NISSAN GT-R 2015 R35 Owners Manual
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5-4Starting and driving
.The exhaust gas and the exhaust
system are very hot. Keep people,
animals or flammable materials
away from the exhaust system com-
. Do not stop or park the vehicle over
flammable materials such as dry
grass, waste paper or rags. They
may ignite and cause a fire.
.Do not use leaded gasoline. Depos-
its from leaded gasoline seriously
reduce the three-way catalyst’s abil-
ity to help reduce exhaust pollu-
. Keep your engine tuned up. Mal-
functions in the ignition, fuel injec-
tion, or electrical systems can cause
overrich fuel flow into the three-way
catalyst, causing it to overheat. Do
not keep driving if the engine mis-
fires, or if noticeable loss of perfor-
mance or other unusual operating conditions are detected. Have the
vehicle inspected promptly by a
GT-R certified NISSAN dealer.
. Avoid driving with an extremely low
fuel level. Running out of fuel could
cause the engine to misfire, dama-
ging the three-way catalyst.
. Do not race the engine while warm-
ing it up.
. Do not push or tow your vehicle to
start the engine.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING
Each tire should be checked mo�fthly whe�f cold
a�fd i�fflated to the i�fflatio�f �bressure recom-
me�fded by the vehicle ma�fufacturer o�f the
vehicle �blacard or tire i�fflatio�f �bressure label. (If
your vehicle has tires of a differe�ft size tha�f the
size i�fdicated o�f the vehicle �blacard or tire
i�fflatio�f �bressure label, you should determi�fe
the �bro�ber tire i�fflatio�f �bressure for those tires.)
As a�f added safety feature, your vehicle has
bee�f equi�b�bed with a Tire Pressure Mo�fitori�fg
System (TPMS) that illumi�fates a low tire
�bressure telltale whe�f o�fe or more of your tires
is sig�fifica�ftly u�fder-i�fflated. Accordi�fgly, whe�f the low tire �bressure telltale illumi�fates, you
should sto�b a�fd check your tires as soo�f as
�bossible, a�fd i�fflate them to the �bro�ber �bres-
sure. Drivi�fg o�f a sig�fifica�ftly u�fder-i�fflated tire
causes the tire to overheat a�fd ca�f lead to tire
failure. U�fder-i�fflatio�f also reduces fuel effi-
cie�fcy a�fd tire tread life, a�fd may affect the
vehicle’s ha�fdli�fg a�fd sto�b�bi�fg ability.
If the vehicle is bei�fg drive�f with o�fe or more flat
tires, the low tire �bressure war�fi�fg light will
illumi�fate co�fti�fuously a�fd a chime will sou�fd
for 10 seco�fds. The chime will o�fly sou�fd at the
first i�fdicatio�f of a flat tire, a�fd the war�fi�fg light
will illumi�fate co�fti�fuously. Whe�f the flat tire
war�fi�fg is activated, have the system reset a�fd
the tire checked a�fd re�blaced if �fecessary by a
GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. Eve�f if the tire is
i�fflated to the s�becified COLD tire �bressure, the
war�fi�fg light will co�fti�fue to illumi�fate u�ftil the
system is reset by a GT-R certified NISSAN
dealer. Your vehicle ca�f be drive�f for a limited
time o�f a flat tire. (
“Ru�f-flat tires” �bage 8-
Please �fote that the TPMS is �fot a substitute for
�bro�ber tire mai�fte�fa�fce, a�fd it is the driver’s
res�bo�fsibility to mai�ftai�f correct tire �bressure,
eve�f if u�fder-i�fflatio�f has �fot reached the level
to trigger illumi�fatio�f of the TPMS low tire
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5-6Starting and driving
Nitrogen for maximum tire performance.
. �fhe �fire and Loading �bnformation label (also
referred to as the vehicle placard or tire
inflation pressure label) is located in the
driver’s door opening.
. You can also check the pressure of all tires
on the multi function display. Refer to the
separate Multi Function Display Owner’s
. �fhe tire pressure sensor should be reset
anytime the wheels or tires are removed or
. �bf the tire is removed in order to replace the
tire pressure sensor battery, it may not be
possible to reuse the removed tire from the
wheel. �fo replace the tire pressure sensor
battery, contact a G�f-R certified N�bSSAN
.If the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates while driving, avoid sud-
den steering maneuvers or abrupt
braking, reduce vehicle speed, pull
off the road to a safe location and
stop the vehicle as soon as possi-
ble. 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 injury. Check the tire pres-
sure for all four tires. Adjust the tire
pressure to the recommended COLD
tire pressure shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label to turn
the low tire pressure warning light
off. If the light still illuminates while
driving after adjusting the tire pres-
sure, a tire may be flat.
. Although you can continue driving
with a punctured run-flat tire, re-
member that vehicle handling sta-
bility is reduced, which could lead to
an accident and personal injury.
Also, driving a long distance at high
speeds may damage the tires.
. Do not drive at speeds above 50
MPH (80 km/h) and do not drive
more than 50 miles (80 km) with a
punctured run-flat tire. The actual
distance the vehicle can be driven
on a flat tire depends on outside
temperature, vehicle load, road con-
ditions and other factors. .
When a wheel is replaced, the TPMS
will not function and the low tire
pressure warning light will flash for
approximately 1 minute. The light
will remain on after 1 minute. Con-
tact your GT-R certified NISSAN
dealer as soon as possible for tire
replacement and/or system reset-
. Replacing tires with those not ori-
ginally specified by NISSAN could
affect the proper operation of the
. Do not inject any tire liquid or
aerosol tire sealant into the tires,
as this may cause a malfunction of
the tire pressure sensors.
.The TPMS may not function properly
when the wheels are equipped with
tire chains or the wheels are buried
. The TPMS may not function properly
if the TPMS sensor is not reset and
when wheels/tires from another
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GT-R are installed on your vehicle.
. The TPMS will not function properly
if non-GT-R wheels are installed on
. Do not place metalized film or any
metal parts (antenna, etc.) on the
windows. This may cause poor re-
ception of the signals from the tire
pressure sensors, and the TPMS will
not function properly.
Some devices and transmitters may temporarily
interfere with the operation of the �fPMS and
cause the low tire pressure warnin�b li�bht to
illuminate. Some examples are:
. Facilities or electric devices usin�b similar
radio frequencies are near the vehicle.
. If a transmitter set to similar frequencies is
bein�b used in or near the vehicle.
. If a computer (or similar equipment) or a DC/
AC converter is bein�b used in or near the
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interfer-
ence received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Note: Changes or modifications not ex-
pressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Industry Canada
licence-exempt RSS standard(s) . Opera-
tion is subject to the following two condi-
tions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference, including interfer-
ence that may cause undesired operation
of the device.
AVOIDING COLLISION AND ROLL-
Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe
and prudent manner may result in loss
of control or an accident.
Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey
all traffic re�bulations. Avoid excessive speed, hi�bh speed cornerin�b, or sudden steerin�b
maneuvers, because these drivin�b practices
could cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
As with any vehicle, a loss of control could
result in a collision with other vehicles or
objects, or cause the vehicle to rollover,
particularly if the loss of control causes the
vehicle to slide sideways.
Be attentive at all
times, and avoid drivin�b when tired. Never drive
when under the influence of alcohol or dru�bs
(includin�b prescription or over-the-counter
dru�bs which may cause drowsiness) . Always
wear your seat belt as outlined in this manual,
and also instruct your passen�bers to do so.
“Seat belts” pa�be 1-6)
Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in
collisions and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an
unbelted or improperly belted person is
significantly more likely to be injured or
killed than a person properly wearing a
While drivin�b, the ri�bht side or left side wheels
may unintentionally leave the road surface. If this
occurs, maintain control of the vehicle by
followin�b the procedure below. Please note that
this procedure is only a �beneral �buide. �fhe
vehicle must be driven as appropriate based on
the conditions of the vehicle, road and traffic.
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5-8Starting and driving
1. Remain calm and do not overreact.
2. �fo not apply the �brakes.
3. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheelwith �both hands and try to hold a straight
4. When appropriate, slowly release the accel- erator pedal to gradually slow the vehicle.
5. If there is nothing in the way, steer the vehicle to follow the road while the vehicle
speed is reduced. �fo not attempt to drive
the vehicle �back onto the road surface until
vehicle speed is reduced.
6. When it is safe to do so, gradually turn the steering wheel until �both tires return to the
road surface. When all tires are on the road
surface, steer the vehicle to stay in the
appropriate driving lane.
.If you decide that it is not safe to return
the vehicle to the road surface �based on
vehicle, road or traffic conditions, gradu-
ally slow the vehicle to a stop in a safe
place off the road.
RAPID AIR PRESSURE LOSS
Rapid air pressure loss or a “�blow-out” can
occur if the tire is punctured or is damaged due
to hitting a cur�b or pothole. Rapid air pressure
loss can also �be caused �by driving on under-
Rapid air pressure loss can affect the handling
and sta�bility of the vehicle, especially at highway
Help prevent rapid air pressure loss �by main-
taining the correct air pressure and visually
inspect the tires for wear and damage.
“Wheels and tires” page 8-32)
If a tire rapidly loses air pressure or “�blows-out”
while driving maintain control of the vehicle �by
following the procedure �below. Please note that
this procedure is only a general guide. The
vehicle must �be driven as appropriate �based on
the conditions of the vehicle, road and traffic.
The following actions can increase the
chance of losing control of the vehicle if
there is a sudden loss of tire air
pressure. Losing control of the vehicle
may cause a collision and result in
personal injury. .
The vehicle generally moves or pulls
in the direction of the flat tire.
. Do not rapidly apply the brakes.
. Do not rapidly release the accelera-
. Do not rapidly turn the steering
1. Remain calm and do not overreact.
2. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel with �both hands and try to hold a straight
3. When appropriate, slowly release the accel- erator pedal to gradually slow the vehicle.
4. Gradually steer the vehicle to a safe location off the road and away from traffic if possi�ble.
5. Lightly apply the �brake pedal to gradually stop the vehicle.
6. Turn on the hazard warning flashers and contact a roadside emergency service to
change the tire.
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DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND
Never drive under the influence of
alcohol or drugs. Alcohol in the blood-
stream reduces coordination, delays
reaction time and impairs judgement.
Driving after drinking alcohol increases
the likelihood of being involved in an
accident injuring yourself and others.
Additionally, if you are injured in an
accident, alcohol can increase the se-
verity of the injury.
NISSAN is committed to safe driving. \fowever,
yo\b m\bst choose not to drive \bnder the infl\bence
of alcohol. Every year tho\bsands of people are
inj\bred or killed in alcohol-related accidents.
Altho\bgh the local laws vary on what is
considered to be legally intoxicated, the fact is
that alcohol affects all people differently and
most people \bnderestimate the effects of
Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! And
that is tr\be for dr\bgs, too (over-the-co\bnter,
prescription, and illegal dr\bgs) . Don’t drive if
yo\br ability to operate yo\br vehicle is impaired by alcohol, dr\bgs, or some other physical condition.
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) DRIVING
Do not drive beyond the perfor-
mance capability of the tires, even
with AWD engaged. Accelerating
quickly, sharp steering maneuvers
or sudden braking may cause loss
. Always use the specified tires on all
four wheels. Install tire chains on
the rear wheels when driving on
slippery roads and drive carefully.
. This vehicle is not designed for
offroad (rough road) use. Do not
drive on sandy or muddy roads that
tires may get stuck in.
. Do not attempt to raise two wheels
off the ground and shift the trans-
mission to any
with the engine running. Doing so
may result in drivetrain damage or
unexpected vehicle movement
which could result in serious vehicle
damage or personal injury. .
Do not attempt to test an AWD
equipped vehicle on a 2-wheel dy-
namometer, (such as the dynam-
ometers used by some states for
emissions testing) , or similar equip-
ment even if the other two wheels
are raised off the ground. Make sure
you inform test facility personnel
that your vehicle is equipped with
AWD before it is placed on a
dynamometer. Using the wrong test
equipment may result in drivetrain
damage or unexpected vehicle
movement which could result in
serious vehicle damage or personal
. When a wheel is off the ground due
to an unlevel surface, do not spin
the wheel excessively.
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5-10Starting and driving
Do not operate the push-button ignition
switch while driving the vehicle except
in an emergency. (The engine will stop
when the ignition switch is pushed
three consecutive times or the ignition
switch is pushed and held for more than
2 seconds.) If the engine stops while
the vehicle is being driven, this could
lead to a crash and serious injury.
Before operating the push-button ignition
s�fitch, be sure to mo�be the shift le�ber to the
&Pposition.OPERATING RANGE FOR ENGINE
The operating range for starting the engine
inside the �behicle is sho�fn in the illustration.
. If the Intelligent Key is on the instrument
panel, rear parcel shelf, inside the glo�be box,
door pocket, cup holders or console box, or
the corner of the passenger compartment, it
may not be possible to start the engine.
Carry the Intelligent-Key and try to start the
. If the Intelligent Key is near the door or door
glass outside the �behicle, it may be possible
to start the engine.
IGNITION SWITCH OPERATION
When the Intelligent Key is carried �fith you and
the ignition s�fitch is pushed �fithout depressing
the brake pedal, the ignition s�fitch position �fill
change as follo�fs:
.Push center once to change to ACC.
. Push center t�fo times to change to ON.
. Push center three times to change to OFF.
(No position illuminates.)
. Push center four times to return to ACC.
. Open or close any door to return to LOCK
during the OFF position.
PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION SWITCH
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IGNITION SWITCH POSITIONS
LOCK (Normal parking position)
The ignition switch can only be locked in this
The ignition switch will be \fnlocked when it is
p\fshed to the ACC position while carrying the
\bntelligent Key or with the \bntelligent Key inserted
in the port.
This position activates electrical accessories
s\fch as the radio, when the engine is not
ON (Normal operating position)
This position t\frns on the ignition system and
The engine can be t\frned off witho\ft locking the
The ignition lock is designed so that the ignition
switch cannot be switched to the LOCK position
\fntil the shift lever is moved to the
If the steering lock release malfunction
indicator appears on the vehicle infor-
mation display when the ignition
switch is pressed, press the ignition
switch again while gently turning the
steering wheel left and right.
“Steering lock release malfunc-
tion indicator” page 2-44)
. If the shift
&Pwarning appears on the
vehicle information display when the
ignition switch is pushed, the shift lever
is in any position except the
tion. Move the shift lever to the&P
position. (“Shift “P” warning”
. If the Intelligent Key battery discharge
indicator appears on the vehicle infor-
mation display, the Intelligent Key
battery is discharged and the ignition
switch will not operate. Insert the
Intelligent Key into the key port to
operate the ignition switch.
“Intelligent Key battery discharge
indicator” page 2-45)
. When all of the following conditions
are met for 60 minutes, the battery
saver system will cut off the power
supply to prevent battery discharge. —
The ignition switch is in the ACC
— All doors are closed, and
— The shift lever is in the
. Do not leave the vehicle with the
ignition switch in the ACC or ON
position when the engine is not run-
ning for an extended period of time.
This can discharge the battery.
EMERGENCY ENGINE SHUT OFF
To sh\ft off the engine in an emergency sit\fation
while driving, perform the following proced\fre:
.Rapidly p\fsh the p\fsh-b\ftton ignition switch
3 consec\ftive times in less than 1.5
. P\fsh and hold the p\fsh b\ftton ignition
switch for more than 2 seconds.
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5-12Starting and driving
INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY DIS-
If the battery of the Intelligent Key i\f almo\ft
di\fcharged\b the guide light
*1of the Intelligent
Key port blink\f and the indicator appear\f on the
vehicle information di\fplay. (
in\fertion indicator” page 2-44)
In thi\f ca\fe\b in\ferting the Intelligent Key into the
port allow\f you to \ftart the engine. Make \fure
that the mechanical key \fide face\f backward a\f
illu\ftrated. In\fert the Intelligent Key in the port
until it i\f latched and \fecured.
To remove the Intelligent Key from the port\b pu\fh
the ignition \fwitch to the OFF po\fition and pull the Intelligent Key out of the port.
Never place anything except the Intelli-
gent Key in the Intelligent Key port.
Doing so may cause damage to the
Make sure the Intelligent Key is in the
correct direction when inserting it into
the Intelligent Key port. The engine
may not start if it is in the incorrect
. Remove the Intelligent Key from the
Intelligent Key port after the ignition
switch is pushed to the OFF position.
. The Intelligent Key port does not
charge the Intelligent Key battery. If
you see the low battery indicator in the
vehicle information display, replace the
battery as soon as possible.
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(“Intelligent Key battery replace-
ment” page 8-27) .
Make sure the area around the vehicle is
. Check fluid levels such as en�fine oil, cool-
ant, brake fluid and �bindo�b �basher fluid as
frequently as possible, or at least �bhenever
. Check that all �bindo�bs and li�fhts are clean.
. Visually inspect tires for their appearance
and condition. Also check tires for proper
. Lock all doors.
. Position seat.
. Adjust inside and outside mirrors.
. Fasten seat belts and ask all passen�fers to
. Check the operation of �barnin�f li�fhts �bhen
the i�fnition s�bitch is pushed to the ON
and audible reminders” pa�fe 2-25) NOTE:
This vehicle includes spark plugs that
are designed for maximum perfor-
mance. If the start time becomes long-
er, the plugs may be fouled, making the
engine difficult to start. If this occurs,
start the engine using the procedure
described in this section.
. A click sound may be heard when the
brake pedal is depressed and released.
This is normal.
. A low rattling operating sound may
occur when the engine is started or
stopped. This is because of the trans-
mission gear design, light flywheel and
dry sump lubrication system used in
this transmission. This does not indi-
cate that there is a malfunction. This
sound is likely to occur in particular if
the engine is stopped when the tem-
perature of the transmission oil is high.
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BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINE