NISSAN ALTIMA HYBRID 2008 L32A / 4.G Quick Reference Guide
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FM/AM/XMRADIO WITH CD CHANGER (if so equipped)
Pressing the RADIO buttonwillchange theband toeither FM,AM, orXM radio
To scan quickly through each broadcasting station, press the SEEK/TRACK/CAT
To skip from one track to another on a CD, press the SEEK/TRACK/CATbutton.
TUNING AND AUDIO CONTROL KNOB
To manually tune the radio, turn the TUNE·FOLDERknob. To adjust the Bass, Treble,
Balance andFade, pressthe AUDIO knobuntilthedesired modeappears inthe
display. Then turn the TUNE·FOLDERknob to adjust to the desired level.
While playing an MP3 CD, turn the TUNE·FOLDERknob right or left to skip forward
or backward through the available folders. This function will only operate on an MP3
CD with multiple folders.
STATION AND CD SELECT BUTTONS
To store a station in the preset you must first select A, B, or C memory bank by pressing
the PRESET A·B·C button and tune to the desired FM, AM or XM station. Then press
and hold thedesired stationselectbutton foratleast 2seconds. Whenthepreset
indicator illuminates, a beep will sound, indicating memorization is complete. To retrieve
a previously set station, select the memory bank where the preset was set, then press the
corresponding station select button.
PRESET A·B·C BUTTON
Press the PRESET A·B·Cbutton untilyoureach thedesired setting.Theradio is
equipped with three separate banks, each with six station presets. You may store any
combination of FM, AM or XM radio presets on each bank.
Press the CD/AUX buttontoplay aCD loaded intotheCD changer. Pressthe
CD/AUX buttonagaintoplay acompatible devicesuchasan MP3 player whenitis
plugged into the auxiliary jack (cable not included) .
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EJECT ASINGLE DISC-Press
button forless than 1.5
seconds. Selecttheeject slotby
pressing oneofthe CD insert se-
lect buttons ( 1-6 ) . The CDwill
EJECT ALL DISCS - Press and hold the
button for more than 1.5 seconds. The
CDs will be ejected one after another.
CD SELECT/LOAD BUTTONS
LOAD A SINGLE DISC - Press one of the CD insert select buttons ( 1-6 ) for less
than 1.5 seconds, wait for the CD slot door to open, then insert the CD.
LOAD UP TO 6 DISCS - Press and hold one of the CD insert select buttons ( 1-6
) for more than 1.5 seconds. Wait for the CD slot door to open before loading each
disc. The slot numbers (1-6) will illuminate on the display when CDs are loaded into
XM presets are only available on XM Satellite Radio equipped vehicles.
NAVIGATION SYSTEM ONLY (if so equipped)
Press the SETUP button,thentouch the
“Clock” keytoaccess thefollowing clock
On-screen Clock–When thisitem is
turned toON, aclock isalways dis-
played inthe upper rightcorner ofthe
screen. Theclock isautomatically ad-
justed by the GPS system.
Clock Format – Choose either the 12-hour clock display or the 24-hour clock display.
Offset Adjust – Adjust the time by increasing or decreasing per minute.
Daylight Saving Time – Turn this item to ON for daylight savings time application.
Time Zone – Choose the time zone.
NON NAVIGATION SYSTEM ONLY
Press and hold the CLOCKbutton for approximately 2 seconds.
The display will show “H-Seek M-Tune,”
Press the SEEK/TRACK button to adjust the hours.
Press the TUNE/FF·REW button to adjust the minutes.
Press the CLOCKbutton again to exit the clock set mode.
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TWIN TRIP ODOMETER
The twin trip odometer records the distance of indi-
tochange thedisplay asfol-
lows: Trip A →Trip B →Trip A.
Press and hold the button for more than 1 second to reset the trip odometer to zero.
VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY
When the selection buttonis pressed, the following modes will
display on the screen:
Warnings (if there are any)
MPG (instant fuel economy)
MPG/MPH (average fuel economy and speed)
Time/Miles (elapsed time since last reset)
Range (average distance to empty)
When thesetting modeisselected, youareable toset reminders foralerts, mainte-
nance intervals or language displays.
The ALERT mode allows you to set alerts notifying yourself of time to rest or icy traveling
The MAINTENANCE modeallows youtoset alerts forthe reminding ofmaintenance
intervals for engine oil, oil filter, tires and others.
The DISPLAY mode allows you to change the unit of measurement (English or metric)
FRONT-PASSENGER AIR BAG STATUS LIGHT
This vehicle is equipped with the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System.
Under some conditions, depending on the type of occupant or object
detected inthe front passenger seatbythe occupant classification
sensor, the front-passenger air bag is designed to automatically turn
OFF. When the front-passenger air bag is OFF,the front-passenger
air bag status light will illuminate*. For example:
When thesystem detects thatthefront-passenger’s seatis
occupied by a small adult, child or child restraint as outlined in
the Owner’s Manual,the
willilluminate toindicate thatthefront-passenger air
bag is OFF and will not inflate in a crash.
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When the front-passenger’s seat is occupied and the passenger meets the conditions
outlined inthe Owner’s Manual,the
willnotilluminate toindicate thatthe
front-passenger air bag is operational.
*When thesystem detects thatthefront-passenger’s seatisunoccupied, the
passenger air bag status light will not illuminate even though the front-passenger
air bag is OFF.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
This system monitors tirepressure. Ifthe low tirepressure warning
light illuminates, check the tire pressure in all four tires.
Adjust the low tire pressure to the recommended COLD tire pressure
shown on the Tire and Loading Information label located in the driver’s
door opening. After tire pressures are adjusted, the vehicle will need
to be driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) to activate the TPMS
and turn off the low tire pressure warning light.
SEAT BELT WARNING LIGHT AND CHIME
The light and chime remind you to fasten your seat belts. The light
illuminates whenevertheignition keyisturned tothe ON or
START position andremains illuminated untilthedriver’s seat
belt is fastened. At the same time, the chime sounds for approxi-
mately 6seconds unlessthedriver’s seatbeltissecurely fas-
The seat beltwarning lightmayalso illuminate ifthe front pas-
senger’s seatbeltisnot fastened whenthefront passenger’s
seat is occupied (if so equipped) . For 7 seconds after the ignition switch is in the ON
position, the system does not activate the warning light for the front passenger.
CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK
Child safety lockshelpprevent therear doors frombeing
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 LOCK position, the
door can only be opened from the outside.
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MOONROOF CONTROLS (if so equipped)
Theignition switchmustbeinthe ON position tooperate
the moonroof controls.
TILTING THE MOONROOF
To tiltthe moonroof up,push thetiltswitch toward
To tilt the moonroof down, push the tilt switch toward
SLIDING THE MOONROOF
To fully open the moonroof, push the switch toward theposition.
To fully close the moonroof, push the switch toward the
To open orclose themoonroof partway, push theswitch ineither direction (
or) while the moonroof is sliding to stop it in the desired position.
FUEL-FILLER DOOR RELEASE
Thefuel-filler doorrelease islocated onthe floor tothe leftofthe
To open the fuel-filler door, pull the release up.
To lock, close the fuel-filler door securely.
TRUNK LID CANCEL SWITCH
When the cancel switch (located inside the glove box)
is OFF, the trunk lid cannot be opened with the trunk lid
opener (located onthe instrument panel) ,thetrunk
request switch button or the Intelligent Key button.
It can be opened by using the Emergency Inside Trunk
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FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENTS
With manual seats (passenger’s seat):
FORWARD AND BACKWARD Pull up on the lever under the front of the seat and slide backward or forward. Release the
lever to lock the seat in position.
Lift the lever on the side of the seat to adjust your seatback forward or backward; release
the lever when you have found a comfortable angle and the seat belt fits properly.
With power seats (driver’s seat):
Move the control level
forward or back-
ward toadjust theseat cushion forwardor
Pull up on the control
to raise the driv-
er’s seat cushion; pressdowntolower the
forward tomove theseatback forward;pullitback tomove the
LUMBAR SUPPORT (driver’s seat, if so equipped)
Push the front or rear portion of the switch
to adjust the lumbar support.
REARVIEW MONITOR (if so equipped)
When theautomatic transmission leverismoved tothe R
(Reverse) position,themonitor displaywillautomatically
change to show the area directly behind the vehicle.
The colored linesonthe display screenindicate approximate
distances to objects.
Red 1.5 ft (0.5 m); Yellow 3 ft (1 m); Green 7 ft (2 m) and
10 ft (3 m) .
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ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE
The eCVT does not produce a gear change sensa-
tion like traditional automatic transmissions.
Most driving conditions requiredrivinginD(Drive)
range. TheB(Brake) rangecanincrease engine
braking that can be used on long downhill descents.
It can also increase the rate of high voltage battery
charging for short periods of time.
NOTE: Withthetransmission inthe B(Brake) position
and your footoffthe accelerator pedal,engine braking
will be applied.
When driving in heavy traffic, operate the vehicle in
the D(Drive) position toprevent thehigh voltage
battery from being discharged.
The transmission in your vehicle requires a special fluid available only at your NISSAN
dealer. No other fluid will meet the exact requirements of the eCVT.
HOMELINK UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER (if so equipped)
SYSTEM OPERATING TIPS
Garage doors, electrical gates, entry doors, etc. will be activated during programming.
To avoid injury, make sure that people and objects are clear of all doors or gates during
programming. Yourvehicle’s engineshouldbeturned offwhile programming the
To program your HomeLink Transceiver to operate a garage door, gate, or entry door
opener, home or office lighting, you need to be at the same location as the device.
NOTE: Garage dooropeners (manufactured after1996) have“rolling codepro-
tection”. Toprogram agarage dooropener equipped with“rolling codeprotec-
tion”, you will need to use a ladder to get up to the garage door opener motor to
be able to access the “smart or learn” program button.
PROGRAMMING YOUR HOMELINK UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER (Mirror,
Sun Visor or Overhead Console)
1. To begin, press and hold the two
outer HomeLink buttons (to
clear the memory) until the indi-
cator light blinks slowly (after 20
seconds) . Releasebothbut-
2. Position theend ofthe hand-
held transmitter 1-3inches
(26-76 mm)away fromthe
3. Using bothhands, simultaneously pressandhold both theHomeLink button you
want toprogram andthehand-held transmitter button. DONOT release the
buttons until step 4 has been completed.
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4.Hold down both buttons until the indicator light on the HomeLink flashes, changing
from a“slow blink” to a“rapidly flashing blink”.Thiscould takeupto90 seconds.
When the indicator light flashes rapidly, both buttons may be released. The rapidly
flashing light indicates successful programming. To activate the garage door or other
programmed device, press and hold the programmed HomeLink button - releasing
when the device begins to activate.
5. If the indicator light on the HomeLink blinks rapidly for two seconds and then turns
solid, HomeLink has picked up a “rolling code” garage door opener signal. You will
need toproceed withthenext steps totrain theHomeLink to complete the
programming which may require a ladder and another person for convenience.
6. Press and release the “smart” or “learn” program button located on the garage door
opener’s motor to activate the “training mode”. This button is usually located near the
antenna wire that hangs down from the motor. If the wire originates from under a light
lens, you will need to remove the lens to access the program button.
NOTE: Onceyouhave pressed andreleased theprogram buttononthe garage
door opener’s motor and the “training light” is lit, you have 30 seconds in which to
perform step 7. Use the help of a second person for convenience to assist when
performing this step.
7.Quickly within30seconds ofpressing andreleasing thegarage dooropener
program button,firmlypress andrelease theHomeLink button you’vejustpro-
grammed. Press and release the HomeLink button up to three times to complete the
8. Your HomeLink button should nowbeprogrammed. (Toprogram theremaining
HomeLink buttons for additional door or gate openers, follow steps 2-8 only) .
BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM (Without Navigation
System – if so equipped)
With anoverhead microphone andsound
transmitted through the audio system speaker,
the Bluetooth Hands-Free PhoneSystem
utilizes Bluetooth wireless technology and
voice recognition to provide hands-free cellu-
lar phone communication.
SYSTEM OPERATING TIPS
Close allwindows. Surrounding noises
may interfere withsystem operation and
button on the steering wheel to activate voice recognition.
Wait for the tone before speaking.
Begin speaking a command within 5 seconds of the tone.
To go back to the previous command, say “Go back” or “Correction.”
To cancel a voice recognition session, simply wait 5 seconds, say “Cancel” or “Quit,” or
To increase ordecrease thevolume ofthe voice prompts, pushthe+or –(volume)
control buttons on the steering wheel or turn the VOL(volume) knob on the audio system
while the system is responding.
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Speak in a clear and natural voice without pausing between words.
Ifthe Voice Recognition systemdoesnotrecognize yourvoice commands, trainthe
system using the Speaker Adaptation Mode.
Some commands are not available while the vehicle is in motion.
The “Help” command can be used in any menu to hear a list of available commands.
For recommended phones and detailed instructions, please visit
PAIRING YOUR PHONE
To use thehands-free feature,youneed toset-up, orpair, thesystem torecognize your
cellular phone(s) . Five Bluetooth -enabled phones can be paired. After set-up, the system
automatically connects with a paired phone when the ignition is in the ACC or ON position,
as long as the phone is on and in the vehicle.
NOTE: The vehicle must be stationary when pairing the phone.
1. Press the
button on the steering wheel and wait for tone.
2. Say “Setup.”
3. Wait for the tone, then say “Pair phone.”
4. Wait for the tone, then say “New phone.”
5. Initiate pairing from the phone.
The pairing procedure variesaccording toeach cellular phonemodel. Fordetailed
pairing instructions and compatible phones, please visit
When prompted for a PASSKEY code, enter “1234” from the handset. (The PASS-
KEY code is assigned by NISSAN and cannot be changed.)
6. Say a name for the phone when the system asks you to provide one. You can give the
phone a name of your choice.
7. Say anumber between 1and 5when thesystem asksyouforapriority level.The
priority leveldetermines whichphone interacts withthesystem whentwoormore
paired phones are active in the vehicle at the same time. Choose 1 if this is the only
phone or the primary phone.
8. Say “Yes” or “No” when the system asks if you would like to select a custom ring tone.
Follow the instructions provided by the system to choose a ring tone.
SETTING UP YOUR PHONE BOOK – ADDING NEW ENTRIES
Each paired phone has its own dedicated phone book. Each phone book can store up to 40
names. Each name can have up to 4 locations/numbers: Home, Office, Mobile, and Other.
NOTE: The vehicle must be stationary when adding new entries.
1. Press the
button and wait for tone.
2. Say “Phone book.”
3. Wait for the tone, then say “New entry.”
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4.When prompted, say the name for the new entry. For example, say “Michelle.” If the
name istoo short ortoo long, orifit sounds toomuch likeaname thatisalready
stored in the phone book, the system tells you and prompts you to say a name again.
Choose a new name.
5. Say “Yes” or “No” when the system asks you to confirm the name is correct.
6. Say a location (“Home,” “Office,” “Mobile” or “Other”) when the system asks you to
provide one. The system acknowledges the location.
7. When prompted, say a phone number for the location. For example, say “five five five
one twoone two.” The systemrepeats thenumber andprompts youforthe next
By Voice command -When prompted, sayaphone number forthe location. For
example, say“five fivefiveone twoone two.” The systemrepeats thenumber and
prompts you for the next command.
By Bluetooth transfer -Say “Transfer entry.” The systemacknowledges thecom-
mand and asks you to initiate the transfer from the phone handset. The new contact
phone number will be transferred from the cellular phone via the Bluetooth commu-
nication link. The transfer procedure varies according to each cellular phone. See the
cellular phone owner’s manual for details.
8. Say “Store” when you are finished entering numbers. The system confirms the name,
location, and number.
9. Say “Yes” or “No” when the system asks if you would like to store another location for
the same name. If you do not respond to the system prompt, the system ends the New
MAKING A PHONE CALL
1. Press thebutton.
2. After the tone, do one of the following:
Say “Call [name] [location].” For example, say “Call Michelle Home.”
Say “Call [number].” For example, say “Call 123-456-7891.”
Say “Redial”, to redial the previous phone number called by the system.
RECEIVING/ENDING A PHONE CALL
When you receive a phone call, a ring tone sounds through the audio system.
To accept the call, press the
button. To reject the call, press thebutton.
To hang up the phone at the end of a call or to disconnect during call placement, press
HOW TO SAY NUMBER
NISSAN voice recognition permits numbers to be spoken in a variety of ways.
Say “zero” or “oh” for “0.” Example: 1-800-662-6200 – Say “one eight zero zero six six
two six two oh oh.”
Say “pound” for “#”. Say “star” for “*”. Example: 1-555-1212*123 – Say “one five five five
one two one two star one two three.”