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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 2010 XTERRA or any car or truck today! We're located Hainesport New Jersey between Cherry Hill and Mount Holly. Only 20 minutes from Philadelphia. Classic Cars Nissan 1513 Route 38 Hainesport, NJ 08036 866-CLASSIC or 866-252-7742

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  • 1. 2010 XTERRA OWNERS MANUALFor your safety, read carefully and keep in this vehicle.
  • 2. FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELYWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN Before driving your vehicle, please read this For descriptions specified for four-wheel driveowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure famil- models, a mark is placed at the begin-confidence. It was produced using the latest iarity with controls and maintenance require- ning of the applicable sections/items.techniques and strict quality control. ments, assisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. As with other vehicles with features forThis manual was prepared to help you under- off-road use, failure to operate four-wheelstand the operation and maintenance of your drive models correctly may result in loss of WARNINGvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- control or an accident. Be sure to readters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE- “Driving safety precautions” in the “Start-manual before operating your vehicle. MINDERS FOR SAFETY! ing and driving” section of this manual.A separate Warranty Information Booklet Follow these important driving rules to help ensure a safe and comfortable trip ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVINGexplains details about the warranties cov-ering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service for you and your passengers! This vehicle will handle and maneuverand Maintenance Guide” explains details ● NEVER drive under the influence of al- differently from an ordinary passengerabout maintaining and servicing your ve- cohol or drugs. car because it has a higher center ofhicle. Additionally, a separate Customer gravity for off-road use. As with otherCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits vehicles with features of this type, fail-explain how to resolve any concerns you and never drive too fast for conditions. ure to operate this vehicle correctly maymay have with your vehicle, as well as ● ALWAYS give your full attention to drivingclarify your rights under your state’s lemon result in loss of control or an accident. and avoid using vehicle features or takinglaw. other actions that could distract you. Be sure to read “On-pavement and off- road driving precautions”, and “Avoid-Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-best. When you require any service or have any ing collision and rollover”, and “Driving priate child restraint systems. Pre-teenquestions, they will be glad to assist you with the safety precautions”, in the “Starting and children should be seated in the rear seat.extensive resources available to them. driving” section of this manual. ● ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle. ● ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manual for important safety information.
  • 3. WHEN READING THE MANUALMODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE This manual includes information for all options available on this model. Therefore, you may findThis vehicle should not be modified. some information that does not apply to yourModification could affect its vehicle.performance, safety or durability, and All information, specifications and illustrations inmay even violate governmental this manual are those in effect at the time ofregulations. In addition, damage or per- printing. NISSAN reserves the right to changeformance problems resulting from modi- specifications or design without notice and with-fications may not be covered under out obligation.NISSAN warranties. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANUAL You will see various symbols in this manual. They are used in the following ways: APD1005 If you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this” WARNING or “Do not let this happen.” This is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that could cause death or serious personal injury. To avoid or reduce the If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra- risk, the procedures must be followed tion, it means the arrow points to the front of the precisely. vehicle. CAUTION This is used to indicate the presence of a Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these hazard that could cause minor or moder- indicate movement or action. ate personal injury or damage to your ve- hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro- cedures must be followed carefully. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these call attention to an item in the illustration.
  • 4. CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 BLUETOOTH௡ is aWARNING trademark owned by WARNING Bluetooth SIG, Inc.,Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, U.S.A. and licensed toand certain vehicle components contain Visteon.or emit chemicals known to the State ofCalifornia to cause cancer and birth de- XM Radio௡ requiresfects or other reproductive harm. In addi- subscription, soldtion, certain fluids contained in vehiclesand certain products of component wear separately after first 90contain or emit chemicals known to the days. Not available inState of California to cause cancer and Alaska, Hawaii orbirth defects or other reproductive harm. Guam. For moreCALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE information, visitADVISORY www.xmradio.com.Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batter-ies, may contain perchlorate material. Thefollowing advisory is provided: “PerchlorateMaterial – special handling may apply, Seewww.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.” © 2009 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan North America, Inc.
  • 5. NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES . . .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer areour primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.However, if there is something that your NISSAN The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the You can write to NISSAN with the information at:dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to following information: For U.S. customersprovide NISSAN directly with comments or – Your name, address, and telephone number Nissan North America, Inc.questions, please contact the NISSAN Con- – Vehicle identification number (attached to the Consumer Affairs Departmentsumer Affairs Department using our toll-free top of the instrument panel on the driver’s P.O. Box 685003number: side) Franklin, TN 37068-5003For U.S. customers – Date of purchase For Canadian customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 Nissan Canada Inc. (1-800-647-7261) – Current odometer reading 5290 Orbitor DriveFor Canadian customers – Your NISSAN dealer’s name Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 1-800-387-0122 – Your comments or questions OR We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.
  • 6. Table of Illustrated table of contents 0Contents Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1 Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4 Starting and driving 5 In case of emergency 6 Appearance and care 7 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8 Technical and consumer information 9 Index 10
  • 7. 0 Illustrated table of contentsAir bags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5
  • 8. AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. 2nd row seat belts (P. 1-14) 2. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover supplemental air bag (P. 1-44) 3. Front seat belts (P. 1-14) 4. Head restraints (P.1-4) 5. Supplemental front-impact air bags (P.1-44) 6. Seats (P. 1-2) 7. Occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) (P.1-51) 8. Seat belts with pretensioners (P. 1-57) 9. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag (P.1-56) 10. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-29) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII01340-2 Illustrated table of contents
  • 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 3-9) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-24) 3. Windshield (P. 8-19) 4. Power windows (P. 2-45) 5. Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5, 3-2) 6. Mirrors (P. 3-13) 7. Tire pressure (P. 8-32) 8. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 9. Tire chains (P. 5-35) 10. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) 11. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-26) 12. Fog light switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-29) 13. Tow hooks (if so equipped) (P.6-11) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0058 Illustrated table of contents 0-3
  • 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Roof rack (P. 2-43) 2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) 3. Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch (P. 2-26) 4. Rear window washer (P.2-25) 5. Lift gate (P. 3-9) 6. Spare tire (P.6-2) 7. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) 8. Fuel-filler door (P.3-10) 9. Child safety rear door lock (P.3-5) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII00570-4 Illustrated table of contents
  • 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Map lights (P. 2-48) 2. Sun visors (P. 3-12) 3. Inside mirror (P.3-13) 4. Glove box (P. 2-36) 5. Console box (P. 2-36) 6. Front seats (P. 1-2) 7. Rear seats (P.1-11) 8. Storage (P. 2-35) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0056 Illustrated table of contents 0-5
  • 12. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Vents (P. 4-2) 2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-26) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped)/Bluetoothா Hands- Free Phone System (if so equipped) (P. 4-35, P. 4-37) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-44, P. 2-30) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-12) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-18) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch and rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-24, P. 2-25) 8. Storage (P. 2-35) 9. Audio system controls (P. 4-17) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-44) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-36) 12. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-53) 13. Auxiliary audio input jack (if so equipped) (P. 4-33) 14. Power outlet (P. 2-34) WIC14470-6 Illustrated table of contents
  • 13. 15. Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32) Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-31) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch (P. 2-31)16. Shift selector (P. 5-12)17. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-21)18. Climate controls (P. 4-2, P. 4-9)19. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-30)20. Ignition switch (P. 5-9)21. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-12)22. Off road lamps switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-29)23. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-33)24. Power outside mirror controls (if so equipped) (P. 3-14)See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. Illustrated table of contents 0-7
  • 14. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS VQ40DE engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 2. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-22) 3. Fuse and relay box (P. 8-22) 4. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-8) 5. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-8) 6. Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid reservoir (MT model) (P. 8-12) 7. Air cleaner (P. 8-17) 8. Drive belt location (P.8-16) 9. Radiator cap (P. 8-7) 10. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-11) 11. Battery (P. 8-13) 12. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-7) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII01670-8 Illustrated table of contents
  • 15. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Anti-lock Braking 2-13 Engine oil pressure 2-14 Automatic transmis- 2-17 System (ABS) warn- warning light sion position indica- or ing light tor light (A/T models 4WD warning light 2-15 only) ( model) Automatic transmis- 2-13 Cruise main switch 2-17 Low fuel warning 2-15 indicator light sion oil temperature light warning light (if so Cruise set switch 2-18 equipped) Low tire pressure 2-15 indicator light warning light Automatic transmis- 2-13 Electronic locking 2-18 sion park warning Low windshield 2-17 rear differential (E- light ( washer fluid warning Lock) system on model) light indicator light (if so Brake warning light 2-14 equipped) Seat belt warning 2-17 or light and chime 4WD shift indicator 2-18 light ( Supplemental air 2-17 model) bag warning light Charge warning 2-14 Front passenger air 2-18 light bag status light Door open warning 2-14 High beam indicator 2-18 light light (Blue) Illustrated table of contents 0-9
  • 16. Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page light light Hill descent control 2-31 Vehicle Dynamic 2-21 system on indicator Control OFF indica- light (if so equipped) tor light Malfunction Indica- 2-19 tor Lamp (MIL) Overdrive off indica- 2-19 tor light (A/T models only) Security indicator 2-19 light Slip indicator light 2-20 Transfer 4LO posi- 2-20 tion indicator light ( model) Turn signal/hazard 2-20 indicator lights0-10 Illustrated table of contents
  • 17. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Head restraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 CHildren) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29 Adjustable headrest (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Rear-facing child restraint installation using Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31 Rear-facing child restraint installation usingSeat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Forward-facing child restraint installation Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 using LATCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Forward-facing child restraint installation Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 using the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Installing top tether strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-41 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-41Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44 Infants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Precautions on supplemental restraint Small children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44 Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-58Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-59
  • 18. SEATS ● The seatback should not be reclined any more than needed for comfort. Seat belts are most effective when the pas- senger sits well back and straight up in the seat. If the seatback is reclined, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and being injured is increased. CAUTION When adjusting the seat positions, be sure not to contact any moving parts to avoid possible injuries and/or damage. ARS1152 FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT WARNING ● For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when be upright. Always sit well back in the the seatback is reclined. This can be seat with both feet on the floor and dangerous. The shoulder belt will not adjust the seat properly. See “Precau- be against your body. In an accident, tions on seat belt usage” later in this you could be thrown into it and receive section. neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and ● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat receive serious internal injuries. to make sure it is securely locked. ● Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- tivate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved in seri- ous accidents.1-2 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 19. WRS0175 WRS0176 WRS0131Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifter (if so equipped)Pull the lever up and hold it while you slide the To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean Turn either dial to adjust the angle and height ofseat forward or backward to the desired position. back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever the seat cushion to the desired position.Release the lever to lock the seat in position. up and lean your body forward. Release the lever to lock the seatback in position. The reclining feature allows adjustment of the seatback for occupants of different sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper seat belt fit. See “Precautions on seat belt usage” later in this section. Also, the seatback can be reclined to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in P (Park) or N (Neutral) position with the parking brake fully applied. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3
  • 20. HEAD RESTRAINTS WARNING Head restraints supplement the other ve- hicle safety systems. They may provide additional protection against injury in cer- tain rear end collisions. Adjust the head restraints properly, as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do not attach anything to the head restraint stalks or remove the head restraint. Do not use the seat if the head restraint has been re- WRS0389 moved. If the head restraint was removed, LRS0900 reinstall and properly adjust the head re-Lumbar support (if so equipped) straint before an occupant uses the seat- The illustration shows the seating positions ing position. Failure to follow these in- equipped with head restraints. All of the headThe lumbar support feature provides lower back restraints are adjustable. structions can reduce the effectiveness ofsupport to the driver. Move the lever forward or the head restraints. This may increase thebackward to adjust the seat lumbar area. ᭡ Indicates the seating position is equipped with risk of serious injury or death in a a head restraint. collision.1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 21. LRS0887 WRS0134 LRS0888Components Adjustment To raise the head restraint, pull it up.1. Head restraint Adjust the head restraint so the center is level with the center of the seat occupant’s ears.2. Adjustment notches3. Lock knob4. Stalks Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5
  • 22. LRS0889 LRS0890 LRS0891To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push Removal Installthe head restraint down. Use the following procedure to remove the ad- 1. Align the head restraint stalks with the holes justable head restraints. in the seat. Make sure the head restraint is facing the correct direction. The stalk with 1. Pull the head restraint up to the highest the adjustment notches ᭺ must be installed 1 position. in the hole with the lock button ᭺. 2 2. Push and hold the lock knob. 2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the 3. Remove the head restraint from the seat. head restraint down. 4. Store the head restraint properly so it is not 3. Properly adjust the head restraint before an loose in the vehicle. occupant uses the seating position. 5. Install and properly adjust the head restraint before an occupant uses the seating posi- tion.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 23. Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly as described in this section. ADJUSTABLE HEADREST (if so equipped) WARNING The adjustable headrests supplement the other vehicle safety systems. They may provide additional protection against in- jury in certain rear end collisions. Adjust the headrests properly, as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do not attach SPA1025 anything to the adjustable headrest stalks LRS0901Front-seat Active Head Restraints or remove the adjustable headrests. Do The illustration shows the seating positions not use the seat if the adjustable head- equipped with adjustable headrests. All of theThe Active Head Restraint moves forward utiliz- rests have been removed. If the headrest headrests are adjustable.ing the force that the seatback receives from the was removed, reinstall and properly adjustoccupant in a rear-end collision. The movement Ⅲ Indicates the seating position is equipped with the headrest before an occupant uses theof the head restraint helps support the occu- an adjustable headrest. seating position. Failure to follow thesepant’s head by reducing its backward movement instructions can reduce the effectiveness + Indicates the seating position is not equippedand helping absorb some of the forces that may of the adjustable headrests. This may in- with a head restraint or adjustable headrest.lead to whiplash-type injuries. crease the risk of serious injury or death inActive Head Restraints are effective for collisions a collision.at low to medium speeds in which it is said thatwhiplash injury occurs most.Active Head Restraints operate only in certainrear-end collisions. After the collision, the headrestraints return to their original position. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7
  • 24. LRS0887 WRS0134 LRS0888Components Adjustment To raise the headrest, pull it up. 1. Adjustable headrest Adjust the headrest so the center is level with the center of the seat occupant’s ears. 2. Adjustment notches 3. Lock knob 4. Stalks1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 25. LRS0889 LRS0890 LRS0891To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push Removal Installthe headrest down. Use the following procedure to remove the ad- 1. Align the headrest stalks with the holes in justable headrests. the seat. Make sure the headrest is facing the correct direction. The stalk with the ad- 1. Pull the headrest up to the highest position. justment notches ᭺ must be installed in the 1 2. Push and hold the lock knob. hole with the lock button ᭺. 2 3. Remove the headrest from the seat. 2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the headrest down. 4. Store the headrest properly so it is not loose in the vehicle. 3. Properly adjust the headrest before an oc- cupant uses the seating position. 5. Install and properly adjust the headrest be- fore an occupant uses the seating position. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9
  • 26. FLEXIBLE SEATING ● If the head restraints are removed for any reason, they should be securely WARNING stored to prevent them from causing● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo injury to passengers or damage to the area or on the rear seats when they are vehicle in case of sudden braking or an in the fold-down position. In a collision, accident. people riding in these areas without ● When returning the seatbacks to the proper restraints are more likely to be upright position, be certain they are seriously injured or killed. completely secured in the latched posi-● Do not allow people to ride in any area tion. If they are not completely secured, of your vehicle that is not equipped with passengers may be injured in an acci- seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone dent or sudden stop. in your vehicle is in a seat and using a ● Properly secure all cargo to help pre- seat belt properly. vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not LRS0608● Do not fold down the rear seats when place cargo higher than the seatbacks. Folding the front passenger’s seatback In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured occupants are in the rear seat area or cargo could cause personal injury. (if so equipped) any luggage is on the rear seats. To fold the front passenger’s seatback flat for● Head restraints should be adjusted extra storage length when transporting long properly as they may provide significant items: protection against injury in an accident. Always replace and adjust them prop- ᭺ 1 Slide the seat to the rearmost position. Lift erly if they have been removed for any up on the recline lever, located on the out- reason. side edge of the seat, and fold the seatback forward as far as it will go. Then lift up on the latch located on the upper corner of the seatback to release the back of the seat.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 27. WARNING ● If you fold the front passenger’s seat- back flat forward to carry longer ob- jects, be sure this cargo is properly se- cured and not near an air bag. In a crash, an inflating air bag might force that object toward a person. This could cause severe injury or even death. Se- cure objects away from the area in which an air bag would inflate. See “Precautions on supplemental restraint system” later in this section. ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo LRS0609 area or on the front passenger’s seat LRS0577᭺2 Once the seatback is released, it will enable when it is in the fold-down position. Use Folding the 2nd row bench seat you to fold the front passenger seatback flat of these areas by passengers could re- over the seat cushion. sult in serious injury in an accident or To fold the 2nd row bench seat flat for maximum sudden stop. cargo hauling:3. To return the front passenger’s seat to a seating position, lift up on the seatback and push it up to an upright position. Then pull up on the recline lever and lean the seatback to a proper seating position. Release the lever to lock the seatback in position. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11
  • 28. ᭺1 Disconnect and secure the center seat belt and tongues into the retractor base. See “Stowing the center seat belt” later in this section. Then properly stow the outboard seat belts in the seat belt hooks before fold- ing down the rear seats. See “Seat belt hook” in this section for more information. Lower the head restraints to the full “down” position. Pull the strap forward, located in the center of each seat cushion, and fold each seat cushion toward the front of the vehicle. LRS0578 LRS0579 ᭺ 2 Then pull the straps located on the outside ᭺ 3 This provides a level cargo floor. edge of each seatback to fold the seatbacks forward.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 29. 3. Then lift up on the seat cushion to remove it from the seat base. Be sure to store it in a secure place. To return the rear seatback to a seating position: 1. Push the anchor bars on the bottom of the seat cushions down into the seat base. 2. Rotate the seat cushion toward the rear of the vehicle and push down until they are folded flat to secure each seat cushion to the seat base. Make sure to hold the seat belts above the seat cushion and prop- erly push the seat cushion down into LRS0580 LRS0585 place.᭺4 To return the bench seats to a seating posi- Removing the 2nd row bench seat WARNING tion, reverse this process. Raise the seat- cushions backs to an upright position. Make ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo sure to hold the seat belts above the The rear seat cushion can be removed to provide area or on the rear seat when it is in the seat cushion, then push the seat cush- additional space when folding the 2nd row seat- fold-down position. Use of these areas ion down into place. backs flat. To remove the 2nd row bench seat by passengers without proper restraints cushions: could result in serious injury in an acci- dent or sudden stop. 1. Pull the straps forward, located in the center of each seat cushion, to fold the seat cush- ● Do not allow people to ride in any area ions forward. of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone 2. Lift up and fold each of the red release in your vehicle is in a seat and using a handles on the seat base toward the front of seat belt properly. Never ride in the rear the vehicle. This will release the seat cushion seat unless the seat bottom cushions from the seat base. are in place and latched. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13
  • 30. SEAT BELTS● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury.● When returning the seatbacks to the upright position, be certain they are completely secured. If they are not com- pletely secured in the latched position, passengers may be injured in an acci- dent or sudden stop.● If the seat cushions are removed for any reason, they should be securely stored to prevent them from causing injury to SSS0136 passengers or damage to the vehicle in PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT case of sudden braking or an accident. USAGE If you are wearing your seat belt properly ad- justed and you are sitting upright and well back in your seat with both feet on the floor, your chances of being injured or killed in an accident and/or the severity of injury may be greatly reduced. NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of your passengers to buckle up every time you drive, even if your seating position includes a supple- mental air bag. Most U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories specify that seat belts be worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 31. SSS0134 SSS0016 WARNING WARNING● Every person who drives or rides in this ● The seat belt should be properly ad- vehicle should use a seat belt at all justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may times. Children should be properly re- reduce the effectiveness of the entire strained in the rear seat and, if appro- restraint system and increase the priate, in a child restraint. chance or severity of injury in an acci- dent. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15
  • 32. ● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely ● Once a seat belt pretensioner has acti- fastened to the proper buckle. vated, it cannot be reused and must be replaced together with the retractor. ● Do not wear the seat belt inside out or See your NISSAN dealer. twisted. Doing so may reduce its effectiveness. ● Removal and installation of preten- sioner system components should be ● Do not allow more than one person to done by a NISSAN dealer. use the same seat belt. ● All seat belt assemblies, including re- ● Never carry more people in the vehicle tractors and attaching hardware, than there are seat belts. should be inspected after any collision ● If the seat belt warning light glows con- by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recom- tinuously while the ignition is turned mends that all seat belt assemblies in ON with all doors closed and all seat use during a collision be replaced un- SSS0014 belts fastened, it may indicate a mal- less the collision was minor and the function in the system. Have the system belts show no damage and continue to WARNING checked by a NISSAN dealer. operate properly. Seat belt assemblies● Always route the shoulder belt over ● No changes should be made to the seat not in use during a collision should also your shoulder and across your chest. belt system. For example, do not modify be inspected and replaced if either Never put the belt behind your back, the seat belt, add material, or install damage or improper operation is noted. under your arm or across your neck. The devices that may change the seat belt ● All child restraints and attaching hard- belt should be away from your face and routing or tension. Doing so may affect ware should be inspected after any col- neck, but not falling off your shoulder. the operation of the seat belt system. lision. Always follow the restraint● Position the lap belt as low and snug as Modifying or tampering with the seat manufacturer’s inspection instructions possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE belt system may result in serious per- and replacement recommendations. WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could sonal injury. The child restraints should be replaced increase the risk of internal injuries in if they are damaged. an accident.1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 33. PREGNANT WOMEN THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTNISSAN recommends that pregnant women use WITH RETRACTORseat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug andalways position the lap belt as low as possible WARNINGaround the hips, not the waist. Place the shoulder ● Every person who drives or rides in thisbelt over your shoulder and across your chest. vehicle should use a seat belt at allNever run the lap/shoulder belt over your ab- times.dominal area. Contact your doctor for specificrecommendations. ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can beINJURED PERSONS dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an accident,NISSAN recommends that injured persons use you could be thrown into it and receiveseat belts. Check with your doctor for specific neck or other serious injuries. Yourecommendations. WRS0174 could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries. Manual seat shown ● For the most effective protection when Fastening the seat belts the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the ᭺ 1 Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this section. seat with both feet on the floor and adjust the seat belt properly. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17
  • 34. The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode allows the seat belt to extend and retract to 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 certain impacts. The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (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 LRS0594 LRS0595 after the seat belt fully retracts. See “Child re-᭺2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor ᭺ 3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug straints” later in this section for more information. and insert the tongue into the buckle until on the hips as shown. you hear and feel the latch engage. The ALR mode should be used only for ᭺ 4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the child restraint installation. During normal ● The retractor is designed to lock during retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the seat belt use by an occupant, the ALR mode a sudden stop or on impact. A slow shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder should not be activated. If it is activated, it pulling motion permits the seat belt to and across your chest. move and allows you some freedom of may cause uncomfortable seat belt ten- The front passenger seat and the rear seating sion. It can also change the operation of movement in the seat. positions three-point seat belts have two modes the front passenger air bag. See “Front ● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from of operation: passenger air bag and status light” later in its fully retracted position, firmly pull this section. ● Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) the belt and release it. Then smoothly pull the belt out of the retractor. ● Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)1-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 35. To increase your confidence in the seat belts, WARNING check the operation as follows:When fastening the seat belts, be certainthat the seatbacks are completely se- ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forwardcured in the latched position. If they are quickly. The retractor should lock and re-not completely secured, passengers may strict further belt movement.be injured in an accident or sudden stop. If the retractor does not lock during this check or if you have any questions about seat belt opera- tion, see a NISSAN dealer. WRS0139 Unfastening the seat belts ᭺ 1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- tracts. Checking seat belt operation Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt movement by two separate methods: ● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the retractor. ● When the vehicle slows down rapidly. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19
  • 36. SSS0240 SSS0241Center of the rear bench seat WARNINGThe center seat belt has a connector tongue ᭺ 1 ● Always fasten the connector tongueand a seat belt tongue ᭺. Both the connector 2 and the seat belt in the order shown.tongue and the seat belt tongue must be securelylatched for proper seat belt operation. ● Always make sure both the connector tongue and the seat belt tongue are secured when using the seat belt or installing a child restraint. Do not use the seat belt or child restraint with only the seat belt tongue attached. This could result in serious personal injury in case of an accident or a sudden stop. LRS06011-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 37. Stowing the center seat belt ● If the rear center seat belt connectorWhen folding down the rear seat, the rear center and the seatbacks are not secured inseat belt can be retracted into a stowed position the correct position, serious personalas follows: injury may result in an accident or sud- den stop. 1. Hold the connector tongue ᭺ so that the 1 seat belt does not retract suddenly when the tongue is released from the connector buckle. 2. Insert a suitable tool such as a key ᭺ into A the connector buckle and release the con- nector tongue ᭺. 1 3. Fold the connector as illustrated ᭺. 2 4. Then secure the connector tongue into the retractor base ᭺ in the ceiling. 3 WARNING● Do not unfasten the rear center seat belt connector except when folding down the rear seat.● When attaching the rear center seat belt connector, be certain that the seat- backs are completely secured in the latched position and the rear center seat belt connector is completely secured. LRS0602 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21
  • 38. Attaching the center seat belt WARNINGAlways be sure the center seat belt connector ● Do not unfasten the rear center seattongue and connector buckle are attached. Dis- belt connector except when foldingconnect only when folding down the rear seat. down the rear seat.To connect the buckle: ● When attaching the rear center seat᭺1 Pull out the seat belt tongue from the retrac- belt connector, be certain that the seat- tor base. backs are completely secured in the latched position and the rear center᭺2 Pull out the connector tongue from the seat belt connector is completely molded retractor base. secured.᭺3 Pull the seat belt and secure the receiver ● If the rear center seat belt connector buckle until it clicks. and the seatbacks are not secured inThe center seat belt connector tongue and re- the correct position, serious personal LRS0611ceiver buckle are indicated by the > and < mark. injury may result in an accident or sud- den stop. 2nd row center seat belt comfortThe center seat belt connector tongue can be guideattached only into the rear center seat belt con-nector buckle. When using the 2nd row center seat belt it may be necessary to use the comfort guide to adjustTo fasten the seat belt, see “Fastening the seat the shoulder belt height for occupants of differentbelts” earlier in this section. sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper seat belt fit. 1. Raise the head restraint on the 2nd row driver’s side seating position. Remove the comfort guide from the stowed position by pulling the cord from the channel.1-22 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 39. LRS0610 LRS0612 LRS02422. Insert the shoulder belt into the back of the 3. To return the seat belt comfort guide to the Front and 2nd row outboard seats comfort guide so that the seat belt lays flat in stowed position, route the comfort guide Shoulder belt height adjustment (front the guide. Be sure that the comfort guide strap in the channel under the 2nd row driv- routes the seat belt properly over the center er’s side seating position head restraint and and 2nd row outboard seats) of your shoulder and across your chest. The attach the guide in the clip. The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- belt should be away from your face and justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau- neck, but not falling off of your shoulder. tions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.) To adjust, pull out ᭺ the adjustment button and 1 move the shoulder belt anchor ᭺ to the desired 2 position, so the belt passes over the center of the shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Re- lease the adjustment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-23
  • 40. WARNING WARNING● After adjustment, release the adjust- ● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made ment button and try to move the shoul- by the same company which made the der belt anchor up and down to make original equipment seat belts, should sure it is securely fixed in position. be used with NISSAN seat belts.● The shoulder belt anchor height should ● Adults and children who can use the be adjusted to the position best for you. standard seat belt should not use an Failure to do so may reduce the effec- extender. Such unnecessary use could tiveness of the entire restraint system result in serious personal injury in the and increase the chance or severity of event of an accident. injury in an accident. ● Never use seat belt extenders to install child restraints. If the child restraint is LRS0583 not secured properly, the child could be seriously injured in a collision or a sud- Seat belt hook den stop. When the seat belt is not in use and when folding SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE down the rear seats, hook the rear seat belts on the seat belt hooks. ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a mild soap solution or any solution recom- SEAT BELT EXTENDERS mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet. If, because of body size or driving position, it is Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat not possible to properly fit the lap/shoulder belt belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow the and fasten it, an extender is available which is seat belts to retract until they are completely compatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- dry. tender adds approximately 8 in (200 mm) of ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt length and may be used for either the driver or guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat front passenger seating position. See a NISSAN belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder dealer for assistance if an extender is required. belt guide with a clean, dry cloth.1-24 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 41. CHILD SAFETY● Periodically check to see that the seat Children need adults to help protect them. WARNING belt and the metal components, such as They need to be properly restrained. buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires Infants and children need special protec- and anchors work properly. If loose parts, In addition to the general information in this tion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit deterioration, cuts or other damage on the manual, child safety information is available from them properly. The shoulder belt may webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- many other sources, including doctors, teachers, come too close to the face or neck. The sembly should be replaced. government traffic safety offices, and community lap belt may not fit over their small hip organizations. Every child is different, so be sure bones. In an accident, an improperly fit- to learn the best way to transport your child. ting seat belt could cause serious or fatal injury. Always use appropriate child There are three basic types of child restraint restraints. systems: All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- ● Rear-facing child restraint tories require the use of approved child restraints ● Forward-facing child restraint for infants and small children. See “Child Re- straints” later in this section. ● Booster seat A child restraint may be secured in the vehicle by The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. using either the LATCH (Lower Anchor and Teth- Generally, infants up to about 1 year and less ers for CHildren) system or with the vehicle seat than 20 lbs (9 kg) should be placed in rear-facing belt. See “Child Restraints” section for more in- child restraints. Forward-facing child restraints formation. are available for children who outgrow rear- NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens facing child restraints and are at least 1 year old. and children be restrained in the rear seat. Booster seats are used to help position a vehicle Studies show that children are safer when lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no longer properly restrained in the rear seat than in use a forward-facing child restraint. the front seat. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-25
  • 42. This is especially important because your LARGER CHILDREN WARNINGvehicle has a supplemental restraint sys-tem (Air bag system) for the front passen- Children who are too large for child restraints Never let a child stand or kneel on anyger. See “Supplemental restraint system” should be seated and restrained by the seat belts seat and do not allow a child in the cargolater in this section. which are provided. The seat belt may not fit area. The child could be seriously injured properly if the child is less than 4 ft 9 in (142.5 or killed in a sudden stop or collision.INFANTS cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 kg) andInfants up to at least 1 year old should be placed 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be used toin a rear-facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- obtain proper seat belt fit.mends that infants be placed in child restraints NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in athat comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety commercially available booster seat if the shoul-Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety der belt fits close to the face or neck or if the lapStandards. You should choose a child restraintthat fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- portion of the seat belt goes across the abdo-facturer’s instructions for installation and use. men. The booster seat should raise the child so that the shoulder belt is properly positionedSMALL CHILDREN across the top, middle portion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the hips. A booster seatChildren that are over one year old and weigh atleast 20 lbs (9 kg) can be placed in a forward- can only be used in seating positions that have afacing child restraint. Refer to the manufacturer’s three-point type seat belt. The booster seatinstructions for minimum and maximum weight should fit the vehicle seat and have a label certi-and height recommendations. NISSAN recom- fying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehiclemends that small children be placed in child Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehiclerestraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the child has grown soSafety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle the shoulder belt is no longer on or near the faceSafety Standards. You should choose a child and neck, use the shoulder belt without therestraint that fits your vehicle and always follow booster seat.the manufacturer’s instructions for installationand use.1-26 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 43. CHILD RESTRAINTS – Infants and children should never be held on anyone’s lap. Even the stron- gest adult cannot resist the forces of a collision. – Do not put a seat belt around both a child and another passenger. – NISSAN recommends that all child restraints be installed in the rear seat. Studies show that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. If you must install a forward-facing child restraint in the front seat, see ARS1098 WRS0256 “Forward-facing child restraint in-PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD stallation using the seat belts” later WARNING in this section.RESTRAINTS ● Failure to follow the warnings and in- – Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air structions for proper use and installa- Bag System, never install a rear- tion of child restraints could result in facing child restraint in the front serious injury or death of a child or seat. An inflating air bag could seri- other passengers in a sudden stop or ously injure or kill a child. A rear- collision: facing child restraint must only be – The child restraint must be used and used in the rear seat. installed properly. Always follow all – Be sure to purchase a child restraint of the child restraint manufacturer’s that will fit the child and vehicle. instructions for installation and use. Some child restraints may not fit properly in your vehicle. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-27
  • 44. – Child restraint anchor points are de- This vehicle is equipped with a universal child ● If the child restraint is compatible with your signed to withstand loads from child restraint anchor system, referred to as the LATCH vehicle, place your child in the child restraint restraints that are properly fitted. (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys- and check the various adjustments to be tem. Some child restraints include rigid or sure the child restraint is compatible with – Never use the anchor points for adult webbing-mounted attachments that can be con- your child. Choose a child restraint that is seat belts or harnesses. nected to these anchors. For details, see “LATCH designed for your child’s height and weight. – A child restraint with a top tether (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys- Always follow all recommended procedures. strap should not be used in the front tem” later in this section. All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or passenger seat. territories require that infants and small If you do not have a LATCH compatible child – Keep seatbacks as upright as pos- children be restrained in an approved child restraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used. sible after fitting the child restraint. restraint at all times while the vehicle is Several manufacturers offer child restraints for being operated. Canadian law requires the – Infants and children should always infants and children of various sizes. When se- top tether strap on forward-facing child be placed in an appropriate child re- lecting any child restraint, keep the following restraints be secured to the designated an- straint while in the vehicle. chor point on the vehicle. points in mind:● When the child restraint is not in use, keep it secured with the LATCH system ● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying or a seat belt. In a sudden stop or colli- that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle sion, loose objects can injure occu- Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor pants or damage the vehicle. Vehicle Safety Standard 213. ● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be CAUTION sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seatA child restraint in a closed vehicle can and seat belt system.become very hot. Check the seating sur-face and buckles before placing a child inthe child restraint.1-28 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 45. LATCH lower anchor WARNING Failure to follow the warnings and instruc- tions for proper use and installation of child restraints could result in serious in- jury or death of a child or other passen- gers in a sudden stop or collision: – Attach LATCH system compatible child restraints only at the locations shown in the illustration. – Do not secure a child restraint in the WRS0438 center rear seating position using WRS0700 the LATCH lower anchors. The child LATCH system lower anchor locations LATCH lower anchor location restraint will not be secured properly. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers – Inspect the lower anchors by insert- LATCH lower anchor locationfor CHildren) SYSTEM ing your fingers into the lower anchor The LATCH lower anchors are located at the rearYour vehicle is equipped with special anchor area. Feel to make sure there are no of the seat cushion near the seatback. A label ispoints that are used with LATCH (Lower Anchors obstructions over the anchors such attached to the seatback to help you locate the as seat belt webbing or seat cushion LATCH lower anchors.and Tethers for CHildren) system compatible material. The child restraint will notchild restraints. This system may also be referred be secured properly if the lower an-to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible system. chors are obstructed.With this system, you do not have to use a vehicleseat belt to secure the child restraint. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-29
  • 46. LRS0589 LRS0661 LRS0662 LATCH lower anchor point locations LATCH webbing-mounted attachment LATCH rigid-mounted attachment Installing child restraint LATCH lower The child restraint top tether strap must be used when installing the child restraint with the LATCH anchor attachments lower anchor attachments or seat belts. See “Top LATCH compatible child restraints include two tether anchor” for installation instructions. rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can When installing a child restraint, carefully read be connected to two anchors located at certain and follow the instructions in this manual and seating positions in your vehicle. With this sys- those supplied with the child restraint. tem, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint. Check your child re- straint for a label stating that it is compatible with LATCH. This information may also be in the in- structions provided by the child restraint manu- facturer.1-30 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 47. Top tether anchor REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING LATCH WARNING Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “ChildDo not allow cargo to contact the top Safety” and “Child Restraint” sections before in-tether strap when it is attached to the top stalling a child restraint.tether anchor. Properly secure the cargoso it does not contact the top tether strap. Follow these steps to install a rear-facing childCargo that is not properly secured or restraint in the 2nd row seats using the LATCHcargo that contacts the top tether strap system:may damage it during a collision. A child 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al-could be seriously injured or killed in a ways follow the child restraint manufactur-collision if the top tether strap is er’s instructions.damaged. LRS0588 2nd row bench seat Top tether anchor point locations Anchor points are located in the following loca- tions: ● 2nd row bench on the floor behind the out- board seating positions as shown. ● 2nd row bench center seatback as shown. If you have any questions when installing a top tether strap, consult your NISSAN dealer for details. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-31
  • 48. WRS0801 WRS0802 LRS0673 Rear-facing web-mounted – step 2 Rear-facing rigid-mounted – step 2 Rear-facing – step 3 2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach- 3. For child restraints that are equipped with ments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check webbing-mounted attachments, remove any to make sure the LATCH attachment is prop- additional slack from the anchor attach- erly attached to the lower anchors. ments. Press downward and rearward firmly in the center of the child restraint with your hand to compress the vehicle seat cushion and seatback while tightening the webbing of the anchor attachments.1-32 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 49. 5. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the child restraint is loose, repeat steps 2 through 4. LRS0674 WRS0256 Rear-facing – step 4 REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT4. After attaching the child restraint, test it be- fore you place the child in it. Push it from side INSTALLATION USING THE SEAT to side while holding the child restraint near BELTS the LATCH attachment path. The child re- straint should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm), from side to side. Try to tug it forward and check to see if the LATCH attachment holds the restraint in place. If the restraint is not secure, tighten the LATCH attachment as necessary, or put the restraint in another seat and test it again. You may need to try a different child restraint or try installing by using the vehicle seat belt (if applicable). Not all child restraints fit in all types of ve- hicles. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-33
  • 50. WARNING● The three-point seat belt with Auto- matic Locking Retractor (ALR) must be used when installing a child restraint. Failure to use the ALR mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The restraint could tip over or be loose and cause injury to a child in a sudden stop or collision. Also, it can change the operation of the front pas- senger air bag. See “Front passenger air bag and status light” later in this section.● When installing a child restraint system WRS0256 WRS0761 in the rear center position, both the Rear-facing – step 1 Rear-facing – step 2 center seat belt connector tongue and Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child buckle tongue must be secured. See Safety” and “Child Restraint” sections before in- restraint and insert it into the buckle until you “Attaching the rear center seat belt” in stalling a child restraint. hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to this section. follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in- Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child structions for belt routing. restraint using the vehicle seat belts in the rear seats: 1. Child restraints for infants must be used in the rear-facing direction and therefore must not be used in the front seat. Position the child restraint on the seat. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions.1-34 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 51. LRS0669 LRS0670 WRS0762 Rear-facing – step 3 Rear-facing – step 4 Rear-facing – step 53. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the 5. Remove any additional slack from the seat extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. belt; press downward and rearward firmly in is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) the center of the child restraint to compress mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to the the vehicle seat cushion and seatback while Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode pulling up on the seat belt. when the seat belt is fully retracted. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-35
  • 52. 7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt fully retracted, the ALR mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. FORWARD-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING LATCH Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child Safety” and “Child Restraint” sections before in- WRS0763 stalling a child restraint. WRS0799 Rear-facing – step 6 Forward-facing web-mounted – step 2 Follow these steps to install a forward-facing 6. After attaching the child restraint, test it be- child restraint in the 2nd row seats using the 2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach- fore you place the child in it. Push it from side LATCH system: ments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check to side while holding the child restraint near to make sure the LATCH attachment is prop- the seat belt path. The child restraint should 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- erly attached to the lower anchors. not move more than 1 inch (25 mm), from ways follow the child restraint manufactur- side to side. Try to tug it forward and check er’s instructions. If the child restraint is equipped with a top to see if the belt holds the restraint in place. tether strap, route the top tether strap and If the restraint is not secure, tighten the seat secure the tether strap to the tether anchor belt as necessary, or put the restraint in point. See “Installing top tether strap” in this another seat and test it again. You may need section. Do not install child restraints that to try a different child restraint. Not all child require the use of a top tether strap in seat- restraints fit in all types of vehicles. ing positions that do not have a top tether anchor.1-36 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 53. WRS0800 LRS0671 WRS0697 Forward-facing rigid-mounted – step 2 Forward-facing – step 4 Forward-facing – step 53. The back of the child restraint should be 4. For child restraints that are equipped with 5. After attaching the child restraint, test it be- secured against the vehicle seatback. webbing-mounted attachments, remove any fore you place the child in it. Push it from side additional slack from the anchor attach- to side while holding the child restraint near If necessary, adjust or remove the headrest ments. Press downward and rearward firmly the LATCH attachment path. The child re- to obtain the correct child restraint fit. If the in the center of the child restraint with your straint should not move more than 1 inch (25 headrest is removed, store it in a secure knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion mm), from side to side. Try to tug it forward place. Be sure to reinstall the headrest and seatback while tightening the webbing and check to see if the LATCH attachment when the child restraint is removed. of the anchor attachments. holds the restraint in place. If the restraint is See “Adjustable headrest” in this section for head restraint adjustment information. not secure, tighten the LATCH attachment as necessary, or put the restraint in another If the seating position does not have an seat and test it again. You may need to try a adjustable headrest and it is interfering with the proper child restraint fit, try another seat- different child restraint. Not all child re- ing position or a different child restraint. straints fit in all types of vehicles. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-37
  • 54. 6. Tighten the tether strap according to the 1. If you must install a child restraint in manufacturer’s instructions to remove any the front seat, it should be placed in a slack. forward-facing direction only. Move the seat to the rearmost position. Child 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is restraints for infants must be used in properly secured prior to each use. If the the rear-facing direction and, there- child restraint is loose, repeat steps 3 fore, must not be used in the front seat. through 5. 2. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al-FORWARD-FACING CHILD ways follow the child restraint manufactur-RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING er’s instructions.THE SEAT BELTS The back of the child restraint should be secured against the vehicle seatback. WARNING If necessary, adjust or remove the head re-The three-point seat belt with Automatic WRS0699 straint or headrest to obtain the correct childLocking Retractor (ALR) must be used Forward-facing (front passenger seat) – restraint fit. If the head restraint or headrestwhen installing a child restraint. Failure to step 1 is removed, store it in a secure place. Beuse the ALR mode will result in the child Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child sure to reinstall the head restraint orrestraint not being properly secured. The Safety” and “Child Restraint” sections before in- headrest when the child restraint isrestraint could tip over or be loose and stalling a child restraint. removed. See “Head restraints” or “Adjust-cause injury to a child in a sudden stop or able headrest” in this section for head re-collision. Also, it can change the opera- Follow these steps to install a forward-facing child restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the straint or headrest adjustment, removal andtion of the front passenger air bag. See installation information.“Front passenger air bag and status light” rear seats or in the front passenger seat:later in this section. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint or headrest and itWhen installing a child restraint system in is interfering with the proper child restraintthe rear center position, both the center fit, try another seating position or a differentseat belt connector tongue and buckle child restraint.tongue must be secured. See “Attachingthe rear center seat belt” in this section.1-38 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 55. WRS0680 LRS0667 LRS0668 Forward-facing – step 3 Forward-facing – step 4 Forward-facing – step 53. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 4. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully 5. 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 in- mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to structions for belt routing. Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode when the seat belt is fully retracted. If the child restraint is equipped with a top tether strap, route the top tether strap and secure the tether strap to the tether anchor point (rear seat installation only). See “In- stalling top tether strap” in this section. Do not install child restraints that require the use of a top tether strap in seating positions that do not have a top tether anchor. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-39
  • 56. 8. Tighten the tether strap according to the manufacturer’s instructions to remove any slack. 9. 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 7. WRS0681 WRS0698 Forward-facing – step 6 Forward-facing – step 7 6. Remove any additional slack from the seat 7. After attaching the child restraint, test it be- belt; press downward and rearward firmly in fore you place the child in it. Push it from side the center of the child restraint with your to side while holding the child restraint near knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion the seat belt path. The child restraint should and seatback while pulling up on the seat not move more than 1 inch (25 mm), from belt. 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 seat 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.1-40 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 57. If you have any questions when installing a top tether strap, consult your NISSAN dealer for details. BOOSTER SEATS Precautions on booster seats WARNING If a booster seat and seat belt are not used properly, the risk of a child being injured in a sudden stop or collision greatly increases: – Make sure the shoulder portion of WRS0475 LRS0588 the belt is away from the child’s face Forward-facing — step 10 INSTALLING TOP TETHER STRAP and neck and the lap portion of the10. If the child restraint is installed in the front belt does not cross the stomach. passenger seat, place the ignition switch in First, secure the child restraint with the LATCH lower anchors (rear outboard seat positions only) – Make sure the shoulder belt is not the ON position. The front passenger air bag or the seat belt, as applicable. behind the child or under the child’s status light should illuminate. If this arm. light is not illuminated see, ЉFront passenger 1. Position the top tether strap over the top of – A booster seat must only be installed air bag and status lightЉ in this section. the head restraint ᭺ with the head restraint 1 in a seating position that has a Move the child restraint to another in the full “down” position. lap/shoulder belt. seating position. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. 2. Secure the tether strap to the tether anchorAfter the child restraint is removed and the seat point ᭺ on the seat directly behind the child 2belt is fully retracted, the ALR mode (child re- restraint.straint mode) is canceled. 3. Tighten the tether strap according to the manufacturer’s instructions to remove any slack. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-41
  • 58. LRS0455 LRS0453 LRS0464Booster seats of various sizes are offered by ● Make sure the child’s head will be properly All U.S. states and Canadian provinces orseveral manufacturers. When selecting any supported by the booster seat or vehicle territories require that infants and smallbooster seat, keep the following points in mind: seat. The seatback must be at or above the children be restrained in an approved child center of the child’s ears. For example, if a restraint at all times while the vehicle is ● Choose only a booster seat with a label low back booster seat ᭺ is chosen, the 1 being operated. certifying that it complies with Federal Motor vehicle seatback must be at or above the The instructions in this section apply to booster Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian center of the child’s ears. If the seatback is seat installation in the rear seats or the front Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. lower than the center of the child’s ears, a passenger seat. ● Check the booster seat in your vehicle to be high back booster seat ᭺ should be used. 2 sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat ● If the booster seat is compatible with your and seat belt system. vehicle, place the child in the booster seat and check the various adjustments to be sure the booster seat is compatible with the child. Always follow all recommended pro- cedures.1-42 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 59. Booster seat installation CAUTIONDo not use the lap/shoulder belt in theAutomatic Locking Retractor mode whenusing a booster seat with the seat belts.Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “ChildSafety”, “Child Restraint” and “Booster Seats”sections before installing a child restraint.Follow these steps to install a booster seat in therear seat or in the front passenger seat: WRS0699 LRS0454 1. If you must install a booster seat in the Front passenger position front seat, move the seat to the rear- 3. The booster seat should be positioned on most position. the vehicle seat so that it is stable. 2. Position the booster seat on the seat. Only If necessary, adjust or remove the head re- place it in a front-facing direction. Always straint or headrest to obtain the correct follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- booster seat fit. If the head restraint or head- structions. rest is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to reinstall the head restraint or headrest when the booster seat is re- moved. See “Head restraints” or “Adjust- able headrests” in this section for head re- straint or headrest adjustment, removal and installation information. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-43
  • 60. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM If the seating position does not have an PRECAUTIONS ON adjustable head restraint or headrest and it SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT is interfering with the proper booster seat fit, try another seating position or a different SYSTEM booster seat. This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec- 4. Position the lap portion of the seat belt low tion contains important information concerning and snug on the child’s hips. Be sure to the following systems: follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- ● Driver and passenger supplemental front- structions for adjusting the seat belt routing. impact air bag (NISSAN Advanced Air Bag 5. Pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt System) toward the retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the shoulder belt is positioned ● Front seat-mounted side-impact supple- across the top, middle portion of the child’s mental air bag shoulder. Be sure to follow the booster seat WRS0475 ● Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and roll- manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting the 7. If the booster seat is installed in the front over supplemental air bag seat belt routing. passenger seat, place the ignition switch in ● Seat belt with pretensioner 6. Follow the warnings, cautions and instruc- the ON position. The front passenger air bag tions for properly fastening a seat belt status light may or may not illuminate, Supplemental front-impact air bag system: shown in “Three-point type seat belt with depending on the size of the child and the The NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System can help retractor” earlier in this section. type of booster seat being used. See “Front cushion the impact force to the head and chest of passenger air bag and status light” later in the driver and front passenger in certain frontal this section. collisions. Front seat-mounted side-impact supple- mental air bag system: This system can help cushion the impact force to the chest 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.1-44 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 61. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact androllover supplemental air bag system: Thissystem can help cushion the impact force to thehead of occupants in front and rear outboardseating positions in certain side impact or rollovercollisions. In a side impact, the curtain and roll-over air bags are designed to inflate on the sidewhere the vehicle is impacted. In a rollover, bothcurtain and rollover air bags are designed toinflate and remain inflated for a short time.These supplemental restraint systems are de-signed to supplement the crash protection pro-vided by the seat belts and are not a substitutefor them. Seat belts should always be correctlyworn and the occupant seated a suitable dis- WRS0031tance away from the steering wheel, instrument WARNING ● The seat belts and the front air bags arepanel and door finishers. See “Seat belts” earlier most effective when you are sitting wellin this section for instructions and precautions on ● The front air bags ordinarily will not back and upright in the seat. The frontseat belt usage. inflate in the event of a side impact, rear air bags inflate with great force. Even impact, rollover, or lower severity fron- with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag Sys-The supplemental air bags operate only tal collision. Always wear your seatwhen the ignition switch is in the ON or tem, if you are unrestrained, leaning belts to help reduce the risk or severity forward, sitting sideways or out of posi-START position. of injury in various kinds of accidents. tion in any way, you are at greater risk ofAfter placing the ignition switch to the ON ● The front passenger air bag will not injury or death in a crash. You may alsoposition, the supplemental air bag warning inflate if the passenger air bag status receive serious or fatal injuries from thelight illuminates. The supplemental air bag light is lit or if the front passenger seat front air bag if you are up against itwarning light will turn off after about 7 is unoccupied. See “Front passenger air when it inflates. Always sit back againstseconds if the system is operational. bag and status light” later in this the seatback and as far away as practi- section. cal from the steering wheel or instru- ment panel. Always use the seat belts. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-45
  • 62. ● 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 us- age then inflates the air bags. Failure to properly wear seat belts can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident.● The front passenger seat is equipped with an occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) that turns the front passenger air bag OFF under some conditions. This sensor is only used in ARS1133 this seat. Failure to be properly seated and wearing the seat belt can increase the risk or severity of injury in an acci- dent. See “Front Passenger air bag and status light” later in this section.● Keep hands on the outside of the steer- ing wheel. Placing them inside the steering wheel rim could increase the risk that they are injured when the front air bag inflates.1-46 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 63. ARS1041 ARS1042 ARS1043 WARNING WARNING● Never let children ride unrestrained or ● Children may be severely injured or extend their hands or face out of the killed when the front air bags, side air window. Do not attempt to hold them in bags or curtain and rollover air bags your lap or arms. Some examples of inflate if they are not properly re- dangerous riding positions are shown strained. Pre-teens and children should in the illustrations. be properly restrained in the rear seat, if possible. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-47
  • 64. ARS1044 ARS1045 WRS0256 WARNING ● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. An in- flating front air bag could seriously in- jure or kill your child. See “Child re- straints” earlier in this section for details.1-48 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 65. WRS0431 WRS0365 SSS0162 Do not lean against the door. Do not lean against doors or windows. Do not lean against doors or windows. WARNINGFront seat-mounted side-impact supple-mental air bags and roof-mounted curtainside-impact and rollover supplemental airbags:● The side air bags and curtain and roll- over air bags ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a frontal impact, rear im- pact, or lower severity side collision. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-49
  • 66. WARNING● The seat belts, the side air bags and curtain and rollover air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. The side air bag and curtain and rollover air bag inflate with great force. Do not allow anyone to place their hand, leg or face near the side air bag on the side of the seatback of the front seat or near the side roof rails. Do not allow anyone sitting in the front seats or rear outboard seats to extend their hand out of the window or lean against the door. Some examples WRS0363 SSS0159 of dangerous riding positions are shown in the previous illustrations. WARNING ● When sitting in the rear seat, do not hold onto the seatback of the front seat. If the side air bag inflates, you may be seriously injured. Be especially careful with children, who should always be properly restrained. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations. ● Do not use seat covers on the front seatbacks. They may interfere with side air bag inflation.1-50 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 67. 1. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover supplemental air bags 2. Air bag Control Unit (ACU) 3. Supplemental front-impact air bag modules 4. Crash zone sensor 5. Occupant classification system control unit 6. Occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) 7. Satellite sensors 8. Seat belt buckle switches 9. Seat belt with pretensioner 10. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag modules NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System (front seats) This vehicle is equipped with the NISSAN Ad- vanced Air Bag System for the driver and front passenger seats. This system is designed to meet certification requirements under U.S. regu- lations. It is also permitted in Canada. However, all of the information, cautions and warn- ings in this manual still apply and must be followed. WRS0871Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-51
  • 68. The driver supplemental front-impact air bag is is OFF, the passenger air bag status light will be Even with NISSAN advanced air bags, seat beltslocated in the center of the steering wheel. The illuminated (if the seat is unoccupied, the light will should be correctly worn and the driver and pas-passenger supplemental front-impact air bag is not be illuminated, but the air bag will be off). See senger seated upright as far as practical awaymounted in the dashboard above the glove box. “Front passenger air bag and status light” later in from the steering wheel or instrument panel. TheThe front air bags are designed to inflate in higher this section for further details. One front air bag front air bags inflate quickly in order to helpseverity frontal collisions, although they may in- inflating does not indicate improper performance protect the front occupants. Because of this, theflate if the forces in another type of collision are of the system. force of the front air bag inflating can increase thesimilar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. risk of injury if the occupant is too close to, or is If you have any questions about your air bagThey may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. against, the front air bag module during inflation. system, please contact NISSAN or your NISSANVehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an dealer. If you are considering modification of your The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision.indication of proper front air bag system opera- vehicle due to a disability, you may also contact The front air bags operate only when thetion. NISSAN. Contact information is contained in the ignition switch is in the ON or START posi- front of this Owner’s Manual.The NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System has dual tion.stage inflators. It also monitors information from When a front air bag inflates, a fairly loud noise After placing the ignition switch in the ONthe crash zone sensor, the Air bag Control Unit may be heard, followed by the release of smoke. position, the supplemental air bag warning(ACU), seat belt buckle sensors, occupant clas- This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a light illuminates. The supplemental air bagsification sensor (pressure sensor) and passen- fire. Care should be taken to not inhale it, as it may warning light will turn off after about 7ger seat belt tension sensor. Inflator operation is cause irritation and choking. Those with a history seconds if the system is operational.based on the severity of a collision and seat belt of a breathing condition should get fresh airusage for the driver. For the front passenger, it promptly.additionally monitors the weight of an occupant Front air bags, along with the use of seat belts,or object on the seat and seat belt tension. Based help to cushion the impact force on the face andon information from the sensors, only one front air chest of the front occupants. They can help savebag may inflate in a crash, depending on the lives and reduce serious injuries. However, ancrash severity and whether the front occupants inflating front air bag may cause facial abrasionsare belted or unbelted. Additionally, the front or other injuries. Front air bags do not providepassenger air bag may be automatically turned restraint to the lower body.OFF under some conditions, depending on theweight detected on the passenger seat and howthe seat belt is used. If the front passenger air bag1-52 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 69. Status light as children, by requiring the air bag to be auto- matically turned OFF. Certain sensors are used The front passenger air bag status light is to meet the requirements. located near the climate controls. The light oper- ates as follows: One sensor used is the occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor). It is in the bottom of the ● Unoccupied passenger’s seat: The is front passenger seat cushion and is designed to OFF and the front passenger air bag is OFF detect an occupant and objects on the seat by and will not inflate in a crash. weight. It works together with seat belt sensors ● Passenger’s seat occupied by a small adult, described later. For example, if a child is in the child or child restraint as outlined in this front passenger seat, the Advanced Air Bag Sys- section: The illuminates to indicate tem is designed to turn the passenger air bag that the front passenger air bag is OFF and OFF in accordance with the regulations. Also, if a will not inflate in a crash. child restraint of the type specified in the regula- WRS0475 tions is on the seat, its weight and the child’s ● Occupied passenger seat and the passen-Front passenger air bag and status light ger meet the conditions outlined in this sec- weight can be detected and cause the air bag to turn OFF. Occupant classification sensor opera- tion: The light is OFF to indicate that WARNING tion can vary depending on the front passenger the front passenger air bag is operational. seat belt sensors.The front passenger air bag is designed to Front passenger air bagautomatically turn OFF under some con- The front passenger seat belt sensors are de-ditions. Read this section carefully to The front passenger air bag is designed to auto- signed to detect if the seat belt is buckled and thelearn how it operates. Proper use of the matically turn OFF when the vehicle is operated amount of tension on the seat belt, such as whenseat, seat belt and child restraints is nec- under some conditions as described below in it is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)essary for most effective protection. Fail- accordance with U.S. regulations. If the front mode (child restraint mode). Based on theure to follow all instructions in this passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate in a weight on the seat detected by the occupantmanual concerning the use of seats, seat crash. The driver air bag and other air bags in your classification sensor and the belt tension de-belts and child restraints can increase the vehicle are not part of this system. tected on the seat belt, the Advanced Air Bagrisk or severity of injury in an accident. The purpose of the regulation is to help reduce System determines whether the front passenger the risk of injury or death from an inflating air bag air bag should be automatically turned OFF as to certain front passenger seat occupants, such required by the regulations. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-53
  • 70. Front passenger seat adult occupants who are If the front passenger seat is not occupied the installed properly, the seat belt is used properlyproperly seated and using the seat belt as out- passenger air bag is designed not to inflate in a and the occupant is positioned properly. If the airlined in this manual should not cause the passen- crash. However, heavy objects placed on the bag status light is not illuminated, reposition theger air bag to be automatically turned OFF. For seat could result in air bag inflation, because of occupant or child restraint in a rear seat.small adults it may be turned OFF, however if the the object’s weight detected by the occupant If the passenger air bag status light will not illu-occupant takes his/her weight off the seat cush- classification sensor. Other conditions could also minate even though you believe that the childion (for example, by not sitting upright, by sitting result in air bag inflation, such as if a child is restraint, the seat belts and the occupant areon an edge of the seat, or by otherwise being out standing on the seat, or if two children are on the properly positioned, the system may be sensingof position), this could cause the sensor to turn seat, contrary to the instructions in this manual. an unoccupied seat (in which case the air bag isthe air bag OFF. In addition, if the occupant Always be sure that you and all vehicle occupants OFF). Your NISSAN dealer can check that theimproperly uses the seat belt in the ALR mode, are seated and restrained properly. system is OFF by using a special tool. However,this could cause the air bag to be turned OFF. until you have confirmed with your dealer that Using the passenger air bag status light, you can your air bag is working properly, reposition theAlways be sure to be seated and wearing the seat monitor when the front passenger air bag is au- occupant or child restraint in a rear seat.belt properly for the most effective protection by tomatically turned OFF with the seat occupied.the seat belt and supplemental air bag. The air bag system and passenger air bag status The light will not illuminate when the front pas-NISSAN recommends that pre-teens and children senger seat is unoccupied. light will take a few seconds to register a changebe properly restrained in a rear seat. NISSAN also in the passenger seat status. For example, if a If an adult occupant is in the seat but the passen- large adult who is sitting in the front passengerrecommends that appropriate child restraints and ger air bag status light is illuminated (indicating seat exits the vehicle, the passenger air bagbooster seats be properly installed in a rear seat. If that the air bag is OFF), it could be that the status light will go from OFF to ON for a fewthis is not possible, the occupant classification person is a small adult, or is not sitting on the seat seconds and then to OFF. This is normal systemsensor and seat belt sensors are designed to properly or not using the seat belt properly. operation and does not indicate a malfunction.operate as described above to turn the front pas-senger air bag OFF for specified child restraints as If a child restraint must be used in the front seat, If a malfunction occurs in the front passenger airrequired by the regulations. Failing to properly the passenger air bag status light may or may not bag system, the supplemental air bag warningsecure child restraints and to use the ALR mode be illuminated, depending on the size of the child light , located in the meters and gaugesmay allow the restraint to tip or move in an accident and the type of child restraint being used. If the air area of the the instrument panel, will blink. Haveor sudden stop. This can also result in the passen- bag status light is not illuminated (indicating that the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.ger air bag inflating in a crash instead of being the air bag might inflate in a crash), it could beOFF. See “Child restraints” earlier in this section that the child restraint or seat belt is not beingfor proper use and installation. used properly. Make sure that the child restraint is1-54 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 71. Other supplemental front-impact air bag ● Tampering with the front air bag system ● Work on and around the front air bagprecautions may result in serious personal injury. system should be done by a NISSAN Tampering includes changes to the dealer. Installation of electrical equip- WARNING steering wheel and the instrument ment should also be done by a NISSAN● Do not place any objects on the steer- panel assembly by placing material dealer. The Supplemental Restraint ing wheel pad or on the instrument over the steering wheel pad and above System (SRS) wiring should not be panel. Also, do not place any objects the instrument panel or by installing modified or disconnected. Unautho- between any occupant and the steering additional trim material around the air rized electrical test equipment and wheel or instrument panel. Such ob- bag system. probing devices should not be used on jects may become dangerous projec- the air bag system. ● Modifying or tampering with the front tiles and cause injury if the front air passenger seat may result in serious ● A cracked windshield should be re- bags inflate. personal injury. For example, do not placed immediately by a qualified re-● Immediately after inflation, several change the front seats by placing mate- pair facility. A cracked windshield could front air bag system components will be rial on the seat cushion or by installing affect the function of the supplemental hot. Do not touch them; you may se- additional trim material, such as seat air bag system. verely burn yourself. covers, on the seat that are not specifi- cally designed to assure proper air bag *The SRS wiring harness connectors are● No unauthorized changes should be operation. Additionally, do not stow any yellow and orange for easy identification. made to any components or wiring of objects under the front passenger seat When selling your vehicle, we request that you the supplemental air bag system. This is or the seat cushion and seatback. Such inform the buyer about the front air bag system to prevent accidental inflation of the objects may interfere with the proper and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections supplemental air bag or damage to the operation of the occupant classifica- in this Owner’s Manual. supplemental air bag system. tion sensor (pattern sensor).● Do not make unauthorized changes to ● No unauthorized changes should be your vehicle’s electrical system, sus- made to any components or wiring of pension system or front end structure. the seat belt system. This may affect the This could affect proper operation of front air bag system. Tampering with the front air bag system. the seat belt system may result in seri- ous personal injury. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-55
  • 72. collisions, although they may inflate if the forces or curtain and rollover air bag may cause abra- in another type of collision are similar to those of sions or other injuries. Side air bags and curtain a higher severity side impact. They are designed and rollover air bags do not provide restraint to to inflate on the side where the vehicle is im- the lower body. pacted. They may not inflate in certain side colli- The seat belts should be correctly worn and the sions. driver and passenger seated upright as far as Curtain and rollover air bags are also designed to practical away from the side air bag. Rear seat inflate in certain types of rollover collisions or near passengers should be seated as far away as rollovers. As a result, certain vehicle movements practical from the door finishers and side roof (for example, during severe off roading) may rails. The side air bags and curtain and rollover air cause the curtain and rollover air bags to inflate. bags inflate quickly in order to help protect the Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an occupants. Because of this, the force of the side indication of proper side air bag and curtain and air bag and curtain and rollover air bag inflating LRS0592 rollover air bag operation. can increase the risk of injury if the occupant isFront seat-mounted side-impact too close to, or is against, these air bag modules When the side air bags and curtain and rollover during inflation. The side air bag will deflatesupplemental air bag and roof- supplemental air bags inflate, a fairly loud noise quickly after the collision is over.mounted curtain side-impact and may be heard, followed by release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. The curtain and rollover air bags will remain in-rollover supplemental air bag systems Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may flated for a short time.The side air bags are located in the outside of the cause irritation and choking. Those with a history of a breathing condition should get fresh air The side air bags and curtain and rolloverseatback of the front seats. The curtain and roll- promptly. air bags operate only when the ignitionover air bags are located in the side roof rails. switch is in the ON or START position.These systems are designed to meet voluntary Side air bags, along with the use of seat belts,guidelines to help reduce the risk of injury to help to cushion the impact force on the chest of After placing the ignition switch in the ONout-of-position occupants. However, all of the the front occupants. Curtain and rollover air bags position, the supplemental air bag warninginformation, cautions and warnings in this help to cushion the impact force to the head of light illuminates. The supplemental air bagmanual still apply and must be followed. occupants in the front and rear outboard seating warning light will turn off after about 7The side air bags and curtain and rollover air bags positions. They can help save lives and reduce seconds if the system is operational.are designed to inflate in higher severity side serious injuries. However, an inflating side air bag1-56 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 73. WARNING ● Tampering with the side air bag system Seat belts with pretensioners (Front● Do not place any objects near the seat- may result in serious personal injury. seats) For example, do not change the front back of the front seats. Also, do not seats by placing material near the seat- place any objects (an umbrella, bag, WARNING backs or by installing additional trim etc.) between the front door finisher material, such as seat covers, around ● The pretensioners cannot be reused af- and the front seat. Such objects may the side air bag. ter activation. They must be replaced become dangerous projectiles and together with the retractor and buckle cause injury if a side air bag inflates. ● Work around and on the side air bag as a unit. and curtain and rollover air bag systems● Right after inflation, several side air bag should be done by a NISSAN dealer. ● If the vehicle becomes involved in a and curtain and rollover air bag system Installation of electrical equipment frontal collision but a pretensioner is components will be hot. Do not touch should also be done by a NISSAN not activated, be sure to have the pre- them; you may severely burn yourself. dealer. The SRS wiring harnesses* tensioner system checked and, if nec-● No unauthorized changes should be should not be modified or discon- essary, replaced by your NISSAN made to any components or wiring of nected. Unauthorized electrical test dealer. the side air bag and curtain and rollover equipment and probing devices should ● No unauthorized changes should be air bag systems. This is to prevent dam- not be used on the side air bag or cur- made to any components or wiring of age to or accidental inflation of the side tain and rollover air bag systems. the pretensioner system. This is to pre- air bag and curtain and rollover air bag vent damage to or accidental activation systems. * The SRS wiring harness or connectors are of the pretensioners. Tampering with yellow or orange for easy identification. the pretensioner system may result in● Do not make unauthorized changes to your vehicle’s electrical system, sus- When selling your vehicle, we request that you serious personal injury. pension system or side panel. This inform the buyer about the side air bag and ● Work around and on the pretensioner could affect proper operation of the curtain and rollover air bag systems and guide the system should be done by a NISSAN curtain and rollover air bag systems. buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s dealer. Installation of electrical equip- Manual. ment should also be done by a NISSAN dealer. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the pretensioner system. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-57
  • 74. ● If you need to dispose of a pretensioner If any abnormality occurs in the pretensioner sys- or scrap the vehicle, contact a NISSAN tem, the supplemental air bag warning dealer. Incorrect disposal procedures light will not come on, will flash intermit- could cause personal injury. tently or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on after the ignition switch has been placed in theThe pretensioner system activates in conjunction ON or START position. In this case, the preten-with the front air bag system. The pretensioner sioner system may not function properly. Theysystem also activates with the curtain and rollover must be checked and repaired. Take your vehicleair bags in certain types of rollover collisions or to the nearest NISSAN dealer.near rollovers. Working with the seat belt retrac-tor, it helps tighten the seat belt when the vehicle When selling your vehicle, we request that youbecomes involved in certain types of collisions, inform the buyer about the pretensioner systemhelping to restrain front seat occupants. and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual.The pretensioner is encased with the seat beltretractor. These seat belts are used the same way WRS0885as conventional seat belts. 1. SRS Air Bag Warning LabelsWhen a pretensioner activates, smoke is re- The warning labels are located on the sur-leased and a loud noise may be heard. This face of the sun visor.smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire.Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAGcause irritation and choking. Those with a history WARNING LABELSof a breathing condition should get fresh air Warning labels about the supplemental front-promptly. impact air bag system are placed in the vehicle asAfter pretensioner activation, load limiters allow shown in the illustration.the seat belt to release webbing (if necessary) toreduce forces against the chest.1-58 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 75. When the ignition switch is placed in the ON or WARNING START position, the supplemental air bag warn- ing light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then If the supplemental air bag warning light turns off. This means the system is operational. is on, it could mean that the front air bag, side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag If any of the following conditions occur, the front and/or pretensioner systems will not op- air bag, side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag erate in an accident. To help avoid injury and pretensioner systems need servicing: to yourself or others, have your vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as ● The supplemental air bag warning light re- possible. mains on after approximately 7 seconds. ● The supplemental air bag warning light Repair and replacement procedure flashes intermittently. The front air bags, side air bags, curtain and ● The supplemental air bag warning light does rollover air bags and pretensioners are designed LRS0100 not come on at all. to inflate on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder,SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG unless it is damaged, the supplemental air bag Under these conditions, the front air bag, side air warning light remains illuminated after inflationWARNING LIGHT bag, curtain and rollover air bag or pretensioner has occurred. Repair and replacement of theseThe supplemental air bag warning light, systems may not operate properly. They must be supplemental air bag systems should be donedisplaying in the instrument panel, moni- checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the only by a NISSAN dealer.tors the circuits of the supplemental front-impact nearest NISSAN dealer. When maintenance work is required on the ve-air bag, front seat-mounted side-impact supple- hicle, the front air bags, side air bags, curtain andmental air bag, roof-mounted curtain side-impact rollover air bags, pretensioners and related partsand rollover supplemental air bag and seat belt should be pointed out to the person performingpretensioner systems. The monitored circuits in- the maintenance. The ignition switch should al-clude the Air bag Control Unit (ACU), crash zone ways be in the LOCK position when workingsensor, satellite sensors, rollover sensor, occu- under the hood or inside the vehicle.pant classification sensor, front air bag modules,side air bag modules, curtain and rollover air bagmodules, pretensioners and all related wiring. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-59
  • 76. WARNING● Once a front air bag, side air bag, or curtain and rollover air bag has inflated, the air bag module will not function again and must be replaced. Addition- ally, if any of the front air bags inflate, the activated pretensioners must also be replaced. The air bag module and pretensioner should be replaced by a NISSAN dealer. The air bag module and pretensioner cannot be repaired.● The front air bag, side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag systems and the pretensioner system should be in- spected by a NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to the front end or side portion of the vehicle.● If you need to dispose of a supplemen- tal air bag or pretensioner or scrap the vehicle, contact a NISSAN dealer. Incor- rect disposal procedures could cause personal injury.1-60 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
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  • 78. 2 Instruments and controlsInstrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped)Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 defroster switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26 Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Headlight and turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26 Trip computer (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Headlight control switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26 Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Daytime running light system (Canada only) . . . . . . 2-27 Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28 Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28 Engine oil pressure gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Fog light switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29 Voltmeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Off road lamps switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29Compass display (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30 Compass display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders . . . . . . 2-12 Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch . . . . . . . . . 2-31 Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . 2-31 Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17 switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32 Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21 Clutch interlock (clutch start) switchSecurity systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33 Vehicle security system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22 Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34 NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24 Storage trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35 Switch operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24 Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36Rear window wiper and washer switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
  • 79. Sunglasses holder (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36 Roof rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43Map pockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45Seat pockets (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37 Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38 Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47Cargo area storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39 Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48Luggage hooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39 Cargo light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48Cargo nets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41
  • 80. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Vents (P. 4-2) 2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-26) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped)/Bluetoothா Hands- Free Phone System (if so equipped) (P. 4-35, P. 4-37) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-44, P. 2-30) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-12) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-18) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch and rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-24, P. 2-25) 8. Storage (P. 2-35) 9. Audio system controls (P. 4-17) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-44) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-36) 12. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-53) 13. Auxiliary audio input jack (if so equipped) (P. 4-33) 14. Power outlet (P. 2-34) WIC14472-2 Instruments and controls
  • 81. METERS AND GAUGES15. Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32) Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-31) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch (P. 2-31)16. Shift selector (P. 5-12)17. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-21)18. Climate controls (P. 4-2, P. 4-9)19. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-30)20. Ignition switch (P. 5-9)21. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-12)22. Off road lamps switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-29)23. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-33)24. Power outside mirror controls (if so equipped) (P. 3-14)See the page number indicated in paren- WIC0911theses for operating details. 1. Warning/indicator lights 6. Odometer/Twin trip odometer/Trip com- 2. Tachometer puter (if so equipped) 3. Speedometer 7. Engine oil pressure gauge 4. Fuel gauge 8. Engine coolant temperature gauge 5. Voltmeter Instruments and controls 2-3
  • 82. SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER Speedometer The speedometer indicates vehicle speed. Odometer/Twin trip odometer The odometer/twin trip odometer is displayed when the ignition switch is placed in the ON position. The odometer records the total distance the ve- hicle has been driven. The twin trip odometer records the distance of WIC0912 individual trips. LIC07801. Speedometer With twin trip odometer2. Odometer Changing the display:3. Change button For vehicles equipped with twin trip odometer, pushing the change button changes the display as follows: Trip → Trip → Trip2-4 Instruments and controls
  • 83. TRIP COMPUTER (if so equipped) When the fuel level drops even lower, the dte display will change to (----). The display of the trip computer is situated in the speedometer display. When the ignition switch is NOTE: placed in the ON position, the display scrolls all ● If the amount of fuel added while the the modes of the trip computer and then shows ignition switch is OFF is small, the dis- the mode chosen before the ignition switch was play just before the ignition switch is placed in the OFF position. turned OFF may continue to be dis- When the ignition switch is placed in the ON played. position, modes of the trip computer can be ● When driving uphill or rounding curves, selected by pushing the trip computer change the fuel in the tank shifts, which may button. The following modes can be selected: momentarily change the display. LIC0781 Distance to empty (dte—mile or km) Average speed (MPH or km/h) With trip computer The distance to empty (dte) mode provides you The average speed mode shows the averageFor vehicles equipped with trip computer, push- with an estimation of the distance that can be vehicle speed since last reset. Resetting is doneing the change button changes the display as driven before refueling. The dte is constantly be- by pressing the change button for more thanfollows: ing calculated, based on the amount of fuel in the approximately 1 second. The display is updated fuel tank and the actual fuel consumption. every 30 seconds. The first 30 seconds after aTrip → Trip → Distance to Empty → reset, the display shows (----). The display is updated every 30 seconds.Average speed → Average fuel consumption →Journey time → Trip The dte mode includes a low range warning feature: when the fuel level is low, the dte mode isFor additional information, refer to “Trip com- automatically selected and the digits blink in or-puter” later in this section. der to draw the driver’s attention. Press theResetting the trip odometer: change button if you wish to return to the mode that was selected before the warning occurred.Pushing the change button for more than 1 sec- The dte mark (dte) will remain blinking until theond resets the currently displayed trip odometer vehicle is refueled.to zero. Instruments and controls 2-5
  • 84. Average fuel consumption (Mpg orl/100km)The average fuel consumption mode shows theaverage fuel consumption since the last reset.Resetting is done by pressing the change buttonfor more than approximately 1 second. The dis-play is updated every 30 seconds. At about thefirst 1/3 miles (500 m) after a reset, the displayshows (----).Journey timeThe journey time mode shows the time since thelast reset. The displayed time can be reset bypressing the change button for more than ap- LIC0738 LIC0739proximately 1 second. TACHOMETER ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURETrip computer reset The tachometer indicates engine speed in revo- GAUGEPushing the change button for more than 3 sec- lutions per minute (rpm). Do not rev the engine The gauge indicates the engine coolant tempera-onds will reset all modes except Trip A and dis- into the red zone ᭺. 1 ture. The engine coolant temperature is within thetance to empty (dte). normal range ᭺ when the gauge needle points 1 CAUTION within the zone shown in the illustration. When engine speed approaches the red The engine coolant temperature varies with the zone, shift to a higher gear or reduce en- gine speed. Operating the engine in the outside air temperature and driving conditions. red zone may cause serious engine damage.2-6 Instruments and controls
  • 85. CAUTION The indicates that the fuel-filler door is located on the driver’s side of the vehicle.If the gauge indicates coolant tempera-ture near the hot (H) end of the normal CAUTIONrange, reduce vehicle speed to decreasetemperature. If the gauge is over the nor- ● If the vehicle runs out of fuel,mal range, stop the vehicle as soon as the Malfunction Indicator Lightsafely possible. If the engine is over- (MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon asheated, continued operation of the ve- possible. After a few driving trips,hicle may seriously damage the engine.See “If your vehicle overheats” in the “In the light should turn off. If thecase of emergency” section for immediate light remains on after a few drivingaction required. trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. LIC0740 ● For additional information, see “Mal- FUEL GAUGE function Indicator Light (MIL)” later in this section. The gauge indicates the approximate fuel level in the tank. The gauge may move slightly during braking, turning, acceleration, or going up or down hills. The gauge needle returns to E (Empty) after the ignition switch is placed in the OFF position. The low fuel warning light comes on when the amount of fuel in the tank is getting low. Refill the fuel tank before the gauge regis- ters E (Empty). Instruments and controls 2-7
  • 86. CAUTION ● This gauge is not designed to indicate low engine oil level. Use the dipstick to check the oil level. (See “Engine oil” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.) ● If the gauge needle does not move with the proper amount of engine oil, have the vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer. Continued vehicle operation in such a condition could cause serious damage to the engine. LIC0741 WIC1299ENGINE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE VOLTMETERThe gauge indicates the engine lubrication sys- When the ignition switch is placed in the ONtem oil pressure while the engine is running. The position, the voltmeter indicates the battery volt-needle should be in the middle of the gauge when age. When the engine is running, it indicates thethe engine is running. generator voltage. While cranking the engine, the volts drop below the normal range. If the needle is not in the normal range (11 – 15 volts) ᭺ while the engine is 1 running, it may indicate that the charging system is not functioning properly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.2-8 Instruments and controls
  • 87. COMPASS DISPLAY (if so equipped)This unit measures terrestrial magnetism and in- You can also calibrate the compass by drivingdicates heading direction of vehicle. your vehicle on your everyday route. The com- pass will be calibrated once it has tracked threeWith the ignition switch in the ON position, press complete circles.the button as described in the fallowingchart to activate various features of the automaticanti-glare rearview mirror. Push and hold Feature: the (Push button again for about 1 sec- button for about: ond to change settings) 1 second Compass display toggles on/off Automatic anti-glare/indicator light 8 seconds toggles on/off Compass zone can be changed to WIC0904 11 seconds correct false compass readings COMPASS DISPLAY 13 seconds Compass enters calibration mode Push the button for about 1 second whenFor more information about the automatic anti- the ignition key is in the ON position to toggle theglare feature, refer to “Automatic anti-glare rear- outside temperature and compass direction dis-view mirror” in the “Pre-driving checks and ad- play ᭺ on or off. The display will indicate the 1justments” section. direction of the vehicle’s heading. N: North E: East S: South W: West If the “CAL” or “C” icon is illuminated in the compass display, calibrate the compass by driv- ing the vehicle in three complete circles at less than 5 MPH (8 km/h). Instruments and controls 2-9
  • 88. Zone variation change procedure The difference between magnetic north and geo- graphical north is known as variance. In some areas, this difference can sometimes be great enough to cause false compass readings. Follow these instructions to set the variance for your particular location if this happens: 1. Press and hold the button for about 11 seconds. The current zone number will appear in the display. Release the button. 2. Find your current location on the zone map. Refer to the illustration. 3. Press the button repeatedly to toggle through the zone numbers until the desired number appears in the display. Once you have selected a zone number, the display will show a compass direction within a few seconds. Inaccurate compass direction The compass display is equipped with automatic correction function. If the correct direction is not shown, follow this procedure. 1. With the display turned on, press and hold the button for about 13 seconds. The “CAL” icon in the compass display will illu- WIC0355 minate.2-10 Instruments and controls
  • 89. 2. Calibrate the compass by driving the vehicle in three complete circles at a maximum speed of 5 MPH (8 km/h).3. After completing the circles, the display should return to normal. CAUTION● Do not install a ski rack, antenna, etc., which are attached to the vehicle by means of a magnet. They affect the op- eration of the compass.● When cleaning the mirror, use a paper towel or similar material dampened with glass cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror as it may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing. Instruments and controls 2-11
  • 90. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS ANDAUDIBLE REMINDERS or Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Low windshield washer fluid warning light Hill descent control system on indicator light (if warning light so equipped) Automatic transmission oil temperature warning Seat belt warning light and chime Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) light (if so equipped) Automatic transmission park warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Overdrive OFF indicator light (A/T models only) ( model) or Brake warning light Automatic transmission position indicator light Security indicator light (A/T models only) Charge warning light Cruise main switch indicator light Slip indicator light Door open warning light Cruise set switch indicator light Transfer 4LO position indicator light ( model) Engine oil pressure warning light Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) sys- Turn signal/hazard indicator lights tem on indicator light (if so equipped) 4WD warning light ( model) 4WD shift indicator light ( model) Vehicle Dynamic Control OFF indicator light Low fuel warning light Front passenger air bag status light Low tire pressure warning light High beam indicator light (Blue)2-12 Instruments and controls
  • 91. CHECKING BULBS If the ABS warning light illuminates while the Automatic transmission park engine is running, or while driving, it may indicateWith all doors closed, apply the parking brake the ABS is not functioning properly. Have the warning light ( model)and place the ignition switch in the ON position system checked by a NISSAN dealer.without starting the engine. The following lights WARNINGwill come on: If an ABS malfunction occurs, the anti-lock func- tion is turned off. The brake system then operates ● If the ATP light is ON, this indicates that normally, but without anti-lock assistance. See the automatic transmission P (Park) po- , or , , , , “Brake system” in the “Starting and driving” sec- sition will not function and the transfer tion. case is in neutral.The following lights come on briefly and then gooff: Automatic transmission oil ● When parking, always make sure that the 4WD shift indicator light illuminates temperature warning light (if so and the parking brake is set. Failure to or , , , , , , equipped) engage the transfer position in 2WD, 4H , or 4LO could result in the vehicle mov- This light comes on when the automatic transmis- ing unexpectedly, resulting in seriousIf any light fails to come on, it may indicate sion oil temperature is too high. If the light comes personal injury or property damage.an open circuit in the electrical system. on while driving, reduce the vehicle speed as soon as safely possible until the light turns off. ● Shift the 4WD switch into the 2WD, 4HHave the system repaired promptly. or 4LO position again to turn off the ATPWARNING LIGHTS CAUTION warning light when the shift selector is in the P position and the ATP warning or Anti-lock Braking Continued vehicle operation when the A/T light is ON. (Before shifting the 4WD oil temperature warning light is on may switch into the 4LO position, move the System (ABS) damage the automatic transmission. shift selector into the N position once, warning light shift the shift selector into P again and make sure the ATP warning light isWhen the ignition switch is placed in the ON OFF.)position, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)warning light illuminates and then turns off. Thisindicates the ABS is operational. Instruments and controls 2-13
  • 92. This light indicates that the automatic transmis- WARNING CAUTIONsion parking function is not engaged. If the trans-fer control is not secured in any drive position ● Your brake system may not be working ● Do not ground electrical accessorieswhile the shift selector is in the P (Park) position, properly if the warning light is on. Driv- directly to the battery terminal. Doingthe transmission will disengage and the drive ing could be dangerous. If you judge it so will bypass the variable control sys-wheels will not lock. to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest tem and the vehicle battery may not service station for repairs. Otherwise, charge completely. Refer to “Variable or Brake warning light have your vehicle towed because driv- voltage control system” in the “Mainte- ing it could be dangerous. nance and do-it-yourself” section laterThis light functions for both the parking brake and in this manual. ● Pressing the brake pedal with the en-the foot brake systems. gine stopped and/or a low brake fluid ● Do not continue driving if the generatorParking brake indicator level may increase your stopping dis- belt is loose, broken or missing. tance and braking will require greaterWhen the ignition switch is placed in the ON pedal effort as well as pedal travel. Door open warning lightposition, the light comes on when the parkingbrake is applied. ● If the brake fluid level is below the This light comes on when any of the doors are not MINIMUM or MIN mark on the brake closed securely while the ignition switch isLow brake fluid warning light fluid reservoir, do not drive until the placed in the ON position. brake system has been checked at aWhen the ignition switch is placed in the ONposition, the light warns of a low brake fluid level. NISSAN dealer. Engine oil pressure warningIf the light comes on while the engine is running Charge warning light lightwith the parking brake not applied, stop the ve-hicle and perform the following: This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the If this light comes on while the engine is running, light flickers or comes on during normal driving, 1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid it may indicate the charging system is not func- pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine as necessary. See “Brake fluid” in the “Main- tioning properly. Turn the engine off and check immediately and call a NISSAN dealer or other tenance and do-it-yourself” section of this the generator belt. If the belt is loose, broken, authorized repair shop. manual. missing, or if the light remains on, see a NISSAN 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the dealer immediately. warning system checked by a NISSAN dealer.2-14 Instruments and controls
  • 93. The engine oil pressure warning light is not Low fuel warning light CAUTIONdesigned to indicate a low oil level. Use thedipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine oil” in ● If the warning light comes on or blinks during operation, have your vehicle This light comes on when the fuel level in the fuelthe “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is conve-this manual. possible. nient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E (Empty). There will be a small reserve of fuel CAUTION ● Do not drive on dry hard surface roads in the tank when the fuel gauge needleRunning the engine with the engine oil in the 4H or 4LO position. If the 4WD reaches E (Empty).pressure warning light on could cause se- warning light turns on when you arerious damage to the engine almost imme- driving on dry hard surface roads: Low tire pressure warning lightdiately. Such damage is not covered by – in the 4H position, shift the 4WD shiftwarranty. Turn off the engine as soon as it switch to 2WD. Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressureis safe to do so. Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the tire – in the 4LO position for automatic pressure of all tires except the spare. 4WD warning light ( transmission models, stop the ve- hicle and shift the shift selector to The low tire pressure warning light warns of low model) the N position with the brake pedal tire pressure or indicates that the TPMS is not depressed and shift the 4WD shift functioning properly.The 4WD warning light comes on when the igni- switch to 2WD.tion switch is turned to ON. It turns off soon after After the ignition switch is placed in the ON – in the 4LO position for manual trans- position, this light illuminates for about 1 secondthe engine is started. mission models, stop the vehicle and and turns off.If the engine or vehicle is not functioning properly, shift the shift selector to the N posi- Low tire pressure warning:the warning light will either remain illuminated or tion with the clutch pedal depressedblink. See “4WD warning light” in the “Starting and shift the 4WD shift switch to If the vehicle is being driven with low tireand driving” section. 2WD, pressure, the warning light will illuminate. ● If the warning light is still on after the When the low tire pressure warning light above operation, have your vehicle illuminates, you should stop and adjust the checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as tire pressure of all 4 tires to the recom- possible. mended COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire and Loading Information label located Instruments and controls 2-15
  • 94. in the driver’s door opening. The low tire ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel WARNINGpressure warning light does not automati- is replaced the TPMS will not functioncally turn off when the tire pressure is ad- ● If the light does not illuminate with the and the low tire pressure warning lightjusted. After the tire is inflated to the rec- ignition switch placed in the ON posi- will flash for approximately 1 minute.ommended pressure, the vehicle must be tion, have the vehicle checked by a The light will remain on after 1 minute.driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) NISSAN dealer as soon as possible. Contact your NISSAN dealer as soon asto activate the TPMS and turn off the low ● If the light illuminates while driving, possible for tire replacement and/ortire pressure warning light. Use a tire pres- avoid sudden steering maneuvers or system resetting.sure gauge to check the tire pressure. abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed, ● Replacing tires with those not originally pull off the road to a safe location and specified by NISSAN could affect theFor additional information, see “Tire Pressure stop the vehicle as soon as possible.Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and proper operation of the TPMS. Driving with under-inflated tires maydriving” section and in the “In case of emergency” permanently damage the tires and in-section. crease the likelihood of tire failure. Se- CAUTIONTPMS malfunction: rious vehicle damage could occur and ● The TPMS is not a substitute for the may lead to an accident and could re- regular tire pressure check. Be sure toIf the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low sult in serious personal injury. Check check the tire pressure regularly.tire pressure warning light will flash for approxi- the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjustmately 1 minute when the ignition switch is the tire pressure to the recommended ● If the vehicle is being driven at speeds COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire of less than 16 MPH (25 km/h), theplaced in the ON position. The light will remain on and Loading Information label located TPMS may not operate correctly.after the 1 minute. Have the system checked by aNISSAN dealer. in the driver’s door opening to turn the ● Be sure to install the specified size of low tire pressure warning light OFF. If tires to the 4 wheels correctly.For additional information, see “Tire Pressure the light still comes on while drivingMonitoring System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and after adjusting the tire pressure, a tiredriving” section and “Tire pressure” in the “Main- may be flat. If you have a flat tire, re-tenance and do-it-yourself” section. place it with a spare tire as soon as possible.2-16 Instruments and controls
  • 95. Low windshield washer fluid Supplemental air bag warning WARNING warning light light If the supplemental air bag warning lightThis light comes on when the windshield washer When the ignition switch is placed in the ON or is on, it could mean that the front air bag, side air bags, curtain and rollover air bagsfluid is at a low level. Add windshield washer fluid START position, the supplemental air bag warn- and/or pretensioners will not operate inas necessary. See “Window washer fluid” in the ing light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then an accident. To help avoid injury to your-“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this turns off. This means the system is operational. self or others, have your vehicle checkedmanual. by a NISSAN dealer as soon as possible. If any of the following conditions occur, the front Seat belt warning light and air bag, side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag and pretensioners need servicing and your ve- INDICATOR LIGHTS chime hicle must be taken to a NISSAN dealer: Automatic transmissionThe light and chime remind you to fasten your ● The supplemental air bag warning light re-seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the position indicator light (A/T mains on after approximately 7 seconds.ignition switch is placed in the ON or START models only)position and remains illuminated until the driver’s ● The supplemental air bag warning light flashes intermittently. When the ignition switch is in the ON position,seat belt is fastened. At the same time, the chime this indicator light shows the shift selector posi-sounds for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s ● The supplemental air bag warning light does tion. See “Driving the vehicle” in the “Starting andseat belt is securely fastened. not come on at all. driving” section of this manual.The seat belt warning light may also illuminate if Unless checked and repaired, the supplementalthe front passenger’s seat belt is not fastened Cruise main switch indicator restraint systems (air bag system) and/or thewhen the front passenger’s seat is occupied . For pretensioners may not function properly. For ad- light7 seconds after the ignition switch is placed in ditional details see “Supplemental restraint sys-the ON position, the system does not activate the The light comes on when the cruise control main tem” in the “Safety—Seats, seat belts andwarning light for the front passenger. switch is pushed. The light goes out when the supplemental restraint system” section of this main switch is pushed again. When the cruiseRefer to “Seat belts” in the “Safety—Seats, seat manual. main switch indicator light comes on, the cruisebelts and supplemental restraint system” section control system is operational.for precautions on seat belt usage. Instruments and controls 2-17
  • 96. Cruise set switch indicator 4WD shift indicator light High beam indicator light light ( model) (blue)The light comes on while the vehicle speed is The light should turn off within 1 second after This blue light comes on when the headlight highcontrolled by the cruise control system. If the light placing the ignition switch in the ON position. beams are on and goes out when the low beamsblinks while the engine is running, it may indicate are selected.the cruise control system is not functioning prop- While the engine is running, the 4WD shift indi- cator light will illuminate the position selected by The high beam indicator light also comes onerly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN the 4WD shift switch. when the passing signal is activated.dealer. Electronic locking rear The 4WD shift indicator light may blink Hill descent control system on while shifting from one drive mode to the indicator light (if so equipped) differential (E-Lock) system on other. indicator light (if so equipped) When the ignition switch is placed in the ON Front passenger air bag status position, this light comes on briefly and then turnsThis light comes on when the electronic locking light off.rear differential (E-Lock) system clutch is fullyengaged. The front passenger air bag status light ( ) The light comes on when the hill descent control will be lit and the passenger front air bag will be system is activated.The indicator light flashes when the system is first OFF depending on how the front passenger seat If the hill descent control switch is on and theturned on. When the system fully engages, the is being used. indicator light blinks, the system is not engaged.light remains on. If the switch is on and theindicator light continues to flash, the system is For front passenger air bag status light operation, If the indicator light does not come on or blinknot engaged. see “Front passenger air bag and status light” in when the hill descent switch is on, the system the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental may not be functioning properly. Have the systemFor additional information, see “Electronic lock- restraint system” section of this manual. checked by a NISSAN dealer.ing rear differential (E-Lock) system switch” laterin this section and “Electronic locking rear differ- For additional information, see “Hill descent con-ential (E-Lock) system” in the “Starting and driv- trol switch” later in this section and “Hill descenting” section of this manual. control system” in the “Starting and driving” sec- tion of this manual.2-18 Instruments and controls
  • 97. Malfunction Indicator Light Operation The Malfunction Indicator Light may stop blinking and come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected (MIL) The Malfunction Indicator Light will come on in by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have one of two ways:If this indicator light comes on steady or blinks your vehicle towed to the dealer.while the engine is running, it may indicate a ● Malfunction Indicator Light on steady — Anpotential emission control malfunction. emission control system malfunction has CAUTION been detected. Check the fuel-filler cap. If Continued vehicle operation without hav-The Malfunction Indicator Light may also comeon steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten ing the emission control system checkedor if the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make or install the cap and continue to drive the and repaired as necessary could lead tosure the fuel-filler cap is installed and closed vehicle. The light should turn off after poor driveability, reduced fuel economy,tightly, and that the vehicle has at least 3 gallons a few driving trips. If the light does not and possible damage to the emission con-(11.4 liters) of fuel in the fuel tank. turn off after a few driving trips, have the trol system. vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. YouAfter a few driving trips, the light should do not need to have your vehicle towed to Overdrive OFF indicator lightturn off if no other potential emission controlsystem malfunction exists. the dealer. (A/T models only)If this indicator light comes on steady for 20 ● Malfunction Indicator Light blinking — An This light comes on when the overdrive functionseconds and then blinks for 10 seconds when engine misfire has been detected which may is OFF.the engine is not running, it indicates that the damage the emission control system. To re- duce or avoid emission control system dam- The automatic transmission overdrive function isvehicle is not ready for an emission control sys- age: controlled by the overdrive switch.tem inspection/maintenance test. See “Readi-ness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test” in the – do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH See “Driving the vehicle” in the “Starting and“Technical and consumer information” section of driving” section of this manual. (72 km/h).this manual. – avoid hard acceleration or deceleration. Security indicator light – avoid steep uphill grades. This light blinks whenever the ignition switch is in – if possible, reduce the amount of cargo the LOCK, OFF or ACC position. This function being hauled or towed. indicates the security system equipped on the vehicle is operational. Instruments and controls 2-19
  • 98. For additional information, see “Security sys- Transfer 4LO position indicator When you shift between 4H and 4LO, follow thetems” later in this section. instructions below: light ( model) Slip indicator light ● For automatic transmission models, stop the The light should turn off within 1 second after vehicle and shift the shift selector to the N turning the ignition switch to ON. (Neutral) position with the brake pedal de-This indicator light will blink when the traction pressed, then depress and turn the 4WDcontrol system is limiting wheel spin. Slippery This light comes on when the 4WD shift switch is set in the 4LO position with the ignition switch in shift switch to 4LO or 4H.road conditions may exist if the slip indicatorblinks on. If this happens, adjust your driving the ON position. ● For manual transmission models, stop theaccordingly. The transfer case may be damaged if you shift the vehicle and shift the shift selector to the N switch while driving. (Neutral) position with the clutch pedal de-The slip indicator light also comes on when you pressed, then depress and turn the 4WDplace the ignition switch in the ON position. The Make sure the transfer 4LO position indicator shift switch to 4LO or 4H.light will turn off after about 2 seconds if the light turns on when you shift the 4WD shift switch to 4LO. You cannot move the transfer 4WD shift switchsystem is operational. If the light does not come between 4H and 4LO unless you stop the vehicleon or does not go off, have the traction control The indicator light may blink while shifting and shift the shift selector to the N position withsystem checked by a NISSAN dealer. from one drive mode to the other. the brake pedal (AT models) or clutch pedal (MTIf the battery is removed or discharged, the trac- models) depressed. The 4LO indicator light must stop blinking andtion control system is disabled and the slip indi- remain illuminated or turn off before shifting the Turn signal/hazard indicatorcator light will not turn off after 2 seconds when transmission into gear. If the shift selector isthe ignition switch is placed in the ON position. shifted from the N (Neutral) position to any other lightsTo reset the system, you must perform the reset gear when the 4LO indicator light is blinking, the The appropriate light flashes when the turn signalprocedure. Refer to “Vehicle Dynamic Control vehicle may move unexpectedly. switch is activated.(VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” sec-tion of this manual. Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turned on.If the light does not go off after performing thereset procedure, have the traction control systemchecked by a NISSAN dealer.2-20 Instruments and controls
  • 99. Vehicle Dynamic Control OFF Control (VDC) system” in the “Starting and driv- Key reminder chime ing” section of this manual. indicator light A chime sounds if the driver’s door is opened If the light does not go off after performing the while the key is left in the ignition switch. RemoveThis indicator light comes on when the Vehicle reset procedure, have the traction control system the key and take it with you when leaving theDynamic Control off switch is pushed to OFF, the checked by a NISSAN dealer. vehicle.transfer case is in the 4LO position (model), or when the Vehicle Dynamic Control While the Vehicle Dynamic Control system is Light reminder chimesystem is not functioning properly. This indicates operating, you might feel slight vibration or hear the system working when starting the vehicle or With the ignition switch placed in the OFF posi-the Vehicle Dynamic Control system is not oper- tion, a chime sounds when the driver’s door isating. accelerating, but this is normal. opened if the headlights or parking lights are on.Push the Vehicle Dynamic Control off switch The VDC system will be disabled and the VDC Turn the headlight control switch off before leav-again or restart the engine and the system will light will illuminate when the electronic locking ing the vehicle.operate normally. See “Vehicle Dynamic Control rear differential (E-lock) system switch (if so(VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” sec- equipped) is turned on and the E-lock system istion of this manual. engaged. If the E-lock system disengages or the switch is turned off, the VDC system will beThe Vehicle Dynamic Control light also comes on enabled and the VDC light will turn off.when you turn the ignition key to the ON position.The light will turn off after about 2 seconds if the AUDIBLE REMINDERSsystem is operational. If the light stays on orcomes on along with the SLIP indicator light Brake pad wear warningwhile you are driving, have the Vehicle Dynamic The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings.Control system checked by a NISSAN dealer. When a disc brake pad requires replacement, itIf the battery is removed or discharged, the Ve- makes a high pitched scraping sound when thehicle Dynamic Control system is disabled and the vehicle is in motion, whether or not the brakeVDC indicator light will not turn off after 2 sec- pedal is depressed. Have the brakes checked asonds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON soon as possible if the warning sound is heard.position. To reset the system, you must performthe reset procedure. Refer to “Vehicle Dynamic Instruments and controls 2-21
  • 100. SECURITY SYSTEMS ways secure your vehicle even if parking for a ● When the button is pushed with brief period. Never leave your keys in the ignition, all doors locked, the hazard lights flash and always lock the vehicle when unattended. Be twice and the horn beeps once as a re- aware of your surroundings, and park in secure, minder that the doors are already locked. well-lit areas whenever possible. The horn may or may not beep. Refer to Many devices offering additional protection, such “Silencing the horn beep feature” in the as component locks, identification markers, and “Pre-driving checks and adjustments” sec- tracking systems, are available at auto supply tion later in this manual. stores and specialty shops. Your NISSAN dealer may also offer such equipment. Check with your 4. Confirm that the indicator light comes insurance company to see if you may be eligible on. The light stays on for about 30 for discounts for various theft protection features. seconds. The vehicle security system is now pre-armed. After about 30 seconds the ve- LIC0372 How to arm the vehicle security hicle security system automatically shiftsYour vehicle may have two types of security sys- system into the armed phase. The light beginstems: 1. Close all windows. (The system can be to flash once every 3 seconds. If, during the armed even if the windows are open.) 30-second pre-arm time period, the driver’s ● Vehicle security system door is unlocked by the key or the keyfob, or ● NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. the ignition switch is placed in ACC or ON 3. Close all doors. Lock all doors. The doors position, the system will not arm.VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM can be locked with the key, power door lock ● If the key is turned slowly when lockingThe vehicle security system provides visual and switch (if the door is opened, locked and the driver’s door, the system may notaudible alarm signals if someone opens the doors then closed), or with the keyfob. arm. Furthermore, if the key is turnedwhen the system is armed. It is not, however, a Keyfob operation: beyond the vertical position toward themotion detection type system that activates when unlock position to remove the key, thea vehicle is moved or when a vibration occurs. ● Push the button on the keyfob. system may be disarmed when the keyThe system helps deter vehicle theft but cannot All doors lock. The hazard lights flash is removed. If the indicator light fails toprevent it, nor can it prevent the theft of interior or twice and the horn beeps once to indicate glow for 30 seconds, unlock the doorexterior vehicle components in all situations. Al- all doors are locked. once and lock it again.2-22 Instruments and controls
  • 101. ● Even when the driver and/or passen- The alarm does not stop if the ignition Statement related to Section 15 of FCC gers are in the vehicle, the system will switch is turned to ACC or ON. Rules for NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Sys- arm with all doors closed and locked tem (CONT ASSY — IMMOBILIZER, ANT with the ignition switch placed in the NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER ASSY — IMMOBILIZER) OFF position. SYSTEM This device complies with part 15 of theVehicle security system activation The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will not FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry allow the engine to start without the use of a Canada. Operation is subject to the follow-The vehicle security system will give the following registered key. ing two conditions;alarm: (1) This device may not cause harmful in- If the engine fails to start using a registered key ● The headlights blink and the horn sounds (for example, when interference is caused by terference, and (2) this device must accept intermittently. another registered key, an automated toll road any interference received, including inter- ference that may cause undesired opera- ● The alarm automatically turns off after ap- device or automatic payment device on the key tion of the device. proximately 50 seconds. However, the alarm ring), restart the engine using the following pro- reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with cedures: CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EX- again. The alarm can be shut off by unlocking PRESSLY APPROVED BY THE PARTY RE- 1. Leave the ignition switch placed in the ON SPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE COULD the driver’s door with the key or by pressing position for approximately 5 seconds. VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPER- the button on the keyfob. ATE THE EQUIPMENT. 2. Place the ignition switch in the OFF orThe alarm is activated by: LOCK position and wait approximately 10 seconds. ● opening a door without using the key or keyfob (even if the door is unlocked by using 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2. the inside lock knob or the power door lock 4. Restart the engine while holding the device switch). (which may have caused the interference)How to stop an activated alarm separate from the registered key. If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec-The alarm stops only by unlocking the driver’s ommends placing the registered key on a sepa-door or the liftgate with the key or by pressing rate key ring to avoid interference from otherthe button on the keyfob. devices. Instruments and controls 2-23
  • 102. WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER SWITCH Push the lever up ᭺ to have one sweep opera- 4 tion (MIST) of the wiper. Pull the lever toward you ᭺ to operate the 5 washer. The wiper will also operate several times. WARNING In freezing temperatures the washer solu- tion may freeze on the windshield and obscure your vision which may lead to an accident. Warm the windshield with the defroster before you wash the windshield. CAUTION LIC0474 WIC0843 ● Do not operate the washer continu-Security indicator light SWITCH OPERATION ously for more than 30 seconds.The security indicator light blinks whenever the The windshield wiper and washer operates when ● Do not operate the washer if the reser-ignition switch is placed in the LOCK, OFF or ACC the ignition switch is in the ON position. voir tank is empty.position. This function indicates the NISSAN Ve- Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the ● Do not fill the window washer reservoirhicle Immobilizer System is operational. following speed: tank with washer fluid concentrates atIf the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is mal- full strength. Some methyl alcoholfunctioning, the light will remain on while the ᭺ 1 Intermittent (INT) — intermittent operation based washer fluid concentrates mayignition switch is placed in the ON position. can be adjusted by turning the knob toward permanently stain the grille if spilledIf the light still remains on and/or the en- ᭺ (Slower) or ᭺ (Faster). A B while filling the window washer reser-gine will not start, see a NISSAN dealer for ᭺ 2 Low (LO) — continuous low speed operation voir tank.NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System ser-vice as soon as possible. Please bring all ᭺ 3 High (HI) — continuous high speed opera- tionregistered keys that you have when visitingyour NISSAN dealer for service.2-24 Instruments and controls
  • 103. REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHER SWITCH● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with WARNING water to the manufacturer’s recom- mended levels before pouring the fluid In freezing temperatures the washer solu- into the window washer reservoir tank. tion may freeze on the window and ob- Do not use the window washer reservoir scure your vision. Warm the rear window tank to mix the washer fluid concen- with the defroster before you wash the trate and water. rear window. CAUTION ● Do not operate the washer continu- ously for more than 30 seconds. ● Do not operate the washer if the reser- voir tank is empty. WIC0844 ● Do not fill the window washer reservoir The rear window wiper and washer operate when tank with washer fluid concentrates at the ignition switch is in the ON position. full strength. Some methyl alcohol based washer fluid concentrates may Turn the switch clockwise from the OFF position permanently stain the grille if spilled to operate the wiper. while filling the window washer reser- ᭺ 1 Intermittent (INT) – intermittent operation voir tank. (not adjustable) ● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with ᭺ 2 ON – continuous low speed operation water to the manufacturer’s recom- mended levels before pouring the fluid Push the switch forward ᭺ to operate the 3 into the window washer reservoir tank. washer. The wiper will also operate several times. Do not use the window washer reservoir tank to mix the washer fluid concen- trate and water. Instruments and controls 2-25
  • 104. REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNALMIRROR (if so equipped) SWITCHDEFROSTER SWITCH LIC0783 LIC1419 LIC0706 Type A Type B Type ATo defrost the rear window glass and outside HEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCHmirrors (if so equipped), start the engine andpush the rear window defroster switch on. The Lightingrear window defroster indicator light comes on.Push the switch again to turn the defroster off. ᭺ 1 When turning the switch to the posi- tion, the front parking, tail, license plate andThe rear window defroster automatically turns off instrument panel lights come on.after approximately 15 minutes. ᭺ 2 When turning the switch to the posi- CAUTION tion, the headlights come on and all the otherWhen cleaning the inner side of the rear lights remain on.window, be careful not to scratch or dam-age the rear window defroster.2-26 Instruments and controls
  • 105. After the headlights automatically turn off with the headlight switch in the or position, the headlights will illuminate again for 5 minutes if the headlight switch is moved to the OFF position and then turned to the or position. CAUTION Even though the battery saver feature au- tomatically turns off the headlights after a period of time, you should turn the head- light switch to the OFF position when the engine is not running to avoid discharging the vehicle battery. LIC0688 WIC0859 Type B DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEM Headlight beam select (Canada only) CAUTION ᭺ 1 To select the high beam function, push the The headlights automatically illuminate at a re-Use the headlights with the engine run- lever forward. The high beam lights come on duced intensity when the engine is started withning to avoid discharging the vehicle and the light illuminates. the parking brake released. The daytime runningbattery. ᭺ 2 Pull the lever back to select the low beam. lights operate with the headlight switch in the OFF position or in the position. Turn the ᭺ 3 Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the headlight switch to the position for full headlight high beams on and off. illumination when driving at night. Battery saver system If the ignition switch is placed in the OFF position while the headlight switch is in the or position, the headlights will turn off after 5 minutes. Instruments and controls 2-27
  • 106. If the parking brake is applied before the engine isstarted, the daytime running lights do not illumi-nate. The daytime running lights illuminate whenthe parking brake is released. The daytime run-ning lights will remain on until the ignition switchis placed in the OFF position. WARNINGWhen the daytime running light system isactive, tail lights on your vehicle are noton. It is necessary at dusk to turn on yourheadlights. Failure to do so could causean accident injuring yourself and others. WIC0917 WIC0860 INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS TURN SIGNAL SWITCH CONTROL Turn signal The instrument brightness control operates when the headlight control switch is in the , ᭺ 1 Move the lever up or down to signal the turning direction. When the turn is com- or position. pleted, the turn signals cancel automatically. Turn the control ᭺ to adjust the brightness of A Lane change signal instrument panel lights when driving at night. ᭺ 2 To signal a lane change, move the lever up or down to the point where the indicator light begins to flash, but the lever does not latch.2-28 Instruments and controls
  • 107. To turn the off road lights off, press the off road lamps switch again. If the high beam function of the headlights is turned off at any time, the off road lights will turn off as well. If the high beam function is turned back on, the off road lamps switch needs to be pressed again with the covers still removed in order to turn on the off road lights. The covers should remain on the off road lights when the lights are not in use. WIC0861 LIC1448FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped) OFF ROAD LAMPS SWITCH (if soTo turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch equipped)to the position, then turn the fog light The off road lights are designed to increase vis-switch to the position. ibility when driving during off road conditions. To turn on the off road lights:To turn the fog lights off, turn the fog light switchto the OFF position. ● The covers must be removed from the off road lights.The headlights must be on and the low beamsselected for the fog lights to operate. The fog ● The headlights must be set to the high beamlights automatically turn off when the high beam function.headlights are selected. ● Press the off road lamps switch. Instruments and controls 2-29
  • 108. HAZARD WARNING FLASHER HORNSWITCH The flashers will operate with the ignition switch placed in any position. Some state laws may prohibit the use of the hazard warning flasher switch while driving. LIC0394 WIC1449Push the switch on to warn other drivers when To sound the horn, push the area between theyou must stop or park under emergency condi- horn icons on the steering wheel.tions. All turn signal lights flash. WARNING WARNING Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so● If stopping for an emergency, be sure to could affect proper operation of the move the vehicle well off the road. supplemental front air bag system. Tam- pering with the supplemental front air bag● Do not use the hazard warning flashers system may result in serious personal while moving on the highway unless injury. 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 haz- ard warning flasher lights are on.2-30 Instruments and controls
  • 109. VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) HILL DESCENT CONTROL SWITCH (ifOFF SWITCH so equipped) ● The hill descent control may not control the vehicle speed on a hill under all load or road conditions. Always be prepared to depress the brake pedal to control vehicle speed. Failure to do so may re- sult in a collision or serious personal injury. CAUTION When the hill descent control system op- erates continuously for a long time, the temperature of the brake pads may in- crease and the hill descent control system WIC0534 LIC0743 may be temporarily disabled (the indicatorThe vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle light will blink). If the indicator light does WARNING not come on continuously after blinking,Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most driv-ing conditions. ● Never rely solely on the hill descent stop using the system.If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC control system to control vehicle speed The hill descent control system is designed tosystem reduces the engine output to reduce when driving on steep downhill grades. reduce driver workload when going down steepwheel spin. The engine speed will be reduced Always drive carefully when using the hills. The hill descent control system helps toeven if the accelerator is depressed to the floor. If hill descent control system and decel- erate the vehicle speed by depressing control vehicle speed so the driver can concen-maximum engine power is needed to free a stuck trate on steering the vehicle.vehicle, turn the VDC system off. the brake pedal if necessary. Be espe- cially careful when driving on frozen, To activate the hill descent control system:To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF muddy or extremely steep downhillswitch. The indicator will come on. roads. Failure to control vehicle speed ● the 4WD switch must be in the 4L positionPush the VDC OFF switch again or restart the engine may result in a loss of control of the and the vehicle speed must be under 15to turn on the system. See “Vehicle Dynamic Control vehicle and possible serious injury or mph (25 km/h) or(VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” section. death. Instruments and controls 2-31
  • 110. ELECTRONIC LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL (E-Lock) SYSTEM SWITCH (if so equipped) ● the 4WD switch must be in the 4H position When the E-Lock switch is turned ON, the indi- and the vehicle speed must be under 21 cator light will flash until the system engages. mph (35 km/h), and However, if all operation conditions listed above ● the hill descent control system switch must are not met or the system becomes disengaged, be ON. the indicator light will continue to flash.The hill descent control system on indicator light The Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) system is disabledwill come on when the system is activated. Also, and the ABS light illuminates when the E-Lockthe stop/tail lights illuminate while the hill descent system is ON. Also, the Vehicle Dynamic Controlcontrol system applies the brakes to control ve- (VDC) system is disabled and the VDC lighthicle speed. illuminates when the E-Lock system is ON.If the accelerator or brake pedal is depressed See “Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock)while the hill descent control system is on, the system” in the “Starting and Driving” section forsystem will stop operating temporarily. As soon further explanation and system limitations. LIC0729as the accelerator or brake pedal is released, thehill descent control system begins to function The Electronic Locking Rear Differential (E-Lock) WARNINGagain if the hill descent control operating condi- system can help provide added traction if thetions are fulfilled. vehicle is stuck or becoming stuck. ● Never leave the E-Lock system ON when driving on paved or hard-surfacedThe hill descent control system on indicator light To activate the E-Lock system: roads. Turning the vehicle may result inblinks if the switch is on and all conditions for ● the 4WD switch must be in the 4LO position the rear wheels slipping and result in ansystem activation are not met or if the system (4-wheel drive vehicles), accident and personal injury. After us-becomes disengaged for any reason. ing the E-Lock system to free the ve- ● the vehicle must be stopped or moving at 4 hicle, turn the system OFF.To turn off the hill descent control system, push mph (7 km/h) or less, andthe switch to the OFF position. ● the E-Lock system switch must be turnedFor additional information, see “Hill descent con- ON.trol system on indicator light” earlier in this sec-tion and “Hill descent control system” in the“Starting and driving” section of this manual.2-32 Instruments and controls
  • 111. CLUTCH INTERLOCK (clutch start) SWITCH (if so equipped)● Use the E-Lock system only when free- To use the clutch interlock switch: ing a stuck vehicle. Try the 4LO position 1. Set the parking brake. before using the E-Lock system. Never use the E-Lock system on a slippery 2. Depress the brake pedal with your right foot. road surface such as snow or ice sur- 3. Place your left foot on the brake pedal and face. Using the E-Lock system when release the parking brake. driving in these road conditions may cause unexpected movement of the ve- 4. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. hicle during engine braking, accelerat- 5. Press and release the clutch interlock ing or turning, which may result in an switch. The CANCEL light on the switch will accident and serious personal injury. illuminate. CAUTION 6. Turn the ignition to the START position to start the engine and, at the same time, de-● After using the E-Lock system, turn the WIC0817 press the accelerator pedal with your right switch OFF to prevent possible damage foot. As the vehicle begins to move, take to driveline components from extended WARNING your left foot off the brake. Once the engine use. Pay special attention to your surround- has started, the clutch interlock switch● Do not drive over 12 MPH (20 km/h) ings when using the clutch interlock CANCEL light shuts off. Do not use the when the system is engaged. Doing so switch. The vehicle will move forward or interlock switch to start the engine under could result in possible damage to the backward according to the gear selected. normal driving conditions. driveline. The clutch interlock (clutch start) switch allows● Do not turn on the E-lock system while for starting the engine without depressing the the tires are spinning. Doing so could clutch pedal. This feature helps you restart the damage drivetrain components. engine if it stops under difficult conditions. (For example, the engine stops on a steep hill and a slight movement forward or backward might be dangerous.) Instruments and controls 2-33
  • 112. POWER OUTLET WIC1420 LIC0761 LIC0862 Front row Center console Luggage areaThe power outlets are for powering electrical ● Only certain power outlets are designed ● Avoid using power outlets when the airaccessories such as cellular telephones. for use with a cigarette lighter unit. Do conditioner, headlights or rear windowThe power outlet located on the instrument panel not use any other power outlet for an defroster is on.and the power outlet located in the cargo area are accessory lighter. See your NISSAN ● Before inserting or disconnecting apowered directly by the vehicle’s battery. dealer for additional information. plug, be sure the electrical accessory ● Do not use with accessories that ex- being used is turned OFF.Open the cap to use a power outlet. ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. ● Push the plug in as far as it will go. If Do not use double adapters or more good contact is not made, the plug may CAUTION than one electrical accessory. overheat or the internal temperature● The outlet and plug may be hot during ● Use power outlets with the engine run- fuse may open. or immediately after use. ning to avoid discharging the vehicle ● When not in use, be sure to close the battery. cap. Do not allow water to contact the outlet.2-34 Instruments and controls
  • 113. STORAGE LIC1539 LIC0818 WIC1421 Top center tray AT model (if so equipped) MT model (if so equipped)STORAGE TRAYS WARNINGDo not place sharp objects in the trays tohelp prevent injury in an accident or sud-den stop. Instruments and controls 2-35
  • 114. LIC0766 LIC0768 WIC0609CONSOLE BOX GLOVE BOX SUNGLASSES HOLDER (if soPull up on the lever ᭺ to open the console box lid 1 To open the top portion of the glove box, push the equipped)᭺. 2 latch ᭺ up and raise the lid. A To open the sunglasses holder, push and release. To open the lower portion of the glove box, pull the handle ᭺ down and lower the lid. B WARNING Use the master key to lock or unlock the glove ● Keep the sunglasses holder closed box. The valet key cannot be used to lock or while driving to prevent an accident. unlock the glove box. WARNING Keep glove box lid closed while driving to help prevent injury in an accident or a sudden stop.2-36 Instruments and controls
  • 115. CAUTION● Do not use for anything other than sunglasses.● Do not leave sunglasses in the sun- glasses holder while parking in direct sunlight. The heat may damage the sunglasses. LIC0863 LIC0575 MAP POCKETS SEAT POCKETS (if so equipped) A pocket is located on the back of the driver’s seat. Instruments and controls 2-37
  • 116. WIC0827 WIC0771 LIC0864 Front 2nd row (rear of front console) Bottle holderCUP HOLDERS To open the 2nd row cup holders (rear of the front CAUTION console), lower the lid. To close, raise the lid. IfThe front cup holders have adapters that can be stepped on, the cup holder is designed to snap ● Do not use bottle holder for any otherremoved to accommodate larger cups. loose from the console. To re-install, close the objects that could be thrown about in cup holder assembly and push it back into the the vehicle and possibly injure people CAUTION console opening. during sudden braking or an accident.● Avoid abrupt starting and braking when To fold the 2nd row bench seat back, first close ● Do not use bottle holder for open liquid the cup holder is being used to prevent the cup holder. containers. spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it can scald you or your passenger.● Use only soft cups in the cup holder. Hard objects can injure you in an accident.2-38 Instruments and controls
  • 117. ● Never allow anyone to ride in the lug- gage area. It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. ● Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. ● The child restraint top tether strap may be damaged by contact with items in the cargo area. Secure any items in the cargo area. Your child could be seri- WIC1519 ously injured or killed in a collision ifCARGO AREA STORAGE LUGGAGE HOOKS the top tether strap is damaged.To access the floor storage area, push down ᭺ 1 ● Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a The luggage hooks can be used to secure cargoto raise the handle, then pull up on the handle ᭺ 2 with ropes or other types of straps. seat and using a seat belt properly.to lift the luggage board. WARNING WARNING ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes orDo not drive with the luggage board teth- straps to help prevent it from sliding orered to a ceiling hook. In a sudden stop or shifting. Do not place cargo higher thancollision, the luggage board could come the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col-loose and cause personal injury. lision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. ● Use suitable ropes and hooks to secure cargo. Instruments and controls 2-39
  • 118. LTI0140 LTI0141Side finisher Floor hooksDo not apply a load of more than 110 lb (490 N) Do not apply a load of more than 110 lb (490 N)to a single hook. to a single hook.2-40 Instruments and controls
  • 119. LIC0876 LIC0866 Cargo net (if so equipped) Right-hand luggage side netCARGO NETS The cargo nets help keep packages in the cargo The right-hand luggage side net is not removable. area from moving around while the vehicle is in WARNING motion. WARNING● Properly secure all cargo to help pre- To install the large cargo net (if so equipped), ● The cargo restrained in the luggage vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not attach the hooks to the retainers. side nets must not exceed 8.5 lb (3.9 kg) place cargo higher than the seatbacks. for each net or the net may not stay To remove the large cargo net, detach the hooks In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured secured. from the cargo net retainers. cargo could cause personal injury. ● Do not place sharp objects in the lug-● Be sure to secure all four hooks into the gage side nets. Such objects may be- retainers. The cargo restrained in the come dangerous projectiles and cause net must not exceed 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) or injury when the vehicle is moving or if the net may not stay secured. the vehicle is involved in a collision. Instruments and controls 2-41
  • 120. LIC0867 Left-hand luggage side netsTo install the removable left-hand luggage sidenet ᭺, attach the net to the retainers. To remove, Adetach the net from the retainers.The smaller left-hand luggage side net is notremovable. WIC08682-42 Instruments and controls
  • 121. ROOF RACK Always evenly distribute the cargo on the roof 5. Always check the tightness of the crossbar rack. The maximum total load including the adjusting screws. WARNING gear basket is 150 lb (68 kg) evenly distrib- To remove: uted. The maximum total load for the gear● Drive extra carefully when the vehicle is basket is 30 lb (13 kg) evenly distributed. Be 1. Loosen the adjusting screws with the loaded at or near the cargo carrying careful that your vehicle does not exceed the Torxdriver ᭺ by turning counterclockwise 1 capacity, especially if the significant portion of that load is carried on the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the ᭺. A roof rack. Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR front and 2. Rotate the clamps ᭺. C rear). The GVWR and GAWR are located on the● Heavy loading of the roof rack has the F.M.V.S.S. label (located on the driver’s side door 3. Remove the crossbar. potential to affect the vehicle stability jamb pillar). For more information regarding 4. Reverse to install. and handling during sudden or abnor- GVWR and GAWR, refer to “Vehicle loading mal handling maneuvers. information” in the “Technical and consumer in- 5. Always check the tightness of the crossbar formation” section later in this manual. adjusting screws.● Roof rack load should be evenly distributed. The crossbars (if so equipped) can be adjusted● Do not exceed maximum roof rack load or removed. Use the Torxdriver provided in the weight capacity. tool kit (located under the 2nd row seats) to loosen both crossbar adjusting screws.● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or To adjust: shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, 1. Loosen the adjusting screws with the unsecured cargo could cause personal Torxdriver ᭺ by turning counterclockwise 1 injury. ᭺. A 2. When the clamp is loosened, move the CAUTION crossbar so the cargo can be positioned onUse care when placing or removing items the crossbar ᭺. Bfrom the roof rack. If you cannot comfort- 3. Tighten the crossbar adjusting screws withably lift the items onto the roof rack from the Torxdriver by turning clockwise.the ground, use a ladder or stool. 4. Secure the cargo with rope. Instruments and controls 2-43
  • 122. LIC0869 LIC0870 Gear basket (if so equipped) Gear basket (if so equipped)To open the gear basket lid: NOTE: To remove the gear basket assembly:᭺1 Turn the handle counterclockwise. Cargo in the gear basket must fit with the 1. Open the lid. lid closed. The maximum total load for the᭺2 Raise the lid. gear basket is 30 lb (13 kg) evenly distrib- 2. Loosen the 4 Torxா head fasteners with a Torxdriver by turning counterclockwise ᭺. A uted. Do not force the lid closed. 3. Lift the gear basket to remove it ᭺. B WARNING 4. Reverse to reinstall. The lid should be closed and locked when 5. Always check the tightness of the gear bas- driving. ket fasteners.2-44 Instruments and controls
  • 123. WINDOWSPOWER WINDOWS Driver’s side power window switch The driver’s side control panel is equipped with WARNING switches to open or close the front and rear● Make sure that all passengers have passenger windows. their hands, etc. inside the vehicle while To open a window, push the switch and hold it it is in motion and before closing the down. To close a window, pull the switch and windows. Use the window lock switch hold it up. To stop the opening or closing function to prevent unexpected use of the power at any time, simply release the switch. windows.● Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- tivate switches or controls and become trapped in a window. Unattended chil- dren could become involved in serious WIC1100 accidents. 1. Window lock buttonThe power windows operate when the ignition 2. Power door lock switchswitch is placed in the ON position, or for about 3. Front passenger’s side window switch45 seconds after the ignition switch is placed in 4. Right rear passenger’s window switchthe OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s 5. Left rear passenger’s window switchdoor is opened during this period of about 45 6. Driver’s side automatic switchseconds, power to the windows is canceled. Instruments and controls 2-45
  • 124. WIC0343 WIC0874 LIC0410Front passenger’s power window Rear power window switch Automatic operationswitch The rear power window switches open or close To fully open a window equipped with automaticThe passenger’s window switch operates only only the corresponding windows. To open the operation, press the window switch down to thethe corresponding passenger’s window. To open window, push the switch and hold it down ᭺. To 1 second detent and release it; it need not be held.the window, push the switch and hold it down ᭺. 1 close the window, pull the switch up ᭺. 2 The window automatically opens all the way. ToTo close the window, pull the switch up ᭺.2 stop the window, lift the switch up while the Locking passengers’ windows window is opening. When the window lock button is depressed, only the driver’s side window can be opened or closed. Push it again to cancel the window lock function.2-46 Instruments and controls
  • 125. INTERIOR LIGHTS The lights will turn off while the 30 second timer is activated when: ● The driver’s door is locked by the keyfob, a key, or the power door lock switch. ● The ignition switch is placed in the ON po- sition. The lights will turn off automatically after 30 min- utes while doors are open to prevent the battery from becoming discharged. When the switch is in the OFF position ᭺, the 3 interior lights do not illuminate, regardless of door position. LIC0792 WIC0879 Type A Type B CAUTIONThe interior lights have a three-position switch ● The doors are unlocked by the keyfob, a key, Do not use for extended periods of timeand operate regardless of ignition switch posi- or the power door lock switch while all doors with the engine stopped. This could resulttion. are closed and the ignition switch is in the in a discharged battery. OFF position.When the switch is in the ON position ᭺, the 1interior lights illuminate, regardless of door posi- ● The driver’s door is opened and then closedtion. The lights will go off after about 30 minutes while the key is removed from the ignitionunless the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON switch.position. ● The key is removed from the ignition switchWhen the switch is in the ON position ᭺, the2 while all doors are closed.interior lights will stay on for about 30 secondswhen: Instruments and controls 2-47
  • 126. MAP LIGHTS CARGO LIGHT LIC0790 LIC0590To turn the map lights on, press the switches. To The cargo light on the overhead trim has a three-turn them off, press the switches again. position switch. To operate, push the switch to the desired position. CAUTION ON: The light is illuminated.Do not use for extended periods of time Normal (center) position: The light illuminateswith the engine stopped. This could result when the lift gate is opened. The light turns offin a discharged battery. when the lift gate is closed. OFF: The light does not illuminate regardless of door position or lock status.2-48 Instruments and controls
  • 127. 3 Pre-driving checks and adjustmentsKeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System keys . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Opening the fuel-filler lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Fuel-filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Locking with key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Tilt operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Locking with power door lock switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Automatic door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Vanity mirrors (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 Child safety rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13Remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Rearview mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 How to use remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Automatic anti-glare rearview mirrorHood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13Lift gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
  • 128. KEYS A key number is only necessary when you have After the registration process, these components lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate will only recognize keys coded into the NISSAN from. If you still have a key, your NISSAN dealer Vehicle Immobilizer System during registration. can duplicate it. Any key that is not given to your dealer at the time of registration will no longer be able to start your NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER vehicle. SYSTEM KEYS Do not allow the immobilizer system key, which You can only drive your vehicle using the master contains an electrical transponder, to come into or valet keys which are registered to the NISSAN contact with salt water. This could affect system Vehicle Immobilizer System components in your function. vehicle. These keys have a transponder chip in the key head. The master key can be used for all the locks. WPD0128 To protect belongings when you leave a key with1. Two master keys (black) with transpon- someone, give them the valet key only. der chip and chrome NISSAN brand Never leave these keys in the vehicle. symbol on one side2. Valet key (black) with transponder chip Additional or replacement keys:3. Key number plate If you still have a key, the key number is not4. Transponder chip necessary when you need extra NISSAN VehicleA key number plate is supplied with your keys. Immobilizer System keys. Your dealer can dupli-Record the key number and keep it in a safe place cate your existing key. As many as five NISSAN(such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. If you lose Vehicle Immobilizer System keys can be usedyour keys, see a NISSAN dealer for duplicates by with one vehicle. You should bring all NISSANusing the key number. NISSAN does not record Vehicle Immobilizer System keys that you have tokey numbers so it is very important to keep track your NISSAN dealer for registration. This is be-of your key number plate. cause the registration process will erase the memory of all key codes previously registered into the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System.3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 129. DOORSWhen the doors are locked using one of the Opening windows (if so equipped)following methods, the doors can not be openedusing the inside or outside door handles. The The driver’s door key operation allows you todoors must be unlocked to open the doors. open windows equipped with automatic opera- tion at the same time. WARNING ● To open the windows, turn the door key● Always have the doors locked while toward the rear of the vehicle for longer driving. Along with the use of seat belts, than 1 second after the door is unlocked. this provides greater safety in the event Windows stop when the key cylinder is released. of an accident by helping to prevent persons from being thrown from the The door windows cannot be closed by the vehicle. This also helps keep children driver’s door key. and others from unintentionally open- ing the doors, and will help keep out LPD0240 intruders. Driver’s side● Before opening any door, always look for and avoid oncoming traffic. LOCKING WITH KEY● Do not leave children unattended inside The power door lock system allows you to lock or the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- unlock all doors at the same time. tivate switches or controls. Unattended Turning the key toward the front ᭺ of the vehicle 1 children could become involved in seri- locks all doors. ous accidents. Turning the key one time toward the rear ᭺ of the 2 vehicle unlocks that door. From that position, returning the key to neutral ᭺ (where the key can 3 only be removed and inserted) and turning it toward the rear again within 5 seconds unlocks all doors ᭺. 4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-3
  • 130. When the power door lock switch (driver or pas- senger side) is moved to the lock position with the key in the ignition and any door open, all doors will lock and then unlock automatically. Lockout protection When the power door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) is moved to the lock position with the key in the ignition switch and any door open, all doors will lock and then unlock automatically. This helps to prevent the keys from being accidently locked inside the vehicle. AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKS LPD0320 WPD0381 ● All doors lock automatically when the vehicle Inside lock Driver’s side speed reaches 15 MPH (24 km/h).LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR ● All doors unlock automatically when the keyKNOB LOCK SWITCH is removed from the ignition switch.To lock the door without the key, move the inside To lock all the doors without a key, push the door The automatic lock and unlock functionslock knob to the lock position ᭺, then close the 1 lock switch (driver or front passenger side), to the can be deactivated or activated indepen-door. lock position ᭺, then close the door. When 1 dently of each other. To deactivate or activate locking the door this way, be certain not to leave the automatic door lock or unlock system, per-To unlock the door without the key, move the the key inside the vehicle.inside lock knob to the unlock position ᭺. 2 form the following procedure: To unlock all the doors without a key, push the 1. Close all doors. door lock switch (driver or front passenger side) to the unlock position ᭺. 2 2. Place the ignition switch in the ON position.3-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 131. REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM3. Do one of the following within 20 seconds of WARNING performing Step #2: The remote keyless entry keyfob trans- ● To change AUTO UNLOCK settings: mits radio waves when the buttons are push and hold the power door lock switch pushed. The FAA advises radio waves may to the position (UNLOCK) for more affect aircraft navigation and communica- than 5 seconds. tion systems. Do not operate the remote ● To change AUTO LOCK settings: push keyless entry keyfob while on an airplane. and hold the power door lock switch to Make sure the buttons are not operated the position (LOCK) for more unintentionally when the unit is stored for than 5 seconds. a flight.4. When activated, the hazard warning lights It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, turn the will flash twice. When deactivated, the haz- interior light on, and activate the panic alarm by ard warning lights will flash once. using the keyfob from outside the vehicle. WPD03215. The ignition switch must be placed in the Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK before locking the doors. OFF and ON position again between each setting change. Child safety locks help prevent the rear doors The keyfob can operate at a distance of approxi- from being opened accidentally, especially when mately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The effective small children are in the vehicle. distance depends upon the conditions around The child safety lock levers are located on the the vehicle. edge of the rear doors. As many as 5 keyfobs can be used with one When the lever is in the lock position, the vehicle. For information concerning the purchase door can be opened only from the outside. and use of additional keyfobs, contact a NISSAN dealer. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5
  • 132. The keyfob will not function when: ● Do not attach the keyfob with a key ● the battery is discharged holder that contains a magnet. ● the distance between the vehicle and the ● Do not place the keyfob near equip- keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m) ment that produces a magnetic field, such as a TV, audio equipment and per-The panic alarm will not activate when the sonal computers.key is in the ignition switch. If a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN rec- ommends erasing the ID code of that key- CAUTION fob. This will prevent the keyfob from un-Listed below are conditions or occur- authorized use to unlock the vehicle. Forrences which will damage the keyfob: information regarding the erasing proce- dure, please contact a NISSAN dealer.● Do not allow the keyfob, which contains electrical components, to come into LPD0209 contact with water or salt water. This could affect the system function. HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS● Do not drop the keyfob. ENTRY SYSTEM● Do not strike the keyfob sharply against Locking doors another object. 1. Close all windows.● Do not change or modify the keyfob. 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch.● Wetting may damage the keyfob. If the keyfob gets wet, immediately wipe until 3. Close the hood and all doors. it is completely dry. 4. Press the button on the keyfob. All● Do not place the keyfob for an extended the doors lock. The hazard warning lights period in an area where temperatures flash twice and the horn beeps once to exceed 140°F (60°C). indicate all doors are locked.3-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 133. ● When the button is pressed with Press the button on the keyfob again all doors locked, the hazard warning lights within 5 seconds. flash twice and the horn beeps once as a ● All doors unlock. reminder that the doors are already locked. ● The hazard warning lights flash once if all doors are completely closed. ● If a door is open and you press the button, the doors will lock The interior lights can be turned off without wait- but the horn will not beep and the hazard ing 30 seconds by inserting the key into the lights will not flash. ignition switch and placing the ignition switch in the ON or START position, locking the doors withThe horn may or may not beep. Refer to “Silenc- the keyfob or pushing the interior light switch toing the horn beep feature” in this section for the OFF position.details. Auto relock LPD0210 When the button on the keyfob is pressed, Unlocking doors all doors will lock automatically within 1 minute Press the button on the keyfob once. unless one of the following operations is per- formed: ● Only the driver’s door unlocks. ● Any door is opened. ● The hazard warning lights flash once if all doors are completely closed with the ignition ● A key is inserted into the ignition switch and switch in any position except the ON posi- the switch is cycled from OFF to ON. tion. ● The interior lights illuminate for 30 seconds when the interior light switch is in the normal operation position. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7
  • 134. The hazard warning lights will flash once and the horn will sound once to confirm that the horn beep feature has been reactivated. Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si- lence the horn if the alarm is triggered. Using the interior lights Press the button on the keyfob once to turn on the interior lights. For additional information, refer to “Interior lights” in the “Instruments and controls” section in this manual. LPD0211 LPD0262Using the panic alarm Silencing the horn beep featureIf you are near your vehicle and feel threatened, If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti-you may activate the panic alarm to call attention vated using the keyfob.by pressing and holding the button on thekeyfob for longer than 0.5 seconds. To deactivate: Press and hold the and buttons for at least 2 seconds.The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 25seconds. The hazard warning lights will flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has beenThe panic alarm stops when: deactivated. ● it has run for 25 seconds, or To activate: Press and hold the ● any button is pressed on the keyfob. and buttons for at least 2 seconds once more.3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 135. HOOD LIFT GATE WARNING WARNING ● Make sure the hood is completely ● Always be sure the lift gate has been closed and latched before driving. Fail- closed securely to prevent it from open- ure to do so could cause the hood to fly ing while driving. open and result in an accident. ● Do not drive with the lift gate open. This ● If you see steam or smoke coming from could allow dangerous exhaust gases the engine compartment, to avoid injury to be drawn into the vehicle. See “Ex- do not open the hood. haust gas” in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual. ● Make sure that all passengers have their hands, etc., inside the vehicle be- fore closing the lift gate. LPD0302᭺1 Pull the hood lock release handle located below the driver’s side instrument panel. The hood will spring up slightly.᭺2 Push the lever at the front of the hood to the side as illustrated with your fingertips and raise the hood.᭺3 Insert the support rod into the slot on the underside of the hood.When closing the hood, return the hood rod to itsoriginal position. Lower the hood approximately12 inch (30 cm) above the latch and release it.This allows proper engagement of the hood latch. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9
  • 136. FUEL-FILLER DOOR LPD0322 LPD0460 LPD0323The power door lock system allows you to lock or OPENING THE FUEL-FILLER LID FUEL-FILLER CAPunlock all doors including the lift gate simulta-neously. Pull the lid to open. The fuel-filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove. To tighten, turnTo open the lift gate, pull up on the handle. the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks areTo close, lower and push the lift gate down se- heard.curely. Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder ᭺ while 1 refueling.3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 137. WARNING ● Do not fill a portable fuel container in CAUTION the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity● Gasoline is extremely flammable and can cause an explosion of flammable ● If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body, highly explosive under certain condi- liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or flush it away with water to avoid paint tions. You could be burned or seriously trailer. To reduce the risk of serious damage. injured if it is misused or mishandled. injury or death when filling portable fuel ● Insert the fuel-filler cap straight into the Always stop the engine and do not containers: fuel-filler tube, then tighten until the smoke or allow open flames or sparks – Always place the container on the fuel-filler cap clicks. Failure to tighten near the vehicle when refueling. ground when filling. the fuel-filler cap properly may cause● Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank the Malfunction Indicator Light after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off – Do not use electronic devices when automatically. Continued refueling may filling. (MIL) to illuminate. If the light cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel – Keep the pump nozzle in contact illuminates because the fuel-filler cap spray and possibly a fire. with the container while you are fill- is loose or missing, tighten or install the● Use only an original equipment type ing it. cap and continue to drive the vehicle. fuel-filler cap as a replacement. It has a – Use only approved portable fuel con- The light should turn off after a built-in safety valve needed for proper tainers for flammable liquid. operation of the fuel system and emis- few driving trips. If the light sion control system. An incorrect cap does not turn off after a few driving can result in a serious malfunction and trips, have the vehicle inspected by a possible injury. It could also cause the NISSAN dealer malfunction indicator light to come on. ● For additional information, see the● Never pour fuel into the throttle body to “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” in attempt to start your vehicle. the “Instruments and Controls” section in this manual. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11
  • 138. STEERING WHEEL SUN VISORS ᭺ 3 Slide the extension sun visor (if so equipped) in or out as needed. CAUTION ● Do not store the sun visor before return- ing the extension to its original position. ● Do not pull the extension sun visor forc- edly downward. LPD0304TILT OPERATION WARNINGDo not adjust the steering wheel whiledriving. You could lose control of yourvehicle and cause an accident.Pull the lock lever forward and hold it to adjust the WPD0315steering wheel up or down to the desired posi-tion. ᭺ 1 To block glare from the front, swing down the main sun visor.Release the lock lever to lock the steering wheelin place. ᭺ 2 To block glare from the side, remove the main sun visor from the center mount and swing the visor to the side.3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 139. MIRRORS AUTOMATIC ANTI-GLARE REARVIEW MIRROR (if so equipped) WPD0307 WPD0126VANITY MIRRORS (if so equipped) REARVIEW MIRRORTo access the vanity mirror, pull the sun visor The night position ᭺ reduces glare from the 1down and flip open the mirror cover. Some vanity headlights of vehicles behind you at night.mirrors are illuminated and turn on when the Use the day position ᭺ when driving in daylight 2mirror cover is open. hours. WARNING Use the night position only when neces- sary, because it reduces rear view clarity. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13
  • 140. With the ignition switch in the ON position, press the button as described: ● To turn off the anti-glare feature, press the button. The indicator light will turn off. ● To turn on the anti-glare feature, press the button again. The indicator light will turn on. For more information about the ᭺ compass and 2 compass features (if so equipped), refer to “Compass display” in the “Instruments and con- trols” section of this manual. LPD0446 WPD0170 OUTSIDE MIRRORSThe inside mirror is designed so that it automati- Manual control type (if so equipped)cally dims according to the intensity of the head- WARNINGlights of the vehicle following you. The automatic The outside mirror can be moved in any directionanti-glare feature is activated when the ignition ● Objects viewed in the outside mirror on for a better rear view.switch is in the ON position. the passenger side are closer than they appear. Be careful when moving to theNOTE: right. Using only this mirror could cause an accident. Use the inside mirror orDo not hang any objects over the sensors glance over your shoulder to properly᭺ or apply glass cleaner to the sensors. 1 judge distances to other objects.Doing so will reduce the sensitivity of thesensors, resulting in improper operation.The indicator light will illuminate when the auto-matic anti-glare feature is operating.3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 141. Heated mirrors (Canada only) (if so equipped) Some outside mirrors can be heated to defrost, defog, or de-ice for improved visibility. For addi- tional information, see “Rear window and outside mirror defroster switch” in the “Instruments and controls” section of this manual. LPD0237 LPD0259Electric control type (if so equipped) Foldable outside mirrorsThe outside mirror remote control will operate Pull the outside mirror toward the door to fold it.only when the ignition switch is placed in theACC or ON position.Move the small switch ᭺ to select the right or left 1mirror. Adjust each mirror to the desired positionusing the large switch ᭺.2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-15
  • 142. MEMO3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 143. 4 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phonesystemsVents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 FM/AM radio with compact disc (CD) playerHeater and air conditioner (manual) (Type A). . . . . . . . . . 4-2 (Type A and B) (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc (CD) Heater operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4 changer (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28 Air conditioner operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-34 Steering wheel switch for audio control Air flow charts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-35Heater and air conditioner (manual) (Type B). . . . . . . . . . 4-9 Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36 Heater operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11 Bluetoothா Hands-Free Phone System Air conditioner operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37 Air flow charts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13 Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38Servicing air conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16 Using the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-39Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 Control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-41 Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-41 FM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 List of voice commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-43 AM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 Speaker adaptation (SA) mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-48 Satellite radio reception (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-18 Manual Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-49 Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18 Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-50
  • 144. VENTS HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER (manual) (Type A) WARNING ● The air conditioner cooling function op- erates only when the engine is running. ● Do not leave children or adults who would normally require the assistance of others alone in your vehicle. Pets should also not be left alone. They could accidentally injure themselves or others through inadvertent operation of the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, temperatures in a closed vehicle could quickly become high enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to WHA1165 people or animals.Adjust air flow direction for the driver’s side vents ● Do not use the recirculation mode for᭺, center vents ᭺, and passenger’s side vents 1 2 long periods as it may cause the interior᭺ by moving the vent slide and/or vent assem- 3 air to become stale and the windows toblies. fog up.4-2 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 145. — Air flows mainly from foot outlets. — Air flows from defroster out- lets and foot outlets. — Air flows mainly from de- froster outlets. ● When the , or position is selected, the air recirculation mode cannot be turned on. This prevents the win- dows from fogging. Temperature control dial LHA0489 The temperature control dial allows you to adjust Type A the temperature of the outlet air. To lower the1. Fan control dial Air flow control dial temperature, turn the dial to the left. To increase2. Temperature control dial the temperature, turn the dial to the right. The air flow control dial allows you to select the3. Air flow control dial Air recirculation button air flow outlets.4. Air conditioner button5. Rear window defroster button MAX A/C — Air flows from center and ON position (Indicator light on):6. Air recirculation button side vents with maximum Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle. cooling (air conditioning ifCONTROLS Press the button to the on position when: so equipped).Fan control dial — Air flows from center and ● driving on a dusty road. side vents. ● to prevent traffic fumes from entering pas-The fan control dial turns the fan on and off, and — Air flows from center and senger compartment.controls fan speed. side vents and foot outlets. ● for maximum cooling when using the air con- ditioner. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-3
  • 146. OFF position (Indicator light off): HEATER OPERATION 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-Outside air is drawn into the passenger compart- Heating tion.ment and distributed through the selected outlet. This mode is used to direct heated air to the foot 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-Use the off position for normal heater or air con- sired position.ditioner operation. outlets. Some air also flows from the defrost outlets. Defrosting or defogging Air conditioner button 1. Push the button to the OFF position This mode directs the air to the defrost outlets to for normal heating. The indicator light on defrost/defog the windows.Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the the button will go off.desired (1 to 4) position and push the 1. Turn the air flow control dial to thebutton to turn on the air conditioner. The indicator 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the position.light on the button will come on. Push position. 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-the button again to turn off the air condi- 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- tion.tioner. The indicator light on the button will tion.go off. 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- sired position between the middle and theThe air conditioner cooling function oper- sired position between the middle and the hot position.ates only when the engine is running. hot position. ● To quickly remove ice or fog from the win-Rear window defroster switch dows, turn the fan control dial to 4 and the VentilationFor more information about the rear window de- temperature control lever to the full HOTfroster switch, see “Rear window and outside This mode directs outside air to the side and position.mirror defroster switch” in the “Instruments and center vent.controls” section of this manual. 1. Push the button to the OFF position. The indicator light on the button will go off. 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the position.4-4 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 147. ● When the position is selected, the air 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- ● When the position is selected, the air conditioner automatically turns on (however, sired position. conditioner automatically turns on (however, the indicator light will not illuminate) if the the indicator light on the button will outside temperature is more than 36°F Heating and defogging not come on) if the outside temperature is (2°C). If the system is in defrost mode for This mode heats the interior and defogs the wind- more than 36°F (2°C). If the air flow control more than one minute, the air conditioning shield. dial is in the position for more than system will continue to operate until the fan one minute, the air conditioning system will control dial is turned to OFF or the vehicle is 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the position. continue to operate until the fan control dial shut off, even if the air flow control dial is is turned to OFF or the vehicle is shut off, turned to a position other than the 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- even if the air flow control dial is turned to a position. This dehumidifies the air which tion. position other than the position. This helps defog the windshield. The 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- dehumidifies the air which helps defog the mode automatically turns off, allowing out- sired position between the middle and the windshield. The mode automatically side air to be drawn into the passenger turns off, allowing outside air to be drawn hot position. compartment to further improve the defog- into the passenger compartment to further ging performance. improve the defogging performance.Bi-level heating Operating tipsThe bi-level mode directs warmed air to the sideand center vents and to the front and rear floor Clear snow and ice from the wiper bladesoutlets. and air inlet in front of the windshield. This improves heater operation. 1. Push the button to the OFF position. The indicator light on the button will AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION go off. Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the desired position, and push in the button to position. activate the air conditioner. When the air condi- tioner is on, cooling and dehumidifying functions 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- are added to the heater operation. tion. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-5
  • 148. The air conditioner cooling function oper- 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- ● After parking in the sun, drive for 2 or 3ates only when the engine is running. tion. minutes with the windows open to vent hot air from the passenger compartment. Then,Cooling 3. Push the button. The indicator light close the windows. This allows the air con- comes on. ditioner to cool the interior more quickly.This mode is used to cool and dehumidify the air. When the air flow control dial is in the ● The air conditioning system should be 1. Push the button to the off position. operated for approximately 10 minutes or position, the air conditioner automati- 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the cally turns on (however, the indicator light will not at least once a month. This helps pre- position. illuminate) if the outside temperature is more than vent damage to the system due to lack 36°F (2°C). If one of these positions is selected of lubrication. 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- for more than one minute, the air conditioning ● A visible mist may be seen coming from the tion. system will continue to operate until the fan con- ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the air 4. Push the button. The indicator light trol dial is turned to OFF or the vehicle is shut off, is cooled rapidly. This does not indicate a comes on. even if the air flow control dial is turned to a malfunction. position other than these positions. This dehu- ● If the engine coolant temperature 5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- midifies the air which helps defog the windshield. sired position. gauge indicates engine coolant tem- The mode automatically turns off, allowing perature over the normal range, turn ● For quick cooling when the outside tem- outside air to be drawn into the passenger com- the air conditioner off. See “If your perature is high, push the button to partment to further improve the defogging perfor- vehicle overheats” in the “In case of the on position (indicator light on). Be sure mance. emergency” section of this manual. to return the button to the off position 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- AIR FLOW CHARTS for normal cooling. sired position. The following charts show the button and dialDehumidified defogging Operating tips positions for MAXIMUM AND QUICK heating, cooling or defrosting. For additional informationThis mode is used to defog the windows and ● Keep the windows closed while the air con- on heating and cooling, see “Heater and air con-dehumidify the air. ditioner is in operation. ditioner” in this section. The air recirculation 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the ( ) button should always be in the OFF position. position for heating and defrosting.4-6 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 149. WHA0775 WHA0776 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-7
  • 150. WHA0777 WHA07784-8 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 151. HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER (manual) (Type B) WARNING ● The air conditioner cooling function op- erates only when the engine is running. ● Do not leave children or adults who would normally require the assistance of others alone in your vehicle. Pets should also not be left alone. They could accidentally injure themselves or others through inadvertent operation of the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, temperatures in a closed vehicle could quickly become high enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to people or animals. ● Do not use the recirculation mode for long periods as it may cause the interior air to become stale and the windows to fog up.WHA1074 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-9
  • 152. — Air flows from center and side vents. — Air flows from center and side vents and foot outlets. — Air flows mainly from foot outlets. — Air flows from defroster out- lets and foot outlets. — Air flows mainly from defroster outlets. Temperature control dial The temperature control dial allows you to adjust WHA1406 the temperature of the outlet air. To lower the Type B temperature, turn the dial to the left. To increase1. Fan speed control dial CONTROLS the temperature, turn the dial to the right.2. Front window defroster button3. Rear window defroster button Fan control dial Air recirculation button4. Air recirculation button The fan control dial turns the fan on and off, and ON position (Indicator light on):5. Temperature control dial controls fan speed. Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle.6. MAX A/C button7. Air flow control buttons Air flow control buttons Press the button to the on position when:8. Air conditioner button The air flow control buttons allow you to select ● driving on a dusty road. the air flow outlets. ● to prevent traffic fumes from entering pas- MAX — Air flows from center and side senger compartment. A/C vents with maximum cooling (air conditioning). ● for maximum cooling when using the air con- ditioner.4-10 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 153. OFF position (Indicator light off): 1. Press the button to the OFF position 1. Press the defrost/defog button .Outside air is drawn into the passenger compart- for normal heating. The indicator light onment and distributed through the selected outlet. 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- the button will go off. tion.Use the off position for normal heater or air con- 2. Press the air flow control button. 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-ditioner operation. sired position between the middle and the 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- Air conditioner button hot position. tion. ● To quickly remove ice or fog from the win-Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- dows, turn the fan control dial to the highestdesired position and push the button to sired position between the middle and the setting and the temperature control to theturn on the air conditioner. The indicator light hot position. full HOT position.comes on when the air conditioner is operating. Ventilation ● When the position is selected, the airTo turn off the air conditioner, push the conditioner automatically turns on (however,button again. This mode directs outside air to the side and center ventilators. the indicator light on the button willThe air conditioner cooling function oper- not come on) if the outside temperature isates only when the engine is running. 1. Press the button to the OFF position. more than 36°F (2°C). If in defrost mode for The indicator light on the button will more than one minute, the air conditioningRear window defroster switch go off. system will continue to operate until the fan control dial is turned to OFF, the vehicle isFor more information about the rear window de- shut off, or the A/C button is used to turn off 2. Press the air flow control button.froster switch, see “Rear window and outside the compressor even if the air flow controlmirror defroster switch” in the “Instruments and 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- dial is turned to a position other thancontrols” section of this manual. tion. the position. This dehumidifies the airHEATER OPERATION 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- which helps defog the windshield. sired position. The mode automatically turns off, al-Heating lowing outside air to be drawn into the pas- Defrosting or defogging senger compartment to further improve theThis mode is used to direct heated air to the foot This mode directs the air to the defrost outlets to defogging performance.outlets. Some air also flows from the defrostoutlets. defrost/defog the windows. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-11
  • 154. Bi-level heating ● When the position is selected, the air The air conditioner cooling function oper- conditioner automatically turns on (however, ates only when the engine is running.The bi-level mode directs warmed air to the sideand center vents and to the front and rear floor the indicator light on the button will Coolingoutlets. not come on) if the outside temperature is more than 36°F (2°C). If the air flow This mode is used to cool and dehumidify the air. 1. Press the button to the OFF position. control button is selected for more than one 1. Press the button to the OFF position. The indicator light on the button will minute, the air conditioning system will con- go off. tinue to operate until the fan control dial is 2. Press the air flow control button. turned to OFF, the vehicle is shut off, or the 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- 2. Press the air flow control button. A/C button is used to turn off the compres- tion. 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- sor even if the air flow control dial is turned to tion. a position other than the position. 4. Press the button. The indicator light This dehumidifies the air which helps defog on the button will come on. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- sired position. the windshield. The mode automati- 5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- cally turns off, allowing outside air to be sired position.Heating and defogging drawn into the passenger compartment to ● For quick cooling when the outside tem- further improve the defogging performance.This mode heats the interior and defogs the wind- perature is high, push the button toshield. Operating tips the ON position. The indicator light on the button will come on. Be sure to 1. Press the air flow control button. Clear snow and ice from the wiper blades return the to the OFF position for nor- and air inlet in front of the windshield. This 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- improves heater operation. mal cooling. The indicator light on the tion. button will go off. You may also select MAX AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION A/C for quick cooling. 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- sired position between the middle and the Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the hot position. desired position, and push in the button to activate the air conditioner. When the air condi- tioner is on, cooling and dehumidifying functions are added to the heater operation.4-12 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 155. Dehumidified defogging Operating tips AIR FLOW CHARTSThis mode is used to defog the windows and ● Keep the windows closed while the air con- The following charts show the button and dialdehumidify the air. ditioner is in operation. positions for MAXIMUM AND QUICK heating, cooling or defrosting. For additional information 1. Press the air flow control button. ● After parking in the sun, drive for 2 or 3 on heating and cooling, see “Heater and air con- minutes with the windows open to vent hot 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- ditioner” in this section. The air recirculation air from the passenger compartment. Then, tion. close the windows. This allows the air con- ( ) button should always be in the OFF ditioner to cool the interior more quickly. position for heating and defrosting. 3. Press the button. The indicator light comes on. ● The air conditioning system should be operated for approximately 10 minutesWhen the or positions are se- at least once a month. This helps pre-lected, the air conditioner automatically turns on vent damage to the system due to lack(however, the indicator light will not illuminate) if of lubrication.the outside temperature is more than 36°F (2°C). ● A visible mist may be seen coming from theIf one of these air flow control buttons is selected ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the airfor more than one minute, the air conditioning is cooled rapidly. This does not indicate asystem will continue to operate until the fan con- malfunction.trol dial is turned to OFF, the air conditioner is ● If the engine coolant temperatureturned OFF, or the vehicle is shut off, even if a gauge indicates engine coolant tem-position other than these positions is selected. perature over the normal range, turnThis dehumidifies the air which helps defog the the air conditioner off. See “If yourwindshield. The mode automatically turns vehicle overheats” in the “In case ofoff, allowing outside air to be drawn into the emergency” section of this manual.passenger compartment to further improve thedefogging performance. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- sired position. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-13
  • 156. WHA0916 WHA09174-14 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 157. WHA0918 WHA0919 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-15
  • 158. SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER The air conditioner system in your NISSAN ve- hicle is charged with a refrigerant designed with the environment in mind. This refrigerant does not harm the earth’s ozone layer. Special charging equipment and lubricant is re- quired when servicing your NISSAN air condi- tioner. Using improper refrigerants or lubricants will cause severe damage to your air conditioner system. See “Air conditioner system refrigerant and oil recommendations” in the “Technical and consumer information” section of this manual. A NISSAN dealer is able to service your “environ- mentally friendly” air conditioning system. WARNING The air conditioner system contains re- frigerant under high pressure. To avoid personal injury, any air conditioner ser- vice should be done only by an experi- enced technician with proper equipment. WHA13624-16 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 159. AUDIO SYSTEMRADIO Reception conditions will constantly change be- Static and flutter: During signal interference from cause of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain, buildings, large hills or due to antenna positionPlace the ignition switch in the ACC or ON signal distance and interference from other ve- (usually in conjunction with increased distanceposition and press the PWR (power)/VOL (vol- hicles can work against ideal reception. De- from the station transmitter), static or flutter canume) knob to turn the radio on. If you listen to the scribed below are some of the factors that can be heard. This can be reduced by adjusting theradio with the engine not running, the ignition affect your radio reception. treble control to reduce treble response.switch should be placed in the ACC position. Some cellular phones or other devices may Multipath reception: Because of the reflectiveRadio reception is affected by station signal cause interference or a buzzing noise to come characteristics of FM signals, direct and reflectedstrength, distance from radio transmitter, build- from the audio system speakers. Storing the de- signals reach the receiver at the same time. Theings, bridges, mountains and other external influ- vice in a different location may reduce or elimi- signals may cancel each other, resulting in mo-ences. Intermittent changes in reception quality nate the noise. mentary flutter or loss of sound.normally are caused by these external influences. FM RADIO RECEPTION AM RADIO RECEPTIONUsing a cellular phone in or near the ve- Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 – 30 mi AM signals, because of their low frequency, canhicle may influence radio reception quality. (40 – 48 km), with monaural (single channel) FM bend around objects and skip along the ground.Radio reception having slightly more range than stereo FM. Exter- In addition, the signals can be bounced off the nal influences may sometimes interfere with FM ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because ofYour NISSAN radio system is equipped with station reception even if the FM station is within these characteristics, AM signals are also sub-state-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance ra- 25 mi (40 km). The strength of the FM signal is ject to interference as they travel from transmitterdio reception. These circuits are designed to directly related to the distance between the to receiver.extend reception range, and to enhance the qual- transmitter and receiver. FM signals follow a line- Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passingity of that reception. of-sight path, exhibiting many of the same char- through freeway underpasses or in areas with acteristics as light. For example, they will reflectHowever, there are some general characteristics many tall buildings. It can also occur for several off objects.of both FM and AM radio signals that can affect seconds during ionospheric turbulence even inradio reception quality in a moving vehicle, even Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away from areas where no obstacles exist.when the finest equipment is used. These char- a station transmitter, the signals will tend to fade Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical and/or drift.acteristics are completely normal in a given re- power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights.ception area and do not indicate any malfunctionin your NISSAN radio system. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-17
  • 160. SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTION (if so Compact disc (CD) playerequipped) CAUTIONWhen the satellite radio is used for the first timeor the battery has been replaced, the satellite ● Do not force a compact disc into the CDradio may not work properly. This is not a mal- insert slot. This could damage the CDfunction. Wait more than 10 minutes with satellite and/or CD changer/player.radio ON and the vehicle outside of any metal or ● Trying to load a CD with the CD doorlarge building for satellite radio to receive all of closed could damage the CD and/or CDthe necessary data. changer.No satellite radio reception is available and “NO ● Only one CD can be loaded into the CDSAT” is displayed when the SAT band option is player at a time.selected unless optional satellite receiver andantenna are installed and an XMா satellite radio ● Only use high quality 4.7 in (12 cm)service subscription is active. Satellite radio can round discs that have the “COMPACTonly be installed in vehicles that were factory disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the discpre-wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio is not or packaging.available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. ● During cold weather or rainy days, theSatellite radio performance may be affected if player may malfunction due to the hu-cargo carried on the roof blocks the satellite radio midity. If this occurs, remove the CDsignal. and dehumidify or ventilate the playerIf possible, do not put cargo over the satellite completely. LHA0099antenna. ● The player may skip while driving onA build up of ice on the satellite radio antenna can AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS rough roads.affect satellite radio performance. Remove the ● The CD player sometimes cannot func-ice to restore satellite radio reception. tion when the compartment tempera- ture is extremely high or low. Decrease/increase the temperature before use.4-18 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 161. ● Do not expose the CD to direct sun- CHECK DISC: Compact Disc with MP3 or WMA (if light. so equipped) ● Confirm that the CD is inserted cor-● CDs that are in poor condition or are rectly (the label side is facing up, Terms: dirty, scratched or covered with finger- etc.). prints may not work properly. ● MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures ● Confirm that the CD is not bent or Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the● The following CDs may not work prop- warped and it is free of scratches. erly: most well-known compressed digital audio PRESS EJECT: file format. This format allows for near “CD ● Copy control compact discs (CCCD) quality” sound, but at a fraction of the size of This is an error due to excessive tem- ● Recordable compact discs (CD-R) perature inside the player. Remove the normal audio files. MP3 conversion of an audio track from CD-ROM can reduce the ● Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW) CD by pressing the EJECT button. After file size by approximately a 10:1 ratio with a short time, reinsert the CD. The CD● Do not use the following CDs as they virtually no perceptible loss in quality. MP3 can be played when the temperature of compression removes the redundant and may cause the CD player to malfunc- tion: the player returns to normal. irrelevant parts of a sound signal that the UNPLAYABLE: human ear doesn’t hear. ● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter ● CDs that are not round The file is unplayable in this audio sys- ● WMA — Windows Media Audio (WMA)* is a tem (only MP3 or WMA CD). compressed audio format created by Mi- ● CDs with a paper label crosoft as an alternative to MP3. The WMA ● CDs that are warped, scratched, or codec offers greater file compression than have abnormal edges the MP3 codec, enabling storage of more digital audio tracks in the same amount of● This audio system can only play pre- space when compared to MP3s at the same recorded CDs. It has no capability to level of quality. record or burn CDs. ● Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of● If the CD cannot be played, one of the bits per second used by a digital music file. following messages will be displayed. The size and quality of a compressed digital audio file is determined by the bit rate used when encoding the file. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-19
  • 162. ● Sampling frequency — Sampling frequency Playback order: is the rate at which the samples of a signal Music playback order of a CD with MP3 or WMA are converted from analog to digital (A/D files is as illustrated. conversion) per second. ● The names of folders not containing MP3 or ● Multisession — Multisession is one of the WMA files are not shown in the display. methods for writing data to media. Writing data once to the media is called a single ● If there is a file in the top level of the disc, session, and writing more than once is called “Root Folder” is displayed. a multisession. ● The playback order is the order in which the ● ID3/WMA Tag — The ID3/WMA tag is the files were written by the writing software. part of the encoded MP3 or WMA file that Therefore, the files might not play in the contains information about the digital music desired order. file such as song title, artist, encoding bit rate, track time duration, etc. ID3 tag infor- mation is displayed on the Artist/song title line on the display.* Windowsா and Windows Mediaா are regis-tered trademarks and trademarks in the UnitedStates of America and other countries of Mi-crosoft Corporation of the USA. WHA1078 Playback order chart4-20 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 163. Specification chart: Supported media CD, CD-R, CD-RW Supported file systems ISO9660 LEVEL1, ISO9660 LEVEL2, Apple ISO, Romeo, Joliet * ISO9660 Level 3 (packet writing) is not supported. Version MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2.5 MP3 Sampling frequency 8 kHz - 48 kHz Supported Bit rate 8 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR versions*1 WMA Version WMA7, WMA8, WMA9 Sampling frequency 32 kHz - 48 kHz Bit rate 48 kbps - 192 kbps, VBR Tag information ID3 tag VER1.0, VER1.1, VER2.2, VER2.3 (MP3 only) Folder levels Folder levels: 8, Max folders: 255 (including root folder), Files: 512 (Max. 255 files for one folder) Text character number limitation 128 characters 01: ASCII, 02: ISO-8859-1, 03: UNICODE (UTF-16 BOM Big Endian), 04: UNICODE (UTF-16 Non-BOM Big Endian), 05: Displayable character codes*2 UNICODE (UTF-8), 06: UNICODE (Non-UTF-16 BOM Little Endian)*1 Files created with a combination of 48 kHz sampling frequency and 64 kbps bit rate cannot be played.*2 Available codes depend on what kind of media, versions and information are going to be displayed. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-21
  • 164. Troubleshooting guide:Symptom Cause and Countermeasure Check if the disc was inserted correctly. Check if the disc is scratched or dirty. Check if there is condensation inside the player. If there is, wait until the condensation is gone (about 1 hour) before using the player. If there is a temperature increase error, the CD player will play correctly after it returns to the normal temperature.Cannot play If there is a mixture of music CD files (CD-DA data) and MP3/WMA files on a CD, only the music CD files (CD-DA data) will be played. Files with extensions other than “.MP3”,“.WMA”, “.mp3” or “.wma” cannot be played. In addition, the character codes and number of characters for folder names and file names should be in compliance with the specifications. Check if the finalization process, such as session close and disc close, is done for the disc. Check if the disc is protected by copyright. Check if the disc is scratched or dirty.Poor sound quality Bit rate may be too low.It takes a relatively long time If there are many folders or file levels on the MP3/WMA disc, or if it is a multisession disc, some time may be required before the music starts playing.before the music startsplaying. The writing software and hardware combination might not match, or the writing speed, writing depth, writing width, etc., might not match theMusic cuts off or skips specifications. Try using the slowest writing speed.Skipping with high bit rate Skipping may occur with large quantities of data, such as for high bit rate data.filesMoves immediately to the When a non-MP3/WMA file has been given an extension of “.MP3”, “.WMA”, .“mp3”or “.wma”, or when play is prohibited by copyright protection, therenext song when playing will be approximately 5 seconds of no sound and then the player will skip to the next song.Songs do not play back in The playback order is the order in which the files were written by the writing software. Therefore, the files might not play in the desired order.the desired order4-22 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 165. 11. Station select (1 - 6) buttons 12. SEEK buttons WHA1075 Type A1. PRESET A·B·C button 6. FM·AM button2. CD eject button 7. TUNE buttons3. MENU button 8. RPT button4. CD insert slot 9. PWR button/VOL control knob5. CD button 10. RDM button Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-23
  • 166. 11. Station select (1 - 6) buttons 12. SEEK button FM/AM RADIO WITH COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER (Type A and B) (if so equipped) For all operation precautions, see ЉAudio opera- tion precautionsЉ earlier in this section. Audio main operation Power button and VOL control knob Place the ignition switch in the ACC or ON position, then press the PWR (power) button. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, place the ignition switch in the ACC position. The mode (radio or CD) that was playing immediately before the system was turned off resumes play- ing. When no CD is loaded, the radio comes on. Pressing the PWR button again turns the system off. WHA1167 Turn the VOL control knob to the right to increase Type B volume or to the left to decrease volume.1. PRESET A·B·C button 6. MENU button2. CD eject button 7. TUNE button3. FM·AM button 8. RPT button4. CD insert slot 9. PWR button/VOL control knob5. CD button 10. RDM button4-24 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 167. MENU button (BASS, TREBLE, FADE, BAL- Clock operation The display will return to the regular clock displayANCE and CLOCK): after 10 seconds, or press the MENU button Press the MENU button until CLOCK is dis- again to return to the regular clock display.Press the MENU button to change the mode as played; use the SEEK button to turn the clockfollows: display on (CLK ON) or off (CLK OFF). Resetting the timeBAS → TRE → FAD → BAL → CLOCK → Audio Clock set Hold the MENU button down and then press the→ BAS TUNE/SEEK button; the time will reset as fol- If the clock is not displayed with the ignition lows:To adjust Bass, Treble, Fade and Balance, press switch in the ACC or ON position, you need tothe MENU button until the desired mode appears select the CLK ON mode. Press the MENU but- ● If the displayed minutes before the reset arein the display. Press the SEEK button to adjust ton repeatedly until CLOCK is displayed. Use the in the range of :00 - :29, the hour displayedBass and Treble to the desired level. You can also SEEK button to enable CLK ON mode. before the reset will stay the same and theuse the SEEK button to adjust Fade and Balance minutes will be reset to :00.modes. Fade adjusts the sound level between the 1. Press the MENU button repeatedly untilfront and rear speakers and Balance adjusts the CLOCK mode appears; press the SEEK ● If the displayed minutes before the reset aresound between the right and left speakers. button until CLK ON appears. in the range of :30 - :59, the hour displayed before the reset will advance by one hourOnce you have adjusted the sound quality to the 2. Press the MENU button again; the hours will and the minutes will be reset to :00.desired level, press the MENU button repeatedly start flashing.until the radio or CD display reappears. Other- For example, if the MENU button and thewise, the radio or CD display will automatically 3. Press the SEEK button or to TUNE/SEEK button are pressed while the timereappear after about 10 seconds. adjust the hour. displayed is between 8:00 and 8:29, the display 4. Press the MENU button again; the display will be reset to 8:00. If the buttons were pressedNOTE: while the time was between 8:30 and 8:59, the will switch to the minute adjustment mode.If the clock is enabled, pressing the MENU display will be reset to 9:00. At the same time thebutton will change the mode as follows: 5. The minutes will start flashing. Press SEEK display will return to the audio.BAS → TRE → FAD → BAL → CLOCK → button or to adjust the minutes. FM/AM radio operationHour adjustment → Minute adjustment →Audio → BAS 6. Press the MENU button again to exit the FM·AM button: clock set mode.For more information on setting the clock, see Press the FM·AM button to change from AM ←→“Clock set” later in this section. FM reception. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-25
  • 168. The FM stereo indicator, ST, illuminates during Station memory operations: If the radio is already operating, it automaticallyFM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast turns off and the compact disc begins to play. 18 stations can be set for the FM and AM radio tosignal is weak, the radio automatically changes the A, B and C preset button in any combination CD button:from stereo to monaural reception. of AM or FM stations. When the CD button is pressed with a compact TUNE buttons: 1. Press the PRESET A·B·C button to change disc loaded and the radio playing, the radio turns between storage banks. The radio displays off and the last used compact disc starts to play.Manual tuning the icon A, B or C to indicate which set of presets are active. TUNE (rewind and fastPress the TUNE or button for less 2. Tune to the desired station using manual forward) buttons:than 0.5 seconds for manual tuning. TUNE or SEEK tuning. Press and hold any ofTo move quickly through the channels, press and the desired station memory buttons (1 – 6) When the TUNE or button is until a beep sound is heard. (The radio mutes pressed while the compact disc is playing, thehold either TUNE or button down when the select button is pressed.) compact disc plays at an increased speed whilefor more than 1.5 seconds. rewinding or fast forwarding. When the button is 3. The channel indicator will then come on and SEEK buttons: the sound will resume. Programming is now released, the compact disc returns to normal play complete. speed.SEEK tuning 4. Other buttons can be set in the same man- SEEK buttons: ner.Press the SEEK or button to seek When is pressed while the compact discthrough the frequencies. Seek tuning begins If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that is playing, the next track following the presentfrom low to high frequencies, or high to low case, reset the desired stations. one starts to play from the beginning.frequencies, depending on which button ispressed, and stops at the next broadcasting sta- Press several times to skip several tracks. Compact disc (CD) player operation Each time the button is pressed, the CD ad-tion. Once the highest broadcasting station isreached, the radio continues in the seek mode at Place the ignition switch in the ACC or ON vances 1 additional track. The track number ap-the lowest broadcasting station. position and carefully insert the compact disc pears in the display window. (When the last track into the slot with the label side up. The compact on the compact disc is skipped, the first track is disc is automatically pulled into the slot and starts played.) to play.4-26 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 169. When is pressed, the track being played RDM button:returns to the beginning. Press several When the RDM button is pressed while the com-times to skip back several tracks. Each time the pact disc is being played, the play pattern can bebutton is pressed, the CD moves back one track. changed as follows:SEEK (Scan CDs) button: RDM ←→ NormalPress and hold the SEEK button for more RDM: Tracks from the disc that is currently play-than 1.5 seconds to scan through the first 10 ing will be played randomly.seconds of a track on the compact disc. TheSCAN icon is flashed during scan mode. CD EJECT button:The scan mode is canceled once it scans through When the button is pressed with a com-all the tracks on the disc, or if the SEEK pact disc loaded, the compact disc will beor button is pressed during the scan ejected.mode. When the button is pressed while theRPT button: compact disc is being played, the compact discWhen the RPT button is pressed while the com- will eject and the system will turn off.pact disc is being played, the play pattern can be CD IN indicator:changed as follows: CD IN indicator appears on the display when the1 ←→ Normal CD is loaded with the system on.1: The track that is currently playing will be re-peated. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-27
  • 170. 12. CD eject button 13. VOL control knob and PWR button 14. Station and CD select (1 – 6) buttons 15. TUNE/TRACK knob and AUDIO button *No satellite radio reception is available when the RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio stations unless optional satellite receiver and antenna are installed and an XMா satellite radio service subscription is active. Satellite radio can only be installed in vehicles that were factory pre-wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. FM/AM/SAT RADIO WITH COMPACT DISC (CD) CHANGER (if so equipped) For all operation precautions, see ЉAudio opera- tion precautionsЉ earlier in this section. WHA1172 No satellite radio reception is available when the1. PRESET A·B·C button 7. AUX button RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio2. Display screen 8. SCAN RPT button stations unless optional satellite receiver and an-3. DISP/CLOCK button 9. CAT FOLDER button tenna are installed and an XMா satellite radio service subscription is active. Satellite radio can4. SEEK/TRACK button 10. LOAD button only be installed in vehicles that were factory5. CD button 11. CD insert slot pre-wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio is not6. RADIO button* available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.4-28 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 171. Audio main operation sound level between the front and rear speakers The display will return to the regular clock display and Balance adjusts the sound between the right after 7 seconds, or you may press thePOWER/VOLUME control: and left speakers. DISP/CLOCK button again to return to the regu-Turn the ignition switch to ACC or ON, and then lar clock display. To change the SSV mode to OFF, LOW, MID orpress the PWR/VOL control knob while the sys- HIGH, turn the Tuning knob to the right or left. DISP (display) button:tem is off to call up the mode (radio or CD) whichwas playing immediately before the system was Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the This DISP (display) button will show text aboutturned off. desired level, press the AUDIO knob repeatedly MP3, SAT or CD information in the audio display. until the radio or CD display reappears. Other-To turn the system off, press the PWR/VOL con- CD display mode wise, the radio or CD display will automaticallytrol knob. reappear after about 10 seconds. To change the text displayed while playing a CDTurn the PWR/VOL control knob to adjust the with text, press the DISP button. The DISP button Clock setvolume. will allow you to scroll through CD text as follows: 1. Press the DISP/CLOCK button until it Disc title ←→ Track number ←→ Track title.This vehicle may be equipped with Speed Sen- beeps (>1.5 seconds).sitive Volume (SSV) for audio. The audio volume To change the default display mode, press thechanges as the driving speed changes. 2. The hours will start flashing. Press the CAT AUDIO knob repeatedly until DISPLAY MODE FOLDER or button or SEEK appears on the display, then rotate the knob toAUDIO knob (BASS, MIDRANGE, TREBLE,FADE, BALANCE and SSV if so equipped): select the following display modes: Disc number TRACK or button to adjust the ←→ Folder number.Press the AUDIO control knob to change the hours.mode as follows: Once the display mode is selected, press the 3. Press the DISP/CLOCK button again to AUDIO knob again to store the setting. If theBASS → MID → TREBLE → FADE → BALANCE switch to the minute adjustment. AUDIO knob is not pressed within 8 seconds, the→ SSV (if so equipped) display will refresh with the last selected display 4. Press the CAT FOLDER orTo adjust Bass, Mid (Midrange), Treble, Fade and mode setting.Balance, press the AUDIO knob until the desired button or SEEK TRACK or button to adjust the minutes. ● Track title mode displays the title of the se-mode appears in the display. Turn the Tuning lected CD track.knob to adjust Bass and Treble to the desired 5. Press the DISP/CLOCK button again to exitlevel. You can also use the Tuning knob to adjust the clock set mode. ● Disc title mode displays the title of the CDFade and Balance modes. Fader adjusts the being played. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-29
  • 172. ● Track number mode displays the number ● File name mode displays the track title of the ● Name mode displays the name of the artist, selected disc and the track that is currently MP3/WMA file. host or weather condition of the selected being played on the disk. satellite radio station. ● Folder title mode displays the folder nameMP3 display mode given to the MP3 folder. ● Title mode displays the song title, show name, or temperature of the selected satel-To change the text displayed when listening to an Display satellite radio display mode (if so lite radio station.MP3/WMA CD with MP3/WMA text (when CD equipped)with text is being used), press the DISP button. FM/AM/SAT radio operation To change the text displayed when listening toThe DISP button will scroll through the CD text as satellite radio (if so equipped) press the DISP FM/AM/SAT band select:follows: File name ←→ Folder title ←→ Art- button. The DISP button will scroll through theist ←→ Disc number ←→ Folder number. Pushing the RADIO button will change the band broadcast information as follows: Name ←→To change the default display mode, press the Title ←→ Current display mode. as follows:AUDIO knob repeatedly until DISPLAY MODE To change the default display mode press the AM ←→ FM or SAT (satellite, if so equipped)appears on the display, then rotate the knob to AUDIO button to display mode and press the When the RADIO button is pushed while theselect the following display modes: File name TUNE button to select the following display ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the←→ Folder title ←→ Artist ←→ Disc number modes: Channel number ←→ Channel name radio will come on at the station last played.←→ Folder number. ←→ Name ←→ Title. Once the display mode isOnce a display mode is selected, press the AU- selected press the AUDIO button again to store The last station played will also come on whenDIO knob again to store the setting. the setting. If the AUDIO button is not pressed the PWR/VOL control knob is depressed to ON. after 8 seconds the display will refresh with the No satellite radio reception is available when the ● Folder number mode displays the selected last selected display mode setting. RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio folder number and the track number that is currently being played. ● Channel number mode displays the channel stations unless optional satellite receiver and an- number of the selected satellite radio sta- tenna are installed and an XMா satellite radio ● Disc number mode displays the selected service subscription is active. Satellite radio can tion. disc number and the track number that is only be installed in vehicles that were factory currently being played. ● Channel name mode displays the channel pre-wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio is not name of the selected satellite radio station. available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. If satellite ● Artist mode displays the artist title of the radio is not operational then the RADIO button is MP3/WMA file. used to toggle between AM and FM bands.4-30 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 173. If a compact disc is playing when the RADIO seconds. When the button is released the radio 4. The channel indicator will then come on andbutton is pushed, the compact disc will automati- will seek to the next broadcasting station. the sound will resume. Programming is nowcally be turned off and the last radio station complete. SCAN RPT tuning:played will come on. 5. Other buttons can be set in the same man- Press the SCAN RPT button for more than 1.5The FM stereo indicator ST will glow during FM ner. seconds to stop at each broadcasting stationstereo reception. When the stereo broadcast (AM, FM or SAT if so equipped) for 5 seconds. If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fusesignal is weak, the radio will automatically change Pressing the button again during this 5 second opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In thatfrom stereo to monaural reception. period will stop scan tuning and the radio will case, reset the desired stations. CAT FOLDER (tuning) remain tuned to that station. If the SCAN RPT Radio data system (RDS): button: button is not pressed within 5 seconds, scan tuning moves to the next station. RDS stands for Radio Data System, and is a dataTo manually tune the radio, press the CAT information service transmitted by some radio PRESET A·B·C (Station memory opera-FOLDER button or or turn the tun- stations on the FM band (not AM band). Cur- tions):ing knob to right or left. rently, most RDS stations are in large cities, but 18 stations can be set for the FM, AM and SAT many stations are now considering broadcastingTo move quickly through the channels, press and (satellite, if so equipped) radio to the A, B and C RDS data.hold either the or button down for preset button in any combination of FM, AM or RDS can display:more than 1.5 seconds. SAT stations. ● Station call sign, such as “WHFR 98.3”. SEEK/TRACK tuning 1. Choose preset bank A, B or C using the PRESET A·B·C select button. ● Station name, such as “The Groove”. button: 2. Select the desired FM, AM or SAT station ● Music or programming type such as “Clas-Press the SEEK/TRACK button or band. sical”, “Country”, or “Rock”.for less than 1.5 seconds to tune from high to low 3. Tune to the desired station using manual, ● Artist and song information.or low to high frequencies and stop at the next SEEK or SCAN tuning. Press and hold anybroadcasting station. If the station broadcasts RDS information, the of the desired station memory buttons (1 – RDS icon is displayed.To seek quickly through the channels, press and 6) until a beep sound is heard.hold the SEEK/TRACK button for more than 1.5 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-31
  • 174. Compact disc (CD) changer operation CD button: CAT FOLDER button:Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position When the CD button is pressed with the systemand insert the compact disc into the slot with the off and the compact disc loaded, the system will While playing a CD, press and hold the CATlabel side facing up. The compact disc will be turn on and the compact disc will start to play. FOLDER button or to fast forwardguided automatically into the slot and start play- When the CD button is pressed with the com- or rewind a track on a CD.ing. To insert the disc, first press the LOAD pact disc loaded with the radio playing, the radio will automatically be turned off and the compact MP3 CAT FOLDER button:button. disc will start to play.If the radio is already operating, it will automati- While playing an MP3 CD, press the CATcally turn off and the compact disc will play. SEEK/TRACK button: FOLDER button or to scan back-If the system has been turned off while the com- ward or forward through available folders. When the button is pressed for less thanpact disc was playing, pressing the PWR/VOL 1.5 seconds while a compact disc is playing, thecontrol knob will start the compact disc. Press and hold the CAT FOLDER button track being played returns to its beginning. Press or to fast forward or rewind a track on anDo not use 3.1 in (8 cm) diameter compact discs several times to skip back through tracks. The MP3 CD.in the CD changer. compact disc will go back the number of times the button is pressed. CD select buttons: LOAD button: When the button is pressed for less than To play another CD that has been loaded, press a 1.5 seconds while the compact disc is playing, CD select button (1 – 6).To insert a CD in the CD changer, press the load the next track will start to play from its beginning. SCAN/RPT:button for less than 1.5 seconds. Select Press several times to skip through tracks. Thethe loading slot by pressing the CD insert select compact disc will advance the number of times When the SCAN/RPT play button is pushedbutton (1 – 6), then insert the CD. the button is pressed. (When the last track on the while the compact disc is played, the play pattern compact disc is skipped through, the first track can be changed as follows:To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer, press the will be played.) ALL DISC RPT → 1 DISC RPT→ 1 TRACK RPTload button for more than 1.5 seconds. → ALL DISC RDM → 1 DISC RDM → ALL DISCThe slot numbers (1 – 6) will illuminate on the RPTdisplay when CDs are loaded into the changer.4-32 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 175. ALL DISC RPT: All discs loaded will be repeated. When this button is pressed while a compact1 DISC RPT: The disc that is currently playing will disc is playing, the compact disc will eject andbe repeated. the last source will be played.1 TRACK RPT: The track that is currently playing CD IN indicator:will be repeatedALL DISC RDM: Tracks from all discs will be The slot numbers (1 – 6) will illuminate if CDsplayed randomly have been loaded into the changer in CD mode1 DISC RDM: Tracks from the disc that is cur- only.rently playing will be played randomly CD EJECT:Current/Selected disc: ● Press the button, then press the slot WHA1168 number (1 – 6) for the desired disc. The AUX jack (if so equipped) compact disc will be ejected. If no slot num- ber (1 – 6) is pressed, the current loaded The AUX jack ᭺ is located above the power 1 disc will be ejected. If the ejected disc is not outlet. The AUX audio input jack accepts any removed within 15 seconds, the disc will standard analog audio input such as from a por- reload. table cassette tape player, MP3 player or a laptop computer.All discs: Press the AUX button to play a compatible device ● Press and hold the button for more when it is plugged into the AUX jack. than 1.5 seconds. The compact discs will be ejected one by one. If a disc is not removed within 20 seconds or the button is pressed again during the eject sequence, the entire disc eject sequence will be can- celed. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-33
  • 176. ● A new disc may be rough on the inner and outer edges. Remove the rough edges by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the side of a pen or pencil as illustrated. LHA0049 WHA1095CD CARE AND CLEANING Type A 1. Volume control switch ● Handle a CD by its edges. Do not bend the 2. MODE select switch disc. Never touch the surface of the disc. 3. POWER on/off switch ● Always place the discs in the storage case 4. Tuning switch when they are not being used. ● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the center to the outer edge using a clean, soft cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular motion. ● Do not use a conventional record cleaner or alcohol intended for industrial use.4-34 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 177. POWER on/off switch Tuning If you have the Type A switch, with the ignition switch placed in the ACC or ON position, push Memory change (radio): the POWER switch to turn the audio system on or off. Push the tuning switch ( or ) for less If you have the Type B switch, with the ignition than 1.5 seconds to change to the next or previ- switch placed in the ACC or ON position, push ous preset. the MODE switch to turn the audio system on. Seek tuning (radio): MODE select switch Push the tuning switch ( or ) for Push the mode select switch to change the more than 1.5 seconds to seek the next or previ- modes: ous radio station. LHA1087 PRESET A → PRESET B → PRESET C → CD* Next/Previous track (CD): Type B → AUX** → PRESET A Push the tuning switch or for less1. Volume control switch *This mode is only available when a CD is loaded. than 1.5 seconds to return to the beginning of the2. Phone operation switch present track or skip to the next track. Push **This mode is only available when a compatible3. Power on and MODE select switch several times to skip back or skip through tracks. auxiliary device is plugged into the AUX jack.4. Tuning switch Change disc (CD) (if so equipped): Volume control switchSTEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR Push the volume control switch up or down to Push the SEEK tuning switch or forAUDIO CONTROL (if so equipped) more than 1.5 seconds to change the playing increase or decrease the volume.The audio system can be operated using the disc up or down.controls on the steering wheel. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-35
  • 178. CAR PHONE OR CB RADIOANTENNA When installing a CB, ham radio or car phone in CAUTION your NISSAN, be sure to observe the followingThe antenna cannot be shortened, but can be precautions; otherwise, the new equipment may ● Keep the antenna as far away as pos-removed. When you need to remove the antenna, adversely affect the engine control system and sible from the electronic controlturn the antenna rod counterclockwise. other electronic parts. modules.To install the antenna rod, turn the antenna clock- ● Keep the antenna wire more than 8 inwise. Tighten the antenna rod to specification WARNING (20 cm) away from the electronic con-using a suitable tool such as an open-end ● A cellular telephone should not be used trol system harnesses. Do not route thewrench. The antenna rod tightening specification while driving so full attention may be antenna wire next to any harness.is 2.0 – 2.6 N·m (18 – 23 in-lb). Do not use pliers given to vehicle operation. Some juris-to tighten the antenna as they can leave marks on ● Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio dictions prohibit the use of cellular tele- as recommended by the manufacturer.the antenna surface. The antenna rod cannot be phones while driving.hand tightened to the proper specification. ● Connect the ground wire from the CB ● If you must make a call while your ve- radio chassis to the body. CAUTION hicle is in motion, the hands free cellu- lar phone operational mode (if so ● For details, consult a NISSAN dealer.Always properly tighten the antenna rod equipped) is highly recommended. Ex- ● Do not ground electrical accessoriesduring installation or the antenna rod may ercise extreme caution at all times so directly to the battery terminal. Doingbreak during vehicle operation. full attention may be given to vehicle so will bypass the variable voltage con- operation. trol system and the vehicle battery may ● If you are unable to devote full attention not charge completely. Refer to “Vari- to vehicle operation while talking on able voltage control system” in the the phone, pull off the road to a safe “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” sec- location and stop your vehicle. tion later in this manual. ● Use electrical accessories with the en- gine running to avoid discharging the vehicle battery.4-36 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 179. BLUETOOTHா HANDS-FREE PHONESYSTEM (if so equipped) WARNING● Use a phone after stopping your vehicle in a safe location. If you have to use a phone while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.● If you are unable to devote full attention to vehicle operation while talking on the phone, pull off the road to a safe location and stop your vehicle. CAUTIONTo avoid discharging the vehicle battery,use a phone after starting the engine. WHA1359 Your NISSAN is equipped with the Bluetoothா make or receive a hands-free telephone call with Hands-Free Phone System. If you have a com- your cellular phone in the vehicle. patible Bluetoothா enabled cellular phone, you Once your cellular phone is connected to the in- can set up the wireless connection between your vehicle phone module, no other phone connecting cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone module. procedure is required. Your phone is automatically With Bluetoothா wireless technology, you can connected with the in-vehicle phone module when Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-37
  • 180. the ignition switch is placed in the ON position with – Your cellular phone is locked to prevent it ● Refer to the cellular phone Owner’s Manualthe previously connected cellular phone turned on from being dialed. regarding the telephone charges, cellularand carried in the vehicle. phone antenna and body, etc. ● When the radio wave condition is not idealYou can connect up to 5 different Bluetoothா or ambient sound is too loud, it may be REGULATORY INFORMATIONcellular phones to the in-vehicle phone module. difficult to hear the other person’s voice dur-However, you can talk on only one cellular phone ing a call. FCC Regulatory informationat a time. – CAUTION: To maintain compliance with ● Do not place the cellular phone in an areaBefore using the Bluetoothா Hands-Free Phone surrounded by metal or far away from the FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, use only theSystem, refer to the following notes. in-vehicle phone module to prevent tone supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna, quality degradation and wireless connection modification, or attachments could damage ● Set up the wireless connection between a the transmitter and may violate FCC regula- disruption. cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone tions. module before using the hands-free phone ● While a cellular phone is connected through system. the Bluetoothா wireless connection, the bat- – Operation is subject to the following two con- ditions: tery power of the cellular phone may dis- ● Some Bluetoothா enabled cellular phones charge quicker than usual. The Bluetoothா 1. This device may not cause interference and may not be recognized by the in-vehicle Hands-Free Phone System cannot charge phone module. Please visit 2. this device must accept any interference, www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for a recom- cellular phones. including interference that may cause un- mended phone list and pairing. ● If the hands-free phone system seems to be desired operation of the device. ● You will not be able to use a hands-free malfunctioning, see “Troubleshooting guide” IC Regulatory information phone under the following conditions: later in this section. You can also visit www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for trouble- – Operation is subject to the following two con- – Your vehicle is outside of the cellular ser- shooting help. ditions: (1) this device may not cause interfer- vice area. ence, and (2) this device must accept any ● Some cellular phones or other devices may interference, including interference that may – Your vehicle is in an area where it is cause interference or a buzzing noise to cause undesired operation of the device. difficult to receive a cellular signal; such come from the audio system speakers. Stor- as in a tunnel, in an underground parking – This Class B digital apparatus meets all re- ing the device in a different location may garage, near a tall building or in a moun- quirements of the Canadian Interference- tainous area. reduce or eliminate the noise. Causing Equipment Regulations.4-38 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 181. Operating tips ● If a command is not recognized, the system BLUETOOTH௡ is a announces, “Command not recognized. trademark owned by To get the best performance out of the NISSAN Please try again.” Repeat the command in a Bluetooth SIG, Inc., Voice Recognition system, observe the following: clear voice. U.S.A. and licensed to ● Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as ● If you want to go back to the previous com- Visteon. possible. Close the windows to eliminate mand, you can say “Go back” or “Correc- surrounding noises (traffic noises, vibration tion” any time the system is waiting for aUSING THE SYSTEM sounds, etc.), which may prevent the system response. from recognizing voice commands correctly.The NISSAN Voice Recognition system allows ● Wait until the tone sounds before speaking a ● You can cancel a command when the sys-hands-free operation of the Bluetoothா Phone tem is waiting for a response by saying,System. command. Otherwise, the command will not be received properly. “Cancel” or “Quit.” The system announcesIf the vehicle is in motion, some commands may “Cancel” and ends the VR session. You cannot be available so full attention may be given to ● Start speaking a command within 5 seconds also press and hold the button on thevehicle operation. after the tone sounds. steering wheel for 5 seconds at any time to ● Speak in a natural voice without pausing end the VR session. Whenever the VR ses-Initialization between words. sion is cancelled, a double beep is played toWhen the ignition switch is placed in the ON indicate you have exited the system.position, NISSAN Voice Recognition is initialized, Giving voice commands ● If you want to adjust the volume of the voicewhich takes a few seconds. If the button is To operate NISSAN Voice Recognition, press feedback, press the volume control switchespressed before the initialization completes, the and release the button located on the (+ or -) on the steering wheel while beingsystem will announce “Hands-free phone system steering wheel. After the tone sounds, speak a provided with feedback. You can also usenot ready” and will not react to voice commands. command. the radio volume control knob. The command given is picked up by the micro- ● In most cases you can interrupt the voice phone, and voice feedback is given when the command is accepted. feedback to speak the next command by pressing the button on the steering ● If you need to hear the available commands wheel. for the current menu again, say “Help” and the system will repeat them. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-39
  • 182. ● To use the system faster, you may speak the – NOT “One eight hundred six six two sixty ● You can say “star” for “*” and “pound” for “#” second level commands with the main menu two hundred,” and at any time in any position of the phone command on the main menu. For example, number (available only when using “Special – NOT “One eight oh oh six six two sixty two Dialing” command). press the button and after the tone hundred” say, “Call Redial.” See “List of voice commands” and “Special ● Numbers can be spoken in small groups. Dialing” in this section for more information.NOTE: The system will prompt you to continue en- tering digits, if desired. Example: 1-555-1212 *123The combined command of Call and (aName) cannot be used. Example: 1-800-662-6200 – “One five five five one two one two star one two three”How to say numbers – “One eight zero zero” NOTE:NISSAN Voice Recognition requires a certain The system repeats the numbers andway to speak numbers in voice commands. Refer prompts you to enter more. For best results, say phone numbers asto the following rules and examples. single digits. – “six six two” ● Either “zero” or “oh” can be used for “0”. The voice command “Help” is available at any The system repeats the numbers and time. Please use the “Help” command to get Example: 1-800-662-6200 prompts you to enter more. information on how to use the system. – “One eight oh oh six six two six two oh – “six two zero zero” oh”, or ● Say “pound” for “#”. Say “star” for “*” (avail- – “One eight zero zero six six two six two oh able when using the “Special Dialing” com- oh” mand and the “Send” command during a call). ● Words can be used for the first 4 digits places only. ● Say “plus” for “+” (available only when using the “Special Dialing” command). Example: 1-800-662-6200 ● Say “pause” for a 2-second pause (available – “One eight hundred six six two six two oh only when storing a phone book number). oh”,4-40 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 183. You can also use the button Choosing a language to interrupt the system feedback You can interact with the Bluetoothா Hands-Free and give a command at once. See Phone System using English, Spanish or French. “List of voice commands” and “During a call” in this section for To change the language, perform the following. more information. 1. Press and hold the button for more than 5 seconds. PHONE/END 2. The system announces: “Press the While the voice recognition system PHONE/SEND ( ) button for the is active, press and hold the hands-free phone system to enter the button for 5 seconds to quit the speaker adaptation mode or press the voice recognition system at any PHONE/END ( ) button to select a dif- LHA1086 time. ferent language.”CONTROL BUTTONS 3. Press the button. TUNING SWITCHThe control buttons for the Bluetoothா Hands- For information on speaker adaptation, see While using the voice recognitionFree Phone System are located on the steering “Speaker adaptation (SA) mode” in this sec-wheel. system, tilt the tuning switch up or down to manually control the tion. PHONE/SEND phone system. 4. The system announces the current language Press the button to initiate a and gives you the option to change the lan- GETTING STARTED VR session or answer an incoming guage to Spanish (in Spanish) or French (in call. The following procedures will help you get French). To select the current language, started using the Bluetoothா Hands-Free Phone press the PHONE/SEND ( ) button. To System with NISSAN Voice Recognition. For ad- select a different language, tilt the tuning ditional command options, refer to “List of voice switch ( or ) up or down. commands” in this section. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-41
  • 184. NOTE: 3. Say: “Add phone” ᭺. The system acknowl- B Making a call by entering a phone edges the command and asks you to initiate numberYou must press the button within 5 pairing from the phone handset ᭺. Cseconds to change the language. Main Menu The pairing procedure of the cellular phone 5. If you decide not to change the language, do varies according to each cellular phone “Call” ᭺ A not press either button. After 5 seconds, the model. See the cellular phone Owner’s “Phone Number” ᭺ B VR session will end, and the language will not be changed. Manual for details. You can also visit Speak the digits ᭺ C www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for instruc- tions on pairing NISSAN recommended cel- “Dial” ᭺ DPairing procedure lular phones. 1. Press the button on the steeringNOTE: When prompted for a Passkey code, enter wheel. A tone will sound.The pairing procedure must be performed “1234” from the handset. The Passkey code 2. Say: “Call” ᭺. The system acknowledges Awhen the vehicle is stationary. If the vehicle “1234” has been assigned by NISSAN and the command and announces the next set ofstarts moving during the procedure, the cannot be changed. available commands.procedure will be cancelled. 4. The system asks you to say a name for the Say: “Special Dialing” to dial more than 10 Main Menu phone ᭺. D digits or any special characters. “Connect phone” ᭺ A If the name is too long or too short, the 3. Say “Phone Number” ᭺. The system ac- B “Add phone” ᭺ B system tells you, then prompts you for a knowledges the command and announces name again. the next set of available commands. Initiate from handset ᭺ C Also, if more than one phone is paired and 4. Say the number you wish to call starting with Name phone ᭺ D the area code in single digit format ᭺. If the C the name sounds too much like a name 1. Press the button on the steering already used, the system tells you, then system has trouble recognizing the correct wheel. The system announces the available prompts you for a name again. phone number, try entering the number in commands. the following groups: 3-digit area code, 3-digit prefix and the last 4-digits. For ex- 2. Say: “Connect phone” ᭺. The system ac- A ample, 555-121-3354 can be said as “five knowledges the command and announces five five” as the 1st group, then “one two the next set of available commands. one” as the 2nd group, and “three three five4-42 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 185. four” as the 3rd group. For dialing more than LIST OF VOICE COMMANDS “Call” 10 digits or any special characters, say “Special Dialing”. See “How to say num- Main Menu Main Menu bers” in this section for more information. “Call” “Call” 5. When you have finished speaking the phone “Phonebook” (Speak name) ᭺ A number, the system repeats it back and an- “Recent Calls” “Phone Number” nounces the available commands. “Connect Phone” (Speak Digits) ᭺ B 6. Say: “Dial” ᭺. The system acknowledges D the command and makes the call. “Special Number” ᭺ C When you press and release the button on the steering wheel, you can choose from the “Redial” ᭺ DFor additional command options, see “List ofvoice commands” in this section. commands on the Main Menu. The following “Call Back” ᭺ E pages describe these commands and the com-Receiving a call mands in each sub-menu. (Speak Name) ᭺ AWhen you hear the ring tone, press the Remember to wait for the tone before If you have stored entries in the phonebook, youbutton on the steering wheel. speaking. can dial a number associated with a name and location.Once the call has ended, press the button After the main menu, you can say “Help” to hearon the steering wheel. the list of commands currently available any time See “Phonebook” in this section to learn how to the system is waiting for a response. store entries.NOTE: When prompted by the system, say the name of If you want to end an action without completing it,If you do not wish to take the call when you you can say “Cancel” or “Quit” at any time the the phone book entry you wish to call. The systemhear the ring tone, press the button system is waiting for a response. The system will acknowledges the name.on the steering wheel. end the VR session. Whenever the VR session is If there are multiple locations associated with theFor additional command options, see “List of cancelled, a double beep is played to indicate name, the system asks you to choose the loca-voice commands” later in this section. you have exited the system. tion. If you want to go back to the previous command, Once you have confirmed the name and location, you can say “Go back” or “Correction” any time the system begins the call. the system is waiting for a response. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-43
  • 186. (Speak Digits) ᭺ B If a call back number does not exist, the system ● “Transfer call” — Use the Transfer Call com- announces, “There is no number to call back” and mand to transfer the call from the BluetoothாWhen prompted by the system, say the number Hands-Free Phone System to the cellular ends the VR session.you wish to call. Refer to “How to say numbers” phone when privacy is desired.and “Making a call by entering a phone number” During a callin this section for more details. The system announces, “Transfer call. Call During a call there are several command options transferred to privacy mode.” The system“Special Number” ᭺ C available. Press the button on the steering then ends the VR session.For dialing more than 10 digits or any special wheel to mute the receiving voice and enter com- To reconnect the call from the cellular phonecharacters, say “Special Number”. When the mands. to the Bluetooth Hands-Free System, presssystem acknowledges the command, the system ● “Help” — The system announces the avail- the button.will prompt you to speak the number. able commands. ● “Mute” — Use the Mute command to mute“Redial” ᭺ D ● “Go back/Correction” — The system an- your voice so the other party cannot hear it. nounces “Go back,” ends the VR session Use the mute command again to unmuteUse the Redial command to call the last number and returns to the call. your voice.that was dialed.The system acknowledges the command, re- ● “Cancel/Quit” — The system announces NOTE:peats the number and begins dialing. “Cancel,” ends the VR session and returns to the call. If a call is ended or the cellular phoneIf a redial number does not exist, the system network connection is lost while the Muteannounces, “There is no number to redial” and ● “Send/Enter/Call/Dial” — Use the Send feature is on, the Mute feature will be resetends the VR session. command to enter numbers, “*” or “#” during to “off” for the next call so the other party a call. For example, if you were directed to can hear your voice.“Call back” ᭺ E dial an extension by an automated system:Use the Call Back command to dial the number of Say: “Send one two three four.”the last incoming call within the vehicle. The system acknowledges the commandThe system acknowledges the command, re- and sends the tones associated with thepeats the number and begins dialing. numbers. The system then ends the VR ses- sion and returns to the call. Say “star” for “*”, Say “pound” for “#”.4-44 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 187. “Phonebook” (phones without “Transfer entry” ᭺ A Manual for details. You can also visitautomatic phonebook download www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for instructions Use the Transfer Entry command to store a new on transferring phone numbers from NISSANfunction) name in the system. recommended cellular phones.NOTE: When prompted by the system, say the name you would like to give the new entry. The system repeats the number and prompts youThe “Transfer Entry” command is not avail- for the next command. When you have finished For example, say: “Mary.” entering numbers or transferring an entry, chooseable when the vehicle is moving. If the name is too long or too short, the system “Store.” Main Menu tells you, then prompts you for a name again. The system confirms the name, location and “Phonebook” Also, if the name sounds too much like a name number. “Transfer Entry” ᭺ A already stored, the system tells you, then prompts you for a name again. “Delete Entry” ᭺ B “Delete Entry” ᭺ B The system will ask you to transfer a phone Use the Delete Entry command to erase one “List Names” ᭺ C number stored in the cellular phone’s memory. entry from the phonebook. After the system rec-For phones that do not support automatic down- ognizes the command, speak the name to delete Enter a phone number by voice command:load of the phonebook (PBAP Bluetoothா pro- or say “List Names” to choose an entry.file), the “Phonebook” command is used to manu- For example, say: “five five five one two one two.” See “How to say numbers” in this section for “List names” ᭺ Cally add entries to the vehicle phonebook. more information. Use the List Names command to hear all theThe phonebook stores up to 40 names for eachphone paired with the system. To transfer a phone number stored in the cellular names in the phonebook. phone’s memory: The system recites the phonebook entries butNOTE: does not include the actual phone numbers. Say “Transfer entry.” The system acknowledgesEach phone has its own separate phone- the command and asks you to initiate the transfer When the playback of the list is complete, thebook. You cannot access Phone A’s phone- from the phone handset. The new contact phone system goes back to the main menu.book if you are currently connected with number will be transferred from the cellular You can stop the playback of the list at any timePhone B. phone via the Bluetoothா communication link. by pressing the button on the steering The transfer procedure varies according to each wheel. The system ends the VR session. cellular phone. See the cellular phone Owner’s Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-45
  • 188. “Phonebook” (phones with automatic difficulty recognizing. For more information see For example, say: “Mary.”phonebook download function) “Record Name” in this section. If the name is too long or too short, the system tells you, then prompts you for a name again.NOTE: NOTE: Also, if the name sounds too much like a name Each phone has its own separate phone- already stored, the system tells you, then promptsThe “Transfer Entry” command is not avail- book. You cannot access Phone A’s phone-able when the vehicle is moving. you for a name again. book if you are currently connected with Main Menu Phone B. The system will ask you to transfer a phone “Phonebook” “List names” ᭺ A number stored in the cellular phone’s memory. “List Names” ᭺ A Use the List Names command to hear all the Enter a phone number by voice command: “Transfer Entry” ᭺ B names and locations in the phone book. For example, say: “five five five one two one two.” “Delete Entry” ᭺ C The system recites the phone book entries but See “How to say numbers” in this section for does not include the actual phone numbers. more information. “Record Name” ᭺ D When the playback of the list is complete, the To transfer a phone number stored in the cellularFor phones that support automatic download of system goes back to the main menu. phone’s memory:the phonebook (PBAP Bluetoothா profile), the You can stop the playback of the list at any time“Phonebook” command is used to manage en- Say “Transfer entry.” The system acknowledges by pressing the button on the steering the command and asks you to initiate the transfertries to the vehicle phonebook. You can say the wheel. The system ends the VR session. See the from the phone handset. The new contact phonename of an entry at this menu to initiate dialing of “Record Name” command in this section for in-that entry. number will be transferred from the cellular formation about recording custom voice tags for phone via the Bluetoothா communication link.The phonebook stores up to 1000 names for list entries that the system has difficulty pro-each phone paired with the system. nouncing. The transfer procedure varies according to eachWhen a phone is connected to the system, the “Transfer entry” ᭺ B cellular phone. See the cellular phone Owner’sphonebook is automatically downloaded to the Manual for details. You can also visit Use the Transfer Entry command to store a new www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for instructionsvehicle. This feature allows you to access your name in the system. on transferring phone numbers from NISSANphonebook from the Bluetoothா system and callcontacts by name. You can record a custom When prompted by the system, say the name you recommended cellular phones.voice tag for contact names that the system has would like to give the new entry.4-46 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 189. The system repeats the number and prompts you Use the Recent Calls command to access out- Use the Connect Phone commands to managefor the next command. When you have finished going, incoming or missed calls. the phones connecting to the vehicle or to enableentering numbers or transferring an entry, choose the Bluetoothா function on the vehicle. “Outgoing” ᭺ A“Store.” “Add Phone” ᭺ A Use the Outgoing command to list the outgoingThe system confirms the name, location and Use the Add Phone command to add a phone to calls made from the vehicle.number. the vehicle. See “Pairing procedure” in this sec- “Incoming” ᭺ B“Delete Entry” ᭺ C tion for more information.Use the Delete Entry command to erase one Use the Incoming command to list the incoming “Select Phone” ᭺ B calls made to the vehicle.entry from the phonebook. After the system rec- Use the Select Phone command to select from aognizes the command, speak the name to delete “Missed” ᭺ C list of phones connected to the vehicle. The sys-or say “List Names” to choose an entry. tem will list the names assigned to each phone Use the Missed command to list the calls made to and then prompt you for the phone you wish to“Record name” ᭺ D the vehicle that were not answered. select. Only one phone can be active at a time.The system allows you to record custom voice “Connect Phone” “Delete Phone” ᭺ Ctags for contact names in the phonebook that thevehicle has difficulty recognizing. This feature can NOTE: Use the Delete Phone command to delete aalso be used to record voice tags to directly dial phone that is connected to the vehicle. The sys-an entry with multiple numbers. Up to 40 voice The Add Phone command is not available tem will list the names assigned to each phonetags can be recorded to the system. when the vehicle is moving. and then prompt you for the phone you wish to delete. Deleting a phone from the vehicle will also Main Menu“Recent Calls” delete that phonebook for that phone. “Connect Phone” Main Menu “Turn Bluetooth OFF” ᭺ D “Add Phone” ᭺ A “Recent Calls” Use the Turn Bluetooth OFF command to prevent “Select Phone” ᭺ B a wireless connection to your phone. “Outgoing” ᭺ A “Delete Phone” ᭺ C “Incoming” ᭺ B “Turn Bluetooth OFF” ᭺ D “Missed” ᭺ C Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-47
  • 190. SPEAKER ADAPTATION (SA) MODE For information on selecting a different lan- Training phrases guage, see “Choosing a language” in thisSpeaker Adaptation allows up to two out-of- section. During the SA mode, the system instructs thedialect users to train the system to improve rec- trainer to say the following phrases. (The systemognition accuracy. By repeating a number of 6. Voice memory A or memory B is selected will prompt you for each phrase.)commands, the users can create a voice model of automatically. If both memory locations are already in use, the system will prompt you to ● phonebook transfer entrytheir own voice that is stored in the system. The overwrite one. Follow the instructions pro-system is capable of storing a different speaker ● dial three oh four two nine vided by the system.adaptation model for each connected phone. 7. When preparation is complete and you are ● delete call back numberTraining procedure ready to begin, press the button. ● incomingThe procedure for training a voice is as follows. 8. The SA mode will be explained. Follow the ● transfer entry 1. Position the vehicle in a reasonably quiet instructions provided by the system. ● eight pause nine three two pause seven outdoor location. 9. When training is finished, the system will tell you an adequate number of phrases have ● delete all entries 2. Sit in the driver’s seat with the engine run- been recorded. ● call seven two four zero nine ning, the parking brake on, and the transmis- sion in P (Park). 10. The system will announce that speaker ad- ● phonebook delete entry aptation has been completed and the sys- 3. Press and hold the button for more tem is ready. ● next entry than 5 seconds. The SA mode will stop if: ● dial star two one seven oh 4. The system announces: “Press the ● The button is pressed for more than 5 ● yes PHONE/SEND ( ) button for the hands-free phone system to enter the seconds in SA mode. ● no speaker adaptation mode or press the ● The vehicle begins moving during SA mode. ● select PHONE/END ( ) button to select a dif- ● The ignition switch is placed in the OFF or ferent language.” ● missed LOCK position. ● dial eight five six nine two 5. Press the button. ● Bluetooth on4-48 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 191. ● outgoing ● go back ● To select the current menu option, press the● call three one nine oh two ● call five six two eight zero PHONE/SEND ( ) button. ● To go back to the previous menu, press the● nine seven pause pause three oh eight ● dial six six four three seven PHONE/END ( ) button. If the current● cancel MANUAL CONTROL menu is the Main Menu, pressing the● call back number PHONE/END ( ) button will exit the While using the voice recognition system, it is Phone system.● call star two zero nine five possible to select menu options by using the steering wheel controls instead of speaking voice ● To exit the manual control mode, press and● delete phone commands. The manual control mode does not hold the PHONE/END ( ) button for 5● dial eight three zero five one allow dialing a phone number by digits. The user seconds. may select an entry from the Phonebook or Re-● record name cent Calls lists. To re-activate voice recognition,● four three pause two nine pause zero exit the manual control mode by pressing and holding the PHONE/END ( ) button. At that● delete redial number time, pressing the PHONE/SEND ( ) button● phonebook list names will start the Hands Free Phone System.● call eight oh five four one Operating tips● correction ● To enter manual control mode, start the voice recognition system and tilt the tuning● connect phone ( ) switch up or down. The system will● dial seven four oh one eight speak ЉShowing Manual OptionsЉ when manual controls are initially activated.● previous entry ● To browse the menu options, tilt the tuning● delete ( ) switch up or down. The system will● dial nine seven two six six always speak the current menu option. De- pending on the audio display, it will also● call seven six three oh one show the current menu option. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-49
  • 192. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDEThe system should respond correctly to all voicecommands without difficulty. If problems are en-countered, try the following solutions.Where the solutions are listed by number, tryeach solution in turn, starting with number 1, untilthe problem is resolved. Symptom Solution 1. Ensure that the command is valid. See “List of voice commands” in this section. 2. Ensure that the command is spoken after the tone. 3. Speak clearly without pausing between words and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level in the vehicle. System fails to interpret the command correctly. 4. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive (for example, windows open or defroster on). NOTE: If it is too noisy to use the phone, it is likely that the voice commands will not be recognized. 5. If more than one command was said at a time, try saying the commands separately. 6. If the system consistently fails to recognize commands, the voice training procedure should be carried out to im- prove the recognition response for the speaker. See “Speaker adaptation (SA) mode” in this section. 1. Ensure that the phone book entry name requested matches what was originally stored. This can be confirmed by The system consistently selects the wrong entry from the using the “List Names” command. See “Phonebook” in this section. phone book. 2. Replace one of the names being confused with a new name.4-50 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
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  • 194. 5 Starting and drivingPrecautions when starting and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Precautions on cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Cruise control operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19 Three-way catalyst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Increasing fuel economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20 On-pavement and off-road driving Using four wheel drive (4WD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21 precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Transfer case shifting procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22 Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system Off-road recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27 Rapid air pressure loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Parking/parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29 Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30 Driving safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Brake precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30 Automatic transmission (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31 Manual transmission (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Active brake limited slip (ABLS) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32 Key positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32 Nissan vehicle immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Hill descent control system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 5-34Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Hill start assist system (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12 Freeing a frozen door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35 Automatic transmission (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . 5-12 Anti-freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35 Manual transmission (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 Tire equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35
  • 195. Special winter equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-36 Engine block heater (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-36Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-36
  • 196. PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTINGAND DRIVING WARNING ● If you suspect that exhaust fumes are a. The vehicle is raised for service. entering the vehicle, drive with all win-● Do not leave children or adults who dows fully open, and have the vehicle b. You suspect that exhaust fumes are would normally require the assistance entering into the passenger inspected immediately. of others alone in your vehicle. Pets compartment. should also not be left alone. They ● Do not run the engine in closed spaces c. You notice a change in the sound of could accidentally injure themselves or such as a garage. the exhaust system. others through inadvertent operation of ● Do not park the vehicle with the engine the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, d. You have had an accident involving running for any extended length of time. temperatures in a closed vehicle could damage to the exhaust system, un- quickly become high enough to cause ● Keep the lift gate and rear windows derbody, or rear of the vehicle. severe or possibly fatal injuries to closed while driving, otherwise exhaust people or animals. gases could be drawn into the passen- THREE-WAY CATALYST ger compartment. If you must drive with● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or the lift gate or rear windows open, fol- The three-way catalyst is an emission control straps to help prevent it from sliding or low these precautions: device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust shifting. Do not place cargo higher than gases in the three-way catalyst are burned at the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- 1. Open all the windows. high temperatures to help reduce pollutants. lision, unsecured cargo could cause 2. Set the air recirculation but- personal injury. WARNING ton to off and the fan control dial toEXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide) high to circulate the air. ● The exhaust gas and the exhaust sys- ● If electrical wiring or other cable con- tem are very hot. Keep people, animals nections must pass to a trailer through or flammable materials away from the WARNING the seal on the lift gate or the body, exhaust system components.● Do not breathe exhaust gases; they follow the manufacturer’s recommen- ● Do not stop or park the vehicle over contain colorless and odorless carbon dation to prevent carbon monoxide en- flammable materials such as dry grass, monoxide. Carbon monoxide is danger- try into the vehicle. waste paper or rags. They may ignite ous. It can cause unconsciousness or ● The exhaust system and body should be and cause a fire. death. inspected by a qualified mechanic whenever:5-2 Starting and driving
  • 197. TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING even if under-inflation has not reached the level to CAUTION SYSTEM (TPMS) trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure● Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits telltale. from leaded gasoline will seriously re- Each tire, including the spare (if provided), duce the three-way catalyst’s ability to should be checked monthly when cold and in- Your vehicle has also been equipped with a help reduce exhaust pollutants. flated to the inflation pressure recommended by TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS mal-● Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunc- the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard function indicator is combined with the low tire tions in the ignition, fuel injection, or or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on pressure telltale. When the system detects a electrical systems can cause overrich the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, malfunction, the telltale will flash for approxi- fuel flow into the three-way catalyst, causing it to overheat. Do not keep driv- you should determine the proper tire inflation mately one minute and then remain continuously ing if the engine misfires, or if notice- pressure for those tires.) illuminated. This sequence will continue upon able loss of performance or other un- subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the mal- usual operating conditions are As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been function exists. When the malfunction indicator is detected. Have the vehicle inspected equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System illuminated, the system may not be able to detect promptly by a NISSAN dealer. (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS when one or more of your tires is significantly malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons,● Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire including the installation of replacement or alter- level. Running out of fuel could cause pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and nate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the engine to misfire, damaging the check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate the TPMS from functioning properly. Always three-way catalyst. all 4 tires to the proper pressure. Driving on a check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replac-● Do not race the engine while warming it significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to ing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to up. overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under- ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and● Do not push or tow your vehicle to start inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function the engine. life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and properly. stopping ability. Additional information: Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s ● The TPMS does not monitor the tire responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, pressure of the spare tire. Starting and driving 5-3
  • 198. ● The TPMS will activate only when the vehicle For additional information, see “Low tire pressure ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 warning light” in the “Instruments and controls” is replaced, the TPMS will not function km/h). Also, this system may not detect a section and “Tire Pressure Monitoring System and the low tire pressure warning light sudden drop in tire pressure (for example a (TPMS)” in the “In case of emergency” section. will flash for approximately 1 minute. flat tire while driving). The light will remain on after 1 minute. WARNING Contact your NISSAN dealer as soon as ● The low tire pressure warning light does not ● If the low tire pressure warning light possible for tire replacement and/or automatically turn off when the tire pressure illuminates while driving, avoid sudden system resetting. of all 4 tires are adjusted. After the tires are inflated to the recommended pressure, the steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, ● Replacing tires with those not originally vehicle must be driven at speeds above 16 reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road specified by NISSAN could affect the MPH (25 km/h) to activate the TPMS and to a safe location and stop the vehicle proper operation of the TPMS. turn off the low tire pressure warning light. as soon as possible. Driving with under- inflated tires may permanently damage ● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol Use a tire pressure gauge to check the tire tire sealant into the tires, as this may the tires and increase the likelihood of pressure. cause a malfunction of the tire pressure tire failure. Serious vehicle damage sensors. ● Tire pressure rises and falls depending on could occur and may lead to an acci- the heat caused by the vehicle’s operation dent and could result in serious per- and the outside temperature. Low outside sonal injury. Check the tire pressure for CAUTION temperature can lower the temperature of all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure to Do not place metalized film or any metal the air inside the tire which can cause a the recommended COLD tire pressure parts (antenna, etc.) on the windows. This lower tire inflation pressure. This may cause shown on the Tire and Loading Informa- may cause poor reception of the signals the low tire pressure warning light to illumi- tion label to turn the low tire pressure from the tire pressure sensors, and the nate. If the warning light illuminates in low warning light OFF. If you have a flat tire, TPMS will not function properly. replace it with a spare tire as soon as ambient temperature, check the tire pres- Some devices and transmitters may temporarily possible. (See “Flat tire” in the “In case sure for all four tires. interfere with the operation of the TPMS and of emergency” section for changing a ● The Tire and Loading Information label (also flat tire.) cause the low tire pressure warning light to illu- referred to as the vehicle placard or tire minate. inflation pressure label) is located in the driver’s door opening.5-4 Starting and driving
  • 199. Some examples are: ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD AVOIDING COLLISION AND– Facilities or electric devices using similar radio DRIVING PRECAUTIONS ROLLOVER frequencies are near the vehicle. Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. WARNING– If a transmitter set to similar frequencies is being used in or near the vehicle. They have higher ground clearance than passen- Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe ger cars to make them capable of performing in a and prudent manner may result in loss of– If a computer (or similar equipment) or a variety of on-pavement and off-road applications. control or an accident. DC/AC converter is being used in or near the vehicle. This gives them a higher center of gravity than Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey ordinary cars. An advantage of higher ground all traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed,FCC Notice: clearance is a better view of the road, allowing high speed cornering, or sudden steering ma-Changes or modifications not expressly ap- you to anticipate problems. However, they are not neuvers, because these driving practices couldproved by the party responsible for compli- designed for cornering at the same speeds as cause you to lose control of your vehicle. As withance could void the user’s authority to op- conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more any vehicle, loss of control could result in aerate the equipment. than low-slung sports cars are designed to per- collision with other vehicles or objects or form satisfactorily under off-road conditions. If at cause the vehicle to roll over, particularly ifThis device complies with Part 15 of the all possible, avoid sharp turns at high speeds. AsFCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry the loss of control causes the vehicle to with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate slide sideways. Be attentive at all times, andCanada. this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control avoid driving when tired. Never drive when underOperation is subject to the following two or vehicle rollover. In a rollover crash, an unbelted the influence of alcohol or drugs (including pre-conditions: (1) This device may not cause person is significantly more likely to die than a scription or over-the-counter drugs which mayharmful interference, and (2) this device person wearing a seat belt. cause drowsiness). Always wear your seat belt asmust accept any interference received, in- Be sure to read the driving safety precautions outlined in the “Safety – Seats, seat belts andcluding interference that may cause undes- later in this section. supplemental restraint system” section of thisired operation of the device. manual, and also instruct your passengers to do so. Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in collisions and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an unbelted or improperly belted person is significantly more likely to be injured or killed than a person properly wearing a seat belt. Starting and driving 5-5
  • 200. OFF-ROAD RECOVERY ● If you decide that it is not safe to return the WARNING vehicle to the road surface based on vehicle,While driving, the right side or left side wheels road or traffic conditions, gradually slow the The following actions can increase themay unintentionally leave the road surface. If this vehicle to a stop in a safe place off the road. chance of losing control of the vehicle ifoccurs, maintain control of the vehicle by follow- there is a sudden loss of tire air pressure.ing the procedure below. Please note that this RAPID AIR PRESSURE LOSS Losing control of the vehicle may cause aprocedure is only a general guide. The vehicle collision and result in personal injury. Rapid air pressure loss or a “blow-out” can occurmust be driven as appropriate based on the con- if the tire is punctured or is damaged due to ● The vehicle generally moves or pulls inditions of the vehicle, road and traffic. the direction of the flat tire. hitting a curb or pothole. Rapid air pressure loss 1. Remain calm and do not overreact. can also be caused by driving on under-inflated ● Do not rapidly apply the brakes. tires. ● Do not rapidly release the accelerator 2. Do not apply the brakes. pedal. Rapid air pressure loss can affect the handling 3. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel and stability of the vehicle, especially at highway ● Do not rapidly turn the steering wheel. with both hands and try to hold a straight speeds. 1. Remain calm and do not over react. course. Help prevent rapid air pressure loss by maintain- 2. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel 4. When appropriate , slowly release the accel- ing the correct air pressure and visually inspect with both hands and try to hold a straight erator pedal to gradually slow the vehicle. the tires for wear and damage. See “Wheels and course. 5. If there is nothing in the way, steer the ve- tires” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” 3. When appropriate, slowly release the accel- hicle to follow the road while vehicle speed section of this manual. If a tire rapidly loses air erator pedal to gradually slow the vehicle. is reduced. Do not attempt to drive the ve- pressure or “blows-out” while driving, maintain 4. Gradually steer the vehicle to a safe location hicle back onto the road surface until vehicle control of the vehicle by following the procedure off the road and away from traffic if possible. speed is reduced. below. Please note that this procedure is only a general guide. The vehicle must be driven as 5. Lightly apply the brake pedal to gradually 6. When it is safe to do so, gradually turn the stop the vehicle. appropriate based on the conditions of the ve- steering wheel until both tires return to the 6. Turn on the hazard warning flashers and hicle, road and traffic. road surface. When all tires are on the road either contact a roadside emergency service surface, steer the vehicle to stay in the ap- to change the tire or see “Changing a flat propriate driving lane. tire” in the “In case of emergency” section of this manual.5-6 Starting and driving
  • 201. DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND DRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ● Many hills are too steep for any vehicle.DRIVING Your NISSAN is designed for both normal and If you drive up them, you may stall. If you drive down them, you may not be off-road use. However, avoid driving in deep wa- WARNING able to control your speed. If you drive ter or mud as your NISSAN is mainly designed for across them, you may roll over.Never drive under the influence of alcohol leisure use, unlike a conventional off-road ve-or drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream re- hicle. ● Do not shift gears while driving onduces coordination, delays reaction time downhill grades as this could causeand impairs judgement. Driving after Remember that two-wheel drive models are less loss of control of the vehicle.drinking alcohol increases the likelihood capable than four-wheel drive models for rough road driving and extrication when stuck in deep ● Stay alert when driving to the top of aof being involved in an accident injuring hill. At the top there could be a drop-offyourself and others. Additionally, if you snow or mud, or the like. or other hazard that could cause anare injured in an accident, alcohol can Please observe the following precautions: accident.increase the severity of the injury. ● If your engine stalls or you cannot makeNISSAN is committed to safe driving. However, WARNING it to the top of a steep hill, never at-you must choose not to drive under the influence ● Drive carefully when off the road and tempt to turn around. Your vehicleof alcohol. Every year thousands of people are avoid dangerous areas. Every person could tip or roll over. Always backinjured or killed in alcohol-related accidents. Al- who drives or rides in this vehicle straight down in R (Reverse) gear. Neverthough the local laws vary on what is considered should be seated with their seat belt back down in N (Neutral) or with theto be legally intoxicated, the fact is that alcohol fastened. This will keep you and your clutch depressed (manual transmissionaffects all people differently and most people passengers in position when driving vehicles), using only the brake, as thisunderestimate the effects of alcohol. over rough terrain. could cause loss of control.Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! And ● Do not drive across steep slopes. In- ● Heavy braking going down a hill couldthat is true for drugs, too (over-the-counter, pre- stead drive either straight up or straight cause your brakes to overheat and fade,scription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if your down the slopes. Off-road vehicles can resulting in loss of control and an acci-ability to operate your vehicle is impaired by alco- tip over sideways much more easily dent. Apply brakes lightly and use a lowhol, drugs, or some other physical condition. than they can forward or backward. gear to control your speed. Use the hill descent control feature (if so equipped). Starting and driving 5-7
  • 202. ● Unsecured cargo can be thrown around ● Do not drive beyond the performance ● If at all possible, avoid sharp turning when driving over rough terrain. Prop- capability of the tires, even with 4WD maneuvers, particularly at high speeds. erly secure all cargo so it will not be engaged. Your NISSAN four-wheel drive vehicle thrown forward and cause injury to you has a higher center of gravity than a ● For 4WD equipped vehicles, do not at- or your passengers. passenger car. The vehicle is not de- tempt to raise two wheels off the ground● To avoid raising the center of gravity ex- and shift the transmission to any drive or signed for cornering at the same speeds cessively, do not exceed the rated capac- as passenger cars. Failure to operate reverse position with the engine running. ity of the roof rack/gear bin (if so this vehicle correctly could result in loss Doing so may result in drivetrain damage equipped) and evenly distribute the load. of control and/or a rollover accident. or unexpected vehicle movement which Secure heavy loads in the cargo area as could result in serious vehicle damage or ● Always use tires of the same type, size, far forward and as low as possible. Do personal injury. brand, construction (bias, bias-belted, not equip the vehicle with tires larger or radial), and tread pattern on all four than specified in this manual. This could ● Do not attempt to test a 4WD equipped wheels. Install tire chains on the rear cause your vehicle to roll over. vehicle on a 2-wheel dynamometer wheels when driving on slippery roads● Do not grip the inside or spokes of the (such as the dynamometers used by and drive carefully. steering wheel when driving off-road. some states for emissions testing), or similar equipment even if the other two ● Be sure to check the brakes immedi- The steering wheel could move sud- ately after driving in mud or water. See denly and injure your hands. Instead wheels are raised off the ground. Make sure you inform test facility personnel “Brake system” later in this section for drive with your fingers and thumbs on “Wet brakes”. the outside of the rim. that your vehicle is equipped with 4WD before it is placed on a dynamometer. ● Avoid parking your vehicle on steep● Before operating the vehicle, ensure Using the wrong test equipment may hills. If you get out of the vehicle and it that the driver and all passengers have result in drivetrain damage or unex- rolls forward, backward or sideways, their seat belts fastened. pected vehicle movement which could you could be injured.● Always drive with the floor mats in result in serious vehicle damage or per- ● Whenever you drive off-road through place as the floor may become hot. sonal injury. sand, mud or water as deep as the● Lower your speed when encountering strong crosswinds. With a higher center ● Accelerating quickly, sharp steering wheel hub, more frequent maintenance of gravity, your NISSAN is more af- maneuvers or sudden braking may may be required. See “Periodic mainte- fected by strong side winds. Slower cause loss of control. nance” in the “NISSAN Service and speeds ensure better vehicle control. Maintenance Guide.”5-8 Starting and driving
  • 203. IGNITION SWITCH To remove the key from the ignition switch: WARNING● Never remove the ignition key or place 1. Shift the shift selector to the P (Park) posi- the ignition switch in the LOCK position tion with the ignition switch in the ON posi- while driving. The steering wheel will tion. lock (for models with a steering lock 2. Place the ignition switch to the LOCK posi- mechanism). This may cause the driver tion. to lose control of the vehicle and could result in serious vehicle damage or per- 3. Remove the key from the ignition. sonal injury. If the shift selector is shifted to the P (Park) position after the ignition switch is placed in the OFF position or when the ignition switch cannot be turned to the LOCK position, proceed as follows to remove the key. WSD0041 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (if so 1. Move the shift selector into the P (Park) position. equipped) 2. Turn the ignition key slightly toward the ON The ignition lock is designed so the ignition position. switch cannot be placed in the LOCK position and the key removed until the shift selector is 3. Turn the key to the LOCK position. moved to the P (Park) position. 4. Remove the key. When removing the key from the ignition, make sure the shift selector is in the P (Park) position. The shift selector is designed so it cannot moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other gear If the shift selector is not returned to P (Park) positions if the ignition key is turned to OFF position, the ignition switch cannot be moved to position or if the key is removed from the switch. the LOCK position. The shift selector can be moved if the igni- tion switch is in the ON position and the foot brake pedal is depressed. Starting and driving 5-9
  • 204. There is an OFF position between the KEY POSITIONSLOCK and ACC positions. The OFF positionis indicated by a “1” on the ignition switch. LOCK: Normal parking position (0)When the ignition is in the OFF position, OFF: (Not used) (1)the steering wheel is not locked (for mod-els with a steering lock mechanism). ACC: (Accessories) (2)In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it This position activates electrical accessoriesmust be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwise such as the radio when the engine is not running.from the straight up position. ON: Normal operating position (3)To lock the steering wheel, turn the key to This position turns on the ignition system and thethe LOCK position. Remove the key. To electrical accessories.unlock the steering wheel, insert the keyand turn it gently while rotating the steer- START: (4)ing wheel slightly right and left. WSD0052 This position starts the engine. As soon as theIf the key will not turn from the LOCK posi- MANUAL TRANSMISSION (if so engine has started, release the key. It automati-tion, turn the steering wheel to the left or equipped) cally returns to the ON position.right while turning the key to unlock thekey cylinder. The ignition switch includes a device that helps prevent accidental removal of the key while driv- ing. The key can only be removed when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position. On manual transmission models, to turn the igni- tion switch to the LOCK position from the ACC or ON position, place the ignition switch in the OFF position, push the key in, then place the ignition switch in LOCK position.5-10 Starting and driving
  • 205. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINENISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER ● Make sure the area around the vehicle is 1. Apply the parking brake.SYSTEM clear. 2. Automatic transmission:The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer system will not ● Check fluid levels such as engine oil, cool- ant, brake fluid, and window washer fluid as Move the shift selector to P (Park) or Nallow the engine to start without the use of the (Neutral). P (Park) is recommended.registered key. frequently as possible, or at least whenever you refuel. The shift selector cannot be moved outIf the engine fails to start using a registered key(for example, when interference is caused by ● Check that all windows and lights are clean. of the P (Park) position and into any of the other gear positions if the ignitionanother registered key, an automated toll road ● Visually inspect tires for their appearance switch is placed in the OFF position ordevice or automatic payment device on the key and condition. Also check tires for proper if the key is removed from the ignitionring), restart the engine using the following pro- inflation.cedure: switch. ● Lock all doors. 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position The starter is designed not to operate if for approximately 5 seconds. ● Position seat and adjust head restraints. the shift selector is in any of the driving ● Adjust inside and outside mirrors. positions. 2. Place the ignition switch in the OFF or LOCK position, and wait approximately 10 ● Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to Manual transmission: seconds. do likewise. Move the shift selector to N (Neutral). De- 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2. ● Check the operation of warning lights when press the clutch pedal to the floor while the ignition switch is turned to the ON (3) cranking the engine. 4. Restart the engine while holding the device (which may have caused the interference) position. See “Warning/indicator lights and The starter is designed not to operate separate from the registered key. audible reminders” in the “Instruments and unless the clutch pedal is fully de- controls” section of this manual.If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec- pressed.ommends placing the registered key on a sepa- 3. Crank the engine with your foot off therate key ring to avoid interference from other accelerator pedal by placing the ignitiondevices. switch in the START position. Release the key when the engine starts. If the engine starts, but fails to run, repeat the above procedure. Starting and driving 5-11
  • 206. DRIVING THE VEHICLE ● If the engine is very hard to start in ex- AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (if so The automatic transmission in your vehicle is tremely cold weather or when restarting, electronically controlled to produce maximum equipped) power and smooth operation. depress the accelerator pedal a little (ap- proximately 1/3 to the floor) and hold it The recommended operating procedures for this WARNING and then crank the engine. Release the transmission are shown on the following pages. key and the accelerator pedal when the ● Do not depress the accelerator pedal Follow these procedures for maximum vehicle engine starts. while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neu- performance and driving enjoyment. ● If the engine is very hard to start because tral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), 3, 2 or 1. it is flooded, depress the accelerator Always depress the brake pedal until Starting the vehicle pedal all the way to the floor and hold it. shifting is completed. Failure to do so could cause you to lose control and 1. After starting the engine, fully depress the Crank the engine for 5-6 seconds. After foot brake pedal before moving the shift cranking the engine, release the accel- have an accident. selector out of the P (Park) position. erator pedal. Crank the engine with your ● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use foot off the accelerator pedal by plac- caution when shifting into a forward or 2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and ing the ignition in the START position. reverse gear before the engine has move the shift selector into a driving gear. Release the key when the engine starts. If warmed up. the engine starts, but fails to run, repeat 3. Release the foot brake, then gradually start the above procedure. ● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) the vehicle in motion. while the vehicle is moving. This could The automatic transmission is designed so CAUTION cause an accident. the foot brake pedal MUST be depressed before shifting from P (Park) to any driveDo not operate the starter for more than CAUTION position while the ignition switch is in the15 seconds at a time. If the engine does ● When stopping the vehicle on an uphill ON position.not start, turn the key off and wait 10seconds before cranking again, otherwise grade, do not hold the vehicle by de- The shift selector cannot be moved out ofthe starter could be damaged. pressing the accelerator pedal. The foot the P (Park) position and into any of the brake should be used for this purpose. other gear positions if the ignition switch is 4. Allow the engine to idle for at least 30 sec- placed in the LOCK, OFF or ACC position. onds after starting. Do not race the engine ● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery while warming it up. Drive at moderate roads. This may cause a loss of control. speed for a short distance first, especially in cold weather.5-12 Starting and driving
  • 207. Use the P (Park) shift selector position when the WARNING vehicle is parked or when starting the engine. Apply the parking brake if the shift selec- Make sure the vehicle is completely stopped. tor is in any position while the engine is The brake pedal should be depressed to not running. Failure to do so could cause move the shift selector from N (Neutral) or the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll any drive position to P (Park). Apply the away and result in serious personal injury parking brake. When parking on a hill, apply the or property damage. parking brake first, then move the shift selector If the ignition switch is placed in the OFF or ACC into the P (Park) position. position for any reason while the vehicle is in N R (Reverse): (Neutral), or any D (Drive) position, the ignition switch cannot be placed in the LOCK position and the key cannot be removed from the ignition CAUTION switch. Move the shift selector to the P (Park) To prevent transmission damage, use the LSD0151 position, then the ignition switch can be placed in P (Park) or R (Reverse) position only whenTo move the shift selector: LOCK. the vehicle is completely stopped. : Push the button while depressing the P (Park): Use the R (Reverse) position to back up. Makebrake pedal sure the vehicle is completely stopped before CAUTION selecting the R (Reverse) position. The brake : Push the button to shift pedal must be depressed to move the shift To prevent transmission damage, use the : Shift without depressing brake pedal P (Park) or R (Reverse) position only when selector from P (Park), N (Neutral) or any the vehicle is completely stopped. drive position to R (Reverse).Shifting N (Neutral):After starting the engine, fully depress the brake Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. Thepedal and move the shift selector out of the P engine can be started in this position. You may(Park) position. shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled engine while the vehicle is moving. Starting and driving 5-13
  • 208. D (Drive): 2WD:Use this position for all normal forward driving. 62 MPH (100 km/h)3 (Third gear): 4H:Use this position for driving up and down long 62 MPH (100 km/h)slopes where engine braking would be advanta- 4LO:geous. 21 MPH (35 km/h)Do not downshift into the 3 position at speedsover the following and do not exceed the follow- 1 (Low gear):ing speeds in the 3 position. Use this position when climbing steep hills slowly 2WD: or slow driving through deep snow, sand or mud, or for maximum engine braking on steep downhill 99 MPH (160 km/h) grades. LSD0141 4H: Do not downshift into the 1 position at speeds Shift lock release 99 MPH (160 km/h) over the following and do not exceed the follow- ing speeds in the 1 position. If the battery is discharged, the shift selector may 4LO: not be moved from the P (Park) position even with 2WD: 37 MPH (60 km/h) the brake pedal depressed. 37 MPH (60 km/h)2 (Second gear): To move the shift selector, release the shift lock. 4H: The shift selector can be moved to N (Neutral).Use this position for hill climbing or engine brak- However, the steering wheel will be locked un-ing on downhill grades. 37 MPH (60 km/h) less the ignition switch is placed in the ON posi-Do not downshift into the 2 position at speeds 4LO: tion (for models with a steering lock mechanism).over the following and do not exceed the follow- This allows the vehicle to be moved if the battery 12 MPH (20 km/h) is discharged.ing speeds in the 2 position.5-14 Starting and driving
  • 209. To push the shift lock release, complete the fol- WARNINGlowing procedure: If the shift selector cannot be moved from 1. Place the ignition switch in the LOCK posi- the P (Park) position while the engine is tion and remove the key. running and the brake pedal is depressed, 2. Apply the parking brake. the stop lights may not work. Malfunction- ing stop lights could cause an accident 3. Remove the shift lock release cover as injuring yourself and others. shown. Accelerator downshift 4. Insert a small screwdriver in the shift lock — in D position — release slot and push down. For passing or hill climbing, depress the accel- 5. Move the shift selector to the N (Neutral) erator pedal to the floor. This shifts the transmis- position while holding down the shift lock sion down into a lower gear, depending on the release. vehicle speed. LSD0142 6. Place the ignition switch in the ON position Overdrive switch to unlock the steering wheel (for models with Each time your vehicle is started, the transmis- a steering lock mechanism). sion is automatically “reset” to overdrive ON. 7. Now the vehicle may be moved to the de- ON: With the engine running and the sired location. shift selector in the D (Drive)If the shift selector cannot be moved out of P position, the transmission upshifts(Park), have a NISSAN dealer check the auto- into Overdrive as vehicle speedmatic transmission system as soon as possible. increases. Overdrive does not engage until the engine has reached operating temperature. Starting and driving 5-15
  • 210. OFF: For driving up and down long MANUAL TRANSMISSION (if so slopes where engine braking is nec- equipped) essary push the Overdrive switch once. The O/D OFF indicator light WARNING in the instrument panel comes on at ● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery this time. roads. This may cause a loss of control.When cruising at a low speed or climbing a ● Do not over-rev the engine when shift-gentle slope, you may feel uncomfortable shift ing to a lower gear. This may cause ashocks as the transmission shifts into and out of loss of control or engine damage.Overdrive repeatedly. In this case, depress theOverdrive switch to turn the Overdrive off. TheO/D OFF indicator light in the instrument panel CAUTIONcomes on at this time. ● Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedalWhen driving conditions change, depress the while driving. This may cause clutch LSD0148 damage.Overdrive switch to turn the Overdrive on. Shifting ● Fully depress the clutch pedal beforeRemember not to drive at high speeds for ex- To change gears, or when upshifting or down- shifting to help prevent transmissiontended periods of time with the Overdrive off. shifting, depress the clutch pedal fully, shift into damage.This reduces fuel economy. the appropriate gear, then release the clutch ● Stop your vehicle completely before slowly and smoothly. shifting into R (Reverse). To ensure smooth gear changes, fully depress ● When the vehicle is stopped with the the clutch pedal before operating the shift selec- engine running (for example, at a stop tor. If the clutch pedal is not fully depressed light), shift to N (Neutral) and release before the transmission is shifted, a gear noise the clutch pedal with the foot brake may be heard. Transmission damage could oc- applied. cur. Start the vehicle in 1st gear and shift to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th gear in sequence according to vehicle speed.5-16 Starting and driving
  • 211. To back up depress the shift selector and then ● 4–wheel drive model (4L position): Allowable maximum speed in each gear:move it to the R (Reverse) position after stopping GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) 2–wheel drive modelsthe vehicle completely. 1st to 2nd — GEAR MPH (km/h)If it is difficult to move the shift selector into R 2nd to 3rd — 1st 35 (56)(Reverse) or 1 (First), shift into N (Neutral), thenrelease the clutch pedal. Fully depress the clutch 3rd to 4th — 2nd 60 (97)pedal again and shift into R (Reverse) or 1 (First). 4th to 5th — 3rd 87 (141) 4th —If your vehicle is equipped with 4-wheel drive, see 5th to 6th —“Transfer case shifting procedures” later in this 5th —section. Suggested maximum speed in each 6th — gear 4–wheel drive modelsSuggested upshift speeds Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not 2H/4H positionThe following are suggested vehicle speeds for running smoothly, or if you need to accelerate.shifting into a higher gear. These suggestions GEAR MPH (km/h)relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance. Do not exceed the maximum suggested speed 1st 34 (55)Actual upshift speeds will vary according to road (shown below) in any gear. For level road driving, 2nd 60 (97)conditions, the weather and individual driving use the highest gear suggested for that speed. 3rd 87 (140)habits. Always observe posted speed limits, and drive 4th — according to the road conditions, which will en- ● Two-wheel drive models and four-wheel sure safe operation. Do not over-rev the engine 5th — drive models (2H and 4H position): 6th — when shifting to a lower gear as it may cause GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) engine damage or loss of vehicle control. 4L position 1st to 2nd 11 (18) GEAR MPH (km/h) 2nd to 3rd 17 (27) 1st 13 (21) 2nd 22 (36) 3rd to 4th 25 (40) 3rd 33 (53) 4th to 5th 32 (51) 4th 45 (72) 5th to 6th 45 (72) 5th 57 (93) 6th — Starting and driving 5-17
  • 212. PARKING BRAKE CRUISE CONTROL WARNING● Be sure the parking brake is fully re- leased 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 shift selector 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 parking brake and cause an accident. LSD0150 WSD0153 To engage: Pull the parking brake lever up ᭺. A 1. ACCEL/RES switch To release: 2. COAST/SET switch 3. ON/OFF switch 1. Firmly apply the foot brake. 4. CANCEL switch 2. Manual transmission models: PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE Place the shift selector in the N (Neutral) CONTROL position. Automatic transmission models: ● If the cruise control system malfunctions, it cancels automatically. The SET indicator Move the shift selector to the P (Park) position. light in the instrument panel then blinks to 3. While pulling up on the parking brake lever warn the driver. slightly, push the button ᭺ and lower the B lever completely . ● If the SET indicator light blinks, turn the 4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning cruise control main switch off and have the light goes out. system checked by a NISSAN dealer.5-18 Starting and driving
  • 213. ● The SET indicator light may blink when the ● The vehicle may not maintain the set speed CAUTION cruise control main switch is turned ON when going up or down steep hills. If this while pushing the ACCEL/RES, On manual transmission models, do not happens, drive without the cruise control. COAST/SET, or CANCEL switch (located shift into N (Neutral) without depressing the clutch pedal when the cruise control is To cancel the preset speed, use one of the on the steering wheel). To properly set the following three methods. cruise control system, use the following pro- set. Should this occur, depress the clutch cedures. pedal and turn the main switch off imme- ● Push the CANCEL button; the SET indicator diately. Failure to do so may cause engine light in the instrument panel goes out. damage. WARNING ● Tap the brake pedal; the SET indicator lightDo not use the cruise control when driving CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS goes out.under the following conditions: ● Turn the main switch off. Both the CRUISE The cruise control allows driving at a speed be-● When it is not possible to keep the tween 25 - 89 MPH (40 - 144 km/h) without indicator light and SET indicator light in the vehicle at a set speed. instrument panel go out. keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.● In heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in To turn on the cruise control, push the main The cruise control is automatically canceled and speed. the SET light in the instrument panel goes out if: switch. The CRUISE indicator light in the instru-● On winding or hilly roads. ment panel comes on. ● you depress the brake or clutch pedal while pushing the ACCEL/RES or COAST/SET● On slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.). To set cruising speed, accelerate the vehicle to switch. The preset speed is deleted from● In very windy areas. the desired speed, push the COAST/SET switch memory. and release it. The SET indicator light in theDoing so could cause a loss of vehicle instrument panel comes on. Take your foot off the ● the vehicle slows down more than 8 MPHcontrol and result in an accident. accelerator pedal. Your vehicle maintains the set (13 km/h) below the set speed. speed. ● you depress the clutch pedal (manual trans- mission), or move the shift selector to N ● To pass another vehicle, depress the ac- (Neutral) (automatic transmission). celerator pedal. When you release the pedal, the vehicle returns to the previously set speed. Starting and driving 5-19
  • 214. BREAK-IN SCHEDULE INCREASING FUEL ECONOMYTo reset at a faster cruising speed, use one ● Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain CAUTIONof the following three methods. cruising speeds with a constant accelerator During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km), position. ● Depress the accelerator pedal. When the follow these recommendations to obtain vehicle attains the desired speed, push and maximum engine performance and en- ● Drive at moderate speeds on the highway. release the COAST/SET switch. sure the future reliability and economy of Driving at high speed lowers fuel economy. ● Push and hold the ACCEL/RES switch. your new vehicle. Failure to follow these ● Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking. When the vehicle attains the speed you de- recommendations may result in short- Maintain a safe distance behind other ve- sire, release the switch. ened engine life and reduced engine hicles. performance. ● Push and release the ACCEL/RES switch. ● Use a proper gear range which suits road Each time you do this, the set speed in- ● Avoid driving for long periods at constant conditions. On level roads, shift into high creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). speed, either fast or slow, and do not run the gear as soon as possible. engine over 4,000 rpm.To reset at a slower cruising speed, use oneof the following three methods. ● Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear. ● Avoid unnecessary engine idling. ● Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the ve- ● Avoid quick starts. ● Keep your engine tuned up. hicle attains the desired speed, push the ● Avoid hard braking as much as possible. ● Follow the recommended periodic mainte- COAST/SET switch and release it. nance schedule. ● Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles ● Push and hold the COAST/SET switch. Re- ● Keep the tires inflated to the correct pres- (800 km). Your engine, axle or other parts lease the switch when the vehicle slows to sure. Low tire pressure increases tire wear could be damaged. the desired speed. and lowers fuel economy. ● Push and release the COAST/SET switch. ● Keep the front wheels in correct alignment. Each time you do this, the set speed de- Improper alignment increases tire wear and creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). lowers fuel economy.To resume the preset speed, push and re-lease the ACCEL/RES switch. The vehicle re- ● Air conditioner operation lowers fuelturns to the last set cruising speed when the economy. Use the air conditioner only whenvehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h). necessary.5-20 Starting and driving
  • 215. USING FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD)● When cruising at highway speeds, it is more WARNING CAUTION economical to use the air conditioner and leave the windows closed to reduce drag. ● For 4WD equipped vehicles, do not at- ● Do not drive the vehicle in the 4H or 4LO tempt to raise two wheels off the position on dry hard surface roads. Driv-● For vehicles equipped with , use 4H ground and shift the transmission to ing on dry, hard surfaces in 4H or 4LO or 4L position only when necessary. Four- any drive or reverse position with the may cause unnecessary noise, tire wear wheel drive operation lowers fuel economy. engine running. Doing so may result in and increased fuel consumption. drivetrain damage or unexpected ve- If the 4WD warning light turns on when hicle movement which could result in you are driving on dry hard surface serious vehicle damage or personal roads: injury. – in the 4H position, shift the 4WD shift ● Do not attempt to test a 4WD equipped switch to 2WD. vehicle on a 2-wheel dynamometer (such as the dynamometers used by – in the 4LO position for automatic some states for emissions testing), or transmission vehicles, stop the ve- similar equipment even if the other two hicle and shift the shift selector to wheels are raised off the ground. Make the N position with the brake pedal sure you inform test facility personnel depressed and shift the 4WD shift that your vehicle is equipped with 4WD switch to 2WD. before it is placed on a dynamometer. – in the 4LO position for manual trans- Using the wrong test equipment may mission vehicles, stop the vehicle result in drivetrain damage or unex- and shift the shift selector to the N pected vehicle movement which could position with the clutch pedal de- result in serious vehicle damage or per- pressed and shift the 4WD shift sonal injury. switch to 2WD. ● If the warning light is still on after the above operation, have your vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as possible. Starting and driving 5-21
  • 216. TRANSFER CASE SHIFTINGPROCEDURESThe part time 4WD system provides 3 positions(2WD, 4H and 4LO), so you can select thedesired drive mode according to the driving con-ditions.2WD or 4WD shift procedure: 4WD Shift Wheels Indicator Light Use Conditions 4WD Shift Procedure Switch Position Driven 4WD shift Transfer 4LO position Move the 4WD switch. For driving on dry, paved 2WD <—> 4H Rear wheels 4WD shift indicator light will indicate transfer shift position en- roads (Economy drive) gaged. 2WD For driving on rocky, sandy 4 wheels or snow-covered roads 4H Neutral Neutral disengages the 1. Stop the vehicle. automatic transmission 2. For automatic transmission vehicles: Shift the shift selector to mechanical parking lock, the (N) position with the brake pedal depressed. which will allow the vehicle For manual transmission vehicles: Shift the shift selector to the *1 to roll. Do not leave the (N) position with the clutch depressed. May blink transfer shift position in 3. For automatic transmission vehicles: Depress and turn the Neutral.*2 4WD shift switch to 4LO or 4H with the brake pedal de- pressed. For manual transmission vehicles: Depress and turn the 4WD 4LO switch to 4LO or 4H with the clutch pedal depressed. 4 wheels For use when maximum THE TRANSFER CASE DOES NOT ENGAGE BETWEEN 4H AND power and traction is re- 4LO (OR 4LO TO 4H) UNLESS YOU HAVE FIRST STOPPED THE quired (for example: on VEHICLE, DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL AND MOVED THE Illuminated steep grades or rocky, SHIFT SELECTOR TO NEUTRAL FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMIS- sandy, muddy roads) SION VEHICLES. FOR MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLES YOU MUST MOVE THE SHIFT SELECTOR TO NEUTRAL. *35-22 Starting and driving
  • 217. *1: Before moving the shift selector from neutral, wait until the 4LO indicator light stays on steady. This indicates that the 4WD shift procedure is completed and the transfer gear is correctly set in the 4LO position. If the vehicle is shifted into gear before the indicator is on steady, the transfer gear may grind, not engage correctly or stay in the neutral position. - If the 4WD warning light illuminates, perform the following procedure to return the transfer case to correct operating condition. 1. Turn off the engine by turning the ignition switch ЉOFFЉ. 2. Start the engine. - Check that the 4WD warning light turns off. If the 4WD warning light illuminates, have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.3. Apply the parking brake, for automatic transmission vehicles, depress the brake pedal and move the shift selector to Neutral position. For manual transmission vehicles, move the shift selector to Neutral position.4. With the brake pedal depressed on automatic transmission vehicles or with the clutch pedal depressed on manual transmission vehicles, move the 4WD shift switch to desired mode. - Be sure to wait until the transfer gear change completes before shifting the shift selector from Neutral position.*2: While changing in and out of 4LO, the ignition key must be ON and the vehicle’s engine must be running for a shift to take place and for the indicator lights (4WD shift and 4LO position indicator) to be operable. Otherwise, the shift will not take place and no indicator lights will be on or flashing.*3: Make sure the transfer 4LO position indicator light turns on when you shift the 4WD shift switch to 4LO. The indicator light (if so equipped) will also turn on when 4LO is selected. See “Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system” later in this section. Starting and driving 5-23
  • 218. The transfer case 4WD shift switch is used to ● The 4LO indicator light must stop blink- ● Do not shift the 4WD shift switch (be-select either 2WD or 4WD depending on the ing and remain illuminated or turn off tween 2WD and 4H) while driving ondriving conditions. There are three types of drive before shifting the transmission into steep downhill grades. Use the enginemodes available, 2WD, 4H and 4LO. gear. If the shift selector is shifted from brake and low automatic transmissionThe 4WD shift switch electronically controls the the (N) position to any other gear when gears (D1 or D2) or manual transmis-transfer case operation. Rotate the switch to the 4LO indicator light is blinking, the sion (1st gear or 2nd gear) for engine vehicle may move unexpectedly. braking.move between each mode, 2WD, 4H and 4LO. ● Do not operate the 4WD shift switchTo change into or out of 4LO, the vehicle CAUTION (between 2WD and 4H) with the rearMUST be stationary, shift the shift selector wheels spinning.to Neutral (N), and for automatic transmis- ● Never shift the 4WD shift switch be- tween 4LO and 4H while driving. ● Do not drive on dry hard surface roadssion vehicles depress the brake pedal orfor manual transmission vehicles depress ● The 4H position provides greater trac- in the 4H or 4LO position. Driving on drythe clutch pedal. The switch must be de- tion. Avoid excessive speed, as it will hard surfaces in 4H or 4LO may causepressed and turned when changing into or cause increased fuel consumption and unnecessary noise and tire wear. higher oil temperatures, and could NISSAN recommends driving in theout of 4LO. damage drivetrain components. 2WD position under these conditions. WARNING Speeds over 62 MPH (100 km/h) in 4H is ● The 4WD transfer case may not be not recommended shifted between 4H and 4LO at low am- ● The 4LO position provides maximum bient temperatures and the transfer● When parking, apply the parking brake power and traction. Avoid raising ve- 4LO position indicator light may blink before stopping the engine and make hicle speed excessively, as the maxi- even when the 4WD shift switch is sure that the 4WD shift indicator light is mum speed is approximately 31 MPH shifted. After driving for a while you can on and the ATP warning light goes off. (50 km/h). change the 4WD transfer case between Otherwise, the vehicle could unexpect- 4H and 4LO. edly move even if the automatic trans- ● When driving straight, shift the 4WD mission is in the P position. shift switch to the 2WD or 4H position. When driving on rough roads, Do not move the 4WD shift switch when ● Set the 4WD shift switch to 4H or 4LO. making a turn or reversing. ● Drive carefully according to the road surface conditions.5-24 Starting and driving
  • 219. When the vehicle is stuck, ● When the vehicle is stopped after mak- ing a turn, you may feel a slight jolt ● Set the 4WD shift switch to 4H or 4LO. after the shift selector is shifted to N or ● Use the Electronic Locking Rear Differential P. This occurs because the transfer (E-Lock) system (if so equipped). Turn the clutch is released and not because of a switch ON while the vehicle is stationary and malfunction. apply the throttle to try to free the vehicle. CAUTION ● If it is difficult to free the vehicle, rock the vehicle back and forth between reverse and ● When driving straight, shift the 4WD drive gears. shift switch to the 2WD or 4H position. Do not move the 4WD shift switch when ● If the vehicle is stuck deep in mud, place making a turn or reversing. stones or wooden blocks under the tires. Then try the recovery procedures above. Tire ● Do not shift the 4WD shift switch while chains may be effective. LSD0145 driving on steep downhill grades. Use the engine brake and low automatic CAUTION 4WD shift switch operations transmission gears (D1 or D2) or ● Shift the 4WD shift switch to either the manual transmission (1st gear or 2nd● Do not spin the tires excessively. Tires gear) for engine braking. will sink deep into the mud, making it 2WD, 4H or 4LO position, depending on difficult to free the vehicle. driving conditions. ● Do not operate the 4WD shift switch with the rear wheels spinning.● Avoid shifting gears with the engine ● If the 4WD shift switch is operated running at high speeds as this may while making a turn, accelerating or ● Before placing the 4WD shift switch in cause malfunction. decelerating or if the key switch is the 4H position from 2WD, ensure the turned off while in the 4H or 4LO posi- vehicle speed is less than 62 MPH (100 tion, you may feel a jolt. This is not km/h). Failure to do so can damage the abnormal. 4WD system. ● Never shift the 4WD shift switch be- tween 4LO and 4H while driving. Starting and driving 5-25
  • 220. ● If the 4WD warning light comes on, the The 4WD warning light comes on when the igni- 4WD indicator light goes out. tion switch is turned to ON. It turns off soon after the engine is started. CAUTION If any malfunction occurs in the 4WD system If the 4WD shift indicator light indication when the ignition switch is ON, the warning light changes to 2WD when the 4WD shift will either remain illuminated or blink. switch is shifted to the 4H position at low ambient temperatures, the 2WD mode If the 4WD warning light comes on, the 4WD may be being engaged due to malfunc- shift indicator light goes out. tioning drive system. If the indicator does A large difference between the diameters of front not return to normal and the 4WD warning and rear wheels will make the warning light blink light comes on, have the system checked slowly (about once per two seconds). Change by the nearest NISSAN dealer. the 4WD shift switch into 2WD and do not drive LSD0147 4WD warning light fast.4WD shift indicator light CAUTIONThe 4WD shift indicator light is located in the Comes on or blinks Warning light ● If the warning light comes on or blinksodometer display. when: slowly during operation, have your ve-The light should turn off within 1 second after hicle checked by a NISSAN dealer asturning the ignition switch to the ON position. There is a malfunc- soon as possible.While the engine is running, the 4WD shift indi- Comes on tion in the 4–wheel ● Shifting between 4H and 4LO is not drive system recommended when the 4WD warningcator light will illuminate the position selected bythe 4WD shift switch. light turns on. The difference in ● The 4WD shift indicator light may blink Blinks slowly wheel rotation is while shifting from one drive mode to large the other. When the shifting is com- pleted, the 4WD shift indicator light The 4WD warning light is located in the meter. will come on.5-26 Starting and driving
  • 221. ELECTRONIC LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL (E-Lock) SYSTEM (if so equipped)● When the warning light comes on, the – in the 4LO position for manual trans- The E-Lock system can provide additional trac- 2WD mode may be engaged even if the mission vehicles, stop the vehicle tion and should only be used when a vehicle has 4WD shift switch is in 4H. Be especially and shift the shift selector to the N become or is becoming stuck. This system oper- careful when driving. If corresponding position with the clutch pedal de- ates by electronically “locking” the two rear drive parts are malfunctioning, the 4WD pressed and shift the 4WD shift wheels together, allowing them to turn at the mode will not be engaged even if the switch to 2WD. same speed. The system is used when it is not 4WD shift switch is shifted. possible to free a stuck vehicle even when using ● If the warning light is still on after the the 4LO position (4 wheel drive vehicles).● Do not drive the vehicle in the 4H or 4LO above operation, have your vehicle position on dry hard surface roads. Driv- checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as When added traction is required, activate the ing on dry, hard surfaces in 4H or 4LO possible. E-Lock system by pushing the switch ON. See may cause unnecessary noise, tire wear “Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) sys- ● The transfer case may be damaged if and increased fuel consumption. tem switch” in the “Instruments and Controls” you continue driving with the warning If the 4WD warning light turns on when light blinking. section. Once the system fully engages, the indi- you are driving on dry hard surface cator light in the instrument panel will remain ON. roads: When the system is activated, both rear wheels will engage, providing added traction. – in the 4H position, shift the 4WD shift switch to 2WD. The rear wheels may momentarily slip or move to – in the 4LO position for automatic engage the system, and the system will only transmission vehicles, stop the ve- engage up to approximately 4 MPH (7 km/h). hicle and shift the shift selector to Once the vehicle is free, the system should be the N position with the brake pedal turned OFF and driving resumed. depressed and shift the 4WD shift The Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) system is disabled switch to 2WD. and the ABS light illuminates when the E-Lock system is ON. Also, the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system is disabled and the VDC light illuminates when the E-Lock system is ON. Starting and driving 5-27
  • 222. WARNING CAUTION● Never leave the E-Lock system ON ● After using the E-Lock system, turn the when driving on paved or hard-surfaced switch OFF to prevent possible damage roads. Turning the vehicle may result in to driveline components from extended the rear wheels slipping and result in an use. accident and personal injury. After us- ● Do not drive the vehicle at speeds faster ing the E-Lock system to free the ve- than 12 mph (20 km/h) when the system hicle, turn the system OFF. is engaged. Doing so could damage● Use the E-Lock system only when free- drivetrain components. ing a stuck vehicle. Try the 4LO position ● Do not turn on the E-lock system while before using the E-Lock system. Never the tires are spinning. Doing so could use the E-Lock system on a slippery damage drivetrain components. road surface such as snow or ice sur- face. Using the E-Lock system when driving in these road conditions may cause unexpected movement of the ve- hicle during engine braking, accelerat- ing or turning, which may result in an accident and serious personal injury.5-28 Starting and driving
  • 223. PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS 2. Manual transmission models: Place the shift selector in the R (Reverse) position. When parking on an uphill grade, place the shift selector in 1st gear. Automatic transmission models: Move the shift selector to the P (Park) posi- tion. 3. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling into traffic when parked on an incline, it is a good practice to turn the wheels as illustrated. ● HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: ᭺ A WSD0050 Turn the wheels into the curb and move the vehicle forward until the curb side wheel WARNING Make sure the shift selector has been gently touches the curb. pushed as far forward as it can go and● Do not stop or park the vehicle over cannot be moved without depressing ● HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: ᭺ B flammable materials such as dry grass, the foot brake pedal. waste paper or rags. They may ignite Turn the wheels away from the curb and and cause a fire. ● Never leave the engine running while move the vehicle back until the curb side the vehicle is unattended. wheel gently touches the curb.● Safe parking procedures require that both the parking brake be set and the ● Do not leave children unattended inside ● HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO transmission placed into P (Park) for the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- CURB: ᭺ C automatic transmission models or in an tivate switches or controls. Unattended Turn the wheels toward the side of the road appropriate gear for manual transmis- children could become involved in seri- so the vehicle will move away from the cen- sion models. Failure to do so could ous accidents. ter of the road if it moves. cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll away and result in an accident. 1. Firmly apply the parking brake. 4. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK posi- tion and remove the key. Starting and driving 5-29
  • 224. POWER STEERING BRAKE SYSTEMThe power assisted steering uses a hydraulic The brake system has two separate hydraulic WARNINGpump, driven by the engine, to assist steering. circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still have braking at 2 wheels. ● While driving on a slippery surface, beIf the engine stops or the drive belt breaks, you careful when braking, accelerating orwill still have control of the vehicle. However, BRAKE PRECAUTIONS downshifting. Abrupt braking or accel-much greater steering effort is needed, especially erating could cause the wheels to skidin sharp turns and at low speeds. Vacuum assisted brakes and result in an accident. WARNING The brake booster aids braking by using engine ● If the engine is not running or is turned vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop the off while driving, the power assist forIf the engine is not running or is turned off vehicle by depressing the brake pedal. However, the brakes will not work. Braking will bewhile driving, the power assist for the greater foot pressure on the brake pedal will be harder.steering will not work. Steering will be required to stop the vehicle and stopping dis-harder to operate. tance will be longer. Wet brakes Using the brakes When the vehicle is washed or driven through water, the brakes may get wet. As a result, your Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while braking distance will be longer and the vehicle driving. This will overheat the brakes, wear out the may pull to one side during braking. brake pads faster, and reduce gas mileage. To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe To help reduce brake wear and to prevent the speed while lightly pressing the brake pedal to brakes from overheating, reduce speed and heat up the brakes. Do this until the brakes return downshift to a lower gear before going down a to normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high slope or long grade. Overheated brakes may speeds until the brakes function correctly. reduce braking performance and could result in loss of vehicle control. Parking brake break-in Break-in the parking brake shoes whenever the stopping effect of the parking brake is weakened or whenever the parking brake shoes and/or drum/rotors are replaced, in order to assure the best brake performance.5-30 Starting and driving
  • 225. This procedure is described in the vehicle service – When installing a spare tire, make Using the systemmanual and can be performed by a NISSAN sure that it is the proper size and typedealer. Depress the brake pedal and hold it down. De- as specified on the Tire and Loading press the brake pedal with firm steady pressure, Information label. See “Tire andANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM Loading Information label” in the but do not pump the brakes. The ABS will oper-(ABS) “Technical and consumer informa- ate to prevent the wheels from locking up. Steer tion” section of this manual. the vehicle to avoid obstacles. WARNING – For detailed information, see WARNING● The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is a “Wheels and tires” in the “Mainte- sophisticated device, but it cannot pre- nance and do-it-yourself” section of Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing so vent accidents resulting from careless this manual. may result in increased stopping or dangerous driving techniques. It can distances. help maintain vehicle control during The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) controls the braking on slippery surfaces. Remem- brakes so the wheels do not lock during hard Normal operation ber that stopping distances on slippery braking or when braking on slippery surfaces. The system detects the rotation speed at each The ABS operates at speeds above 3 - 6 MPH (5 surfaces will be longer than on normal - 10 km/h). The speed varies according to road surfaces even with ABS. Stopping dis- wheel and varies the brake fluid pressure to pre- vent each wheel from locking and sliding. By conditions. tances may also be longer on rough, gravel or snow covered roads, or if you preventing each wheel from locking, the system When the ABS senses that 1 or more wheels are are using tire chains. Always maintain a helps the driver maintain steering control and close to locking up, the actuator rapidly applies safe distance from the vehicle in front helps to minimize swerving and spinning on slip- and releases hydraulic pressure. This action is of you. Ultimately, the driver is respon- pery surfaces. similar to pumping the brakes very quickly. You sible for safety. may feel a pulsation in the brake pedal and hear a● Tire type and condition may also affect noise from under the hood or feel a vibration from braking effectiveness. the actuator when it is operating. This is normal and indicates that the ABS is operating properly. – When replacing tires, install the However, the pulsation may indicate that road specified size of tires on all four wheels. conditions are hazardous and extra care is re- quired while driving. Starting and driving 5-31
  • 226. ACTIVE BRAKE LIMITED SLIP (ABLS) VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM SYSTEMSelf-test feature ● ABLS is a form of traction control using The Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system uses sensors from the Anti-lock Brake System various sensors to monitor driver inputs and ve-The ABS includes electronic sensors, electric (ABS) to transfer power from a slipping drive hicle motion. Under certain driving situations, thepumps, hydraulic solenoids and a computer. The wheel to a wheel with more traction. The system will control braking and engine output tocomputer has a built-in diagnostic feature that ABLS system applies braking to the slipping help keep the vehicle on its steered path.tests the system each time you start the engine wheel, which helps redirect power to an-and move the vehicle at a low speed in forward or ● When the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) other wheel.reverse. When the self-test occurs, you may hear