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Adjusting the incoming or outgoing call volume
may improve clarity if reception between callers is
unclear.● Incoming call — adjusting this setting allows
you to hear a difference in volume.
● Outgoing call — adjusting this setting allows
the person you are talking with to hear a
difference in volume. To access the settings, press the SETTING but-
ton, then select “Volume & Beeps”.
You can also adjust the volume of an incoming
voice during a call by pushing the volume control
switch on the steering wheel or by turning the
volume control knob on the instrument panel.
NISSAN Voice Recognition allows hands-free
operation of the systems equipped on this ve-
hicle, such as phone and vehicle information.
There are two voice recognition modes of opera-
tion available. They are:
● Standard Mode
● Alternate Command Mode
In Standard Mode (the factory default setting) ,
commands that are available are always shown
on the display and announced by the system. You
can complete your desired operation by simply
following the prompts given by the system. Not all
NISSAN Voice Recognition options are available
while in Standard Mode.
For advanced operation, you can change to an
Alternate Command Mode that enables the op-
eration of the display, audio, and climate control
through NISSAN Voice Recognition. When this
mode is active, an expanded list of commands
can be spoken after pushing the TALK
switch on the steering wheel, and the voice com-
mand menu prompts are turned off.
In Alternate Command Mode the recognition
success rate may be affected because the num-
ber of available commands and the ways of
speaking each command are increased. See
“NISSAN Voice Recognition Alternate Com-
mand Mode” in this section.
NISSAN VOICE RECOGNITION
SYSTEM (if so equipped)
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To improve the recognition success rate when
Alternate Command Mode is active, try using the
Speaker Adaptation Function available in that
mode. See “Speaker Adaptation Function” in this
section. Otherwise, it is recommended that Alter-
nate Command Mode be turned off and Standard
Mode be used for the best recognition perfor-
While using the NISSAN Voice Recognition sys-
tem for certain Phone and Navigation features,
you can switch to using manual controls (touch-
screen, steering wheel controls) and the informa-
tion you have already entered by voice control will
be retained. To switch to manual controls, select
the “Manual Controls” key on the display when it
appears. The system will respond by speaking
“Changing to manual operation. Please use
manual controls to continue.”
For the voice commands for the navigation sys-
tem, refer to the Navigation System Owner’s
Manual of your vehicle.
For vehicles in the U.S., the factory default setting
is the Standard Mode. See “NISSAN Voice Rec-
ognition Standard Mode” in this section. For ve-
hicles in Canada, the factory default setting is the
Alternate Command Mode. See “NISSAN Voice
Recognition Alternate Command Mode” in this
section.NISSAN VOICE RECOGNITION
The Standard Mode enables control of naviga-
tion, phone and vehicle information. With this
setting active, commands that are available are
always shown on the display and announced by
Displaying user guide
If you use the NISSAN Voice Recognition system
for the first time or you do not know how to
operate it, you can display the User Guide for
You can confirm how to use voice commands by
accessing a simplified User Guide, which con-
tains basic instructions and tutorials for several
voice commands.1. Press the INFO button on the instrument
2. Select the “Others” key.
3. Select the “Voice Recognition” key.
You can skip steps 1 to 3 by pressing
switch and saying “Help”.
4. Select the “User Guide” key.
5. Select an item.
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Available items:● Getting Started
Describes the basics of how to operate the
Voice Recognition system.
● Let’s Practice
Initiates a practice session that demon-
strates how to improve voice recognition by
● Using the Address Book
Tutorial for using the Address Book
● Finding a Street Address
Tutorial for entering a destination by street
● Placing Calls
Tutorial for making a phone call by voice
● Help on Speaking
Displays useful tips of speaking for correct
command recognition by the system.
Before using the Voice Recognition system for
the first time, you can confirm how to use com-
mands by viewing the Getting Started section of
the User Guide. 1. Select the “Getting Started” key.
2. You can confirm the page by scrolling the screen. Tutorials on the operation of the Voice Rec-
If you choose “Finding a Street Address”, “Using
the Address Book” or “Placing Calls”, you can
view tutorials on how to perform these operations
using Voice Recognition.
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The system is equipped with a tutorial that allows
you to practice saying commands and receive
feedback on the volume, speed and timing of your
speech.To initiate a practice session, access the User
Guide and select the “Let’s Practice” key. Follow
the on-screen prompts until the session is com-
plete. After the session is completed, a screen
will be displayed that shows an analysis of differ-
ent elements of your speech. Select the “Try
Again” to repeat the session if improvement is
needed. Select the “Done” key to return to the
User Guide screen.
Useful tips for correct operation
You can display useful speaking tips to help the
system recognize your voice commands cor-
1. Select “Help on Speaking”.
2. You can confirm the page by scrolling the screen.
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Voice recognition settings
The available settings of the NISSAN Voice Rec-
ognition system are described.1. Select “Voice Recognition”.
2. You can confirm the page by scrolling the screen.
USING THE SYSTEM
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, NISSAN Voice Recognition is initialized,
which takes a few seconds. When completed,
the system is ready to accept voice commands. If
switch is pressed before the initializa-
tion completes, voice commands will not be ac-
cepted. Please wait until the NISSAN Voice Rec-
ognition initialization is completed.
To get the best recognition performance from
Voice Recognition, observe the following:
● The interior of the vehicle should be as quiet
as possible. Close the windows to eliminate
the surrounding noises (traffic noise and vi-
bration sounds, etc.) , which may prevent the
system from correctly recognizing the voice
● Wait until the tone sounds before speaking a
● Speak in a natural conversational voice with-
out pausing between words.
● If the air conditioner is set to “Auto”, the fan
speed is automatically lowered so that your
commands can be recognized more easily.
GIVING VOICE COMMANDS
1. Press theswitch located on the steer-
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2. A list of commands appears on the screen,and the system announces, “Would you like
to access Phone, Navigation, Information,
Audio or Help?”
3. After the tone sounds and the icon on the
screen changes from
4. Continue to follow the voice menu prompts and speak after the tone sounds until your
desired operation is completed.
●Say a command after the tone. Voice com-
mands cannot be accepted when the icon
Commands that are available are always
shown on the display and spoken through
voice menu prompts. Commands other than
those that are displayed are not accepted.
Please follow the prompts given by the system.
● If the command is not recognized, the sys-
tem repeats the announcement. Repeat the
command in a clear voice.
● Press the
switch on the steering
wheel to return to the previous screen.
● If you want to cancel the command, press
and hold the
switch. The message,
“Voice cancelled” will be announced.
● If you want to adjust the volume of the sys-
tem feedback, push the volume control
switch on the steering wheel or use the
audio system volume knob while the system
is making an announcement.
How to speak numbers
Voice Recognition requires a certain way to
speak numbers when giving voice commands.
Refer to the following examples.
● Only single digits 0 (zero) to 9 can be used. ●
When saying the phone number 800-662-
6200, the system will accept “eight-hundred”
in addition to “eight zero zero” or “eight oh oh”.
500, 700, and 900 are also supported.
– “One eight zero zero six six two six two zero zero”
– “One eight hundred six six two six two zero zero”
Improving Recognition of Phone numbers:
You can improve the recognition of phone numbers
by saying the phone number in three groups of
numbers. For example, when you try to call 800-
662-6200, say “eight zero zero” first, and the sys-
tem will then ask you for the next three digits. Then,
say “six six two”. After recognition, the system will
then ask for the last four digits. Say, “six two zero
zero”. Using this method of phone digit entry can
improve recognition performance.
When speaking a house number, speak the
number “0” as “zero” or “oh”. If the letter
“O” is included in the house number, it will
not be recognized as “0” even if you speak
“oh” instead of “zero”.
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Standard Mode command list
Phone Displays Phone function commands.
Navigation Displays Navigation function commands.
Information Displays Vehicle Information.
Audio Displays Audio commands.
Help Displays User Guide.
Dial Number Makes a call to a spoken phone number up to 10 digits.
Change Number Corrects the phone number when it is not recognized (available during phone number entry) .
Vehicle Phonebook Makes a call to a contact that is stored in the vehicle phonebook.
Handset Phonebook Makes a call to a contact that is stored in the handset phonebook.
Call History Makes a call to a number in the incoming or outgoing call logs.
International Call Makes an international call by allowing more than 10 digits to be spoken, as well as star (*) , pound (#) , and plus (+) .
Home Sets a route to your home that is stored in the Address Book.
Address Searches for a location by the street address specified, and sets a route (for continental US and Canada only) .
Places Sets a route to a facility near the current vehicle location.
Address Book Searches for a location stored in the Address Book.
Previous Destinations Sets a route to a previous destination.
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Traffic Info. Turns the traffic information system on and off.
Where am I? Displays current vehicle location.
AM Changes the audio system mode to AM radio.
FM Changes the audio system mode to FM radio.
XM Changes the audio system mode to satellite radio.
Music Box Changes the audio system mode to Music Box.
CD Changes the audio system mode to CD.
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Voice command examples
Some basic voice command examples are de-
For navigation system commands, see the sepa-
rate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.Example 1 — Placing a call to the phone
number 800-662-6200:1. Press the
switch located on the steer-
ing wheel. 2. The system announces, “Would you like to
access Phone, Navigation, Information, Au-
dio or Help?”
3. Say “Phone”.
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4. Say “Dial Number”.5. Say “800”.6. The system announces, “Please say the next
three digits or dial, or say change number.”
7. Say “662”.
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