12. Disconnect negative (-) battery cable and cover it withinsulated tape.
13. Perform the first response action.
3-3.2 Water Submersion
Damage level of submerged vehicle may not be apparent. Handling a submerged
vehicle without appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will result in serious
injury or death from electrical shock.
•The ignition switch of the submerged vehicle must be turned OFF first, if possible.
Then the vehicle must be completely out of the water and drained to avoid electrical shock.
Always wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and remove/drain
water before removing the service plug when working on a vehicle after a fire or
submersion to avoid electrical shock.
If the vehicle is in the water, to avoid electrical shock NEVER touch the high voltage
components, harnesses or service plug. PPE must always be worn when touching or
working on high voltage components.
3-3.3 Vehicle Fire
• Always utilize full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and self-contained breathing apparatus during fire fighting operations. Smoke from a Pathfinder HYBRID vehicle fire is
similar to smoke from a conventional vehicle fire.
• In the case of extinguishing a fire with water, large amounts of water from a fire hydrant (if possible) must be used. DO NOT extinguish fire with a small amount of water.
In the event of a small fire, a Type ABC fire extinguisher may be used for an electrical fire
caused by wiring harnesses, electrical components, etc. or oil fire.