NISSAN FRONTIER 2016 D23 / 3.G Owners Manual
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Push the switch on to warn other drivers when
you must stop or park under emergency condi-
tions. All turn signal lights flash.
●If stopping for an emergency, be sure to
move the vehicle well off the road.
● Do not use the hazard warning flashers
while moving on the highway unless
unusual circumstances force you to
drive so slowly that your vehicle might
become a hazard to other traffic.
● Turn signals do not work when the haz-
ard warning flasher lights are on. The flashers will operate with the ignition switch
placed in any position.
Some jurisdictions may prohibit the use of
the hazard warning flasher switch while
The first aid kit is located in the under-seat stor-
To access the first aid kit:
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
FIRST AID KIT (if so equipped)
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For King Cab model, lift up the rear jump seat and
remove net to remove the first aid kit. For addi-
tional information, refer to “Jump Seats (if so
equipped)” in the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and
supplemental restraint system” section of this
manual.For Crew Cab model, lift up the rear bench seat
and remove the net to remove the first aid kit. For
additional information, refer to “Folding the rear
bench seat up” in the “Safety — Seats, seat belts
and supplemental restraint system” section of
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING
This vehicle is equipped with TPMS. It monitors
tire pressure of all tires except the spare. When
the low tire pressure warning light is lit, and the
CHECK TIRE PRES (pressure) warning mes-
sage is displayed in the odometer, one or more of
your tires is significantly under-inflated. If the
vehicle is being driven with low tire pressure, the
TPMS will activate and warn you of it by the low
tire pressure warning light. This system will acti-
vate only when the vehicle is driven at speeds
above 16 mph (25 km/h). For additional informa-
tion, refer to “Warning lights, indicator lights and
audible reminders” in the “Instruments and Con-
trols” section, and “Tire Pressure Monitoring Sys-
tem (TPMS)” in the “Starting and Driving” section
of this manual.
Radio waves could adversely affect
electric medical equipment. Those who
use a pacemaker should contact the
electric medical equipment manufac-
turer for the possible influences before
King Cab model
Crew Cab model
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●If the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates while driving, avoid sudden
steering maneuvers or abrupt braking,
reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road
to a safe location and stop the vehicle
as soon as possible. Driving with under-
inflated tires may permanently damage
the tires and increase the likelihood of
tire failure. Serious vehicle damage
could occur and may lead to an accident
and could result in serious personal in-
jury. Check the tire pressure for all four
tires. Adjust the tire pressure to the
recommended COLD tire pressure
shown on the Tire and Loading Informa-
tion label to turn the low tire pressure
warning light OFF. If you have a flat tire,
replace it with a spare tire as soon as
● Since the spare tire is not equipped with
the TPMS, when a spare tire is mounted
or a wheel is replaced, the TPMS will
not function and the low tire pressure
warning light will flash for approxi-
mately 1 minute. The light will remain
on after 1 minute. Have your tires re-
placed and/or TPMS system reset as
soon as possible. It is recommended
that you visit a NISSAN dealer for these
Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by NISSAN could affect the
proper operation of the TPMS.
● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol
tire sealant into the tires, as this may
cause a malfunction of the tire pressure
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
If you have a flat tire, follow the instructions be-
Stopping the vehicle
1. Safely move the vehicle off the road and
away from traffic.
2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
3. Park on a level surface and apply the parking brake. Shift the manual transmission into R
(Reverse) , or the automatic transmission
into P (Park) .
4. Turn off the engine.
5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic and to signal professional road assistance person-
nel that you need assistance.
6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle and stand in a safe place, away from traffic
and clear of the vehicle.
●Make sure the parking brake is securely
applied and the manual transmission is
shifted into R (Reverse) , or the auto-
matic transmission into P (Park) .
● Never change tires when the vehicle is
on a slope, ice or slippery areas. This is
● Never change tires if oncoming traffic is
close to your vehicle. Wait for profes-
sional road assistance.
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B. Flat tire
Place suitable blocks at both the front and back
of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to
prevent the vehicle from moving when it is jacked
Be sure to block the wheel as the vehicle
may move and result in personal injury.
Getting the spare tire and tools (King
The tool storage compartment is located be-
tween the two rear jump seats.1. Turn the knob from the lock to the unlock position and remove the lid from the tool
2. Release the strap to remove the tool bag. 3. Collapse the jack to remove it from the stor-
age location by inserting the wheel-nut
wrench into the jack screw at the top of the
jack as shown. Turn the wheel-nut wrench
counterclockwise as shown until the jack
screw becomes loose. Then loosen the jack
with your fingers to free.
4. Remove the jack.
5. To reinstall the jack and tools, reverse steps 1 to 4.
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Getting the spare tire and tools (Crew
The tools and tool bag are located behind the
rear bench seat.1. Remove the head restraints/headrests and fold the rear bench seat down. For additional
information, refer to “Folding the rear bench
seat down ” in the “Safety–Seats, seat belts
and supplemental restraint system” section
of this manual.
2. Remove the tool bag and locate the wheel- nut wrench. 3. Collapse the jack to remove it from the stor-
age location by inserting the wheel-nut
wrench into the jack screw as shown and
turning the wheel-nut wrench towards you
until the jack becomes loose. Then loosen
the jack screw with your fingers until it is
4. Remove the jack from behind the seat.
5. To reinstall the jack and tools, reverse steps 1 to 4.
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Getting the spare tire and tools (All
1. Seat the T-shaped end of the jack rod intothe T-shaped opening of the spare tire
winch. Apply pressure to keep the jack rod
engaged in the spare tire winch and turn the jack rod counterclockwise to lower the
2. Once the spare tire is completely lowered, reach under the vehicle, remove the retainer
chain, and carefully slide the tire from under
the rear of the vehicle.
3. To reinstall the wheel, insert the tire chainthrough the wheel. Be sure the rubber
spacer is centered on the wheel before lift-
ing. Use the assembled jack rod and slowly
rotate the winch clockwise to raise the
wheel to the vehicle.
Inspect the spacer every six years and re-
place as necessary. It is recommended that
you visit a NISSAN dealer for this service.
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●Be sure to center the spare tire sus-
pending plate on the wheel and then lift
the spare tire.
● Failure to use the spacer may allow the
chain to get stuck on the wheel nut
Jacking up vehicle and removing the
●Never get under the vehicle while it is
supported only by the jack. If it is nec-
essary to work under the vehicle, sup-
port it with safety stands.
● Use only the jack provided with your
vehicle to lift the vehicle. Do not use the
jack provided with your vehicle on other
vehicles. The jack is designed for lifting
only your vehicle during a tire change.
● Use the correct jack-up points. Never
use any other part of the vehicle for jack
● Never jack up the vehicle more than
● Never use blocks on or under the jack. ●
Do not start or run the engine while
vehicle is on the jack. It may cause the
vehicle to move. This is especially true
for vehicles with limited slip
● Do not allow passengers to stay in the
vehicle while it is on the jack.
● Never run the engine with a wheel(s) off
the ground. It may cause the vehicle to
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Always refer to the illustration for the correct
placement and jack-up points for your specific
vehicle model and jack type.
Carefully read the caution label attached to
the jack body and the following instruc-
tions.1. Loosen each wheel nut 1 or 2 turns by
turning counterclockwise with the wheel nut
wrench. Do not remove the wheel nuts
until the tire is off the ground. 2. Place the jack directly under the jack-up
point as illustrated so the top of the jack
contacts the vehicle at the jack-up point.
Align the jack head between the 2 notches in
the front or the rear as shown. Also fit the
groove of the jack head between the
notches as shown.
The jack should be used on firm and
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3. Install the assembled jack rod into the jackas shown.
4. To lift the vehicle, securely hold the jack lever and rod. Carefully raise the vehicle until the
tire clears the ground. 5. Remove the wheel nuts and then remove the
Installing the spare tire
The spare tire is designed for emergency
use. For additional information, refer to
“Wheels and tires” in the “Maintenance
and do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface be- tween the wheel and hub.
2. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten the wheel nuts finger tight.
3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel nuts alternately and evenly in the sequence
1,2,3,4,5,6) until they
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4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tiretouches the ground. Then, with the wheel
nut wrench, tighten the wheel nuts securely
in the sequence illustrated
1,2,3,4,5,6) . Lower the vehicle
● Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly
tightened wheel nuts can cause the
wheel to become loose or come off.
This could cause an accident.
● Do not use oil or grease on the wheel
studs or nuts. This could cause the nuts
to become loose.
● Retighten the wheel nuts when the ve-
hicle has been driven for 620 miles
(1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire,
As soon as possible, tighten the wheel nuts
to the specified torque with a torque
Wheel nut tightening torque: 98 ft-lb (133 N·m)
The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to
specification at all times. It is recom- mended that wheel nuts be tightened to
specifications at each lubrication interval.
Adjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure.
COLD pressure: After vehicle has been
parked for 3 hours or more or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) .
COLD tire pressures are shown on the Tire
and Loading Information label located in
the driver’s door opening.
5. Securely store the jacking equipment in the vehicle and the flat tire under the vehicle. For
additional information about storing the flat
tire, refer to “Getting the spare tire and tools”
in this section.
●Always make sure that the spare tire
and jacking equipment are properly se-
cured after use. Such items can become
dangerous projectiles in an accident or
● The spare tire is designed for emer-
gency use. For additional information,
refer to “Wheels and tires” in the “Main-
tenance and do-it-yourself” section of
this manual. To start your engine with a booster battery, the
instructions and precautions below must be fol-
If done incorrectly, jump starting can
lead to a battery explosion, resulting in
severe injury or death. It could also
damage your vehicle.
● Explosive hydrogen gas is always pres-
ent in the vicinity of the battery. Keep all
sparks and flames away from the
● Do not allow battery fluid to come into
contact with eyes, skin, clothing or
painted surfaces. Battery fluid is a cor-
rosive sulfuric acid solution which can
cause severe burns. If the fluid should
come into contact with anything, imme-
diately flush the contacted area with
● Keep battery out of the reach of
● The booster battery must be rated at
12 volts. Use of an improperly rated
battery can damage your vehicle.
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