NISSAN MURANO HYBRID 2016 3.G Owners Manual
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●In the event of an accident that requires
body repair and painting, it is recom-
mended you visit a NISSAN dealer to
have the Li-ion battery pack and high-
voltage parts such as the inverter, in-
cluding the wiring harness, removed
prior to painting. Li-ion battery packs
exposed to heat in the paint booth will
experience capacity loss. Damaged Li-
ion battery packs may also pose safety
risks to untrained mechanics and repair
personnel. The emergency shut-off system is activated and
the high-voltage system automatically turns off in
the following conditions:
● Front and side collisions in which the air
bags are deployed.
● Certain rear collisions.
● Certain NISSAN PURE DRIVE Hybrid Sys-
For the above collisions and the certain hybrid
system malfunctions, the READY to drive indica-
tor light will turn off. For additional information,
refer to “Warning lights, indicator lights and au-
dible reminders” in the “Instruments and con-
trols” section of this manual.
The emergency shut-off activates for the above
collisions to minimize risk of an event that could
cause injury or an accident. If the emergency
shut-off system activates, the hybrid system may
not switch to the READY to drive position. It is
recommended that you visit a NISSAN dealer.
Even if the ignition switch is switched to the
READY to drive position, the system may shut off
suddenly. Therefore, drive cautiously to the near-
est NISSAN dealer or contact a NISSAN dealer
as soon as possible. To start the NISSAN PURE DRIVE Hybrid Sys-
tem, depress the brake pedal and place the igni-
tion switch in the ON position when the transmis-
sion is in the P (Park) position.
Do not start the system in the N (Neutral)
position under cold condition of the sys-
tem. Start in the P (Park) position in that
The READY to drive indicator light
until the hybrid system is ready to drive.
If starting in a low temperature environment, the
flashing time of the READY to drive indicator light
becomes longer. It cannot move out from the P
(Park) range during flashing.
When the READY to drive indicator light
illuminates, the vehicle can be driven, even if the
gasoline engine is not running.
The gasoline engine starts and stops auto-
matically. It may stop during deceleration
or when the vehicle is stopped.
EMERGENCY SHUT-OFF SYSTEM OPERATION OF THE HYBRID SYSTEM
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The gasoline engine may automatically run in the
following conditions:● The level of remaining charge in the Li-ion
battery is low. The engine runs to charge the
Li-ion battery and to provide power to drive
● The temperature of the engine coolant is
● When the A/C is used.
● When L (Low) position is engaged and Over
Drive is off.
● When opening the door.
● When engine hood is opened.
● When applying the brakes.
● Based on driving conditions.
● The shift lever is shifted to the P (Park)
position, the driver’s seat belt is released
and the driver’s side door is then opened.
The hybrid system operates as follows based on
driving conditions and the Li-ion battery charge. The engine is hard to stop during these driving
● When the A/C is on and outside tempera-
ture is high/low.
● When repeatedly starting and stopping the
STARTING AND SLOW SPEED
In some cases, the vehicle can be driven by
electric motor during extremely slow speed
creep, but the engine starts when accelerating or
releasing the brakes.
MEDIUM OR HIGH SPEED DRIVING
The system automatically controls the gasoline
engine and electric motor in order to obtain the
optimum fuel mileage and performance, depend-
ing on the driving situation and available Li-ion
When the remaining battery level is low, the Li-ion
battery is charged by the electric motor that is
driven to generate electric power while the ve-
hicle is driving.
The vehicle is accelerated using both the gaso-
line engine and the electric motor depending on
the available Li-ion battery charge.
DECELERATION AND BRAKING
The Li-ion battery is charged by the electric mo-
tor that changes the energy of the rotating
wheels into electric power. For additional infor-
mation, refer to “Regenerative brake” in this sec-
The gasoline engine may stop running to save
fuel depending on the available Li-ion battery
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The NISSAN PURE DRIVE Hybrid System moni-
tors the status of power being sent between the
electric motor and the Lithium ion (Li-ion) battery
state of charge. The status is shown on the assist
charge gauge in the meter and the energy
flow/remaining Li-ion battery charge in the ve-
hicle information display. System status can also
be shown on the navigation system display and
the meter when the screen is in the energy flow
mode or energy/fuel history mode.
ASSIST CHARGE GAUGE
This meter displays the actual electric motor
power consumption and the charging power to
the Li-ion battery.
For additional information, refer to “Assist charge
gauge” in the “Instruments and controls” section
of this manual.
When you use this system, make sure the hybrid
system is in the READY to drive mode. For addi-
tional information, refer to “Operation of the hy-
brid system” in this section.If you use the system with the hybrid sys-
tem off (ignition switch placed in the ACC
position) for a long time, it will discharge
the 12-volt battery power, and the hybrid
system will not start.
The energy monitor for various operating modes
can be displayed on the navigation system moni-
tor and the meter.
Touch the “Info” key on the navigation system
monitor, then touch the “Vehicle” key on the navi-
gation system monitor. Touch “Energy Flow” on
the navigation system monitor.
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This is an example of the Energy Flow display.
The Energy Flow display changes, depending on
the following operating conditions. The graphic
indicates the amount of power in the Li-ion bat-
The following are displayed on the Energy Flow
display:● When the vehicle is powered only by the
electric motor or gasoline engine.
● When the vehicle is powered by both the
electric motor and the gasoline engine. ●
When the vehicle is charging the Li-ion bat-
tery with the regenerative brake or gasoline
● When the vehicle is powered by the gaso-
line engine and is charging the Li-ion battery.
● When there is no Energy Flow in the vehicle
The Energy Flow and remaining Li-ion battery
charge can be also shown on the vehicle infor-
mation display. For additional information, refer to
“Vehicle information display” in the “Instruments
and controls” section of this manual.FUEL ECONOMY
Press thebuttons on the steering
wheel to go back or forward through the vehicle
information menu items until “Fuel Economy” ap-
pears on the vehicle information display screen.
This screen displays the rate of fuel consumption
and distance to empty.
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FUEL ECONOMY HISTORY
The Fuel Economy History screen appears in the
display with the navigation system when the
screen is in the Fuel Economy History mode.1.
Touch the “Info” key on the navigation system
monitor, then touch the “Vehicle” key on the
navigation system monitor. Touch the “Energy
Flow” key on the navigation system monitor.
2. Touch the “History” key on the navigation system monitor.
The Fuel Economy History can be displayed on
the navigation system monitor. This displays the
vehicle’s average fuel consumption and regen-
erative electric power at 2 minute intervals. The displayed values on the screen indicate gen-
eral driving conditions. Accuracy varies with driv-
ing habits and road conditions.
1. Regenerated energy in the past 12 minutes: The regenerated energy in the past 12 min-
utes is indicated with symbols. One symbol
indicates 30 watt-hour. The energy of a
30 watt-hour illuminates a 30 watt bulb for
2. Fuel consumption in the past 12 minutes: Fuel consumption in the past 12 minutes is
3. Current fuel consumption (Last column): The current fuel consumption is calculated
and displayed based on distance and fuel
Information shown in the yellow column
means current (within 2 minutes) and infor-
mation shown in the blue columns means
past (more than 2 minutes) .
The Fuel Economy History can also be shown on
the vehicle information display. For additional in-
formation, refer to “Vehicle information display” in
the “Instruments and controls” section of this
manual. This vehicle is equipped with two braking sys-
● Hydraulic brake system
● Regenerative brake system
When the vehicle decelerates while the vehicle is
driven with the shift lever in the D (drive) position,
the Li-ion battery can be charged by the electric
motor. The electric motor converts the energy of
the rotating wheels into electric power under the
following circumstances: ● When the accelerator pedal is released
● When the brake pedal is depressed
● When there is no malfunction in the brake
system or the NISSAN PURE DRIVE Hybrid
The regenerative brake may not work properly if
the vehicle is installed with tires and road wheels
other than the ones specified in this manual.
While the regenerative cooperative brake system is
operating, you might feel a slight vibration or hear
the system working when braking. This is normal.
The regenerative cooperative brake system con-
trols both hydraulic and regenerative brakes. If
you feel unusual deceleration when braking, it is
recommended that you visit a NISSAN dealer to
check both the brake and hybrid systems.
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Drive your vehicle with smooth accelera-
tion and deceleration.● While driving, energy is recovered through
the regenerative brake as the vehicle decel-
erates. However, for most efficient use, do
not accelerate or decelerate your vehicle
more than necessary.
● Avoid abrupt acceleration and deceleration.
● The power of the Li-ion battery can be
checked on the Energy Flow in the center
display or Li-ion battery status meter in the
vehicle information display. For additional
information, refer to “Energy Flow” in this
section or “Vehicle information display” in
the “Instruments and controls” section of
this manual. Gradual or non-abrupt accel-
eration and deceleration will make more ef-
fective use of the electric power.
● When parking, be sure to place the shift
lever in the P (Park) position. While driving,
place the shift lever in the D (Drive) position. The VSP system is a function that uses sound to
help alert pedestrians of the presence of the
vehicle when it is being driven at a low speed in
the electric drive mode under the following con-
● The sound starts when the vehicle starts
● The sound stops when the vehicle speed is
more than 19 mph (30 km/h) while acceler-
ating only when vehicle is powered by the
● The sound starts when the vehicle speed is
less than 16 mph (25 km/h) while deceler-
ating only when the vehicle is powered by
the electric motor.
● The sound stops when the vehicle stops.
● The sound does not stop with the vehicle in
the R (Reverse) position even if the vehicle
The VSP system is automatically turned on when
the vehicle is in the READY to drive mode. If there is a malfunction in the VSP system, the
Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians
(VSP) OFF indicator light in the meter illuminates.
For additional information, refer to “Approaching
Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians (VSP) OFF indi-
cator light” in the “Instruments and controls” sec-
tion of this manual.
If the sound from the VSP system is not
heard while driving, stop the vehicle in a
safe and quiet location. Open a window,
and then place the vehicle in the R (Re-
verse) position with the brake pedal
firmly depressed. Check that the oper-
ating sound can be heard from the front
side of the vehicle.
● If the sound cannot be heard, it is rec-
ommended that you immediately con-
tact a NISSAN dealer for this service.
EFFICIENT USE OF YOUR VEHICLE APPROACHING VEHICLE SOUND
FOR PEDESTRIANS (VSP) SYSTEM
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AND THEIR LOCATIONS
●The NISSAN PURE DRIVE Hybrid Sys-
tem uses high voltage up to approxi-
mately 144 volts. The system can be hot
during and after starting. Be careful of
both the high voltage and the high tem-
perature. Obey the warning labels at-
tached to the vehicle.
● Never touch, disassemble, remove or
replace the high-voltage parts, har-
nesses and their connectors. High-
voltage harnesses are orange. Touch-
ing, disassembling, removing or
replacing those parts and harnesses
can cause severe burns or electric
shock that may result in serious injury
● Do not change or modify the center con-
sole where the Li-ion battery is located.
For example, do not drill the center con-
sole. Modifying the center console may
cause a short circuit and damage the
HYBRID VEHICLE PRECAUTIONS
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1. DC/DC Converter
2. Service Plug
3. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery
4. High-Voltage Harness
5. 12–volt battery
6. Traction Motor Inverter
7. Traction Motor
The hybrid system uses high voltage up to ap-
proximately 144 volts. High-voltage components
are indicated in the illustration. High-voltage har-
nesses are orange. The system can be hot during
and after starting. Be careful of both the high
voltage and the high temperature.
●When you leave your vehicle, be sure to
place the ignition switch in the OFF
Be sure to put the transmission in the P
(Park) position because the vehicle can
move when the READY to drive indica-
tor light is on even if the gasoline en-
gine is not running. When the READY to
drive indicator light is on, do not leave
your vehicle in a shift position other
than the P (Park) position. The vehicle
will creep and start abruptly if the accel-
erator pedal is depressed by mistake.
This may cause serious injury or death.
If the vehicle is parked for a long period of
time, the battery discharges gradually. To
avoid this occurrence, drive the vehicle for
approximately 30 minutes at least once
every two to three months. Otherwise, the
Li-ion battery may be damaged. If the Li-
ion battery is completely discharged and
the hybrid system cannot be activated, it is
recommended that you visit a NISSAN
High-voltage parts and harnesses on the hybrid
vehicles emit approximately the same amount of
electromagnetic waves as the conventional
gasoline-powered vehicles or home electronic
appliances despite their electromagnetic shield-
ings. Charging the Li-ion battery while driving is impor-
tant. The vehicle cannot run if the Li-ion battery is
discharged. In the N (Neutral) position, the Li-ion
battery does not recharge. Leaving the transmis-
sion in the N (Neutral) position for an extended
period of time may discharge the Li-ion battery.
The Li-ion battery recharges when the shift lever
is in any position other than N (Neutral) .
Do not place large amounts of water in
open containers (aquariums or buckets)
on the front passenger’s side floor. If
the water spills onto the Li-ion battery
cooling fan, it may cause a short circuit
and damage the Li-ion battery cooling
● Do not spill water onto the center con-
sole or around the area. It may cause a
short circuit and damage the Li-ion
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Noise and vibration
After the hybrid system is activated, the following
noises and vibrations that are unique to the hy-
brid system may occur. The following situations
do not indicate a malfunction:● Electric motor noise from the engine com-
● Noise from the rear of the vehicle when the
hybrid system activates or deactivates
● Noise and vibration when the gasoline en-
gine starts running or stops
● Operating noise or electric motor noise
when releasing the accelerator pedal or de-
pressing the brake pedal
● Engine noise due to rapid acceleration
● Fan noise from the air inlet located on the
rear parcel shelf
● Noise from the climate control system
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0 Illustrated table of contents
Air bags, seat belts and child restraints..............0-2
Exterior front ......................................0-3
Exterior rear .......................................0-4
Passenger compartment ...........................0-5 Instrument panel
Engine compartment check locations . . ..............0-8
Warning and indicator lights ........................0-9