NISSAN ALTIMA HYBRID 2008 L32A / 4.G Quick Reference Guide
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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
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POWER METERLOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHTHIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY STATUS
METERHEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL CON-
TROLINSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS CONTROL*
VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY (behind
steering wheel)TWIN TRIP ODOMETER (behind steering
wheel)WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER SWITCHSTEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR AUDIO
CONTROL/BLUETOOTH CRUISE CONTROL
TRUNK LID OPENER*INTELLIGENT KEY PORTTILT AND TELESCOPIC STEERING COL-
UMN (behind steering wheel)*HOOD RELEASE*FRONT-PASSENGER AIR BAG STATUS
AUDIO SYSTEM AND NAVIGATION
SYSTEM (if so equipped)*CLIMATE CONTROLSAUXILIARY AUDIO INPUT JACK*
*See your Owner’s Manual for more information.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Unique Hybrid Characteristics..........................2
Power Meter ....................................2
High Voltage Battery Status Meter .......................2
Energy Monitors (Navigation System only) ...................2
Low Temperature Indicator Light (Blue) ....................3
Intelligent Key System ...............................3
Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch .......................5
Headlight and Turn Signal Control .......................5
Steering Wheel Switches for Audio Control/Bluetooth
(if so equipped) ..................................6
Cruise Control ...................................7
Auto Climate Control ...............................7
FM/AM/XM Radio with CD Changer (if so equipped) ...........9
Clock Set/Adjustment ..............................10
Twin Trip Odometer ...............................11
Vehicle Information Display ...........................11
Front-Passenger Air Bag Status Light ....................11
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) ..................12
Seat Belt Warning Light and Chime ......................12
Child Safety Rear Door Lock ..........................12
Moonroof Controls (if so equipped) ......................13
Fuel-Filler Door Release .............................13
Trunk Lid Cancel Switch ............................13
Front Seat Adjustments .............................14
RearView Monitor (if so equipped) ......................14
Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT) . .15
Homelink Universal Transceiver (if so equipped) ..............15
Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System
(Without Navigation System – if so equipped) ................16
Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System
(Navigation System only – if so equipped) ..................19
NISSAN Voice Recognition System (Navigation System only) ......21
Navigation System (if so equipped) ......................22
This easy-to-use Quick Reference Guide is intended to help you more fully
appreciate some of the unique features and functions of your new vehicle.
However, it is not intended to replace your Owner’s Manual. The Owner’s
Manual contains more detailed information to help you better understand the
important safety warnings, features, operation, and maintenance of your
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UNIQUE HYBRID CHARACTERISTICS
TheAltima Hybrid vehicle hasunique characteristics. Someofthe unique features ofthis
Ifthe READY lightison, you can begin driving evenwhen thegasoline engineisnot
The gasoline engine may shut off while driving or stopping.
The vehicle will not run if the high voltage battery is discharged.
The power meter indicates the total amount of power the Hybrid
System is producing to move the vehicle. In the start position, the
READY lightilluminates andthevehicle canbestarted and
When thepower meterreadslessthan 0,the Hybrid System
high voltage battery is being charged
NOTE: The maximum power output may be reduced when the out-
side temperature is extremely high or low, or when climbing hills.
HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY STATUS METER
The meter indicates the amount of power that is left in the high voltage
ENERGY MONITORS (Navigation System only)
Energy flow for various operating modes can be displayed on the navigation system monitor.
The screen must be set to the Energy Flow mode or the Energy/Fuel History mode.
ENERGY FLOW MODE
This isarepresentative exampleofthe En-
ergy Flow display. TheEnergy Flowdisplay
might vary, depending on the operating con-
dition ofthe vehicle. Thegraphic doesnot
reflect the actual motion of the vehicle.
The Energy Flow will display:
When the vehicle is powered only by the
When the vehicle is powered by both the traction motor and the gasoline engine.
When the vehicle is powered only by the gasoline engine.
When the vehicle is regenerating and charging the high voltage battery.
When there is no energy flow in the vehicle.
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ENERGY/FUEL HISTORY MODE
The Energy/Fuel History can be displayed on
thenavigation systemmonitor. Thescreen
must be set to the Energy Flow mode or the
Energy/Fuel History mode. This displays the
vehicle’s averagefuelconsumption andre-
generative electricpowerat5minute inter-
The displayed values on the screen indicate
general drivingconditions. Accuracyvaries
with driving habits and road conditions.
Regenerated energy in the past 30 minutes: The regenerated energy in the past 30
minutes is indicated with symbols. One symbol indicates 50 watt hours. The energy
of 50 watt hours illuminates a 50 watt bulb for an hour.
Fuel consumption in the past 30 minutes: Fuel consumption in the past 30 minutes
Current fuel consumption (“Latest” column): The current fuel consumption is calcu-
lated and displayed based on distance and fuel consumption.
LOW TEMPERATURE INDICATOR LIGHT (Blue)
The lowtemperature indicatorlightilluminates bluewhen theengine
coolant temperature is low.
When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position, the low tempera-
ture indicator lightwillilluminate. Thelight willturn offafter theengine
coolant has warmed up.
If the low temperature indicator light remains illuminated after the engine has warmed up,
it may indicate that the engine coolant system is not functioning properly and may need
INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM
The Intelligent KeySystem allowsyoutolock orunlock your
vehicle, open your trunk and turn the Hybrid System ON.
NOTE: It is important to make sure the Intelligent Key is with you
(that is, in your pocket or purse) .
The operating range of the door and trunk lock/unlock func-
tion is approximately 31 in (0.8 m) .
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Locking the vehicle - Push any door handle Request Switchonce.
Unlocking thevehicle -Push anydoor handle Request
once. Thecorresponding doorwillunlock.
Push the door handle Request Switch
again within 5
seconds; all other doors will unlock.
TURNING THE HYBRID SYSTEM ON
Depress the brake pedal.
Push the ignition switch to the ON position.
The READY light will illuminate in the meter.
Once the READY light is illuminated, you may begin driving
the vehicle even though the engine is not running.
TURNING THE HYBRID SYSTEM OFF
Shift theselector levertothe P(Park) position andapply
the parking brake.
Push the ignition switch to turn the Hybrid System off.
INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY DISCHARGE
If the battery of the Intelligent Key is almost discharged, the
guide light of the Intelligent Key port blinks and the Intelli-
gent Keyinsertion indicator isdisplayed inthe vehicle
Tostart theengine, inserttheIntelligent Keyinto thekey
port in the direction indicated until it latches into place.
To remove theIntelligent Keyfrom theport, push the
ignition switch to turn the engine off and pull the Intelligent Key out of the port.
The Intelligent Keyport does notcharge theIntelligent Keybattery. Ifyou see thelow
battery indicator, replace the battery in the Intelligent Key.
OPENING THE TRUNK
Toopen thetrunk, usingtherequest switch,yourIntelligent
Key must be with you.
Push the request/release switch
under the trunk handle.
Pull up and out on the handle to open the trunk.
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WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER SWITCH
The ignition switch must be in the ON position to
activate the windshield wipers.
Move the lever to the following positions to oper-
ate the windshield wipers:
Intermittent (INT)–Front wipers operate
intermittently and can be further adjusted by
twisting the time control ring
Low Speed (LO)–Continuous low-speed
operation of front wipers.
High Speed (HI)– Continuous high-speed
operation of front wipers.
Mist (MIST) – Lift the lever up for one sweep of the front wipers.
Pull the lever toward you to activate front washer fluid and several sweeps of the wipers.
HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
TO ACTIVATE THE AUTOLIGHT SYSTEM (if so
Turn the headlight control switchto the AUTO position
to activate the autolight system. The autolight system can:
Turn the headlights on automatically when it is dark.
Turn the headlights off automatically when it is light.
Keep the headlights on for 45 seconds after you turn the ignition switch to OFFand all
doors are closed.
TO DEACTIVATE THE AUTOLIGHT SYSTEM:
Turn the headlight control switchto the OFF,orposition.
HEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH
Turn the headlight control switchto theposition to turn on the front parking,
tail, license plate and instrument panel lights.
Turn the headlight control switch
to theposition to turn on the headlights. All
other lights remain on.
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FOG LIGHT OPERATION
NOTE:The headlights must be on and the low beams selected for the fog lights to operate.
Turn the switch (inside collar)
to theposition to turn on the fog lights.
Turn the switch (inside collar)
to the OFFposition to turn off the fog lights.
TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
Move the headlight control switch up or down
to signal a turning direction. When the turn is com-
pleted, the turn signals cancel automatically.
To signal a lane change, move the headlight control
tothe point where the
indicator light begins to flash, but the headlight con-
trol switch does not latch.
Push theheadlight controlswitchforwardto
select the high beam function. The blue
tor light illuminates. Pull the headlight switch back to
the original position toselect thelow beam. The
indicator light goes off.
Pull and release the headlight control switch
flash the headlight high beams on and off.
STEERING WHEEL SWITCHES FOR AUDIO CONTROL/
BLUETOOTH (if so equipped)
Press the SOURCE button to turn the radio sys-
To choose PresetA,B, C, CD orAUX, press
The tune upordown
switch canbeused to
perform the following:
● Push the
switch for less than 1.5 seconds to
change to a preset station.
● Push and hold the
switch for more than 1.5 seconds to seek to the next or previous
broadcasting radio station.
● Push the
switch while playing a CD (if so equipped) for less than 1.5 seconds to
change tracks on the CD.
● If the vehicle is equipped with a CD changer, push and hold the
switch for more
than 1.5 seconds to change between CDs.
Push the +or –control switch to increase or decrease the volume.
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To activate the cruise control, push the ON/OFF
switch. The indicator light in the instrument panel
To set cruising speed,accelerate thevehicle to
the desired speed, push the COAST/SETswitch
and release it. The SET indicator light in the instru-
ment panel will illuminate.
To reset at a faster cruising speed, push and hold
the ACCEL/RES switch.Whenthevehicle at-
tains the speed you desire, release the switch.
To reset at a slower cruising speed, push and hold the COAST/SETswitch. Release the
switch when the vehicle slows to the desired speed.
Tocancel cruisecontrol, pushtheCANCEL switchortap thebrake pedal. TheSET
indicator light in the instrument panel will go out.
To resume apreset speed, pushandrelease theACCEL/RES switch.Thevehicle
returns to the last set cruising speed when the vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h) .
To turn off cruise control, push the ON/OFFswitch. Both the CRUISE indicator light and
the SET indicator light in the instrument panel will go out.
AUTO CLIMATE CONTROL
● Press the AUTObutton
. Turn the driver’s side temperature control dialto
the desired temperature. Thiswillallow thefanspeed, airflow distribution and
temperature to be automatically maintained.
● When AUTO is pressed, AUTOwill illuminate. When DUAL
● To disable auto mode, press one of the air flow mode control buttons
, turn the
fan speed control dial
or press the front defroster control button.
DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL
Turn the driver’s temperature control dial left for cold air or right for hot air.
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Press the DUALbutton to turn the passenger’s side temperature controls on or off. This
will allow the passenger’s side temperature to be adjusted independently from driver’s
PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL
Turn the passenger’s temperature control dial left for cold air or right for hot air; doing so
will activate dual mode.
AIR FLOW MODE CONTROL BUTTONS
Press the buttons to select the following air flow outlets:
Air flows from the center and side vents.
Air flows from the center, side, and foot vents.
Air flows mainly from the foot vents.
Air flows from the defroster and foot vents.
FAN SPEED CONTROL DIAL/OFF BUTTON
Turn the fan speed control dial to the left (slower) or right (faster) to manually control fan
speed. Press OFFto cancel fan speed operation and turn off climate control operation.
DEFROSTING/DEFOGGING FRONT AND SIDE WINDOWS
● Press the defroster control button
to turn the system on. The A/C automatically
turns on when the defroster mode is selected.
● Turn the driver’s side temperature control dial left or right to set the desired tempera-
● To set the defroster on high, turn the fan speed control dial all the way to the right.
DEFROSTING/DEFOGGING REARWINDOW AND(ifso equipped) OUT-
SIDE HEATED MIRROR
Push the rear window defroster switch
on. Push the switch again to manually turn
the defroster off. This function automatically turns off in approximately 15 minutes.
A/C ON/OFF BUTTON
Press the A/Cbutton to manually turn the A/C on or off.
AIR RECIRCULATION BUTTON
● Press the air recirculation button
to recirculate air inside the vehicle.
● Press the air recirculation button
again to turn air recirculation off.
● The airrecirculation modecannot beselected ifthe airflow control modeisin the