately 3 seconds.getting out of the vehicle The ignition switch is in the ACC or Move the shift lever to the & position and P The SHIFT P warning appears on the display and OFF position and the shift lever is not in push the ignition switch to the OFF the outside chime sounds continuously. the & position. P position.When closing the door with the The outside chime sounds for approximately 3 The Intelligent Key is inside the vehicle Carry the Intelligent Key with you.inside lock knob turned to LOCK seconds and all the doors unlock. or trunk. The Intelligent Key is inside the vehicle Carry the Intelligent Key with you. or trunk.When pushing the door handle The outside chime sounds for approximately 2 A door is not closed securely. Close the door securely.request switch to lock the door seconds. The door handle request switch is Push the door handle request switch after pushed before the door is closed. the door is closed. The outside chime sounds for approximately 10When closing the trunk lid The Intelligent Key is inside the trunk. Carry the Intelligent Key with you. seconds and the trunk lid opens.3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (153,1)HOODOPENING THE HOOD 2. Pull the lever * at the front of the hood 2 3. Grasp the insulated part of the stay * and 3 with your fingertips and raise the hood. release it from the hook, then securely insert1. Pull the hood lock release handle * 1 it into the hood hole * . 4 located below the instrument panel. The hood will then spring up slightly. WARNING If you see steam or smoke coming from the engine compartment, do not open the hood. Doing so could cause injury. CAUTION . Do not insert hands, clothing, tools or other items into the engine compartment while the engine is running. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-17 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (154,1) . Do not touch the exhaust system . Be sure to check that the hood is parts, radiator or other hot parts securely closed before driving. If until the engine and the parts have both sides of the hood are not cooled. locked in place, the hood may open during driving, possibly causing an accident. NOTICE Do not open the hood while the wiper arms are lifted away from the wind- CAUTION shield. The hood and wipers will be When closing the hood, lower it slowly damaged. so that hands or other items do not get caught. NOTE: Because the hood of this vehicle requires CLOSING THE HOOD more force to close than that for other 1. While supporting the hood, store the stay to vehicles, the hood will be difficult to close the original position. if you lower it all the way and then attempt 2. Slowly lower the hood. When it is at a height to press it closed. Be sure to drop the hood of 1 ft (30 cm) or higher, drop the hood and from a height of approximately 1 ft (30 cm) make sure that both sides of the hood and be sure that both sides securely lock securely lock in place. in place. WARNING . Make sure the hood is completely closed and latched before driving. Failure to do so could cause the hood to open and result in an accident.3-18 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (155,1)TRUNK WARNING. Do not drive with the trunk lid open. This could allow dangerous exhaust gases to be drawn into the vehicle. ( “EXHAUST GAS (Carbon mon- oxide)” page 5-2). 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 trunk closed, when not in use, and prevent children’s access to Intelligent Keys. TRUNK OPEN REQUEST SWITCH TRUNK LID RELEASE SWITCH The trunk lid can be opened by pushing the Press the trunk lid release switch downwards to trunk open request switch * when the A unlock the trunk. Intelligent Key is within the operating range of the trunk lock/unlock function regardless of the inside lock knob position. ( “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” page 3-8) Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-19 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (156,1) To connect the power to the trunk lid, push the switch to the ON position * . 2TRUNK RELEASE POWER CANCEL OPENING AND CLOSING THESWITCH TRUNKWhen the switch located inside the glove box is When opening the trunk, first unlock it then liftin the OFF position * , the power to the trunk 1 up the trunk lid so that it is fully open.lid will be canceled and the trunk lid cannot beopened by the trunk lid release switch, the trunk When closing the trunk, lower the trunk lid andopen request switch or the TRUNK button on press it until it is securely locked in place.the Intelligent Key. NOTICEWhen you have to leave the vehicle with a valetand want to keep your belongings safe in the . Open and close the trunk withoutglove box and the trunk, push this switch to OFF grasping the rear wing. Grasping theand lock the glove box with the mechanical key. rear wing to open or close the trunkThen leave the vehicle and the Intelligent Key may damage the wing.with the valet and keep the mechanical key with . Do not leave the key inside theyou. ( “Valet hand-off” page 3-3) trunk.3-20 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (157,1) event of the loss of electrical power such as a discharged battery.NOTE:. To prevent the Intelligent Key from Inside the trunk being accidentally locked in the trunk, To open the trunk lid from the inside, pull the lockout protection is equipped with the release handle * until the lock releases and 1 Intelligent Key system. When the trunk push up on the trunk lid. The release lever is lid is closed with the Intelligent Key made of a material that glows in the dark after a inside the trunk, the outside buzzer will brief exposure to ambient light. sound and the trunk will open. The handle is located on the back of the trunk lid. The trunk of this vehicle is slightly as illustrated. more difficult to close than an ordinary vehicle (particularly when the vehicle is new). This is because the trunk rigidity has been increased to handle the high load on the rear wing during vehicle EMERGENCY TRUNK LID RELEASE operation. This does not indicate that there is a malfunction. Check that the WARNING trunk is securely locked. 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 trunk lid securely latched, when not in use, and prevent children’s access to Intelligent Keys. The emergency trunk lid release mechanism allows opening of the trunk lid in the event that people become locked inside the trunk or in the Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-21 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (158,1) FUEL-FILLER DOOR The fuel-filler door is located on the right and rear side of the vehicle. WARNING . Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive under certain conditions. You could be burned or seriously injured if it is misused or mishandled. Always stop engine and do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks near the vehicle when refueling. . Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank after the fuel pump nozzleFrom the passenger compartment 2. Insert the mechanical key into the emer- shuts off automatically. ContinuedThe trunk can be opened with the emergency gency trunk lid opener and turn it clockwise refueling may cause fuel overflow,trunk lid opener located on the floor in front of until it stops. resulting in fuel spray and possiblythe passenger’s seat. NOTE: a fire. Because the trunk rigidity has been in-1. Remove the board located on the floor in . Use only an original equipment type front of the passenger’s seat. creased to handle the high load on the rear fuel-filler cap as a replacement. It wing during vehicle operation, more force has a built-in safety valve needed is required to operate the mechanical key for proper operation of the fuel (particularly when the vehicle is new). Be system and emission control sys- sure to turn the key clockwise until it tem. An incorrect cap can result in a stops. serious malfunction and possible injury. It could also cause the mal- function indicator light to come on. . Never pour fuel into the throttle3-22 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (159,1) body to attempt to start your vehi- tion Indicator Light (MIL) to illuminate. OPENING THE FUEL FILLER DOOR cle. If the light illuminates because the 1. Unlock the fuel-filler door by using one of the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tight- following operations. . Do not fill a portable fuel container en or install the cap and continue to in the vehicle or trailer. Static elec- . Push the door handle request switch drive the vehicle. The light should tricity can cause an explosion of with the Intelligent Key carried with you. turn off after a few driving trips. If the flammable liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or trailer. To reduce the light does not turn off after a few . Push the UNLOCK button on the driving trips, have the vehicle inspected Intelligent Key. risk of serious injury or death when by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. filling portable fuel containers: . Push the power door lock switch to the ( “Malfunction Indicator Light — Always place the container on UNLOCK position. (MIL)” page 2-28) the ground when filling. . This vehicle includes a system that can — Do not use electronic devices supply fuel even during high-G (gravity) when filling. turns. The fuel tank pressure is higher — Keep the pump nozzle in contact when the vehicle is hot. If the vehicle is with the container while you are refueled when the vehicle is hot, the filling it. fuel pump may automatically shut off — Use only approved portable fuel before the tank is full. This does not containers for flammable liquid. indicate that there is a malfunction. This will not happen after the vehicle has cooled. NOTICE If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body, flush it away with water to avoid paint damage.NOTE:. Tighten until the fuel-filler cap clicks. Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap properly may cause the Malfunc- Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-23 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (160,1) . Push the power door lock switch to the LOCK position.2. Press the rear side of the fuel-filler door to 3. Turn the cap * slowly to the left to remove 1 release the door lock, and open the door. it. During refueling, place the cap on the inside of the door * . 2 CLOSING THE FUEL-FILLER DOOR 1. Turn the cap to the right to close it. Turn until at least two clicks are heard. 2. Close the door. Lock the fuel-filler door by using one of the following operations. . Push the door handle request switch with the Intelligent Key carried with you. . Push the LOCK button on the Intelligent Key.3-24 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (161,1)STEERING WHEEL WARNING. Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. You could lose control of your vehicle and cause an acci- dent.. Do not adjust the steering wheel any closer to you than is necessary for proper steering operation and comfort. The driver’s air bag inflates with great force. If you are unrest- rained, leaning forward, sitting side- ways or out of position in any way, you are at greater risk of injury or death in a crash. You may also TILT/TELESCOPIC STEERING COL- Telescopic adjustment receive serious or fatal injuries from UMN This adjusts the forward/backward position of the air bag if you are up against it Tilt adjustment the steering wheel. when it inflates. Always sit back against the seatback and as far This adjusts up/down the position of the 1. Press lever * B down *. 1 steering wheel. away as practical from the steering 2. Move the steering wheel forward/backward wheel. Always use the seat belts. 1. Press lever * A down *. 1 * and stop it in an appropriate position. 2 2. Move the steering wheel up/down * 2 and 3. Lift up lever * to lock the steering wheel in B stop it in an appropriate position. position * . 3 3. Lift up lever * to lock the steering wheel in A position * . 3 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-25 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (162,1)SUN VISORS MIRRORS light will turn off. Push the “I” switch * to turn D the system on. NOTICE Do not allow any object to cover the sensors * or apply glass cleaner on E them. Doing so will reduce the sensi- tivity of the sensor, resulting in impro- per operation.Lower the sun visor to block sunlight coming INSIDE MIRRORfrom the forward direction. The inside mirror is designed so that itTo block sunlight coming from the side, lower automatically changes reflection according tothe sun visor, then unclip it from the hook and the intensity of the headlights of the followingmove it to the side. vehicle. The anti-glare system will be automatically turned on when the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position. When the anti-glare system is turned on, the indicator light * will illuminate and excessive A glare from the headlights of the vehicle behind you will be reduced. Push the “*” switch * to make the inside C rearview mirror operate normally. The indicator3-26 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (163,1) Adjusting the outside mirrors 1. Turn the switch right or left to select the right or left side mirror * . 1 2. Operate the control switch * to adjust the 2 mirror angle. WARNING Adjust the mirrors before starting to drive. Adjusting the mirrors during driv- ing is dangerous as it reduces the driver’s attention to the forward direc- tion.OUTSIDE MIRRORS Folding the outside mirrors Press the switch down * 2 to fold the outside WARNING mirrors. Objects viewed in the outside mirror on Press the switch up * 1 to unfold the mirrors the passenger side are closer than they before driving. appear. Be careful when moving to the right. Using only this mirror could cause CAUTION an accident. Use the inside mirror or . Do not touch the mirrors while they glance over your shoulder to properly are moving. Your hand may be judge distances to other objects. pinched, and the mirror may mal- function.The outside mirror will operate only when theignition switch is in the ACC or ON position. . Do not drive with the mirrors stored. You will be unable to see behind the vehicle. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-27 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (164,1) . If the mirrors were folded or un- folded by hand, there is a chance that the mirror will move forward or backward during driving. If the mir- rors were folded or unfolded by hand, be sure to adjust them again electrically before driving.NOTE:. If the switch is operated continuously, the mirror may stop before movement is completed. This does not indicate that there is a malfunction. Wait a few moments, then operate the switch again. VANITY MIRROR. If the mirrors were folded or unfolded by hand, the mirrors may start moving To use the front vanity mirror, pull down the sun visor and pull up the cover. when the ignition switch is set to the Acc or ON position.. When the ignition switch is in the ON position, operating the rear window defroster will also remove frost and fog from the outside mirrors. ( “REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER SWITCH” page 2-46)3-28 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (165,1)MEMO Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-29 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (166,1)MEMO3-30 Pre-driving checks and adjustments Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (16,1) 4 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systemsMulti Function Display Owner’s Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (168,1)MULTI FUNCTION DISPLAYOWNER’S MANUALRefer to the separate Multi Function DisplayOwner’s Manual that includes the followinginformation.. Multi function display system. Navigation. Audio system. Bluetooth® hands-free phone system. Heater and air conditioner. Viewing information. Other settings. Voice recognition. Multi function meter. General system information4-2 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (169,1)MEMO Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-3 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (19,1) 5 Starting and drivingPrecautions when starting and driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28 Exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Precautions on cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28 Three-way catalyst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Steering-wheel-mounted controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Indicators and display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29 Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Cruise control operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29 Off-road recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31 Rapid air pressure loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32 Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Increasing fuel economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-33 All-Wheel Drive (AWD) driving safety All-Wheel Drive (AWD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34 precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 AWD warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34Push-button ignition switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Tight corner braking phenomenon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35 Operating range for engine start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35 Ignition switch operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 AWD system characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35 Ignition switch positions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Limited Slip Differential (LSD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-36 Intelligent Key battery discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Parking/parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-37Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13 Braking precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38 Dual clutch transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13 Parking brake break-in. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-39 Driving tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19 Brake assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-39VDC, transmission and suspension setup Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-39switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21 Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-40 How to switch the modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22 Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42 Features of each mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23 Freeing a frozen door lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42Turbocharger system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26 Anti-freeze. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (20,1)Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42 Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42Tire equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42 Engine block heater (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-43Special winter equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (172,1)PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTINGAND DRIVING EXHAUST GAS (Carbon monoxide) . The exhaust system and body WARNING should be inspected by a qualified . Do not leave children or adults who WARNING mechanic whenever: would normally require the support . Do not breathe exhaust gases; they — The vehicle is raised for service. of others alone in your vehicle. Pets contain colorless and odorless car- — You suspect that exhaust fumes should not be left alone either. They bon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is are entering into the passenger could accidentally injure themselves dangerous. It can cause uncon- compartment. or others through inadvertent op- sciousness or death. — You notice a change in the eration of the vehicle. Also, on hot, . If you suspect that exhaust fumes sound of the exhaust system. sunny days, temperatures in a are entering the vehicle, drive with — You have had an accident invol- closed vehicle could quickly become all windows fully open, and have the ving damage to the exhaust high enough to cause severe or vehicle inspected immediately. system, underbody, or rear of possibly fatal injuries to people or the vehicle. animals. . Do not run the engine in closed spaces such as a garage. . Closely supervise children when THREE-WAY CATALYST they are around cars to prevent . Do not park the vehicle with the The three-way catalyst is an emission control them from playing and becoming engine running for any extended device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust locked in the trunk where they could length of time. gases in the three-way catalyst are burned at be seriously injured. Keep the car . Keep the trunk lid closed while high temperatures to help reduce pollutants. locked, with the rear seatback and driving, otherwise exhaust gases trunk lid securely latched when not could be drawn into the passenger WARNING in use, and prevent children’s access compartment. If you must drive with . The exhaust gas and the exhaust to car keys. the trunk lid open, follow these system are very hot. Keep people, precautions: animals or flammable materials 1) Open all the windows. away from the exhaust system com- 2) Set the air recirculation to ponents. off and the fan control to high to . Do not stop or park the vehicle over circulate the air. flammable materials such as dry5-2 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (173,1) grass, waste paper or rags. They start the engine. illuminate continuously. When the Flat tire may ignite and cause a fire. warning is activated, have the system reset TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING and the tire checked and replaced if necessary SYSTEM (TPMS) by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. Even if the NOTICE tire is inflated to the specified COLD tire Each tire should be checked monthly when cold pressure, the warning light will continue to. Do not use leaded gasoline. Depos- and inflated to the inflation pressure recom- illuminate until the system is reset by a GT-R its from leaded gasoline seriously mended by the vehicle manufacturer on the certified NISSAN dealer. Your vehicle can be reduce the three-way catalyst’s abil- vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If driven for a limited time on a flat tire. ( “Run- ity to help reduce exhaust pollu- your vehicle has tires of a different size than the flat tires” page 8-35) tants. size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for. Keep your engine tuned up. Mal- the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.) proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s functions in the ignition, fuel injec- responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, tion, or electrical systems can cause As an added safety feature, your vehicle has even if under-inflation has not reached the level overrich fuel flow into the three-way been equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire System (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale. catalyst, causing it to overheat. Do pressure telltale when one or more of your tires not keep driving if the engine mis- is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when Your vehicle has also been equipped with a fires, or if noticeable loss of perfor- the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the mance or other unusual operating should stop and check your tires as soon as system is not operating properly. The TPMS conditions are detected. Have the possible, and inflate them to the proper pres- malfunction indicator is combined with the low vehicle inspected promptly by a sure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire tire pressure telltale. When the system detects a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire malfunction, the telltale will flash for approxi- failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel effi- mately one minute and then remain continuously. Avoid driving with an extremely low illuminated. This sequence will continue upon ciency and tire tread life, and may affect the fuel level. Running out of fuel could subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. cause the engine to misfire, dama- malfunction exists. When the malfunction indi- ging the three-way catalyst. If the vehicle is being driven with one or more flat cator is illuminated, the system may not be able tires, the run-flat tire warning light will illuminate. Do not race the engine while warm- to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended. continuously and a chime will sound for 10 TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of ing it up. seconds. The chime will only sound at the first reasons, including the installation of replace-. Do not push or tow your vehicle to indication of a flat tire, and the warning light will ment or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle Starting and driving 5-3 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (174,1)that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. . GT-R vehicles are delivered from the factory soon as possible. Driving with un-Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale with nitrogen-filled tires. For best perfor- der-inflated tires may permanentlyafter replacing one or more tires or wheels on mance, NISSAN recommends that GT-R damage the tires and increase theyour vehicle to ensure that the replacement or owners maintain their vehicles by using likelihood of tire failure. Seriousalternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to nitrogen for tire inflation. Because nitrogen vehicle damage could occur andcontinue to function properly. is more stable than compressed air, it is less prone to pressure fluctuation resulting from may lead to an accident and couldAdditional information temperature variations. If nitrogen is not result in serious personal injury.. The TPMS will activate only when the available, compressed air may be safely Check the tire pressure for all four vehicle is driven at speeds above 16 MPH used under normal driving conditions. How- tires. Adjust the tire pressure to the (25 km/h). Also, this system may not detect ever, NISSAN recommends refilling with recommended COLD tire pressure a sudden drop in tire pressure (for example a Nitrogen for maximum tire performance. shown on the Tire and Loading flat tire while driving). Information label to turn the low . The Tire and Loading Information label (also. The low tire pressure warning light does not referred to as the vehicle placard or tire tire pressure warning light off. If the automatically turn off when the tire pressure inflation pressure label) is located in the light still illuminates while driving is adjusted. After the tire is inflated to the driver’s door opening. after adjusting the tire pressure, a recommended pressure, the vehicle must be tire may be flat. driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) . You can also check the pressure of all tires on the multi function display. Refer to the . Although you can continue driving to activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire separate Multi Function Display Owner’s with a punctured run-flat tire, re- pressure warning light. Use a tire pressure gauge to check the tire pressure. Manual. member that vehicle handling sta- bility is reduced, which could lead to. Tire pressure rises and falls depending on WARNING an accident and personal injury. the heat caused by the vehicle’s operation Also, driving a long distance at high and the outside temperature. Low outside . If the low tire pressure warning light speeds may damage the tires. temperature can lower the temperature of illuminates or LOW PRESSURE in- the air inside the tire which can cause a formation is displayed on the moni- . Do not drive at speeds above 50 lower tire inflation pressure. This may cause tor screen while driving, avoid MPH (80 km/h) and do not drive the low tire pressure warning light to sudden steering maneuvers or more than 50 miles (80 km) with a illuminate. If the warning light illuminates in abrupt braking, reduce vehicle punctured run-flat tire. The actual low ambient temperature, check the tire distance the vehicle can be driven speed, pull off the road to a safe pressure for all four tires. on a flat tire depends on outside location and stop the vehicle as5-4 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (175,1) temperature, vehicle load, road con- windows. This may cause poor re- including interference that may cause un- ditions and other factors. ception of the signals from the tire desired operation of the device.. When a wheel is replaced, the TPMS pressure sensors, and the TPMS will AVOIDING COLLISION AND ROLL- will not function and the low tire not function properly. OVER pressure warning light will flash for Some devices and transmitters may temporarily approximately 1 minute. The light interfere with the operation of the TPMS and WARNING will remain on after 1 minute. Con- cause the low tire pressure warning light to Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe tact your GT-R certified NISSAN illuminate. Some examples are: dealer as soon as possible for tire and prudent manner may result in loss replacement and/or system reset- . Facilities or electric devices using similar of control or an accident. ting. radio frequencies are near the vehicle. Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey. Replacing tires with those not ori- . If a transmitter set to similar frequencies is all traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed, ginally specified by NISSAN could being used in or near the vehicle. high speed cornering, or sudden steering affect the proper operation of the maneuvers, because these driving practices . If a computer (or similar equipment) or a DC/ TPMS. could cause you to lose control of your vehicle. AC converter is being used in or near the As with any vehicle, a loss of control could. Do not inject any tire liquid or vehicle. result in a collision with other vehicles or aerosol tire sealant into the tires, FCC Notice: objects, or cause the vehicle to rollover, as this may cause a malfunction of particularly if the loss of control causes the the tire pressure sensors. Changes or modifications not expressly vehicle to slide sideways. Be attentive at all approved by the party responsible for times, and avoid driving when tired. Never drive compliance could void the user’s authority when under the influence of alcohol or drugs NOTICE to operate the equipment. (including prescription or over-the-counter. The TPMS may not function properly This device complies with Part 15 of the drugs which may cause drowsiness). Always FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Cana- wear your seat belt as outlined in this manual, when the wheels are equipped with da. and also instruct your passengers to do so. tire chains or the wheels are buried ( “SEAT BELTS” page 1-5) in snow. Operation is subject to the following two Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in. Do not place metalized film or any conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device collisions and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an metal parts (antenna, etc.) on the unbelted or improperly belted person is must accept any interference received, Starting and driving 5-5 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (176,1)significantly more likely to be injured or . If you decide that it is not safe to return there is a sudden loss of tire airkilled than a person properly wearing a the vehicle to the road surface based on pressure. Losing control of the vehicleseat belt. vehicle, road or traffic conditions, gra- may cause a collision and result in dually slow the vehicle to a stop in a safe personal injury.OFF-ROAD RECOVERY place off the road.While driving, the right side or left side wheels . The vehicle generally moves or pullsmay unintentionally leave the road surface. If this RAPID AIR PRESSURE LOSS in the direction of the flat tire.occurs, maintain control of the vehicle by Rapid air pressure loss or a “blow-out” can . Do not rapidly apply the brakes.following the procedure below. Please note that occur if the tire is punctured or is damaged due . Do not rapidly release the accelera-this procedure is only a general guide. The to hitting a curb or pothole. Rapid air pressurevehicle must be driven as appropriate based on loss can also be caused by driving on under- tor pedal.the conditions of the vehicle, road and traffic. inflated tires. . Do not rapidly turn the steering wheel.1. Remain calm and do not overreact. Rapid air pressure loss can affect the handling and stability of the vehicle, especially at highway2. Do not apply the brakes. 1. Remain calm and do not overreact. speeds.3. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel 2. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel Help prevent rapid air pressure loss by main- with both hands and try to hold a straight with both hands and try to hold a straight taining the correct air pressure and visually course. course. inspect the tires for wear and damage.4. When appropriate, slowly release the accel- ( “WHEELS AND TIRES” page 8-29) 3. When appropriate, slowly release the accel- erator pedal to gradually slow the vehicle. erator pedal to gradually slow the vehicle. If a tire rapidly loses air pressure or “blows-out”5. If there is nothing in the way, steer the while driving maintain control of the vehicle by 4. Gradually steer the vehicle to a safe location vehicle to follow the road while the vehicle following the procedure below. Please note that off the road and away from traffic if possible. speed is reduced. Do not attempt to drive this procedure is only a general guide. The vehicle must be driven as appropriate based on 5. Lightly apply the brake pedal to gradually the vehicle back onto the road surface until the conditions of the vehicle, road and traffic. stop the vehicle. vehicle speed is reduced. 6. Turn on the hazard warning flashers and6. When it is safe to do so, gradually turn the WARNING contact a roadside emergency service to steering wheel until both tires return to the change the tire. road surface. When all tires are on the road The following actions can increase the surface, steer the vehicle to stay in the chance of losing control of the vehicle if appropriate driving lane.5-6 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (177,1)DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) DRIVING namometer, (such as the dynam-DRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ometers used by some states for emissions testing), or similar equip- WARNING WARNING ment even if the other two wheels . Do not drive beyond the perfor- are raised off the ground. Make sure Never drive under the influence of mance capability of the tires, even you inform test facility personnel alcohol or drugs. Alcohol in the blood- with AWD engaged. Accelerating that your vehicle is equipped with stream reduces coordination, delays quickly, sharp steering maneuvers AWD before it is placed on a reaction time and impairs judgement. or sudden braking may cause loss dynamometer. Using the wrong test Driving after drinking alcohol increases of control. equipment may result in drivetrain the likelihood of being involved in an damage or unexpected vehicle accident injuring yourself and others. . Always use the specified tires on all movement which could result in Additionally, if you are injured in an four wheels. Install tire chains on serious vehicle damage or personal accident, alcohol can increase the se- the rear wheels when driving on injury. verity of the injury. slippery roads and drive carefully. . When a wheel is off the ground dueNISSAN is committed to safe driving. However, . This vehicle is not designed for to an unlevel surface, do not spinyou must choose not to drive under the influence offroad (rough road) use. Do not the wheel excessively.of alcohol. Every year thousands of people are drive on sandy or muddy roads thatinjured or killed in alcohol-related accidents. tires may get stuck in.Although the local laws vary on what is . Do not attempt to raise two wheelsconsidered to be legally intoxicated, the fact is off the ground and shift the trans-that alcohol affects all people differently and mission to any &↔& or & position A M Rmost people underestimate the effects ofalcohol. with the engine running. Doing so may result in drivetrain damage orRemember, drinking and driving don’t mix! And unexpected vehicle movementthat is true for drugs, too (over-the-counter, which could result in serious vehicleprescription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if damage or personal injury.your ability to operate your vehicle is impaired byalcohol, drugs, or some other physical condition. . Do not attempt to test an AWD equipped vehicle on a 2-wheel dy- Starting and driving 5-7 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (178,1)PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION SWITCH WARNING Do not operate the push-button ignition switch while driving the vehicle except in an emergency. (The engine will stop when the ignition switch is pushed three consecutive times or the ignition switch is pushed and held for more than 2 seconds.) If the engine stops while the vehicle is being driven, this could lead to a crash and serious injury.Before operating the push-button ignitionswitch, be sure to move the shift lever to the& position. P OPERATING RANGE FOR ENGINE IGNITION SWITCH OPERATION START When the Intelligent Key is carried with you and The operating range for starting the engine the ignition switch is pushed without depressing inside the vehicle is shown in the illustration. the brake pedal, the ignition switch position will change as follows: . If the Intelligent Key is on the instrument panel, rear parcel shelf, inside the glove box . Push center once to change to ACC. or door pocket, or the corner of interior . Push center two times to change to ON. compartment, it may not be possible to start the engine. . Push center three times to change to OFF. (No position illuminates.) . If the Intelligent Key is near the door or door glass outside the vehicle, it may be possible . Push center four times to return to ACC. to start the engine. . Open or close any door to return to LOCK during the OFF position.5-8 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (179,1)IGNITION SWITCH POSITIONS steering wheel left and right. . Do not leave the vehicle with theLOCK (Normal parking position) ( “STEERING LOCK RELEASE ignition switch in the ACC or ON MALFUNCTION INDICATOR” page 2- position when the engine is not run-The ignition switch can only be locked in thisposition. 41) ning for an extended period of time. . If the shift & warning appears on the P This can discharge the battery.The ignition switch will be unlocked when it is vehicle information display when thepushed to the ACC position while carrying theIntelligent Key or with the Intelligent Key inserted ignition switch is pushed, the shift leverin the port. is in any position except the & posi- P tion. Move the shift lever to the & PACC (Accessories) position. ( “SHIFT “P” WARNING”This position activates electrical accessories page 2-40)such as the radio, when the engine is not . If the Intelligent Key battery dischargerunning. indicator appears on the vehicle infor-ON (Normal operating position) mation display, the Intelligent KeyThis position turns on the ignition system and battery is discharged and the ignitionelectrical accessories. switch will not operate. Insert the Intelligent Key into the key port toOFF operate the ignition switch.The engine can be turned off without locking the ( “INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERYsteering wheel. DISCHARGE INDICATOR” page 2-42)The ignition lock is designed so that the ignition . When all of the following conditionsswitch cannot be switched to the LOCK position are met for 60 minutes, the batteryuntil the shift lever is moved to the & position. P saver system will cut off the powerNOTE: supply to prevent battery discharge.. If the steering lock release malfunction — The ignition switch is in the ACC indicator appears on the vehicle infor- position, and mation display when the ignition — All doors are closed, and switch is pressed, press the ignition — The shift lever is in the & position. P switch again while gently turning the Starting and driving 5-9 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (180,1) the Intelligent Key out of the port. NOTICE Never place anything except the Intelli- gent Key in the Intelligent Key port. Doing so may cause damage to the equipment.INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY DIS- NOTE:CHARGE . Make sure the Intelligent Key is in theIf the battery of the Intelligent Key is almost correct direction when inserting it intodischarged, the guide light * of the Intelligent 1 the Intelligent Key port. The engineKey port blinks and the indicator appears on the may not start if it is in the incorrectvehicle information display. direction.( “INTELLIGENT KEY INSERTION INDI- . Remove the Intelligent Key from theCATOR” page 2-41) Intelligent Key port after the ignitionIn this case, inserting the Intelligent Key into the switch is pushed to the OFF position.port allows you to start the engine. Make surethat the mechanical key side faces backward asillustrated. Insert the Intelligent Key in the portuntil it is latched and secured.To remove the Intelligent Key from the port, pushthe ignition switch to the OFF position and pull5-10 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (181,1) BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINE. The Intelligent Key port does not . Make sure the area around the vehicle is NOTE: charge the Intelligent Key battery. If clear. . This vehicle includes spark plugs that you see the low battery indicator in the are designed for maximum perfor- vehicle information display, replace the . Check fluid levels such as engine oil, cool- ant, brake fluid and window washer fluid as mance. If the start time becomes long- battery as soon as possible. er, the plugs may be fouled, making the frequently as possible, or at least whenever ( “INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY RE- engine difficult to start. If this occurs, you refuel. PLACEMENT” page 8-23) start the engine using the procedure . Check that all windows and lights are clean. described in this section. . Visually inspect tires for their appearance . A click sound may be heard when the and condition. Also check tires for proper brake pedal is depressed and released. inflation. This is normal. . Lock all doors. . A low rattling operating sound may . Position seat and adjust head restraints. occur when the engine is started or stopped. This does not indicate that . Adjust inside and outside mirrors. there is a malfunction. This sound is . Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to likely to occur in particular if the engine do likewise. is stopped when the temperature of the transmission oil is high. . Check the operation of warning lights when the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position. ( “WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND AUDIBLE REMINDERS” page 2-23) Starting and driving 5-11 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (182,1) NOTE: occurs, the SHIFT & warning display P . If the engine is difficult to start, de- appears on the vehicle information press the accelerator pedal all the way display. When stopping the engine, be to the floor and hold it. Push the sure to move the shift lever to the & P ignition switch with the brake pedal position and then press the ignition depressed to start cranking the engine. switch. Failure to do so may result in After 5 or 6 seconds, stop cranking by discharge of the battery. ( “SHIFT pushing the ignition switch to the OFF “P” WARNING” page 2-40) position, and then release the accel- . If the shift lever was in the &↔& or & A M R erator pedal. Then perform steps 1 to 4 position when the engine was stopped, to start the engine. If the engine starts, then be sure to move the shift lever to but fails to run, repeat this procedure. the & position before starting the P . Starting and stopping the engine over a engine the next time. If the engine is short period of time may make the started with the shift lever in the & N1. Check the positions of the accelerator pedal vehicle more difficult to start. If this position, then it may not be possible to * and brake pedal * . Adjust the steering 1 2 occurs, wait for more than 3 minutes, drive the vehicle even when the shift wheel and seat positions so that the correct and then press the ignition switch lever is moved to the &↔& or & A M R driving posture is achieved. ( “FRONT again to start the engine. position. If this occurs, the SHIFT & P SEATS” page 1-2) . To maintain high performance over a warning appears on the vehicle infor- long period of time, the engine speed is mation display. ( “SHIFT “P”2. Check that the parking brake is engaged. limited to 5,000 rpm when the engine is WARNING” page 2-40)3. Check that the shift lever is in the & or & P N revved with the shift lever in the & or N position. (& is recommended.) P & position, and to 4,000 rpm when the P CAUTION4. Firmly depress the brake pedal. Without engine oil or coolant temperature is depressing the accelerator pedal, press the low or higher than normal. If the engine was stopped soon when ignition switch once to start the engine. the engine is hot, the cooling fan may . If the ignition switch is pressed before operate for approximately 2 minutes5. To stop the engine, move the shift lever to the shift lever is moved to the & P after the engine was stopped to cool the & position, and push the ignition switch P position, the ignition switch will not to the OFF position. the components in the engine compart- change to the OFF position. If this5-12 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (183,1) DRIVING THE VEHICLEment. When the cooling fan is operat- DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION transmission components were designed usinging, be sure that hands or other items different engineering standards than typical The GT-R dual clutch transmission is a newly- passenger car transmissions. Because of this,do not get caught in it. developed system that uses an electronically the GT-R has different operating characteristics, controlled multiple-disc wet clutch attached to a and various rattle noises may be heard during the highly efficient manual transmission. This some driving conditions because of the follow- transmission has two driving modes. ing items: . & position (Automatic gearshift): A . Gear clearances allows automatic shifting of the manual transmission. . Ultralight flywheel . & position (Manual gearshift): M . Dry sump lubrication allows quick shifting of the manual transmis- sion. These noises do not indicate that there is a malfunction. NOTE: . & position driving is recommended M WARNING when driving up hills or accelerating from a stop on a cold morning. . Do not depress the accelerator pedal while shifting from the & or P . & position driving is recommended if M you feel shift shocks or jerkiness in the & position to the & or &↔& N R A M position. Always depress the brake & position in cold temperatures. A pedal until shifting is completed. . When starting or driving on a steep Failure to do so could cause loss uphill grade, shift to the & position M of control and an accident. and operate the paddle shifter to shift . Cold engine idle speed is high, so down to 1st gear similar to a manual use caution when shifting into a transmission vehicle. forward or reverse gear before the The GT-R dual clutch transmission was devel- engine has warmed up. oped specifically to maximize vehicle perfor- . Never shift to the & or & position P R mance and driving enjoyment. The GT-R while the vehicle is moving forward. Starting and driving 5-13 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (184,1) Never shift to the & or &↔& P A M moving on its own, however this position while the vehicle is moving does not indicate that there is a rearward. Doing so could cause loss malfunction. of control and an accident. . The shift lever contains a powerful NOTICE magnet. Do not place electronic medical devices or other electronic When the vehicle is stopped on a hill, products that are susceptible to do not hold the vehicle in place by magnetic force close to the shift depressing the accelerator pedal. Doing lever. so may cause the clutch to overheat and result in transmission damage. Use the brakes to prevent the vehicle from CAUTION moving. . Do not downshift abruptly on slip- pery roads. This may cause a loss of Operating the shift lever control. After starting the engine, fully depress the brake . Because the vehicle includes a dual pedal and move the shift lever from the & P clutch transmission that automati- position to the &, &, or &↔& position. Push R N A M the button to shift into the & or & position. All P R cally controls the clutch and shifting other positions can be selected without pushing operation of the manual transmis- the button. sion, whenever the shift lever is in a position other then & or &, the P N vehicle will begin to move slowly, in the same way as when the clutch in a manual transmission vehicle is partially engaged. Keep the brake pedal firmly depressed when the vehicle is stopped. In some circum- stances the vehicle may not start5-14 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (185,1) Shift lever operation position indicator indicates the gear position with the indication of “A” or “M”. Push the button while depressing the brake pedal. . & position: Use this position for ordinary A driving, with the gears shifted automatically Push the button. from first gear to sixth gear according to the speed and driving conditions. Just move the shift lever. . & position: Operate the paddle shifter to M drive in first gear to sixth gear as desired. Automatically returns.& position:PUse this position for parking and starting theengine. The ignition switch will be changed tothe OFF or LOCK position. CAUTION CAUTION Grip the shift lever correctly when Use the & position only when the P operating it. Failure to do so may cause vehicle is completely stopped. a finger or other items to be trapped between the lever and gate, possibly& position:R causing an accident.Use this position for driving in reverse.& position:N NOTICENeither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. . Be sure to observe the following&↔& position:A M precautions. Failure to do so mayUse this position for all normal forward driving. result in shift lever malfunction.The shift lever can be moved between & andA — Do not spill water, beverages or& to alternately change each other. The M other liquids on the shift lever. Starting and driving 5-15 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (186,1) — Do not allow sand or similar retrieve these objects. substances to contact the shift . Immediately after a cold start, while the lever. transmission system check display (“T/ . Develop the habit of performing the M SYSTEM CHECK IN PROCESS”) operations marked with “ ” appears on the vehicle information without pressing the button. If the display, the shift lever cannot be moved button is pressed at these times, out of the & position. This is because a P there is the possibility that the lever check of the transmission system is in could accidentally enter the & or & P R progress. This does not indicate that positions. there is a malfunction. Move the shift lever after the message on the vehicle . When the vehicle is hot, the area information display turns off. around the shift lever may be hot or may produce an unusual sound, . The shift lever knob and console- however this does not indicate that mounted shift indicator have a genuine there is a malfunction. leather finish that requires proper care Shift lock release and maintenance. ( “CLEANING IN- If the battery charge is low or discharged, theNOTE: TERIOR” page 7-4) shift lever may not be moved from the & P. When moving the shift lever out of the position even with the brake pedal depressed & position, it may not be possible to P and the shift lever button pushed. move the shift lever if the button is To move the shift lever, perform the following pressed before the brake pedal is procedure. depressed. Press the button only after depressing the brake pedal. 1. Push the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK position.. Do not place coins or other small objects in the area around the shift 2. Apply the parking brake. lever. These objects may get stuck in 3. Remove the shift lock cover using a suitable the shift gate and prevent the shift tool wrapped with a cloth. lever from moving into a position. Sometimes, you may not be able to 4. Push down the shift lock as illustrated.5-16 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (187,1)5. Push the shift lever button and move the Control on downhill roads: gears. shift lever to the & position while holding N The adaptive shift control system shifts to a low down the shift lock. To return to the & position, move the shift lever A gear that suits the degree of the slope, and uses to the & side again. The position indicator MPush the ignition switch to the ON position to the engine brake to reduce the number of times indicates the gear position with the indication ofunlock the steering wheel. Now the vehicle may that the foot brake must be used. “A”.be moved to the desired location. Control on winding roads:If the battery is discharged completely, the A low gear is maintained on continuous curvessteering wheel cannot be unlocked. Do not that involve repeated acceleration and decelera-move the vehicle with the steering wheel locked. tion, so that smooth acceleration is available instantly when the accelerator pedal is de- NOTICE pressed. NOTE: If the shift lever cannot be moved out of Adaptive shift control may not operate the & position after performing the P when the transmission oil temperature is shift lock release procedure, immedi- low immediately after the start of driving ately have the vehicle inspected by a or when it is very hot. If this occurs, switch GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. to the & position and downshift if neces- MAdaptive shift control sary.The adaptive shift control system automatically & position Moperates when the transmission is in the & Aposition and selects an appropriate gear de- Changing to the & position: Mpending on the road conditions such as uphill, To change to the & position from the & M Adownhill or curving roads. position, either move the shift lever to the & M side or operate the paddle shifter. The positionControl on uphill and curving roads: indicator indicates the gear position with theA low gear is maintained that suits the degree of indication of “M”.the slope or curve to allow smooth driving with asmall number of shifts. If the paddle shifter is used, the first operation changes from the & position to the & position, A M and the second and later operations change the Starting and driving 5-17 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (188,1) . Fourth gear: Use this position when accelerating or gently engine braking at mid-high speeds. . Fifth gear: Use this position for all normal forward driving at highway speeds. Engine braking is weaker in this position. . Sixth gear: Use this position for all normal forward driving at highway speeds. Engine braking is weakest in this position. Suggested maximum speed in eachChanging gears using paddle shifters: . First gear: gear:To shift up, pull the paddle shifter on the right Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not Use this position when accelerating from aside * toward you. 1 stop, climbing a steep hill slowly or engine running smoothly, or if you need to accelerate.To shift down, pull the paddle shifter on the left braking at low speeds. Do not exceed the maximum suggested speedside * toward you. 2 . Second gear: (shown below) in any gear. For level road driving, use the highest gear suggested for that Use this position when accelerating from a speed. Always observe posted speed limits, and stop on snowy roads or other extremely drive according to the road conditions that will slippery road surfaces, or accelerating or ensure safe operation. Do not over-rev the engine braking at mid-low speeds. engine when shifting to a lower gear as it may cause engine damage or loss of vehicle control. . Third gear: Use this position when accelerating or gently engine braking at middle speeds.5-18 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (189,1) Gear MPH (km/h) &↔& position. A M depress the accelerator pedal to start the vehicle in motion. 1st 35 (57) . To back up, move the shift lever to the & R 2nd 62 (101) position. NOTICE 3rd 90 (145) Starting on level ground: To prevent stalling or transmission 4th — 1. Check the shift lever position indicator on damage, start in 1st gear. The & M 5th — the instrument panel to confirm that the position 2nd gear can be used to start 6th — driving gear is selected. moving the vehicle only when reduced 2. Release the parking brake. torque is necessary on snowy roads orDRIVING TIPS extremely slippery surfaces. 3. Release the foot brake pedal, then graduallyAfter starting the engine, fully depress the foot depress the accelerator pedal to start thebrake pedal and push the shift lever button NOTE: vehicle in motion. The hill start assist function operates whenbefore shifting the shift lever from the & position Pto the &, &, or &↔& position. Be sure the R N A M Starting on an uphill: the vehicle is accelerating from a stop onvehicle is fully stopped before attempting to shift 1. Check the shift lever position indicator on an uphill. ( “HILL START ASSIST” pagethe shift lever. the instrument panel to confirm that the 5-31) driving gear is selected.The transmission is designed so that the foot When driving the vehiclebrake pedal must be depressed before shifting NOTE:from & to any other position. P When starting or driving on a steep uphill WARNING grade, shift to the & position and operate MThe shift lever cannot be moved out of the &P the paddle shifter to shift down to 1st gear Do not move the shift lever to the &Nposition and into any other position with the position while driving. Doing so may as a manual transmission vehicle.ignition switch other in the LOCK, OFF or ACC result in an accident due to loss ofposition. 2. With the parking brake applied, slowly engine braking. It may also damage theWhen accelerating from a stop release the foot brake pedal. transmission.Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and push 3. Slowly depress the accelerator pedal andthe shift lever button to shift into a driving gear feel the vehicle starting motion with theas following: parking brake applied.. To drive forward, move the shift lever to the 4. Release the parking brake and gradually Starting and driving 5-19 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (190,1)Normal driving: . & position: M the start of driving, or when the oilDrive with the shift lever in the & position. A When driving on a long slope, selecting the &M temperature is high. In this case, position and 4th or 3rd gear will provide gentle depending on the degree of theThe appropriate gear will be automaticallyshifted according to the position of the accel- engine braking. slope, you should shift to the & Merator pedal, the driving speed and driving position and select a lower gear. When driving on a steep downhill, selecting theconditions. . Do not downshift abruptly on slip- & position and 2nd or 1st gear will provide MPassing or hill climbing: powerful engine braking. pery roads. This may cause a loss of control.. & position: A WARNINGFully depress the accelerator pedal to the floor. When stopping the vehicleThis shifts the transmission down into a lower . When the shift lever is in the & A Leave the shift lever in the &↔& or & position A M Rgear depending on the vehicle speed. position, the adaptive shift control and firmly depress the foot brake pedal.NOTE: system will stay in a low gear in If the vehicle will be stopped for a long period ofWhen starting or driving on a steep uphill order to maintain the effectiveness time, apply the parking brake and move the shiftgrade, shift to the & position and operate M of the engine brake. However if the lever to the & or & position as necessary. P Nthe paddle shifter to shift down to 1st gear vehicle is traveling too fast depend-as a manual transmission vehicle. ing on the degree of the slope, you WARNING should shift to the & position and M. & position: M use the paddle shifter to shift down. . Do not race the engine while the If you continue to use only the foot vehicle is stopped. Doing so mayUse the paddle shifter to shift down, thendepress the accelerator pedal depending on brake, a high load will be applied to accelerate the vehicle suddenly andthe vehicle speed. the brake, which may overheat, cause an accident when shifting to a reducing its effectiveness. Be sure driving gear.Driving on a downhill: to use the engine brake together . While the engine is running, the. & position: A with the foot brake. ( “Adaptive propeller shaft that transmits torqueThe system shifts down according to the degree shift control” page 5-17) from the engine to the transmissionof downhills to increase the effectiveness of the . The adaptive shift control system is turning at all times. Crawling orengine brake. may not operate when the transmis- reaching under the vehicle while the sion is not warm immediately after engine is running may result in5-20 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (191,1) VDC, TRANSMISSION AND SUSPENSION SETUP SWITCHES serious injury. & position, the vehicle may start mov- P ing due to partial engagement of the clutch or to the effects of gravity on a NOTICE slope, or the vehicle may suddenly When the vehicle is stopped on a hill, accelerate due to accidental operation do not hold the vehicle in place by of the accelerator pedal, possibly caus- depressing the accelerator pedal. Doing ing an accident. so may cause the clutch to overheat and result in transmission damage. Use the brakes to prevent the vehicle from moving.When parking the vehicle1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.2. With the foot brake pedal depressed, apply The control of the dual clutch transmission, the parking brake. Bilstein DampTronic® electronically controlled shock absorbers and Vehicle Dynamic Control3. Move the shift lever to the & position. P (VDC) can be changed to the desired modes by4. Check the shift lever position indicator on operating the setup switches. Select the desired the instrument panel to confirm that the & P mode best suited to the driving conditions. position is selected. NOTE:5. Push the ignition switch to stop the engine. Bilstein DampTronic® is a registered trade- mark of ThyssenKrupp Bilstein Suspen- WARNING sion GmbH. Before exiting the vehicle, be sure to move the shift lever to the & position P and stop the engine. If the engine is running and the shift lever is not in the Starting and driving 5-21 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (192,1) VDC OFF mode Push down the VDC setup switch for more than 1 second. Normal mode Push the VDC, transmission and suspension setup switches to the side opposite from the selected modes. NOTE: . When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position, the VDC, transmission and suspension set up switch indica- tors may come on momentarily, but this does not indicate that there is a mal- function.1. Transmission setup switch2. Suspension setup switch . The VDC, transmission and suspension3. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) setup switch setup switches will return to the normal mode when the engine is restarted.HOW TO SWITCH THE MODES Also, the transmission setup switch willMove the VDC, transmission and suspension return to the normal mode when thesetup switches up or down to change the mode shift lever is moved between & and & A Mwhen the engine is running. while operating the transmission setupR mode switch.Push up the VDC, transmission and suspensionsetup switches for more than 1 second.SNOW mode and COMF modePush down the transmission and suspensionsetup switches.5-22 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (193,1)FEATURES OF EACH MODE Switch Transmission Suspension VDC Indicator & position: A R mode Mode for smooth driving on roads with Mode to enhance handling and cornering consecutive inclines and curves Mode to adjust front and rear torque Function for maximum vehicle performance & position: M (Damping force is fixed.) distribution in the AWD system Mode for maximum performance and quick shift operation Indicator OFF OFF OFF Normal mode Usual driving mode (Damping force is Function Usual driving mode Usual driving mode variably controlled.) Indicator Special condition mode Mode to drive on a snow-covered or Mode to enhance ride comfort (Damping Mode to free vehicle from slush and deep Function slippery-surface road force is variably controlled.) snow, etc. Starting and driving 5-23 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (194,1)Transmission NOTICEThe transmission mode differs depending on the shift lever position, & or &. A M . When the engine speed approaches& position:A the red zone, shift to a higher gear Set up mode Features or reduce the engine speed. Operat- ing the engine in the red zone may . In addition to the normal mode functions, this mode allows you to achieve higher cause serious engine damage. engine speed, greater powertrain torque and engine braking. . Quick shifting in the R mode with Normal . For everyday driving an appropriate gear position is automatically selected for optimal the transmission in the & position M (light is off) fuel mileage. is available when the engine speed . This mode controls powertrain torque on snowy roads and slippery surfaces making is high. However, the transmission starting and driving easier. may shift more slowly when the engine speed is low. This does not indicate that there is a malfunction.& position:M Set up mode Features . This mode allows you to shift gears more quickly than the normal mode. . This mode will not allow the transmission to automatically upshift even when the engine speed reaches the red zone. Do not rev the engine into the red zone. . When the engine speed is low, downshift will be automatically carried out to ensure driving performance. . Upshift will be automatically carried out just before the red zone to prevent excessive Normal engine speed. (light is off) . When the engine speed is low, downshift will be automatically carried out to ensure driving performance.NOTE:The SNOW mode cannot be selected with the transmission in the & position. M5-24 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (195,1)Suspension NOTICE Set up mode Features While maximizing vehicle performance, . The damping force of the shock absorbers is set maximum vehicle performance. shock absorber control may automati- . Riding comfort becomes harder. cally be returned to the normal mode. If . The damping force of the shock absorbers is variably adjusted for everyday driving or the R mode or the COMF mode is Normal (light is off) maximum vehicle performance. selected in the case above, the suspen- . The damping force of the shock absorbers is variably adjusted for more comfortable sion setup switch indicator may turn off. driving. Operate the suspension setup switch to . Movement of the vehicle body is larger than the normal and R modes. the R mode or the COMF mode and check to make sure the indicator illu- minates. If the indicator does not illu- minate, have the system checked by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. Starting and driving 5-25 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (196,1) TURBOCHARGER SYSTEMVehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) The turbocharger system uses engine oil for lubrication and cooling of its rotating compo- Set up mode Features nents. The turbocharger turbine turns at extre- . In addition to the normal mode function, this mode adjusts front and rear wheel power mely high speeds and it can get very hot. It is distribution to improve handling. essential to maintain a supply of oil flowing through the turbocharger system. Therefore, a . This mode enhances handling by brake control and engine output control when sudden interruption of oil supply may cause a Normal (light is off) oversteer or understeer is detected. malfunction in the turbocharger. . All VDC functions including Traction Control System (TCS) are deactivated. ABS is To ensure prolonged life and performance of the still active. turbocharger, it is essential to perform the following maintenance procedure:NOTE:Make sure VDC is on before driving the vehicle. The VDC OFF mode is an emergency . Change your engine oil according to the recommended intervals shown in the sepa-mode to help free a vehicle stuck in mud or snow by temporarily stopping VDC operation rate Service and Maintenance Guide. Useto allow more power to the wheels. only the recommended engine oil. . If the engine had been operating at high engine speed for an extended period of time, let it idle for a few minutes prior to shut- down. . Do not accelerate your engine to high engine speed immediately after start. NOTICE This vehicle includes spark plugs that are designed for high performance. For this reason, if the engine is repeatedly started and stopped over a short time, the spark plugs may become fouled, making the engine difficult to start. To5-26 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (197,1) PARKING BRAKEprevent diminished starting perfor- parking brake and cause an acci-mance, avoid starting and stopping the dent.engine repeatedly during a short periodof time. To apply: Pull the parking brake lever up. To release: 1. Firmly apply the foot brake. 2. Place the shift lever in the & position. N 3. While pulling up on the parking brake lever slightly, push the button * and lower the A lever completely. 4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning light goes out. WARNING . Be sure the parking brake is fully released before driving. Failure to do so can cause brake failure and lead to an accident. . Do not release the parking brake from outside the vehicle. . Do not use the gear shift in place of the parking brake. When parking, be sure the parking brake is fully engaged. . Do not leave children unattended in a vehicle. They could release the Starting and driving 5-27 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (198,1)CRUISE CONTROLThe cruise control allows driving at speeds . The SET indicator may sometimes blinkabove 25 MPH (40 km/h) without keeping your when the cruise control main switch isfoot on the accelerator pedal. turned on while pushing the RESUME/ ACCELERATE, SET/COAST or CANCEL WARNING switch. To properly set the cruise control system, perform the steps below in the order Do not use the cruise control when indicated. driving under the following conditions. Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle control and result in an accident. . When it is not possible to keep the vehicle at a set speed. . In heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in speed. . On winding or hilly roads. PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE CON- . On slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, TROL etc.). . If the cruise control system malfunctions, it . In very windy areas. will cancel automatically. The SET indicator will blink and the cruise control system warning will appear to warn the driver. ( “CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM WARNING” page 2-37) . If the engine coolant temperature becomes excessively high, the cruise control system will be canceled automatically. . If the SET indicator blinks, turn the cruise control main switch off and contact a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer.5-28 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (199,1)STEERING-WHEEL-MOUNTED INDICATORS AND DISPLAY CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONSCONTROLS 1. CRUISE display Constant-speed driving1. MAIN switch Displays the set vehicle speed. To set the cruising speed, perform the following Turns cruise control ON/OFF. 2. CRUISE indicator Informs the driver that the MAIN switch is ON. procedure.2. SET/COAST switch (pressed down) Lowers the set vehicle speed. 3. SET indicator 1. Push the MAIN switch on. The CRUISE3. RESUME/ACCELERATE switch (pressed up) Informs the driver that the vehicle is driving at the indicator will come on. Raises the set vehicle speed. set speed.4. CANCEL switch Cancels cruise control. Starting and driving 5-29 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (200,1) Passing another vehicle COAST switch. Each time you do this, the To pass another vehicle, depress the accelerator set speed will decrease by about 1 MPH pedal. When you release the pedal, the vehicle (1.6 km/h). will return to the previously set speed. Resuming the preset speed Increasing the set vehicle speed To resume the preset speed, push and release To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one of the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. The vehicle the following methods: will resume the last set cruising speed when the vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h). . Depress the accelerator pedal. When the vehicle attains the desired speed, push and release the SET/COAST switch. . Push and hold the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. When the vehicle attains the speed you desire, release the switch.2. Accelerate your vehicle to the desired . Push and then quickly release the RESUME/ speed, push the SET/COAST switch and ACCELERATE switch. Each time you do release it. (The SET indicator will illuminate this, the set speed will increase by about 1 in the instrument panel.) Take your foot off MPH (1.6 km/h). the accelerator pedal. Your vehicle will maintain the set speed. Decreasing the set vehicle speedNOTE: To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one ofIf the vehicle speed reaches approximately the following methods:3 MPH (5 km/h) over the set speed, the set . Lightly tap the brake pedal. When thespeed on the vehicle information display vehicle attains the desired speed, pushblinks. and release the SET/COAST switch. . Push and hold the SET/COAST switch. Release the switch when the vehicle slows down to the desired speed. . Push and then quickly release the SET/5-30 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (201,1) HILL START ASSIST NOTE: . If cruise control was canceled by press- WARNING ing the cancel switch or by depressing the brake pedal, the system changes to . Never rely solely on the hill start standby status. assist system to prevent the vehicle from moving backward on a hill. . If you depress the brake pedal while Always drive carefully and atten- pushing the RESUME/ACCELERATE or tively. Depress the brake pedal SET/COAST switch and reset at the when the vehicle is stopped on a cruising speed, the cruise control will steep hill. Be especially careful be deactivated. Turn the MAIN switch when stopped on a hill on frozen off once and then turn it on again. or muddy roads. Failure to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards Under the following conditions, cruise control may result in a loss of control of the will be automatically canceled. vehicle and possible serious injuryCanceling the preset speed . Vehicle speed drops to below approximately or death. 19 MPH (30 km/h).To cancel the preset speed, use one of the . The hill start assist system is notfollowing methods: . Vehicle speed drops to more than approxi- designed to hold the vehicle at a. Push the CANCEL switch *. 1 The SET mately 8 MPH (13 km/h) below the set vehicle speed. standstill on a hill. Depress the brake pedal when the vehicle is indicator will turn off. . stopped on a steep hill. Failure to. Tap the brake pedal * . The SET indicator 3 The shift lever is moved to a position other than &↔&. A M do so may cause the vehicle to roll will turn off. backwards and may result in a . Turn the MAIN switch * off. Both the VDC operates.. 2 collision or serious personal injury. CRUISE indicator and SET indicator will turn . A tire is spinning. . The hill start assist may not prevent off. the vehicle from rolling backwards . There is a malfunction in the cruise control system. on a hill under all load or road conditions. Always be prepared to depress the brake pedal to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards. Starting and driving 5-31 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (202,1) BREAK-IN SCHEDULE Failure to do so may result in a lever is moved to the & or & position or on a N P collision or serious personal injury. flat and level road. NOTICE NOTE: Follow these recommendations to ob- This system does not function when the tain maximum engine performance and NOTICE Vehicle Dynamic Control VDC) system ensure the future reliability and econo- When the vehicle is stopped on a hill, warning appears on the vehicle informa- my of your new vehicle. Failure to do not hold the vehicle in place by tion display located in the tachometer. follow these recommendations may depressing the accelerator pedal. Doing ( “VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL result in shortened engine life and so may cause the clutch to overheat and (VDC) SYSTEM WARNING” page 2-35) reduced engine performance. result in transmission damage. Use the brakes to prevent the vehicle from Please observe the following types of driving moving. until the mileage shown below has been reached.The hill start assist system automatically keeps Until 300 miles (500 km):the brakes applied to help prevent the vehiclefrom rolling backwards in the time it takes the . Do not depress the accelerator pedal moredriver to release the brake pedal and apply the than halfway and avoid rapid acceleration.accelerator when the vehicle is stopped on a hill. . Drive with the engine speed kept at lessHill start assist will operate automatically under than 3,500 RPM.the following conditions: . Avoid unnecessary quick steering, abrupt. The shift lever is moved to a forward or braking and driving on poor roads. reverse position. 300 to 1,200 miles (500 to 2,000 km). The vehicle is stopped completely on a hill by applying the brake. . Avoid rapid acceleration in a low gear (1st to 3rd gears) with the accelerator pedal fullyThe maximum holding time is 2 seconds. After 2 depressed. Depress the pedal slowly.seconds the vehicle will begin to roll back andhill start assist will stop operating completely. . Avoid unnecessary quick steering and abrupt braking.Hill start assist will not operate when the shift5-32 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (203,1) INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY. Drive with the suspension setup switch in . Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain . Use the recommended viscosity engine oil. the COMF mode to allow more suspension cruising speeds with a constant accelerator ( “Oil viscosity” page 9-5) stroke. position. . Drive at moderate speeds on the highway. Driving at high speed lowers fuel economy. . Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking. Keep a safe distance behind other vehicles. . Select a gear range suitable to road condi- tions. . Avoid unnecessary engine idling. . Keep your engine tuned up. . Follow the recommended periodic mainte- nance schedule. . Keep the tires inflated to the correct pressure. Low tire pressure increases tire wear and lowers fuel economy. . Keep the wheels in correct alignment. Improper alignment increases tire wear and lowers fuel economy. . Air conditioner operation lowers fuel econ- omy. Use the air conditioner only when necessary. . When cruising at highway speeds, it is more economical to use the air conditioner and leave the windows closed to reduce drag. Starting and driving 5-33 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (204,1)ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) If any malfunction occurs in the AWD system serious vehicle damage or personal while the engine is running, the warning light will injury. come on. . Do not attempt to test an AWD The warning light may blink rapidly (about twice equipped vehicle on a 2-wheel dy- per second) while trying to free a stuck vehicle namometer (such as the dynam- due to high power train oil temperature. The ometers used by some states for driving mode may change to two-wheel drive. If emissions testing) or similar equip- the warning light blinks rapidly during operation, ment even if the other two wheels stop the vehicle with the engine idling in a safe are raised off the ground. Make sure place immediately. Then if the light goes off after a while, you can continue driving. that you inform the test facility personnel that your vehicle is A large difference between the diameters of equipped with AWD before it is front and rear wheels will make the warning light placed on a dynamometer. Using blink slowly (about once per two seconds). Pull the wrong test equipment may re- off the road in a safe area, and idle the engine. sult in drivetrain damage or unex- Check that all tire sizes are the same, tire pressure is correct and tires are not worn. pected vehicle movement which could result in serious vehicle da- If the warning light is blinking after the above mage or personal injury. operation, have your vehicle checked by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer as soon as possible. NOTICE WARNING . If the warning light comes on while . Do not attempt to raise two wheels driving there may be a malfunctionAWD WARNING LIGHT off the ground and shift the trans- in the AWD system. Reduce the mission to any drive or reverse vehicle speed and have your vehicleThe AWD warning light is located in the meter. position with the engine running. checked by a GT-R certified NISSANThe AWD warning light comes on when the Doing so may result in drivetrain dealer as soon as possible.ignition switch is pushed to the ON position. It damage or unexpected vehicle . If the warning light remains on afterturns off soon after the engine is started. movement which could result in the above operation, have your5-34 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (205,1) vehicle checked by a GT-R certified a large difference in speed between the complete set should be replaced. NISSAN dealer as soon as possible. front and rear wheels (the wheels are . The power train may be damaged if spinning), the oil temperature in the NOTICE drive system parts will increase. you continue driving with the warn- If tires other than the designated tires, ing light blinking rapidly. In this case, to protect the drive system tires with large differences in wear or parts, the AWD warning light blinks tires of different sizes are installed, theTIGHT CORNER BRAKING PHE- rapidly and the system switches to AWD performance will be degraded andNOMENON RWD mode or low AWD mode. Keep the drive mechanism may be damaged.When driving on dry pavement in AWD mode, or the vehicle stopped and idling for aimmediately after starting the engine in cold short time. When the warning light AWD SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICSconditions, when the steering wheel is turned all stops blinking, the vehicle returns from The AWD system automatically distributes thethe way, the vehicle may behave as if the brakes RWD mode to normal driving mode. optimal torque to the front and rear wheels. Thishad been applied. This phenomenon is known . If you feel an unusual vibration in the provides both the superior turning performanceas the “tight corner braking phenomenon”. of a front wheel drive vehicle and the traction of vehicle, even if the warning lights are a AWD vehicle.This phenomenon is unique to AWD vehicles, not illuminated, have the vehicle in-and occurs due to a difference in speeds spected by a GT-R certified NISSAN Electronic control continuously distributes tor-between the front and rear wheels while the dealer. que to the front and rear wheels in the rangevehicle is turning. This does not indicate that from 0:100 (rear-wheel drive mode) to 50:50there is a malfunction. If this phenomenon TIRES (all-wheel drive mode) to match the drivingoccurs, more force will be required to operate conditions and road conditions. This allows thethe steering wheel. This vehicle is equipped with special tires. When engine output (torque) to be effectively trans- changing the tires, install the designated special mitted to the road surface.NOTE: tires. Replacing tires as a set of four with new. If the tight corner braking phenomenon ones is recommended. However, if a tire is occurs, a slipping sound may be heard punctured or damaged, it may be possible to from the tires, or a squeaking sound replace only the damaged tire. Determining may be heard from the drive system. whether one tire or a complete set of tires should be replaced is based on a number of. If excessive operation continues when factors including tire wear and condition. Con- a wheel has come off the road or at tact your GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. They other times when the operation causes can recommend if an individual tire or a Starting and driving 5-35 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (206,1)LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL (LSD)This vehicle is equipped with a 1.5-way me- between the left and right wheels, andchanical Limited Slip Differential (LSD). optimally allocates torque to the wheels. WARNING . The 1.5-way mechanical LSD in this vehicle is characterized by its asymme- Sudden operation of the accelerator trical LSD effects when the accelerator pedal can result in fishtailing or side- pedal is ON and when it is OFF. This slip, possibly causing an accident. Use allows the appropriate amount of tor- particular caution when driving in rainy que for the driving environment to be weather or on slippery roads. transmitted to the road surface. NOTICE Use the designated differential gear oil. If any oil other than the designated oil is used, the LSD may not operate correctly, and noise and vibration may occur, possibly resulting in a malfunc- tion.NOTE:. If the vehicle accelerates from a stop with the steering wheel turned in cold temperatures, the inner wheel tire may slip and some noise or vibration may be heard. This phenomenon is unique to vehicles equipped with the LSD. This does not indicate that there is a mal- function.. The LSD controls the speed difference5-36 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (207,1)PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS 3. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling into the street when parked on a sloping drive way, it is a good practice to turn the wheels as illustrated. . HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: * 1 Turn the wheels into the curb and move the vehicle forward until the curb side wheel gently touches the curb. . HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: * 2 Turn the wheels away from the curb and move the vehicle back until the curb side wheel gently touches the curb. . HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO CURB: * 3 . Safe parking procedures require WARNING that both the parking brake be Turn the wheels toward the side of the road . Do not stop or park the vehicle over applied and the transmission placed so the vehicle will move away from the flammable materials such as dry into the & position. Failure to do so P center of the road if it moves. grass, waste paper or rags. They could cause the vehicle to move 4. Push the ignition switch to the LOCK may ignite and cause a fire. unexpectedly or roll away and result position. . Never leave the engine running in an accident. while the vehicle is unattended. . Make sure the shift lever has been . Do not leave children unattended pushed as far forward as it can go inside the vehicle. They could un- and cannot be moved without de- knowingly activate switches or con- pressing the foot brake pedal. trols. Unattended children could become involved in serious acci- 1. Firmly apply the parking brake. dents. 2. Move the shift lever to the & position. P Starting and driving 5-37 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (208,1)POWER STEERING BRAKE SYSTEM BRAKING PRECAUTIONS Using the brakes WARNING The brake system has two separate hydraulic Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while If the engine is not running or is turned circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still driving. This will cause overheating of the off while driving, the power assist for have braking at two wheels. brakes, wearing out the brake and pads faster and reduce gas mileage. the steering will not work. Steering will You may feel a small click and hear a sound be harder to operate. when the brake pedal is fully depressed slowly. To help reduce brake wear and to prevent the This is not a malfunction and indicates that the brakes from overheating, reduce speed andThe power assisted steering uses a hydraulic brake assist mechanism is operating properly. downshift to a lower gear before going down apump, driven by the engine, to assist steering. slope or long grade. Overheated brakes may Vacuum assisted brakes reduce braking performance and could result inIf the engine stops or the drive belt breaks, you The brake booster aids braking by using engine loss of vehicle control.will still have control of the vehicle. However,much greater steering effort is needed, espe- vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop thecially in sharp turns and at low speeds. vehicle by depressing the brake pedal. However, WARNING greater foot pressure on the brake pedal will be required to stop the vehicle and the stopping . While driving on a slippery surface, distance will be longer. be careful when braking, accelerat- ing or downshifting. Abrupt braking Wet brakes or accelerating could cause the When the vehicle is washed or driven through wheels to skid and result in an water, the brakes may get wet. As a result, your accident. braking distance will be longer and the vehicle may pull to one side during braking. . If the engine is not running or is turned off while driving, the power To dry brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed assist for the brakes will not work. while lightly tapping the brake pedal to heat-up Braking will be harder. the brakes. Do this until the brakes return to normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high speeds until the brakes function correctly.5-38 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (209,1) BRAKE ASSISTPARKING BRAKE BREAK-IN ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM The system detects the rotation speed at eachBreak in the parking brake shoes whenever the (ABS) wheel and varies the brake fluid pressure tostopping effect of the parking brake is weakened prevent each wheel from locking and sliding. Byor whenever the parking brake shoes and/or preventing each wheel from locking, the system WARNING helps the driver maintain steering control anddrums/rotors are replaced, in order to assure thebest braking performance. . The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) helps to minimize swerving and spinning on is a sophisticated device, but it slippery surfaces.This procedure is described in the vehicle cannot prevent accidents resultingservice manual and can be performed by a Using the system from careless or dangerous driving Depress the brake pedal and hold it down.GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. techniques. It can help maintain Depress the brake pedal with firm steady vehicle control during braking on pressure, but do not pump the brakes. The slippery surfaces. Remember that ABS will operate to prevent the wheels from stopping distances on slippery sur- locking up. Steer the vehicle to avoid obstacles. faces will be longer than on normal surfaces even with ABS. Stopping WARNING distances may also be longer on rough, gravel or snow covered Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing so roads, or if you are using tire chains. may result in increased stopping dis- Always maintain a safe distance tances. from the vehicle in front of you. Self-test feature Ultimately, the driver is responsible The ABS includes electronic sensors, electric for safety. pumps, hydraulic solenoids and a computer. The . Tire type and condition may also computer has a built-in diagnostic feature that affect braking effectiveness. When tests the system each time you start the engine replacing tires, install the specified and move the vehicle at a low speed in forward size of tires on all four wheels. or reverse. When the self-test occurs, you may hear a “clunk” noise and/or feel a pulsation in the The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) controls brake pedal. This does not indicate that there is the brakes so the wheels do not lock during hard a malfunction. If the computer senses a mal- braking or when braking on slippery surfaces. function, it switches the ABS off and illuminates Starting and driving 5-39 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (210,1) VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEMthe ABS warning light on the instrument panel. The Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) System distributes the driving power to the other driveThe brake system then operates normally, but uses sensors within the vehicle to detect these wheel. If the vehicle is operated with the VDCwithout anti-lock assistance. movements. The VDC System helps control setup switch pushed and the VDC system brake and engine output to help minimize tire turned off, all VDC systems will be turned off.If the ABS warning light illuminates during the The ABLS system and ABS will still operate with slip and spin.self-test or while driving, have the vehicle the VDC system off.checked by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. . The VDC mode can be changed using the VDC setup switch. ( “VDC, TRANS- While the VDC system is operating, you may feelNormal operation MISSION AND SUSPENSION SETUP a pulsation in the brake pedal and hear a noiseThe ABS operates at speeds above 3 to 6 MPH SWITCHES” page 5-21) or feel a vibration from under the hood. This is(5 to 10 km/h). The speed varies according to normal and indicates that the VDC system isroad conditions. . When the VDC system is operating, the working properly. indicator in the instrument panel blinks.When the ABS senses that one or more wheels The VDC system computer has a built-inare close to locking up, the actuator rapidly . If the indicator blinks, the road condi- diagnostic feature that tests the system eachapplies and releases hydraulic pressure. This tions may be slippery. Be sure to adjust your time you start the engine and move the vehicle ataction is similar to pumping the brakes very speed and driving to these conditions. Be a low speed forward or backward. When thequickly. You may feel a pulsation in the brake sure to drive carefully. ( “Slip indicator self-test occurs, you may hear a “clunk” noisepedal and hear a noise from under the hood or light” page 2-29) ( “Vehicle Dynamic and/or feel a pulsation in the brake pedal. Thisfeel a vibration from the actuator when it is Control (VDC) off indicator light” page 2- does not indicate that there is a malfunction.operating. This is normal and indicates that the 29)ABS is operating properly. However, the pulsa- . Indicator light WARNINGtion may indicate that road conditions arehazardous and extra care is required while If a malfunction occurs in the system, the . The VDC system is designed to helpdriving. and indicator lights illuminate in improve driving stability but does the instrument panel. As long as these not prevent accidents due to abrupt indicators are illuminated, the VDC system steering operation at high speeds or function is canceled. due to careless or dangerous driv- The VDC system uses an Active Brake Limited ing techniques. Reduce vehicle Slip (ABLS) function to improve vehicle traction. speed and be especially careful The ABLS system works when one of the driving when driving and cornering on slip- wheels is spinning on a slippery surface. The pery surfaces and always drive care- ABLS system brakes the spinning wheel, which5-40 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (211,1) fully. indicator lights may illuminate. Do detect the tire slipping, and the engine not drive on these types of roads. speed may not increase even when the. If engine related parts such as accelerator pedal is depressed. To raise muffler are not standard equipment . When driving on unstable surfaces the engine speed, use the VDC set up or are extremely deteriorated, the such as a turntable, ferry, elevator switch to turn the VDC system OFF. indicator or indicator or or ramp, the indicator or both indicator lights may illuminate. indicator or both indicator lights . When the VDC system is turned OFF, may illuminate. This does not indi- all VDC functions (including traction. Do not modify the vehicle’s suspen- cate that there is a malfunction. control), except for the ABS functions, sion. If suspension parts such as Restart the engine after driving onto are deactivated. shock absorbers, struts, springs, stabilizer bars and bushings are a stable surface. not NISSAN approved or are extre- . If wheels or tires other than those mely deteriorated the VDC system recommended are used, the VDC may not operate properly. This could system may not operate properly adversely affect vehicle handling and the indicator or in- performance, and the indicator dicator or both indicator lights may or indicator or both indicator illuminate. lights may illuminate. . The VDC system is not a substitute. If brake related parts such as brake for winter tires or tire chains on a pads, rotors and calipers are not snow covered road. standard equipment or are extre- mely deteriorated, the indicator NOTE: or indicator or both indicator . Make sure VDC is on before driving the lights may illuminate. vehicle. The VDC OFF mode is an. When driving on extremely inclined emergency mode to help free a vehicle surfaces such as higher banked stuck in mud or snow by temporarily corners, the VDC system may not stopping VDC operation and keeping operate properly and the in- torque on the wheels. dicator or indicator or both . When attempting to free the vehicle from mud or fresh snow, the VDC will Starting and driving 5-41 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (212,1)COLD WEATHER DRIVINGFREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK of summer tires is substantially reduced when . A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the temperatures are less than 328F (08C) so you jack to give it firm support.To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply must drive carefully. NISSAN recommends thedeicer through the key hole. If the lock becomes use of winter or all-season tires on all four . A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snowdrifts.frozen, heat the key before inserting it into thekey hole or use the Intelligent Key system. wheels if you plan to operate your vehicle in . Extra window washer fluid to refill the snowy or icy conditions when temperatures are reservoir tank.ANTI-FREEZE less than 328F (08C). DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICEIn the winter when it is anticipated that theoutside temperature will drop below 328F (08C), WARNINGcheck antifreeze to assure proper winter protec- WARNING Never use summer tires when thetion. ( “ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM” temperature is below −48F (−208C) to . Wet ice (328F, 08C and freezing rain),page 8-9) prevent permanent tread deformation very cold snow or ice can be slickBATTERY which may cause tire damage or tire and very hard to drive on. The failure. This may cause a loss of vehicle vehicle will have much less tractionIf the battery is not fully charged during control which can result in serious or “grip” under these conditions. Tryextremely cold weather conditions, the batteryfluid may freeze and damage the battery. To personal injury or death. to avoid driving on wet ice until themaintain maximum efficiency, the battery should road is salted or sanded. Tire chains may be used. ( “TIRE CHAINS”be checked regularly. ( “BATTERY” page 8- . Whatever the condition, drive with15) page 8-36) caution. Accelerate and slow down If you install tires, they must also be the specified with care. If accelerating or down-DRAINING OF COOLANT WATER size, brand, construction and tread pattern on all shifting too fast, the drive wheelsIf the vehicle is to be left outside without four wheels. will lose even more traction.antifreeze, drain the cooling system, includingthe engine block. Refill before operating the SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT . Allow more stopping distance undervehicle. For details, contact a GT-R certified It is recommended that the following items be these conditions. Braking should beNISSAN dealer. carried in the vehicle during winter: started sooner than on dry pave- ment.TIRE EQUIPMENT . A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove ice and snow from the windows and wiper . Allow greater following distancesThe GT-R summer tires are made from a on slippery roads.specially formulated rubber to maximize the blades.vehicle’s performance capabilities. Performance . Watch for slippery spots (glare ice).5-42 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (213,1) These may appear on an otherwise Interrupt (GFI) protected, grounded 110- Failure to use the proper extension clear road in shaded areas. If a volt AC (VAC) outlet. cord or a grounded outlet can result patch of ice is seen ahead, brake 5. The engine block heater must be plugged in in a fire or electrical shock and before reaching it. Try not to brake for at least 2 - 4 hours, depending on cause serious personal injury. while on the ice, and avoid any outside temperatures, to properly warm the sudden steering maneuvers. engine coolant. Use an appropriate timer to . Do not use the cruise control on turn the engine block heater on. slippery roads. 6. Before starting the engine, unplug and . Snow can trap dangerous exhaust properly store the cord to keep it away from gases under your vehicle. Keep moving parts. snow clear of the exhaust pipe and from around your vehicle. WARNING . Do not use your engine block heaterENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so with an ungrounded electrical sys-equipped) tem or a 2-pronged adapter. You canEngine block heaters are available through be seriously injured by an electricalNISSAN dealers to assist in cold temperature shock if you use an ungroundedstarting. The engine block heater should be connection.used when the outside temperature is 208F(−78C) or lower. . Disconnect and properly store the engine block heater cord beforeTo use the engine block heater starting the engine. Damage to the1. Turn the engine off. cord could result in an electrical shock and can cause serious injury.2. Open the hood and unwrap the engine block heater cord. . Use a heavy-duty 3-wire, 3-pronged extension cord rated for at least3. Plug the engine block heater cord into a 10A. Plug the extension cord into a grounded 3-wire, 3-pronged extension cord. Ground Fault Interrupt (GFI) pro-4. Plug the extension cord into a Ground Fault tected, grounded 110-VAC outlet. Starting and driving 5-43 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (214,1)MEMO5-44 Starting and driving Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (22,1) 6 In case of emergencyFlat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 If your vehicle overheats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Towing your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Run-flat tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Towing recommended by NISSAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 Vehicle recovery (Freeing a stuck vehicle) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9Push starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (216,1)FLAT TIRETIRE PRESSURE MONITORING vehicle damage could occur and NOTE:SYSTEM (TPMS) may lead to an accident and could . You can check the pressure of all four result in serious personal injury. tires on the multi function display. SeeThis vehicle is equipped with the Tire Pressure Check the tire pressure for all four the separate Multi Function DisplayMonitoring System (TPMS). It monitors tire tires. Adjust the tire pressure to the Owner’s Manual.pressure of all tires. When the low tire pressurewarning light is lit, one or more of your tires is recommended COLD tire pressure . The tires of this vehicle are filled withsignificantly under-inflated. If the vehicle is being shown on the Tire and Loading nitrogen gas. When the tire pressure isdriven with low tire pressure, the TPMS will Information label to turn the low low, fill the tires with nitrogen. Contactactivate and warn you of it by the low tire tire pressure warning light off. If the a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer forpressure warning light (in the instrument panel) light still illuminates while driving information on filling the tires withor the LOW PRESSURE information screen (on after adjusting the tire pressure, a nitrogen.the display). This system will activate only when tire may be flat. . If nitrogen is not available, compressedthe vehicle is driven at speeds above 16 MPH(25 km/h). ( “Low tire pressure warning . When a wheel is replaced, the TPMS air may be safely used under normallight” page 2-25) ( “TIRE PRESSURE will not function and the low tire driving conditions. However, NISSANMONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” page 5-3) pressure warning light will flash for recommends refilling with nitrogen for approximately 1 minute. The light maximum tire performance. WARNING will remain on after 1 minute. Con- tact a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer RUN-FLAT TIRES . If the low tire pressure warning light as soon as possible for tire replace- Run-flat tires are those tires that can be used illuminates or LOW PRESSURE in- ment and/or system resetting. temporarily if they are punctured. ( “Run-flat formation is displayed on the moni- . Replacing tires with those not ori- tires” page 8-35) tor screen while driving, avoid sudden steering maneuvers or ginally specified by NISSAN could Also, see the tire safety information in the abrupt braking, reduce vehicle affect the proper operation of the Warranty Information Booklet. speed, pull off the road to a safe TPMS. location and stop the vehicle as . Do not inject any tire liquid or WARNING soon as possible. Driving with un- aerosol tire sealant into the tires, . Although you can continue driving der-inflated tires may permanently as this may cause a malfunction of with a punctured run-flat tire, re- damage the tires and increase the the tire pressure sensors. member that vehicle handling sta- likelihood of tire failure. Serious6-2 In case of emergency Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (217,1) JUMP STARTING bility is reduced, which could lead to . Have the punctured tire replaced by The following circumstances indicate that the an accident and personal injury. your GT-R certified NISSAN dealer battery is discharged. Also, driving a long distance at high as soon as possible, as the tire’s . The starter motor does not turn or it turns speeds may damage the tires. performance capability is reduced. weakly and the engine does not start.. Do not drive at speeds above 50 If you have a flat tire and have to stop the . The vehicle lights are much dimmer than MPH (80 km/h) and do not drive vehicle, follow the instructions below. usual. more than 50 miles (80 km) with a punctured run-flat tire. The actual 1. Safely move the vehicle off the road and . The sound of the horn is weak. The horn distance the vehicle can be driven away from traffic. makes no sound. on a flat tire depends on outside 2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers. temperature, vehicle load, road con- NOTICE ditions and other factors. 3. Park on a level surface and apply the parking When the battery is discharged, do not brake. Move the shift lever to the & position. P. Drive safely at reduced speeds. close either of the front doors. The Avoid hard cornering or braking, 4. Turn off the engine. automatic window adjusting function which may cause you to lose control will not work, and the side roof panel 5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic, and to of the vehicle. signal professional road assistance person- may be damaged. nel that you need assistance. To start your engine with a booster battery, the NOTICE 6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle instructions and precautions below must be and stand in a safe place, away from traffic followed.. Never install tire chains on a punc- and clear of the vehicle. tured run-flat tire, as this could For the battery maintenance information, see the damage your vehicle. If needed Roadside Assistance is available. following section. ( “BATTERY” page 8-15). Avoid driving over any projection or Please see your Warranty Information Booklet pothole, as the clearance between or Roadside Assistance I.D. Card for the toll-free WARNING number to call (U.S.) or Warranty Information the vehicle and the ground is smal- Booklet (Canada). . If done incorrectly, jump starting ler than normal. can lead to a battery explosion, For the tire removing procedure, see the resulting in severe injury or death.. Do not enter an automated car wash following section. ( “JACKING VEHICLE It could also damage your vehicle. with a punctured run-flat tire. AND REMOVING WHEELS” page 8-39) In case of emergency 6-3 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (218,1) . Explosive hydrogen gas is always gine cooling fan. It could come on at present in the vicinity of the battery. any time. Keep hands and other Keep all sparks and flames away objects away from it. from the battery. . Do not allow battery fluid to come If needed, Roadside Assistance is available. Please see your Warranty Information Booklet or into contact with eyes, skin, clothing Roadside Assistance I.D. Card for the toll-free or painted surfaces. Battery fluid is number to call (U.S.) or Warranty Information a corrosive sulphuric acid solution Booklet (Canada). which can cause severe burns. If the fluid should come into contact with anything, immediately flush the con- tacted area with water. . Keep the battery out of the reach of children. . The booster battery must be rated at 12 volts. Use of an improperly rated battery can damage your vehicle. . 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 serious injury. . Your vehicle has an automatic en-6-4 In case of emergency Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (219,1) 2. Apply parking brake. Move the shift lever to the & position. Switch off all unnecessary P electrical systems (light, heater, air condi- tioner, etc.). 3. Remove the battery cover. Cover the battery with a firmly wrung out moist cloth to reduce explosion hazard. 4. Connect jumper cables in the sequence as illustrated (* ? * ? * ? * ). 1 2 3 4 If the battery is disconnected or dis- charged, the steering wheel will lock and cannot be turned. Supply power using jumper cables before pushing the ignition switch and disengaging the steering lock. CAUTION . Always connect positive (+) to posi- tive (+) and negative (−) to body ground (as illustrated), not to the battery. . Make sure that the jumper cables do not touch moving parts in the WARNING 1. If the booster battery is in another vehicle engine compartment and thatAlways follow the instructions below. * , position the two vehicles (* and * ) A A B clamps do not contact any otherFailure to do so could result in damage to bring their batteries into close proximity to metal.to the charging system and cause each other. Do not allow the two vehi-personal injury. cles to touch. 5. Start the engine of the booster vehicle * A and let it run for a few minutes. In case of emergency 6-5 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (220,1) PUSH STARTING IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS6. Keep the engine speed of the booster Do not attempt to start the engine by pushing. vehicle * at about 2,000 rpm, and start A WARNING the engine of the vehicle being jump started NOTICE *. B . Do not continue to drive if your Your NISSAN cannot be push-started or vehicle overheats. Doing so couldNOTE: cause engine damage or a vehicle tow-started. Attempting to do so mayDo not keep the starter motor engaged for cause transmission damage. fire.more than 10 seconds. If the engine doesnot start right away, push the ignition . To avoid the danger of being If needed, Roadside Assistance is available.switch to the OFF position and wait 10 scalded, never remove the radiator Please see your Warranty Information Booklet orseconds before trying again. Roadside Assistance I.D. Card for the toll-free filler cap and the coolant reservoir number to call (U.S.) or Warranty & Roadside cap while the engine is still hot.7. After starting your engine, carefully discon- Assistance Information Booklet (Canada). When the cap is removed, pressur- nect the negative cable and then the positive ized hot water will spurt out, possi- cable (* ? * ? * ? * ). 4 3 2 1 bly causing serious injury.8. Be sure to dispose of the cloth used to . Do not open the hood if steam is cover the vent holes as it may be contami- coming out. nated with corrosive acid. If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by an9. Put the battery cover on. extremely high temperature gauge reading), or ifNOTE: you feel a lack of engine power, detect unusualIf the clamp clip is difficult to connect to noise, etc., take the following steps:the battery terminal, remove the cowl top 1. Move the vehicle safely off the road, applycover to make it easier. ( “REMOVING the parking brake and move the shift lever toTHE COWL TOP COVER” page 8-8) the & position. P Do not stop the engine. 2. Turn off the air conditioner. Open all the windows, move the temperature control to maximum hot and fan control to high speed.6-6 In case of emergency Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (221,1) TOWING YOUR VEHICLE3. If engine overheating is caused by climbing the engine cooling fan. The engine When towing your vehicle, all State (Provincial in a long hill on a hot day, run the engine at a cooling fan can start at any time. Canada) and local regulations for towing must fast idle (approximately 1,500 rpm) until the be followed. Incorrect towing equipment could temperature gauge indication returns to 7. When the coolant temperature gauge goes damage your vehicle. Towing instructions are normal. down to the midpoint, stop the engine and available from a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. wait until the gauge goes down further to Local service operators are familiar with the4. Get out of the vehicle. Look and listen for “C” (cold). applicable laws and procedures for towing. To steam or coolant escaping from the radiator assure proper towing and to prevent accidental before opening the hood. (If steam or 8. After the engine cools down, check the damage to your vehicle, NISSAN recommends coolant is escaping, turn off the engine.) coolant level in the reservoir tank. Add that you have a service operator tow your Do not open the hood further until no steam coolant to the reservoir, if necessary, after vehicle. It is advisable to have the service or coolant can be seen. opening the coolant reservoir cap with a operator carefully read the following precau- heavy cloth covering it. ( “ENGINE tions.5. Open the engine hood. COOLING SYSTEM” page 8-9) WARNING 9. Have your vehicle repaired at the nearest WARNING GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. If steam or water is coming from the . Never ride in a vehicle that is being engine, stand clear to prevent getting If needed, Roadside Assistance is available. towed. Please see your Warranty Information Booklet or burned. . Never get under your vehicle after it Roadside Assistance I.D. Card for the toll-free number to call (U.S.) or Warranty & Roadside has been lifted by a tow truck.6. Visually check drive belts for damage or looseness. Also check if the cooling fan is Assistance Information Booklet (Canada). running. The radiator hoses and radiator CAUTION should not leak water. If coolant is leaking, the drive belts are missing or loose, or the Always attach safety chains before cooling fan does not run, stop the engine. towing. WARNING NOTICE Be careful not to allow your hands, hair, When towing, make sure that the jewelry or clothing to come into contact transmission, axles, steering system with, or get caught in, engine belts or and powertrain are in working condi- In case of emergency 6-7 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (222,1) tion. If any unit is damaged, dollies must be used.For information about towing your vehicle behinda recreational vehicle (RV), see the followingsection. ( “FLAT TOWING” page 9-15)If needed, Roadside Assistance is available.Please see your Warranty Information Booklet orRoadside Assistance I.D. Card for the toll-freenumber to call (U.S.) or Warranty & RoadsideAssistance Information Booklet (Canada). TOWING RECOMMENDED BY NISSAN NISSAN recommends that towing dollies be used when towing your vehicle or the vehicle be placed on a flat bed truck as illustrated. NOTICE Never tow AWD models with any of the wheels on the ground as this may cause serious and expensive damage to the powertrain.6-8 In case of emergency Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (223,1) This could cause them to explode and result in serious injury. Parts of your vehicle could also overheat and be damaged. Pulling a stuck vehicle If your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc., use a tow strap or other device designed specifically for vehicle recovery. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the recovery device. Using a suitable tool wrapped with a cloth * , 1 remove the cover * from the front bumper. 2 Securely install the vehicle recovery hook * 3 stored in the toolbox located under the front Do not use the tie down hooks for towing or passenger’s floor. Use the wheel nut wrench *4 vehicle recovery. as illustrated to secure the recovery hook. Attach the tow strap to the recovery hook. Make CAUTION sure that the hook is properly secured in the original place after use. . Do not use the vehicle tie downs to free a vehicle stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc. . Always pull the cable straight outVEHICLE RECOVERY (Freeing a from the front of the vehicle. Neverstuck vehicle) pull on the vehicle at an angle. . Pulling devices such as ropes or WARNING canvas straps are not recommended . Stand clear of a stuck vehicle. for use in vehicle towing or recov- ery. . Do not spin your tires at high speed. In case of emergency 6-9 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (224,1) . Apply the accelerator as little as possi- NOTICE ble to maintain the rocking motion. . Tow chains or cables must be at- . Release the accelerator pedal before tached only to the vehicle recovery shifting between the & and &↔& R A M hooks or main structural members positions. of the vehicle. Otherwise, the vehi- cle body will be damaged. . Do not spin the tires above 35 MPH (55 km/h). . Never tow a vehicle using the vehi- cle tie downs or recovery hooks. 5. If the vehicle cannot be freed after a few tries, contact a professional towing service . Pulling devices should be routed so to remove the vehicle. they do not touch any part of the suspension, steering, brake or cool- ing systems.Rocking a stuck vehicleIf your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc.,use the following procedure:1. Turn off the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system.2. Make sure the area in front and behind the vehicle is clear of obstructions.3. Turn the steering wheel right and left to clear an area around the front tires.4. Slowly rock the vehicle forward and back- ward. . Shift back and forth between the & and R &↔& positions. A M6-10 In case of emergency Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (225,1)MEMO In case of emergency 6-11 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (226,1)MEMO6-12 In case of emergency Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (25,1) 7 Appearance and careCleaning exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Cleaning interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4 Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Floor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4 Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Removing spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Corrosion protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Underbody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Most common factors contributing to vehicle Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 corrosion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Aluminum alloy wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Environmental factors influence the rate of Chrome parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 corrosion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Outside door handles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 To protect your vehicle from corrosion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6 Tire dressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (228,1)CLEANING EXTERIORIn order to maintain the appearance of your Inside flanges, seams and folds on the doors,vehicle, it is important to take proper care of it. NOTICE hatches and hood are particularly vulnerable to . Do not use car washes that use acid the effects of road salt. Therefore, these areasTo protect the paint surfaces, wash your vehicle must be regularly cleaned. Take care that the in the detergent. Some car washes,as soon as you can: drain holes in the lower edge of the door are especially brushless ones, use some. after a rainfall to prevent possible damage acid for cleaning. The acid may react open. Spray water under the body and in the from acid rain wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away with some plastic vehicle compo- road salt.. after driving on coastal roads nents, causing them to crack. This could affect their appearance, and Avoid leaving water spots on the paint surface. when contaminants such as soot, bird also could cause them not to func- by using a damp chamois to dry the vehicle. droppings, tree sap, metal particles or bugs tion properly. Always check with get on the paint surface WAXING your car wash to confirm that acid Regular waxing protects the paint surface and. when dust or mud builds up on the surface is not used. helps retain new vehicle appearance. PolishingWhenever possible, store or park your vehicle . Do not wash the vehicle with strong is recommended to remove built-up wax residueinside a garage or in a covered area. household soap, strong chemical and to avoid a weathered appearance before detergents, gasoline or solvents. reapplying wax.When it is necessary to park outside, park in ashady area or protect the vehicle with a body . Do not wash the vehicle in direct A GT-R certified NISSAN dealer can assist youcover. sunlight or while the vehicle body is in choosing the proper product. hot, as the surface may becomeBe careful not to scratch the paint surface water-spotted. . Wax your vehicle only after a thoroughwhen putting on or removing the body washing. Follow the instructions suppliedcover. . Avoid using tight-napped or rough with the wax. cloths, such as washing mitts. CareWASHING must be taken when removing . Do not use a wax containing any abrasives, cutting compounds or cleaners that mayWash dirt off the vehicle with a wet sponge and caked-on dirt or other foreign sub- damage the vehicle finish.plenty of water. Clean the vehicle thoroughly stances so the paint surface is notusing a mild soap, a special vehicle soap or scratched or damaged. Machine compound or aggressive polishing on ageneral purpose dishwashing liquid mixed with base coat/clear coat paint finish may dull theclean, lukewarm (never hot) water. Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of clean finish or leave swirl marks. water.7-2 Appearance and care Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (229,1)REMOVING SPOTS defroster elements. OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLESRemove tar and oil spots, industrial dust, After driving on a road where salt is used ininsects, and tree sap as quickly as possible ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS winter, immediately wash and clean the outsidefrom the paint surface to avoid lasting damage Wash regularly with a sponge dampened in a door handles that are provided with a specialor staining. Special cleaning products are mild soap solution, especially during winter coating. This will keep the beautiful finish longer.available at a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer or months in areas where road salt is used. Saltany automotive accessory stores. TIRE DRESSING could discolor the wheels if not removed. NISSAN does not recommend the use of tireUNDERBODY dressings. Tire manufacturers apply a coating to NOTICEIn areas where road salt is used in winter, the the tires to help reduce discoloration of theunderbody must be cleaned regularly. This will Follow the directions below to avoid rubber. If a tire dressing is applied to the tires, itprevent dirt and salt from building up and staining or discoloring the wheels: may react with the coating and form a com-causing the acceleration of corrosion on the . Do not use a cleaner that uses pound. This compound may come off the tireunderbody and suspension. Before the winter strong acid or alkali contents to while driving and stain the vehicle paint.period and again in the spring, the underseal clean the wheels. If you choose to use a tire dressing, take themust be checked and, if necessary, re-treated. . Do not apply wheel cleaners to the following precautions:GLASS wheels when they are hot. The . Use a water-based tire dressing. The coat-Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and dust wheel temperature should be the ing on the tire dissolves more easily with anfilm from the glass surfaces. It is normal for glass same as ambient temperature. oil-based tire dressing.to become coated with a film after the vehicle is . Rinse the wheel to completely re- . Apply a light coat of tire dressing to helpparked in the hot sun. Glass cleaner and a softcloth will easily remove this film. move the cleaner within 15 minutes prevent it from entering the tire tread/ after the cleaner is applied. grooves (where it would be difficult to NOTICE remove). CHROME PARTS When cleaning the inside of the win- . Wipe off excess tire dressing using a dry Clean chrome parts regularly with a non- towel. Make sure the tire dressing is dows, do not use sharp-edged tools, abrasive chrome polish to maintain the finish. completely removed from the tire tread/ abrasive cleaners or chlorine-based grooves. disinfectant cleaners. They could da- mage the electrical conductors, radio . Allow the tire dressing to dry as recom- antenna elements or rear window mended by tire dressing manufacturer. Appearance and care 7-3 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (230,1)CLEANING INTERIOROccasionally remove loose dust from the interior NOTICEtrim, plastic parts and seats using a vacuumcleaner or soft bristled brush. Wipe the vinyl and . Small dirt particles can be abrasiveleather surfaces with a clean, soft cloth dam- and damaging to the leather sur-pened in mild soap solution, then wipe clean faces and should be removedwith a dry soft cloth. promptly. Do not use saddle soap,Regular care and cleaning is required in order to car waxes, polishes, oils, cleaningmaintain the appearance of the leather. fluids, solvents, detergents or am- monia-based cleaners as they mayBefore using any fabric protector, read the damage the leather’s natural finish.manufacturer’s recommendations. Some fabricprotectors contain chemicals that may stain or . Never use fabric protectors unlessbleach the seat material. recommended by the manufacturer.Use a cloth dampened only with water, to clean . Do not use glass or plastic cleanerthe meter and gauge lens. on meter or gauge lens covers. It may damage the lens cover. Floor mat positioning aid CAUTION This vehicle includes front floor mat brackets to FLOOR MATS act as floor mat positioning aid. NISSAN floor . Do not use water or acidic cleaners mats have been specially designed for your The use of NISSAN floor mats can extend the (hot steam cleaners) on the seat. vehicle model. The front floor mats have life of your vehicle carpet and make it easier to This can damage the seat or occu- clean the interior. No matter what mats are grommet holes in them. To install, position the pant classification sensor. This can used, be sure they are fitted for your mat by placing the floor mat bracket hook also affect the operation of the air vehicle and are properly positioned in the through the floor mat grommet hole while bag system and result in serious footwell to prevent interference with pedal centering the mat in the footwell. personal injury. operation. Mats should be maintained with Periodically check to make certain that the mats . Never use benzine, thinner, or any regular cleaning and replaced if they become are properly positioned. similar material. excessively worn.7-4 Appearance and care Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (231,1) CORROSION PROTECTIONSEAT BELTS MOST COMMON FACTORS CON-The seat belts can be cleaned by wiping them TRIBUTING TO VEHICLE CORRO-with a sponge dampened in a mild soap SIONsolution. Allow the belts to dry completely in . The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirtthe shade before using them. ( “SEAT BELT and debris in body panel sections, cavities,MAINTENANCE” page 1-12) and other areas. WARNING . Damage to paint and other protective coat- ings caused by gravel and stone chips or Do not allow wet seat belts to roll up in minor traffic accidents. the retractor. NEVER use bleach, dye, or chemical solvents to clean the seat ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN- belts, since these materials may se- FLUENCE THE RATE OF CORRO- verely weaken the seat belt webbing. SION Moisture Cleaning the power window finisher Accumulation of sand, dirt and water on the Moisten a soft cloth with neutral detergent and vehicle body underside can accelerate corro- wipe off the dirt on the power window finisher sion. Wet floor coverings will not dry completely *. 1 inside the vehicle, and should be removed for drying to avoid floor panel corrosion. After wiping off the dirt, soak a cloth with water and wring it out thoroughly, then wipe off the Relative humidity neutral detergent. Corrosion will be accelerated in areas of high relative humidity, especially those areas where NOTICE the temperatures stay above freezing where atmospheric pollution exists, or where road salt Some cleaners may cause the paint to is used. peel or cause spots to occur. If using a cleaner, consult with a GT-R certified Temperature NISSAN dealer. A temperature increase will accelerate the rate of corrosion to those parts which are not well ventilated. Appearance and care 7-5 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (232,1)Air pollution this may damage them.Industrial pollution, the presence of salt in the airin coastal areas, or heavy road salt use will Chemicals used for road surface deicing areaccelerate the corrosion process. Road salt will extremely corrosive. They accelerate corrosionalso accelerate the disintegration of paint and deterioration of underbody componentssurfaces. such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake cables, floor pan and fenders.TO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE FROMCORROSION In winter, the underbody must be cleaned periodically.. Wash and wax your vehicle often to keep the vehicle clean. For additional protection against rust and corrosion, which may be required in some areas,. Always check for minor damage to the paint consult a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. and repair it as soon as possible.. Keep drain holes at the bottom of the doors open to avoid water accumulation.. Check the underbody for accumulation of sand, dirt or salt. If present, wash with water as soon as possible. CAUTION . NEVER remove dirt, sand or other debris from the passenger compart- ment by washing it out with a hose. Remove dirt with a vacuum cleaner or broom. . Never allow water or other liquids to come in contact with electronic components inside the vehicle as7-6 Appearance and care Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (233,1)MEMO Appearance and care 7-7 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (28,1) 8 Maintenance and do-it-yourselfMaintenance requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Drive belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17 Scheduled maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18 General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Replacing spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18 Where to go for service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Air cleaner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3 Windshield wiper blades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19 Explanation of maintenance items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19Maintenance precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5 Replacing the wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7 Brakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20 Removing the cowl top cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8 Self-adjusting brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20Engine cooling system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Brake pad wear indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20 Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 High performance brake system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21 Changing engine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 Replacing the brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-22 Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12 Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-22 Changing engine oil and filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12 Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-23Transmission oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13 Intelligent Key battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-23Power steering fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13 Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-26Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14 Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-26Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15 Exterior and interior lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-27Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15 Wheels and tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-29 Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15 Tire pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-29 Fluid level check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16 Tire and loading information label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17 Checking the tire pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-32 Tire labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-33 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (29,1)Types of tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-35 Changing wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-37Tire chains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-36 Jacking vehicle and removing wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-39 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (236,1)MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTYour new NISSAN has been designed to have Performing general maintenance checks re- To find a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer nearminimum maintenance requirements with long quires minimal mechanical skill and only a few you, call 1-866-668-1GTR in the US or 1-800-service intervals to save you both time and general automotive tools. 387-0122 in Canada, or go to www. gtrnissan.money. However, some day-to-day and regular com/. These checks or inspections can be done bymaintenance is essential to maintain your yourself, a qualified technician or, if you prefer, aNISSAN’s fine mechanical condition, as well GT-R certified NISSAN dealer.as its emission and engine performance.It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that WHERE TO GO FOR SERVICEthe scheduled maintenance, as well as general GT-R certified NISSAN dealers are required tomaintenance, is performed. have additional training and equipment and are the only NISSAN dealers authorized to performAs the vehicle owner, you are the only one who warranty work on key vehicle performancecan ensure that your vehicle receives the proper systems such as engine, transmission, suspen-maintenance care. You are a vital link in the sion and brakes.maintenance chain. If maintenance service is required or your vehicleSCHEDULED MAINTENANCE appears to malfunction, have the systemsFor your convenience, both required and op- checked and serviced by a GT-R certifiedtional scheduled maintenance items are de- NISSAN dealer.scribed and listed in your “NISSAN Service and NISSAN technicians are well-trained specialistsMaintenance Guide”. You must refer to that and are kept up to date with the latest serviceguide to ensure that necessary maintenance is information through technical bulletins, serviceperformed on your NISSAN at regular intervals. tips, and in-dealer information systems. They areGENERAL MAINTENANCE completely qualified to work on NISSAN vehi- cles before work begins.General maintenance includes those itemswhich should be checked during normal day- You can be confident that a GT-R certifiedto-day operation. They are essential for proper NISSAN dealer’s service department performsvehicle operation. It is your responsibility to the best job to meet the maintenance require-perform these procedures regularly as pre- ments on your vehicle — in a reliable andscribed. economical way.8-2 Maintenance and do-it-yourself Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (237,1)GENERAL MAINTENANCEDuring the normal day-to-day operation of the Lights*: Clean the headlights on a regular basis. . If nitrogen is not available, compressedvehicle, general maintenance should be per- Make sure that the headlights, stop lights, tail air may be safely used under normalformed regularly as prescribed in this section. If lights, turn signal lights, and other lights are all driving conditions. However, NISSANyou detect any unusual sounds, vibrations or operating properly and installed securely. Also recommends refilling with nitrogen forsmell, be sure to check for the cause or have a check headlight aim. maximum tire performance.GT-R certified NISSAN dealer do it promptly. In Road wheel nuts (lug nuts)*: When checkingaddition, you should notify a GT-R certified Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) the tires, make sure no wheel nuts are missing,NISSAN dealer if you think that repairs are transmitter components: Replace the TPMS and check for any loose wheel nuts. Tighten ifrequired. ( “MAINTENANCE PRECAU- transmitter grommet seal, valve core and cap necessary.TIONS” page 8-5) when the tires are replaced due to wear or age. Tire rotation*: Tires cannot be rotated becauseEXPLANATION OF MAINTENANCE your vehicle is equipped with different sized tires Tire, wheel alignment and balance: If theITEMS in the front and rear. vehicle should pull to either side while driving on a straight and level road, or if you detect unevenAdditional information on the following Tires*: Check the pressure with a gauge often or abnormal tire wear, there may be a need foritems with “*” is found later in this section. and always prior to long distance trips. If wheel alignment.Outside the vehicle necessary, adjust the pressure in all tires to the If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at normalThe maintenance items listed here should be pressure specified. Check carefully for damage, cuts or excessive wear. highway speeds, wheel balancing may beperformed from time to time, unless otherwise needed.specified. NOTE: . You can check the pressure of all four For additional information regarding tires, referDoors and engine hood: Check that all doors to “Important Tire Safety Information” (US) orand the engine hood, operate properly. Also tires on the multi function display. See “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the War-ensure that all latches lock securely. Lubricate the separate Multi Function Display ranty Information Booklet.hinges, latches, latch pins, rollers and links if Owner’s Manual.necessary. Make sure that the secondary latch . The tires of this vehicle are filled with Windshield: Clean the windshield on a regularkeeps the hood from opening when the primary basis. Check the windshield at least every six nitrogen gas. When the tire pressure islatch is released. months for cracks or other damage. Have a low, fill the tires with nitrogen. Contact damaged windshield repaired by a qualifiedWhen driving in areas using road salt or other a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer for repair facility.corrosive materials, check lubrication frequently. information on filling the tires with nitrogen. Windshield wiper blades*: Check for cracks or wear if they do not wipe properly. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-3 Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (238,1)Inside the vehicle Seat belts: Check that all parts of the seat belt check the engine oil or refuel).The maintenance items listed here should be system (for example, buckles, anchors, adjuster and retractors) operate properly and smoothly, Battery*: Check the fluid level in each cell. Itchecked on a regular basis, such as when should be between the MAX and MIN lines.performing periodic maintenance, cleaning the and are installed securely. Check the belt webbing for cuts, fraying, wear or damage. Vehicles operated in high temperatures or undervehicle, etc. severe condition require frequent checks of theAccelerator pedal: Check the pedal for Seats: Check seat position controls such as battery fluid level.smooth operation and make sure the pedal seat adjusters, seatback recliner, etc. to ensure they operate smoothly and that all latches lock Brake fluid level*: Make sure that the brakedoes not catch or require uneven effort. Keep fluid level is between the MAX and MIN lines onthe floor mat away from the pedal. securely in every position. Check that the head restraints move up and down smoothly and that the reservoir.Transmission & mechanism: On a fairly steep P the locks (if so equipped) hold securely in all Engine coolant level*: Check the coolant levelhill, check that your vehicle is held securely with latched positions. when the engine is cold.the shift lever in the & position without applying Pany brakes. Steering wheel: Check for changes in the Engine drive belts*: Make sure that no belt is steering conditions, such as excessive free play, frayed, worn, cracked or oily.Brake pedal: Check the pedal for smooth hard steering or strange noises.operation. If the brake pedal suddenly goes Engine oil level*: Check the level after parkingdown further than normal, the pedal feels Warning lights and chimes: Make sure that the vehicle on a level spot and turning off thespongy or the vehicle seems to take longer to all warning lights and chimes are operating engine. Wait at least 5 minutes for the oil tostop, see a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer properly. drain back into the oil pan before checking theimmediately. Keep the floor mat away from the Windshield defroster: Check that the air oil.pedal. comes out of the defroster outlets properly and Exhaust system: Make sure there are no looseBrakes: Check that the brakes do not pull the in sufficient quantity when operating the heater supports, cracks or holes. If the sound of thevehicle to one side when applied. or air conditioner. exhaust seems unusual or there is a smell of Windshield wiper and washer*: Check that exhaust fumes in the engine compartment,Parking brake: Check the parking brake immediately have the exhaust system inspectedoperation regularly. The vehicle should be the wipers and washer operate properly and that the wipers do not streak. b y a GT- R c e r t i f i e d N I S S A N d e a l e r .securely held on a fairly steep hill with only the ( “EXHAUST GAS (Carbon monoxide)”parking brake applied. If the parking brake needs Under the hood and vehicle page 5-2)to be adjusted, see a GT-R certified NISSANdealer. The maintenance items listed here should be Fluid leaks: Check under the vehicle for fuel, checked periodically (for example, each time you oil, water or other fluid leaks after the vehicle has8-4 Maintenance and do-it-yourself Model "R35-D" EDITED: 2008/ 4/ 18
    • Black plate (239,1) MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONSbeen parked for a while. Water dripping from the When performing any inspection or mainte- enclosed space such as a garage, beair conditioner after use is normal. If you should nance work on your vehicle, always take care sure there is proper ventilation fornotice any leaks or if gasoline fumes are evident, to prevent serious accidental injury to yoursel