Replacing wheels and tires
When replacing a tire, use the same size, tread
design, speed rating and load carrying capacity
as originally equipped. (See “Specifications”
(P.9-7) for recommended types and sizes of
tires and wheels.)
.The use of tires other than those
recommended or the mixed use of
tires of different brands, construc-
tion (bias, bias-belted or radial) , or
tread patterns can adversely affect
the ride, braking, handling, ground
clearance, body-to-tire clearance,
tire chain clearance, speedometer
calibration, headlight aim and bum-
per height. Some of these effects
may lead to accidents and could
result in serious personal injury.
. For 2WD models, if your vehicle was
originally equipped with 4 tires that
were the same size and you are only
replacing 2 of the 4 tires, install the
new tires on the rear axle. Placing
new tires on the front axle may
cause loss of vehicle control in
some driving conditions and cause an accident and personal injury.
. If the wheels are changed for any
reason, always replace with wheels
which have the same off-set dimen-
sion. Wheels of a different off-set
could cause premature tire wear,
degrade vehicle handling character-
istics and/or interference with the
brake discs/drums. Such interfer-
ence can lead to decreased braking
efficiency and/or early brake pad/
shoe wear. See “Wheels and tires”
(P.9-7) of this manual for wheel off-
. When a spare tire is mounted or a
wheel is replaced, the TPMS will not
function and the low tire pressure
warning light will flash for approxi-
mately 1 minute. The light will
remain on after 1 minute. Contact
your NISSAN dealer as soon as
possible for tire replacement and/
or system resetting.
. Replacing tires with those not ori-
ginally specified by NISSAN could
affect the proper operation of the
. Do not install a damaged or de-
formed wheel or tire even if it has been repaired. Such wheels or tires
could have structural damage and
could fail without warning.
. The use of retread tire is not re-
. For additional information regard-
ing tires, refer to “Important Tire
Safety Information” in the Warranty
Always use tires of the same type, size,
brand, construction (bias, bias-belted
or radial) , and tread pattern on all four
wheels. Failure to do so may result in a
circumference difference between tires
on the front and rear axles which will
cause excessive tire wear and may
damage the transmission, transfer case
and differential gears (AWD models) .
Maintenance and do-it-yourself8-37
8-38Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Unbalanced wheels may affect vehicle handling
and tire life. Even with regular use, wheels can
get out of balance. Therefore, they should be
balanced as required.
Wheel balance service should be per-
formed with the wheels off the vehicle.
Spin balancing the wheels on the vehicle
could lead to mechanical damage.
For additional information regarding tires, refer
to “Important Tire Safety Information” in the
Warranty Information Booklet.
Care of wheels
See “Cleaning exterior” (P.7-2) for details about
care of the wheels.
When a spare tire is mounted (TEMPORARY
USE ONLY or conventional) , the TPMS will not
Observe the following precautions if the TEM-
PORARY USE ONLY spare tire must be used,
otherwise your vehicle could be damaged or
involved in an accident.
.The TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare
tire should be used for emergency
use. It should be replaced with the
standard tire at the first opportunity
to avoid possible tire or differential
. Drive carefully while the TEMPOR-
ARY USE ONLY spare tire is in-
stalled. Avoid sharp turns and
abrupt braking while driving.
. Periodically check spare tire infla-
tion pressure. Always keep the
pressure of the TEMPORARY USE
ONLY spare tire at 60 psi (420 kPa,
4.2 bar) . Always keep the pressure
of the full size spare tire (if so
equipped) at the recommended
pressure for standard tires, as in-
dicated on the Tire and Loading
. With the TEMPORARY USE ONLY
spare tire installed do not drive your
vehicle at speeds faster than 50
MPH (80 km/h) .
. When driving on roads covered with
snow or ice, the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire should be used on
the rear wheels and original tire
used on the front wheels (drive
wheels) . Use tire chains only on
the front (original) tires.
. Tire tread of the TEMPORARY USE
ONLY spare tire will wear at a faster
rate than the standard tire. Replace
the spare tire as soon as the tread
wear indicators appear.
. Do not use the spare tire on other
. Do not use more than one spare tire
at the same time.
. Do not tow a trailer while the
TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire
.Do not use tire chains on a TEM-
PORARY USE ONLY spare tire. Tire
chains will not fit properly and may
cause damage to the vehicle.
. Because the TEMPORARY USE
ONLY spare tire is smaller than the
original tire, ground clearance is
9-2Technical and consumer information
The following are approximate capacities. The actual refill capacities may be a little different. When refilling, follow the procedure
instructed in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section to determine the proper refill capacity.
Capacity (Approximate)Recommended specifications
US measure Imp measure Liter
Fuel 15-7/8 gal 13-1/4 gal60.
See “Fuel information” (P.9-3) .
Engine oil* With oil filter change 5-1/8 qt 4-1/4 qt4.8.
Genuine NISSAN engine oil or equivalent
. Engine oil with API Certification Mark*, Viscosity SAE 5W-30
. As an alternative to this recommended oil, SAE 5W-30 or SAE 10W-30
conventional petroleum based oils may be used and meet all
specifications and requirements necessary to maintain the New Vehicle
*: For additional information, see “Engine oil and oil filter recommenda-
tion” (P.9-5) .
Drain and refill
* For additional information, see
“Changing engine oil and filter” (P.8-9) Without oil filter change 4-3/4 qt 4 qt4.5
Cooling system With reservoir
7-3/4 qt 6-3/8 qt7.3.
Pre-diluted Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) or
Reservoir 3/4 qt 5/8 qt0.75
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) fluid —— —.
Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3
. NISSAN recommends using Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3 ONLY in
NISSAN CVTs. Do not mix with other fluids. Using fluids that are not
equivalent to Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3 may damage the CVT.
Damage caused by the use of fluids other than as recommended is not
covered under NISSAN’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Differential gear oil —— —.
Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super GL-5 80W-90 or
equivalent conventional (non-synthetic) oil
Transfer oil ———
Brake fluid Refill to the proper oil level according to the instruc-
tions in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself”
Genuine NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid* or equivalent DOT 3
*: Available in mainland U.S.A. through a NISSAN dealer.
Multi-purpose grease —— —.
NLGI No. 2 (Lithium soap base)
Air conditioning system refrigerant —— —.
. For additional information, see “Vehicle identification” (P.9-8) for air
conditioner specification label.
Air conditioning system lubricants —— —.
NISSAN A/C System Oil Type S or exact equivalent
Window washer fluid 1-1/4 gal 1 gal4.5.
Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze
CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED