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2010 SENTRA
OWNER’S MANUAL
For your safety, read carefully and keep in this vehicle.
2010 NISSAN SENTRA B16-D
Printing : February 2010
Publication No.: OM0E 0B16U2
Printed in U.S.A. B16-D
Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN
owners. This vehicle is delivered to you with
confidence. It was produced using the latest
techniques and strict quality control.
This manual was prepared to help you under-
stand the operation and maintenance of your
vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome-
ters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this
manual before operating your vehicle.
A separate Warranty Information Booklet
explains details about the warranties cov-
ering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service
and Maintenance Guide” explains details
about maintaining and servicing your ve-
hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer
Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will
explain how to resolve any concerns you
may have with your vehicle, as well as
clarify your rights under your state’s lemon
law.
Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle
best. When you require any service or have any
questions, they will be glad to assist you with the
extensive resources available to them.
Before driving your vehicle, please read this
Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure famil-
iarity with controls and maintenance require-
ments, assisting you in the safe operation of your
vehicle.
WARNING
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE-
MINDERS FOR SAFETY!
Follow these important driving rules to
help ensure a safe and comfortable trip
for you and your passengers!
NEVER drive under the influence of al-
cohol or drugs.
ALWAYS observe posted speed limits
and never drive too fast for conditions.
ALWAYS give your full attention to driving
and avoid using vehicle features or taking
other actions that could distract you.
ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-
priate child restraint systems. Preteen
children should be seated in the rear seat.
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.
MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE
This vehicle should not be modified.
Modification could affect its
performance, safety or durability, and
may even violate governmental
regulations. In addition, damage or per-
formance problems resulting from modi-
fications may not be covered under
NISSAN warranties.
FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELY
This manual includes information for all options
available on this model. Therefore, you may find
some information that does not apply to your
vehicle.
All information, specifications and illustrations in
this manual are those in effect at the time of
printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change
specifications or design without notice and with-
out obligation.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT
THIS MANUAL
You will see various symbols in this manual. They
are used in the following ways:
WARNING
This is used to indicate the presence of a
hazard that could cause death or serious
personal injury. To avoid or reduce the
risk, the procedures must be followed
precisely.
CAUTION
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.
If you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this”
or “Do not let this happen.”
If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra-
tion, it means the arrow points to the front of the
vehicle.
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these
indicate movement or action.
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these
call attention to an item in the illustration.
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WARNING
WARNING
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain
or emit chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth de-
fects or other reproductive harm. In addi-
tion, certain fluids contained in vehicles
and certain products of component wear
contain or emit chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE
ADVISORY
Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batter-
ies, may contain perchlorate material. The
following advisory is provided: “Perchlorate
Material – special handling may apply, See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”
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Table of
Contents
Illustrated table of contents
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
Instruments and controls
Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
Starting and driving
In case of emergency
Appearance and care
Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Technical and consumer information
Index
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
0 Illustrated table of contents
Air bags, seat belts and child restraints ..............0-2
Exterior front ......................................0-3
Exterior rear.......................................0-4
Passenger compartment ...........................0-5
Instrument panel...................................0-6
Engine compartment check locations . . . .............0-8
Warning/indicator lights ...........................0-10
1. Top tether anchor (P. 1-28)
2. Rear headrest (P. 1-5)
3. Rear seat belts (P. 1-13)
4. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bag (P. 1-43)
5. Front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag (P. 1-43)
6. Front-seat Active Head Restraint
(P. 1-10)
7. Front seat belts (P. 1-13)
8. Supplemental front-impact air bags
(P. 1-43)
9. Seats (P. 1-2)
10. Occupant classification sensor
(pressure sensor) (P.1-43)
11. Seat belt with pretensioner (P. 1-57)
12. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren) (P. 1-26)
See the page number indicated in paren-
theses for operating details.
LII0088
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILD
RESTRAINTS
0-2 Illustrated table of contents
1. Engine hood (P. 3-23)
2. Windshield wiper and washer switch
(P. 2-20)
3. Windshield (P. 8-20)
4. Moonroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-37)
5. Power windows (if so equipped)
(P. 2-34)
6. Door locks, keyfob (if so equipped),
NISSAN Intelligent Key ™ (if so
equipped), keys (P. 3-4, 3-7, 3-11, 3-2)
7. Mirrors (P. 3-28)
8. Tire pressure (P. 8-31)
9. Flat tire (P. 6-2)
10. Tire chains (P. 8-38)
11. Headlight and turn signal switch
(P. 2-22)
12. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28)
13. Fog light switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-22)
14. Tie down hook (if so equipped)
(P. 6-14)
See the page number indicated in paren-
theses for operating details.
LII0089
EXTERIOR FRONT
Illustrated table of contents 0-3
1. Trunk lid (P.3-23 )
2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-12)
3. Interior trunk lid release (P. 3-24)
4. Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-21)
5. Child safety locks (P. 3-7)
6. Fuel-filler door (P. 3-25)
7. Fuel-filler cap, fuel recommendation
(P. 3-25, P. 9-3)
8. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28)
9. Rear tie down hook (if so equipped)
(P. 6-14)
10. Exterior trunk lid release/request button
(P. 3-17, 3-24)
11. Rear view camera (P. 4-8)
See the page number indicated in paren-
theses for operating details.
LII0176
EXTERIOR REAR
0-4 Illustrated table of contents
1. Rear seat (P. 1-3)
2. Moonroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-37)
3. Interior lights, illuminated entry,
moonroof switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-39, P. 2-22, P. 2-37)
4. Sun visors (P. 3-27)
5. Rearview mirror (P. 3-28)
6. Glove box (P. 2-31)
7. Cup holders (P. 2-30)
8. Parking brake, parking on hills
(P. 5-19, P. 5-23)
9. Front seat (P. 1-2)
10. Front console (P. 2-31)
11. Rear armrest, cup holders
(if so equipped) (P. 1-7, P 2-30)
See the page number indicated in paren-
theses for operating details.
LII0091
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
Illustrated table of contents 0-5
1. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)
/turn signal switch (P. 2-22); Manual
shift paddles (if so equipped) (P.5-15)
2. Steering wheel switch for audio control
and BluetoothHands-Free Phone
System (if so equipped) (P. 4-60, 4-62)
3. Driver’s supplemental air bag/Horn
(P. 1-43, 2-25)
4. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3)
5. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-23)
6. Cruise control main/set switches
(if so equipped) (P. 5-20)
7. Windshield wiper/washer switch
(P. 2-20)
8. Storage bin (if so equipped) (P. 2-27)
9. Audio system (P. 4-31, 4-34, 4-38)
10. Center ventilator (P. 4-14)
11. Passenger’s supplemental air bag
(P. 1-43)
12. Side ventilator (P. 4-14)
13. Storage bin (if so equipped) (P. 2-28)
14. Engine oil pressure gauge
(if so equipped) (P. 2-7)
15. g (gravity)-force gauge (if so equipped)
(P. 2-6)
16. Hazard warning flasher switch
(if so equipped) (P. 2-24)
17. Hazard warning flasher switch
(if so equipped) (P. 2-24); Manual shift
mode switch (if so equipped) (P.5-15)
18. Navigation system* (if so equipped)
(P. 4-44)
19. Glove box (P. 2-31)
20. Front passenger air bag status light
(P. 1-43)
21. Climate control (P. 4-14)
22. Shift selector (P. 5-12)
23. Power outlet (P. 2-26)
24. Ignition switch (P. 5-7)
WIC1600
INSTRUMENT PANEL
0-6 Illustrated table of contents
25. Tilt steering (P.3-27)
26. Storage bin (P. 2-28)
27. Hood release lever (P. 3-23)
28 Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off
switch (if so equipped) (P.2-16)
* Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-
er’s Manual (if so equipped).
See the page number indicated in paren-
theses for operating details.
Illustrated table of contents 0-7
MR20DE engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8)
2. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-9)
3. Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid
reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-13)
4. Battery (P. 8-15)
5. Air cleaner (P. 8-18)
6. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-22)
7. Radiator cap (P. 8-8)
8. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9)
9. Drive belt location (P.8-16)
10. Windshield-washer fluid reservoir
(P. 8-14)
See the page number indicated in paren-
theses for operating details.
LDI0709
ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK
LOCATIONS
0-8 Illustrated table of contents
QR25DE engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8)
2. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-9)
3. Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid
reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-13)
4. Battery (P. 8-15)
5. Air cleaner (P. 8-18)
6. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-22)
7. Radiator cap (P. 8-8)
8. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9)
9. Drive belt location (P.8-16)
10. Windshield-washer fluid reservoir
(P. 8-14)
*Engine cover removed for clarity.
See the page number indicated in paren-
theses for operating details.
WDI0637
Illustrated table of contents 0-9
Warning
light
Name Page
or
Anti-lock Braking
System (ABS) warn-
ing light (if so
equipped)
2-10
or
Brake warning light 2-10
Charge warning light 2-11
Door open warning
light
2-11
Electric power
steering warning
light
2-11
Engine oil pressure
warning light
2-11
Warning
light
Name Page
Low fuel warning
light
2-12
Low tire pressure
warning light (if so
equipped)
2-12
Low windshield-
washer fluid warning
light (if so equipped)
2-13
NISSAN Intelligent
Key™ warning light
(if so equipped)
3-3
P position selecting
warning light (CVT
models) (if so
equipped)
2-13
Seat belt warning
light and chime
2-13
Supplemental air
bag warning light
2-14
Indicator
light
Name Page
Continuously Vari-
able Transmission
(CVT) position indi-
cator light (CVT
models)
2-14
Cruise main switch
indicator light (if so
equipped)
2-14
Cruise set switch
indicator light (if so
equipped)
2-14
or
Front passenger air
bag status light
2-14
High beam indicator
light (blue)
2-14
Malfunction Indica-
tor Light (MIL)
2-15
WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS
0-10 Illustrated table of contents
Indicator
light
Name Page
Overdrive off indica-
tor light (CVT mod-
els)
2-15
Security indicator
light
2-15
Side light and head-
light indicator light
(green)
2-16
Slip indicator light (if
so equipped)
2-16
Turn signal/hazard
indicator lights
2-16
Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC) OFF
indicator light (if so
equipped)
2-16
Illustrated table of contents 0-11
MEMO
0-12 Illustrated table of contents
1 Safety—Seats, seat belts and
supplemental restraint system
Seats ............................................1-2
Front manual seat adjustment ....................1-2
Rear folding seat system (if so equipped) .........1-3
Head restraints.................................1-7
Adjustable headrest (if so equipped).............1-10
Seat belts .......................................1-13
Precautions on seat belt usage..................1-13
Pregnant women ..............................1-16
Injured persons................................1-16
Three-point type seat belt with retractor..........1-16
Seat belt extenders ............................1-22
Seat belt maintenance .........................1-22
Child safety ......................................1-23
Infants........................................1-23
Small children.................................1-23
Larger children ................................1-24
Child restraints ...................................1-24
Precautions on child restraints ..................1-24
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren) System .............................1-26
Rear-facing child restraint installation using
LATCH.......................................1-29
Rear-facing child restraint installation using
the seat belts .................................1-31
Forward-facing child restraint installation
using LATCH..................................1-33
Forward-facing child restraint installation
using the seat belts ............................1-35
Installing top tether strap .......................1-39
Booster seats .................................1-39
Supplemental restraint system .....................1-43
Precautions on supplemental restraint
system .......................................1-43
Supplemental air bag warning labels.............1-58
Supplemental air bag warning light ..............1-58
WARNING
Do not ride in a moving vehicle when
the seatback is reclined. This can be
dangerous. The shoulder belt will not
be against your body. In an accident,
you could be thrown into it and receive
neck or other serious injuries. You
could also slide under the lap belt and
receive serious internal injuries.
For the most effective protection when
the vehicle is in motion, the seat should
be upright. Always sit well back in the
seat with both feet on the floor and
adjust the seat properly. See “Precau-
tions on seat belt usage” later in this
section.
After adjustment, gently rock in the seat
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.
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.
FRONT MANUAL SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
ARS1152
SEATS
1-2 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
Forward and backward
Pull the center of the bar up and hold it while you
slide the seat forward or backward to the desired
position. Release the bar to lock the seat in
position.
Reclining
To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean
back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever
up and lean your body forward. Release the lever
to lock the seatback in position.
The reclining feature allows adjustment of the
seatback for occupants of different sizes for
added comfort and to help obtain proper seat
belt fit. See “Precautions on seat belt usage”later
in this section. Also, the seatback can be reclined
to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is
stopped and the shift selector (CVT) is in P (Park)
or the manual transmission is in N (Neutral) with
the parking brake applied.
Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’s
seat)
Pull up or push down the adjusting lever to adjust
the seat height until the desired position is
achieved.
REAR FOLDING SEAT SYSTEM (if so
equipped)
WRS0719 WRS0720 WRS0721
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3
Interior trunk access (if so equipped)
The trunk can be accessed from the rear seat for
loading and unloading, as shown.
1. Stow outboard seat belts with clip before
folding rear seatbacks.
When folding the passenger’s side rear seat-
back, first disconnect and stow the center seat
belt. See “Stowing the rear center seat belt” later
in this section.
2. Pull up on the strap
Alocated on the top
outboard side of the seat to be folded.
3. Fold seatback down.
WARNING
Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo
area or on the rear seat when it is in the
fold-down position. Use of these areas
by passengers without proper restraints
could result in serious injury in an acci-
dent or sudden stop.
Properly secure all cargo with ropes or
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. Do not place cargo higher than
the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col-
lision, 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.
Closely supervise children when they
are around cars to prevent them from
playing and becoming locked in the
trunk where they could be seriously in-
jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear
seatback and trunk lid securely latched
when not in use, and prevent children’s
access to car keys.
LRS0728 WRS0726
1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
Folding the rear cushions and
seatbacks (if so equipped)
1. Lift up on the front edge of the seat cushion
and fold it toward the front of the vehicle.
2. Fold down the rear headrest. Pull the head-
rest forward and rotate until it clicks into the
locked position
1.
WRS0827 LRS0730 LRS0733
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5
3. To return the headrest to the normal position,
push down
1and release then rotate up
until in position
2.
4. Fold down seatbacks. See “Interior trunk
access” earlier in this section.
WARNING
Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo
area or on the rear seat when it is in the
fold-down position. Use of these areas
by passengers without proper restraints
could result in serious injury in an acci-
dent or sudden stop.
Properly secure all cargo with ropes or
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. Do not place cargo higher than
the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col-
lision, 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.
Closely supervise children when they
are around cars to prevent them from
playing and becoming locked in the
trunk where they could be seriously in-
jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear
seatback and trunk lid securely latched
when not in use, and prevent children’s
access to car keys.
LRS0734 LRS0731
1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
Center armrest (if so equipped)
Pull the armrest down until it is horizontal.
HEAD RESTRAINTS
WARNING
Head restraints supplement the other ve-
hicle safety systems. They may provide
additional protection against injury in cer-
tain rear end collisions. Adjust the head
restraints properly, as specified in this
section. Check the adjustment after
someone else uses the seat. Do not attach
anything to the head restraint stalks or
remove the head restraint. Do not use the
seat if the head restraint has been re-
moved. If the head restraint was removed,
reinstall and properly adjust the head re-
straint before an occupant uses the seat-
ing position. Failure to follow these in-
structions can reduce the effectiveness of
the head restraints. This may increase the
risk of serious injury or death in a
collision.
The illustration shows the seating positions
equipped with head restraints. All of the head
restraints are adjustable.
Indicates the seating position is equipped with
a head restraint.
WIC1097 LRS0893
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7
Components
1. Head restraint
2. Adjustment notches
3. Lock knob
4. Stalks
Adjustment
Adjust the head restraint so the center is level
with the center of the seat occupant’s ears.
To raise the head restraint, pull it up.
LRS0887 WRS0134 LRS0888
1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push
the head restraint down. Removal
Use the following procedure to remove the ad-
justable head restraints.
1. Pull the head restraint up to the highest
position.
2. Push and hold the lock knob.
3. Remove the head restraint from the seat.
4. Store the head restraint properly so it is not
loose in the vehicle.
5. Reinstall and properly adjust the head re-
straint before an occupant uses the seating
position.
Install
1. Align the head restraint stalks with the holes
in the seat. Make sure the head restraint is
facing the correct direction. The stalk with
the adjustment notches
1must be installed
in the hole with the lock knob
2.
2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the
head restraint down.
3. Properly adjust the head restraint before an
occupant uses the seating position.
LRS0889 LRS0890 LRS0891
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9
Front-seat Active Head Restraints
The Active Head Restraint moves forward utiliz-
ing the force that the seatback receives from the
occupant in a rear-end collision. The movement
of the head restraint helps support the occu-
pant’s head by reducing its backward movement
and helping absorb some of the forces that may
lead to whiplash-type injuries.
Active Head Restraints are effective for collisions
at low to medium speeds in which it is said that
whiplash injury occurs most.
Active Head Restraints operate only in certain
rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head
restraints return to their original position.
Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly as
described in this section.
ADJUSTABLE HEADREST (if so
equipped)
WARNING
The adjustable headrests supplement the
other vehicle safety systems. They may
provide additional protection against in-
jury in certain rear end collisions. Adjust
the headrests properly, as specified in this
section. Check the adjustment after
someone else uses the seat. Do not attach
anything to the adjustable headrest stalks
or remove the adjustable headrests. Do
not use the seat if the adjustable head-
rests have been removed. If the headrest
was removed, reinstall and properly adjust
the headrest before an occupant uses the
seating position. Failure to follow these
instructions can reduce the effectiveness
of the adjustable headrests. This may in-
crease the risk of serious injury or death in
a collision.
The illustration shows the seating positions
equipped with adjustable headrests. All of the
headrests are adjustable.
Indicates the seating position is equipped with
an adjustable headrest.
+ Indicates the seating position is not equipped
with a head restraint or adjustable headrest.
SPA1025 LRS0898
1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
Components
1. Adjustable headrest
2. Adjustment notches
3. Lock knob
4. Stalks
Adjustment
Adjust the headrest so the center is level with the
center of the seat occupant’s ears.
To raise the headrest, pull it up.
LRS0887 WRS0134 LRS0888
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11
To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push
the headrest down. Removal
Use the following procedure to remove the ad-
justable headrests.
1. Pull the headrest up to the highest position.
2. Push and hold the lock knob.
3. Remove the headrest from the seat.
4. Store the headrest properly so it is not loose
in the vehicle.
5. Reinstall and properly adjust the headrest
before an occupant uses the seating posi-
tion.
Install
1. Align the headrest stalks with the holes in
the seat. Make sure the headrest is facing
the correct direction. The stalk with the ad-
justment notches
1must be installed in the
hole with the lock knob
2.
2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the
headrest down.
3. Properly adjust the headrest before an oc-
cupant uses the seating position.
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PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT
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.
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WARNING
Every person who drives or rides in this
vehicle should use a seat belt at all
times. Children should be properly re-
strained in the rear seat and, if appro-
priate, in a child restraint.
WARNING
The seat belt should be properly ad-
justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may
reduce the effectiveness of the entire
restraint system and increase the
chance or severity of injury in an acci-
dent. Serious injury or death can occur
if the seat belt is not worn properly.
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WARNING
Always route the shoulder belt over
your shoulder and across your chest.
Never put the belt behind your back,
under your arm or across your neck. The
belt should be away from your face and
neck, but not falling off your shoulder.
Position the lap belt as low and snug as
possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE
WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could
increase the risk of internal injuries in
an accident.
Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely
fastened to the proper buckle.
Do not wear the seat belt inside out or
twisted. Doing so may reduce its
effectiveness.
Do not allow more than one person to
use the same seat belt.
Never carry more people in the vehicle
than there are seat belts.
If the seat belt warning light glows con-
tinuously while the ignition is turned
ON with all doors closed and all seat
belts fastened, it may indicate a mal-
function in the system. Have the system
checked by a NISSAN dealer.
No changes should be made to the seat
belt system. For example, do not modify
the seat belt, add material, or install
devices that may change the seat belt
routing or tension. Doing so may affect
the operation of the seat belt system.
Modifying or tampering with the seat
belt system may result in serious per-
sonal injury.
Once a seat belt pretensioner has acti-
vated, it cannot be reused and must be
replaced together with the retractor.
See your NISSAN dealer.
Removal and installation of preten-
sioner system components should be
done by a NISSAN dealer.
All seat belt assemblies, including re-
tractors and attaching hardware,
should be inspected after any collision
by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recom-
mends that all seat belt assemblies in
use during a collision be replaced un-
less the collision was minor and the
belts show no damage and continue to
operate properly. Seat belt assemblies
not in use during a collision should also
be inspected and replaced if either
damage or improper operation is noted.
All child restraints and attaching hard-
ware should be inspected after any col-
lision. Always follow the restraint
manufacturer’s inspection instructions
and replacement recommendations.
The child restraints should be replaced
if they are damaged.
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PREGNANT WOMEN
NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use
seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug and
always position the lap belt as low as possible
around the hips, not the waist. Place the shoulder
belt over your shoulder and across your chest.
Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your ab-
dominal area. Contact your doctor for specific
recommendations.
INJURED PERSONS
NISSAN recommends that injured persons use
seat belts. Check with your doctor for specific
recommendations.
THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT
WITH RETRACTOR
WARNING
Every person who drives or rides in this
vehicle should use a seat belt at all
times.
Do not ride in a moving vehicle when
the seatback is reclined. This can be
dangerous. The shoulder belt will not
be against your body. In an accident,
you could be thrown into it and receive
neck or other serious injuries. You
could also slide under the lap belt and
receive serious internal injuries.
For the most effective protection when
the vehicle is in motion, the seat should
be upright. Always sit well back in the
seat with both feet on the floor and
adjust the seat belt properly.
Fastening the seat belts
1. Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this
section.
Manual front seat shown
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2Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor
and insert the tongue into the buckle until
you hear and feel the latch engage.
The retractor is designed to lock during
a sudden stop or on impact. A slow
pulling motion permits the seat belt to
move, and allows you some freedom of
movement in the seat.
If the seat belt cannot be pulled from
its fully retracted position, firmly pull
the belt and release it. Then smoothly
pull the belt out of the retractor.
3Position the lap belt portion low and snug
on the hips as shown.
4Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the
retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the
shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder
and across your chest.
The front passenger seat and the rear seating
positions three-point seat belts have two modes
of operation:
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
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
after the seat belt fully retracts. See “Child re-
straints” later in this section for more information.
The ALR mode should be used only for
child restraint installation. During normal
seat belt use by an occupant, the ALR mode
should not be activated. If it is activated, it
may cause uncomfortable seat belt ten-
sion. It can also change the operation of
the front passenger air bag. See “Front
passenger air bag and status light” later in
this section.
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WARNING
When fastening the seat belts, be certain
that the seatbacks are completely se-
cured in the latched position. If they are
not completely secured, passengers may
be injured in an accident or sudden stop.
Unfastening the seat belts
1To 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.
To increase your confidence in the seat belts,
check the operation as follows:
Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward
quickly. The retractor should lock and re-
strict further belt movement.
If the retractor does not lock during this check or
if you have any questions about seat belt opera-
tion, see a NISSAN dealer.
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Center of the rear seat (except SE-R
model)
The rear seat center seat belt has a connector
tongue
1and a seat belt tongue
2. Both the
connector tongue and the seat belt tongue must
be securely latched for proper seat belt opera-
tion.
WARNING
Always fasten the connector tongue
and the seat belt in the order shown.
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.
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Stowing the rear center seat belt
When folding down the rear seat, the center seat
belt can be retracted into a stowed position as
follows:
1Hold the connector tongue so that the seat
belt does not retract suddenly when the
tongue is released from the connector
buckle. Release the connector tongue by
inserting a suitable tool such as key into the
connector buckle
A.
2Retract the seat belt up to the retractor base.
3Insert the seat belt connector buckle into the
fabric sleeve to stow.
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.
If the rear center seat belt connector
and the seatbacks are not secured in
the correct position, serious personal
injury may result in an accident or sud-
den stop.
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Attaching the rear center seat belt
Always be sure the center seat belt connector
tongue and connector buckle are attached. Dis-
connect only when folding down the rear seat.
To connect the buckle:
1Pull out the connector buckle from the fabric
sleeve.
2Pull out the connector tongue.
3Pull the seat belt and secure the receiver
buckle until it clicks.
The center seat belt connector tongue and re-
ceiver buckle are indicated by the > and < marks.
The center seat belt connector tongue can be
attached only into the rear center seat belt con-
nector buckle.
To fasten the seat belt, see “Fastening the seat
belts” earlier in this section.
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.
If the rear center seat belt connector
and the seatbacks are not secured in
the correct position, serious personal
injury may result in an accident or sud-
den stop. Shoulder belt height adjustment (front
seats)
The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad-
justed to the position best for you. See “Precau-
tions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section. To
adjust, pull out the adjustment button
1and
move the shoulder belt anchor to the desired
position
2, 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.
Release the adjustment button to lock the shoul-
der belt anchor into position.
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WARNING
After adjustment, release the adjust-
ment button and try to move the shoul-
der belt anchor up and down to make
sure it is securely fixed in position.
The shoulder belt anchor height should
be adjusted to the position best for you.
Failure to do so may reduce the effec-
tiveness of the entire restraint system
and increase the chance or severity of
injury in an accident.
SEAT BELT EXTENDERS
If, because of body size or driving position, it is
not possible to properly fit the lap/shoulder belt
and fasten it, an extender that is compatible with
the installed seat belts is available that can be
purchased. The extender adds approximately 8 in
(200 mm) of length and may be used for either
the driver or front passenger seating position.
See a NISSAN dealer for assistance with pur-
chasing an extender if an extender is required.
WARNING
Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made
by the same company which made the
original equipment seat belts, should
be used with NISSAN seat belts.
Adults and children who can use the
standard seat belt should not use an
extender. Such unnecessary use could
result in serious personal injury in the
event of an accident.
Never use seat belt extenders to install
child restraints. If the child restraint is
not secured properly, the child could be
seriously injured in a collision or a sud-
den stop.
SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE
To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a
mild soap solution or any solution recom-
mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.
Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat
belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow the
seat belts to retract until they are completely
dry.
If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt
guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat
belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder
belt guide with a clean, dry cloth.
Periodically check to see that the seat
belt and the metal components, such as
buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires
and anchors work properly. If loose parts,
deterioration, cuts or other damage on the
webbing is found, the entire seat belt as-
sembly should be replaced.
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Children need adults to help protect them.
They need to be properly restrained.
In addition to the general information in this
manual, child safety information is available from
many other sources, including doctors, teachers,
government traffic safety offices, and community
organizations. Every child is different, so be sure
to learn the best way to transport your child.
There are three basic types of child restraint
systems:
Rear-facing child restraint
Forward-facing child restraint
Booster seat
The proper restraint depends on the child’s size.
Generally, infants up to about 1 year and less
than 20 lbs (9 kg) should be placed in rear-facing
child restraints. Forward-facing child restraints
are available for children who outgrow rear-
facing child restraints and are at least 1 year old.
Booster seats are used to help position a vehicle
lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no longer
use a forward-facing child restraint.
WARNING
Infants and children need special protec-
tion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit
them properly. The shoulder belt may
come too close to the face or neck. The
lap belt may not fit over their small hip
bones. In an accident, an improperly fit-
ting seat belt could cause serious or fatal
injury. Always use appropriate child
restraints.
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri-
tories require the use of approved child restraints
for infants and small children. See “Child Re-
straints” later in this section.
A child restraint may be secured in the vehicle by
using either the LATCH (Lower Anchor and Teth-
ers for CHildren) system or with the vehicle seat
belt. See “Child Restraints” section for more in-
formation.
NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens
and children be restrained in the rear seat.
Studies show that children are safer when
properly restrained in the rear seat than in
the front seat.
This is especially important because your
vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys-
tem (Air bag system) for the front passen-
ger. See “Supplemental restraint system”
later in this section.
INFANTS
Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed
in a rear-facing child restraint. NISSAN recom-
mends that infants be placed in child restraints
that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards. You should choose a child restraint
that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu-
facturer’s instructions for installation and use.
SMALL CHILDREN
Children that are over one year old and weigh at
least 20 lbs (9 kg) can be placed in a forward-
facing child restraint. Refer to the manufacturer’s
instructions for minimum and maximum weight
and height recommendations. NISSAN recom-
mends that small children be placed in child
restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards. You should choose a child
restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow
the manufacturer’s instructions for installation
and use.
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LARGER CHILDREN
Children who are too large for child restraints
should be seated and restrained by the seat belts
which are provided. The seat belt may not fit
properly if the child is less than 4 ft 9 in (142.5
cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 kg) and
80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be used to
obtain proper seat belt fit.
NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a
commercially available booster seat if the shoul-
der belt fits close to the face or neck or if the lap
portion of the seat belt goes across the abdo-
men. The booster seat should raise the child so
that the shoulder belt is properly positioned
across the top, middle portion of the shoulder
and the lap belt is low on the hips. A booster seat
can only be used in seating positions that have a
three-point type seat belt. The booster seat
should fit the vehicle seat and have a label certi-
fying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards. Once the child has grown so
the shoulder belt is no longer on or near the face
and neck, use the shoulder belt without the
booster seat.
WARNING
Never let a child stand or kneel on any
seat and do not allow a child in the cargo
area. The child could be seriously injured
or killed in a sudden stop or collision.
PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD
RESTRAINTS
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WARNING
Failure to follow the warnings and in-
structions for proper use and installa-
tion of child restraints could result in
serious injury or death of a child or
other passengers in a sudden stop or
collision:
The child restraint must be used and
installed properly. Always follow all
of the child restraint manufacturer’s
instructions for installation and use.
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
“Forward-facing child restraint in-
stallation using the seat belts” later
in this section.
Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air
Bag System, never install a rear-
facing child restraint in the front
seat. An inflating air bag could seri-
ously injure or kill a child. A rear-
facing child restraint must only be
used in the rear seat.
Be sure to purchase a child restraint
that will fit the child and vehicle.
Some child restraints may not fit
properly in your vehicle.
Child restraint anchor points are de-
signed to withstand loads from child
restraints that are properly fitted.
Never use the anchor points for adult
seat belts or harnesses.
– A child restraint with a top tether
strap should not be used in the front
passenger seat.
Keep seatbacks as upright as pos-
sible after fitting the child restraint.
Infants and children should always
be placed in an appropriate child re-
straint while in the vehicle.
When the child restraint is not in use,
keep it secured with the LATCH system
or a seat belt. In a sudden stop or colli-
sion, loose objects can injure occu-
pants or damage the vehicle.
CAUTION
A child restraint in a closed vehicle can
become very hot. Check the seating sur-
face and buckles before placing a child in
the child restraint.
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This vehicle is equipped with a universal child
restraint anchor system, referred to as the LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys-
tem. Some child restraints include rigid or
webbing-mounted attachments that can be con-
nected to these anchors. For details, see “LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys-
tem” later in this section.
If you do not have a LATCH compatible child
restraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used.
Several manufacturers offer child restraints for
infants and children of various sizes. When se-
lecting any child restraint, keep the following
points in mind:
Choose only a restraint with a label certifying
that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be
sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat
and seat belt system.
If the child restraint is compatible with your
vehicle, place your child in the child restraint
and check the various adjustments to be
sure the child restraint is compatible with
your child. Choose a child restraint that is
designed for your child’s height and weight.
Always follow all recommended procedures.
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or
territories require that infants and small
children be restrained in an approved child
restraint at all times while the vehicle is
being operated. Canadian law requires the
top tether strap on forward-facing child
restraints be secured to the designated an-
chor point on the vehicle.
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers
for CHildren) SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with special anchor
points that are used with LATCH (Lower Anchors
and Tethers for CHildren) system compatible
child restraints. This system may also be referred
to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible system.
With this system, you do not have to use a vehicle
seat belt to secure the child restraint.
LATCH system lower anchor locations
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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
center rear seating position using
the LATCH lower anchors. The child
restraint will not be secured properly.
Inspect the lower anchors by insert-
ing your fingers into the lower anchor
area. Feel to make sure there are no
obstructions over the anchors such
as seat belt webbing or seat cushion
material. The child restraint will not
be secured properly if the lower an-
chors are obstructed.
LATCH lower anchor location
The LATCH lower anchors are located at the rear
of the seat cushion near the seatback. A label is
attached to the seatback to help you locate the
LATCH lower anchors.
Installing child restraint LATCH lower
anchor attachments
LATCH compatible child restraints include two
rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can
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.
LATCH lower anchor location
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The child restraint top tether strap must be used
when installing the child restraint with the LATCH
lower anchor attachments or seat belts. See “Top
tether anchor” for installation instructions.
When installing a child restraint, carefully read
and follow the instructions in this manual and
those supplied with the child restraint.
Top tether anchor
WARNING
Do not allow cargo to contact the top
tether strap when it is attached to the top
tether anchor. Properly secure the cargo
so it does not contact the top tether strap.
Cargo that is not properly secured or
cargo that contacts the top tether strap
may damage it during a collision. A child
could be seriously injured or killed in a
collision if the top tether strap is
damaged.
Top tether anchor point locations
Anchor points
1are located on the rear parcel
shelf.
LATCH rigid-mounted attachment
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REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT
INSTALLATION USING LATCH
Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child
safety” and “Child restraints” sections before in-
stalling a child restraint.
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child
restraint using the LATCH system:
1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al-
ways follow the child restraint manufactur-
er’s instructions.
2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach-
ments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check
to make sure the LATCH attachment is prop-
erly attached to the lower anchors.
Rear-facing web-mounted – step 2
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3. For child restraints that are equipped with
webbing-mounted attachments, remove any
additional slack from the anchor attach-
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.
4. After attaching the child restraint, test it be-
fore you place the child in it. Push it from side
to side while holding the child restraint near
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.
5. Check to make sure the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the
child restraint is loose, repeat steps 1
through 4.
Rear-facing – step 3
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REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT
INSTALLATION USING THE SEAT
BELTS
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
in the rear center position, both the
center seat belt connector tongue and
buckle tongue must be secured. See
Attaching the rear center seat belt” in
this section.
Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child
safety” and “Child restraints” sections before in-
stalling a child restraint.
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child
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.
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2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child
restraint and insert it into the buckle until you
hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to
follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in-
structions for belt routing.
3. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully
extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor
is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to the
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode
when the seat belt is fully retracted.
4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the
shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt.
Rear-facing – step 2
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5. Remove any additional slack from the seat
belt; press downward and rearward firmly in
the center of the child restraint to compress
the vehicle seat cushion and seatback while
pulling up on the seat belt.
6. After attaching the child restraint, test it be-
fore you place the child in it. Push it from side
to side while holding the child restraint near
the seat belt path. The child restraint should
not move more than 1 inch (25 mm), from
side to side. Try to tug it forward and check
to see if the belt holds the restraint in place.
If the restraint is not secure, tighten the seat
belt as necessary, or put the restraint in
another seat and test it again. You may need
to try a different child restraint. Not all child
restraints fit in all types of vehicles.
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 in-
stalling a child restraint.
Follow these steps to install a forward-facing
child restraint using the LATCH system:
1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al-
ways follow the child restraint manufactur-
er’s instructions.
Rear-facing – step 5
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Rear-facing – step 6
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2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach-
ments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check
to make sure the LATCH attachment is prop-
erly attached to the lower anchors.
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. See “Installing top tether strap” in this
section. Do not install child restraints that
require the use of a top tether strap in seat-
ing positions that do not have a top tether
anchor.
3. The back of the child restraint should be
secured against the vehicle seatback.
If necessary, adjust or remove the headrest
to obtain the correct child restraint fit. If the
headrest is removed, store it in a secure
place. Be sure to reinstall the headrest
when the child restraint is removed.
See “Adjustable headrest” in this section for
headrest adjustment information.
If the seating position does not have an
adjustable headrest and it is interfering with
the proper child restraint fit, try another seat-
ing position or a different child restraint.
4. For child restraints that are equipped with
webbing-mounted attachments, remove any
additional slack from the anchor attach-
ments. Press downward and rearward firmly
in the center of the child restraint with your
knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion
and seatback while tightening the webbing
of the anchor attachments.
5. Tighten the tether strap according to the
manufacturer’s instructions to remove any
slack.
Forward-facing web-mounted – step 2
WRS0799
Forward-facing rigid-mounted – step 2
WRS0800
Forward-facing – step 4
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6. After attaching the child restraint, test it be-
fore you place the child in it. Push it from side
to side while holding the child restraint near
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. Not all child re-
straints fit in all types of vehicles.
7. Check to make sure the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the
child restraint is loose, repeat steps 1
through 6.
FORWARD-FACING CHILD
RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING
THE SEAT BELTS
WARNING
The three-point seat belt with Automatic
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 opera-
tion of the front passenger air bag. See
“Front passenger air bag and status light”
later in this section.
When installing a child restraint system in
the rear center position, both the center
seat belt connector tongue and buckle
tongue must be secured. See “Attaching
the rear center seat belt” in this section.
Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child
safety” and “Child restraints” sections before in-
stalling a child restraint.
Follow these steps to install a forward-facing
child restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the
rear seats or in the front passenger seat:
1. If you must install a child restraint in
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
the rear-facing direction and, there-
fore, must not be used in the front seat.
Forward-facing – step 6
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Forward-facing (front passenger seat) –
step 1
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2. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al-
ways follow the child restraint manufactur-
er’s instructions.
The back of the child restraint should be
secured against the vehicle seatback.
If necessary, adjust or remove the head re-
straint or headrest to obtain the correct child
restraint fit. If the head restraint or headrest
is removed, store it in a secure place. Be
sure to reinstall the head restraint or
headrest when the child restraint is
removed. See “Head restraints” or “Adjust-
able headrest” in this section for head re-
straint or headrest adjustment, removal and
installation information.
If the seating position does not have an
adjustable head restraint or headrest and it
is interfering with the proper child restraint
fit, try another seating position or a different
child restraint.
3. Route the seat belt tongue through the child
restraint and insert it into the buckle until you
hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to
follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in-
structions for belt routing.
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.
4. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully
extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor
is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode
when the seat belt is fully retracted.
Forward-facing – step 3
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Forward-facing – step 4
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5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the
shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt.
6. Remove any additional slack from the seat
belt; press downward and rearward firmly in
the center of the child restraint with your
knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion
and seatback while pulling up on the seat
belt.
7. Tighten the tether strap according to the
manufacturer’s instructions to remove any
slack.
8. After attaching the child restraint, test it be-
fore you place the child in it. Push it from side
to side while holding the child restraint near
the seat belt path. The child restraint should
not move more than 1 inch (25 mm), from
side to side. Try to tug it forward and check
to see if the belt holds the restraint in place.
If the restraint is not secure, tighten the seat
belt as necessary, or put the restraint in
another seat and test it again. You may need
to try a different child restraint. Not all child
restraints fit in all types of vehicles.
Forward-facing – step 5
LRS0668
Forward-facing – step 6
WRS0681
Forward-facing – step 8
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9. Check to make sure the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the
seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 2
through 8.
10. If the child restraint is installed in the front
passenger seat, place the ignition switch in
the ON position. The front passenger air bag
status light or should illumi-
nate. If this light is not illuminated see, Front
passenger air bag and status lightin this
section. Move the child restraint to an-
other seating position. Have the system
checked by a NISSAN dealer.
After the child restraint is removed and the seat
belt is fully retracted, the ALR mode (child re-
straint mode) is canceled.
Forward-facing – step 10 (Type A)
LRS0351
Forward-facing — step 10 (Type B)
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INSTALLING TOP TETHER STRAP
First, secure the child restraint with the LATCH
lower anchors (rear outboard seat positions only)
or the seat belt, as applicable.
1. Flip up the anchor cover
1from the anchor
point which is located directly behind the
child seat.
2. If necessary, raise or remove the headrest to
position the top tether strap over the top of
the seatback. If the headrest is removed,
store it in a secure place. Be sure to reinstall
the headrest when the child restraint is re-
moved. See “Adjustable headrest” in
this section for headrest adjustment,
removal and installation information.
3. Secure the tether strap to the tether anchor
point on the rear parcel shelf.
4. 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
WARNING
If a booster seat and seat belt are not used
properly, the risk of a child being injured
in a sudden stop or collision greatly
increases:
Make sure the shoulder portion of
the belt is away from the child’s face
and neck and the lap portion of the
belt does not cross the stomach.
Make sure the shoulder belt is not
behind the child or under the child’s
arm.
A booster seat must only be installed
in a seating position that has a
lap/shoulder belt.
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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.
Make sure the child’s head will be properly
supported by the booster seat or vehicle
seat. The seatback must be at or above the
center of the child’s ears. For example, if a
low back booster seat
1is chosen, the
vehicle seatback must be at or above the
center of the child’s ears. If the seatback is
lower than the center of the child’s ears, a
high back booster seat
2should be used.
If the booster seat is compatible with your
vehicle, place the child in the booster seat
and check the various adjustments to be
sure the booster seat is compatible with the
child. Always follow all recommended pro-
cedures.
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or
territories require that infants and small
children be restrained in an approved child
restraint at all times while the vehicle is
being operated.
The instructions in this section apply to booster
seat installation in the rear seats or the front
passenger seat.
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Booster seat installation
CAUTION
Do not use the lap/shoulder belt in the
Automatic Locking Retractor mode when
using a booster seat with the seat belts.
Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child
safety”, “Child restraints” and “Booster seats”
sections before installing a child restraint.
Follow these steps to install a booster seat in the
rear seat or in the front passenger seat:
1. If you must install a booster seat in the
front seat, move the seat to the rear-
most position.
2. Position the booster seat on the seat. Only
place it in a front-facing direction. Always
follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in-
structions.
3. The booster seat should be positioned on
the vehicle seat so that it is stable.
If necessary, adjust or remove the head re-
straint or headrest to obtain the correct
booster seat fit. If the head restraint or head-
rest is removed, store it in a secure place. Be
sure to reinstall the head restraint or
headrest when the booster seat is re-
moved. See “Head restraints” or “Adjust-
able headrest” in this section for head re-
straint or headrest adjustment, removal and
installation information.
WRS0699
Front passenger position
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If the seating position does not have an
adjustable head restraint or headrest 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
manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting the
seat belt routing.
6. Follow the warnings, cautions and instruc-
tions for properly fastening a seat belt
shown in “Three-point type seat belt with
retractor” earlier in this section.
7. If the booster seat is installed in the front
passenger seat, place the ignition switch in
the ON position. The front passenger air bag
status light or may or may not
illuminate, depending on the size of the child
and the type of booster seat being used. See
“Front passenger air bag and status light”
later in this section.
Type A
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Type B
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PRECAUTIONS ON
SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT
SYSTEM
This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec-
tion contains important information concerning
the following systems:
Driver and passenger supplemental front-
impact air bag (NISSAN Advanced Air Bag
System)
Front seat-mounted side-impact supple-
mental air bag
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supple-
mental air bag
Seat belt with pretensioner
Supplemental front-impact air bag system:
The NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System can help
cushion the impact force to the head and chest of
the driver and front passenger in certain frontal
collisions.
Front seat-mounted side-impact supple-
mental air bag system: This system can help
cushion the impact force to the chest and pelvic
area of the driver and front passenger in certain
side impact collisions. The side air bags are de-
signed to inflate on the side where the vehicle is
impacted.
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supple-
mental air bag system: This system can help
cushion the impact force to the head of occu-
pants in front and rear outboard seating positions
in certain side-impact collisions. The curtain air
bags are designed to inflate on the side where
the vehicle is impacted.
These supplemental restraint systems are de-
signed to supplement the crash protection pro-
vided by the driver and front passenger seat belts
and are not a substitute for them. Seat belts
should always be correctly worn and the occu-
pant seated a suitable distance away from the
steering wheel, instrument panel and door finish-
ers. (See “Seat belts” earlier in this section for
instructions and precautions on seat belt usage.)
The supplemental air bags operate only
when the ignition switch is in the ON or
START position.
After placing the ignition switch in the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning
light illuminates. The supplemental air bag
warning light will turn off after about 7
seconds if the system is operational.
SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT
SYSTEM
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-43
WARNING
The front air bags ordinarily will not
inflate in the event of a side impact, rear
impact, rollover, or lower severity fron-
tal collision. Always wear your seat
belts to help reduce the risk or severity
of injury in various kinds of accidents.
The front passenger air bag will not
inflate if the passenger air bag status
light is lit or if the front passenger seat
is unoccupied. See “Front passenger air
bag and status light” later in this
section.
The seat belts and the front air bags are
most effective when you are sitting well
back and upright in the seat. The front
air bags inflate with great force. Even
with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag Sys-
tem, if you are unrestrained, leaning
forward, sitting sideways or out of posi-
tion in any way, you are at greater risk of
injury or death in a crash. You may also
receive serious or fatal injuries from the
front air bag if you are up against it
when it inflates. Always sit back against
the seatback and as far away as practi-
cal from the steering wheel or instru-
ment panel. Always use the seat belts.
The driver and front passenger seat belt
buckles are equipped with sensors that
detect if the seat belts are fastened. The
Advanced Air Bag System monitors the
severity of a collision and seat belt us-
age then inflates the air bags. Failure to
properly wear seat belts can increase
the risk or severity of injury in an
accident.
The front passenger seat is equipped
with an occupant classification sensor
(pressure sensor) that turns the front
passenger air bag OFF under some
conditions. This sensor is only used in
this seat. Failure to be properly seated
and wearing the seat belt can increase
the risk or severity of injury in an acci-
dent. See “Front Passenger air bag and
status light” later in this section.
Keep hands on the outside of the steer-
ing wheel. Placing them inside the
steering wheel rim could increase the
risk that they are injured when the front
air bag inflates.
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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.
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WARNING
Children may be severely injured or
killed when the front air bags, side air
bags or curtain air bags inflate if they
are not properly restrained. Pre-teens
and children should be properly re-
strained in the rear seat, if possible.
Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air
Bag System, never install a rear-facing
child restraint in the front seat. An in-
flating front air bag could seriously in-
jure or kill your child. See “Child re-
straints” earlier in this section for
details.
WARNING
Front seat-mounted side-impact supple-
mental air bags and roof-mounted curtain
side-impact supplemental air bags:
The side air bags and curtain air bags
ordinarily will not inflate in the event of
a frontal impact, rear impact, rollover or
lower severity side collision. Always
wear your seat belts to help reduce the
risk or severity of injury in various kinds
of accidents.
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WARNING
The seat belts, the side air bags and
curtain air bags are most effective when
you are sitting well back and upright in
the seat with both feet on the floor. The
side air bag and curtain air bag inflate
with great force. Do not allow anyone to
place their hand, leg or face near the
side air bag on the side of the seatback
of the front seat or near the side roof
rails. Do not allow anyone sitting in the
front seats or rear outboard seats to
extend their hand out of the window or
lean against the door. Some examples
of dangerous riding positions are
shown in the previous illustrations. WARNING
When sitting in the rear seat, do not
hold onto the seatback of the front seat.
If the side air bag inflates, you may be
seriously injured. Be especially careful
with children, who should always be
properly restrained. Some examples of
dangerous riding positions are shown
in the illustrations.
Do not use seat covers on the front
seatbacks. They may interfere with side
air bag inflation.
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1. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bags
2. Front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag modules
3. Supplemental front-impact air bag
modules
4. Crash zone sensor
5. Air Bag Control Unit (ACU)
6. Occupant classification sensor
(pressure sensor)
7. Pretensioner
8. Side satellite sensor
NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System
(front seats)
This vehicle is equipped with the NISSAN Ad-
vanced Air Bag System for the driver and front
passenger seats. This system is designed to
meet certification requirements under U.S. regu-
lations. It is also permitted in Canada. However,
all of the information, cautions and warn-
ings in this manual still apply and must be
followed.
The driver supplemental front-impact air bag is
located in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger supplemental front-impact air bag is
mounted in the dashboard above the glove box.
The front air bags are designed to inflate in higher
severity frontal collisions, although they may in-
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flate if the forces in another type of collision are
similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact.
They may not inflate in certain frontal collisions.
Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an
indication of proper front air bag system opera-
tion.
The NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System has dual
stage inflators. It also monitors information from
the crash zone sensor, the Air bag Control Unit
(ACU), seat belt buckle sensors, occupant clas-
sification sensor (pressure sensor) and passen-
ger seat belt tension sensor. Inflator operation is
based on the severity of a collision and seat belt
usage for the driver. For the front passenger, it
additionally monitors the weight of an occupant
or object on the seat and seat belt tension. Based
on information from the sensors, only one front air
bag may inflate in a crash, depending on the
crash severity and whether the front occupants
are belted or unbelted. Additionally, the front
passenger air bag may be automatically turned
OFF under some conditions, depending on the
weight detected on the passenger seat and how
the seat belt is used. If the front passenger air bag
is OFF, the passenger air bag status light will be
illuminated (if the seat is unoccupied, the light will
not be illuminated, but the air bag will be off). See
“Front passenger air bag and status light” later in
this section for further details. One front air bag
inflating does not indicate improper performance
of the system.
If you have any questions about your air bag
system, please contact NISSAN or your NISSAN
dealer. If you are considering modification of your
vehicle due to a disability, you may also contact
NISSAN. Contact information is contained in the
front of this Owner’s Manual.
When a front air bag inflates, a fairly loud noise
may be heard, followed by the release of smoke.
This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a
fire. Care should be taken to not inhale it, as it may
cause irritation and choking. Those with a history
of a breathing condition should get fresh air
promptly.
Front air bags, along with the use of seat belts,
help to cushion the impact force on the face and
chest of the front occupants. They can help save
lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an
inflating front air bag may cause facial abrasions
or other injuries. Front air bags do not provide
restraint to the lower body.
Even with NISSAN advanced air bags, seat belts
should be correctly worn and the driver and pas-
senger seated upright as far as practical away
from the steering wheel or instrument panel. The
front air bags inflate quickly in order to help
protect the front occupants. Because of this, the
force of the front air bag inflating can increase the
risk of injury if the occupant is too close to, or is
against, the front air bag module during inflation.
The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision.
The front air bags operate only when the
ignition switch is in the ON or START posi-
tion.
After placing the ignition switch in the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning
light illuminates. The supplemental air bag
warning light will turn off after about 7
seconds if the system is operational.
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Front passenger air bag and status light
WARNING
The front passenger air bag is designed to
automatically turn OFF under some con-
ditions. Read this section carefully to
learn how it operates. Proper use of the
seat, seat belt and child restraints is nec-
essary for most effective protection. Fail-
ure to follow all instructions in this
manual concerning the use of seats, seat
belts and child restraints can increase the
risk or severity of injury in an accident.
Status light
The front passenger air bag status light
or is located near the climate controls. The
light operates as follows:
Unoccupied passenger’s seat: The
or is OFF and the front passenger air
bag is OFF and will not inflate in a crash.
Passenger’s seat occupied by a small adult,
child or child restraint as outlined in this
section: The or illuminates to
indicate that the front passenger air bag is
OFF and will not inflate in a crash.
Occupied passenger seat and the passen-
ger meet the conditions outlined in this sec-
tion: The light or is OFF to in-
dicate that the front passenger air bag is
operational.
Front passenger air bag
The front passenger air bag is designed to auto-
matically turn OFF when the vehicle is operated
under some conditions as described below in
accordance with U.S. regulations. If the front
passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate in a
crash. The driver air bag and other air bags in your
vehicle are not part of this system.
The purpose of the regulation is to help reduce
the risk of injury or death from an inflating air bag
to certain front passenger seat occupants, such
as children, by requiring the air bag to be auto-
matically turned OFF. Certain sensors are used
to meet the requirements.
One sensor used is the occupant classification
sensor (pressure sensor). It is in the bottom of the
front passenger seat cushion and is designed to
detect an occupant and objects on the seat by
weight. It works together with seat belt sensors
described later. For example, if a child is in the
front passenger seat, the Advanced Air Bag Sys-
tem is designed to turn the passenger air bag
OFF in accordance with the regulations. Also, if a
child restraint of the type specified in the regula-
Type A
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Type B
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tions is on the seat, its weight and the child’s
weight can be detected and cause the air bag to
turn OFF. Occupant classification sensor opera-
tion can vary depending on the front passenger
seat belt sensors.
The front passenger seat belt sensors are de-
signed to detect if the seat belt is buckled and the
amount of tension on the seat belt, such as when
it is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
mode (child restraint mode). Based on the
weight on the seat detected by the occupant
classification sensor and the belt tension de-
tected on the seat belt, the Advanced Air Bag
System determines whether the front passenger
air bag should be automatically turned OFF as
required by the regulations.
Front passenger seat adult occupants who are
properly seated and using the seat belt as out-
lined in this manual should not cause the passen-
ger air bag to be automatically turned OFF. For
small adults it may be turned OFF, however if the
occupant takes his/her weight off the seat cush-
ion (for example, by not sitting upright, by sitting
on an edge of the seat, or by otherwise being out
of position), this could cause the sensor to turn
the air bag OFF. In addition, if the occupant
improperly uses the seat belt in the ALR mode
(child restraint mode), this could cause the air
bag to be turned OFF. Always be sure to be
seated and wearing the seat belt properly for the
most effective protection by the seat belt and
supplemental air bag.
NISSAN recommends that pre-teens and chil-
dren be properly restrained in a rear seat.
NISSAN also recommends that appropriate child
restraints and booster seats be properly installed
in a rear seat. If this is not possible, the occupant
classification sensor and seat belt sensors are
designed to operate as described above to turn
the front passenger air bag OFF for specified
child restraints as required by the regulations.
Failing to properly secure child restraints and to
use the ALR mode (child restraint mode) may
allow the restraint to tip or move in an accident or
sudden stop. This can also result in the passen-
ger air bag inflating in a crash instead of being
OFF. See “Child restraints” earlier in this section
for proper use and installation.
If the front passenger seat is not occupied the
passenger air bag is designed not to inflate in a
crash. However, heavy objects placed on the
seat could result in air bag inflation, because of
the object’s weight detected by the occupant
classification sensor. Other conditions could also
result in air bag inflation, such as if a child is
standing on the seat, or if two children are on the
seat, contrary to the instructions in this manual.
Always be sure that you and all vehicle occupants
are seated and restrained properly.
Using the passenger air bag status light, you can
monitor when the front passenger air bag is au-
tomatically turned OFF with the seat occupied.
The light will not illuminate when the front pas-
senger seat is unoccupied.
If an adult occupant is in the seat but the passen-
ger air bag status light is illuminated (indicating
that the air bag is OFF), it could be that the
person is a small adult, or is not sitting on the seat
properly or not using the seat belt properly.
If a child restraint must be used in the front seat,
the passenger air bag status light may or may not
be illuminated, depending on the size of the child
and the type of child restraint being used. If the air
bag status light is not illuminated (indicating that
the air bag might inflate in a crash), it could be
that the child restraint or seat belt is not being
used properly. Make sure that the child restraint is
installed properly, the seat belt is used properly
and the occupant is positioned properly. If the air
bag status light is not illuminated, reposition the
occupant or child restraint in a rear seat.
If the passenger air bag status light will not illu-
minate even though you believe that the child
restraint, the seat belts and the occupant are
properly positioned, the system may be sensing
an unoccupied seat (in which case the air bag is
OFF). Your NISSAN dealer can check that the
system is OFF by using a special tool. However,
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until you have confirmed with your dealer that
your air bag is working properly, reposition the
occupant or child restraint in a rear seat.
The air bag system and passenger air bag status
light will take a few seconds to register a change
in the passenger seat status. For example, if a
large adult who is sitting in the front passenger
seat exits the vehicle, the passenger air bag
status light will go from OFF to ON for a few
seconds and then to OFF. This is normal system
operation and does not indicate a malfunction.
If a malfunction occurs in the front passenger air
bag system, the supplemental air bag warning
light , located in the meter and gauges area
in the center of the instrument panel, will blink.
Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
Other supplemental front-impact air bag
precautions
WARNING
Do not place any objects on the steer-
ing wheel pad or on the instrument
panel. Also, do not place any objects
between any occupant and the steering
wheel or instrument panel. Such ob-
jects may become dangerous projec-
tiles and cause injury if the front air
bags inflate.
Immediately after inflation, several
front air bag system components will be
hot. Do not touch them; you may se-
verely burn yourself.
No unauthorized changes should be
made to any components or wiring of
the supplemental air bag system. This is
to prevent accidental inflation of the
supplemental air bag or damage to the
supplemental air bag system.
Do not make unauthorized changes to
your vehicle’s electrical system, sus-
pension system or front end structure.
This could affect proper operation of
the front air bag system.
Tampering with the front air bag system
may result in serious personal injury.
Tampering includes changes to the
steering wheel and the instrument
panel assembly by placing material
over the steering wheel pad and above
the instrument panel or by installing
additional trim material around the air
bag system.
Modifying or tampering with the front
passenger seat may result in serious
personal injury. For example, do not
change the front seats by placing mate-
rial on the seat cushion or by installing
additional trim material, such as seat
covers, on the seat that are not specifi-
cally designed to assure proper air bag
operation. Additionally, do not stow any
objects under the front passenger seat
or the seat cushion and seatback. Such
objects may interfere with the proper
operation of the occupant classifica-
tion sensor (pressure sensor).
No unauthorized changes should be
made to any components or wiring of
the seat belt system. This may affect the
front air bag system. Tampering with
the seat belt system may result in seri-
ous personal injury.
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Work on and around the front air bag
system should be done by a NISSAN
dealer. Installation of electrical equip-
ment should also be done by a NISSAN
dealer. The Supplemental Restraint
System (SRS) wiring should not be
modified or disconnected. Unautho-
rized electrical test equipment and
probing devices should not be used on
the air bag system.
A cracked windshield should be re-
placed immediately by a qualified re-
pair facility. A cracked windshield could
affect the function of the supplemental
air bag system.
*The SRS wiring harness connectors are
yellow and orange for easy identification.
When selling your vehicle, we request that you
inform the buyer about the supplemental front air
bag system and guide the buyer to the appropri-
ate sections in this Owner’s Manual.
Front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag and roof-
mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bag systems
The side air bags are located in the outside of the
seatback of the front seats. The curtain air bags
are located in the side roof rails. These systems
are designed to meet voluntary guidelines to help
reduce the risk of injury to out-of-position occu-
pants. However, all of the information, cau-
tions and warnings in this manual still ap-
ply and must be followed. The side air bags
and curtain air bags are designed to inflate in
higher severity side collisions, although they may
inflate if the forces in another type of collision are
similar to those of a higher severity side impact.
They are designed to inflate on the side where the
vehicle is impacted. They may not inflate in cer-
tain side collisions.
Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an
indication of proper side air bag and curtain air
bag operation.
When the side air bags and curtain air bags
inflate, a fairly loud noise may be heard, followed
by release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful
and does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken
not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation and
choking. Those with a history of a breathing con-
dition should get fresh air promptly.
Side air bags, along with the use of seat belts,
help to cushion the impact force on the chest of
the front occupants. Curtain air bags help to
cushion the impact force to the head of occu-
pants in the front and rear outboard seating po-
sitions. They can help save lives and reduce
serious injuries. However, an inflating side air bag
and curtain air bag may cause abrasions or other
injuries. Side air bags and curtain air bags do not
provide restraint to the lower body.
The seat belts should be correctly worn and the
driver and passenger seated upright as far as
practical away from the side air bag. Rear seat
passengers should be seated as far away as
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practical from the door finishers and side roof
rails. The side air bags and curtain air bags inflate
quickly in order to help protect the front and rear
outboard occupants. Because of this, the force of
the side air bag and curtain air bag inflating can
increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too
close to, or is against, these air bag modules
during inflation. The side air bags and curtain air
bags will deflate quickly after the collision is over.
The side air bags and curtain air bags op-
erate only when the ignition switch is in the
ON or START position.
After placing the ignition switch in the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning
light illuminates. The supplemental air bag
warning light will turn off after about 7
seconds if the system is operational.
WARNING
Do not place any objects near the seat-
back of the front seats. Also, do not
place any objects (an umbrella, bag,
etc.) between the front door finisher
and the front seat. Such objects may
become dangerous projectiles and
cause injury if a side air bag inflates.
Right after inflation, several side air bag
and curtain air bag system components
will be hot. Do not touch them; you may
severely burn yourself.
No unauthorized changes should be
made to any components or wiring of
the side air bag and curtain air bag
systems. This is to prevent damage to or
accidental inflation of the side air bag
and curtain air bag or damage to the
side air bag and curtain air bag systems.
Do not make unauthorized changes to
your vehicle’s electrical system, sus-
pension system or side panel. This
could affect proper operation of the
side air bag and curtain air bag systems.
Tampering with the side air bag system
may result in serious personal injury.
For example, do not change the front
seats by placing material near the seat-
backs or by installing additional trim
material, such as seat covers, around
the side air bag.
Work around and on the side air bag
and curtain air bag systems should be
done by a NISSAN dealer. Installation
of electrical equipment should also be
done by a NISSAN dealer. The SRS wir-
ing harnesses* should not be modified
or disconnected. Unauthorized electri-
cal test equipment and probing devices
should not be used on the side air bag
system.
* The SRS wiring harness connectors are
yellow and orange for easy identification.
When selling your vehicle, we request that you
inform the buyer about the side air bag and
curtain air bag systems and guide the buyer to
the appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual.
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Seat belts with pretensioners (front
seats)
WARNING
The pretensioners cannot be reused af-
ter activation. They must be replaced
together with the retractor and buckle
as a unit.
If the vehicle becomes involved in a
frontal collision but a pretensioner is
not activated, be sure to have the pre-
tensioner system checked and, if nec-
essary, replaced by your NISSAN
dealer.
No unauthorized changes should be
made to any components or wiring of
the pretensioner system. This is to pre-
vent damage to or accidental activation
of the pretensioners. Tampering with
the pretensioner system may result in
serious personal injury.
Work around and on the pretensioner
system should be done by a NISSAN
dealer. Installation of electrical equip-
ment should also be done by a NISSAN
dealer. Unauthorized electrical test
equipment and probing devices should
not be used on the pretensioner system.
If you need to dispose of a pretensioner
or scrap the vehicle, contact a NISSAN
dealer. Incorrect disposal procedures
could cause personal injury.
The pretensioner system activates in conjunction
with the front air bag system. Working with the
seat belt retractor, it helps tighten the seat belt
when the vehicle becomes involved in certain
types of collisions, helping to restrain front seat
occupants.
The pretensioner is encased within the seat belt
retractor. These seat belts are used the same way
as conventional seat belts.
When a pretensioner activates, smoke is re-
leased and a loud noise may be heard. This
smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire.
Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may
cause irritation and choking. Those with a history
of a breathing condition should get fresh air
promptly.
After pretensioner activation, load limiters allow
the seat belt to release webbing (if necessary) to
reduce forces against the chest.
If any abnormality occurs in the pretensioner sys-
tem, the supplemental air bag warning
light will not come on, will flash intermit-
tently or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on
after the ignition switch has been placed in the
ON or START position. In this case, the preten-
sioner system may not function properly. It must
be checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the
nearest NISSAN dealer.
When selling your vehicle, we request that you
inform the buyer about the pretensioner system
and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections
in this Owner’s Manual.
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1. SRS Front Air Bag Warning Labels
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG
WARNING LABELS
Warning labels about the supplemental front-
impact air bag system are placed in the vehicle as
shown in the illustration.
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG
WARNING LIGHT
The supplemental air bag warning light,
displaying in the instrument panel, moni-
tors the circuits of the supplemental front-impact
air bag, front seat-mounted side-impact supple-
mental air bag, roof-mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bag and seat belt pretensioner
systems. The monitored circuits include the Air
bag Control Unit (ACU), crash zone sensor, sat-
ellite sensors, occupant classification system,
front air bag modules, side air bag modules,
curtain air bag modules, pretensioners and all
related wiring.
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON or
START position, the supplemental air bag warn-
ing light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then
turns off. This means the system is operational.
If any of the following conditions occur, the front
air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag and preten-
sioner systems need servicing:
The supplemental air bag warning light re-
mains on after approximately 7 seconds.
The supplemental air bag warning light
flashes intermittently.
The supplemental air bag warning light does
not come on at all.
Under these conditions, the front air bag, side air
bag, curtain air bag or pretensioner systems may
not operate properly. They must be checked and
repaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest
NISSAN dealer.
WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning light
is on, it could mean that the front air bag,
side air bag, curtain air bag and/or preten-
sioner systems will not operate in an ac-
cident. To help avoid injury to yourself or
others, have your vehicle checked by a
NISSAN dealer as soon as possible.
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Repair and replacement procedure
The front air bags, side air bags, curtain air bags
and pretensioners are designed to inflate on a
one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it is
damaged, the supplemental air bag warning light
remains illuminated after inflation has occurred.
Repair and replacement of these supplemental
air bag systems should be done only by a
NISSAN dealer.
When maintenance work is required on the ve-
hicle, the front air bags, side air bags, curtain air
bags, pretensioners and related parts should be
pointed out to the person performing the mainte-
nance. The ignition switch should always be
placed in the LOCK position when working under
the hood or inside the vehicle.
WARNING
Once a front air bag, side air bag, or
curtain air bag has inflated, the air bag
module will not function again and
must be replaced. Additionally, if any of
the front air bags inflate, the activated
pretensioner must also be replaced.
The air bag module and pretensioner
should be replaced by a NISSAN dealer.
The air bag module and pretensioner
cannot be repaired.
The front air bag, side air bag, curtain
air bag systems and the pretensioner
system should be inspected 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 the supple-
mental air bag or pretensioner systems
or scrap the vehicle, contact a NISSAN
dealer. Incorrect disposal procedures
could cause personal injury.
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-59
2 Instruments and controls
Instrument panel...................................2-2
Meters and gauges ................................2-3
Speedometer and odometer .....................2-4
Trip computer (if so equipped) ...................2-4
Tachometer ....................................2-5
g (gravity)-force gauge (if so equipped) ...........2-6
Fuel gauge ....................................2-6
Engine coolant temperature gauge ...............2-7
Engine oil pressure gauge (if so equipped) ........2-7
Outside temperature display (if so equipped) ......2-8
Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders .......2-9
Checking bulbs ...............................2-10
Warning lights ................................2-10
Indicator lights ................................2-14
Audible reminders .............................2-16
Security systems .................................2-17
Vehicle security system (if so equipped)..........2-17
NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system .............2-19
Windshield wiper and washer switch ...............2-20
Switch operation ..............................2-20
Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped)
defroster switch ..................................2-21
Headlight and turn signal switch....................2-22
Headlight control switch........................2-22
Daytime running light system (Canada only) ......2-23
Instrument brightness control ...................2-23
Turn signal switch .............................2-24
Fog light switch (if so equipped) ................2-24
Hazard warning flasher switch .....................2-24
Horn ............................................2-25
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off switch
(if so equipped) ..................................2-25
Heated seat (if so equipped).......................2-26
Power outlet .....................................2-26
Storage .........................................2-27
Map pockets..................................2-27
Storage bin ...................................2-28
Storage trays .................................2-28
Instrument panel storage (if so equipped) ........2-28
Seatback pockets (if so equipped) ..............2-29
Cup holders ..................................2-30
Glove box ....................................2-31
Console box ..................................2-31
Trunk divider (if so equipped) ...................2-31
Cargo net (if so equipped)......................2-32
Grocery hooks (if so equipped) .................2-33
Windows ........................................2-34
Power windows (if so equipped) ................2-34
Manual windows (if so equipped)................2-37
Moonroof (if so equipped) .........................2-37
Electric moonroof..............................2-37
Interior light ......................................2-39
Map lights (if so equipped) ........................2-40
Trunk light .......................................2-41
1. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)
/turn signal switch (P. 2-22); Manual
shift paddles (if so equipped) (P.5-15)
2. Steering wheel switch for audio control
and BluetoothHands-Free Phone
System (if so equipped) (P. 4-60, 4-62)
3. Driver’s supplemental air bag/Horn
(P. 1-43, 2-25)
4. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3)
5. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-23)
6. Cruise control main/set switches
(if so equipped) (P. 5-20)
7. Windshield wiper/washer switch
(P. 2-20)
8. Storage bin (if so equipped) (P. 2-27)
9. Audio system (P. 4-31, 4-34, 4-38)
10. Center ventilator (P. 4-14)
11. Passenger’s supplemental air bag
(P. 1-43)
12. Side ventilator (P. 4-14)
13. Storage bin (if so equipped) (P. 2-28)
14. Engine oil pressure gauge
(if so equipped) (P. 2-7)
15. g (gravity)-force gauge (if so equipped)
(P. 2-6)
16. Hazard warning flasher switch
(if so equipped) (P. 2-24)
17. Hazard warning flasher switch
(if so equipped) (P. 2-24); Manual shift
mode switch (if so equipped) (P.5-15)
18. Navigation system* (if so equipped)
(P. 4-44)
19. Glove box (P. 2-31)
20. Front passenger air bag status light
(P. 1-43)
21. Climate control (P. 4-14)
22. Shift selector (P. 5-12)
23. Power outlet (P. 2-26)
24. Ignition switch (P. 5-7)
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
2-2 Instruments and controls
25. Tilt steering (P.3-27)
26. Storage bin (P. 2-28)
27. Hood release lever (P. 3-23)
28 Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off
switch (if so equipped) (P.2-16)
* Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-
er’s Manual (if so equipped).
See the page number indicated in paren-
theses for operating details.
1. Tachometer
2. Fuel gauge/odometer/transmission
position indicator/engine coolant tem-
perature gauge/Instrument brightness
level/trip computer (if so equipped)
3. Speedometer
4. Instrument brightness control/change
button for twin trip odometer/change
button for trip computer
(if so equipped)
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METERS AND GAUGES
Instruments and controls 2-3
SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates the vehicle speed.
Odometer/Twin trip odometer
The odometer/twin trip odometer is displayed
when the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position.
The odometer records the total distance the ve-
hicle has been driven.
The twin trip odometer records the distance of
individual trips.
To switch between the odometer and the twin trip
odometers press the instrument brightness
control/change button.
Changing the display
Push the instrument brightness control/change
button to change the display as follows:
With twin trip odometer:
Odometer Trip A Trip B Odometer
With trip computer:
Odometer Trip A Trip B DTE Instant
Fuel Economy Average Fuel Economy Av-
erage Speed Journey time Odometer
Resetting the trip odometer
Push the instrument brightness control/change
button for more than 1 second to reset the cur-
rently displayed trip odometer to zero.
TRIP COMPUTER (if so equipped)
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, modes of the trip computer can be
selected by pushing the trip computer change
button on the instrument panel located near the
speedometer. The following modes can be se-
lected in the display:
Distance to empty
Instant fuel economy
Average fuel consumption
Average speed
Journey time
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2-4 Instruments and controls
Distance to empty (dte—mile or km)
The distance to empty (dte) mode provides you
with an estimation of the distance that can be
driven before refueling. The dte is constantly be-
ing calculated, based on the amount of fuel in the
fuel tank and the actual fuel consumption.
The display is updated every 30 seconds.
NOTE:
When driving uphill or rounding curves, the
fuel in the tank shifts, which may momen-
tarily change the display.
Instant fuel economy
The instant fuel economy mode shows the instant
fuel consumption. The display updates instantly
when driving.
Average fuel consumption (Mpg or
l/100km)
The average fuel consumption mode shows the
average fuel consumption since the last reset.
Resetting is done by pressing the change button
for more than approximately 1 second. The dis-
play is updated every 30 seconds. At about the
first 1/3 miles (500 m) after a reset, the display
shows (----).
Average speed (mph or km/h)
The average speed mode shows the average
vehicle speed since last reset. Resetting is done
by pressing the trip or change button for more
than approximately 1 second. The display is up-
dated every 30 seconds. The first 30 seconds
after a reset, the display shows (----).
Journey time
The journey time mode shows the time since the
last reset. The displayed time can be reset by
pressing the change button for more than ap-
proximately 1 second.
Trip computer reset
Pushing the change button for more than 3 sec-
onds will reset all modes except Trip A and dis-
tance to empty (dte).
TACHOMETER
The tachometer indicates engine speed in revo-
lutions per minute (rpm). Do not rev the engine
into the red zone
1.
CAUTION
When engine speed approaches the red
zone, shift to a higher gear or reduce en-
gine speed. Operating the engine in the
red zone may cause serious engine
damage.
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Instruments and controls 2-5
g (gravity)-FORCE GAUGE (if so
equipped)
This gauge shows the straight-line acceleration
and deceleration g-forces while you are driving.
NOTE:
The g-force gauge does not indicate cor-
nering g-forces.
FUEL GAUGE
NOTE:
The ignition switch must be placed in the
ON position for the gauge to give a reading.
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 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).
The indicates that the fuel-filler door is
located on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.
CAUTION
If the vehicle runs out of fuel,
the Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon as
possible. After a few driving trips,
the light should turn off. If the
light remains on after a few driving
trips, have the vehicle inspected by a
NISSAN dealer.
For additional information, see “Mal-
function Indicator Light (MIL)” later in
this section.
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2-6 Instruments and controls
ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE
GAUGE
NOTE:
The ignition switch must be placed in the
ON position for the gauge to give a reading.
The gauge indicates the engine coolant tempera-
ture. The engine coolant temperature is within the
normal range when the reading is within the zone
Ashown in the illustration.
The engine coolant temperature varies with the
outside air temperature and driving conditions.
CAUTION
If the gauge indicates a coolant tempera-
ture near the hot (H) end of the normal
range, reduce vehicle speed to decrease
the temperature. If the gauge is over the
normal range, stop the vehicle as soon as
safely possible. If the engine is over-
heated, continued operation of the ve-
hicle may seriously damage the engine.
See “If your vehicle overheats” in the “In
case of emergency” section for immediate
action required
ENGINE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE (if
so equipped)
The gauge indicates the engine lubrication sys-
tem oil pressure while the engine is running.
When the engine speed is high, the engine oil
pressure is also high. When the engine speed is
low, the gauge indicates lower oil pressure.
Engine oil pressure also changes based on en-
gine temperature. The oil pressure will be higher
when the engine is cold and lower when the
engine is warm.
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Instruments and controls 2-7
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.
OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
(if so equipped)
The outside temperature function provides a dis-
play of the outside temperature when the ignition
switch is placed in the ON position.
The display of positive temperatures is unsigned
(blank), negative temperatures are prefixed with a
minus sign.
2-8 Instruments and controls
or Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
warning light (if so equipped)
NISSAN Intelligent Key™ warning light (if so
equipped)
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
or Brake warning light P position selecting warning light (CVT mod-
els) (if so equipped)
Overdrive off indicator light (CVT models)
Charge warning light Seat belt warning light and chime Security indicator light
Door open warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Side light and headlight indicator light (green)
Electric power steering warning light Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) po-
sition indicator light (CVT models)
Slip indicator light (if so equipped)
Engine oil pressure warning light Cruise main switch indicator light (if so
equipped)
Turn signal/hazard indicator lights
Low fuel warning light Cruise set switch indicator light (if so equipped) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF indicator
light (if so equipped)
Low tire pressure warning light (if so equipped) or Front passenger air bag status
light
Low windshield-washer fluid warning light (if so
equipped)
High beam indicator light (blue)
WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND
AUDIBLE REMINDERS
Instruments and controls 2-9
CHECKING BULBS
With all doors closed, apply the parking brake
and place the ignition switch in the ON position
without starting the engine. The following lights
will come on:
or , , , , ,
If equipped, the following lights come on briefly
and then go off:
or , , ,
If any light fails to come on, it may indicate
an open circuit in the electrical system.
Have the system repaired promptly.
WARNING LIGHTS
or Anti-lock Braking
System (ABS)
warning light (if so
equipped)
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
warning light illuminates and then turns off. This
indicates the ABS is operational.
If the ABS warning light illuminates while the
engine is running, or while driving, it may indicate
the ABS is not functioning properly. Have the
system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
If an ABS malfunction occurs, the anti-lock func-
tion is turned off. The brake system then operates
normally, but without anti-lock assistance. See
Brake systemin the Starting and drivingsec-
tion.
or Brake warning light
This light functions for both the parking brake and
the foot brake systems.
Parking brake indicator
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, the light comes on when the parking
brake is applied.
Low brake fluid warning light
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, the light warns of a low brake fluid level.
If the light comes on while the engine is running
with the parking brake not applied, stop the ve-
hicle and perform the following:
1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid
as necessary. See “Brake fluid” in the “Main-
tenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
manual.
2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the
warning system checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
WARNING
Your brake system may not be working
properly if the warning light is on. Driv-
ing could be dangerous. If you judge it
to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest
service station for repairs. Otherwise,
have your vehicle towed because driv-
ing it could be dangerous.
Pressing the brake pedal with the en-
gine stopped and/or a low brake fluid
level may increase your stopping dis-
tance and braking will require greater
pedal effort as well as pedal travel.
If the brake fluid level is below the
MINIMUM or MIN mark on the brake
fluid reservoir, do not drive until the
brake system has been checked at a
NISSAN dealer.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning
indicator
When the parking brake is released and the
brake fluid level is sufficient, if both the brake
warning light and the Anti-lock Braking System
(ABS) waning light illuminate, it may indicate the
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ABS is not functioning properly. Have the brake
system checked, and if necessary, repaired by a
NISSAN dealer promptly. Avoid high-speed driv-
ing and abrupt braking. (See “Anti-lock Braking
System (ABS) warning light” in this section.)
Charge warning light
If this light comes on while the engine is running,
it may indicate the charging system is not func-
tioning properly. Turn the engine off and check
the generator belt. If the belt is loose, broken,
missing, or if the light remains on, see a NISSAN
dealer immediately.
CAUTION
Do not continue driving if the generator
belt is loose, broken or missing.
Door open warning light
This light comes on when any of the doors are not
closed securely while the ignition switch is
placed in the ON position.
Electric power steering
warning light
WARNING
If the engine is not running or is turned
off while driving, the power assist for
the steering will not work. Steering will
be harder to operate.
When the power steering warning light
illuminates with the engine running,
there will be no power assist for the
steering. You will still have control of
the vehicle but the steering will be
harder to operate. Have the power
steering system checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, the power steering warning light illumi-
nates. After starting the engine, the power steer-
ing warning light turns off. This indicates the
power steering system is operational.
If the power steering warning light illuminates
while the engine is running, it may indicate the
power steering system is not functioning properly
and may need servicing. Have the power steering
system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
When the power steering warning light illumi-
nates with the engine running, there will be no
power assist for the steering but you will still have
control of the vehicle. At this time, greater steer-
ing effort is required to operate the steering
wheel, especially in sharp turns and at low
speeds.
See “Power steering” in the “Starting and driving”
section.
Engine oil pressure warning
light
This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the
light flickers or comes on during normal driving,
pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine
immediately and call a NISSAN dealer or other
authorized repair shop.
The engine oil pressure warning light is not
designed to indicate a low oil level. Use the
dipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine oil” in
the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of
this manual.
CAUTION
Running the engine with the engine oil
pressure warning light on could cause se-
rious damage to the engine almost imme-
diately. Such damage is not covered by
warranty. Turn off the engine as soon as it
is safe to do so.
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Low fuel warning light
This light comes on when the fuel level in the fuel
tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is conve-
nient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E
(Empty). There will be a small reserve of fuel
in the tank when the fuel gauge reaches E
(Empty), showing no more fuel bars.
Low tire pressure warning light
(if so equipped)
Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the tire
pressure of all tires except the spare.
The low tire pressure warning light warns of low
tire pressure or indicates that the TPMS is not
functioning properly.
After the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, this light illuminates for about 1 second
and turns off.
Low tire pressure warning:
If the vehicle is being driven with low tire
pressure, the warning light will illuminate.
When the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates, you should stop and adjust the
tire pressure of all 4 tires to the recom-
mended COLD tire pressure shown on the
Tire and Loading Information label located
in the driver’s door opening. The low tire
pressure warning light does not automati-
cally turn off when the tire pressure is ad-
justed. After the tire is inflated to the rec-
ommended pressure, the vehicle must be
driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h)
to activate the TPMS and turn off the low
tire pressure warning light. Use a tire pres-
sure gauge to check the tire pressure.
For additional information, see “Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and
driving” section and in the “In case of emergency”
section.
TPMS malfunction:
If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low
tire pressure warning light will flash for approxi-
mately 1 minute when the ignition switch is
placed in the ON position. The light will remain on
after the 1 minute. Have the system checked by a
NISSAN dealer.
For additional information, see “Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and
driving” section and “Tire pressure” in the “Main-
tenance and do-it-yourself” section.
WARNING
If the light does not illuminate with the
ignition switch placed in the ON posi-
tion, have the vehicle checked by a
NISSAN dealer as soon as possible.
If the light illuminates while driving,
avoid sudden steering maneuvers or
abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed,
pull off the road to a safe location and
stop the vehicle as soon as possible.
Driving with under-inflated tires may
permanently damage the tires and in-
crease the likelihood of tire failure. Se-
rious vehicle damage could occur and
may lead to an accident and could re-
sult in serious personal injury. Check
the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust
the tire pressure to the recommended
COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire
and Loading Information label located
in the driver’s door opening to turn the
low tire pressure warning light OFF. If
the light still comes on while driving
after adjusting the tire pressure, a tire
may be flat. If you have a flat tire, re-
place it with a spare tire as soon as
possible.
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When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel
is replaced the TPMS will not function
and the low tire pressure warning light
will flash for approximately 1 minute.
The light will remain on after 1 minute.
Contact your NISSAN dealer as soon as
possible for tire replacement and/or
system resetting.
Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by NISSAN could affect the
proper operation of the TPMS.
CAUTION
The TPMS is not a substitute for the
regular tire pressure check. Be sure to
check the tire pressure regularly.
If the vehicle is being driven at speeds
of less than 16 MPH (25 km/h), the
TPMS may not operate correctly.
Be sure to install the specified size of
tires to the 4 wheels correctly.
Low windshield-washer fluid
warning light (if so equipped)
This light comes on when the windshield-washer
fluid is at a low level. Add windshield-washer fluid
as necessary. See “Windshield-washer fluid” in
the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of
this manual.
NISSAN Intelligent Key™
warning light (if so equipped)
The Intelligent Key warning light illuminates green
when the ignition switch can be turned. The
Intelligent Key warning light illuminates red when
the ignition switch cannot be turned.
The Intelligent Key warning light blinks red if the
Intelligent Key is taken outside of the vehicle
while the ignition switch is placed in the ACC or
ON position.
If the Intelligent Key warning light blinks,
make sure of the location of the Intelligent
Key as soon as possible. The Intelligent Key
should be carried by the driver while operat-
ing the vehicle.
The Intelligent Key warning light turns off
about 10 seconds after the Intelligent Key is
brought inside the vehicle.
The Intelligent Key warning light blinks green
indicating that the Intelligent Key battery is almost
discharged.
See “NISSAN Intelligent Key™ (if so equipped)”
in the “Pre-driving checks and adjustments” sec-
tion.
P position selecting warning
light (CVT models) (if so
equipped)
The light blinks red and the warning buzzer
sounds if you are outside of the vehicle with the
Intelligent Key and the engine is off, but the shift
selector is not in the P (Park) position.
When the warning light blinks, place the ignition
switch in the ON position, move the shift selector
to the P position, then place the ignition switch in
the LOCK position.
Seat belt warning light and
chime
The light and chime remind you to fasten your
seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the
ignition switch is placed in the ON or START
position and remains illuminated until the driver’s
seat belt is fastened. At the same time, the chime
sounds for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s
seat belt is securely fastened.
The seat belt warning light may also illuminate if
the front passenger’s seat belt is not fastened
when the front passenger’s seat is occupied . For
7 seconds after the ignition switch is placed in
the ON position, the system does not activate the
warning light for the front passenger.
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Refer to “Seat belts” in the “Safety—Seats, seat
belts and supplemental restraint system” section
for precautions on seat belt usage.
Supplemental air bag warning
light
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON or
START position, the supplemental air bag warn-
ing light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then
turns off. This means the system is operational.
If any of the following conditions occur, the front
air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag, and preten-
sioner systems need servicing and your vehicle
must be taken to a NISSAN dealer:
The supplemental air bag warning light re-
mains on after approximately 7 seconds.
The supplemental air bag warning light
flashes intermittently.
The supplemental air bag warning light does
not come on at all.
Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental
restraint system (air bag system) and/or the pre-
tensioners may not function properly. For addi-
tional details see “Supplemental restraint sys-
tem” in the “Safety—Seats, seat belts and
supplemental restraint system” section of this
manual.
WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning light
is on, it could mean that the front air bag,
side air bag, curtain air bag systems
and/or pretensioner systems will not op-
erate in an accident. To help avoid injury
to yourself or others, have your vehicle
checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as
possible.
INDICATOR LIGHTS
Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT) position
indicator light (CVT models)
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, this indicator light shows the shift selec-
tor position. See “Driving the vehicle” in the
“Starting and driving” section of this manual.
Cruise main switch indicator
light (if so equipped)
The light comes on when the cruise control main
switch is pushed. The light goes out when the
main switch is pushed again. When the cruise
main switch indicator light comes on, the cruise
control system is operational.
Cruise set switch indicator
light (if so equipped)
The light comes on while the vehicle speed is
controlled by the cruise control system. If the light
blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate
the cruise control system is not functioning prop-
erly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
or Front passenger air
bag status light
The front passenger air bag status light (
or ) will be lit and the passenger front air
bag will be OFF depending on how the front
passenger seat is being used.
For front passenger air bag status light operation,
see “Front passenger air bag and status light” in
the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental
restraint system” section of this manual.
High beam indicator light
(blue)
This blue light comes on when the headlight high
beams are on and goes out when the low beams
are selected.
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The high beam indicator light also comes on
when the passing signal is activated.
Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL)
If this indicator light comes on steady or blinks
while the engine is running, it may indicate a
potential emission control malfunction.
The Malfunction Indicator Light may also come
on steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing,
or if the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make
sure the fuel-filler cap is installed and closed
tightly, and that the vehicle has at least 3 gallons
(11.4 liters) of fuel in the fuel tank.
After a few driving trips, the light should
turn off if no other potential emission control
system malfunction exists.
If this indicator light comes on steady for 20
seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds when
the engine is not running, it indicates that the
vehicle is not ready for an emission control sys-
tem inspection/maintenance test. See “Readi-
ness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test” in the
“Technical and consumer information” section of
this manual.
Operation
The Malfunction Indicator Light will come on in
one of two ways:
Malfunction Indicator Light on steady — An
emission control system malfunction has
been detected. Check the fuel-filler cap. If
the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten
or install the cap and continue to drive the
vehicle. The light should turn off after
a few driving trips. If the light does not
turn off after a few driving trips, have the
vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. You
do not need to have your vehicle towed to
the dealer.
Malfunction Indicator Light blinking — An
engine misfire has been detected which may
damage the emission control system. To re-
duce or avoid emission control system dam-
age:
do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH
(72 km/h).
avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.
avoid steep uphill grades.
if possible, reduce the amount of cargo
being hauled or towed.
The Malfunction Indicator Light may stop blinking
and come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected
by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have
your vehicle towed to the dealer.
CAUTION
Continued vehicle operation without hav-
ing the emission control system checked
and repaired as necessary could lead to
poor driveability, reduced fuel economy,
and possible damage to the emission con-
trol system.
Overdrive off indicator light
(CVT models)
The overdrive off indicator light illuminates when
the overdrive off mode is selected.
For additional information, see “Continuously
Variable Transmission (CVT)” in the “Starting and
driving” section of this manual.
Security indicator light
For vehicles without Intelligent Key: This light
blinks whenever the ignition switch is placed in
the LOCK, OFF or ACC position.
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For vehicles with Intelligent Key: This light blinks
when the ignition switch is placed in the LOCK
position with the key removed from the ignition
switch.
The blinking security indicator light indicates that
the security systems equipped on the vehicle are
operational.
For additional information, see “Security sys-
tems” later in this section.
Side light and headlight
indicator light (green)
The side light and headlight indicator light illumi-
nates when the side light or headlight position is
selected. See “Headlight and turn signal switch”
later in this section for further details.
Slip indicator light (if so
equipped)
This indicator will blink when the VDC system is
operating, thus alerting the driver to the fact that
the road surface is slippery and the vehicle is
nearing its traction limits.
You may feel or hear the system working; this is
normal.
The light will blink for a few seconds after the
VDC system stops limiting wheel spin.
The indicator light also comes on when
you place the ignition switch in the ON position.
The light will turn off after approximately 2 sec-
onds if the system is operational. If the light does
not come on have the system checked by a
NISSAN dealer.
Turn signal/hazard indicator
lights
The appropriate light flashes when the turn signal
switch is activated.
Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turned
on.
Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) OFF indicator light (if so
equipped)
This indicator light comes on when the Vehicle
Dynamic Control off switch is pushed to OFF.
This indicates the Vehicle Dynamic Control sys-
tem is not operating.
Push the Vehicle Dynamic Control off switch
again or restart the engine and the system will
operate normally. See “Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” sec-
tion of this manual.
The Vehicle Dynamic Control light also comes on
when you place the ignition switch in the ON
position. The light will turn off after about 2 sec-
onds if the system is operational. If the light stays
on or comes on along with the SLIP indicator light
while you are driving, have the Vehicle Dynamic
Control system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
While the Vehicle Dynamic Control system is
operating, you might feel slight vibration or hear
the system working when starting the vehicle or
accelerating, but this is normal.
AUDIBLE REMINDERS
Brake pad wear warning
The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings.
When a disc brake pad requires replacement, it
makes a high pitched scraping sound when the
vehicle is in motion, whether or not the brake
pedal is depressed. Have the brakes checked as
soon as possible if the warning sound is heard.
Key reminder chime
A chime sounds if the driver’s door is opened
while the key is left in the ignition switch. Remove
the key and take it with you when leaving the
vehicle.
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Light reminder chime
With the ignition switch placed in the OFF posi-
tion, a chime sounds when the driver’s door is
opened if the headlights or parking lights are on.
Turn the headlight control switch off before leav-
ing the vehicle.
NISSAN Intelligent Key™ door buzzer
(if so equipped)
The Intelligent Key door buzzer sounds if any one
of the following improper operations is found.
The ignition switch is not returned to the
LOCK position when locking the doors.
The Intelligent Key is left inside the vehicle
when locking the doors.
The Intelligent Key is taken outside the ve-
hicle when operating the vehicle.
Any doors are not closed securely when
locking the doors.
When the buzzer sounds, be sure to check both
the vehicle and the Intelligent Key. See “NISSAN
Intelligent Key™” in the “Pre-driving checks and
adjustments” section.
Parking brake reminder chime
A chime sounds if the parking brake is set and the
vehicle is driven. The chime will stop if the parking
brake is released or the vehicle speed returns to
zero.
Your vehicle may have two types of security sys-
tems:
Vehicle security system (if so equipped)
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System
VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM (if so
equipped)
The vehicle security system provides visual and
audible alarm signals if someone opens the doors
when the system is armed. It is not, however, a
motion detection type system that activates when
a vehicle is moved or when a vibration occurs.
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SECURITY SYSTEMS
Instruments and controls 2-17
The system helps deter vehicle theft but cannot
prevent it, nor can it prevent the theft of interior or
exterior vehicle components in all situations. Al-
ways secure your vehicle even if parking for a
brief period. Never leave your keys in the ignition,
and always lock the vehicle when unattended. Be
aware of your surroundings, and park in secure,
well-lit areas whenever possible.
Many devices offering additional protection, such
as component locks, identification markers, and
tracking systems, are available at auto supply
stores and specialty shops. Your NISSAN dealer
may also offer such equipment. Check with your
insurance company to see if you may be eligible
for discounts for various theft protection features.
How to arm the vehicle security
system
1. Close all windows. (The system can be
armed even if the windows are open.)
2. Place the ignition switch in the LOCK posi-
tion and remove the key.
3. Close all doors. Lock all doors. The doors
can be locked with:
the power door lock switch (if the door is
opened, locked and then closed).
the key — master or mechanical (Intelli-
gent Key models).
any request switch (Intelligent Key mod-
els).
the keyfob or Intelligent Key.
Keyfob and Intelligent Key operation:
Push the button. All doors lock.
The hazard lights flash twice and the horn
beeps once to indicate all doors are
locked.
When the button is pushed with
all doors locked, the hazard lights flash
twice and the horn beeps once as a re-
minder that the doors are already locked.
The horn may or may not beep. Refer to
“Silencing the horn beep feature” in the
“Pre-driving checks and adjustments” sec-
tion later in this manual.
4. Confirm that the indicator light comes
on. The light stays on for about 30
seconds. The vehicle security system is now
pre-armed. After about 30 seconds the ve-
hicle security system automatically shifts
into the armed phase. The light begins
to flash once every 3 seconds. If, during the
30-second pre-arm time period, the driver’s
door is unlocked by the key, a request
switch, the keyfob or Intelligent Key, or if the
ignition switch is placed in the ACC or ON
position, the system will not arm.
If the key is turned slowly when locking
the driver’s door, the system may not
arm. Furthermore, if the key is turned
beyond the vertical position toward the
unlock position to remove the key, the
system may be disarmed when the key
is removed. If the indicator light fails to
glow for 30 seconds, unlock the door
once and lock it again.
Even when the driver and/or passen-
gers are in the vehicle, the system will
arm with all doors closed and locked
with the ignition switch placed in the
OFF position.
Vehicle security system activation
The vehicle security system will give the following
alarm:
The headlights blink and the horn sounds
intermittently.
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The alarm automatically turns off after ap-
proximately 50 seconds. However, the alarm
reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with
again. The alarm can be shut off by unlocking
the driver’s door with the key, a request
switch or by pressing the button on
the keyfob or Intelligent Key.
The alarm is activated by:
opening a door without using the key, a
request switch, keyfob or Intelligent Key
(even if the door is unlocked by using the
inside lock knob or the power door lock
switch).
How to stop an activated alarm
The alarm stops only by unlocking the driver’s
door with the key, pressing the button on
the keyfob or Intelligent Key, or by unlocking all
doors with any request switch (Intelligent Key
models).
NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
SYSTEM
The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will not
allow the engine to start without the use of a
registered key.
If the engine fails to start using a registered key
(for example, when interference is caused by
another registered key, an automated toll road
device or automatic payment device on the key
ring), restart the engine using the following pro-
cedures:
1. Leave the ignition switch placed in the ON
position for approximately 5 seconds.
2. Place the ignition switch in the OFF or
LOCK position and wait approximately 10
seconds.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
4. Restart the engine while holding the device
(which may have caused the interference)
separate from the registered key.
If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec-
ommends placing the registered key on a sepa-
rate key ring to avoid interference from other
devices.
Statement related to Section 15 of FCC
Rules for NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Sys-
tem (CONT ASSY — IMMOBILIZER, ANT
ASSY — IMMOBILIZER)
This device complies with part 15 of the
FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the follow-
ing two conditions;
(1) This device may not cause harmful in-
terference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including inter-
ference that may cause undesired opera-
tion of the device.
CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EX-
PRESSLY APPROVED BY THE PARTY RE-
SPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE COULD
VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPER-
ATE THE EQUIPMENT.
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Security indicator light
For vehicles without Intelligent Key: This light
blinks whenever the ignition switch is placed in
the LOCK, OFF or ACC position.
For vehicles with Intelligent Key: This light blinks
when the ignition switch is placed in the LOCK
position with the key removed from the ignition
switch.
This function indicates the NISSAN Vehicle Im-
mobilizer System is operational.
If the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is mal-
functioning, the light will remain on while the
ignition switch is placed in the ON position.
If the light still remains on and/or the en-
gine will not start, see a NISSAN dealer for
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System ser-
vice as soon as possible. Please bring all
registered keys that you have when visiting
your NISSAN dealer for service.
SWITCH OPERATION
The windshield wiper and washer operates when
the ignition switch is placed in the ON position.
Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the
following speed:
1Intermittent (INT) — intermittent operation
can be adjusted by turning the knob toward
A(Slower) or
B(Faster).
2Low (LO) — continuous low speed operation
3High (HI) — continuous high speed opera-
tion
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WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER
SWITCH
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Push the lever up
4to have one sweep opera-
tion (MIST) of the wiper.
Pull the lever toward you
5to operate the
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
Do not operate the washer continu-
ously for more than 30 seconds.
Do not operate the washer if the reser-
voir tank is empty.
Do not fill the windshield-washer fluid
reservoir tank with windshield-washer
fluid concentrates at full strength.
Some methyl alcohol based
windsheild-washer fluid concentrates
may permanently stain the grille if
spilled while filling the windshield-
washer fluid reservoir tank.
Pre-mix windshield-washer fluid con-
centrates with water to the manufactur-
er’s recommended levels before pour-
ing the fluid into the windshield-washer
fluid reservoir tank. Do not use the
windshield-washer fluid reservoir tank
to mix the windshield-washer fluid con-
centrate and water.
To defrost the rear window glass and outside
mirrors (if so equipped), start the engine and
push the rear window defroster switch on. The
rear window defroster indicator light on the
switch comes on. Push the switch again to turn
the defroster off.
The rear window defroster automatically turns off
after approximately 15 minutes.
CAUTION
When cleaning the inner side of the rear
window, be careful not to scratch or dam-
age the rear window defroster.
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REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE
MIRROR (if so equipped)
DEFROSTER SWITCH
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HEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH
Lighting
1When turning the switch to the posi-
tion, the front parking, tail, license plate and
instrument panel lights come on.
2When turning the switch to the posi-
tion, the headlights come on and all the other
lights remain on.
CAUTION
Use the headlights with the engine run-
ning to avoid discharging the vehicle
battery.
Headlight beam select
1To select the high beam function, push the
lever forward. The high beam lights come on
and the light illuminates.
2Pull the lever back to select the low beam.
3Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the
headlight high beams on and off.
Battery saver system
If the ignition switch is placed in the OFF position
while the headlight switch is in the
or position, the headlights will turn off after
5 minutes.
Type A
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Type B
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HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL
SWITCH
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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.
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEM
(Canada only)
The headlights automatically illuminate at a re-
duced intensity when the engine is started with
the parking brake released. The daytime running
lights operate with the headlight switch in the
OFF position or in the position. Turn the
headlight switch to the position for full
illumination when driving at night.
If the parking brake is applied before the engine is
started, the daytime running lights do not illumi-
nate. The daytime running lights illuminate when
the parking brake is released. The daytime run-
ning lights will remain on until the ignition switch
is placed in the OFF position.
WARNING
When the daytime running light system is
active, tail lights on your vehicle are not
on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your
headlights. Failure to do so could cause
an accident injuring yourself and others.
INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS
CONTROL
The instrument brightness control operates when
the headlight control switch is in the
or position and the ignition switch is
placed in the ON position.
The brightness level will be shown briefly in the
meter’s display area whenever the control is op-
erated.
Turn the control to adjust the brightness of instru-
ment panel lights when driving at night. When
the maximum or minimum intensity is met,
a short chime will sound.
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TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
Turn signal
1Move the lever up or down to signal the
turning direction. When the turn is com-
pleted, the turn signals cancel automatically.
Lane change signal
2To 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.
FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped)
To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch
to the position, then turn the fog light
switch to the position.
To turn the fog lights off, turn the fog light switch
to the OFF position.
The headlights must be on and the low beams
selected for the fog lights to operate. The fog
lights automatically turn off when the high beam
headlights are selected.
Push the switch on to warn other drivers when
you must stop or park under emergency condi-
tions. All turn signal lights flash.
WARNING
If stopping for an emergency, be sure to
move the vehicle well off the road.
Do not use the hazard warning flashers
while moving on the highway unless
unusual circumstances force you to
drive so slowly that your vehicle might
become a hazard to other traffic.
Turn signals do not work when the haz-
ard warning flasher lights are on.
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
SWITCH
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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.
To sound the horn, push the top portion of the
steering wheel’s center pad.
WARNING
Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so
could affect proper operation of the
supplemental front air bag system. Tam-
pering with the supplemental front air bag
system may result in serious personal
injury.
The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most driv-
ing conditions.
If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC
system reduces the engine output to reduce
wheel spin. The engine speed will be reduced
even if the accelerator is depressed to the floor. If
maximum engine power is needed to free a stuck
vehicle, turn the VDC system off.
To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF
switch. The indicator will come on.
Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the
engine to turn on the system. See “Vehicle Dy-
namic Control (VDC) system”in the “Starting and
driving” section.
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HORN VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
OFF SWITCH (if so equipped)
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The front seats are warmed by built-in heaters.
1. Start the engine.
2. Push the low or high position of the switch,
as desired, depending on the temperature.
The indicator light in the switch will illumi-
nate.
The heater is controlled by a thermostat,
automatically turning the heater on and off.
The indicator light will remain on as long as
the switch is on.
3. When the seat is warmed or before you
leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch
off.
CAUTION
Do not use the seat heater for extended
periods or when no one is using the
seat.
Do not put anything on the seat which
insulates heat, such as a blanket, cush-
ion, seat cover, etc. Otherwise, the seat
may become overheated.
Do not place anything hard or heavy on
the seat or pierce it with a pin or similar
object. This may result in damage to the
heater.
Any liquid spilled on the heated seat
should be removed immediately with a
dry cloth.
When cleaning the seat, never use
gasoline, benzine, thinner, or any simi-
lar materials.
If any abnormalities are found or the
heated seat does not operate, turn the
switch off and have the system checked
by your NISSAN dealer.
The battery could run down if the seat
heater is operated while the engine is
not running.
The power outlets are for powering electrical
accessories such as cellular telephones. They
are rated at 12 Volt, 120W (10A) maximum.
The power outlet located on the bottom center
portion of the instrument panel is powered di-
rectly by the vehicle’s battery. The power outlet
located in the console (if so equipped) is pow-
ered only when the ignition switch is placed in the
ACC or ON position.
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Instrument panel
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HEATED SEAT (if so equipped) POWER OUTLET
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CAUTION
The outlet and plug may be hot during
or immediately after use.
The power outlets are not designed for
use with a cigarette lighter.
Do not use with accessories that ex-
ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw.
Do not use double adapters or more
than one electrical accessory.
Use power outlets with the engine run-
ning to avoid discharging the vehicle
battery.
Avoid using power outlets when the air
conditioner, headlights or rear window
defroster is on.
Before inserting or disconnecting a
plug, be sure the electrical accessory
being used is turned OFF.
Push the plug in as far as it will go. If
good contact is not made, the plug may
overheat or the internal temperature
fuse may open.
When not in use, be sure to close the
cap. Do not allow water to contact the
outlet.
MAP POCKETS
Console (if so equipped)
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STORAGE
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STORAGE BIN
Pull the lid down to open the storage bin.
Some models are equipped with a soft lining in
the storage bin for storing sunglasses.
WARNING
Keep the storage bin closed while driving
to prevent an accident.
STORAGE TRAYS
WARNING
Do not place sharp objects in the trays to
help prevent injury in an accident or sud-
den stop.
INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE (if
so equipped)
To open the storage tray, push and release. The
storage tray will automatically move to the open
position.
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LIC1024
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The inside of the storage tray can get hot. Do
not place objects inside which can melt or
be easily deformed.
WARNING
Keep the tray lid closed while driving to
help prevent contents from becoming pro-
jectiles causing injury in an accident or
during a sudden stop.
SEATBACK POCKETS (if so
equipped)
The seatback pockets are located on the back of
the driver’s and passenger’s seats. The pockets
can be used to store maps.
Type A
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Type B
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CUP HOLDERS
Adjust the cup holder size by turning the adjust-
ment knob and sliding the cup holder divider to
the desired position.
CAUTION
Avoid abrupt starting and braking when
the cup holder is being used to prevent
spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it
can scald you or your passenger.
Use only soft cups in the cup holder.
Hard objects can injure you in an
accident.
Lower the rear center armrest to access the cup
holders.
Front
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Rear (if so equipped)
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GLOVE BOX
Open the glove box by pulling the handle.
WARNING
Keep glove box lid closed while driving to
help prevent injury in an accident or a
sudden stop.
CONSOLE BOX
To open the console box, press in on the lever
1
and raise the lid
2.
To close, push the lid down until the lock latches.
TRUNK DIVIDER (if so equipped)
CAUTION
The trunk divider does not contain any
secure locking mechanisms so it should
not be used as a secure storage for
valuables.
The trunk divider allows for the creation of a
hidden storage compartment in the trunk or when
lowered, a temporary storage surface for wet
items.
The trunk divider can be accessed through the
lowering of the rear seats or through the trunk.
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Instruments and controls 2-31
Once the rear seats have been lowered, the trunk
divider can be opened by pressing down on the
securing latch and pushing the divider toward the
rear of the vehicle. For more information on the
lowering of rear seats, see “Interior trunk access”
in the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supple-
mental restraint system” section of this manual.
Access the trunk divider by opening the trunk. To
remove the trunk divider, press down on securing
latch
1and lower the trunk divider to about 45°.
Pull and lift the divider out of the holding brackets
2to remove from the trunk.
CARGO NET (if so equipped)
WARNING
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.
Be sure to secure all four hooks into the
retainers. The cargo restrained in the
net must not exceed 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) or
the net may not stay secured.
Accessing through rear seats
LIC1030
Accessing through trunk
LIC1031 WIC1032
2-32 Instruments and controls
The cargo net helps keep packages in the cargo
area from moving around while the vehicle is in
motion.
To install the cargo net, attach the net to the
retainers.
To remove the cargo net, detach the net from the
cargo net retainers.
GROCERY HOOKS (if so equipped)
The grocery hooks are located in the trunk and
can be used to hang a standard size plastic
grocery bag.
CAUTION
Do not apply a total load of more than 20
lbs (9 kg) to a single grocery hook.
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Instruments and controls 2-33
POWER WINDOWS (if so equipped)
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
accidents.
The power windows operate when the ignition
switch is placed in the ON position, or for about
45 seconds after the ignition switch is placed in
the OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s
door is opened during this period of about 45
seconds, power to the windows is canceled.
1. Window lock button
2. Power door lock switch
3. Front passenger’s side window switch
4. Right rear passenger’s window switch
5. Left rear passenger’s window switch
6. Driver’s side automatic switch
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 to the first
detent and continue to hold it down until the
desired window position is reached. To close a
window, pull the switch to the first detent and
continue to hold up until the desired window
position is reached.
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WINDOWS
2-34 Instruments and controls
Front passenger’s power window
switch
The passenger’s window switch operates only
the corresponding passenger’s window. To open
the window, push the switch to the first detent
and continue to hold it down until the desired
window position is reached
1. To close the
window, pull the switch to the first detent and
continue to hold it up until the desired window
position is reached
2.
Rear power window switch
The rear power window switches open or close
only the corresponding windows. To open the
window, push the switch and hold it down
1.To
close the window, pull the switch up
2.
Locking passengers’ windows
When the window lock button is depressed, only
the driver’s side window can be opened or
closed. Push it again to cancel the window lock
function.
Automatic operation
To fully open a window equipped with automatic
operation, press the window switch down to the
second detent and release it; it need not be held.
The window automatically opens all the way. To
stop the window, lift the switch up while the
window is opening.
To fully close a window equipped with automatic
operation, pull the switch up to the second detent
and release it; it need not be held. The window
automatically closes all the way. To stop the win-
dow, press the switch down while the window is
closing.
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Auto-reverse function
The auto-reverse function can be activated when
a window is closed by automatic operation.
Depending on the environment or driving
conditions, the auto-reverse function may
be activated if an impact or load similar to
something being caught in the window oc-
curs.
WARNING
There are some small distances immedi-
ately before the closed position which
cannot be detected. Make sure that all
passengers have their hands, etc., inside
the vehicle before closing the window.
If the vehicle’s battery is disconnected, replaced,
or jump started, the power window auto-reverse
function may not operate properly. If this occurs,
please contact the dealer to re-initialize the
power window auto-reverse system.
If the control unit detects something caught in a
window equipped with automatic operation as it
is closing, the window will be immediately low-
ered.
When the automatic operation for the
driver’s power window switch does
not operate
If the automatic operation for the driver’s power
window switch does not operate properly, per-
form the following procedure to initialize the
power window switch.
1. Place the ignition switch in the ON position.
2. Press and hold the driver’s window switch
down until the window opens completely.
3. Release the switch.
4. Pull and hold the driver’s window switch up
to the second detent until the window glass
has reached the full close position. Con-
tinue to hold the window switch in the
up position for 5 seconds after the win-
dow glass has reached the full close
position. (It is necessary for this entire step
to be completed with one continuous pull of
the window switch.)
5. Release the switch.
Initialization is now complete. The automatic op-
eration for the driver’s power window switch
should now operate.
If the automatic operation does not operate prop-
erly after performing the above procedure, see a
NISSAN dealer for assistance.
No initialization is required for all the other win-
dow switches.
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MANUAL WINDOWS (if so equipped)
The side windows can be opened or closed by
turning the hand crank on each door.
ELECTRIC MOONROOF
This moonroof only operates with the ignition
switch placed in the ON position.
NOTE:
If the battery is discharged or is discon-
nected, the moonroof may not operate cor-
rectly, and must be reset.
See “Resetting the moonroof switch” later in this
section.
Sliding the moonroof
To open the moonroof, push and hold the switch
toward DOWN/OPEN. The moonroof will stop
when the switch is released or when the moon-
roof is fully open.
To close the moonroof, push and hold the switch
toward UP/CLOSE. The moonroof will stop when
the switch is released or when the moonroof is
fully closed.
Tilting the moonroof
Close the moonroof by pushing and holding the
switch toward UP/CLOSE. Release the switch,
then push and hold the UP/CLOSE switch to tilt
the moonroof up. The moonroof will stop when
the switch is released or when the moonroof
reaches the maximum tilt position.
To tilt the moonroof down, push and hold the
switch toward DOWN/OPEN. The moonroof will
stop when the switch is released or when the
moonroof is fully closed.
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MOONROOF (if so equipped)
Instruments and controls 2-37
WARNING
In an accident you could be thrown from
the vehicle through an open moonroof.
Always use seat belts and child
restraints.
Do not allow anyone to stand up or
extend any portion of their body out of
the moonroof opening while the vehicle
is in motion or while the moonroof is
closing.
CAUTION
Remove water drops, snow, ice or sand
from the moonroof before opening.
Do not place heavy objects on the
moonroof or surrounding area.
Resetting the moonroof switch
The moonroof switch may not operate properly
and may need to be reset if any of the following
conditions have occurred:
the battery terminal has been disconnected,
the moonroof has been manually moved,
the moonroof motor has been removed and
reinstalled after the moonroof has been re-
positioned or adjusted,
the moonroof glass panel has been adjusted
or changed, or
the electrical supply interrupted and/or
some malfunction has been detected.
Use the following reset procedure to return
moonroof operation to normal.
1. Press the UP/CLOSE side of the moonroof
switch, until it stops and then release the
switch.
2. Push and hold the UP/CLOSE side of the
moonroof switch. The moonroof panel will
begin to move in about 10 seconds.
3. Continue to hold the UP/CLOSE side of the
moonroof switch while the panel moves in a
jogging motion to the full tilt position. When
the panel reaches the full tilt position it will
back up a little and stop.
4. Release the UP/CLOSE side of the moon-
roof switch.
5. Within 5 seconds of completing step 4,
press and continuously hold the UP/CLOSE
side of the moonroof switch. After a delay of
5 seconds, the panel will move from the tilt
position to the open position and back to the
close position.
6. Release the UP/CLOSE side of the moon-
roof switch. Do not disconnect the power for
at least 2 seconds. The moonroof is now
restarted.
NOTE:
If the UP/CLOSE side of the moonroof
switch is released anytime during the re-
starting process, all learned profile data
will be discarded and the procedure will
have to be started over.
If the moonroof still does not operate properly,
have the moonroof system checked, and if nec-
essary repaired, by a NISSAN dealer.
Auto-reverse function (when closing or
tilting down the moonroof)
The auto-reverse function can be activated when
the moonroof is closed or tilted down by auto-
matic operation when the ignition switch is
placed in the ON position or for about 45 sec-
onds after the ignition switch is placed in the OFF
position.
Depending on the environment or driving
conditions, the auto-reverse function may
be activated if an impact or load similar to
something being caught in the moonroof
occurs.
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WARNING
There are some small distances immedi-
ately before the closed position which
cannot be detected. Make sure that all
passengers have their hands, etc., inside
the vehicle before closing the moonroof.
When closing:
If the control unit detects something caught in the
moonroof as it moves to the front, the moonroof
will immediately open backward.
When tilting down:
If the control unit detects something caught in the
moonroof as it tilts down, the moonroof will im-
mediately tilt up.
If the auto-reverse function malfunctions and re-
peats opening or tilting up the moonroof, keep
pushing the tilt down switch within 5 seconds
after it happens; the moonroof will fully close
gradually. Make sure nothing is caught in the
moonroof.
WARNING
In an accident you could be thrown from
the vehicle through an open moonroof.
Always use seat belts and child
restraints.
Do not allow anyone to stand up or
extend any portion of their body out of
the moonroof opening while the vehicle
is in motion or while the moonroof is
closing.
CAUTION
Remove water drops, snow, ice or sand
from the moonroof before opening.
Do not place heavy objects on the
moonroof or surrounding area.
Sunshade
Open and close the sunshade by sliding it for-
ward or backward.
If the moonroof does not close
Have your NISSAN dealer check and repair the
moonroof.
The interior light has a three-position switch and
operates regardless of ignition switch position.
When the switch is in the ON position
1, the
interior light illuminates, regardless of door posi-
tion.
When the switch is in the center O position, the
interior light illuminates by opening a door.
The interior light will stay on for about 30 seconds
when:
The doors are unlocked while the ignition
switch is placed in the OFF position and all
doors are closed.
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INTERIOR LIGHT
Instruments and controls 2-39
The driver’s door is opened and then closed
while the ignition switch is placed in the OFF
position.
The ignition switch is placed in the OFF
position while all doors are closed.
The interior light will turn off while the 30 second
timer is activated when:
The driver’s door is locked by the keyfob, a
key or the lock-unlock switch.
The ignition switch is placed in the ON po-
sition.
When the switch is in the OFF position
2, the
interior light does not illuminate, regardless of
door position.
Some vehicles are equipped with a battery saver
feature that will automatically turn off the interior
lights after approximately 10 minutes if:
doors are open, or
the interior light switch is in the ON position.
NOTE:
If the interior lights are turned off automati-
cally by the battery saver feature, the igni-
tion switch must be placed in the ON posi-
tion before the interior lights will illuminate
again.
For information regarding the interior light bulb
replacement, refer to “Exterior and interior lights”
in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself”section of
this manual.
CAUTION
Do not use for extended periods of time
with the engine stopped. This could result
in a discharged battery. To turn the map lights on, press the button. To
turn them off, press the button again.
CAUTION
Do not use for extended periods of time
with the engine stopped. This could result
in a discharged battery.
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MAP LIGHTS (if so equipped)
2-40 Instruments and controls
The light illuminates when the trunk lid is opened.
When the trunk lid is closed, the light goes off.
For bulb replacement procedures, refer to “Exte-
rior and interior lights” in the “Maintenance and
do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
TRUNK LIGHT
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MEMO
2-42 Instruments and controls
3 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Keys.............................................3-2
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System keys .........3-2
NISSAN Intelligent Key™ (if so equipped) .........3-3
Doors ............................................3-4
Locking with key................................3-5
Locking with inside lock knob . ...................3-5
Locking with power door lock switch .............3-6
Automatic door locks . . .........................3-6
Child safety rear door lock.......................3-7
Remote keyless entry system (models without
NISSAN Intelligent Key™) (if so equipped)............3-7
How to use remote keyless entry system ..........3-8
NISSAN Intelligent Key™ (if so equipped) ...........3-11
Operating range...............................3-13
Door locks/unlocks precaution ..................3-13
NISSAN Intelligent Key™ Operation..............3-14
How to use the remote keyless entry
function ......................................3-17
Warning lights and audible reminders ............3-20
Warning signals ...............................3-21
Troubleshooting guide .........................3-22
Hood ...........................................3-23
Trunk lid .........................................3-23
Trunk lid release ...............................3-24
Key operation (if so equipped) ..................3-24
Interior trunk lid release ........................3-24
Fuel-filler door ...................................3-25
Opener operation..............................3-25
Fuel-filler cap .................................3-25
Steering wheel ...................................3-27
Tilt operation..................................3-27
Sun visors .......................................3-27
Vanity mirrors (if so equipped)...................3-27
Mirrors ..........................................3-28
Rearview mirror ...............................3-28
Outside mirrors ...............................3-28
1. Two master keys (black) with transpon-
der chip and chrome NISSAN brand
symbol on one side
2. Transponder chip
3. Key number plate
A key number plate is supplied with your keys.
Record the key number and keep it in a safe place
(such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. If you lose
your keys, see a NISSAN dealer for duplicates by
using the key number. NISSAN does not record
key numbers so it is very important to keep track
of your key number plate.
A key number is only necessary when you have
lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate
from. If you still have a key, your NISSAN dealer
can duplicate it.
NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
SYSTEM KEYS
You can only drive your vehicle using the master
keys which are registered to the NISSAN Vehicle
Immobilizer System components in your vehicle.
These keys have a transponder chip in the key
head.
The master key can be used for all the locks.
Never leave these keys in the vehicle.
Additional or replacement keys:
If you still have a key, the key number is not
necessary when you need extra NISSAN Vehicle
Immobilizer System keys. Your dealer can dupli-
cate your existing key. As many as 5 NISSAN
Vehicle Immobilizer System keys can be used
with one vehicle. You should bring all NISSAN
Vehicle Immobilizer System keys that you have to
your NISSAN dealer for registration. This is be-
cause the registration process will erase the
memory of all key codes previously registered
into the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System.
After the registration process, these components
will only recognize keys coded into the NISSAN
Vehicle Immobilizer System during registration.
Any key that is not given to your dealer at the time
of registration will no longer be able to start your
vehicle.
Do not allow the immobilizer system key, which
contains an electrical transponder, to come into
contact with salt water. This could affect system
function.
LPD0348
KEYS
3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
1. Two Intelligent Keys
2. Mechanical keys (inside Intelligent
Keys)
3. Key number plate
NISSAN INTELLIGENT KEY™ (if so
equipped)
Your vehicle can only be driven with the Intelligent
Keys which are registered to your vehicle’s Intel-
ligent Key components and NISSAN Vehicle Im-
mobilizer System components.
Never leave these keys in the vehicle.
As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be registered
and used with one vehicle. The new keys must be
registered by a NISSAN dealer prior to use with
the Intelligent Key and NISSAN Vehicle Immobi-
lizer System of your vehicle. Since the registra-
tion process requires erasing all memory in the
Intelligent Key components when registering new
keys, be sure to take all Intelligent Keys that you
have to the NISSAN dealer.
CAUTION
Listed below are conditions or occur-
rences which will damage the Intelligent
Key:
Do not allow the Intelligent Key, which
contains electrical components, to
come into contact with water or salt
water. This could affect the system
function.
Do not drop the Intelligent Key.
Do not strike the Intelligent Key sharply
against another object.
Do not change or modify the Intelligent
Key.
Wetting may damage the Intelligent
Key. If the Intelligent Key gets wet, im-
mediately wipe until it is completely dry.
Do not place the Intelligent Key for an
extended period in an area where tem-
peratures exceed 140°F (60°C).
Do not attach the Intelligent Key with a
key holder that contains a magnet.
Do not place the Intelligent Key near
equipment that produces a magnetic
field, such as a TV, audio equipment and
personal computers.
If an Intelligent Key is lost or stolen,
NISSAN recommends erasing the ID code
of that Intelligent Key from the vehicle.
This may prevent the unauthorized use of
the Intelligent Key to operate the vehicle.
For information regarding the erasing
procedure, contact a NISSAN dealer.
WPD0363
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-3
Mechanical key
The Intelligent Key contains the mechanical key,
which can be used in case of a discharged bat-
tery.
To remove the mechanical key, release the lock
knob on the back of the Intelligent Key.
To install the mechanical key, firmly insert it into
the Intelligent Key until the lock knob returns to
the lock position.
The mechanical key can be used for operation in
the same way as an ordinary key.
CAUTION
Always carry the mechanical key installed
in the Intelligent Key slot.
See “Doors” in this section and “Storage” in the
“Instruments and Controls” section of this
manual.
When the doors are locked using one of the
following methods, the doors can not be opened
using the inside or outside door handles. The
doors 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
intruders.
Before opening any door, always look
for and avoid oncoming traffic.
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.
SPA1951
DOORS
3-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
LOCKING WITH KEY
Manual (if so equipped)
To lock a door, turn the key toward the front of the
vehicle
1. To unlock, turn the key toward the rear
2.
Power (if so equipped)
The power door lock system allows you to lock or
unlock all doors at the same time.
Turning the key toward the front
1of the vehicle
locks all doors.
Turning the key one time toward the rear
2of the
vehicle unlocks that door. From that position,
returning the key to neutral
3(where the key can
only be removed and inserted) and turning it
toward the rear again within 5 seconds unlocks
all doors
4.
LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK
KNOB
To lock the door without the key, move the inside
lock knob to the lock position
1, then close the
door.
To unlock the door without the key, move the
inside lock knob to the unlock position
2.
Driver’s side
LPD0349 LPD0483
Inside lock
WPD0291
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5
LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR
LOCK SWITCH
To lock all the doors without a key, push the door
lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) to
the lock position
1. When locking the door this
way, be certain not to leave the key inside the
vehicle.
To unlock all the doors without a key, push the
door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s
side) to the unlock position
2.
Lockout protection
When the power door lock switch (driver’s or
front passenger’s side) is moved to the lock
position with the key in the ignition switch and any
door open, all doors will lock and then unlock
automatically. This helps to prevent the keys from
being accidently locked inside the vehicle.
AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKS
All doors lock automatically when the vehicle
speed reaches 15 MPH (24 km/h).
All doors unlock automatically when the ig-
nition switch is placed in the OFF position
(models with Intelligent Key system) or when
the key is removed from the ignition switch
(models without Intelligent Key system).
The automatic unlock function can be de-
activated or activated. To deactivate or acti-
vate the automatic door unlock system, perform
the following procedure:
1. Close all doors.
2. Place the ignition switch in the ON position.
3. Within 20 seconds of performing Step 2,
push and hold the power door lock switch to
the position (UNLOCK) for more than
5 seconds.
4. When activated, the hazard indicator will
flash twice. When deactivated, the hazard
indicator will flash once.
5. The ignition switch must be placed in the
OFF and ON position again between each
setting change.
When the automatic door unlock system is deac-
tivated, the doors do not unlock when the ignition
switch is placed in the OFF position (models with
Intelligent Key system) or when the key is re-
moved from the ignition switch (models without
Intelligent Key system). To unlock the door manu-
ally, use the inside lock knob or the power door
lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side).
Door lock switch
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CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK
Child safety locks help prevent the rear doors
from being opened accidentally, especially when
small children are in the vehicle.
The child safety lock levers are located on the
edge of the rear doors.
When the lever is in the unlock position
1, the
door can be opened from the outside or the
inside.
When the lever is in the lock position
2,
the door can be opened only from the out-
side.
WARNING
Radio waves could adversely affect
electric medical equipment. Those who
use a pacemaker should contact the
electric medical equipment manufac-
turer for the possible influences before
use.
The remote keyless entry keyfob trans-
mits radio waves when the buttons are
pressed. The FAA advises radio waves
may affect aircraft navigation and com-
munication systems. Do not operate the
remote keyless entry keyfob while on
an airplane. Make sure the buttons are
not operated unintentionally when the
unit is stored for a flight.
It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, turn the
interior lights on, and activate the panic alarm by
using the keyfob from outside the vehicle.
Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle
before locking the doors.
The keyfob can operate at a distance of approxi-
mately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The effective
distance depends on the conditions around the
vehicle.
As many as 5 keyfobs can be used with one
vehicle. For information concerning the purchase
and use of additional keyfobs, contact a NISSAN
dealer.
The keyfob will not function when:
the battery is discharged
the distance between the vehicle and the
keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m)
The panic alarm will not activate when the
key is in the ignition switch.
CAUTION
Listed below are conditions or occur-
rences which will damage the keyfob:
Do not allow the keyfob, which contains
electrical components, to come into
contact with water or salt water. This
could affect the system function.
Do not drop the keyfob.
Do not strike the keyfob sharply against
another object.
Do not change or modify the keyfob.
Wetting may damage the keyfob. If the
keyfob gets wet, immediately wipe until
it is completely dry.
LIC0716
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
(models without NISSAN Intelligent
Key™) (if so equipped)
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7
Do not place the keyfob for an extended
period in an area where temperatures
exceed 140°F (60°C).
Do not attach the keyfob with a key
holder that contains a magnet.
Do not place the keyfob near equip-
ment that produces a magnetic field,
such as a TV, audio equipment and per-
sonal computers.
If a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN rec-
ommends erasing the ID code of that key-
fob. This will prevent the keyfob from un-
authorized use to unlock the vehicle. For
information regarding the erasing proce-
dure, please contact a NISSAN dealer. 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, trunk lid, and all doors.
4. Press the button on the keyfob. All
the doors lock. The hazard lights flash twice
and the horn beeps once to indicate all
doors are locked.
When the button is pressed with all
doors locked, the hazard lights flash twice
and the horn beeps once as a reminder that
the doors are already locked.
If a door is open and you press the
button, the doors will lock but the horn will
not beep and the hazard lights will not flash.
The horn may or may not beep once. Refer to
“Silencing the horn beep feature” in this section
for details.
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3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Unlocking doors
Press the button on the keyfob once.
Only the driver’s door unlocks.
The hazard warning lights flash once if all
doors are completely closed with the ignition
switch in any position except the ON posi-
tion.
The interior light turns on and the light timer
activates for 30 seconds when the switch is
in the center O position with the ignition
switch in any position except the ON posi-
tion.
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 30 seconds by inserting the key into the
ignition and turning it to the ON or START posi-
tion, locking the doors with the keyfob or pushing
the interior light switch to the OFF position.
Auto relock
When the button on the keyfob is pressed,
all doors will lock automatically within 1 minute
unless one of the following operations is per-
formed:
Any door is opened.
A key is inserted into the ignition switch and
the switch is cycled from OFF to ON.
Releasing the trunk lid (if so equipped)
Press the button on the keyfob for longer
than 0.5 seconds to open the trunk lid. The trunk
release button on the keyfob will not operate
when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
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Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9
Using the panic alarm (if so equipped)
If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened,
you may activate the panic alarm to call attention
by pressing and holding the button on the
keyfob for longer than 0.5 seconds.
The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 25
seconds.
The panic alarm stops when:
it has run for 25 seconds, or
any button is pressed on the keyfob.
Using the interior light
Press the button on the keyfob once to
turn on the interior lights.
For additional information, refer to “Interior light”
in the “Instruments and controls” section in this
manual.
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.
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3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
The hazard warning lights will flash once and the
horn will sound once to confirm that the horn
beep feature has been reactivated.
Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si-
lence the horn if the alarm is triggered.
WARNING
Radio waves could adversely affect
electric medical equipment. Those who
use a pacemaker should contact the
electric medical equipment manufac-
turer for the possible influences before
use.
The Intelligent Key transmits radio
waves when the buttons are pressed.
The FAA advises the radio waves may
affect aircraft navigation and communi-
cation systems. Do not operate the In-
telligent Key while on an airplane. Make
sure the buttons are not operated unin-
tentionally when the unit is stored for a
flight.
The Intelligent Key can operate all the door locks
using the remote controller function or pushing
the request switch on the vehicle without taking
the key out from a pocket or purse. The operating
environment and/or conditions may affect the
Intelligent Key operation.
Be sure to read the following before using the
Intelligent Key.
CAUTION
Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with
you when operating the vehicle.
Never leave the Intelligent Key in the
vehicle when you leave the vehicle.
The Intelligent Key is always communicating with
the vehicle as it receives radio waves. The Intel-
ligent Key transmits weak radio waves. Environ-
mental conditions may interfere with the opera-
tion of the Intelligent Key under the following
operating conditions:
When operating near a location where
strong radio waves are transmitted, such as
a TV tower, power station and broadcasting
station.
When in possession of wireless equipment,
such as a cellular telephone, transceiver,
and CB radio.
When the Intelligent Key is in contact with or
covered by metallic materials.
When any type of radio wave remote control
is used nearby.
When the Intelligent Key is placed near an
electric appliance such as a personal com-
puter.
NISSAN INTELLIGENT KEY™ (if so
equipped)
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11
When the vehicle is parked near a parking
meter.
In such cases, correct the operating conditions
before using the Intelligent Key function or use
the mechanical key.
Although the life of the battery varies depending
on the operating conditions, the battery’s life is
approximately 2 years. If the battery is dis-
charged, replace it with a new one.
When the Intelligent Key battery is low, the Intel-
ligent Key system warning light ( ) will blink
green for about 30 seconds after the ignition
switch is placed in the ON position.
Since the Intelligent Key is continuously receiving
radio waves, if the key is left near equipment
which transmits strong radio waves, such as sig-
nals from a TV and personal computer, the bat-
tery life may become shorter.
For information regarding replacement of a bat-
tery, see “Battery replacement” in the “Mainte-
nance and do-it-yourself” section.
For models with a steering wheel lock mecha-
nism: Because the steering wheel is locked elec-
trically, unlocking the steering wheel with the
ignition switch in the Lock position is impossible
when the vehicle battery is completely dis-
charged. Unlocking the steering wheel is impos-
sible even if the Intelligent key is inserted into the
Intelligent Key port. Pay special attention that the
vehicle battery is not completely discharged.
As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be registered
and used with one vehicle. For information about
the purchase and use of additional Intelligent
Keys, contact a NISSAN dealer.
CAUTION
Listed below are conditions or occur-
rences which will damage the Intelligent
Key:
Do not allow the Intelligent Key, which
contains electrical components, to
come into contact with water or salt
water. This could affect the system
function.
Do not drop the Intelligent Key.
Do not strike the Intelligent Key sharply
against another object.
Do not change or modify the Intelligent
Key.
Wetting may damage the Intelligent
Key. If the Intelligent Key gets wet, im-
mediately wipe until it is completely dry.
Do not place the Intelligent Key for an
extended period in an area where tem-
peratures exceed 140°F (60°C).
Do not attach the Intelligent Key with a
key holder that contains a magnet.
Do not place the Intelligent Key near
equipment that produces a magnetic
field, such as a TV, audio equipment and
personal computers.
If an Intelligent Key is lost or stolen, NISSAN
recommends erasing the ID code of that Intelli-
gent Key from the vehicle. This may prevent the
unauthorized use of the Intelligent Key to operate
the vehicle. For information regarding the erasing
procedure, contact a NISSAN dealer.
3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
OPERATING RANGE
The Intelligent Key functions can only be used
when the Intelligent Key is within the specified
operating range from the request switch
1.
When the Intelligent Key battery is discharged or
strong radio waves are present near the operat-
ing location, the Intelligent Key operating range
becomes narrower, and the Intelligent Key may
not function properly.
The operating range is within 31.50 in (80 cm)
from each request switch
1.
If the Intelligent Key is too close to the door glass,
handle or rear bumper, the request switches may
not function.
When the Intelligent Key is within the operating
range, it is possible for anyone, even someone
who does not carry the Intelligent Key, to push the
request switch to lock/unlock the doors.
DOOR LOCKS/UNLOCKS
PRECAUTION
Do not push the door handle request switch
with the Intelligent Key held in your hand as
illustrated. The close distance to the door
handle will cause the Intelligent Key system
to have difficulty recognizing that the Intelli-
gent Key is outside the vehicle.
After locking with the door handle request
switch, verify the doors are securely locked
by testing them.
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Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13
To prevent the Intelligent Key from being left
inside the vehicle, make sure you carry the
Intelligent Key with you and then lock the
doors.
Do not pull the door handle before pushing
the door handle request switch. The door
will be unlocked but will not open. Release
the door handle once and pull it again to
open the door.
NISSAN INTELLIGENT KEY™
OPERATION
You can lock or unlock the doors without taking
the Intelligent Key out of your pocket or bag.
When you carry the Intelligent Key with you, you
can lock or unlock all doors by pushing the door
handle request switch within the range of opera-
tion.
Locking doors
1. Place the ignition switch in the LOCK posi-
tion. (Remove the key if any key is in the
ignition switch.)
2. Close all doors.
3. Push any door handle request switch
1
while carrying the Intelligent Key with you.
4. All doors and the trunk will lock.
5. The hazard warning lights flash twice and
the outside buzzer sounds twice.
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3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
NOTE:
Doors lock with the door handle request
switch while a mechanical key is in the igni-
tion switch or the ignition switch is pushed
in.
Doors lock with the door handle request
switch while the ignition switch is not in the
LOCK position.
Doors do not lock by pushing the door
handle request switch while any door is
open. However, doors lock with the me-
chanical key even if any door is open.
Doors do not lock with the door handle
request switch with the Intelligent Key inside
the vehicle and a beep sounds to warn you.
However, when an Intelligent Key is inside
the vehicle, doors can be locked with an-
other Intelligent Key.
CAUTION
After locking the doors using the re-
quest switch, make sure that the doors
have been securely locked by operating
the door handles or the trunk opener
switch.
When locking the doors using the re-
quest switch, make sure to have the
Intelligent Key in your possession be-
fore operating the request switch to
prevent the Intelligent Key from being
left in the vehicle.
The request switch is operational only
when the Intelligent Key has been de-
tected by the Intelligent Key system.
Lockout protection
To prevent the Intelligent Key from being acci-
dentally locked in the vehicle, lockout protection
is equipped with the Intelligent Key.
When the driver’s side door is open, the doors
are locked, and then the Intelligent Key is put
inside the vehicle and all the doors are closed;
the lock will automatically unlock and the door
buzzer sounds.
NOTE:
The doors may not lock when the Intelli-
gent Key is in the same hand that is oper-
ating the request switch to lock the door.
Put the Intelligent Key in a purse, pocket or
your other hand.
CAUTION
The lockout protection may not function
under the following conditions:
When the Intelligent Key is placed on
top of the instrument panel.
When the Intelligent Key is placed on
top of the rear parcel shelf.
When the Intelligent Key is placed in-
side the glove box or a storage bin.
When the Intelligent Key is placed in-
side the door pockets.
When the Intelligent Key is placed on or
under the spare tire area.
When the Intelligent Key is placed in-
side or near metallic materials.
WPD0369
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-15
Unlocking doors
1. Carry the Intelligent Key.
2. Push the door handle request switch
1.
3. The hazard warning lights flash once and the
outside buzzer sounds once.
4. Push the door handle request switch
1
again within 60 seconds to unlock all doors.
If a door handle is pulled while unlocking the
doors, that door may not be unlocked. Returning
the door handle to its original position will unlock
the door. If the door does not unlock after return-
ing the door handle, push the door handle re-
quest switch to unlock the door.
All doors will be locked automatically unless one
of the following operations is performed within 60
seconds after pushing the request switch.
Opening any door.
Pushing the ignition switch.
Inserting the mechanical key into the ignition
switch.
The interior light timer illuminates for a maximum
of 30 seconds when a door is unlocked and the
room light switch is in the DOOR position.
The interior light can be turned off without waiting
for 30 seconds by performing one of the follow-
ing operations.
Placing the ignition switch in the ON posi-
tion.
Locking the doors with the remote controller.
Switching the room light switch to the OFF
position.
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3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Opening the trunk lid
1. Push the trunk opener request switch
Afor
more than 1 second while carrying the Intel-
ligent Key with you.
2. The trunk will unlatch. A chime will sound 4
times.
3. Raise the trunk lid to open the trunk.
Lockout protection
To prevent the Intelligent Key from being acci-
dentally locked in the trunk, lockout protection is
equipped with the Intelligent Key.
When all doors are locked and the trunk lid is
closed with the Intelligent Key inside the trunk,
the outside buzzer will sound and the trunk will
open.
HOW TO USE THE REMOTE
KEYLESS ENTRY FUNCTION
The remote keyless entry function can operate all
door locks using the remote keyless function of
the Intelligent Key. The remote keyless function
can operate at a distance of 33 ft (10 m) away
from the vehicle. The operating distance de-
pends upon the conditions around the vehicle.
The remote keyless entry function will not func-
tion under the following conditions:
When the Intelligent Key is not within the
operational range.
When the doors or the trunk are open or not
closed securely.
When the Intelligent Key battery is dis-
charged.
CAUTION
When locking the doors using the Intelli-
gent Key, be sure not to leave the key in
the vehicle.
Locking doors
1. Place the ignition switch in the LOCK posi-
tion.
2. Close all doors.
3. Press the button on the Intelligent
Key.
4. The hazard warning lights flash twice and
the horn beeps once.
5. All doors will be locked.
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Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-17
CAUTION
After locking the doors using the Intelli-
gent Key, be sure that the doors have been
securely locked by operating the door
handles.
Unlocking doors
1. Press the button on the Intelligent
Key.
2. The hazard warning lights flash once.
3. Press the button again within 60 sec-
onds to unlock all doors.
All doors will be locked automatically unless one
of the following operations is performed within 1
minute after pressing the button.
Opening any doors.
Pushing the ignition switch.
Inserting the mechanical key into the ignition
switch.
The interior light illuminates for a maximum of 30
seconds when a door is unlocked and the room
light switch is in the DOOR position.
The light can be turned off without waiting for 30
seconds by performing one of the following op-
erations.
Placing the ignition switch in the ON posi-
tion.
Locking the doors with the remote controller.
Switching the room light switch to the OFF
position.
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3-18 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Releasing the trunk lid
Press the button for longer than 0.5 sec-
onds to open the trunk lid. The trunk release
button will not operate when the ignition switch is
placed in the ON position.
Using the panic alarm
If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened,
you may activate the panic alarm to call attention
by pressing and holding the button on the
Intelligent Key for longer than 0.5 seconds.
The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 25
seconds.
The panic alarm stops when:
It has run for 25 seconds, or
Any button is pressed on the Intelligent Key.
Pushing the request switch on the driver or
passenger door with the Intelligent Key in
range of the door handle.
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Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-19
Silencing the horn beep feature
If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti-
vated using the Intelligent Key.
To deactivate: Press and hold the
and buttons for at least 2 seconds.
The hazard warning lights will flash 3 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.
The hazard warning lights will flash once and the
horn will sound once to confirm that the horn
beep feature has been reactivated.
Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si-
lence the horn if the alarm is triggered.
1P (Park) position selecting warning
light
2NISSAN Intelligent Key™ warning light
WARNING LIGHTS AND AUDIBLE
REMINDERS
The Intelligent Key is equipped with a function
that is designed to minimize improper operations
and to help prevent the vehicle from being stolen.
The warning buzzer sounds and the warning light
illuminates when improper operations are de-
tected.
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3-20 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
CAUTION
When the buzzer sounds and the warning
light illuminates, be sure to check both
the vehicle and the Intelligent Key.
WARNING SIGNALS
To help prevent the vehicle from moving unex-
pectedly by erroneous operation of the Intelligent
Key or to help prevent the vehicle from being
stolen, a chime or buzzer sounds from inside and
outside the vehicle and a warning light comes on
in the instrument panel.
When a chime or beep sounds or the warning
light comes on, be sure to check the vehicle and
the Intelligent Key.
Audible reminder and warning when
locking the doors
When the chime or buzzer sounds from inside
and outside the vehicle, check for the following:
The ignition switch is placed in the LOCK
position.
The Intelligent Key is not left inside the ve-
hicle.
The shift selector is in the P (Park) position.
Audible reminder and warning when
the engine stops
When the P position selecting warning light
() in the instrument panel blinks in red:
Make sure the shift selector is in the P (Park)
position.
When the chime sounds intermittently:
Make sure the shift selector is in the P (Park)
position and the ignition switch is placed in
the LOCK position.
If the chime sounds continuously when the driv-
er’s door is opened, check the following:
The shift selector is placed in the P (Park)
position and the ignition switch is placed in
the LOCK position.
The mechanical key is not inserted into the
ignition switch.
The warning chime may stop when one of
the following is performed:
Returning the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
Removing the mechanical key.
Closing the doors.
Alarm and warning when the engine
starts
When the Intelligent Key system warning light
() blinks red and the outside buzzer
sounds, make sure the Intelligent Key is inside the
vehicle.
Warning for low battery power
When the Intelligent Key battery is low, the Intel-
ligent Key system warning light ( ) will blink
green for about 30 seconds after the ignition
switch is placed in the ON position. This warning
is to let you know that the battery of the Intelligent
Key will run down soon. Replace it with a new
one. Refer to “Battery replacement” in the “Main-
tenance and do-it-yourself” section.
NISSAN recommends replacing the battery at a
NISSAN dealer.
Preventing the Intelligent Key from
being left in the vehicle
If you lock all doors using the power door lock
switch with the Intelligent Key in the vehicle, all of
the doors unlock immediately and the buzzer will
warn you when the door is closed.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-21
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Symptom Possible Cause Remedy
When pushing the door handle request
switch The front door beep sounds for approxi-
mately 2 seconds. The doors cannot be locked. Take out the Intelligent Key from the vehicle
and push the door handle request switch.
When closing the doors
The front door beep sounds for approxi-
mately 10 seconds. The ignition knob is not placed in the LOCK
position. Place the ignition switch in the LOCK
position.
The key warning light in the instrument
panel blinks in red and the front door warn-
ing beep sounds for approximately 3
seconds.
The Intelligent Key is not in the vehicle. Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with you.
The front door beep sounds for approxi-
mately 3 seconds and all doors unlock. The Intelligent Key is left in the vehicle. Take out the Intelligent Key from the vehicle
and close the door.
When opening the driver’s door A warning chime sounds continuously. The ignition switch is not in the LOCK
position, or the mechanical key is inserted
into the ignition switch.
Place the ignition switch in the LOCK
position.
Remove the mechanical key from the igni-
tion switch.
When stopping the engine The P (Park) position warning light in the
instrument panel blinks in red. The shift selector is not in the P (Park)
position. Make sure that the shift selector is in the P
(Park) position and place the ignition switch
in the LOCK position.
When starting the engine The key warning light in the instrument
panel blinks in green. The battery charge is low. Replace the battery with a new one. See
“Battery replacement” in the “Maintenance
and do-it-yourself” section.
When turning the ignition switch A warning chime sounds continuously. The ignition switch is not placed in the
LOCK position. Place the ignition switch in the LOCK
position.
When pushing the ignition switch The Intelligent Key warning light in the in-
strument panel illuminates red. The Intelligent Key is not in the vehicle. If the Intelligent Key warning light illumi-
nates red even while you are carrying the
Intelligent Key, the battery is completely
discharged. Replace the battery with a new
one. See “Battery replacement” in the
“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
3-22 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
1. Pull the hood lock release handle
1located
below the instrument panel until the hood
springs up slightly.
2. Locate the lever
2in between the hood and
grille and push the lever sideways with your
fingertips.
3. Raise the hood
3.
4. Remove the support rod
4and insert it into
the slot on the underside of the hood
5.
When closing the hood, return the support rod to
its original position, lower the hood to approxi-
mately 12 inches (30 cm) above the latch and
release it. This allows proper engagement of the
hood latch.
WARNING
Make sure the hood is completely
closed and latched before driving. Fail-
ure to do so could cause the hood to fly
open and result in an accident.
If you see steam or smoke coming from
the engine compartment, to avoid injury
do not open the hood.
WARNING
Do not drive with the trunk lid open. This
could allow dangerous exhaust gases
to be drawn into the vehicle. See “Ex-
haust gas” in the “Starting and driving”
section of this manual.
Closely supervise children when they
are around cars to prevent them from
playing and becoming locked in the
trunk where they could be seriously in-
jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear
seatback and trunk lid securely latched
when not in use, and prevent children’s
access to car keys.
WPD0383
HOOD TRUNK LID
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-23
TRUNK LID RELEASE
The trunk lid release is located on the floor to the
left of the driver’s seat. To open the trunk lid, pull
the trunk lid release.
To close the trunk lid, lower and push the trunk lid
down securely.
You can also open the trunk lid with the keyfob (if
so equipped) or Intelligent Key (if so equipped).
Refer to “Remote keyless entry system” or
“NISSAN Intelligent Key™” in this section.
KEY OPERATION (if so equipped)
To open the trunk lid, turn the key clockwise. To
close the trunk lid, lower and push the trunk lid
down securely.
INTERIOR TRUNK LID RELEASE
WARNING
Closely supervise children when they are
around cars to prevent them from playing
and becoming locked in the trunk where
they could be seriously injured. Keep the
car locked, with the rear seatback and
trunk lid securely latched when not in use,
and prevent children’s access to car keys.
The interior trunk lid release mechanism provides
a means of escape for children and adults in the
event they become locked inside the trunk.
Driver’s side
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3-24 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
To open the trunk from the inside, pull the illumi-
nated release handle until the lock releases and
push up on the trunk lid. The release handle is
made of a material that glows in the dark after a
brief exposure to ambient light.
The handle is located inside the trunk compart-
ment on the interior of the trunk lid.
OPENER OPERATION
The fuel-filler door release is located on the floor
to the left of the driver’s seat. To open the fuel-
filler door, push the release. To lock, close the
fuel-filler door securely.
FUEL-FILLER CAP
The fuel-filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the
cap counterclockwise to remove. To tighten, turn
the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are
heard.
Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder
1while
refueling.
LPD0386 LPD0387
FUEL-FILLER DOOR
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-25
WARNING
Gasoline is extremely flammable and
highly explosive under certain condi-
tions. You could be burned or seriously
injured if it is misused or mishandled.
Always stop the engine and do not
smoke or allow open flames or sparks
near the vehicle when refueling.
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 to come on.
Never pour fuel into the throttle body to
attempt to start your vehicle.
Do not fill a portable fuel container in
the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity
can cause an explosion of flammable
liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or
trailer. To reduce the risk of serious
injury or death when filling portable fuel
containers:
Always place the container on the
ground when filling.
Do not use electronic devices when
filling.
Keep the pump nozzle in contact
with the container while you are fill-
ing it.
Use only approved portable fuel con-
tainers for flammable liquid.
CAUTION
If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body,
flush it away with water to avoid paint
damage.
Insert the fuel-filler cap straight into the
fuel-filler tube, then tighten until the
fuel-filler cap clicks. Failure to tighten
the fuel-filler cap properly may cause
the Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL) to illuminate. If the light
illuminates because the fuel-filler cap
is loose or missing, tighten or install the
cap and continue to drive the vehicle.
The light should turn off after a
few driving trips. If the light
does not turn off after a few driving
trips, have the vehicle inspected by a
NISSAN dealer
For additional information, see the
“Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” in
the “Instruments and Controls” section
in this manual.
3-26 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
TILT OPERATION
Push the lock lever
1down and adjust the
steering wheel up or down
2to the desired
position.
Pull the lock lever up to lock the steering wheel in
place.
WARNING
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving. You could lose control of your
vehicle and cause an accident.
To block out glare from the front, swing down the
sun visor
1.
To block glare from the side, disconnect the sun
visor from the center mount and swing it to the
side
2.
VANITY MIRRORS (if so equipped)
To access the vanity mirror, pull the sun visor
down and flip open the mirror cover. Some vanity
mirrors are illuminated and turn on when the
mirror cover is open.
LPD0388
SIC2872
LPD0389
STEERING WHEEL SUN VISORS
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-27
REARVIEW MIRROR
The night position
1reduces glare from the
headlights of vehicles behind you at night.
Use the day position
2when driving in daylight
hours.
WARNING
Use the night position only when neces-
sary, because it reduces rear view clarity.
OUTSIDE MIRRORS
WARNING
Objects viewed in the outside mirror on
the passenger side are closer than they
appear. Be careful when moving to the
right. Using only this mirror could cause
an accident. Use the inside mirror or
glance over your shoulder to properly
judge distances to other objects.
Manual control type (if so equipped)
The outside mirror can be moved in any direction
for a better rear view.
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MIRRORS
3-28 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Electric control type (if so equipped)
The outside mirror remote control only operates
when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position.
Rotate the control lever to select the right or left
mirror. Adjust the mirror to the desired position by
moving the control lever.
Heated mirrors (Canada only) (if so
equipped)
Some outside mirrors can be heated to defrost,
defog, or de-ice for improved visibility. Push the
rear window defroster switch to activate the heat-
ing function. Push the switch again to deactivate,
or the heating function will automatically turn off
after approximately 15 minutes.
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4 Display screen, heater, air conditioner,
audio and phone systems
Control panel buttons — color screen with
Navigation System (if so equipped) ..................4-2
How to use the touch screen ....................4-3
How to use the back button .....................4-5
How to use the SETUP button ...................4-5
button...................................4-8
RearView Monitor (if so equipped)...................4-8
How to read the displayed lines ..................4-9
Difference between predicted and actual
distances ......................................4-9
Adjusting the screen
(models without Navigation System) .............4-12
Adjusting the screen
(models with Navigation System) ................4-12
Operating tips.................................4-13
Vents ...........................................4-14
Heater and air conditioner (manual).................4-14
Controls......................................4-16
Heater operation ..............................4-17
Air conditioner operation (if so equipped) ........4-18
Air flow charts.................................4-19
Servicing air conditioner (if so equipped) ............4-22
Audio system ....................................4-23
Radio ........................................4-23
FM radio reception ............................4-23
AM radio reception ............................4-23
Satellite radio reception (if so equipped) .........4-24
Audio operation precautions ....................4-24
FM/AM radio with compact disc (CD) player
(Type A) (if so equipped) .......................4-31
FM/AM radio with compact disc (CD) player
(Type B) (if so equipped) .......................4-34
FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc (CD)
player (Type A) (if so equipped) .................4-38
FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc (CD)
player (Type B) (if so equipped) .................4-44
USB interface (models without Navigation
System) (if so equipped) .......................4-50
USB interface (models with Navigation
System) ......................................4-52
iPod* Player Operation without Navigation
System (Type A) (if so equipped) ................4-54
iPod* Player Operation without Navigation
System (Type B) (if so equipped) ................4-55
iPod* Player Operation with Navigation
System (if so equipped) ........................4-57
CD care and cleaning..........................4-59
Steering wheel switch for audio control
(if so equipped) ...............................4-60
Antenna ......................................4-61
Car phone or CB radio............................4-62
BluetoothHands-Free Phone System
(if so equipped) ..................................4-62
Regulatory Information . ........................4-64
Using the system ..............................4-64
Control buttons ...............................4-66
Getting started ................................4-67
List of voice commands ........................4-69
Speaker adaptation (SA) mode..................4-73
Manual Control................................4-75
Troubleshooting guide . . . ......................4-76
WARNING
Do not disassemble or modify this sys-
tem. If you do, it may result in accidents,
fire, or electrical shock.
In case you notice any foreign object in
the system hardware, spill liquid on it,
or notice smoke or smell coming from
it, stop using the system immediately
and contact your nearest NISSAN
dealer. Ignoring such conditions may
lead to accidents, fire or electrical
shock.
CAUTION
Do not use this system if you notice any
abnormality, such as a frozen screen or
lack of sound. Continued use of the sys-
tem may result in accident, fire or electric
shock.
1. (brightness control) button
2. Display screen
3. MAP button*
4. NAV button*
5. TRAF button*
6. SETUP button (P. 4-5)
7. BACK button
8. TUNE/SCROLL knob
LHA1474
CONTROL PANEL BUTTONS —
COLOR SCREEN WITH NAVIGATION
SYSTEM (if so equipped)
4-2 Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
9. Power button/Volume control knob
*For Navigation system control buttons, refer to
the separate Navigation System Owner’s
Manual.
When you use this system, make sure the engine
is running.
If you use the system with the engine not
running (ignition ON or ACC) for a long
time, it will discharge the battery, and the
engine will not start.
Reference symbols:
“Example” — Words marked in quotes refer to a
key shown only on the display. These keys can be
selected by touching the screen.
HOW TO USE THE TOUCH
SCREEN
CAUTION
The glass screen on the liquid crystal
display may break if it is hit with a hard
or sharp object. If the glass breaks, do
not touch the liquid crystalline material,
which contains a small amount of mer-
cury. In case of contact with skin, wash
immediately with soap and water.
To clean the display, never use a rough
cloth, alcohol, benzine, thinner or any
kind of solvent or paper towel with a
chemical cleaning agent. They will
scratch or deteriorate the panel.
Do not splash any liquid such as water
or car fragrance on the display. Contact
with liquid will cause the system to
malfunction.
To help ensure safe driving, some functions can-
not be operated while driving.
The on-screen functions that are not available
while driving will be “grayed out” or muted.
Park the vehicle in a safe location and then oper-
ate the navigation system.
WARNING
ALWAYS give your full attention to
driving.
Avoid using vehicle features that could
distract you. If distracted, you could
lose control of your vehicle and cause
an accident.
Touch screen operation
Selecting the item:
Touch an item to select. For example, to select
the “Audio” key, touch the “Audio” key
1on the
screen.
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Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-3
Adjusting the item:
For screens where an item can be adjusted incre-
mentally, such as when adjusting the bass and
treble for the audio system, touch the “+” key
1
or the “” key
2to adjust the settings of an item.
When there are more items than can be dis-
played on one screen, touch the up arrow
3to
scroll up the page or touch the down arrow
4to
scroll down the page.
Other items are adjusted by selecting one of a set
number of conditions. For example, the Display
Mode can be set to “Automatic”, “Day”or “Night”.
To adjust this type of item, touch the item
1. The
item will cycle through the available settings and
the red indicator lights to the left of the setting
condition
2will come on or turn off accordingly.
Inputting characters:
Touch the letter key
1.
There are some options available when inputting
characters.
123 / ABC:
Changes the available character set to num-
bers.
Space:
Inserts a space.
Delete:
Deletes the last inputted character with one
touch. Touch and hold the “Delete” key to
delete all of the characters.
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OK:
Completes the character input.
Touch screen maintenance
If you clean the display screen, use a dry, soft
cloth. If additional cleaning is necessary, use a
small amount of neutral detergent with a soft
cloth. Never spray the screen with water or de-
tergent. Dampen the cloth first and then wipe the
screen.
HOW TO USE THE BACK BUTTON
Press the BACK button to return to the
previous screen.
HOW TO USE THE SETUP BUTTON
When the SETUP button is pressed, the Setup
screen will appear on the display. You can select
and/or adjust several functions, features and
modes that are available for your vehicle.
Audio setup
For audio setup, refer to “Audio System” in this
section.
Navigation setup
Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-
er’s Manual for information regarding this item.
XM setup
For XM setup, refer to “Audio System” in this
section.
LHA1480
Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-5
System setup
Select the “System” key to select and/or adjust
various functions of the system. A screen with
additional options will appear.
Display:
Select the “Display” key to adjust the appearance
of the display. The following settings can be
adjusted:
Brightness
The brightness of the display can be set to Very
Bright, Bright, Default, Dark or Very Dark. Touch
the “Brightness” key to cycle through the options.
Display Mode
The display can be adjusted to fit the level of
lighting in the vehicle. Touch the “Display Mode”
key to cycle through the options. “Day” and
“Night” modes are suited for the respective times
of day, while “Automatic” controls the display
automatically.
Scroll Direction
The direction that menus scroll can be adjusted.
Choose either “up” or “down”.
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Clock:
Select the “Clock” key to adjust the time and the
appearance of the clock on the display. The fol-
lowing settings can be adjusted:
Time Format
The clock can be set to 12 hours or 24 hours.
Use GPS Clock
When this setting is activated, the clock is set
and continually updated via the GPS used by the
Navigation System.
Set Clock Manually
When this setting is activated, the clock can be
set manually. Touch the “+”or “-” key to adjust the
hours and minutes up or down.
Daylight Savings Time
When this setting is activated, daylight savings
time is on. Touch the “Daylight Savings Time” key
to toggle the setting on or off.
Time Zone
Choose the applicable time zone from the list.
Language:
Select the “Language” key to adjust the language
used by the system. The language can be set to
English, Français or Español.
Touch click:
Select the “Touch Click” key to toggle the touch
click feature on or off. When activated, a click
sound will be heard every time a key on the
screen is touched.
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Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-7
Beep tones:
Select the “Beep Tones” key to toggle the beep
tones feature on or off. When activated, a beep
sound will be heard when a pop-up message
appears on the screen or a button on the unit
(such as the button) is pressed and held
for two seconds.
Reset all settings/memory:
Select the “Reset All Settings/Memory” key to
return all settings to default and to clear the
memory.
Traffic setup
Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-
er’s Manual for information regarding this item.
BUTTON
To change the display brightness, press
the button. Pressing the button again will
change the display to the day or the night display.
If no operation is performed within 5 seconds, the
display will return to the previous display.
Press and hold the button for more than
two seconds to turn the display off. Press the
button again to turn the display on.
When the shift selector is shifted into the R
(Reverse) position, the monitor display shows the
view directly to the rear of the vehicle.
WARNING
The system is designed as an aid to the
driver in detecting large stationary ob-
jects to help avoid damaging the ve-
hicle. The system will not detect small
objects below the bumper, and may not
detect objects close to the bumper or
on the ground.
The RearView Monitor is a convenience
but it is not a substitute for proper back-
ing. Always turn and check that it is safe
to do so before backing up. Always
back up slowly.
Objects viewed in the RearView Moni-
tor differ from actual distance because
a wide-angle lens is used.
Make sure that the trunk is securely
closed when backing up.
Underneath the bumper and the corner
areas of the bumper cannot be viewed
on the RearView Monitor because of its
monitoring range limitation.
Do not put anything on the rearview
camera. The rearview camera is in-
stalled beside the license plate light.
When washing the vehicle with high-
pressure water, be sure not to spray it
around the camera. Otherwise, water
may enter the camera unit causing wa-
ter condensation on the lens, a mal-
function, fire or an electric shock.
Do not strike the camera. It is a preci-
sion instrument. Otherwise, it may mal-
function or cause damage resulting in a
fire or an electric shock.
CAUTION
There is a plastic cover over the camera.
Do not scratch the cover when cleaning
dirt or snow from the cover.
REARVIEW MONITOR (if so
equipped)
4-8 Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
HOW TO READ THE DISPLAYED
LINES
Lines which indicate the vehicle clearance and
distances to objects with reference to the
bumper line
Aare displayed on the monitor.
They are indicated as reference distances to
objects. The lines and colors in the display indi-
cate distances from the back bumper line
Ain
the illustration.
11.5 ft (0.5 m) red
23 ft (1 m) yellow
37 ft (2 m) green
410 ft (3 m) green (models without Navigation
System only)
The vehicle clearance lines are wider than
the actual clearance.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
PREDICTED AND ACTUAL
DISTANCES
The distance guide line and the vehicle width
guide line should be used as a reference only
when the vehicle is on a level, paved surface. The
distance viewed on the monitor is for reference
only and may be different than the actual distance
between the vehicle and displayed objects.
Without Navigation System
LHA0437
With Navigation System
WHA1531
Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-9
Backing up on a steep uphill
When backing up the vehicle up a hill, the dis-
tance guide lines and the vehicle width guide
lines are shown closer than the actual distance.
For example, the display shows 3 ft (1.0 m) to the
place
A, but the actual 3 ft (1.0 m) distance on
the hill is the place
B. Note that any object on
the hill is viewed in the monitor farther than it
appears.
Backing up on a steep downhill
When backing up the vehicle down a hill, the
distance guide lines and the vehicle width guide
lines are shown farther than the actual distance.
For example, the display shows 3 ft (1.0 m) to the
place
A, but the actual 3 ft (1.0 m) distance on
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4-10 Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
the hill is the place
B. Note that any object on
the hill is viewed in the monitor closer than it
appears.
Backing up behind a projecting object
The position
Cis shown farther than the position
Bin the display. However, the position
Cis
actually at the same distance as the position
A.
The vehicle may hit the object when backing up to
the position
Aif the object projects over the
actual backing up course.
WHA1506
Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-11
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN (models
without Navigation System)
To adjust the quality of the screen, press the
setting control knob on the audio system.
To adjust the Brightness or Contrast, press
the setting control knob repeatedly until the
setting you wish to adjust is displayed. Use
the TUNE/SCROLL knob to adjust the dis-
play to the desired level.
Do not adjust the Brightness or Contrast of
the RearView Monitor while the vehicle is
moving.
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN (models
with Navigation System)
To adjust the quality of the screen, perform the
following:
1. Press the SETUP button.
2. Touch “System”.
3. Touch “Display”.
4. To adjust the brightness, touch the “Bright-
ness” key repeatedly to set the display to
Very Bright, Bright, Default, Dark or Very
Dark. Touch “Display Mode” to cycle be-
tween day, night and automatic display
modes.
Do not adjust the screen settings of the RearView
Monitor while the vehicle is moving.
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4-12 Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
OPERATING TIPS
When the shift selector is shifted to R (Re-
verse), the monitor screen automatically
changes to the RearView Monitor mode.
However, the radio can be heard.
It may take some time until the RearView
Monitor is displayed after the shift selector
has been shifted to R (Reverse). Objects
may be distorted momentarily until the Rear-
View Monitor screen is displayed com-
pletely. When the shift selector is returned to
a position other than R (Reverse), it may take
some time until the screen changes. Objects
on the screen may be distorted until they are
completely displayed.
When the temperature is extremely high or
low, the screen may not clearly display ob-
jects. This is not a malfunction.
When strong light directly enters the cam-
era, objects may not be displayed clearly.
Vertical lines may be seen in objects on the
screen. This is due to strong reflected light
from the bumper. This is not a malfunction.
The screen may flicker under fluorescent
light. This is not a malfunction.
The colors of objects on the RearView Moni-
tor may differ somewhat from those of the
actual object.
When the contrast of objects is low at night,
pressing the setting control knob or SETUP
button may not change the brightness.
Objects on the monitor may not be clear in a
dark place or at night.
If dirt, rain or snow attaches to the camera,
the RearView Monitor may not display ob-
jects. Clean the camera.
Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner to
clean the camera. This will cause discolora-
tion. To clean the camera, wipe with a cloth
dampened with a diluted mild cleaning agent
and then wipe with a dry cloth.
Do not damage the camera as the monitor
screen may be adversely affected.
Do not use body wax on the camera window.
If body wax does get on the camera window,
wipe off the wax with a clean cloth damp-
ened with mild detergent diluted with water.
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Adjust air flow direction for the driver’s and pas-
senger’s side
1, and center
2ventilators by
moving the ventilator slide and/or ventilator as-
semblies.
Open or close the ventilators
1by using the dial.
Move the dial toward the to open the ven-
tilators or toward the to close them.
WARNING
The air conditioner cooling function op-
erates only when the engine is running.
Do not leave children or adults who
would normally require the assistance
of others alone in your vehicle. Pets
should also not be left alone. They
could accidentally injure themselves or
others through inadvertent operation of
the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days,
temperatures in a closed vehicle could
quickly become high enough to cause
severe or possibly fatal injuries to
people or animals.
Do not use the recirculation mode for
long periods as it may cause the interior
air to become stale and the windows to
fog up.
WHA0772
VENTS HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER
(manual)
4-14 Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems
1. Fan control dial
2. Air recirculation button
3. Temperature control dial
4. Air flow control dial
5. Rear window defroster
Type A
WHA0470
Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-15
1. Fan control dial
2. Air recirculation button
3. Temperature control dial
4. Air conditioner button
5. Air flow control dial
6. Rear window defroster
CONTROLS
Fan control dial
The fan control dial turns the fan on and off, and
controls fan speed.
Air flow control dial
The air flow control dial allows you to select the
air flow outlets.
MAX A/C Air flows from center and side
vents with maximum cooling
(air conditioning if so
equipped).
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.
You can also select the middle position
between and or between
and .
When the , or position is
selected, the air recirculation mode
cannot be turned on. This prevents the win-
dows from fogging.
Temperature control dial
The temperature control dial allows you to adjust
the temperature of the outlet air. To lower the
temperature, turn the dial to the left. To increase
the temperature, turn the dial to the right.
Air recirculation button
NOTE:
The air recirculation feature is available
only on those vehicles equipped with air
conditioning.
Type B
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On position (Indicator light on):
Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle.
Press the button to the on position when:
driving on a dusty road.
to prevent traffic fumes from entering pas-
senger compartment.
for maximum cooling when using the air con-
ditioner.
When the button is pressed, the air con-
ditioner automatically turns on and the indicator
illuminates. When the button is pressed
again, the air recirculation mode turns off, but the
air conditioner remains on.
Off position (Indicator light off):
Outside air is drawn into the passenger compart-
ment and distributed through the selected outlet.
Use the off position for normal heater or air con-
ditioner operation.
Air conditioner button (if so
equipped)
The button is provided only on vehicles equipped
with an air conditioner.
Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the
desired position and push the button to
turn on the air conditioner. The indicator light
comes on when the air conditioner is operating.
To turn off the air conditioner, push the
button again.
The air conditioner cooling function oper-
ates only when the engine is running.
Rear window defroster switch
For more information about the rear window de-
froster switch, see “Rear window and outside
mirror defroster switch” in the “Instruments and
controls” section of this manual.
HEATER OPERATION
Heating
This mode is used to direct heated air to the foot
outlets. Some air also flows from the defrost
outlets and outboard vents.
1. Push the button to the off position for
normal heating.
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
tion.
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
sired position between the middle and the
hot position.
Ventilation
This mode directs outside air to the side and
center vents.
1. Push the button to the off position.
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
tion.
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
sired position.
Defrosting or defogging
This mode directs the air to the defrost outlets
and outboard vents to defrost/defog the win-
dows.
1. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
tion.
3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
sired position between the middle and the
hot position.
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To quickly remove ice or fog from the win-
dows, turn the fan control dial to HI and the
temperature control lever to the full HOT
position.
When the or position is se-
lected, the air conditioner automatically
turns on (however, the indicator light will not
illuminate). In this position, the A/C cannot
be turned off. When the air flow control dial
is turned to any position other than
or , the A/C light will illuminate (the
A/C will continue operating) and can be
turned off using the A/C button. This dehu-
midifies the air which helps defog the wind-
shield. The mode automatically turns
off, allowing outside air to be drawn into the
passenger compartment to further improve
the defogging performance.
Bi-level heating
This mode directs air from the side, center and
the foot outlets.
1. Push the button to the off position.
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
tion.
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
sired position.
Heating and defogging
This mode heats the interior and defogs the wind-
shield.
1. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
tion.
3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
sired position between the middle and the
hot position.
When the or position is se-
lected, the air conditioner automatically
turns on (however, the indicator light will not
illuminate). In this position, the A/C cannot
be turned off. When the air flow control dial
is turned to any position other than
or the A/C light will illuminate (the
A/C will continue operating) and can be
turned off using the A/C button. This dehu-
midifies the air which helps defog the wind-
shield. The mode automatically turns
off, allowing outside air to be drawn into the
passenger compartment to further improve
the defogging performance.
Operating tips
Clear snow and ice from the wiper blades
and air inlet in front of the windshield. This
improves heater operation.
AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION (if
so equipped)
Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the
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.
The air conditioner cooling function oper-
ates only when the engine is running.
Cooling
This mode is used to cool and dehumidify the air.
1. Push the button to the off position.
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the MAX A/C
or position.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
tion.
4. Push the button. The indicator light
comes on.
5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
sired position.
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For quick cooling when the outside tem-
perature is high, push the button to
the on position (indicator light on). Be sure
to return the button to the off position
for normal cooling. MAX A/C may be used
for quick cooling.
Dehumidified heating
This mode is used to heat and dehumidify the air.
1. Push the button to the off position.
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
tion.
4. Push the button. The indicator light
comes on.
5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
sired position.
Dehumidified defogging
This mode is used to defog the windows and
dehumidify the air.
1. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-
tion.
3. Push the button. The indicator light
comes on.
When the or position is selected,
the air conditioner automatically turns on (how-
ever, the indicator light will not illuminate). In this
position, the A/C cannot be turned off. When the
air flow control is turned to any position other
than or the A/C light will illuminate
(the A/C will continue operating) and can be
turned off using the A/C button. This dehumidi-
fies the air which helps defog the windshield.
The mode automatically turns off, allowing
outside air to be drawn into the passenger com-
partment to further improve the defogging perfor-
mance.
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-
sired position.
Operating tips
Keep the windows and moonroof closed
while the air conditioner is in operation.
After parking in the sun, drive for 2 or 3
minutes with the windows open to vent hot
air from the passenger compartment. Then,
close the windows. This allows the air con-
ditioner to cool the interior more quickly.
The air conditioning system should be
operated for approximately 10 minutes
at least once a month. This helps pre-
vent damage to the system due to lack
of lubrication.
A visible mist may be seen coming from the
vents in hot, humid conditions as the air is
cooled rapidly. This does not indicate a mal-
function.
If the engine coolant temperature
gauge indicates engine coolant tem-
perature over the normal range, turn
the air conditioner off. See “If your
vehicle overheats” in the “In case of
emergency” section of this manual.
AIR FLOW CHARTS
The following charts show the button and dial
positions for MAXIMUM AND QUICK heating,
cooling or defrosting. The air recirculation
button should always be in the OFF posi-
tion for heating and defrosting.
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The air conditioner system in your NISSAN ve-
hicle is charged with a refrigerant designed with
the environment in mind.
This refrigerant does not harm the earth’s
ozone layer.
Special charging equipment and lubricant is re-
quired when servicing your NISSAN air condi-
tioner. Using improper refrigerants or lubricants
will cause severe damage to your air conditioner
system. See “Air conditioner system refrigerant
and oil recommendations” in the “Technical and
consumer information” section of this manual.
A NISSAN dealer is able to service your “environ-
mentally friendly” air conditioning system.
WARNING
The air conditioner system contains re-
frigerant under high pressure. To avoid
personal injury, any air conditioner ser-
vice should be done only by an experi-
enced technician with proper equipment.
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SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER (if so
equipped)
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RADIO
Place the ignition switch in the ACC or ON
position and press the POWER/VOLUME con-
trol knob to turn the radio on. If you listen to the
radio with the engine not running, the ignition
switch should be placed in the ACC position.
Radio reception is affected by station signal
strength, distance from radio transmitter, build-
ings, bridges, mountains and other external influ-
ences. Intermittent changes in reception quality
normally are caused by these external influences.
Using a cellular phone in or near the ve-
hicle may influence radio reception quality.
Radio reception
Your NISSAN radio system is equipped with
state-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance ra-
dio reception. These circuits are designed to
extend reception range, and to enhance the qual-
ity of that reception.
However, there are some general characteristics
of both FM and AM radio signals that can affect
radio reception quality in a moving vehicle, even
when the finest equipment is used. These char-
acteristics are completely normal in a given re-
ception area and do not indicate any malfunction
in your NISSAN radio system.
Reception conditions will constantly change be-
cause of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain,
signal distance and interference from other ve-
hicles can work against ideal reception. De-
scribed below are some of the factors that can
affect your radio reception.
Some cellular phones or other devices may
cause interference or a buzzing noise to come
from the audio system speakers. Storing the de-
vice in a different location may reduce or elimi-
nate the noise.
FM RADIO RECEPTION
Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 – 30 mi
(40 – 48 km), with monaural (single channel) FM
having slightly more range than stereo FM. Exter-
nal influences may sometimes interfere with FM
station reception even if the FM station is within
25 mi (40 km). The strength of the FM signal is
directly related to the distance between the
transmitter and receiver. FM signals follow a line-
of-sight path, exhibiting many of the same char-
acteristics as light. For example, they will reflect
off objects.
Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away from
a station transmitter, the signals will tend to fade
and/or drift.
Static and flutter: During signal interference from
buildings, large hills or due to antenna position
(usually in conjunction with increased distance
from the station transmitter), static or flutter can
be heard. This can be reduced by adjusting the
treble control to reduce treble response.
Multipath reception: Because of the reflective
characteristics of FM signals, direct and reflected
signals reach the receiver at the same time. The
signals may cancel each other, resulting in mo-
mentary flutter or loss of sound.
AM RADIO RECEPTION
AM signals, because of their low frequency, can
bend around objects and skip along the ground.
In addition, the signals can be bounced off the
ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because of
these characteristics, AM signals are also sub-
ject to interference as they travel from transmitter
to receiver.
Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passing
through freeway underpasses or in areas with
many tall buildings. It can also occur for several
seconds during ionospheric turbulence even in
areas where no obstacles exist.
Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical
power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights.
AUDIO SYSTEM
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SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTION (if so
equipped)
When the satellite radio is used for the first time
or the battery has been replaced, the satellite
radio may not work properly. This is not a mal-
function. Wait more than 10 minutes with satellite
radio ON and the vehicle outside of any metal or
large building for satellite radio to receive all of
the necessary data.
No satellite radio reception is available when the
RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio
stations unless optional satellite receiver and an-
tenna are installed and an XMsatellite radio
service subscription is active. Satellite radio is
not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.
Satellite radio performance may be affected if
cargo carried on the roof blocks the satellite radio
signal.
If possible, do not put cargo over the satellite
antenna.
A build up of ice on the satellite radio antenna can
affect satellite radio performance. Remove the
ice to restore satellite radio reception. AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS
Compact disc (CD) player
CAUTION
Do not force a compact disc into the CD
insert slot. This could damage the CD
and/or CD player.
Trying to load a CD with the CD door
closed could damage the CD and/or CD
player.
Only one CD can be loaded into the CD
player at a time.
Only use high quality 4.7 in (12 cm)
round discs that have the “COMPACT
disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc
or packaging.
During cold weather or rainy days, the
player may malfunction due to the hu-
midity. If this occurs, remove the CD
and dehumidify or ventilate the player
completely.
The player may skip while driving on
rough roads.
The CD player sometimes cannot func-
tion when the compartment tempera-
ture is extremely high or low.
Decrease/increase the temperature
before use.
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Do not expose the CD to direct sun-
light.
CDs that are in poor condition or are
dirty, scratched or covered with finger-
prints may not work properly.
The following CDs may not work prop-
erly:
Copy control compact discs (CCCD)
Recordable compact discs (CD-R)
Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW)
Do not use the following CDs as they
may cause the CD player to malfunc-
tion:
3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter
CDs that are not round
CDs with a paper label
CDs that are warped, scratched, or
have abnormal edges
This audio system can only play pre-
recorded CDs. It has no capability to
record or burn CDs.
If the CD cannot be played, one of the
following messages will be displayed.
CHECK DISC:
Confirm that the CD is inserted cor-
rectly (the label side is facing up,
etc.).
Confirm that the CD is not bent or
warped and it is free of scratches.
PRESS EJECT:
This is an error due to excessive tem-
perature inside the player. Remove the
CD by pressing the EJECT button. After
a short time, reinsert the CD. The CD
can be played when the temperature of
the player returns to normal.
UNPLAYABLE:
The file is unplayable in this audio sys-
tem (only MP3 or WMA (if so equipped)
CD).
Compact Disc with MP3 or WMA (if
so equipped)
Terms:
MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures
Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the
most well-known compressed digital audio
file format. This format allows for near “CD
quality” sound, but at a fraction of the size of
normal audio files. MP3 conversion of an
audio track from CD-ROM can reduce the
file size by approximately a 10:1 ratio with
virtually no perceptible loss in quality. MP3
compression removes the redundant and
irrelevant parts of a sound signal that the
human ear doesn’t hear.
WMA — Windows Media Audio (WMA)* is a
compressed audio format created by Mi-
crosoft as an alternative to MP3. The WMA
codec offers greater file compression than
the MP3 codec, enabling storage of more
digital audio tracks in the same amount of
space when compared to MP3s at the same
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.
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Sampling frequency — Sampling frequency
is the rate at which the samples of a signal
are converted from analog to digital (A/D
conversion) per second.
Multisession — Multisession is one of the
methods for writing data to media. Writing
data once to the media is called a single
session, and writing more than once is called
a multisession.
ID3/WMA Tag — The ID3/WMA tag is the
part of the encoded MP3 or WMA file that
contains information about the digital music
file such as song title, artist, encoding bit
rate, track time duration, etc. ID3 tag infor-
mation is displayed on the Artist/song title
line on the display.
* Windowsand Windows Mediaare regis-
tered trademarks and trademarks in the United
States of America and other countries of Mi-
crosoft Corporation of the USA.
Playback order:
Music playback order of a CD with MP3 or WMA
files 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.
Playback order chart
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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.
Supported
versions*1
MP3
Version MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2.5
Sampling frequency 8 kHz - 48 kHz
Bit rate 8 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR
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
Displayable character codes*2 01: ASCII, 02: ISO-8859-1, 03: UNICODE (UTF-16 BOM Big Endian), 04: UNICODE (UTF-16 Non-BOM Big Endian), 05:
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.
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Troubleshooting guide:
Symptom Cause and Countermeasure
Cannot play
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.
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.
Poor sound quality Check if the disc is scratched or dirty.
Bit rate may be too low.
It takes a relatively long time
before the music starts
playing.
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.
Music cuts off or skips The writing software and hardware combination might not match, or the writing speed, writing depth, writing width, etc., might not match the
specifications. Try using the slowest writing speed.
Skipping with high bit rate
files
Skipping may occur with large quantities of data, such as for high bit rate data.
Moves immediately to the
next song when playing
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, there
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 desired order
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.
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) memory (if
so equipped)
This system supports various USB memory
sticks, USB hard drives and iPodplayers. There
are some USB devices which may not be sup-
ported with this system.
Make sure that the USB device is connected
correctly into the USB connector.
Do not force the memory stick or USB cable
into the USB connector.
During cold weather or rainy days, the player
may malfunction due to the humidity. If this
occurs, remove the USB memory stick and
dehumidify or ventilate the player com-
pletely.
The player sometimes cannot function when
the passenger compartment temperature is
extremely high. Decrease the temperature
before use.
Do not leave the USB memory in a place
prone to static electricity or where the air
conditioner blows directly. The data in the
USB memory may be damaged.
Prepare the USB device by yourself be-
cause it is not equipped with the vehicle.
The USB device cannot be formatted with
this system. If you want to format the USB
memory, use your personal computer.
Partitioned USB devices may not be played
correctly.
Some characters used in other languages
(Chinese, Japanese, etc.) are not displayed
properly on the vehicle center screen.
NISSAN recommends using English lan-
guage characters with USB devices.
Do not connect the USB device if the con-
nector or cable is wet. Allow the cable
and/or connectors to dry completely before
connecting the USB device.
Large video podcast files cause slow re-
sponses in the iPod. The vehicle center
display may momentarily black out, but it will
soon recover.
If the iPodautomatically selects large video
podcast files while in the shuffle mode, the
vehicle center display may momentarily
black out, but it will soon recover.
Audiobooks may not play in the same order
as they appear on the iPod.
The iPodnano (1st Generation) may re-
main in fast forward or rewind mode if it is
connected during a seek operation. In this
case, please manually reset the iPod.
The iPodnano (2nd Generation) will con-
tinue to fast forward or rewind if it is discon-
nected during a seek operation.
An incorrect song title may appear when the
Play Mode is changed while using the iPod
nano (2nd generation).
If you are using an iPod(3rd Generation
with Dock connector), do not use very long
names for the song title, album name or artist
name to avoid the iPodresetting itself.
iPodis a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
iPod* player (if so equipped)
Some characters used in other languages
(Chinese, Japanese, etc.) are not displayed
properly on the vehicle center screen. We
recommend using English language charac-
ters with an iPod.
Large video podcast files cause slow re-
sponses in the iPod. The vehicle center
display may momentarily black out, but it will
soon recover.
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If the iPodautomatically selects large video
podcast files while in the shuffle mode, the
vehicle center display may momentarily
black out, but it will soon recover.
Improperly plugging in the iPodmay cause
a checkmark to be displayed on and off
(flickering). Always make sure that the iPod
is connected properly.
The iPodnano (2nd Generation) will con-
tinue to fast forward or rewind if it is discon-
nected during a seek operation.
An incorrect song title may appear when the
Play Mode is changed while using the iPod
nano (2nd Generation).
Audiobooks may not play in the same order
as they appear on the iPod.
The iPodnano (1st Generation) may re-
main in fast forward or rewind mode if it is
connected during a seek operation. In this
case, please manually reset the iPod.
If you are using an iPod(3rd Generation
with Dock connector), do not use very long
names for the song title, album name or artist
name to prevent the iPodfrom resetting
itself.
Be careful not to do the following, or the
cable could be damaged and a loss of func-
tion may occur:
Bend the cable excessively (1.6 in (40
mm) radius maximum).
Twist the cable excessively (more than
180 degrees).
Pull or drop the cable.
Close the center console lid on the cable
or connectors.
Store objects with sharp edges in the
storage where the cable is stored.
Spill liquids on the cable and connectors.
Do not connect the cable to the iPodif the
cable and/or connectors are wet. It may
damage the iPod.
If the cable and connectors are exposed to
water, allow the cable and/or connectors to
dry completely before connecting the cable
to the iPod(wait 24 hours for it to dry).
If the connector is exposed to fluids other
than water, evaporative residue may cause a
short between the connector pins. In this
case, replace the cable, otherwise damage
to the iPodand a loss of function may
occur.
If the cable is damaged (insulation cut, con-
nectors cracked, contamination such as liq-
uids, dust, dirt, etc. in the connectors), do
not use the cable and contact a NISSAN
dealer to replace the cable with a new one.
When not in use for extended periods of
time, store the cable in a clean, dust free
environment at room temperature and with-
out direct sun exposure.
Do not use the cable for any other purposes
other than its intended use in the vehicle.
*iPodis a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
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1. FM-AM button
2. CD eject button
3. SEEK button
4. CD button
5. CD insert slot
6. AUX button
7. TUNE button
8. MENU button
9. RPT button
10. AUX IN jack
11. VOLUME control knob
12. PWR button
13. SCAN button
14. RDM button
15. Station select (1 - 6) buttons
FM/AM RADIO WITH COMPACT
DISC (CD) PLAYER (Type A) (if so
equipped)
For all operation precautions, see Audio opera-
tion precautionsin this section.
Audio main operation
POWER/VOLUME control:
Place the ignition switch in the ACC or ON
position. Press the PWR button while the system
is off to call up the mode (radio, CD or AUX) that
was playing immediately before the system was
turned off. While the system is on, pressing the
PWR button turns the system off.
Turn the VOL control knob to adjust the volume.
MENU button (Bass, Treble, Fade, Balance
and Clock):
Press the MENU button to change the mode as
follows:
BAS (Bass) TRE (Treble) FAD (Fade)
BAL (Balance) Clock Normal mode
Type A
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Press the SEEK or or TUNE
or button to adjust the Bass, Treble, Fade
and Balance to the desired level. Fade adjusts
the sound level between the front and rear speak-
ers and Balance adjusts the sound between the
right and left speakers.
Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the
desired level, press the MENU button repeatedly
until the radio or CD display reappears. If no
action is taken, the radio or CD display will auto-
matically reappear after approximately 10 sec-
onds.
Clock set
If the clock is not displayed with the ignition
switch in the ACC or ON position, you need to
select the CLK-ON mode. Press the MENU but-
ton repeatedly until CLK-OFF mode is displayed.
Use the TUNE/FF-REW/FOLDER button to en-
able CLK-ON mode.
1. Press the MENU button repeatedly until
“Clock:” appears. The hours will begin flash-
ing.
2. Press the SEEK button or or
the TUNE button or to adjust
the hours.
3. Press the MENU button again. The minutes
will begin flashing.
4. Press the SEEK button or or
the TUNE button or to adjust
the minutes.
5. Press the MENU button again to exit the
clock set mode.
If no action is taken, the display will return to the
regular clock display after 10 seconds.
FM/AM radio operation
FM·AM button:
Press the FM·AM button to change the band as
follows:
AM FM1 FM2 AM
If another audio source is playing when the
FM·AM button is pressed, the audio source play-
ing will automatically be turned off and the last
radio station played will begin playing.
The FM stereo indicator (ST) illuminates during
FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast
signal is weak, the radio automatically changes
from stereo to monaural reception.
TUNE button (Tuning):
Press the TUNE button or for
manual tuning.
SEEK tuning:
Press the SEEK button or to tune
from low to high or high to low frequencies and to
stop at the next broadcasting station.
SCAN tuning:
Press the SCAN button to stop at each broad-
casting station for 5 seconds. Pressing the but-
ton again during this 5 second period will stop
SCAN tuning and the radio will remain tuned to
that station. If the SCAN button is not pressed
within 5 seconds, SCAN tuning moves to the
next station.
1 to 6 Station memory operations:
Twelve stations can be set for the FM band (6 for
FM1, 6 for FM2) and six stations can be set for
the AM band.
1. Choose the radio band AM, FM1 or FM2
using the AM·FM select button.
2. Tune to the desired station using manual,
SEEK or SCAN tuning. Press and hold any
of the desired station memory buttons (1 –
6) until a beep sound is heard.
3. The channel indicator will then come on and
the sound will resume. Programming is now
complete.
4.
Other buttons can be set in the same manner.
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If the battery cable is disconnected or if the fuse
opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that
case, reset the desired stations.
Compact disc (CD) player operation
Place the ignition switch in the ACC or ON
position and carefully insert the compact disc
into the slot with the label side up. The compact
disc is automatically pulled into the slot and starts
to play.
If the radio is already operating, it automatically
turns off and the compact disc begins to play.
CD button:
When the CD button is pressed with the system
off and the compact disc loaded, the system will
turn on and the compact disc will start to play.
When the CD button is pressed with a compact
disc loaded and the radio playing, the radio will
automatically be turned off and the compact disc
will start to play.
TUNE (Rewind or Fast
Forward) button:
When the TUNE button or is
pressed while the compact disc is playing, the
compact disc plays at an increased speed while
reversing or fast forwarding. When the button is
released, the compact disc returns to normal play
speed.
SEEK button:
When the SEEK button is pressed while
the compact disc is playing, the next track follow-
ing the present one starts to play from the begin-
ning. Press the SEEK button several times
to skip several tracks. Each time the button is
pressed, the CD advances one additional track.
The track number appears in the display window.
(When the last track on the compact disc is
skipped, the first track is played.)
When the SEEK button is pressed, the
track being played returns to the beginning.
Press the SEEK button several times to
skip back several tracks. Each time the button is
pressed the CD moves back one track.
RDM button:
When the RDM button is pressed while a com-
pact disc is playing, the play pattern can be
changed as follows:
1CDRDM←→ 1CDRPT
1 CD RDM: all tracks on the disc will be played
randomly.
1 CD RPT: play pattern returns to normal.
RPT button:
When the RPT button is pressed while a com-
pact disc is playing, the play pattern can be
changed as follows:
1TRRPT←→ 1CDRPT
1 TR RPT: the current track will be repeated.
1 CD RPT: play pattern returns to normal.
AUX (Auxiliary) button:
The AUX IN jack is located on the front of the
radio. The AUX IN audio input jack accepts any
standard analog audio input such as from a por-
table cassette tape/CD player, MP3 player or a
laptop computer.
Press the AUX button to play a compatible device
when it is plugged into the AUX IN jack.
EJECT button:
When the button is pressed with a com-
pact disc loaded, the compact disc will eject and
the last source will be played.
When the button is pressed twice with a
compact disc loaded, the compact disc will be
ejected further for easier CD removal. If the disc
is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc will
reload.
Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems 4-33
1. MUTE button
2. DISP/TEXT button
3. FM-AM button
4. CD button
5. CD insert slot
6. iPod button
7. AUX button
8. CLOCK button
9. CD eject button
10. TUNE/FF-REW/FOLDER button
11. SCAN/RPT button
12. AUDIO button
13. AUX IN jack
14. Station select (1 - 6) buttons
15. VOLUME control knob
16. PWR button
17. iPod MENU button
18. BACK button
19. ENTER button
20. SEEK/TRACK button
FM/AM RADIO WITH COMPACT
DISC (CD) PLAYER (Type B) (i