NISSAN CUBE 2010 3.G Quick Reference Guide
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09 AUX BUTTON
Press the AUX button to play a compatible device such as an MP3 player when it is plugged
into the AUX (auxiliary) jack. The AUX button is also used to play a device plugged into the
USB jack. if there are devices plugged into both the AUX jack and the USB jack, pressing
the AUX button will toggle between the two functions. if so equipped, you can also press
the AUX button to access XM
® SAT1 and SAT2 preset banks.
n OTe: You may need to adjust the volume on any compatible device plugged into t\
jack to find the most desired sound level of the audio system.
10 ENTER/SETTINGS BUTTON AND
11 TUNE/SCROLL CONTROL DIAL
To manually tune the radio, turn the TUNE/SCROLL dial. if playing a cd that is formatted
with MP3/WMA folders, turn the TUNE/SCROLL dial to scroll through the available folders.
To adjust the Bass, Treble, fade, Balance, Speed Sensitive Volume (SSV), Brightness,
contrast and clock (O n/O ff) press the ENTER/SETTINGS button until the desired
mode is displayed, then turn the TUNE/SCROLL dial to adjust to the desired level.
iPod® PLAYER OPERATION (if so equipped)
The USB jack is located in the lower center of the instrument panel. connect the cable that
is supplied with your iPod
® to the outlet, and then attach the other end of the cable to your
iPod®. if compatible, the battery of your iPod® will charge during the connection to the vehicle.
PLAYING AN iPod
The interface for iPod® operation shown on the vehicle center display is similar to the iPod®
interface. The iPod® can only be operated by the vehicle audio controls while connected.
Select the iPod
® by using one of the following methods:
Press the SOURCE select switch on the steering wheel.
SEEK/CAT BUTTONS AND TUNE/SCROLL DIAL
Press the SEEK/CAT buttons while a track is being played; the next track or the beginning
of the current track will be played.
Press and hold either SEEK/CAT (rewind or fast forward) button for more than approximately
1.5 seconds, the track will play while rewinding or fast forwarding. When the SEEK/CAT
(rewind or fast forward) button is released, the track will return to the normal playing speed.
Press the iPod MENU button, then use the TUNE/SCROLL dial to scroll through the
menu (Playlists, Artists, Albums, Songs, Podcasts, Genres, composers and Audiobooks)
and press ENTER to make a selection. The display will return to the previous menu or list
screen each time the iPod MENU button is pressed.
if the system is turned off while the iPod® is playing, the iPod® will start when the ON/OFF
or iPod MENU button is pressed. depending on the iPod® or software version, some
functions may not work as described.
® Satellite Radio is only available on vehicles equipped with optional XM® Satellite
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VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY
When the ignition switch is placed in the On position, the vehicle
information display shows the following information:
Outside air temperature (if so equipped)
c ontinuously Variable Transmission ( cVT) position indicator
(if so equipped)
Odometer/ instrument brightness control
Twin trip odometer/Trip computer
To display modes of the trip computer press the trip button
to highlight the desired mode. Press the trip button 01 for
1 second to reset the information in the highlighted mode.01
REARVIEW MONITOR (if so equipped)
When the shift lever is moved to the R (R eVe RS e) position, the monitor
display will automatically change to show the area directly behind the
vehicle. The colored lines on the display screen indicate 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).
CLOCK SET/D ISPLAY ADJUSTMENT
Press the ENTER/SETTINGS button
10 until the on-screen clock mode is displayed, then
turn the TUNE/SCROLL dial
11 to toggle between clock display on or off.
To adjust the time, press the ENTER/SETTINGS button repeatedly until the clock Adjust mode
is displayed on the screen.
The hours will begin blinking, adjust by turning the TUNE/SCROLL dial left or right and press
the setting control knob.
The minutes will begin blinking, adjust by turning the TUNE/SCROLL dial left or right and
press the ENTER/SETTINGS button to set. The display will return to the regular clock
display after 10 seconds.
USB JACK WITH iPod® CONNECTIVITY (if so equipped)
The USB input jack is located in the lower center of the instrument panel.
To connect a compatible u SB device, open the protective cover on the
USB jack, and insert the uSB device into the jack. When a compatible
storage device is plugged into the jack, compatible audio or video
files on the storage device can be played through the vehicle’s audio
system. Video file playback is only available on vehicles with navigation.
To connect an iPod®, open the USB jack cover, connect the u SB end of the cable supplied
with your iPod® to the jack, then connect the other end of the cable to the iPod®. When the
ignition switch is in the A cc or On position, the battery of your iPod® (if compatible) will
charge while connected to your vehicle.
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CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (CVT) (if so equipped)
The cVT does not produce a gear change sensation like traditional
R (R eVeRSe) speed for cVT vehicles is limited to 15 MPH (24 km/h).
The transmission in your vehicle requires a special fluid available only at your
ni SSAn dealer. no other fluid will meet the exact requirements of the cVT.
OVe Rd RiVe (O/ d) Off SW iTc H
e ach time your vehicle is started, the cVT is automatically “reset” to
To turn Overdrive mode off, push the O/D OFF switch
light in the instrument panel will illuminate.
use the Overdrive off mode when you need improved engine braking.
VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) OFF SWITCH
The Vehicle dynamic control (V dc) system monitors driver inputs and vehicle
motion. under certain conditions, it controls braking and engine output to help
the driver in handling the vehicle. Vdc does not prevent accidents due to care-
less or dangerous driving techniques. Always be mindful of vehicle speed and
driving conditions. V dc may need to be temporarily shut off if you are trying to
free a vehicle stuck in snow or mud.
Push the Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) OFF switch to deactivate the
Vdc system. The
light will illuminate in the instrument panel gauge area.
Push the Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) OFF switch again to activate the V dc system. The
light will turn off in the instrument panel gauge area.
The Vdc system is active while the vehicle is running until the switch is pushed to turn off.
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION (if so equipped)
LO ck O uT
in 6-speed manual transmission equipped vehicles, the shift lever is
equipped with a Reverse Lock-Out feature that prevents accidental
selection of Reverse (instead of 1st gear).
SHifTin G TO R eVeRSe
Lift up on the collar just below the shift knob, then move the shift lever
left and up into R (R eVeRSe).
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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
in the front-passenger’s seat by the 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.* f or example:
When the system detects that the front-passenger’s seat is occupied
by a small adult, child or child restraint as outlined in the Owner’s Manual, the
to indicate that the front passenger air bag is OFF and will not inflate in a crash.
When the front-passenger’s seat is occupied and the passenger meets the conditions outlined
in the Owner’s Manual, the
will not illuminate to indicate that the front passenger air
bag is operational.
*When the system detects that the front-passenger’s seat is unoccupied, the front
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 tire pressure. if the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates, check the tire pressure in all four tires.
Adjust the low tire pressure to the recommended cOL d 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 whenever the ignition switch is placed in the O n or
START position and remains illuminated until the driver’s seat belt
is fastened. At the same time, the chime sounds for approximately
6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt is securely fastened.
With the ignition switch O n, the seat belt warning light may also
illuminate if the front-passenger’s seat is occupied with the
front-passenger’s seat belt unfastened.
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CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCKS
The child safety lock levers are located on the edge of the rear doors.
child safety locks help prevent the rear doors from being opened
accidentally, especially when small children are in the vehicle.
When the lever is in the LO ck position, the door can only be
opened from the outside.
FUEL-FILLER DOOR RELEASE
The fuel-filler door release is located on the lower left side of the instrument
panel next to the hood release.
To open the fuel-filler door, pull the release handle.
To lock, close the fuel-filler door securely.
TILT STEERING COLUMN
TiLT Ad Ju STM enT
Push the lock lever down
Move the steering wheel up or down and stop in the
Pull up on the lock lever
01 to lock the steering wheel in
FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENTS
Pull up on the lever
01 under the front of the seat
and slide forward or backward. Release the lever
to lock the seat in position.
Pull up on the lever
02 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.
SeAT LifTe R (driver’s seat)
Pull up or push down on the adjusting lever
repeatedly to adjust the seat height.
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REAR SEAT ADJUSTMENTS
AdJu STin G TH e ReAR B encH SeAT
Pull up on the lever
01 under the front of the seat and
slide forward or backward. The seat will slide in 3 fixed
positions. Release the lever to lock the seat in position.
To recline the seatback, pull the strap
02 and lean
back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the strap and
lean forward. Release the strap to lock the seatback in
fOLdin G dOWn TH e ReAR B encH SeAT
To fold the seats flat, secure the seat belts on
the seat belt hooks on the side wall. Release the
connector tongue of the rear center seat belt from
the buckle, then store the connector and seat belt
tongues on the seat belt hook.
Before folding down the seatback, tuck the seat belt
buckles into the seat cushion pockets.
fold the seatback down by pulling the adjusting strap
To raise the seatback, lift up each seatback and push it to the upright position until it is latched.
After raising the seatback, pull the seat belt buckles out of the seat cushion pockets until they
are fully extended before using the seat belts.
BLUETOOTH® HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM (if so equipped)
With an overhead microphone and sound
transmitted through the audio system
speakers, the Bluetooth
® Hands-free Phone
System utilizes Bluetooth® wireless technology
and voice recognition to provide hands-free
cellular phone communication.
SYSTe M OPeRATin G TiPS
close all windows. Surrounding noises may interfere
with system operation and performance.
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.
Speak in a clear and natural voice without pausing between words.
To go back to the previous command, say “Go back” or “correction.”
To cancel a voice recognition session, simply wait 5 seconds; say “ cancel,” “Quit” or press
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To increase or decrease the volume of the voice prompts, press the VOL (volume) control
on the steering wheel or turn the POWER/VOLUME knob on the
audio system while the system is responding.
if the Voice Recognition system does not recognize your voice commands, train th\
using the Speaker Adaptation Mode. See your Owner’s Manual for detailed information.
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 availa\
Please refer to the cellular phone manufacturer’s Owner’s Manual for detailed information
regarding your Bluetooth® phone.
For recommended phones and detailed instructions, please visit
cOnnec TinG YOu R PHOne
To use the hands-free feature, you need to set up, or connect, the system to recognize your
compatible cellular phone(s). five compatible Bluetooth®-enabled phones can be connected.
After setup, the system automatically connects with a connected phone wh\
en the ignition is in the
A cc or O n position, as long as the phone is on and in the vehicle.
n OTe: Some cellular phones require the user to enable the automatic reconnec\
tion feature. Please
refer to the cellular phone manufacturer’s Owner’s Manual for Blue\
® setup information.
cOnnec TinG PROcedu Re
n OTe: The vehicle must be stationary when connecting the phone.
1. Press the
button on the steering wheel. The system announces the available commands.
2. Say “connect Phone.”
3. The system acknowledges the previous command and announces the next set of available
commands. Say “Add phone.”
4. initiate connecting from the phone.
The connecting procedure varies according to each cellular phone model. for detailed
connecting instructions and a list of compatible phones, please visit
When prompted for a Passkey code, enter “1234” from the handset. (The Passkey code
is assigned by ni SSAn and cannot be changed.)
5. Say a name for the phone when the system asks you to provide one. You can give the phone
a name of your choice.
MAkin G A PHO ne c ALL
1. Press the
2. After the tone, do one of the following:
Say “call.” After the system responds, say the name of the person in the phonebook.
Say “ call Phone number.” After waiting for the tone, say [number]. for example, say “ call
Phone number.” After waiting for the tone, say “123-456-7891.”
Say “Redial” to redial the previous phone number.
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Say “ call Phone number.” After the system responds, say “Special number” to dial more
than 10 digits or special characters.
You can say all the digits of a 7- or 10-digit phone number at one time.
for a 10-digit number, saying the phone number in groups of 3, 3 and 4 digits may
improve recognition for some speakers. To use this group dialing method, say only the
first 3 digits of the phone number. After the system recognizes the number, it will request
the next 3 digits and finally the last 4 digits.
if a phone number is incorrectly recognized, you can try entering the pho\
ne number again
using the 3-3-4 group dialing procedure by saying “correction.”
When you have finished speaking the phone number wait for the system to repeat it back
to you, then say “dial.”
Recei Vin G/ endin G A PHO ne c ALL
When you receive a phone call, a ring tone sounds through the audio syste\
To accept the call, press the
button. To reject the call, press the button.
To hang up the phone at the end of a call or to disconnect during call placement, press
HOW TO SAY nu MBeRS
ni SSAn 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 “*” (available when using the “call Phone number” then
“Special number” command and the “Send” command during a call).
Say “plus” for “+” (available only when using the “ call Phone number” then “Special number”
Say “pause” for a 2-second pause.
uSinG YOu R PHOneBOOk
When a compatible phone is connected to the system, the phonebook is automatically downloaded.
This allows you to access your phonebook from the Bluetooth® system to call contacts by name.
u p to 1,000 phone numbers will be transferred. To access your phonebook:
1. Press the
button and wait for the tone.
2. Say “Phonebook.”
3. Wait for the tone, then say [a name] or say “List names.” The name must be said exactly as it
is entered in your phonebook for the system to recognize it. for example, say “Phonebook”
then after the system responds, say “Michelle.”
The phonebook can transfer multiple numbers for each entry. if you select a name with multiple
numbers, the system will ask you which number you want to dial.
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The system allows for up to 40 voice tags to be recorded. You can record a voice tag for phone-
book entries that the system has difficulty recognizing or to directly\
dial an entry with multiple
numbers. To record a voice tag:
1. Press the
button and wait for the tone.
2. Say “Phonebook.”
3. Wait for the tone, then say [a name] or say “List names.” Select the name for which you want
to record a voice tag.
4. Say “Record name.”
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