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Daytime running light system (for
The daytime running lights automatically illumi-
nate when the power switch is in the READY to
drive position with the parking brake released.
The daytime running lights operate with the head-
light switch in the OFF position. Turn headlight
switch to the
position for full illumination
when driving at night.
If the parking brake is applied before the power
switch is in the READY to drive position, daytime
running lights do not operate. The daytime run-
ning lights illuminate once the parking brake is
released. The daytime running lights will remain
on until the power switch is pushed to the OFF
TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
Move the lever up or down to signal the turning
direction. When the turn is completed, the turn
signals cancel automatically.
2Lane change signal
To indicate a lane change, move the lever up or
down to the point where lights begin flashing.
The turn signal will flash three times automati-
cally.To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch
position, then turn the switch to the
position. To turn them off, turn the switch to
the OFF position.
The headlights must be on for the fog lights to
FOG LIGHT SWITCH (IF SO
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The heated steering wheel system is designed to
operate only when the surface temperature of the
steering wheel is below approximately 68°F
Push the heated steering wheel switch to warm
the steering wheel when the power switch is in
the ON position. The indicator light
switch will illuminate.
If the surface temperature of the steering wheel is
below approximately 68°F (20°C) , the system will
heat the steering wheel and cycle off and on to
maintain a temperature above 68°F (20°C) . Theindicator light will remain on as long as the sys-
tem is on.
Push the switch again to turn the heated steering
wheel system off manually. The indicator light turn
•If the surface temperature of the steering
wheel is above 68°F (20°C) when the
switch is turned on, the system will not
heat the steering wheel. This is not a mal-
•If the outside temperature is low (approxi-
mately 50°F (10°C) or less) and the Climate
Ctrl. Timer or Remote Climate Control are
used, the steering wheel heater will auto-
matically operate in the following condi-
– When using the Climate Ctrl. Timer:
Operates from approximately 15 min-
utes before the set departure time until
the set departure time.
– When using Remote Climate Control:
Operates 15 minutes after Remote Cli-
mate Control starts.•The heated steering wheel consumes less
power than the heater and can be used to
either help extend vehicle range by reduc-
ing heater use or to maximize comfort by
supplementing the heater.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL SWITCH
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To sound the horn, push the center pad area of
the steering wheel.
Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so
could affect proper operation of the
supplemental front air bag system. Tam-
pering with the supplemental front air
bag system may result in serious per-
sonal injury.To activate the ECO mode, press the ECO
1on the right side of the steering wheel.
The “ECO indicator light” on the instrument clus-
ter will illuminate.
To deactivate the ECO mode, press the ECO
1again. The “ECO indicator light” on the
instrument cluster will go out.
See “Electronic Shift Control System” in the
“Starting and Driving” section.
HORN ECO SWITCH HEATED SEAT SWITCH
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The front seats and the rear outboard seats can
be warmed by built-in heaters. The switches lo-
cated on the center console and at the side of the
front passenger seatback can be operated inde-
pendently of each other.
1. Place the power switch in the ON position.
2. Push the LO or HI position of the switch, as
desired, depending on the temperature. The
indicator light in the switch will illuminate.
3. To turn off the heater, return the switch to the
level position. Make sure the indicator light
The heater is controlled by a thermostat, auto-
matically turning the heater on and off. The indi-
cator light will remain on as long as the switch is
When the vehicle’s interior is warmed, or before
you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch
The heated seats consumes less power
than the heater and can be used to either
help extend vehicle range by reducing
heater use or to maximize comfort by
supplementing the heater.
Do not use or allow occupants to use the
seat heater if you or the occupants can-
not monitor elevated seat temperatures
or have an inability to feel pain in those
body parts in contact with the seat. Use of
the seat heater by such people could re-
sult in serious injury.CAUTION
• Do not use the seat heater for ex-
tended periods or when no one is us-
ing the seat.
• Do not put anything on the seat which
insulates heat, such as a blanket,
cushion, seat cover, etc. Otherwise, the
seat may become overheated.
• Do not place anything hard or heavy on
the seat or pierce it with a pin or similar
object. This may result in damage to
• Any liquid spilled on the heated seat
should be removed immediately with a
• When cleaning the seat, never use
gasoline, thinner, or any similar mate-
• If any abnormalities are found or the
heated seat does not operate, turn the
switch off and have the system
checked by a NISSAN certified LEAF
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The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most driv-
If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC
system reduces the traction motor output to re-
duce wheel spin. The traction motor speed will be
reduced even if the accelerator is depressed to
the floor. If maximum traction motor power is
needed to free a stuck vehicle, turn the VDC
To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF
indicator will illuminate.Push the VDC OFF switch again to turn on the
VDC system, or the VDC is automatically turned
back on when the power switch is placed in the
off position and then placed back in the READY
to drive position. See “Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” sec-
To open the charge port lid, push the charge port
lid switch. See “Charge Port Lid” in the “Pre-
Driving Checks and Adjustments” section.
VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
OFF SWITCHCHARGE PORT LID SWITCH
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To lock or unlock the charge connector, push the
charge connector lock switch. See “Charge
Connector Lock Switch” in the “Charging” sec-
tion.To turn off the charge timer, push the charge
timer OFF switch. See “Charging Timer” in the
“Charging” section.The power outlet is located in the instrument
• The outlet and plug may be hot during
or immediately after use.
• Do not use with accessories that ex-
ceed a 12-volt, 120W (10A) power
draw. Do not use double adapters or
more than one electrical accessory.
• Use the power outlet with the power
switch is in the ON or READY to drive
position to avoid discharging the 12-
CHARGE CONNECTOR LOCK SWITCH CHARGE TIMER OFF SWITCH POWER OUTLET
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• Avoid using the power outlet when the
air conditioner, headlights or rear win-
dow defroster are on.
• This power outlet is not designed for
use with a cigarette lighter unit.
• Push the plug in as far as it will go. If
good contact is not made, the plug may
overheat or the internal temperature
fuse may open.
• Before inserting or disconnecting a
plug, make sure that the electrical ac-
cessory being used is turned OFF.
• When not in use, be sure to close the
cap. Do not allow water to contact the
• Avoid abrupt starting and braking
when the cup holder is being used to
prevent spilling the drink. If the liquid
is hot, it can scald you or your passen-
• Use only soft cups in the cup holder.
Hard objects can injure you in an acci-
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Soft bottle holders
• Do not use the bottle holder for any
other objects that could be thrown
about in the vehicle and possibly injure
people during sudden braking or an
• Do not use the bottle holder for open
To open the sunglasses holder, push and release.
Only store one pair of sunglasses in the holder.
Keep the sunglasses holder closed while
driving to prevent an accident.
• Do not use for anything other than
• Do not leave sunglasses in the sun-
glasses holder while parking in direct
sunlight. The heat may damage the
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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
• 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
• 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 se-
cure it on the cargo floor below its
attachment location. If the cargo
cover is not removed, it may damage
the top tether strap during a colli-
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– 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 con-
tact the top tether strap. Cargo that
is not properly secured or that con-
tacts the top tether strap may dam-
age the top tether strap during a
The cargo cover keeps the luggage compartment
contents hidden from the outside.
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 rear
pillar.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
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