NISSAN LEAF 2016 1.G Owners Manual
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8. The settings confirmation screen will be dis-played. To confirm and finish setting the cli-
mate control timer, push the
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AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
(MODELS WITH NAVIGATION
1. Temperature control button
3. Climate Ctrl. Timer indicator 4.
(front defroster) button
(fan speed control) button
Rear window and outside mirror (if
so equipped) defroster switch
(intake air control) button
8. Climate control system ON·OFF button
9. AUTO climate control ON button 10. MODE (manual air flow control) button
11. A/C (air conditioner) ON·OFF button
Automatic operation (AUTO)
The AUTO mode may be used year-round as the
system automatically controls constant tempera-
ture, air flow distribution and fan speed.
1. Press the AUTO button. The AUTO indicator
will be illuminated.
2. Turn the temperature control knob to set the desired temperature.
When any of the following functions are oper-
ated, the AUTO indicator will turn off.
(HEAT) or A/C button is pressed.
• The fan speed control or ventilator air flow con- trol is operated.
• The intake air control is switched.
However, the functions that were not operated
continue operating in AUTO mode.
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•If thefan speed control button,
MODE button, or intake air control
button is operated while AUTO is in use,
all the other buttons operate in AUTO
• While the AUTO indicator is illuminated,
electric power consumption of the air con-
ditioner can be economized compared to
the amount consumed while the AUTO
indicator is not illuminated.
The HEAT indicator light and the A/C indicator
light illuminates according to the operation
modes of the climate control system.
mode A/C indicator HEAT indica-
Cooling ON OFF
off) OFF ON
The manual mode can be used to control the
heater and air conditioner to your desired.
The HEAT indicator light and the A/C indicator
light illuminates according to the operation
modeA/C indicator HEAT indica-
Cooling ON OFF
off) OFF ON
Ventilation OFF OFF
1. Press the A/C button to illuminate the A/C indicator light.
2. Press the
(HEAT) button to turn off the
HEAT indicator light.
• Do not set the temperature higher than the outside air temperature. Doing so may prevent
the temperature from being controlled properly.
• A visible mist may be seen coming from the ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the air is
cooled rapidly. This does not indicate a
malfunction. Dehumidified heating:
1. Press the A/C button to illuminate the A/C
2. Press the
(HEAT) button to illuminate
the HEAT indicator light
Electric power consumption of climate con-
trol increases while A/C button indicator
(HEAT) button indicator simulta-
neously illuminate. As a result, the driving
range may be decreased.
Heating (A/C off):
1. Press the
(HEAT) button to illuminate
the HEAT indicator light.
2. Press the A/C button to turn off the A/C indicator light.
• Do not set temperature lower than the outside air temperature. Doing so may prevent the tem-
perature from being controlled properly.
• If the windows fog up, use dehumidified heating instead of the A/C off heating.
(HEAT) button and A/C button if
the indicator lights are on so that both indicator
lights turn off.
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•The ventilation mode requires a lower
power consumption, so cruising distance
• In ventilation mode, temperature is not
indicated on the navigation monitor or on
the air conditioner display.
Press the front defroster
button (the indi-
cator light will illuminate) .
• To remove moisture or fog on the front window quickly, set the temperature to the high tem-
perature and the fan speed to their maximum
• After the windshield is cleared, press the front defroster
button again (the indicator light
will turn off) .
• When the front defroster
pressed, the air conditioner will automatically
turn on to defog the windshield. The outside air
recirculation mode will be selected to improve
the defogging performance.
Fan speed control:
Press the fan speed control
manually control the fan speed. Press the AUTO button to change the fan speed
to the automatic mode.
Air flow control:
Press the MODE button to change the air flow
— Air flows from the center and side
— Air flows from the center and sideventilators and foot outlets.
— Air flows mainly from the foot outlets.
— Air flows from the defroster outletsand foot outlets.
Turn the temperature control knob to set the
Press the intake air control
change the air circulation mode. When the indi-
cator light illuminates, the flowing air is recircu-
lated inside the vehicle.
Outside air circulation:
Press the intake air control
change the air circulation mode. When the indi- cator light does not illuminate, the flowing air is
drawn from outside the vehicle.
Automatic air intake control:
To set the automatic control mode, press and
hold the intake air control
indicator light will blink twice and the inside/
outside circulation will then be controlled auto-
matically. When in automatic mode, the indicator
light will come on when inside air recirculation is
Rear window and outside mirror (if so
equipped) defroster switch:
For additional information, refer to “Rear window
and outside mirror (if so equipped) defroster
switch” in the “Instruments and controls” section
of this manual
To turn the system off
To turn off the climate control, press the Climate
control system ON·OFF button. The same oper-
ating mode (Heater or A/C) that was active when
the system is turned off is active when system is
turned back on.
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Remote climate control
This vehicle incorporates a communication de-
vice that is called a TCU (Telematics Communi-
cation Unit) . The communication connection be-
tween this unit and Nissan Data Center allows for
various remote function services.
Even when away from the vehicle, climate control
can be started by accessing the Nissan Data
Center website using a cellular phone or a per-
When operation is started, or at the set start time,
the Nissan Data Center accesses the vehicle.
When the vehicle receives a command for re-
mote operation, the climate control immediately
turns ON and operates for the specified period of
time. Confirmation of the ON/OFF of the climate
control operation can be checked by accessing
the website or by e-mail.
Completing registration for the NissanCon-
SMMobile Apps service is necessary before
using the service. For additional information, refer
to the separate Navigation Owner’s Manual.
• Radio waves could adversely affect electric medical equipment. For addi-
tional information, refer to your elec-
tric medical equipment manufacturer
for the possible effect on pacemakers
before using the remote climate con-
• Even if the remote climate control is set, the temperature in the passenger
room may become high if the system
automatically stops. Do not leave chil-
dren or adults who would normally re-
quire the support of others alone in
your vehicle. Pets should not be left
alone either. On hot, sunny days, tem-
peratures in a closed vehicle could
quickly become high enough to cause
severe or possibly fatal injuries to
people or animals.
•To check the Li-ion battery charging status
using an internet enabled smart phone or
personal computer. – The vehicle must be located in a cellu- lar phone coverage area. – The cellular phone must be located in
an area with cellular phone coverage.
– The computer must be connected to the internet.
• Some cellular phones are not compatible
with this system and cannot be used to
check the Li-ion battery charging status.
Confirm this beforehand.
• When the charge connector is connected, the climate control operates using electric power.
When the charge connector is disconnected
from the vehicle, the climate control operates
using vehicle battery electric power.
• The climate control can be operated for a maxi- mum of 2 hours when the charge connector is
connected to the vehicle, or a maximum of 15
minutes when the charge connector is
• The remote climate control will only start to operate when the power switch is in the OFF
position. Be sure to check that the power switch
is in the OFF position.
• Remote climate control operation is not avail- able when the vehicle is in an area of cellular
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• Communication becomes unavailable when thevehicle is not used for two weeks or more.
When the power switch is placed in the ON
position, communication with the Nissan Data
Center can be restored.
• Air conditioning is limited to the capacity of the electric power when the charge connector is
connected to the vehicle. Therefore, the tem-
perature may not reach a comfortable level due
to performance of the air conditioning being
limited, if the outside temperature is excessively
high or low, or if the charge connector is con-
nected to a 120-volt outlet.
• If the power switch is in the ON position or the charge connector is disconnected, while the
remote climate control is being operated, re-
mote climate control operation is automatically
stopped and an e-mail is sent.
• If remote climate control operation is started while the vehicle is in normal charge mode, the
climate control operates in climate control pri-
ority mode and charging is continued.
• If remote climate control operation is started and charging is stopped while the vehicle is in
quick charge mode, climate control operation is
also stopped. • If the quick charge connector is connected and
charging is not performed, remote climate con-
trol operation starts using the battery electric
power of the vehicle.
This procedure sets the temperature of Climate
Ctrl. timer and remote climate control.
1. Press the Zero Emission menu key. Touch “Zero Emission Settings”.
2. Touch “Timer/Remote – Set Climate Temp”.
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3. Set the temperature and the touch “OK”.
•The temperature in the passenger com-
partment may not be comfortable if enter-
ing the vehicle too soon before or too long
after the scheduled time of departure.
• Air conditioning is limited to the capacity
of the electric power when the charge
connector is connected. Therefore, the
temperature may not reach the set tem-
perature due to limitations in air condi-
tioning performance, if ambient tempera-
ture is excessively high or low, or if the
charge connector is connected to a 120-
volt plug outlet. •
The Climate Ctrl. Timer operates the cli-
mate control function so that a comfort-
able temperature is provided in the pas-
senger compartment at the scheduled
time of departure. The climate control is
set to stop at the scheduled time of depar-
SERVICING CLIMATE CONTROL
The climate control system in your NISSAN is
charged with a refrigerant designed with the en-
vironment in mind. This refrigerant will not harm
the earth’s ozone layer. Special charging equip-
ment and lubricant are required when servicing
your NISSAN climate control. Using improper
refrigerants or lubricants will cause severe dam-
age to your climate control system. For additional
information, refer to “Recommended fluids/
lubricants and capacities” in the “Technical and
consumer information” section.
A NISSAN certified LEAF dealer will be able to
service your environmentally friendly climate con-
Push the power switch to the ACC or ON posi-
tion and press the radio band select button to
turn on the radio. If you listen to the radio while
the READY to drive indicator light is off, the
power switch should be pushed to the ACC
Radio reception is affected by station signal
strength, distance from radio transmitter, build-
ings, bridges, mountains and other external influ-
ences. Intermittent changes in reception quality
normally are caused by these external influences.
Using a cellular phone in or near the vehicle
may influence radio reception quality.
Your NISSAN radio system is equipped with
state-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance ra-
dio reception. These circuits are designed to
extend reception range, and to enhance the qual-
ity of that reception.
However, there are some general characteristics
of both FM and AM radio signals that can affect
radio reception quality in a moving vehicle, even
AUDIO SYSTEM (MODELS WITHOUT
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when the finest equipment is used. These char-
acteristics are completely normal in a given re-
ception area and do not indicate any malfunction
in your NISSAN radio system.
Reception conditions will constantly change be-
cause of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain,
signal distance and interference from other ve-
hicles can work against ideal reception. De-
scribed below are some of the factors that can
affect your radio reception.
Some cellular phones or other devices may
cause interference or a buzzing noise to come
from the audio system speakers. Storing the de-
vice in a different location may reduce or elimi-
nate the noise.
FM RADIO RECEPTION
Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 – 30 mi
(40 – 48 km) , with monaural (single channel) FM
having slightly more range than stereo FM. External
influences may sometimes interfere with FM station
reception even if the FM station is within 25 mi
(40 km) . The strength of the FM signal is directly
related to the distance between the transmitter and
receiver. FM signals follow a line-of-sight path,
exhibiting many of the same characteristics as light.
For example, they will reflect off objects.
Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away from
a station transmitter, the signals will tend to fade
and/or drift.Static and flutter: During signal interference from
buildings, large hills or due to antenna position
(usually in conjunction with increased distance
from the station transmitter) , static or flutter can
be heard. This can be reduced by adjusting the
treble control to reduce treble response.
Multipath reception: Because of the reflective
characteristics of FM signals, direct and reflected
signals reach the receiver at the same time. The
signals may cancel each other, resulting in mo-
mentary flutter or loss of sound.
AM RADIO RECEPTION
AM signals, because of their low frequency, can
bend around objects and skip along the ground.
In addition, the signals can be bounced off the
ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because of
these characteristics, AM signals are also sub-
ject to interference as they travel from transmitter
Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passing
through freeway underpasses or in areas with
many tall buildings. It can also occur for several
seconds during ionospheric turbulence even in
areas where no obstacles exist.
Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical
power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights.
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SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTION
When the satellite radio is used for the first time
or the battery has been replaced, the satellite
radio may not work properly. This is not a mal-
function. Wait more than 10 minutes with satellite
radio ON and the vehicle outside of any metal or
large building for satellite radio to receive all of
the necessary data.
No satellite radio reception is available and “NO
SAT” is displayed when the SAT band option is
selected unless optional satellite receiver and
antenna are installed and a SiriusXM® Satellite
Radio service subscription is active. Satellite ra-
dio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.
Satellite radio performance may be affected if
cargo carried on the roof blocks the satellite radio
If possible, do not put cargo over the satellite
A build up of ice on the satellite radio antenna can
affect satellite radio performance. Remove the
ice to restore satellite radio reception.
AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS
Compact disc (CD) player
• Do not force a compact disc into the CD insert slot. This could damage the
CD and/or CD player.
• Trying to load a CD with the CD door closed could damage the CD and/or
• Only one CD can be loaded into the CD player at a time.
• Only use high quality 4.7 in (12 cm) round
discs that have the “COMPACT disc DIGI-
TAL AUDIO” logo on the disc or packaging.
• During cold weather or rainy days, the
player may malfunction due to the humid-
ity. If this occurs, remove the CD and de-
humidify or ventilate the player
• The player may skip while driving on
• The CD player sometimes cannot function
when the compartment temperature is ex-
tremely high or low. Decrease/increase
the temperature before use.
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight.
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•CDs that are in poor condition or are dirty,
scratched or covered with fingerprints
may not work properly.
• The following CDs may not work properly.
– Copy control compact discs (CCCD)
– Recordable compact discs (CD-R)
– Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW)
• Do not use the following CDs as they may
cause the CD player to malfunction: – 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter
– CDs that are not round
– CDs with a paper label
– CDs that are warped, scratched, or
have abnormal edges
• This audio system can only play prere-
corded CDs. It has no capability to record
or burn CDs.
• If the CD cannot be played, one of the
following messages will be displayed.
• Confirm that the CD is inserted correctly
(the label side is facing up, etc.) .
• Confirm that the CD is not bent or warped
and it is free of scratches. PRESS EJECT:
This is an error due to excessive tempera-
ture inside the player. Remove the CD by
pressing the EJECT button. After a short
time, reinsert the CD. The CD can be played
when the temperature of the player returns
The file is unplayable in this audio system
(only MP3 orWMA(if so equipped) CD) .
Compressed audio files (MP3/WMA)
• MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures Ex-
perts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the most
well-known compressed digital audio file for-
mat. This format allows for near “CD quality”
sound, but at a fraction of the size of normal
audio files. MP3 conversion of an audio track
from CD-ROM can reduce the file size by ap-
proximately a 10:1 ratio with virtually no percep-
tible loss in quality. MP3 compression removes
the redundant and irrelevant parts of a sound
signal that the human ear doesn’t hear.
• WMA — Windows Media Audio (WMA)* is a compressed audio format created by Microsoft
as an alternative to MP3. The WMA codec offers greater file compression than the MP3
codec, enabling storage of more digital audio
tracks in the same amount of space when com-
pared to MP3s at the same level of quality.
• Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of bits per second used by a digital music file. The size
and quality of a compressed digital audio file is
determined by the bit rate used when encoding
• Sampling frequency — Sampling frequency is the rate at which the samples of a signal are
converted from analog to digital (A/D conver-
sion) per second.
• Multisession — Multisession is one of the meth- ods for writing data to media. Writing data once
to the media is called a single session, and
writing more than once is called a multisession.
• ID3/WMA Tag — The ID3/WMA tag is the part of the encoded MP3 or WMA file that contains
information about the digital music file such as
song title, artist, encoding bit rate, track time
duration, etc. ID3 tag information is displayed
on the Artist/song title line on the display.
* Windows® and Windows Media® are regis-
tered trademarks and trademarks in the United
States of America and other countries of Micro-
soft Corporation of the USA.
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