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Keep the glove box lid closed while driv-
ing to prevent injury in case of an acci-
dent or a sudden stop.
To open the glove box, pull the handle.
To close, push the lid in until the lock latches.
To open the console box, push up the knobA
and pull up the lid. To close, push the lid down
until it is latched.
CARGO COVER (IF SO EQUIPPED)
Never put anything on the cargo cover, no matter how small. Any object on it
could cause an injury in an accident or
sudden stop. Do not leave the cargo cover in the
vehicle with it disengaged from the
Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. Do not place cargo higher
than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop
or collision, unsecured cargo could
cause personal injury.
Your child could be seriously injured or killed in a collision if the child restraint
top tether strap is damaged.
If the cargo cover contacts the top
tether strap when it is attached to the
top tether anchor, remove the cargo
cover from the vehicle or secure it on
the cargo floor below its attachment
location. If the cargo cover is not re-
moved, it may damage the top tether
strap during a collision.
–Do not allow cargo to contact the top
tether strap when it is attached to the
top tether anchor. Properly secure the
cargo so it does not contact the top
tether strap. Cargo that is not properly
secured or that contacts the top tether
strap may damage the top tether strap
during a collision.
The cargo cover keeps the luggage compartment
contents hidden from the outside.
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To remove the cargo cover:
1. Remove the straps from the rear hatch.
2. Pull up the cargo cover.
3. Remove the cargo cover holders from the rearpillar. 4. Slide down the cargo cover along the rear
5. Remove the cargo cover by pulling either the left or right side backward away from the
STOWING GOLF BAGS
Normally, two standard golf bags can be stowed
in the cargo area. Insert the top of the golf bag
into right side of the cargo area
1then rotate the
2. Insert the top of the 2nd golf
bag into right side of the cargo area
the bottom of golf bag forward all the way
In some cases, you may not be able to stow two
golf bags in your vehicle, depending on their sizes
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LUGGAGE SIDE HOOK
Do not apply a total load of more than 4 lb
(2 kg) to the hook. Doing so may cause
the hook to break.
The hook is located at the side of the luggage
room. Use the hook to secure the Electric Vehicle
Supply Equipment (EVSE) .
Make sure that all passengers have their hands, etc. inside the vehicle
while it is in motion and before closing
the windows. Use the window lock
switch to prevent unexpected use of
the power windows.
Do not leave children unattended in- side the vehicle. They could unknow-
ingly activate switches or controls and
become trapped in the window. Unat-
tended children could become in-
volved in serious accidents.
The power windows operate when the power
switch is in the ON position, or for about 45
seconds after the power switch is placed in the
OFF position. If the driver’s or front passenger’s
door is opened during this period of about 45
seconds, power to the windows is canceled.
Main power window switch (driver’s
1. Driver side window
2. Front passenger side window
3. Rear left passenger side window
4. Rear right passenger side window
5. Window lock button
To open or close the window, push down
Bthe switch and hold it. The main switch
(driver’s side switches) will open or close all the
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Locking passengers’ windows
When the lock buttonCis pushed in, only the
driver side window can be opened or closed.
Push it in again to cancel.
Passenger side power window switch
The passenger’s side power window switch will
open or close only the corresponding window. To
open or close the window, push down or pull up
the switch and hold it.
The automatic operation is available for the
switch that has an
mark on its surface.
To fully open or close the window, completely
push down or pull up the switch and release it;
the switch need not be held. The window will
automatically open or close all the way. To stop
the window, just push or lift the switch in the
A light push or pull on the switch will cause the
window to open or close until the switch is re-
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There are some small distances immedi-
ately before the closed position which
cannot be detected. Make sure that all
passengers have their hands, etc., inside
the vehicle before closing the window.
If the control unit detects something caught in the
window as it is closing, the window will be imme-
The auto reverse function can be activated when
the window is closed by automatic operation
when the power switch is in the ON position or
for 45 seconds after the power switch is placed
in the OFF position.
Depending on the environment or driving
conditions, the auto reverse function may
be activated if an impact or load similar to
something being caught in the window oc-
If the windows do not close
If the power window automatic function (closing
only) does not operate properly, perform the fol-
lowing procedure to initialize the power window
1. Place the power switch in the ON position.
2. Close the door.
3. Open the window completely by operating the power window switch.
4. Pull the power window switch and hold it to close the window, and then hold the switch
more than 3 seconds after the window is
5. Release the power window switch. Operate the window by the automatic function to con-
firm the initialization is complete.
If the power window automatic function does not
operate properly after performing the procedure
above, have your vehicle checked by a NISSAN
certified LEAF dealer.
Do not use for extended periods of time
with the power switch in the OFF posi-
tion. This could result in a discharged
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Push the button to turn the map lights on. To turn
them off, press the button again.CEILING LIGHT
The ceiling light switch has three positions: ON ,
DOOR and OFF.
When the switch is in the ON position1, the
ceiling light will illuminate.
When the switch is in the DOOR position2, the
ceiling light will illuminate under the following
the power switch is placed in the LOCK position.
– remains on for about 15 seconds. doors are unlocked by pushing the UNLOCK
button or the request switch, with the
power switch in the LOCK position – remains on for about 15 seconds.
any door is opened and then closed with the power switch in the LOCK position – remains on for about 15 seconds.
any door is opened with the power switch in the ACC or ON position – remains on while the door is opened. When the door is closed, the light turns off.
The light will automatically turn off after 10
minutes when the light remains illuminated
to prevent the battery from becoming dis-
When the switch is in the OFF position3, the
ceiling light will not illuminate, regardless of the
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The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver provides
a convenient way to consolidate the functions of
up to three individual hand-held transmitters into
one built-in device.
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver:
Will operate most Radio Frequency (RF) de-vices such as garage doors, gates, home and
office lighting, entry door locks and security
Is powered by the vehicle’s 12-volt battery. No separate batteries are required. If the vehicle’s
12-volt battery is discharged or is discon-
nected, HomeLink® will retain all programming.
Once the HomeLink® Universal Trans-
ceiver is programmed, retain the original
transmitter for future programming proce-
dures (for example, new vehicle pur-
chases) . Upon sale of the vehicle, the pro-
grammed HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver buttons should be erased for
security purposes. For additional informa-
tion, see “Programming HomeLink®” later
in this section.
Do not use the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver with any garage door
opener that lacks safety stop and re-
verse features as required by federal
safety standards. (These standards be-
came effective for opener models
manufactured after April 1, 1982.) A
garage door opener that cannot detect
an object in the path of a closing ga-
rage door and then automatically stop
and reverse, does not meet current
federal safety standards. Using a ga-
rage door opener without these fea-
tures increases the risk of serious in-
jury or death.
During the programming procedure, your garage door or security gate will
open or close (if the transmitter is
within range) . Make sure that people
or objects are clear of the garage door,
gate, etc. that you are programming.
Place the power switch in the ACC or ON position while programming the
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver.
If you have any questions or are having difficulty
programming your HomeLink® buttons, refer to
the HomeLink® web site at: www.homelink.com
or call 1-800-355-3515.
Place the ignition switch in the ACC posi-
tion when programming HomeLink®. It is
also recommended that a new battery be
placed in the hand-held transmitter of the
device being programmed to HomeLink®
for quicker programming and accurate
transmission of the radio-frequency.
1. Position the end of your hand-held transmitter
1–3 inches (2–8 cm) away from the
HomeLink® surface, keeping the HomeLink®
TRANSCEIVER (IF SO EQUIPPED)
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2. Using both hands, simultaneously press andhold the desired HomeLink® button and
handheld transmitter button. DO NOT release
until the HomeLink® indicator light
slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator
light flashes rapidly, both buttons may be re-
leased. (The rapid flashing indicates success-
Some devices may require you to re-
place Step 2 with the cycling procedure
noted in the “Programing HomeLink®
for Canadian customers and gate open-
ers” section. 3. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink®
button and observe the indicator light.
If the indicator light
continuous, programming is complete
and your device should activate when the
HomeLink® button is pressed and released.
If the indicator light
1blinks rapidly for
two seconds and then turns to a solid/
continuous light, continue with Steps
4-6 for a rolling code device. A second per-
son may make the following steps easier.
Please use a ladder or other device. Do not
stand on your vehicle to perform the next
steps. 4. At the receiver located on the garage door
opener motor in the garage, locate the “learn”
or “smart” button (the name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer but it is
usually located near where the hanging an-
tenna wire is attached to the unit) . If there is
difficulty locating the button, reference the
garage door opener’s manual.
5. Press and release the “learn” or “smart” button.
6. Return to the vehicle and firmly press and hold the trained HomeLink® button for two sec-
onds and release. Repeat the “press/hold/
release” sequence up to 3 times to complete
the training process. HomeLink® should now
activate your rolling code equipped device.
7. If you have any questions or are having diffi- culty programming your HomeLink® buttons,
refer to the HomeLink® web site at:
www.homelink.com or call 1-800-355-3515.
PROGRAMMING HOMELINK® FOR
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS AND
Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmit-
ter signals to “time-out” (or quit) after several
seconds of transmission – which may not be long
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enough for HomeLink® to pick up the signal
during training. Similar to this Canadian law,
some U.S. gate operators are designed to “tim-
eout” in the same manner.
If you live in Canada or you are having difficulties
training a gate operatororgarage door opener
by using the “Training” procedures, replace “Pro-
gramming HomeLink®” Step 2with the follow-
When programming a garage door opener,
etc., unplug the device during the “cycling”
process to prevent possible damage to the
garage door opener components.
1. See “Programing HomeLink®” step 1 earlier in this section.
2. Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold the desired HomeLink® button and the
hand-held transmitter button. During training,
your hand-held transmitter may automatically
stop transmitting. Continue to press and hold
the desired HomeLink® button while you
press and re-press (“cycle”) your hand-held
transmitter every two seconds until the fre-
quency signal has been learned. The
HomeLink® indicator light will flash slowly and then rapidly after several seconds upon
successful training. DO NOT release until the
HomeLink® indicator light flashes slowly and
then rapidly. When the indicator light flashes
rapidly, both buttons may be released. The
rapid flashing indicates successful training.
Proceed with “Programming HomeLink®” step 3
If the device was unplugged during the program-
ming procedure, remember to plug it back in
when programming is completed.
OPERATING THE HOMELINK®
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, after it is
programmed, can be used to activate the pro-
grammed device. To operate, simply press and
release the appropriate programmed
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver button. The
amber indicator light will illuminate while the sig-
nal is being transmitted.
For convenience, the hand-held transmitter of the
device may also be used at any time.
If HomeLink® does not quickly learn the hand-
held transmitter information, perform the follow-
Replace the hand-held transmitter batteries with new batteries.
Position the hand-held transmitter with its bat- tery area facing away from the HomeLink® sur-
Push and hold both the HomeLink® and hand- held transmitter buttons without interruption.
Position the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (2 to 8 cm) away from the HomeLink® surface.
Hold the transmitter in that position for up to 15
seconds. If HomeLink® is not programmed
within that time, try holding the transmitter in
another position while keeping the indicator
light in view at all times.
If you continue to have programming difficulties,
please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs
Department. The phone numbers are located in
the Foreword of this Owner’s Manual.
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CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED
The following procedure clears the programmed
information from both buttons. Individual buttons
cannot be cleared. However, individual buttons
can be reprogrammed, see “Reprogramming a
single HomeLink® button” in this section.
To clear all programming:
1. Press and hold the two outer HomeLink®buttons until the indicator light begins to flash
in approximately 10 seconds. Do not hold for
longer than 20 seconds.
2. Release both buttons.
HomeLink® is now in the programming mode
and can be programmed at any time beginning
with “Programming HomeLink®” - Step 1.
REPROGRAMMING A SINGLE
To reprogram a HomeLink® Universal Trans-
ceiver button, complete the following:
Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button.
DO NOT release the button.
The indicator light will begin to flash after 20
seconds. Without releasing the HomeLink® but- ton, proceed with “Programming HomeLink®” -
For questions or comments, contact HomeLink®
at: www.homelink.com or 1–800–355–3515.
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver button
has now been reprogrammed. The new device
can be activated by pushing the HomeLink®
button that was just programmed. This procedure
will not affect any other programmed HomeLink®
IF YOUR VEHICLE IS STOLEN
If your vehicle is stolen, you should change the
codes of any non-rolling code device that has
been programmed into HomeLink®. Consult the
Owner’s Manual of each device or call the manu-
facturer or dealer of those devices for additional
When your vehicle is recovered, you will
need to reprogram the HomeLink® Univer-
sal Transceiver with your new transmitter
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol-
lowing two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference re-
ceived, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly ap-
proved by the party responsible for compli-
ance could void the user’s authority to op-
erate the equipment.
This device complies with RSS-210 of In-
dustry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference, in-
cluding interference that may cause unde-
sired operation of the device.
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