NISSAN MAXIMA 2016 A36 / 8.G Owners Manual
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The icon will not move across the screen if the
vehicle is moving over speeds of 7 kph (4 mph) ,
yet the information will still transfer to the vehicle
The turn-by-turn route guidance cannot be trans-
ferred to the vehicle information display if the
navigation screen is already shown or if a warning
For additional information, refer to the separate
Navigation Owner’s Manual.Your vehicle has two types of security systems:● Vehicle security system
● NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System
VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM
The vehicle security system provides visual and
audible alarm signals if someone opens the
doors, trunk, liftgate or the hood when the system
is armed. It is not, however, a motion detection
type system that activates when a vehicle is
moved or when a vibration occurs. The system helps deter vehicle theft but cannot
prevent it, nor can it prevent the theft of interior or
exterior vehicle components in all situations. Al-
ways secure your vehicle even if parking for a
brief period. Never leave your Intelligent Key in
the vehicle, and always lock the vehicle when
unattended. Be aware of your surroundings, and
park in secure, well-lit areas whenever possible.
Many devices offering additional protection, such
as component locks, identification markers, and
tracking systems, are available at auto supply
stores and specialty shops. A NISSAN dealer
may also offer such equipment. Check with your
insurance company to see if you may be eligible
for discounts for various theft protection features.
How to arm the vehicle security
1. Close all windows.
(The system can be
armed even if the windows are open.)
2. Remove the Intelligent Key from the vehicle.
3. Close all doors, hood and trunk/liftgate. Lock all doors. The doors can be locked with
the Intelligent Key, door handle request
switch (if so equipped) , or mechanical key.
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4. Confirm that thesecurity indicator
light stays on for about 30 seconds. The
vehicle security system is now pre-armed.
The vehicle security system will automati-
cally shift into the armed phase. The
security light begins to flash once every
three seconds. If during the pre-armed
phase one of the following occurs, the sys-
tem will not arm:
● Any door is unlocked with the mechanical
key, the intelligent key or door request
switch (if so equipped) .
● Ignition switch is placed in ACC or ON
● Even when the driver and/or passen-
gers are in the vehicle, the system will
activate with all the doors, hood and
trunk lid locked with the ignition switch
placed in the LOCK position. When
placing the ignition switch in the ACC
or ON position, the system will be re-
Vehicle security system activation
The vehicle security system will give the following
● The headlights blink and the horn sounds
intermittently but synchronously.
● The alarm automatically turns off after a pe-
riod of time. However, the alarm reactivates if
the vehicle is tampered with again.
The alarm is activated by: ● opening any door or hood without using the
key or Intelligent Key (even if the door is
unlocked by releasing the door inside lock
How to stop an activated alarm
The alarm stops only by unlocking a door or the
trunk/liftgate with the mechanical key, pressing
button on the Intelligent Key, or press-
ing the request switch on the driver’s or passen-
ger’s door with the Intelligent Key in range of the
NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will not
allow the engine to start without the use of a
registered key. Never leave these keys in the vehicle.
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 Industry Canada
license-exempt RSS standard(s) . Opera-
tion is subject to the following two condi-
tions: (1) this device may not cause inter-
ference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interfer-
ence that may cause undesired operation
of the device.
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Security indicator light
The security indicator light blinks whenever the
ignition switch is placed in the OFF, LOCK or ACC
position. This function indicates the NISSAN Ve-
hicle Immobilizer System is operational.
If the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is mal-
functioning, the light will remain on while the
ignition switch is placed in the ON position.
If the light still remains on and/or the en-
gine will not start, see a NISSAN dealer for
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System ser-
vice as soon as possible. Please bring all
registered keys that you have when visiting
a NISSAN dealer for service.
The windshield wiper and washer operates when
the ignition switch is placed in the ON position.
Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the
1Intermittent (INT) or AUTO — intermittent
operation can be adjusted by turning the
2Low (LO) — continuous low speed operation
3High (HI) — continuous high speed opera-
tion Push the lever up
4to have one sweep opera-
tion (MIST) of the wiper.
Pull the lever toward you
5to operate the
washer. The wiper will also operate several times.
In freezing temperatures the washer solu-
tion may freeze on the windshield and
obscure your vision which may lead to an
accident. Warm the windshield with the
defroster before you wash the windshield.
Type A (if so equipped)
Type B (if so equipped)
WIPER AND WASHER SWITCH
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●Do not operate the washer continuously
for more than 30 seconds.
● Do not operate the washer if the
windshield-washer fluid reservoir is
● Do not fill the windshield-washer fluid
reservoir with windshield-washer fluid
concentrates at full strength. Some
methyl alcohol based windshield-
washer fluid concentrates may perma-
nently stain the grille if spilled while
filling the windshield-washer fluid
● Pre-mix windshield-washer fluid con-
centrates with water to the manufactur-
er’s recommended levels before pour-
ing the fluid into the windshield-washer
fluid reservoir. Do not use the
windshield-washer fluid reservoir to
mix the windshield-washer fluid con-
centrate and water.
RAIN-SENSING AUTO WIPER
SYSTEM (if so equipped)
The rain-sensing auto wiper system can auto-
matically turn on the wipers and adjust the wiper
speed depending on the rainfall and the vehicle
speed by using the rain sensor located on the
upper part of the windshield.
To set the rain-sensing auto wiper system, push
the lever down to the AUTO position
wiper will sweep once while the ignition switch is
in the ON position.
The rain sensor sensitivity level can be adjusted
by turning the knob toward the front
toward the rear
3(Low) . – High — High sensitive operation
– Low — Low sensitive operation
To turn the rain-sensing auto wiper system off,
push up the lever to the OFF position, or pull
down the lever to the LO or HI position.
For additional information on disabling the rain-
sensing feature, refer to “How to Use the Vehicle
Information Display” in “Vehicle Information Dis-
play” in this section.
Do not touch the rain sensor and
around it when the wiper switch is in the
AUTO position and the ignition switch is
in the ON position. The wipers may op-
erate unexpectedly and cause an injury
or damage a wiper.
● The rain-sensing auto wipers are in-
tended for use during rain. If the switch
is left in the AUTO position, the wipers
may operate unexpectedly when dirt,
fingerprints, oil film or insects are stuck
on or around the sensor. The wipers
may also operate when exhaust gas or
moisture affect the rain sensor.LIC3233
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●When the windshield glass is coated
with water repellent, the speed of the
rain-sensing auto wipers may be higher
even though the amount of the rainfall
● Be sure to turn off the rain-sensing auto
wiper system when you use a car wash.
● The rain-sensing auto wipers may not
operate if rain does not hit the rain
sensor even if it is raining.
● Using genuine wiper blades is recom-
mended for proper operation of the
rain-sensing auto wiper system. For ad-
ditional information, refer to “Wind-
shield wiper blades” in the “Mainte-
nance and do-it-yourself” section of this
manual. To defrost the rear window glass and outside
mirror (if so equipped) , start the engine and push
the rear window defroster switch on. The rear
window defroster indicator light on the switch
comes on. Push the switch again to turn the
The rear window defroster automatically turns off
after approximately 15 minutes.
When cleaning the inner side of the rear
window, be careful not to scratch or dam-
age the rear window defroster.
HEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH
1Rotate the switch to theposition, and
the front parking, tail, license plate, and in-
strument panel lights will come on.
2Rotate the switch to theposition, and
the headlights will come on and all the other
lights remain on.
REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE
MIRROR (if so equipped)
DEFROSTER SWITCH HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL
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Use the headlights with the engine run-
ning to avoid discharging the vehicle
The autolight system allows the headlights to be
set so they turn on and off automatically. The
autolight system can:● Turn on the headlights, front parking, tail,
license plate and instrument panel lights au-
tomatically when it is dark.
● Turn off all the lights when it is light.
● Keep all the lights on for a period of time after
you turn the key to OFF and all doors are
closed. To turn on the autolight system:
1. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO posi- tion
2. Turn the ignition key to ON.
3. The autolight system automatically turns the headlights on and off.
Initially, if the ignition switch is turned OFF and a
door is opened and left open, the headlights
remain ON for a period of time. If another door is
opened while the headlights are on, then the
timer is reset.
To turn the autolight system off, turn the switch to
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Be sure you do not put anything on top of
the autolight sensor located in the top side
of the instrument panel. The autolight sen-
sor controls the autolight; if it is covered,
the autolight sensor reacts as if it is dark
out and the headlights will illuminate. If
this occurs while parked with the engine off
and the key in the ON position, your vehi-
cle’s battery could become discharged.Headlight beam select
1To select the high beam function, push the
lever forward. The high beam lights come on
2Pull the lever back to select the low beam.
3Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the
headlight high beams on and off.
Battery saver system
If the ignition switch is placed in the OFF position
while the headlight switch is in the
orposition, the headlights will turn off after
a period of time.
Even though the battery saver feature au-
tomatically turns off the headlights after a
period of time, you should turn the head-
light switch to the OFF position when the
engine is not running to avoid discharging
the vehicle battery.
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEM
The LED portion of the headlights automatically
illuminate at 100% intensity when the engine is
started and the parking brake released. The day-
time running lights operate with the headlight
switch in the OFF position. When you turn the
headlight switch to the
position for full
illumination the LED lights switch from daytime
running lights to the park function.
If the parking brake is applied before the engine is
started, the daytime running lights do not illumi-
nate. The daytime running lights illuminate when
the parking brake is released. The daytime run-
ning lights remain on while the engine is running.
It is necessary at dusk to turn the headlight switch
ON for interior controls and switches to illumi-
nate, as those remain OFF while the switch is in
the OFF position.
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When the daytime running light system is
active, tail lights on your vehicle are not
on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your
headlights. Failure to do so could cause
an accident injuring yourself and others.
Press the “+” button to increase the brightness of
instrument panel lights.
Press the “-” button to decrease the brightness of
instrument panel lights.
TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
1Move the lever up or down until it latches to
signal the turning direction. When the turn is
completed, the turn signal cancels automati-
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Lane change signal
2Move the lever up or down until the turn
signal begins to flash, but the lever does not
latch, to signal a lane change. Hold the lever
until the lane change is completed.
Move the lever up or down until the turn
signal begins to flash, but the lever does not
latch, and release the lever. The turn signal
will automatically flash three times.
Choose the appropriate method to signal a lane
change based on road and traffic conditions.
FOG LIGHT SWITCH
To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch
position, then turn the fog light
switch to the
To turn the fog lights on with the headlight switch
in the AUTO position, the headlights must be on,
then turn the fog light switch to the
To turn the fog lights off, turn the fog light switch
to the OFF position.
The headlights must be on and the low beams
selected for the fog lights to operate. The fog
lights automatically turn off when the high beam
headlights are selected. To sound the horn, push near the horn icons on
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 personal
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The front seats are warmed by built-in heaters.1. Start the engine.
2. Push the LO or HI position of the switch, as desired. The indicator light in the switch will
The heater is controlled by a thermostat,
automatically turning the heater on and off.
The indicator light will remain on as long as
the switch is on.
3. When the seat is warmed or before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch
Do not use or allow occupants to use the
seat heater if you or the occupants cannot
monitor elevated seat temperatures or
have an inability to feel pain in body parts
that contact the seat. Use of the seat
heater by such people could result in seri-
●The battery could run down if the seat
heater is operated while the engine is
● Do not use the seat heater for extended
periods or when no one is using the
● Do not put anything on the seat which
insulates heat, such as a blanket, cush-
ion, 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 the
● Any liquid spilled on the heated seat
should be removed immediately with a
dry cloth. ●
When cleaning the seat, never use
gasoline, benzine, thinner, or any simi-
● If any malfunctions are found or the
heated seat does not operate, turn the
switch off and have the system checked
by a NISSAN dealer.
HEATED SEATS (if so equipped)
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