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●Malfunction indicator light blinking — An en-
gine misfire has been detected which may
damage the emission control system. To re-
duce or avoid emission control system dam-
– do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH (72 km/h).
– avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.
– avoid steep uphill grades.
– if possible, reduce the amount of cargo being hauled or towed.
The malfunction indicator light may stop blinking
and come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected
by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have
your vehicle towed to the dealer.
Continued vehicle operation without hav-
ing the emission control system checked
and repaired as necessary could lead to
poor driveability, reduced fuel economy,
and possible damage to the emission con-
Security indicator light
This light blinks when the ignition switch is
placed in the OFF, LOCK or ACC position.
The blinking security indicator light indicates that
the security systems equipped on the vehicle are
For additional information, see “Security sys-
tems” later in this section.
Side light and headlight indicator light (green)
The side light and headlight indicator light illumi-
nates when the side light or headlight position is
selected. See “Headlight and turn signal switch”
later in this section for further details.
Slip indicator light
This indicator will blink when the VDC system or
the traction control system is operating, thus
alerting that the vehicle is nearing its traction
limits. The road surface may be slippery.
Turn signal/hazard indicatorlights
The appropriate light flashes when the turn signal
switch is activated. Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turned
Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) OFF indicator light
This indicator light comes on when the Vehicle
Dynamic Control off switch is pushed to OFF.
This indicates the Vehicle Dynamic Control has
been turned off.
Push the Vehicle Dynamic Control off switch
again or restart the engine and the system will be
reactivated. See “Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” sec-
tion of this manual.
The Vehicle Dynamic Control light also comes on
when you push the push-button ignition switch to
the ON position. The light will turn off after about
2 seconds if the system is operational. If the light
stays on or comes on along with the
cator light while you are driving, have the Vehicle
Dynamic Control system checked by a NISSAN
While the Vehicle Dynamic Control system is
operating, you might feel slight vibration or hear
the system working when starting the vehicle or
accelerating, but this is normal.
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Brake pad wear warning
The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings.
When a disc brake pad requires replacement, it
makes a high pitched scraping sound when the
vehicle is in motion, whether or not the brake
pedal is depressed. Have the brakes checked as
soon as possible if the warning sound is heard.
Key reminder chime
A chime sounds if the driver’s door is opened
while the ignition switch is placed in the ACC or
OFF position or placed in the OFF or LOCK
position with the Intelligent Key left in the Intelli-
gent Key port. Make sure the ignition switch is
placed in the LOCK position, and take the Intelli-
gent Key with you when leaving the vehicle.
Light reminder chime
With the ignition switch placed in the OFF posi-
tion, a chime sounds when the driver’s door is
opened if the headlights or parking lights are on.
Turn the headlight control switch off before leav-
ing the vehicle.
NISSAN Intelligent Key® door buzzer
The Intelligent Key door buzzer sounds if the
Intelligent Key is left inside the vehicle when
locking the doors. When the buzzer sounds, be
sure to check both the vehicle and the Intelligent
Key. See “NISSAN Intelligent Key®” in the “Pre-
driving checks and adjustments” section.The vehicle information display
1is located on
the bottom of the speedometer. It displays such
● Intelligent Key operation information
● some indicators and warnings
● other information
For details about the Intelligent Key, see
“NISSAN Intelligent Key®” in the “Pre-driving
checks and adjustments” section.
VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY
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HOW TO USE THE VEHICLE
Press thebutton, located on the instru-
ment panel just behind the steering wheel, to
display the following modes:
MPG →MPG/MPH →Time/Miles →Range →
Tire Pressure →Exterior Temperature →Setting
→ Warning Fuel economy mode
The fuel economy mode can be selected to dis-
play the instant fuel economy since the last reset.
Average speed mode
The average speed mode can be selected to
display the average miles per gallon and miles per
hour since the last reset.
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Time/Miles (km) mode
The time/miles (km) mode can be selected to
show the time and distance driven since the last
The range mode can be selected to give you an
estimation of the distance that can be driven
before refueling. The range is constantly calcu-
lated based on the amount of fuel in the fuel tank
and the actual fuel consumption.Tire pressure mode
The tire pressure mode displays the tire pressure
information for your tires in the *** area of the
vehicle information display.
The order of tire pressure figures displayed on
the screen does not correspond with the actual
order of the tire position.
If the vehicle has been off for awhile, the pres-
sures will not be displayed immediately. When
the vehicle is driven, the pressures will automati-
cally be displayed.
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In case of a low tire pressure, a warning message
will also appear in the vehicle information display.
See “Check tire pressure warning” later in this
section.Exterior temperature mode
The exterior temperature mode can be selected
to provide you with the temperature outside of
your vehicle.Setting mode
The setting mode allows you to set reminders or
preferences for alerts, maintenance intervals or
In the setting mode screen press
to select the menu.
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The alert mode allows you to set alerts notifying
you of time to rest or icy conditions.
The time to rest alert lets you know when you
have been traveling for a long time and may need
The icy alert notifies you that icy driving condi-
tions may exist.Reset mode
The reset mode can be selected in any screen
that allows for preferences to be programmed.
Once the screen is selected, you have the option
to reset the selected distances or time to a new
The maintenance mode allows you to set alerts
for the reminding of maintenance intervals for the
● engine oil
● oil filter
Set a desired interval by pushing
light the maintenance field and pressing
The reset mode will open up and allow you to
enter the desired distance.
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The LANGUAGE/UNIT/EFFECTS screen will
appear when selecting the
“Language/Unit/Effects” key and
Language: English, French or Spanish
Unit: US — mile, °F, MPG Metric — km, °C, L/100 km
Effects: This changes effects of the indicator
needles when ON. The needles in the meter
sweep and the ring illumination will be brightened
gradually when the engine is started. You can select the language, unit or change the
dial effects by using the
The settings are automatically saved when you
exit the menu by pressing the BACK button or
any other mode button.
The warning mode can be selected to view any
warnings that may be present. Once the screen is
selected you have the option of skipping the
warning or viewing it in detail.
Warnings can be present for issues such as an
open door or low fuel. For more information about
potential warnings see “Vehicle information dis-
play warnings and indicators” later in this section.
If more than one warning is active, the screen will
cycle between the active warnings every 8 sec-
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Vehicle information display warnings
1. Door and trunk open warning
2. Push warning
3. Low fuel warning4. Low windshield-washer fluid warning
5. No key warning
6. Parking brake warning
7. Shift P warning
8. Engine start operation indicator
9. NISSAN Intelligent Key® insertion indicator
10. NISSAN Intelligent Key® removal indicator
11. NISSAN Intelligent Key® battery discharge indicator
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12. Loose fuel cap warning
13. Check tire pressure warning
14. Tire pressure warning
15. I-Key System Error: See Owner’s Manual
Door and trunk open warning
This warning illuminates when a door or the trunk
has been opened when the engine is running.
After the Shift P warning illuminates, the Push
warning will illuminate if the ignition switch is
placed in the ACC position when the shift lever is
moved to the P (Park) position.
See “Shift P warning” in this section for additional
To turn off the Push warning, place the ignition
switch in the ON position and then to the LOCK
Low fuel warning
This warning illuminates when the fuel level in the
fuel tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is
convenient, preferably before the fuel gauge
reaches E (Empty) .There will be a small re-
serve of fuel in the tank when the fuel
gauge needle reaches E (Empty) . Low windshield-washer fluid warning
This warning illuminates when the windshield-
washer fluid is at a low level. Add windshield-
washer fluid as necessary. See “Windshield-
washer fluid” in the “Maintenance and do-it-
yourself” section of this manual.
No key warning
This warning illuminates following two condi-
1. When the ignition switch is pushed and the Intelligent Key cannot be recognized by the
system. If this warning illuminates, you can-
not start the engine.
Check for the following causes and perform
the assigned remedies:
– The battery of the Intelligent Key carried with you is discharged completely. Re-
place the battery with a new one.
– The Intelligent Key carried with you is not registered to the system. Use the regis-
tered Intelligent Key.
– You do not have an Intelligent Key with you. Carry an Intelligent Key with you.
2. When the door is closed with the Intelligent Key left outside the vehicle and the ignition switch is placed in the ACC or ON position.
A chime will also sound.
Parking brake warning
This warning illuminates when the parking brake
is set and the vehicle is driven.
SHIFT P warning
This warning illuminates when the ignition switch
is pushed to stop the engine with the shift lever in
any position except in the P (Park) position.
If this warning illuminates, the ignition switch is in
the OFF position. Move the shift lever to the P
(Park) position or push the ignition switch to the
An inside warning chime will also sound.
If the shift lever is moved to the P (Park) position,
the Push warning will appear. Refer to “Push
warning” in this section.
For additional information about Intelligent Key,
see “NISSAN Intelligent Key®” in the “Pre-
driving checks and adjustments” section.
Engine start operation indicator
This indicator illuminates when the ignition switch
is in the LOCK, OFF, ACC or ON position with
the shift lever in the P (Park) position.
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This indicator means that the engine will start by
pushing the push-button ignition switch with the
brake pedal depressed.
NISSAN Intelligent Key® insertion indica-
This indicator illuminates when the Intelligent Key
needs to be inserted into the Intelligent Key port.
(For example, the Intelligent Key battery is dis-
If this indicator illuminates, insert the Intelligent
Key into the Intelligent Key port in the correct
direction. See “Push-button ignition switch” in
the “Starting and driving” section.
NISSAN Intelligent Key® removal indica-
This indicator illuminates when the driver’s door
is opened with the ignition switch placed in the
OFF position and the Intelligent Key placed in the
Intelligent Key port. A key reminder chime also
If this indicator illuminates, remove the Intelligent
Key from the Intelligent Key port and take it with
you when leaving the vehicle.
NISSAN Intelligent Key® battery dis-
This indicator illuminates when the Intelligent Key
battery is running out of power.If this indicator illuminates, replace the battery
with a new one. See “Battery replacement” in the
“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
Loose fuel cap warning
This warning appears when the fuel-filler cap is
not tightened correctly after the vehicle has been
refueled. See “Fuel-filler cap” in the “Pre-driving
checks and adjustments” section.
Check tire pressure warning
This warning appears when the low tire pressure
warning light in the meter illuminates and low tire
pressure is detected. If this warning appears,
stop the vehicle and adjust the tire pressure to
the recommended COLD tire pressure shown on
the Tire and Loading Information label. See “Low
tire pressure warning light” earlier in this section
and “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)”
in the “Starting and driving” section.
Tire pressure warning
This screen will show the actual pressure of each
tire. Any low tire pressure will be highlighted. The
screen does not indicate which pressure corre-
sponds with which tire.
The numbers do not automatically update after
tire pressure is adjusted. After the tire is inflated
to the recommended pressure, the vehicle must
be driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) toupdate the numbers. Refer to “Tire Pressure
Monitoring System” in the “Starting and driving”
Intelligent Key error
After the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, this light comes on for about 2 seconds
and then turns off.
The I-Key System Error message warns of a
malfunction with the Intelligent Key system. If the
light comes on while the engine is stopped, it may
be impossible to start the engine.
If the light comes on while the engine is running,
you can drive the vehicle. However in these
cases, contact a NISSAN dealer for repair as
soon as possible.
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