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1. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-12)
2. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-7)
3. Drive belt location (P.8-16)
4. Fuse box (P. 8-21)
5. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-9)
6. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-12)
7. Air cleaner (P. 8-18)
8. Fuse box (P. 8-21)
9. Fusible links (P. 8-22)
10. Battery (P. 8-14)
11. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9)
12. Radiator cap (P. 8-7)
13. Windshield-washer fluid reservoir(P. 8-13)
See the page number indicated in paren-
theses for operating details.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK
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Lumbar support (driver’s seat)
The lumbar support feature provides lower back
support to the driver. Move the lever up or down
to adjust the seat lumbar area.
FRONT POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT
(if so equipped)
●The power seat motor has an auto-reset
overload protection circuit. If the motor
stops during operation, wait 30 seconds,
then reactivate the switch.
● Do not operate the power seat switch for a
long period of time when the engine is off.
This will discharge the battery.
See “Automatic drive positioner” in “Pre-driving
checks and adjustments” for automatic drive po-
Forward and backward
Moving the switch forward or backward will slide
the seat forward or backward to the desired
Move the recline switch backward until the de-
sired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback
forward again, move the switch forward and
move your body forward. The seatback will move
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●Do not ground electrical accessories
directly to the battery terminal. Doing
so will bypass the variable control sys-
tem and the vehicle battery may not
charge completely. Refer to “Variable
voltage control system (if so equipped)
” in the “Maintenance and do-it-
yourself” section later in this manual.
● Do not continue driving if the generator
belt is loose, broken or missing.
Low tire pressure warning light
Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the tire
pressure of all tires except the spare.
The low tire pressure warning light warns of low
tire pressure or indicates that the TPMS is not
After the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, this light illuminates for about 1 second
and turns off. Low tire pressure warning:
If the vehicle is being driven with low tire
pressure, the warning light will illuminate.
A CHECK TIRE PRESSURE warning also
appears in the vehicle information display.
When the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates, you should stop and adjust the
tire pressure of all 4 tires to the recom-
mended COLD tire pressure shown on the
Tire and Loading Information label located
in the driver’s door opening. The low tire
pressure warning light does not automati-
cally turn off when the tire pressure is ad-
justed. After the tire is inflated to the rec-
ommended pressure, the vehicle must be
driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h)
to activate the TPMS and turn off the low
tire pressure warning light. Use a tire pres-
sure gauge to check the tire pressure.
The CHECK TIRE PRESSURE warning is active
as long as the low tire pressure warning light
For additional information, see “Vehicle informa-
tion display” in the “Instruments and controls”
section and “Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS)” in the “Starting and driving” section and
in the “In case of emergency” section.TPMS malfunction:
If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low
tire pressure warning light will flash for approxi-
mately 1 minute when the ignition switch is
placed in the ON position. The light will remain on
after the 1 minute. Have the system checked by a
NISSAN dealer. The CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
warning does not appear if the low tire pressure
warning light illuminates to indicate a TPMS mal-
For additional information, see “Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and
driving” section and “Tire pressure” in the “Main-
tenance and do-it-yourself” section in this
Radio waves could adversely affect
electrical medical equipment. Those
who use a pacemaker should contact
the electric medical equipment manu-
facturer for the possible influences be-
● If the light does not illuminate with the
ignition switch in the ON position, have
the vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer
as soon as possible.
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operation is performed once. From the Vehicle
Settings menu, select “Selective Unlock”. Use
the ENTER button to activate this function.
Auto Door Unlock
The auto door unlock function automatically un-
locks all the doors when the shift selector lever is
placed in the P (Park) position. From the Vehicle
Settings menu, select “Auto Door Unlock”. Use
the ENTER button to enable/disable this func-
Answer back horn
When the answer back horn is on the horn will
chirp and the hazard indicators will flash once
when locking the vehicle with the Intelligent Key.
Remote Start (if so equipped)
The remote start function can be turned on or off.
If the setting is OFF the vehicle cannot be started
using the intelligent key. From the Vehicle Set-
tings menu, select “Remote Start”. Use the EN-
TER button to enable/disable.
The battery saver automatically turns off the
headlights after a period of time when the ignition
switch is placed in the OFF position when the
headlight switch is in the
tion. Exit Seat Slide
When the Exit seat slide is ON the driver’s seat
will move backward for easy exit when the ignition
switch is placed in the OFF position and the
driver’s door is opened.
After getting into the vehicle and placing the
ignition switch in the ACC position, the driver’s
seat will move to the previous set position. For
more information for setting the seat position see
“Automatic drive positioner” in the “Pre-driving
checks and adjustments” section. Use the EN-
TER button to enable/disable this function.
Exit steering up
When the exit steering up is turned ON, the
steering wheel moving upward for easy exit when
the ignition switch is in the OFF position and the
driver’s door is opened.
After getting into the vehicle and placing the
ignition switch in the ACC position, the steering
wheel moves to the previous position. For more
information for setting the steering wheel posi-
tion, see “Tilt and telescopic operation” in the
“Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section.
Use the ENTER button to enable/disable this
The language of the vehicle information display
can be changed to:
● US English
,, and the ENTER buttons to
select and change the language of the vehicle
information display. The language of the center
display/navigation can be changed indepen-
dently of the vehicle information display. For ve-
hicles not equipped with Navigation see “SET-
TING button:” and vehicles equipped with
Navigation see, “System” in the “Monitor, climate,
audio, phone and voice recognition systems”
section of this manual.
The units that are shown in the vehicle informa-
tion display can be changed:
● Tire pressures
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VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY
WARNINGS AND INDICATORS
1. No Key Detected
2. Key ID Incorrect
3. Shift to Park4. Push ignition to OFF
5. Key battery low
6. Engine start operation for Intelligent Key sys-
7. Release parking brake 8. Low Fuel
9. Low Washer Fluid
10. Door Open
11. Liftgate Open
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12. Timer Alert – Time for a driver break?
13. Low Outside Temperature
14. Power will turn off to save the battery
15. CVT Error: See Owner’s Manual
16. Reminder: Turn OFF headlights
17. Low Oil Pressure
18. Key Registration Complete
19. Tire Pressure Low - Add Air (if so equipped)
20. TPMS Error
21. Remote Start (if so equipped)
22. Loose Fuel Cap
No Key Detected
This warning appears when the intelligent key is
left outside the vehicle with the ignition switch is
the ON or ACC position. Make sure the Intelli-
gent Key is inside the vehicle.
Key ID Incorrect
This warning appears when the ignition switch is
placed from the OFF position and the intelligent
key is not recognized by the system. You can not
start the engine with an unregistered key.
See “NISSAN Intelligent Key®” in “Pre-driving
checks and adjustments” for more information.Shift to Park
This warning illuminates when the ignition switch
is in the ACC or OFF position and the shift
selector is in any position other than P (Park)
position. Also, a chime sounds when the ignition
switch is in the OFF position.
If this warning illuminates, move the shift selector
to the P (Park) position or start the engine.
For additional information about Intelligent Key,
see “NISSAN Intelligent Key®” in the “Pre-
driving checks and adjustments” section.
Push ignition to OFF
After the Push ignition to OFF warning illumi-
nates, the warning will illuminate if the ignition
switch is placed in the ACC position when the
shift selector is moved to the P (Park) position.
To turn off the Push warning, place the ignition
switch in the ON position and then in the LOCK
Key Battery Low
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.
Engine start operation for Intelligent Key
This indicator appears when the battery of the
Intelligent Key is low and when the Intelligent Key
system and the vehicle are not communicating
If this appears, touch the ignition switch with the
Intelligent Key while depressing the brake pedal.
For more information see, “Intelligent Key battery
discharge” in the “Starting and driving” section.
Release Parking brake
This warning illuminates in the message area of
the vehicle information display when the parking
brake is set and the vehicle is driven.
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 0 (Empty) .
There will be a small re-
serve of fuel in the tank when the fuel
gauge needle reaches 0 (Empty) .
Low Washer Fluid
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.
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This warning illuminates when a door has been
opened when the engine is running.
This warning illuminates when the liftgate has
been opened when the engine is running.
Timer Alert – Time for a driver break?
This indicator appears when the set time is
reached. The time can be set up to 6 hours. For
setting the timer see, “Timer alert” in this section.
Low Outside Temperature
This warning appears if the outside temperature
is below 37°F (3°C) . The temperature can be
changed to display in Celsius or Fahrenheit, see
“Temperature” earlier in this section.
Power will turn off to save the battery
This warning appears in message area of the
vehicle information display after a period of time if
the shift selector has not moved from the P (Park)
CVT Error: See Owner’s Manual
This warning illuminates when the there is a prob-
lem with the CVT system. If this warning comes
on, have the system checked by a NISSAN
dealer.Reminder: Turn OFF headlights
This warning appears when the headlights are
left in the ON position when exiting the vehicle.
Place the headlight switch to OFF or AUTO po-
sition. For additional information, see “Headlight
and turn signal switch” in this section.
Low Oil Pressure
This warning appears in message area of the
vehicle information display if low oil pressure is
detected. This gauge is not designed to indicated
low oil level.
The low oil pressure warning is
not designed to indicate a low oil level. Use
the dipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine oil”
in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
Key registration complete
This appears when a new intelligent key is regis-
tered to the vehicle.
Tire Pressure Low - Add Air warning (if so
This warning appears when the low tire pressure
warning light in the meter illuminates and low tire
pressure is detected. The warning appears each
time the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position as long as the low tire pressure warning
light remains illuminated. If this warning appears,
stop the vehicle and adjust the tire pressures of
all 4 tires to the recommended COLD tire pres- sure shown on the Tire and Loading Information
label. See “Low tire pressure warning light” ear-
lier in this section and “Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and driving”
This warning appears when there is a error with
your TPMS. If this warning comes on, have the
system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
Push to start (if so equipped)
This warning appears in the vehicle information
display when the vehicle has been started using
the remote start function. To start the vehicle,
apply the brake and place the ignition switch in
the ON position.
Loose Fuel Cap
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 of this manual.
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Use the headlights with the engine run-
ning to avoid discharging the vehicle
The autolight system allows the headlights to 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 place the ignition switch in the OFF
position and all doors are closed. NOTE:
Autolight activation sensitivity and the
time delay for autolight shutoff can be ad-
justed. See “Vehicle information display” in
To turn on the autolight system:
1. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO posi- tion
2. Turn the ignition switch 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
1of the instrument panel. The autolight
sensor controls the autolight; if it is cov-
ered, 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 ignition switch placed in the ON
position, your vehicle’s battery could be-
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.
After the headlights automatically turn off with the
headlight switch in the
the headlights will illuminate again if the headlight
switch is moved to the OFF position and then
turned to the
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 daytime running lights automatically illumi-
nate when the engine is started with the parking
brake released. The daytime running lights oper-
ate with the headlight switch in the OFF position
or in the
position. Turn the headlight switch
position for full illumination when
driving at night.
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To sound the horn, push near the horn icon of the
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
injury.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 se-
●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
HORN HEATED SEATS (if so equipped)
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