NISSAN PATHFINDER HYBRID 2014 R52 / 4.G Owners Manual
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OWNER’S MANUAL SUPPLEM ENT
For your safety, read carefully and keep in this vehicle.
Printing : September 2013 (01)
Publication No.: OM1E 0R51U0 Printed in U.S.A. OM14E HR52U0
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This hybrid electric supplement contains all
the information you need to safely operate
your Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) . For all
other information not specific to the hybrid
electric system, please refer to your Own-
Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN
owners. This vehicle is delivered to you with
confidence. It was produced using the latest
techniques and strict quality control.
This manual was prepared to help you under-
stand the operation and maintenance of your
vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome-
ters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this
manual before operating your vehicle.
A separate Warranty Information Booklet
explains details about the warranties cov-
ering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service
and Maintenance Guide” explains details
about maintaining and servicing your ve-
Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle
best. When you require any service or have any
questions, they will be glad to assist you with the
extensive resources available to them.In addition to factory installed options, your ve-
hicle may also be equipped with additional ac-
cessories installed by NISSAN or by your
NISSAN dealer prior to delivery. It is important
that you familiarize yourself with all disclosures,
warnings, cautions and instructions concerning
proper use of such accessories prior to operating
the vehicle and/or accessory. See a NISSAN
dealer for details concerning the particular ac-
cessories with which your vehicle is equipped.
Before driving your vehicle, please read this
Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure famil-
iarity with controls and maintenance require-
ments, assisting you in the safe operation of your
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE-
MINDERS FOR SAFETY!
Follow these important driving rules to
help ensure a safe and comfortable trip
for you and your passengers!
NEVER drive under the influence of al-
cohol or drugs.
● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits
and never drive too fast for conditions.
ALWAYS give your full attention to driving
and avoid using vehicle features or taking
other actions that could distract you.
●ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-
priate child restraint systems. Pre-teen
children should be seated in the rear seat.
● ALWAYS provide information about the
proper use of vehicle safety features to
all occupants of the vehicle.
● ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manual
for important safety information.
FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELY
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For descriptions specified for four-wheel drive
models, a4WDmark is placed at the beginning
of the applicable sections/items.
As with other vehicles with features for
off-road use, failure to operate four-wheel
drive models correctly may result in loss of
control or an accident. Be sure to read
“Driving safety precautions” in the “Start-
ing and driving” section of this manual.
ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIV-
This vehicle will handle and maneuver
differently from an ordinary passenger
car because it has a higher center of
gravity for off-road use. As with other
vehicles with features of this type, fail-
ure to operate this vehicle correctly may
result in loss of control or an accident.
Be sure to read “On-pavement and off-
road driving precautions”, and “Avoid-
ing collision and rollover”, and “Driving
safety precautions”, in the “Starting and
driving” section of this manual.
MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE
This vehicle should not be modified.
Modification could affect its
performance, safety or durability, and
may even violate governmental
regulations. In addition, damage or per-
formance problems resulting from modi-
fications may not be covered under
NISSAN warranties. This manual includes information for all options
available on this model. Therefore, you may find
some information that does not apply to your
All information, specifications and illustrations in
this manual are those in effect at the time of
printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change
specifications or design without notice and with-
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT
You will see various symbols in this manual. They
are used in the following ways:
This is used to indicate the presence of a
hazard that could cause death or serious
personal injury. To avoid or reduce the
risk, the procedures must be followed
This is used to indicate the presence of a
hazard that could cause minor or moder-
ate personal injury or damage to your ve-
hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro-
cedures must be followed carefully.
WHEN READING THE MANUAL
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If you see this symbol, it means“Do not do this”
or “Do not let this happen.”
If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra-
tion, it means the arrow points to the front of the
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these
indicate movement or action.
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these
call attention to an item in the illustration.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or
emit chemicals known to the State of Cali-
fornia to cause cancer and birth defects or
other reproductive harm. In addition, cer-
tain fluids contained in vehicles and cer-
tain products of component wear contain
or emit chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth de-
fects or other reproductive harm.
Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batter-
ies, may contain perchlorate material. The
following advisory is provided: “Perchlorate
Material – special handling may apply, See
BLUETOOTH® is a
trademark owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and licensed to
Visteon and Clarion.
available in Alaska,
Hawaii or Guam.
© 2013 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s
Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval
system, or transmitted in any form, or by any
means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,
recording or otherwise, without the prior written
permission of Nissan North America, Inc.
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Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer are
our primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.
However, if there is something that your NISSAN
dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to
provide NISSAN directly with comments or
questions, please contact the NISSAN Con-
sumer Affairs Department using our toll-free
For U.S. customers1-800-NISSAN-1
For Canadian customers 1-800-387-0122 The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the
– Your name, address, and telephone number
– Vehicle identification number (attached to the
top of the instrument panel on the driver’s
– Date of purchase
– Current odometer reading
– Your NISSAN dealer’s name
– Your comments or questions
OR You can write to NISSAN with the information at:
For U.S. customers
Nissan North America, Inc.
Consumer Affairs Department
P.O. Box 685003
Franklin, TN 37068-5003
or via e-mail at:
For Canadian customers Nissan Canada Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5
or via e-mail at:
If you prefer, visit us at:
www.nissanusa.com (for U.S. customers) or
www.nissan.ca (for Canadian customers)
We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.
NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM
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Illustrated table of contents
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
Instruments and controls
Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice recognition systems
Starting and driving
In case of emergency
Appearance and care
Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Technical and consumer information
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NISSAN PUREDRIVE™ Hybrid System ...........HEV-2
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Battery .......................HEV-2
High-voltage cautions ........................... HEV-2
Road accident cautions ......................... HEV-3
Emergency shut-off system ......................HEV-4
Operation of the hybrid system ...................HEV-4
Starting and slow speed driving ...............HEV-4
Medium or high speed driving .................HEV-5
Rapid acceleration ........................... HEV-5
Deceleration and braking .....................HEV-5
Stopping ................................... HEV-5
Energy monitors ................................ HEV-5
Power Meter ................................ HEV-5
(models with navigation system) ...............HEV-5 Fuel Economy
(models with navigation system)
(models without navigation system) ............HEV-7
Fuel economy history
(models with navigation system) ...............HEV-7
Fuel economy history
(models without navigation system) ............HEV-8
Regenerative brake ............................. HEV-9
Efficient use of your vehicle ......................HEV-9
Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians (VSP)
System . ...................................... HEV-10
Hybrid vehicle precautions ......................HEV-10
High-voltage components and their locations . . HEV-10
Hybrid vehicle characteristics ................HEV-12
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The NISSAN PUREDRIVE™ Hybrid System
combines the power of a gasoline engine and an
electric motor to help minimize fuel consumption
Depending on driving conditions, the vehicle runs
on a combination of the gasoline engine and the
electric motor, whichever is best for those condi-
Because the gasoline engine charges the
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery as needed, the battery
does not have to be charged from an outside
source like an all-electric vehicle.WARNING
Your vehicle contains a sealed Lithium ion
(Li-ion) high-voltage battery. If the Li-ion
battery is disposed of improperly, there is
a risk of severe burns and electrical shock
that may result in serious injury or death
and there is also a risk of environmental
Do not misuse of Li-ion battery (to use the
Li-ion battery for completely another
The Li-ion battery is used to drive the electric
motors in the NISSAN PUREDRIVE™ Hybrid
The Li-ion battery has a limited service life. Con-
tact your NISSAN dealer for information about
recycling or disposal of the battery.
● The NISSAN PUREDRIVE™ 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 disassemble, remove or replace
high-voltage parts and harnesses as
well as their connectors. Doing so can
cause severe burns or electric shock
that may result in serious injury or
death. High-voltage harnesses are col-
ored orange. The vehicle high-voltage
system has no user serviceable parts.
Take your vehicle to a NISSAN dealer
for any necessary maintenance.
● Never try to remove the service plug
located in the trunk. The service plug is
used only when the vehicle is serviced
by trained technicians wearing personal
protection equipment and is part of the
high-voltage system. Touching the ser-
vice plug can cause severe burns or
electric shock that may result in serious
injury or death.
NISSAN PUREDRIVE™ HYBRID
SYSTEM LITHIUM-ION (Li-ion) BATTERY HIGH-VOLTAGE CAUTIONS
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In case of a collision:
●If your vehicle is drivable, pull your ve-
hicle off the road, put the transmission
in the P (Park) position, apply the park-
ing brake and turn the NISSAN PURE-
DRIVE™ Hybrid System off.
● Check to see if there are exposed high-
voltage parts and cables. Never touch
the parts and cables. For their locations,
see “High-voltage components” later in
this section. To avoid personal injury,
never touch high-voltage wiring, con-
nectors, and other high-voltage parts,
such as electric motor inverter and Li-
ion battery. An electric shock may occur
if exposed electric wires are visible
when viewed from inside or outside of
your vehicle. Therefore, never touch ex-
posed electric wires.
● If the vehicle receives a strong impact to
the floor while driving, stop the vehicle
in a safe location and check the floor.
● Inspect the ground under the vehicle. If
liquid has leaked onto the ground, the
fuel system may have been damaged.
Leave the vehicle as soon as possible. ●
Leaks or damage to the Li-ion battery
may result in a fire. If you discover them,
contact emergency services immedi-
ately. Since the fluid leak may be
lithium organic electrolyte from the Li-
ion battery, never touch the fluid leak
inside or outside the vehicle. If the fluid
contacts your skin or eyes, wash it off
immediately with a large amount of wa-
ter and receive immediate medical at-
tention to help avoid serious injury.
● If a fire occurs in the hybrid vehicle,
leave the vehicle as soon as possible.
Only use a type ABC, BC or C fire extin-
guisher that is meant for use on electri-
cal fires. Using water or the incorrect
fire extinguisher can result in serious
injury or death from electrical shock.
● If you are not able to safely assess the
vehicle due to vehicle damage, do not
touch the vehicle. Leave the vehicle and
contact emergency services. Advise 1st
responders that this is a hybrid vehicle. ●
In the event of an accident that requires
body repair and painting, the vehicle
should be delivered to a NISSAN dealer
to have the Li-ion battery pack and
high-voltage parts such as the inverter,
including 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
ROAD ACCIDENT CAUTIONS
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