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.Make sure the hood is completely
closed and latched before driving.
Failure to do so could cause the
hood to fly open and result in an
. If you see steam or smoke coming
from the engine compartment, to
avoid injury do not open the hood.
When opening the hood:
1. Pull the hood release handle
below the instrument panel; the hood will
then spring up slightly.
2. Locate the lever
*2in between the hood
and grille, and push the lever sideways with
3. Raise the hood
4. Remove the support rod
*4from the hood
and insert it into the slot
Hold the coated part
*Awhen removing or
resetting the support rod. Avoid direct
contact with the metal parts, as they may
be hot immediately after the engine has been stopped.
When closing the hood:
1. Return the support rod to its original
2. Slowly move the hood down to latch the lock.
3. Push the hood down to lock the hood securely into place.
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.Always be sure the back door has
been closed securely to prevent it
from opening while driving.
. Do not drive with the back door
open. This could allow dangerous
exhaust gases to be drawn into the
vehicle. See “Exhaust gas (carbon
monoxide)” (P.5-2) of this manual.
. Make sure that all passengers have
their hands, etc. inside the vehicle
before closing the back door.
To open the back door, unlock it and pull the
The back door can be unlocked by:
.pushing the UNLOCK
button on the
keyfob or the Intelligent Key (if so equipped)
. pushing the back door request switch (if so
. pushing the power door lock switch to the
. inserting the key into the driver’s door key
cylinder and turning it to the rear of the
Do not step or place heavy objects on
the back door opening (over the rear
combination lights) . Doing so could
cause damage to the rear combination
lights and/or personal injury.
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OPENING THE FUEL-FILLER DOOR
To open the fuel-filler door, pull the release
handle located below the instrument panel. To
lock, close the fuel-filler door securely.
To remove the fuel-filler cap:
1. Turn the fuel-filler cap counterclockwise
2. Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder
To install the fuel-filler cap:
1. Insert the fuel-filler cap straight into the fuel- filler tube.
2. Turn the fuel-filler cap clockwise
single click is heard.
. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and highly explosive under certain
conditions. You could be burned or
seriously injured if it is misused or
mishandled. Always stop engine
and do not smoke or allow open
flames or sparks near the vehicle
. Do not attempt to top off the fuel
tank after the fuel pump nozzle
shuts off automatically. Continued
refueling may cause fuel overflow,
resulting in fuel spray and possibly
. Use only an original equipment type
fuel-filler cap as a replacement. It
has a built-in safety valve needed
for proper operation of the fuel
system and emission control sys-
tem. An incorrect cap can result in a
serious malfunction and possible
injury. It could also cause the mal-
function indicator light to come on.
. Never pour fuel into the throttle
body to attempt to start your vehi-
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.Do not fill a portable fuel container
in the vehicle or trailer. Static elec-
tricity can cause an explosion of
flammable liquid, vapor or gas in
any vehicle or trailer. To reduce the
risk of serious injury or death when
filling portable fuel containers:
— Always place the container on
the ground when filling.
— Do not use electronic devices when filling.
— Keep the pump nozzle in contact with the container while you are
— Use only approved portable fuel containers for flammable liquid.
. The LOOSE FUEL CAP warning
message will be displayed if the
fuel-filler cap is not properly tigh-
tened. It may take a few driving trips
for the message to be displayed.
Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap
properly after the LOOSE FUEL CAP
warning message is displayed may cause the
Light (MIL) to illuminate.
. Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap
properly may cause the
function indicator light (MIL) to
illuminate. If the
nates because the fuel-filler cap is
loose or missing, tighten or install
the cap and continue to drive the
light should turn off
after a few driving trips. If the
light does not turn off after a few
driving trips, have the vehicle in-
spected by a NISSAN dealer.
For additional information, see
“Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)”
. If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body,
flush it away with water to avoid
LOOSE FUEL CAP warning message
The LOOSE FUEL CAP warning message is
displayed on the twin trip computer when the
fuel-filler cap is not tightened correctly after the
vehicle has been refueled. It may take a few
driving trips for the message to be displayed. To
turn off the warning message, do the following
1. Remove and install the fuel-filler cap as
previously described as soon as possible.
2. Tighten the fuel-filler cap until a single click is heard.
3. Push the trip computer mode switch
about 1 second to turn off the LOOSE FUEL
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CAP warning message after tightening the
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving. You could lose control of your
vehicle and cause an accident.
Push the lock lever down*1and adjust the
steering wheel up or down
*2to the desired
Pull the lock lever up
*3securely to lock the
steering wheel in place.
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TILT STEERING COLUMN
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1. To block out glare from the front, swingdown the sun visor
2. To block glare from the side, remove the sun visor from the center mount and swing it to
Adjust the angle of the inside mirror to the
Manual anti-glare type
The night position*1will reduce glare from the
headlights of vehicles behind you at night.
Use the day position
*2when driving in daylight
Use the night position only when ne-
cessary, because it reduces rear view
SUN VISORS MIRRORS
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Objects viewed in the outside mirror on
the passenger side are closer than they
appear. Be careful when moving to the
right. Using only this mirror could cause
an accident. Use the inside mirror or
glance over your shoulder to properly
judge distances to other objects.
Adjusting outside mirrors
The outside mirror control switch is located at
the lower part of the instrument panel.
The outside mirror will operate only when the
ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position.
Move the switch right
*1or left*2to select
the right or left side mirror, then adjust
the control switch.
Defrosting outside mirrors (if so
The outside mirrors will be heated when the rear
window defroster switch is operated. (See “Rear
window and outside mirror defroster switch”
Foldable outside mirrors
Fold the outside mirror by pushing it toward the
rear of the vehicle.
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VANITY MIRROR (if so equipped)
To use the front vanity mirror, pull down the sun
visor and pull up the cover.
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