2012 XTERRA OWNER'S MANUAL

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  • 1. ® 2012 XTE R RA OWNER’S MANUALFor your safety, read carefully and keep in this vehicle.
  • 2. FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELYWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN In addition to factory installed options, your ve- Before driving your vehicle, please read thisowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with hicle may also be equipped with additional ac- Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure famil-confidence. It was produced using the latest cessories installed by NISSAN or by your iarity with controls and maintenance require-techniques and strict quality control. NISSAN dealer prior to delivery. It is important ments, assisting you in the safe operation of your that you familiarize yourself with all disclosures, vehicle.This manual was prepared to help you under- warnings, cautions and instructions concerningstand the operation and maintenance of your proper use of such accessories prior to operating WARNINGvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- the vehicle and/or accessory. See a NISSANters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this dealer for details concerning the particular ac- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE-manual before operating your vehicle. cessories with which your vehicle is equipped. MINDERS FOR SAFETY!A separate Warranty Information Booklet Follow these important driving rules toexplains details about the warranties cov- help ensure a safe and comfortable tripering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service for you and your passengers!and Maintenance Guide” explains details ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-about maintaining and servicing your ve- cohol or drugs.hicle. Additionally, a separate CustomerCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limitsexplain how to resolve any concerns you and never drive too fast for conditions.may have with your vehicle, as well as ● ALWAYS give your full attention to drivingclarify your rights under your state’s lemon and avoid using vehicle features or takinglaw. other actions that could distract you.Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-best. When you require any service or have any priate child restraint systems. Pre-teenquestions, they will be glad to assist you with the children should be seated in the rear seat.extensive resources available to them. ● 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 MANUALFor descriptions specified for four-wheel drive MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE This manual includes information for all optionsmodels, a mark is placed at the begin- available on this model. Therefore, you may findning of the applicable sections/items. This vehicle should not be modified. some information that does not apply to your Modification could affect its vehicle.As with other vehicles with features for performance, safety or durability, andoff-road use, failure to operate four-wheel All information, specifications and illustrations in may even violate governmental this manual are those in effect at the time ofdrive models correctly may result in loss of regulations. In addition, damage or per- printing. NISSAN reserves the right to changecontrol or an accident. Be sure to read formance problems resulting from modi- specifications or design without notice and with-“Driving safety precautions” in the “Start- fications may not be covered under out obligation.ing and driving” section of this manual. NISSAN warranties. ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIV- IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ING THIS MANUAL This vehicle will handle and maneuver You will see various symbols in this manual. They differently from an ordinary passenger are used in the following ways: car because it has a higher center of gravity for off-road use. As with other WARNING vehicles with features of this type, fail- This is used to indicate the presence of a ure to operate this vehicle correctly may hazard that could cause death or serious result in loss of control or an accident. personal injury. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed Be sure to read “On-pavement and off- precisely. road driving precautions”, and “Avoid- ing collision and rollover”, and “Driving CAUTION safety precautions”, in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual. This is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that could cause minor or moder- ate personal injury or damage to your ve- hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro- cedures must be followed carefully.
  • 4. CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 BLUETOOTH௡ is a WARNING trademark owned by WARNING Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and licensed to and certain vehicle components contain Visteon. or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth de- XM Radio௡ requires fects or other reproductive harm. In addi- subscription, sold tion, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear separately. Not avail- contain or emit chemicals known to the able in Alaska, Hawaii State of California to cause cancer and or Guam. For more APD1005 birth defects or other reproductive harm. information, visitIf you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this” CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE www.xmradio.com.or “Do not let this happen.” ADVISORY Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batter-If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra- ies, may contain perchlorate material. Thetion, it means the arrow points to the front of the following advisory is provided: “Perchloratevehicle. Material – special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/”. © 2011 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’sindicate movement or action. Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these recording or otherwise, without the prior writtencall attention to an item in the illustration. 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 Nissan North America, Inc. – Your name, address, and telephone numberquestions, please contact the NISSAN Con- Consumer Affairs Departmentsumer Affairs Department using our toll-free – Vehicle identification number (attached to the P.O. Box 685003number: top of the instrument panel on the driver’s Franklin, TN 37068-5003 side)For U.S. customers For Canadian customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 – Date of purchase Nissan Canada Inc. (1-800-647-7261) 5290 Orbitor Drive – Current odometer reading Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5For Canadian customers – Your NISSAN dealer’s name 1-800-387-0122 or via e-mail at: – Your comments or questions For U.S. customers OR nnaconsumeraffairs@nissan-usa.com For Canadian customers information.centre@nissancanada.com 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. 1-13) 2. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover supplemental air bag (P. 1-44) 3. Front seat belts (P. 1-13) 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 belt with pretensioner (P. 1-57) 9. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag (P.1-56) 10. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-28) 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. 2-25) 3. Windshield (P. 8-19) 4. Power windows (P. 2-46) 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. 5-38) 10. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) 11. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-27) 12. Fog light switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-30) 13. Tow hooks (if so equipped) (P.6-14) 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. 9-13) 3. Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch (P. 2-27) 4. Rear window washer (P.2-26) 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. 2-37) 5. Console box (P. 2-37) 6. Front seats (P. 1-2) 7. Rear seats (P.1-10) 8. Storage (P. 2-36) 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. 2-27) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped)/Bluetoothா Hands- Free Phone System (if so equipped) (P. 4-36, P. 4-38) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-44, P. 2-31) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-13) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-20) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch and rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-25, P. 2-26) 8. Storage (P. 2-36) 9. Audio system controls (P. 4-17) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-44) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-37) 12. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-53) 13. Auxiliary audio input jack (if so equipped) (P. 4-34) 14. Power outlet (P. 2-35) WIC14470-6 Illustrated table of contents
  • 13. 15. Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-33) Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch (P. 2-32)16. Shift selector (P. 5-13)17. 4WD shift switch (P. 5-27)18. Climate controls (P.4-3, 4-10)19. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-31)20. Ignition switch (P. 5-10)21. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-12)22. Off road lamps switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-30)23. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-34)24. Power outside mirror controls (if so equipped) (P. 3-15)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. 8-9) 5. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9) 6. Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-12) 7. Air cleaner (P. 8-18) 8. Drive belt location (P.8-16) 9. Radiator cap (P. 8-7) 10. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-12) 11. Battery (P. 8-14) 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 2-14 Door open warning 2-15 Automatic transmis- 2-19 System (ABS) warn- light sion position indica- or ing light tor light (A/T models Engine oil pressure 2-16 only) warning light Cruise main switch 2-19 Automatic transmis- 2-14 4WD warning light 2-16 indicator light sion oil temperature ( model) warning light (if so Cruise set switch 2-19 equipped) Low fuel warning 2-16 indicator light light Automatic transmis- 2-14 Electronic locking 2-19 sion park warning Low tire pressure 2-16 rear differential (E- light ( warning light Lock) system on model) indicator light (if so Low windshield- 2-18 equipped) Brake warning light 2-15 washer fluid warning 4WD shift indicator 2-19 light (if so equipped) light ( or model) Seat belt warning 2-18 light and chime Front passenger air 2-19 bag status light Charge warning 2-15 Supplemental air 2-18 light bag warning light Illustrated table of contents 0-9
  • 16. Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page light light High beam indicator 2-20 Turn signal/hazard 2-21 light (Blue) indicator lights Hill descent control 2-32 Vehicle Dynamic 2-22 system on indicator Control (VDC) OFF light (if so equipped) indicator light Malfunction Indica- 2-20 tor Light (MIL) Overdrive off indica- 2-21 tor light (A/T models only) Security indicator 2-21 light Slip indicator light 2-21 Transfer 4LO posi- 2-21 tion indicator light ( model)0-10 Illustrated table of contents
  • 17. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Head restraints (1st row only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 CHildren) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28 Head restraints Rear-facing child restraint installation using (2nd row – outboard positions only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30 Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Rear-facing child restraint installation usingSeat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-32 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Forward-facing child restraint installation Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 using LATCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Forward-facing child restraint installation Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 using the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-37 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Installing top tether strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44 Infants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Precautions on supplemental restraint Small children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44 Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-58Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 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 for driver’sPull the lever up and hold it while you slide the To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean seat)seat forward or backward to the desired position. back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever Turn either dial to adjust the angle and height ofRelease the lever to lock the seat in position. up and lean your body forward. Release the lever the seat cushion to the desired position. 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 (1st row only) 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, LRS2021 reinstall and properly adjust the head re-Lumbar support (if so equipped for straint before an occupant uses the seat- The illustration shows the seating positions ing position. Failure to follow these in- equipped with head restraints. The first row headdriver’s seat) restraints are adjustable. structions can reduce the effectiveness ofThe lumbar support feature provides lower back the head restraints. This may increase the ᭡ Indicates the seating position is equipped withsupport to the driver. Move the lever forward or risk of serious injury or death in a a head restraint.backward to adjust the seat lumbar area. 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 knob ᭺.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. Reinstall and properly adjust the head re- straint before an occupant uses the seating position.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 23. Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly as described in this section. HEAD RESTRAINTS (2nd row – outboard positions only) 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 SPA1025 anything to the head restraint stalks or LRS2021Front-seat Active Head Restraints remove the head restraint. Do not use the The illustration shows the seating positions seat if the head restraint has been re- equipped with head restraints. The second rowThe Active Head Restraint moves forward utiliz- moved. If the head restraint was removed, head restraints are removable but not adjustable.ing the force that the seatback receives from the reinstall and properly adjust the head re-occupant in a rear-end collision. The movement ᭡ Indicates the seating position is equipped with straint before an occupant uses the seat-of the head restraint helps support the occu- a head restraint. ing position. Failure to follow these in-pant’s head by reducing its backward movement structions can reduce the effectiveness of + Indicates the seating position is not equippedand helping absorb some of the forces that may the head restraints. This may increase the with a head restraint or adjustable headrest.lead to whiplash-type injuries. risk of serious injury or death in aActive Head Restraints are effective for collisions 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. LRS2079 LRS2080 LRS2081Components Removal Install 1. Head restraint Use the following procedure to remove the head 1. Align the head restraint stalks with the holes restraints. in the seat. Make sure the head restraint is 2. Lock knob 1. Adjust the seat or seatback as necessary. facing the correct direction. 3. Stalks 2. Push and hold the lock knob(s). 2. Push the head restraint down until it locks in place. 3. Pull the head restraint up until it is removed from the seat. 4. Store the head restraint properly so it is not loose in the vehicle. 5. Reinstall the head restraint and properly ad- just the seat or seatback before an occupant uses the seating position.1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 25. 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. flat (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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9
  • 26. 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 LRS2082᭺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 ᭺ 1 Disconnect and secure the center seat belt and tongues into the retractor base. See push it up to an upright position. Then pull up “Stowing the center seat belt” later in this on the recline lever and lean the seatback to section. Then properly stow the outboard a proper seating position. Release the lever seat belts in the seat belt hooks before fold- to lock the seatback in position. ing down the rear seats. See “Seat belt hook” in this section for more information.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 27. The headrests must be removed before fold-ing down the seatbacks. To remove theheadrests, push and hold the lock knobwhile moving the headrest in an upwarddirection. Store the headrest properly so it isnot loose in the vehicle.Pull the strap forward, located in the centerof each seat cushion, and fold each seatcushion toward the front of the vehicle. LRS2083 LRS2084 ᭺ 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11
  • 28. 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 LRS2085 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- 5. To return the headrest to the normal position, dent or sudden stop. align the headrest stalks with the holes in the 1. Pull the straps forward, located in the center seat. Push and hold the lock knob and push of each seat cushion, to fold the seat cush- ● Do not allow people to ride in any area the headrest down. Properly adjust the ions forward. of your vehicle that is not equipped with headrest before an occupant uses the seat- seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone ing position. 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.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 29. 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 in the latched posi- tion. If they are not completely secured, 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13
  • 30. 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.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 31. ● 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15
  • 32. 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. WRS0175 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 1. Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this be upright. Always sit well back in the section. seat with both feet on the floor and adjust the seat belt properly.1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 33. 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 dur- retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the seat belt use by an occupant, the ALR mode ing a sudden stop or on impact. A shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder should not be activated. If it is activated, it slow pulling motion permits the seat and across your chest. belt to move and allows you some may cause uncomfortable seat belt ten- The front passenger seat and the rear seating sion. It can also change the operation of freedom 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 re- ● Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) tractor. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17
  • 34. 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.1-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 35. 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. LRS0601 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19
  • 36. 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. LRS06021-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 37. 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 LRS2086ceiver 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21
  • 38. LRS0610 LRS2087 LRS0242 2. 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.1-22 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 39. 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 down the rear seats, hook the rear seat belts on SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE 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 that is compatible with seat belts to retract until they are completely the installed seat belts is available that can be dry. purchased. The extender adds approximately 8 in (200 mm) of length and may be used for either ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt the driver or front passenger seating position. guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat See a NISSAN dealer for assistance with pur- belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder chasing an extender if an extender is required. belt guide with a clean, dry cloth. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-23
  • 40. 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 the “Child restraints” section for more child restraints. Forward-facing child restraints information. 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.1-24 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 41. This is especially important because your restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow WARNINGvehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- the manufacturer’s instructions for installationtem (air bag system) for the front passen- and use. Never let a child stand or kneel on anyger. See “Supplemental restraint system” seat and do not allow a child in the cargolater in this section. LARGER CHILDREN area. The child could be seriously injured or killed in a sudden stop or collision. Children who are too large for child restraintsINFANTS should be seated and restrained by the seat beltsInfants up to at least 1 year old should be placed which are provided. The seat belt may not fitin a rear-facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- properly if the child is less than 4 ft 9 in (142.5mends that infants be placed in child restraints cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 kg) andthat comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be used toStandards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety obtain proper seat belt fit.Standards. You should choose a child restraint NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in athat fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- commercially available booster seat if the shoul-facturer’s instructions for installation and use. der belt fits close to the face or neck or if the lapSMALL CHILDREN portion of the seat belt goes across the abdo- men. The booster seat should raise the child soChildren that are over 1 year old and weigh at that the shoulder belt is properly positionedleast 20 lbs (9 kg) should remain in a rear-facing across the top, middle portion of the shoulderchild restraint as long as possible up to the height and the lap belt is low on the hips. A booster seator weight limit of the child restraint. Forward- can only be used in seating positions that have afacing child restraints are available for children three-point type seat belt. The booster seatwho outgrow rear-facing child restraints and are should fit the vehicle seat and have a label certi-at least 1 year old. Refer to the manufacturer’s fying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicleinstructions for minimum and maximum weightand height recommendations. NISSAN recom- Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehiclemends that small children be placed in child Safety Standards. Once the child has grown sorestraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle the shoulder belt is no longer on or near the faceSafety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle and neck, use the shoulder belt without theSafety Standards. You should choose a child booster seat. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-25
  • 42. 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.1-26 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 43. – 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-27
  • 44. 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-for CHildren) SYSTEM ing your fingers into the lower anchorYour vehicle is equipped with special anchor area. Feel to make sure there are nopoints that are used with LATCH (Lower Anchors obstructions over the anchors such as seat belt webbing or seat cushionand 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.1-28 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 45. LRS0589 LRS0661 LRS0662 LATCH lower anchor point locations LATCH webbing-mounted attachment LATCH rigid-mounted attachmentLATCH lower anchor location Installing child restraint LATCH lower When installing a child restraint, carefully read and follow the instructions in this manual andThe LATCH lower anchors are located at the rear anchor attachments those supplied with the child restraint.of the seat cushion near the seatback. A label is LATCH compatible child restraints include twoattached to the seatback to help you locate the rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that canLATCH lower anchors. be connected to two anchors located at certain seating positions in your vehicle. With this sys- 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-29
  • 46. 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 1. Top tether straps 2. Anchor points 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.1-30 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 47. WRS0801 WRS0802 LRS0673 Rear-facing web-mounted – step 2 Rear-facing rigid-mounted – step 2 Rear-facing – step 32. 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-31
  • 48. 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 RESTRAINT 4. 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.1-32 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 49. 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 restraints” sections before in- restraint and insert it into the buckle until you “Attaching the center seat belt” in this stalling a child restraint. hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-33
  • 50. LRS0669 LRS0670 WRS0762 Rear-facing – step 3 Rear-facing – step 4 Rear-facing – step 5 3. 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.1-34 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 51. 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 1 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 Restraints” sections before WRS0763 installing a child restraint. WRS0799 Rear-facing – step 6 Forward-facing web-mounted – step 2 Follow these steps to install a forward-facing6. 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. ways follow the child restraint manufactur- not move more than 1 inch (25 mm), from er’s instructions. If the child restraint is equipped with a top side to side. Try to tug it forward and check tether strap, route the top tether strap and to see if the belt holds the restraint in place. secure the tether strap to the tether anchor If the restraint is not secure, tighten the seat point. See “Installing top tether strap” in this belt as necessary, or put the restraint in section. Do not install child restraints that another seat and test it again. You may need require the use of a top tether strap in seat- to try a different child restraint. Not all child ing positions that do not have a top tether restraints fit in all types of vehicles. anchor. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-35
  • 52. WRS0800 LRS0671 WRS0697 Forward-facing rigid-mounted – step 2 Forward-facing – step 4 Forward-facing – step 6 3. The back of the child restraint should be 4. For child restraints that are equipped with 6. 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 head re- ments. Press downward and rearward firmly the LATCH attachment path. The child re- straint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. If in the center of the child restraint with your straint should not move more than 1 inch (25 the head restraint is removed, store it in a knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion mm), from side to side. Try to tug it forward secure place. Be sure to reinstall the head and seatback while tightening the webbing and check to see if the LATCH attachment restraint when the child restraint is re- of the anchor attachments. holds the restraint in place. If the restraint is moved. See “Head restraints” in this section for head restraint adjustment information. 5. Tighten the tether strap according to the not secure, tighten the LATCH attachment manufacturer’s instructions to remove any as necessary, or put the restraint in another If the seating position does not have an slack. seat and test it again. You may need to try a adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper child restraint fit, try another different child restraint. Not all child re- seating position or a different child restraint. straints fit in all types of vehicles.1-36 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 53. 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is the rear-facing direction and, there- properly secured prior to each use. If the fore, must not be used in the front seat. child restraint is loose, repeat steps 3 2. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- through 6. ways follow the child restraint manufactur-FORWARD-FACING CHILD er’s instructions.RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING The back of the child restraint should beTHE SEAT BELTS secured against the vehicle seatback. If necessary, adjust or remove the head re- WARNING straint to obtain the correct child restraint fit.The three-point seat belt with Automatic If the head restraint is removed, store it in aLocking Retractor (ALR) must be used secure place. Be sure to reinstall thewhen installing a child restraint. Failure to head restraint when the child restraintuse the ALR mode will result in the child is removed. See “Head restraints” in this WRS0699restraint not being properly secured. The section for head restraint adjustment, re- Forward-facing (front passenger seat) – moval and installation information.restraint could tip over or be loose and step 1cause injury to a child in a sudden stop or If the seating position does not have ancollision. Also, it can change the opera- Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child adjustable head restraint and it is interferingtion of the front passenger air bag. See Safety” and “Child Restraint” sections before in- with the proper child restraint fit, try another“Front passenger air bag and status light” stalling a child restraint. seating position or a different child restraint.later in this section. Follow these steps to install a forward-facingWhen installing a child restraint system in child restraint using the vehicle seat belt in thethe rear center position, both the center rear seats or in the front passenger seat:seat belt connector tongue and buckletongue must be secured. See “Attaching 1. If you must install a child restraint inthe center seat belt” in this section. the front seat, it should be placed in a forward-facing direction only. Move the seat to the rearmost position. Child restraints for infants must be used in Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-37
  • 54. WRS0680 LRS0667 LRS0668 Forward-facing – step 3 Forward-facing – step 4 Forward-facing – step 5 3. 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.1-38 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 55. 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 8. WRS0681 WRS0698 Forward-facing – step 6 Forward-facing – step 86. Remove any additional slack from the seat 8. 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 check7. Tighten the tether strap according to the to see if the belt holds the restraint in place. manufacturer’s instructions to remove any If the restraint is not secure, tighten the seat slack. 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-39
  • 56. 2. Secure the tether strap to the tether anchor point ᭺ on the seat directly behind the child 2 restraint. 3. Refer to the appropriate child restraint in- stallation procedure steps in this section before tightening the tether strap. If you have any questions when installing a top tether strap, consult your NISSAN dealer for details. BOOSTER SEATS Precautions on booster seats WRS0475 LRS0588 WARNING Forward-facing — step 10 1. Top tether straps10. If the child restraint is installed in the front If a booster seat and seat belt are not used 2. Anchor points properly, the risk of a child being injured in a passenger seat, place the ignition switch in the ON position. The front passenger air bag INSTALLING TOP TETHER STRAP sudden stop or collision greatly increases: status light should illuminate. If this First, secure the child restraint with the LATCH – Make sure the shoulder portion of light is not illuminated, see “Front passenger lower anchors (rear outboard seat positions only) the belt is away from the child’s face air bag and status light” in this section. or the seat belt, as applicable. and neck and the lap portion of the Move the child restraint to another 1. If necessary, raise or remove the head re- belt does not cross the stomach. seating position. Have the system straint to position the top tether strap over – Make sure the shoulder belt is not checked by a NISSAN dealer. the top of the seatback ᭺. If the head 1 behind the child or under the child’s restraint is removed, store it in a secureAfter the child restraint is removed and the seat arm. place. Be sure to reinstall the head restraintbelt is fully retracted, the ALR mode (child re- when the child restraint is removed. See – A booster seat must only be installedstraint mode) is canceled. “Head restraints” in this section for in a seating position that has a head restraint adjustment, removal lap/shoulder belt. and installation information.1-40 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 57. LRS0455 LRS0453 LRS0464 Booster seats of various sizes are offered by several manufacturers. When selecting any booster seat, keep the following points in mind: ● Choose only a booster seat with a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. ● Check the booster seat in your vehicle to be sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat and seat belt system. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-41
  • 58. ● Make sure the child’s head will be properly Booster seat installation supported by the booster seat or vehicle seat. The seatback must be at or above the CAUTION center of the child’s ears. For example, if a low back booster seat ᭺ is chosen, the 1 Do not use the lap/shoulder belt in the Automatic Locking Retractor mode when vehicle seatback must be at or above the using a booster seat with the seat belts. center of the child’s ears. If the seatback is lower than the center of the child’s ears, a Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child high back booster seat ᭺ should be used. 2 Safety”, “Child Restraint” and “Booster Seats” sections before installing a child restraint. ● If the booster seat is compatible with your vehicle, place the child in the booster seat Follow these steps to install a booster seat in the and check the various adjustments to be rear seat or in the front passenger seat: sure the booster seat is compatible with the child. Always follow all recommended pro- WRS0699 cedures. 1. If you must install a booster seat in theAll U.S. states and Canadian provinces or front seat, move the seat to the rear-territories require that infants and small most position.children be restrained in an approved child 2. Position the booster seat on the seat. Onlyrestraint at all times while the vehicle is place it in a front-facing direction. Alwaysbeing operated. follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- structions.The instructions in this section apply to boosterseat installation in the rear seats or the frontpassenger seat.1-42 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 59. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper booster seat fit, try another seating position or a different booster seat. 4. Position the lap portion of the seat belt low and snug on the child’s hips. Be sure to follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- structions for adjusting the seat belt routing. 5. Pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt toward the retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the top, middle portion of the child’s shoulder. Be sure to follow the booster seat LRS0454 manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting the WRS0475 Front passenger position seat belt routing. 7. If the booster seat is installed in the front3. The booster seat should be positioned on 6. Follow the warnings, cautions and instruc- passenger seat, place the ignition switch in the vehicle seat so that it is stable. tions for properly fastening a seat belt the ON position. The front passenger air bag If necessary, adjust or remove the head re- shown in “Three-point type seat belt with status light may or may not illuminate, straint to obtain the correct booster seat fit. If retractor” earlier in this section. depending on the size of the child and the the head restraint is removed, store it in a type of booster seat being used. See “Front secure place. Be sure to reinstall the passenger air bag and status light” later in head restraint when the booster seat is this section. removed. See “Head restraints” in this sec- tion for head restraint adjustment, removal and installation information. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-43
  • 60. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINTSYSTEMPRECAUTIONS ON SUPPLEMENTAL Roof-mounted curtain side-impact andRESTRAINT SYSTEM rollover supplemental air bag system: This system can help cushion the impact force to theThis Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec- head of occupants in front and rear outboardtion contains important information concerning seating positions in certain side impact or rolloverthe following systems: collisions. In a side impact, the curtain and roll- over air bags are designed to inflate on the side ● Driver and passenger supplemental front- where the vehicle is impacted. In a rollover, both impact air bag (NISSAN Advanced Air Bag curtain and rollover air bags are designed to System) inflate and remain inflated for a short time. ● Front seat-mounted side-impact supple- These supplemental restraint systems are de- mental air bag signed to supplement the crash protection pro- ● Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and roll- vided by the seat belts and are not a substitute over supplemental air bag for them. Seat belts should always be correctly worn and the occupant seated a suitable dis- ● Seat belt with pretensioner tance away from the steering wheel, instrumentSupplemental front-impact air bag system: panel and door finishers. See “Seat belts” earlierThe NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System can help in this section for instructions and precautions oncushion the impact force to the head and chest of seat belt usage.the driver and front passenger in certain frontal The supplemental air bags operate onlycollisions. when the ignition switch is in the ON orFront seat-mounted side-impact supple- START position.mental air bag system: This system can help After placing the ignition switch to the ONcushion the impact force to the chest area of the position, the supplemental air bag warningdriver and front passenger in certain side impact light illuminates. The supplemental air bagcollisions. The side air bags are designed to warning light will turn off after about 7inflate on the side where the vehicle is impacted. seconds if the system is operational.1-44 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 61. ● 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 as needed. 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 WRS0031 conditions. This sensor is only used in this seat. Failure to be properly seated WARNING ● The seat belts and the front air bags are and wearing the seat belt can increase most effective when you are sitting well the risk or severity of injury in an acci-● The front air bags ordinarily will not back and upright in the seat. The front dent. See “Front Passenger air bag and inflate in the event of a side impact, rear air bags inflate with great force. Even status light” later in this section. impact, rollover, or lower severity fron- with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag Sys- tal collision. Always wear your seat ● Keep hands on the outside of the steer- tem, if you are unrestrained, leaning belts to help reduce the risk or severity ing wheel. Placing them inside the forward, sitting sideways or out of posi- of injury in various kinds of accidents. steering wheel rim could increase the tion in any way, you are at greater risk of risk that they are injured when the front● The front passenger air bag will not injury or death in a crash. You may also air bag inflates. inflate if the passenger air bag status receive serious or fatal injuries from the light is lit or if the front passenger seat front air bag if you are up against it is unoccupied. See “Front passenger air when it inflates. Always sit back against 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. ARS1133 ARS1041 WARNING ● Never let children ride unrestrained or extend their hands or face out of the window. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations.1-46 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 63. ARS1042 ARS1043 ARS1044 WARNING● Children may be severely injured or killed when the front air bags, side air bags or curtain and rollover air bags inflate if they are not properly re- strained. Pre-teens and children should be properly restrained in the rear seat, if possible. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-47
  • 64. ARS1045 WRS0256 WRS0431 Do not lean against the door. WARNING WARNING ● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing Front seat-mounted side-impact supple- child restraint in the front seat. An in- mental air bags and roof-mounted curtain flating front air bag could seriously in- side-impact and rollover supplemental air jure or kill your child. See “Child re- bags: straints” earlier in this section for ● The side air bags and curtain and roll- details. 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.1-48 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 65. 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 WRS0365 SSS0162 lean against the door. Some examplesDo not lean against doors or windows. Do not lean against doors or windows. of dangerous riding positions are shown in the previous illustrations. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-49
  • 66. WRS0363 SSS0159 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 crash. The driver air bag and other air bags in your vehicle are not part of this system. The front passenger air bag status light is located near the climate controls. After the igni- The purpose of the regulation is to help reduce tion switch is placed in the ЉONЉ position, the the risk of injury or death from an inflating air bag front passenger air bag status light on the instru- to certain front passenger seat occupants, such ment panel illuminates for about 7 seconds and as children, by requiring the air bag to be auto- then turns off or remains illuminated depending matically turned OFF. Certain sensors are used on the front passenger seat occupied status. The to meet the requirements. light operates as follows: One sensor used is the occupant classification ● Unoccupied passenger’s seat: The is sensor (pressure sensor). It is in the bottom of the OFF and the front passenger air bag is OFF front passenger seat cushion and is designed to and will not inflate in a crash. detect an occupant and objects on the seat by weight. It works together with seat belt sensors WRS0475 ● Passenger’s seat occupied by a small adult, described later. For example, if a child is in theFront passenger air bag and status light 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 WARNING that the front passenger air bag is OFF and OFF in accordance with the regulations. Also, if aThe front passenger air bag is designed to will not inflate in a crash. child restraint of the type specified in the regula-automatically turn OFF under some con- ● Occupied passenger seat and the passen- tions is on the seat, its weight and the child’sditions. Read this section carefully to ger meet the conditions outlined in this sec- weight can be detected and cause the air bag tolearn how it operates. Proper use of the turn OFF. Occupant classification sensor opera- tion: The light is OFF to indicate thatseat, seat belt and child restraints is nec- tion can vary depending on the front passenger the front passenger air bag is operational.essary for most effective protection. Fail- seat belt sensors.ure to follow all instructions in this Front passenger air bag The front passenger seat belt sensors are de-manual concerning the use of seats, seat The front passenger air bag is designed to auto- signed to detect if the seat belt is buckled and thebelts and child restraints can increase the matically turn OFF when the vehicle is operated amount of tension on the seat belt, such as whenrisk or severity of injury in an accident. under some conditions as described below in it is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) accordance with U.S. regulations. If the front mode (child restraint mode). Based on the passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate in a weight on the seat detected by the occupant Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-53
  • 70. classification sensor and the belt tension de- use the ALR mode may allow the restraint to tip or be illuminated, depending on the size of the childtected on the seat belt, the Advanced Air Bag move in an accident or sudden stop. This can and the type of child restraint being used. If the airSystem determines whether the front passenger also result in the passenger air bag inflating in a bag status light is not illuminated (indicating thatair bag should be automatically turned OFF as crash instead of being OFF. See “Child re- the air bag might inflate in a crash), it could berequired by the regulations. straints” earlier in this section for proper use and that the child restraint or seat belt is not being installation. used properly. Make sure that the child restraint isFront passenger seat adult occupants who are installed properly, the seat belt is used properlyproperly seated and using the seat belt as out- If the front passenger seat is not occupied the and the occupant is positioned properly. If the airlined in this manual should not cause the passen- passenger air bag is designed not to inflate in a crash. However, heavy objects placed on the bag status light is not illuminated, reposition theger air bag to be automatically turned OFF. Forsmall adults it may be turned OFF, however if the seat could result in air bag inflation, because of occupant or child restraint in a rear seat.occupant takes his/her weight off the seat cush- the object’s weight detected by the occupant If the passenger air bag status light will not illu-ion (for example, by not sitting upright, by sitting classification sensor. Other conditions could also minate even though you believe that the childon an edge of the seat, or by otherwise being out result in air bag inflation, such as if a child is restraint, the seat belts and the occupant areof position), this could cause the sensor to turn standing on the seat, or if two children are on the properly positioned, the system may be sensingthe air bag OFF. In addition, if the occupant seat, contrary to the instructions in this manual. an unoccupied seat (in which case the air bag isimproperly uses the seat belt in the ALR mode, Always be sure that you and all vehicle occupants OFF). Your NISSAN dealer can check that thethis could cause the air bag to be turned OFF. are seated and restrained properly. system is OFF by using a special tool. However,Always be sure to be seated and wearing the seat Using the passenger air bag status light, you can until you have confirmed with your dealer thatbelt properly for the most effective protection by monitor when the front passenger air bag is au- your air bag is working properly, reposition thethe seat belt and supplemental air bag. tomatically turned OFF with the seat occupied. occupant or child restraint in a rear seat.NISSAN recommends that pre-teens and chil- The light will not illuminate when the front pas-dren be properly restrained in a rear seat. senger seat is unoccupied. The air bag system and passenger air bag statusNISSAN also recommends that appropriate child light will take a few seconds to register a change If an adult occupant is in the seat but the passen- in the passenger seat status. For example, if arestraints and booster seats be properly installed ger air bag status light is illuminated (indicating large adult who is sitting in the front passengerin a rear seat. If this is not possible, the occupant that the air bag is OFF), it could be that the seat exits the vehicle, the passenger air bagclassification sensor and seat belt sensors are person is a small adult, or is not sitting on the seatdesigned to operate as described above to turn status light will go from OFF to ON for a few properly or not using the seat belt properly.the front passenger air bag OFF for specified seconds and then to OFF. This is normal systemchild restraints as required by the regulations. If a child restraint must be used in the front seat, operation and does not indicate a malfunction.Failing to properly secure child restraints and to the passenger air bag status light may or may not1-54 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 71. If a malfunction occurs in the front passenger air ● Do not make unauthorized changes to ● No unauthorized changes should bebag system, the supplemental air bag warning your vehicle’s electrical system, sus- made to any components or wiring oflight , located in the meters and gauges pension system or front end structure. the seat belt system. This may affect thearea of the the instrument panel, will blink. Have This could affect proper operation of front air bag system. Tampering withthe system checked by a NISSAN dealer. the front air bag system. the seat belt system may result in seri- ous personal injury.Other supplemental front-impact air bag ● Tampering with the front air bag systemprecautions may result in serious personal injury. ● Work on and around the front air bag Tampering includes changes to the system should be done by a NISSAN WARNING steering wheel and the instrument dealer. Installation of electrical equip- panel assembly by placing material ment should also be done by a NISSAN● Do not place any objects on the steer- over the steering wheel pad and above dealer. The Supplemental Restraint ing wheel pad or on the instrument the instrument panel or by installing System (SRS) wiring should not be panel. Also, do not place any objects additional trim material around the air modified or disconnected. Unauthor- between any occupant and the steering bag system. ized electrical test equipment and prob- wheel or instrument panel. Such ob- ing devices should not be used on the jects may become dangerous projec- ● Modifying or tampering with the front air bag system. tiles and cause injury if the front air passenger seat may result in serious bags inflate. personal injury. For example, do not ● A cracked windshield should be re- change the front seats by placing mate- placed immediately by a qualified re-● Immediately after inflation, several rial on the seat cushion or by installing pair facility. A cracked windshield could front air bag system components will be additional trim material, such as seat affect the function of the supplemental hot. Do not touch them; you may se- covers, on the seat that are not specifi- air bag system. verely burn yourself. cally designed to assure proper air bag *The SRS wiring harness connectors are● No unauthorized changes should be operation. Additionally, do not stow any objects under the front passenger seat yellow and orange for easy identification. made to any components or wiring of the supplemental air bag system. This is or the seat cushion and seatback. Such When selling your vehicle, we request that you to prevent accidental inflation of the objects may interfere with the proper inform the buyer about the front air bag system supplemental air bag or damage to the operation of the occupant classifica- and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections supplemental air bag system. tion sensor (pattern sensor). in this Owner’s Manual. 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- WARNING place any objects (an umbrella, bag, 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 ter activation. They must be replaced the side air bag. 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 ● If the vehicle becomes involved in a should be done by a NISSAN dealer. and curtain and rollover air bag system collision but a pretensioner is not acti- Installation of electrical equipment components will be hot. Do not touch vated, be sure to have the pretensioner should also be done by a NISSAN them; you may severely burn yourself. system checked and, if necessary, re- dealer. The SRS wiring harnesses*● No unauthorized changes should be should not be modified or discon- placed by your NISSAN dealer. made to any components or wiring of nected. Unauthorized electrical test ● No unauthorized changes should be the side air bag and curtain and rollover equipment and probing devices should made to any components or wiring of air bag systems. This is to prevent dam- not be used on the side air bag or cur- the pretensioner system. This is to pre- age to or accidental inflation of the side tain and rollover air bag systems. vent damage to or accidental activation air bag and curtain and rollover air bag of the pretensioners. Tampering with systems. * The SRS wiring harness or connectors are the pretensioner system may result in yellow or orange for easy identification. serious personal injury.● Do not make unauthorized changes to your vehicle’s electrical system, sus- When selling your vehicle, we request that you ● Work around and on the pretensioner pension system or side panel. This inform the buyer about the side air bag and system should be done by a NISSAN could affect proper operation of the curtain and rollover air bag systems and guide the dealer. Installation of electrical equip- curtain and rollover air bag systems. buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s ment should also be done by a NISSAN Manual. 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 When selling your vehicle, we request that you or scrap the vehicle, contact a NISSAN inform the buyer about the pretensioner system dealer. Incorrect disposal procedures and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections could cause personal injury. in this Owner’s Manual.Working with the seat belt retractor, the preten-sioner helps tighten the seat belt when the ve-hicle becomes involved in certain types of colli-sions, helping to restrain front seat occupants.The pretensioner is encased with the seat beltretractor. These seat belts are used the same wayas conventional seat belts.When a pretensioner activates, smoke is re-leased and a loud noise may be heard. This WRS0885smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. 1. SRS Air Bag Warning LabelsCare should be taken not to inhale it, as it maycause irritation and choking. Those with a history The warning labels are located on the sur-of a breathing condition should get fresh air face of the sun visor.promptly. SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAGAfter pretensioner activation, load limiters allow WARNING LABELSthe seat belt to release webbing (if necessary) toreduce forces against the chest. Warning labels about the supplemental front- impact air bag system are placed in the vehicle asThe supplemental air bag warning light is shown in the illustration.used to indicate malfunctions in the pretensionersystem. (See ЉSUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAGWARNING LIGHTЉ in this section for more de-tails.) If the operation of the supplemental air bagwarning light indicates there is a malfunction,have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.1-58 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  • 75. If any of the following conditions occur, the front Repair and replacement procedure air bag, side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag and pretensioner systems need servicing: The front air bags, side air bags, curtain and rollover air bags and pretensioners are designed ● The supplemental air bag warning light re- to inflate on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder, mains on after approximately 7 seconds. unless it is damaged, the supplemental air bag ● The supplemental air bag warning light warning light remains illuminated after inflation flashes intermittently. has occurred. Repair and replacement of these supplemental air bag systems should be done ● The supplemental air bag warning light does not come on at all. only by a NISSAN dealer. Under these conditions, the front air bag, side air When maintenance work is required on the ve- bag, curtain and rollover air bag or pretensioner hicle, the front air bags, side air bags, curtain and systems may not operate properly. They must be rollover air bags, pretensioners and related parts LRS0100 checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the should be pointed out to the person performing nearest NISSAN dealer. the maintenance. The ignition switch should al-SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG ways be in the LOCK position when workingWARNING LIGHT WARNING under the hood or inside the vehicle.The supplemental air bag warning light, If the supplemental air bag warning lightdisplaying in the instrument panel, moni- WARNING is on, it could mean that the front air bag,tors the circuits for the air bag systems, preten- side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag ● Once a front air bag, side air bag, orsioners and all related wiring. and/or pretensioner systems will not op- curtain and rollover air bag has inflated, erate in an accident. To help avoid injury the air bag module will not functionWhen the ignition switch is placed in the ON or to yourself or others, have your vehicle again and must be replaced. Addition-START position, the supplemental air bag warn- checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as ally, the activated pretensioners musting light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then possible. also be replaced. The air bag moduleturns off. This means the system is operational. and pretensioner should be replaced by a NISSAN dealer. The air bag module and pretensioner cannot be repaired. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-59
  • 76. ● 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27 Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Headlight and turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27 Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Headlight control switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27 Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Daytime running light system (Canada only) . . . . . . 2-28 Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29 Engine oil pressure gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29 Voltmeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Fog light switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30 Trip computer (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Off road lamps switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30Compass display (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31 Compass display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders . . . . . . 2-13 Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off switch. . . . . . . . . . . 2-32 Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . 2-32 Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19 switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33 Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22 Clutch interlock (clutch start) switchSecurity systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34 Vehicle security system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23 Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35 NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 Storage trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36 Switch operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37Rear window wiper and washer switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26 Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
  • 79. Sunglasses holder (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38 Roof rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43Map pockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46Seat pockets (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39 Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39 Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47Cargo area storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40 Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48Luggage hooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40 Cargo light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49Cargo nets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-42
  • 80. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Vents (P. 4-2) 2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-27) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped)/Bluetoothா Hands- Free Phone System (if so equipped) (P. 4-36, P. 4-38) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-44, P. 2-31) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-13) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-20) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch and rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-25, P. 2-26) 8. Storage (P. 2-36) 9. Audio system controls (P. 4-17) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-44) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-37) 12. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-53) 13. Auxiliary audio input jack (if so equipped) (P. 4-34) 14. Power outlet (P. 2-35) WIC14472-2 Instruments and controls
  • 81. METERS AND GAUGES15. Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-33) Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch (P. 2-32)16. Shift selector (P. 5-13)17. 4WD shift switch (P. 5-27)18. Climate controls (P.4-3, 4-10)19. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-31)20. Ignition switch (P. 5-10)21. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-12)22. Off road lamps switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-30)23. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-34)24. Power outside mirror controls (if so equipped) (P. 3-15)See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. WIC0911 1. Warning/indicator lights 6. Odometer/Twin trip odometer/Trip 2. Tachometer computer (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. The odometer records the total distance the ve- hicle has been driven. The twin trip odometer records the distance of individual trips. WIC0912 LIC07801. Speedometer With twin trip odometer2. Odometer/Twin trip odometer/Trip com- Changing the display: puter (if so equipped) For vehicles equipped with twin trip odometer,3. Change/Loose fuel cap indicator reset/ pressing the change button changes the display Low tire pressure indicator reset button as follows:SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER Trip → Trip → TripSpeedometerThe speedometer indicates vehicle speed.Odometer/Twin trip odometerThe odometer/twin trip odometer is displayedwhen the ignition switch is placed in the ONposition.2-4 Instruments and controls
  • 83. WIC0922 LRS2004 LIC2017 With trip computer Loose fuel cap warning message Check tire pressure warning messageFor vehicles equipped with trip computer, press-ing the change button changes the display as Press the reset button ᭺ for more than 1 second A The CHECK TIRE PRES (pressure) warningfollows: to reset the LOOSE FUEL CAP warning mes- message is displayed when the low tire pressure sage after the fuel cap has been tightened. For warning light is illuminated and low tire pressureTrip → Trip → Distance to Empty → additional information see “Fuel-filler cap” in the is detected. Check and adjust the tire pressure toAverage speed → Average fuel consumption → “Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section. the recommended COLD tire pressure shown onJourney time → Trip the Tire and Loading Information label. TheFor additional information, refer to “Trip com- CHECK TIRE PRES warning message turns offputer” later in this section. when the low tire pressure warning light turns off.Resetting the trip odometer: Push the reset button ᭺ for more than 1 second A to turn off the CHECK TIRE PRES warning mes-Pushing the change button for more than 1 sec- sage. The low tire pressure warning light remainsond resets the currently displayed trip odometer illuminated until the tires are inflated to the rec-to zero. ommended COLD tire pressure. The CHECK Instruments and controls 2-5
  • 84. TIRE PRES warning message is displayed eachtime the ignition switch is placed in the ONposition as long as the low tire pressure warninglight remains illuminated. For more informationsee “Low tire pressure warning light” in the “In-struments and controls” section, “Tire PressureMonitoring System (TPMS)” in the “Starting anddriving” and “Wheels and tires” section in the“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of thisOwner’s Manual. LIC0738 LIC0739 TACHOMETER ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE The tachometer indicates engine speed in revo- GAUGE lutions per minute (rpm). Do not rev the engine The gauge indicates the engine coolant tempera- into the red zone ᭺. 1 ture. The engine coolant temperature is within the normal range ᭺ when the gauge needle points 1 CAUTION within the zone shown in the illustration. When engine speed approaches the red The engine coolant temperature varies with 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, themal range, stop the vehicle as soon as Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) maysafely possible. If the engine is over- come on. Refuel as soon as possible.heated, continued operation of the ve- After a few driving trips. the lighthicle may seriously damage the engine. should turn off. If the light remains onSee “If your vehicle overheats” in the “In after a few driving trips, have the ve-case of emergency” section for immediate hicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer.action required. ● For additional information, see “Mal- function Indicator Light (MIL)” later in LIC0740 this section. FUEL GAUGE 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 key is turned to OFF. 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. TRIP COMPUTER (if so equipped) When the fuel level drops even lower, the dte play is updated every 30 seconds. At about the display will change to (----). first 1/3 miles (500 m) after a reset, the displayThe display of the trip computer is situated in the shows (----).speedometer display. When the ignition switch is NOTE:placed in the ON position, the display scrolls all Journey timethe modes of the trip computer and then shows ● If the amount of fuel added while the ignition switch is OFF is small, the dis- The journey time mode shows the time since thethe mode chosen before the ignition switch was last reset. The displayed time can be reset byplaced in the OFF position. play just before the ignition switch is pressing the change button for more than ap- turned OFF may continue to be dis-When the ignition switch is placed in the ON proximately 1 second. played.position, modes of the trip computer can be Trip computer resetselected by pushing the trip computer change ● When driving uphill or rounding curves,button. The following modes can be selected: the fuel in the tank shifts, which may Pushing the change button for more than 3 sec- momentarily change the display. onds will reset all modes except Trip A and dis-Distance to empty (dte—mile or km) tance to empty (dte). Average speed (MPH or km/h)The distance to empty (dte) mode provides youwith an estimation of the distance that can be The average speed mode shows the averagedriven before refueling. The dte is constantly be- vehicle speed since last reset. Resetting is doneing calculated, based on the amount of fuel in the by pressing the change button for more thanfuel tank and the actual fuel consumption. approximately 1 second. The display is updated every 30 seconds. The first 30 seconds after aThe display is updated every 30 seconds. reset, the display shows (----).The dte mode includes a low range warning Average fuel consumption (Mpg orfeature: when the fuel level is low, the dte mode isautomatically selected and the digits blink in or- l/100km)der to draw the driver’s attention. Press the The average fuel consumption mode shows thechange button if you wish to return to the mode average fuel consumption since the last reset.that was selected before the warning occurred. Resetting is done by pressing the change buttonThe dte mark (dte) will remain blinking until the for more than approximately 1 second. The dis-vehicle is refueled. Instruments and controls 2-9
  • 88. 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 11 seconds WIC0904 correct false compass readings 13 seconds Compass enters calibration mode COMPASS DISPLAYFor more information about the automatic anti- Push the button for about 1 second whenglare feature, refer to “Automatic anti-glare rear- the ignition key is in the ON position to toggle theview mirror” in the “Pre-driving checks and ad- compass direction display ᭺ on or off. The dis- 1justments” section. play will indicate the 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).2-10 Instruments and controls
  • 89. 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. Instruments and controls 2-11
  • 90. 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.2-12 Instruments and controls
  • 91. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS ANDAUDIBLE REMINDERS or Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Low windshield-washer fluid warning light Hill descent control system on indicator light warning light (if so equipped) (if 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) Turn signal/hazard indicator lights system on indicator light (if so equipped) 4WD warning light ( model) 4WD shift indicator light ( model) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF indicator light Low fuel warning light Front passenger air bag status light Low tire pressure warning light High beam indicator light (Blue) Instruments and controls 2-13
  • 92. 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 warning light ( model) the ABS is not functioning properly. Have theand 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 case is in neutral.The following lights come on briefly and then go tion.off: ● When parking, always make sure that Automatic transmission oil the 4WD shift indicator light illuminates temperature warning light (if so and the parking brake is set. Failure to or , , , , , , engage the transfer position in 2WD, 4H equipped) 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 personal injury or property damage. sion oil temperature is too high. If the light comesan open circuit in the electrical system. on while driving, reduce the vehicle speed as ● Shift the 4WD switch into the 2WD, 4HHave the system repaired promptly. or 4LO position again to turn off the ATP soon as safely possible until the light turns off.WARNING LIGHTS warning light when the shift selector is CAUTION 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 switch into the 4LO position, move the System (ABS) oil temperature warning light is on may shift selector into the N position once, damage the automatic transmission. shift the shift selector into P again and warning light 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.2-14 Instruments and controls
  • 93. This light indicates that the automatic transmis- ing and abrupt braking. (See “Anti-lock Braking WARNINGsion parking function is not engaged. If the trans- System (ABS) warning light” in this section.)fer control is not secured in any drive position ● Your brake system may not be workingwhile the shift selector is in the P (Park) position, properly if the warning light is on. Driv- Charge warning lightthe transmission will disengage and the drive ing could be dangerous. If you judge itwheels will not lock. to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest If this light comes on while the engine is running, service station for repairs. Otherwise, it may indicate the charging system is not func- or Brake warning light have your vehicle towed because driv- tioning properly. Turn the engine off and check ing it could be dangerous. the generator belt. If the belt is loose, broken,This light functions for both the parking brake and ● Pressing the brake pedal with the en- missing, or if the light remains on, see a NISSANthe foot brake systems. gine stopped and/or a low brake fluid dealer immediately.Parking brake indicator level may increase your stopping dis- tance and braking will require greater CAUTIONWhen the ignition switch is placed in the ON pedal effort as well as pedal travel.position, the light comes on when the parking ● Do not ground electrical accessoriesbrake is applied. ● If the brake fluid level is below the directly to the battery terminal. Doing MINIMUM or MIN mark on the brake so will bypass the variable control sys-Low brake fluid warning light fluid reservoir, do not drive until the tem and the vehicle battery may not brake system has been checked at a charge completely. Refer to “VariableWhen the ignition switch is placed in the ON NISSAN dealer. voltage control system” in the “Mainte-position, the light warns of a low brake fluid level.If the light comes on while the engine is running nance and do-it-yourself” section later Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning in this manual.with the parking brake not applied, stop the ve- indicatorhicle and perform the following: ● Do not continue driving if the generator When the parking brake is released and the belt is loose, broken or missing. 1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid brake fluid level is sufficient, if both the brake as necessary. See “Brake fluid” in the “Main- tenance and do-it-yourself” section of this warning light and the Anti-lock Braking System Door open warning light (ABS) warning light illuminate, it may indicate the manual. ABS is not functioning properly. Have the brake This light comes on when any of the doors are not 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the system checked, and if necessary, repaired by a closed securely while the ignition switch is in the warning system checked by a NISSAN NISSAN dealer promptly. Avoid high-speed driv- ON position. dealer. Instruments and controls 2-15
  • 94. If the engine or vehicle is not functioning properly, ● If the warning light is still on after the Engine oil pressure warning the warning light will either remain illuminated or above operation, have your vehicle light blink. See “4WD warning light” in the “Starting checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as and driving” section. possible.This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If thelight flickers or comes on during normal driving, Low fuel warning light CAUTIONpull off the road in a safe area, stop the engineimmediately and call a NISSAN dealer or other ● If the warning light comes on or blinksauthorized repair shop. during operation, have your vehicle This light comes on when the fuel level in the fuel checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is conve-The engine oil pressure warning light is not possible. nient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches Edesigned to indicate a low oil level. Use the (Empty). There will be a small reserve of fueldipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine oil” in ● Do not drive on dry hard surface roads in the tank when the fuel gauge needlethe “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of in the 4H or 4LO position. If the 4WD reaches E (Empty). warning light turns on when you arethis manual. driving on dry hard surface roads: Low tire pressure warning light CAUTION – in the 4H position, shift the 4WD shift switch to 2WD. Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire PressureRunning the engine with the engine oil Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the tirepressure warning light on could cause se- – in the 4LO position for automatic pressure of all tires except the spare.rious damage to the engine almost imme- transmission models, stop the ve-diately. Such damage is not covered by hicle and shift the shift selector to The low tire pressure warning light warns of lowwarranty. Turn off the engine as soon as it the N (Neutral) position with the tire pressure or indicates that the TPMS is notis safe to do so. brake pedal depressed and shift the functioning properly. 4WD shift switch to 2WD. After the ignition switch is placed in the ON 4WD warning light ( – in the 4LO position for manual trans- position, this light illuminates for about 1 second model) mission models, stop the vehicle and and turns off. shift the shift selector to the N (Neu-The 4WD warning light comes on when the igni- tral) position with the clutch pedaltion switch is turned to ON. It turns off soon after depressed and shift the 4WD shiftthe engine is started. switch to 2WD,2-16 Instruments and controls
  • 95. Low tire pressure warning: For additional information, see “Check tire pres- ● If the light illuminates while driving, sure warning message” in the “Instruments and avoid sudden steering maneuvers orIf the vehicle is being driven with low tirepressure, the warning light will illuminate. controls” section and “Tire Pressure Monitoring abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed,A CHECK TIRE PRES (pressure) warning System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and driving” pull off the road to a safe location andmessage is also displayed in the odometer. section and in the “In case of emergency” sec- stop the vehicle as soon as possible. tion. Driving with under-inflated tires mayWhen the low tire pressure warning light permanently damage the tires and in-illuminates, you should stop and adjust the TPMS malfunction: crease the likelihood of tire failure. Se-tire pressure of all 4 tires to the recom- If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low rious vehicle damage could occur andmended COLD tire pressure shown on the tire pressure warning light will flash for approxi- may lead to an accident and could re-Tire and Loading Information label located sult in serious personal injury. Check mately 1 minute when the ignition switch isin the driver’s door opening. The low tire the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust placed in the ON position. The light will remain onpressure warning light does not automati- the tire pressure to the recommendedcally turn off when the tire pressure is ad- after the 1 minute. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. The CHECK TIRE PRES warn- COLD tire pressure shown on the Tirejusted. After the tire is inflated to the rec- and Loading Information label locatedommended pressure, the vehicle must be ing message is not displayed if the low tire pres- sure warning light illuminates to indicate a TPMS in the driver’s door opening to turn thedriven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) low tire pressure warning light OFF. Ifto activate the TPMS and turn off the low malfunction. the light still comes on while drivingtire pressure warning light. Use a tire pres- For additional information, see “Tire Pressure after adjusting the tire pressure, a tiresure gauge to check the tire pressure. Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and may be flat. If you have a flat tire, re-Press the reset button for more than 1 second to driving” section and “Tire pressure” in the “Main- place it with a spare tire as soon asturn off the CHECK TIRE PRES warning mes- tenance and do-it-yourself” section. possible.sage. The low tire pressure warning light remainsilluminated until the tires are inflated to the rec- WARNINGommended cold tire pressure. The CHECK TIREPRES warning message is displayed each time ● If the light does not illuminate with thethe ignition switch is turned on as long as the low ignition switch placed in the ON posi-tire pressure warning light remains illuminated. tion, have the vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as possible. Instruments and controls 2-17
  • 96. ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel Low windshield-washer fluid Supplemental air bag warning is replaced the TPMS will not function and the low tire pressure warning light warning light (if so equipped) light will flash for approximately 1 minute. This light comes on when the windshield-washer When the ignition switch is placed in the ON or The light will remain on after 1 minute. fluid is at a low level. Add windshield-washer fluid START position, the supplemental air bag warn- The CHECK TIRE PRES warning mes- as necessary. See “Windshield-washer fluid” in ing light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then sage is not displayed if the low tire the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of turns off. This means the system is operational. pressure warning light illuminates to this manual. indicate a TPMS malfunction. Contact If any of the following conditions occur, the front your NISSAN dealer as soon as pos- Seat belt warning light and air bag, side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag sible for tire replacement and/or sys- and pretensioners need servicing and your ve- tem resetting. chime hicle must be taken to a NISSAN dealer:● Replacing tires with those not originally The light and chime remind you to fasten your ● The supplemental air bag warning light re- specified by NISSAN could affect the seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the mains on after approximately 7 seconds. proper operation of the TPMS. ignition switch is placed in the ON or START position and remains illuminated until the driver’s ● The supplemental air bag warning light CAUTION seat belt is fastened. At the same time, the chime flashes intermittently. sounds for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s ● The supplemental air bag warning light does● The TPMS is not a substitute for the regular tire pressure check. Be sure to seat belt is securely fastened. not come on at all. check the tire pressure regularly. The seat belt warning light may also illuminate if Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental● If the vehicle is being driven at speeds the front passenger’s seat belt is not fastened restraint systems (air bag system) and/or the of less than 16 MPH (25 km/h), the when the front passenger’s seat is occupied . For pretensioners may not function properly. For ad- TPMS may not operate correctly. 7 seconds after the ignition switch is placed in ditional details see “Supplemental restraint sys- the ON position, the system does not activate the tem” in the “Safety—Seats, seat belts and● Be sure to install the specified size of warning light for the front passenger. supplemental restraint system” section of this tires to the 4 wheels correctly. Refer to “Seat belts” in the “Safety—Seats, seat manual. belts and supplemental restraint system” section for precautions on seat belt usage.2-18 Instruments and controls
  • 97. WARNING Cruise set switch indicator 4WD shift indicator lightIf the supplemental air bag warning light light ( model)is on, it could mean that the front air bag,side air bags, curtain and rollover air bags The light comes on while the vehicle speed is The light should turn off within 1 second afterand/or pretensioners will not operate in controlled by the cruise control system. If the light placing the ignition switch in the ON position.an accident. To help avoid injury to your- blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate the cruise control system is not functioning prop- While the engine is running, the 4WD shift indi-self or others, have your vehicle checkedby a NISSAN dealer as soon as possible. erly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN cator light will illuminate the position selected by dealer. the 4WD shift switch.INDICATOR LIGHTS The 4WD shift indicator light may blink Electronic locking rear while shifting from one drive mode to the Automatic transmission differential (E-Lock) system on other. position indicator light (A/T indicator light (if so equipped) models only) Front passenger air bag status This light comes on when the electronic locking lightWhen the ignition switch is in the ON position, rear differential (E-Lock) system clutch is fullythis indicator light shows the shift selector posi- engaged. The front passenger air bag status light ( )tion. See “Driving the vehicle” in the “Starting and will be lit and the passenger front air bag will bedriving” section of this manual. The indicator light flashes when the system is first OFF depending on how the front passenger seat turned on. When the system fully engages, the is being used. Cruise main switch indicator light remains on. If the switch is on and the light indicator light continues to flash, the system is For front passenger air bag status light operation, not engaged. see “Front passenger air bag and status light” inThe light comes on when the cruise control main the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental For additional information, see “Electronic lock-switch is pushed. The light goes out when the restraint system” section of this manual. ing rear differential (E-Lock) system switch” latermain switch is pushed again. When the cruise in this section and “Electronic locking rear differ-main switch indicator light comes on, the cruise ential (E-Lock) system” in the “Starting and driv-control system is operational. ing” section of this manual. Instruments and controls 2-19
  • 98. ● Malfunction Indicator Light on steady — An High beam indicator light Malfunction Indicator Light emission control system malfunction has (blue) (MIL) been detected. Check the fuel-filler cap if the LOOSE FUEL CAP warning message isThis blue light comes on when the headlight high If this indicator light comes on steady or blinks displayed in the odometer. If the fuel-fillerbeams are on and goes out when the low beams while the engine is running, it may indicate a cap is loose or missing, tighten or install theare selected. potential emission control malfunction. cap and continue to drive the vehicle.The high beam indicator light also comes on The Malfunction Indicator Light may also come The light should turn off after a fewwhen the passing signal is activated. on steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, driving trips. If the light does not turn or if the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make off after a few driving trips, have the vehicle Hill descent control system on sure the fuel-filler cap is installed and closed inspected by a NISSAN dealer. You do not indicator light (if so equipped) tightly, and that the vehicle has at least 3 gallons need to have your vehicle towed to the (11.4 liters) of fuel in the fuel tank. dealer.When the ignition switch is placed in the ON ● Malfunction Indicator Light blinking — Anposition, this light comes on briefly and then turns After a few driving trips, the light should engine misfire has been detected which mayoff. turn off if no other potential emission control damage the emission control system. To re- system malfunction exists. duce or avoid emission control system dam-The light comes on when the hill descent controlsystem is activated. If this indicator light comes on steady for 20 age: seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds when – do not drive at speeds above 45 MPHIf the hill descent control switch is on and the the engine is not running, it indicates that the (72 km/h).indicator light blinks, the system is not engaged. vehicle is not ready for an emission control sys-If the indicator light does not come on or blink tem inspection/maintenance test. See “Readi- – avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.when the hill descent switch is on, the system ness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test” in the – avoid steep uphill grades.may not be functioning properly. Have the system “Technical and consumer information” section of – if possible, reduce the amount of cargochecked by a NISSAN dealer. this manual. being hauled or towed.For additional information, see “Hill descent con- Operation The Malfunction Indicator Light may stop blinkingtrol switch” later in this section and “Hill descent and come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected The Malfunction Indicator Light will come on incontrol system” in the “Starting and driving” sec- by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have one of two ways:tion of this manual. your vehicle towed to the dealer.2-20 Instruments and controls
  • 99. When you shift between 4H and 4LO, follow the CAUTION Slip indicator light instructions below:Continued vehicle operation without hav-ing the emission control system checked This indicator will blink when the VDC system or ● For automatic transmission models, stop theand repaired as necessary could lead to the traction control system is operating, thus vehicle and shift the shift selector to the Npoor driveability, reduced fuel economy, alerting that the vehicle is nearing its traction (Neutral) position with the brake pedal de-and possible damage to the emission con- limits. The road surface may be slippery. pressed, then depress and turn the 4WDtrol system. shift switch to 4LO or 4H. Transfer 4LO position indicator Overdrive off indicator light ● For manual transmission models, stop the light ( model) vehicle and shift the shift selector to the N (A/T models only) The light should turn off within 1 second after (Neutral) position with the clutch pedal de-This light comes on when the overdrive function turning the ignition switch to ON. pressed, then depress and turn the 4WDis OFF. shift switch to 4LO or 4H. This light comes on when the 4WD shift switch isThe automatic transmission overdrive function is set in the 4LO position with the ignition switch in You cannot move the transfer 4WD shift switchcontrolled by the overdrive switch. the ON position. between 4H and 4LO unless you stop the vehicle and shift the shift selector to the N position with The transfer case may be damaged if you shift theSee “Driving the vehicle” in the “Starting and the brake pedal (A/T models) or clutch pedal switch while driving.driving” section of this manual. (M/T models) depressed. Make sure the transfer 4LO position indicator Security indicator light light turns on when you shift the 4WD shift switch Turn signal/hazard indicator to 4LO. lightsThis light blinks whenever the ignition switch is in The indicator light may blink while shiftingthe LOCK, OFF or ACC position. This function The appropriate light flashes when the turn signal from one drive mode to the other.indicates the security system equipped on the switch is activated.vehicle is operational. The 4LO indicator light must stop blinking and remain illuminated or turn off before shifting the Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turnedFor additional information, see “Security sys- transmission into gear. If the shift selector is on.tems” later in this section. shifted from the N (Neutral) position to any other gear when the 4LO indicator light is blinking, the vehicle may move unexpectedly. Instruments and controls 2-21
  • 100. Control (VDC) system” in the “Starting and driv- Key reminder chime Vehicle Dynamic Control ing” section of this manual. (VDC) OFF 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 chime operating, you might feel slight vibration or hearsystem is not functioning properly. This indicates With the ignition switch placed in the OFF posi- the system working when starting the vehicle orthe Vehicle Dynamic Control system is not oper- tion, a chime sounds when the driver’s door is accelerating, but this is normal.ating. opened if the headlights or parking lights are on. The VDC system will be disabled and the VDCPush the Vehicle Dynamic Control off switch Turn the headlight control switch off before leav- light will illuminate when the electronic locking ing the vehicle.again or restart the engine and the system will rear differential (E-lock) system switch (if sooperate normally. See “Vehicle Dynamic Control equipped) is turned on and the E-lock system is(VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” sec- engaged. If the E-lock system disengages or thetion of this manual. 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 or Brake pad wear warningcomes on along with the indicator lightwhile 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, it makes a high pitched scraping sound when theIf the battery is removed or discharged, the Ve- vehicle is in motion, whether or not the brakehicle Dynamic Control system is disabled and the pedal is depressed. Have the brakes checked asVDC indicator light will not turn off after 2 sec- soon as possible if the warning sound is heard.onds when the ignition switch is turned to the ONposition. To reset the system, you must performthe reset procedure. Refer to “Vehicle Dynamic2-22 Instruments and controls
  • 101. 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 a period of time, unlock theexterior vehicle components in all situations. Al- all doors are locked. door once and lock it again. Instruments and controls 2-23
  • 102. ● 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 a pe- device or automatic payment device on the key tion of the device. riod of time. However, the alarm reactivates if ring), restart the engine using the following pro- the vehicle is tampered with again. The alarm cedures: CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EX- can be shut off by unlocking the driver’s door PRESSLY APPROVED BY THE PARTY RE- 1. Leave the ignition switch placed in the ON SPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE COULD with the key or by pressing the button position for approximately 5 seconds. VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPER- 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.2-24 Instruments and controls
  • 103. 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 if theSecurity indicator light SWITCH OPERATION windshield-washer fluid reservoir isThe security indicator light blinks whenever the The windshield wiper and washer operates when empty.ignition switch is placed in the LOCK, OFF or ACC the ignition switch is in the ON position. ● Do not fill the windshield-washer fluidposition. This function indicates the NISSAN Ve- reservoir with washer fluid concen-hicle Immobilizer System is operational. Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the trates at full strength. Some methyl al- following speed: cohol bases washer concentrates mayIf the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is mal-functioning, the light will remain on while the ᭺ 1 Intermittent (INT) — intermittent operation permanently stain the grille if spilled can be adjusted by turning the knob toward while filling the windshield-washerignition switch is placed in the ON position.If the light still remains on and/or the en- ᭺ (Slower) or ᭺ (Faster). A B fluid reservoir.gine will not start, see a NISSAN dealer for ᭺ 2 Low (LO) — continuous low speed operationNISSAN 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. Instruments and controls 2-25
  • 104. 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 windshield-washer fluid reser- tion may freeze on the window and ob- voir. Do not use the windshield-washer scure your vision. Warm the rear window fluid reservoir to mix the washer fluid with the defroster before you wash the concentrate and water. rear window. CAUTION ● Do not operate the washer continu- ously for more than 30 seconds. ● Do not operate the washer if the windshield-washer fluid reservoir is WIC0844 empty. The rear window wiper and washer operate when ● Do not fill the windshield-washer fluid the ignition switch is in the ON position. reservoir with washer fluid concen- trates at full strength. Turn the switch clockwise from the OFF position to operate the wiper. ● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with water to the manufacturer’s recom- ᭺ 1 Intermittent (INT) – intermittent operation mended levels before pouring the fluid (not adjustable) into the windshield-washer fluid reser- ᭺ 2 ON – continuous low speed operation voir. Do not use the windshield-washer fluid reservoir to mix the washer fluid Push the switch forward ᭺ to operate the 3 concentrate and water. washer. The wiper will also operate several times.2-26 Instruments and controls
  • 105. 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. Instruments and controls 2-27
  • 106. After the headlights automatically turn off with the headlight switch in the or position, the headlights will illuminate again 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 Headlight beam select DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEM (Canada only) CAUTION ᭺ 1 To select the high beam function, push theUse the headlights with the engine run- lever forward. The high beam lights come on The headlights automatically illuminate at a re-ning to avoid discharging the vehicle and the light illuminates. duced intensity when the engine is started withbattery. the parking brake released. The daytime running ᭺ 2 Pull the lever back to select the low beam. lights operate with the headlight switch in the ᭺ 3 Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the OFF position or in the position. Turn the headlight high beams on and off. headlight switch to the position for full illumination when driving at night. Battery saver system If the parking brake is applied before the engine is If the ignition switch is placed in the OFF position started, the daytime running lights do not illumi- while the headlight switch is in the nate. The daytime running lights illuminate when or position, the headlights will turn off after the parking brake is released. The daytime run- a period of time.2-28 Instruments and controls
  • 107. 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. Instruments and controls 2-29
  • 108. 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.2-30 Instruments and controls
  • 109. 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. Instruments and controls 2-31
  • 110. 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 LIC1548 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 may result in a loss of control of the and the vehicle speed must be under 15engine to turn on the system. See “Vehicle Dy- vehicle and possible serious injury or MPH (25 km/h) ornamic Control (VDC) system” in the “Starting and death.driving” section.2-32 Instruments and controls
  • 111. 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. Instruments and controls 2-33
  • 112. 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.)2-34 Instruments and controls
  • 113. POWER OUTLET WIC1420 LIC0761 LIC0862 Front row Center console Luggage areaThe power outlets are for powering electrical ● Use power outlets with the engine run- CAUTIONaccessories such as cellular telephones. ning to avoid discharging the vehicle ● The outlet and plug may be hot duringThe power outlet located on the instrument panel battery. or immediately after use.and the power outlet located in the cargo area are ● Avoid using power outlets when the airpowered directly by the vehicle’s battery. ● Only certain power outlets are designed conditioner, headlights or rear window for use with a cigarette lighter unit. DoOpen the cap to use a power outlet. defroster is on. not use any other power outlet for an accessory lighter. See your NISSAN ● Before inserting or disconnecting a dealer for additional information. plug, be sure the electrical accessory being used is turned OFF. ● Do not use with accessories that ex- ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. Do not use double adapters or more than one electrical accessory. Instruments and controls 2-35
  • 114. STORAGE● Push the plug in as far as it will go. If good contact is not made, the plug may overheat or the internal temperature fuse may open.● When not in use, be sure to close the cap. Do not allow water or any other liquids to contact the outlet. LIC1539 LIC0818 Top center tray A/T model (if so equipped) STORAGE TRAYS WARNING Do not place sharp objects in the trays to help prevent injury in an accident or sud- den stop.2-36 Instruments and controls
  • 115. WIC1421 LIC0766 LIC0768M/T model (if so equipped) CONSOLE BOX GLOVE BOX Pull up on the lever ᭺ to open the console box lid 1 To open the top portion of the glove box, push the ᭺. 2 latch ᭺ up and raise the lid. A To open the lower portion of the glove box, pull the handle ᭺ down and lower the lid. B Use the master key to lock or unlock the glove box. The valet key cannot be used to lock or unlock the glove box. WARNING Keep glove box lid closed while driving to help prevent injury in an accident or a sudden stop. Instruments and controls 2-37
  • 116. 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. WIC0609 LIC0863SUNGLASSES HOLDER (if so MAP POCKETSequipped)To open the sunglasses holder, push and release. WARNING● Keep the sunglasses holder closed while driving to prevent an accident.2-38 Instruments and controls
  • 117. LIC0575 WIC0827 WIC0771SEAT POCKETS (if so equipped) Front 2nd row (rear of front console) CUP HOLDERS To open the 2nd row cup holders (rear of the frontA pocket is located on the back of the driver’s console), lower the lid. To close, raise the lid. Ifseat. The front cup holders have adapters that can be stepped on, the cup holder is designed to snap removed to accommodate larger cups. loose from the console. To re-install, close the cup holder assembly and push it back into the CAUTION console opening. ● Avoid abrupt starting and braking when To fold the 2nd row bench seat back, first close the cup holder is being used to prevent the cup holder. 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. Instruments and controls 2-39
  • 118. LIC0864 WIC1519 Bottle holder CARGO AREA STORAGE LUGGAGE HOOKS CAUTION To access the floor storage area, push down ᭺ 1 The luggage hooks can be used to secure cargo● Do not use bottle holder for any other to raise the handle, then pull up on the handle ᭺ 2 with ropes or other types of straps. objects that could be thrown about in to lift the luggage board. the vehicle and possibly injure people WARNING during sudden braking or an accident. WARNING ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or● Do not use bottle holder for open liquid Do not drive with the luggage board teth- straps to help prevent it from sliding or containers. ered to a ceiling hook. In a sudden stop or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than collision, 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.2-40 Instruments and controls
  • 119. ● 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- ously injured or killed in a collision if LTI0140 LTI0141 the top tether strap is damaged. Hooks (if so equipped) Floor hooks● Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a Side finisher Do not apply a load of more than 110 lb (490 N) seat and using a seat belt properly. Do not apply a load of more than 110 lb (490 N) to a single hook. to a single hook. Instruments and controls 2-41
  • 120. 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.2-42 Instruments and controls
  • 121. 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. WIC0868 ROOF RACK Instruments and controls 2-43
  • 122. Always evenly distribute the cargo on the roof 4. Secure the cargo with rope. WARNING rack. The maximum total load including the● Drive extra carefully when the vehicle is 5. Always check the tightness of the crossbar gear basket is 150 lb (68 kg) evenly distrib- loaded at or near the cargo carrying adjusting screws. uted. The maximum total load for the gear capacity, especially if the significant basket is 30 lb (13 kg) evenly distributed. Be To remove: portion of that load is carried on the careful that your vehicle does not exceed the roof rack. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the 1. Loosen the adjusting screws with the Torx- Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR front and driver ᭺ by turning counterclockwise ᭺. 1 A● Heavy loading of the roof rack has the potential to affect the vehicle stability rear). The GVWR and GAWR are located on the 2. Rotate the clamps ᭺. C and handling during sudden or abnor- F.M.V.S.S. label (located on the driver’s side door jamb pillar). For more information regarding 3. Remove the crossbar. mal handling maneuvers. GVWR and GAWR, refer to “Vehicle loading 4. Reverse to install.● Roof rack load should be evenly information” in the “Technical and consumer in- distributed. formation” section later in this manual. 5. Always check the tightness of the crossbar adjusting screws.● Do not exceed maximum roof rack load The crossbars (if so equipped) can be adjusted weight capacity. or removed. Use the Torxdriver provided in the● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or tool kit (located under the 2nd row seats) to straps to help prevent it from sliding or loosen both crossbar adjusting screws. shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, To adjust: unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. 1. Loosen the adjusting screws with the Torx- driver ᭺ by turning counterclockwise ᭺. 1 A CAUTION 2. When the clamp is loosened, move theUse care when placing or removing items crossbar so the cargo can be positioned onfrom the roof rack. If you cannot comfort- the crossbar ᭺. Bably lift the items onto the roof rack from 3. Tighten the crossbar adjusting screws withthe ground, use a ladder or stool. the Torxdriver by turning clockwise.2-44 Instruments and controls
  • 123. 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. Instruments and controls 2-45
  • 124. WINDOWSPOWER WINDOWS WARNING● Make sure that all passengers have their hands, etc. inside the vehicle while it is in motion and before closing the windows. Use the window lock switch to prevent unexpected use of the power windows.● Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- tivate switches or controls and become trapped in a window. Unattended chil- dren could become involved in serious WIC1100 WIC0343 accidents. 1. Window lock button Front passenger’s power windowThe power windows operate when the ignition 2. Power door lock switch switchswitch is placed in the ON position, or for a 3. Front passenger’s side window switch The passenger’s window switch operates onlyperiod of time after the ignition switch is placed in 4. Right rear passenger’s window switch the corresponding passenger’s window. To openthe OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s 5. Left rear passenger’s window switch the window, push the switch and hold it down ᭺. 1door is opened during this period of time, the 6. Driver’s side automatic switch To close the window, pull the switch up ᭺.2power to the windows is canceled. Driver’s side power window switch The driver’s side control panel is equipped with switches to open or close the front and rear passenger windows. To open a window, push the switch and hold it down. To close a window, pull the switch and hold it up. To stop the opening or closing function at any time, simply release the switch.2-46 Instruments and controls
  • 125. INTERIOR LIGHTS WIC0874 LIC0410 LIC0792Rear power window switch Automatic operation Type A The interior lights have a three-position switchThe rear power window switches open or close To fully open a window equipped with automatic and operate regardless of ignition switch posi-only the corresponding windows. To open the operation, press the window switch down to the tion.window, push the switch and hold it down ᭺. To 1 second detent and release it; it need not be held.close the window, pull the switch up ᭺. 2 The window automatically opens all the way. To When the switch is in the ON position ᭺, the 1 stop the window, lift the switch up while the interior lights illuminate, regardless of door posi-Locking passengers’ windows window is opening. tion. The lights will go off after a period of timeWhen the window lock button is depressed, only unless the ignition switch is in the ON position.the driver’s side window can be opened or When the switch is in the ON, DOOR or normalclosed. Push it again to cancel the window lock position ᭺, the interior lights will stay on for 2function. about 30 seconds when: Instruments and controls 2-47
  • 126. MAP LIGHTS The lights will turn off while the 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 a period of time while doors are open to prevent the bat- tery from becoming discharged. When the switch is in the OFF position ᭺, the 3 interior lights do not illuminate, regardless of door position. WIC0879 LIC0790 Type B CAUTION To turn the map lights on, press the switches. To ● The doors are unlocked by the keyfob, a key, Do not use for extended periods of time turn them off, press the switches again. or the power door lock switch while all doors with the engine stopped. This could result are closed and the ignition switch is in the in a discharged battery. CAUTION OFF position. Do not use for extended periods of time ● The driver’s door is opened and then closed with the engine stopped. This could result while the key is removed from the ignition in a discharged battery. switch. ● The key is removed from the ignition switch while all doors are closed.2-48 Instruments and controls
  • 127. CARGO LIGHT LIC0590The cargo light on the overhead trim has a three-position switch. To operate, push the switch tothe desired position.ON: The light is illuminated.Normal (center) position: The light illuminateswhen the lift gate is opened. The light turns offwhen the lift gate is closed.OFF: The light does not illuminate regardless ofdoor position or lock status. Instruments and controls 2-49
  • 128. MEMO2-50 Instruments and controls
  • 129. 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 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 (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 How to use remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Automatic anti-glare rearview mirrorHood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14Lift gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
  • 130. 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
  • 131. DOORSWhen the doors are locked using one of thefollowing methods, the doors can not be openedusing the inside or outside door handles. Thedoors must be unlocked to open the doors. WARNING● Always have the doors locked while driving. Along with the use of seat belts, this provides greater safety in the event of an accident by helping to prevent persons from being thrown from the vehicle. This also helps keep children and others from unintentionally open- ing the doors, and will help keep out LPD0240 LPD0320 intruders. Driver’s side Inside lock● Before opening any door, always look for and avoid oncoming traffic. LOCKING WITH KEY LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK The power door lock system allows you to lock or KNOB● Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- unlock all doors at the same time. To lock the door without the key, move the inside tivate switches or controls. Unattended Turning the key toward the front ᭺ of the vehicle 1 lock knob to the lock position ᭺, then close the 1 children could become involved in seri- locks all doors. door. ous accidents. Turning the key one time toward the rear ᭺ of the 2 To unlock the door without the key, move the vehicle unlocks that door. From that position, inside lock knob to the unlock position ᭺. 2 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
  • 132. the key in the ignition and any door open, all doors 4. When activated, the hazard indicator will will lock and then unlock automatically. flash twice. When deactivated, the hazard indicator will flash once. Lockout protection 5. The ignition switch must be placed in the When the power door lock switch (driver’s or OFF and ON position again between each front passenger’s side) is moved to the lock setting change. position with the key in the ignition switch and any When the automatic door unlock system is deac- door open, all doors will lock and then unlock tivated, the doors do not unlock when the key is automatically. This helps to prevent the keys from removed from the ignition switch. To unlock the being accidently locked inside the vehicle. door manually, use the inside lock knob or the AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKS power door lock switch (driver’s or front passen- ger’s side). ● All doors lock automatically when the vehicle WPD0381 speed reaches 15 MPH (24 km/h). Driver’s side ● All doors unlock automatically when the keyLOCKING WITH POWER DOOR is removed from the ignition switch.LOCK SWITCH The automatic unlock function can be de-To lock all the doors without a key, push the door activated or activated. To deactivate or acti-lock switch (driver or front passenger side), to the vate the automatic door unlock system, performlock position ᭺, then close the door. When 1 the following procedure:locking the door this way, be certain not to leave 1. Close all doors.the key inside the vehicle. 2. Place the ignition switch in the ON position.To unlock all the doors without a key, push thedoor lock switch (driver or front passenger side) 3. Within 20 seconds of performing Step 2,to the unlock position ᭺. 2 push and hold the power door lock switch to the position (UNLOCK) for more thanWhen the power door lock switch (driver or pas- 5 seconds.senger side) is moved to the lock position with3-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 133. REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM The keyfob will not function when: WARNING The remote keyless entry keyfob trans- ● the battery is discharged mits radio waves when the buttons are ● the distance between the vehicle and the pushed. The FAA advises radio waves may keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m) affect aircraft navigation and communica- tion systems. Do not operate the remote The panic alarm will not activate when the keyless entry keyfob while on an airplane. key is in the ignition switch. Make sure the buttons are not operated unintentionally when the unit is stored for CAUTION a flight. Listed below are conditions or occur- It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, turn the rences which will damage the keyfob: interior light on, and activate the panic alarm by ● Do not allow the keyfob, which contains using the keyfob from outside the vehicle. electrical components, to come into WPD0321 Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle contact with water or salt water. ThisCHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK before locking the doors. could affect the system function.Child safety locks help prevent the rear doors The keyfob can operate at a distance of approxi- ● Do not drop the keyfob.from being opened accidentally, especially when mately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The effectivesmall children are in the vehicle. ● Do not strike the keyfob sharply against distance depends upon the conditions around another object.The child safety lock levers are located on the the vehicle.edge of the rear doors. ● Do not change or modify the keyfob. As many as 5 keyfobs can be used with one vehicle. For information concerning the purchase ● Wetting may damage the keyfob. If theWhen the lever is in the LOCK position, the and use of additional keyfobs, contact a NISSAN keyfob gets wet, immediately wipe untildoor can be opened only from the outside. dealer. it is completely dry. ● Do not place the keyfob for an extended period in an area where temperatures exceed 140°F (60°C). Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5
  • 134. ● Do not attach the keyfob with a key ● When the button is pressed with holder that contains a magnet. all doors locked, the hazard warning lights flash twice and the horn beeps once as a● Do not place the keyfob near equip- reminder that the doors are already ment that produces a magnetic field, locked. such as a TV, audio equipment and per- sonal computers. ● If a door is open and you press the button, the doors will lockIf a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN rec- but the horn will not beep and the hazardommends erasing the ID code of that key- lights will not flash.fob. This will prevent the keyfob from un-authorized use to unlock the vehicle. For The horn may or may not beep. Refer to “Silenc-information regarding the erasing proce- ing the horn beep feature” in this section fordure, please contact a NISSAN dealer. details. LPD0209 HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM Locking doors 1. Close all windows. 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. 3. Close the hood and all doors. 4. Press the button on the keyfob. All the doors lock. The hazard warning lights flash twice and the horn beeps once to indicate all doors are locked.3-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 135. Press the button on the keyfob again within 5 seconds. ● All doors unlock. ● The hazard warning lights flash once if all doors are completely closed. The interior lights can be turned off without wait- ing by inserting the key into the ignition switch and placing the ignition switch in the ON or START position, locking the doors with the key- fob or pushing the interior light switch to the OFF position. Auto relock LPD0210 LPD0211 When the button on the keyfob is pressed,Unlocking doors all doors will lock automatically within 1 minute Using the panic alarmPress the button on the keyfob once. unless one of the following operations is per- If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened, formed: you may activate the panic alarm to call attention ● Only the driver’s door unlocks. ● Any door is opened. by pressing and holding the button on the ● The hazard warning lights flash once if all keyfob for longer than 0.5 seconds. doors are completely closed with the ignition ● A key is inserted into the ignition switch and the switch is cycled from OFF to ON. The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for a switch in any position except the ON posi- period of time. tion. The panic alarm stops when: ● The interior lights illuminate for a period of time when the interior light switch is in the ● it has run for a period of time, or normal operation position. ● any button is pressed on the keyfob. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7
  • 136. Using the interior lights The hazard warning lights will flash once and the horn will sound once to confirm that the hornPress the button on the keyfob once to beep feature has been reactivated.turn on the interior lights. Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si-For additional information, refer to “Interior lights” lence the horn if the alarm is triggered.in the “Instruments and controls” section in thismanual. LPD0262 Silencing the horn beep feature If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti- vated using the keyfob. To deactivate: Press and hold the and buttons for at least 2 seconds. The hazard warning lights will flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has been deactivated. To activate: Press and hold the and buttons for at least 2 seconds once more.3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 137. 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 in (30 cm) above the latch and release it. Thisallows proper engagement of the hood latch. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9
  • 138. FUEL-FILLER DOOR ● Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off automatically. Continued refueling may cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel spray and possibly a fire. ● Use only an original equipment type fuel-filler cap as a replacement. It has a built-in safety valve needed for proper operation of the fuel system and emis- sion control system. An incorrect cap can result in a serious malfunction and possible injury. It could also cause the Malfunction Indicator Light LPD0322 LPD0460 (MIL) to come on.The power door lock system allows you to lock or OPENING THE FUEL-FILLER LID ● Never pour fuel into the throttle body tounlock all doors including the lift gate simultane- attempt to start your vehicle.ously. Pull the lid to open. ● Do not fill a portable fuel container inTo open the lift gate, pull up on the handle. FUEL-FILLER CAP the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity can cause an explosion of flammableTo close, lower and push the lift gate down se- liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle orcurely. WARNING trailer. To reduce the risk of serious ● Gasoline is extremely flammable and injury or death when filling portable fuel highly explosive under certain condi- containers: tions. You could be burned or seriously injured if it is misused or mishandled. – Always place the container on the Always stop the engine and do not ground when filling. smoke or allow open flames or sparks – Do not use electronic devices when near the vehicle when refueling. filling.3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 139. – Keep the pump nozzle in contact ● For additional information, see the with the container while you are fill- “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” in ing it. the “Instruments and Controls” section in this manual. – Use only approved portable fuel con- tainers for flammable liquid. ● If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body, flush it away with water to avoid paint CAUTION damage.● The LOOSE FUEL CAP warning mes- sage will be displayed if the fuel-filler cap is not properly tightened. It may take a few driving trips for the message to be displayed. Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap properly after the LOOSE LPD0323 FUEL CAP warning message is dis- played may cause the Malfunc- To remove the fuel-filler cap: tion Indicator Light (MIL) to illuminate. 1. Turn the fuel-filler cap counterclockwise to● Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap remove. properly may cause the Malfunc- 2. Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder ᭺ 1 tion Indicator Light (MIL) to illuminate. while refueling. If the light illuminates because To install the fuel-filler cap: the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue 1. Insert the fuel-filler cap straight into the fuel- to drive the vehicle. The light filler tube. should turn off after a few driving trips. 2. Turn the fuel-filler cap clockwise until a If the light does not turn off after a single click is heard. few driving trips, have the vehicle in- spected by a NISSAN dealer. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11
  • 140. STEERING WHEEL SUN VISORS LRS2004 LPD0304Loose Fuel Cap warning message TILT OPERATIONThe LOOSE FUEL CAP warning message dis- WARNINGplays in the odometer when the fuel-filler cap isnot tightened correctly after the vehicle has been Do not adjust the steering wheel whilerefueled. It may take a few driving trips for the driving. You could lose control of yourmessage to be displayed. To turn off the warning vehicle and cause an accident.message, perform the following: Pull the lock lever forward and hold it to adjust the WPD0315 1. Remove and install the fuel-filler cap as pre- steering wheel up or down to the desired posi- viously described as soon as possible. tion. ᭺ 1 To block glare from the front, swing down the main sun visor. 2. Tighten the fuel-filler cap until it clicks. Release the lock lever to lock the steering wheel 3. Press the loose fuel cap warning reset but- in place. ᭺ 2 To block glare from the side, remove the ton ᭺ in the meter for about 1 second to A main sun visor from the center mount and turn off the LOOSE FUEL CAP warning swing the visor to the side. message after tightening the fuel-filler cap.3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 141. MIRRORS᭺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 forcedly downward. WPD0307 WPD0126 VANITY MIRRORS (if so equipped) REARVIEW MIRROR (if so equipped) To access the vanity mirror, pull the sun visor The night position ᭺ reduces glare from the 1 down 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 2 mirror 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
  • 142. NOTE: OUTSIDE MIRRORS Do not hang any objects over the sensors ᭺ or apply glass cleaner to the sensors. 1 WARNING Doing so will reduce the sensitivity of the ● Objects viewed in the outside mirror on sensors, resulting in improper operation. the passenger side are closer than they appear. Be careful when moving to the The indicator light will illuminate when the auto- right. Using only this mirror could cause matic anti-glare feature is operating. an accident. Use the inside mirror or With the ignition switch in the ON position, press glance over your shoulder to properly the button as described: judge distances to other objects. ● To turn off the anti-glare feature, press the button. The indicator light will turn LPD0446 off.AUTOMATIC ANTI-GLARE ● To turn on the anti-glare feature, pressREARVIEW MIRROR (if so equipped) the button again. The indicator light will turn on.The inside mirror is designed so that it automati-cally dims according to the intensity of the head- For more information about the compass ᭺ and 2lights of the vehicle following you. The automatic compass features (if so equipped), refer toanti-glare feature is activated when the ignition “Compass display” in the “Instruments and con-switch is in the ON position. trols” section of this manual.3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 143. 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. WPD0170 LPD0237Manual control type (if so equipped) Electric control type (if so equipped)The outside mirror can be moved in any direction The outside mirror remote control will operatefor a better rear view. only when the ignition switch is placed in the ACC or ON position. Move the small switch ᭺ to select the right or left 1 mirror. Adjust each mirror to the desired position using the large switch ᭺.2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-15
  • 144. LPD0259Foldable outside mirrorsPull the outside mirror toward the door to fold it.3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 145. 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) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc (CD) Heater operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4 changer (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29 Air conditioner operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-35 Steering wheel switch for audio control Air flow charts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36Heater and air conditioner (manual) (Type B). . . . . . . . . 4-10 Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37 Heater operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11 Bluetoothா Hands-Free Phone System Air conditioner operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38 Air flow charts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13 Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-39Servicing air conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 Using the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-40Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 Control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-42 Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-42 FM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 List of voice commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-44 AM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18 Voice Adaptation (VA) mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-48 Satellite radio reception (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-18 Manual control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-49 Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18 Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-51
  • 146. 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
  • 147. — 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 outlets and foot outlets. — Air flows mainly from defroster outlets. Temperature control dial The temperature control dial allows you to adjust the temperature of the outlet air. To lower the WHA1406 temperature, turn the dial to the left. To increase Type A the temperature, turn the dial to the right.1. Fan speed control dial CONTROLS2. Front window defroster button Air recirculation button3. Rear window and outside mirror (if so Fan control dial ON position (Indicator light on): equipped) defroster button The fan control dial turns the fan on and off, and Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle.4. Air recirculation button controls fan speed.5. Temperature control dial Press the button to the on position when:6. MAX A/C button Air flow control buttons ● driving on a dusty road.7. Air flow control buttons The air flow control buttons allow you to select8. Air conditioner button the air flow outlets. ● to prevent traffic fumes from entering pas- senger compartment. MAX — Air flows from center and side A/C vents with maximum cooling (air ● for maximum cooling when using the air con- conditioning). ditioner. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-3
  • 148. OFF position (Indicator light off): HEATER OPERATION 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-Outside air is drawn into the passenger compart- Heating sired position.ment and distributed through the selected outlet. This mode is used to direct heated air to the foot Defrosting or defoggingUse the off position for normal heater or air con-ditioner operation. outlets. Some air also flows from the defrost This mode directs the air to the defrost outlets to outlets. defrost/defog the windows. Air conditioner button 1. Press the button to the OFF position 1. Press the defrost/defog button . for normal heating. The indicator light onStart the engine, turn the fan control dial to the 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- the button will go off. tion.desired position and push the button toturn on the air conditioner. The indicator light 2. Press the air flow control button. 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-comes on when the air conditioner is operating. sired position between the middle and theTo turn off the air conditioner, push the 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- hot position.button again. tion. ● To quickly remove ice or fog from the win-The air conditioner cooling function oper- 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- dows, turn the fan control dial to the highestates only when the engine is running. sired position between the middle and the setting and the temperature control to the hot position. full HOT position.Rear window and outside mirror (if soequipped) defroster switch Ventilation ● When the position is selected, the air This mode directs outside air to the side and conditioner automatically turns on (the indi-For more information about the rear window and center ventilators. cator light on the button will come on)outside mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch, if the outside temperature is more than 36°Fsee “Rear window and outside mirror defroster 1. Press the button to the OFF position. (2°C). This dehumidifies the air which helpsswitch” in the “Instruments and controls” sectionof this manual. The indicator light on the button will defog the windshield. The mode au- go off. tomatically turns off, allowing outside air to be drawn into the passenger compartment 2. Press the air flow control button. to further improve the defogging perfor- 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- mance. tion.4-4 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 149. 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. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-5
  • 150. 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 (manual)” in this section. The air recir- air from the passenger compartment. Then, tion. close the windows. This allows the air con- culation ( ) button should always be in ditioner to cool the interior more quickly. the OFF position for heating and defrost- 3. Press the button. The indicator light ing. 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).If one of these air flow control buttons is selected ● A visible mist may be seen coming from thefor more than one minute, the air conditioning ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the airsystem will continue to operate until the fan con- is cooled rapidly. This does not indicate atrol dial is turned to OFF, the air conditioner is malfunction.turned OFF, or the vehicle is shut off, even if a ● If the engine coolant temperatureposition other than these positions is selected. gauge indicates engine coolant tem-This dehumidifies the air which helps defog the perature over the normal range, turnwindshield. The mode automatically turns the air conditioner off. See “If youroff, allowing outside air to be drawn into the vehicle overheats” in the “In case ofpassenger compartment to further improve the emergency” section of this manual.defogging performance. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- sired position.4-6 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 151. WHA0916 WHA0917 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-7
  • 152. WHA0918 WHA09194-8 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 153. WHA1362 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-9
  • 154. 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. LHA0489 Type B● Do not use the recirculation mode for long periods as it may cause the interior 1. Fan control dial Air flow control dial air to become stale and the windows to 2. Temperature control dial The air flow control dial allows you to select the fog up. 3. Air flow control dial air flow outlets. 4. Air conditioner button 5. Rear window defroster button MAX — Air flows from center and side vents 6. Air recirculation button A/C with maximum cooling. — Air flows from center and side CONTROLS vents. Fan control dial — Air flows from center and side vents and foot outlets. The fan control dial turns the fan on and off, and — Air flows mainly from foot outlets. controls fan speed. — Air flows from defroster outlets and foot outlets.4-10 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 155. — Air flows mainly from defroster Use the off position for normal heater or air con- 1. Push the button to the OFF position outlets. ditioner operation. for normal heating. The indicator light on Air conditioner button the button will go off. ● When the , or position is selected, the air recirculation mode 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the cannot be turned on. This prevents the win- Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the position. dows from fogging. desired (1 to 4) position and push the 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- button to turn on the air conditioner. The indicatorTemperature control dial tion. light on the button will come on. PushThe temperature control dial allows you to adjust 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- the button again to turn off the air condi-the temperature of the outlet air. To lower the sired position between the middle and the tioner. The indicator light on the button will hot position.temperature, turn the dial to the left. To increase go off.the temperature, turn the dial to the right. The air conditioner cooling function oper- Ventilation Air recirculation button ates only when the engine is running. This mode directs outside air to the side andON position (Indicator light on): center vent. Rear window defroster switchInterior air is recirculated inside the vehicle. 1. Push the button to the OFF position. For more information about the rear window de-Press the button to the on position when: froster switch, see “Rear window and outside The indicator light on the button will mirror defroster switch” in the “Instruments and go off. ● driving on a dusty road. controls” section of this manual. 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the ● to prevent traffic fumes from entering pas- HEATER OPERATION position. senger compartment. 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- ● for maximum cooling when using the air con- Heating tion. ditioner. This mode is used to direct heated air to the foot 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-OFF position (Indicator light off): outlets. Some air also flows from the defrost sired position.Outside air is drawn into the passenger compart- outlets.ment and distributed through the selected outlet. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-11
  • 156. Defrosting or defogging Bi-level heating ● When the position is selected, the air conditioner automatically turns on (however,This mode directs the air to the defrost outlets to The bi-level mode directs warmed air to the sidedefrost/defog the windows. and center vents and to the front and rear floor the indicator light on the button will outlets. not come on) if the outside temperature is 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the more than 36°F (2°C). If the air flow control position. 1. Push the button to the OFF position. dial is in the position for more than 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position. The indicator light on the button will one minute, the air conditioning system will 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- go off. continue to operate until the fan control dial sired position between the middle and the is turned to OFF or the vehicle is shut off, hot position. 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the even if the air flow control dial is turned to a ● To quickly remove ice or fog from the win- position. position other than the position. This dows, turn the fan control dial to 4 and the 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- dehumidifies the air which helps defog the temperature control lever to the full HOT tion. windshield. The mode automatically position. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- turns off, allowing outside air to be drawn ● When the position is selected, the air sired position. into the passenger compartment to further conditioner automatically turns on (however, improve the defogging performance. the indicator light will not illuminate) if the Heating and defogging outside temperature is more than 36°F Operating tips (2°C). If the system is in defrost mode for This mode heats the interior and defogs the wind- shield. Clear snow and ice from the wiper blades more than one minute, the air conditioning and air inlet in front of the windshield. This system will continue to operate until the fan improves heater operation. 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the control dial is turned to OFF or the vehicle is position. shut off, even if the air flow control dial is AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION turned to a position other than the 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- position. This dehumidifies the air which tion. Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the helps defog the windshield. The mode desired position, and push in the button to 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- activate the air conditioner. When the air condi- automatically turns off, allowing outside air to sired position between the middle and the tioner is on, cooling and dehumidifying functions be drawn into the passenger compartment to hot position. are added to the heater operation. further improve the defogging performance.4-12 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 157. The air conditioner cooling function oper- 3. Push the button. The indicator light ● The air conditioning system should beates only when the engine is running. comes on. operated for approximately 10 minutes at least once a month. This helps pre-Cooling When the air flow control dial is in the vent damage to the system due to lackThis mode is used to cool and dehumidify the air. or position, the air conditioner automati- of lubrication. cally turns on (however, the indicator light will not ● A visible mist may be seen coming from the 1. Push the button to the off position. illuminate) if the outside temperature is more than ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the air 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the 36°F (2°C). If one of these positions is selected is cooled rapidly. This does not indicate a position. for more than one minute, the air conditioning malfunction. system will continue to operate until the fan con- 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position. trol dial is turned to OFF or the vehicle is shut off, ● If the engine coolant temperature gauge indicates engine coolant tem- 4. Push the button. The indicator light even if the air flow control dial is turned to a perature over the normal range, turn comes on. position other than these positions. This dehu- the air conditioner off. See “If your 5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- midifies the air which helps defog the windshield. vehicle overheats” in the “In case of sired position. The mode automatically turns off, allowing emergency” section of this manual. outside air to be drawn into the passenger com- ● For quick cooling when the outside tem- partment to further improve the defogging perfor- AIR FLOW CHARTS perature is high, push the button to mance. The following charts show the button and dial the on position (indicator light on). Be sure 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- positions for MAXIMUM AND QUICK heating, to return the button to the off position cooling or defrosting. For additional information for normal cooling. sired position. on heating and cooling, see “Heater and air con-Dehumidified defogging Operating tips ditioner (manual)” in this section. The air recir- ● Keep the windows closed while the air con- culation ( ) button should always be inThis mode is used to defog the windows and the OFF position for heating and defrost-dehumidify the air. ditioner is in operation. ing. ● After parking in the sun, drive for 2 or 3 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the minutes with the windows open to vent hot position. air from the passenger compartment. Then, 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- close the windows. This allows the air con- tion. ditioner to cool the interior more quickly. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-13
  • 158. WHA0775 WHA07764-14 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 159. WHA0777 WHA0778 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-15
  • 160. WHA10744-16 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 161. SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER AUDIO SYSTEMThe air conditioner system in your NISSAN ve- RADIO Reception conditions will constantly change be-hicle is charged with a refrigerant designed with cause of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain,the environment in mind. Place the ignition switch in the ACC or ON signal distance and interference from other ve- position and press the PWR (power)/VOL (vol- hicles can work against ideal reception. De-This refrigerant does not harm the earth’s ume) knob to turn the radio on. If you listen to the scribed below are some of the factors that canozone layer. radio with the engine not running, the ignition affect your radio reception.Special charging equipment and lubricant is re- switch should be placed in the ACC position. Some cellular phones or other devices mayquired when servicing your NISSAN air condi- Radio reception is affected by station signal cause interference or a buzzing noise to cometioner. Using improper refrigerants or lubricants strength, distance from radio transmitter, build- from the audio system speakers. Storing the de-will cause severe damage to your air conditioner ings, bridges, mountains and other external influ- vice in a different location may reduce or elimi-system. See “Air conditioner system refrigerant ences. Intermittent changes in reception quality nate the noise.and oil recommendations” in the “Technical andconsumer information” section of this manual. normally are caused by these external influences. FM RADIO RECEPTIONA NISSAN dealer is able to service your “environ- Using a cellular phone in or near the ve- Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 – 30 mimentally friendly” air conditioning system. hicle may influence radio reception quality. (40 – 48 km), with monaural (single channel) FM Radio reception having slightly more range than stereo FM. Exter- WARNING nal influences may sometimes interfere with FMThe air conditioner system contains re- Your NISSAN radio system is equipped with station reception even if the FM station is withinfrigerant under high pressure. To avoid state-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance ra- 25 mi (40 km). The strength of the FM signal ispersonal injury, any air conditioner ser- dio reception. These circuits are designed to directly related to the distance between thevice should be done only by an experi- extend reception range, and to enhance the qual- transmitter and receiver. FM signals follow a line-enced technician with proper equipment. ity of that reception. of-sight path, exhibiting many of the same char- acteristics as light. For example, they will reflect However, there are some general characteristics off objects. of both FM and AM radio signals that can affect radio reception quality in a moving vehicle, even Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away from when the finest equipment is used. These char- a station transmitter, the signals will tend to fade and/or drift. acteristics are completely normal in a given re- ception area and do not indicate any malfunction in your NISSAN radio system. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-17
  • 162. Static and flutter: During signal interference from SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTION (if sobuildings, large hills or due to antenna position equipped)(usually in conjunction with increased distancefrom the station transmitter), static or flutter can When the satellite radio is used for the first timebe heard. This can be reduced by adjusting the or the battery has been replaced, the satellitetreble control to reduce treble response. radio may not work properly. This is not a mal- function. Wait more than 10 minutes with satelliteMultipath reception: Because of the reflective radio ON and the vehicle outside of any metal orcharacteristics of FM signals, direct and reflected large building for satellite radio to receive all ofsignals reach the receiver at the same time. The the necessary data.signals may cancel each other, resulting in mo-mentary flutter or loss of sound. No satellite radio reception is available and “NO SAT” is displayed when the SAT band option isAM RADIO RECEPTION selected unless optional satellite receiver andAM signals, because of their low frequency, can antenna are installed and an XMா satellite radiobend around objects and skip along the ground. service subscription is active. Satellite radio canIn addition, the signals can be bounced off the only be installed in vehicles that were factoryionosphere and bent back to earth. Because of pre-wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio is notthese characteristics, AM signals are also sub- available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.ject to interference as they travel from transmitter Satellite radio performance may be affected ifto receiver. cargo carried on the roof blocks the satellite radioFading: Occurs while the vehicle is passing signal.through freeway underpasses or in areas with If possible, do not put cargo over the satellitemany tall buildings. It can also occur for several LHA0099 antenna.seconds during ionospheric turbulence even in AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONSareas where no obstacles exist. A build up of ice on the satellite radio antenna can affect satellite radio performance. Remove theStatic: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical ice to restore satellite radio reception.power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights.4-18 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 163. Compact disc (CD) player ● Do not expose the CD to direct sun- CHECK DISC: light. ● Confirm that the CD is inserted cor- CAUTION ● CDs that are in poor condition or are rectly (the label side is facing up,● Do not force a compact disc into the CD dirty, scratched or covered with finger- etc.). insert slot. This could damage the CD prints may not work properly. ● Confirm that the CD is not bent or and/or CD changer/player. ● The following CDs may not work prop- warped and it is free of scratches.● Trying to load a CD with the CD door erly: closed could damage the CD and/or CD PRESS EJECT: ● Copy control compact discs (CCCD) changer. This is an error due to excessive tem- ● Recordable compact discs (CD-R)● Only one CD can be loaded into the CD perature inside the player. Remove the player at a time. ● Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW) CD by pressing the EJECT button. After a short time, reinsert the CD. The CD ● Only use high quality 4.7 in (12 cm) ● Do not use the following CDs as they can be played when the temperature of round discs that have the “COMPACT may cause the CD player to malfunc- tion: the player returns to normal. disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc or packaging. ● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter UNPLAYABLE: ● During cold weather or rainy days, the ● CDs that are not round The file is unplayable in this audio sys- player may malfunction due to the hu- tem (only MP3 or WMA CD). ● CDs with a paper label midity. If this occurs, remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player ● CDs that are warped, scratched, or completely. have abnormal edges ● The player may skip while driving on ● This audio system can only play pre- rough roads. recorded CDs. It has no capability to record or burn CDs. ● The CD player sometimes cannot func- tion when the compartment tempera- ● If the CD cannot be played, one of the ture is extremely high or low. following messages will be displayed. Decrease/increase the temperature before use. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-19
  • 164. Compact disc with MP3 or WMA (if ● Sampling frequency — Sampling frequencyso equipped) is the rate at which the samples of a signal are converted from analog to digital (A/DTerms: conversion) per second. ● MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures ● Multisession — Multisession is one of the Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the methods for writing data to media. Writing most well-known compressed digital audio data once to the media is called a single file format. This format allows for near “CD session, and writing more than once is called quality” sound, but at a fraction of the size of a multisession. normal audio files. MP3 conversion of an ● ID3/WMA Tag — The ID3/WMA tag is the audio track from CD-ROM can reduce the part of the encoded MP3 or WMA file that file size by approximately a 10:1 ratio with contains information about the digital music virtually no perceptible loss in quality. MP3 file such as song title, artist, encoding bit compression removes the redundant and rate, track time duration, etc. ID3 tag infor- irrelevant parts of a sound signal that the mation is displayed on the Artist/song title human ear doesn’t hear. line on the display. ● WMA — Windows Media Audio (WMA)* is a * Windowsா and Windows Mediaா are regis- compressed audio format created by Micro- tered trademarks and trademarks in the United soft as an alternative to MP3. The WMA States of America and other countries of Micro- codec offers greater file compression than soft Corporation of the USA. the MP3 codec, enabling storage of more digital audio tracks in the same amount of WHA1078 space when compared to MP3s at the same Playback order chart level of quality. ● Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of bits per second used by a digital music file. The size and quality of a compressed digital audio file is determined by the bit rate used when encoding the file.4-20 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 165. Playback order:Music playback order of a CD with MP3 or WMAfiles is as illustrated. ● The names of folders not containing MP3 or WMA files are not shown in the display. ● If there is a file in the top level of the disc, “Root Folder” is displayed. ● 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. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-21
  • 166. 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.4-22 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 167. 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 order Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-23
  • 168. 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 button4-24 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 169. 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 button Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-25
  • 170. MENU button (BASS, TREBLE, FADE, Clock operation The display will return to the regular clock displayBALANCE 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.4-26 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 171. The FM stereo indicator, ST, illuminates during 1. Press the PRESET A·B·C button to change TUNE (rewind and fastFM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast between storage banks. The radio displays forward) buttons:signal is weak, the radio automatically changes the icon A, B or C to indicate which set offrom stereo to monaural reception. presets are active. When the TUNE or button is TUNE buttons: 2. Tune to the desired station using manual pressed while the compact disc is playing, the TUNE or SEEK tuning. Press and hold any of compact disc plays at an increased speed whileManual tuning the desired station memory buttons (1 – 6) rewinding or fast forwarding. When the button is until a beep sound is heard. (The radio mutes released, the compact disc returns to normal playPress the TUNE or button for less when the select button is pressed.) speed.than 0.5 seconds for manual tuning. 3. The channel indicator will then come on and SEEK buttons:To move quickly through the channels, press and the sound will resume. Programming is nowhold either TUNE or button down When is pressed while the compact disc complete.for more than 1.5 seconds. is playing, the next track following the present 4. Other buttons can be set in the same man- one starts to play from the beginning. SEEK buttons: ner. Press several times to skip several tracks.SEEK tuning If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse Each time the button is pressed, the CD ad- opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that vances 1 additional track. The track number ap-Press the SEEK or button to seek pears in the display window. (When the last trackthrough the frequencies. Seek tuning begins case, reset the desired stations. on the compact disc is skipped, the first track isfrom low to high frequencies, or high to low Compact disc (CD) player operation played.)frequencies, depending on which button ispressed, and stops at the next broadcasting sta- If the radio is already operating, it automatically When is pressed, the track being playedtion. Once the highest broadcasting station is turns off and the compact disc begins to play. returns to the beginning. Press severalreached, the radio continues in the seek mode at times to skip back several tracks. Each time thethe lowest broadcasting station. CD button: button is pressed, the CD moves back one track.Station memory operations: When the CD button is pressed with a compact disc loaded and the radio playing, the radio turns18 stations can be set for the FM and AM radio to off and the last used compact disc starts to play.the A, B and C preset button in any combinationof AM or FM stations. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-27
  • 172. SEEK (Scan CDs) button: CD EJECT button:Press and hold the SEEK button for morethan 1.5 seconds to scan through the first 10 When the button is pressed with a com-seconds of a track on the compact disc. The pact disc loaded, the compact disc will beSCAN icon is flashed during scan mode. ejected.The scan mode is canceled once it scans through When the button is pressed while theall the tracks on the disc, or if the SEEK compact disc is being played, the compact discor button is pressed during the scan will eject and the system will turn off.mode. CD IN indicator:RPT button: CD IN indicator appears on the display when the CD is loaded with the system on.When the RPT button is pressed while the com-pact disc is being played, the play pattern can bechanged as follows:1 ←→ Normal1: The track that is currently playing will be re-peated.RDM button:When the RDM button is pressed while the com-pact disc is being played, the play pattern can bechanged as follows:RDM ←→ NormalRDM: Tracks from the disc that is currently play-ing will be played randomly.4-28 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 173. 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 the RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio1. PRESET A·B·C button 7. AUX button stations unless optional satellite receiver and an-2. Display screen 8. SCAN RPT button tenna are installed and an XMா satellite radio3. DISP/CLOCK button 9. CAT FOLDER button 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* 12. available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. CD eject button Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-29
  • 174. Audio main operation Fade and Balance modes. Fader adjusts the The display will return to the regular clock display sound level between the front and rear speakers after 7 seconds, or you may press thePOWER/VOLUME control: and Balance adjusts the sound between the right DISP/CLOCK button again to return to the regu-Turn the ignition switch to ACC or ON, and then and left speakers. lar clock display.press the PWR/VOL control knob while the sys- To change the SSV mode to OFF, LOW, MID or DISP (display) button:tem is off to call up the mode (radio or CD) which HIGH, turn the Tuning knob to the right or left.was playing immediately before the system was This DISP (display) button will show text aboutturned off. Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the MP3, SAT or CD information in the audio display. desired level, press the AUDIO knob repeatedlyTo turn the system off, press the PWR/VOL con- CD display mode until the radio or CD display reappears. Other-trol knob. wise, the radio or CD display will automatically To change the text displayed while playing a CDTurn the PWR/VOL control knob to adjust the reappear after about 10 seconds. with text, press the DISP button. The DISP buttonvolume. will allow you to scroll through CD text as follows: Clock set Disc title ←→ Track number ←→ Track title.This vehicle may be equipped with Speed Sen- 1. Press the DISP/CLOCK button until itsitive Volume (SSV) for audio. The audio volume To change the default display mode, press the beeps (>1.5 seconds).changes as the driving speed changes. AUDIO knob repeatedly until DISPLAY MODE 2. The hours will start flashing. Press the CAT appears on the display, then rotate the knob toAUDIO knob (BASS, MIDRANGE, TREBLE,FADE, BALANCE and SSV (if so FOLDER or button or SEEK select the following display modes: Disc numberequipped)): ←→ Folder number. TRACK or button to adjust thePress the AUDIO control knob to change the hours. Once the display mode is selected, press themode as follows: AUDIO knob again to store the setting. If the 3. Press the DISP/CLOCK button again to AUDIO knob is not pressed within 8 seconds, theBASS → MID → TREBLE → FADE → BALANCE switch to the minute adjustment. display will refresh with the last selected display→ SSV (if so equipped) mode setting. 4. Press the CAT FOLDER orTo adjust Bass, Mid (Midrange), Treble, Fade and ● Track title mode displays the title of the se- button or SEEK TRACK orBalance, press the AUDIO knob until the desired button to adjust the minutes. lected CD track.mode appears in the display. Turn the Tuningknob to adjust Bass and Treble to the desired 5. Press the DISP/CLOCK button again to exit ● Disc title mode displays the title of the CDlevel. You can also use the Tuning knob to adjust the clock set mode. being played.4-30 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 175. ● 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. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-31
  • 176. 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 1.54-32 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 177. 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 MP3 CAT FOLDER button:button. will automatically be turned off and the compactIf the radio is already operating, it will automati- disc will start to play. 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.pact disc was playing, pressing the PWR/VOL When the button is pressed for less thancontrol knob will start the compact disc. 1.5 seconds while a compact disc is playing, the 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 CD select buttons: LOAD button: the button is pressed. To play another CD that has been loaded, press a When the button is pressed for less than CD select button (1 – 6).To insert a CD in the CD changer, press the load 1.5 seconds while the compact disc is playing, SCAN/RPT:button for less than 1.5 seconds. Select the next track will start to play from its beginning.the loading slot by pressing the CD insert select When the SCAN/RPT play button is pushed Press several times to skip through tracks. Thebutton (1 – 6), then insert the CD. while the compact disc is played, the play pattern compact disc will advance the number of timesTo insert 6 CDs to the CD changer, press the the button is pressed. (When the last track on the can be changed as follows:load button for more than 1.5 seconds. compact disc is skipped through, the first track ALL DISC RPT → 1 DISC RPT→ 1 TRACK RPTThe slot numbers (1 – 6) will illuminate on the will be played.) → ALL DISC RDM → 1 DISC RDM → ALL DISC RPTdisplay when CDs are loaded into the changer. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-33
  • 178. 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.4-34 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 179. ● 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. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-35
  • 180. POWER on/off switch Tuning If you have the Type A switch, with the ignition Memory change (radio): switch placed in the ACC or ON position, push the POWER switch to turn the audio system on Push the tuning switch ( or ) for less or off. than 1.5 seconds to change to the next or previ- If you have the Type B switch, with the ignition ous preset. switch placed in the ACC or ON position, push Seek tuning (radio): the MODE switch to turn the audio system on. Push the tuning switch ( or ) for MODE select switch more than 1.5 seconds to seek the next or previ- Push the mode select switch to change the ous radio station. modes: Next/Previous track (CD): LHA1087 PRESET A → PRESET B → PRESET C → CD* Push the tuning switch or for less Type B → AUX** → PRESET A than 1.5 seconds to return to the beginning of the1. Volume control switch present track or skip to the next track. Push2. Phone operation switch *This mode is only available when a CD is loaded. several times to skip back or skip through tracks.3. Power on and MODE select switch **This mode is only available when a compatible auxiliary device is plugged into the AUX jack. Change disc (CD) (if so equipped):4. Tuning switchSTEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR Volume control switch Push the SEEK tuning switch or forAUDIO CONTROL (if so equipped) more than 1.5 seconds to change the playing Push the volume control switch up or down to disc up or down.The audio system can be operated using the increase or decrease the volume.controls on the steering wheel.4-36 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 181. 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 for any purpose while driving so full antenna wire next to any harness.is 2.0 – 2.6 N·m (18 – 23 in-lb). Do not use pliers attention may be given to vehicle op-to tighten the antenna as they can leave marks on ● Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio eration. Some jurisdictions prohibit the as recommended by the manufacturer.the antenna surface. The antenna rod cannot be use of cellular telephones 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. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-37
  • 182. 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 can set up the wireless connection between your in-vehicle phone module, no other phone con- cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone module. necting procedure is required. Your phone is With Bluetoothா wireless technology, you can automatically connected with the in-vehicle4-38 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 183. phone module when the ignition switch is placed – Your vehicle is in an area where it is ● Some cellular phones or other devices mayin the ON position with the previously connected difficult to receive a cellular signal; such cause interference or a buzzing noise tocellular phone turned on and carried in the ve- as in a tunnel, in an underground parking come from the audio system speakers. Stor-hicle. garage, near a tall building or in a moun- ing the device in a different location may tainous area. reduce or eliminate the noise.You can connect up to 5 different Bluetoothாcellular phones to the in-vehicle phone module. – Your cellular phone is locked to prevent it ● Refer to the cellular phone Owner’s ManualHowever, you can talk on only one cellular phone from being dialed. regarding the telephone charges, cellularat a time. phone antenna and body, etc. ● When the radio wave condition is not idealBefore using the Bluetoothா Hands-Free Phone or ambient sound is too loud, it may be REGULATORY INFORMATIONSystem, refer to the following notes. difficult to hear the other person’s voice dur- FCC Regulatory information ● Set up the wireless connection between a ing a call. cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone – CAUTION: To maintain compliance with module before using the hands-free phone ● Do not place the cellular phone in an area FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, use only the system. surrounded by metal or far away from the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna, in-vehicle phone module to prevent tone modification, or attachments could damage ● Some Bluetoothா enabled cellular phones quality degradation and wireless connection the transmitter and may violate FCC regula- may not be recognized by the in-vehicle disruption. tions. phone module. Please visit www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for a recom- ● While a cellular phone is connected through – Operation is subject to the following two con- mended phone list and connecting instruc- the Bluetoothா wireless connection, the bat- ditions: tions. tery power of the cellular phone may dis- 1. This device may not cause interference and charge quicker than usual. The Bluetoothா ● You will not be able to use a hands-free 2. this device must accept any interference, Hands-Free Phone System cannot charge phone under the following conditions: including interference that may cause unde- cellular phones. – Your vehicle is outside of the cellular ser- sired operation of the device. vice area. ● If the hands-free phone system seems to be malfunctioning, see “Troubleshooting guide” later in this section. You can also visit www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for trouble- shooting help. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-39
  • 184. IC Regulatory information which takes a few seconds. If the button is The command given is picked up by the micro- pressed before the initialization completes, the phone, and voice feedback is given when the– Operation is subject to the following two con- system will announce “Hands-free phone system command is accepted. ditions: (1) this device may not cause interfer- ence, and (2) this device must accept any not ready” and will not react to voice commands. ● If you need to hear the available commands interference, including interference that may Operating tips for the current menu again, say “Help” and cause undesired operation of the device. the system will repeat them. To get the best performance out of the NISSAN– This Class B digital apparatus meets all re- Voice Recognition system, observe the following: ● If a command is not recognized, the system quirements of the Canadian Interference- announces, “Command not recognized. Causing Equipment Regulations. ● Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as Please try again.” Repeat the command in a possible. Close the windows to eliminate clear voice. BLUETOOTH௡ is a surrounding noises (traffic noises, vibration sounds, etc.), which may prevent the system ● If you want to go back to the previous com- trademark owned by mand, you can say “Go back” or “Correc- from recognizing voice commands correctly. Bluetooth SIG, Inc. tion” any time the system is waiting for a and licensed to ● Wait until the tone sounds before speaking a response. Visteon. command. Otherwise, the command will not ● You can cancel a command when the sys- be received properly. tem is waiting for a response by saying,USING THE SYSTEM ● Start speaking a command within 5 seconds “Cancel” or “Quit.” The system announces after the tone sounds. “Cancel” and ends the VR session. You canThe NISSAN Voice Recognition system allows also press and hold the button on thehands-free operation of the Bluetoothா Phone ● Speak in a natural voice without pausingSystem. steering wheel for 5 seconds at any time to between words. end the VR session. Whenever the VR ses-If the vehicle is in motion, some commands may Giving voice commands sion is cancelled, a double beep is played tonot be available so full attention may be given to indicate you have exited the system.vehicle operation. To operate NISSAN Voice Recognition, press ● If you want to adjust the volume of the voice and release the button located on the feedback, press the volume control switchesInitialization steering wheel. After the tone sounds, speak a (+ or -) on the steering wheel while beingWhen the ignition switch is placed in the ON command. provided with feedback. You can also useposition, NISSAN Voice Recognition is initialized, the radio volume control knob.4-40 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 185. ● In most cases you can interrupt the voice Example: 1-800-662-6200 Example: 1-555-1212 *123 feedback to speak the next command by – “One eight hundred six six two six two oh – “One five five five one two one two star pressing the button on the steering oh”, one two three” wheel. – NOT “One eight hundred six six two sixty ● Say “plus” for “+” (available only when using ● To use the system faster, you may speak the two hundred,” and the “Special Number” command). second level commands with the main menu command on the main menu. For example, – NOT “One eight oh oh six six two sixty two ● Say “pause” for a 2-second pause (available hundred” only when storing a phone book number). press the button and after the tone say, “Call Redial.” ● Numbers can be spoken in small groups. NOTE: The system will prompt you to continue en-NOTE: For best results, say phone numbers as tering digits, if desired. single digits.The combined command of Call and (a Example: 1-800-662-6200Name) cannot be used. The voice command “Help” is available at any – “One eight zero zero” time. Please use the “Help” command to getHow to say numbers information on how to use the system. The system repeats the numbers andNISSAN Voice Recognition requires a certain prompts you to enter more.way to speak numbers in voice commands. Referto the following rules and examples. – “six six two” ● Either “zero” or “oh” can be used for “0”. The system repeats the numbers and prompts you to enter more. Example: 1-800-662-6200 – “six two zero zero” – “One eight oh oh six six two six two oh oh”, or ● Say “pound” for “#”. Say “star” for “*” (avail- able when using the “Special Number” com- – “One eight zero zero six six two six two oh mand and the “Send” command during a oh” call). ● Words can be used for the first 4 digits See “List of voice commands” and “Special places only. number” in this section for more information. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-41
  • 186. 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 voice button for 5 seconds to quit the adaptation mode or press the PHONE/END voice recognition system at any ( ) button to select a different lan- LHA1086 time. guage.”CONTROL BUTTONS 3. Press the button. TUNING SWITCHThe control buttons for the Bluetoothா Hands- For information on voice adaptation, see While using the voice recognitionFree Phone System are located on the steering “Voice Adaptation (VA) 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.4-42 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 187. 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 connecting from the phone handset ᭺. Cseconds to change the language. Main Menu The connecting procedure of the cellular 5. If you decide not to change the language, do phone varies according to each cellular “Call” ᭺ A not press either button. After 5 seconds, the phone model. See the cellular phone Own- “Phone Number” ᭺ B VR session will end, and the language will not be changed. er’s Manual for details. You can also visit Speak the digits ᭺ C www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for instruc- tions on connecting NISSAN recommended “Dial” ᭺ DConnecting procedure cellular phones. 1. Press the button on the steeringNOTE: When prompted for a Passkey code, enter wheel. A tone will sound.The connecting procedure must be per- “1234” from the handset. The Passkey code 2. Say: “Call” ᭺. The system acknowledges Aformed when the vehicle is stationary. If the “1234” has been assigned by NISSAN and the command and announces the next set ofvehicle starts moving during the procedure, cannot be changed. available commands. 3. Say “Phone Number” ᭺. The system ac-the procedure will be cancelled. 4. The system asks you to say a name for the B Main Menu phone ᭺. D knowledges the command and announces the next set of available commands. “Connect phone” ᭺ A If the name is too long or too short, the “Add phone” ᭺ B system tells you, then prompts you for a Say: “Special Number” to dial more than 10 name again. digits or any special characters. Initiate from handset ᭺ C Also, if more than one phone is connected 4. Say the number you wish to call starting with Name phone ᭺ D the area code in single digit format ᭺. If the C and 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 five Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-43
  • 188. four” as the 3rd group. For dialing more than LIST OF VOICE COMMANDS “Call” 10 digits or any special characters, say “Special Number”. 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.4-44 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 189. (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 Bluetoothா Hands-Free System,system acknowledges the command, the system ● “Help” — The system announces the avail- press 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 “#”. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-45
  • 190. “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 connected to 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’s4-46 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 191. “Phonebook” (phones with automatic difficulty recognizing. For more information see an entry with multiple numbers. Up to 40 voicephonebook download function) “Record name” in this section. tags can be recorded to the system. NOTE: “Recent Calls”NOTE: Each phone has its own separate phone- Main MenuThe “Transfer Entry” command is not avail-able when the vehicle is moving. book. You cannot access Phone A’s phone- “Recent Calls” book if you are currently connected with “Outgoing” ᭺ A Main Menu Phone B. “Incoming” ᭺ B “Phonebook” “List Names” ᭺ A “Missed” ᭺ C Speak a Name Use the List Names command to hear all the “List Names” ᭺ A names and locations in the phone book. Use the Recent Calls command to access out- going, incoming or missed calls. “Record Name” ᭺ B The system recites the phone book entries but does not include the actual phone numbers. “Outgoing” ᭺ AFor phones that support automatic download ofthe phonebook (PBAP Bluetoothா profile), the When the playback of the list is complete, the Use the Outgoing command to list the outgoing“Phonebook” command is used to manage en- system goes back to the main menu. calls made from the vehicle.tries in the vehicle phonebook. You can say the You can stop the playback of the list at any time “Incoming” ᭺ Bname of an entry at this menu to initiate dialing of by pressing the button on the steeringthat entry. wheel. The system ends the VR session. See the Use the Incoming command to list the incoming “Record name” command in this section for infor- calls made to the vehicle.The phonebook stores up to 1000 names foreach phone connected to the system. mation about recording custom voice tags for list “Missed” ᭺ C entries that the system has difficulty pronounc-When a phone is connected to the system, the ing. Use the Missed command to list the calls made to the vehicle that were not answered.phonebook is automatically downloaded to the “Record Name” ᭺ Bvehicle. This feature allows you to access yourphonebook from the Bluetoothா system and call The system allows you to record custom voicecontacts by name. You can record a custom tags for contact names in the phonebook that thevoice tag for contact names that the system has vehicle has difficulty recognizing. This feature can also be used to record voice tags to directly dial Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-47
  • 192. “Connect Phone” “Delete Phone” ᭺ C 3. Press and hold the button for more Use the Delete Phone command to delete a than 5 seconds.NOTE: phone that is connected to the vehicle. The sys- 4. The system announces: “Press theThe Add Phone command is not available tem will list the names assigned to each phone PHONE/SEND ( ) button for thewhen the vehicle is moving. and then prompt you for the phone you wish to hands-free phone system to enter the voice delete. Deleting a phone from the vehicle will also adaptation mode or press the PHONE/END Main Menu delete that phonebook for that phone. ( ) button to select a different lan- “Connect Phone” “Turn Bluetooth OFF” ᭺ D guage.” “Add Phone” ᭺ A Use the Turn Bluetooth OFF command to prevent 5. Press the button. “Select Phone” ᭺ B a wireless connection to your phone. “Delete Phone” ᭺ C For information on selecting a different lan- VOICE ADAPTATION (VA) MODE guage, see “Choosing a language” in this “Turn Bluetooth OFF” ᭺ D section. Voice Adaptation allows up to two out-of-dialectUse the Connect Phone commands to manage users to train the system to improve recognition 6. Voice memory A or memory B is selectedthe phones connecting to the vehicle or to enable accuracy. By repeating a number of commands, automatically. If both memory locations arethe Bluetoothா function on the vehicle. the users can create a voice model of their own already in use, the system will prompt you to“Add Phone” ᭺ A voice that is stored in the system. The system is overwrite one. Follow the instructions pro- capable of storing a different voice adaptation vided by the system.Use the Add Phone command to add a phone to model for each connected phone.the vehicle. See “Connecting procedure” in this 7. When preparation is complete and you aresection for more information. Training procedure ready to begin, press the button.“Select Phone” ᭺ B The procedure for training a voice is as follows. 8. The VA mode will be explained. Follow the instructions provided by the system.Use the Select Phone command to select from a 1. Position the vehicle in a reasonably quietlist of phones connected to the vehicle. The sys- outdoor location. 9. When training is finished, the system will telltem will list the names assigned to each phone you an adequate number of phrases haveand then prompt you for the phone you wish to 2. Sit in the driver’s seat with the engine run- been recorded.select. Only one phone can be active at a time. ning, the parking brake on, and the transmis- sion in P (Park).4-48 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 193. 10. The system will announce that voice adap- ● next entry ● call eight oh five four one tation has been completed and the system is ● dial star two one seven oh ● correction ready. ● yes ● connect phoneThe VA mode will stop if: ● no ● dial seven four oh one eight ● The button is pressed for more than 5 seconds in VA mode. ● select ● previous entry ● The vehicle begins moving during VA mode. ● missed ● delete ● The ignition switch is placed in the OFF or ● dial eight five six nine two ● dial nine seven two six six LOCK position. ● Bluetooth on ● call seven six three oh oneTraining phrases ● outgoing ● go backDuring the VA mode, the system instructs the ● call three one nine oh two ● call five six two eight zerotrainer to say the following phrases. (The systemwill prompt you for each phrase.) ● nine seven pause pause three oh eight ● dial six six four three seven ● phonebook transfer entry ● cancel MANUAL CONTROL ● dial three oh four two nine ● call back number While using the voice recognition system, it is ● call star two zero nine five possible to select menu options by using the ● delete call back number steering wheel controls instead of speaking voice ● incoming ● delete phone commands. The manual control mode does not ● dial eight three zero five one allow dialing a phone number by digits. The user ● transfer entry may select an entry from the Phonebook or Re- ● eight pause nine three two pause seven ● 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 ● delete all entries holding the PHONE/END ( ) button. At that ● call seven two four zero nine ● delete redial number time, pressing the PHONE/SEND ( ) button ● phonebook delete entry ● phonebook list names will start the Hands Free Phone System. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-49
  • 194. Operating tips ● To enter manual control mode, start the voice recognition system and tilt the tuning ( ) switch up or down. The system will speak ЉShowing Manual OptionsЉ when manual controls are initially activated. ● To browse the menu options, tilt the tuning ( ) switch up or down. The system will always speak the current menu option. De- pending on the audio display, it will also show the current menu option. ● To select the current menu option, press the PHONE/SEND ( ) button. ● To go back to the previous menu, press the PHONE/END ( ) button. If the current menu is the Main Menu, pressing the PHONE/END ( ) button will exit the Phone system. ● To exit the manual control mode, press and hold the PHONE/END ( ) button for 5 seconds.4-50 Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
  • 195. 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. 4. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive (for example, windows open or defroster on). NOTE: If it is too System fails to interpret the command correctly. 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 “Voice Adaptation (VA) 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. Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-51
  • 196. 5 Starting and drivingPrecautions when starting and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Precautions on cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20 Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Cruise control operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21 Three-way catalyst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Increasing fuel economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22 On-pavement and off-road driving Using four wheel drive (4WD) precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23 Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Transfer case shifting procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24 Off-road recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system Rapid air pressure loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29 Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Parking/parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31 Driving safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32 Automatic transmission (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Brake precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32 Manual transmission (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-33 Key positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Active brake limited slip (ABLS) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34 NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12 Hill descent control system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 5-36Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12 Hill start assist system (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-37Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13 Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38 Automatic transmission (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . 5-13 Freeing a frozen door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38 Manual transmission (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 Anti-freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20 Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38
  • 197. Tire equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38 Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38Special winter equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38 Engine block heater (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-39
  • 198. PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTINGAND DRIVING WARNING ● If you suspect that exhaust fumes are ● The exhaust system and body should be entering the vehicle, drive with all win- inspected by a qualified mechanic● Do not leave children or adults who dows fully open, and have the vehicle whenever: would normally require the assistance inspected immediately. of others alone in your vehicle. Pets a. The vehicle is raised for service. should also not be left alone. They ● Do not run the engine in closed spaces b. You suspect that exhaust fumes are could accidentally injure themselves or such as a garage. entering into the passenger others through inadvertent operation of ● Do not park the vehicle with the engine compartment. the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, running for any extended length of time. temperatures in a closed vehicle could c. You notice a change in the sound of quickly become high enough to cause ● Keep the rear vent windows, lift gates, the exhaust system. severe or possibly fatal injuries to doors and trunk lids (if so equipped) d. You have had an accident involving people or animals. closed while driving, otherwise exhaust damage to the exhaust system, un- gases could be drawn into the passen-● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or ger compartment. If you must drive with derbody, or rear of the vehicle. straps to help prevent it from sliding or one of these open, follow these shifting. Do not place cargo higher than THREE-WAY CATALYST precautions: the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- The three-way catalyst is an emission control lision, unsecured cargo could cause 1. Open all the windows. device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust personal injury. 2. Set the air recirculation but- gases in the three-way catalyst are burned atEXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide) ton to off and the fan control dial to high temperatures to help reduce pollutants. high to circulate the air. WARNING ● If electrical wiring or other cable con- WARNING● Do not breathe exhaust gases; they nections must pass to a trailer through ● The exhaust gas and the exhaust sys- the seal on the lift gate or the body, tem are very hot. Keep people, animals contain colorless and odorless carbon follow the manufacturer’s recommen- or flammable materials away from the monoxide. Carbon monoxide is danger- dation to prevent carbon monoxide en- exhaust system components. ous. It can cause unconsciousness or try into the vehicle. death.5-2 Starting and driving
  • 199. ● Do not stop or park the vehicle over TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING even if under-inflation has not reached the level to flammable materials such as dry grass, SYSTEM (TPMS) trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure waste paper or rags. They may ignite telltale. and cause a fire. Each tire, including the spare (if provided), Your vehicle has also been equipped with a should be checked monthly when cold and in- TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the flated to the inflation pressure recommended by system is not operating properly. The TPMS mal- CAUTION the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard function indicator is combined with the low tire● Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has pressure telltale. When the system detects a from leaded gasoline will seriously re- tires of a different size than the size indicated on malfunction, the telltale will flash for approxi- duce the three-way catalyst’s ability to the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, mately one minute and then remain continuously help reduce exhaust pollutants. you should determine the proper tire inflation illuminated. This sequence will continue upon● Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunc- pressure for those tires.) subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the mal- tions in the ignition, fuel injection, or function exists. When the malfunction indicator is As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been electrical systems can cause overrich illuminated, the system may not be able to detect equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS fuel flow into the three-way catalyst, causing it to overheat. Do not keep driv- (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, ing if the engine misfires, or if notice- when one or more of your tires is significantly including the installation of replacement or alter- able loss of performance or other un- under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire nate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent usual operating conditions are pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and the TPMS from functioning properly. Always detected. Have the vehicle inspected check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replac- promptly by a NISSAN dealer. them to the proper pressure. Driving on a signifi- ing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to cantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to over- ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and● Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel heat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function level. Running out of fuel could cause also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and properly. the engine to misfire, damaging the three-way catalyst. may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.● Do not race the engine while warming it up. Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s● Do not push or tow your vehicle to start responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, the engine. Starting and driving 5-3
  • 200. Additional information: ● The CHECK TIRE PRES (pressure) warning ● Tire pressure rises and falls depending on message is displayed in the odometer when the heat caused by the vehicle’s operation ● The TPMS does not monitor the tire the low tire pressure warning light is illumi- and the outside temperature. Low outside pressure of the spare tire. nated and low tire pressure is detected. The temperature can lower the temperature of ● The TPMS will activate only when the vehicle CHECK TIRE PRES warning message turns the air inside the tire which can cause a is driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 off when the low tire pressure warning light lower tire inflation pressure. This may cause km/h). Also, this system may not detect a turns off. Push the reset button for more than the low tire pressure warning light to illumi- sudden drop in tire pressure (for example a 1 second to manually turn off the CHECK nate. If the warning light illuminates in low flat tire while driving). TIRE PRES warning message. The low tire ambient temperature, check the tire pres- pressure warning light remains illuminated sure for all four tires. ● The low tire pressure warning light does not until the tires are inflated to the recom- automatically turn off when the tire pressure ● The Tire and Loading Information label (also mended COLD tire pressure. The CHECK of your tires are adjusted. After the tires are referred to as the vehicle placard or tire TIRE PRES warning message is displayed inflated to the recommended pressure, the inflation pressure label) is located in the each time the ignition switch is placed in the vehicle must be driven at speeds above 16 driver’s door opening. ON position as long as the low tire pressure MPH (25 km/h) to activate the TPMS and warning light remains illuminated. See For additional information, see “Low tire pressure turn off the low tire pressure warning light. “Check tire pressure warning message” in warning light” in the “Instruments and controls” Use a tire pressure gauge to check the tire the “Instruments and controls” section. section and “Tire Pressure Monitoring System pressure. (TPMS)” in the “In case of emergency” section. ● The CHECK TIRE PRES warning is not dis- played if the low tire pressure warning light illuminates to indicate a TPMS malfunction.5-4 Starting and driving
  • 201. ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel Some examples are: WARNING is replaced, the TPMS will not function – Facilities or electric devices using similar radio● If the low tire pressure warning light and the low tire pressure warning light frequencies are near the vehicle. illuminates while driving, avoid sudden will flash for approximately 1 minute. steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, – If a transmitter set to similar frequencies is The light will remain on after 1 minute. reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road being used in or near the vehicle. Contact your NISSAN dealer as soon as to a safe location and stop the vehicle possible for tire replacement and/or – If a computer (or similar equipment) or a as soon as possible. Driving with under- system resetting. DC/AC converter is being used in or near the inflated tires may permanently damage the tires and increase the likelihood of ● Replacing tires with those not originally vehicle. tire failure. Serious vehicle damage specified by NISSAN could affect the FCC Notice: could occur and may lead to an acci- proper operation of the TPMS. dent and could result in serious per- For USA: ● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol sonal injury. Check the tire pressure for tire sealant into the tires, as this may This device complies with Part 15 of the all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure to cause a malfunction of the tire pressure FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol- the recommended COLD tire pressure sensors. lowing two conditions: shown on the Tire and Loading Informa- tion label to turn the low tire pressure 1. This device may not cause harmful in- warning light OFF. If you have a flat tire, CAUTION terference, and replace it with a spare tire as soon as Do not place metalized film or any metal 2. This device must accept any interfer- possible. (See “Flat tire” in the “In case parts (antenna, etc.) on the windows. This ence received, including interference of emergency” section for changing a may cause poor reception of the signals that may cause undesired operation. flat tire.) from the tire pressure sensors, and the Note: Changes or modification not ex- TPMS will not function properly. pressly approved by the party respon- Some devices and transmitters may temporarily sible for compliance could void the us- interfere with the operation of the TPMS and er’s authority to operate the cause the low tire pressure warning light to illu- equipment. minate. Starting and driving 5-5
  • 202. For Canada: or vehicle rollover. In a rollover crash, an unbelted Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in colli- person is significantly more likely to die than a sions and rollovers. In a rollover crash, anThis device complies with RSS-210 of In- person wearing a seat belt. unbelted or improperly belted person isdustry Canada. Operation is subject to the significantly more likely to be injured orfollowing two conditions: Be sure to read the driving safety precautions killed than a person properly wearing a later in this section. 1. This device may not cause interfer- seat belt. ence, and AVOIDING COLLISION AND OFF-ROAD RECOVERY 2. This device must accept any interfer- ROLLOVER If the right side or left side wheels unintentionally ence, include interference that may leave the road surface, maintain control of the cause undesired operation of the device. WARNING vehicle by following the procedure below. Please Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe note that this procedure is only a general guide.ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD and prudent manner may result in loss of The vehicle must be driven as appropriate basedDRIVING PRECAUTIONS control or an accident. on the conditions of the vehicle, road and traffic.Utility vehicles have a significantly higher Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey all 1. Remain calm and do not overreact.rollover rate than other types of vehicles. traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed, high speed cornering, or sudden steering maneuvers, 2. Do not apply the brakes.They have higher ground clearance than passen- because these driving practices could cause you to 3. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheelger cars to make them capable of performing in a lose control of your vehicle. As with any vehicle, with both hands and try to hold a straightvariety of on-pavement and off-road applications. loss of control could result in a collision with course.This gives them a higher center of gravity than other vehicles or objects or cause the vehicleordinary cars. An advantage of higher ground to roll over, particularly if the loss of control 4. When appropriate , slowly release the accel-clearance is a better view of the road, allowing causes the vehicle to slide sideways. Be at- erator pedal to gradually slow the vehicle.you to anticipate problems. However, they are not tentive at all times, and avoid driving when tired. 5. If there is nothing in the way, steer the ve-designed for cornering at the same speeds as Never drive when under the influence of alcohol hicle to follow the road while vehicle speedconventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more or drugs (including prescription or over-the- is reduced. Do not attempt to drive the ve-than low-slung sports cars are designed to per- counter drugs which may cause drowsiness). hicle back onto the road surface until vehicleform satisfactorily under off-road conditions. If at Always wear your seat belt as outlined in the speed is reduced.all possible, avoid sharp turns at high speeds. As “Safety – Seats, seat belts and supplementalwith other vehicles of this type, failure to operate restraint system” section of this manual, and alsothis vehicle correctly may result in loss of control instruct your passengers to do so.5-6 Starting and driving
  • 203. 6. When it is safe to do so, gradually turn the general guide. The vehicle must be driven as 6. Turn on the hazard warning flashers and steering wheel until both tires return to the appropriate based on the conditions of the ve- either contact a roadside emergency service road surface. When all tires are on the road hicle, road and traffic. to change the tire or see “Changing a flat surface, steer the vehicle to stay in the ap- tire” in the “In case of emergency” section of propriate driving lane. WARNING this manual. ● If you decide that it is not safe to return the The following actions can increase the DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND vehicle to the road surface based on vehicle, chance of losing control of the vehicle if DRIVING road or traffic conditions, gradually slow the there is a sudden loss of tire air pressure. vehicle to a stop in a safe place off the road. Losing control of the vehicle may cause a WARNING collision and result in personal injury.RAPID AIR PRESSURE LOSS Never drive under the influence of alcohol ● The vehicle generally moves or pulls in or drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream re-Rapid air pressure loss or a “blow-out” can occur the direction of the flat tire. duces coordination, delays reaction timeif the tire is punctured or is damaged due to ● Do not rapidly apply the brakes. and impairs judgement. Driving afterhitting a curb or pothole. Rapid air pressure loss drinking alcohol increases the likelihoodcan also be caused by driving on under-inflated ● Do not rapidly release the accelerator of being involved in an accident injuringtires. pedal. yourself and others. Additionally, if you ● Do not rapidly turn the steering wheel. are injured in an accident, alcohol canRapid air pressure loss can affect the handling increase the severity of the injury.and stability of the vehicle, especially at highway 1. Remain calm and do not over react.speeds. NISSAN is committed to safe driving. However, 2. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel you must choose not to drive under the influenceHelp prevent rapid air pressure loss by maintain- with both hands and try to hold a straight of alcohol. Every year thousands of people areing the correct air pressure and visually inspect course. injured or killed in alcohol-related accidents. Al-the tires for wear and damage. See “Wheels and 3. When appropriate, slowly release the accel- though the local laws vary on what is consideredtires” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” erator pedal to gradually slow the vehicle. to be legally intoxicated, the fact is that alcoholsection of this manual. If a tire rapidly loses air affects all people differently and most peoplepressure or “blows-out” while driving, maintain 4. Gradually steer the vehicle to a safe location underestimate the effects of alcohol.control of the vehicle by following the procedure off the road and away from traffic if possible.below. Please note that this procedure is only a 5. Lightly apply the brake pedal to gradually stop the vehicle. Starting and driving 5-7
  • 204. 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 soDRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ● Many hills are too steep for any vehicle. equipped). If you drive up them, you may stall. IfYour NISSAN is designed for both normal and you drive down them, you may not be ● Unsecured cargo can be thrown aroundoff-road use. However, avoid driving in deep wa- able to control your speed. If you drive when driving over rough terrain. Prop-ter or mud as your NISSAN is mainly designed for across them, you may roll over. erly secure all cargo so it will not beleisure use, unlike a conventional off-road ve- thrown forward and cause injury to you ● Do not shift gears while driving onhicle. or your passengers. downhill grades as this could causeRemember that two-wheel drive models are less loss of control of the vehicle. ● To avoid raising the center of gravitycapable than four-wheel drive models for rough excessively, do not exceed the rated ● Stay alert when driving to the top of aroad driving and extrication when stuck in deep capacity of the roof rack/gear bin (if so hill. At the top there could be a drop-offsnow or mud, or the like. equipped) and evenly distribute the or other hazard that could cause an load. Secure heavy loads in the cargoPlease observe the following precautions: accident. area as far forward and as low as pos- ● If your engine stalls or you cannot make sible. Do not equip the vehicle with tires WARNING it to the top of a steep hill, never at- larger than specified in this manual.● Drive carefully when off the road and tempt to turn around. Your vehicle This could cause your vehicle to roll avoid dangerous areas. Every person could tip or roll over. Always back over. straight down in R (Reverse) gear. Never who drives or rides in this vehicle ● Do not grip the inside or spokes of the should be seated with their seat belt back down in N (Neutral) or with the steering wheel when driving off-road. fastened. This will keep you and your clutch depressed (manual transmission The steering wheel could move sud- passengers in position when driving vehicles), using only the brake, as this denly and injure your hands. Instead over rough terrain. could cause loss of control. drive with your fingers and thumbs on the outside of the rim.5-8 Starting and driving
  • 205. ● Before operating the vehicle, ensure ● Do not attempt to test a 4WD equipped ● Always use tires of the same type, size, that the driver and all passengers have vehicle on a 2-wheel dynamometer brand, construction (bias, bias-belted, their seat belts fastened. (such as the dynamometers used by or radial), and tread pattern on all four some states for emissions testing), or wheels. Install tire chains on the rear● Always drive with the floor mats in similar equipment even if the other two wheels when driving on slippery roads place as the floor may become hot. wheels are raised off the ground. Make and drive carefully.● Lower your speed when encountering sure you inform test facility personnel ● Be sure to check the brakes immedi- strong crosswinds. With a higher center that your vehicle is equipped with 4WD ately after driving in mud or water. See of gravity, your NISSAN is more af- before it is placed on a dynamometer. “Brake system” later in this section for fected by strong side winds. Slower Using the wrong test equipment may “Wet brakes”. speeds ensure better vehicle control. result in drivetrain damage or unex- pected vehicle movement which could ● Avoid parking your vehicle on steep● Do not drive beyond the performance result in serious vehicle damage or per- hills. If you get out of the vehicle and it capability of the tires, even with 4WD sonal injury. rolls forward, backward or sideways, engaged. you could be injured.● For 4WD equipped vehicles, do not at- ● Accelerating quickly, sharp steering maneuvers or sudden braking may ● Whenever you drive off-road through tempt to raise two wheels off the cause loss of control. sand, mud or water as deep as the ground and shift the transmission to wheel hub, more frequent maintenance any drive or reverse position with the ● If at all possible, avoid sharp turning may be required. See “Periodic mainte- engine running. Doing so may result in maneuvers, particularly at high speeds. nance” in the “NISSAN Service and drivetrain damage or unexpected ve- Your NISSAN four-wheel drive vehicle Maintenance Guide.” hicle movement which could result in has a higher center of gravity than a serious vehicle damage or personal passenger car. The vehicle is not de- injury. signed for cornering at the same speeds as passenger cars. Failure to operate this vehicle correctly could re- sult in loss of control and/or a rollover accident. Starting and driving 5-9
  • 206. 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.5-10 Starting and driving
  • 207. There is an OFF position between the KEY POSITIONSLOCK and ON 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 NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER prevent accidental removal of the key while driv- SYSTEM ing. The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer system will not The key can only be removed when the ignition allow the engine to start without the use of the switch is in the LOCK position. registered key. 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. Starting and driving 5-11
  • 208. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINEIf the engine fails to start using a registered key ● Make sure the area around the vehicle is 1. Apply the parking brake.(for example, when interference is caused by clear. 2. Automatic transmission:another registered key, an automated toll road ● Check fluid levels such as engine oil, cool-device or automatic payment device on the key Move the shift selector to P (Park) or N ant, brake fluid, and windshield-washer fluidring), restart the engine using the following pro- (Neutral). P (Park) is recommended. as frequently as possible, or at least when-cedure: ever you refuel. The shift selector cannot be moved out 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position of the P (Park) position and into any of ● Check that all windows and lights are clean. for approximately 5 seconds. the other gear positions if the ignition ● Visually inspect tires for their appearance switch is placed in the OFF position or 2. Place the ignition switch in the OFF or and condition. Also check tires for proper if the key is removed from the ignition LOCK position, and wait approximately 10 inflation. switch. seconds. ● Lock all doors. The starter is designed not to operate if 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2. the shift selector is in any of the driving ● Position seat and adjust head restraints. 4. Restart the engine while holding the device positions. (which may have caused the interference) ● Adjust inside and outside mirrors. Manual transmission: separate from the registered key. ● Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to Move the shift selector to N (Neutral). De-If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec- do likewise. press the clutch pedal to the floor whileommends placing the registered key on a sepa-rate key ring to avoid interference from other ● Check the operation of warning lights when cranking the engine.devices. the ignition switch is turned to the ON (3) The starter is designed not to operate position. See “Warning/indicator lights and unless the clutch pedal is fully de- audible reminders” in the “Instruments and pressed. controls” section of this manual.5-12 Starting and driving
  • 209. DRIVING THE VEHICLE3. Crank the engine with your foot off the AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (if so CAUTION accelerator pedal by placing the ignition equipped) switch in the START position. Release the Do not operate the starter for more than key when the engine starts. If the engine 15 seconds at a time. If the engine does not start, turn the key off and wait 10 WARNING starts, but fails to run, repeat the above procedure. seconds before cranking again, otherwise ● Do not depress the accelerator pedal the starter could be damaged. while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neu- ● If the engine is very hard to start in ex- tral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), 3, 2 or 1. tremely cold weather or when restarting, 4. Allow the engine to idle for at least 30 sec- Always depress the brake pedal until depress the accelerator pedal a little (ap- onds after starting. Do not race the engine shifting is completed. Failure to do so while warming it up. Drive at moderate proximately 1/3 to the floor) and hold it could cause you to lose control and speed for a short distance first, especially in and then crank the engine. Release the have an accident. cold weather. key and the accelerator pedal when the ● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use engine starts. caution when shifting into a forward or ● If the engine is very hard to start because reverse gear before the engine has it is flooded, depress the accelerator warmed up. pedal all the way to the floor and hold it. ● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) Crank the engine for 5-6 seconds. After while the vehicle is moving. This could cranking the engine, release the accel- cause an accident. erator pedal. Crank the engine with your ● Except in an emergency, do not shift to foot off the accelerator pedal by plac- the N (Neutral) position while driving. ing the ignition in the START position. Doing so can cause a loss of engine Release the key when the engine starts. If braking which may result in a collision, the engine starts, but fails to run, repeat serious personal injury or death. In ad- the above procedure. dition, coasting with the transmission in the N (Neutral) position may cause serious damage to the transmission. Starting and driving 5-13
  • 210. The automatic transmission is designed so CAUTION the foot brake pedal MUST be depressed● When stopping the vehicle on an uphill before shifting from P (Park) to any drive grade, do not hold the vehicle by de- position while the ignition switch is in the pressing the accelerator pedal. The foot ON position. brake should be used for this purpose. The shift selector cannot be moved out of● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery the P (Park) position and into any of the roads. This may cause a loss of control. other gear positions if the ignition switch is placed in the LOCK or OFF position.The automatic transmission in your vehicle iselectronically controlled to produce maximumpower and smooth operation.The recommended operating procedures for thistransmission are shown on the following pages. LSD0151Follow these procedures for maximum vehicleperformance and driving enjoyment. To move the shift selector:Starting the vehicle : Push the button while depressing the brake pedal 1. After starting the engine, fully depress the foot brake pedal before moving the shift : Push the button to shift selector out of the P (Park) position. : Shift without depressing brake pedal 2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and move the shift selector into a driving gear. Shifting 3. Release the foot brake, then gradually start After starting the engine, fully depress the brake the vehicle in motion. pedal and move the shift selector out of the P (Park) position.5-14 Starting and driving
  • 211. parking brake first, then move the shift selector Do not downshift into the 3 position at speeds WARNING into the P (Park) position. over the following and do not exceed the follow-Apply the parking brake if the shift selec- ing speeds in the 3 position.tor is in any position while the engine is R (Reverse):not running. Failure to do so could cause 2WD:the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll CAUTION 99 MPH (160 km/h)away and result in serious personal injury To prevent transmission damage, use theor property damage. P (Park) or R (Reverse) position only when 4H: the vehicle is completely stopped. 62 MPH (100 km/h)If the ignition switch is placed in the OFF positionfor any reason while the vehicle is in N (Neutral), Use the R (Reverse) position to back up. Make 4LO:or any D (Drive) position, the ignition switch can- sure the vehicle is completely stopped beforenot be placed in the LOCK position and the key selecting the R (Reverse) position. The brake 31 MPH (50 km/h)cannot be removed from the ignition switch. pedal must be depressed to move the shift 2 (Second gear):Move the shift selector to the P (Park) position, selector from P (Park), N (Neutral) or anythen the ignition switch can be placed in LOCK. drive position to R (Reverse). Use this position for hill climbing or engine brak- ing on downhill grades.P (Park): N (Neutral): Do not downshift into the 2 position at speeds CAUTION Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. The over the following and do not exceed the follow- engine can be started in this position. You may ing speeds in the 2 position.To prevent transmission damage, use the shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled engineP (Park) or R (Reverse) position only when while the vehicle is moving. 2WD:the vehicle is completely stopped. D (Drive): 62 MPH (100 km/h)Use the P (Park) shift selector position when the 4H:vehicle is parked or when starting the engine. Use this position for all normal forward driving.Make sure the vehicle is completely stopped. 3 (Third gear): 62 MPH (100 km/h)The brake pedal should be depressed to 4LO:move the shift selector from N (Neutral) or Use this position for driving up and down longany drive position to P (Park). Apply the slopes where engine braking would be advanta- 21 MPH (35 km/h)parking brake. When parking on a hill, apply the geous. Starting and driving 5-15
  • 212. 1 (Low gear): To push the shift lock release, complete the fol- lowing procedure:Use this position when climbing steep hills slowlyor slow driving through deep snow, sand or mud, 1. Place the ignition switch in the LOCK posi-or for maximum engine braking on steep downhill tion and remove the key.grades. 2. Apply the parking brake.Do not downshift into the 1 position at speedsover the following and do not exceed the follow- 3. Remove the shift lock release cover asing speeds in the 1 position. shown. 2WD: 4. Use a protective cloth on the tip of a small screwdriver before inserting it in the shift 37 MPH (60 km/h) lock release slot and pushing down. 4H: 5. Move the shift selector to the N (Neutral) 37 MPH (60 km/h) LSD0141 position while holding down the shift lock 4LO: Shift lock release release. 12 MPH (20 km/h) If the battery is discharged, the shift selector may 6. Place the ignition switch in the ON position not be moved from the P (Park) position even with to unlock the steering wheel (for models with the brake pedal depressed. a steering lock mechanism). To move the shift selector, release the shift lock. 7. Now the vehicle may be moved to the de- The shift selector can be moved to N (Neutral). sired location. However, the steering wheel will be locked un- If the shift selector cannot be moved out of P less the ignition switch is placed in the ON posi- (Park), have a NISSAN dealer check the auto- tion (for models with a steering lock mechanism). matic transmission system as soon as possible. This allows the vehicle to be moved if the battery is discharged.5-16 Starting and driving
  • 213. WARNING OFF: For driving up and down long slopes where engine braking is nec-If the shift selector cannot be moved from essary push the Overdrive switchthe P (Park) position while the engine isrunning and the brake pedal is depressed, once. The O/D OFF indicator lightthe stop lights may not work. Malfunction- in the instrument panel comes on ating stop lights could cause an accident this time.injuring yourself and others. When cruising at a low speed or climbing a gentle slope, you may feel uncomfortable shiftAccelerator downshift shocks as the transmission shifts into and out of— in D position — Overdrive repeatedly. In this case, depress the Overdrive switch to turn the Overdrive off. TheFor passing or hill climbing, depress the accel- O/D OFF indicator light in the instrument panelerator pedal to the floor. This shifts the transmis- comes on at this time.sion down into a lower gear, depending on thevehicle speed. LSD0142 When driving conditions change, depress the Overdrive switch Overdrive switch to turn the Overdrive on. Each time your vehicle is started, the transmis- Remember not to drive at high speeds for ex- sion is automatically “reset” to overdrive ON. tended periods of time with the Overdrive off. This reduces fuel economy. ON: With the engine running and the shift selector in the D (Drive) position, the transmission upshifts into Overdrive as vehicle speed increases. Overdrive does not engage until the engine has reached operating temperature. Starting and driving 5-17
  • 214. MANUAL TRANSMISSION (if so To back up depress the shift selector and thenequipped) move it to the R (Reverse) position after stopping the vehicle completely. WARNING If it is difficult to move the shift selector into R (Reverse) or 1 (First), shift into N (Neutral), then● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery release the clutch pedal. Fully depress the clutch roads. This may cause a loss of control. pedal again and shift into R (Reverse) or 1 (First).● Do not over-rev the engine when shift- ing to a lower gear. This may cause a If your vehicle is equipped with 4-wheel drive, see loss of control or engine damage. “Transfer case shifting procedures” later in this section. CAUTION Suggested up-shift speeds● Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal The following are suggested vehicle speeds for while driving. This may cause clutch LSD0148 shifting into a higher gear. These suggestions damage. relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance. Shifting● Fully depress the clutch pedal before Actual upshift speeds will vary according to road shifting to help prevent transmission To change gears, or when upshifting or down- conditions, the weather and individual driving damage. shifting, depress the clutch pedal fully, shift into habits. the appropriate gear, then release the clutch● Stop your vehicle completely before ● Two-wheel drive models and four-wheel slowly and smoothly. shifting into R (Reverse). drive models (2H and 4H position): To ensure smooth gear changes, fully depress● When the vehicle is stopped with the the clutch pedal before operating the shift selec- GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) engine running (for example, at a stop tor. If the clutch pedal is not fully depressed 1st to 2nd 11 (18) light), shift to N (Neutral) and release before the transmission is shifted, a gear noise 2nd to 3rd 17 (27) the clutch pedal with the foot brake may be heard. Transmission damage could oc- 3rd to 4th 25 (40) applied. cur. 4th to 5th 32 (51) 5th to 6th 45 (72) Start the vehicle in 1st gear and shift to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th gear in sequence according to vehicle speed.5-18 Starting and driving
  • 215. PARKING BRAKE ● 4–wheel drive model (4L position): Allowable maximum speed in each gear: WARNING GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) 2–wheel drive models ● Be sure the parking brake is fully re- 1st to 2nd — leased before driving. Failure to do so GEAR MPH (km/h) 2nd to 3rd — can cause brake failure and lead to an 1st 35 (56) 3rd to 4th — accident. 2nd 60 (97) 4th to 5th — 3rd 87 (141) ● Do not release the parking brake from 5th to 6th — 4th — outside the vehicle.Suggested maximum speed in each 5th — ● Do not use the shift selector in place ofgear 6th — the parking brake. When parking, be 4–wheel drive models sure the parking brake is fully engaged.Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is notrunning smoothly, or if you need to accelerate. 2H/4H position ● Do not leave children unattended in a vehicle. They could release the parkingDo not exceed the maximum suggested speed GEAR MPH (km/h) brake and cause an accident.(shown below) in any gear. For level road driving, 1st 34 (55)use the highest gear suggested for that speed. 2nd 60 (97)Always observe posted speed limits, and drive 3rd 87 (140)according to the road conditions, which will en- 4th —sure safe operation. Do not over-rev the engine 5th —when shifting to a lower gear as it may causeengine damage or loss of vehicle control. 6th — 4L position GEAR MPH (km/h) 1st 13 (21) 2nd 22 (36) 3rd 33 (53) 4th 45 (72) 5th 57 (93) 6th — Starting and driving 5-19
  • 216. CRUISE CONTROL 3. While pulling up on the parking brake lever slightly, push the button ᭺ and lower the B lever completely . 4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning light goes out. LSD0150 WSD0153To engage: Pull the parking brake lever up ᭺. A 1. ACCEL/RES switchTo release: 2. COAST/SET switch 3. ON/OFF switch 1. Firmly apply the foot brake. 4. CANCEL switch 2. Manual transmission models: PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE Place the shift selector in the N (Neutral) CONTROL position. ● If the cruise control system malfunctions, it Automatic transmission models: cancels automatically. The SET indicator Move the shift selector to the P (Park) posi- light in the instrument panel then blinks to tion. warn the driver. ● If the SET indicator light blinks, turn the cruise control main switch off and have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.5-20 Starting and driving
  • 217. ● 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. keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. instrument panel go out.● In heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in To turn on the cruise control, push the main The cruise control is automatically canceled and speed. 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- ● To pass another vehicle, depress the ac- mission), or move the shift selector to N (Neutral) (automatic transmission). celerator pedal. When you release the pedal, the vehicle returns to the previously set speed. Starting and driving 5-21
  • 218. 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 engine over 4,000 rpm. gear as soon as possible.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.5-22 Starting and driving
  • 219. USING FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) (if so equipped)● 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, or similar equipment even if the other two – in the 4LO position for automatic wheels are raised off the ground. Make transmission vehicles, stop the ve- sure you inform test facility personnel hicle and shift the shift selector to that your vehicle is equipped with 4WD the N (Neutral) position with the before it is placed on a dynamometer. brake pedal depressed and shift the Using the wrong test equipment may 4WD shift switch to 2WD. result in drivetrain damage or unex- – in the 4LO position for manual trans- pected vehicle movement which could mission vehicles, stop the vehicle result in serious vehicle damage or per- and shift the shift selector to the N sonal injury. (Neutral) position with the clutch pedal depressed and shift the 4WD shift 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 5-23
  • 220. TRANSFER CASE SHIFTINGPROCEDURESThe part time 4WD system provides 3 positions(2WD, 4H and 4LO), so you can select the desireddrive mode according to the driving conditions.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) 2WD gaged. 4 wheels For driving on rocky, sandy or snow-covered roads 4H Neutral Neutral disengages the auto- 1. Stop the vehicle. matic transmission mechani- 2. For automatic transmission vehicles: Shift the shift selector to cal parking lock, which will the (N) position with the brake pedal depressed. allow the vehicle to roll. Do For manual transmission vehicles: Shift the shift selector to the *1 not leave the transfer shift (N) position with the clutch depressed. May blink position in Neutral.*2 3. For automatic transmission vehicles: Depress and turn the 4WD shift switch to 4LO or 4H with the brake pedal de- pressed. 4LO For manual transmission vehicles: Depress and turn the 4WD switch to 4LO or 4H with the clutch pedal depressed. 4 wheels For use when maximum THE TRANSFER CASE DOES NOT ENGAGE BETWEEN 4H power and traction is re- AND 4LO (OR 4LO TO 4H) UNLESS YOU HAVE FIRST quired (for example: on steep STOPPED THE VEHICLE, DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL AND Illuminated grades or rocky, sandy, MOVED THE SHIFT SELECTOR TO NEUTRAL FOR AUTOMATIC muddy roads) TRANSMISSION VEHICLES. FOR MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLES YOU MUST MOVE THE SHIFT SELECTOR TO NEU- TRAL. *35-24 Starting and driving
  • 221. *1: Before moving the shift selector from N (Neutral) position, 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 N (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 N (Neutral) position. For manual transmission vehicles, move the shift selector to N (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 N (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 will also turn on when 4LO is selected. See “Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system” later in this section. Starting and driving 5-25
  • 222. 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 N (Neutral) position, and for automatic ● Never shift the 4WD shift switch be- tween 4LO and 4H while driving. ● Do not drive on dry hard surface roadstransmission vehicles depress the brakepedal or for manual transmission vehicles ● The 4H position provides greater trac- in the 4H or 4LO position. Driving on drydepress the clutch pedal. The switch must tion. Avoid excessive speed, as it will hard surfaces in 4H or 4LO may causebe depressed and turned when changing cause increased fuel consumption and unnecessary noise and tire wear. higher oil temperatures, and could NISSAN recommends driving in theinto or out 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-● When parking, apply the parking brake ● The 4LO position provides maximum bient temperatures and the transfer before stopping the engine and make power and traction. Avoid raising ve- 4LO position indicator light may blink sure that the 4WD shift indicator light is hicle speed excessively, as the maxi- even when the 4WD shift switch is on and the ATP warning light goes off. mum speed is approximately 31 MPH shifted. After driving for a while you can Otherwise, the vehicle could unexpect- (50 km/h). change the 4WD transfer case between edly move even if the automatic trans- 4H and 4LO. mission is in the P position. ● When driving straight, shift the 4WD 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.5-26 Starting and driving
  • 223. 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 5-27
  • 224. ● 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