NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 L33 / 5.G LC2 Navigation Manual
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and just by pushing a button, the NISSAN Navi-
gation System will calculate a route to the
The Places directory has many uses. For
example, the directory can be sorted by the vari-
ous types of restaurants near your current
location. If you need a bank or a gas station, the
NISSAN Navigation System can navigate you to
the closest preferred location using the Places
entered in the system.
“SETTING A DESTINATION FROM
PLACES” (page 4-11)
The address book can store up to 50 locations
from map coverage areas into a personal
directory. This is especially useful for frequently
visited locations, such as clients, relatives and
friends. The address book function allows easy
access to frequently visited locations when set-
ting them as your destination.
“SETTING A DESTINATION FROM
THE ADDRESS BOOK” (page 4-24)
When available, the NavTraffic Information
broadcast may help to avoid delays due to traffic
incidents. Traffic jams, roadwork, closed roads
around the current location, etc. are represented
graphically on the map by icons depicting the
nature of the event. Incidents on the route are
automatically displayed when they are
The NavTraffic Information feature, via the guid-
ance mode, may help to detour around traffic
problems. For more information on the NavTraffic
Information feature, refer to section 4.
Route guidance is provided through voice and
visual instructions. Voice guidance announces
the appropriate directions when approaching an
intersection at which you need to turn. To repeat
the voice guidance, touch the “Voice” key.
The voice guidance can be alternately enabled
or disabled by touching and holding the “Voice”
key on the screen for about two seconds. When
the voice guidance is disabled, the “Voice” key
on the screen will appear grayed out.
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DISPLAY OF CURRENT VEHICLE
This navigation system combines the data ob-
tained from the vehicle (by gyro sensor) and from
GPS (Global Positioning System) satellites to
calculate the current location of the vehicle. This
position is then displayed throughout route guid-
ance to a destination.
WHAT IS GPS (Global Positioning
GPS is a position detecting system that uses
satellites deployed by the U.S. government. This
navigation system receives radio signals from
three or more different satellites that orbit
13,049 miles (21,000 km) above the earth in
space, and detects the position of the vehicle by
utilizing the principle of triangulation.
DETAILED MAP COVERAGE (MCA)
FOR THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM
This system is designed to help you reach your
destination, and also performs other functions as
outlined in this manual. However, you, the driver,
must use the system safely and properly. Infor-
mation concerning road conditions, traffic signs
and the availability of services may not always be
up-to-date. The system is not a substitute for
safe, proper, and legal driving.Map data is available on the provided SD-card.
For information about the map SD-card, contact
a NISSAN dealer or call the NISSAN NAVIGA-
TION SYSTEM HELPDESK. See the contact in-
formation on the inside front cover of this
Map data includes 2 types of areas: “Detailed
coverage areas” providing all detailed road data
and other areas showing “Main roads only”.
Detailed map data is not available in many
areas and is generally limited to select ma-
jor metropolitan areas.
WHEN A GRAY ROAD IS DIS-
PLAYED ON THE MAP
● Route calculation may not be possible when a
destination or the current vehicle location is
near a gray road.
● Route guidance (enlarged view and voice
guidance) may not be available at the inter-
section where the road your vehicle is driving
on and a gray road intersect.
● Places information and street names near
gray roads are not contained in the map data. ●
The NISSAN Navigation System may not cal-
culate a route if the current vehicle location is
too far away from the destination. In this case,
please divide your trip by selecting one or two
● To reach your destination, refer to the map
screen. Always follow actual roads and regu-
lations and drive safely.
● The suggested route may not be the shortest,
nor are other circumstances such as traffic
jams considered unless the NavTraffic is
● Because of the inevitable difference in road
conditions and circumstances between the
time you use this system and the time the in-
formation was produced for the map data,
there may be discrepancies in roads and
regulations. In such cases, follow the actual
● During route calculation, the map will not
scroll, however the vehicle icon will move with
the actual vehicle’s movement.
● In some cases, after the calculation is
complete, the calculated route may not be im-
● If you scroll the map while the suggested
route is being drawn, it may take more time to
CURRENT VEHICLE LOCATION ROUTE CALCULATION
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●If waypoints are set, the system calculates
multiple routes between waypoints
simultaneously, and the following may result.
– If one section between waypoints cannot be calculated, none of the route will be
– The route may not connect completely at some waypoints.
– The route may require a U-turn close to some waypoints.
● Route calculation may not be completed in
the following cases.
– If there is no main road within a range of 1.5 miles (2.5 km) from the vehicle, a
message will then appear on the screen.
Try recalculating when the vehicle is
closer to a main road.
– If the vehicle is too close to the destina- tion or if there are no roads to the
destination, a message will then appear
on the screen.
– If it is impossible to reach the destination or waypoints because of traffic
– If the only target route to the destination or waypoints is extremely complicated. ●
The following may occur when the route is
– If you calculate a route on a main road, the starting point of the route may not ex-
actly match the current vehicle location.
– The endpoint of the route may not exactly match the destination.
– If you calculate a route on a main road, the system may display a route from an-
other main road. This may be because
the position of the vehicle icon is not
accurate. In this case, park the vehicle in
a safe location and reset the vehicle icon,
or continue driving to see if the position
of the vehicle icon is automatically ad-
justed before recalculating the route.
“VEHICLE ICON” (page 7-3)
– In some cases, the system shows an in- direct route to the destination or way-
points if you set them from stored or
places information. In order to correct,
you must be careful about the traffic
direction, especially when lanes with dif-
ferent travel directions are shown
separately, such as interchanges and
service areas. – Even if the freeway preference is set to
OFF, a route that uses the freeway may
– Even if the preference is set to OFF, a route that uses a ferry line may be
– Ferry lines, excluding those that are only for pedestrians, bicycles and
motorcycles, are stored in this system.
Take into consideration the travel time re-
quired and operational condition before
deciding whether to use the route.
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BASICS OF VOICE GUIDANCE
The voice guidance announces which direction
to follow when approaching an intersection
where a turn is required.
After setting the route, select “Start” to begin
During route guidance, the system navigates you
through the guide points using visual and voice
● The navigation system visual and voice guid-
ance is for reference purposes only. The con-
tents of the guidance may be inappropriate
depending on the situation.
● There may be some cases in which voice
guidance and actual road conditions do not
correspond. This may occur because of dis-
crepancies between the actual road and the
information on the map data, or due to the ve-
● In case voice guidance does not correspond
to the actual road conditions, follow the infor-
mation obtained from traffic signs or noticed
on the road. ●
Route guidance provided by the navigation
system does not take carpool lane driving into
consideration, especially when carpool lanes
are separated from other road lanes.
DIRECTIONS PROVIDED AND THE
DISTANCES TO GUIDE POINTS
Directions will differ, depending on the road
Distances may vary, depending on the vehicle
Notification when approaching the
The voice guidance will warn you when ap-
proaching your destination. To reach your desti-
nation precisely, refer to the map screen.
REPEATING VOICE GUIDANCE
This function is available throughout route
guidance, from the time after the route calcula-
tion is completed until the vehicle arrives at the
Touch the “Voice” key.
Voice guidance will be repeated.
● If you touch the “Voice” key when you have
deviated from the suggested route, voice
guidance will announce, “Proceed to the
● If you touch the “Voice” key when you are go-
ing in the wrong direction, voice guidance will
announce: “Please make a legal U-turn if
NOTES ON VOICE GUIDANCE
●Voice guidance in this system should be re-
garded as a supplementary function. When
driving your vehicle, check the route on the
map and follow the actual roads and traffic
● Voice guidance is activated only for intersec-
tions with certain conditions.
● There may be cases where the vehicle has to
turn, but voice guidance is not provided.
● Voice guidance contents may vary, depending
on the direction of the turn and the type of
● The voice guidance timing will vary depending
on the situation.
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●When the vehicle has deviated from the sug-
gested route, voice guidance is not available.
The system will not announce this to you. Re-
fer to the map and recalculate the route.
● Voice guidance may not accurately corre-
spond with road numbers and directions at
● Voice guidance may not accurately corre-
spond to street names at freeway exits.
● The displayed street names may sometimes
differ from the actual names, or “UNKNOWN
STREET NAME” may be displayed.
● Voice guidance is not available when the fea-
ture is disabled in the SETUP menu.
● Voice guidance will start when the vehicle en-
ters the suggested route. Refer to the map for
directions to the starting point of the route.
● When approaching a waypoint, voice guid-
ance will announce, “You have reached your
intermediate destination on the (left/right)
side.” Voice guidance will switch to the next
section of the route. When voice guidance is
not available, refer to the map for directions. ●
In some cases, voice guidance ends before
arrival at the destination. Refer to the destina-
tion icon on the map to reach the destination.
● If the system recognizes on which side the
destination (waypoint) is located, voice guid-
ance will announce “on the right/left” after an-
nouncing the arrival at the destination.
● Voice guidance may be partially operational or
inoperative due to the angle of roads at an
● Because it is not possible to consider data
concerning roads that are seasonally available
or unavailable, a route may be displayed that
does not match the actual traffic restrictions.
Be sure to follow the actual traffic restrictions
● Canada and Alaska contain many roads with
incomplete map data. As a result, when
searching for a route, the route may include
roads with incomplete data. In regions where
road data is not complete, voice guidance
may stop for long periods of time. Be sure to
follow the actual traffic restrictions while
driving. The display is a liquid crystal display and should
be handled with care.
Never disassemble the display. Some
parts utilize extremely high voltage.
Touching them may result in serious
CHARACTERISTICS OF A LIQUID
If the temperature inside the vehicle is espe-
cially low, the display will stay relatively dim or
the movement of the images may be slow.
These conditions are normal. The display will
function normally when the interior of the ve-
hicle has warmed up.
● Some pixels in the display are darker or
brighter than others. This condition is an in-
herent characteristic of liquid crystal displays,
and it is not a malfunction.
● A remnant of the previous display image may
remain on the screen. This screen burn is in-
herent in displays, and it is not a malfunction.
The screen may become distorted by strong
HOW TO HANDLE THE DISPLAY
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MAINTENANCE OF THE DISPLAY
●To clean the display, never use a
rough cloth, alcohol, benzine,
thinner, any kind of solvent, or paper
tissues with chemical cleaning
agent. They would scratch or deterio-
rate the panel.
● Do not splash any liquid such as wa-
ter or car fragrance on the display.
Contact with liquid will cause the
system to malfunction and damage
For cleaning, 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 detergent. Dampen the
cloth first, then wipe the screen.
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7 Troubleshooting guide
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SymptomPossible cause Possible solution
No image is displayed. The brightness is at the lowest setting. Adjust the brightness of the display.
The display is turned off. Press the
button to turn on the display.
The system is in overheat mode due to excessive
high temperature. Wait until the system cools down.
No voice guidance is available.
The volume is too high or too low. The volume is not set correctly, or it is turned off. Adjust the volume of voice guidance or turn voice guidance on.
No map is displayed on the screen. The map SD-card is not inserted. Insert the map SD-card correctly.
A screen other than map screen is displayed. Press MAP.
The screen is too dim. The movement is slow. The temperature in the interior of the vehicle is low. Wait until the interior of the vehicle has warmed up.
Some pixels in the display are darker or
brighter than others. This condition is an inherent characteristic of liquid
crystal displays. This is not a malfunction.
Some menu items cannot be selected. Some menu items become unavailable while the vehicle is driven. Park the vehicle in a safe location, and then operate the navigation system.
Locations stored in the Address Book and other memory functions may be lost if the vehicle’s battery is disconnected or is discharged.
If this occurs, service the vehicle’s battery as necessary and re-enter the information in the Address Book.
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SymptomPossible cause Possible solution
Names of roads and locations differ between 2D
and 3D mode. This is because the quantity of the displayed information is
reduced so that the screen does not become difficult to read.
There is also a chance that names of the roads or locations
may be displayed several times, and the names appearing on
the screen may be different because of a processing
procedure. This is not a malfunction.
The vehicle icon is not displayed in the correct
position. The vehicle was transported after the ignition switch was
turned off by a ferry or car transporter, for example. Drive the vehicle for a while on a road where GPS signals can
The position and direction of the vehicle icon may be incor-
rect depending on the driving environments and the levels of
positioning accuracy of the navigation system. This is not a malfunction. Drive the vehicle for a while to auto-
matically correct the position and direction of the vehicle icon.
“CURRENT VEHICLE LOCATION” (page 6-4)
When the vehicle is traveling on a new road, the
vehicle icon is located on another road nearby. The system automatically places the vehicle icon on the near-
est available road, because the new road is not stored in the
map data. Updated road information will be included in the next version of
the map SD-card.
The map does not scroll even when the vehicle is
moving. The current location map screen is not displayed.
Press the MAP button.
The vehicle icon is not displayed. The current location map screen is not displayed. Press the MAP button.
The GPS indicator on the screen remains gray. GPS signals cannot be received under certain conditions, such as in a parking garage, on a road with many tall
buildings, etc. Drive on an open, straight road for a while.
A sufficient number of GPS satellites is not available. Wait for the satellites to move to locations available for the navi- gation system.
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SymptomPossible cause Possible solution
The location of the vehicle icon is misaligned from
the actual position. When using tire chains or replacing the tires, speed calcula-
tions based on the speed sensor may be incorrect. Drive the vehicle for a while (at approximately 19 MPH [30 km/h]
for about 30 minutes) to automatically correct the vehicle icon
position. If this does not correct the vehicle icon position, con-
tact a NISSAN dealer.
The map data has a mistake or is incomplete (the vehicle
icon position is always misaligned in the same area) . Updated road information will be included in the next version of
the map data.