NISSAN ALTIMA COUPE 2012 D32 / 4.G Owners Manual
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FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped)
To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch
position, then turn the fog light
switch to the
To turn the fog lights on with the headlight switch
in the AUTO position (if so equipped) , the head-
lights must be on, then turn the fog light switch to
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.
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. 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
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
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To sound the horn, push near the horn icon of the
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 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-
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
Do not use or allow occupants to use the
seat heater if you or the occupants cannot
monitor elevated seat temperatures or
have an inability to feel pain in body parts
that contact the seat. Use of the seat
heater by such people could result in se-
●Do not use the seat heater for extended
periods or when no one is using the
● 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
● Any liquid spilled on the heated seat
should be removed immediately with a
● When cleaning the seat, never use
gasoline, benzine, thinner, or any simi-
HORN HEATED SEAT (if so equipped)
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●If any malfunctions 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
The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most driv-
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
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. The power outlets are for powering electrical
accessories such as cellular telephones. They
are rated at 12 volt, 120W (10A) maximum.
the power outlet in the front console box
is powered directly by the battery.
Type B:the power outlet in the front console box
is powered only when the ignition switch is in the
ACC or ON position.
The power outlet in the instrument panel is pow-
ered only when the ignition switch is in the ACC
or ON position.
VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
OFF SWITCH POWER OUTLET
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Open the lower half of the console box to access
the power outlet. Refer to “Console box” in this
●The outlet and plug may be hot during
or immediately after use.
● Only certain power outlets are designed
for use with a cigarette lighter unit. Do
not use any other power outlet for an
accessory lighter. See your NISSAN
dealer for additional information. ●
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
● 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 or any other
liquid to contact the outlet.
MAP POCKETSConsole box
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SEATBACK POCKETS (if so
The seatback pockets are located on the back of
the driver’s and passenger’s seats. The pockets
can be used to store maps.
STORAGE POUCH (if so equipped)
A storage pouch is located on the front of the
driver’s and passenger’s seats.
Do not store angular, sharp, heavy objects
or objects that cannot fully fit inside the
pouch because they might increase the
likelihood of an injury in a crash.
To open the sunglasses holder, push and release.
Only store one pair of sunglasses in the holder.
Keep the sunglasses holder closed while
driving to prevent an accident.
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●Do not use for anything other than
● Do not leave sunglasses in the sun-
glasses holder while parking in direct
sunlight. The heat may damage the
To open the front cup holders, push the cup
holder lid. To close, lower the cup holder lid and
push down until it clicks in place.
The plastic insert (if so equipped) may be re-
moved to accommodate a larger cup size or for
Front - Type A
Front - Type B
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The rear center cup holders are located in the
rear fold-down armrest (sedan) or in the rear arm
rest (coupe) .
●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
Soft bottle holder
● Do not use bottle holder for any other
objects that could be thrown about in
the vehicle and possibly injure people
during sudden braking or an accident.
● Do not use bottle holder for open liquid
Soft bottle holder
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Open the glove box by pulling the handle. Use the
master key when locking
Keep glove box lid closed while driving to
help prevent injury in an accident or a
Pull up on the driver’s side latch to open the
upper half of the console box. The mat may be
removed for cleaning.
The upper half of the console box may be used for
storage of cellular phones. An access hole is
provided at the front of the upper half of the
console box for phone cord routing to the power
Pull up on the passenger’s side latch to open the
lower half of the console box. A power outlet is
located inside the console box. The mat may be
removed for cleaning.
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STORAGE BOX (if so equipped) COVERED STORAGE BOX
Push the center of the lid to open.
The grocery hooks are located in the trunk and
can be used to hang a standard size plastic
Do not apply a total load of more than 20
lbs (9 kg) to a single grocery hook.
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CARGO NET (if so equipped)
Properly secure all cargo with ropes or
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, un-
secured cargo could cause personal
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
To remove the cargo net, detach the net from the
cargo net retainers.
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
● 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
The power windows operate when the ignition
switch is placed in the ON position, or for a
period of time after the ignition switch is placed in
the OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s
door is opened during this period of time, the
power to the windows is canceled.
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