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6-10In case of emergency
Getting emergency tire puncture repair
Take out the emergency tire puncture repair kit
located under the cargo room or in the trunk.
The repair kit consists of the following items:
*1Tire sealant bottle
*3Speed restriction sticker
*: The compressor shape may differ depending
on the models.
For models with the emergency tire punc-
ture repair kit, a spare tire, jack and rod are
not equipped as standard. These parts aredealer options. Contact a NISSAN dealer
about obtaining these parts. See “Chan-
ging a flat tire (for models with spare tire)”
(P.6-4) for usage of jacking tools and tire
Before using emergency tire puncture
If any foreign object (for example, a screw or
nail) is embedded in the tire, do not remove
. Check the expiration date of the sealant
(shown on the label attached to the bottle) .
Never use a sealant whose expiration date
Observe the following precautions
when using the tire repair compound.
.Swallowing the compound is dan-
gerous. Immediately drink as much
water as possible and seek prompt
. Rinse well with lots of water if the
compound comes into contact with
skin or eyes. If irritation persists, seek prompt medical attention.
. Keep the repair compound out of
the reach of children.
. The emergency repair compound
may cause a malfunction of the tire
pressure sensors and cause the low
tire pressure warning light to illumi-
nate. Have the tire pressure sensor
replaced as soon as possible.
Do not remove any nails or screws that
have penetrated the tire when performing
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1. Take out the speed restriction sticker fromthe air compressor*, then put it in a location
where the driver can see it while driving.
*: The compressor shape may differ depend-
ing on the models.
Do not put the speed restriction label
on the steering wheel pad, the speed-
ometer or the warning light locations.
2. Take the hose*1and the power plug*2out of the air compressor. Remove the cap
of the bottle holder from the air compressor.
3. Remove the cap from the tire sealant bottle,and screw the bottle clockwise onto the
bottle holder. (Leave the bottle seal intact.
Screwing the bottle onto the bottle holder
will pierce the seal of the bottle.)
4. Remove the cap from the tire valve on the flat tire.
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5. Remove the protective cap*Aof the hose
and screw the hose securely onto the tire
valve. Make sure that the pressure release
*Bis securely tightened. Make sure
that the air compressor switch is in the OFF
(*) position, and then insert its power plug
into the power outlet in the vehicle.
6. Push the ignition switch to the “ACC”
position. Then turn the compressor switch
to the ON (−) position and inflate the tire up
to the pressure that is specified on the tire
and loading information label affixed to the
driver’s side center pillar if possible, or to the
minimum of 180 kPa (26 psi) . Turn the air
compressor off briefly in order to check the
tire pressure with the pressure gauge.
If the tire is inflated to higher than the
specified pressure, lower the tire pressure
by releasing air with the pressure release
The compressor tire pressure gauge
may show a pressure reading of 87 psi
(600 kPa) for about 30 seconds while
inflating the tire. The pressure gauge is
indicating the pressure inside the sea-
lant can. When the sealant has been
injected into the tire the pressure
gauge will drop and indicate actual tire
To avoid serious personal injury
while using the emergency tire
puncture repair kit:
— Securely tighten the compressor
hose to the tire valve. Failure to
do so can cause the sealant to
spray into the air and get into
your eyes or on the skin.
. Do not stand directly beside the
damaged tire while it is being
inflated because of the risk of the
rupture. If there are any cracks or
bumps, turn the compressor off
If the tire pressure does not increase to 180
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kPa (26 psi) within 10 minutes, the tire
may be seriously damaged andthe tire
cannot be repaired with this tire repair
kit. Contact a NISSAN dealer.
7. When the tire pressure is at the specified amount, turn the air compressor off. If the
pressure cannot be inflated to the specified
amount, the air compressor can be turned
off at the minimum of 180 kPa (26 psi) .
Remove the power plug from the power
outlet and quickly remove the hose from the
tire valve. Attach the protective cap and
valve cap. Properly stow the emergency tire
puncture repair kit in the trunk.
To avoid serious personal injury when
stowing the emergency tire puncture
.Keep the sealant bottle screwed
into the compressor. Failure to do
so can cause the sealant to spray
into the air and get into your eyes or
on the skin.
8. Immediately drive the vehicle for 10 minutes or 3 km (2 miles) at a speed of 80 km/h (50
MPH) or less. 9. After driving, make sure that the air com-
pressor switch is in the OFF position, then
screw the hose securely onto the tire valve.
Check the tire pressure with the pressure
gauge. The temporary repair is completed if
the tire pressure does not drop.
Make sure the pressure is adjusted to the
pressure that is specified on the tire and
loading information label before driving.
10. If the tire pressure drops, repeat the steps from 5 to 9. If the pressure drops again or
under 130 kPa (19 psi), the tire cannot be
repaired with this tire repair kit. Contact
a NISSAN dealer.
The sealant bottle and hose can not be
reused to repair another punctured tire.
Contact a NISSAN dealer to purchase
After repairing tire
See a NISSAN dealer for tire repair/replacement
as soon as possible.
. After using Emergency Tire Sealant
to repair a minor tire puncture, do
not drive the vehicle at speeds
faster than 50 MPH (80 km/h) . .
Immediately after using Emergency
Tire Sealant to repair a minor tire
puncture, take your vehicle to a
NISSAN dealer to inspect, and re-
pair or replace the tire. The Emer-
gency Tire Sealant cannot
permanently seal a punctured tire.
Continuing operation of the vehicle
without a permanent tire repair can
lead to a crash.
. If you used Emergency Tire Sealant
to repair a minor tire puncture, your
NISSAN dealer will also need to
replace the TPMS sensor in addition
to repairing or replacing the tire.
. NISSAN recommends using only
NISSAN Genuine Emergency Tire
Sealant provided with your vehicle.
Other tire sealants may damage the
valve stem seal which can cause the
tire to lose air pressure.
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6-14In case of emergency
To start your engine with a booster battery, the
instructions and precautions below must be
.If done incorrectly, jump starting
can lead to a battery explosion,
resulting in severe injury or death.
It could also damage your vehicle.
. Explosive hydrogen gas is always
present in the vicinity of the battery.
Keep all sparks and flames away
from the battery.
. Do not allow battery fluid to come
into contact with eyes, skin, clothing
or painted surfaces. Battery fluid is
a corrosive sulphuric acid solution
which can cause severe burns. If the
fluid should come into contact with
anything, immediately flush the con-
tacted area with water.
. Keep the battery out of the reach of
. The booster battery must be rated at
12 volts. Use of an improperly rated
battery can damage your vehicle. .
Whenever working on or near a
battery, always wear suitable eye
protectors (for example, goggles or
industrial safety spectacles) and
remove rings, metal bands, or any
other jewelry. Do not lean over the
battery when jump starting.
. Do not attempt to jump start a
frozen battery. It could explode
and cause serious injury.
. Your vehicle has an automatic en-
gine cooling fan. It could come on at
any time. Keep hands and other
objects away from it.
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Always follow the instructions below.
Failure to do so could result in damage
to the charging system and cause
1. If the booster battery is in another vehicle
*A, position the two vehicles (*Aand*B)
to bring their batteries into close proximity to
Do not allow the two vehicles to touch. 2. Apply parking brake. Move the shift lever to
the P (Park) position (Automatic transmis-
sion models). Move the shift lever to the N
(Neutral) position (Manual transmission
models) . Switch off all unnecessary elec-
trical systems (light, heater, air conditioner,
3. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so equipped) . Cover the battery with a firmly
wrung out moist cloth*Cto reduce
4. Connect jumper cables in the sequence as illustrated (
.Always connect positive (+) to posi-
tive (+) and negative (−) to body
ground (as illustrated) — not to the
. Make sure the jumper cables do not
touch moving parts in the engine
compartment and that clamps do
not contact any other metal.
5. Start the engine of the booster vehicle
*Aand let it run for a few minutes.
6. Keep the engine speed of the booster vehicle
*Aat about 2,000 rpm, and start
the engine of the vehicle being jump started
Do not keep the starter motor engaged
for more than 10 seconds. If the engine
does not start right away, push the
ignition switch to the OFF position
and wait 10 seconds before trying
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6-16In case of emergency
7. After starting your engine, carefully discon-nect the negative cable and then the positive
8. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped). Be sure to dispose of the cloth used to cover
the vent holes as it may be contaminated
with corrosive acid.
9. Put the battery cover on. Do not attempt to start the engine by pushing.CAUTION
Automatic transmission models
cannot be push-started or tow-
started. Attempting to do so may
cause transmission damage.
. Three way catalyst equipped models
should not be started by pushing
since the three way catalyst may be
. Never try to start the vehicle by
towing it; when the engine starts,
the forward surge could cause the
vehicle to collide with the tow
.Do not continue to drive if your
vehicle overheats. Doing so could
cause engine damage or a vehicle
. To avoid the danger of being
scalded, never remove the radiator
cap while the engine is still hot.
When the radiator cap is removed,
pressurized hot water will spurt out,
possibly causing serious injury.
. Do not open the hood if steam is
If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by an
extremely high temperature gauge reading) , or if
you feel a lack of engine power, detect abnormal
noise, etc., take the following steps:
1. Move the vehicle safely off the road, apply the parking brake and move the shift lever to
the P (Park) position (Automatic transmis-
sion models). Move the shift lever to the N
(Neutral) position (Manual transmission
Do not stop the engine.
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2. Turn off the air conditioner. Open all thewindows, move the heater or air conditioner
temperature control to maximum hot and fan
control to high speed.
3. If engine overheating is caused by climbing a long hill on a hot day, run the engine at a
fast idle (approximately 1,500 rpm) until the
temperature gauge indication returns to
4. Get out of the vehicle. Look and listen for steam or coolant escaping from the radiator
before opening the hood. (If steam or
coolant is escaping, turn off the engine.)
Do not open the hood further until no steam
or coolant can be seen.
5. Open the engine hood.
If steam or water is coming from the
engine, stand clear to prevent getting
6. Visually check if the cooling fan is running. The radiator hoses and radiator should not
leak water. If coolant is leaking or the cooling
fan does not run, stop the engine.
Be careful not to allow your hands, hair,
jewelry or clothing to come into contact
with, or get caught in, engine belts or
the engine cooling fan. The engine
cooling fan can start at any time.
7. After the engine cools down, check the coolant level in the reservoir with the engine
running. Add coolant to the reservoir if
necessary. Have your vehicle repaired at
the nearest NISSAN dealer.
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6-18In case of emergency
When towing your vehicle, all State (Provincial in
Canada) and local regulations for towing must
be followed. Incorrect towing equipment could
damage your vehicle. Towing instructions are
available from a NISSAN dealer. Local service
operators are familiar with the applicable laws
and procedures for towing. To assure proper
towing and to prevent accidental damage to
your vehicle, NISSAN recommends that you
have a service operator tow your vehicle. It is
advisable to have the service operator carefully
read the following precautions.
.Never ride in a vehicle that is being
. Never get under your vehicle after it
has been lifted by a tow truck.
.When towing, make sure that the
transmission, axles, steering system
and drivetrain are in working condi-
tion. If any unit is damaged, dollies
must be used. .
Always attach safety chains before
For information about towing your vehicle behind
a recreational vehicle (RV), see “Flat towing”
(P.9-21) of this manual.
TOWING YOUR VEHICLE
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TOWING RECOMMENDED BY
NISSAN (except for NISMO models)
NISSAN recommends that your vehicle be
towed with the driving (rear) wheels off the
ground or place the vehicle on a flat bed truck as
.Never tow automatic transmission
models with the rear wheels on the
ground or four wheels on the
ground (forward or backward) , as
this may cause serious and expen- sive damage to the drivetrain. If it is
necessary to tow the vehicle with
the front wheels raised, always use
towing dollies under the rear
. When towing rear wheel drive mod-
els with the front wheels on the
ground or on towing dollies: Push
the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position, and secure the steering
wheel in a straight-ahead position
with a rope or similar device.
. If you have to tow manual transmis-
sion models with the rear wheels on the ground (if you do not use towing
dollies) or four wheels on the
— Push the ignition switch to the
ON position and turn off all
— Always release the parking brake.
— Move the transmission shift le- ver to the N (Neutral) position.
— Observe the following restricted towing speeds and distances for
manual transmission models
.Rear wheels on the ground:
Speed: Below 50 MPH (80
Distance: Less than 50 miles
.Four wheels on the ground:Speed: Below 70 MPH (112
Distance: Less than 500 miles
— If the speed or distance must necessarily be greater, remove
the propeller shaft before tow-
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