NISSAN LEAF 2016 1.G Owner's Guide
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BEFORE DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE
(MODELS WITH NAVIGATION
The Li-ion battery charging status and the Li-ion
battery warmer (if so equipped) operation can be
checked using an internet enabled smart phone or
personal computer at home. You may also choose to
have SMS messages (text messages) sent to a cel-
lular phone. Additionally, the heater and air condi-
tioner of the vehicle can be set to operate using the
Climate Ctrl. Timer function or A/C-heater remote
function, if necessary. For additional information, re-
fer to “Remote climate control” in the “Displayscreen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone sys-
tems” section of this manual.
To check the Li-ion battery charging status
or to use the remote heater and air condi-
tioner using an internet enabled smart
phone or personal computer, the follow-
ing conditions must be met: – The vehicle must be located in a cellu- lar phone or smart phone coverage
area. – The internet enabled cellular phone or
smart phone must be located in a cel-
lular phone or smart phone coverage
– The computer must be connected to the internet.
– A cellular phone must be used to com- municate with the vehicle.
– A cellular phone capable of text mes- saging must be used to receive text
message regarding vehicle charge sta-
• The remote heater and cooler can adjust
the in-cabin temperature.
• When the charge connector is discon-
nected from the vehicle, the heater and air
conditioner operates using vehicle Li-ion
battery electric power.
• If the remote heater and air conditioner
function and Li-ion battery charging are
performed at the same time, Li-ion battery
charging will take longer than usual due
to the power used to heat or cool the
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Checking Li-ion battery charging
The Li-ion battery charge status can be checked
on the NISSAN Data Center website via an inter-
net enabled smart phone or personal computer.If the Li-ion battery is not sufficiently charged, you
can start charging the Li-ion battery via the re-
mote charge function. For additional information,
refer to “Charging related remote function” in the
“Charging” section of this manual.
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Operating the climate control system
The vehicle heating and air conditioning system
can be turned on via remote control with an
internet enabled smart phone or personal com-
puter.This allows the interior of the vehicle to be heated
or cooled while the vehicle is charging. This re-
duces the load on the Li-ion battery while the
vehicle is being driven and can help increase the
vehicle driving range. For additional information,
refer to “Remote climate control” in the “Display
screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone
systems” section of this manual.
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Notification of the Li-ion battery
warmer operation (if so equipped)
You can be notified with the status of the Li-ion
battery warmer operation on the NISSAN Data
Center website via an internet enabled smart
phone or personal computer.When the power switch is in the OFF position
and the charge connector is not connected, if the
Li-ion battery warmer starts or stops, it notifies
you to connect the charger to the vehicle.
For additional information, refer to the LEAF Navi-
gation System Owner’s Manual.
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STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Press the power switch.
3. Check that the READY to drive indicator lightilluminates and the start up sound is audible.
For additional information, refer to “Ready to
drive indicator light” in the “Instruments and
controls” section of this manual.
4. For models with navigation system: If route guidance is necessary, enter the destination
in the navigation system. For additional infor-
mation, refer to the LEAF Navigation System
Owner’s Manual. 5. Check the Li-ion battery level and the esti-
mated driving range shown on the meter. For
additional information, refer to “Driving range”
in the “Instruments and controls” section of
•Before driving, compare the driving dis-
tance to the destination displayed on the
navigation screen with the estimated driv-
ing range shown on the meter. Determine
if it will be necessary to charge the Li-ion
battery before or while driving to your
planned destination (models with naviga-
tion system) .
• If it is necessary to charge the Li-ion bat-
tery, use the navigation system to search
for available charging stations on your
planned driving route (models with navi-
gation system) .
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DRIVING THE VEHICLE
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Release the parking brake.
3. Move the shift lever into the D (Drive) position.When released, the shift lever returns to its
original center position.
4. Confirm that the vehicle is in the D (Drive) position. The indicator next to the “D” by the
shift lever illuminates and “D” is displayed on
the meter. 5. Release the brake pedal.
6. Depress the accelerator pedal and start
driving. These are the following gear positions for driving
the vehicle forward:
• Use the D (Drive) position for optimum driving
• Use the B position for downhill driving. When the B position is used, more regenerative brake
is applied when the accelerator pedal is re-
leased in comparison to the D (Drive) position.
For additional information, refer to “Driving the
vehicle” in the “Starting and driving” section of
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The regenerative brake converts the vehi-
cle’s forward motion to electric power to
help slow the vehicle.
Use the ECO mode for maximum vehicle range
and for city driving. The ECO mode helps reduce
power consumption by reducing acceleration
when compared to the same accelerator pedal
position in the D (Drive) position.While the vehicle is being driven you can check
your own ECO drive level on the ECO indicator.
For additional information, refer to “ECO indica-
tor” in the “Instruments and controls” section of
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If the low battery charge warning light
illuminates, the Li-ion battery charge is too low for
travel. For additional information, refer toLow
battery charge warning light” in the “Instruments
and controls” section of this manual. Charge the
Li-ion battery as soon as possible.
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Parking the vehicle
1. When stopping the vehicle, push the P (Park)position switch on the shift lever while de-
pressing the brake pedal. Confirm that the
vehicle is in the P (Park) position by checking
the shift indicator located near the shift lever
on the vehicle information display. 2. Apply the parking brake.
3. Push the power switch to the OFF position.
4. If a parking lot is equipped with charging
facilities, charge the Li-ion battery as neces-
sary. For additional information, refer to the
“Charging” section of this manual.