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NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
You can only drive your vehicle using the Intelli-
gent Keys which are registered to the NISSAN
Vehicle Immobilizer System components in your
The mechanical key can be used for all the locks.
Never leave the 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 existing key can
be duplicated without knowing the key number.
As many as four NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer
System keys can be used with one vehicle. You
should bring all NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Sys-
tem keys that you have to the NISSAN dealer for
registration. This is because the registration pro-
cess will erase the memory of all key codes
previously registered into the NISSAN Vehicle
Immobilizer System. After the registration pro-
cess, these components will only recognize keys
coded into the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Sys-
tem during registration. Any key that is not given
to the 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 water or salt
water. This could affect system function.When the doors are locked using one of the
following methods, the doors cannot be opened
using the inside or outside door handles. The
doors must be unlocked to open the doors.
Before opening any door, always look
for and avoid oncoming traffic.
● To help avoid risk of injury or death
through unintended operation of the
vehicle and or its systems, including
entrapment in windows or inadvertent
door lock activation, do not leave chil-
dren, people who require the assistance
of others or pets unattended in your
vehicle. Additionally, the temperature
inside a closed vehicle on a warm day
can quickly become high enough to
cause a significant risk of injury or
death to people and pets.
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LOCKING WITH KEY
To lock or unlock the vehicle, turn the key as
To lock a door, turn the key toward the front of the
1. To unlock, turn the key toward the rear
of the vehicle
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
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
Opening and closing windows (if so
The driver’s door key operation allows you to
open and close windows equipped with auto-
matic operation at the same time.
● To open the windows, turn the driver’s door
key toward the rear of the vehicle for longer
than 1 second after the door is unlocked.
● To close the windows, turn the driver’s door
key toward the front of the vehicle for longer
than 1 second after the door is locked.
Windows stop when the key cylinder is released.
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LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK
To lock the door without the key, move the inside
lock knob to the lock position
1, then close the
To unlock the door without the key, move the
inside lock knob to the unlock position
LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR
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
To unlock all the doors without a key, push the
door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s
side) to the unlock position
When the power door lock switch is moved to the
lock position and any door is open, all doors will
lock and unlock automatically. With the Intelligent
Key left in the vehicle and any door open, all doors
will unlock automatically and a chime will sound
after the door is closed.
These functions help to prevent the Intelligent
Key from being accidentally locked inside the
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 is placed in the OFF position.
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
door can be opened from the outside or the
When the lever is in the LOCK position
the door can be opened only from the out-
●Radio waves could adversely affect elec-
tric medical equipment. Those who use a
pacemaker should contact the electric
medical equipment manufacturer 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 air-
craft navigation and communication sys-
tems. Do not operate the Intelligent Key
while on an airplane. Make sure the but-
tons are not operated unintentionally
when the unit is stored for a flight.
The Intelligent Key can operate all the door locks
using the remote control 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
● 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
● When operating near a location where
strong radio waves are transmitted, such as
a TV tower, power station and broadcasting
● When in possession of wireless equipment,
such as a cellular telephone, transceiver or a
● 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-
● When the vehicle is parked near a parking
In such cases, correct the operating conditions
before using the Intelligent Key function or use
the mechanical key.
NISSAN INTELLIGENT KEY® WITH
DOOR AND TRUNK REQUEST
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Although the life of the battery varies depending
on the operating conditions, the battery’s life is
approximately two years. If the battery is dis-
charged, replace it with a new one.
When the Intelligent Key battery is low, an indi-
cator illuminates in the vehicle information dis-
play. For additional information, refer to “Vehicle
information display” in the “Instruments and con-
trols” section of this manual.
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 additional information, refer to “Battery re-
placement” in the “Maintenance and do-it-
yourself” section of this manual.
As many as four Intelligent Keys can be regis-
tered and used with one vehicle. For information
about the purchase and use of additional Intelli-
gent Keys, it is recommended you visit a NISSAN
Listed below are conditions or occur-
rences which will damage the Intelligent
●Do not allow the Intelligent Key, which
contains electrical components, to
come into contact with water or salt
water. This could affect the system
● Do not drop the Intelligent Key.
● Do not strike the Intelligent Key sharply
against another object.
● Do not change or modify the Intelligent
● 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, it is recommended you visit a
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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 system’s operat-
ing 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
If the Intelligent Key is too close to the door glass,
handle or rear bumper, the request switches may
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.
● 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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●To prevent the Intelligent Key from being left
inside the vehicle, make sure you carry the
Intelligent Key with you and then lock the
● 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®
You can lock or unlock the doors without taking
the 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-
1. Move the shift lever to the P (Park) position,
place the ignition switch in the LOCK posi-
tion and make sure you carry the Intelligent
Key with you.
2. Close all doors.
3. Push any door handle request switch
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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NOTE:● Request switches for all doors and trunk can
be deactivated when the I-Key Door Lock
setting is switched to OFF in the Vehicle
Settings of the vehicle information display.
For additional information, refer to “Vehicle
information display” in the “Instruments and
controls” section of this manual.
● 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.
● After locking the doors using the re-
quest switch, make sure that the doors
have been securely locked by operating
the door handle or the trunk opener
● 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
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.
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.
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●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.
1. Carry the Intelligent Key.
2. Push the door handle request switch
3. The hazard warning lights flash once and the outside buzzer sounds once.
4. Push the door handle request switch
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
one minute after pushing the request switch:
● Opening any door.
● Pushing the ignition switch.
The interior light timer illuminates for a period of
time when a door is unlocked and the room light
switch is in the DOOR position.
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The interior light can be turned off without waiting
by performing one of the following operations:● Placing the ignition switch in the ON posi-
● Locking the doors with the remote control.
● Switching the room light switch to the OFF
Opening the trunk lid
To open the trunk lid, unlock all doors and per-
form the following:
1. Push the trunk opener request switch
more than 1 second while carrying the Intel-
ligent Key with you.
2. The trunk will unlatch. A chime will sound four 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
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
● When the doors or the trunk are open or not
● When the Intelligent Key battery is dis-
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