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●Use a phone after stopping your vehicle
in a safe location. If you have to use a
phone while driving, exercise extreme
caution at all times so full attention may
be given to vehicle operation.
● If you are unable to devote full attention
to vehicle operation while talking on
the phone, pull off the road to a safe
location and stop your vehicle.
To avoid discharging the vehicle battery,
use a phone after starting the engine.
Your NISSAN is equipped with the Bluetooth
Hands-Free Phone System. If you have a com-
patible Bluetoothenabled cellular phone, you
can set up the wireless connection between your
cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone module.
With Bluetooth wireless technology, you can make or receive a hands-free telephone call with
your cellular phone in the vehicle.
Once your cellular phone is connected to the
in-vehicle phone module, no other phone con-
necting procedure is required. Your phone is
automatically connected with the in-vehicle
SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM
(if so equipped)
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phone module when the ignition switch is placed
in the ON position with the connected cellular
phone turned on and carried in the vehicle.
You can register up to 5 different Bluetooth
cellular phones to the in-vehicle phone module.
However, you can talk on only one cellular phone
at a time.
NISSAN Voice Recognition system supports the
phone commands, so dialing a phone number
using your voice is possible. For more details, see
“NISSAN Voice Recognition System” in this sec-
Before using the BluetoothHands-Free Phone
System, refer to the following notes.
● Set up the wireless connection between a
cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone
module before using the hands-free phone
● Some Bluetooth enabled cellular phones
may not be recognized by the in-vehicle
phone module. Please visit
www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for a recom-
mended phone list and connecting.
● You will not be able to use a hands-free
phone under the following conditions:
– Your vehicle is outside of the cellular ser- vice area. – Your vehicle is in an area where it is
difficult to receive cellular signal; such as
in a tunnel, in an underground parking
garage, near a tall building or in a moun-
– Your cellular phone is locked to prevent it from being dialed.
● When the radio wave condition is not ideal
or ambient sound is too loud, it may be
difficult to hear the other person’s voice dur-
ing a call.
● Immediately after the ignition switch is
placed in the ON position, it may be impos-
sible to receive a call for a short period of
● Do not place the cellular phone in an area
surrounded by metal or far away from the
in-vehicle phone module to prevent tone
quality degradation and wireless connection
● While a cellular phone is connected through
the Bluetooth wireless connection, the bat-
tery power of the cellular phone may dis-
charge quicker than usual. The Bluetooth
Hands-Free Phone System cannot charge
cellular phones. ●
If the hands-free phone system seems to be
malfunctioning, see “Troubleshooting guide”
in this section. You can also visit
www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for trouble-
● Some cellular phones or other devices may
cause interference or a buzzing noise to
come from the audio system speakers. Stor-
ing the device in a different location may
reduce or eliminate the noise.
● Refer to the cellular phone owner’s manual
regarding the telephone charges, cellular
phone antenna and body, etc.
● The signal strength display on the monitor
will not coincide with the signal strength
display of some cellular phones.
● If reception between callers is unclear, ad-
justing the incoming or outgoing call volume
may improve the clarity. See “Call volume” in
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FCC Regulatory information
– CAUTION: To maintain compliance withFCC’s RF exposure guidelines, use only the
supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna,
modification, or attachments could damage
the transmitter and may violate FCC regula-
– Operation is subject to the following two con- ditions:
1. This device may not cause interference and
2. this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause unde-
sired operation of the device.
IC Regulatory information
– Operation is subject to the following two con- ditions: (1) this device may not cause interfer-
ence, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
– This Class B digital apparatus meets all re- quirements of the Canadian Interference-
Causing Equipment Regulations.
BLUETOOTH is a
trademark owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and licensed to
You can use voice commands to operate various
Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System features
using the NISSAN Voice Recognition system. For
more details, see “NISSAN Voice Recognition
System” in this section.
1. Press the SETTING button on the instru- ment panel and select the “Bluetooth” key
on the display.
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2. Select the “Connect Bluetooth” key.3. A popup box will appear on the screen,
prompting you to confirm that the connec-
tion is for the phone system. Select the “Yes”
key. 4. When a PIN code appears on the screen,
operate the Bluetooth cellular phone to
enter the PIN code.
The connecting procedure of the cellular
phone varies according to each cellular
phone. See the cellular phone Owner’s
Manual for details. You can also visit
www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth or call the
NISSAN Consumer Affairs Department for
instructions on connecting recommended
When the connecting is complete, the
screen will return to the Bluetooth settings
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This vehicle has two phonebooks available for
your use. Depending on your phone, the system
may automatically download your entire cell
phone’s phonebook into the “Handset Phone-
book”. For the details on downloading your
phonebook, see “Handset phonebook” in this
section. If your phonebook does not automati-
cally download, you may set up the vehicle
phonebook for up to 40 entries. This phonebook
allows you to record a name to speak while using
voice recognition.1. Press the
button on the steering
wheel. 2. Select the “Vehicle Phonebook” key
3. Select the “Add New” key at the top of the
4. Choose the method for entering the phone- book entry. For this example, select “Enter
Number by Keypad”.
5. Enter the digits and select the “OK” key. For more information, see “How to use the touch
screen” in this section. 6. Select the “Voicetag” key to record a name
to speak when using the Voice Recognition
7. Select the “Store” key and prepare to speak the name after the tone.
8. When the voicetag is successfully saved (
) , select the “OK” key to save the
9. After the phonebook entry is saved, it will show a screen that is ready to call the num-
ber. Select the “Back” key to return to the
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●Copy from Call History
The system will show a list of your incoming,
outgoing or missed calls that were down-
loaded from your cell phone (depending on
your phone’s compatibility) . You may select
one of these entries to save in the vehicle
● Copy from the Handset
The system will show your cell phone’s
phonebook that was downloaded (depend-
ing on your phone’s compatibility) . You may
select one of these entries to save in the
●Editing the Vehicle Phonebook
1. Press the
button on the steering
2. Select the “Vehicle Phonebook” key.
3. Select the desired entry from the displayed list.
4. Select the “Edit” key. 5. Select the desired item to change.
The following editing items are available: ● Entry #
Changes the displayed number of the se-
Edit the name of the entry using the keypad
displayed on the screen.
Edit the phone number using the keypad
displayed on the screen.
Select the icon from the icon list.
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Confirm and store the voicetag. Voicetags
allow easy dialing using the NISSAN Voice
Recognition system. For more information,
see “NISSAN Voice Recognition System” in
To delete an entry, select the “Delete” key at step
Many phones will support an automatic down-
load of the cellular phone’s phonebook. Since
this method allows for up to 1000 numbers to be
stored and entries are automatically assigned
voice tags by the system, this is a useful function
for easy dialing supported by the Voice Recogni-
Transferring the handset phonebook
If your cellular phone supports automatic down-
loading, the system transfers the handset phone-
book automatically by default. To ensure that this
feature is activated, press the SETTING button
on the instrument panel and select the “Phone”
key. The “Auto Downloaded” selection should
have the amber indicator next to the word ON
activated. Select the “Auto Downloaded” key to
toggle this feature on or off.
To transfer the handset phonebook to the vehicle
manually, follow these steps: 1. Press the SETTING button on the instru- ment panel. 2. Select the “Phone” key.
3. Select the “Download Handset Phonebook”
Once the handset phonebook is transferred to
the vehicle, it can be accessed by pressing
button on the steering wheel, then
selecting the “Handset Phonebook” key.
Whether the handset phonebook is transferred
manually or automatically, the process can take
up to five minutes to complete, depending on the
size of the handset phonebook. See the cellular
phone’s owner’s manual for more details.
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MAKING A CALL
To make a call, follow the procedure below:1. Press the
button on the steering
wheel. The “Phone” screen will appear on
2. Select one of the following options to make a call:
● Vehicle Phonebook: Select the name from
an entry stored in the vehicle phonebook.
● Handset Phonebook: Select the name from
an entry stored in the handset phonebook. ●
Call History: Select the name from the in-
coming or outgoing call history.
● Dial Number: Input the phone number manu-
ally using a keypad displayed on the screen.
For information on how to use the touch-
screen, see “How to use the touch screen”
in this section.
3. For all of the methods listed in Step 2 except “Dial Number”, dialing commences when the
listed name is selected. Dialing commences
when “OK” is selected if the number is input-
ted manually. The screen changes to the
“Call in Progress” screen.
4. After the call is over, perform one of the following to finish the call:
a. Select the “Hang up” key on the Call in Progress screen.
b. Press theswitch on the steering
RECEIVING A CALL
When you hear a phone ring, the display will
change to phone mode. To receive a call, follow
one of the procedures listed below.
a. Select the “Answer” key on the display.
b. Press the phone
button on the steering
There are some options available when receiving
a call. Select one of the following displayed on
Accept an incoming call to talk.
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Put an incoming call on hold.
Reject an incoming call.
To finish the call, follow one of the procedures
a. Select the “Reject Call” key on the display.
b. Press and hold the phone
button on the
steering wheel switches.
DURING A CALL
There are some options available during a call.
Select one of the following displayed on the
screen, if necessary:
Finish the call.
Transfer the call to the cellular phone.
Mute your voice to the person. Keypad:
Brings up a keypad; enter digits when needed.
For example, entering your PIN number for voice-
Pushing the TALK
switch on the
steering wheel during a call allows num-
bers and digits to be sent using Voice Rec-
This will appear after the “Mute” key is selected.
Mute will be cancelled.
Select “Switch Call” to answer another incoming
call. By selecting “Hang Up,” you can end a call
and can speak to a caller who is on hold again.
● This function may not be useable, depend-
ing on the model of phone.
To adjust the person’s voice to be louder or
quieter, press the volume control switch located
on the steering wheel switches or turn the volume
control knob on the instrument panel while talking
on the phone. This adjustment is also available in
the SETTING mode.
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ENDING A CALL
To finish the call, perform one of the following
procedures:● Select the “Hang up” key on the “Call in
● Push the
switch on the steering
To set up the Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone
System to your preferred settings, press the SET-
TING button on the instrument panel and select
the “Phone” key on the display.
Edit Vehicle Phonebook:
See “Vehicle Phonebook” in this section for add-
ing, editing and deleting contacts in the vehicle
Delete a phonebook stored on the system. Download Handset Phonebook:
See “Handset Phonebook” in this section for
adding, editing and deleting contacts in the
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