ESP NISSAN PATHFINDER HYBRID 2014 R52 / 4.G Owners Manual
Page 10 of 571
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
Page 12 of 571
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. See “Regenerative
brake” later in this section.
The gasoline engine may stop running to save
fuel depending on the available Li-ion battery
charge.The NISSAN Direct Response Hybrid™ System
monitors the status of power being sent to the
electric motor and the 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 dot
matrix display. System status can also be shown
on the navigation system display (if so equipped)
when the screen is in the energy flow mode or
energy/fuel history mode.
This meter displays the actual electric motor
power consumption and the charging power to
the Li-ion battery.
For additional information, See “Power meter” in
the “Instruments and controls” section.
ENERGY FLOW (models with
When you use this system, make sure the hybrid
system is in the READY to drive mode. See
“Operation of the hybrid system” in this section.
Page 16 of 571
●Fuel consumption in the past 12 minutes:
Fuel consumption in the past 12 minutes is
● Current fuel consumption (Latest 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) .This vehicle is equipped with two braking systems.
● Hydraulic brake system
● Regenerative brake system
When the vehicle decelerates while the vehicle is
driven with the shift lever in the D (drive) position
or in the manual shift mode, 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 circum-
stances: ● When the accelerator pedal is released
● When the brake pedal is depressed
● When there is no malfunction in the brake
system or the NISSAN Direct Response Hy-
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 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, have
a NISSAN dealer check both the brake and hy-
brid systems. 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 (models with navigation system) or
Li-ion battery status meter in the dot matrix
display. See “Energy Flow (models with
navigation system)” or “Trip computer” in the
“Instruments and controls” section. Gradual
or non-abrupt acceleration and deceleration
will make more effective use of the electric
● 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.
REGENERATIVE BRAKE EFFICIENT USE OF YOUR VEHICLE
Page 17 of 571
The Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians
(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-
ditions:● 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 vehicle is powered by the
● 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
VSP OFF indicator light in the meter illuminates.
See “Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestri-
ans (VSP) OFF indicator light” in the “Instruments
and controls” section.WARNING
● 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, immedi-
ately contact a NISSAN dealer for
AND THEIR LOCATIONS
● The NISSAN Direct Response Hybrid™
System 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
APPROACHING VEHICLE SOUND
FOR PEDESTRIANS (VSP) SYSTEM HYBRID VEHICLE PRECAUTIONS
Page 19 of 571
●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,
contact an NISSAN dealer.
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 of their electromagnetic
shieldings. Unwanted noise may occur in the
reception of a mobile two-way radio.
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) . An air vent is located on the rear side trim panels
Ato cool the high-voltage battery. If the vent is
covered, the Li-ion battery will overheat resulting
in reduced output performance of the hybrid sys-
tem. See “Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery air vent” in
the “Appearance and care” section.
You may hear the noise of the cooling fan from the
Do not place objects over or into the air
vent. The Li-ion battery or DC/DC con-
verter may overheat and be damaged.
Page 128 of 571
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri-
tories require the use of approved child restraints
for infants and small children. See “Child re-
straints” later in this section.
A child restraint may be secured in the vehicle by
using either the LATCH (Lower Anchor and Teth-
ers for CHildren) system or with the vehicle seat
belt. See “Child restraints” later in this section for
NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens
and children be restrained in the rear seat.
Studies show that children are safer when
properly restrained in the rear seat than in
the front seat.
This is especially important because your
vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys-
tem (air bag system) for the front passen-
ger. See “Supplemental restraint system”
later in this section.
Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed
in a rear-facing child restraint. NISSAN recom-
mends that infants be placed in child restraints
that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards. You should choose a child restraint
that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu-
facturer’s instructions for installation and use.
Children that are over 1 year old and weigh at
least 20 lbs (9 kg) should remain in a rear-facing
child restraint as long as possible up to the height
or weight limit of the child restraint. Children who
outgrow the height or weight limit of the rear-
facing child restraint and are at least 1 year old
should be secured in a forward-facing child re-
straint with a harness. Refer to the manufactur-
er’s instructions for minimum and maximum
weight and height recommendations. NISSAN
recommends that small children be placed in
child restraints that comply with Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Ve-
hicle Safety Standards. You should choose a
child restraint that fits your vehicle and always
follow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal-
lation and use.
Children should remain in a forward-facing child
restraint with a harness until they reach the maxi-
mum height or weight limit allowed by the child
Once a child outgrows the height or weight limit
of the harness-equipped forward-facing child re-
straint, NISSAN recommends that the child be
placed in a commercially available booster seat to
obtain proper seat belt fit. For a seat belt to fitproperly, the booster seat should raise the child
so that the shoulder belt is properly positioned
across the chest and the top, middle portion of
the shoulder. The shoulder belt should not cross
the neck or face and should not fall off the shoul-
der. The lap belt should lie snugly across the
lower hips or upper thighs, not the abdomen. A
booster seat can only be used in seating posi-
tions that have a three-point type seat belt. The
booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and have
a label certifying that it complies with Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo-
tor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the child has
grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or near
the face and neck and the lap belt can be posi-
tioned properly across the lower hips or upper
thighs use the seat belt without the booster seat.
Never let a child stand or kneel on any
seat and do not allow a child in the cargo
area. The child could be seriously injured
or killed in a sudden stop or collision.
1-32Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
Page 155 of 571
●When sitting in the 2nd row rear seat, do
not hold onto the seatback of the front
seat. If the side air bag inflates, you may
be seriously injured. Be especially care-
ful with children, who should always be
properly restrained. Some examples of
dangerous riding positions are shown
in the illustrations
● Do not use seat covers on the front
seatbacks. They may interfere with side
air bag inflation.
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system1-59
Page 184 of 571
The setting mode allows you to change the infor-
mation displayed in the vehicle information dis-
play:● Parking Aids (if so equipped)
● Vehicle Settings
● Main Menu Selection
● Body Color
● Welcome Effects
● Factory Reset
Parking Aids (if so equipped)
To turn on or off the system displayed in the
“Parking Aids” menu use the
select and the ENTER button.
For additional information, see
“RearView/Around View® Monitor (If So
Equipped)” in the “Monitor, climate, audio, phone
and voice recognition systems” section.
The vehicle settings allows the customer to
change settings for interior lights, intelligent key
settings, unlock settings and other vehicle set-
The vehicle settings can be changed using
,, and the ENTER buttons.
Welcome light (if so equipped)
The welcome light can be set to be ON or OFF.
From the Vehicle Settings menu, select “Wel-
come Light”. Use the ENTER button to turn this
feature ON or OFF.
Auto Room Lamp
The interior lights can be set to be ON or OFF if
any door is unlocked. From the Vehicle Settings
menu, select “Auto Room Light”. Use the ENTER
button to turn this feature ON or OFF.
Light Sensitivity (if so equipped)
The light sensitivity can be set to illuminate earlier
based on the brightness outside the vehicle.
From the Vehicle Settings menu, select “Light
Sensitivity”. Use the ENTER button to change the
sensitivity. Light Off Delay (if so equipped)
The duration of the automatic headlights can be
changed from 0 to 180 seconds. From the Ve-
hicle Settings menu, select “Light Off Delay”. Use
the ENTER button to change the duration.
Wiper with Speed
The wiper with speed can be set to be ON or
OFF. From the Vehicle Settings menu, select
“Wiper with Speed”. Use the ENTER button to
turn this feature ON or OFF.
I-Key Door Lock (if so equipped)
From the Vehicle Settings menu, select “I-Key
Door Lock”. When this item is turned on, the
request switch on the door is activated. When
this item is turned off, the request switch on the
door is deactivated. Use the ENTER button to
activate this function.
When this item is turned on, only the driver’s door
is unlocked first after the door unlock operation.
When the door handle request switch on the
driver’s or front passenger’s side door is pushed
to be unlocked, only the corresponding door is
unlocked first. All the doors can be unlocked if the
door unlock operation is performed again within
1 minute. When this item is turned to off, all the
doors will be unlocked after the door unlock
2-18Instruments and controls
Page 193 of 571
4. Confirm that the security indicator lightcomes on. The security light stays on for
about 30 seconds. The vehicle security sys-
tem is now pre-armed. After about 30 sec-
onds the vehicle security system automati-
cally shifts into the armed phase. The
security light begins to flash once every
3 seconds. If, during the 30-second pre-arm
time period, the driver’s door is unlocked by
the key or the keyfob, or the ignition switch is
placed in the ACC or ON position, the sys-
tem will not arm.
● 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
Vehicle security system activation
The vehicle security system will give the following
● The headlights blink and the horn sounds
The alarm automatically turns off after a pe-
riod of time. However, the alarm reactivates if
the vehicle is tampered with again. The alarm
can be shut off by unlocking the driver’s door
with the key, or by pressing the
on the Intelligent Key.
The alarm is activated by: ● opening the 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 the driver’s
door or the trunk/liftgate with the 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 RSS-210 of In-
dustry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Instruments and controls2-27
Page 215 of 571
CARGO AREA STORAGE BIN
To access the floor storage area, push down1
to raise the handle, then pull up on the handle to
lift the luggage board.
ROOF RACK (if so equipped)
Genuine NISSAN accessory cross bars are avail-
able through your NISSAN dealer. Contact an
NISSAN dealer for crossbar or other equipment
Always distribute the luggage evenly on the cross
bars. Do not load more than 150 lb (68 kg) on the
cross bars. Observe the maximum load limit
shown on the cross bars or roof carriers when
you attach them on the roof cross bars. Contact
an NISSAN dealer for crossbar or other equip-
ment information.Do not apply any load directly to the roof side
rails. Cross bars must be installed before apply-
ing load/cargo/luggage to the roof of the vehicle.
Be careful that your vehicle does not exceed the
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or its
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR front and
rear) . The GVWR and GAWR are located on the
F.M.V.S.S. or C.V.M.S.S. certification label (lo-
cated on the driver’s door pillar) . For more infor-
mation regarding GVWR and GAWR, see “Ve-
hicle loading information” in the “Technical and
customer information” section.
Drive extra carefully when the vehicle is
loaded at or near the cargo carrying
capacity, especially if the significant
portion of that load is carried on the
● Heavy loading of the cross bars has the
potential to affect the vehicle stability
and handling during sudden or unusual
● Roof rack cross bars should be evenly
● Do not exceed maximum roof rack
cross bars load.
Instruments and controls2-49