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Select the “US” (mi, °F, MPG) key or the “Metric”
(km, °C, L/100 km) key to change the units
shown on the display.
For Voice Recognition settings, refer to “NISSAN
Voice Recognition system” in this section.
Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-
er’s Manual for information regarding these set-
For audio settings, refer to “Audio System” in this
For phone settings refer to “BluetoothHands-
Free Phone System with Navigation System” in
For Bluetooth phone settings, refer to
“Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System with
Navigation System” in this section.
For Bluetooth audio settings, refer to
“Bluetooth Audio” in this section.
Volume & beeps settings
For navigation volume settings, refer to the sepa-
rate Navigation System Owner’s Manual for infor-
mation regarding these settings.
For phone volume settings refer to “Bluetooth
Hands-Free Phone System with Navigation Sys-
tem” in this section. Switch beeps
With this option on (indicator light illuminated) , a
beep will sound if any control panel button is
To change the display brightness, press
button. Pressing the button again will
change the display to the day
If no operation is performed within 5 seconds, the
display will return to the previous display.
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Press and hold thebutton for more than
two seconds to turn the display off. Press the
button again to turn the display on. When the shift selector is shifted into the R
(Reverse) position, the monitor display shows the
view directly to the rear of the vehicle.
The system is designed as an aid to the
driver in detecting large stationary ob-
jects to help avoid damaging the ve-
hicle. The system will not detect small
objects below the bumper, and may not
detect objects close to the bumper or
on the ground.
● The RearView Monitor is a convenience
but it is not a substitute for proper back-
ing. Always turn and check that it is safe
to do so before backing up. Always
back up slowly.
● Objects viewed in the RearView Moni-
tor differ from actual distance because
a wide-angle lens is used.
● Make sure that the trunk is securely
closed when backing up.
● Do not put anything on the rearview
camera. The rearview camera is in-
stalled beside the license plate light. ●
When washing the vehicle with high-
pressure water, be sure not to spray it
around the camera. Otherwise, water
may enter the camera unit causing wa-
ter condensation on the lens, a mal-
function, fire or an electric shock.
● Do not strike the camera. It is a preci-
sion instrument. Otherwise, it may mal-
function or cause damage resulting in a
fire or an electric shock.
There is a plastic cover over the camera.
Do not scratch the cover when cleaning
dirt or snow from the cover.
HOW TO READ THE DISPLAYED
Lines which indicate the vehicle clearance and
distances to objects with reference to the
Aare displayed on the monitor.
REARVIEW MONITOR (if so
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They are indicated as reference distances to
objects. The lines and colors in the display indi-
cate distances from the back bumper line
11.5 ft (0.5 m) red
23 ft (1 m) yellow
37 ft (2 m) green
410 ft (3 m) green
The vehicle clearance lines are wider than
the actual clearance.
PREDICTED AND ACTUAL
The distance guide line and the vehicle width
guide line should be used as a reference only
when the vehicle is on a level, paved surface. The
distance viewed on the monitor is for reference
only and may be different than the actual distance
between the vehicle and displayed objects.
Backing up on a steep uphill
When backing up the vehicle up a hill, the dis-
tance guide lines and the vehicle width guide
lines are shown closer than the actual distance.
For example, the display shows 3 ft (1.0 m) to the
A, but the actual 3 ft (1.0 m) distance on
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the hill is the placeB. Note that any object on
the hill is viewed in the monitor farther than it
Backing up on a steep downhill
When backing up the vehicle down a hill, the
distance guide lines and the vehicle width guide
lines are shown farther than the actual distance.
For example, the display shows 3 ft (1.0 m) to the
A, but the actual 3 ft (1.0 m) distance on the hill is the place
B. Note that any object on
the hill is viewed in the monitor closer than it
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Backing up behind a projecting object
The positionCis shown farther than the position
Bin the display. However, the positionCis
actually at the same distance as the position
The vehicle may hit the object when backing up to the position
Aif the object projects over the
actual backing up course.
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ADJUSTING THE SCREEN
The procedure for adjusting the quality of the
screen differs depending on the type of screen
present on the vehicle.
For vehicles without a touch screen (Type A):● To adjust the Brightness and Contrast,
press the ENTER button on the audio sys-
tem repeatedly until the desired setting is
displayed. Use the TUNE/SCROLL knob to
adjust the display to the desired level. ●
Do not adjust the Brightness or Contrast of
the RearView Monitor while the vehicle is
For vehicles with a touch screen (Type B): ● To adjust the Brightness, Contrast, Display
ON/OFF and Color of the RearView Moni-
tor, press the SETTING button and then
select the “Display” key with the RearView
Monitor on. When the display adjustment
screen appears, touch the “–” or “+” key on
the desired item and adjust the level.
● Do not adjust the Brightness, Contrast, and
Color of the RearView Monitor while the
vehicle is moving.
● When the shift selector is shifted to R (Re-
verse) , the monitor screen automatically
changes to the RearView Monitor mode.
However, the radio can be heard. ●
It may take some time until the RearView
Monitor is displayed after the shift selector
has been shifted to R (Reverse) . Objects
may be distorted momentarily until the Rear-
View Monitor screen is displayed com-
pletely. When the shift selector is returned to
a position other than R (Reverse) , it may take
some time until the screen changes. Objects
on the screen may be distorted until they are
● When the temperature is extremely high or
low, the screen may not clearly display ob-
jects. This is not a malfunction.
● When strong light directly enters the cam-
era, objects may not be displayed clearly.
● Vertical lines may be seen in objects on the
screen. This is due to strong reflected light
from the bumper. This is not a malfunction.
● The screen may flicker under fluorescent
light. This is not a malfunction.
● The colors of objects on the RearView Moni-
tor may differ somewhat from those of the
● When the contrast of objects is low at night,
pressing the SETTING button or ENTER
button may not change the brightness.
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●Objects on the monitor may not be clear in a
dark place or at night.
● If dirt, rain or snow attaches to the camera,
the RearView Monitor may not display ob-
jects. Clean the camera.
● Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner to
clean the camera. This will cause discolora-
tion. To clean the camera, wipe with a cloth
dampened with a diluted mild cleaning agent
and then wipe with a dry cloth.
● Do not damage the camera as the monitor
screen may be adversely affected.
● Do not use body wax on the camera window.
If body wax does get on the camera window,
wipe off the wax with a clean cloth damp-
ened with mild detergent diluted with water. Adjust air flow direction by moving the vent
Open or close the vents by using the dial. Move
the dial toward the
to open the vents or
to close them.
Right and Left
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1. Driver temperature control dial
2. Air flow control buttons
3. Passenger temperature control dial
4. DUAL button
5. Rear defrost button
6. Front windshield defrost button
7. Fan speed dial/system OFF button
8. Air recirculation button
9. A/C ON/OFF button
10. AUTO buttonWARNING
●The air conditioner cooling function op-
erates only when the Hybrid System is
in the READY mode. Even if the Hybrid
System is in the READY mode, the cool-
ing function will not operate if the high
voltage battery becomes discharged.
Rear (if so equipped)
HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER
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●Do not leave children or adults who
would normally require the assistance
of others alone in your vehicle. Pets
should also not be left alone. They
could accidentally injure themselves or
others through inadvertent operation of
the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days,
temperatures in a closed vehicle could
quickly become high enough to cause
severe or possibly fatal injuries to
people or animals.
● Do not use the recirculation mode for
long periods as it may cause the interior
air to become stale and the windows to
Push the ignition switch to the ON position and
wait for the READY light to illuminate, then oper-
ate the controls to activate the air conditioner.
Cooling or heating (auto)
This mode may be normally used all year round as
the system automatically works to keep a con-
stant temperature. Air flow distribution and fan
speed are also controlled automatically. 1. Push the AUTO button on. 2. Turn the driver’s side temperature control
dial to the left or right to set the desired
temperature. Driver and passenger tem-
peratures can be set independently. Press
DUAL or turn the passenger temperature
control dial to the left or right to activate dual
climate control functions. Turn the passen-
ger’s side temperature control dial to the left
or right to set the desired passenger’s tem-
● Adjust the temperature dial to about 75°F
(24°C) for normal operation.
● The temperature of the passenger compart-
ment will be maintained automatically. Air
flow distribution, fan speed and A/C on/off
are also controlled automatically.
● A visible mist may be seen coming from the
vents in hot, humid conditions as the air is
cooled rapidly. This does not indicate a mal-
function.Dehumidified defrosting or defogging
1. Push the defroster control buttonto
turn the system on. The indicator light in the
button will illuminate.
2. Turn the temperature dial to the left or right to set the desired temperature. ●
To quickly remove ice from the outside of the
windows, turn the manual fan control to HI.
● As soon as possible after the windshield is
clean, push the AUTO button to return to the
● When the
control is activated, the air
conditioner will automatically be turned on at
outside temperatures above 36°F (2°C) .
This dehumidifies the air which helps defog
the windshield. The air recirculation mode
automatically turns off, allowing outside air
to be drawn into the passenger compart-
ment to further improve the defogging per-
Rear window defroster switch
For more information about the rear window de-
froster switch, see “Rear window and outside
mirror defroster switch” in the “Instruments and
controls” section of this manual.
Fan speed control
Turn the fan control dialleft or right to
manually control the fan speed.
/OFF button to turn the system
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Push the AUTO button to return to automatic
control of the fan speed.
Push the air recirculation buttonto recir-
culate interior air inside the vehicle. The indicator
light on the switch will come on.
The air recirculation button will not be activated
when the air conditioner is in DEF or
Air flow control
Push the air flow control buttons to manually
control air flow and select the air outlet:
— Air flows from center and side
— Air flows from center and sidevents and foot outlets.
— Air flows mainly from foot outlets.
— Air flows from defroster and footoutlets.
— Air flows from defroster outlets.
To turn system off
Press the/OFF button.
●When the engine coolant temperature and
outside air temperature are low, the air flow
from the foot outlets may not operate for a
maximum of 150 seconds. However, this is
not a malfunction. After the coolant tempera-
ture warms up, air flow from the foot outlets
will operate normally.
The sunload sensor, located on the top of the
instrument panel on the driver’s side, helps the
system maintain a constant temperature. Do not
put anything on or around this sensor.
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